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Register For 29th Quest For Excellence® Conference

on January 29, 2017 - 8:10am
NIST News:
Register today for the 29th Annual Quest for Excellence® Conference April 2-5, 2017 in Baltimore, Md., and learn best practices from current and former Baldrige Award recipients! 
Quest is the premier learning and networking event for quality leaders in business, health care, education, and nonprofit organizations who are striving to achieve industry-leading performance. 
Join us in Baltimore and take advantage of engaging conference sessions and activities including:

DOE Releases Draft RFP For Moab UMTRA Technical Assistance Contract (TAC) Procurement

on January 29, 2017 - 8:01am
DOE News:
CINCINNATI, Ohio  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC) issued a Final Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Technical Assistance Contract (TAC), in Moab, Utah.
An Indefinite-Delivery Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract, utilizing Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP) and Time-and-Material task orders, is anticipated.
The Final RFP is established as a total U.S. Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program set-aside with a five year ordering period.

Co+op Board Appoints Tim Morrison Permanent GM

on January 28, 2017 - 10:58pm

Co+op General Manager Tim Morrison. Tim Morrison

Co+op News:

The Los Alamos Cooperative Market Board of Directors has offered the position of permanent general manager to Tim Morrison and he has accepted

Morrison was named interim GM June 1, 2016 and has been working on improving customer service, staff morale and sales during the past seven months. At the board meeting Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, the Board voted unanimously to offer the permanent GM position to Morrison.

Morrison, who served as the store manager of La Montañita's Gallup location in 2008 and as LACM's front end manager from

RE/MAX Agent Kelly Myers Earns Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award

on January 27, 2017 - 1:02pm

Kelly Myers

Kelly Myers, an agent with RE/MAX of Los Alamos, has been presented with the RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award, which honors highly successful agents. Less than six percent of the RE/MAX network has achieved this prestigious award.

“Kelly has been an integral member of our team and is more than deserving of this very prestigious award,” said Chris Ortega, Owner of RE/MAX of Los Alamos.“Winning this award is a tremendous accomplishment. Kellycontinues to raise the bar in real estate, making us, and this community, proud.”

In addition, Myersco-chairs the Los Alamos/Rio Arriba Big

Los Alamos Medical Center Names John Whiteside CEO

on January 27, 2017 - 12:30pm

LAMC CEO John Whiteside

LAMC News:

Los Alamos Medical Center (LAMC) announced today that John Whiteside has been named permanent chief executive officer (CEO), effective immediately. Whiteside has served as interim CEO since August.

“Since joining the team in August, John has provided exemplary leadership and has quickly immersed himself into the community,” said Brad Owens, chief operating officer (COO) of LifePoint Health’s Western Group, of which LAMC is a part.

Scenes From Rose Chocolatier Business After Hours

on January 27, 2017 - 10:01am

Rose Chocolatier at 149 Central Park Square hosted this month's Business After Hours event Thursday night. The long-running event is organized by the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce. Here, Rose Chocolatier owner Marguerite McClay, left, and Chamber Director Nancy Partridge socialize during the event. There was much to celebrate; Rose Chocolatier relocated to this newly renovated space in Central Park Square just five weeks ago. McClay says of her new location, 'I love it ... it's great. It is so much more visible to everyone.' Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


Teddie Sue Mooday,

AGU: New Study Highlights Need To Increase Female Peer Reviewers

on January 27, 2017 - 7:59am
AGU News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Publishers of scholarly journals should take additional steps to get more women to serve as peer reviewers of manuscripts, according to a new analysis by the American Geophysical Union showing women across all age groups have fewer opportunities than men to participate in this career-building activity.
Peer review is an essential part of scholarly publishing and building a scientific career. Scientific journals rely on reviews of manuscripts by experts to ensure the standards, quality and significance of the papers published in their journals.

Blue Window Bistro Breaks Curse!

on January 26, 2017 - 4:44pm
Blue Window Bistro owner Melissa Paternoster, back row center, with seven of her 27 member staff gather Monday morning in the entry area of the restaruant. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

The curse that plagued a string of restaurants at 1789 Central Ave., appears to have finally ended. Diners are flocking to this location since local restaurateur Melissa Paternoster moved her popular Blue Window Bistro there earlier this month.

“We’ve had record breaking sales every single day,” she said.

Galaxy Nails And Spa Aims To Pamper Customers

on January 26, 2017 - 4:17pm
Employees at Galaxy Nails and Spa pamper customers. Photo by Maire O’Neill
John Hiep Dinh and Helen Huyen Nguyen, owners of Galaxy Nails and Spa at 751 Trinity Dr., have owned the spa for almost a year. Photo by Maire O’Neill

Los Alamos

Almost a year ago, Galaxy Nails and Spa opened for business in Los Alamos offering manicures, pedicures and massages. Now, John Hiep Dinh and Helen Huyen Nguyen, owners and operators of the salon, have added facials to their list   of services.

Natives of South Vietnam, they moved to Los Alamos from Carlsbad along with their

Zia Realty Group Associate Broker Team Mike and Jess Griego Offer Clients Two For Price Of One Services

on January 26, 2017 - 3:37pm

Zia Realty Group Associate Brokers Mike and Jess Griego. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


Los Alamos Daily Post

As a husband and wife broker team, Mike and Jess Griego of Zia RealtyGroup like to say they are able to provide twice the amount of effort and work at once.

The Griegos have worked for Zia Realty for a year. “I always wanted to become a realtor ... but it just wasn’t feasible,” Jess said. Mike added he previously worked in the banking and mortgage industry.

Working at Zia Realty allowed them to join forces and combine their strengths together.

Learn About Venture Acceleration Fund (VAF)

on January 26, 2017 - 7:39am
Join representatives from the Regional Development Corporation and the Feynman Center for Innovation at Los Alamos National Laboratory for a discussion and information session on the Venture Acceleration Fund (VAF).
VAF is a non-dilutive funding source for early stage technology and manufacturing startup companies in northern New Mexico who are on track to add jobs, grow revenues, or attract follow-on investment. The fund is known as some of the best money available in the region.

VAF financing is useful for technology and manufacturing companies that are not ready for

The Finishing Touch Updates Walls With PPG Pittsburg Paint's Color Of The Year

on January 25, 2017 - 11:57am

Kaylen Pocaterra is painting PPG Pittsburg Paint's Color of the Year on the walls Tuesday at The Finishing Touch, 174 Central Park Square. The Violet Verbena color is a gray-purple hue that idealizes the popular bohemian, 'gypset' lifestyle. This nuanced update on a classic shade adds depth, luxury and pampering to every space, making it the perfect backdrop for consumers looking to blend the masculine, the feminine, the mystic and the modern. Photo by Cheryl Sowder

DNCU Re‐Dedicates Española’s Valdez Park

on January 25, 2017 - 9:30am
DNCU News:
SANTA FE — Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), Northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative, is proud to announce a rededication of Valdez Park at 11:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 30.
The rededication will honor Vietnam hero Petty Officer Phil Valdez for whom the Española park is named, as well as salute all men and women who serve our country with honor.

Valdez, who was born in Dixon and attended Española High School, was awarded the Navy Cross for his heroic actions in saving the lives of two Marines while under fire.

The U.S.S.

Grow New Mexico To Make Community Development A Top Priority

on January 24, 2017 - 2:49pm
Terry Brunner, Chief Program Officer of Grow New Mexico
GNM News:
ALBUQUERQUE  A new initiative, Grow New Mexico, launched today in collaboration with The Grants Collective. Grow New Mexico’s mission is to help New Mexico communities develop projects that improve the quality of life of their citizens.
This effort complements The Grants Collective’s existing Talent Academy work to train community grant writers and its Cooperative Network to better help organizations collaborate and share resources.
Grow New Mexico’s staff have extensive community development experience and

Letter To The Editor: We Are Open, Alternate Phone Numbers

on January 24, 2017 - 9:40am
Philip J. Dabney, P.C.

Dear Community members:

As part of improvements to our law office, Reid Griffith and I recently upgraded our telephone system without changing the call-in number of 662-3911. Unintended consequences have caused random callers to receive a message indicating that the phone has been disconnected. That is not the case!

While we are working to resolve this issue, please call us on other numbers if you cannot reach us by the direct number above: 662-3912 or 257-3625. You also can reach me on my mobile phone at 695-6485.

We apologize for any

CME Jazzes Up Blue Window Saturday Night

on January 24, 2017 - 8:45am

The Craig Martin Experience performed jazz music for a packed house Saturday night at the Blue Window Bistro. Photo by Kimber Wallwork-Heineman

Pet Pangaea Open Regular Hours Today

on January 21, 2017 - 10:58am

Pet Pangaea is open regular hours today (until 6 p.m.) in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo

Chocolate Wine And Roses At Business After Hours

on January 21, 2017 - 8:30am
RSVP to join the Chamber of Commerce at Business After Hours at Rose Chocolatier in her new location, 149 Central Park Square.
Get some ideas for Valentines Day. Drop your business card in the bowl for a drawing for a door prize from Flowers by Gillian. 
Join the fun 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 at Rose Chocolatier. 

Los Alamos Resident Joins Edward Jones Team

on January 20, 2017 - 11:48am
Diane Petrin and Shelly Wiemann at the Los Alamos office of the financial services firm Edward Jones. Courtesy photo
Diane Petrin recently joined the Los Alamos office of the financial services firm Edward Jones as a branch office administrator (BOA).

"A branch office administrator is not only responsible for the daily operation of the branch, but also must provide top-level client service and marketing support for my activities," said Shelly Wiemann, local financial advisor for the firm.

Wiemann added that she was impressed not only with Petrin's office skills and

Chamber: Coffee Connections At Ruby K's Jan. 31

on January 19, 2017 - 7:50am

Business After Hours At Rose Chocolatier Jan. 26

on January 18, 2017 - 8:19am

Los Alamos Association Of Realtors Install Officers

on January 17, 2017 - 12:42pm

2017 RANM President Victoria Murphey, left, introduces newly installed LAAOR officers this morning at Cottonwood on the Greens from left, David Horpedahl (President), Carrie Montoya-Pegg (President Elect), Lance Eaton (Treasurer), Sarah Keane (Director) and Pearl White (RANM Director). Officers not shown are Trish Maes (Secretary), Chris Ortega (Director) and Jeanette Metzger-Thorp (Director). Photo by Chris Clark/

Photo by Chris Clark/

Photo by Chris Clark/

Photo by Chris Clark/

From left, SFAR Liason Paco Arguello, RANM

Letter To The Editor: New Internet Service

on January 17, 2017 - 12:34pm
Los Alamos
I write to recommend the AirFiber service introduced by LANET at the end of November last year.
In mid December we signed up for a premium plan that provides 100 megabits per second up and down and two static IP addresses. LANET owner Allan Saenz personally supervised the installation. My request for static IP addresses was not standard, but Allan responded promptly to my sequence of requests for help in getting it to work.

Here are some of capabilities we have now:
  • With the higher data rate, we can stream different movies to several rooms in our house

New Mexico True Certified Products At ABQ Sunport

on January 17, 2017 - 9:01am

Courtesy photo


SANTA FE – The New Mexico Tourism Department is partnering with Avila Retail to bring attention to products that are 100 percent made and manufactured in New Mexico.

These products, all members of the department’s New Mexico True Certified program (NMTC), are featured in three outlets at the Albuquerque International Sunport owned by Avila Retail - Greetings from New Mexico, Earth Spirit and the ABQ2GO kiosk.
The three-month campaign, running mid-January through mid-March, includes attractive and compelling window displays and kiosks encouraging shoppers to “Buy

Governor Welcomes International Manufacturer To New Mexico With Up To 175 New Jobs

on January 15, 2017 - 7:46am
BELEN — Gov. Susana Martinez welcomes international manufacturer Keter Plastics to Belen with up to 175 new jobs.
The company will invest $36 million to renovate and expand an existing facility. New Mexico beat out California, Arizona and Nevada for the expansion. The new positions will include manufacturing and production, technicians, engineers, managers and others.
“This is great news for Belen and yet another positive result from fighting to grow and diversify our economy,” Martinez said.