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Survey: Little Shops Marketplace Worth Pursuing

on September 14, 2019 - 8:58am

Discovery Action Team Member Diana Martinez discusses her idea for Little Shops Marketplace during a public meeting Thursday night in Council Chambers. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Staff Report:

The Discovery Action Team announced the results of a recent survey, which gaged local entrepreneurs’ interest in participating in a communal vendor space, during a public meeting Thursday night.

The survey data showed respondents support the idea.

Jim Glover of Once A Day Marketing reported that 111 people responded to the survey.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Rose Chocolatier Today

on September 13, 2019 - 4:17pm

On the job today in Los Alamos are employees from left, James Beavers who has worked at Rose Chocolatier for five years and April Gonzales who has worked for two-and-a-half years at the shop in Central Park Square. Patrons Kyle Anthony, left, and Patrick Bryner stopped in to enjoy a few delectable treats from the wide variety of temptations on display. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Plans For Gas Station Property Not Yet Announced

on September 12, 2019 - 4:07pm

ZRG Investments pulled a commercial demolition permit in August for the gas station at the corner of Diamond Drive and Sandia, across the street from Los Alamos High School. The plan for the property has not yet been made public but check back at for updates. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting For LAVNS

on September 12, 2019 - 8:23am

Members of the Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service, Inc. (LAVNS) team at their new home at 109 Central Park Square. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


The Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the new location of Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service with a ribbon cutting noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17. The new location is 109 Central Park Square, between to UPEX and Lou Santoro State Farm Insurance Agency.

Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service moved to its new location the weekend of Aug. 10 and opened for business Aug.

Neighbor to Neighbor Food Drive Sept. 21

on September 12, 2019 - 8:20am


HOAMCO has teamed up with the Santa Fe Food Depot to take part in the 8th annual Neighbor to Neighbor Food Drive, the largest annual food drive benefiting The Food Depot.

The Food Depot distributes 430,000 meals each month through its more than 145 partner agencies (food pantries, youth/senior centers and shelters) across nine Northern New Mexican counties. Last year, more than 100 neighborhoods, schools and businesses participated in the drive, which resulted in more than 200,000 meals raised–a 55 percent increase over the prior year.

The hope is to surpass that record this

Proposed Hotel/Conference Center At 20th And Trinity: Webpage Goes Live Today

on September 11, 2019 - 9:13pm



The County has opened a new webpage on its Economic Development Projects page at featuring information about the proposed hotel and conference center south of Trinity Drive at 20th Street.

The page contains information for the public to review about the proposed project, which was the topic of a public hearing for Ordinance 695 at the Aug. 27 Council meeting.

Here is the link for the page, which has links to documents available and referenced during the Council meeting as well as other background studies:

McQuiston: Does Your College Student Know What To Do If They Are Involved In A Car Accident?

on September 11, 2019 - 3:43pm

The Jemez Agency

Does your college student know what to do if they are involved in a car accident?

Going away to college is a big deal, and it comes with a lot more responsibility. One of them is being a responsible driver. What if they are in an accident or accused of hitting someone else’s car? Do they know what to do?

Here are a few tips that may be helpful:

  • Stay calm and don’t assume responsibility. If the police are called, they will make the determination.

High Flyers Announces New Coach Tharien Bramhill

on September 10, 2019 - 7:47am

New High Flyers head coach Tharien Bramhill leads a group of Level 2 gymnasts during a recent practice. Bramhall comes to Los Alamos from California and brings more than 25 years of experience coaching both men’s and women’s gymnastics. A former gymnastics school owner and director, Bramhill has coached all gymnastics levels from preschool recreational students through optional and elite competitors. He assumed the head coach position in August and will be working fulltime at High Flyers Gymnasitics at 1900 Diamond Dr., to ensure high quality instruction, safety and continuity in all

NCRTD Garners Fourth Award For Excellence In Financial Reporting

on September 9, 2019 - 6:40pm


The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Fiscal Year 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada.

This marks the third of the GFOA’s top national awards that have been bestowed upon the NCRTD this year and follows the Distinguished Budget Award for the FY 2019 Annual Budget and the award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting (PAFR).

This makes the District

New Mexico State Land Office Sends Cancellation Notice To Cypress Inc. Owned By The Late Jeffrey Epstein

on September 9, 2019 - 7:41am

State Land Office News:


SANTA FE – Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard has announced that a cancellation letter has been sent to Cypress Inc., a company owned by the late Jeffrey Epstein and listed as the owner of the Zorro Ranch in Santa Fe County.


On July 16, 2019, the Land Office provided over 400 pages to the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General. All documents were related to 1,243 acres of state trust land leased to Cypress Inc. The leases date back to 1993 when Epstein originally purchased the 10,000 acre New Mexico ranch.

Boese Brothers Brewery Opens To Packed House!

on September 7, 2019 - 5:40pm

Boese Brothers Brewery opened at 5 p.m. today at 145 Central Ave., and is packed with people! The brewery will be open until 10 p.m. today, 5-10 p.m. Sunday and will operate during regular hours starting Monday. The new bar, which inhabits the space formerly occupied by UnQuarked Wine Bar, will serve the Boese Brothers beer, as well as cider from the New Mexico Hard Cider’s brewery. New Mexico wines will also be available. Additionally, Boese Brothers Brewery will offer a sandwich menu, which includes hot and cold sandwiches and paninis. Courtesy photo

Boese Brothers Brewery at 145 Central

Repairs And Renovations Continue Near Ruby K’s

on September 7, 2019 - 4:52pm

Workers continue repairs to the sidewalk area at Central Avenue and 20th Street and today are installing a cover above the sidewalk, which will enhance the outdoor eating area in front of Ruby K’s Bagel Cafe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Boese Brothers Brewery To Have Soft Opening Saturday And Sunday

on September 6, 2019 - 11:56am

Boese Brothers Brewery, 145 Central Ave., will open for business this weekend. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Business News:

Sam and George Boese, owners Boese Brothers Brewery at 145 Central Park Square, received their certificate of occupancy and will have a soft opening Saturday and Sunday. The brewery will be open 5-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and will operate during regular hours starting Monday.

The new bar, which inhabits the space formerly occupied by UnQuarked Wine Bar, will serve the Boese Brothers beer, as well as cider from the New Mexico Hard Cider’s brewery.

Scenes From U.S. Sen. Tom Udall Tour Of Successful Tech Transfer Company UbiQD In Los Alamos

on September 5, 2019 - 3:15pm

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall came to Los Alamos Wednesday to tour the facilities of Ubiquitous Quantum Dots (UbiQD), a successful tech transfer company at the forefront of LCD innovation at 134 Eastgate Dr. Here Sen. Udall chats with UbiQD CEO Hunter McDaniel, center, Council Vice Chair Pete Sheehey, third from right, and Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation Executive Director Patrick Sullivan, left. Photo by John McHale/

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall during a tour Wednesday at UbiQD. Photo by John McHale/

U.S. Sen.

Scenes From U.S. Sen. Udall Visit To Successful Tech Transfer Facilities Pebble Labs And NMC Wednesday

on September 5, 2019 - 2:43pm

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall visited Los Alamos Wednesday to tour the facilities of successful tech transfer companies Pebble Labs and the New Mexico Consortium (NMC) Biological Laboratory at 100 Entrada Dr. Udall has long worked to promote tech transfer initiatives that bolster New Mexico’s economy. From left, Pebble Labs CEO Michael Harrison, Sen. Udall, Pebble Labs Chief Science Officer Dr. Richard Sayre and NMC Executive Director Dr. Steven Buelow. Photo by John McHale/

U.S. Sen.

Chamber Breakfast Featuring U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján Underway This Morning At UNM-Los Alamos

on September 5, 2019 - 8:47am

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján addresses the crowd gathered this morning at the Chamber Business Breakfast scheduled to run until 9 a.m. at UNM-Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

Attending the Chamber Business Breakfast this morning at UNM-LA from left, LAHS student Rachel Hamilton, N3B President/Program Manager Glen Morgan, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, N3B Director of Stakeholder Affairs Kristin Henderson and Executive Director Patrick Sullivan of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation. Courtesy photo

Chamber of Commerce Director Ryn Herrmann with U.S. Rep.

Sneak Peek At New Century Bank Los Alamos Branch Taking Shape & Scheduled To Open In Late September

on September 5, 2019 - 8:18am

VP/Branch Manager Karen Easton in the new Century Bank office opening later this month in the Smith's Marketplace Shopping Center in Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Workers install glass in the new Century Bank Branch Office. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scene of work underway at the new Century Bank Branch Office. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post

The new Los Alamos Branch of Century Bank is nearing completion and scheduled to open later this month.

VP/Branch Manager Karen Easton

McQuiston: Personal Liability Coverage – Don’t Let It Be An Afterthought

on September 5, 2019 - 8:12am

The Jemez Agency

When discussing and rating homeowner insurance policies, personal liability coverage is often an afterthought.  

Insurance companies and insurance agents don’t always take the time to explain what it is and what it covers. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking personal liability coverage isn’t important. It most certainly is.

For starters, let’s look at the types of claims that are potentially covered by this part of the homeowner insurance policy: bodily injury claims and property damage liability claims.

Community Labs Gather At MIT For Global Summit

on September 5, 2019 - 8:09am

Sophia Li, a former LAPS student, learning safe biotechnology practices at Biodidact. Li is now a student at MIT. Courtesy photo

Leaders of the American Biological Safety Association and community lab leaders from around the world came together in Baltimore, Md. for an extensive biosafety and biosecurity meeting. Courtesy photo

Biodidact News:

Community labs are laboratory spaces that provide facilities for members of the community to explore and engage in scientific experiments.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Workers Sealing Cracks

on September 5, 2019 - 7:59am

On the job in Los Alamos early Wednesday evening are workers sealing cracks where awnings hung at Ruby K's Bagel Cafe at 15th Street and Central Avenue as part of the exterior building maintenance and sidewalk repairs underway. The Starbucks Coffee and Ruby K's signs and windows are covered in plastic during the sealing and painting phase of the project. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The Karen Wray Gallery Welcomes Donato Spitzer

on September 4, 2019 - 9:53am
Artists David Trujillo, left, and Donato Spitzer will display their work Sept. 19 through Oct. 21 at The Karen Wray Gallery. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner
By Mandy Marksteiner
Los Alamos

The Karen Wray Gallery welcomes multimedia artist Donato Spitzer to the gallery. Spitzer will present a joint exhibition with his newest pieces alongside David Trujillo’s newest work in September.

Trujillo introduced Spitzer to the Karen Wray Gallery and to the Los Alamos community. Spitzer met David Trujillo at an event down in the valley called the Mad Scientists Club.

“It’s a group of

‘Little Shops’ Vendor Meeting Sept. 12

on September 3, 2019 - 5:25pm


Results from the “Little Shops” community survey will be announced at a special meeting hosted by the Discoveries Action Team (DAT) at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 12 in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.

DAT volunteers would like to invite potential vendors to the meeting to see if they would like to participate in a pop-up event to test the sale of their products, and set a date.

Interested parties are asked to attend the meeting.

For more information, email Diana Martinez at

Community Invited To Re-Opening Of Rio Grande Orthodontics Underway Until 4:30 P.M. Today

on September 3, 2019 - 3:46pm

The community is invited to the re-opening of Rio Grande Orthodontics underway today until 4:30 p.m. at 3250 Trinity Dr. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Michael Kellet samples the food at the re-opening of Rio Grande Orthodontics underway today until 4:30 p.m. at 3250 Trinity Dr. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Dr. Ryan Gardiner and Dental Assistant Karina Tavarez with patient Hannah Gartz today at the re-opening of Rio Grande Orthodontics underway today until 4:30 p.m. at 3250 Trinity Dr. Photo by Jenn Bartram/


New Mexico True Stakes Claim As ‘Chile Capital Of The World’ In New Marketing Campaign Launching Today

on September 3, 2019 - 9:22am

Courtesy/New Mexico Tourism Department




SANTA FE - The New Mexico Tourism Department is staking its claim as “Chile Capital of the World” in its new marketing campaign, which launched today. 

As the state’s signature crop, the campaign aims to highlight the culture and cuisine while inspiring statewide pride during New Mexico’s richest season. 

“This campaign is about embracing and owning what really makes New Mexico True and declaring that New Mexico is the Chile Capital of the World,” said Tourism Secretary Jen Paul Schroer.

Los Alamos Main Street And Metzger’s Hardware Are Featured In Independent We Stand Publication

on September 2, 2019 - 8:34am

Scene from ScienceFest at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy photo

By Independent We Stand:

Los Alamos Main Street and Metzger’s Hardware are featured in the recent edition of Independent We Stand.

The small southwestern community of Los Alamos, New Mexico, is probably best known for the government lab. The lab brings people from distant cities like San Francisco and Washington, D.C. to town, but Metzger’s Hardware and Los Alamos Main Street work to give those New Mexico transplants — and longtime locals — a reason to stay.

“This town is a little different from others in that we’ve got a good