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Scenes From Los Alamos Farmers Market Today

on June 13, 2019 - 4:45pm

Zia Waste Owner Tiffany Pegoda attends the Farmers Market this morning in the Mesa Public Library parking lot. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Rosie Zomara, left, and Helen Zomara sell their wares this morning at the Los Alamos Farmers Market. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Billy Turney of Santa Fe serenades the crowd at the Farmers Market. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Ricardo Sanchez of RZ Bees hosts a booth at the Farmers Market. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Fatima Quezada mans the booth for her mother Estella Alcantar this morning at the Farmers

Los Alamos County Council Green Lights Pebble Labs Plan To Advance Business

on June 13, 2019 - 7:30am
Council Chambers is filled with Pebble Labs employees Tuesday night. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Tuesday night, employees from Pebble Labs filled Los Alamos County Council Chambers to state their case on why council should support the budding biotech research company.

Pebble Labs employees’ efforts were successful. Los Alamos County Council unanimously approved an ordinance adopting an economic development project for public support of Pebble Labs.

Nurses With Heart Home Care Wins Los Alamos Chamber’s 2019 New Business Of The Year Award

on June 13, 2019 - 7:10am

Nurses with Heart is the recipient of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce 2019 New Business of the Year Award. ‘It was a fabulous surprise, Nurses with Heart CEO Carolyn Moore said. ‘Our thanks go out to the Chamber and the community for their support … Los Alamos and White Rock have greeted us with open arms.’ From left, Moore, the CEO of Nurses with Heart. Moore is seen here with Elais Ponton, BS RN Chief Nursing Officer, and Cheryl Henry, Care Advisor. Courtesy photo

Celebrate Del Norte Credit Union’s 65th Anniversary At Chamber Business After Hours Thursday, June 13

on June 12, 2019 - 4:57pm




The Chamber of Commerce is celebrating Del Norte Credit Union’s 65th Anniversary at Chamber Business After Hours 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13 at 1000 Trinity Dr.

Light refreshments and cake will be served.


Business After Hours receptions are a benefit of being a Los Alamos Chamber Member. For more information about Chamber membership, 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,

On The Job In Los Alamos: Owner Mike Luna Getting Creative At Cruiser’s Custom Embroidery

on June 12, 2019 - 8:02am

On the job in Los Alamos Monday is owner Mike Luna of Cruiser’s Custom Embroidery, which specializes in high speed, high volume custom work with a machine that is definitely ‘not your mamma’s Bernina’. For more information, call 505.412.0488. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

N3B Makes $400,000 Available To NNM Nonprofits

on June 12, 2019 - 7:07am
N3B News:
Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B) is making $400,000 available to support Northern New Mexico nonprofit organizations for calendar year 2019.
“When we assumed management of the Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract, we committed to donating five percent of our earned fee to Northern New Mexico nonprofit organizations,” said N3B President and Program Manager Glenn Morgan. “We’ve earmarked about two thirds of those dollars for education-related programs.

This Week At Los Alamos Farmers Market

on June 12, 2019 - 6:49am
Courtesy photo
LAFM News:
What’s at the Farmers Market this week:
Tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes, onions, fresh garlic, daikon radishes, arugula, salad mixes, spinach, heads of romaine lettuce, bok choi, chard, kale, salsa, apple cider, composted worm castings, compost apples, asparagus, dried beans, chile, chicos, shell peas, fresh herbs, jams, jellies, vinegars, chicken, turkey, tortillas, pork, eggs, lamb, beef, yak, vegan body products, Lavender body products, goat milk soaps, sharpening service, kettle corn, Mr.

Young Business People Sell Otter Pops On Busy Los Alamos Corner

on June 11, 2019 - 2:51pm
Young entrepreneurs, from left, Abby, Caris and Justin, are doing a brisk business selling Otter Pops on the corner of Diamond Dr. and Orange/Sandia Street today. The pops are 25 cents each. Stop by and cool off! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

National Park Service: Tourism To Fort Union National Monument Creates $830,000 In Economic Benefits

on June 11, 2019 - 11:03am
NPS News:
WATROUS A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 10,860 visitors to Fort Union National Monument in 2018 spent $740,000 in communities near the park.
That spending supported 10 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $830,000.
“Fort Union National Monument is proud to be part of the northern New Mexico community,” Superintendent Lorenzo Vigil said. “We are pleased that our historical appeal is satisfying to visitors in a way that makes them spend more time in the area.

Los Alamos Creative District: Downtown Crawl Friday

on June 11, 2019 - 9:20am




The Los Alamos Creative District is once again teaming up with local organizations to host a Downtown Creative Crawl Friday, June 14.


Schedule for Downtown Creative Crawl:


3-4 p.m. Los Alamos Nature Center/PEEC

Come pet a snake or ask questions about the animal exhibits with a member of the critter team. Critters are fed and available to be held.


4-7 p.m. Pride Festival

Pride Festival, presented by Friends of Los Alamos Pride, is a family-friendly festival celebrating the LGBTQ+ community.

Purgatory Employees Sweep Ski Industry Awards

on June 11, 2019 - 7:56am
Map of Purgatory Resort. Courtesy/PR
DURANGO, Colo. Following a historic 2018-19 ski season, Purgatory Resort announces several employees were recently honored with industry awards in ski area management. Purgatory is proud to recognize the following outstanding employees and their achievements:
For the second year running, Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) awards Groomer of the Year to a Purgatory Resort employee. These awards honor athletes, on-mountain professionals and industry veterans whose expertise is critical to the success of the Colorado ski industry.

Scenes From 2019 Chamber Awards Celebration

on June 10, 2019 - 3:49pm
The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce hosted the 2019 Chamber Awards Celebration Friday evening under an elegant white tent at Ashley Pond Park to honor the outstanding citizens, businesses and organizations that continually make a difference in the community. To see all of the winners, click here. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Metzger’s Do It Best Hardware receives the 2019 Chamber Retail Business of the Year Award. From left, Metzger's Assistant Manager Prescilla Johnson, Metzger's General Manager David Jolley, Chamber Membership Coordinator Ufemia Bernal Rios and Chamber

N3B Forum On Accessing Nonprofit Funding June 12

on June 10, 2019 - 1:56pm

N3B News:

Northern New Mexico nonprofit agencies will learn how to access funds from Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B) at a community forum at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 12 at Fuller Lodge.

The purpose of the meeting is to present funding guidelines for N3B’s Community Contributions Program and to answer questions about how to submit a request for funding.

A similar meeting will be held in Espanola at a later date.

N3B manages the Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract for the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management’s Los Alamos Field Office.

The company has

On The Job In Los Alamos: CenturyLink Technician

on June 10, 2019 - 8:37am

On the job in Los Alamos is CenturyLink Broadband Technician Brad Gibbons working Friday at a home in White Rock is celebrating 20 years of service to the local community. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Heinrich Pressures Wireless Carriers To Utilize Robocall Blocking Technology With No Burden Of Cost To New Mexican Consumers

on June 10, 2019 - 8:35am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
WASHINGTON, D.C. In response to the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) vote to affirm that voice services providers may, by default, block unwanted calls, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) sent a letter to the heads of AT&T, T-Mobil and Verizon, urging the phone carriers to deploy robocall blocking technologies at no additional charge to New Mexican consumers.
“I know you share my belief that we have a responsibility to ensure that consumers are not unduly targeted or scammed by violators of telemarketing laws,” Sen.

Los Alamos Celebrates ChamberFest 2019

on June 9, 2019 - 9:43am
It wouldn't be ChamberFest without the iconic sandpile in the middle of Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos, sponsored by Enterprise Bank and Trust. Kids enjoy the sandpile Saturday at Chamberfest 2019. ChamberFest celebrates local businesses. It is sponsored by the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce. Bonnie J. Gordon/
A winning bean bag toss! Bonnie J. Gordon/
Classic Air Medical Pilot Geoff Rodgers, left, chats with visitors to his booth Saturday morning during ChamberFest 2019 in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

2019 Chamber Business Award Winners Announced

on June 9, 2019 - 9:21am

Los Alamos Business Award winners are announced on stage at the ChamberFest sponsored Los Alamos County Friday Night Summer Concert. Courtesy/Chamber




Ten Los Alamos businesses were honored Friday evening by the Chamber of Commerce at the annual Chamber Awards Reception, sponsored by Del Norte Credit Union on the lawn at Ashley Pond Park.


Chamber members were nominated by the public and the top five nominated businesses in each category moved on to the voting phase. There were more than 1,100 votes cast by the public.


Winners and Nominees in each category:


Seventh-Generation New Mexican Mark Roper Named Division Director For State Economic Development

on June 9, 2019 - 7:49am
NMED News:
SANTA FE A seventh-generation New Mexican with a long background in government and community service has been named Division Director for Economic Development, Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced Friday.
Mark Roper has been the team leader for community, rural and business development for the Department since October 2014. He has also worked in radio marketing, communications and government.
As head of the Economic Development Division, Roper will oversee programs for economic assistance, job training, MainStreet, International Trade, and Science and

Edward Jone Financial Planner Celebrates CFP® Certification Thursday Night At Karen Wray Gallery

on June 7, 2019 - 5:23pm

Cathy Shisler of Edward Jones, left, and Edward Jones Financial Advisor Shelly Wiemann celebrate Wiemann's certification as a Certified Finnancial Planner (CFP®) Thursday night at the Karen Wray Gallery. Wiemann said earning this certification means that she can serve a broader set of needs for her clients. In order to become a CFP®, Wiemann said she had to take eight different exams. Wiemann decided to throw a party for all her clients at the Karen Wray Gallery because her office is too small to hold everyone. Wiemann's office is at 555 Oppenheimer Dr.

On The Job In Los Alamos: AllerPops Founder Cliff Han

on June 7, 2019 - 9:36am
On the job in Los Alamos is AllerPops founder Cliff Shunsheng Han explaining the science behind AllerPops to Kimberly Underwood of Santa Fe Monday in his office at 1650 Trinity Dr. Suite 103. Han is a biologist who engineered the natural, prebiotic lollipops to help allergry sufferers combat the annual allergy season, he said. Learn more at or call 505.695.4236. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

ChamberFest Special Section Now Online

on June 6, 2019 - 4:19pm

Click the image below to read the ChamberFest Special Section

Former Hilltop House Hotel Up For Sale

on June 6, 2019 - 10:20am
The former Hilltop House Hotel at 400 Trinity Dr. went on the market the first week of May. It is owned by Atomic City Investments. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

After four years of ownership, Atomic City Investments decided to abandon its goal of re-opening the former Hilltop House Hotel and has put the property up for sale at 400 Trinity Dr.

Atomic City Investments Operations Director Kuzi Mutsiwegota told the Los Alamos Daily Post that the property was placed on the market in the first week of May.

McQuiston: How To Use A Fire Extinguisher

on June 6, 2019 - 8:50am

The Jemez Agency

You should know exactly how to use a fire extinguisher in the event a fire develops and you feel you are safely able to fight it.

Before you are faced with the need to use one, be sure you have the right type of fire extinguisher on hand. It is recommended that only those trained in the proper use of fire extinguishers consider using them when appropriate.

Attack the Fire Using the PASS Method:

  • Pull the pin – by pulling the pin, the operating lever should unlock and allow you to discharge the extinguisher.
  • Aim low – point the extinguisher hose/nozzle at

Enterprise Bank Provides 796 Students With Visit To Bradbury Science Museum In Spring 2019

on June 4, 2019 - 4:25pm

Students from McCurdy Elementary enjoy visiting the Bradbury Science Museum recently. Courtesy/BSMA

BSMA News:

In partnership with the Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA), Enterprise Bank (EB&T), formerly Los Alamos National Bank (LANB), recently provided transportation for 796 students to visit the Bradbury Science Museum during Spring 2019.

The BSMA/EB&T partnership has enabled students from northern New Mexico Title 1 Schools to travel to the museum and visit Los Alamos.

"Providing students from Title 1 schools with a field trip to the Bradbury Science Museum has been an amazing

LACF: Rise Of The ‘B’ Corp And What It Means For Nonprofits ... Training Event At UNM-LA June 13

on June 4, 2019 - 3:27pm
LACF News:
The Los Alamos Community Foundation is sponsoring a nonprofit training event on “B” Corps, 5-6 p.m. Thursday, June 13 in Room 505, Building 5 at UNM-LA.
“B” Corps represent a movement of entrepreneurs who are proud of their organization’s positive impact, whether it is improving the livelihoods of their workers, strengthening their communities, or revolutionizing current green practices.
The common thread linking Certified B Corporations® is that they define success as more than money – using the “B” Corp assessment and a triple bottom line of People, Planet, and