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Discovery Day Deadline Extended to Jan. 7

on December 27, 2013 - 9:15am

HD3 News:

The High Desert Discovery District (HD3) - the state's privately lead high technology start-up accelerator - and its partners New Mexico Consortium and Los Alamos Commerce and Development Center - have announced they will extend the Los Alamos Discovery Day application deadline to Jan. 7. 

All innovators from across New Mexico are encouraged to apply. 

Discovery Day will take place Feb. 5-6 in Los Alamos and April 23-24 in Farmington, respectively. Jaynes Corporation will sponsor the Los Alamos event, and ConocoPhillips will sponsor the Farmington event.

Each Discovery Day will

LANL Scientists Aid NM Small Businesses

on December 26, 2013 - 11:51am
Winner of a 2013 Principal Investigator Award, Andy McCown, right, of Energy and Infrastructure Analysis, with Becky Coel-Roback and Dave Pesiri of LANL's Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Two Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists were recently recognized for helping small businesses in New Mexico by using their technical expertise and laboratory capabilities.

Andy McCown and Mei Ding received Principal Investigator Excellence (PIE) awards for assisting several New Mexico small businesses.

New Mexico's Largest Wholesale Candy Warehouse Opens to Public in Albuquerque

on December 26, 2013 - 10:23am


Nationwide Candy, New Mexico's largest wholesale candy warehouse, has opened to the public in Albuquerque with more than 9,000 items for any occasion.

Originally an online distributor across the globe, Nationwide Candy's new location is open to the public with no minimums and no membership required.

Nationwide Candy is at 3901 Academy Parkway North NE 87109 or call 505.797.4089.

LANB Makes Regulatory Agreement Changes

on December 24, 2013 - 1:24pm

LANB President Steve Wells

Staff Report

In November of 2012, Los Alamos National Bank signed a regulatory agreement with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Bank’s primary regulatory. 

“LANB has been working toward compliance with the agreement and had made a great deal of progress since that time," Bank President Steve Wells told the Los Alamos Daily Post. 

In a Bank SEC 8K filing Monday, the Bank, with its administrative offices at 1200 Trinity Dr. in Los Alamos, announced that it had entered into a Consent Order with the OCC Dec. 17 of this year.

No Hive Networking Lunch this Week

on December 24, 2013 - 1:02pm

HIVE News:

Due to the Christmas holiday, there will be no Hive Brown Bag Networking Luncheon this week.

Psychologist Elizabeth Perry Closes Practice to New Clients

on December 23, 2013 - 10:46am

Staff Report

Dr. Elisabeth Perry, clinical and police psychologist, will close her practice to new clients in 2014. She will continue with already existing clients until their termination from counseling. Perry will continue her practice as a psychological evaluator only.  

Perry has been working in the mental health area since 1977. In 1982, she received a BS in psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In 1984, she received an MA and in 1988, a PhD from the California Professional Psychology (also Alliant International University.) 

In 1992, Perry became New Mexico Board


Metzger's Pearl Armijo Retires After 30 Years

on December 21, 2013 - 8:59am

White Rock Metzger's Assistant Manager Pearl Armijo is retiring after three decades. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post
Pearl Armijo is retiring Dec. 31 from Metzger's after working for the family-owned hardware store for 30 years.
"It's time, I've turned 65, my husband is already retired and we want to go camping more and take a long trip," Armijo told the Los Alamos Daily Post Friday.
Armijo has worked at all three Metzger's locations including the Los Alamos store at 1607 Central Ave., Metzger's Tire & Auto at 1399 Diamond Dr., and the

Tour Top Open House Sunday Afternoon

on December 21, 2013 - 7:43am


Tour a top open house 12:15-2:15 p.m., this Sunday at 4 Apache Plume in Los Alamos.

The Los Alamos Daily Post features a weekly section highlighting the open houses throughout Los Alamos, White Rock, Jemez Springs and Santa Fe.

Photographs, details and a map depicting the location of each open house are included in this weekly section.

Click on the map to read details about the featured homes. Print out a copy of the map before heading out to tour the open houses or pull up the map on a smart phone or ipad from the road!

Click on the Real Estate Section "red button"

Rose Chocolatier Special Holiday Event Saturday

on December 20, 2013 - 6:25pm

Cherry pralines from Rose Chocolatier. Courtesy photo

Business News:

Rose Chocolatier, 4710 Quemazon in Los Alamos (on the right at the top of the hill as you enter Quemazon), offers a unique shopping opportunity from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21.

Drop in and hand pick chocolate gifts for yourself, your elves and even for Santa from an amazing array of artisan chocolates ─ caramels, dark chocolate truffles, dark and milk chocolate and nut barks ─ all hand made with the utmost care.

Come early to receive a free truffle packaged in a specially prepared holiday box. (Stock is limited.)


Los Alamos Taxi: A Solution for Holiday Transportation Needs

on December 19, 2013 - 1:39pm

Staff Report

Visitors and locals without a car, as well as those that don’t drive used to be in a bind in Los Alamos. There’s no bus service or other transportation available after 7 p.m. or on weekends. Non-drivers who need to leave the Hill to catch a plane or train were also facing a problem. Enter Los Alamos native Cindy Capelli and Los Alamos Taxi. Capelli, who also owns New Mexico Wine Tours, started Los Alamos Taxi a year ago to meet these needs.

This holiday season, travelers have the option of traveling to the Albuquerque or Santa Fe airports or the train station in one of

Money IQ: Elder Financial Exploitation

on December 19, 2013 - 11:55am
Money IQ
Elder Financial Exploitation

It is that time of the year again: Thanksgiving has come and gone, we ate too much and now it is time to get ready for the holidays. Although it can be a stressful time of the year, it is meant to be a time to celebrate with your friends and family. Unfortunately, the darker side of humanity always lurks in the corners regardless of the time of year. This column addresses the issue of Elder Financial Exploitation.

As people age (hereinafter referred to as an “elder” or “elders”), many of them begin to rely on children,

'News from Mars' Display Installed in Downtown Los Alamos

on December 19, 2013 - 10:06am

CB FOX co-owner Dave Fox was passing by and stopped to check out the newly installed 'News from Mars' display in Central Park Square next to Fusion Multisport in downtown Los Alamos. The images are best viewed in the evening until a reduced glare protective plexiglass is installed. Owner / Managing Member Philip Kunsberg of Central Park Square LLC is providing the display for community members and visitors and said a plaque is being prepared for placement below the display with text as follows: These images are provided by the 'ChemCam' team.

Downtown Power Outage Affects Business Customers

on December 19, 2013 - 9:40am

DPU News:

Power was restored within 20 minutes to most Department of Public Utilities’ customers affected by the downtown electric outage that began just after 1 p.m. Wednesday. 

An underground electric line was hit during construction resulting in an outage along Trinity Drive between Levy Lane at the Century Link Building and DP Road; it also included some businesses on Nectar Street and 15th Street. 

Department of Public Utilities electric line crews were able to isolate the damaged line and restore power by 1:20 p.m. to most customers.

Fusion Multisport Gathers Socks and Shoes to Donate

on December 19, 2013 - 9:08am

Staff Report

Fusion Multisport invites donations of gently used and new socks and shoes. Shoes are being collected for distribution to the Tarahumara people of the Copper Canyon region of Mexico.

Socks will be hand distributed to the homeless of Albuquerque. The sock drive is sponsored by the Los Alamos High School Cross Country team.

Fusion Multisport is a brand new business in downtown Los Alamos specializing in running, cycling and ski tuning. The locally owned store offers high quality running and cycling apparel, shoes, accessories and gear.

Hive Holds Networking Lunch Today

on December 19, 2013 - 8:34am

HIVE News:

The Hive will hold its regular brown-bag networking lunch starting at about 11:30 a.m. (late is never a problem) today at the Biolab, next to the food Co+op, 100 Entrada Dr., Room 168.

Contact Dave Jones for information or to schedule a presentation at 505.660.6992 or


Sangria and Shopping at Hilltop Spa Today

on December 19, 2013 - 8:16am

Business News:

Join Hilltop Spa for Sangria and Shopping from 5-7 p.m. today at the Spa. Hilltop Spa is located at 400 Trinity Dr, Suite A in Los Alamos.

There will be discounts and special gift baskets for gift giving needs.


Owner Says Los Alamos Subway Opening Late January

on December 19, 2013 - 7:51am

Subway owner intends to open in late January. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/


Los Alamos Daily Post
The owner of the Subway restaurant on Central Avenue told the Los Alamos Daily Post Tuesday afternoon that he will open for business in late January.
Larry Singh explained that renovation and remodeling underway since early summer has been extensive in the former Don Taylor Photography space just east of 15th Street.
"We are making the restaurant very nice with higher upgrades," Singh said.
His first Subway restaurant in Los Alamos was across the street

Los Alamos Chamber Manager Talks Business at Governor's Mansion

on December 19, 2013 - 7:46am

Los Alamos Chamber Manager Katy Korkos, left, with Gov. Susana Martinez who is holding a guest's 9-month-old John Marie Mason who fell asleep in her arms during Tuesday night's Christmas Party at the Governor's Mansion in Santa Fe. Area business people and educators were invited to attend the event, which included dinner and piano music. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

From left, Gov. Susana Martinez's Chief of Staff Keith Gardner, Los Alamos Chamber Manager Katy Korkos and Cabinet Secretary Ed Burckle of the General Service Department at a Christmas party Tuesday night at the

Crane Lowers Awnings into Place at Smith's Marketplace

on December 19, 2013 - 7:39am

A crane operator lowers awnings over the entry at Smith's Market Place on Trinity Drive Tuesday. Construction on the project is scheduled for completion in May. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Photo by Leland Lehman/

MainStreet Center Releases Findings of Economic Impact on New Mexico

on December 18, 2013 - 11:19am

Los Alamos MainStreet Executive Director Suzette Fox with National President/CEO Patrice Frey at the Chamber in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost


The New Mexico Economic Development Department's New Mexico MainStreet program hosted a visit by Patrice Frey, President and CEO of the National MainStreet Center.

Frey took time during her visit to tour downtown Los Alamos and meet with Los Alamos MainStreet and local officials to discuss economic impact of the New Mexico MainStreet program on 27 accredited downtown programs, of which Los Alamos is one. 

Yang: Having Bitten Off More Than I Planned…

on December 16, 2013 - 7:25am
Having Bitten Off More Than I Planned…

I don’t understand why people complain about the “shorter” period between Thanksgiving and Christmas. It matters little to me since I don’t shop for stuff or go into all-out decorative mode. I like minimalism; a couple of bare branches (with lights and a few ornaments) and pretty lights in the front yard do just fine … when I get to them. However, I do like making goodies as a “thank you” gesture for some friends and a few acquaintances. So I have been cooking and baking up a storm. In that regard, time does feel short.

I am stating

Storefront Revitalization Underway on Longview Drive

on December 15, 2013 - 3:30pm

Workers were busy painting the exterior walls of Lee's Chinese Restaurant this afternoon on Longview Drive in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Fresh paint, newly installed windows and colorful trim brighten up these spaces for lease on Longview Drive near Bonnie View Drive in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Pajarito Brewpub Features Comedian Steve Sabo

on December 14, 2013 - 11:22am

Co-owner Patrick Mockler-Wood of the Pajarito Brewpub & Grill at 614 Trinity Dr., prepares for comedian Steve Sabo to take the mic Friday night. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Comedian Steve Sabo delivers his comedy routine Friday night at the Brewpub. Courtesy photo

Comedian Chris Hegedus opened Friday's show for headliner Steve Sabo at the Pajarito Brewpub & Grill. The Brewpub will host weekly Karaoke Nights beginning the first Tuesday of January 2014. Courtesy photo

Holiday Open House at Village Arts 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

on December 14, 2013 - 7:30am

Holiday gifts from Village Arts. Courtesy photo

Business News:

Village Arts and Framing will hold a Holiday Open House 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Dec. 14. Everyone is invited for light refreshments, hourly door prizes, Beso Jewelry, Michael Harvey glass demonstration, discounts on custom frame orders and more!

Today is the deadline for custom frame orders for Christmas delivery. Custom Frame orders of $100 or more receive 5 percent discount.


Warm Hearts Yarn Celebrates the Season

on December 14, 2013 - 6:52am

Guests share wine, holiday treats and even do some knitting at Warm Hearts Yarn's Holiday Open House Friday. The store is located at 35 Rover Blvd. in White Rock. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/