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‘Little Shops’ Pop-Up Discussed At Chamber Breakfast

on November 8, 2019 - 9:11am
During the Chamber Breakfast this morning at UNM-LA, Diana Martinez of the Family YMCA explains how the ‘Little Shops’ Pop-Up idea came together. ‘Little Shops’ Pop-Up is a connected gathering place for small-business startups, hobbyists and food vendors to sell products and services under one roof with flexible options for renting small-enclosed spaces, stalls, booths or tables. Martinez said the idea is to not only give the public a place to congregate and socialize but also to offer small business owners an affordable space to rent.

BLM Quarterly Oil & Gas Lease Sale Nets $18,394,059

on November 8, 2019 - 9:01am
BLM News:
SANTA FE — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) New Mexico raised $18,394,059 Thursday in its quarterly oil and gas lease sale.
Nearly 50 percent of the revenue from the sale will go to the states where the oil and gas activity occurs—in this case New Mexico and Oklahoma—while the rest will go to the U.S. Treasury.  
For this sale, the BLM offered leases on 16 parcels totaling 7,619.46 acres. The highest bid per acre was $18,501 sold to Federal Abstract Company for 40 acres in Lea County, New Mexico.

McQuiston: Best Reasons To Consider Purchasing Umbrella Insurance Policy

on November 7, 2019 - 8:07am
The Jemez Agency

1. Consider umbrella insurance if …  you have assets – like a home, car or savings – you want to protect.

You probably already have insurance for some of your assets, like your house or car, but don’t forget your other investments, as well as checking, savings and retirement accounts. Are they protected in the event of a liability suit? Your existing insurance policies, like your car insurance or home insurance, include liability coverage, but generally that coverage is limited.

UbiQD Earns 2019 New Product Innovation Award From Frost & Sullivan For Quantum Dot-Enabled UbiGro™ Greenhouse Film

on November 6, 2019 - 6:24pm

UbiQD’s quantum dot-enabled retrofit greenhouse film, UbiGro™, deployed above a row of tomatoes in a commercial greenhouse in New Mexico. Courtesy/UbiQD, Inc.

UbiQD News:

  • The company completed several successful commercial plant trials with its UbiGro™ greenhouse film, highlighted in a new white paper and recognized by Frost & Sullivan as a first-of-its-kind product

UbiQD, Inc., a Los Alamos-based advanced materials company, announced today it has been awarded the Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award 2019 for its UbiGro™ luminescent greenhouse film, cited by the market research

Fall Vendor Blender Nov. 9

on November 6, 2019 - 2:56pm

Scenes From DNCU Annual Coat Drive Pickup

on November 6, 2019 - 11:42am

Del Norte Credit Union staff gathered Tuesday for the first pick up of the annual Coat Drive at DNCU in Los Alamos, from left, Tera Adams, Lisa Zuhn of Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, Anne Kain, Mandi George and Linda Martinez. Photo by John McHale/

Mandi George of DNCU gathers coats for pickup. Photo by John McHale/

Linda Martinez and Lisa Zuh, display a tiny coat donated to help keep a child warm. Photo by John McHale/

Celebrate Small Business Saturday Locally Nov. 30

on November 6, 2019 - 10:21am

CHAMBER & MainStreet News:

Small Business Saturday is Nov. 30 and the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is encouraging the community to support this endeavor by shopping locally.

How to participate in Small Business Saturday:

You can participate in as much or as little of Small Business Saturday as you like!

Register NOW for FREE to participate in Los Alamos and White Rock Small Business Saturday Nov.

Close Knit Yarn Celebrates First Anniversary

on November 6, 2019 - 9:57am
Close Knit Yarn Cooperative celebrates its first anniversary Saturday with treats and knitting. The business took over from Warm Hearts Yarn and is housed with Atomic City Quilts at 1246 Central Ave., next to the Los Alamos Daily Post world headquarters. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
In addition to yarn and knitting supplies, Close Knit sells creations by local artists such as these felted pumpkins by free-form crochet artist Samuel Buelow. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

LANL Major Subcontractors Consortium Honors Donors

on November 5, 2019 - 11:12am

LANL MSC President Graig Newell welcomes the crowd as LANL Director Thom Mason, left, and Hacienda Home Center owner Joseph Sanchez look on at the Oct. 10 gathering at the Rio Chama in Santa Fe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LANL MSC Vice President and Enterprise Bank & Trust Regional President Liddie Martinez addresses the crowd and introduces the premiere of a video that showcases three of the grant recipient projects that the MSC has funded. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ 
LANL Director Thom Mason addresses the crowd. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Physical Therapy Plus Changes Ownership

on November 4, 2019 - 1:52pm

Physical Therapy Plus, Inc., new owner Petra Pirc, left, celebrates the change in ownership with former owner Annette Weyrauch Friday at the clinic at 1350 Central Ave., Suite 105. Weyrauch founded Physical Therapy Plus 31 years ago. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

After 31 years of owning and operating Physical Therapy Plus, Inc., Annette Weyrauch decided to pass the keys and ownership onto Petra Pirc.

Petra Pirc began working in August 2018 as a physical therapist at Physical Therapy Plus.

Cypress Inc. Concedes Grazing Lease Cancellation

on November 3, 2019 - 7:09am
Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard
State Land Office News:
SANTA FE Cypress Inc., a corporation associated with Jeffrey Epstein, has conceded the State Land Office’s cancellation of two livestock grazing leases.
Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard sent a cancellation letter in early September giving Cypress 30 days’ notice of her intent to cancel the leases. Cypress, through an Albuquerque law firm, filed a contest of the cancellation and a petition in First Judicial District Court to immediately block the cancelation. 
The court did not grant Cypress’

EB&T And LACF Sign Endowment Fund Agreement

on November 1, 2019 - 5:11pm

Enterprise Bank & Trust Senior Vice President of Strategic Alliances & Inclusion Robyn Heidger and Los Alamos Community Foundation Board President David Izraelevitz sign the official Enterprise Endowment Fund matching campaign agreement. The bank pledged a total commitment of up to $150,000 ($50,000 per year for three years). Gathered for the signing ceremony this morning at EB&T in Los Alamos, from left, LACF Board Member Linda Daly, Outreach Specialist Uriah Cachora, Heidger, and Izraelevitz, EB&T Regional President Liddie Martinez and LACF Board Member Don Cobb. ‘We are so happy to partner

On The Job In Los Alamos: Creature Greeting Visitors

on November 1, 2019 - 6:41am

On the job in Los Alamos is a creature with a pumpkin head and octopus-like lower extremities greeting visitors Thursday at First National of Santa Fe Bank at Deacon and 20th Street in Los Alamos. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Courtesy photo

Chamber Director Works Herself To The Bone

on October 31, 2019 - 8:44pm

Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Director Ryn Herrmann has apparently worked herself to the bone ... she appears to be sitting alone today in the Chamber office staring into space while holding a small pumpkin. Courtesy photo

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on October 31, 2019 - 5:19pm

Sipapu Resort Makes Ski History Today

on October 31, 2019 - 5:12pm

Sipapu Resort opened for the season today – making ski history in opening nearly a month ahead of its usual schedule. Sipapu is recognized for having the longest ski season in New Mexico, being the first to open for the season and one of the last to close. Sipapu is the seventh ski resort to open in the U.S. this season. ‘The slope conditions are not your normal early season conditions,’ Sipapu general manager John Paul Bradley said. ‘With the cold temps and natural snow adding to snowmaking efforts, my first run on Thumper today was a legitimate great run!

On The Job In Los Alamos: At High Mesa Dental Arts

on October 31, 2019 - 4:32pm

On the job in Los Alamos is Dr. Reed Canon of High Mesa Dental Arts with his new high-tech dental device recently at his White Rock location. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram at

About High Mesa Dental Arts:

Dr. Reed Canon of High Mesa Dental Arts recently discussed the advantages of the new technology offered at both Los Alamos and White Rock locations.

High Mesa Dental Arts now provides CEREC®, a high-tech dental device that allows the patient to go from diagnosis to walking out of the office with their new crown in place, all in the same day.

Scenes From Enterprise Bank & Trust Special Event

on October 31, 2019 - 8:52am

From left, President and Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Financial Services Corp. Jim Lally, Jay Johnson of Los Alamos National Laboratory and Enterprise Bank & Trust Regional President Liddie Martinez chat together at a special gathering of EB&T executives, directors, shareholders, New Mexico Advisory Board members and clients held Thursday evening, Oct. 24, at the Los Alamos Nature Center on Canyon Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

From left, Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Director Ryn Herrmann, EB&T President Scott Goodman and his wife Terri Goodman at the special event

McQuiston: It MAY Have Been Covered ... But HOW?

on October 31, 2019 - 8:49am
The Jemez Agency

If you’ve watched any college football over the past several years, you’ve probably seen multiple commercials from a certain insurance company that likes to show an imaginary college professor walking an individual through a building containing exhibits that represent different claim situations.

The commercials show what happened while the professor narrates, then at the end of the story he states, “we covered it”.

Although many of these claim scenarios appear to be unusual, they would likely be covered by any personal

Scenes From Business After Hours At Zia Credit Union

on October 30, 2019 - 3:06pm

The community turned out to support Zia Credit Union during its Business After Hours event Oct. 16. The Chamber of Commerce also hosted the event. Courtesy photo

Scene from the Business After Hours event. Courtesy photo

Rutherford Addresses Cyber Security At Chamber Talk

on October 30, 2019 - 2:19pm

Becky Rutherford with Los Alamos National Laboratory Cyber Security was the featured speaker at the Oct. 10  Chamber Business Breakfast where she discussed Cyber Security for Small Businesses. Courtesy photo

Smith’s Resumes Accepting Visa Credit Cards

on October 30, 2019 - 9:27am

Smith’s has resumed accepting Visa credit cards effective today. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Smith’s Food & Drug Store in Smith’s Marketplace in Los Alamos confirmed this morning that the chain has resumed accepting Visa® credit cards.

“Effective today we are accepting Visa credit cards again,” Store Manager Isaac Chavez said.

The Los Alamos and White Rock stores also accept Mastercard, American Express, Discover and all debit and HSA cards.

Smith’s stopped accepting Visa credit cards in April citing the

Environment Department Reaches Settlement With Albuquerque Facility Over Hazardous Waste Violations

on October 30, 2019 - 8:57am
NMED News:
ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) and Advanced Chemical Treatment, Inc. reached a settlement to resolve alleged violations identified during a May 2019 inspection by NMED’s Hazardous Waste Bureau at a facility in Albuquerque.
The Advanced Chemical Treatment, Inc. facility at 6137 Edith Boulevard NE., stores hazardous wastes until proper disposal at a permitted facility outside of New Mexico is arranged.
The settlement includes a civil penalty of $360,285 for various violations of the state’s Hazardous Waste Act, Hazardous Waste Management

Khalsa Acupuncture Joyfully Returns To Los Alamos

on October 29, 2019 - 3:41pm

Dr. Seva SSS Khalsa, DOM, L.Ac. and his wife Seva-Simran-Siri Kaur stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post this afternoon to announce that Khalsa Acupuncture is reopening Friday at Gateway Medical Care, 118 Central Park Square in downtown Los Alamos. Dr. Khalsa specializes in relieving pain and restoring movement by ‘treating the whole person’. Khalsa Acupuncture will be open Tuesdays and Fridays. For information, call 505.747.7944  or 310.738.0588 (phone and text) or email or Photo by Carol A. Clark/

DNCU: Highlights ‘Melanie’s’ Courageous Survival Story

on October 29, 2019 - 10:43am

DNCU News:
  • DNCU is honored to share breast cancer survivor stories with its communities

 SANTA FE — Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU) reached out to its communities for inspirational accounts from Breast Cancer Survivors willing to share their stories and help spread awareness for the month of October.

DNCU said it is humbled to share “Melanie’s” journey, as she stands strong with the honest truth about the reality of battling and overcoming this disease:

Melanie, 53 years old, has been Breast Cancer free for 14 years.

Her journey began back in 2005. Due to her higher risk factors that