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Karen Wray Gallery Holiday Exhibition Opens Friday

on December 5, 2019 - 8:08pm
The Karen Wray Gallery is ready to usher in the Holidays by gathering the works of all their artists for the Annual Holiday Exhibition. Among the works featured is this cactus flower by Robert Murray. It’s a festive time of year and the show will reflect that. Since for many this is a time for gift giving there’ll be much to choose from including small charming pieces of pottery to delight the recipient to incredible works by incredible painters. The opening is 4-6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 at the Gallery. Food and wine will be served. Everyone is invited.

MainStreet Holiday Lights Parade 6 P.M. Saturday; Schedule Of WinterFest Activities For Dec. 6-8

on December 5, 2019 - 11:16am

First place winner in the 2018 WinterFest Holiday Lights Parade is the Immaculate Heart of Mary float. The annual parade this year begins at 6 p.m. Saturday on Central Avenue. Photo by John McHale/


Los Alamos MainStreet News:


The annual Los Alamos MainStreet Holiday Lights Parade, this year with a “Whoville on the Hill” theme, will glide down Central Avenue at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7.


A beer garden will be open in front of Blue Window Bistro, and a holiday drinks area managed by UnQuarked in the Bennett’s Jewelry parking lot, will be selling Kakawa hot chocolate,

Chamber Breakfast On Sign Code Revisions Underway

on December 5, 2019 - 8:33am

Los Aamos Associate County Attorney Kevin Powers presents revisions to the County Sign Code this morning during the Chamber Breakfast at UNM-LA. Courtesy/Chamber

Scene from the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce  Business Breakfast underway this morning at UNM-LA with presentations on revisions to the County Sign Code. Courtesy/Chamber

With Interest In Space Soaring, Spaceport America Launches E-Commerce Merchandise Store

on December 5, 2019 - 7:51am

Spaceport America lightweight fleece blanket costs $16 and rolls up and includes a carry handle for easy transport and storage. To shop for Spaceport America and space-themed merchandise, visit Courtesy/SA
With 2019 marking the 50th anniversary of the Apollo landing on the moon, as well as major advances being made in the aerospace industry, public interest in space is at an all-time high.
To celebrate this renewed interest in space, Spaceport America has launched an e-commerce site, offering Spaceport America and

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Cosponsors Legislation To Help Protect People’s Personal Data Online

on December 4, 2019 - 4:29pm

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

  • The Data Care Act will stop websites and apps from using personal data to harm users, protect user information from hacks, and hold companies accountable for misuse.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) has joined 15 senators in reintroducing legislation to protect people’s personal data online. The Data Care Act would require websites, apps, and other online providers to take responsible steps to safeguard personal information and stop the misuse of users’ data.

“Private and sensitive information

Chamber Business Breakfast At UNM-LA Thursday

on December 4, 2019 - 9:51am

Viome Staff Make Thanksgiving Special For Seniors

on December 4, 2019 - 9:44am

The employees of Viome made Thanksgiving special for more than 50 local seniors. The handmade coasters, mini paintings and bookmarks were created by Viome employees and distributed with LARSO's Home Delivered Meal program. Viome also is participating in the Be A Santa to a Senior program with LARSO and Home Instead. Information about senior services is available at 505.662.8920. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen/LARSO

Habitat For Humanity Thanks Metzger’s & Community

on December 3, 2019 - 3:43pm

Habitat for Humanity of Española Valley and Los Alamos Store Manager Curtis Cruz presented Metzger's Do It Best Hardware Store Manager Mark Hughes in White Rock with a certificate of appreciation for the many years of generous contributions Metzger's has made to the local community. Habitat for Humanity is grateful for all they have received from local businesses, residents and volunteers in the White Rock and Los Alamos areas and wants to wish the community very happy holidays. Courtesy/Habitat For Humanity

The Season Of Giving At Del Norte Credit Union Brings Smiles To Local Communities

on December 3, 2019 - 3:11pm

DNCU News:

  • Following the cooperative spirit of People Helping People, DNCU makes the holidays brighter with several initiatives starting on International Credit Union Day and through the month of December

SANTA F— Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), Northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative reinforces their mission of Improving Lives in the last months of the year by calling it their Season of Giving.

Although the credit union supports and sponsors initiatives, events, and causes year-round, the last few months of the year are filled with joy and warmth for the DNCU team.

Canceled: Discoveries Action Team Meeting Dec. 19

on December 3, 2019 - 2:49pm


The December Discoveries Action Team meeting scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19 has been canceled.

The next meeting will be in January. Details will be announced at a later date.

Chamber Ribbon Cutting At ABBA Technologies Dec. 5

on December 3, 2019 - 9:40am



The Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the new location of Abba Technologies with a ribbon cutting 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the actual ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 at 102 Central Park Square.

Abba Technologies is an IT advisory and solutions firm that has been in business 26 years. They started their business working with the national laboratories and since then have expanded throughout the nation to include customers from state agencies to municipalities to educational entities and private businesses.


Their core practices include IT Virtualization, Storage

ProjectY Cowork Hosts Interactive Round-Robin Event Connecting Entrepreneurs With Experts Wednesday

on December 2, 2019 - 3:57pm


projectY cowork is hosting a free Entrepreneurial Round-Robin event 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4.

This is a great opportunity for small businesses, startups and entrepreneurs to ask questions about resources available to them locally and statewide.

At the beginning of the event each guest speaker will introduce themselves and explain what resources and benefits they have to offer small businesses. After introductions, attendees will breakout with the speakers and have the opportunity to ask specific questions regarding their needs. 

“We encourage all small business

NASA Awards UbiQD Of Los Alamos Second, Larger Contract To ‘Tailor The Solar Spectrum For Enhanced Crop Yield For Space Missions’

on December 2, 2019 - 9:30am

UbiQD’s quantum dot-enabled retrofit greenhouse film, UbiGro™, deployed above rows of tomatoes in a research greenhouse in the Netherlands. Courtesy/UbiQD, Inc.


  • The Phase II STTR contract will fund further collaboration with the University of Arizona’s Controlled Environment Agriculture Center to develop new light recipes using UbiQD’s quantum dot technology

UbiQD, Inc., a New Mexico-based nanotechnology development company, announced today that it has been awarded a Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) contract by the National Aeronautics and Space

LANL And RDC Host REDI Summit On Workforce, Housing, Infrastructure Needed For Growing Economy

on December 2, 2019 - 8:00am

CEO Innovation+Educate Jamai Blivin moderates the education and workforce session for the Los Alamos National Laboratory and Regional Development Corporation hosted Community Conversation on Economic and Workforce Development and the annual Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) Summit Nov. 20 at Buffalo Thunder Resort. A couple of hundred attendees had the opportunity to engage in discussions with tribal leaders, college presidents, mayors, workforce experts and business leaders about the workforce, housing and infrastructure needed to support a growing economy. The event featured K

Udall Applauds House Committee Passage Of Reform Legislation To Make Mining Companies Pay Fair Share

on December 2, 2019 - 7:47am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) applauded House committee passage of legislation Wednesday sponsored by House Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) to reform the nation’s badly outdated 1872 hardrock mining law.
Udall is the lead sponsor of mining law reform legislation in the Senate, the Hardrock Mining Reform Act of 2019, which would also require companies to pay royalties for the first time for the ability to extract mineral resources like gold, silver, and copper from public lands to help ensure that

County Tourism Task Force Meets Wednesday

on December 1, 2019 - 7:43pm
The next meeting of the Los Alamos County Tourism Implementation Task Force is scheduled for noon Wednesday, Dec. 4 in Room 330 of the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
The meeting is open to the public.
  • Update on County Projects including WAC Dormitory
  • Visitation Statistics Next Steps
  • Continuation of Tourism Manager/Division recommendations
  • Follow-up on NM Tourism Dept. Rural Pathways Program Application
  • Next Meeting: Jan. 8, 2020

Scenes From 10th Annual Small Business Saturday

on December 1, 2019 - 8:05am

Pet Pangaea Owner Cyndi Wells in her store Saturday in Central Park Square brought Small Business Saturday to Los Alamos 10 years ago. Visit Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Participating in Small Business Saturday at projectY cowork in Central Park Square from left, Pajarito Press Co-owner/Publisher Mark Rayburn, Author Liddie Martinez and Jennifer Bartlit of Pajarito Press. Visit Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Sha-Marie Arnaudville of The Great Escape Vacations chats with a customer during Small Business Saturday at projectY

Gallup MainStreet Closes Large Funding Gap For Important Downtown Revitalization Project

on November 30, 2019 - 9:42pm
GALLUP Gallup MainStreet Arts & Cultural District is pleased to announce it has received an award of $800,000.00 from New Mexico MainStreet to be utilized by the City of Gallup in Capital Outlay funding for the Coal Avenue Commons project.
Gallup MainStreet applied on behalf of the community to help launch Phase 1 of the construction project, and upon review, was selected to receive the full amount requested.

Little Shops Pop-up Market At YMCA Packed With Shoppers On 2019 Small Business Saturday Today

on November 30, 2019 - 7:05pm
The Family YMCA gym was transformed into a lively marketplace during Small Business Saturday. More than 30 vendors set up shop. Here, event organizer Diana Martinez, right, makes a purchase at Leonard & Fox Beeswax Wraps. Family YMCA Development and Marketing Manager Martinez said the YMCA wanted to build community and help small buiness owners by sponsoring this event and a second Little Shops Po-up Market 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 7 during Winterfest. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
At the For the Animals booth, volunteers took donations for pet items to benefit homeless companion

More Scenes From Small Business Saturday 2019

on November 30, 2019 - 6:55pm

Artist and Karen Wray Gallery owner Karen Wray and Marketing Director Karen Lee Kimbrough pose with one of Wray's paintings on Small Business Saturday today at 1247 Central Ave. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/


A customer pays for her purchase during a busy Small Business Saturday today at Los Alamos Metzger's Does It Best at 15th Street and Central Avenue. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Girl Scout Sarah Brandow helps Kat and Dan Brandow of the Royal Manticorian Navy to gather toys and donations for Toys For Tots today at Metzger's.

Scenes From Small Business Saturday 2019

on November 30, 2019 - 6:47pm

From left, CB FOX employees Amanda Bucklin, Jill Beck, Nora Scott, Sofia Vandenkiboom and Erica Leaphart show off their holiday spirit with some crazy Christmas sweaters during Small Business Saturday today at CB FOX Department Store on Central Avenue. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Andy Fox of CB FOX takes a quick break in between serving customers today during Small Business Saturday. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

CB FOX Kidz employee Allison Collins wraps up a toy while co-worker Lili Garcia watches. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Commanding Officer of the

Shop Small Business Saturday 2019 Gift Guide Today!

on November 30, 2019 - 9:27am

DNCU Provides Thanksgiving Meals To Firefighters

on November 29, 2019 - 9:30am

Los Alamos Firefighters busy Wednesday loading meals provided by Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU) into a fire engine at Smith’s Marketplace. Each year DNCU provides meals prepared by Smith’s to firefighters working on Thanksgiving at each of the seven fire stations in Los Alamos County. For more information about this program, contact Diego Muñoz of DNCU at 915.504.4091. Photo by John McHale/

DNCU’s Kristi Salazar, left, and Diego Muñoz, right at rear, help firefighters sort out meals to be distributed to the fire stations in Los Alamos and White Rock.

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall And Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Stop Cyber Grinches From Ruining Holidays

on November 28, 2019 - 7:22am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), along with U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), and U.S. Representative Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.), announced the introduction of the Stopping Grinch BOTS Act, legislation that will crack down on the use of digital “bot” technology being used to buy up large batches of trending holiday toys in order to resell them at grossly inflated prices.
These third-party sellers are using these automated tools to manipulate online sales

Small Business Saturday At Betty Ehart Senior Center

on November 28, 2019 - 7:10am
Two trees remain from the Festival of Trees and will be available at the Betty Ehart Senior Center until sold. Courtesy/LARSO

Blessing bags. Courtesy/LARSO
Saturday 9 a.m. to noon, the main level of the Betty Ehart Senior Center will be a buzz with activity.
The Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization (LARSO) will host some senior vendors and small businesses, as they hope to raise a lot of holiday spirit and a little holiday cash.
The center at 1101 Bathtub Row, behind Mesa Public Library, also welcomes those who would like to pop in and check out the