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Otowi Station Bookstore Bestsellers: June 10-16

on July 5, 2012 - 9:29pm
Bestsellers at Otowi Station Bookstore the week of June 10-16:
  1. The Housekeeper and the Professor, Yoko Ogawa
  2. The Making of the Atomic Bomb, Richard Rhodes
  3. The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls
  4. Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
  5. The Green Chile Bible, Albuquerque Tribune
  6. Survival under Atomic Attack, US Government
  7. Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins
  8. 109 East Palace, Jennet Conant
  9. Inside Box 1663, Eleanor Jette
  10. Day Hikes in the Santa Fe Area, Northern New Mexico Sierra Club*
*local or regional author

Dixie Girl Hosts First Private Party Today!

on July 3, 2012 - 4:28pm

Owner Denise Lane hosted the first private party today at noon at the brand new Dixie Girl Restaurant on Central Avenue. The highly anticipated opening of the restaurant to the public is set for next week. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos enjoyed a variety of soup and salad selections topped off with special chocolate biscotti desserts - compliments of the Dixie Girl. The Rotarians are the first group to officially dine in the new restaurant. Judging by the rave reviews from all the diners, today's inaugural lunch was a smashing success. Photo by Carol A.

Using Renewable Energy Sources

on July 2, 2012 - 6:32pm

Utilities Manager John Arrowsmith and Deputy Utility Manager Rafael De La Torre in the new DPU-NEDO Photovoltaic Array. Photo by Greg Kendall/

By Greg Kendall

This morning while purusing twitter news feeds, I noticed the following snippet of news from the Albuquerque Journal:

"PNM was widely criticized last year when it told the PRC it could not comply with the state’s renewable portfolio standard for 2012, which requires public utilities to derive at least 10 percent of their electricity this year from renewable sources, such as wind and solar.

Call for Entries for Lego Design Competition

on July 2, 2012 - 5:12pm


Design Your Biggest Dream


What is your biggest dream? Build it for Uli's Annual Lego Design Competition...


Entries will be accepted Saturday July 14 through Monday July 16, during regular store hours.


Judging takes place Tuesday July 17. 


The Awards and Play Day is Thursday, July 19. 


Uli's Los Alamos is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8  p.m., Thursdays and noon to 4 p.m., Sundays.


Call 662-4558 for more information.



Four Infant Slots Open at Bilingual Montessori

on July 2, 2012 - 3:19pm


Infants enrolled at Bilingual Montessori School, 115 Longview Dr. in White Rock are graduating and moving up to the toddler's room, which opens up four new spaces in the school's infant building.

The 1,600-square-foot new building houses 12 cribs.

Bilingual Montessori provides preschool classes for children six weeks to six years of age, including kindergarten in a Montessori bilingual setting.


The school offers:

  • Year-round school;
  • Remains open during parent/teacher conferences and when teachers attend conferences;
  • Low teacher to student ratios; and
  • Children

Katie Stavert Returns Home and Applies her Education to Help Others

on July 1, 2012 - 4:11pm

Photo: Business Advisor Katie Stavert at the UNM-LA Small Business Development Center Thursday afternoon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

By Carol A. Clark

She went away to college to study accounting and last spring, Katie Stavert returned home and is helping business people through her work as a business advisor at the UNM-LA Small Business Development Center in downtown Los Alamos.

"Meeting people and helping them is so great," she said.


Chamber's FAN44 Helps Local Owners Build Business One Lunch at a Time

on July 1, 2012 - 1:22pm
Bob's Bodacious BBQ co-owners Pam Hushman and Frank Goode, foreground, take a moment to chat with Sue Wilson, who serves on the Los Alamos Opera Guild and other organizations and civic committees; Seva Khalsa of Khalsa Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Katy Korkos of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and Stan Primak of Primak Builders during Friday's FAN44 business networking event. FAN44 is a business opportunity for Chamber members that was held for the first time Friday at Bob's Bodacious BBQ, 3801 Arkansas St., and 14 other restaurants throughout the community Friday. Photo by Carol A.