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World Futures: INFORMATION - Communication, Both Near and Long Distances

on May 5, 2017 - 9:50am

Los Alamos World Futures Institute

• World Futures: What Do We Need?

Simply put, communication is the transfer of data and information from the sender to the receiver. The sender can be a human (or other living entity) or a machine (a non-living entity). Likewise, the receiver can be a human, other living entity, or a machine. But communication does not occur unless the data or information is both sent and received.

The transmission of the data or information can be visual, auditory, sensual, or electronic.

Top Nails Beautifies Los Alamos For Over Two Decades

on May 5, 2017 - 9:24am
Nina Pham and Peter Nguyen have owned and operated Top Nails in Los Alamos for more than 22 years. Photo by Maire O’Neill/
Top Nails has new state-of-the art pedicure chairs. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

By Maire O’NeilL
Los Alamos Daily Post

When you’ve been in business in Los Alamos for more than 22 years like Peter Nguyen and Nina Pham of Top Nails and Spa, what gives you the greatest pleasure is having three generations of families visit your salon.

Pham says many of their customers have been coming to Top Nails since they originally opened and that is


Pig + Fig Café Now Serving Tapas!

on May 5, 2017 - 8:03am

Pig + Fig Café owner Laura Hamilton now serves tapas 4-8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Courtesy photo

Rebecca Tredway with a sample plate of tapas now on the menu nightly at the Pig + Fig in White Rock. Courtesy photo

The new tapas menu includes Tortilla de Patata, Esperragos and Gambas Azafran. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos

When Pig + Fig Café owner Laura Hamilton tried tapas for the first time, she was seven years old and visiting her mother’s hometown, Cebreros, Spain. She ordered Gambas al Ajillo ... and didn’t want to share it!

In fact, she loved it so much that

On The Job In Los Alamos: Patient Care At LAMC

on May 4, 2017 - 8:47am

On the job in Los Alamos: Dianne Vandiver, RN, left, and Patient Access Rep. Elisa Salazar on duty Wednesday evening at the Los Alamos Medical Center Emergency Room. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

LANB Brings 73 Santa Fe Students To Bradbury

on May 3, 2017 - 8:58am
An Ortiz Middle Schooler enjoys the hands-on Nuclear Safeguards exhibit. Photo by KayLinda Crawford
BSM Educator Liz Martineau demonstrates the magnets display to some Ortiz Middle School students. Photo by KayLinda Crawford
BSMA News:
Los Alamos National Bank made it possible for 73 Ortiz Middle School students to travel to Los Alamos recently and enjoy the Bradbury Science Museum.
"I am so happy to have the students here!

Governor Announces $40 Million Investment In New Mexico Startups

on May 2, 2017 - 4:11pm

Gov. Susana Martinez


  • Funds expected to support more than 50 companies


ALBUQUERQUE – Today, Gov. Susana Martinez announced $40 million worth of investments in New Mexico startups.


A $20 million Catalyst Fund is being launched that will raise a matching $20 million in private equity for investments in local startups. The Catalyst Fund is expected to support more than 50 companies in New Mexico and will focus on aiding technology startups.


“New Mexico has the potential to be the next tech-startup capital of the United States,” Martinez said.

LANL: Roelofs Takes Director Role At Center For Integrated Nanotechnologies

on May 2, 2017 - 9:10am

Noted physicist Andreas Roelofs is the new director of the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Noted physicist Andreas Roelofs is the new director of the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT), a Department of Energy-funded nanoscience research facility with a core center at Sandia National Laboratories and a gateway research site at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

CINT provides users from around the world with access to state-of-the-art expertise and instrumentation in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment with a focus on nanoscience

Letter To The Editor: Mexico Mission Thanks Businesses

on May 2, 2017 - 5:02am
Mexico Mission Trip Directors
We would like to express our appreciation to all of our wonderful local businesses for their support of the annual Mexico Mission Auction, sponsored by The United Church of Los Alamos.
Since 1986, youth and adults from Los Alamos have been traveling to Mexico each Spring Break to build houses for families in need. Thanks to the generous donations of local businesses and community members, 145 houses have been built! Thank you for your support of Los Alamos youth and adults!

DOE Awards Technical Assistance Contract For Los Alamos Field Office To S&K Logistics LLC

on May 1, 2017 - 7:33pm

DOE EM News:

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Management – Los Alamos Field Office (EM-LA) awarded a Requirements Contract, utilizing Fixed Price and Time and Materials Task Orders, to S&K Logistics LLC, a certified small business of St. Ignatius, Montana, to provide technical and business support services.

The contract will have a maximum value of $17.4 million over five years.

S&K will provide support in the following areas: records management, project controls, training, safeguards and security, safety, quality assurance, property management, community relations,

Iconic New Mexico Family-Owned Restaurant Celebrating 50 Years

on May 1, 2017 - 6:25pm
ESPANOLA  Starting out as a roadside stand by two brothers—Larry and Pete Atencio—El Paragua and its sister restaurants El Parasol has grown into one of the most recognizable and iconic restaurant groups in Northern New Mexico.
El Paragua is based in the heart of Espanola, and six El Parasol locations include Santa Fe, Pojoaque, Los Alamos and Espanola. The parent company is Las Brazas Enterprises. Throughout this year, the Atencio family is celebrating the 50th anniversary of El Paragua. 
“Our story is truly that of the American Dream,” Angela

Scenes From Annual Teddy Bear Clinic At LAMC

on May 1, 2017 - 5:25pm

The X-Ray lab nurse at LAMC introduces her assistant to students from Mandy Ferran’s class at Pinon Elementary School during the annual Teddy Bear Clinic this morning at Los Alamos Medical Center. Photo by John McHale/

Students from Pinon Elementary School with their teacher Karen Forsyth check out the emergency room this morning as part of the Teddy Bear Clinic at LAMC. Photo by John McHale/

The LAMC nurse shows students what bones look like inside the body through an xray. Photo by John McHale/

Classic Air Medical Pilot Brandon Saver discusses

County Seeks Business Recycler Of The Year Nominees

on May 1, 2017 - 4:44pm


 Los Alamos County Environmental Services is calling for nominations for the 2017 Business Recycler of the Year Award.

The contest is open to Los Alamos County businesses of all sizes, including nonprofit, for profit, schools and government entities. Send nominations to


  • Business name;
  • Point of contact;
  • Phone number; and
  • Brief description, including
    • Impact on the community;
    • Innovative policies; and
    • Commitment to recycling or sustainability.

Note: the information provided will be used for the evaluation and voting process.

The nomination period will be

Bank Robber Wears Nike Cap, Motorcycle Gloves

on May 1, 2017 - 8:32am
FBI News:
A man wearing a gray Nike baseball cap and motorcycle gloves robbed a northeast Albuquerque bank April 19.
The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s or 30s, approximately 5'6” to 5'7” tall, and skinny. He wore a gray Nike Air baseball cap, motorcycle gloves, sunglasses and a dark long-sleeve shirt.
The suspect entered Bank of America, 7644 Jefferson St. NE, at approximately 11:58 a.m. He presented a demand note to a teller, who handed over an undisclosed amount of money to the suspect. The suspect left the bank with the money.
Anyone with information is

NMDOT Awards NCRTD With $1.02 Million TAP Grant For ADA Transition Plan

on April 30, 2017 - 9:45pm
The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) has been awarded $1.02 million dollars from the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) for its ADA Transition Plan under the Federal Highway Administration’s Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) to modify RTD bus stops and facilities to bring them into ADA compliance.
For completion of the plan, it was determined that the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2018 planning and design services costs would come in at $40,000. Final design of the twenty highest priority bus stops and/or facilities are estimated to cost

SFCC Governing Board Elects New Officers

on April 30, 2017 - 9:43pm
From left, Jack Sullivan, SFCC President Randy Grissom, Kathy Keith of LANL's Community Partnership Office, Martha Romero, George Gamble and Linda Siegle. Courtesy photo
SFCC News:
SANTA FE  Santa Fe Community College‘s Governing Board installed new members and elected officersApril 26 at its regular monthly meeting.
The meeting began with the swearing-in of new member George Gamble, Ph.D., by the Honorable Municipal Court Judge Virginia Vigil.
George Gamble, Position #2, is a cultural anthropologist retired from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he

Scenes From Pajarito Green House Grand Opening

on April 28, 2017 - 6:13pm

Owner Dave Fox at the opening Wednesday morning of his newly remodeled and well stocked Pajarito Greenhouse at 238 Rio Bravo Dr. Photo by Carl Newton

Where Green thumbers can plan with the pros. Photo by Carl Newton

Vegetable plants with space for future deliveries. Photo by Carl Newton

The floral version of 6-packs. Photo by Carl Newton

Something for every garden. Photo by Carl Newton

Pretty pansies. Photo by Carl Newton

Layout of remodeled greenhouse. Photo by Carl Newton

Flats and hanging baskets. Photo by Carl Newton

Controlled climate for tomato plants. Photo by Carl Newton

It's Bliss...New Gift Emporium Opens In Los Alamos

on April 28, 2017 - 3:00pm

Owner David Tinkham of the newly opened gift emporium, Bliss, at 919 Central Ave. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/


Tea items are a specialty at Bliss. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/


Los Alamos Daily Post

When David Tinkham moved to Los Alamos from the Hudson Valley in New York state six months ago, he brought his own oasis with him. His new gift emporium, Bliss, brings a touch of elegance for those with a taste for finer things.

Several vintage tables laden with everything from fine china tea sets to elegant silk flower arrangements dot the

Time Out Pizzeria Finds New Home In Los Alamos!

on April 28, 2017 - 11:10am
Time Out Pizzeria owners Omar and Trisha Sanchez are moving their popular restaurant to Central Park Square. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
By MAIRE O'Neill
Los Alamos Daily Post

Time Out Pizzeria in Los Alamos has barely been closed for two weeks but today owners Omar and Trisha Sanchez announced that they have found a new location and hope to open there in September. The new location is next to Pet Pangaea in Central Park Square, across the parking lot from the Beer Co-op.

Omar Sanchez said they had been looking for a smaller affordable location for the pizzeria and

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Trinity Urgent Care

on April 28, 2017 - 10:09am

On the job in Los Alamos Thursday afternoon is Edward Grant, PA-C, D.O.M. at Trinity Urgent Care, LLC. The medical practice at 1460 Trinity Dr. Suite A & B is open seven days a week with no appointment necessary. Trinity Urgent Care provides treatment to adults and children from Board Certified providers offering the highest standards of Care. X-Ray and Lab services are available at Trinity Urgent Care. For more information, call 505.412.6033 or visit Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Del Norte Credit Union Employees Raise $4,510 For Bowl For Kids' Sake; 50 Employees Bowl

on April 28, 2017 - 10:05am

Del Norte Credit Union contribute $4,510.00 to Bowl for Kids’ Sake. Courtesy photo

DNCU News:

SANTA FE—Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative, is proud to announce a contribution of $4,510.00 to Bowl for Kids’ Sake, benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region. All but $500.00 of the sum was raised by employees – from themselves, credit union members and friends.  In addition, over 50 credit union staff bowled on Saturday, April 22nd at Pojoaque’s Cities of Gold Lanes.

“I am proud that our employees are so committed to raising funds for

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Abe Dispennette's State Farm Insurance Agency

on April 28, 2017 - 7:40am

On the job in Los Alamos: Zjael Builta, left, and Marisa Boettcher at Abe Dispennette's State Farm Insurance Agency, 1362 Trinity Dr. Suite B. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost

Defined Dimensions, LLC Opens In Los Alamos

on April 27, 2017 - 12:46pm
Owner Chase Gibson of Defined Dimensions, LLC. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

If you have ever thought of expanding or renovating your Los Alamos home, a new business in town is ready to help you. Defined Dimensions, LLC, addresses a unique yet essential “niche” in the northern New Mexico building/remodeling community. Owner Chase Gibson provides timely and effective support for building and remodeling projects.

County Issues Citation To Kroger Real Estate Dept.

on April 27, 2017 - 11:01am
The condition of the Mari-Mac parking lot has caused Los Alamos County to issue a citation to Kroger Real Estate Department. Photo by Maire O'Neill/
A County issued citation requires Kroger Real Estate Department to repair a large hole in the Mari-Mac parking lot next to the dumpster. Photo by Maire O'Neill/
By Maire O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

A citation has been filed in Municipal Court by Los Alamos County Code Enforcement Ofc.

'Three Golden Days In Santa Fe: HD3 Investor And Startup Showcase' July 19-21

on April 26, 2017 - 7:51am
HD3 News:
New Mexico’s first privately-led startup accelerator – announced that they will host Three Golden Days in Santa Fe: HD3 Startup and Investor Showcase in collaboration with the angel investment group Golden Seeds July 19-21.
The event will focus on introducing the New Mexico startup community to a new group of investors and hearing pitch presentations from some of state’s most promising female led startups, innovators and entrepreneurs.
“HD3 is always working to expand our investor base outside of New Mexico.

Los Alamos Chamber Of Commerce Presents Top Achievement Awards At 2017 Gala Event

on April 25, 2017 - 12:31pm
2017 Financial Institution of the Year: Del Norte Credit Union. LACDC Board President David Jolly presents the Financial Institution of the Year Award to Del Norte Credit Union's Lilliemae Ortiz, Anne Kain and Matt Waldschmidt. Mrs. New Mexico Rose Evans is at right. Photo by Ryn Herrmann
2017 Most Supportive Chamber Member of the Year: Los Alamos National Bank. LACDC Executive Director Patrick Sullivan presents the Most Supportive Chamber Member of the Year award to Los Alamos National Bank Los Alamos Market President Liddie Martinez. Photo by Ryn Herrmann
LACDC Executive Director Patrick