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On The Job In Los Alamos: Tim Rivera, Gail Rubin And Shay Burns Kendricks

on April 16, 2019 - 9:25am

On the job in Los Alamos is Tim Rivera, owner of Rivera Funeral Home sponsoring a presentation on getting one's affairs in order April 11 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Photo by Jennifer Bartram/

On the job in Los Alamos is Gail Rubin presenting a talk on final preparations April 11 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Photo by Jennifer Bartram/

On the job in Los Alamos is Estate Attorney Shay Burns Kendricks presenting a talk on preparing wills April 11 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Photo by Jennifer Bartram/

On The Job In Los Alamos: Amy Justice Trimming Tree

on April 15, 2019 - 8:16am

On the job in Los Alamos is Amy Justice who while on her way to Candyman Music Store recently noticed upon her arrival that the plants in the store needed some love and volunteered to trim an astoundly tall tree. She is a staff member at the Los Alamos Historical Society (Caretaker at the Victory Garden honoring the Cold War). Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Española Humane Receives Highest 4-Star Rating From Charity Navigator

on April 13, 2019 - 10:17am
Española Humane News:
For the fourth consecutive year, Española Humane, an animal welfare organization serving some of northern New Mexico’s poorest communities, has received the highest 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator.
This coveted honor is given for consistently adhering to best practices and demonstrating strong financial health and transparency. Charity Navigator is the leading independent charity evaluator in the U.S. and has been lauded by Forbes, Business Week, and others for its data-driven analysis of the charitable sector.
According to Michael Thatcher, President

Chamber Hosts Visitor Center Ribbon Cutting April 17

on April 13, 2019 - 9:27am


The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the grand opening of the new Los Alamos Visitor Center location at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 17. The new location is in the Community Building at 475 20th St., Suite A.

Minnie Bakery (, a new home-based business that prepares made-to-order baked goods, is providing the breads and pastries. Coffee will also be served. Please join us to welcome the Los Alamos Visitor Center back to downtown!

Ribbon cuttings are a benefit of being a Los Alamos Chamber Member.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At CB FOX Tuxedo Center

on April 13, 2019 - 8:41am

On the job in Los Alamos at CB FOX Friday is employee Ryan Guenther modeling one of the tuxedos available to rent while CB FOX Men’s Buyer Diane Young fixes his bow tie. There is still time to rent a tux for the May 4 Los Alamos High School Prom. Orders placed through April 26 get free shipping, but after April 26 there is a $30 shipping charge. Young encourages customers to come in as soon as possible to pick out the size and style they want. CB FOX offers tuxedos in all sizes and styles ranging from ultra slim to traditional.

County: Discoveries Action Team Meets April 18

on April 12, 2019 - 8:01am


The next monthly meeting of the Discoveries Action Team (DAT) will take place 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18 in the Pajarito Room of Fuller Lodge.

The team has changed the format for its meetings for 2019.

This month, the meeting will focus upon updates from the champions about various projects in progress within the Place-Making and Place-Marketing subgroups. New members interested in joining the team are invited to come to the meeting. Participants are asked to bring their own lunch.

Some of the projects in progress are:

  • Marketing a Discovery Trail for Los Alamos

Los Alamos Chamber Of Commerce Business Page

on April 12, 2019 - 7:46am

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Hans Bethe House

on April 10, 2019 - 3:13pm

On the Job in Los Alamos recently is Bathtub Row Press Manager Michelle Stump in the Hans Bethe House, 1350 Bathtub Row, standing before the Noble Prize for Physics awarded in 1995 to Frederick Reines. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Operation Hiring Heroes Employment Event April 10

on April 10, 2019 - 1:33pm

Business Breakfast With Christine Chandler April 11

on April 10, 2019 - 7:56am

Glenn J. Morgan Named President Of Newport News Nuclear BWXT-Los Alamos (N3B)

on April 9, 2019 - 10:32am

New N3B President/Program Manager Glenn J. Morgan

N3B News:

Glenn J. Morgan has been named president and program manager for Newport News Nuclear BWXT-Los Alamos (N3B).

N3B manages the 10 year, $1.38 billion Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract for the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management, Los Alamos Field Office. N3B is responsible for cleaning up waste sites, and packaging and transporting waste off-site for permanent disposal.

As program manager, Morgan is responsible for the work of more than 600 N3B and subcontractor employees cleaning up legacy waste at Los

On The Job In Los Alamos: Century Bank Officials

on April 9, 2019 - 10:23am

On the job in Los Alamos are Century Bank Vice President/Branch Manager Karen Easton and Century Bank Regional President Gary Lutz during lunch Monday afternoon at the Blue Window Bistro. The bank officials discussed their new full-service branch opening in a few weeks in Los Alamos at 751 Trinity Dr., #301, in the Smith’s Marketplace Shopping Center. To learn more about Century Bank, click here. #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Letter To The Editor: Thanks For Outpouring Of Support For Sonic Assist Program

on April 9, 2019 - 10:00am
Executive Director of C’YA

Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA) would like to thank the community for the outpouring of love and support for our Sonic Assist program. When snow damaged the roof awning of our local Sonic, many employees found themselves instantly out of work.

When Jordan Redmond and the Youth Activity Centers stepped up, it provided a physical location and drop off point for donations. Many community members rallied to donate canned goods and non-perishables for immediate assistance. This allowed us to step in right away.

Donations in the form of coins

Letter To The Editor: Satisfied Smith’s Customer

on April 9, 2019 - 9:09am
Los Alamos

As a cash and check user at Smith’s here in town, I can understand the frustration VISA card users have at  Smith’s recent policy of no longer accepting that credit card.

In my years of shopping at Smith’s, I have found their staff pleasant and helpful, and their product inventory to be more than adequate. Yes, there are times when I’ve shopped late at night, and found certain produce items out of stock, but that can be expected after a full day of shoppers. I don’t hold that against the store (and I’ve never heard the derogatory term “empty shelves Smith’s”).

I worked

NMSBA Selects Pet Pangaea Of Los Alamos 2019 New Mexico Women-Owned Small Business Of The Year

on April 8, 2019 - 3:51pm

Pet Pangaea LLC owner Cyndi Wells


Pet Pangaea LLC of Los Alamos has been named the 2019 New Mexico Women-Owned Small Business of the Year by the New Mexico Small Business Administration.

“It is a great honor to be selected from among the many small businesses who were nominated in New Mexico,” Pet Pangaea owner Cyndi Wells said.

She will be recognized at the New Mexico Small Business Week Awards Ceremony May 8 in Albuquerque.

Wells holds a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin.

Century Bank & BSMA Award STEM Education Grants

on April 8, 2019 - 7:25am

Century Bank Vice President/Branch Manager Karen Easton, right, recently presented a $500 check to Bradbury Science Museum Association President Ryn Herrmann and BSMA Past President Andy Trottier in support of STEM education grants for teachers in northern New Mexico. Courtesy/BSMA

BSMA and Century Bank News:

The Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) and Century Bank have awarded Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education grants to 10 certified K-12 teachers in northern New Mexico.

The grants are $100 each and are intended to help teachers promote STEM learning

On The Job In Los Alamos: Nick Hudson At Candyman

on April 8, 2019 - 6:57am

On the Job in Los Alamos at The Candyman Strings & Things LLC Thursday is Nick Hudson and his faithful companion Wallace. The Candyman has been serving the Santa Fe music community for 49 years and opened a micro store October 2016 at 200 DP Road. The local store sells and repairs musical instruments and accessories and offers music lessons. For information, call 505.983.5906. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jennifer Bartram/

Bill Guaranteeing Basic Wage Protections For Home Care And Domestic Workers Signed Into Law

on April 8, 2019 - 6:41am
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham
SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a bill into law that ensures home care and domestic workers—the people who clean homes and deliver care for others—are protected by New Mexico’s minimum wage standards and other wage protections.
Senate Bill 85, Domestic Service in Minimum Wage Act, is sponsored by Sen. Liz Stefanics and Rep. Christine Trujillo.
“This is a historic win for domestic and home care workers,” said Carlota Muñoz, a member of El CENTRO de Igualdad y Derechos.

McQuiston: Springing Into Strong Winds And Storms

on April 7, 2019 - 9:57am

The Jemez Agency

If the wind was strong enough to pick up Dorothy and Toto and pull her entire house into a tornado and send them to the magical Land of Oz, there is no telling what it could do to your property. Our spring wind season is just around the corner, so instead of getting your magical shoes ready, follow these simple steps to minimize the wind damage to your home.

Maintain trees and branches.
Trim any lose tree limbs and branches, and dispose of them. You will be thankful you did this when you see a tree limb on your neighbor’s roof or your own.

Secure loose

Scenes From Business After Hours At LAMC

on April 6, 2019 - 1:44pm

Community members gathered at Los Alamos Medical Center Thursday evening for the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event. Community members had the opportunity to meet and chat with doctor and staff and enjoy snacks and beverages. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

LAMC CEO John Whiteside and Dr. Jacqueline Krohn welcome the community to Business After Hours Thursday at the hospital. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

From left, Layne Kalbfeisch of 2E Consultants (R) LLC, Los Alamos Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann, Los Alamos National Bank Private Banker Elizabeth

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Village Arts On DP Road

on April 6, 2019 - 7:23am

On the Job at Village Arts on DP Road are employees Alicia Gore, left, and Tami Gonzales, center, assisting customer Helen Ortega with a framing project Thursday. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jennifer Bartram/

Michelle Harkey-Wilde, LMT, LMHC Offers New Modality Following Advanced Certification In Belize

on April 5, 2019 - 9:05am
Michelle Harkey-Wilde has completed her Advanced Certification training in The Arvigo Techniques of Mayan Abdominal Therapy ®. She is pleased to offer this unique modality to the residents of Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
Health News:
Michelle Harkey-Wilde, LMT, LMHC, of Los Alamos traveled to Belize in February to complete her Advanced Certification training in The Arvigo Techniques of Mayan Abdominal Therapy ®. She is pleased to offer this unique modality to the residents of Los Alamos. Here is a link to the potential benefits:
“I’ve been

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Blue Window Bistro

on April 5, 2019 - 8:41am

On the job in Los Alamos are server Max Hagen, left, and Patrick Metzger with customer Laura Wouters dining Tuesday at the Blue Window Bistro. Wouters has lived in Los Alamos since 1982 and dines about once a week at the popular eatery at 1789 Central Ave., in downtown Los Alamos. Metzger has worked at the retaurant for about three years and Hagen for six years. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Seventy Seven Students Take Field Trip To Visit Bradbury Science Museum Thanks To LANB

on April 5, 2019 - 8:39am
In partnership with the Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA), Los Alamos National Bank (LANB) provided the bus transportation last week for 77 students to visit the Bradbury Science Museum. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

BSMA News:

Students from Okhay Owingeh and Santo Domingo Pueblos lat week participated in a hands-on engineering challenge and explored the Bradbury Science Museum galleries in search of engineered artifacts.

“As the students explored the museum galleries and focus on engineered artifacts, they gain an understanding of how engineers make the world a better

Chamber Business Breakfast: Rep. Chandler April 11

on April 5, 2019 - 8:30am