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Los Alamos National Laboratory Gains Role In High-Performance Computing For Materials Program

on September 21, 2017 - 11:42am

 The Trinity Supercomputer at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Companies to compete for inclusion, workshop in October

A new high-performance computing (HPC) initiative announced this week by the U.S. Department of Energy will help U.S. industry accelerate the development of new or improved materials for use in severe environments.

Los Alamos National Laboratory, with a strong history in the materials science field, will be taking an active role in the initiative.

“Understanding and predicting material performance under extreme environments is a foundational

Letter To The Editor: Regarding Old Smith’s Building

on September 21, 2017 - 8:10am

Los Alamos

I would like to follow-on with Kathy Willcut's good idea (link); the County can use that space for some of it's recreational initiatives!

I was dismayed to read that the Kroger company has such wide latitude in choosing which businesses can move into the old Smith's space.  However, Kroger owns the land, so they can do as they please. But with the County pressing forward with the recreational initiatives (made famous ... or 'infamous' by the Rec Bond debate), why not use that perfectly sited, wide space with ample parking for one of it's multifunction centers?

Celebrate And Support Metzger’s 70th Anniversary ... Drop By Los Alamos Store Saturday!

on September 20, 2017 - 12:39pm
Join Metzger’s Hardware Saturday, Sept. 23, as we celebrate 70 years of serving Los Alamos!

Prize drawings every hour 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with moore than $2,700 in prizes to be given away. Grand Prize Drawing at 2:30 p.m. for a $799 Traeger pellet grill. Free Hot Dogs and brats 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and  birthday cake at 2 p.m. along with music by the LAHS Hilltopper Marching Band.

Check out an LAFD firetruck and meet the robots from the LAPD bomb squad!

Pick up a copy of our Fall Merchandise Catalog and sign up for one of two $500 Shopping Sprees to be given away Nov.

Sign Up Underway For Halloweekend Oct. 27-28

on September 20, 2017 - 11:53am

Oppie ad Groves show Halloween spirit in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

Scene from Trick-or-Treat on MainStreet. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos MainStreet News:

Get your costumes ready as Halloweekend returns Oct. 27-28 to haunt Los Alamos!

Friday, Oct. 27, Los Alamos MainStreet hosts Trick-or-Treat on MainStreet 4-6 p.m. in downtown Los Alamos. Main Street and Central Avenue, from 15th to 20th streets, are closed to auto traffic and become a safe pedestrian area where local businesses and organizations distribute candy to costumed families.

While businesses in the downtown area open

Shell Station On Trinity Installs New Gas Pumps

on September 20, 2017 - 10:09am

The Shell Gas Station on Trinity Drive is replacing its gas pumps. Photo by Chris Clark/

Three of the removed gas pumps. Photo by Chris Clark/

Owner Ross Van Lyssel reviewing the installation of the new gas pumps. Photo by Chris Clark/

Newly installed gas pump. Photo by Chris Clark/

Photo by Chris Clark/

NMEDD Launches Of Innovation Voucher Program

on September 20, 2017 - 9:23am
SANTA FE Economic Development Secretary Matt Geisel and the Technology Research Collaborative have announced the launch of the Innovation Voucher Program.
This competitive grant is designed to enable early stage science and technology companies, in New Mexico, to receive small amounts of funding to help offset costs during critical moments of company growth.
"This program continues to move New Mexico forward as a leader in technology ventures," Economic Development Secretary Matt Geisel said.

FBI: Man Wearing Wig Robs LANB In Santa Fe

on September 20, 2017 - 6:16am

Suspect in Tuesday bank robbery in Santa Fe. Courtesy/FBI

FBI News:

The FBI and Santa Fe Police Department are searching for a young man who wore a goofy looking wig when he robbed a bank Tuesday. 

The suspect is described as a white male about 20 years old, approximately 5'5" to 5'9" tall, with wide shoulders. He wore a blue hat with a flat bill, aviator sunglasses with dark lenses, a gray or light-blue short wig, a dark hooded jacket with a zipper, and dark pants and dark shoes. 

The suspect entered Los Alamos National Bank at approximately 4:57 p.m. at 301 Griffin St., in Santa Fe.

The Wine She’s Been Dying To Try

on September 19, 2017 - 3:32pm

From left, Mike Lippiatt, Laura Crucet, Karen Easton and Tony Fox. Courtesy photo


By Mandy Marksteiner
Los Alamos

On the weekends, Karen Easton works at Kokoman Fine Wine and Liquors. She does it because she loves wine. As a wine connoisseur, she enjoys her time serving during the wine tastings and dusting the wine bottles.

Wine nerd Karen Easton

A few months ago, Easton was attending a wine tasting event where distributors brought all their wines and let people sample them. In the corner was a wine representative who wasn’t getting a lot of attention.

Los Alamos Recognized As Top Diversity Employer

on September 19, 2017 - 10:18am

LANL is recognized as a top diversity employer by LATINA Style and STEM Workforce Diversity Magazine. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

For the second straight year, Los Alamos National Laboratory is recognized as a top diversity employer by LATINA Style and STEM Workforce Diversity magazine. Los Alamos rose in ranking to 10 on STEM Workforce Diversity magazine’s Top Government Employers list and to 41 on LATINA Style’s Top 50 Companies list.

“We are pleased that the Laboratory is being recognized for its efforts to build a diverse and engaged workforce.

United Way Hosts Annual Campaign Kick-Off

on September 19, 2017 - 9:59am

Los Alamos National Bank donates $25,000 to UWNNM during the annual campaign kick-off Wednesday at Ashley Pond Park. From left, Angelica Martinez of LANB and UWNNM Board Treasurer Dr. Cindy Rooney. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Centerra donates $10,000 to the UWNNM during the annual campaign kick-off Wednesday at Ashley Pond Park. From left, Centerra Director of ESH&Q Todd Potts, Centerra Director of Business Management Graig Newell and UWNNM Executive Director Kristy Ortega. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The Los Alamos Hill Stompers entertain at the UWNNM annual

On The Job In Los Alamos: Dan Sena Of Daniel’s Café

on September 19, 2017 - 7:57am

On the Job in Los Alamos is Dan Sena, owner of Daniel’s Café and Mary’s Gelato at 800 Trinity Dr. Sena is serving ice cream at Wednsday's campaign kick-off event for the United Way of Northern New Mexico at Ashley Pond. Sena and his wife Margie have been selling ice cream in town for more than 25 years. They raised their three children; Nadette, Jake and Adrienne in Los Alamos. They are pleased to bring the community a nice place to have ice cream and other fine foods. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Udall, Heinrich Urge U.S. Trade Rep. To Support New Mexico’s Pecan Farmers, Lower Export Tariffs

on September 19, 2017 - 7:29am
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich joined a bipartisan group of six other senators Sept. 18 urging U.S. Trade Rep. Robert Lighthizer to help New Mexico's pecan farmers increase exports by taking action to lower the tariffs on pecan exports to India.
India’s current high tariffs on pecans are impacting New Mexico and American pecan farmers, and have created a trade barrier not imposed on other tree nut producers. 
In a letter to Lighthizer, the senators note that the current tariff on U.S.

Udall, Heinrich Join Effort To Protect Consumers From Equifax's Forced Arbitration Clauses

on September 19, 2017 - 4:38am

  • Senators Also Ask Equifax to Clarify if It Supports New Consumer Financial Protection Rule That Would Limit Forced Arbitration

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich joined a broad Democratic effort led by Sens.

Los Alamos Health Fair This Weekend ... And So Much More ... Don’t Leave Town!

on September 18, 2017 - 3:48pm

LAHC News:

The 32nd edition of the Los Alamos Health Fair is 8 a.m. to noon this Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Griffith Gymnasium. The Los Alamos Heart Council and the Los Alamos Medical Center partner to bring one of the County’s largest informative and entertaining events.

There are free flu shots, low cost blood tests, the New Mexico Bank & Trust Kids’ Free Bike Helmet Giveaway and lots of giveaways and information for kids and adults alike. Everyone in town is invited to start their day at this year’s Health Fair.

But this year there is so much more going on in town, so after starting at

Business After Hours At UnQuarked Tuesday

on September 18, 2017 - 1:54pm
The Business After Hours for September is 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sep. 19, at UnQuarked at 145 Central Park Square.
Business After Hours is catered so register on the Chamber website eventspage at www.losalam

Jolley II: You’re Fired! How Do You Respond?

on September 18, 2017 - 9:01am
Los Alamos
No matter how it is said: Your services are no longer needed, You are taken off the schedule, Your performance remains unsatisfactory, We have given you so many chances to improve, You are laid off. It means you are being fired ... so how do you respond?
If you respond emotionally with crying, pleading, begging, for example: What do I do now? Or please please don’t fire me! Or you react by getting angry, threatening, insulting, for example: Take this job and… Or I will get you for this! It makes no difference you are still terminated. Why?

DOE Announces WIPP Contract Extension

on September 17, 2017 - 7:00am

The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad. Courtesy photo

WIPP News:

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce released the following statement after the Department of Energy (DOE) announced a three-year extension to the AECOM Management and Operations Contract for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad:

“WIPP is a major contributor to the Carlsbad economy and plays a critical role in our nation’s security.

IRS Urges Foreign Financial Institutions Participating In FATCA To Check Registrations

on September 16, 2017 - 8:41am
IRS News:
PHOENIX  IRS officials reminds foreign financial institutions to renew their Foreign Financial Institution (FFI) agreement if required.
These FFIs have until Oct. 24, 2017 to complete their renewal. Those that don’t renew their agreements could be removed from the November FFI list and be subject to a 30 percent tax on certain U.S. source payments.
“We’ve worked with foreign financial institutions to implement FATCA registration and information reporting,” said Large Business & International Commissioner Doug O’Donnell.

Womens Workshop On Building Career Skills Oct. 3

on September 16, 2017 - 7:55am

Carol Ann Johnson




Professional Mentor Carol Ann Johnson and President and Founder of Soma Consultants Julie Exon will host a “Being the Best ME in My Career” workshop 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Oct. 3 at the Santa Fe Community Foundation, 501 Halona St.

The workshop is an interactive one-day program aimed at improving interpersonal and relationship-building skills for women who recognize that they are responsible for their own success.

Exton and Johnson put this workshop together as a way to share their experiences with others, especially women.

Letter To The Editor: Kroger Eyesore In Heart Of Town

on September 15, 2017 - 6:53am
Los Alamos
I find it rather humorous that several present County Councilors are grumbling about the half-empty, dilapidated Mari Mac Plaza (, whose crown jewel of festering dilapitude is the abandoned former Smith's grocery building.

No Bites On Former Smith’s Building

on September 14, 2017 - 2:23pm
The leasing agent reports that there have been no firm offers on the former Smith’s Food and Drug store at 535 Central Ave. in the three years it has been vacant in the Mari Mac Plaza shopping center. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
The former Smith’s Food and Drug store at 535 Central Ave., has been available for lease for three years. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post 


The former Smith’s Food and Drug store at 535 Central Ave. in the Mari Mac Plaza shopping center is like a blank canvas.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Bob's Bodacious BBQ

on September 13, 2017 - 3:35am

On the job in Los Alamos at Bob's Bodacious BBQ are Jacquie McCormick, left, and Pam Hushman. The popular restaurant is at 3801 Arkansas. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Backhoe Pushes Truck Into Morning Glory Bakery

on September 12, 2017 - 6:18pm

A backhoe filling potholes a couple of weeks ago in the parking lot near the Morning Glory Bakery Co., at 1377 Diamond Dr., inadvertently pushed a Ford F-250 pickup into the exterior corner of the bakery shattering two plate glass windows. No persons were reported to have sustained injuries in this unfortunate mishap. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Community Invited To Attend Local Tae Kwon Do Fall Belt Promotion Test At LAHS Gym Saturday

on September 12, 2017 - 2:15pm
Scene from local USA Tae Kwon Do Masters Association class. Courtesy photo
Scene from local USA Tae Kwon Do Masters Association class. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos

Have you ever considered taking martial arts lessons, but been unsure if you’re able to dedicate the time, or even have the energy for such an endeavor?

The USA Tae Kwon Do Masters Association (USATMA) has local branches that meet 8-10 a.m.

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Delivers Opening Statement At Joint Economic Committee Hearing On E-Commerce

on September 12, 2017 - 1:48pm
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Ranking Member of the Joint Economic Committee, delivered the following statement at Sept. 12 hearing entitled “The Dynamic Gains from Free Digital Trade for the U.S. Economy.” Ranking Member Heinrich highlighted in his opening remarks how e-commerce is crucial to growing and democratizing the economy.
Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:
Thank you, Vice Chairman Lee, and thank you to our panel for being here today.
E-commerce touches industries across all sectors