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Hive Holds Brown Bag Lunch Today

on August 22, 2013 - 7:59am

HIVE News:

The Hive will hold its weekly brown-bag networking lunch today starting at about 11:30 a.m. (late is never a problem) at the Hive. 

Presentations on projects are welcome.


Officials Attend Mesa del Norte Apartments Grand Re-Opening Event

on August 21, 2013 - 2:17pm

Los Alamos National Bank President Steve Wells, center right, and other banking industry officials, representatives from U.S. Sen. Tom Udall's office and U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan's office and others attended Tuesday's grand re-opening of Mesa del Norte Apartments on San Ildefonso Road in Los Alamos. Of the 36 apartments in the 31,995 square foot rehabilitation project, 20 percent are set aside for special needs residents. Photo by Leland Lehman/



Photo by Leland Lehman/

Photo by Leland Lehman/

Photo by Leland

LACDC Board Endorses UNM-LA Mil Levy Tax Increase

on August 21, 2013 - 1:04pm


The Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation (LACDC) Board of Directors today announced its support of the proposed mil levy increase designed to fund programs at The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos.

The 2-mil operational increase, scheduled for vote by Sept. 17, will boost UNM-LA’s ability to produce science, technology, engineering, and math students that are vital to our unique local economy.

Money IQ: Storage in the Cloud

on August 21, 2013 - 12:54pm

Money IQ
Storage in the Cloud
By Devaun Crane

Have you ever wondered what the “cloud” was or where it lived? Everyone is talking about saving their files in the “cloud.”

The cloud is a reference to storing a person’s files (e.g. documents, pictures, movies, music, etc.) in a remote location. A remote location is typically many servers set up by a company with the intent to have large amounts of storage available to customers. (More about Cloud Storage can be found on This storage is useful because of the convenience, cost and comfort it

White Rock's Artist Market: Call for Exhibitors

on August 21, 2013 - 8:55am


The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation is seeking Artists or Artisans to participate in its outdoor Art Market, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 at the White Rock Visitors Center.

The fee is $15 to participate and exhibitors must provide their own tables, chairs and tents.

Direct questions to Melanie Peña at 505-661-4807 or Register online here.

De Colores Restaurant to Close Next Week as Owner Retires

on August 20, 2013 - 11:23am

De Colores owner Joan Duran, foreground, with longtime manager Sue Dummer say they will treasure the memories of 35.5 years working together at the restaurant. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post
The longest running restaurant in Los Alamos, De Colores, is closing its doors.
Owner Joan Duran contacted the Los Alamos Daily Post late Monday to announce her retirement and the closing of her restaurant set for Wednesday, Aug.

Google eCity Awards Recognizes Albuquerque as State's Strongest Online Business Community

on August 19, 2013 - 9:09am

Staff Report

Google has announced the 2013 eCities of America. The Google eCity Awards recognize the digital capitals of each state. These cities’ businesses are using the web to find new customers, connect with existing customers and fuel their local economies. Across the country, businesses that are online expect to grow 40 percent faster.

Albuquerque topped the list for New Mexico. Albuquerque’s businesses have one of the strongest online communities in New Mexico. The state’s largest city entertains hot air balloon enthusiasts, warm-weather lovers and dessert seekers.

Check out all of

Yang: Another Summer Fantasy: A Pager-cide

on August 19, 2013 - 7:27am
Another Summer Fantasy: A Pager-cide

There are obvious ways to murder a pager. A big hammer, for instance, is immensely satisfying. Running over it with a car a couple of times, forward and backward, or backward then forward, is less satisfying. I want to hear that crunchy sound up close. 

(During recuperation from knee surgery in June, I tried to lighten my foggy mind and wrote this piece. I can walk and bike fine now, but in reviewing this writing, I think some readers of this paper may appreciate my frustration. So, I decided to haul it out to share with you today.) 


How to Get a Deal with Foreclosed Properties

on August 19, 2013 - 7:25am

Realtor Cindy Hollabaugh
How to Get a Good Real Estate Deal with Foreclosed Properties
By Mandy Marksteiner

Everyone likes to get a great deal.

Homebuyers in Los Alamos are no exception. Many people begin their online search by browsing for “cheap houses,” “real estate deals,” and especially “foreclosures”.

It makes sense to start your search this way. When purchasing a foreclosure, the owner is no longer involved and the buyer and the realtor only have to deal with the bank.

“You can get a better deal on a foreclosed house because the bank is not emotionally involved.


Zia Credit Union Hosts 'Chip in 4 Kids' Golf Tournament Aug. 23

on August 18, 2013 - 11:57am

Zia Credit Union employee and Golf Tournament Coordinator Jennifer Aylmer with Zia Credit Union’s Chairman Ben Garcia. Courtesy photo

ZCU News:

The community is invited to participate in the 13th annual Zia Credit Union “Chip in 4 Kids” Golf Tournament at 9 a.m., Aug. 23 at the Los Alamos Golf Course. 

All golfers, singles or teams, are invited to participate. The Golf Tournament proceeds benefit the UNM Children’s Hospital and the Zia Credit Union Education Foundation, both of which improve the lives of young New Mexicans. 

Last year, the “Chip in 4 Kids” event raised $24,000 for the

Hive Networking Lunch at WR Visitors Center Today

on August 15, 2013 - 6:25am

HIVE News:

The Hive will hold its brown-bag networking starting at about 11:30 (late is never a problem) today at the White Rock Visitors Center.

The group will continue the discussion of possible business ideas as well as networking.

As always, The Hive welcomes presentations on projects from anyone. Stop by and update the group or call Dave Jones at 606-660-6992 to schedule a presentation.


Perch Paperie Going Out of Business Sale

on August 14, 2013 - 8:20am

Staff Report

The Perch Paperie is closing its doors Aug. 31 at 13 Sherwood Blvd., in White Rock.

"Thank you to everyone who has supported the store ... I will still offer custom classes and scrapbooking events from time to time. It was fun while it lasted but it is time to move on," owner Gloria Brehm said. 

Brehm is holding a "Going out of business" sale noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.


Get your real estate questions answered at Ruby K’s Community Hour

on August 14, 2013 - 7:32am

James Chrobocinski, owner and qualifying broker of Zia Realty Group. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Have you ever wanted to ask questions about buying or selling a home, but weren’t nearly ready to hire a Realtor? Get the information you need without a sales pitch, at Ruby K’s Community Hour.

At 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, James Chrobocinski, owner and qualifying broker of Zia Realty Group, will lead a first-time homebuyers information session and Q&A at Ruby K’s Bagel Café.

Realtors Karen Hawkins and Cindy Hollabaugh also will present information about the

Udall Unveils Bill to Help Turn Innovative Ideas into Successful Businesses

on August 13, 2013 - 7:15am
  • Launched at Udall-hosted conference with labs, educators, entrepreneurs and investors called, "Tech Transfer: Key to New Mexico’s Future"

SANTA FE – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M. announced legislation to help create high-tech jobs and industries in New Mexico by streamlining the process for getting cutting-edge research and development from our state’s universities and national labs to the marketplace.

Udall unveiled the bill during a half-day conference and workshop he organized at Santa Fe Community College called, “Technology Transfer: Key to New Mexico’s Future.” The event

NMSBIC Meeting Brings Capital Providers to Española

on August 12, 2013 - 8:35am


The New Mexico Small Business Investment Corporation (NMSBIC) will host a community meeting to introduce owners of new and expanding businesses to sources of capital and to knowledgeable resources that can help their businesses grow.

The meeting, called Accessing Capital in New Mexico, is open to the public and will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22 at the Santa Claran Hotel, Rio Grande Room, 460 N. Riverside Dr. in Española.

New Mexico and Española business-service providers will discuss free and low-cost services, and a panel of representatives from lending organizations

Yang: Lists Are Great; Lists Can Be Constraining: It’s All About How We Use Them

on August 12, 2013 - 8:31am
Lists Are Great; Lists Can Be Constraining: It’s All About How We Use Them
Column by ELENA YANG

August signals the end of summer. People take the last chance for vacation, and the pace of life seems to take a couple of notches down … for some. So, I will continue my summer-lite writing for light reading.

I live with lists. I don’t always follow them, but they provide both a compass and a reminder. Somehow, when it comes to management issues, though, I rail against lists. 

The “10 best ideas for…,” or “7 ways to...,” or, “5 lessons or secrets…” My least favorite is “6 ways to talk like a

Young Entrepreneurs Honored For Summer Businesses

on August 9, 2013 - 1:34pm

From left, Katie Stavert, Taylor Valerio, Elise Koskelo, Andres Maestas, William Jean, Sidney Ellis and his business partner, Macklin Cunico. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Taylor Valerio presented a synopsis of her summer business, 'The Clay Closet' during today's luncheon honoring young entrepreneurs who received grants from Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Young entrepreneurs were honored at a luncheon in the Small Business Center today in downtown Los Alamos.

Business Advisor Katie Stavert of Los Alamos

Los Alamos Beer Co-op Holds Annual Meeting

on August 8, 2013 - 9:51pm

Los Alamos Beer Co-op President Micheline Devaurs addresses members during today's annual meeting at the Posse Lodge. Photo by Kevin Holsapple

During today's annual meeting of the Los Alamos Beer Co-op at the Posse Lodge, discussion included the plan to seek new members with the goal of opening a brewery in 2014. Join the LA Beer Co-op at Photo by Kevin Holsapple

State Shuts Doors and Windows on Los Alamos Eateries

on August 8, 2013 - 11:44am
New Mexico Environment Department has ordered the large windows lining the front of the Dixie Girl Restaurant to be closed permanently. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Gone are the days of dining in fresh air from open windows and doors at Los Alamos restaurants.

The New Mexico Environment Department issued warnings to the Pajarito Brewpub and Grill and the Dixie Girl Restaurant in downtown Los Alamos for having open windows while serving diners.

"The inspector tapped me on the shoulder at noon Wednesday and held his badge in my face.

KRSN Adding FM to Station

on August 8, 2013 - 11:06am

The FM equipment for KRSN is being installed and by the end of the day, listeners should be able to tune in to AM 1490 and FM 107.1. Courtesy/Facebook Share


Location of Hive Lunch Changed

on August 8, 2013 - 10:26am

HIVE News:

The Hive has changed the location of its 11:30 a.m. Brown Bag Lunch today to the White Rock Visitor's Center on N.M. 4.

Everyone is welcome and being late is not a problem.

Udall, Bingaman, McMillan, Hommert Speaking at Tech Transfer Conference

on August 8, 2013 - 9:46am

Sen. Tom Udall

STATE News:           

SANTA FE U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M. will host a conference on ways to help spur innovation and create high-tech jobs and businesses in New Mexico by encouraging technology transfer from the national labs and universities to private entrepreneurs at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 12, in the Jemez Room at Santa Fe Community College.

Sen. Jeff Bingaman

Udall will present the keynote address at 10:40 a.m.

Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery Closing Doors Oct. 1

on August 7, 2013 - 6:53pm

ART News:

Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery at 1475 Central Ave. has announced it's closing its doors Oct. 1.

Most of its artists will keep their work in the gallery until Sept. 20 and owner Karen Wray encourages community members to start their holiday shopping early this year.

The gallery is open noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Wray intends to move to a studio space on East Gate Drive in Los Alamos. She plans to start oil painting classes again soon and also offer classes in other media.

Visit, for her class schedule or call

Show Me The Money: Learn From Proven Expert at UNM-LA

on August 7, 2013 - 10:02am

Entrepreneurial expert Nicholas Seet. Courtesy photo


  • In 2005, Seet won the Rice University Business Plan Competition and received $1.1 million in cash and prizes

Nicholas Seet is an expert at navigating the small business funding process. When his first startup, Auditude, was funded for $1 million, he quickly left his job at Deloitte Consulting and dove into entrepreneurship.

In 2005, Seet won the Rice University Business Plan Competition and received $1.1 million in cash and prizes, over 100 other competitors.

Mini-Sumo Robot Competition Changes Location to Ashley Pond

on August 7, 2013 - 9:05am

HIVE News:

The second Mini-Sumo Robot Tournament sponsored by The Hive has changed its location.

The competition will now take place at Ashley Pond as part of the Los Alamos County Fair. General contest rules are available at Robots may be purchased or built by the contestant. The Competition is open to all mini-sumos that meet the size and weight limits.

“We had seven entries in our first competition and hope to have even more for this second competition,” Hive Steward Dave Jones said.

View portions of the first competition, at