Business

Youth Entrepreneur Program Seeks Mentors

LACDC News:

Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) in conjunction with UNM-LA Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is providing a unique opportunity to youth in the communities of Los Alamos, Jemez Springs, Espanola and Pojoaque to experience the rewards of starting a business.

The Youth Business Grant Program will provide up to $400 to enterprising young business people, ages 13-19, who want to start a business this summer.

Will You Support the Youth Business Grant Program? This program relies on the support of local business people. We are seeking volunteers to support


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Pilates Helps Local Woman Eliminate Pain

Photo by Minesh Bacrania

By Mandy Marksteiner

Gloria Cordova was rear-ended while driving her car, giving her whiplash. Every morning since the accident, she has suffered from a severe headache and pain radiating from the back of her head, down her neck and into her back.

Although the soreness usually dissipated by the middle of the day, she would experience vertigo whenever she looked up or down, and she could never fully relax. 

“When I was at rest I would realize that my neck was killing me and my headache was still there,” she said. “It really did affect my entire day.”

Cordova, 73, was afraid


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Players Compete in Chamber’s Charity Tournament

The gross first place foursome was that of Raichert, Binger, Rodriguez and Quartieri in this year’s Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament held Friday at Black Mesa. Proceeds from the event go to support United Way of Northern New Mexico. Photo by Katy Korkos
 
Golf scores indicate some skilled players participated in Friday’s charitable tournament. Photo by Katy Korkos
Second place in the tournament went to the team of Bouman, Fox, Howze and Montoya. Photo by Katy Korkos
Linda Deck won a prize for “closest to the pin” on hole number 8 and E. Maez got closest

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Pajarito Brewpub & Grill to Open in Mari-Mac!

Exterior rendering of the Pajarito Brewpub & Grill opening later this year in the former Blockbuster space in Mari-Mac Shopping Center. Courtesy/PB&G

By Carol A. Clark
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Jemez Mountains are the inspiration for a new restaurant coming to the Mari-Mac Shopping Center that is designed to blend the rustic and rugged outdoors with a clean modern edge.

Patrick Mockler-Wood and Catherine Mockler have partnered with Pawel and Dorota Listwan, all local entrepreneurs, to establish the Pajarito Brewpub & Grill in the former Blockbuster space at 614 Trinity Dr.


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Bestsellers at Otowi Station Bookstore the week of April 29-May 5, 2012

 
Bestsellers at Otowi Station Bookstore the week of April 29-May 5, 2012
 
  1. Crow, Barbara Wright*
  2. Enigma and Light, David Mutschlecner*
  3. 109 East Palace, Jennet Conant
  4. Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins
  5. Tracks, Scats, and Signs of the Southern Rocky Mountains, James C. Halfpenny
  6. Wildflowers of the Southern Rocky Mountains, Janis Lindsey Huggins
  7. Butterflies of the Southern Rocky Mountains, Ronald Wauer
  8. Birds of the Southern Rocky Mountains, Greg R. Homel
  9. Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
  10. The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
*local or regional author
 

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Planning and Zoning Approves Site Plan for Bandelier Shuttle Service Facility

Site Plan for a shuttle service facility for a shuttle to Bandelier National Monument. Source: Los Alamos County.

The Los Alamos County Planning and Zoning Commission has approved a site plan for a shuttle service facility for shuttles to Bandelier National Monument. The shuttle service facility will be located at the corner of State Road 4 and Rover across the street from the White Rock Visitor’s Center and Conoco gas station, on what is now a vacant lot. Areas for up to two food vendors will be reserved on the commercial zoned lot at 40 Rover Blvd. The vendors would have a cart, trailer or


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Taste Regional Flavors with New Mexico Wine Tours

Ponderosa Landscape. Courtesy/NMWT

By Bonnie J. Gordon

Get a sip of New Mexico with one of the special tours offered by New Mexico Wine Tours. New Mexico is the oldest wine making region in the country, with more than 40 wineries and tasting rooms.

“We often combine wine tasting with scenic tours or recreational events” said Cindy Capelli, owner and operator of New Mexico Wine Tours. “I tailor the tour to what the guests want to do.”

Some dedicated wine tasters choose to visit up to six wineries, while others choose to combine wine tasting at two or three wineries with an afternoon exploring a scenic


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From Nazi Germany to the Manhattan Project: A Love Story

In a chilling story of her parents’ escape from Hitler’s reign of terror, Bettina Hoerlin reveals the depth and breadth of Nazism in pre-war Germany at a reading and signing at Otowi Station Bookstore on Saturday, May 12, at 3 p.m.

Hoerlin’s book, Steps of Courage, is a unique blend of historical and personal facts that documents how her parents overcome obstacles to their romance, one between an Aryan and Jew, and fight the nazification of culture, science and mountaineering. Spurred by a treasure trove of 500 love letters and untapped German archives, Hoerlin weaves together a tale playing


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Co-op Rocks!

LOS ALAMOS COOPERATIVE MARKET News

Co-opRocks! is brought to you by the Los Alamos Co-op as part of their outreach program to young adults (high school and college age). The program is intended to provide young adults a venue to express their interests (music, art, theater, etc.) in a fun and safe atmosphere. General Manager, Steve Watts said, “We strive to share our cooperative values through this venue by sourcing local talent and encouraging young adults and the community to come support each other at Co-opRocks!”

The 5 hours will be filled with a variety of activities, which


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Small Business Assistance (NMSBA) Program

The New Mexico Small Business Assistance (NMSBA) Program — a joint partnership of Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories and the state of New Mexico — provides technical assistance from national laboratory scientists and engineers to New Mexico small businesses at no cost.  While individual businesses can request assistance at any time, NMSBA annually considers leveraged projects involving multiple businesses with a shared problem that is too large or complex to be solved during an individual project. Leveraged project proposals for 2013 will be accepted from May 4th through


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