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Daily Postcard: North Mesa Sunrise

on December 17, 2016 - 7:27am

Daily Postcard: North Mesa Sunrise. Photo by Teresa Resende

In And Around Town: Dec. 21

on December 16, 2016 - 8:47am
 
In And Around Town News:
 
The Los Alamos Daily Post In and Around Town community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and the surrounding area. Send event announcements to bjgordon@ladailypost.com.
 
WEDNESDAY Dec. 21
 
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Canyon Rim Train
Community is invited to the 1 p.m. ribbon cutting at the Canyon Rim Trail Pedestrian Bridge
 
Mountaineers Potpourri
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec.

Daily Postcard: Buck Dines Near Urban Park

on December 16, 2016 - 6:47am

Daily Postcard: A buck is spotted dining on grasses at a residence near Urban Park in Los Alamos. Photo by Teresa Resende

Karen Wray Gallery Shows Art Of Northern New Mexico In Best Light

on December 15, 2016 - 4:46pm

The Karen Wray Gallery is open at 1247 Central Ave., in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy/Karen Wray Gallery

The Karen Wray Gallery is open at 1247 Central Ave., in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy/Karen Wray Gallery

The Karen Wray Gallery is open at 1247 Central Ave., in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy/Karen Wray Gallery

By MANDY MARKSTEINER
Los Alamos

Why do artists love light from the Northern sky?

“Northern lighting is ideal,” says local artist and gallery owner Karen Wray. “It’s a cool blue light and it doesn’t change like the southern sky.”

This week, the Karen Wray Gallery opens in a new

Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol Playing Through Dec. 24

on December 15, 2016 - 9:33am
Talia Pura and Vaughn Irving in Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol. Photo by Lynn Roylance
 
By CARRIE CLASSON
Los Alamos
 
For Los Alamos residents looking for entertaining and engaging holiday theater, I strongly recommend a trip to the charming and historic Santa Fe Playhouse to see Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol.  
 
In this heartfelt and heartwarming riff on A Christmas Carol (which originated at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago), Marley is in hell and his visit to Scrooge has more to do with saving his own soul than the redemption of Scrooge.
 
The audience is privy to a “backstage”

Daily Postcard: Tuesday's Moon From Quemazon

on December 15, 2016 - 9:00am

Daily Postcard: View of Tuesday night's moon as seen from Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Streetlights Off For Holiday Farolito Viewing Dec. 23-26

on December 14, 2016 - 8:01pm

Power will be turned off to various streetlights in Los Alamos and White Rock to enhance the viewing of holiday farolitos Dec. 23-26. Courtesy/wikipedia

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Traffic & Streets Division will be turning off the power to various streetlights to enhance the viewing of holiday farolitos.

The streetlights will be turned off Friday, Dec. 23 and be restored Tuesday, Dec. 27.

For safety purposes, the Traffic & Streets Division requests that all vehicles and trailers be moved to off street parking during the full period that lights will be off.

Local DECA Program Hosts Art Gallery Friday

on December 14, 2016 - 11:42am
DECA News:
 
The Los Alamos High School DECA organization is launching an art gallery fundraiser 6-8 p.m., Friday at Longview Self Storage, 105 Longview Dr. in White Rock.
 
The event includes holiday themed food and drink sales and a $50 gift basket giveaway.
 
All proceeds from art sold will go directly to the LAHS Art Department and the money from ticket sales will go to DECA state and national conference funds.
 
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under.
 
The community is encouraged to stop by and support the LAHS art and business programs.

National Film Registry Hits 700 With ‘20,000 Leagues’

on December 14, 2016 - 8:10am

Courtesy image

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS News:

  • ‘Thelma & Louise,’ ‘The Birds,’ ‘Blackboard Jungle’ Among Film Titles
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced today the annual selection of 25 motion pictures, including “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”, that have been inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress because of their cultural, historic or aesthetic importance.
 
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden
 
This year’s titles range from the Disney animated blockbuster “The Lion King” and the seminal coming-of-age drama “The Breakfast Club” to the 1990 documentary

Daily Postcard: Sunrise Delivers Brilliant Colors This Morning Over Los Alamos

on December 14, 2016 - 7:35am

Daily Postcard: This morning's sunrise fills the sky with brilliant colors over Los Alamos. Photo by Marc Bailey

Daily Postcard: Early Morning Scene In White Rock

on December 13, 2016 - 6:34am

Daily Postcard: The sun begins to rise early this morning over White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Daily Postcard: Winter Girl At Library

on December 12, 2016 - 7:24am

Daily Postcard: The statue of the young girl in her winter jacket Saturday on the grounds of Mesa Public Library. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Scenes From ‘The Art Of Conversation’

on December 11, 2016 - 6:06am
‘The Art Of Conversation’, which opened Saturday in the upstairs gallery at Mesa Public Library, is showing through Jan. 27. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
After being friends and artistic collaborators for more than two decades, Fairley Barnes, left, and Katy Korkos decided it was time to celebrate what has always made their relationship so meaningful: their conversations. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Photo by Bonnie J.

Daily Postcard: ‘Light Among The Ruins’

on December 11, 2016 - 5:55am

Daily Postcard: The historic ruins in Jemez Springs are lit up Saturday night by more than 1,500 luminarias in a display called ‘Light Among the Ruins’ at the 500-year-old site. Photo by Kelly Benner

‘Light Among the Ruins’. Photo by Kelly Benner

Local Childrens Authors To Read Books At Library

on December 10, 2016 - 7:54am

Daily Postcard: Toys From Christmas Past

on December 10, 2016 - 7:50am

Daily Postcard: Seeking Chameleon on Sherwood Boulevard in White Rock has toys from a by-gone era for holiday gift giving. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Awning Goes Up At New Karen Wray Gallery

on December 9, 2016 - 4:25pm
Radar Awning installs a new awning today at The Karen Wray Gallery opening soon next door to the Los Alamos Daily Post world headquarters at 1247 Central Ave. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

LAHS Winter Dance Show 7 p.m. Monday

on December 9, 2016 - 10:50am

Los Alamos High School dance program students perform at 7 p.m. Monday in Smith Auditorium. Courtesy photo

LAHS dance program students rehearse for Monday's show in Smith Auditorium. Courtesy photo

LAHS News:

Los Alamos High School dance program students and their teacher Natasha Barkhudarova would like to invite the community to the Winter Dance Show at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12 in Smith Auditorium.

Ninety-four high school students will perform 20 dance numbers in the program.

From Waltz to Swing, from Bollywood to Hip-Hop, from Tango to Cha-Cha, from Ballet to Samba - they will have it

Join Los Alamos Christmas Tubas For Free Concert At TOTH Dec. 17

on December 9, 2016 - 9:33am
A free concert will be presented by the Los Alamos Christmas Tubas playing tubas of varying sizes at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 in Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church in Los Alamos. If you think of tubas as just the oompah component of a band, you’re in for a surprise. These tubas play all the familiar Christmas tunes with a mellow, relaxing sound. Come join in the fun. Courtesy photo

DWI Poster Contest Entry Deadline Is Saturday

on December 9, 2016 - 9:19am

Sangre de Cristo Chorale Performs Carols Of The Southwest At 4 p.m. Sunday At United Church

on December 9, 2016 - 8:49am

MUSIC News:

The Sangre de Cristo Chorale will present its winter concert Carols of the Southwest, 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at the United Church of Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road.

Conrad Susa’s Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest, is the centerpiece of this performance. This 10-movement work is a magical setting of folk songs from this culturally rich and very broad region.

Beautifully scored for chorus, harp, marimba and guitar, it will feature guest instrumentalists Angela Gabriel, Ross Hamlin and David Glen Ponder.

Artistic Collaborators Fairley Barnes And Katy Korkos Present ‘The Art Of Conversation’ 2-4 p.m. Saturday

on December 9, 2016 - 8:34am
Part of the large mixed-media piece by Fairley Barnes and Katy Korkos that highlights the show. Courtesy photo
 

By KELLY DOLEJSI
Los Alamos

After being friends and artistic collaborators for more than two decades, Fairley Barnes and Katy Korkos decided it was time to celebrate what has always made their relationship so meaningful: their conversations.

In “The Art of Conversation,” an installation showing Saturday through Jan.

Daily Postcard: Sunrise Over Pajarito Acres

on December 9, 2016 - 8:10am

Daily Postcard: Sunrise shines over Pajarito Acres. Photo by Doug Reilly

December Artist At Los Alamos Co+op

on December 8, 2016 - 7:29am
Artwork by Lori Heimdahl Gibson in the dining area at the Los Alamos Co+op Market. Courtesy photo
 
By LORI HEIMDAHL GIBSON
Los Alamos Co-op December Artist
 
For me art is about being more fully alive. It is about “waking up” to see the beauty around me, and allowing a greater force to work through me. 
 
Whether doing or looking, I am more mindful and focused when engaged with art. It helps me to look at the world with new eyes, appreciating the amazing creativity in others and myself. Art is an integral part of my spiritual practice.
 
I took my first drawing class in Minnesota in

Casting Call For Feature Film In New Mexico

on December 7, 2016 - 4:46pm

MOVIE News:
 
Several hundred New Mexico residents are needed as background actors for the Jerry Bruckheimer film Horse Soldiers.
 
Horse Soldiers is a retelling of the first group of Special Forces to enter Afghanistan after 9/11. Upon arrival they meet up and partner with a local alliance as they fight side by side to save the mountain villages and communities from the Taliban.
 
Background actors are being sought for this film who are willing to represent the brave Afghan people who fought alongside of American soldiers to defend them from the Taliban, but all types and

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