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Daily Postcard: Canyon Rim Trail Bridge

on February 13, 2018 - 5:41am

Daily Postcard: A bridge viewed Saturday afternoon along the Canyon Rim Trail. Photo by Connor Hoch/

National Shift Toward Sustainability Drives Latest New Mexico True Story Featuring Taos Earthships

on February 12, 2018 - 6:49am
Taos is home to the Greater World Community, the world’s only subdivision of earthships open to visitors for tours and overnight stays. Courtesy/New Mexico True
New Mexico True News:
SANTA FE Earthships are best described as otherworldly, ethereal ... and while they may be stationary, they are powered through the elements by which they are surrounded.
These eco-friendly dwellings, made of discarded items such as automobile tires, bottles, beer cans and metal, might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of vacation.

Daily Postcard: Sunrise Glows Behind Guard Tower

on February 12, 2018 - 5:41am

Daily Postcard: The sunrise Friday illuminates the sky behind the guard tower at the entrance to town. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Daily Postcard: Sunrise Emerges Over White Rock

on February 11, 2018 - 1:03am

Daily Postcard: Sunrise emerges Friday over White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

LAAC Announces Upcoming Events

on February 10, 2018 - 7:15am

LAAC News:

The Los Alamos Arts Council (LAAC) announces its upcoming events. LAAC is a 501c3 non-profit corporation that for 50 years has supported creative arts activities in Los Alamos and Northern New Mexico.

For more information, visit or call 505.663.0477.


Monday Feb. 12

  • Arts Forum at noon in the Nambe Room at Fuller Lodge


Thursday March 1

  • Deadline to receive proposals for the Rosalie Heller Annual Memorial Lecture in Music. The inaugural lecture is Saturday, Sept. 22.

Wednesday March 7

  • Brown Bag Performance noon to 1 p.m.

Daily Postcard: Friday Sunrise Lights Sky

on February 10, 2018 - 6:19am

Daily Postcard: Friday sunrise lights up the sky over Los Alamos. Photo by Marc Bailey

Village Arts Jewelry Sale Friday And Saturday

on February 9, 2018 - 8:17am
Village Arts News:
Happy Valentine's Day ... come to Village Arts on DP Road:
  • 11 a.m. to  5:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9; and
  • 10:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10.
Besides a large selection of gold, silver and precious stone jewelry we:
  • Buy gold, silver, jewelry, coins, gems, diamonds in any condition;
  • Offer appraisals for insurance purposes;
  • Restring pearls and beads;
  • Size rings;
  • Create custom pieces using your gemstones or ours; and
  • Strive to find that special something that you have been looking for.

Call For Entries: 2018 Los Alamos Photo Club Photo Show April 9-May 5

on February 8, 2018 - 3:00pm
LAPC News:

The Los Alamos Photo Club (LAPC) and Los Alamos Adobe Users Group (LAAUG) announce their annual photo show, April 9-May 5, in the upstairs gallery of the Mesa Public Library.

Photo Club members as well as anyone living or working in Los Alamos County are encouraged to submit their work for display. There is no entry fee or jurying required. 

Entries are due by April 6 to with the subject line: Description of entries for 2018 LAPC show by [name of photographer]”.

Prospective entrants should visit the LAPC website at

Daily Postcard: Steller’s Jay Spotted In Quemazon

on February 7, 2018 - 3:45am
Daily Postcard: A Steller’s Jay spotted Tuesday in Quemazon. The Steller's Jay is a jay native to western North America, closely related to the blue jay found in the rest of the continent, but with a black head and upper body. It also is known as the long-crested jay, mountain jay and pine jay. Source: Photo by Trisha Ancell
Steller’s Jay. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Los Alamos Arts Council Calendar Of Event

on February 1, 2018 - 9:10am
LAAC News:

  • Art on Tap, 5:30-7 p.m., at UnQuarked wine cafe, featuring Gordon’s Puppets. Free

  • Brown Bag Performance, noon to 1 p.m., Fuller Lodge, featuring Juanita Madland, piano, in a program of classical music. Free

MONDAY Feb. 12
  • Arts Forum, noon, Nambe Room, Fuller Lodge

  • Volunteer Appreciation Party, 6-8 p.m., Fuller Lodge. By invitation

  • Deadline to receive proposals for the Rosalie Heller Annual Memorial Lecture in Music (inaugural lecture is Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018)

  • Brown Bag Performance,

Daily Postcard: Bluebird Perches In Birch Tree

on January 30, 2018 - 4:56am

Daily Postcard: A bluebird perches on the branch of a birch tree Monday in Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

LACA Concert An Experience To Remember

on January 29, 2018 - 12:49pm
István Várdai. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos

Bringing back István Várdai for the Jan. 21 Los Alamos Concert Association's  cello concert with pianist Shai Wosner provided the audience with a thrilling afternoon. Their choice of works gave us the opportunity to hear wonderful compostitions that are rarely heard. Works by Eastern European composers, Kodály’s Sonatina and Janácek’s Pohadka, are pieces that we have probably not heard before.

My earliest memory of an outstanding cellist in performance is Antonio Janigro with the band that he created in Zagreb, I Solisti di

Pajarito Players: Staged Reading Of Still In The Game

on January 29, 2018 - 7:19am

A Pajarito Players rehearsal, from left, Dianna Duerre, Trish Ebbert, Thomas Farish and Pat Beck. Courtesy photo

Members of the Pajarito Players troupe watching the rehearsal, from left, playwright Robert Benjamin, understudy Tami Martinson and Director John Gustafson. Courtesy photo

The Pajarito Players present free staged readings of the play STILL IN THE GAME by local playwright Robert F. Benjamin, an upbeat family drama about aging with grace, courage and humor.

The readings are 1:30 p.m., Feb. 3 and Feb. 11 at the Los Alamos County Libraries.

NMSA Hosts New Media Festival Feb. 10

on January 29, 2018 - 6:25am
New Mexico School for the Arts Visual Arts Department hosts New Media Festival Feb. 10. Courtesy/NMSA
NMSA News:
SANTA FE  New Mexico School for the Arts Visual Arts Department is mounting its second biennial New Media Festival to showcase digital artwork made in the school’s Media Arts classes over the last two years.
The Festival 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 on the NMSA campus and is free and open to the public.
Students will take over the building, transforming it inside and out.

LALT Auditions For 'The Dining Room' Feb. 4-5

on January 29, 2018 - 6:13am
LALT News:
Los Alamos Little Theatre announces auditions for the final production of LALT's 2017-18 season, The Dining Room by A. R. Gurney. 
Auditions are 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4 and 6:30-9:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5 at Los Alamos Little Theatre, 1670 Nector St. 
Auditioners are asked to prepare a short 1-2 minute monologue of their choice and will be asked to read scenes from the play. Copies of the script are available for check out at Mesa Public Library. The script calls for six adults (3 women and 3 men) who each portray approximately nine varied characters.

Daily Postcard: Buck Caught Grazing In Quemazon

on January 29, 2018 - 5:59am
Daily Postcard: Hey mom, he’s eating your grass again. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Bill To Support Booming NM Film Industry Advances

on January 28, 2018 - 9:10am
Rep. Antonio Maestas
NMDP News:
SANTA FE  A bill to promote the New Mexico film industry sponsored by Rep. Antonio “Moe” Maestas (D-Bernalillo) has passed the House Labor and Economic Development Committee.
HB 113 would encourage film makers in and outside of New Mexico to film within the state by removing the cap on film credits. 
“This bill will help unlock more good-paying jobs in the film industry, and expand opportunities in an industry that is already booming.” Rep. Antonio “Moe” Maestas said.
The film industry has put New Mexico on the map and continues to bring

Da Vinci—The Genius Exhibition Opens In Two Weeks At New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

on January 28, 2018 - 8:14am

Da Vinci—The Genius exhibition. Courtesy/Grande Exhibitions


ALBUQUERQUE — Da Vinci The Genius opens at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) in Albuquerque. 

This world class exhibition from Grande Exhibitions remains on display at the Museum 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through July 29.

Da Vinci – The Genius demonstrates the full scope of Leonardo da Vinci’s remarkable genius as an inventor, artist, anatomist, sculptor, engineer, musician and architect.


Daily Postcard: Buck Spotted On Conoco Hill

on January 28, 2018 - 7:25am

Daily Postcard: Buck spotted Saturday morning on Conoco Hill near Arkansas Street. Photo by Aria Jones

Cooperation Provides Venue For ‘Carmina Burana’

on January 26, 2018 - 6:19am

For Los Alamos Choral Society

Notice to Los Alamos Choral Society (LACS) supporters:

“Carmina Burana” is moving to a new location. It will not be performed at the Duane Smith Auditorium on Feb. 10, but it will be presented on that same day, at 7 p.m., at the Los Alamos Middle School Gymnasium.

The local production of Carl Orff's massive choral and orchestral interpretation of a collection of medieval songs was scheduled to be the first production in the newly renovated Smith Auditorium.

Brown Bag Performance: Juanita Madland Feb. 7

on January 25, 2018 - 6:34am
Pianist Juanita Madland will host the upcoming Brown Bag show at noon Feb. 7 in Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo

LAAC News:

The February Brown Bag Performance will feature Juanita Madland, performing classical piano compositions at noon Feb. 7 in Fuller Lodge.

She will present a program of music by composers Chopin, Granados, Brahms, Schumann, and Schubert. The program will conclude with a special rendition of a composition by Juanita and David Madland. Mary Helen Klare, violinist and educator, will join Madlandin in a reading of her poem about Glenn Gould.

Los Alamos Arts Council has presented the

Flamenco: From Spain To New Mexico Travels State​

on January 25, 2018 - 6:33am
Program for Carmen Amaya performance, ca. 1950s. Courtesy of Vivian Alarid Cuadra and Pedro Cuadra. Photo by Blair Clark., ca. 1950s. Courtesy of Vivian Alarid Cuadra and Pedro Cuadra. Photo by Blair Clark
MIFA News:
SANTA FE  The sensual dance of flamenco has traveled the world, yet within the United States only in New Mexico is it integral to the state’s culture.
In November of 2015 the Museum of International Folk Art opened the most comprehensive exhibition on flamenco, celebrating this living tradition as an art form.
This stunning exhibition is now traveling to

Daily Postcard: Not Owl But Red Tail Hawk Spotted On North Mesa

on January 25, 2018 - 6:15am

Daily Postcard: First thought to be an owl ... this red tail hawk is spotted perched high in a tree Tuesday on North Mesa. Photo by PT Cunningham

Jocelyn Warner Clocks On Display In Portal Gallery

on January 24, 2018 - 8:13am

Los Alamos artist Jocelyn Warner will have her clocks on display through March 17 in the Portal Gallery at the Fuller Lodge Art Center. Courtesy photo

Clocks created by local artist Jocelyn Warner will be on display through March 17 in the Portal Gallery at the Fuller Lodge Art Center. Courtesy photo

ART News:

Need more Time? Los Alamos artist Jocelyn Warner will have her clocks on display through March 17 in the Portal Gallery at the Fuller Lodge Art Center.

The Portal show is part of the Inner Workings exhibit, and consists of 40 clocks and more than a dozen sculptural pieces.

Daily Postcard: Deer Spotted On Walnut Street

on January 24, 2018 - 7:07am

Daily Postcard: Deer spotted on Walnut Street. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Young deer on Walnut Street. Photo by Robert Beberniss