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Letter To The Editor: Re-discovering Meaning Of Family And Community During Challenging Times

on April 14, 2017 - 11:05am
By Patrick Mockler Wood,
Emily Blumenthal,
Catherine Mockler and Family

Recently, we re-discovered the meaning of family and community during another challenge we faced operating a family-owned small business. Our restaurant, the Pajarito Brewpub and Grill, experienced a gas leak that forced us to call on the community of Los Alamos and our family and friends for support.

We wanted to publicly recognize and thank those that helped us get through a rough day.

Thank you to the Los Alamos Fire Department whose staff worked quickly and professionally to respond to the incident and locate the

Los Alamos Tours Friedman Recycling Center

on April 14, 2017 - 7:34am

Environmental Services Division Manager Angelica Gurule models some paraphernalia that ended up at the Friedman Recycling Company in Albuquerque. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Regional Manager Robert Taylor speaks to visitors from Los Alamos who toured the Friedman Recycling Company Friday in Albuquerque. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

One of the first things you will see at the Friedman Recycling Company in Albuquerque is a giant hill of trash. It is a massive mosaic of every discarded item imaginable.

LACF: Registration Underway For Nonprofit Conference Emphasizing Public, Private & Peer Partnerships

on April 14, 2017 - 7:26am
Participants from the 2016 LACF Spring Conference work in groups to discuss collaborations and build capacity for nonprofits. Courtesy photo
 
LACF News:
 
Registration is underway for the April 28 Los Alamos Community Foundation Spring Conference for nonprofits titled “Practicing the Art of Working Together: Public/Private and Peer Partnerships”.
 
The conference is 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Wallace Hall (Building 5) at UNM-LA, and sponsored by LACF in partnership with United Way Northern New Mexico (UWNNM).
 
An increasing number of nonprofit organizations are discovering the benefits

World Futures: What Do We Need?

on April 14, 2017 - 7:19am
By ANDY ANDREWS
Los Alamos World Futures Institute

At the basic level, a computer is a system of switches that can be either on or off or perhaps somewhere in between.

In the off or on case, it uses binary mathematics to solve a mathematical problem. It receives input data, manipulates the switches, and outputs other data. Today the term refers to doing this process electronically even though it could be done mechanically. For an interesting side light, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Babbage#Difference_engine.

The key concept here is that the computer is an electromechanical

Pajarito Greenhouse Bursts With Blooms April 26

on April 14, 2017 - 7:11am

Dave Fox prepares to open his Pajarito Greenhouse April 26. Photo by Bonnie Gordon/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

When Pajarito Greenhouse owner Dave Fox enters the room, the conversation immediately turns to plants. “When are you going to open that greenhouse?,” a woman asks. “Do you have any pansies?” He advises another woman to spray corn gluten on goatheads or puncture vines to suffocate the seeds so that they can’t germinate.

The answer to the most frequently asked question once Spring arrives in the area is that Pajarito Greenhouse in White Rock will open

SBDC Marketing Workshop April 19 & May 3

on April 13, 2017 - 8:48am
SBDC News:
 
SBDC Los Alamos and project Y cowork present:
 
A Marketing Workshop
  • Nice: Standing out in a crowd
  • In my own lane: Finding others like me
  • Content marketing: I thought I was marketing my business
  • Putting it all together: If you build it, they will come
  • Email marketing: Everyone has an email address
 
Instructor: April Sheris
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 19 and Wednesday, May 3
 
Location: project Y cowork, 150 Central Square Park, Los Alamos
 
Fee is $20.00. Please register at: http://www.nmsbdc.org/los-alamos.aspx
 
Call Anne Lantrip at 505.661.4691 or 

Chamber Serenades Members: ‘It Was a Very Good Year’

on April 12, 2017 - 6:07pm

Chamber Serenades Members: ‘It Was a Very Good Year’ at the Chamber Gala Saturday night, April 22. Courtes/LACC

CHAMBER News:

Fifty-Five Chamber Members were nominated by their peers for recognition as the best business in their field in 2017. Categories include Financial Institution of the Year, Innovative Business of the Year, Restaurant of the Year, Service Business of the Year, Retailer of the Year, Non-profit of the Year, Media Outlet of the Year, and Overall Business of the Year. As Frank Sinatra said, “It Was a Very Good Year”.

The awards will be presented at the Chamber Gala on

Los Alamos Home And Condo Sales Grow

on April 11, 2017 - 10:41pm

LAAOR News:

Los Alamos Association of REALTORS® (LAAOR) reports that the single family home sales rose from 46 in the first quarter of 2016 to 52 this quarter. The median price of single family home sales saw a strong jump when compared to the first quarter of 2016 or $262,500 to $301,000 in this quarter. Single family home sales volumes also rose sharply from $12.9 million in 2016 to $16.2 million for the first quarter of 2017.

Condo and townhome sales increased in the first quarter of 2017 to 16 units sold compared to 13 units sold in the same quarter of 2016. During this same period,

On The Job In Los Alamos: Delbert Romero And Don Gallegos Of Sunrise Cleaning And G And R Painting

on April 11, 2017 - 4:20pm

Sunrise Cleaning owner Delbert Romero, right, with assistant Don Gallegos are on the job today at a home on Ridgeway Drive. The men are repairing a handicap ramp and power washing the exterior siding on the home. Romero and Gallegos also are partners in G and R Painting in which they specialize in exterior and interior painting, power washing of siding, decks, gutters, porches and sidewalks, and wood restoration of decks and fences. For information about Sunrise Cleaning, call Romero at 505.316.9825 and for G And R Painting, call Gallegos at 505.709.0188. Photo by Carol A.

Time Out Pizzeria Closing Friday ... Temporarily

on April 10, 2017 - 4:23pm
Time Out Pizzeria owners Omar and Trisha Sanchez have announced the temporary closing of their Los Alamos location. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Time Out Pizzeria on Central Avenue in Los Alamos will close its doors at 9 p.m., Friday, but will reopen in a new location later this year, owners Omar and Trisha Sanchez told the Los Alamos Daily Post this afternoon. The White Rock location on N.M. 4 will remain open and the Los Alamos team will transfer over there.

Omar Sanchez said they are looking for a smaller and more affordable location for

Y Combinator Startup School & Upcoming Free Events At projectY cowork

on April 10, 2017 - 2:22pm
projectY News:
 
The Y Combinator Startup School is now in session! If we host some group broadcasts at projectY cowork, perhaps over lunch each week, who would be interested in participating - and what day generally works well?

Here is some more information about the topics discussed: http://blog.ycombinator.com/startup-school-online-first-lecture-and-speaker-list/

A few other upcoming events that might be of interest:

 
Wednesday, April 12
  • LAEN Meetup: Networking Mixer at Bathtub Row!
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m., Bathtub Row Brewery Co-op
Thursday, April 13
  • Free Workshop: Assemble and Prosecute

UbiQD Announces Record Efficiency From Its Cadmium-Free Quantum Dots

on April 10, 2017 - 8:08am

Prototype electricity-producing quantum dot window developed by UbiQD, one square foot in size, sits on a rock outcropping near the company's headquarters in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

BUSINESS News:

  • Large-area solar harvesting window prototype development accelerating

UbiQD, LLC, a New Mexico-based quantum dot manufacturer, announced today that it has achieved greater than 80 percent quantum yield, or optical efficiency, for its quantum dots over a broad spectrum from the visible to the near infra-red (550 nm to 1000 nm peak emission). For some colors between orange (600 nm) and deep red

On The Job In Los Alamos: Giant Gas Station

on April 9, 2017 - 6:48am

On the Job in Los Alamos last week at the Giant Gas Station, from left, Rowena MacDonald, Angela Santiago and Shy Lackas. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Mari Mac Stores Close During Gas Leak Probe

on April 8, 2017 - 4:10pm

The ladder on LAFD 1 reaches over the roof of Bealls Department Store after employees reported a suspected gas leak. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

LAFD units parked at Mari Mac Shopping Center Saturday morning. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

A firefighter at the controls on LAFD 1 as firefighters and county employees check gas lines on the roof. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Fire Department responded in force at around 11 a.m.

Accu Copy Celebrates 27 Years In Española

on April 8, 2017 - 12:39pm
Accu Copy owners Ken and Janette Beesley opened business 27 years ago in Española. Here they hold up a graduation party banner they are giving away as part of a graduation promotion inside their shop at 635 N. Riverside Dr. Courtesy/Valley Daily Post

From the Valley Daily Post

Ken Beesley and his wife Janette opened Accu Copy in 1990 in Española with the vision of serving their customers throughout Northern New Mexcio with “prompt, uncompromising personal service.

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On The Job In Los Alamos: White Rock Shell Station

on April 8, 2017 - 6:59am
Peggy Armstrong is on the job at the Shell Station at 11 Rover in White Rock. She has worked at the station for five years. 'I love the customers,' Armstrong said. 'They come in grumpy and we get them laughing!' Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Vending At County Summer Concert Series

on April 8, 2017 - 6:51am
COUNTY News:
 
The Los Alamos County Recreation Division invites community members to be a part of its events occurring this summer.
 
Once again the Recreation Division is offering several vending opportunities for community organizations, vendors and businesses at several community events. To find the 2017 Special Event Vendor Application and Permit, which must be submitted to vend in Los Alamos County, visit website.
 
The Summer Concert Series has a special fee for all 16 events on County property, and those who choose not to be part of the entire series may opt to pay a one day

Smartphone Survival: Apple Dominates Depreciation Data

on April 8, 2017 - 6:43am
DECLUTTR News:
 
Data from tech-buying site Decluttr.com has revealed that Apple devices retain most value out of all smartphone brands, with rival Samsung coming second in the phone depreciation stakes.
 
Even though more than 53 percent of the U.S. smartphone market is held by Android*, depreciation data from Decluttr.com has revealed that Apple is best for your buck, with iPhone models depreciating at a slower rate than other brands.
 
When comparing the iPhone 7 with the Samsung Galaxy S7, the newest iPhone model only lost 34 percent after a month on the market, while the S7 lost 50

Sen. Sanchez On Veto Of Bill To Raise Minimum Wage

on April 7, 2017 - 9:51am
Sen. Clemente Sanchez
 
By Sen. CLEMENTE SANCHEZ
Cibola, Socorro, McKinley and Valencia
 

In the late hours of the night, Gov. Susana Martinez vetoed Sen. Clemente Sanchez’s Senate Bill 386, which would have raised the state’s minimum wage to $9 per hour. Throughout the legislative process, the bill received broad support from labor unions and business groups alike with representatives from AFSCME Council 18 and the Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce standing in support.

“This session the business and labor communities came together to support a modest raise for families who too often

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Mesa Public Library

on April 7, 2017 - 7:28am

On the job in Los Alamos at Mesa Public Library celebrating 6th Grade Month, from left, Joy Charles, Rosemary Sartor and Elly Olivas. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

McQuiston: Man’s Best Friend Or A Liability?

on April 6, 2017 - 5:10pm

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

I am an animal lover, but dogs are my personal favorite. They are great company and it’s in their nature to seek your approval and love. Dogs are said to be “man’s best friend”, but have you ever thought about how your insurance could be affected by the type of dog you decide to own?

An insurer has the right to non-renew or even refuse to write your homeowner’s policy based on the breed of dog you own. There are specific breeds of dogs that have a negative connotation due to their aggressive reputation.

‘Stress Busters’ For The Sandwich Generation

on April 6, 2017 - 5:08pm

Information provided by
Shelly A. Wiemann
Edward Jones Financial Advisor

You may be too busy to realize it, but April is Stress Awareness Month. Sponsored by the Health Resource Network, a nonprofit health education group, Stress Awareness Month is designed to promote awareness about ways to reduce stress in our lives. And if you’re a member of the so-called “Sandwich Generation,” you may well have plenty of stress to deal with — especially financial stress. And that’s why you may want to look at this month as an opportunity to explore ways of “de-stressing” yourself.

To understand the scope

CIR Statement On Proposed State Department Budget

on April 6, 2017 - 10:01am
By CHUCK CASE
President of the Board of Directors
Santa Fe Council on International Relations
 
Since its founding in 1965, the Council on International Relations (CIR), has hosted international visitors through the State Department’s International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP). This venerable program has been a key element in citizen diplomacy between our country and other countries worldwide for the past 77 years, described by the State Department itself as its “premier professional exchange program.”
 
Approximately 5,000 emerging leaders visit the United States each year and more than

Letter To The Editor: Grateful To Smith’s Employees

on April 6, 2017 - 9:03am
By Grateful Los Alamos Resident
 
I'd like to thank the person or persons at Smith’s who have kept the mobility carts for handicapped use fully charged and ready for use in the last six months or so.
 
In the past, most, if not all, of these carts were not available for use because of fully discharged batteries. No one would plug them in. Sometimes all 12 carts were not usable and I had to go back home without shopping and try again the next day.
 
So thanks again to every Smith’s employee who has been helping all of us who need the carts for shopping.

Register For White Rock Summer Artist Market

on April 6, 2017 - 8:45am
LACDC News:
 
In June the White Rock Artist Market will begin its 5th consecutive year as a monthly outdoor artist market. The market hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the first Saturday of each month through September
 
Local artists and artisans from Los Alamos, White Rock and the surrounding Northern New Mexico area are invited to participate. Participants will experience high levels of visitors traveling on the mandatory Bandelier National Monument Shuttle that picks up and drops off visitors next to the White Rock Visitor Center.

Space is limited, so please reserve your spot using the

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