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October Version Of Prism Now Online

on October 5, 2018 - 4:50pm

Click the above image to view the October Issue of Prism. Prism can be viewed online all month by clicking the Prism button on the sidebar to the right of the news feed.

 

Liddie’s Traditional New Mexican Dishes: Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole

on October 4, 2018 - 4:53am

Green chile chicken enchilada casserole. Photo by Liddie Martinez

By LIDDIE MARTINEZ
Espanola Valley

After a week’s travel to vertical eastern cities, I am dying for sunshine, vistas and green chile chicken enchiladas.

I long for our high desert and our unique food. This casserole is the ultimate in comfort food.

 Waiting at the luggage carousel I am taking virtual inventory of my pantry, my refrigerator, my deep freeze, visualizing all the ingredients I will need and lamenting another wait for the park and shuttle.

I speed to the I-25 exit, breeze by Sandias, sideline Santa Fe and

Scenes From Farmers Market Thursday

on October 1, 2018 - 7:12am

Scene from Thursday's Farmers Market. The Los Alamos Farmers Market is open 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays through the end of October in the parking lot of Mesa Public Library at 2400 Central Ave. For more information about the Los Alamos Farmers Market, contact Cindy at talacook@windstream.net Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

Fall Fiesta 2018 At Bandelier Oct. 6

on September 26, 2018 - 11:16am

Dolores and Josephine Toya of Jemez Pueblo. Courtesy/NPS

BANDELIER News:

Visitors are invited to spend a beautiful, autumn day in Frijoles Canyon at the Annual Fall Fiesta, 11.a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 6, at the Bandelier Visitor Center.

Each weekend through the summer, Pueblo cultural demonstrators showcase their work at the park. For the Fall Fiesta, all these artists are invited to come on the one day, sell their crafts, and talk with visitors. Handmade items that are expected to be available include pottery, jewelry, drums, and carvings.

A Pueblo dance group is scheduled to present

Liddie Martinez With Dahlia From Her Valley Farm

on September 25, 2018 - 3:42pm

Market President Liddie Martinez of Los Alamos National Bank in her office today with a large bloom from one of more than 50 dahlia bushes on her farm in the valley. Photo by Mary Beth Maassen

LAMC Supports Family Y Healthy Communities Mission

on September 21, 2018 - 8:40am

The Family YMCA 2018 Board of Directors includes front row from left, Past President Christina Sierk, John Whiteside, President Lou Santoro and Treasurer Chris Ortega. Back row from left, Elizabeth Bezzerides, Cheryl Sowder, Laura Crucet and Allison Majure. Not shown, Debbie Huling, Shay Kendricks, Matt Schmidt, Eric Vasquez and Janelle Vigil-Maestas. Courtesy/YMCA

The Family YMCA at 1450 Iris St. in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy/YMCA

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Family YMCA mission is to build individual, family and community strength by

Los Alamos Farmers Market Has Long History

on September 20, 2018 - 5:06pm
Los Alamos Farmers Market Manager Cindy Talamantes invites everyone to stop by the Information Booth to say hi, learn more about the market and maybe buy one of the colorful shopping baskets available at the booth. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
It's fall at the Los Alamos Farmers Market! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

It’s been a tough year for northern New Mexico farmers, but you wouldn’t know it from the bounty available at the Los Alamos Farmers Market, or the warm welcome vendors extend to

Smart Design By Suzette: Design Like A French Girl

on September 20, 2018 - 6:36am

Do something the French have mastered: enjoy your home. Courtesy image

Follow the French citeria when renovating: form follows function. Courtesy image

SUZETTE FOX
Los Alamos

How do the French do it - that effortless style that oozes sophistication? Even the term for that mysterious, not-quite-definable fabulousness is French: je ne sais quoi.

I recently read How The French Live. It identified a few key guiding principles that I live by and thought that this topic would make a good article. The author is from Provence, Southern France but now lives in San Francisco.

Co+Op Hosts Holistic Health Fair Sept. 29

on September 18, 2018 - 9:35am

Home Country: Should Have Been Diamond Cutters

on September 18, 2018 - 7:13am
Home Country
Slim Randles
 
You have to look for the schism, Jasper said to himself out at the woodpile. He put another chunk of firewood up on the splitting block and took a look at the checking cracks that ran part way through the circles of age rings.
 
If I hit it right there, he said to himself, it should cleave.
 
"What do you think, Arthur? If I hit it right there...?"
 
Arthur looked up from his end of the woodpile and wagged his tail. The old guy's talking to me again. Sure is cold out here. When are we going back in the cabin? Isn't it almost time for supper?

How The Hen House Turns: Mental Activity In Animals

on September 17, 2018 - 12:44pm
Courtesy photo
 
By CARY NEEPER
Formerly of Los Alamos
 
An Ethogram is a chart that lists the kind of mental activity observed in animals: Tool using? Reflection? Problem solving? Flexible decision-making? Thinking? In his Great Course, “Zoology: Understanding the Animal World,” Donald E. Moore III explores some interesting suggestions.
 
Do animals use tools? That is no longer in question for some, especially the untrained crows that choose appropriate visible tools to reach other tools of more appropriate size that allows them to reach visible treats deep in a plastic box.

Scenes From Los Alamos Farmers Market Thursday

on September 14, 2018 - 5:12pm
It's all about fall at the Los Alamos Farmers Market in the Mesa Public Library parking lot on Central Avenue. The local market opened in 1970 to provide the community with fresh fruits, vegetables and other foods and goods and to support local growers and producers. The market opens 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each Thursday. For more information, email Manager Cindy Talamontes at talacook@windstream.net or call 505.929.6579. Follow the market on Facebook. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Roasting chiles. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
It's apple season!

Smart Design By Suzette: Lighting Tips for Every Room Part Two

on September 7, 2018 - 10:42am
Bedside and closet lighting are key in bedrooms. Courtesy image
 
Use ceiling mounted or recessed fixture or wall sconce in entryways. Courtesy image
 
By SUZETTE FOX
Los Alamos
 
Hope you enjoyed Part One of Lighting Tips for Every Room which included the definition of lumens, living rooms, kitchens, dining rooms and bathrooms. If you missed it, visit my website to read up on it.
 
I will reiterate that no matter the size of a space, how you light it can make all the difference in its function.

Scenes From Los Alamos Farmers Market Thursday

on September 7, 2018 - 10:00am

Los Alamos resident Dorothy Crawford checks out fresh products available Thursday at the Los Alamos Farmers Market in the Mesa Public Library parking lot on Central Avenue. The local market opened in 1970 to provide the community with fresh fruits, vegetables and other foods and goods and to support local growers and producers. The market opens 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each Thursday. For more information, email Manager Cindy Talamontes at talacook@windstream.net or call 505.929.6579. Follow the market on Facebook. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

Scene from the Los Alamos Farmers

33rd Annual Los Alamos Health Fair Sept. 15

on September 5, 2018 - 9:12am

Roasted Green Chile At Farmers Market Thursday

on September 5, 2018 - 6:28am
Two roasters will be on hand to meet the demand for green chile, 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday at the Los Alamos Farmers Market in the library parking lot. Courtesy photo
 
LAFM News:
 
What’s happening at the Farmers Market this week?
 
It's that time again when the aroma of green chile fills the market and Thursday there will be two roasters on hand to meet the demand.
 
Also this week at the market:
 
Peppers, Bell Peppers, Shishitos, Onions, fresh Garlic, Egg plant, Carrots, Salad Mixes, Heads of Lettuce, Basil, Squash, Pinto beans, Tomatoes, Potatoes, Radishes, Squash

Home Country: Sanctuary In Fire

on August 31, 2018 - 5:14am
Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES
 
The other night it was hot. Hot during the day, hot at night. Heat seems to define summer for us, in many ways.
 
But in spite of that, after a day in the outdoors, we built a fire. A small fire. A "hat" fire, which mountain people define as one you can put in your hat. Why so small? Because it was hot and we didn't need the heat. Why the fire? Because we need the fire.
 
It is the hearth. It is the touchstone to our past. It is a link with countless generations of ancestors who have sat here looking at the flames licking up on the chunks of firewood and

Home Country: Catching The Lunker

on August 27, 2018 - 6:02pm
Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES
 
Doc didn’t expect any patients before 10 o’clock this morning, so he was up and coffee’d and gone by 6:30. Lewis Creek. The Lunker’s hole on Lewis Creek.
 
The Lunker is a huge rainbow trout that everyone knows about and no one has caught. So far he has resisted flies, worms, salmon eggs, spinners, and even an imitation mouse that Dud tossed in there one time just to see if the Lunker had a bass’s appetite.
 
Fish aren’t really all that bright, but the Lunker seems to deserve membership to Fish Mensa.

Scenes From Los Alamos Farmers Market Today

on August 23, 2018 - 1:30pm

Scene from the Los Alamos Farmers Market today at 2400 Central Ave., in the parking lot of Mesa Public Library. The Farmers Market is open 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Thursday in the summertime through Oct. 25. The Winter Farmers Market is open 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 10, Feb. 14, March 14 and April 11 inside Fuller Lodge at 2132 Central Ave. The Holiday Farmers Market is open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dec. 13 and Dec. 20 inside Fuller Lodge. Farmers participating in the market include Mesa Top Farm, TomatoCulture, Big Jim Farms, Pat Montoya’s Family Orchard,, Mr. G’s Organic Produce and High

What's At The Farmers Market This Week

on August 22, 2018 - 8:41am
Fruit baskets. Courtesy photo
 
LAFM News:
 
What at this week's Market?
 
This week at market: garlic, onions, beets, radishes, tomatoes, cucumbers, shishitos, carrots, green chile, jalapeno`s, watermelons, cantalopes, grapes, peaches, apples, plums, squash blossoms, sharpening Service, Kettle corn if not to humid, Bison, Lamb, Chicken and Turkey, Eggs, weavings, gourds, plants, vegetable starts, hanging plants, herbs, grape plants, Flowers, cut flowers, vinegars, sauces, jams & jellies, tortillas, Burritos and Taco's sizzling or mild, Lettuce heads, lots of differents kinds and colors

Smart Design With Suzette: Lighting Tips – Part One

on August 18, 2018 - 5:53am

An example of kitchen lighting. Courtesy image

An example of pendant lighting. Courtesy image

By SUZETTE FOX
Los Alamos

No matter the size of a space, how you light it can make all the difference in its function. There are two rules of thumb: Have a mix of light sources at different levels to create a flattering ambience; and have appropriate task lighting for whatever you do in that space (reading, sautéing, getting dressed.) In all rooms maximize natural daylight with windows and skylights whenever possible.

What is a Lumen? What’s the Difference Between it and a Watt?
Lighting—it’s all

Nasario Garcia: ‘No More Bingo, Comadre!’ Sept. 9

on August 18, 2018 - 4:39am
Courtesy/TP

Teatro Paraguas News:

Noted author Dr. Nasario Garcia will read from his new book “No More Bingo, Comadre!” at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9 at Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie in Santa Fe.

Leading New Mexico Folklorist Dr. Nasario GarciaIt takes all kinds to populate Northern New Mexico, and this book has everyone from gypsies and gamblers to ranchers and criminals.

García introduces us to some of these people and the challenges they face. The title character, Adelfa, flirts with the glamour of casinos and finds herself addicted to gambling.

2018 Los Alamos County Fair Exhibits

on August 13, 2018 - 7:14am
Exhibits in the 2018 Los Alamos County Fair range from finely sewn quilts to fruits and vegetables. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Woodwork by Bruce Lamartine earns a grand prize. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Good tastes. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Black Pineapples quilt by Marian Kirchner. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Food and flowers. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Crochet by Linda Ferenbaugh is a grand champion. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
'Manhattan Project' tapestry by Cindy Dworzak.

Slim Randles Home Country: Big Storm

on August 11, 2018 - 2:38pm
Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES
 
It began as a whispered threat, this latest storm of ours. There was something in the air, a cleansing tonic, a murmur of sharpness.
 
The trees on the hills looked different, then, seeming to stand out in sharper focus, in cleaner profile. It was the magical paintbrush of a gentle sun brushing the front of them, against an ominous, creeping black background. And the blackness grew higher yet, until the western sky was a massive wall of black and swirling gray.
 
People stood outside and looked, and tried to find a weather report on the radio, and called

Head2Head: It Takes Two

on August 9, 2018 - 1:06am
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

This is a new ongoing column on how to civilly disagree without compromising your core beliefs. This doesn’t mean that someone can’t change your mind. It means you don’t have to pretend you believe something you don’t.

I’m uncomfortable with the idea that the best way to handle what appears to be a political and cultural chasm in American society is to just shut up. We learn by opening ourselves to new ideas and exposing our own ideas to scrutiny and debate.

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