Scenes From Recent Trip On Ring Road In Iceland

A penguin stands alone on a small iceberg spotted by Los Alamos Daily Post photographer and videographer Nate Limback during his recent 8-day trip traveling the Ring Road in Iceland. Limback shares his photos of the wildlife, landscapes, waterfalls and icebergs he encountered along the 825 mile road. The Ring Road is the nickname of Route 1, Iceland’s main motorway. Since most of Iceland’s interior is uninhabitable wilderness, this highway only goes around the populated coastal areas. The Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, Dyrhólaey cliffs and Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon

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Posts From The Road: Wind River Canyon

Wind River Canyon: Wind River Canyon offers visitors a chance to experience beauty as they travel through Wyoming. Canyon walls as high as 2,500 feet show off some of the oldest rock formations in the world. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com 

Wind River: The Wind River flows through the canyon and offers a variety of outdoor opportunities. The Wind River Indian Reservation lies to the west of the canyon. The river changes names at the north end of the canyon at ‘The Wedding of the Waters’ when the river exits the reservation. From that point on the river is named the Bighorn River. Photo by Gary

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Return Of Old Lincoln Days: ‘Last Escape Of Billy The Kid’

From the performance ‘The Last Escape of Billy the Kid’. Courtesy/NMDCA


Lincoln Historic Site will once again come alive with the return of Old Lincoln Days Aug. 6-8 in the village of Lincoln, some 57 miles west of Roswell. 

Experience history where it happened with three days of fun for all ages in one of the most legendary towns in America.  

Take a trip to New Mexico during the 1870s and 1880s and explore museums and historic buildings, interact with living historians, enjoy activities, watch a reenactment of one Lincoln’s many bloody gun-battles, learn about the town’s history

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Gifted Gardeners Bring Joy To Passersby In White Rock

‘We often walk past this beautifully cared for garden along N.M. 4 in White Rock. Many thanks to the gifted gardeners whose skills let us all enjoy this sight. As fairly new residents of this delightful town we love discovering the many lovely views, whether it is the mountains, the parks or the gorgeous gardens. What a treat!’ Andy and Linda Light of White Rock. Courtesy photo

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MOA: ‘Go West Said A Small Voice: Gustave Baumann And Dreams Of New Mexico’ Exhibit Opens Saturday Aug. 14

Go West Said a Small Voice: Gustave Baumann and Dreams of New Mexico’, opens Aug. 14 at the New Mexico Museum of Art at 107 W. Palace Ave., in Santa Fe. Courtesy/MOA

MOA News:

In 1918, artist Gustave Baumann moved to New Mexico, where the formidable yellow and red landscapes and open skies dramatically changed his aesthetic, shifting his palette from monochromatic neutrals to the brilliant and vibrant colors that have come to define his western landscapes. 

Baumann also encountered a diverse cultural environment like nothing he had experienced before, which will be showcased in “Go

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Daily Postcard: Rufous Hummingbird In White Rock

Daily Postcard: Adult male Rufous Hummingbird spotted Friday afternoon in White Rock. Rufous Hummingbirds have the hummingbird gift for fast, darting flight and pinpoint maneuverability. They are pugnacious birds that tirelessly chase away other hummingbirds, even in places they’re only visiting on migration. Like other hummers, they sip nectar and eat insects, taking them from spider webs or catching them in midair. Source: Cornell University. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Rufous Hummingbird spotted Friday afternoon in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Rufous Hummingbird spotted Friday

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Santa Fe Opera Announces Free ‘Opera In The Park’ Screening Of 2021 Season Productions

Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin seen on a Simulcast LED wall at the Santa Fe Opera. Photo by Brandon Soder. Production photography by Curtis Brown for the Santa Fe Opera; post-digital production by Dune Alford.

SFO News:

SANTA FE — The Santa Fe Opera (SFO) announces free “Opera in the Park” screenings of 2021 Season productions in August in Santa Fe and Albuquerque.

The events are part of the opera’s reopening celebrations and ongoing commitment to bring the joy of opera to the Santa Fe and Albuquerque communities.

The Santa Fe Opera wishes to acknowledge “Opera in the Park” sponsors Chester

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Daily Postcard: Mountain Lion Relaxes In Tall Tree

Daily Postcard: A mountain lion relaxes on the branch of a tall pine tree Wednesday in the area of Acid Canyon in Los Alamos. The mountain lion—also known as the cougar, puma, panther or catamount—is a large cat species native to the Americas. Mountain lions can breed year-round. Females usually give birth every two years. Litters can range in size from one to six cubs. The young may stay with their mother for as long as 26 months, but usually separate after about 15 months. In the wild, a mountain lion can live up to 10 years. In captivity, they can live up to 21 years. Source: National Wildlife Federation

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Daily Postcard: Pair Of Bucks Graze At Local Home

Bucks stop for a snack at a residence this morning on Futura Drive in White Rock. Photo by Diane Ortiz

One of the bucks grazes this morning at a residence on Futura Drive in White Rock. Photo by Diane Ortiz

One of the bucks munches on the lawn of a residence this morning on Futura Drive in White Rock. Photo by Diane Ortiz

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Carve Wars Is Coming To Sipapu July 23-25

Samples of carvings created at a previous Carve Wars. Courtesy/Carve Wars

A sample of a carving created at a previous Carve Wars. Courtesy/Carve Wars


Carve Wars, the Epic Chainsaw Carving Competition is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 23-25 at Sipapu.

This is the first time Sipapu has hosted the event, which will feature local New Mexican chainsaw carvers. Tickets are $6 and available at the ticket window or online at the Sipapu website, www.sipapu.ski.

  • Who: Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort
  • What: Carve Wars
  • When: July 23-25, 9 aa.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort, 5224 HW 518 in

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Millicent Rogers Museum: Two Pastels In Focus

Power, 24 x 18, by Paul Murray. Courtesy/MRM

Rainy Drive Home, 12 x 12, by Lorraine W. Trenholm. Courtesy/MRM

MRM News:

The artworks in the 29th National Pastel Painting Exhibition at the Millicent Rogers Museum offer an immense amount of depth in their color palettes.

They often do this through underpainting, where artists cover a base pastel sketch with isopropyl alcohol that is followed by layers of sketching and blending with pastel sticks. The pastel medium offers a kind of immediacy where artists visualize their content and see it to fruition rapidly.

The excitement of this journey allows

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Sim Balkey Debuts At Los Alamos Summer Concert Friday

Sim Balkey performs live Friday at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy/Sancre Productions

Summer Concert News:

Sim Balkey will take the stage in the second live concert back at Ashley Pond in the 2021 Los Alamos Summer Concert Series, presented by Toyota of Santa Fe and produced by Sancre Productions and Los Alamos County.

This country singer sensation takes the stage following opening acts by the Ordinary Things Band, Santa Fe Symphony Association and the Family YMCA.

Festivities start at 6 p.m. Friday, July 23.

A rising star in New Mexico, Sim Balkey is a musical genius when it comes to telling stories

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