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Lady Hilltoppers Outpace Lady Horsemen Tuesday

on November 24, 2017 - 5:25pm
The Lady Hilltoppers basketball team takes to the floor for their home season opener to play the St. Mike's Lady Horsemen Tuesday evening at Griffith Gym. The Toppers got off to an early lead only to find the Lady Horseman right at their heels. The game stayed close until the fourth quarter, when the Toppers pulled ahead and won the contest 53-42. Photo by John McHale/
Assistant coach Jacob Archuleta and the Hilltoppers give a group cheer before taking to the floor. Photo by John McHale/
Guard Alex Calderon works her way through traffic on her way the

CB FOX Offers An Uncommon Range Of Merchandise

on November 24, 2017 - 12:22pm
Andy Fox of CB FOX meets with customers last Friday during the Family Strengths Network Small Business Walkabout. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


Nov. 25 is Small Business Saturday and an opportunity for the community to show support by visiting and shopping at local businesses.

CB FOX, the large department store in the heart of downtown Los Alamos at 1735 Central Ave., has been in the Fox family since 1979. Co-owner Dave Fox arrived in Los Alamos in July of that year.

Metzger’s Do It Best Has Long History In Los Alamos

on November 24, 2017 - 12:20pm
Front row from left: Metzger’s employees Sue Smith, Prescilla Johnson, Nara Gross, Rob Trujillo and Manager Dave Jolly get ready for Small Business Saturday along with back row, from left: employees Frank Sandoval, Clayton Purvis, and Pat Connor. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


Saturday, Nov. 25 is Small Business Saturday and an opportunity for the community to show its support by visiting and shopping at local businesses in Los Alamos and White Rock.

Los Alamos and Metzger’s Do It Best have a long history together. Metzger’s has been in business since 1947.

“When the


projectY Assists Entrepreneurs

on November 24, 2017 - 12:19pm
LANL Chief Technology Officer Duncan McBranch speaks at projectY cowork Los Alamos about startup companies working with the laboratory. Courtesy photo


projectY cowork is a unique organization that strives to nurture and assist aspiring entrepreneurs.

Director Laura McDaniel said projectY cowork has operated for 1.5 years; it opened in June 2016.

“projectY cowork is a unique private-public collaboration between Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation (LACDC), the County of Los Alamos, the Los Alamos National Laboratory Feynman Center for Innovation, the Regional Development


Los Alamos History Museum Gift Shop Lets Visitors Take History Home

on November 24, 2017 - 12:16pm
Los Alamos History Museum Docent John Ruminer works at the museum. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


The Los History Museum’s gift shop started out as just a simple money making endeavor.

Museum Shop Manager Todd Nichols said the Los Alamos History Museum opened in1968 with the Museum Gift Shop opened in 1969.

He said, “The idea for the Museum Shop was born at an early historical society board meeting, May 1969 when it was decided that selling notepaper made from a Laura Gilpin photograph of the Ranch School would be a simple money making endeavor.


PEEC Gift Shop Provides Bounty To Nature Lovers

on November 24, 2017 - 12:14pm
PEEC volunteers are all set for Small Business Saturday. Courtesy photo


Since 2000, Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) has offered a multitude of programs to help Los Alamos residents get outside to explore and learn about the natural world around them.

Marketing Manager Sandra West said, “A dozen citizens with a dream to share the wonders of nature with their community started PEEC in 2000, but it wasn’t until 2005 that PEEC was able to operate out of a central space in an old LAPS building.

Vintage Hair Company Beautifies Local Residents

on November 24, 2017 - 12:13pm
Vintage Hair Company Owner Chelsea Bartlett works on a customer’s hair. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


For the past two years, Chelsea Bartlett’s hair salon, Vintage Hair Company, has helped Los Alamos residents look their best.

“When I moved to Los Alamos in 2015 I quickly saw the need for a customer service based salon with high quality products,” Bartlett said. “Once I saw this was achievable, I built by client base and opened Vintage Hair Company.”

Vintage Hair Company offers men, women, and children cuts and color, facial waxing services, Brazilian Blowouts and

Float Los Alamos Ready For Small Business Saturday

on November 24, 2017 - 12:09pm
loat Los Alamos co-owner Linda Caisas gets ready for Small Business Saturday. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


Float Los Alamos has a lot to celebrate. Not only is the local business participating in Small Business Saturday on Nov. 25, it will also mark its third year in business Friday.

Float Los Alamos offers Floatation Therapy as well as sells hemp cannabinoid oil or CBD oil.

Co-owner Linda Casias said they are “providing a service that was unavailable here and changing people’s lives.”

She added, “Our biggest accomplishments are introducing Float therapy and

Los Alamos Makers Supports Local Projects

on November 24, 2017 - 12:07pm
The Makerspace at 3540 Orange St., Suite LV1, is open 2:30-8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday; 2:30-5 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, contact or visit


There is a place in Los Alamos where participants can do anything from 3D printing to basic genetic testing.

This place is made available by Los Alamos Makers. Prisca Tiasse, a member of Los Alamos Makers, said the organization operated Makerspace for almost a year and a half.

She explained, “We brought a group of

Fusion Multisport Helps Locals Get Out Of Doors

on November 24, 2017 - 12:05pm
Fusion Multisport is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday as well as 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. It is located at 106 Central Park Square. For more information, call 505.662.5000. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


Brad and Rose Nyenhuis bring a lot of expertise to their business, Fusion Multisport.

They opened the story four years ago, Nov. 21, 2013. Rose said, “We were living in the Chicago area but were looking for a business opportunity that would enable us to live near mountains. We found this town…there are so many athletes and there wasn’t a sports store.

Triple LAPS Foundation Donations On #GivingTuesday!

on November 24, 2017 - 11:46am

Chamisa 5th graders receive copies of the book ‘Wonder’ from the LAPS Foundation. Courtesy photo

Students are eager to start reading the book ‘Wonder’. Courtesy photo


The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation has just announced that Lou Santoro State Farm Insurance has generously offered to match all donations to the LAPS Foundation, up to $5,000, between now and Dec.

Twenty Six Things To Do Small Business Saturday

on November 24, 2017 - 11:34am


Spending your money at local businesses improves the local economy.

So it’s not just about supporting a business — you’re supporting your community, too.

Here are 26 things to do on Small Business Saturday:

  • Look and feel your best with a new holiday hairdo. Support your local beauty shop instead of fixing your own hair – you’ll love the way you look. And get a manicure or a pedicure at your local nail salon.
  • Is your home in disarray after that big Thanksgiving dinner? No worries.

Small Business Saturday Is Nov. 25, 2017

on November 24, 2017 - 11:18am
Downtown Los Alamos at night. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Small Business Saturday is Nov. 25 and there are some amazing promotions and deals available for those who choose to SHOP LOCAL in Los Alamos!
Many home-based businesses will be located at the project Y Cowork Los Alamos space at 150 Central Park Square, open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. These include Atomic City Tours, Pampered Chef, HearHand, Plunder Design, Lipstick and Sparkles, My Easy Nails and Agnes & Dora.


Utilities Department Launches Power Outage Probe

on November 24, 2017 - 10:36am


Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities reports that a widespread power outage occurred at 2:54 a.m. today when one of two feeders to the townsite tripped.

Crews restored power by 6 a.m. to all affected customers by back feeding power from the working feeder.

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of this outage, and once known, crews will implement a permanent fix.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At UNM-Los Alamos

on November 24, 2017 - 10:28am
UNM-Los Alamos students Selena Archuleta, left, and Lydia Gurule have worked for two years at the college. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Free Live Theater At Senior Centers Nov. 29-30

on November 24, 2017 - 10:25am


Mark those calendars for 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29 at the Los Alamos Senior Center and Thursday, Nov. 30 at the White Rock Senior Center for a free short play reading of Epiphany by David MacGregor. 

This play is directed by Pat Beck and features Jim Nesmith and Pat Beck. It centers on a long-term couple's discussion of what (and who) is truly important in their lives. How can one man’s simple epiphany trigger such a reaction in his partner?

Early Morning Power Outage Marks Black Friday

on November 24, 2017 - 9:35am
A power outage at around 4 a.m. today affected a widespread area of homes at least from Barranca Mesa to Myrtle Street near downtown Los Alamos. The cause of the outage is as yet unknown, but lasted a couple of hours according to residents. This photo was taken with a wide-angle lens at about 4:45 this morning of a dark Los Alamos during the outage. This is looking across Pueblo Canyon toward downtown Los Alamos. There were a few cars on Diamond Drive crossing Pueblo Canyon in this shot, and the lights at the Laboratory are visible on the right.

Tales Of Our Times: Truth Hides Out In Several Venues

on November 24, 2017 - 9:13am
Tales of Our Times
New Mexico Citizens
for Clean Air & Water

Truth Hides Out In Several Venues

We humans have a distinct flair for seeing the glass as half full or half empty. Experience shows a large category of people sees the half full portion. Neither can we miss the multitude that routinely pictures the empty half. The trickier impulse is to see something as half full one time and half empty the next time, depending on the focus at the time. This turn of mind is so richly human it is easily overlooked in the crowd.
Of its own free will, this quirk plays large parts in every

Thanksgiving Is For The Birds!

on November 24, 2017 - 9:05am

Even the birds are enjoying a Thanksgiving meal, Thursday in Los Alamoa. Photo by Nancy Ann  Hibbs

Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

McQuiston: Three Reasons For Auto Rate Increases

on November 24, 2017 - 8:40am
The Jemez Agency
As 2017 draws to a close, let’s reflect on some insurance-related items in the industry.
While storms and hurricanes certainly dominated the headlines for a while, one issue that has been consistent throughout the year is an increase in auto insurance rates. If you’ve seen a rate increase this year and have wondered why (especially if you have a clean driving record), this column is for you.
Why are rates going up? There are three primary reasons:
  • 1. Distracted Driving: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ( reports

Daily Postcard: Forty Gather For Thanksgiving Feast

on November 24, 2017 - 8:33am

Daily Poatcard: Forty friends gather for a Thanksgiving feast Thursday at the Posse Lodge in Los Alamos. Photo by Ryn Herrmann'

Thanksgiving feast Thursday at the Posse Lodge in Los Alamos. Photo by Ryn Herrmann

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Starbucks

on November 23, 2017 - 11:16am
On the job in Los Alamos is Barista Nancy Brugh making a coffee Wednesday afternoon at Starbucks on Central Avenue where she has worked for three years. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Scenes From Bennett's 10th Anniversary Celebration

on November 23, 2017 - 10:53am
Alison, left, and Melanie Bennett accept congratulations at the 10th anniversary celebration of Bennett’s Fine Jewelry Thursday, Nov. 16 as LACDC Executive Director Patrick Sullivan applauds. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
A visitor checks out the offerings at Bennett's Fine Jewelry during the Celebration. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Alison Bennett of Bennett's Fine Jewelry, behind the counter. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Jewelry themed 10th Anniverary cake. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Teen Birth Rate Declines In New Mexico By 60 Percent Over Nine Years

on November 23, 2017 - 10:52am


The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) reports a decrease in the 2016 teen birth rate in the state, continuing a steep decline that began in 2007. Births to teens in New Mexico are now at their lowest point in many decades:

The birth rate for teens ages 15 to 19 fell 14 percent from 2015 to 2016, and 55 percent over the past nine years. (The teen birth rate for ages 15 to 19 was 29.4 per 1,000 females in 2016.)
Additionally, the birth rate for teens ages 15 to 17 saw a significant drop: down by 11 percent from 2015 to 2016, and nearly a 60 percent decrease since 2007. (The

Supreme Court Denies Greg White's Petition

on November 23, 2017 - 10:52am
NM Supreme Court Denies petition by Greg White. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Supreme Court of the State of New Mexico has denied a petition by Los Alamos resident Greg White for a writ of prohibition against the Los Alamos County Council and the Incorporated County of Los Alamos that requested the Court to exercise jurisdiction. The petition, filed Oct. 17, listed Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero as an interested party.

The petition asked the Court to prohibit the Council from “neutering” his sheriff