Zia Credit Union Hosts ‘Chip in 4 Kids’ Golf Tournament Aug. 23

Zia Credit Union employee and Golf Tournament Coordinator Jennifer Aylmer with Zia Credit Union’s Chairman Ben Garcia. Courtesy photo

ZCU News:

The community is invited to participate in the 13th annual Zia Credit Union “Chip in 4 Kids” Golf Tournament at 9 a.m., Aug. 23 at the Los Alamos Golf Course. 

All golfers, singles or teams, are invited to participate. The Golf Tournament proceeds benefit the UNM Children’s Hospital and the Zia Credit Union Education Foundation, both of which improve the lives of young New Mexicans. 

Last year, the “Chip in 4 Kids” event raised $24,000

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Hive Networking Lunch at WR Visitors Center Today

HIVE News:

The Hive will hold its brown-bag networking starting at about 11:30 (late is never a problem) today at the White Rock Visitors Center.

The group will continue the discussion of possible business ideas as well as networking.

As always, The Hive welcomes presentations on projects from anyone. Stop by and update the group or call Dave Jones at 606-660-6992 to schedule a presentation.

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Perch Paperie Going Out of Business Sale

Staff Report

The Perch Paperie is closing its doors Aug. 31 at 13 Sherwood Blvd., in White Rock.

“Thank you to everyone who has supported the store … I will still offer custom classes and scrapbooking events from time to time. It was fun while it lasted but it is time to move on,” owner Gloria Brehm said. 

Brehm is holding a “Going out of business” sale noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. All crafting books are $1, magazines are .50 and buy two wooden and acrylic stamps and get one free, plus –

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Get your real estate questions answered at Ruby K’s Community Hour

James Chrobocinski, owner and qualifying broker of Zia Realty Group. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Have you ever wanted to ask questions about buying or selling a home, but weren’t nearly ready to hire a Realtor? Get the information you need without a sales pitch, at Ruby K’s Community Hour.

At 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, James Chrobocinski, owner and qualifying broker of Zia Realty Group, will lead a first-time homebuyers information session and Q&A at Ruby K’s Bagel Café.

Realtors Karen Hawkins and Cindy Hollabaugh also will present information about

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Udall Unveils Bill to Help Turn Innovative Ideas into Successful Businesses

  • Launched at Udall-hosted conference with labs, educators, entrepreneurs and investors called, “Tech Transfer: Key to New Mexico’s Future”

SANTA FE – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M. announced legislation to help create high-tech jobs and industries in New Mexico by streamlining the process for getting cutting-edge research and development from our state’s universities and national labs to the marketplace.

Udall unveiled the bill during a half-day conference and workshop he organized at Santa Fe Community College called, “Technology Transfer: Key to New Mexico’s

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NMSBIC Meeting Brings Capital Providers to Española


The New Mexico Small Business Investment Corporation (NMSBIC) will host a community meeting to introduce owners of new and expanding businesses to sources of capital and to knowledgeable resources that can help their businesses grow.

The meeting, called Accessing Capital in New Mexico, is open to the public and will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22 at the Santa Claran Hotel, Rio Grande Room, 460 N. Riverside Dr. in Española.

New Mexico and Española business-service providers will discuss free and low-cost services, and a panel of representatives from lending organizations

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Yang: Lists Are Great; Lists Can Be Constraining: It’s All About How We Use Them

Lists Are Great; Lists Can Be Constraining: It’s All About How We Use Them
Column by ELENA YANG

August signals the end of summer. People take the last chance for vacation, and the pace of life seems to take a couple of notches down … for some. So, I will continue my summer-lite writing for light reading.

I live with lists. I don’t always follow them, but they provide both a compass and a reminder. Somehow, when it comes to management issues, though, I rail against lists. 

The “10 best ideas for…,” or “7 ways to…,” or, “5 lessons or secrets…” My least favorite is “6 ways to talk like a leader.”

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Young Entrepreneurs Honored For Summer Businesses

From left, Katie Stavert, Taylor Valerio, Elise Koskelo, Andres Maestas, William Jean, Sidney Ellis and his business partner, Macklin Cunico. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Taylor Valerio presented a synopsis of her summer business, ‘The Clay Closet’ during today’s luncheon honoring young entrepreneurs who received grants from Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Young entrepreneurs were honored at a luncheon in the Small Business Center today in downtown Los Alamos.

Business Advisor

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Los Alamos Beer Co-op Holds Annual Meeting

Los Alamos Beer Co-op President Micheline Devaurs addresses members during today’s annual meeting at the Posse Lodge. Photo by Kevin Holsapple

During today’s annual meeting of the Los Alamos Beer Co-op at the Posse Lodge, discussion included the plan to seek new members with the goal of opening a brewery in 2014. Join the LA Beer Co-op at Photo by Kevin Holsapple

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State Shuts Doors and Windows on Los Alamos Eateries

New Mexico Environment Department has ordered the large windows lining the front of the Dixie Girl Restaurant to be closed permanently. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Gone are the days of dining in fresh air from open windows and doors at Los Alamos restaurants.

The New Mexico Environment Department issued warnings to the Pajarito Brewpub and Grill and the Dixie Girl Restaurant in downtown Los Alamos for having open windows while serving diners.

“The inspector tapped me on the shoulder at noon Wednesday and held his badge in my face

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