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It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane, It’s Sky Divers!

on June 29, 2016 - 4:34pm
Habanero sky divers. Photo by Roger Handrahan
Roger Handrahan, who heads the Habañero Ski Diving Team, has had a lot of experience floating down from the clouds—but he says it’s still great fun.
“I started jumping out of airplanes in February of 1968,” he said in a recent telephone interview. He was in the military and served first in Europe. He took “airborne training” prior to going to Vietnam, he said.
Things were different then.

Mud Bath Melee Breaks Out At Little Forest Play School

on June 29, 2016 - 2:45pm
Staff at Little Forest Play School had a rackus good time today during a mud bath brawl on the play ground. Photo by Chris Clark/
Photo by Chris Clark/
Photo by Chris Clark/
Photo by Chris Clark/
Photo by Chris Clark/

Tuesdays At The Pond Features An Evening Of Opera

on June 27, 2016 - 1:23pm
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This week Tuesdays at the Pond features An Evening of Opera presented by Opera Singers, Soprano, Heather Bingham with Baritone, Tyler Oliphant and Mezzo-Soprano Rebecca Morris, accompanied by Sarah Frogget.
The concert begins at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 28 at Ashley Pond. Bring a blanket and a picnic dinner and enjoys opera favorites by Bizet, Mozart, Delibes, Floyd, Meyerbeer, and musical theater favorites from South Pacific, Phantom of the Opera, Carousel and others.
Tuesdays at the Pond, a summer entertainment series, runs through August 9. It

SFOG: Meet A 21st Century Diva July 17

on June 27, 2016 - 8:56am

Kiwanis Prepares Its Annual 4th Of July Extravaganza

on June 27, 2016 - 8:36am
The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos is preparing for its annual 4th of July fireworks extravaganza at Overlook Park in White Rock. The first shell explodes at 9:15 p.m., followed by 2,999 more. Courtesy image

Cinema Cindy Reviews: Love & Friendship

on June 27, 2016 - 7:08am
Los Alamos

“Love and Friendship” is based on an unpublished 1790 novella called “Lady Susan” and written by Jane Austen (later author of Pride and Prejudice) when she was 18 years old.

Austen composed the story through a series of letters; in the movie the texts of these letters serve as the basis for long conversational expositions, thanks to screenwriter Whit Stillman. The action of the film takes place around 1790.

Movie poster for 'Love and Friendship. Courtesy photo

The lovely Kate Beckinsale plays Lady Susan Vernon, a youngish widow with a debutante-aged

Teatro Paraguas Presents Poetry Reading With Leah Umansky, Dana Levin, Christopher Johnson

on June 25, 2016 - 8:01am
TPS News:
A poetry reading with Leah Umansky, Dana Levin, Christopher Johnson will start at 5 p.m., Sunday July 24 at Teatro Paraguas Studio, 3205 Calle Marie, Santa Fe.
Christopher J Johnson lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico where he occupies 5'9 ft. of vertical space. On average he covers 7 miles a day by foot. In 2003 after succumbing to tonsillitis three times he had them removed. He currently participates in a book club which favors the difficult and the obscure.
Dana Levin's collections of poetry include In the Surgical Theatre (1999), Wedding Day (2005), and Sky Burial (2011),

Los Alamos ScienceFest Brings Science And History To Life With Spy Activities, Drones And Rockets July 14-17

on June 25, 2016 - 7:42am
Now in its ninth year, the Los Alamos ScienceFest is unlocking the mysteries behind the enigmatic Manhattan Project with three days of spy themed tours and activities, fascinating STEM exhibits, live music and entertainment, drone competitions, a rare hike on LANL property and much more July 14–17 in Los Alamos.

The once “secret city” of Los Alamos will unleash the mystery surrounding the Manhattan Project of World War II, beginning at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 14 with the guided New Mexico True Atomic City Spy Tour.

Cinema Cindy Reviews 'Central Intelligence'

on June 25, 2016 - 7:02am
Los Alamos

“Central Intelligence” is a light and humorous spy movie pairing regular guy Calvin Joyner (Kevin Hart) with hard-body CIA agent Bob Stone (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson). The movie is entertaining and often delightful, if also occasionally silly. This duo could make future buddy movies; they play off each other well.

Movie poster for 'Central Intelligence.' Courtesy photo

Calvin and his high school sweetheart, now wife, a smart lawyer named Maggie (Danielle Nicolet), live a comfortable lifestyle.

It Was A Craig Martin Experience At The Pond Tuesday

on June 24, 2016 - 12:41pm
Craig Martin Experience played the Pond Tuesday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Aaron Anderson, keyboards; Rob Heineman, bass; John Frary, drums. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Carl Hagelberg blows.
Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Mike Rogers, guitar, Quinn Marksteiner, alto saxophone, Carl Hagelberg, trumpet; Craig Martin, tenor saxophone.
Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

‘Prince Of Bebop’ Greg Abate Plays Pond 7 p.m. Today!

on June 24, 2016 - 12:04pm
‘Prince Of Bebop’ Greg Abate Plays Pond 7 p.m. Today! Courtesy photo
By RUSS GORDON, Promoter
Summer Concert Series

A traveling jazz master, Greg Abate returns to Ashley Pond at 7 p.m. today.

Greg plays around about 225 shows a year, all over the world. He’s been dubbed the “Prince of bebop” by the Washington Post and is one of the top saxophonists in the world. His music is mostly bebop and modern jazz fusion; the sound made famous by his early influences, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane and Paul Desmond.

After high school in Rhode Island, Greg studied and graduated from the famed

This Week At The Reel Deal

on June 23, 2016 - 8:48pm

In And Around Town: June 23

on June 23, 2016 - 9:12am
Dedication of Solar Tree
The Art in Public Places Board and members of the Los Alamos County Council will join artist Eric Thelander in the ribbon-cutting and art dedication of the County’s newest art work, “Solar Tree,” at 2 p.m. “Solar Tree” is located in the west plaza of the County Municipal Building in downtown Los Alamos.
FRIDAY June 24
Meet Up
Wondering what to do this Friday evening after a LONG week at work? Why not come to Friday Night Happy Hour with Meet Up?

Update: ‘Granite Mountain’ Film: Fire, Smoke And Loud Helicopters At Pajarito Mountain

on June 21, 2016 - 5:00pm


“Granite Mountain” is a motion picture based on the real-life Granite Mountain Hotshots, an elite group of wildland firefighters that courageously battled one of the worst wildfires in history to save an Arizona town.

The production is based at Pajarito Mountain through Wednesday, July 29 and will be producing the following special effects and impacts:

  • FIRE on Pajarito Mountain, film crews under direct supervision of the Los Alamos Fire Department’s Wildland Division, will produce controlled ground fire. Current dates for ground fire are June 21, June 27 and June 28.


LALT Acting And Directing Workshops June 25-July 2

on June 21, 2016 - 4:25pm

LALT News:



Joanne Camp and Shepard Sobel will present a two-day Acting and Directing workshop on consecutive Saturdays, June 25 and July 2 at the Performing Arts Center in Los Alamos.
Each instructional day will begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 4:30 p.m. On the first day (first weekend), participants will separate into two groups, with each group following a separate instructional track in the workshop.
The first group will consist of actors, who will work with Camp on techniques and exercises to enhance interaction on the set; i.e., the pursuit of objectives in such a way as to

Filming At Pajarito Mountain Producing Smoke - No Fire

on June 21, 2016 - 8:08am


Do not be alarmed if smoke appears to be coming directly from Pajarito Mountain this week. It is a special effect for a scene simulating a wildland fire for “Granite Mountain,” a motion picture based on the real-life Granite Mountain Hotshots, an elite group of wildland firefighters that courageously battled one of the worst wildfires in history to save an Arizona town.

“Granite Mountain” will be on location at Pajarito Mountain through Wednesday, June 29.

The smoke produced for all fire scenes is a natural, water-based compound that produces a vapor that looks like real

CME Plays Ashley Pond Pavilion 7 p.m. Tuesday

on June 19, 2016 - 9:28pm
At 7 p.m. this Tuesday, June 21, Super Summer Solstice Spectacular with ‘SeeME’ at the Ashley Pond Pavilion! CME takes the stage for two hours of uptempo and funky jazz. It's a free concert that is part of the Tuesdays at the Pond series sponsored by the Los Alamos Creative District. Bring dinner, a blanket or a lawn chair, and enjoy some cool jazz to herald the arrival of summer. Photo by Skip Wecksung
About CME:

A solid rhythm section, powerful horns, innovative harmonies, and a ripping repertoire...

CME is an informal group of musicians who have been playing jazz together since

Igor And Red Elvises Lunch At Los Alamos Co+op

on June 18, 2016 - 3:33pm

Igor and the Red Elvises eating lunch today at the Los Alamos Co+op Market. Their drummer said they eat at the Co+op whenever they are in town. The Co+op is at 95 Entrada Dr. Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. The Deli Hours: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Photo by Karen Kendall

Scenes From Igor & Red Elvises Rocking Ashley Pond

on June 18, 2016 - 3:32pm
Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/


Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Mystery Man Rocks Red Elvises Concert

on June 18, 2016 - 6:33am

This mystery man is stylin' it Friday night at the Red Elvises Concert at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy/Stephanie Garcia Richard

FILMING UPDATE: Pajarito Mountain Café Closed June 23-24

on June 17, 2016 - 5:17pm


The film production for “Granite Mountain” will be based at Pajarito Mountain resort parking lot Sunday, June 19 through Wednesday, June 29. 

Public access to Pajarito Mountain Resort and Camp May during this time will be impacted as follows:


  • Sunday, June 19 (noon) – Wednesday, June 29 (5 a.m.) – Open to the public.


  • Sunday, June 19 (noon) – Sat., Jun 25 (noon) – Closed to the public.
  • Saturday, June 25 (noon) – Sun., June 26 (noon) – Reservations and public access open.
  • Sunday, June 26 (noon) – Wed., June 29 (5 a.m.) – Closed to the public.
  • Wednesday,

SFO Apprentice Concert In Los Alamos June 26

on June 17, 2016 - 7:33am
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SFO News:
The Los Alamos and Espanola Valley Opera Guilds invites the community to The Santa Fe Opera’s Apprentice Concert. This Community Concert starts at 3 p.m., Sunday June 26, at The United Church of Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road. 
Community members and friends are welcome for this free concert. Chapter guild memberships will be available. The Santa Fe Opera’s performer will be soprano Rebecca Kynski and bass-baritone Adrian Smith with pianist James Lesniak. come enjoy a sneak peak of the talent before the Festive 2016 Season Opera opens on Friday, July 1.

Igor & Red Elvises Bring Russian Rokenroll To Pond!

on June 16, 2016 - 9:21pm

Igor and Red Elvises play Ashley Pond at 7 p.m. Friday. Photo by Johannes Andersen


The Summer Concert Series continues with Igor and Red Elvises at 7 p.m., Friday at Ashley Pond Park. The Los Alamos Daily Post is sponsoring the concert.

If Igor and Red Elvises aren't in the middle of a tour, they are getting ready for the next one - this is a group that is constantly in motion and consistently evolving.

Taste Of Knowledge Saturday June 25

on June 16, 2016 - 8:01am
2015 Taste of Knowledge event. Courtesy photo
Looking for a chance to support public education in our community and enjoy a libation?
The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation will host a beer and wine tasting event, A Taste of Knowledge, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25 at the Golf Course Community Room and patio.
Participants will sample a wide variety of specially selected wines and beers, choosing any combination of eight tastes from among 12 offerings and some delicious appetizers to accompany them.
All proceeds from the event benefit the Great Ideas Grants

Tuesdays At The Pond Entertainment Series Continues With Savage Wizdom And Future Scars 7 p.m. Today!

on June 14, 2016 - 6:10pm



This week Savage Wizdom and Future Scars are headlining Tuesdays at the Pond at 7 p.m. today.

For those that love metal, Savage Wizdom delivers!  Inspired by bands like Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and Manowar, Savage Wizdom brings their unique and heavy sound to the masses.  Founded in 2004, surviving many lineup changes they have become a pillar of the metal scene in Santa Fe, NM. 

First releasing No Time For Mercy in 2007 and their latest highly reviewed epic, A New Beginning in 2014, they have grown into a powerhouse of a band.