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Thursday Talk Features Dinosaur Expert Ralph Chapman at The Hive in White Rock

Photo: Paleontologist Ralph Chapman at a recent event at the Bradbury Science Museum. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAEN News:

The public is invited to attend a free presentation by paleontologist Ralph Chapman titled, Virtualizing Dinosaurs: Problems, Strategies and Solutions, (from dinosaur bones to images and models.

The talk is hosted Jointly by LAEN  (Los Alamos Entrepreneurs’ Network) and The Hive (community hacker space.)

  • When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9
  • Where: The Hive, 134 State Road 4 in White Rock (just east of the Metzger’s gas station.)

Chapman is an owner/partner


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CB FOX Opens Temporary Mattress Store Downtown

Dave Fox of CB FOX welcomes customers into his new mattress store Saturday. The store has opened temporarily in the space recently vacated by the flower shop adjacent to the CB FOX Department store on Central Avenue. The mattress store is designed to accommodate customers who have trouble using the stairs in the department store as well as allow more space for the large variety of mattress available at CB FOX. The mattresses will remain on display until the space is leased. Photo by Katy Korkos


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Facebook Reportedly Has Millions of Fake Accounts

BBC correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones says suspected fake profiles have prompted some marketers to become wary of Facebook adverts. Courtesy/NT

News Technology:

Facebook has said it believes there are now more than 83 million illegitimate accounts on the social network.

In company filings published this week, it said 8.7 percent of its 955 million active accounts broke its rules.

Duplicate profiles – belonging to already registered users – made up 4.8 percent of its membership figure.

User-misclassified accounts amounted to 2.4 percent – including personal profiles


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Tony Chan Brings Home Senior Olympic Gold

Tony Chan of the Los Alamos Rotary Club with the Gold and Silver medals he won at the Senior Olympics in Las Cruces during two gruling days of table tennis competitions. Chan won the gold in mens doubles and the silver in mens singles. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Dave Jones, steward of The Hive presented a talk to the Los Alamos Rotary Club gathered Tuesday at the Dixie Girl about the unique facility he operates in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Santa Fe CEO John R. Rice, left, speaks with Dave Jones of The Hive in White Rock following Jone’s


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Hilltop House Hotel Facing Financial Troubles

Los Alamos Hilltop House Hotel. Photo by Leland S. Lehman/ladailypost.com

By Carol A. Clark

The Hilltop House Hotel at 400 Trinity Dr., is in financial trouble and it appears that the investors were the last to know.

The group of 17 men and women gathered in person and by telephone for a noon meeting at the hotel Monday to discuss what, if anything, can be done to save the hotel from sinking into bankruptcy or being sold off for pennies on the dollar.

“I am very shocked and disappointed to find the finances of the hotel to be in this dismal state,” investor Steve Stoddard told the Los Alamos


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Goodbye Shamrock

The demolition of the Shamrock Gas Station on Trinity Drive is in full swing today. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Demolition of the Shamrock Gas Station on the southwest corner of Trinity Drive and Knecht Street is moving full speed ahead in preparation for the construction of a Smith’s branded gas station.

Smith’s will lease the property from Polk JT Properties. The Los Alamos County Council has approved a lease agreement with North American Development Group (NADG), paving the way for the development of Trinity Place.

Smith’s new fuel center will be adjacent to the Smith’s


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Artisan’s Market in White Rock will be Weekly Event

Owner and jewelry designer Kathy Kjeresen of Kathy’s Natural Designs participated in the first Artisan’s Market held 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot of The Hive on N.M. 4 in White Rock. The event is sponsored by the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce as a way to provide local and regional artists an opportunity to showcase their wares at what will now be a weekly market each Sunday. To participate in the Artisan’s Market, artists can contact Melanie Pena at 505-661-4807. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Artists selling their wares at Sunday’s Artisan’s


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A Shift in Small Business Lending Choices?

By Doug Devereaux
NIST Industrial Specialist

A recent Pepperdine University study indicates that small business owners are once again viewing bank loans, not business credit cards, as their first option for obtaining financing.

Based on a survey with responses from 6,000 business owners, 68 percent of those seeking financing in the next six months reported that they will pursue bank loans.

In that same study, business credit cards were the choice of 40 percent of respondents, and 36 percent of businesses reporting also said they planned to seek financing from a credit union or community development


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