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UNM-LA SBDC Selects Los Alamos' Northern New Mexico Stump Grinders As Star Client Of The Year

on February 9, 2017 - 7:52am
From left, New Mexico SBDC State Director Russell Wyrick, UNM-LA SBDC Advisor Anne Lantrip, Gov. Susana Martinez and Ryan McNiff and his family at the Roundhouse after Northern New Mexico Stump Grinders, LLC was honored at the State Legislature. Courtesy photo

Rose Chocolatier Hosts Artist Reception Friday

on February 9, 2017 - 6:25am
Painting by Michelle Griffin. Courtesy photo
Rose Chocolatier is hosting a reception for artist Michelle Griffin. The community is invited to stop by, meet Griffin, check out her paintings and enjoy some chocolate samples.
The reception is 5:30-7 p.m., Friday in Rose Chocolatier's new location at 149 Central Park Square.
At its new location, Rose Chocolatier offers espresso drinks and ample seating to enjoy visiting with friends. The pastry selection is growing and the chocolate case is full of new and old favorites.

C'YA Welcomes New Board Member Claire Swinhoe

on February 8, 2017 - 3:25pm
Claire Swinhoe. Courtesy photo

C'YA News:

Claire Swinhoe was recently invited to join the Champions of Youth Ambitions (C'YA) Board of Directors. She and her husband Martyn have been dependable donors to support the monthly Community Youth Awards. Her devotion to youth fits right in line with the C'YA vision.

I think it is very important to recognize students and young people, regardless of their background, ethnicity and educational achievements," Swinhoe said. "Every student who does something worthwhile, and is an asset, deserves to be acknowledged and appreciated."

Swinhoe is one of six

Take Out Talk At Chamber Of Commerce Feb. 10

on February 8, 2017 - 3:19pm
LACC News:
Bring your Take Out (or brown bag lunch)  and Come Hear a Talk for Free.
"Diversify Your Income Stream" at noon, Friday, Feb. 10, in the Chamber Conference Room 109 Central Park Square. 
Presenter: Shelly A. Wiemann,  Financial Advisor, Edward Jones Reserve a seat online:

Sandia Technical Partners Announces Participation In NTESS Team For Management And Operation Of SNL

on February 8, 2017 - 9:03am

STP News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Sandia Technical Partners, LLC (STP), a New Mexico-based joint venture, announces its participation in the new Management and Operations Contract for Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) recently awarded to National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia (NTESS). Los Alamos Technical Associates (LATA) is the managing member of STP formed to enhance small business participation in the SNL operation.

In addition to LATA, STP member entities include:
  • Strategic Management Solutions, LLC (SMSI);
  • Innovative Technology Partnership, LLC (ITP); and 
  • Sigma Science, Inc.

State Tourism Commission In Los Alamos Feb. 15

on February 6, 2017 - 9:03pm


The New Mexico Tourism Commission will hold its next quarterly meeting 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 at the Historic Fuller Lodge (Pajarito Room) in Los Alamos. The meeting is open to the public and those interested in issues impacting tourism are encouraged to attend.

Items for presentation and discussion include a legislative update from Tourism Secretary Rebecca Latham; a report from New Mexico Hospitality Association President and CEO Jennifer Schroer; and presentation about the Los Alamos Community Engagement Project from Los Alamos County branding consultants Dave Hayduk

Ronald McDonald Visits Local Eatery

on February 5, 2017 - 9:34pm

Ronald McDonald greets patrons as he makes a grand entrance this afternoon at the new McDonald's Restaurant in Smith's Marketplace Shopping Center on Trinity Drive. Photo by John McHale/

Lance Metcalf, right and his younger brother Lane show Ronald McDonald their skills at the hockey game table. Photo by John McHale/

Staff Report

Ronald McDonald paid a visit to the Los Alamos McDonald’s this afternoon to the delight of all that were there.

He entertained the children with magic tricks and jokes.

LANL: Two Regional Businesses Receive Native American Venture Acceleration Fund Awards

on February 4, 2017 - 4:01am
Phoebe Suina, owner of High Water Mark, LLC. Courtesy/LANL
LANL News:
Two Northern New Mexico Native American-owned and -operated businesses received $30,000 in grants through a Native American Venture Acceleration Fund created by Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS) and the Regional Development Corporation (RDC).
“These investments create jobs for pueblo-owned businesses and help strengthen the area’s economy,” LANL Community Partnerships Director Kathy Keith said.
To date, more than $280,000 has been invested in the northern area regional economy through the Native

Finishing Touch Begins Search For New Owner

on February 3, 2017 - 2:41pm

Finishing Touch Owner Cheryl Sowder, right front, with her staff. Courtesy Photo




Los Alamos Daily Post


Cheryl Sowder, owner of Finishing Touch at 174 Central Park Square, has been in business for 38 years and she is considering making some changes. Her husband, Joe Brophy, recently retired and Sowder is thinking about joining him.


Her retirement is not imminent and Sowder added she does not want to close the store. She is hopeful someone will show an interest in the store and she would train them to take over so that Finishing Touch would continue to be

Udall To Sponsor Global Trade Conference For Local Businesses To Help Them Grow New Mexico's Economy

on February 3, 2017 - 2:31pm
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Feb. 1, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall announced that he will be holding a conference for New Mexico businesses of all sizes Feb. 21, at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, to help business leaders and entrepreneurs learn about ways they can take advantage of international trade opportunities.
Titled "Growing New Mexico's Economy—Exporting to Global Markets," the all-day conference will provide participants with an opportunity to learn about regional developments that impact them, network with fellow business leaders

LANL: Exascale Computing Project (ECP) Announces Formation Of ECP Industry Council

on February 3, 2017 - 8:29am

LANL News:

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – The Exascale Computing Project (ECP), a collaborative project led by six Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories with the project management office established at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Wednesday announced the formation of the ECP Industry Council, an external advisory group of executives from some of the nation’s most prominent companies with a collaborative interest in bringing the potential of exascale computing to a wide range of industry segments.

Exascale refers to computing systems operating at least 50 times faster than the

World Futures: What Do We Need? STUFF - Energy Storage | Conversion | Distribution | System Efficiency

on February 3, 2017 - 7:16am

Los Alamos World Futures Institute

At the most basic level, all life as we know it is dependent on energy. To function, a living entity must either acquire energy or use energy stored within itself or cease to exist as a living entity. In this description, a dormant entity is not living, rather is waiting activation.

As human beings our existence requires a continuing source of energy. Indeed the evolution and complexity of our diverse life support structure has increased our need for energy many fold.  But how do we measure it? In terms we can fathom?

Realtor Devorah Gavron Focuses On The Client

on February 3, 2017 - 7:11am
Zia Realty Group Associate Broker Devorah Gavron makes sure her clients’ real estate needs are met. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Los Alamos Daily Post

In real estate, there are a lot of factors that demand attention; but for Zia Realty Group Associater Broker Devorah Gavron, the client is the important one.

Gavron, who has lived in Los Alamos for 36 years and has worked in real estate for 30 years, said her clients are the center of her focus, the ones responsible for her success.

Governor Announces 300 New Jobs To Support Facebook’s Massive High-Tech Data Center

on February 3, 2017 - 7:06am
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez
ALBUQUERQUE — Gov. Susana Martinez announced Wednesday that 300 new jobs have become available as a result of Facebook coming to New Mexico. Affordable Solar, an Albuquerque company, will invest $45 million to build three cutting-edge solar farms that will help support Facebook’s massive high-tech data center, which is expected to create thousands of long-term construction jobs in the first phase alone.
“Not only is Facebook’s massive data center expected to create thousands of long-term construction jobs – it’s also sending a message

Former LANL Manager Steve Younger Lands Top Job At Sandia

on February 2, 2017 - 11:27pm
Sandia National Laboratories' signature centrifuge is one of  the tools used in stockpile stewardship and national security work. Under a new contract, a former LANL physicist assumes the director’s post. Photo by Randy Montoya/SNL

Steve Younger

Los Alamos Daily Post

Close observers of the nuclear weapons complex might have been surprised last month by the news that Lockheed Martin’s long run as manager of Sandia National Laboratories would come to an end after 23 years at the job.

For Steve Younger, who will become the new SNL director May 1, the change of

Houston Deploys Jemez Analytics to Ensure Public Safety at Super Bowl LIVE

on February 2, 2017 - 10:46am


FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Jemez Technology’s Eagle-i Edge® advanced video analytics solution for real-time threat detection and tracking has been deployed as an integral part of the security technology selected by The City of Houston Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security to protect the more than one million fans expected to experience the 10-day Super Bowl LIVE event at the city’s 12-acre Discovery Green Park.

Jemez Technology was founded by former scientists from the Los Alamos National Laboratory, bringing decades of national security experience to its

Los Alamos Photographer Jennifer Bartram Displays Her Work At Cottonwood On The Greens

on February 2, 2017 - 9:43am

Los Alamos Photographer Jennifer Bartram with her photos on display and available for purchase at Cottonwood on the Greens restaurant at the Los Alamos County Golf Course. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photographs by Los Alamos Photographer Jennifer Bartram are on display and available for purchase at Cottonwood on the Greens. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photography depicting local area subjects by Jennifer Bartram is on display and available for purchase at Cottonwood on the Greens. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LANB Donates $5,000 For STEM Education

on February 1, 2017 - 7:16am

At Tuesday's check presentation at the Bradbury Science Museum, from left, BSMA Secretary KayLinda Crawford, BSMA Treasurer Ann Parsons, LANB's Karen Easton and Ryan Tatro and LANB Market President Liddie Martinez, BSMA President Andy Trottier, Bradbury Science Museum Executive Director Linda Deck and BSMA Vice President Ryn Herrmann. Photo by Chris Clark/

Staff Report

Los Alamos National Bank donated $5,000 Tuesday to the Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) to provide Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education outreach in Northern New Mexico.

Local Photoshop Author Offers Workshop Thursday

on January 31, 2017 - 8:52am
projectY News:
Local Photoshop author Scott Valentine is offering a workshop demonstrating essential Photoshop tools to get through basic design projects quickly and efficiently.
This class, held the evening of Thursday, Feb. 2, is ideal for small businesses that need quick turnaround for simple design and digital imaging tasks. 
Working through a business card and flyer project, participants will learn how to use templates and stock images for fast development, various kinds of layers and masks, and how to get the most out of type tools with Adobe Typekit. 
At the end,

Los Alamos Network Launches Wireless Broadband Internet Service To Townsite

on January 31, 2017 - 7:41am
A wireless Internet antenna mounted on a roof in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
In November 2016, Los Alamos Network installed a set of wireless antennas on the KRSN radio tower to provide wireless broadband Internet service to the Los Alamos townsite.
Beta testing was conducted in December of 2016 and Los Alamos Network is now providing wireless service with symmetrical bandwidth options from 5 Mbps to 100 Mbps.

Home Run Pizza Is Closed

on January 30, 2017 - 9:52pm

Home Run Pizza at 1627 Central Ave. Ste. A is closed. Large sheets of cardboard cover the windows this afternoon and a sign hanging near the front door says the eatery is 'closed til further notice.' Telephone calls go unanswered. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The sign in the window this afternoon at Home Run Pizza at 1627 Central Ave. Ste. A. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Gessing: Medicaid Reform Can Save New Mexico

on January 30, 2017 - 6:03am
Rio Grande Foundation

Recently, U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan-Grisham joined supporters of Obamacare in protesting the possibility that President Donald Trump will repeal or dramatically alter the law. She is not alone. Liberals are hoping to defend Obamacare, despite public-opinion polls, which continue to reflect majority opposition.

There are many (and often, conflicting) aspects to Obamacare, but if Lujan-Grisham truly represented the best interests of New Mexico, she’d be working as hard as possible to at very least reform the Medicaid portion of the law – which will

Susan Vorenberg Musgrave Was Finalist For Prestigious 2016 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards

on January 29, 2017 - 11:08am

Susan Musgrave


Former Los Alamos resident Susan Vorenberg Musgrave of Los Alamos was a finalist for the prestigious 2016 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards for her business book, Business is About Goofy People. 

Published by ArtAge Publication, it explores the humorous characters and challenging situations throughout the business environment. A graduate of University of New Mexico, Anderson School of Management with an MBA, Musgrave is a well known business executive in the state of New Mexico and nationwide working in government contracting and business development.  


World Futures: What Do We Need?

on January 29, 2017 - 8:45am

Los Alamos World Futures Institute

An Introduction

The Los Alamos World Futures Institute is a start-up, not-for-profit organization focused on identifying needs for Earth and Humanity. While time horizon is infinite, the practical horizon is much shorter, defined by where we are and where we are going. The identification of needs can contribute to the entrepreneurial spirit of Los Alamos and other locales but, more importantly, can ensure a better future for ourselves and our posterity. Let us get started.

Often men and women collectively have attempted to project

Chamber ‘Take Out Talk’ At Noon Feb. 10

on January 29, 2017 - 8:20am