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Learn About Sound Yoga Tonight

on May 21, 2013 - 4:03pm

Andy Zadrozny's Resonant Body Sount Vibration Yoga Studio. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Andy Zadrozny will present a talk with demonstrations of the techniques of Resonant Body Sound Vibration Yoga at 7 p.m. tonight, at Mullein Leaf Massage, 3500 Trinity, Ste. A-5 in Los Alamos.

Everyone will have a chance to experience the Resonant Body Platform. Attendees will also have the chance to win a free sound yoga healing session or a free hot stone massage.

For more information about Resonant Body Sound Yoga visit www.resonantbodyyoga.com

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Yang: Cooperate To Cheat … To Get A Good Grade, Or, To Learn?

on May 20, 2013 - 6:57am
Cooperate To Cheat … To Get A Good Grade, Or, To Learn?
By ELENA YANG

Here is an interesting read: http://blogs.kcrw.com/whichwayla/2013/04/cheating-to-learn-how-a-ucla-professor-gamed-a-game-theory-midterm

To sum it up: An UCLA professor of Behavioral Ecology allowed his students to create their own rules for a midterm test.

Color Explosion Underway at Pajarito Greenhouse

on May 18, 2013 - 12:37pm

Pajarito Greenhouse owner Dave Fox gives his flowers, plants and vegetables a cool drink Friday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Friday afternoon customers were snapping up flowers, plants and vegetables available in wide varieties at the Pajarito Greenhouse. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Pajarito Greenhouse has provided the community with well-rooted, hardy plants in pots as well as gardening supplies for 18 years.

There are 234 combinations of plant species and colors packed into the Pajarito Greenhouse's 3,600 square feet of display area.

"The Santa

Subway Opening Soon in New Location

on May 18, 2013 - 8:25am

The Subway formerly housed behind the Bradbury Science Museum is opening soon across Central Avenue in the old Don Taylor Photography space. More details coming next week in the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

State Farm Releases Top 10 States for Dog Bite Claims

on May 17, 2013 - 8:22am
Courtesy/State Farm
 
STATE FARM News:
 
State Farm Insurance just released its annual Top 10 states for dog bite claims for 2012.
 
The company also is partnering with the USPS and AVMA during National Dog Bite Prevention Week® to provide information to prevent dog bites.
 
While not in the Top 10 for 2012, New Mexico reported 25 dog bite incidents that resulted in claims in New Mexico – nearly double the number of claims reported for 2011 – that number was 13. The average claims cost was just under $30,000 per incident - a cost for which the dog’s owner could be responsible if they

Car Show Featured at ChamberFest June 8

on May 17, 2013 - 8:00am
Custom vehicles on display at the 2012 ChamberFest Car Show. Courtesy photo

CHAMBER News:

The thrillls and chills of ChamberFest are set for June 8 in downtown Los Alamos.

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual event to provide an opportunity for its members to present their products and services to the Los Alamos community.

Chamber members set up display booths throughout downtown staffed by representatives with information about their businesses - many offer games and giveaways.

Claire Roybal & Associates, along with Atomic City Corvettes and the Santa Fe Concorso, will

Luján: To Combat Climate Change We Need a Workforce Prepared to Work in a Clean Energy Economy

on May 17, 2013 - 7:43am

Rep. Ben Ray Luján

U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico's Third District and a member of the Safe Climate Caucus spoke on the House floor last night about how enhancing green job training programs at community colleges can prepare workers for careers in a clean energy economy that helps address the impacts of climate change.

The Safe Climate Caucus, a group of Democratic members who are highlighting the need for action on climate change through daily floor speeches and other activities. Watch Luján's speech here:

Money IQ: Financial Institution Lingo – Jargon and Acronyms

on May 15, 2013 - 11:00am
Money IQ
By FIDEL L. GUTIERREZ
 
Financial Institution Lingo – Jargon and Acronyms      

Let’s begin this week’s Money IQ column with two examples of financial institution lingo. 

  • It is a dark, cold afternoon when you notice that your deposit account is overdrawn. You call your financial institution to ask about the situation. You are told, “Your DD wasn’t received from the FRB ACH and a POS posted against your DDA, which caused an OD and NSF item.”  

You stop by your financial institution to ask them what the status is on your mortgage loan refinance request.

LANL Selects Three Small Businesses for Environmental Work

on May 15, 2013 - 7:04am

Aerial of Los Alamos National Laboratory. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Value of up to $150 million over five years

Los Alamos National Laboratory has awarded a master task order agreement in which three small businesses will compete for environmental work worth up to $150 million over five years. The businesses each have offices in northern New Mexico.

The agreement is for technical services for the Laboratory’s Environmental Programs directorate and includes work such as environmental engineering design, regulatory support, risk assessment and reporting.

The companies chosen are Terranear

Local Distillery Achieves National Recognition for Bourbon

on May 15, 2013 - 7:03am

DQDW News:

Los Alamos’ own Don Quixote Distillery and Winery is now featured in the Huffington Post. The online publication reviewed the company’s flagship product, Blue Corn Bourbon, which is the only one of its kind in the world.

The spirits critic highlighted the bourbon’s “vanilla notes,” and “pleasant sipper.” Another unique feature of Don Quixote’s product was the absence of a burn that most bourbons have.

This Blue Corn Bourbon Whiskey is made from 75 percent New Mexico blue corn and 25 percent wheat, and then processed in the Jemez Mountains.

Don Quixote Distillery and Winery has

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Quality New Mexico Elects Officers, Board Members

on May 14, 2013 - 1:21pm

QNM News:

ALBUQUERQUE—Quality New Mexico elected its 2013-14 Board of Directors Officers this month.

The new directors begin their term June 1:

BILL WADT Chairman of the Board (LANL Foundation)

 

 

 

 

KIM HERDICK Chair-Elect (UNM Medical Group, Inc.)

 

 

 

 

STEVE KEENE Secretary-Treasurer (MOSS ADAMS, LLP)

 

 

 

 

 

TROY GREER Immediate Past-Chair (Lovelace Medical Center)

 

 

 

 

JULIA GABALDON is President/CEO of Quality New Mexico.

The following individuals were elected by QNM membership for a three-year term beginning June 1:

  • Donna Agnew, Admin Director for

Column: The Tough Conversation All Couples Should Have

on May 14, 2013 - 1:20pm
The Tough Conversation All Couples Should Have
Column by ABE DISPENNETTE

If asked, most couples would say it's important to protect the financial future of their families in the event of a spouse's unexpected death.

Yet 74 percent of couples rarely or never discuss the topic of life insurance as part of their financial planning strategy, according to a 2010 State Farm® Life Insurance Study. A 2011 study from finance research firm LIMRA revealed that 41 percent of U.S. adults don't even have life insurance.

That doesn't mean it's not on their minds.

Column: Low Income Housing IS Available in Los Alamos

on May 14, 2013 - 6:56am

Caballo Peak Apartments  facing Trinity Drive. Courtesy photoColumn by JULIE SMITH, Property Manager
TRK Management/Caballo Peak Apartments

Despite beliefs to the contrary, Los Alamos does have safe, low income rental housing options. 

The Caballo Peak Apartments opened in June 2000 under a Federal Low Income Housing Program. It comprises 40 apartments, 32 of which are designated for low income tenant. There are eight handicap accessible units, seven of which are designated for low income tenants. 

General rent is $800 per month, but for those who qualify under the low income program,

Yang: You See Banana, I See Potassium ... Part II

on May 13, 2013 - 9:52am
You See Banana, I See Potassium: Whose reality is more real? Part II
By ELENA YANG

We take on many roles simultaneously, and different people see us differently. I am a student of management, a watercolor painter, a gardener, a wife, a mother … I can be simultaneously smart and stupid (don’t say that you have never had such an experience), or I can be both compassionate and stingy. 

You get the drift. Most managers are complex people, yet, often, they are regarded in a unidimensional image. The 20 people under one manager most likely have at least 10 different images for this manager.

This Week at Ruby K's: Life Empowerment Coach LeAnne Parsons

on May 12, 2013 - 9:54am

Ruby K's Bagel Cafe, 1789 Central Ave. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner

By MANDY MARKSTEINER

LeAnne Parsons, a professional life empowerment coach, will lead Ruby K's Community Hour at 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, May 16 with a powerful discussion about the power of words.

Have you ever watched a friend or family member go through challenging times, and you just didn't know what to say? Have you ever wanted to pay a compliment to someone, but didn't know how, and wound up saying nothing? Have you struggled with making an authentic connection with neighbors and coworkers?

This interactive seminar will

Hive Sponsors Microcontroller Workshop

on May 12, 2013 - 9:10am

HIVE News:

The Hive is sponsoring an Arduino microcontroller workshop from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16 and Friday, May 17.

The Hive is at 134 State Road 4 in White Rock (just east of the Metzgers gas station.)

Arduinos are very inexpensive (under $35), easy to configure, and provide a way to interface to common items such as lights, sprinklers, alarm systems, etc. In this first in a series of workshops, the basic concepts will be presented and the basics of programming them will be addressed in a hands-on environment.

Experienced Hive members will lead this workshop and will assist

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Azazo Recycling to Open on Orange Street

on May 11, 2013 - 8:27am

BUSINESS News:

 

Azazo Recycling, LLC announces the coming of a recycling facility to the Los Alamos County area.

 

The facility will be open by mid-June at 3540 Orange St., LV1, behind Los Alamos High School. Azazo Recycling, LLC plans to take in electronic waste (e-waste) and non-ferrous metals from the public for recycling.

 

Electronic waste includes items such as computers, laptops, monitors, TVs and cell phones. Small appliances also will be accepted at the site including microwave ovens.

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LACDC Bids Fairwell to Kevin Holsapple

on May 10, 2013 - 9:43am

The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation and Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce held a farewell party Thursday evening for Executive Director Kevin Holsapple, center standing, who retired in April. For his many years of service, the organizations presented Holsapple with an all-expense paid trip to Chicago to see his beloved Chicago Cubs in action. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost
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Column: Important Information on CalPERS Long Term Care

on May 10, 2013 - 9:12am
Important Information on CalPERS Long Term Care
By SUE HOFMANN

For individuals who currently have CalPERS long term care (LTC) insurance, below is information distributed by Executive Director Jesse Slome of American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance, regarding a scheduled rate hike in 2015. 

The American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance was established as a not-for-profit trade group and focuses on educating both consumers and insurance professionals. For additional information on long term care insurance costs, visit the organization's website at

Hive Lunch Features Discussion of Linux Workshops

on May 9, 2013 - 8:13am

HIVE News:

The regular  brown-bag lunch at The Hive will begin at 11:30 a.m. today. Latecomers are welcome.

Everyone is invited to network with others interested in economic development in Los Alamos.

The group will discuss upcoming workshops on mini Linux servers such as Raspberry Pi and microcontrollers such as Arduino. The public is invited to participate in planning and sign up to receive information on the workshops.

                                                                            

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Real Estate Round Table: Hidden Defects In Your Home

on May 8, 2013 - 12:50pm
Real Estate Round Table: Hidden Defects In Your Home
By LAUREN EARLES

This week’s real estate column will discuss some common hidden defects discovered in the course of inspecting homes for sale in Los Alamos County. 

Mold, termites, rodents, asbestos, and septic systems are some of the most common, although this list is not all encompassing. Mold has been discovered on a regular basis. Some varieties of mold can be harmful to one’s health, and buyers are wary of purchasing a home that has tested positive for mold.

The most common reasons for mold occurring in a residence are

Del Norte Credit Union Announces DNCU Scholarship Winners

on May 8, 2013 - 12:28pm

DNCU News:
  • Seven northern New Mexico students win $1,000 for higher education

SANTA FE—Del Norte Credit Union, northern New Mexico’s hometown financial co-op, is pleased to announce the winners of the DNCU Scholarship program for 2013.

The seven winners each will receive $1,000 toward the higher education program in which they are enrolled in the fall of 2013.

“We understand that higher education costs are driving students to look for non-traditional sources of financial aid,” said Chuck Valenti, President and CEO of Del Norte Credit Union.

Money IQ: Business Lines of Credit

on May 8, 2013 - 11:29am
Money IQ
By AL HERNANDEZ
 
Business Lines of Credit

Is your business prepared for a month of slow sales? Or are you checking the mail every day for that large payment from one of your clients – the client that informed you “the check is in the mail” – and your payroll is two days away. 

An operating line of credit is an essential part of many businesses, large and small. Having regular access to funds through a line of credit can assist you through slow periods or carry your expenses while you wait for that large check to come in.   

A line of credit is a short term loan that is

Comfort Keepers Brings In-Home Care to Los Alamos

on May 8, 2013 - 9:33am
Surrounded by employees, friends and supporters, Comfort Keepers owner Leslie Van Pelt cuts the ribbon Tuesday, announcing the company's services to Los Alamos. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
BY BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Comfort  Keepers hosted an Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, May 8.

Comfort Keepers provides in-home care services, which enable independent living at home.

The Santa Fe-based company is now providing services in Los Alamos, as well as in Espanola, Taos and Santa Fe.

Comfort Keepers employs

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