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On The Job In Los Alamos: At LA Fitness

on July 8, 2017 - 8:20am

On the Job in Los Alamos at LA Fitness is owner Kent Pegg. Pegg has owned his fitness center for 15 years at 771 Central Ave. in the Mari-Mac Shopping Center. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Heinrich Issues Statement On June Jobs Report

on July 8, 2017 - 8:10am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich


U.S. SENATE News: 


U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Ranking Member of the Joint Economic Committee, recently issued the following statement after the Department of Labor announced 222,000 jobs were added in June:  


“Today’s jobs report underscores the risk that Republican’s TrumpCare poses for the U.S. economy. Health care, as the fastest growing sector, is an important economic driver, and TrumpCare threatens this growth.


Shelly Wiemann Of Los Alamos Receives ‘TNT’ Client Development Award

Shelly Wiemann


Edward Jones Financial Advisor Shelly Wiemann of Los Alamos recently received the “TNT” Client Development Award for her outstanding service efforts over the past year. Only 483 of the firm’s more than 15,000 financial advisors received the award.

The award derives its name from firm legends who, in the 1950s, traveled the Midwest from Tuesday through Thursday each week, becoming known as “TNT” brokers.

“When you work for a firm that is known for its outstanding service, it’s quite an honor to be singled out for your service record,” Wiemann said.


On The Job In Los Alamos: At Los Alamos Teen Center

on July 6, 2017 - 6:32pm

On the Job in Los Alamos is Los Alamos Teen Center Assistant Director George Marsden working the front desk today. He has worked at the center for almost four years. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Gov. Susana Martinez Announces Fifth Straight Year Of Record-Shattering Tourism Numbers

on July 5, 2017 - 8:08pm

SANTA FE — Today, Gov. Susana Martinez announced 34.4 million trips were taken in New Mexico in 2016 – shattering the previous record set in 2015 of 33.4 million. New Mexico is a leader in tourism, with trips to the state growing at double the national average. 
“A record number of people are visiting New Mexico and that means more money being spent in our communities – large and small,” Martinez said.

2017’s Best And Worst States To Start A Business

on July 5, 2017 - 8:18am
With President Donald Trump proposing to slash the corporate tax rate to 15 percent while startup activity trends upward for three years in a row and reaches pre-recession levels, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis identifying 2017’s Best & Worst States to Start a Business.
To determine the most fertile grounds for planting and growing new ventures, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 U.S. states across 20 key indicators of startup success.

TCC/LANB Names Thomas Dolan Chief Financial Officer

on July 5, 2017 - 8:09am

LANB CFO Thomas Dolan


Los Alamos National Bank (LANB) has named Thomas Dolan to the position of Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately.

Dolan brings more than 30 years of financial management experience to the position. He joined the company, Los Alamos National Bank as Senior Financial Officer in April and was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the bank June 19.

“Tom is a great addition to LANB, he brings valued expertise.

ProcessQM To Host NQA-1 Lead Auditor And Commercial Grade Dedication Training

on July 4, 2017 - 10:30am
PQM News:
ProcessQM, LLC, a quality management company based in Northern New Mexico, announced it is hosting quality training sessions in Los Alamos the week of July 10-14 in partnership with Project Management Institute Otowi Bridge NM Chapter, Theseus Professional Services, Nuclear Training Institute, and United Controls International. 
Two courses, focused primarily on NQA-1 quality assurance, will be held at the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce at 109 Central Park Square.
“While the data is too restricted to conduct a thorough analysis on each industry, our experience with

Metzger's Announces Spring Shopping Spree Winners

on July 3, 2017 - 7:54am

Marlene Smeltzer wins $500 shopping spree at Metzger's in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

Judy Pippin wins $500 shopping spree at Metzger's in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo


Metzger’s is excited to announce the four winners of its $500 Shopping Sprees this spring.

The winners in Los Alamos are Marlene Smeltzer and Judy Pippin. The winners in White Rock are Franklin Bunker and Karen Lucero.

Watch for the next drawings this fall at both Metzger’s stores.

Franklin Bunker wins $500 shopping spree at Metzger's in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

Karen Lucero wins $500 shopping spree at

Former Gas Station On Diamond Drive Listed For Sale

on July 2, 2017 - 7:18pm

The former Metzger's Mobil gas station and auto repair shop at Diamond Drive and Sandia, which has been closed since September 2015, is on the market for $945,000. The Barker Realty website describes the property as, 'Located on a hard corner, this 0.87 acre property with approximately 210 feet of frontage on Diamond Drive is zoned for a variety of uses including retail and office. Those familiar with Los Alamos will know that due to federal land ownership commercial land in Los Alamos is a rare commodity'.  Photo by Maire O'Neill/


NSA Accredits Sylint For Cyber Incident Response

on July 2, 2017 - 7:26am
SARASOTA, Fla. Sylint Group, Inc. has received accreditation from the National Security Agency (NSA) for Cyber Incident Response Assistance (CIRA).
Sylint is now one of only 15 companies in the U.S. recognized by the NSA as having met their standards to provide cyber incident response services to government agencies, companies, and other organizations.
“We are a concentrated, highly agile team of cyber professionals and licensed investigators able to quickly and discreetly respond to incidents,” said Charles Shugg, Brigadier General, USAF, retired, and a senior

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Bliss

on June 30, 2017 - 7:25am
On the Job in Los Alamos is owner David Tinkham at his shop, Bliss, Thursday in the MVD Plaza at 919 Central Ave. The shop is open Tuesday through Saturday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Techie Business Tucked Away In White Rock

on June 29, 2017 - 8:31pm


Jeff Hay is the owner of Portable Knowledge, LLC and Photoglyph, LLC in White Rock. Photo by Maire O'Neill/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Tucked away in an unassuming office in White Rock is a software development firm that has sold apps to companies from San Diego to Australia. Portable Knowledge, LLC, was founded by Jeff Hay in 2010. The company specializes in creating friendly, easy-to-use apps with a consistent look and feel across multiple devices and operating systems, while staying true to the ethos of each individual operating system.

Prior to 2010, Hay

TCC 2017 Stockholders Meeting Focuses On Viable, Sustainable Future For Los Alamos National Bank

on June 29, 2017 - 1:25pm
TCC/LANB CEO and President John Gulas welcomes stockholders, employees and guests to the 2017 Annual TCC Stockholders meeting Tuesday at Buffalo Thunder. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
TCC/LANB CEO and President John Gulas shares a strong message of viability and sustainability for the bank going into the future. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

POJOAQUE — The vision of a viable and sustainable future for Los Alamos National Bank was the theme at Tuesday’s annual meeting of Trinity Capital Corporation (TCC) stockholders.

White Rock Artist Market Returns July 1

on June 29, 2017 - 11:59am
Artist booths at White Rock Visitor Center. Courtesy photo
The White Rock Artist Market takes place again 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, July 1, outside the White Rock Visitor Center.
This market will feature some of our regular artists and artisans but will also include some new faces to the Artist Market.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Eye Associates

on June 29, 2017 - 8:13am

On the job at Eye Associates of New Mexico are patient service representatives Veronica Marrufo, left, and Samantha Salazar. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

LACDC Announces Board Of Director Appointments

on June 28, 2017 - 10:31am

Newly appointed LACDC Chair John Gulas


The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) announced the appointment of its new Board of Directors.

John Gulas, Los Alamos National Bank CEO has been appointed the new chair of the Board of Directors.

Other board appointments include:

  • Vice Chair Jim Hall, local property owner;
  • Treasurer Steve Winegeart, Los Alamos Medical Center CFO; and
  • Secretary Heather McClenahan, Los Alamos Historical Society executive director.

“This slate of officers reflects a diverse cross section of the local business community.

UbiQD Expands New Mexico-Based Team

on June 28, 2017 - 9:22am

UbiQD VP of Business Development Steve Reinhard, Operations Manager Liseth Garay and R&D Chemist Nicolai Archuleta have joined the company at 134 Eastgate Dr. in Los Alamos. Courtesy/UbiQD


UbiQD, LLC, a New Mexico-based nanotechnology materials development company headquartered in Los Alamos, announced today that it has welcomed three new employees to its team. Two fulfill key business roles for the startup, and all three have Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees. Steve Reinhard has joined UbiQD as the vice president of Business Development, Liseth Garay as

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Preventech Auto Repair

on June 28, 2017 - 6:39am
On the Job in Los Alamos Tuesday are Buddy and Beth Laird, owners of Preventech Auto Repair at 272 DP Road. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

NNSA To Issue Public Notice For Intent To Compete Management And Operating Contract For LANL

on June 26, 2017 - 10:23pm

News Alert:

The Los Alamos Daily Post has obtained a copy of an email issued this afternoon by the director of NNSA's Office of Governmental Affairs. The email states that DOE/NNSA will issue a public notice Tuesday alerting potential offerors of its intent to conduct a competition for the management and operating (M&O) follow-on contract for Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

The public notice will be available on various websites for which links will go live by close of business Tuesday.

The projected budget for the LANL M&O contract is approximately $2.5 billion per year or $25

Metzger’s 70th Anniversary Festivities Embrace ‘Where Discoveries Are Made’ Brand

on June 26, 2017 - 4:07pm

Metzger's General Manager David Jolly showing off 70th Anniversary memorabilla. Courtesy photo 


Metzger's Hardware 70th Anniversary Memorabilia. Courtesy photo





Metzger’s Do It Best Hardware is celebrating its 70th anniversary of serving the Los Alamos Community. As part of the festivities, Metzger’s is incorporating the “Where Discoveries Are Made” brand into its company mindset, upcoming anniversary events and 70th anniversary promotional materials.

“Metzger’s has been actively involved in the Los Alamos branding initiative since its inception and we truly

Thailand Thai Cuisine Introduces Lunch Buffet Today!

on June 26, 2017 - 7:53am

Joe and Nam Lovato, owners of Thailand Thai Cuisine in the Mari-Mac Shopping Center, have announced the introduction of their lunchtime buffet 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The buffet includes curries, stir fries, fried rice, brown rice, jasmine rice, two soups, dessert, salad and fruit, all for $15 per person. The buffet menu items change daily. Regular menu items also are served during lunchtime. All pad Thai, sweet and sour sauce, and cucumber sauce are homemade and the Lovatos grind their own chili powder. Nam loves making curries whereas Joe likes making stir fries.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Leora’s Side Door Salon

on June 25, 2017 - 4:13pm

On the Job in Los Alamos: Owner and Stylist Leora McMullan, RC, in her Side Door Salon at 707 Meadow Lane in White Rock. New clients are welcome, call 505.350.3660 or 505.672.9192. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Judge Rules Against WCS - EnergySolutions Merger

on June 24, 2017 - 11:58am
Courtesy photo
CCNS News:
Federal District Judge Sue L. Robinson entered her sealed opinion Wednesday in favor of the U.S. Department of Justice and prohibited Waste Control Specialists (WCS) and EnergySolutions from moving forward with the proposed $367 million merger of the two-nuclear waste storage and disposal companies.
The judge’s decision was based on anti-trust law.
In a written statement, Andrew Finch, acting assistant attorney general of the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division, said, "Substantial evidence showed that head-to-head competition between

Registration Deadline Is June 30 For Leadership Los Alamos Class Of 2017-18

on June 23, 2017 - 8:23am

Jana McClure is a graduate of the 2016-17 Leadership Los Alamos program. Photo by Martha Katko

LLA News:

Leadership Los Alamos is accepting applications for its 2017-18 program, which gets underway in September.

To date, LLA has graduated more than 250 leaders who are making a difference in this community. LLA is seeking to fill this year’s class with approximately 24 committed individuals who want to learn more and continue this fine tradition.

The program begins with a two-day orientation Sept. 8-9. The deadline to apply for the program is June 30.

What recent graduates are saying: