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Bestsellers at Otowi Station Bookstore July 8-14

on July 18, 2012 - 9:56pm

Bestsellers at Otowi Station Bookstore for the week of July 8-14, 2012:
  1. Beowulf: a New Verse Translation, Seamus Heaney
  2. Othello, William Shakespeare
  3. Hiroshima, John Hersey
  4. Wonder, R. J. Palacio
  5. Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction, John Austin
  6. Brain Rules for Baby, John Medina
  7. The Making of the Atomic Bomb, Richard Rhodes
  8. Dinosaurs Before Dark, Mary Pope Osborne
  9. American Prometheus, Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin
  10. Seraphina, Rachel Hartman
 
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Corporate Jet Registered to Chevron has Landed at Los Alamos County Airport

on July 18, 2012 - 7:04pm

This 2008 Gulfstream 550 with a Rolls-Royce engine landed today at Los Alamos County Airport and according to its N-number is registered to Chevron USA Corporation in San Ramon, Calif. It's unclear what business the occupants are conducting in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

Workers Check Roof of El Parasol

on July 18, 2012 - 4:27pm

Workers prepare a tall ladder, which they used to climb onto the roof of El Parasol Tuesday afternoon. Everything appeared to be in order and they climbed back down after a few minutes. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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University, Industry Experts Recommend Steps to “Invigorate” U.S. Manufacturing

on July 18, 2012 - 9:13am

NIST NEWS:

A new report by a national committee of U.S. industry and university leaders details 16 recommendations “aimed at reinventing manufacturing in a way that ensures U.S. competitiveness, feeds into the nation’s innovation economy, and invigorates the domestic manufacturing base.”

 

The report was prepared by the 18-member steering committee of the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) that was launched by President Obama in June 2011 and co-chaired by Susan Hockfield, now president emerita of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Andrew Liveris, president, chairman and

Master Woodworker Pat Soran Breaks Down Segmented Woodturning

on July 17, 2012 - 6:33am

Master Woodworker Pat Soran talks about his craft. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost

By Mandy Marksteiner

Pat Soran’s segmented woodturnings are a fascinating combination of smooth natural lines and intricate geometrical patterns. Mother nature doesn’t make wood that looks like that–it needs to be engineered.

Soran is a retired nuclear engineer who first became interested in woodworking many years ago when he needed a relaxing hobby to help him unwind from his stressful job.

After retirement he brought his woodworking to a more artistic level by completing a two-year woodworking course

Every Business Tycoon Starts Somewhere...

on July 14, 2012 - 8:55pm

Ashley Donny and Dante Cote sell snow cones near the corner of Trinity Drive and Diamond Drive Saturday afternoon. The young entrepreneurs will be selling their flavorful snow cones – grape, orange, cherry and lemon-lime – again next Saturday. Courtesy photo
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Bilingual Montessori Cuts Ribbon on New Infant Center

on July 14, 2012 - 9:34am

Bilingual Montessori School Owner Odalys Fernandez, assisted by Chamber Member Services Coordinator Katy Korkos, cuts the ribbon on her school's new Infant Center Friday afternoon in White Rock. Bilingual Montessori School combines an exclusive curriculum based on Montessori and bilingual education with childcare services. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 

From right, Bilingual Montessori School Owner Odalys Fernandez and teachers Imelda Garcia and Rosario Cordova with babies under their care at the new Infant Center following Friday's ribbon cutting ceremony.
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Chamber's FAN44 Connects Local Business People

on July 14, 2012 - 8:43am

Inside the UNM-LA Student Center from left, North Road Inn Owner Kathy Mockler, Business Manager Connie Proulx of the UNM-LA Small Business Development Center and Owner Kenny Miller of Kenny's North Carolina BBQ participated Friday in the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce's FAN44 lunchtime business networking event. Seventeen restaurants across Los Alamos reserved tables for Chamber members participating in the FAN44 business opportunity.
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Pet Pangaea's Offices Vandalized Overnight

on July 11, 2012 - 3:39pm

Police are on the hunt for the person or persons who threw a rock through the plate glass window of Pet Pangaea's offices in the former Quest Diagnostic space near Nectar and 15th Street sometime overnight. Owner Cyndi Wells said an employee discovered the broken window and found a rock inside the office area at about 11:30 a.m. today. No one had been at the offices before that time and the window wasn't broken when the offices closed Tuesday evening, Wells said. She has had to spend her time making out a police report and arranging to get the massive window replaced. "This will probably run

Canyon Bar Erects New Sign

on July 11, 2012 - 2:50pm

A couple of months ago, Canyon Bar in Central Park Square had the exterior of its building painted and has now unveiled a brand new sign to enhance its curb appeal. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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Make Your Reservations Now For The Blue Window’s July 15th Wine Dinner

on July 11, 2012 - 7:39am

The Blue Window Bistro is having the first of what will become an annual Wine Dinner at 6 p.m., Sunday July 15.

The dinner includes five courses and five paired wines with fine wine specialist Phillip de Give.

The cost is $75 per person and reservations are required. Call 662-6305.

The menu for the special evening includes:

First Course

  • Warm Deconstructed Caesar Salad
  • Tender grilled romaine hearts, soft-boiled quail egg, shaved parmesan, brioche crostini, anchovies, homemade caesar dressing
  • *Latour St. Bris Sauvignon Blanc, Burgundy, 2010*

Second Course

  • Seared Scallops
  • Jumbo sea

Big Sale as Bella Cosa Flower Shop Prepares to Close

on July 10, 2012 - 10:52pm

A going-out-of-business sale is underway at the Bella Cosa flower shop on Central Avenue as owners and employees prepare to close the doors for the final time July 28. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Plenty of gift and gardening items remain on sale inside the flower shop Tuesday and are marked down significantly. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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Dixie Girl Opens at 11:30 a.m. Today!

on July 10, 2012 - 7:09am

Co-owner Mike Lane, center left, of the Dixie Girl Restaurant joins guests for a second lunchtime test run Friday ahead of Tuesday's 11:30 a.m. public opening. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

From left, co-owner Jake Smith, Fire Chief Troy Hughes, Dr. Merry McIntrye, Lori Heimdahl Gibson, Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider and former County Attorney Mary McInerny enjoy tasting lunch menu items at the Dixie Girl Restaurant Friday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Capital Projects and Facilities Director Anne Laurent, Building Official Chris Williams and Building
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Grant Enhances Curb Appeal for Nine Local Businesses

on July 9, 2012 - 9:15am

Dr. Merry McIntyre, owner of Reunion Chiropractic & Wellness, stands near her new sign obtained through the MainStreet Curb Appeal program. The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for McIntrye's new business location at 118 Central Park Square. Photo by Katy Korkos 

SBDC News:

The MainStreet Curb Appeal Grant has assisted nine local businesses improve their curb appeal.

The 2012 Spring Recipients include:

  • Hilltop House Spa;
  • Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery and Studio;
  • Los Alamos Family YMCA;
  • Los Alamos Fitness Center;
  • Museum Parke, Inc.;
  • Physical Therapy Plus;
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Quark Room Chandeliers Come Down

on July 7, 2012 - 9:21am

With renovations making way for a new private dining/meeting room at the Dixie Girl Restaurant in downtown Los Alamos, Mark Hartman, right, of Mark The Electrician Inc., removed the 10 chandelier wall sconces lining the Quark Room at the former Central Avenue Grill June 19. Ken Nebel of Fuller Lodge Art Center assists in removing the large ceiling chandelier. Bonnie Gordon observes the operation from ground level. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Chandelier wall sconces rest on the bar after all 10 were removed from the walls of the former Quark Room. Photo by Carol A.
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Lunchtime Dogs and Drinks Available on Central

on July 7, 2012 - 8:16am

Co-owner Tina Martinez awaits the lunchtime crowd at her "David's Dogs" hot dog stand on Central Avenue across from the Municipal Complex construction project. She and her husband, David Martinez, set up the mobile restaurant in the parking lot in front of their primary business, "David's Old Fashioned Barbershop." Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Diners eat David's Dogs hot dogs Thursday at an outdoor table set up on the sidewalk in front of David's Old Fashioned Barber Shop on Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

David Martinez works in his barbershop while his
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Family Wins Metzger's $1,000 Shopping Giveaway

on July 6, 2012 - 10:08am

Travis Weaver of White Rock and his family won Metzger's $1,000 spring shopping giveaway  during a drawing Tuesday at the store at 128 State Road 4. Store Manager Dan Saxton said the store will host another drawing for a $1,000 fall shopping giveaway in December. "When a customer comes into the store while the Spring and Fall Merchandise book is active, they fill out an entry form and put it in the box, no purchase necessary," he said. The White Rock Metzger's store is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week and now sells major appliances from the Whirlpool family of brands.
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Dixie Girl Hosts Lunchtime Test Run

on July 5, 2012 - 11:07pm

From left, Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce staff including Amber Jimerson, Claire Roybal, Member Services Coordinator Katy Korkos, Los Alamos Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider, Architect Steve Shaw and Rashaud Archuleta of the Chamber were among a variety of community members invited to taste lunch menu selections and provide feedback to management at the Dixie Girl Restaurant today. The highly anticipated opening to the public of the new restaurant on Central Avenue is set for Tuesday. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Dixie Girl Owner Denise Lane discusses today's test menu with Karen
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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
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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/ladailypost.com

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/ladailypost.com

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.

 

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Four Infant Slots Open at Bilingual Montessori

on July 2, 2012 - 3:19pm

Courtesy/BMS

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.

Courtesy/BMS

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/ladailypost.com

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.

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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.
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