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New Mexico True Website Wins Gold Award

on May 1, 2017 - 7:06pm
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE  New Mexico True is proud to announce its website received a Gold Hermes Creative Award in the Business to Consumer category.
 
“We are thrilled to receive this award,” Cabinet Secretary Rebecca Latham said. “We are incredibly proud of NewMexico.org and our digital team at New Mexico True who works daily to put New Mexico’s best face forward in the tourism industry.”
 
Hermes Creative Awards recognizes the outstanding work of creative professionals involved in the concept, writing, and design of traditional and emerging media.

LAHS Spring Dance Show 2017 Thursday

on May 1, 2017 - 7:32am

LAHS Ballroom Dance Program students and guest performers will dance in the annual Spring Dance Show at 7 p.m., Thursday at Smith Auditorium. Photo by Andrea Simons

LAHS News:

The community is invited to attend the annual Los Alamos High School Spring Dance Show 2017 at 7 p.m., Thursday at Smith Auditorium.

Students enrolled in the LAHS Ballroom Dance Program and guest performers from local dance studios and school clubs will perform Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Juggling, Bollywood and Modern numbers in this variety dance show. Admission is free.

Daily Postcard: Cooper’s Hawk Spotted Sunday

on May 1, 2017 - 6:55am
Daily Postcard: This Cooper’s Hawk was spotted Sunday morning in a tree growing in the backyard of a Los Alamos home. Photo by Jeannene Hanson

Father And Daughter Build Tall Snowman

on April 30, 2017 - 9:37pm

Taking advantage of that ton of snow dumped over White Rock Saturday, Makenna Harris, 7, and her dad Steve Harris spent about 45 minutes building this tall snowman in their yard on Glenview Drive in White Rock. Photo by Steve Harris

Using leftover Easter eggs for the eyes and nose, Makenna and her dad Steve Harris put the finishing touches on their extra tall snowman Saturday on Glenview Drive in White Rock. Janette Harris, wife of Steve and mother of Makenna, said there was still plenty of snow left to shovel after the snowman was built. Photo by Steve Harris

Resilient Spring Flowers

on April 30, 2017 - 6:46am

Resilient spring flowers spotted around Los Alamos following the snow storm that blew through the area Saturday. Photo by Kathryn Willcutt

Photo by Kathryn Willcutt

Photo by Kathryn Willcutt

Daily Postcard: Wintery Cap And Shawl On Mesa Public Library Girl

on April 30, 2017 - 6:08am
Daily Postcard: Wintery Cap and Shawl on Mesa Public Library Girl on fine ‘Spring’ morning taken at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 29. Photo by Craig Idler

Thirsty Hummingbird Braves Morning Snow

on April 29, 2017 - 6:48pm
A hummingbird ventures out in the snow this morning to sip sweet water from a container hanging on the deck of a Los Alamos home. Photo by Hiro Teshima

Glorious Snow Scene Captured In White Rock

on April 29, 2017 - 9:42am

A glorious snow scene captured this morning in a yard in White Rock. Photo by George Kyrala

Daily Postcard: Second Snow Day Hits Los Alamos

on April 29, 2017 - 8:19am

Daily Postcard: A second day of snow falls on Los Alamos and White Rock smothering annual springtime events such as Clean Up Los Alamos Day and the Dog Jog at Rover Park in White Rock as well as the Rotary Club's yearly garden clean up at Mesa Public Library. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Natasha Paremski To Replace Ingrid Fliter In Los Alamos Performance

on April 28, 2017 - 5:50pm
Natasha Paremski. Courtesy photo
 
LACA News:
 
The Los Alamos Concert Association has engaged a rising young star, pianist Natasha Paremski, to replace Ingrid Fliter who has regretfully cancelled her performance May 7 for family reasons.
 
Ms. Paremski’s program will include Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Paganini and three mazurkas and the Scherzo No. 4 in E Major, Op. 54 by Chopin.
 
Hailed by the Washington Post as “a pianist of prodigious technique and striking stage presence”, Natasha Paremski began her piano studies at the age of 4 with

Winter Returns To Los Alamos ... For A Few Hours!

on April 28, 2017 - 5:00pm

This morning Los Alamos got a surprise snowstorm as shown here on Central Avenue. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Cars get a thick coating of snow during this morning's snowstorm. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The eagle sculpture at the entrance to Cental Park Square is dusted with with snow. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

A wintery scene this morning in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

An unusual snow scene in late April is spotted this morning outside the Los Alamos County Municipal Building. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Central Avenue

Daily Postcard: Hollyhocks Bloom In Los Alamos

on April 28, 2017 - 7:34am

Daily Postcard: Hollyhocks are in bloom around in Los Alamos. Photo by Corrina Hughes

Olions ‘Mary Poppins’ Is Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

on April 27, 2017 - 4:58pm
Mary (Lauren Partin), center,  with Jane (Olivia Taylor) and Michael (Katie Wingo). Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
Jane (Olivia Taylor) and Michael (Katie Wingo) explore the rooftops of London with Bert (Ben Hanlon). Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Review by BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

For those in need of a spoonful of sugar, look no further than the Duane Smith Auditorium, for the Los Alamos High School Olion’s production of  “Mary Poppins”.

Magical nanny Mary Poppins (Lauren Partin) transforms the lives of the Banks family in early 20th century London

Promoter Russ Gordon Announces Final Summer Concert Season

on April 27, 2017 - 9:10am
This Los Alamos Summer Concert Series is the final one for Promoter Russ Gordon. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The 2017 Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series is the 28th and final one for concert promoter Russ Gordon. He’s gotten a job offer he can’t refuse.

“We love babysitting our three grandchildren and our grand nieces and nephews,” Gordon said. “Those kids are way too much fun.”

Daughter Annie Rose and her family live in Seattle and Russ and his wife, Deborah Gordon, will be moving there next spring.

Daily Postcard: Sunday Sunrise Over Pajarito Acres

on April 27, 2017 - 8:02am

Daily Postcard: Sunday sunrise spotted from La Senda Road in Pajarito Acres in White Rock. Photo by Jaret McDonald

Letter To The Editor: A Broadway Experience In Los Alamos?

on April 26, 2017 - 8:40am
By PHILO SHELTON
Los Alamos

When I was a kid, once a year my parents would take my sister and me to dinner and a show on New York’s Broadway. It is possible to do the same in Los Alamos! One can get a lunch or dinner before and head over to Duane Smith Auditorium to catch a show. 

The Olions is performing the musical Mary Poppins this last weekend. The musical uses a professional set, costumes and the actresses and actors are excellent singers and performers. So make an evening of it Los Alamos.

Catch show times at https://www.facebook.com/LAHSOlions/?ref=py_c

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Los Alamos High School Sophomore Emily Jones Wins 2017 Congressional Art Competition

on April 26, 2017 - 7:52am

LAHS student Emily Jones with her winning art. Courtesy photo

From the Office of U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) announced Tuesday that Emily Jones, a sophomore at Los Alamos High school, is this year’s winner of the Congressional Art Competition.

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.

Learn Flamenco From Legendary Dancer Carmela Greco June 27 To July 2

on April 26, 2017 - 7:45am
Courtesy of Carmela Greco. Photo by Blindekol
 
MoIFA News:
 
SANTA FE — As the popular exhibition Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico draws to a close, the Museum of International Folk Art (MoIFA) is bringing legendary flamenco dancer Carmela Greco to Santa Fe for a week of Spanish dance arts and music June 27 through July 2 inside the Museum.
 
New Mexicans also will have the rare opportunity to learn Flamenco from a master in classes taught by Carmela Greco.

“Since the mid-20th century, the name Greco has been synonymous with Spanish Dance.

Daily Postcard: Large Moth Spotted On Barranca Mesa

on April 26, 2017 - 7:13am

Daily Postcard: A large moth is spotted outside the front door of a Barranca Mesa home on a brick wall that for some reason attracts moths. Its body is about 1.5 inches long. It appears to be in the silkmoth (Hyalophora) family. Photo by Ken Hanson

LAHS’s ‘Mary Poppins’ Up For Multiple Popejoy Awards!

on April 25, 2017 - 2:19pm

Popejoy Award nominees for their performances in Mary Poppins, from left, Lauren Partin, Jessica Erkkila and Ben Hanlon. Courtesy photo

LAHS News:

The Los Alamos High School production of “Mary Poppins” has been nominated for the prestigious New Mexico High School Musical Theater Popejoy Award. In addition, Ben Hanlon has been nominated for Best Male actor and both Jessica and Lauren Partin have been nominated for Best Female Actor.

“We are very honored to be working with such a talented cast and crew on this production,” said Jason Rutledge, musical director for the show.

Bathtub Row Press Releases 'Pajarito Acres: A Bootstrap Volunteer Land Development'

on April 25, 2017 - 8:41am

BATHTUB ROW PRESS News:

 

The first families moved into the Pajarito Acres development in Los Alamos in 1965, but their quest for those homes had begun three years earlier when a group of volunteers formed the Pajarito Acres Development Corporation. Their goal was to make possible privately owned, acreage homes as an alternative to the government housing managed by the Atomic Energy Commission.  

The project attracted “an eclectic herd of roughly 150 iconoclasts.

Valley Celebrates National Poetry Month

on April 25, 2017 - 8:17am
COMMUNITY News:
 
An event celebrating National Poetry Month called Habla Espanola! A Celebration of Spoken Word & the Language of Place is 7-8:30 p.m. April 29, at the Espanola's MainStreet Theatre (nonprofit organization). The event includes poetry, music and refreshments with a $5 suggested donation.
 
This event  features local Valley poets, including former Santa Fe Poet Laureate Joan Logghe, Dr.

Sixty Plein Air Artists Draw Beauty Of Jemez Springs

on April 25, 2017 - 6:59am
Maryann McGraw paints a Valles Caldera plein air. Courtesy photo
 
ART News:

Sixty artists will be plein air painting April 28–May 4 throughout the Jemez Valley.

Those works will then be exhibited at Jemez Springs Fine Art Gallery commencing with an artists reception 1-3 p.m., May 6. Paintings from the “Plein Air Painters of New Mexico (PAPNM) Spring Paint-Out and Show” will be exhibited at the gallery through May 24 and will be available for sale.

The art of plein air painting is making a comeback and the village of Jemez Springs is excited to host the event.

“Jemez Springs provides

Mainstreet Auditions For 'Acting May Be Murder'

on April 24, 2017 - 4:58pm

MAINSTREET THEATRE News:

Espanola's Mainstreet Theater is hosting auditions for its upcoming production of "Acting May Be Murder." Auditions are 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at 500 Paseo de Onate in Espanola.

"Acting May Be Murder" is a mystery/comedy that spoofs Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock. The play is a "who dunnit" backstage comedy that will keep the audience guessing. The cast will be made up of six men and eight women from late teen to adult.The performances are 7 p.m. June 2, 3, 9 and 10. There will be a 2 p.m. matinee June 4 and 11.

If dates and times for auditions

Daily Postcard: Golfers Swing Into Spring

on April 24, 2017 - 6:45am

Daily Postcard: Golfers swinging in the spring season last week at the Los Alamos Golf Course. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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