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On The Job In Los Alamos: At LA Tan And More

on May 26, 2017 - 5:00pm

On the job in Los Alamos: Hairstylist Sharon Romero works on a patron's coiffure at LA Tan and More. The salon at 975 Central Ave. also offers tanning, color, waxing, manicures/pedicures and more. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Local First Graders Tour Del Norte Credit Union

on May 26, 2017 - 3:30pm
Branch Manager Matthew Waldschmidt talks to Barranca Elementary School Teacher Erin Manazanares and her first grade students. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
​Los Alamos Daily Post

In Teacher Erin Manazanares’ first grade class at Barranca Elementary School, students learn mathematical concepts and life skills through a program called Classroom Economy. On Thursday, they were able to experience their lessons applied in the real world.


Manazanares’ class visited Del Norte Credit Union on Trinity Drive.

CB FOX Receives New Mexico Magazine’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Award For Best Local Shopping

on May 26, 2017 - 7:13am
CB FOX Manager Andy Fox holds up a copy of the most recent New Mexico Magazine in which CB FOX received a Readers Choice Award for best local shopping. Fox is sitting at one of the custom Live Edge Tables new to the Furniture Dept. at CB FOX. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ 

Los Alamos Daily Post

CB FOX Manager Andy Fox got a surprise when several customers called to inform him the store was featured in the latest New Mexico Magazine as the 2017 New Mexico Readers’ Choice Travel Award winner for Best Local Shopping.

“We are honored to have been chosen,” Fox

Heinrich To Highlight Community-Driven Economic Development, Meet With Veterans In Los Alamos

on May 26, 2017 - 6:47am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

From the Office Of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

  • Heinrich to discuss importance of national parks and small businesses, meet with local veteran groups

SANTA FE Friday, May 26 and Saturday, May 27, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will travel to Los Alamos and Española. During his visit, he will make a special announcement about the Manhattan Project National Historical Park and host a discussion on the economic impact of New Mexico’s growing craft beer and wine industries to highlight new ways to diversify the local economy.

Heinrich also will meet with local

UNM-LA Community Internship Collaboration Celebrates Fourth Successful Semester

on May 26, 2017 - 5:57am
Student interns with Laura Loy of UNM-LA, far left, and Ken Holmes from Los Alamos HIgh School, far right. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

Intern Niamh Short worked as a marketing assistant with Library Program Specialist Katy Korkos. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA


The Community Internship Collaboration (CIC) celebrated its fourth successful semester May 10 of matching UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) and Los Alamos High School (LAHS) students with local business mentors.

Thirteen student participants gathered in the UNM-LA lecture hall to talk about their experiences with parents and

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Plateau Properties

on May 25, 2017 - 3:57pm

On the job in Los Alamos: Dustin Lippiatt creates a large rabbit topiary Wednesday afternoon at Chapel Apartments on Rose Street. Lippiatt runs the yard crew for Plateau Properties where he has worked for two years. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Dustin Lippiatt creates a large rabbit topiary Wednesday afternoon at Chapel Apartments on Rose Street. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Daily Postcard: RE/MAX Balloon Visits Aspen School

on May 25, 2017 - 7:28am
Daily Postcard: RE/MAX of Los Alamos Associate Broker Ian Maes with sons Gavin and Logan and the RE/MAX hot air balloon Wednesday at Aspen Elementary School. This is the second year in a row Maes has brought the balloon to Aspen. Some of the students' favorite questions: How high can the balloon go? Where is the restroom? Is there anyway the balloon can pop? How fast can it go? Courtesy photo
Students check out the RE/MAX hot air balloon Wednesday at Aspen School. Courtesy photo
RE/MAX hot air balloon Wednesday at Aspen School. Courtesy photo

Kroger Code Violations Case Heads To Trial

on May 24, 2017 - 6:01pm
Kuzi Mutsiwegota of Atomic City Investments, second from right, chats with Los Alamos County officials, from left, Michael Arellano, Larry Valdez and Paul Andrus after Tuesday's Municipal Court hearing. Photo by Maire O'Neill/
A shattered 12-inch clay pipe at Mari-Mac Shopping Center has led to a citation against Gerald Ohlsen, who manages the parking lot for Kroeger Real Estate Department. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post
  • Judge also hears code violation cases against former Hilltop House Hotel and Knights of Columbus property

Representatives for

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Napa Auto Parts

on May 24, 2017 - 12:21pm

On the job in Los Alamos: Napa Auto Parts Manager John Chicoine, left, and parts salesman Eli Trujillo assist customers at the 201 Knecht St. store. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

On The Job In Los Alamos: Nara Gross At Metzger's

on May 23, 2017 - 12:16pm

On the job in Los Alamos: As the weather warms up, Paint Department Manager Nara Gross at Metzger's Hardware Store in Los Alamos is staying busy helping customers with their painting needs. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

McQuiston: What Happens When A Tree Falls?

on May 23, 2017 - 11:12am
The Jemez Agency

As I am writing this column and watching the snow fly in mid-May, I'm willing to bet my phone is going to ring and someone is going to tell me their big, beautiful tree just came crashing down. Snow is heavy this time of year. So how will your insurance respond? Let's take a look.

1. Your homeowners insurance likely covers tree removal and damage repairs for your home and other insured structures, such as fences.

A tree falls on your property and damages one or more insured structures. What now?

On The Job In Los Alamos: Aaron Anderson At LAMA

on May 23, 2017 - 8:55am

On the job in Los Alamos is Aaron Anderson, co-owner of Los Alamos Music Academy LLC (LAMA) in his studio Friday at 200 DP Road. Anderson and his partner Cia Khakaura got together as the result of a discussion on Facebook about the demand for high quality, yet affordable, music lessons in Los Alamos. He was looking to grow his studio without a huge increase in time commitment, while she was looking for a way to decrease her travel to her students. They began exchanging messages, met face-to-face in June 2016. After a few months of lots of work, LAMA was born. Read more here. Photo by Carol A.

Scenes From Karen Wray Gallery Grand Opening

on May 22, 2017 - 4:14pm
Karen Wray welcomes guests to the grand opening of her Karen Wray Gallery Thursday at 1247 Central Ave. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
A crowd gathers for the grand opening Thursday of the Karen Wray Gallery. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Beloved Los Alamos artist Secundino Sandoval with one of his paintings on display at Karen Wray Gallery. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Kate O'Donnell, right, with daughter Maria and granddaughter Willow. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos jeweler Kathy Hjeresen displays some of her work.

State Environment Department Announces Air Quality Compliance Assessment Program For Small Businesses

on May 22, 2017 - 7:54am
NMED News:
SANTA FE  The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) is pleased to announce that the Air Quality Bureau has developed a compliance assessment program for New Mexico small businesses, except for those located in Bernalillo County or on tribal lands. The program offers free assistance to small businesses who want help in discovering air quality permit violations.

Sun & Suds Draw Crowd To Bands, Burgers & Beer Bash

on May 21, 2017 - 4:45pm
George Hrbek enjoys a craft beer at the Bands, Burgers & Beer Bash Saturday at the Pajarito Brewpub and Grill. The event was co-sponsored by the Brewpub and Bathtub Row Brewing Coop. More than 36 craft beers were available at the event. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Hot dogs and burgers were the fare at Saturday's Bands, Burgers & Beer Bash at the Pajarito Brewpub and Grill. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
A happy face during the Bands, Burgers & Beer Bash. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Zoltan and the Fortunetellers entertain the crowd.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Pig & Fig Cafe

on May 21, 2017 - 4:42pm
New employee Cody Ulibarri and Chef Laura Crucet serve tapas Saturday night at Pig & Fig Cafe. The new tapas menu, served 4-8 p.m. has been very popular since it began a few weeks ago, Crucet said. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Showhomes Of Santa Fe Prepares Homes For Market

on May 21, 2017 - 7:32am

Brandon and Elisa Macomber, owners of Showhomes of Santa Fe. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


​Los Alamos Daily Post

It can be overwhelming selling a home; once that for sale sign gets erected, homeowners can be faced with a long to-do list from decluttering a house to making an older home look more updated.


However, Santa Fe has two professionals who can make the task of preparing a house for the market less daunting ... in Los Alamos as well as Santa Fe.


Brandon and Elisa Macomber have operated Showhomes of Santa Fe for a year and have already

LANB Resurfaces Parking Lot In White Rock

on May 21, 2017 - 5:58am

The parking lot is resurfaced Saturday at Los Alamos National Bank on Rover Boulevard in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Former Police Chief Wayne Torpy Pleads With Council

on May 20, 2017 - 3:56pm
Former Los Alamos County Police Chief Wayne Torpy asks County Councilors for help in reactivating his monthly insurance benefits, during the public comment period Tuesday evening in Council Chambers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Former Los Alamos County Police Chief Wayne Torpy at Tuesday's Council meeting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Former Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy addressed the County Council during public comment Tuesday evening about his ongoing insurance battle.


Torpy, who now lives in Florida,

Scenes From Chevron Gas Station Demolition

on May 20, 2017 - 12:37pm

The Chevron Gas Station at 2373 Trinity Dr. is being demolished this week to make way for an O'Reilly Auto Parts store. Photo by Lelo Lehman/

Chevron Gas Station at 2373 Trinity Dr. Photo by Lelo Lehman/

Staff Report

The Chevron Gas Station at 2373 Trinity Dr. closed down in December 2015. Boards have covered the windows and doors on the building and a chain link fence has enclosed the property since that time, until last week, when demolition began to make way for an O'Reilly Auto Parts store. 

O'Reilly Auto Parts is one of the largest specialty retailers of

On The Job In Los Alamos: At The Candyman

on May 20, 2017 - 10:51am

On the job in Los Alamos is Craig Idler Friday afernoon at The Candyman Strings & Things LLC. The local store, which sells musical instruments and accessories, is a branch of the main Candyman store in Santa Fe owned by Rand Cook. The Candyman set up shop in Los Alamos in October at 200 DP Road. Store hours are 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and 11a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Smith’s In Los Alamos Hosts Frito Pie Fundraiser Today

on May 20, 2017 - 9:36am
Smith’s in Los Alamos is hosting a Frito pie fundraiser 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today to benefit the UNM Children's Hospital in Albuquerque. A drink and Frito pie will be available for $6 and a silent auction will be held, too. Both Los Alamos and White Rock Smith’s will be taking donations at the registers.

Udall Votes To Confirm Lighthizer, Citing His Commitment To Protect NM Companies That Depend On NAFTA Trade

on May 20, 2017 - 7:29am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall voted to confirm Robert Lighthizer as United States Trade Representative after Udall secured a commitment from Lighthizer to oppose unilateral withdrawal from NAFTA by the Trump administration.
Earlier this week, Udall wrote to Lighthizer seeking assurances that he would be a voice of reason to help protect the thousands of New Mexicans who rely on trade made possible by NAFTA, given President Trump’s reckless rhetoric and dangerous policy proposals that already have damaged the U.S.-Mexico trade

Smith’s Motto: ‘Making Hope For Kids’ Through May 27

on May 20, 2017 - 7:26am
Smith’s Marketplace in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
“Making Hope for Kids,” to benefit UNM Children's Hospital is the motto of the local Smith’s Food and Drugstores through May 27.
Smith’s‘Making Hope For Kids’ logo. Courtesy photo
The goal is to bring hope to children in New Mexico and Smith’s hopes to locally do that by raising $12,000. Last year the Los Alamos and White Rock stores raised just over $8,000.
“It is easy to donate at the cash registers and donation boxes are located at the wine bar, customer service and the pharmacy,” said Smith's Associate and

Bands, Burgers & Beer Bash At Brewpub Saturday

on May 19, 2017 - 4:51pm