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Former Los Alamos Resident New Executive Chef At Sandia Golf Club In Albuquerque

on June 9, 2017 - 5:06pm

Darren McHale. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

COMMUNITY News:

Former Los Alamos resident Darren McHale has accepted a job offer to be the executive chef at the Sandia Golf Club in Albuquerque.

McHale brings 20 years of experience in fine dining to his new career.

Los Alamos Kwik Lube Marks 30 Years In Business!

on June 9, 2017 - 9:09am

Fidel Naranjo, owner of Kwik Lube Service Center marked 30 years in business last month. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Joe Atencio, left, has worked for Fidel Naranjo for almost 29 years. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Fidel Naranjo was only 21 years old when he opened his Kwik Lube Service Center. A 1983 graduate of Los Alamos High School, he studied Civil Engineering at New Mexico State University for a while but returned to Los Alamos where he paid his first and last month’s rent and started his own business.

Los Alamos National Bank Retires Old Debt

on June 8, 2017 - 10:30am
Los Alamos National Bank at 1200 Trinity Dr. in Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Los Alamos National Bank has climbed out of a tangle of debt and other challenges dating back to March of 2009 when it took TARP.

LANB President and CEO John Gulas

LANB President and Chief Executive Officer John Gulas explained during an interview with the Los Alamos Daily Post that his management team has taken steps to tackle the bank's challenges over the last three years since he has taken over the helm.

“We were able to wipe out our TARP debt completely

LANL's Chris Fresquez Named DOE Small Business Program Manager Of The Year

on June 8, 2017 - 10:29am

LANL Small Business Program Manager Chris Fresquez, center, is the recipient of the 2016 Small Business Program Manager of the Year Award given annually by DOE’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Los Alamos small business program manager recognized for forward-thinking efforts

Chris Fresquez, Los Alamos National Laboratory’s small business program manager, is the recipient of the 2016 Small Business Program Manager of the Year Award given annually by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization.

Los Alamos Police Department Seeks Identities Of Two Female Suspects In May 31 Shoplifting Case

on June 8, 2017 - 9:19am

Shoplifting suspect number one. Courtesy/LAPD

Shoplifting suspect number two. Courtesy/LAPD

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying two female suspects seen in video surveillance footage from a shoplifting incident May 31 at a store on Central Avenue.

LAPD is offering a reward of up to $150 to anyone who has information on the identity of the two suspects.

Anyone with information can call L.A. crime stoppers at 505.662-8282. Reporting individuals can remain anonymous.

A secondary view of shoplifting suspect number one.

UNM-LA Career Class Visits Los Alamos Daily Post

on June 8, 2017 - 7:11am

Los Alamos Daily Post Lifestyles Editor anf Graphic Designer Bonnie Gordon gives a presentation Tuesday to a class of Los Alamos Middle School students enrolled in a career program at UNM-Los Alamos. The class visited the Los Alamos Daily Post world headquarters in downtown Los Alamos to learn about advertising and marketing in the newspaper business. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Bonnie Gordon hands out newspaper copies to students to look over various forms of advertising and learn about marketing in the newspaper business. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Chris

LAHS’s Griffith Gymnasium Gets New Flooring

on June 7, 2017 - 2:00pm

Griffith Gymnasium at Los Alamos High School is getting a new floor. For the past several years the old floor was having problems with dead spots caused by the sub floor support failing. The problem was chronic and major repairs were looming. Arbo’s Flooring Service from Amarillo, Texas is installing the new flooring. The work is expected to continue for the next eight weeks. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Attorney General Balderas Files Suit Against Major Discount Chain Dollar General

on June 7, 2017 - 7:32am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
 
AG News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Attorney General Hector Balderas announced today that the Office of the Attorney General ("OAG") filed a lawsuit Monday night against national discount retail chain Dollar General for false advertising, unfair trade practices, and environmental public nuisance for the sale of obsolete motor oil in New Mexico stores from 2010 until February of this year.
 
Dollar General has 87 stores across New Mexico, including in rural and suburban communities, many of which are lower income.
 
“My office continues to aggressively protect

NWTF Applauds Zinke's Appointment Of Sheehan As U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Deputy Director

on June 6, 2017 - 10:32am
NWTF News:
 
TWIN FALLS, Idaho — The National Wild Turkey Federation praises Secretary Zinke for naming Greg Sheehan as deputy director of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
 
Sheehan, current director of Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and Utah resident, knows the importance of wildlife conservation because of his roots as a dedicated hunter, fisherman and wildlife photographer.
 
“The NWTF applauds this appointment and we are encouraged to know that someone with his leadership and commitment to wildlife will be deputy director for the USFWS," said Becky Humphries, NWTF CEO.
 
In

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Pajarito Brewpub & Grill

on June 6, 2017 - 5:50am

On the job in Los Alamos: Cyd Shockey, bartender at the Pajarito Brewpub and Grill pours a stiff drink for a customer. The brewpub is at 614 Trinity Dr. in the Mari-Mac Shopping Center. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

A New Day Pilates Studio Is Growing!

on June 5, 2017 - 2:17pm
Mary Lutes, PMA-CPT, left, and Christine Gurrola-Gal co-operate A New Day Pilates, which opened its doors Feb. 13 at 555 Oppenheimer, Suite 101. Courtesy photo
 
By MARY LUTES
Co-owner
A New Day PIlates
 
A New Day Pilates Studio is growing and is offering more classes beginning today. Mondays are busy at A New Day. Pilates Mat is offered at 10:30 a.m. This class will help you begin your week with a stronger core!
 
If you prefer equipment classes, we offer a new class that includes Reformer and MOTR, we call it REFORMOTR!

SBA Announces $18 Million In Funding Opportunity To Support Small Business Trade Growth

on June 5, 2017 - 2:08pm
SBA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Administrator Linda McMahon, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, today announced an $18 million funding opportunity to support export growth among U.S. small businesses. 
 
The funding opportunity will be awarded through SBA’s competitive State Trade Expansion Program (STEP). States interested in putting in proposals should go to Grants.gov and download the funding opportunity announcement. The deadline for proposals is June 10.
 
STEP awards were created to advance key priorities identified in the President’s National Export Initiative, namely

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Smith’s Marketplace

on June 5, 2017 - 8:34am

On the job in Los Alamos: Cashier Sarah Serna at Smith’s Marketplace greets customers with a smile and cheerful attitude. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Metzger’s Celebrates 70th Birthday!

on June 4, 2017 - 7:53am
Metzger’s Do It Best Hardware celebrated its 70th birthday with a celebration Saturday at the White Rock store on N.M. 4. General Manager David Jolly and third generation owner Greg Metzger show off the birthday cake. Metzger's grandfather opened the first Metzger's store in Los Alamos in 1947. Greg bought the business from his father in 2014. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
White Rock Metzger’s employees, from left, Terri Chavez, Katie Simon and White Rock Manager Charlie Hofhine celebrate Metzger’s 70th birthday Saturday at the store. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Tour This Weekend's Top Open Houses!

on June 2, 2017 - 12:36pm
REAL ESTATE News:
 
Tour the top open houses scheduled for this weekend throughout the area!
 
The Los Alamos Daily Post features a weekly section highlighting the open houses throughout Los Alamos, White Rock, Jemez Springs and Santa Fe.
 
Photographs, details and a map depicting the location of each open house are included in this weekly section.
 
Click on the map to read details about the featured homes. Print out a copy of the map before heading out to tour the open houses or pull up the map on a smart phone or ipad from the road!
 
Click on the Real Estate Section "red button" near the top of

County Code Enforcement Seeks To Educate Public

on June 1, 2017 - 5:09pm
Weeds more than 18 inches tall are in violation of the Los Alamos Municipal Code. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com
 
The area behind an unoccupied business in Los Alamos is being looked at by code enforcement inspectors. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
A fence in Los Alamos is leaning over and has damaged and missing boards. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Times change and sometimes the attitudes and lifestyles of a community change with them.

Metzger’s Celebrates 70 Years!

on June 1, 2017 - 1:20pm

Ready to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Metzger’s Do It Best Hardware store are Los Alamos store Manager Frank Sandoval, left, and General Manager David Jolly. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

Tommy Thompson, the first manager of Metzgers at Christmas time in 1947. Courtesy photo
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

In 1947, Harry S. Truman was president of the United States, a downed extra-terrestrial spacecraft was reportedly found in Roswell, Chuck Yeager flew a rocket plane faster than the speed of sound, gas was 15 cents a gallon and Lee J.

Candyman ‘Micro Store’ Opens In Los Alamos

on June 1, 2017 - 1:15pm
Nick Hudson, left, and owner Rand Cook offer all manner of musical goodies to customers at The Candyman’s micro store in the Portage Building on DP Road. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com 
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Candyman has been serving the Santa Fe music community for 48 years. Now Candyman has come to Los Alamos in the form of what Candyman’s owner Rand Cook calls a “micro store,” at 200 DP Road in the Portage Building. The store is open 3-6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Los Alamos National Bank Helps Hundreds Of Students Tour Bradbury Science Museum

on June 1, 2017 - 8:47am

LANB Market President Liddie Martinez engages with Pojoaque Valley students as they participate in a scavenger hunt around the museum. Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Pojoaque Valley students explore the many exhibits at the Bradbury Science Museum. Photo by KayLinda Crawford

Two Pojoaque Valley students look closely at the Energy-Saving Projects exhibit during their field trip to the museum. Photo by KayLinda Crawford

BSMA News:

In a combined effort, Los Alamos National Bank (LANB) and the Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) provided bus transportation for some 1,200 students to have a

EXIT Realty Opens In Los Alamos

on June 1, 2017 - 7:15am

The EXIT Realty Advantage NM team includes Qualifying Broker David Horpedahl, Managing Broker Lance Eaton and Associate Brokers Mike Griego, Jessica Griego, Jessica Hoffer, Brian Tyson, Nicole Sutherland, Carrie Montoya-Pegg, Joe Gonzales and Karen Hawkins. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

EXIT Realty Qualifying Broker David Horpedahl, left, and Managing Broker Lance Eaton inside their new 4,100 square-feet company headquarters at 1615 Central Ave., Suite 100. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

EXIT Realty at 1615 Central Ave., Suite 100 is in the former LANB Building - which

Los Alamos High School Class Of 2007 Says Thanks!

on May 31, 2017 - 2:00pm
The Los Alamos High School Class of 2007 would like to send a big THANK YOU to the following local businesses that helped make our weekend so wonderful! Skip Wecksung, Kirk Webber, Aspen Copies, Fine Line Vinyl, Holiday Inn Express, NM Wine Tours LLC, El Parasol, Blue Window, Bathtub Row Brewing Coop, Pajarito Brewpub and VFW. Courtesy photo
 

Rotary Briefed On Community Internship Collaboration

on May 31, 2017 - 4:59am

Therese Crepeau, an intern with the Community Internship Collaboration, speaks to the Rotary Club of Los Alamos during its May 23 meeting. Courtesy Photo

ROTARY News:

Therese Crepeau, an intern with the Community Internship Collaboration, a program designed to give interns hands-on experience working in local businesses the opportunity to work with motivated students, described the program during a May 23 presentation at the Rotary Club of Los Alamos.

She was joined at the podium by Rotarian Laura Loy who directed the program through UNM-Los Alamos.

On The Job In Los Alamos: LAMC Patient Access Reps

on May 30, 2017 - 4:30pm
On the job in Los Alamos: Los Alamos Medical Center Patient Access Representatives Lori Willie, left, and Abigail Campbell assist patients when they arrive at the hospital. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Partnership Between Y, Bandelier And UNM-LA Creates Class To Enhance Understanding For Federal Jobs

on May 30, 2017 - 4:07pm

COMMUNITY News:

A partnership between the Y, Bandelier and UNM-LA has created a new college credit class this summer that can help people understand and apply for federal jobs.

The Environmental Technology course, “Introduction to Conservation and Land Management,” is 3-5 p.m. Fridays, June 16 to July 21.

Introduction to Conservation and Land Management, taught by Bandelier's Chief of Resource Management Jeremy Sweat, was created for participants in the Y Bandelier Corps (YBC) through The Family YMCA, but also is being offered to all UNM-LA students.

The course will begin with a

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Rio Grande Travel

on May 30, 2017 - 7:13am

On the job in Los Alamos: Travel agent Margaret O'Halloran-Calabaza of Rio Grande Travel is arranging trips this summer for everything from family reunions to vacations everywhere from Cork to Cuba. Rio Grande Travel is at 911 Central Ave. For more information, click here. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

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