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U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Visits Los Alamos

on February 25, 2018 - 8:01am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich with Rose Chocolatier Owner Marguerite Rose McClay Saturday Morning at 149 Central Park Square. He visited with members of the Democratic Party of Los Alamos and community members in general to hear and discuss their concerns before heading back to Washington, D.C. for meetings. See more scenes from this event later today at ladailypost.com. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich chats with members of the local Democratic Party and community members in general Saturday morning at Rose Chocolatier at 991 Central Park Square.

2018 New Mexico Housing Market Off To Great Start

on February 25, 2018 - 7:04am
By CARRIE MONTOYA, President
Los Alamos Association of REALTORS®
 
January sales reported to the REALTORS® Association of New Mexico (RANM) totalled 1,509, making January 2018 the best month for sales since RANM started keeping homes sales data in 2008 and is 15 percent higher than the 1,279 sales reported in January 2017.
 
Median prices also continue to climb – January 2018 reported median was $190,000, compared to January 2017’s median of $182,500.
 
“The January report is great news for the beginning of 2018,” 2018 RANM President Connie Hettinga said. “Mortgage rates are beginning

L.A. Liquor Opening In Los Alamos Soon

on February 24, 2018 - 2:14pm

L.A. Liquor co-owner John Chhina this morning in front of his new business in the building at 15th Street and Trinity Drive. He told the Los Alamos Daily Post that he and his son Ricky Chhina, who owns the local Subway, hope to open their liquor store in March. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

L.A. Liquor is scheduled to open next month at 15th Street and Trinity Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A sneak peek inside L.A. Liquor this morning at 15th Street and Trinity Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A worker is busy this morning hooking up the coolers at

Grand Opening Celebration Underway At O’Reilly Auto Parts Store On Trinity Drive

on February 24, 2018 - 1:35pm

O'Reilly Auto Parts Store is celebrating its official grand opening until 2 p.m. today at 2373 Trinity Dr. The community is invited to stop by for free green chile cheeseburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks, enter drawings for gift cards and pick up some free auto bling such as magnetic bolt holders, hand cleaner, water bottle holders, can opener key chains, sun glasses and more. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The team at O'Reilly Auto Parts Store including Store Manager Alfred Lovato, center, and District Manager Jason Small, right of center, at today's event. Photo by Carol A.

Community Celebrates D'Anna Photography Opening

on February 23, 2018 - 4:16pm
From left, Samantha D'Anna's mother, Andrea Pistone, her grandmother Rosemary Pistone, D'Anna, her grandfather Ron Pistone and her father, Joe D'Anna, celebrate the opening of her new studio Thursday night at 2101 Trinity Dr., Suite S. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
Samantha D'Anna, right, chats with Karen Proctor-Adams, son Jude Adams and husband Chris Adams during Thursday's ribbon cutting ceremony for her new business. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Los Alamos native Samantha D’Anna has worked

Tony Redondo Named Head Of Los Alamos National Laboratory Tech Transfer Division

on February 22, 2018 - 9:35pm

Antonio ‘Tony’ Redondo

LANL News:

Antonio “Tony” Redondo will take over Feb. 26 ,as head of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s tech transfer division, the Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation.

Named after the famous Manhattan Project physicist, the Feynman Center helps to transition science and technology created at the Laboratory to the private sector.

Redondo is the former Theoretical Division leader and currently a senior scientist in the Theory, Simulation and Computation Directorate.

New Business Aids Senior Citizens With Estate Property And Move Management Services

on February 22, 2018 - 8:06am
Golden Estate Services owner Elayne Anderson discusses her new partnership with Zia Realty Group during an interview recently at the Zia Realty Group offices on the 2nd floor of the New Mexico Bank & Trust Building in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by CarolA.Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Golden Estate Services has opened for business in Los Alamos. The company provides seniors, families, personal representatives, executors and trustees with complete estate property and move management services.

Owner Elayne Anderson, a historic

FBI: Armed Man Robs Wells Fargo In Pojoaque

on February 21, 2018 - 7:03am

Courtesy/FBI

FBI News:

An armed man robbed Wells Fargo Tuesday afternoon in Pojoaque.

The suspect is described as approximately 5'7" tall and weighs about 180 pounds. He wore a dark ski mask, dark jacket, gloves and a dark pair of pants with a checkered pattern.

At approximately 3:02 p.m., the suspect entered the bank at 3 W. Gutierrez St., Santa Fe, and displayed a handgun.

He demanded money from a teller, who handed over an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect left the bank.

The FBI may pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the

Hand Precision Machining, LLC Celebrates 25 Years

on February 20, 2018 - 10:52am

Robert Hand, founder of Hand Precision Machining LLC celebrates the success of his first 25 years in business Monday. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Hand Precision Machining LLC staff are celebrating the company's 25th anniversary this week at their 127 Eastgate Road location. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Enjoying a celebration lunch at Hand Precision Machining LLC Monday, from left, Bryce Templeton, Steven Hand and founder Robert Hand. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

BUSINESS News:

Robert Hand and his staff at Hand Precision Machining, LLC, celebrated their

Leadership Los Alamos Inaugural Focus Session ‘Reflective Leadership’ Delivers Success

on February 20, 2018 - 7:17am

From left, Speaker Phil Bryson, Leadership Los Alamos Board Chair Brian D'Andrea and Speaker Dr. John Bedker gather Jan. 17 for the organization's first Focus Group at UNM-LA. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LLA Board members, program class participants and alumni gather at UNM-LA for the first Focus Group hosted by the organization. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LLA News:

Leadership Los Alamos (LLA) held its first Focus Session Jan. 17 at the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos.

The highly successful inaugural Focus Session on “Reflective Leadership” was made possible

On The Job In Los Alamos: Friends Of MPNHP Board

on February 20, 2018 - 6:24am

On the job in Los Alamos is the Board of the Friends of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park - Los Alamos, from left, Treasurer Ron Wilkins, Metzger’s General Manager David Jolly, Facilitator Felicia Orth, Vice President Rick Reiss, Karen Henderson, Bradbury Science Museum Director Linda Deck and President Kristin Henderson. Board members not pictured, former Councilor Fran Berting, Shannon Corporation owner Shannon C’de Baca, Los Alamos Daily Post Publisher/Editor Carol A. Clark who is taking the photo, Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Heather McClenahan, Dr.

The Finishing Touch Moving To Larger Space

on February 19, 2018 - 4:13pm
The Finishing Touch owners Marcelo Ruano, left, and Julio Gaytan stand in their new space just one storefront up from their current location in Central Park Square. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
The Finishing Touch is moving up ... one storefront to be exact. It may be just a short walk from its original location, but The Finishing Touch’s future site offers double the space. This means more products and services will be featured in the store.
 
Owners Marcelo Ruano and Julio Gaytan said they will begin

Los Alamos Chamber Ribbon Cutting Feb. 22

on February 19, 2018 - 1:04pm

Chamber Coffee & Connections Ruby K's Thursday

on February 19, 2018 - 8:55am

SFNF: President’s Day Holiday Closure, Feb. 19

on February 18, 2018 - 9:58am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE All Santa Fe National Forest offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 19, in observance of President’s Day. Forest offices will resume regular business hours Tuesday, Feb. 20.
 
In honor of President’s Day, the Santa Fe National Forest will waive fees at many day-use recreation sites and amenities Monday, Feb. 19.
 
Fees will be waived at Santa Fe National Forest sites that normally charge a day-use fee and campgrounds that are not on the National Recreation Reservation System. Since many recreation sites on the Santa Fe National Forest are closed for the winter,

NMED Accepting Grant Applications For Scrap Tire, Illegal Dumping, And Recycling

on February 18, 2018 - 6:44am
NMED News:
 
SANTA FE The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) is now accepting applications for 2018-2019 Recycling and Illegal Dumping (RAID) Fund grants for scrap tire management, illegal dumping abatement, and recycling projects.
 
Municipalities, counties, solid waste authorities, cooperative associations (as defined in the RAID Act), land grant communities, pueblos, tribes, and nations are eligible for funds totaling $900,000. Two-thirds of the fund is available for scrap tire projects, and one-third is available for other projects.

Lodger's Tax Advisory Board Meets Tuesday

on February 17, 2018 - 7:23am
COUNTY News:
 
The Lodger's Tax Advisory Board meets at noon Tuesday, Feb. 20 in Suite 110 in the Los Alamos County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
 
The meetinig is open to the public.
 
I.  ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS
 
A.  Call to Order/Introductions
B.  Approval of Today's Agenda
C.  Review/Approval of Meeting Minutes (1) 10438-18 Minutes from the Lodgers' Tax Advisory Board Meeting on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Presenters: Loryn 'Ryn' Herrmann
D.  Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda

II.  NEW/PENDING PROJECTS for possible action
               
A.  FOR APPROVAL:
  1.  FY

J & L Storage Units Burglarized

on February 17, 2018 - 6:27am
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Thieves broke into several storage units sometime overnight Wednesday at the J & L Storage facility behind the old McDonald's on Trinity Drive.

Owner John Courtright said locks were cut on the units but they were not otherwise damaged and that all but one door was closed before the thieves left.

Courtright said two of his own units were struck and that the majority of those broken into were hidden from street view.

LAPS: Thanks For Successful Show Up! It Matters!

on February 16, 2018 - 4:10pm

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools would like to thank all the teachers, staff, organizations and volunteers who helped make the Show Up! It Matters! day of school a great success.

Thanks to everyone’s hard work, LAPS was able to welcome students around the district Wednesday, Feb. 14, and demonstrate how important it is to attend school.

Community partners helped greet students early Wednesday morning. Thank you to all the local organizations and volunteers that donated not only their time, but also goodies to hand out to the students.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Anna Dillane At Boomerang

on February 16, 2018 - 3:58pm

On the job in Los Alamos this afternoon at Boomerang consignment and resale store is owner Anna Dillane. The store is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday at 1247 A Central Ave., in downtown Los Alamos. For more information, click here. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

RE/MAX First Broker Of The Month: Meet Cathy Grastataro

on February 16, 2018 - 10:40am

Cathy Grastataro

RE/MAX First News:

RE/MAX First has been serving clients in the region for more than 20 years. We believe that the buying and selling of real estate is as much an art and a science as it is a business, and we draw on all three principles to meet your real estate needs.

We are your long-time local market leaders and the reason for our success is simple: we love what we do and where we live, we are full-time professionals, and we take pride in providing an exemplary level of service.

Cathy Grastataro is an Associate Broker at RE/MAX First in Los Alamos.

Los Alamos Chamber Of Commerce Hosts Ribbon Cutting For Samantha D’Anna Photography Feb. 22

on February 16, 2018 - 9:57am

Samantha D’Anna in front of her new business, Samantha D’Anna Photography at 2101 Trinity Dr., Suite S. Courtesy/Los Alamos Chamber

CHAMBER News:

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is helping to celebrate the opening of Samantha D’Anna Photography.

The community is invited to attend the ribbon cutting and welcome D’Anna, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 and light refreshments will be served.

D’Anna has been a professional photographer for six years, specializing in natural light portrait photography and weddings.

Legacy Clean Up Contractor N3B Visits Daily Post

on February 15, 2018 - 12:06pm

Charity Meinhart, right, with public affairs and communications at N3B, the new legacy clean up contractor for the Department of Energy, visited the Los Alamos Daily Post this morning to meet the news team including Lifestyles Editor Bonnie Gordon pictured here. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Chamber Breakfast At UNM-LA Thursday

on February 13, 2018 - 3:27pm

CHAMBER News:

 

This month's Chamber Business Breakfast is 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15 in Room 230 in Building 2 at UNM-LA, 4000 University Dr.

 

Presenters Jim Glover and Marianne Tenenbaum of The Idea Group of Santa Fe will provide information about how to use the community branding at your business.

 

The Business Breakfasts are presented with the generous support of the LANL Community Parterships Office. Secret City Kitchen will cater the February Breakfast so register on the Chamber website events page: http://losalamoschamber.chambermaster.com/events/.

 

The Los Alamos

Patrick Sullivan Receives International Economic Development Council CEcD Designation

on February 13, 2018 - 11:00am

Patrick Sullivan

LACDC News:

Patrick Sullivan, executive director of Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), a national recognition that denotes a mastery of skills in economic development, professional attainment and a commitment to personal and professional growth.

The CEcD exam was administered by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Jan. 27-28 in Las Vegas, Nev.

The CEcD designation recognizes qualified and dedicated practitioners in the economic development field and sets the standard of

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