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Summertime At Pajarito Mountain Means Live Music, Craft Beer And Award-Winning Mountain Biking!

on July 14, 2017 - 10:16am
PAJARITO MOUNTAIN News:
 
Pajarito Mountain’s summer is in full swing with more exciting events planned through September. Enjoy craft beer from Bathtub Row Brewing, live music, New Mexico-inspired dishes, and incredible mountain biking adventures!  
 
Pajarito is a four-time winner as a top five resort in the Southwest by the MTBparksRider’s Choice Awards.
 
The Los Alamos Ski Club hosts multiple Beer and Band events, featuring local craft beer and talented musicians, along with lift-served mountain bike trails, plus Pajarito’s Café serving up excellent New Mexican cuisine.
 
Beer &

ScienceFest Schedule: Friday July 14

on July 14, 2017 - 9:07am

ScienceFest News:

Today's shedule of activities for ScienceFest 2017:

LOS ALAMOS COUNTY SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
SCIENCEFEST CONCERT: The Peterson Brothers Band
Ashley Pond Park Stage
7-10pm

FREE admission

 
FULLER LODGE LAWN FAMILY CAMP OUT
Fuller Lodge Lawn
Bring your family tent and sleeping bags to take advantage of this once in a life-time opportunity to camp at Fuller Lodge Lawn. Art & crafts, snacks, campfire songs and S’mores Wars!
7pm-7am
FREE admission

FLIGHT OF THE ORIGAMI CRANES!
Los Alamos History Museum
Each year the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum receive

Santa Fe Opera: Lucia’s Ecstasy, Agony, Brokenness And Transcendence

on July 14, 2017 - 4:46am
Lucia (Brenda Rae) and the Santa Fe Opera Chorus. Photo by Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2017
 
Enrico Ashton (Zachary Nelson) and the Santa Fe Opera Chorus.  Photo by Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2017
 

By CARL NEWTON
Los Alamos

The opening weekend of the Santa Fe Opera followed the ridiculous Die Fledermaus on Saturday night with the sublime bel canto seria Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti directed by Ron Daniels. Daniels had never seen Lucia before the task of directing it was presented to him. He proved more than worthy of the challenge.

Daniels’ modus operandi is to study the

Peterson Brothers Band Plays Ashley Pond Friday!

on July 13, 2017 - 5:13pm

The Peterson Brothers Band performs Texas blues rock at 7 p.m. Friday at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy photo

COUNTY: Rocket-Fueled Family Fun Night Friday!

on July 13, 2017 - 10:53am

COUNTY News:
 
Start the ScienceFest Weekend off with a bang at the Rocket-Fueled Family Fun Night 5-7 p.m. Friday, July 14, at the Walkup Aquatic Center. 
 
The floating island will be set up in the pool and the bounce house on the patio. Other activities will include a cannonball contest in the deep end, and a coin treasure hunt in the shallow end with great prizes for the winners. There is no additional cost for this night besides your regular admission into the pool. Come join in the fun!

Today’s ScienceFest Schedule

on July 12, 2017 - 1:08pm

ScienceFest News: 

 

Today’s ScienceFest Schedule:

 

FLIGHT OF THE ORIGAMI CRANES!

Los Alamos History Museum
Each year the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum receive thousands of donated paper cranes from around the world. Create YOUR crane to send to Japan at Culture and Collaboration: The Los Alamos/Japan Project, an exhibit on display at the Los Alamos History Museum until July 20. The Los Alamos History Museum will deliver community cranes to Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August. For more information, contact Museum Director Judith Stauber at 

Community Kick-Off Gathering ‘Where Discoveries Are Made’ July 19 At Fuller Lodge

on July 12, 2017 - 11:07am
 
COUNTY News:
 
In an effort to attract new residents, businesses, talent and visitors to the community, Los Alamos County is developing the “discoveries” brand designed to enhance the reputation of Los Alamos and enable all citizens to work together to make Los Alamos an inviting place to live, work, play and stay for potential
prospects.
 
Los Alamos County Councilors have endorsed a new brand action plan that will guide future community enhancement projects and Los Alamos marketing.

PEEC Offers Three Astronomy Programs This Weekend

on July 12, 2017 - 6:10am
 
PEEC News:
 
This weekend the Los Alamos Nature Center has three astronomy programs:
  • A special summer stars event 8-10 p.m., Friday, July 14;
  • The PBS Science Café 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, July 15; and
  • The planetarium film From Earth to the Universe playing at 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, July 15 and 16.
John Lorenzen is leading Friday's fascinating summer stars workshop. This two-hour program will begin in the planetarium and include an introduction to seasonal constellations.

Letter To The Editor: Thank You Los Alamos For Best July 4th Celebration Ever!

on July 12, 2017 - 6:05am
By STEVE BOERIGTER, Chair
Kiwanis 4th of July Celebration

Folks, we outdid ourselves! The 2017 4th of July Celebration at Overlook Park was the best attended yet.

The hot sunny skies gave way to some clouds and respite from the heat. All who entered the park on Meadow Lane were greeted by the Fire Departments huge flag. It's a great reminder that we really do live in a special place.

While the dedication of the fireworks team in Kiwanis might be obvious, much of the community is behind the event long before the first BBQ, football toss, or glowstick.

Tuesdays At The Pond: Fox White Performs Tonight!

on July 11, 2017 - 3:16pm

COMMUNITY News:

The Tuesdays at the Pond Entertainment Series continues with Fox White at 7 p.m. today at the Ashley Pond Park stage, brought to you by the Los Alamos Creative District.

Santa Fe-based Fox White brings a fresh vibe that is as unique as the state itself with their Rock, Punk and Opera style. Since the recent release of their 17 song self-titled album, they’ve been rocking the crowds of Wyoming, Colorado, and here at home with an electrifying array of all-original music. Check out Fox White at: http://foxwhitemusic.com/ foxwhite/.

The 2017 Tuesdays at the Pond Summer

Fireworks? Many Hands Made A Wonderful Show

on July 10, 2017 - 8:17pm
Kiwanis Division 3 Lieutenant Governor James Phelps of Santa Fe carefully loads a three-inch shell into a tube. Those working with him are, from left, Edward Schaller (on the ground, wiring in a shell); Stuart Schaller (in the white chair, selecting the next shell); and Morgan Schaller (standing, in red shirt, watching and learning.) Photo by Eric Schaller
 
By CHARMIAN SCHALLER
Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos

The figures are in, and there's no doubt now: The Kiwanis 2017 Fourth of July Fireworks show was a great success.

Moments after the show ended at about 10 p.m.

First Ever ScienceFest Curiosity Challenge July 12-15

on July 9, 2017 - 6:59pm

Courtesy photo

ScienceFest News:

This year ScienceFest attendees will have the chance to compete in an exciting and interactive scavenger hunt using an app. Over the course of the four-day event participants can accumulate points by completing challenges and experiencing all of the entertainment ScienceFest has to offer. The person or team with the most points at the end of the challenge will win a brand new Yeti cooler!

Joining the challenge is easy.

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival Begins July 16

on July 9, 2017 - 6:47am
SFCM News:
 
SANTA FE  The 2017 Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival begins 6 p.m., Sunday, July 16, at St. Francis Auditorium in the New Mexico Museum of Art.
 
The Festival — which marks its milestone 45th season this year — runs through Monday, August 21, and includes more than 40 concerts performed in Santa Fe and Albuquerque by more than 80 of the world’s top classical musicians and ensembles. Concerts feature nearly 100 works, which span the 17th through the 21st centuries and include five commissioned premieres.

Scenes From Friday's Summer Concert

on July 8, 2017 - 11:13pm
Raindrops couldn't stop fans from coming out Friday for the Summer Concert at which Ian Moore and his band performed at Ashley Pond. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Lead singer Ian Moore and his band rocked the pond Friday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Rockin' in the rain. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
The gang from Plateau Properties. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Tiny tree hugger. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Concert: Ian Moore Band At Ashley Pond Tonight

on July 7, 2017 - 9:08am

Ian Moore Band performs blues rocker music at 7 p.m. today at Ashley Pond Park. Moore is a guitarist and singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas. He studied violin as a child but later switched to guitar. The concert is sponsored by Plateau Property Management. Courtesy photo

 

Santa Fe Opera Opens 2017 Season With Snap, Crackle And Pop

on July 7, 2017 - 8:45am

Prince Orlovsky (Susan Graham) and Dr. Falke (Joshua Hopkins). Photo by Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2017

Adele (Jane Archibald) and the Santa Fe Opera Chorus. Photo by Ken Howard for Santa Fe Opera, 2017

By CARL NEWTON
Los Alamos

With a drum roll from the pit, the audience rose as one and Maestro Nicholas Carter led the orchestra and more than 2000 voices in the National Anthem. Then began the overture for Johann Stauss’ Die Fledermaus which the “Waltz King” loaded with highlights of the musical numbers from his most successful operetta.

The essence of the story is the notary Dr.

This Week At The Reel Deal

on July 6, 2017 - 6:28pm

'Say Anything' At Mesa Public Library Tonight

on July 6, 2017 - 2:30pm

Movie poster for 'Say Anything'. Coutesy photo

 

Review by KELLY DOLEJSI

Los Alamos 

 

Few movies capture honestly what it is like to be a teenager, but “Say Anything” is one of them. The 1989 film, rated PG-13, will show at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mesa Public Library. Admission is free.

 

In this cult classic, senior Lloyd Dobler (John Cusack) is in love with class valedictorian Diane Court (Ione Skye), a girl so far out of his league that on graduation day, rather than ask her to pose with him for a photo, he lurks near her while his friend surreptitiously snaps a shot.

Summer Blockbusters Begin At Unitarian Church

on July 6, 2017 - 8:18am
UCLA News:
 
The Unitarian Church of Los Alamos begins its annual “Summer Blockbusters” series this weekend with a viewing of the film Arrival at 7 p.m., Saturday July 8, followed by a sermon on the movie’s themes at 10:45 a.m., Sunday, July 9.
 
The Oscar-nominated Arrival tells the story of linguistics professor Louise Banks who leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships appear in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors.
 

Kiwanis' July 4 Celebration At Overlook Park

on July 5, 2017 - 8:09pm

A youngster enjoys the festivities held Tuesday at Overlook Park. In celebration of July 4, the Kiwanis Club once again held its annual Independence Day party at the park. Live music, bouncy houses and of course fireworks were featured at the event. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Musicians take the stage at Overlook Park. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

A beautiful sunset was featured at the celebrations at Overlook. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

A boy has some fun with sparklers. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The stage at Overlook is awash in a blue glow.

Behind The Scenes At Kiwanis Fireworks Show

on July 5, 2017 - 8:05pm

Kiwanian James Phelps checks the connections on the electric firing triggers of each shell to make sure the shell will fire. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Some of the 4,000 casings containing the shells for fireworks. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The maze of wires connecting the shells to the computer that controls the firing sequence of each shell. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com 

Pyrotechnic technician Rick Reiss checks the computer prior to the beginning of the show. The show starts with the pushing of a button and the computer takes over and runs the show.

Afternoon Scenes From July 4 At Overlook Park

on July 5, 2017 - 1:08pm
Fourth of July activities at Overlook Park where the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos sponsored a day of fun in White Rock, starting at noon and ending with fireworks. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Kids check out the ambulance. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Red, white and blue theme is a family affair. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Bouncing good time. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Atomic City Transit employees hand out glow sticks. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Showing the flag. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Domingos En Arte: Boleros Al Atardecer Brings Romantic Latin Music To NHCC's Summer Music Series

on July 5, 2017 - 7:50am
NHCC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Domingos en Arte, a summer music and dance series presented by Melaza Music, AMP Concerts, and the National Hispanic Cultural Center in the NHCC's Fountain Courtyard, continues its second season in July.
 
We have invited some of our musician friends, from the local community and outside, for lively community get-togethers right next to the beautiful Rio Grande Bosque. Spend Sunday evenings enjoying live music, drinks, and delicious Latin cuisine with family and friends in this enchanting courtyard setting.
 
July 9, Boleros al Atardecer is an evening devoted

Rio Chama Equine Expo Aug. 26

on July 4, 2017 - 11:30am

ABIQUIU – All things horse will be the order of the day at the second annual Rio Chama Equine Expo, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Rio Arriba Rural Events Center in Abiquiu.

New Mexico State University’s Cooperative Extension Service in Rio Arriba County is hosting the day’s event.

“The expo is a great way for people to network and learn better horsemanship skills,” said Donald Martinez, NMSU Rio Arriba County agricultural agent. “Last year we had 50 people participate; this year we are expecting it to double.

Los Alamos ScienceFest Party – Community Invited

on July 4, 2017 - 10:35am
Manhattan TV show prop desk prop. Courtesy photo
 

Typewriter. Courtesy photo
 
Victrola. Courtesy photo
 
LACDC News:
 
The community is invited to a once in a life-time opportunity. New this year is the ticketed event Ranch School Nights. This most awaited party is now open to the public 6-9 p.m., Thursday, July 13 at Fuller Lodge.
 
This 21 and older party will be a fun, rustic event.

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