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Sunday Business Spotlight: Farm Bureau Financial Services Opening Local Satellite Office

on March 11, 2012 - 4:46pm

By Mandy Marksteiner

Al Aglialoro confers with Paula Glover, President of Stewart Central Title. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner

Al Aglialoro, an insurance and investment agent with Farm Bureau Financial Services, is opening a new office in the Stewart Central Title building located between Ruby K’s and El Parasol

Aglialoro is immediately looking forward to helping the Los Alamos National Laboratory employees who may or may not accept the "voluntary separation program," and help make important decisions about their separation package and their 401Ks, so that they can feel as confident as possible

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Violation Forces Central Avenue Grill to Temporarily Suspend Alcohol Sales

on March 11, 2012 - 2:44pm

By Carol A. Clark

Central Avenue Grill Owner Monica Park in front of her Central Avenue restaurant Friday. Courtesy Photo

An alcohol compliance sweep by agents from the Special Investigations Division (SID) of the Department of Public Safety resulted in two local violations.

Servers at Central Avenue Grill in downtown Los Alamos and Phillips 66 in White Rock sold to underage operatives on the evening of Jan. 4.

“Katrina Butler at Central Avenue Grill and Casey Christiansen at Phillips 66 were cited for selling alcohol to minors.

Los Alamos Entrepreneurs' Network Elects Officers

on March 7, 2012 - 5:00pm

Newly elected board of the Los Alamos Entrepreneurs' Network from left Vice President Richard Sayres, President Andy Andrews and Secretary Bill Sellers at the Hive in White Rock Thursday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The first election of officers for the Los Alamos Entrepreneurs' Network (LAEN) concluded this evening with the following results:

  • President - Andy Andrews
  • Vice President - Richard Sayre
  • Secretary - Bill Sellers

LAEN adopted its by-laws Feb. 23 and appointed a nomination committee including David Jones and Jung Hong to facilitate the election of officers.

LAEN

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Former Chairman and CEO of Kellogg, Brown & Root Inc. Sentenced for Foreign Bribery and Kickback Schemes

on February 25, 2012 - 12:00am

WASHINGTON—Albert “Jack” Stanley, a former chairman and chief executive officer of Kellogg, Brown & Root Inc. (KBR), was sentenced Friday to 30 months in prison for conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by participating in a decade-long scheme to bribe Nigerian government officials to obtain engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts and for conspiring to commit mail and wire fraud as part of a separate kickback scheme, the Justice Department’s Criminal Division today announced.

U.S. District Judge Keith P.

Blue Window Hosts Wine Tasting March 4

on February 24, 2012 - 12:00am

Blue Window Bistro features wine-tasting March 4

The Blue Window Bistro will offer a Wine Tasting featuring the wines of Italy, from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, March 4.

Certified Sommelier Ben Niedleman and guest connoisseur Tom Hill will provide information and suggestions on tasting.

Tickets are $30 per person and include 10 one-ounce tastes and hors d’oeuvres. Reservations are required, call 662-6305.

The Blue Window Bistro has a loyal clientele and 28 years of service.

Melissa Paternoster has been the owner since June of 2010. She is a native of Los Alamos and a graduate of Los Alamos High

Donated Milling Machine is the Hive’s Newest Asset

on February 24, 2012 - 12:00am

This mill was donated to the Hive and is available for use. Courtesy Photo

 

By Mandy Marksteiner

Last week Chris Luchini donated a Sherline 5400 Milling Machine with Computer Numerical Control (CNC) to the Hive.

Over the weekend Richard Browning, Jung Pyo Hong and Sam Park have been working to restore the machine, which was probably made in the mid to late 80’s, so that members of the Hive can use it to create prototypes and models.

The machine has four axes; X, Y, and Z and a rotary table that you can clamp work to and rotate under computer control.

Rep. Jim Hall's Morning at the Hive

on February 24, 2012 - 12:00am

Rep. Jim Hall, R-Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Sandoval counties visited the Los Alamos Daily Post operation inside the Hive in White Rock Thursday morning. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Rep. Jim Hall, left, learns about a hydroponic grape plant growing project underway in the wet lab at the Hive from Jung Hong. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Richard Browning discusses technology innovations with Rep. Jim Hall during his Thursday morning visit to the Hive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

What Otowi Station Bookstore Shoppers are Reading

on February 22, 2012 - 12:00am

 

The Otowi Station Bookstore Best Sellers List for the week of Feb. 14-20:
 
     1. Mal and Chad: Food Fight!, Stephan McCranie
     2. People Code, Taylor Hartman
     3. Awakening, Kate Chopin
     4. Balzac and the Little Chinese, Sijie Dai
     5. Making of the Atomic Bomb,  Richard Rhodes
     6. Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
     7. Single Shard, Linda Sue Park
     8. Sound of Waves, Yukio Mishima
     9. Inside Box 1663, Eleanor Jette
    10. Los Alamos & the Development of the Atomic Bomb, Robert Seidel

Co-op Market Celebrating First Anniversary

on February 22, 2012 - 12:00am

General Manager Steve Watts accepts the Co-op's first dollar from then Board President Nancy Savoia. Looking on from left are Karen Kendall, Kathy Campbell, Marguerite McClay, Paul Frederickson, Cecile Hemez and Eduardo Santiago (current and prior board members.) Courtesy/Co-op

 

“I cannot believe that it has been nearly one year since we opened the Los Alamos Cooperative Market," General Manager Steve Watts said. "Come help us celebrate this momentous occasion, on Saturday March 3.”

The co-op will be a flurry of activity all day with music, food sampling, kid's activities, face painting,

TEDxPajaritoLive is Coming to the Hive!

on February 21, 2012 - 12:00am

Kevin Holsapple

Experience a stimulating day of presentations between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 7:45 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 29, at the Hive, 134 State Road 4 in White Rock.

TEDx PajaritoLive is a live simulcast of sessions being presented at TED2012 in Long Beach, Calif.

The overall theme of TED2012 is “Full Spectrum.” From the TED2012 conference program: “From dazzling technology and leading-edge science to the richest veins of human creativity and interconnection, we are assembling our most diverse group of speakers ever for TED2012, with just this in common: they have something remarkable

White Rock Business Expands into Santa Fe

on February 21, 2012 - 12:00am

Owner Gary Knapp tends the grill inside his mobile eatery housed near Metzgers in White Rock. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Knapp’s Wraps near Metzger’s in White Rock next to the Hive on N.M. 4 is rumored to make the best burritos in town if not the entire county – so say many who’ve eaten them.

Some even say that the Southwestern Chile Cheese Steak burrito, which is a takeoff on the classic Philly Cheese Steak, “is simply awesome.”

Gary and Cindy Knapp have owned the mobile eatery for several years and recently expanded their burrito empire to include a café in the Design Center in

Good Eats Southern Style at Kenny’s North Carolina BBQ

on February 19, 2012 - 12:00am

Kenny Miller in front of the counter of his new kitchen at UNM-Los Alamos. Photo by Bonnie Gordon

Editor's Note: After heading to Kenny's to give it a try on a Friday evening, it appears that Kenny's has cut back his hours. He is currently serving breakfast and lunch at his UNM-LA location as of April 20, 2012.

By Bonnie J. Gordon

For the last three years, locals have been enjoying fine southern cooking courtesy of Kenny’s North Carolina BBQ via Kenny’s mobile kitchen.

Now Kenny’s has a new home at UNM-Los Alamos.

Empty Bowl Event Benefits Self Help Inc

on February 18, 2012 - 12:00am

KRSN owners Gillian Sutton and David Sutton hosted the annual Empty Bowl event Thursday that benefits Self Help Inc. They also hosted this month's Chamber FAN Club. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Katy Korkos, left, of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and Debbie Gill from the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board attended Thursday's Empty Bowl and FAN Club event at KRSN. Photo By TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

A Place for Idea People

on February 17, 2012 - 12:00am

Imagine a place in our downtown designed to address housing and other needs of our early career “idea people” … scientists, technologists, artists and innovators of all type … and entrepreneurs. What would it look like? Where might be a good location? What related amenities would benefit both the residents and the larger community? The Los Alamos Creative District Steering Committee facilitated by Los Alamos MainStreet has been putting thought and effort into these and other questions.

Huge Storewide Sale as Brownell’s Hallmark Says Goodbye

on February 16, 2012 - 12:00am

In its final weeks of operation, Brownell's Hallmark in the Mari Mac Shopping Center is closing its doors after 20 years serving the communty. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

By Carol A. Clark

Twenty two years ago this month, Steve and Judy Brownell moved to Los Alamos and opened the doors of Brownell’s Hallmark at 609 Central Park Square.

On Monday, everything in the store goes on sale at a minimum of 20 percent off and as high as 75 percent.

“As time goes by we’ll increase the minimum percentage and depending on how successful we are at selling things off, we’ll close the store

Get Warm and Fuzzy at Warm Hearts Yarn

on February 11, 2012 - 5:00pm

Students knit during a Saturday morning class at Warm Hearts Yarn in White Rock. Photo by Bonnie Gordon/ladailypost.com

By Bonnie J. Gordon

The local yarn shop is dear to the heart of many a knitter and since August, Warm Hearts Yarn has been providing local crafters with a place to call their own.

The store is located in White Rock at 13 Sherwood, near Smiths Food and Drugs Center.

Los Alamos native Katie Brousseau has been knitting and crocheting since the age of 9 and Warm Hearts Yarn grew out of her desire to share her enthusiasm for handwork with her hometown.

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Leaders Hope to Shape Economic Development

on February 9, 2012 - 5:00pm
 
Special to ladailpost.com
 
 
Each month a group of about 20 current and emerging leaders gather to enhance their leadership skills by learning more about challenges and opportunities facing our community through the Leadership Los Alamos program.

The most recent session, led by MICHELINE DEVAURS and MIKE WISMER, focused on economic development, where participants hoped to gain an understanding at both the state and local levels.

Discussions and presentations focused on the vision for the future, the planning efforts underway and how to contribute to shaping future economic

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Smith’s Fuel Center to Replace Shamrock Gas Station

on February 8, 2012 - 5:00pm

Special to the Los Alamos Daily Post

On Wednesday Evening, the Los Alamos County Planning and Zoning Commission approved a site plan for a Smith’s fuel center to be built at the existing Shamrock gas station site at 1239 Trinity Dr.

Courtesy Photo
 

Smith’s will lease the property at the corner of Trinity Drive and Knecht Street from Polk JT Properties. County Council approved a lease agreement with North American Development Group (NADG) last week, paving the way for the development of Trinity Place.

Smith’s new fuel center will be adjacent to the Smith’s Marketplace store in Trinity

Developer Sells Central Park Square

on February 6, 2012 - 5:00pm

Central Park Square

BUSINESS News:

The Los Alamos Daily Post has learned that Philip H. Kunsberg of Los Alamos has purchased Central Park Square from Tom Netuschil, owner of Netuschil Development Corp in Los Alamos.

A mortgage dated Dec. 29, 2011 lists Kunsberg, along with John Vogel Jr. and Judith A. Music, as borrowers on a loan financed through Los Alamos National Bank that also purchased the two-story building at 464 Central Ave., across from the Hilltop House Hotel and property at 278 DP Road.

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Enloe and Cowan Share Unique History

on February 6, 2012 - 5:00pm

 

Bill Enloe, left, with Dr. George Cowan at the Santa Fe Institute in December. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Santa Fe Institute founder Dr. George A. Cowan and SFI board member Bill Enloe discussed their unique history in an interview on the Behind the White Coat science program in December.

Cowan is a founding director of Los Alamos National Bank and was its chairman for 30 years. Enloe has spent his professional career with LANB and serves as chairman and chief executive officer.

Cowan is a research scientist, academician, businessman and philanthropist.

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