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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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Thank You Los Alamos For Helping the Los Alamos Daily Post Reach a Major Milestone: 100,000 Page Views Since June 1, 2012!

on June 30, 2012 - 8:43am

The Los Alamos Daily Post News Team extends a grateful thank you to the residents and business owners of Los Alamos County for their incredible support since the recent launch of our online newspaper. The Los Alamos Daily Post reached a major milestone today, for which we are very proud and appreciative to this community. Google Analytics reveals that from June 1 through noon today, page views on the Los Alamos Daily Post surpassed 100,000. With just over three months in operation, this is quite an exciting accomplishment.
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Chamber Executive Addresses Local Entrepreneurs' Group at The Hive in White Rock

on June 30, 2012 - 4:57am

Executive Director Kevin Holsapple of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation speaks to members of the Los Alamos Entrepreneurs Network (LAEN) at The Hive on N.M. 4 in White Rock Thursday. Holsapple detailed resources and advantages available to businesses that belong to the local Chamber of Commerce. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAEN President Andy Andrews, right, Julie Williams Hill of the Department of Public Utilities and Pawel Listwan of the Pajarito Brew Pub and Grill are among the business people who turned out to hear
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Youth Business Grant Program Says Thanks!

on June 29, 2012 - 8:08am

LACDC News:

The Youth Business Grant Program (YBGP) of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation would like to extend a large thank you to the following companies, organizations and individuals for their support of the 2012 Youth Business Grant Program. 

We wish to thank the Laboratory Retiree Program, Plateau Property Management, Neptune and Company, Inc., Rotary Club of Los Alamos, TRK Management, Zia Credit Union, and Louisa Stavert for their generous financial support of this year’s program. 

We also want to thank and recognize the Los Alamos Daily Post, Los Alamos Monitor

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Youth Businesses Stand Ready to Serve

on June 28, 2012 - 10:07pm

LACDC News:

This was a fantastic year for the Youth Business Grant Program (YBGP) of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC.)

The Youth Business Grant Program is a summer program that encourages young people in the communities of Los Alamos, Jemez Springs, Espanola and Pojoaque to open and run their own business.

The YBGP selected its 2012 recipients from a record 25 applicants.

YBGP awarded 18 grants, up to $400, to help youth ages 13 to 19 start a summer business.

There were 12 recipients from Los Alamos and six from Espanola.

The goal of the program is to

Bestsellers at Otowi Station: Week of June 17-23

on June 28, 2012 - 9:12pm
Otowi Station Bookstore News:
 
Best sellers for the week of June 17-23:
  1. Wonder, R. J. Palacio
  2. The Housekeeper and the Professor, Yoko Ogawa
  3. They Say I Say: the Moves That Matter in Academic Writing, Gerald Graff
  4. The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls
  5. The Green Glass Sea, Ellen Klages
  6. Dynamic Behavior of Materials, Marc A. Meyers
  7. Los Alamos Trails, Craig Martin*
  8. Fifty Shades Freed, E. L. James
  9. Founding Brothers: the Revolutionary Generation, Joseph J. Ellis
  10. Rand McNally Road Atlas, Rand McNally
*local or regional author

LATA Leads List of Top Revenue Companies

on June 28, 2012 - 8:55am

A Los Alamos field crew member from LATA uses a hand auger to collect environmental samples in northern New Mexico. Courtesy/LATA

By Carol A. Clark

A Los Alamos Company stood out among New Mexico’s top high-tech companies recognized last week for their achievements by New Mexico Flying 40, which annually honors the state’s fastest-growing companies.

Los Alamos Technical Associates (LATA), 999 Central Ave., led the list of Top 10 revenue companies for the second consecutive year.

LATA is a technical project management services company with total revenues of $237.8 million in 2011, which

Ruby K’s Remodel Includes Express Window

on June 25, 2012 - 8:14am

Ruby Alexander, owner of Ruby K’s Bagel Café at 1789 Central Ave. #2, is working with Los Alamos Architect Steven Shaw to remodel her restaurant. Her remodeling ideas target a more convenient process for ordering food from Ruby K’s. Families who want to picnic at Ashley Pond will soon be able to pick up their lunch through an express window at Ruby K's. Busy scientists will be able to order lunch from work and it will be ready when they drive up to the downtown restaurant. The inside will be arranged so that the line will flow and people will have more personal space.
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McDonald's Unveils New Uniforms

on June 22, 2012 - 8:17am

Standing tall and looking proud in their newly issued uniforms.at McDonald's on Trinity Drive Thursday, Day Manager Matthew Calkins sports the spiffy blue shirt and tie now worn by management level employees. Drive-Thru Crew Member Gene Pacheco models the new black shirt - now the standard uniform for crew members. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost
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Jazz Night at the Blue Window on Saturday

on June 22, 2012 - 12:58am
 
The Blue Window will host a Jazz Night featuring the Ryan Finn Jazz Trio 7-9 p.m., Saturday June 23.   
 
Tickets are $15 per person and dinner reservations are required.   
 
Finn recently moved back to Northern New Mexico after seven years teaching and performing music on the island nation of St. Lucia in the West Indies.
 
He plays trombone, Andy Zadrozny will play upright bass, and Loren Bienvenue will play th drums. 
 
Finn has performed with St. Lucian jazz icons Luther Francois, Emerson Nurse, Allison Marquis, Richardo Francois, Barbara Cadet and Ronald "Boo' Hinkson.

Visitor Center Reconstruction Continues Following Runaway Vehicle Incident

on June 21, 2012 - 1:03pm

The White Rock Visitor Center on Rover Boulevard Wednesday shows reconstruction efforts are still in progress following a runaway vehicle collision on May 2. Massive damage occurred to the Visitor Center from the unoccupied vehicle that left the nearby gas station, gained speed across the adjacent parking lot and smashed with surprising force into the side of the brick building. This is the second such mishap in about a year. Cement shields are now in place to protect the Visitor Center from future incidents. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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Trinity Capital Corporation Announces Dividend

on June 20, 2012 - 1:04pm

LANB News:

Trinity Capital Corporation (Trinity), the holding company for Los Alamos National Bank (LANB) and Title Guaranty & Insurance Company, today announced a dividend on its common stock.

The dividend of $0.15 per share will be paid to shareholders of record as of June 30, 2012 and payable on July 13, 2012.

Trinity is a bank holding company with $1.5 billion in total assets and has 341 employees.

LANB is currently in its 49th year of operation, and offers financial services at its main office in Los Alamos, an office in White Rock, three offices in Santa Fe and two offices in

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