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FBI: Santa Fe Man Charged In Three Bank Robberies

on October 4, 2019 - 10:33am
FBI News:
Lester Padilla, 46, of Santa Fe, was arrested Oct. 2, 2019 on a federal criminal complaint charging him with three bank robberies committed last month.
The FBI with the assistance of the Española Police Department arrested Padilla in Santa Fe.
Padilla is charged with robbing Wells Fargo Bank Sept. 26, 2019 at 545 W. Cordova Road in Santa Fe; Wells Fargo Sept. 24, 2019 at 502 North Guadalupe St. in Santa Fe and Wells Fargo Sept. 9, 2019 at 645 N. Riverside Dr., in Española.
Padilla was expected to have an initial appearance Thursday in U.S.

Scenes From Los Alamos Farmers Market Thursday

on October 4, 2019 - 9:06am

Scene from the Los Alamos Farmers Market Thursday in the parking lot of Mesa Public Library. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs 

Scene from the Los Alamos Farmers Market Thursday in the parking lot of Mesa Public Library. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs 

Scene from the Los Alamos Farmers Market Thursday in the parking lot of Mesa Public Library. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs 

Scene from the Los Alamos Farmers Market Thursday in the parking lot of Mesa Public Library. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs 

Scene from the Los Alamos Farmers Market Thursday in the parking lot of Mesa Public Library. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs 

Four Local Science & Tech Startups Receive Awards

on October 4, 2019 - 9:03am
NMED News:
SANTA FE New Mexico Economic Development Department (NMEDD) Office of Science and Technology announced that four New Mexico companies, including Biodidact in Los Alamos, will receive Innovation Voucher Grants to help their businesses grow by covering eligible expenses at a state certified incubator, a business accelerator, or a state approved co-working space.
“These grants help small start-up companies at a critical stage of growth,” Deputy Cabinet Secretary Jon Clark said.

Los Alamos Steam Lab Grand Opening Saturday

on October 4, 2019 - 9:00am

Art On Tap: Pastry Chef Chantielle Hanson Oct. 7

on October 3, 2019 - 7:15pm

Borrow a Baker owner Chantielle Hanson

Los Alamos Creative District News:

The Los Alamos Creative District invites the community to join in the kickoff of Arts and Culture month at 5:30 p.m. this Monday, Oct. 7 at projectY cowork in Central Park Square

This event will offer a sweet Halloween twist and feature owner and pastry chef Chantielle Hanson of Barrow a Baker.

Borrow a Baker is the brainchild of Hanson, a self-proclaimed Harry Potter lover with a passion for baking and decorating cakes.

“My first career was as a teacher, but once I discovered how hard it was to bake in Los Alamos

Century Bank Los Alamos Branch Opens For Business

on October 3, 2019 - 6:35pm

Century Bank Los Alamos Branch, 751 Trinity Dr. in Smith's Marketplace shopping center, opened for business this morning. Pictured here are a few members of the branch staff, from left, Jeff Szabat, Thomas Martinez, Julia DePaz, Theresa Lucero, Tim Branch, Missy Smith, VP/Branch Manager Karen Easton, Shannon Lopez and David Sidebottom. The new facility features a Data Bar area where customers can sit and plug in their electronics and a Cash Bar area for customers who want to make a quick deposit or cash a check.

Hotel And Conference Center Move Closer To Fruition As Council Approves Amendments To Ordinance

on October 3, 2019 - 12:53pm
A group of citizens line up to share their thoughts on the proposed land grant to TNJLA during the Tuesday night Council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

In a 5-2 vote Tuesday, Los Alamos County Council approved to amend an ordinance to adopt an economic development project with TNJLA, LLC, pending a public hearing.

By amending the ordinance, TNJLA LLC is one step closer to receiving 2.6 acres of County-owned land at 20th Street, where the company plans to build an 86-room extended stay hotel as well as a

Spotlight On Claudia Reidys Of EB&T

on October 3, 2019 - 12:52pm

Mortgage Loan Officer Claudia Reidys in her office Wednesday at Enterprise Bank & Trust, 1200 Trinity Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Claudia Reidys is about to celebrate her 13th anniversary at Enterprise Bank & Trust.

During a recent interview in her office, Reidys spoke about what she likes best about her work.

“The interaction with the customers is my greatest joy,” Reidys said. “Many of my customers I have helped more than once over the years.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At State Farm Agency

on October 3, 2019 - 8:58am
On the job in Los Alamos welcoming the community to stop by to meet the team at 1350 Central Ave. Suite 100, from left, Account Representative Roberta Madrid, State Farm Agent Loren Valdez, Account Representative Ada Kao and Account Representative Alex Orozco. Photo by Jenn Bartram/
Loren Valdez was appointed as a State Farm Agent in April in Los Alamos and brings a unique understanding of insurance and financial services.
Prior to becoming a State Farm Agent, Valdez served as a business and consumer banker and loan originator with both local and

Introducing Leadership Los Alamos Class Of 2019-20

on October 3, 2019 - 8:19am

Members of the 2019-2020 Class of Leadership Los Alamos during orientation Sept. 21 at Bandelier. Photo by Ben Stone/LLA

Leadership Los Alamos Board

The kick-off session for the newest Leadership Los Alamos Class took place Saturday, Sept. 21.

Leadership Los Alamos was founded to identify current and emerging leaders in the Los Alamos community, enhance their leadership skills, and deepen their knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing our region.

The Class of 2019-2020 will learn about both the inner and the outer workings of community organizations, Los Alamos

100+ Women Who Care Meets At Cottonwood Nov. 7

on October 3, 2019 - 7:17am

Century Bank Los Alamos Branch Opens Thursday

on October 2, 2019 - 3:33pm

VP/Branch Manager Karen Easton standing in August in the area that will include a walk-up night drop and ATM machine with 24/7 access at the new Century Bank Branch Office. The office will open for business Thursday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Century Bank completes its expansion into Los Alamos and will open for business the new branch at 751 Trinity Dr., at 10 a.m. Thursday. 

The new office has an urban, modern feeling and features Universal Bankers for personalized client needs. 

“With the addition of this new branch, we are proud to become part of the Los

Ribbon Cutting For Los Alamos STEAM Lab Saturday

on October 2, 2019 - 2:19pm



The Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the grand opening of the Los Alamos STEAM Lab with a ribbon cutting 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5.


The actual ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. at 1615 Central Ave., next door to Metzger’s Do It Best Hardware, above EXIT Realty.

The Los Alamos STEAM Lab is a community driven space serving Los Alamos. Its mission is to create a dynamic learning environment for children and their families. They strive to encourage deep dives in education and exploration of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics.


Ribbon cuttings are a

This Week At Los Alamos Farmers Market

on October 2, 2019 - 1:36pm
Heirloom tomatoes. Courtesy photo
LAFM News:
This week at Los Alamos Farmers Market 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday at Mesa Public Library parking lot:
Shishitos, Tomatoes, Potatoes, Radishes, Onions, Garlic, Vinegars, Jams, Dried Tomatoes, Beans Chicos, Black Beans, Pinto Beans, Squashes, Green Beans, jacama, Cherry tomatoes, Corn Berries, Apples, Peaches, Plums, Pears, Grapes, Apple cider, Dried Apple, Snow cones, Honey, Honey Sticks, Goat milk soap, Gluten free baked goods, quiches, cookies, scones, chala breads, Kettle corn, Tacos and burritos, egg plant, salad greens, eggs,

ProjectY Cowork Los Alamos Announces New Community & Marketing Manager Christina McCormick

on October 2, 2019 - 9:55am

projectY Community & Marketing Manager Christina McCormick


Los Alamos MainStreet announced Tuesday that Christina McCormick has been selected as Community & Marketing Manager of projectY cowork Los Alamos.

McCormick will oversee day-to-day management of projectY cowork, the downtown coworking space that strengthens the local economy by providing convenient and affordable work spaces for entrepreneurs, remote workers, freelancers, trailing partners to those working at the national lab, and others.

Previously, McCormick taught career explorations, financial literacy and

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Flowers By Gillian

on October 2, 2019 - 8:47am

On the job in Los Alamos is Gillian Sutton, owner of Flowers by Gillian, working on floral arrangements Monday at her store at 3801 Arkansas Ave. Sutton has been in the flower arranging business for 26 years. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Bob’s Bodacious BBQ

on October 1, 2019 - 9:57am

On the job in Los Alamos Monday are Jacquie McCormick and Hailey Gallegos at Bob’s Bodacious BBQ at 3801 Ste. G Arkansas. Learn more about Bob’s Bodacious BBQ by clicking here. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Tourism Implementation Task Force Meets Wednesday

on September 30, 2019 - 2:25pm

The Alley Brings Bowling Back To Santa Fe

on September 30, 2019 - 1:02pm
The Alley operators Joey Padilla and Hannah Padilla. Courtesy photo
Courtesy photo
SANTA FE — The Alley Lanes & Lounge, a new entertainment establishment located in the De Vargas Center in Santa Fe announces its grand opening.
An official ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, in celebration.
The Alley offers 12 regulation bowling lanes, six billiard tables, three darts boards, two indoor turf courts for bocce (a smaller version of the classic Italian game), two shuffleboard tables and an arcade with new and classic games.

History Of Chimayo Plaza And Ortega Weavers Nov. 2

on September 30, 2019 - 10:45am

Del Norte CU Creates Breast Cancer Awareness

on September 30, 2019 - 9:48am

DNCU News:  

SANTA FE — Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU) is creating awareness for breast cancer this October with a campaign to raise funds to be donated to the American Cancer Society, Inc.

The decision to raise funds and awareness began with a reflection on what credit unions are known for—giving back and being helpful community partners.

The credit union philosophy of people helping people goes beyond providing the right financial products for the membership.

“Our unwavering dedication to improving lives is carried out by every DNCU employee when they go that extra mile,” DNCU

Los Alamos County Discovery Action Team Invites New Members To Join In Branding Efforts

on September 29, 2019 - 8:19am
Members of the Los Alamos County's Discovery Action Team mingle with people interested in joining the team Thursday afternoon at Fuller Lodge. The meeting featured lunch and a brief overview of the Los Alamos branding initiative. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Los Alamos County Public Information Officer Julie Habiger meets with Automotive Professional Owner Sean Williams during the Discovery Action Team meeting Thursday at Fuller Lodge. The Discovery Action Team meets 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at various locations.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Rio Grande Travel

on September 28, 2019 - 11:50am

On the job in Los Alamos is DS Travel Consultant Margaret OHalloran-Calabaza at Rio Grande Travel at 911 Central Ave. For more information, click here. The community is encouraged to visit Rio Grande Travel and the other small businesses in the shopping strip where the DMV is despite road construction as access to the parking lot is not impeded. #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Jemez Mountains Electric Co-op Building For Future

on September 28, 2019 - 10:45am

Construction underway at Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative, Inc. Photo by James R. Mountain/

Interim General Manager Andrew J. Chavez shows a rendering of the Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative, Inc. construction project. Photo by James R. Mountain/


Valley Daily Post
  • Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative, Inc. broke ground in May on new building

Construction of a new home for the Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative, Inc. (JMEC) is well underway.

JMEC was finally able to break ground in the spring after concluding a