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on August 9, 2018 - 4:03pm

Council Proclaims Aug. 9 Los Alamos Co-Working Day

on August 9, 2018 - 1:02am

Councilor Pete Sheehey and projectY Marketing Manager Burgundy Brock hold up a proclamation that recognizes Thursday, Aug. 9, as Los Alamos Co-Working Day. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


Los Alamos County Council presented a proclamation during its regular meeting Tuesday night in Council Chambers, which recognizes today as Los Alamos Co-Working Day.
The proclamation reads:
Proclamation declaring Thursday, August 9, 2018 as "Los Alamos Coworking Day" in Los Alamos County (accepted by Burgundy Brock, projectY Community & Marketing Manager)

Izraelevitz: Thank You For Shopping At Smith’s

on August 9, 2018 - 12:56am

Los Alamos

One of the little pleasures of married life for Terry and I is going shopping at Smith’s together. We enter by the flower section, we look in each other’s eyes, and I ask, “Does this qualify as a date?”

Long behind us are the days when we juggled three boys enthralled by pyramid displays, when we had to choose between hysterics and a box of frosted “Barney And Friends” cookies. It is also one of those few instances in modern life where marital roles are not a source of confusion for me. David pushes cart; Terry finds stuff.

Regional Coalition Chair Henry Roybal: Inappropriate Reimbursements Should Be Refunded

on August 9, 2018 - 12:47am
Regional Coalition of LANL Communities Chair and Santa Fe County Commissioner Henry Roybal at a recent RCLC meeting. Photo by Maire O'Neill/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Regional Coalition of LANL Chair and Santa Fe County Commissioner Henry Roybal said Wednesday that any inappropriate reimbursements made with RCLC funds should be refunded to the RCLC by those who received them.

Roybal’s comment was made in an interview with the Los Alamos Daily Post in the wake of the release Tuesday of a special audit of the RCLC by the Office of State

What's New At Farmers Market This Week?

on August 8, 2018 - 4:02pm
Gonzales Farm. Courtesy photo
LAFM News:
Whats at the Farmers Market this week:
Peaches- Berries- Apples- Plums- Lamb- Beef- Yak- Bison- Pork- honey- honey sticks- Tomatoes- Shishitos- Onions- Green onions- celery- Salad Mix- Beets- Turnips- Apple Cider- Sharpening Service- Corn- Grapes- Kettle Corn if it's not raining- Nursery- Plants- grasses- hanging Flowers- Cut Flowers- Herbs- Eggs-Beans of every color- Cucumbers- Carrots- Squashes- radishes- Lettuce- Cabbage- Garlic- Potatoes of every color and variety- Squash Blossoms- Tortillas-Jams & Jellies- Vinegars- Sauces- Quiche-

McQuiston: Why Some Dogs Are In Insurance Doghouse

on August 8, 2018 - 3:55pm
The Jemez Agency
I have a number of friends – and clients – who are dog lovers. Some are more passionate than others about their four-legged friends and this can lead to uncertainty, confusion, and even anger over insurance company rules pertaining to canines.
The typical insurance company policy regarding dogs is usually simple: if an account has a prohibited breed of dog, the insurance company will not offer a homeowner insurance policy to the homeowner.
In other situations, however, an insurance company might provide homeowner insurance but will exclude

Property Owners Launch ‘Battle Of The Yards’ Challenge!

on August 8, 2018 - 12:46pm

Plateau Property Management’s ‘The Lawn Rangers’ vs. Courtright Properties’ ‘Turf Wranglers’ have challenged each other to a ‘Battle of the Yards’ challenge. Courtesy photo


In the dog days of summer, a couple of local companies have decided to spice things up a bit and have a little fun in the process. Plateau Property Management and Courtright Properties have challenged each other to a “Battle of the Yards” challenge.

The Courtright Property crew, AKA Turf Wranglers, and the Plateau Property Management Crew, AKA The Lawn Rangers, launched the challenge Monday and it

Taos Electric Vehicle Expo Sept. 8

on August 6, 2018 - 4:21pm
TEVE News:
On behalf of Renewable Taos, we are pleased to announce the 2018 Taos Electric Vehicle Expo from noon to 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8.  
The Taos EV Expo will be held at the UNM-Taos Bataan Hall with indoor and outdoor exhibits. We are organizing this event in coordination with Michael Hearne's Big Barn Dance - a fabulously popular three-day music event at the Kit Carson Park and Stage here in Taos. For all the details, visit  
This is a great opportunity to see and learn about the rapid growth and demand for electric vehicles of all types - cars,

Governor Announces Expansion Of Homegrown Company Advanced Network Management

on August 6, 2018 - 8:45am
Gov. Susana Martinez
ALBUQUERQUE Gov. Susana Martinez announced Friday that a homegrown information technology company, Advanced Network Management, will expand to a new headquarters location in Albuquerque and create up to 40 new high quality technology and management jobs.
The company also will invest nearly $6 million in the expansion.
"It's always a pleasure to announce that a company from right here in New Mexico is expanding and increasing their investment in our state," Martinez said.

Local Allergist Gives Talk At Aspen Allergy Conference

on August 4, 2018 - 2:33pm

Cliff Han presents a talk during the Aspen Allergy Conference. Courtesy photo


ASPEN, Colo.,- Allergists attending last week’s Aspen Allergy Conference had the opportunity to review evidence showing too much oral hygiene and antibiotic usage could be the culprit behind rising allergy rates-and that prebiotics may be the answer to permanent, drug-free allergy relief.

Cliff Han, Ph.D., founder of Knoze Jr.

Anthony Vallegos Gets A Hole In One At Bathtub Row Tournament Today

on August 3, 2018 - 11:39am
Anthony Vallegos got a hole in one at the first annual Bathtub Row Tournament benefiting All Citizens First today at Los Alamos Golf Course, as Dana Dattelbaum, Laura Crucet and Larry Rich looked on. Courtesy photo


Final Day To Register For Fair & Rodeo Parade Today!

on August 3, 2018 - 10:01am

The 2017 first place parade winner is the Red Hat Riders. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos MainStreet News:

Those interested in participating in the Los Alamos Fair and Rodeo Parade must register for free by today, Friday Aug. 3.

The parade begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug.11 and will march up Central Avenue.

Register by visiting the  MainStreet website at or directly via Eventbrite.

The theme of this year’s Los Alamos Fair and Rodeo weekend is “Back To Your Roots.” Judges on Central Avenue and MainStreet will assess entries based on originality and interpretation of

AG Balderas Calls For Shell Company Transparency

on August 3, 2018 - 8:55am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
AG News:
ALBUQUERQUE — Attorney General Hector Balderas Thursday joined a bipartisan group of 24 attorneys general to urge leadership of the House Financial Services Committee to advance legislation improving transparency of shell corporations by requiring them to disclose who controls and profits from their activities.
Too often, anonymous shell corporations allow criminals to launder money without accountability.
“These shell companies are a safety net for bad actors who don’t play by the rules,” Balderas said.

Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op Hosts Benefit Golf Tournament And 3rd Anniversary Party Today

on August 3, 2018 - 4:31am
TUB News:
Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op at 163 Central Park Square is celebrating its 3rd anniversary today.
There will be food, beer and entertainment along with a charity golf tournament at the Los Alamos County Golf Course benefiting the All Individuals First daycare program for adults with disabilities. And starting at 3 p.m.there will be a pig roast from Pig+Fig the Tub.
Music at the Tub includes:
  • Lane Stevens 3-5 p.m.
  • Bronach - Celtic Blues 6-8 p.m.
  • Vanilla Pop 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.
There is a cover charge of $10 for the Vanilla Pop performance, arm bands will be

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Galaxy Nail Salon

on August 3, 2018 - 3:57am

On the job in Los Alamos is Galaxy Nail Salon owner John Dinh filing a customer's nails. Dinh has operated this business for two and a half years in the Smith's Marketplace shopping center on Trinity Drive. Photo by Connor Hoch/

Governor: Back To School Tax Free Weekend Aug. 3-5

on August 2, 2018 - 3:19pm



SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez announced today New Mexico’s annual back to school tax-free weekend, which aims to help families save money and prepare their students for the upcoming school year. 


The tax holiday runs Aug. 3 through Aug. 5.


“Preparing to go back to school is expensive for families across New Mexico,” Martinez said. “Tax-free weekend is a great way for us to help families save their hard-earned money, as they equip their children for a successful school year.” 


Friday through Sunday, vendors will not be required to collect gross receipts tax (GRT)

Smith's Marketplace Undergoing Makeover

on August 2, 2018 - 2:42pm

Smith's Marketplace on Trinity Drive in Los Alamos is undergoing a makeover. Products are being relocated to improve the shopping experience for customers. Photo by John McHale/

Recent scene from makeover underway at Smith's Marketplace on Trinity Drive. Photo by John McHale/

Recent scene from makeover underway at Smith's Marketplace on Trinity Drive in Los Alamos.  Photo by John McHale/

Recent scene from makeover underway at Smith's Marketplace on Trinity Drive in Los Alamos.  Photo by John McHale/

Chamber Of Commerce News

on August 2, 2018 - 2:09pm

This Week At The Reel Deal

on August 2, 2018 - 2:09pm

Statement On Commerce Department Final Newsprint Countervailing And Antidumping Decision

on August 2, 2018 - 2:04pm


WASHINGTON, D.C. –Stop Tariffs on Printers & Publishers (STOPP), a coalition of printers, publishers, retailers, paper suppliers and distributors today released the following statements regarding the U.S. Department of Commerce’s final determination on uncoated groundwood paper imports from Canada.

“These import duties on newsprint have already caused job losses in the printing and publishing sectors and have resulted in decreased news coverage in local communities,” said David Chavern, president and CEO, News Media Alliance.

McQuiston: The Recent Rains

on August 2, 2018 - 5:34am

The Jemez Agency

Here and in Santa Fe we have experienced some high rain volume recently. Several areas in Santa Fe reported standing water 3 feet deep. Which brings me to the not to pleasant question and answer portion of rain water: Am I covered when the rain water seeps into my house?

Rain that exceeds the capacity of storm sewers, sump systems, bodies of water, and the ground’s ability to absorb and hold water can cause big problems for your home, resulting in significant water damage and monetary costs.

Most homeowner’s policies contain an exclusion for water damage.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Secret City Kitchen

on August 2, 2018 - 5:32am

On the job in Los Alamos is owner Jeremy Varela of Secret City Kitchen as he stops by to visit with the Los Alamos Daily Post news team Wednesday at 1247 Central Ave. Varela launched his Secret City Kitchen in September 2015 and operates the café in Building 2 at UNM-LA, 4000 University Dr. The café is open 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. To arrange for catered meetings or events at UNM-LA, call 505.819.3676. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Lightning Strikes Pueblo Canyon Inn

on August 1, 2018 - 5:32pm

Pueblo Canyon Inn was hit by lightning Tuesday night. ‘The Los Alamos Fire Department, police and Utilities were dispatched and extremely helpful in getting power back on and making sure there was no fire’. Photo by Matthew Allen

On The Job In Los Alamos: Max Hagen At Blue Window

on August 1, 2018 - 5:05am

On the job in Los Alamos Tuesday afternoon is Max Hagen at the Blue Window Bistro on Central Avenue. Hagen has worked at the downtown restaurant for about seven years. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Balderas Secures Guilty Plea From Ex-CEO Who Embezzled From Pueblo-Owned Business

on August 1, 2018 - 5:00am
AG News:
SANTA FE The New Mexico Office of the Attorney General has secured a guilty plea from Donn Wiese, former CEO of San Ildefonso Services LLC.
Wiese embezzled $20,545 in grant money that was awarded to San Ildefonso Services, which is owned by Pueblo of San Ildefonso.
“My office is committed to protecting Native American populations throughout New Mexico,” Attorney General Hector Balderas said. “Our special agents and prosecutors worked tirelessly to bring Mr. Wiese to justice, and return valuable resources to San Idelfonso Services."
As part of his plea, Wiese pled