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YMCA PiYo Live® Rave Saturday

on August 23, 2016 - 4:09pm
YMCA News:
The Family YMCA is excited to host its first PiYo Live® Rave this Saturday at the main Y studio.
Join them for a special Glow in the Dark black-light Piyo Live® class! PiYo is a fast-paced, high intensity, FUN workout that blends the strength and toning of Pilates, the balance and stretching of yoga, and the high-energy cardio of dance in a challenging format that will totally rock your world.
Wear your white and neon! Glow bracelets at the door. PiYo Live® is for all levels, members and non-members are welcome! Never been to PiYo before? No problem!

Cinema Cindy Reviews Ben-Hur

on August 23, 2016 - 4:06pm
By Cynthia Biddlecomb
Los Alamos
“Ben-Hur”, a fifth re-make based on the 1880 novel, was released Friday, Aug. 19. Did it need to be remade? Perhaps not—attempts made in 2003 and 2010 bombed.
The best-selling novel was first made into a film in 1907 and again in 1925. Our favorite version came out in 1959 staring Charlton Heston, winning 11 Oscars. So why make a new one? Modern film technology can make a better chariot race. The tag line for the recent release is “Brother against brother. Slave against Empire.”
Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston) and Messala Severus (Toby Kebbell) have

DALA Opens Auditions For Nutcracker On 'The Hill'

on August 23, 2016 - 5:36am
Scene from Nutcracker on 'The Hill'. Courtesy photo
DALA News:
Dance Arts Los Alamos, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization and dance education studio in Los Alamos opens auditions for Nutcracker on “The Hill”.
Conception of the production began in January 2015 in association with The Los Alamos Historical Society. Artistic Director Jonathan Guise brings new life to the classic tale of The Nutcracker by entwining it with the true historical characters involved in the historic Manhattan Project.
Auditions are Saturday, Aug. 27 at White Rock Dance Studio 111 Longview Dr. 
  • 11 a.m.

Pipe Band Plays Ashley Pond Pavilion Wednesday

on August 22, 2016 - 10:05am

The Albuquerque & Four Corners pipes and drums bagpipe band's logo on the bass drum. Photo by TK Thompson


Weather permitting, The Albuquerque & Four Corners pipes and drums bagpipe band is set to perform 6:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday in the pavilion at Ashley Pond Park.

The band is committed to promoting the listening pleasure and ongoing education of bagpipe music and invites the community to attend this free event.

Letter To The Editor: A Positive Experience

on August 19, 2016 - 5:15pm
Movie production underway Wednesday on Rover Boulevard. Photo by Terry Foxx
Los Alamos

I am probably like many of you and wondered why New Mexico would support the film industry by giving them a rebate. I had an opportunity to find out recently when the No Exit Films requested to use our house to film scenes for “Granite Mountain.” Why they chose our house I don’t know and I must say I was a little hesitant at first. However, the Location Manager explained the process and we consented.

The process took three days to set up, shoot, and take down.

Jim Lauderdale And Higher Ground Perform Tonight

on August 19, 2016 - 2:27pm
Jim Lauderdale performs at 7 p.m. today at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy photo

Two-time Grammy-winning singer and master songwriter Jim Lauderdale is both a “songwriter’s songwriter,” who’s written/co-written many modern classics for iconic artists, as well as an intuitive sideman, who’s enhanced the music of a bevy of esteemed musicians.

Lauderdale will be in concert at 7 p.m. today at Ashley Pond Park. Also on the bill is local bluegrass band Higher Ground. The concert is part of the free Los Alamos Summer Concert Series.

As a solo artist, since 1986 up until now, he’s

Cinema Cindy Reviews Suicide Squad

on August 19, 2016 - 7:46am

Los Alamos

“Suicide Squad” is this late summer’s hit action flick, despite its poor reviews. It’s packed with super bad guys (coerced into helping the good guys), mostly derivative special effects, and enough character development to not be a total waste of your time. Oh, and it is colorful, with special 3D effects. There is some bad language and a lot of violence. In fact, every kind of weapon gets used in this film.

Movie poster for 'Suicide Squad'.

The bad guy criminals are, themselves, weapons, tools at the disposal of the U. S. military.

Portion Of Rover Boulevard Closed For Movie Shoot

on August 17, 2016 - 5:30pm

The area along the intersection of Rover Boulevard and Glenview in White Rock is closed now and through the night while production people film scenes for the 'Granite Mountain' movie. Courtesy photo

Planetarium Film: ‘Exploding Universe’ Aug. 19, 20, 21

on August 16, 2016 - 7:53am
The family-friendly film ‘Exploding Universe’ plays at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19 and 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 and Sunday, Aug. 21 in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium on Canyon Road. Courtesy photo
PEEC News:
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s (PEEC) new planetarium film, “Exploding Universe”, explores a world where supernovas erupt, massive materials collide and protons give birth to life as is known today.
This family-friendly film plays at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19 and 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 and Sunday, Aug. 21 in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium on Canyon

C-130 Drops Water On Pajarito Mountain For Movie

on August 15, 2016 - 8:51pm

The C-130 transport aircraft is spotted this afternoon flying around Pajarito Mountain to drop a large quantity of water for the film 'Granite Mountain' that is being filmed in the area. Photo by Donna Reil

C-130 Basing Out Of Santa Fe Municipal Airport For Pajarito Mountain Water Drop Today

on August 15, 2016 - 7:42am

A C-130 transport aircraft similar to this one is scheduled to drop a large quantity of water over Pajarito Mountain between about 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. today for the film 'Granite Mountain'. Courtesy photo 

COUNTY news:

The C-130 transport aircraft scheduled to drop a large quantity of water over Pajarito Mountain between about 11 a.m. and 3  p.m. today for the film “Granite Mountain,” will be basing out of the Santa Fe Municipal Airport.

A helicopter carrying crew to film the C-130 in action also will be basing out of Santa Fe Airport.

Scenes From Saturday's Los Alamos County Fair

on August 14, 2016 - 2:18pm

A massive crowd turned out for Saturday's annual Los Alamos County Fair at Ashley Pond Park including this family who like hundreds of others received balloons sporting the County's new branding log. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Fair goers pack the County booth Saturday at the Pond to meet Boards and Commimissions members, Councilors and County officials to learn about the latest projects in the works around the community. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

County planners and Public Works officials discuss a wide variety of projects with community members at their County

C-130 To Drop Water On Pajarito Mountain Monday

on August 13, 2016 - 9:48pm

A C-130 transport aircraft similar to this one is dropping a large quantity of water, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, over the Pajarito Mountain top as part of a pivotal scene for the movie ‘Granite Mountain.’ Courtesy photo


  • ‘Granite Mountain’ Crews Filming Scene from Helicopter

The Los Alamos community will have the opportunity to see a helicopter carrying film crew and a C-130 transport aircraft dropping a large quantity of water over the Pajarito Mountain top 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15 as part of a pivotal scene for the movie “Granite Mountain.”

No fire will be set

LALT Opens Auditions For ‘The 1940’s Radio Hour’

on August 1, 2016 - 6:00pm
LALT News:
The Los Alamos Little Theater is holding auditions for its November production, The 1940’s Radio Hour, a musical by Walton Jones.
Auditions are at the Performing Arts Center 2-5 p.m. Sunday Aug. 14 and 7-10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15. Call backs are 5-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19. The production is directed by Laurie Tomlinson and the musical director is Gretcehn Amstutz.
All but a couple of male roles require strong singing ability. Actors are strongly encouraged to sing something from the 1940’s Big Band era and will be asked to read scenes from the show at the auditions.

Cinema Cindy Reviews: Star Trek Beyond

on August 1, 2016 - 6:55am

Another Record-Breaking Year For NM Film Industry

on July 31, 2016 - 6:33am
SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez has announced that New Mexico’s film industry injected nearly $390 million into the economy last fiscal year.
This is the second straight record-breaking year for the film industry in New Mexico, shattering last year’s record by almost $100 million.
“We take great pride in all we have to offer film and television production here in New Mexico – from our talented and diverse workforce and our breathtaking scenery, to our robust film incentive program,” Martinez said.

LAHS Graduate Gary Cooper Performs In Evita

on July 30, 2016 - 10:22pm

Los Alamos High School graduate Gary Cooper, far left, is appearing in the show Evita at Opera North in Lebanon, N.H., which opened Friday night. Cooper graduated from LAHS in 2013 and is a senior this year at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (CCM). Courtesy photo

LAHS graduate Gary Cooper, second from right, is appearing in the show Evita at Opera North in Lebanon, NH. Courtesy photo

LAHS graduate Gary Cooper, far left, is appearing in the show Evita at Opera North in Lebanon, N.H. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Los Alamos High School graduate Gary Cooper, far

Events Schedule For 2nd Annual ¡Fiesta Los Alamos!

on July 30, 2016 - 8:28am

Mariachis will perform live at the 2nd Annual ¡Fiesta Los Alamos!. Photo by Hal Davis


The 2nd Annual ¡Fiesta Los Alamos! is just around the corner, and tickets are selling quickly. Last year the event sold out. The organizing group, Los Alamos Rotary STARS, has just announced an exciting schedule of entertainment and activities for the event, which takes place 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 at Fuller Lodge. ¡Fiesta Los Alamos! promises to be a fun and magical evening for all ages again this year.

The schedule for the evening is as follows (subject to change):

  • 5 p.m.

Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo Weekend Aug. 12-14

on July 29, 2016 - 7:27pm

Los Alamos High School Marching Band in the 2015 Rodeo Parade in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

The Los Alamos Fire Brigade participates in the 2015 Rodeo Parade in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

The Shriners participate in the 2015 Rodeo Parade in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy photo


Businesses and community organizations are invited to register now for the Rodeo Parade. The Rodeo Parade will march up Central Avenue beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday Aug. 13. Don’t miss this opportunity to promote your business or organization by participating! To register, visit:

This Week At The Reel Deal

on July 29, 2016 - 7:57am


In And Around Town: July 29

on July 28, 2016 - 4:49pm
FRIDAY July 29
2016 Los Alamos Sectional Bridge Tournament
The Los Alamos Duplicate Bridge Club (LADBC) hosts the 2016 Los Alamos Sectional Bridge Tournament, July 29-31, at the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC). Play starts at 2 p.m. Friday, July 29. In 2015, more than 100 bridge players attended the Sectional. A similar turnout is expected this year. The LADBC holds regular duplicate bridge and occasional team games four times a week, Monday at the White Rock Senior Center, and Tuesday through Thursday at BESC. More information about the club may be found at
Summer Concert

Santa Fe Opera Brings Home A New ‘Capriccio’

on July 28, 2016 - 4:37pm
Ben Bliss (Flamand), Craig Verm (The Count), Amanda Majeski (The Countess) and members of The Santa Fe Opera Orchestra. (c) Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2016
1. Amanda Majeski (The Countess) in ‘Capriccio’ (c) Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2016
Los Alamos Daily Post
High on the list of the world’s most creative accomplishments by an artist working late in life, Richard Strauss’s Capriccio was first produced in 1942, when Strauss was 78. Not seen in Santa Fe since 1992, a rousing new production of Capriccio was welcomed back this week  to the

Tuesdays At The Pond: Canciones Españolas Tonight

on July 26, 2016 - 8:27am


Tuesdays at the Pond tonight features "Canciones Españolas - with Christina Martos, Carlos Archuleta, Andre Garcia-Nuthman and Franz Vote". The repertoire for this program is classical Spanish Art Song and Zarzuela, featuring music from Spain and various Latin-American countries.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Ashley Pond Park Pavillion. Bring a blanket and a picnic dinner and enjoy “Canciones Espanolas”. Tuesdays at the Pond brings a variety of entertainment acts to the Ashley Pond stage in downtown Los Alamos every Tuesday evening through Aug. 9.

The Los Alamos

The Lensic’s National Theatre Live In HD Series Includes Four Encores And Two New NT Live Broadcasts

on July 26, 2016 - 6:54am
LPAC News:
SANTA FE — The Lensic’s National Theatre Live season, broadcast in HD as part of its Lensic Presents programming, continues at 7 p.m., July 27, with a special encore presentation of with One Man Two Guvnors, featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from James Corden, host of the “The Late Late Show.”
Tickets for all broadcasts may be purchased online at, by calling 505.988.1234, or by visiting the Lensic box office at 211 W. San Francisco St. in Santa Fe.
The Lensic’s National Theatre Live series is generously sponsored by Century Bank.
NT Live