Posts From The Road: Oldest McDonald’s In America

Single Arch: A single arch stands 60-feet high on the corner of Florence and Lakewood in Downey, Calif. This early signage also features the first McDonald’s mascot Chef Speedee. Photo by Gary Warren/

Exterior: The exterior of this McDonald’s features mid-century architecture with windows in front for customers to walk up and place orders. A second building sits next to the original, which provides indoor dining and a small McDonald’s museum. Photo by Gary Warren/

Price Comparisons: A sign hangs above the ordering window, which compares prices and value


Chile Line Foods, LLC Donates $5,000 To United Way!

Chile Line Foods, LLC co-owner Liddie Martinez, right, presents a $5,000 Cornerstone donation check to UWNNM Executive Director Cindy Padilla Thursday at Blue Window Bistro. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Daily Post

“United Way is the cornerstone of our nonprofit community and it is a privilege to help them do their work.” –Liddie Martinez

Chile Line Foods, LLC co-owners Liddie and Rick Martinez have made a $5,000 Cornerstone donation to United Way of Northern New Mexico (UWNNM).

Martinez presented the check to UWNNM Executive


DNCU Breaks Ground On Second Branch In Española

Officials from DNCU break ground recently on a new building in Española, from left, CXO Deb Salazar, CEO/President Chuck Valenti, EVP David Weidauer, SVP Member Experience Yvette Romero, VP Member Experience – Northern Region Jessica Ortiz and AVP, Brand Marketing + Communications Diego Muñoz. Courtesy/DNCU

Rendering of DNCU’s new building at 1720 N. Riverside Dr. in Española.. Courtesy/DNCU

DNCU News:

ESPAÑOLA — Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative announced the official start of construction at the site of its second location


Williams: Focusing Downtown On Retail

Los Alamos County Councilor

Since taking office—and as I promised on the campaign trail—I’ve been working on policy to bring us the kind of downtowns we all want. This has culminated in a draft ordinance for a new Pedestrian Retail zone that limits downtown ground-floor spaces to customer-oriented businesses.

Specifically, it would limit the downtown areas to “pedestrian-oriented ground floor mixed use retail sales, entertainment, restaurants, including food and beverage, and personal and medical services with upper floor residential and professional offices.”



LANL: Embed Your Start-up In The ‘Secret City’

Researchers investigate details of an astronomical simulation in the Cave Automatic Virtual Environment at LANL’s Supercomputing Center. Scientific innovators are invited to embed their companies in the technology and talent of the Laboratory for two years as part of the new NM LEEP program. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • New entrepreneurship program provides financial support and access to Los Alamos National Laboratory’s resources and expertise

Innovators and start-up companies working to solve national security challenges through advanced materials, advanced computing, artificial


New Mexico Technology Company Verus Research Expands With New R&D Facility Site In Northeast Albuquerque

Verus Research expanding with new research site in Northeast Albuquerque. Courtesy/Resolut RE


ALBUQUERQUE — Verus® Research, a New Mexico-based team of scientists and engineers specializing in advanced research and development, announces the expansion and buildout of a new research facility in Northeast Albuquerque.

The fast-growing technology company will move into the empty big-box retail space, formerly Babies R Us, at 45 Hotel Circle NE in August.

In addition to the new 41,240 square feet of research and office space, Verus Research will maintain its multi-floor


Wiemann Wealth Strategies, Raymond James Marks First Anniversary In Los Alamos

Shelly A. Wiemann of Wiemann Wealth Strategies, LLC, right, with her Office Manager Cathy Shisler celebrating the company’s first year anniversary on March 5. Courtesy photo

Financial Advisor, Raymond James

Wiemann Wealth Strategies, LLC

Wiemann Wealth Strategies LLC, the office of Shelly A. Wiemann CFP®, celebrated its one year anniversary March 5 in Los Alamos.

The first year in business has been extremely successful and several, Wiemann said.

Milestones reached:

  • New office at 2101 Trinity Dr., Ste. T, with client-focused amenities and convenient adjacent


Birds Eye View Of New Co-Op Park Opening On Central

New rendering shows a birds eye view of the Co-Op Park being built on Central Avenue. Courtesy image

Staff Report

A newly released architectural rendering shows a birds eye view of the Co-Op Park being built on a portion of the parking lot of the Municipal Building on Central Avenue.

The community park is being created in cooperation with the members of Keep It Co-Op, the association of New Mexico credit unions and co-operative businesses.

“Working together, they are investing in their communities, serving their members, and now they are all coming together to create Los Alamos’ new Co-Op Park,


PAC 8 Annual Online Auction Fundraiser Underway

Gadgets Gift Package: Einstein scientist stress reliever, vest with LANL logo, mug and travel tumbler. Courtesy/PAC 8

Jasper bib pendant strung with multi-colored seed beads donated by Jill Arps. Courtesy/PAC 8

PAC 8 News:

Looking for a gift for someone? Or maybe something for yourself? PAC 8 is holding its annual online auction fundraiser.

PAC 8 is a non-profit organization and community media center. The money raised by this auction will go to scholarships for students, PAC 8 Internships and other worthy programs. 

The auction runs until April 12. To bid on an item, email bids to