Holiday Arts and Craft Fair Draws Hundreds

Lots of shopping took place at Saturday’s Holiday Arts and Craft Fair at Crossroads Bible Church. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon

Jewelry artist MJ Oref, owner of Earth Godess Enterprises, models her work during Saturday’s Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon

Staff Report

Hundreds of people shopped the Los Alamos Arts Council’s Holiday Arts and Craft Fair Saturday at Crossroads Bible Church.

The annual Holiday Fair is held indoors the Saturday before Thanksgiving and features more than Read More

YMCA Expanding into Central Park Square

YMCA News:

The Los Alamos Family YMCA announced Friday to members that “we will be opening the “Y Express” in late January. This is a 3,600-square-foot facility located close to our main Y, in the Central Park Square building. We will be converting spaces 140 and 143, where Shear Genius and the Democratic Party are currently housed, which is east of the former KRSN space.

The Y Express is needed, due to current overcrowded classes, such as Zumba and Power Up. Some folks are turned away in some classes.

The email letter to members from CEO Linda Daly and Board Read More

Saturday’s Holiday Arts and Craft Fair Offers Unique Shopping Opportunities

LAAC News:

The Los Alamos Arts Council is presenting its annual Holiday Arts and Craft Fair 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17.

The new venue for this year’s fair is the Crossroads Bible Church, Hwy 502, East Entry to Los Alamos, between Hilltop House Hotel and the Airport, south side of road.

Community members are invited to seize this opportunity to do all of their holiday shopping at this event, plus benefit an organization that brings to town numerous events throughout the year, such as Brown Bag Concerts, Kite Festival, Pumpkin Glow and Coffeehouse.

The Los Alamos Arts Council has Read More

Four U.S. Organizations Receive 2012 Baldrige National Quality Award


WASHINGTON, D.C.—Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank Thursday named four U.S. organizations as recipients of the 2012 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest Presidential honor for performance excellence through innovation, improvement and visionary leadership.

The winners in this, the 25th anniversary year of the award, represent four different sectors, one repeat recipient and a health network recognized for the same honor earned previously by its flagship hospital.

The 2012 Baldrige Award recipients—listed with their Read More

Community Packs Dixie Girl During First Happy Hour

A crowd fills the bar and dining areas at Dixie Girl Restaurant in downtown Los Alamos Thursday as the eatery hosted its first Happy Hour since receiving its liquor license earlier in the day. So many people turned out for Happy Hour that there was a short wait to be seated. Photo by Greg Kendall/

The Dixie Girl Restaurant received its liquor license Thursday and the evening was filled with diners and people sampling the alcoholic beverages in the bar area. Photo by Greg Kendall/ Read More

Dixie Girl Gets Liquor License – Launches Happy Hour

Head Bartender Hunter Bruce and Dixie Girl Co-owner Caitlin Smith celebrate the Dixie Girl Restaurant in downtown Los Alamos receiving its liquor license today. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Dixie Girl Restaurant Co-owner Caitlin Smith told the Los Alamos Daily Post a few moments ago that the Dixie Girl has obtained its liquor license today.

Smith said that tonight will be the restaurant’s first “Happy Hour” and will run from 5 to 7 p.m. with a full bar, $5 well drinks and $ 6 premium drinks including specialty martinis and manhattans.

Beers won’t be available for a few Read More

Ribbon Cut on United Church Resale Shop

Corine Christman cuts the ribbon Wednesday on the new Resale Shop location for United Church. From left, Jeanne Butler, Christman, Adda Moldt and Nina Thayer, all of whom volunteer their time at the Resale Shop, which is open to the public Wednesday mornings. More than 20 missions are supported by the shop’s proceeds. Photo by Katy Korkos/LACC

Crowds gather Wednesday morning at the United Church on Rose Street for the first day of operation of its new Resale Shop. Photo by Katy Korkos/LACC

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Money IQ: Security: Two-Factor Authentication

Money IQ
By Michael Carson

Security: Two-Factor Authentication

The risk of having an online account breached is increasing every day as cybercriminals continue to evolve and refine their methods.

Simply having a user ID and password as an authentication method is no longer enough to truly protect your account.

You need a form of two-factor authentication. What is two-factor authentication? Two-factor authentication requires more information than something you know, such as a password.

It adds the additional criteria of something you must have. For example, the second form of authentication Read More

Officials Request Funding For The Hive

Los Alamos Entrepreneurs Network President Andy Andrews, at podium, and The Hive Steward David Jones present a Citizens’ Petition requesting that Council grant $36,000 to The Hive to sustain its operations through February 2013, and further requesting that Council direct County staff to develop an expanded grant application for the Hive’s continued operations. There is not a mechanism in place at the current time for Council to fund a private company in this manner. Councilor voted to direct County staff to work with The Hive on a path forward and to return to Council with a recommendation Read More

Lodgers’ Tax Board Meeting Place Changed

NOTE: The location of the Lodgers’ Tax Advisory Board meeting place scheduled from 1-3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13 has changed. 

It will be held at the conference room in the County Administrator’s Offices at 133 Central Park Square.

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