BREAKING NEWS: NADG Pulling Out of Trinity

Update 9/12/12 – 2:44 p.m. – Comment from Grubb and Ellis added

A NADG concept drawning of the exterior of a Smith’s Marketplace. Courtesy Photo

By Greg Kendall

In a surprising announcement this morning, Los Alamos County Councilor Vincent Chiravalle reported to KRSN AM 1490 morning show host Nancy Coombs that North American Development Group (NADG) has requested that the Trinity Site development project be legally transferred to the property development arm of Kroger. 

If the transfer is approved, NADG would no longer be the developer of Trinity Site, instead Read More

Creating a Marketing Plan that Builds Community

SBDC News:

Many businesses and organizations struggle with creating a marketing plan.

Join Founder and CEO Rubina Cohen of Firefly Innovation Group to learn how to create and implement the various parts of a marketing plan that not only grows and sustains your business or organization, but one that gives back and builds community.

Utilizing a brand new and easy method of marketing planning called the Firefly Method, which focuses on the needs of the business and the needs of the community, participants learn how to market and grow their business or organization for long term sustainability. Read More

Pajarito Brewpub & Grill Opening This Fall!

Restaurateur Patrick Mockler-Wood stands in the center of the Pajarito Brewpub & Grill Thursday, which is set to open later this fall. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

By Carol A. Clark

The highly anticipated opening date of the Pajarito Brewpub & Grill is drawing near. Partner Patrick Mockler-Wood invited the Los Alamos Daily Post on Thursday to tour progress at the new eatery at 614 Trinity Dr.

“We are opening later this fall and are very excited to have the community finally get to come in and enjoy this restaurant,” Mockler Wood said.

The Jemez Mountains are the Read More

Bestsellers at Otowi Station: Aug. 26-Sept. 1

Bestsellers at Otowi Station Bookstore during the week of Aug. 26-Sept. 1:
  1. All Things Shining: Reading the Western Classics to Find Meaning in a Secular Age, Hubert Dreyfus
  2. Encyclopedia of Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico, Mark Cross*
  3. 109 East Palace, Jennet Conant
  4. Wonder, R. J. Palacio
  5. Survival Under Atomic Attack, U.S. Government
  6. Seraphina, Rachel Hartman
  7. Hamlet, William Shakespeare
  8. The Making of the Atomic Bomb, Richard Rhodes
  9. The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern
  10. Buffalo Bill’s Dead Now, Margaret Coel

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The End of an Era: ‘The Black Hole’ is Closing

Despite operating a junk yard, Ed Grothus almost always dressed in a white shirt with an elaborate inlaid kachina bolo. Often his enthusiasm overrode the caution to don work clothes and he ruined countless shirts and pairs of pants. He wore the bolo everywhere for years. Courtesy photo


Barbara Grothus, president of Los Alamos Sales Company, a unique salvage store affectionately dubbed “The Black Hole,” has announced that the business will close.

The business, established in 1953, has operated at 4015 Arkansas Ave. in Los Alamos since the 1970s. Edward Grothus, the company’s Read More

Ishwari Sollohub Opens Los Alamos Office

Staff report
Santa Fe counselor and psychotherapist Ishwari Sollohub, LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor), announces the Sept. 7 opening of her Los Alamos office at 127 Eastgate Dr., Suite 206.
Sollohub currently has openings for new clients, with office hours on Fridays, by appointment.
She works with adults and couples facing issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, addictive behavior and relationship issues.
Sollohub states on her website, “If you’re feeling overwhelmed by life challenges or stuck with emotional or mental pain,
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Former LANL Director Drops By Local Bookstore

Former Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Robert Kuckuck stopped in to peruse the books and gifts available in the Otowi Station Bookstore Thursday. Consensus among employees: “What a nice man.” Kuckuck is pictured here in his office preparing for a business meeting. Courtesy photo

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Bestsellers at Otowi Station Bookstore: Aug. 19-25

  1. 109 East Palace, Jennet Conant
  2. Los Alamos Trails, Craig Martin
  3. Hamlet, William Shakespeare
  4. New Mexico Atlas and Gazetteer, Delorme
  5. Survival Under Atomic Attack, US Government
  6. The Green Glass Sea, Ellen Klages
  7. Wise Hombre Quizzes for Westerners, Lannon Mintz
  8. Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction, John Austin
  9. State of Wonder, Ann Patchett
  10. Caleb’s Crossing, Geraldine Brooks
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Chamber Members Tour Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service’s New Home on Canyon Road

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce held its August FAN Club this evening at the new home of the Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service. Chamber members and prospective members turned out to tour the former Scout Lodge, 2202 Canyon Road, which the LAVNS purchased earlier this month to house its administrative offices with plans to construct a hospice facility on the property. Photo by Karen Kendall/

CPA Debbie Reiss, left, Kiwanian and developer Rick Reiss and Kristy Ortega of the United Way and the Kiwanis president toured the new facility. Photo by Karen Kendall/ Read More

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