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LAHS Olions Win NMAA One Act Competition

on October 25, 2016 - 10:13pm

Members of the LAHS Olions. Courtesy photo

Members of the LAHS Olions. Courtesy photo

Members of the LAHS Olions. Courtesy photo


The Olions, the theatre club at Los Alamos High School, won six awards this past weekend at the NMSU High Desert High School Theatre Festival and New Mexico Activities Association State High School One-Act Production Competition.

Olions took first place in the NMAA One-Act Production competition and first place for the best backstage crew.

In addition, LAHS Principal Brad Parker was awarded the Ovation Award for Administrators and Volunteers, Chas

Daily Postcard: Bathtime For Orphaned Bear Cubs

on October 25, 2016 - 8:41am

Daily Postcard: Orphaned bear cubs Cowboy and Valley Girl, rescued from the Valles Caldera last summer, appear to enjoy bathtime at the Land of Enchantment Wildlife compound north of Espanola. The cubs are under the care of Dr. Kathleen Ramsay and will likely be ready for release next month back into the wild. Courtesy/LEWF

TOTH Youth Group Enters Cool Dude In LAAC's Scarecrow Contest Underway In Downtown Los Alamos

on October 24, 2016 - 8:02am

The Trinity on the Hill High School Youth Group has created a cool dude scarecrow spotted Sunday leaning against a light pole on Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos. They entered their creation in the annual Los Alamos Arts Council Scarecrow contest. Since 2001, scarecrows made by local businesses, clubs, schools, families and individuals have graced the streetlights along Central Avenue the week before Halloween. Prizes are awarded for creativity and seasonal spirit. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Public Meets Alpacas At Rancho De Los Sueños

on October 24, 2016 - 7:46am
Owners Barbara and Lawrence Roybal with some of Barbara's creations for sale at the ranch. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Rancho de Los Sueños, a family owned working ranch in Pojoaque, held an open house this weekend. The ranch is on the property that has been owned by the Roybal family since 1938. Owners Barbara and Lawrence Roybal raise a fiber herd of Huacaya alpacas, maintain the family apple orchard, and raise lavender and honey bees. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Mary McIntyre of Los Alamos visits Rancho de Los Sueños Sunday and examines alpaca weavings.

Daily Postcard: Rock Reflects Support For Teachers

on October 24, 2016 - 7:24am

Daily Postcard: Teachers are going through a particularly rough time due to increased state regulations and someone is hoping to lift their spirits with the message, ‘We Love Our Teachers’ spotted Saturday night written on the White Rock rock at the corner of N.M. 4 and Rover Boulevard. The teacher evaluation process and recently imposed attendance policy will be discussed at Thursday's School Board Work Session at 5:30 p.m. at Mountain School. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Sangre de Cristo Chorale In Los Alamos Today!

on October 23, 2016 - 9:27am

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The Sangre de Cristo Chorale begins its 39th season this weekend and today is performing in Los Alamos with Earth Songs at the United Church of Los Alamos. This concert is an exploration of the human condition, both on a global and intimate level. 

Guest soloist mezzo soprano Keely J. Rhodes. Photo by Steven Noreyko

Fern Hill, John Corigliano’s masterpiece, is at the heart of this concert.

Guest soloist mezzo soprano Keely J. Rhodes –well known to local audiences – will help Director Andrew Schmidt and his 40-member ensemble heighten the work’s impact.

Scenes From 2016 Fall Arts & Crafts Sale

on October 23, 2016 - 6:35am
A tin smith artist at work during Saturday's Arts & Crafts Fair sponsored by Fuller Lodge Art Center at Crossroads Bible Church. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Glowing glass. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Artistic outhouses. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Shining silver. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Tasty tacos. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Gorgeous gourds. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

In And Around Town: Oct. 21

on October 22, 2016 - 2:57pm
SUNDAY Oct. 23
Rancho de Los Sueños Alpacas and Agricultural Products Fall Harvest Open House
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 23, at 5 J.R. Dr. in Pojoaque. Everyone is welcome to this family fun event to meet the alpacas, shop for handmade gift items - roving, yarn, apples, honey and lavender. For more information, call 505.490.0160.
Rancho de Los Sueños Alpacas and Agricultural Products Fall Harvest Open House
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 22-23, at 5 J.R. Dr. in Pojoaque.

Seasonal Hanging Flower Baskets Removed Friday

on October 22, 2016 - 11:00am

The hanging flower baskets were coming down for the season Friday afternoon along Knecht Street in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Casper And The Boys Hang Out In White Rock

on October 22, 2016 - 10:42am

Casper, center, and the boys are spotted hanging out Friday on Aster Street in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Fair 9 a.m. To 3:30 p.m. Today

on October 22, 2016 - 8:37am

ART News:

The Fuller Lodge Art Center is hosting its annual Fall Arts & Crafts Fair.

The Fall Arts & Crafts Fair runs 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today at the Crossroads Bible Church at 97 E. Road.

Artist To Present Rubber Stamp Carving Class

on October 21, 2016 - 4:33pm
Rubber stamp carving tools. Courtesy photo

ART News

Local artist, writer, Web designer, and self-proclaimed Geek, Else Tennessen is a recent transplant to Los Alamos.  

A staff member at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Else has always pursued her artistic passions in her spare time. An avid user of Instagram, Else enjoys cataloguing the beauty of northern New Mexico, along with beautiful snapshots from her own life.  

Currently Tennessen has been focusing on participating in the popular national art challenge Inktober, where artists post new art in response to a national one word prompt


CCA Presents Farms, Films, Food

on October 21, 2016 - 6:44am

CCA News:

SANTA FE – The CCA, Farmers Market Institute and Street Food Institute celebrate the harvest with Farms, Films, Food: A Santa Fe Celebration.

The third edition of the community-oriented program “Farms, Films, Food: A Santa Fe Celebration” arrives Nov. 2 for food demos, community presentations, free films, gallery tours and low-cost meals provided by local vendors. The event is produced by the Santa Fe Farmers Market Institute, the Street Food Institute and the Center for Contemporary Arts.

The November event includes food demonstrations; meals prepared by local chefs including the

Daily Postcard: Red Necked Sapsucker Recuperates

on October 21, 2016 - 5:26am

Daily Postcard: This Red Necked Sapsucker is recuperating after he flew into the window of a Los Alamos home Tuesday and broke a bone in his chest. He is being seen by Dr. Kathleen Ramsay at the Wildlife Center in Espanola. Photo by Libbi Lovejoy

Daily Postcard: This Red Necked Sapsucker recuperates following a collision with a window Tuesday in Los Alamos. The impact broke a bone in his chest. He is being seen by Dr. Kathleen Ramsay at the Wildlife Center in Espanola. Photo by Libbi Lovejoy

Daily Postcard: Golden Cottonwoods On NM 502

on October 20, 2016 - 7:09am

Daily Postcard: Golden cottonwoods line the roadway along NM 502 by the Rio Grande. Photo by Jeane Strub

'La Llorona' Chautauqua Performance Thursday

on October 19, 2016 - 2:29pm

Play Reading At Los Alamos Little Theater Oct. 25

on October 19, 2016 - 2:26pm
LALT News:
Los Alamos Little Theatre will hold an open play reading of Tom Stoppard’s classic comedy Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Deadthis coming at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Performing Arts Center.
Acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead is the tale of Hamlet as told from the worm’s-eye view of two minor characters in Shakespeare’s play.
In Tom Stoppard’s best-known work, the Shakespearean Laurel and Hardy finally get a chance to take the lead role, but do so in a world where reality and illusion intermix, and where fate leads the

Daily Postcard: Fiery Sunset Over Quemazon

on October 19, 2016 - 6:33am

Daily Postcard: A fiery sunset descends over Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Trio To Show Work At Mesa Public Library In November

on October 18, 2016 - 11:58am

Dusk on the Rio Grande. By Marcee Sarracino
Jemez Thunderstorm. By Fan Stovel
Morning at the Taj. By John Sarracino
Three local artists are coming together to present recent works in an upcoming exhibition entitled “So Near & So Far.”
Fran Stoval, Marcee Sarracino and John Sarracino will show pieces encompassing a wide array of media including stained glass pieces, mosaics, pastels, photography, watercolor and oil paintings.

SFWO Presents ‘Dance Sequences’ Sunday

on October 18, 2016 - 8:34am

Meet Local Author Laura Kelly 5-7 p.m. Thursday

on October 18, 2016 - 8:33am
Los Alamos Author Laura Kelly
Los Alamos Daily Post

Laura Kelly has a full schedule; it includes teaching fitness classes at the Los Alamos Family YMCA and working at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Still, Kelly wanted to add one more thing to her to-do list: write a novel.

After receiving numerous emails about workshops run by Tom Bird, an expert on crafting bestselling books, Kelly decided to give one a try in Santa Fe. She attended the workshop and said, “I was hooked.”

Ultimately, she decided to go a step further and sign up for one of Bird’s “Write Your Best

Daily Postcard: Hunter’s Moon Over Pajarito Mountain

on October 18, 2016 - 7:11am

Daily Postcard: A hunter’s moon hovers above Pajarito Mountain early Monday morning. At its closest point over the weekend, the supermoon was 222,365 miles from Earth — on average, it’s 238,855 miles away, according to National Geographic. This kicks off three straight months of supermoons with the next appearances scheduled for Nov. 14 and Dec. 14. The November moon is set to be a real show-stopper: According to NASA, it is ‘not only the closest full moon of 2016 but also the closest full moon to date in the 21st century.’ It won't be this close to Earth again until 2034. Source: NPR.

Daily Postcard: Greater Roadrunner Visits White Rock

on October 17, 2016 - 7:50am

Daily Postcard: This greater roadrunner is spotted Friday in the back yard of a home in White Rock. The greater roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) is a long-legged bird in the cuckoo family, Cuculidae. Although capable of limited flight, it spends most of its time on the ground and can run at speeds of up to 20 mph, according to wikipedia. Photo by Reva Heron

This greater roadrunner pays a visit to the back yard of a home Friday in White Rock. Photo by Reva Heron

Scenes From 2016 Los Alamos Art Studio Tour

on October 16, 2016 - 8:02pm
Local artist Jen Moss shows off her jewelry creations during Saturday's 2016 Los Alamos Art Studio Tour. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos artist Kathi Geoffrion Parker with one of her watercolors. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
All three of these oil paintings displaying white flowers on dark backgrounds created by Kate O'Donnell sold early in this weekend's studio tour. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Photography by local photographer Leslie Bucklin. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
From left, UNM-Los Alamos art instructor

Daily Postcard: Glorious Morning Glories On Bathtub Row

on October 16, 2016 - 12:40pm
Daily Postcard: Glorious Morning Glories spotted climbing a tree at the home of Jim and Kate O'Donnell on Bathtub Row during Saturday's Los Alamos Studio Art Tour. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/