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An 11-Year-Old Protagonist in a Little Known Chapter in American History

on May 2, 2012 - 10:51pm

OTOWI STATION BOOKSTORE News

Barbara Wright, author of the critically acclaimed novel for middle readers, Crow, will sign her book Friday, May 4, at 5:30 at Otowi Station Bookstore. She will visit Mountain and Barranca Elementary Schools and Los Alamos Middle School earlier that day.

The thought-provoking novel and its memorable cast present an unflinching and fresh take on race relations, injustice, and a fascinating, little-known chapter in American history, the race riots of 1898 in Wilmington, North Carolina,through the eyes of the 11-year-old narrator, Moses, a likeable, credible young

KRSN AM 1490 is Crystal Radio Award Finalist

on May 2, 2012 - 2:39pm

KRSN Morning Show Co-host Nancy Coombs, left, with Station Co-owners David and Gillian Sutton. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

KRSN News:

KRSN AM 1490 station owners David and Gillian Sutton traveled to Las Vegas, Nev., to attend the National Association of Broadcasting Convention April 15-17.

At the beginning of March, they learned they were finalists for the prestigious Crystal Radio Award.

Since 1987, the NAB Crystal Radio Awards have recognized radio stations for their outstanding year-round commitment to community service.

Crystal Radio Award finalists were chosen by a

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David Mutschlecner Reads From and Signs Enigma and Light

on May 1, 2012 - 11:33pm

OTOWI STATION News

David Mutschlecner will read from and sign his new book of poetry, Enigma and Light, at Ruby K’s Bagel Café on Thursday, May 3, at 6. Tickets to the event are $22.50, which includes the book and refreshments, and will be available at the door the night of the event. Otowi Station Bookstore and Ruby K’s are sponsoring the event.

He is author of two previous collections from Ashahta Press, Veils and Esse.

Mutschlecner writes, “I have been captivated by poetry since high school, willing it as my secret vocation.

Quality New Mexico Accepting Applications for 2012 NM Performance Excellence Awards

on May 1, 2012 - 9:30am

Quality New Mexico is accepting applications for the 2012 New Mexico Performance Excellence Awards.

The New Mexico Performance Excellence Awards, modeled after the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, provide participating organizations with feedback on their strengths and their opportunities for improvement.

This feedback is based on the time-tested Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence, which provides an assessment framework to gauge organizational performance.

The awards, which will be awarded next spring, include:

  • Piñon Recognition, commitmentto performance excellence
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Lou Santoro Honored for Leadership and Service

on May 1, 2012 - 9:03am

Lou Santoro, left, is honored by Agency Field Executive James Medina on behalf of State Farm for his 35 years of service and leadership. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos businessman Lou Santoro was honored by State Farm Insurance recently for his years of leadership and service.

Agency Field Executive James Medina traveled to Santoro’s downtown Los Alamos office April 20 to personally thank him and present him with a special plaque for his 35 years of exemplary service with the worldwide organization.

“Lou is a leader within

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LA Visiting Nurse Service's Tammy Larson Honored

on May 1, 2012 - 7:03am

Tammy Larson. Courtesy/LVNS

LVNS News:

Tammy Larson of Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service has been honored as the Texas & New Mexico Finance/Billing Person of the Year.

Larson is a lifelong resident of Los Alamos and has been active in the medical field the majority of her working life.

LVNS: “Tammy is a dedicated employee who always has our patient’s best interest at heart.”

Bestsellers at Otowi Station the week of April 15-22, 2012

on April 29, 2012 - 10:32pm
 
  1. Oh, the Places You'll Go! Dr. Seuss
  2. Travels, Michael Crichton
  3. Fire Gate Poems: a Journey of Spiritual Healing, Henry C. Finney*
  4. The Making of the Atomic Bomb, Richard Rhodes
  5. Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins
  6. Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction, John Austin
  7. The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
  8. Remarkable, Elizabeth Foley
  9. Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
  10. The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien
*local or regional author

Pajarito Greenhouse is Blooming in Pajarito Acres

on April 28, 2012 - 10:48pm

That familiar face behind the plants and flowers is longtime business leader Dave Fox preparing for the opening of his Pajarito Greenhouse in White Rock. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Pajarito Greenhouse in White Rock is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The 3,600 square feet of display area at the greenhouse is stocked to the brim with flor and fauna and ready for business.

Kathy Anderson checking out a plant. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

For 17 years, the greenhouse has provided the community with well-rooted, hardy plants

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Hanford Bus Shuttles Congressional Folks

on April 28, 2012 - 2:47pm

A vintage Hanford bus, as well as being on display at a local museum, is used to ferry visiting congressional folks during visits. Photo by Kevin Holsapple

Latest Developments on Trinity Site Project

on April 27, 2012 - 11:05am

Courtesy/Los Alamos County

By Carol A. Clark

Work is underway on making contacts and seeking interest from potential additional retail tenants for the Trinity Site Revitalization Project to complement the Smith's Marketplace store.

“It remains a somewhat difficult retail environment owing to the continuing effects of the 2008 recession, but we do have the positive of the Smith’s Marketplace desire to expand into Trinity,” said Bob Feinberg of Grubb & Ellis New Mexico.

Feinberg is leading the retail recruitment effort for the Trinity Site developer, North American Development Group.

“As

Changes to Patent Law and What It Might Mean to You

on April 24, 2012 - 10:15am

A presentation by distinguished patent attorney Rod D. Baker takes place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at The Hive, 134 N.M. 4 in White Rock.

 

Baker's presentation, "Changes to Patent Law and What It Might Mean to You" is sponsored by the Los Alamos Entrepreneurs’ Network and is open to the public.

Baker attended Los Alamos High School and has 24 years of experience in the law.

For the past 20 years, his practice has been limited to patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights and related matters.

His experience includes the successful prosecution of hundreds of patent applications in a

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'HATS ON' Effort Gains Momentum in Support of Creative District

on April 24, 2012 - 8:10am

Seven Los Alamos Historical Society staff and board members, from left, Rafi Andonian, Kathy Ankeny, Sharon Snyder, Ron Wilkins, Heather McClenahan, Judith Stauber and Schnitzel wear creative hats in support of the Los Alamos Creative District. Well, Schnitzel forgot his, but they let him be in the photo anyway. Courtesy Photo

David Yeamans put on an especially creative hat to support the Los Alamos Creative District plan. Courtesy Photo

Steve Romero dons a sporty hat in support of the Creative Distrct and his 18-month-old son Donovan Romero joins in with a colorfully artistic shirt.

'HATS ON' Adds Colorful Support for Creative District

on April 22, 2012 - 12:15pm

Jeff Favorite models his creative hat in support of adoption of the Creative District Plan to be considered by the Los Alamos County Council Tuesday night. Learn more about this initiative on the web at www.creativenm.org. You too can support the Creative District. Send in a photo of you or your family and friends wearing your creative hats to lacreative.nm@gmail.com, and we'll publish it in an upcoming edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post! Photo by Katy Korkos

Horizons Preschool Becoming Own Entity

on April 22, 2012 - 12:03pm

A classroom at Horizons Preschool and Daycare inside White Rock United Methodist Church, 580 Meadow Lane. Courtesy/Horizons

By Kirsten Laskey

After 19 years as a preschool and 29 years as an afterschool program through White Rock United Methodist Church (WRUMC), Horizons Preschool and Daycare is becoming its own entity.

“Horizons is becoming a separate entity from WRUMC financially, for tax purposes, but will continue the strong Christian and proven academic curriculum that it now uses,” Horizons Board President Nancy Ferenbaugh said.   

This Christian-based day care takes children from

Vehicle Plows into McDonalds

on April 21, 2012 - 9:38am

A vehicle crashed into the front wall of McDonald's at 1247 Trinity Dr. this morning. People were sitting at tables eating on the other side of the wall where the impact occurred. Employees said no one was injured and that they believe the 95-year-old driver was parked and he inadvertently put the car in drive rather than reverse and stepped on the accelerator when attempting to leave the restaurant. The driver was not cited because the accident occurred on private property, Deputy Police Chief Kevin Purtymun said. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Employees clean up broken glass and

Renowned Scientist George Cowan Has Died

on April 20, 2012 - 5:33pm

By Carol A. Clark

Internationally renowned scientist George A. Cowan has died. 

Cowan was a scientist, philanthropist and businessman who conducted early research for the Manhattan Project and went on to found Los Alamos National Bank and the Santa Fe Institute.

Los Alamos National Laboratory issued the following statement today on the death of the Laboratory's Senior Fellow.

“Dr. Cowan was a central figure at the Laboratory for 39 years. As a Senior Fellow and Los Alamos National Laboratory Medal Winner, he set an example of service to the nation that we strive to follow today.

Who is Giving Out Half a Million Free Books All Across America?

on April 19, 2012 - 9:37pm

OTOWI STATION BOOKSTORE News

Otowi Station Bookstore is a community partner for the first World Book Night in the United States. From Kodiak, Alaska, to Key West, Florida, in 5,000 towns and cities across America, volunteer book givers will give away half a million free books to reluctant or underserved readers on April 23.

Front row: Patrice Goodkind, Dana Kline, and Nina Thayer. Middle row: Judy Goldie, Kelly and Amelia Dolejsi, Thelma Hahn, and Melanie Sorsby. Back row: Linda Carver and Ellen Ben-Naim. Courtesy Photo

“We are so excited to host activities for World Book Night,” said

Bestsellers at Otowi Station Bookstore the week of April 10-16, 2012

on April 19, 2012 - 9:27pm
Bestsellers at Otowi Station Bookstore the week of April 10-16, 2012
 
  1. Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction, John Austin
  2. The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien
  3. Remarkable, Elizabeth Foley
  4. The Tehran Triangle, Tom Reed
  5. Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins
  6. Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
  7. The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
  8. The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje
  9. The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
  10. The Blood Sugar Solution, Mark Hyman
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New Business Plan, New Funding Help Baldrige Program Move Forward

on April 16, 2012 - 7:37am

The Baldrige Performance Excellence Program (BPEP), managed for 25 years by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in collaboration with the private sector, has announced that it is transitioning to a new business model that will move the program from federal government funding to a self-sustaining operation. NIST will continue its leadership role in managing the program, but it will be funded through a combination of new fees together with expanded support from the private sector.

The Foundation for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award—the private 501(c) 3

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Pajarito Greenhouse Is Known For Strong Plants

on April 15, 2012 - 6:40pm

Pajarito Greenhouse owner Dave Fox. Photo by Bonnie Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Even when April days remain blustery, Los Alamos residents can be sure spring is just around the corner when Pajarito Greenhouse is once again open for business.

This year, the greenhouse will open Wednesday, April 25.

Pajarito Greenhouse is a department of CB FOX Department Store, but it’s located at the home of Anne and Dave Fox at 238 Rio Bravo in the Pajarito Acres section of White Rock.

For 17 years, the greenhouse has provided the

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More ‘HATS ON’ Show Creative District Support!

on April 15, 2012 - 9:48am

Katy Korkos and Kevin Holsapple of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce encourage you to support adoption of the Los Alamos Creative District Plan to be considered by the Los Alamos County Council April 24. Learn more about this initiative on the web at www.creativenm.org. You too can support the Creative District. Send in a photo of you or your family and friends wearing your creative hats to lacreative.nm@gmail.com, and we’ll publish it in an upcoming edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post! Courtesy Photo

Business Workshops to Gain that Edge

on April 13, 2012 - 3:01pm

HR Basics for Small Business Owners
4/17/12 Thursday 1-3:30 p.m.
Small Business Center Fee: $25
When you hire that first employee, it takes your business to a whole different level. Hiring, training, managing, and firing employees can keep you up at night wondering if you are putting yourself and your business at risk. This workshop can help you figure out what you need to know and when you should ask for help. Come prepared with your own questions—there will be lots of time for answers!
The workshop will include:
•Keeping personnel records that meet compliance requirements
•Setting up and

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KRSN Radio to lunch with Donny Osmond and Bob Uecker in Las Vegas

on April 12, 2012 - 11:35am

From top left to bottom right, David Sutton with News 13 cameraman during the Las Conchas Fire, Donny Osmond, Nancy Coombs and Gillian Sutton in the KRSN studios, Bob Uecker. Courtesy

Los Alamos radio station KRSN AM 1490 is a finalist for the National Association of Broadcasters' Crystal Radio Awards for the station's coverage of the Las Conchas Fire.  Crystal Radio Award finalists are chosen by a panel of judges representing broadcasting, community service organizations and public relations firms.

Bestsellers at Otowi Station Bookstore the week of April 3-9

on April 11, 2012 - 7:43pm
Bestsellers at Otowi Station Bookstore the week of April 3-9
 
  1. 109 East Palace, Jennet Conant
  2. Oh, the Places You'll Go! Dr. Seuss
  3. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, Sijie Dai
  4. The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
  5. The Making of the Atomic Bomb, Richard Rhodes
  6. Property, Valerie Martin
  7. Wonder, R. J. Palacio
  8. Los Alamos: Beginning of an Era, LANL*
  9. Los Alamos Trails, Craig Martin*
  10. The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands, Laura Schlessinger
*local or regional author
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Patent Attorney to Speak at The Hive

on April 10, 2012 - 8:07am

Courtesy Photo

Attorney Rod D. Baker will give a presentation regarding intellectual property and the ongoing major changes in U.S. patent law to the Los Alamos Entrepreneurs’ Network at 6 p.m., April 26 at The Hive.

Baker was born and raised in Los Alamos and still considers himself a “Hilltopper.”

He has 24 years experience in the law and for the last 20 years, his practice has been limited to patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, and related matters. 

Baker’s experience includes the successful prosecution of hundreds of patent applications in a variety of technological

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