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Daily Postcard: Photographer Captures Morning Mist

on September 24, 2016 - 8:38am

Daily Postcard: A photographer is spotted capturing the mist this morning at Overlook in White Rock. Photo by Ben Bouman

Dances Of India Presents Beauty And The Beast

on September 24, 2016 - 7:33am
Courtesy image
The community is invited to this year's production of Beauty and the Beast presented by Dances of India, 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16 at Duane Smith Auditorium in Los Alamos.
Admission is free but donations in all forms (cash, check) are much appreciated (suggested $10 per head, $5 for children 10 and under). There also will be an Indian bazaar held during intermission.
This year's proceeds go to one international and one local entity:
  • The YMCA Mumbai street children program that offers shelter and food for street children of Mumbai.

Bandelier: Opera On The Rocks, Fall Festival, Observing The Moon, And More

on September 23, 2016 - 6:59am
Singers perform Saturday evening for 'Opera On The Rocks – Zarzuelas' at Bandelier. Courtesy/NPS
Although Bandelier's 100th birthday was in February, and the National Park Service Centennial was in August, the celebrations continue with more events in the next weeks. 
This Saturday, Sept. 24, is the annual Public Lands Day, which is fee free at National Park Service areas nationwide. At Bandelier, that means that there are no entrance fees that day at the main part of the park or at the Tsankawi section. 
In addition, the evening of Sept.

Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Market Saturday

on September 23, 2016 - 6:45am

Daily Postcard: Asters Explode Across Los Alamos

on September 23, 2016 - 6:20am

Daily Postcard: An explosion of Asters color the landscape this month across Los Alamos and White Rock. Asters are the grande finale to the perennial garden, displaying vibrant fall colors in shades of pink, purple, blue and white. They also are one of the last great feeding opportunities for bees, butterflies and other pollinators - Photo by Chris Clark/

Heinrich Commends Rudolfo Anaya For National Humanities Medal

on September 22, 2016 - 9:06am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) released the following statement commending New Mexico author Rudolfo Anaya for being awarded the National Humanities Medal. President Obama and the First Lady will award the 2015 National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medal to distinguished recipients in the East Room of the White House today:
“Rudolfo Anaya’s stories touch the soul of New Mexico and reveal the deep cultural roots of our beautiful state.

In And Around Town: Sept. 22

on September 22, 2016 - 8:57am
Friut Collection for Orphaned Cubs
The Los Alamos County Eco Station is collecting apples and other fruit for the two bear cubs orphaned this summer in the Valles Caldera. Dr. Kathleen Ramsay and the Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation are rehabilitating the cubs. The community is invited to stop by the Eco Station and drop off fruit, 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Eco Station is at 3701 E. Jemez Road and the telephone number is 505.662-8163.
Nature Yoga
Practice yoga with Christa Tyson at the nature center,

NMSA-AI Announces New Executive Director

on September 21, 2016 - 8:35am
SANTA FE  New Mexico School for the Arts-Art Institute (NMSA-AI) has announced Shelley Winship as its new executive director. Winship, a resident of Chimayó, brings more than three decades of nonprofit and for-profit experience to the organization. 
“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am delighted to welcome Shelley as the new executive director,” Board Chair Ned Bennett said. “Shelley’s leadership and breadth of qualifications will help steer the course of our unique public-private partnership during the next critical phase of our evolution and growth.”

Northern NM Entities Receive Federal Funding For Art Business Education And Business Development Projects

on September 21, 2016 - 8:27am
USDA News:
ALBUQUERQUE  USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner was in Española Sept. 19 to honor the Northern New Mexico Regional Art Center (NNMRAC) and the Regional Development Corporation (RDC) for their successful application for funds to expand business opportunities in northern New Mexico.
“Today’s announcement is an example of the Obama Administration’s efforts to create opportunities for people in the rural communities like northern New Mexico,” Brunner said.

Los Alamos Artist Betty Nance Smith Announces 2016 Salon Show Opening Sept. 30

on September 21, 2016 - 8:22am

ART News:

Los Alamos artist Betty Nance Smith announces 2016 Salon Show and reception Sept. 30 through Oct. 29 at the Castle Gallery Fine Art in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Opera On The Rocks: Online Tickets End Sept. 22

on September 21, 2016 - 8:07am

Cast of Opera Alta at their recent dress rehearsal at the Juniper Campground Amphitheater. Opera Alta will perform !Zarzuelas! Zarzuelas are considered the most popular form of Spanish opera. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos Opera Guild of the Guilds of The Santa Fe Opera, Bandelier National Monument and Atomic City Transit will be presenting Opera on The Rocks Saturday, Sept. 24 during National Public Lands' Day. 
A great event to celebrate arts in your local National Park for their 100th birthday celebration.

Artist’s Statement By Kirsten Stromberg

on September 20, 2016 - 8:18am
Paintings by Kirsten Stromberg are on display through Oct. 12 in the upstairs gallery at Mesa Public Library. Courtesy photo
Artist’s Statement
Many of my earliest memories are of drawing; are those of having artistic materials in my hands.
I love to look out at the world while keeping my hands moving. I have always wished to pursue what it is that the eye sees, and how our minds synthesize direct sensory perceptions into images that convey our humanity at the point of its intersection with the natural world.
Whether wild animal that would never pose,

Daily Postcard: Bears Munch On Los Alamos Apples

on September 20, 2016 - 7:48am

Daily Postcard: Clark the black bear and Judy the brown bear are enjoying apples while under Dr. Kathleen Ramsay's care at Cottonwood Rehabilitation Center graciously given to them from Los Alamos residents and collected by the Los Alamos County Eco Station. Courtesy/LEWF

‘Not Quite Right’ Takes A Warm-hearted, Realistic Look At Dueling Expectations

on September 19, 2016 - 9:39am
Marty (Eric Bjorklund) and Carol (Dana Kline) share a warm moment. Photo by Larry Gibbons
Tom (Thomas Farrish) resists Sally’s (Gwen Lewis) attempts to cheer him up. Photo by Larry Gibbons

Review By Bonnie J. Gordon
Los Alamos Daily Post

This is the second time I’ve reviewed “Not Quite Right,” a cross generational dramady by Los Alamos playwright Robert F. Benjamin and co-author  Elaine Jarvik. I first saw the play last February at Teatro Paraguqas. This more recent version opened Friday at Los Alamos Little Theatre.

Benjamin describes the play as “an upbeat comedic family drama.” 

Award Winning Artist Susan Roden Leads One-Day Pastel Workshops At Fuller Art Lodge Center

on September 19, 2016 - 9:38am

Pastel by Albuquerque artist Susan Roden. Courtesy/FLAC

FLAC News:

Albuquerque artist Susan Roden is coming to Los Alamos to share her techniques and tips in pastels. Roden aims to instill her love of the medium in her students by sharing her experiences with pastels and taking on accessible subject matter in a series of separate day long workshops hosted by the Fuller Lodge Art Center.

Roden has a distinguished career in arts, including dozens of juried and invitational art shows, and is a member of the Pastel Society of New Mexico.

Daily Postcard: ‘Bob’s Horse’ By Alice Waterman

on September 19, 2016 - 9:25am
Daily Postcard: ‘Bob’s Horse’ painted for longtime Los Alamos resident Bob Waterman (1921-2003) by his wife Alice Waterman (1919-2013) now stands in the lobby of Oppenheimer Place in Los Alamos. Photo by Greg Kendall
Bob's Horse 
By Alice Waterman 
November 2003
Bob Waterman wanted a painted pony for the lobby of the new Hampton Inn built in White Rock. So, in September 2002, we went to Santa Fe one Saturday afternoon to look at a few on display. To my mind, they were very expensive, but Bob still wanted a horse. In mid November 2002, an unpainted pony was delivered to our condo.

Daily Postcard: Weather Balloon Over Los Alamos

on September 18, 2016 - 6:27am

Daily Postcard: A weather balloon is spotted Saturday floating slowly across the sky above Los Alamos. Photo by Leland Lehman/

Colorful Blossoms Welcome Visitors To Mesa Public Library As Seasons Change From Summer To Autumn

on September 17, 2016 - 10:46am

An array of colorful blossoms welcome visitors to Mesa Public Library as the seasons change officially from summer to autumn. The library garden is maintained by the Rotary Club of Los Alamos. Photo by Katy Korkos

Flamenco Dance Classes Run Through November

on September 17, 2016 - 7:41am
Dance Alliance 2014. Courtesy photo
PSDA News:
Flamenco Dance Classes sponsored by the Pajarito Spanish Dance Alliance run Saturdays through Nov. 19 at the New Mexico Dance Theater studio, 147 Central Park Square. 
Please arrive at 4:45 p.m., classes are 5-6:30 p.m. All ages 10 and up and all levels of experience are welcome. The tuition is suggested at $10 per class, pay what you can. The classes will be taught by Ellen Walton and Catalina Rio Fernandez.  
Pajarito Spanish Dance Alliance is a 501 (c) (3) organization enabling the preservation and advancement of the art of

Daily Postcard: Remembering Connie Salazar

on September 17, 2016 - 6:57am

Daily Postcard: A spectacular rainbow appears in the sky Wednesday as friends and family travel to a rosary prayer service in Chimayo for longtime Los Alamos Police Department employee Connie Salazar who died Monday. Courtesy photo

Author/Mediator Lucy Moore Speaks At Library Sept. 22

on September 16, 2016 - 12:31pm

Santa Fe author and mediator Lucy Moore. Courtesy photo


Santa Fe author and mediator Lucy Moore will talk about her books Into the Canyon and Common Ground on Hostile Turf at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 22 at Mesa Public Library. Her talk is the latest offering in the Library’s ongoing Authors Speak Series.

Moore’s first book, Into the Canyon, was published by UNM press in 2004. It chronicles a time when Moore was fresh out of college, as she finds her place on the Navajo reservation. The book won the Best Memoir award from Women Writing the West in 2005.

Moore describes her book as

Pojoaque River Art Tour At Than Povi Fine Art Gallery Today

on September 16, 2016 - 12:05pm

Daily Postcard: Sunset Over Sangre’s And Sandia Mountains

on September 16, 2016 - 7:43am

Daily Postcard: Sunset over Sangre’s and Sandia Wednesday evening. Photo by Steven Greene

Photo by Steven Greene

Daily Postcard: Buck Lingers On Barranca Mesa

on September 15, 2016 - 7:56am

A small herd of bucks are spotted Sept. 12 crossing the road in the usual place on Barranca Mesa and this magnificent buck was among them. He posed very nicely for the photographer. Photo by Ken Hanson

Daily Postcard: Bear Cub From Cloudcroft

on September 14, 2016 - 2:17pm

An orphaned bear cub from Cloudcroft plays with a toy on a rope while under Dr. Kathleen Ramsay's care at Cottonwood Rehabilitation Center. Photo/LEWF