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LAHS Students Win DWI Awareness Poster Contest

on January 31, 2017 - 11:32am
These top three winning posters are created by students at Los Alamos High School. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos

The DWI Planning Council is celebrating success with their DWI awareness poster contest and some great plans for February.

Three members of the Los Alamos High School class of 2019 were the top three vote getters after 70 entries were submitted for review, during DWI Awareness Week. Those winners will now have their posters displayed Feb. 17 for “DWI Day at the Roundhouse” at the Round House.

The first place entry by Jade Portillos, featured a drawing of

Local Authors Book Fair Features 'The Perils And Pleasures Of Publishing' Feb. 4

on January 31, 2017 - 10:31am
Tom (T. Jackson) King. Courtesy photo
Writing a book seems like a huge task, doesn’t it? Authors have discovered, to their dismay, that writing the book is only half the battle: once the book is written you have to get it published.
The Local Authors Book Fair Saturday, Feb. 4 at Mesa Public Library will feature several authors who have figured out a way to get their books published, and the Fair also will feature a panel discussion by three experts in the field. The Book Fair is 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and the panel discussion is 1 p.m.
Tom (T.

Last Chance To See 'Crossing Paths' Beadwork Show

on January 31, 2017 - 9:37am
MRM News:
Crossing Paths: Beadwork from the Millicent Rogers Museum and the E. Irving Couse Collections focuses on the history of beadwork in northern New Mexico--an art form not typically associated with the Southwest.
Today, Jan. 31 is the last day to view this exhibit before it closes.
Finely crafted beaded works from the museum's permanent collection are paired with items collected by the painter and first president of the Taos Society of Artists, E. Irving Couse. Many of the pieces from the Couse collection have never been publicly exhibited.

Local Photoshop Author Offers Workshop Thursday

on January 31, 2017 - 8:52am
projectY News:
Local Photoshop author Scott Valentine is offering a workshop demonstrating essential Photoshop tools to get through basic design projects quickly and efficiently.
This class, held the evening of Thursday, Feb. 2, is ideal for small businesses that need quick turnaround for simple design and digital imaging tasks. 
Working through a business card and flyer project, participants will learn how to use templates and stock images for fast development, various kinds of layers and masks, and how to get the most out of type tools with Adobe Typekit. 
At the end,

2017 Dog Jog Logo Contest Seeks Young Artists

on January 31, 2017 - 8:18am

Daily Postcard: A Winter's Morning In Los Alamos

on January 31, 2017 - 5:40am

Daily Postcard: A winter's morning in Los Alamos. Photo by Donna Reil

Historical Society Lecture By Joni Wallace Feb. 14

on January 30, 2017 - 7:45am

Award winning poet Joni Wallace


The Los Alamos Historical Society presents a reading and lecture award winning poet Joni Wallace on “Mesas and Particles: Los Alamos as Literary Muse”, at 7 p.m,, Tuesday, Feb. 14 at Fuller Lodge.

Wallace grew up in Los Alamos and is the award-winning author of three books of poetry. Wallace’s lecture includes readings from her latest book, Kingdom Come Radio Show (Barrow Street, 2016).  Los Alamos and the Manhattan Project compose the backdrop for Kingdom Come Radio Show, apoetic documentation of place (Los Alamos) and history (both

Daily Postcard: Scene At North Mesa Stables

on January 30, 2017 - 6:01am

Daily Postcard: A horse is framed by fence posts at the North Mesa stables. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Scenes From LAHS's Topper Revue 2017

on January 29, 2017 - 6:40pm
Los Alamos High School students Melina Burnside and Wilbur Wang perform during Saturday's Topper Revue 2017. Photo by Patricia Burnside

LAHS's Jenny Lee, Jennifer Esquivel, Malorie Apgar and Lexi Timmermans performing in Saturday's Topper Revue 2017. Photo by Patricia Burnside
Opale Schappert, Daniel Sarrao and Tavo Rogers (emcees) perform Saturday in LAHS's Topper Revue 2017. Photo by Patricia Burnside

Susan Vorenberg Musgrave Was Finalist For Prestigious 2016 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards

on January 29, 2017 - 11:08am

Susan Musgrave


Former Los Alamos resident Susan Vorenberg Musgrave of Los Alamos was a finalist for the prestigious 2016 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards for her business book, Business is About Goofy People. 

Published by ArtAge Publication, it explores the humorous characters and challenging situations throughout the business environment. A graduate of University of New Mexico, Anderson School of Management with an MBA, Musgrave is a well known business executive in the state of New Mexico and nationwide working in government contracting and business development.  


Cinema Cindy Reviews: Fences

on January 29, 2017 - 10:47am
By Cynthia Biddlecomb
Los Alamos
“Fences” is a late 2016 film just nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture. Directed by Denzel Washington, the film is based almost entirely on the Pulitzer Prize winning play of the same name written by August Wilson. It tells about a period of about ten years in the life of a1950s, African-American, urban family, living in a row house.
Denzel Washington plays Troy Maxson, a fifty-something sanitation worker living with his wife and teenage son. Stephen Henderson plays Troy’s best friend and co-worker, Jim Bono, Troy’s conscience and support system.

Daily Postcard: Icy Waters Flow At IHM

on January 29, 2017 - 7:56am

Daily Postcard: Icy waters flow Saturday afternoon in the fountain in front of IHM at 3700 Canyon Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Brown Bag Performance: Charles Lieou Feb. 1

on January 28, 2017 - 8:06am
Charles Lieou. Courtesy photo
LAAC News:
Always free, always entertaining, take a lunch break at the Brown Bag Performance series in Fuller Lodge. 
Presenting a wide range of programs, from Beethoven to ballet, opera to jazz, chamber music to bagpipes, these concerts have been entertaining Los Alamos music lovers on their midday breaks since 1973. Brown Bag Performances connect performers to the community. 
Performances are held at 12 p.m. usually on the first Wednesday of each month but dates may vary. Brown Bag is made possible in part by the County of Los Alamos.

Daily Postcard: Hiking Along Las Conchas Trail

on January 28, 2017 - 7:59am

Daily Postcard: Hiking along the Las Conchas Trail. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Wondrous Works By Renowned British Composers To Be Performed By New Mexico Symphonic Chorus

on January 27, 2017 - 7:55am
NMSC News:
ALBUQUERQUE  The New Mexico Symphonic Chorus will present intricate and wondrous works by two of England’s most highly respected composers, Vaughan Williams and Benjamin Britten, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26 at the First United Methodist Church in Albuquerque.
The first half of the concert will feature Vaughan Williams’ Mass in G minor, which was composed in 1921 and is known as the first mass written in a distinctively British manner since the 16th century.

Daily Postcard: Winter Ripples Through Ashley Pond

on January 27, 2017 - 7:23am

Daily Postcard: Chilly temperatures and bustling winds Monday ripple through Ashley Pond. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Panel Focuses On Real Life Teen Problems Discussed In LALT Play

on January 26, 2017 - 3:50pm
Elisa Enriquez, left, moderates a panel discussion Sunday on problems facing teens  following a performance of the play ‘Dog Sees God’ at the Los Alamos Little Theatre. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Little Theatre hosted a panel discussion for the community on issues facing teens Sunday, following a performance of the play “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead”. The play dealt with suicide, violence, bullying, sexual identity and other issues teenagers face. 

Participating in the panel discussion were Brian Haigh, a

Los Alamos Arts Council Announces Winner Of Daily Postcard Photography Contest For 4th Quarter 2016

on January 26, 2017 - 8:09am
LAAC News:
Robert and Ann Wells of Los Alamos recently established a fund at the Los Alamos Arts Council whose purpose is to award a prize of $100 to the photographer who submitted the best photo of the quarter published as a Daily Postcard in the Los Alamos Daily Post.
“We have been impressed by the steady development of the Los Alamos Daily Post as a comprehensive community news source and have especially enjoyed the variety of photos submitted for publication by local citizens.

Daily Postcard: Back Yard View From Pajarito Acres

on January 26, 2017 - 7:35am

Daily Postcard: The back yard view from a home in Pajarito Acres. Photo by Bob Reedy 

The Finishing Touch Updates Walls With PPG Pittsburg Paint's Color Of The Year

on January 25, 2017 - 11:57am

Kaylen Pocaterra is painting PPG Pittsburg Paint's Color of the Year on the walls Tuesday at The Finishing Touch, 174 Central Park Square. The Violet Verbena color is a gray-purple hue that idealizes the popular bohemian, 'gypset' lifestyle. This nuanced update on a classic shade adds depth, luxury and pampering to every space, making it the perfect backdrop for consumers looking to blend the masculine, the feminine, the mystic and the modern. Photo by Cheryl Sowder

Arts In Public Places Board Meets Thursday

on January 25, 2017 - 10:26am
The next meeting of the Los Alamos County Arts in Public Places Board is 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 26, in Room #110 of the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
The agenda for the meeting has been published and is available online at:

Daily Postcard: Sunrise Ablaze Over Los Alamos

on January 25, 2017 - 9:26am

Daily Postcard: Blazing sunrise viewed Jan. 17 over Los Alamos. Photo by Kathryn Willcutt

Olions Attend State Thespian Society ... Six Qualify For National Competition

on January 24, 2017 - 2:55pm

Olions had a great time at the State levels International Thespian Competition Jan. 12-14. For the first time at State Thespian Competition, these students did a bang up job in competing in categories ranging from solo performances to duets and in categories such as stage management, marketing and costume construction. Six students have qualified for the National Competition: Jessica Erkkila, Lauren Partin, Nora Cullinan, Sarah Russell, Sydney Shelton and Tory Hughes.

Daily Postcard: Local Woodpecker Dines On Suet

on January 24, 2017 - 9:29am

Daily Postcard: A woodpecker dines on Suet Saturday at Mountain Village. By Richard Love

CME Jazzes Up Blue Window Saturday Night

on January 24, 2017 - 8:45am

The Craig Martin Experience performed jazz music for a packed house Saturday night at the Blue Window Bistro. Photo by Kimber Wallwork-Heineman