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Sign-up Underway To Participate In Annual Los Alamos WinterFest Holiday Lights Parade!

on November 14, 2018 - 10:25am

A spectacular float created by Zia Credit Union entered in the 2017 Los Alamos MainStreet Holiday Lights Parade on Central Avenue. Courtesy/LA MainStreet

Los Alamos MainStreet News:

The annual Los Alamos MainStreet Holiday Lights Parade, this year with a “Candyland” theme, will glide down Central Avenue at 6 p.m.  Saturday, Dec. 8.

Businesses and organizations interested in participating in this year’s parade can register free here. Registration closes Friday, Nov. 30.

The official Tree Lighting Ceremony will follow the parade at 7 p.m. around Ashley Pond.

New Research Released From American Express Ahead Of Small Business Saturday

on November 14, 2018 - 9:16am
 
SBS News:
 
Shoppers across the U.S. are getting ready to Shop Small on Small Business Saturday, celebrated this year Nov. 24, and their local economic impact could be significant.
 
According to the new Small Business Economic Impact Study from American Express, an average two-thirds ($0.67) of every dollar spent at a small business stays in the local community.
 
Small Business Saturday was created in 2010 by American Express as a way to help get more customers through the doors of small businesses and has grown to become a permanent fixture of the holiday shopping weekend.

Film Office: 'Rattlesnake' Begins Filming In New Mexico

on November 13, 2018 - 3:19pm
NMFO News:
 
SANTA FE Today, New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced that the feature film, “Rattlesnake,” produced by Campfire has begun principal photography through mid-December in Santa Fe, Espanola, Las Vegas, Cochiti and Abiquiu.
 
“I’m proud to welcome another great production to New Mexico,” Maniatis said. “Our industry is booming and I’m excited to see more film jobs coming to our state.”
 
The production is employing 100 New Mexico crew members, 20 New Mexico actors and approximately 100 New Mexico background talent.
 
The feature is directed by Zak

First Half Of County Property Taxes Due Dec. 10

on November 13, 2018 - 1:57pm

COUNTY News:

2018 property tax bills were mailed earlier in November. The first half of property taxes will become delinquent after Monday, Dec. 10.

Payment must either be made in person at the Customer Care Center by 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10 or postmarked by midnight that same day to avoid late payment penalty and interest charges.

The Customer Care Center is in the Municipal Building lobby at 1000 Central Ave. They are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Payments should be mailed to P.O. Box 99, Los Alamos, NM  87544.

Payments also are accepted through a property tax lockbox at

Just 13 Days To Shop Small And Win Big In Los Alamos And White Rock!

on November 13, 2018 - 12:47pm

COUNTY News:

As the holiday season kicks off, shoppers in Los Alamos and White Rock will have an opportunity to start their holiday shopping with special deals at local businesses on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24.

Shoppers also can compete in a scavenger hunt for a chance to win local gift cards, as well as get entered into a Los Alamos National Bank Blue Bucks cash-raffle drawing for every $25 spent at participating businesses. The raffle begins Nov. 23, with the scavenger hunt beginning Nov. 24. Both run through Dec. 6, with winners being announced Saturday evening, Dec.

STEM Boomerang Planned In Albuquerque Dec. 20

on November 12, 2018 - 5:56am
STEM BOOMERANG News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE — For the second year in a row, business, academic and economic development and government leaders from the city, state and region will converge at The University of New Mexico meet with recent, highly-trained STEM professionals who are in and out of New Mexico.
 
The purpose of the STEM Boomerang is to connect the dots between the many highly-paid job opportunities that exist in New Mexico in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and other technical areas and graduates from New Mexico who may wrongly believe that the state has little

National Guard Thanks Lou & Pat Santoro For Support

on November 9, 2018 - 11:03am

SPC Jason Osborn of Los Alamos presents Lou Santoro of Lou Santoro State Farm and his wife Pat, not pictured, a PS4 raffle prize Thursday from Bravo Company ‘Gunslingers’ 1/200th Infantry of the New Mexico Army National Guard. Osborn thanked the Santoros for their support of the organization and the service they provide to the Los Alamos community through their State Farm office. Courtesy photo

LANB Specialty Pie Cart Sales Benefit United Way

on November 9, 2018 - 9:56am

LANB’s Employee Giving Campaign Committee at the Los Alamos main branch is featuring a Specialty Pie Cart today for their biweekly mobile bake sale that visits every employee desk in the market selling slices of a variety of homemade pies with or without ice cream. All proceeds from sales will benefit the Local United Way Northern New Mexico. Talented employee bakers pictured from left, Justin McClory, Elizabeth Bailey, Kyuhee Bussod, Marlina Martinez and Liddie Martinez, baked and donated the pies for the event. Courtesy photo

On The Job In Los Alamos: Thursday Knitting Circle

on November 9, 2018 - 8:13am
On the job in Los Alamos are members of the Thursday Knitting Circle last night at Close Knit Yarn Coop. The Coop shares space with Atomic City Quilts at 1247-C Central Ave., next door to the Los Alamos Daily Post world headquarters. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Film Office: 'Our Lady, LTD' Shooting In Santa Fe

on November 9, 2018 - 8:08am
NMFO News:
 
SANTA FE New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis has announced that the EPIX series "Our Lady, LTD," produced by MGM Television has begun principal photography in Santa Fe, with shooting running through March 2019.
 
The production will employ approximately 150 New Mexico crew members, 40 New Mexico actors and approximately 2,000 New Mexico background talent.
 
"New Mexico has become a major player in the 'Golden Age of Television'," Maniatis said.

LANB Joins Small Business Saturday Partnership

on November 9, 2018 - 7:21am
LANB News:
 
Los Alamos National Bank (LANB) has partnered with the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Los Alamos MainStreet and Pet Pangaea to sponsor this year's Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24.
 
As a longtime partner focused on supporting regional economic development and small business growth, LANB will underwrite the cost of two programs designed to increase local purchasing and foster community comradery with fun and family engagement in mind.
 
LANB will provide gift cards purchased from local stores as prizes for the annual Scavenger Hunt.

County: Discoveries Action Team Meets Nov. 15

on November 9, 2018 - 6:58am
COUNTY News:
 
The next monthly meeting of the Discoveries Action Team is Thursday, Nov. 15 in the Pajarito Cliffs Site (PCS) Building 1 Conference Room.
 
Participants will meet 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and continue discussing ideas suggested by the Place-Making and Place-Marketing subgroups. Participants are asked to bring their own lunch. PCS is located just east of Entrada Business Park on N.M. 502 at the eastern edge of Los Alamos. The conference room inside Building 1 is on the south side of the main road just after entering the PCS site.
 
The Discoveries Action Team is a volunteer

What LANB/Enterprise Merger Means To Los Alamos

on November 8, 2018 - 10:44am

Enterprise President/CEO Jim Lally
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Speculation has swirled since the announcement last week that Enterprise Financial Services Corp headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., and Trinity Capital Corporation (TCC), the holding company of Los Alamos National Bank have entered into a definitive merger agreement.

TCC/LANB President/CEO John Gulas

How will this merger effect the community? Will the merged bank support local endeavors?

So, this transaction is valued at approximately $213 million and on a pro forma consolidated basis,

LANL Launches Efficient Mission Centric Computing Consortium; DDN Joins Ultra-Scale Computing Quest

on November 8, 2018 - 9:49am

Los Alamos National Laboratory recently formed the Efficient Mission Centric Computing Consortium (EMC3) to investigate ultra-scale computing architectures and systems. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

 

Los Alamos National Laboratory recently formed the Efficient Mission Centric Computing Consortium (EMC3) to investigate ultra-scale computing architectures, systems and environments that can achieve higher efficiencies in extreme-scale mission-centric computing.

 

“We are excited about EMC3 and seek partnerships with high performance computing (HPC) technology providers and consumers that are

Fall Vendor Blender At Crossroads Church Saturday

on November 7, 2018 - 8:39am

Film Office: 'Greenbrier' To Film In New Mexico

on November 7, 2018 - 8:35am
NMFO News:
 
SANTA FE New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced Tuesday that the feature "Greenbrier," produced by Sony Studios will begin principal photography mid-November through early February 2019 in Albuquerque.
 
"We are happy to welcome 'Greenbrier' and Sony Studios to New Mexico," Maniatis said. "For years we've built up the film industry in New Mexico and strengthened our film incentives, now we're seeing success after success for the film industry in our state."
 
The production will employ approximately 300 New Mexico crew members, 16 New Mexico actors and

New County-Wide MainStreet Program Expands To White Rock

on November 6, 2018 - 1:06pm

Aerial map of the new boundaries in White Rock. Courtesy/L.A. MainStreet

Los Alamos MainStreet News:

New Mexico MainStreet (NMMS) has recently announced that Los Alamos MainStreet, run by Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) through a contract with Los Alamos County, has approved their joint request to expand the program into White Rock. NMMS has now re-classified the Los Alamos MainStreet program serving downtown Los Alamos as a “County-wide” program.

“New Mexico MainStreet will begin working with LACDC to identify Economic Transformation Strategies and a plan of work

Los Alamos National Laboratory Pursues Efficient Computing With Cray, Marvell, And Arm

on November 6, 2018 - 7:28am
Los Alamos National Laboratory. Courtesy/LANL
 
LANL News:
 
In a drive to significantly boost usable operations per watt, per dollar and per development hour for extreme-scale computing, Los Alamos National Laboratory is running classified simulation codes in support of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Stockpile Stewardship Program on the new Cray® XC50™ system with Marvell® ThunderX2® processors.  
 
The collaboration with Cray Inc., funded by the NNSA’s Advanced Simulation and Computing Program, integrates the Marvell ThunderX2 processors with Cray’s proven networking

Get Ready For Small Business Saturday!

on November 6, 2018 - 6:44am
 
CHAMBER News:
 
How to be a part of Small Business Saturday:
 
ORGANIZERS
 
Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce partners with Los Alamos National Bank, Los Alamos MainStreet and Pet Pangaea.
 
SIGN UP FOR THE EVENT
 
Register for Los Alamos Small Business Saturday for FREE by emailing ryn@losalamos.org to be included on the map in the Daily Post and Monitor, as well as on the Small Business Saturday Los Alamos/White Rock website. Home-based businesses will be located at project Y cowork at 150 Central Park Square. You do not have to be a Chamber member to participate.
 
PLAN

Tall Order Changing Light Bulbs At Smith’s Marketplace

on November 4, 2018 - 2:35pm

This worker undertakes a tall order to change light bulbs Saturday afternoon in the parking lot at Smith’s Marketplace. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

NMJC And NMSU-Carlsbad Sign Agreement Establishing Workforce Training Partnership

on November 4, 2018 - 4:45am
Dr. Kelvin Sharp, president of New Mexico Junior College, and Dr. John Gratton, president of New Mexico State University, sign a memo of understanding to increase cooperation between the institutions to foster greater workforce training and development. Courtesy photo
 
NMJC News:
 
HOBBS Dr. Kelvin Sharp, president of New Mexico Junior College, and Dr.

Pig + Fig Cafe Unveils New Beer & Wine Menu

on November 3, 2018 - 5:22pm

Cresta Bateman enjoys a meal and glass of wine with her children recently at the Pig + Fig Cafe. Courtesy photo

Pig + Fig's Executive Chef and Co-owner Laura Crucet with her eatery's new wines. Courtesy photo

 

By MANDY MARKSTEINER
Los Alamos

Los Alamos and White Rock now has one more place to relax and have a glass of wine or beer.

The Pig + Fig Cafe has a beer and wine license and will be re-introducing its tapas menu to enhance its beer and wine selection.

“There are perfect pairings for everything on the menu,” Pig + Fig Co-owner Laura Crucet said.

Close-Knit Yarn Coop Officially Opens On Central

on November 3, 2018 - 6:09am

Knitters and other fiber artists gathered Thursday at Close-Knit Yarn Coop to celebrate the store's grand opening in the former location of Warm Hearts Yarn at 1247 Central Ave. Close-Knit shares space with Atomic City Quilts. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
Mary Fellman, left, manager of Close-Knit Yarn Coop helps a customer Thurday during the Grand Opening. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Guests sample refreshments and talk knitting Thursday at Close-Knit's Grand Opening. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

LANB And Enterprise CEOs Share Community Focus

on November 2, 2018 - 5:31pm

This morning, Enterprise Financial Services Corp President and CEO Jim Lally, left, and Los Alamos National Bank President and CEO (TCC) John Gulas stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post to discuss the definitive merger agreement their companies have entered into and their shared vision and commitment to support the local community. Read the full story later at ladailypost.com. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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