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Scarecrows Surface For Contest On Central Avenue

on October 20, 2019 - 4:07pm

The Los Alamos Arts Council is again working with Los Alamos MainStreet and Creative District to bring the Annual Scarecrow Contest to downtown Los Alamos. Community members are invited to vote for the ‘Fan Favorite’ through Oct. 26 at CB FOX Department Store, Fuller Lodge Art Center or the Los Alamos Visitors Center. As a part of the Halloweekend events,  Saturday, Oct. 26, there will be a special community event 1-2 p.m. during which the winning entry in ‘Fan Favorite’ and four other categories will each receive $75 in Chamber Checks redeemable at dozens of local businesses.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Painting Handicap Parking Emblems At 20th And Central Parking Lot

on October 20, 2019 - 3:08pm

On the job in Los Alamos is a worker painting handicap parking emblems Friday afternoon on the newly resurfaced parking lot at 20th Street and Central Avenue. #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scene From Century Bank Los Alamos Ribbon Cutting

on October 20, 2019 - 10:10am

Century Bank Vice President and Los Alamos Branch Manager Karen Easton cuts the ribbon as staff and friends shout for joy at the official opening Thursday morning of the new location at 751 Trinity Dr., Ste. 301 in Smith's Marketplace shopping center. ‘This is so exciting … it has been a long process getting to this day and I want to thank our entire staff, and everyone involved whose efforts have made this possible,’ Easton said. ‘Los Alamos is a wonderful community and we are so thrilled to be a part of it.

‘Little Shops’ Pop-Up Sales Registration Ends Nov. 8

on October 20, 2019 - 7:44am
YMCA News:
Vendors wishing to explore “group sales” at a trial pop-up event have until Nov. 8 to register at The Family YMCA, 1450 Iris St.
Los Alamos County’s Discoveries Action Team is working with The Family YMCA to host this “Little Shops” pop-up vending event Saturday Nov. 30 and Saturday Dec. 7 in the Y’s gymnasium. 
Nineteen vendors have registered so far. Registration must be completed by Nov. 8 so individual vendors may be listed on advertisements.
Registration costs $25 and enables a vendor to sell at both Saturday events. The vendor must supply their own table.

Fall Arts & Crafts Fair 9 A.M. To 3:30 P.M. Today!

on October 19, 2019 - 6:25am

Fifty artists and artisans from all over New Mexico are participating in the 39th Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Fair at First Baptist Church of Los Alamos, 2200 Diamond Dr. New this year: Bang Bite Filling Station Food Truck. Courtesy/FLAC

Artwork by Elizabeth Brosha. Courtesy/FLAC

Artwork by Gary Chaffin. Courtesy/FLAC

Artwork by John Segell. Courtesy/FLAC

Chamber: Grand Re-Opening Of LA Tan & More Oct. 24

on October 18, 2019 - 7:18am
The Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the Grand Re-Opening of LA Tan & More 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 with the actual ribbon cutting at 5 p.m. at 975 Central Ave.
Everyone is welcome to relax and rejuvenate with LA Tan & More as they celebrate their grand re-opening. See the newly remodeled facility and new services. Sample the soaps, scrubs and lotions developed in-house.
Refreshments will be served and there will be door prizes.
Ribbon cuttings are a benefit of being a Los Alamos Chamber Member.

Council Approves Ordinance To Grant 20th Street Parcels For New Hotel & Conference Center To TNJLA

on October 17, 2019 - 5:20pm

In a 5-2 vote, Los Alamos County Council approved an ordinance adopting an economic development project for public support, which is a grant of 6 parcels of land totaling approximately 2.6 acres on 20th Street, to TNJLA LLC during its Tuesday night work session. TNJLA LLC plans to build an 86-room extended-stay hotel on the land as well as a conference center that will accommodate between 250-300 people. Councilors Randall Ryti and Antonio Maggiore cast the opposing votes.

New Minnie Bakery In Town Satisfies The Sweet Tooth

on October 17, 2019 - 3:46pm
Apple and almond tart. Courtesy image

Coconut spread twist bread. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post

Ever felt the craving for freshly made bread or a slice of homemade pound cake? There is a new bakery in town to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Minyoung Kulesza opened her bakery, Minnie Bakery, about six months ago. She operates from her home kitchen, but people can check out her menu offerings at Everything is made to order and can be picked up at 54 Canyon View.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Mullein Leaf Massage

on October 17, 2019 - 2:07pm
On the job in Los Alamos today is Certified LaStone Therapist Ellen Weber, with 15 years of experience, helping people restore wellness at Mullein Leaf massage 3250 Trinity Dr. Suite B-2. LaStone Therapy uses both hot and cold stones to reduce inflammation and tension. Learn more at or call 505.695.2095. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Spotlight On Acting Chief Nursing Officer Lori Coffelt Of Los Alamos Medical Center

on October 17, 2019 - 8:26am

Acting CNO Lori Coffelt in her office Tuesday at Los Alamos Medical Center. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Lori Coffelt, RN, CPPS, has been appointed Acting Chief Nursing Officer at Los Alamos Medical Center. She replaces Sharon Radcliffe who moved out of town.

Coffelt was born at LAMC and began working there while attending Los Alamos High School. She graduated in 1979 and returned to work at LAMC after college, where she has remained for 37.5 years.

Coffelt follows a long line of family members who spent

Century Bank Grand Opening Oct. 17

on October 16, 2019 - 4:51pm
The Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the Grand Opening of Century Bank with a ribbon cutting 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17 with the actual ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. Century Bank is located at 751 Trinity Dr., Suite 301.
Karen Easton is the bank's branch manager for the Los Alamos location. This branch will offer consumer and commercial loans along with retail and business banking and wealth management services, according to a news release.

Chamber Business After Hours At Zia Credit Union Today!

on October 16, 2019 - 4:46pm
The Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Business After Hours at Zia Credit Union. Please join us 5-7 p.m., today, Oct. 16, at 1001 Central Avenue. You do not have to be a Chamber member to attend!
Business After Hours receptions are a benefit of being a Los Alamos Chamber Member. For more information about Chamber membership, please visit or contact Ryn Herrmann at (505).661.4807 or Ufemia Bernal Rios at (606).661.4816.
The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is a program of Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation; a private, not-for-profit

On The Job In Los Alamos: Local Artist Richard Swenson Creating Metal Menagerie Large And small

on October 16, 2019 - 10:48am

On the job in Los Alamos Monday is local artist Richard Swenson in his studio on Los Pueblos where he creates his metal menagerie including this dragon head. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Metal artist Richard Swenson with his full dragon creation. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Praying Mantis mounted on a mailbox created by metal artist Richard Swenson. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

This creation by metal artist Richard Swenson is ready for Halloween. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Fish created by local metal artist

‘Local Service. Global Reach’ ... DNCU Celebrates International Credit Union Day By Giving Back

on October 16, 2019 - 9:20am
DNCU CEO/President Chuck Valenti
 DNCU News:
ESPANOLA — Credit union members around the world will celebrate International Credit Union Day®, an annual event to commemorate the credit union movement’s impact and achievements.
This year marks the 71st anniversary. In honor of this special day, Del Norte Credit Union invites its staff, members and the entire community to join us in cleaning up the Valdez Park at 720 Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park Road in Espaola.
A designated DNCU team will be out at the park 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ponderosa Pines Shares Charging Station Usage With Community

on October 15, 2019 - 4:46pm

Ponderosa Pines Apartments is making available to the community its ChargePoint (Electric Vehicle Charging Station) at 3000 Trinity Dr. The one charging station can charge two vehicles at the same time. The charging station is on the south side of building 1, just 0.3 mile from the Reel Deal Theater. Visit to sign up for an account, download the app and start charging. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Change Of Seasons: Flower Baskets Coming Down

on October 15, 2019 - 3:42pm
Workers from Los Alamos Landscaping take down the flower baskets Monday that graced the town throughout the summer, including these on Central Avenue, signaling the change of seasons. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

‘News Of The World’ Filming In New Mexico

on October 15, 2019 - 9:58am
NMFO News:
SANTA FE News of the World, a post-Civil War adventure saga produced by Universal Pictures, has begun principal photography in and around Santa Fe, State Film Office Director Todd Christensen announced Monday.
The production will continue in the state through November and employ more than 200 New Mexico crew members and 25 New Mexico actors.
“Our state film industry continues to draw sizable A-list productions, and that’s incredibly good news for our economy and workers,” Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Elegance By Antoinette

on October 15, 2019 - 9:36am

On the job in Los Alamos is Antoinette Garcia of Elegance by Antoinette at 3801 Arkansas Ave., checking on Lori Ostock who is anxiously waiting for the unveiling of her purple hair. Contact the salon at 505.662.8990. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Los Alamos Family Eyecare Invites Community To Day Of Eye Health Lectures Friday Oct. 25

on October 14, 2019 - 10:26am

Los Alamos Family Eyecare News:

Los Alamos Family Eyecare invites the community to a day of education and information, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 at 800 Trinity Dr. Ste B ... RSVP to 505.662.9681.  

“Preserving Vision for a Lifetime through Nutrition” is a day of eye health lectures by Stephen Porpora from Eyepromise. He will discuss ways to enhance and protect vision for a lifetime.

There will be door prizes, free gifts and refreshments during the event.

Macular Pigment Optical Density (MPOD) by QuantifEye has become the industry standard for assessing the health of your

On The Job In Los Alamos: Roofing Operation

on October 14, 2019 - 9:45am

On the job in Los Alamos are roofers getting their work done Wednesday afternoon at CB FOX Department Store on Deacon Street. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Deposit Machine Damaged In Drive-Thru Lane At EB&T

on October 14, 2019 - 9:36am

Los Alamos police respond to a call at 7:06 a.m. today in reference to a damaged deposit machine in the second lane of the drive-thru at Enterprise Bank & Trust at 1200 Trinity Dr. Police told the Los Alamos Daily Post this morning that bank management is aware of how the accident occurred and are handling it internally. Photo by John McHale/

Job Training Incentive Program Funds 69 New Jobs

on October 13, 2019 - 10:00am
NMED News:
SANTA FE Manufacturers that provide oil and gas products, solar windows, and specialty jewelry were among the businesses, including UBiQD in Los Alamos, awarded job training assistance Friday, Economic Development Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced.
The Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) board awarded almost $600,000 to a total of six companies to train 69 regular jobs and one intern in Los Alamos, Albuquerque, Carlsbad, Taos and Santa Fe.
JTIP is one of the most generous training incentive programs in the country, reimbursing 50-75 percent of employee wages for

‘Firstness’ Filming In New Mexico

on October 13, 2019 - 8:24am
NMFO News:
SANTA FE New Mexico State Film Office Director Todd Christensen announced that the independent feature “Firstness”, produced by Firstness LLC, has begun principal photography through mid-October in Carrizozo, Tularosa, Capitan, Ruidoso and Alamogordo.  
The production will employ five New Mexico crew members, one New Mexico actor, and two New Mexico background actors.
The film is one of the first to take advantage of new tax film tax credit in New Mexico that provides an extra 5 percent incentive for productions in areas outside the Albuquerque-Santa Fe Corridor, said

Gadgets Officially Opens For Business At Bradbury

on October 12, 2019 - 8:19am
The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce celebrates the new location of the Bradbury Science Museum Assocation’s (BSMA) Gadgets Museum Shop Thursday afternoon with a ribbon cutting. The new location is in the Defense Gallery inside the Bradbury Science Museum at 1350 Central Ave. Roger Waterman, center, cuts the ribbon, while Museum Director Linda Deck, Kristin Henderson, Chamber Director and  BSMA President Ryn Herrmann, Gadget Manager Shari Foley, Kent Waterman and BSMA Vice President Bob Hull look on. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
The new Gadgets Muesum Shop was made possible

Scenes From Oktoberfest At Boese Brothers Brewery

on October 11, 2019 - 10:49am
These guys are ready for a thoroughly German party at the Oktoberfest Celebration Thursday at Boese Brothers Brewery in Central Park Square. The festivities continue starting at 2 p.m. today and include brats, beer and more! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Oktoberfest partiers line up for pretzels and brats on the lawn outside Boese Brothers Brewery Thursday in Central Park Square. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Boese Brothers employees bring on the beer. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Oktoberfest revelers gather Thursday inside Boese Brothers