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Los Alamos Daily Post Turns 6 Years Old Today!

on February 7, 2018 - 6:12am

The Los Alamos Daily Post is celebrating its 6-year anniversary today at its world headquarters at 1247 Central Ave. The news team wants to take this opportunity to thank our many readers throughout the community, state, nation and 129 countries around the globe ... it is a privilege to bring you the news each and every day! Read the full story in Thursdays print edition of the Post. Photo by Erika Clark

LANL: Grants Spur Growth In Pueblo Businesses

on February 7, 2018 - 4:29am
Patricia Maestas of the Native Arts Gallery in Ohkay Owingeh. Courtesy photo
LANL News:
A record nine Northern New Mexico Native American-–owned and –operated businesses have received a total of more than $50,000 in the 2018 grants from the Native American Venture Acceleration Fund.
The fund was created by Los Alamos National Laboratory operator Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS) and the Regional Development Corporation (RDC) to help the recipients create jobs, increase their revenue base and diversify the area economy.
“These investments create jobs for pueblo-owned

2017 Another Record Setting Year For New Mexico’s Housing Market

on February 7, 2018 - 3:59am
RANM News:
A total of 22,221 sales were reported to the REALTORS Association of New Mexico (RANM) during 2017.
This is a more than 11 percent increase over the reported 19,933 sales for 2016 and is the highest number of reported sales since RANM started compiling statistics in 2008.
The reported 2017 median price of $190,000 also is higher than the medians reported since 2008. Median price indicates half the properties sold for more and half for less.
Sales 14,625
Median $186,000
Sales 13,900
Median $175,900
Sales 13,439
Median $174,790

Secret City Kitchen Expands Operations At UNM-LA

on February 6, 2018 - 10:39pm

Sanaa Ahmed and J.D. Beddo cover the counter and cook at the Secret City Kitchen on the UNM-LA campus. Photograph by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

Since the Secret City Kitchen opened a café in the UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) Student Center in November 2016, students, UNM-LA employees and community members have been enjoying the convenience of having a restaurant on campus.

Owner Jeremy Varela’s menu of breakfast and lunch items has a regular following of customers, and draws new customers every day.

Los Alamos Daily Post Is Back Online!

on February 6, 2018 - 1:18pm


We are happy to report that the Los Alamos Daily Post newspaper site is repaired and back online.

We want to thank our readers for their overwhelming support and kind patience during the time it took for our technicians to resolve the problem, which occurred last Tuesday night during a security upgrade.

BLM Oil And Gas Lease Sales Generate $360 Million In 2017

on February 1, 2018 - 7:15am
BLM News:

 In advancing the administration’s goals of promoting America’s energy independence, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) state offices in 2017 generated nearly $360 million from oil and gas lease sales, an 86 percent increase over the previous year’s results of $192.5 million. 

Among these sales, which together were the highest in nearly a decade, rights to a total of 949 parcels, covering 792,823 acres, were sold.

“Oil and gas lease sales on public land directly support domestic energy production and the President’s energy dominance and job growth priorities for

Community Invited To N3B Meet And Greet Monday

on January 31, 2018 - 10:30am
N3B News:

Newport News Nuclear BWXT – Los Alamos (N3B) the contractor awarded the new Los Alamos legacy cleanup contract is hosting a meet and greet event for the public to learn more about the company.

Community members may drop in at anytime between 4-7 p.m., Monday, at Cottonwood on the Greens Restaurant, 4244 Diamond Dr. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Learn more at

World Futures: Lying, Cheating And Stealing: Part One

on January 30, 2018 - 5:08am

Los Alamos World Futures

“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away,” on July 5, 1960, I was sworn in as a cadet at the United States Military Academy and accepted the Cadet Honor Code. The opening quotation above is from the Star Wars opening crawl. If asserted as true for my case, would be a lie. While I might argue that July 5, 1960 was a long, long time ago, the last time I checked, West Point is in New York, USA, planet Earth, in this galaxy.

In 1960, the Cadet Honor Code, as I remember it, was that a cadet will not lie, cheat or steal.

Fleur de Lys Opening In Los Alamos Tuesday!

on January 29, 2018 - 4:52pm

Stephanie and Marcel Remillieux are opening their French gourmet store and tea salon, Fleur de Lys, at 7 a.m. Tuesday at 15th Street and Trinity Drive. They said 70 percent of their products are on the shelves and the remaining items are arriving over the next several days. A large crowd is expected Tuesday, so they hope everyone will relax and enjoy a cup of tea and check out the products available at Fleur de Lys.

Urgency Of SB17 GRT Bill Conveyed To Committee

on January 29, 2018 - 4:51pm

RCLC Executive Director Andrea Romero



Los Alamos Daily Post


“The time to act on Senate Bill 17 is now,” Regional Coalition of LANL Communities Executive Director Andrea Romero told Senate Corporations and Transportation Committee members Friday in Santa Fe.

SB 17 is a bill to stabilize gross receipts tax revenues received from prime contractors at Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories.

Romero told the Committee prime contractors at the Labs have a long track record of paying tax in New Mexico – at Sandia since 1979 and at Los Alamos

SBA Presents Free Webinar Series To Help Small Businesses Navigate HUBZone Program

on January 29, 2018 - 6:39am
SBA News:
WASHINGTON, D.C.  The U.S. Small Business Administration will present a six-part, free webinar series to help small businesses navigate its Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Zone Program that will run February to mid-March. 
The hour-long webinars will cover the following topics: 
Feb. 7
  • HUBZone Contracting:  Make the Federal Government Your Customer
  • 2-3p.m. EST
  • Small businesses will learn about HUBZone contracting vehicles and regulations.
Click on this link 10 minutes before the Feb. 7 webinar begins:
Feb. 14    

Pearce On Bringing Solar Panel Industry Back To NM

on January 29, 2018 - 6:15am
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce released the following statement after the President signed a proclamation, prioritizing domestic solar panel industry and washer machine producers:
 “This action today moves the nation one step closer to an ‘all the above’ energy plan, unleashing America’s domestic energy production while developing greener sources of energy. For years, foreign solar dumping of low cost panels and products has put U.S.

New Sign Installed At Blue Window Bistro & Bar

on January 28, 2018 - 3:08pm

The new sign is installed on the exterior of the Blue Window Bistro & Bar at 1789 Central Ave. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Bill To Support Booming NM Film Industry Advances

on January 28, 2018 - 9:10am
Rep. Antonio Maestas
NMDP News:
SANTA FE  A bill to promote the New Mexico film industry sponsored by Rep. Antonio “Moe” Maestas (D-Bernalillo) has passed the House Labor and Economic Development Committee.
HB 113 would encourage film makers in and outside of New Mexico to film within the state by removing the cap on film credits. 
“This bill will help unlock more good-paying jobs in the film industry, and expand opportunities in an industry that is already booming.” Rep. Antonio “Moe” Maestas said.
The film industry has put New Mexico on the map and continues to bring

New Business Offers Shopping Assistance

on January 28, 2018 - 7:27am

Shop Villa Me owner Aria Villareal. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Shopping online is attractive because of its convenience but sometimes the sheer volume of online stores and the infinite choices of where to spend your money on the world wide web can feel more overwhelming than convenient.

Aria Villareal’s new business, Shop Villa Me, can help. Villareal offers her services as a virtual shopper and researcher.

“Basically I provide consulting and purchasing services,” she said.

Her services fit into four categories: shopping

New Sign Going Up On Blue Window Restaurant

on January 27, 2018 - 9:58pm

A new sign is being installed today at Blue Window Restaurant at 1789 Central Ave. in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

New sign is being installed today at Blue Window. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

New sign is being installed today at Blue Window. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

ProjectY Cowork Los Alamos: ‘Bring Love To Your Finances: A Workshop For Couples’ Feb. 3

on January 27, 2018 - 9:44am
projectY cowork News:
Talking about money is one of the trickiest conversations ​in which couples struggle. ​A workshop Saturday, Feb. 3, at projectY cowork Los Alamos aims to empower individuals to hear each others' values and bring their actions into alignment. ​
Financial Coach, Pi Luna,​ and Relationship Coach Nameh​ Marsin will ​offer practicals for developing a budget as well as gain​ing​ insights for what can help partner​s​ reach consensus. 
​What: Bring Love to Your Finances: A Workshop for Couples 
When: ​Saturday, Feb. 3 from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Los Alamos County Environmental Services Division Offers Free Cardboard Recycling Services To Busineses

on January 26, 2018 - 6:52am

Businesses are encouraged to utilize these 'cardboard only' bins offered free of charge to commercial customers. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

There are numerous benefits a business can enjoy from tossing corrugated cardboard into the recycling bin rather than in the trash. Besides helping the environment, it can help businesses save money.

Starting in September 2017, the Los Alamos County Environmental Services Division (ESD) has been offering cardboard recycling services free of charge to its commercial

Los Alamos Has Viome!

on January 25, 2018 - 10:59am
From left, Viome’s Head of Project Management Miranda Intrator, President Deepak Savadatti, Chief Science Officer Momo Vuyisich and Research Associate Andy Hatch at the lab Monday afternoon at 81 Camino Entrada in Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Viome employees gather with Chief Science Officer Momo Vuyisich, seated third from right, to celebrate the company’s first year anniversary Saturday evening at Cottonwood on the Greens at the Los Alamos Golf Course. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

LANS Fee Impacted By Plutonium Air Shipments

on January 25, 2018 - 9:23am
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos National Security, LLC earned 89 percent of the total available fee for FY2017, or $44.6 million out of a possible $50.3 million, a National Nuclear Safety Administration spokesman said Wednesday.

The LANL contractor is graded annually for its performance.

Heinrich Slams Solar Tariff Decision

on January 24, 2018 - 8:03am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, issued the following statement after President Trump announced his decision to impose up to 30 percent tariffs on imported solar panels and modules that will jeopardize tens of thousands of American solar jobs:
“Imposing these tariffs isn't going to create a single manufacturing job and instead harms hundreds of locally-owned companies, jeopardizes tens of thousands of workers, and stifles billions of dollars in

USDA Provides Funding To Increase Access To Educational And Health Care Services In Rural Areas

on January 24, 2018 - 7:42am
USDA News:
ALBUQUERQUE  Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett Friday announced that USDA is awarding grants for broadband projects to increase access to job training, educational and health care services in rural areas in 35 states.
“Broadband technology helps provide career opportunities and deliver critical medical services to rural residents,” Hazlett said. “It allows rural hospitals to better diagnose and treat patients. It helps treat people who are struggling with opioid and other substance use disorders. It also helps bring jobs to rural areas.”

Los Alamos Community Foundation Nonprofit Training: Internal Controls For Nonprofits Feb. 8

on January 23, 2018 - 2:51pm
LACF News:
The next Los Alamos Community Foundation (LACF) nonprofit training is Internal Controls for NonprofitsViable solutions that are easy to apply, with Los Alamos Family YMCA Finance Director Chris Daniels, 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at UNM-LA, Bldg. 2 in the Lecture Hall.

Embezzlement and fraud within the nonprofit sector is probably more common and also more preventable than you would think. The damage and effect of fraud can be extensive and community trust hard to regain.

UCOR Earns 87 Percent Of Fee At Oak Ridge

on January 23, 2018 - 10:00am

URS | CH2M Oak Ridge workers demolish the K-802 Pumphouse at East Tennessee Technology Park during the April-September 2017 fee evaluation period. Courtesy/DOE

DOE News:

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – The Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) cleanup contractor URS | CH2M Oak Ridge (UCOR) earned almost $3.3 million for its performance from April through September 2017, nearly 87 percent of the total award fee available for the evaluation period.

OREM recently issued its latest six-month fee determination scorecard for UCOR.

Laural Hardin Brings Petree Garden Center To Los Alamos

on January 23, 2018 - 9:06am

Certified Arborist Laural Hardin is bringing Petree Garden Center to Los Alamos in early April. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos Daily Post

Just to clarify, Laural Hardin of Los Alamos has partnered with Mike Petree of Taos to bring Petree Garden Center to Los Alamos. The company is leasing space in the former De Colores building at 2470 East Road, which Craig and Rachel Wehner recently purchased and from where they are operating their landscaping business.

“While Petree Gardens and Los Alamos Landscaping & More are not partners, we share the same