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Workers Check Roof of El Parasol

on July 18, 2012 - 4:27pm

Workers prepare a tall ladder, which they used to climb onto the roof of El Parasol Tuesday afternoon. Everything appeared to be in order and they climbed back down after a few minutes. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/



University, Industry Experts Recommend Steps to “Invigorate” U.S. Manufacturing

on July 18, 2012 - 9:13am


A new report by a national committee of U.S. industry and university leaders details 16 recommendations “aimed at reinventing manufacturing in a way that ensures U.S. competitiveness, feeds into the nation’s innovation economy, and invigorates the domestic manufacturing base.”


The report was prepared by the 18-member steering committee of the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) that was launched by President Obama in June 2011 and co-chaired by Susan Hockfield, now president emerita of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Andrew Liveris, president, chairman and

Master Woodworker Pat Soran Breaks Down Segmented Woodturning

on July 17, 2012 - 6:33am

Master Woodworker Pat Soran talks about his craft. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost

By Mandy Marksteiner

Pat Soran’s segmented woodturnings are a fascinating combination of smooth natural lines and intricate geometrical patterns. Mother nature doesn’t make wood that looks like that–it needs to be engineered.

Soran is a retired nuclear engineer who first became interested in woodworking many years ago when he needed a relaxing hobby to help him unwind from his stressful job.

After retirement he brought his woodworking to a more artistic level by completing a two-year woodworking course

Every Business Tycoon Starts Somewhere...

on July 14, 2012 - 8:55pm

Ashley Donny and Dante Cote sell snow cones near the corner of Trinity Drive and Diamond Drive Saturday afternoon. The young entrepreneurs will be selling their flavorful snow cones – grape, orange, cherry and lemon-lime – again next Saturday. Courtesy photo

Bilingual Montessori Cuts Ribbon on New Infant Center

on July 14, 2012 - 9:34am

Bilingual Montessori School Owner Odalys Fernandez, assisted by Chamber Member Services Coordinator Katy Korkos, cuts the ribbon on her school's new Infant Center Friday afternoon in White Rock. Bilingual Montessori School combines an exclusive curriculum based on Montessori and bilingual education with childcare services. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ 

From right, Bilingual Montessori School Owner Odalys Fernandez and teachers Imelda Garcia and Rosario Cordova with babies under their care at the new Infant Center following Friday's ribbon cutting ceremony.

Chamber's FAN44 Connects Local Business People

on July 14, 2012 - 8:43am

Inside the UNM-LA Student Center from left, North Road Inn Owner Kathy Mockler, Business Manager Connie Proulx of the UNM-LA Small Business Development Center and Owner Kenny Miller of Kenny's North Carolina BBQ participated Friday in the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce's FAN44 lunchtime business networking event. Seventeen restaurants across Los Alamos reserved tables for Chamber members participating in the FAN44 business opportunity.

Pet Pangaea's Offices Vandalized Overnight

on July 11, 2012 - 3:39pm

Police are on the hunt for the person or persons who threw a rock through the plate glass window of Pet Pangaea's offices in the former Quest Diagnostic space near Nectar and 15th Street sometime overnight. Owner Cyndi Wells said an employee discovered the broken window and found a rock inside the office area at about 11:30 a.m. today. No one had been at the offices before that time and the window wasn't broken when the offices closed Tuesday evening, Wells said. She has had to spend her time making out a police report and arranging to get the massive window replaced. "This will probably run