Denise Terrazas Buys Title Guaranty & Insurance Co.

Los Alamos National Bank CEO/Chairman Bill Enloe assists Denise Terrazas who prepares to cut the ribbon commemorating her new ownership of Title Guaranty Thursday. LANB President Steve Wells joins a group of employees and guests at right who turned out for the event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Thursday’s Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony for Title Guaranty, LLC drew top officials from Los Alamos National Bank. From left, Senior Vice President Jill Cook, President Steve Wells, Chief Technology Officer Paul Cook and CEO/Chairman Bill Enloe. Photo by Carol Read More

Karen Wray Fine Art Grand Opening is Nov. 16

Watercolor artist Secundino Sandoval looks through paintings at his Los Alamos home. Courtesy photo

By Karen Wray

Karen Wray Fine Art is delighted to announce that we have moved to a wonderful new location in Los Alamos, and would like to invite the community to our Grand Opening from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16.

Our new address is 1475 Central Ave., Suite 125, at the southwest corner, ground floor, of the Community Bank Building. 

Photo: Karen Wray and Tinkerbell

This is also our gallery’s Holiday Art Show, so we’ll have ornaments, cards, prints, pottery, jewelry, sculpture and paintings Read More

Breaking News: Hilltop House Hotel Goes Into Foreclosure

Hilltop House Hotel. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos Daily Post

The financially troubled Hilltop House Hotel at 400 Trinity Dr., has gone into foreclosure.

Court documents obtained by the Los Alamos Daily Post indicate that Los Alamos National Bank filed for foreclose proceedings on its mortgage with the hotel Oct. 19.

Defendents named in the case include the Hilltop House LLC, Hilltop House Hotel Inc., Ronald Selvage, Hilltop House Spa LLC and Kim Selvage.

Attorney James Jurgens filed the civil complaint in Los Alamos District Court for “debt and money due, for foreclosure, Read More

Fake Online Banking Security Alert Advisory

LANB News:

Los Alamos National Bank DID NOT send out a “security alert” email that arrived in people’s In Boxes this morning.

LANB Chief Technology Officer Paul Cook said the email is fake and has a fake address.

“We never send out an email asking customers for their email and password – we would never do that,” Cook said.

Cook advises anyone receiving the email to simply ignore it and delete it.

The bogus email sent to local addresses this morning is as follows:

Online Banking Security Alert

Dear Customer,

During our regularly scheduled account maintenance and Read More

Public Invited to Ribbon Cutting at Title Guaranty Today


The community is invited to join the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce in welcoming Denise Terrazas and her business Title Guaranty, LLC, with a Ribbon Cutting at 5 p.m. today, Nov. 8.

Also, Terrazas will host an Open House 4-6:30 p.m. today with refreshments catered by the Blue Window and drinks catered by the Hilltop House.

Stop by the Los Alamos National Bank branch at 1200 Trinity Dr. to congratulate her and enjoy the hospitality. Read More

Money IQ: Avoid Holiday Shopping Surprises – Know Your Debit Card Daily Purchase Limit

Money IQ
By Fidel Gutierrez

Avoid Holiday Shopping Surprises – Know Your Debit Card Daily Purchase Limit

During the holiday season, it is not uncommon to spend more on a daily basis than usual.

If you are planning on using your debit card to pay for purchases, it is a good idea to be familiar with your financial institutions daily debit card purchase transaction limit.

You have probably witnessed (or have experienced it yourself), a shopper’s debit card being declined at the check-out stand.

The shopper insists that they have money in their checking account but the cashier is unable to get authorization Read More

The CoffeeHouse Cafe’ Spices Up Menu

The Coffee Booth and the CoffeeHouse Cafe’, 723 Central Ave. in the Mari-Mac Shopping Center. Courtesy photo

By Bernadette Lauritzen

The Coffee Booth and the CoffeeHouse Cafe’ are known for three things; “Exceptional People, Outstanding Coffee and Tremendous Conversation.”

So, if election night will have you up until the wee hours of the morning, stop on by for a freshly brewed cup and a scone.

Owner, Brian Booth knows his crew is ready to stimulate your mouth and your mind as staff members fuse passion and craftsmanship, in starting your day off just right.

“We have some good reliable Read More

Letter to the Editor: Otowi Station, This Town Will Miss You!

By Colleen Olinger
Former Owner of Otowi Station Bookstore

Otowi Station Bookstore and Science Museum Shop closed its doors a few days ago having served Los Alamos/White Rock residents and visitors for almost 20 years.

Before that, its parent store, Ojo de Dios Bookstore, served our community many more years.

Bart and I purchased Ojo de Dios in 1990 from Harold Burnett and expanded it to our brand new Otowi Station site in 1993.

We owned Otowi until late 2005, when Peggy Durbin and Michele Vochosky took over – encountering a very rough business climate.

The store is enveloped in memory. For Read More

Free Workshop: ‘How to Captivate an Audience in Two Minutes’

LAEN News:

The Los Alamos Entrepreneurs’ Network will host a free workshop on “How to Captivate an Audience in Two Minutes” at its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 at the Hive, 134 N.M. 4 in White Rock.



Betsy Bailey, certified Dale Carnegie trainer in presentations, will present the workshop on how to increase listening levels and motivate others to action.


Baily’s presentation is made available by the Los Alamos Entrepreneurs’ Network (LAEN) and is open to the public on a first come basis. And it’s free.


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