LAHS Senior Named To All-National Concert Band

LAHS Senior Griffin Light is the only student selected to perform in the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) 2020 All-National Concert Band Honor Ensemble. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Los Alamos High School Senior Griffin Light has been selected as a Flute 1 in the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) 2020 All-National Concert Band Honor Ensemble.

Light is the only student selection from New Mexico.

“I’m ecstatic at having been selected, and although there have been moments where I’ve doubted myself and even occasionally considered the possibility that this was

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County Library Conversations Series Starts Jan. 21

Mesa Public Library in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy/LAC


Mindfulness and meditation, public health in Northern New Mexico, crafting during COVID and times of crisis, author Ginger Gaffney reading from her book Half Broke, and the film Coded Bias are the upcoming offerings in Library Conversations at Los Alamos County Library System.

All events are 7 p.m. every other Thursday Jan. 21 through March 18 via zoom HERE:

  • Jan. 21: Welcoming a Mindful Future, with Taos area educator Anne-Marie Emanuelli;
  • Feb. 4: Their Heart Is To Serve; Compassionate Conversations about Public Health

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Century Bank Joins Fun Of Backcountry Film Festival

Century Bank’s Tim Branch hands a Backcountry Film Festival sponsorship to PEEC Executive Director Katie Bruell. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Century Bank is again sponsoring the Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s (PEEC) showing of the Backcountry Film Festival from the Winter Wildlands Alliance.

The screening is 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, with the streaming link live for 72 hours for ticket-holders.

And exciting news just in! Thanks to Century Bank, ticket holders will receive one free drink from the Pajarito Brewpub and Grill plus a discount code for 15 percent off their food and drink

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2021 New Mexico Music Awards Call For Entries

NMMA News:

The New Mexico Music Awards (NMMA) has announced a call for entries for the 34th annual awards program. The entry deadline is Feb. 8, 2021.

Music produced in New Mexico during the 2020 calendar year is eligible for this year’s program. An awards banquet and show is held every May to present the awards while allowing songwriters, musicians, audio engineers, producers, managers, recording studio owners and other recording industry to network with one another.

The awards program provides education and encouragement to those working within the New Mexico music industry.


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Daily Postcard: New Ducks In Town

Daily Postcard: These two ducks have been spotted lately at Ashley Pond. They are female Lesser Scaup, an unusual visitor to the pond. They will likely leave during spring migration. Source: Local bird expert Bob Walker. The pair appear curious about a Lhasa Apso dog Tuesday; when she walked one way on the path, they would follow her in the water and when she backtracked, they did, too. They didn’t seem as interested in people. Photo by Ken Hanson

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Los Alamos Community Winds Offers Valentine Serenades

Los Alamos Community Winds offering personal serenades for your sweetheart. Courtesy image

LACW News:

The Los Alamos Community Winds (LACW) is offering Instrumental Valentine Serenades to the community.

What better way to celebrate the international day of love than to have a group of musicians perform at your doorstep?

How many of today’s readers remember from long ago the romantic gesture of a serenade to your wife, girlfriend or significant other, perhaps sung by a barbershop group or a college fraternity?

The Los Alamos Community Winds has come up with a new twist to this and will be offering

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Phoenix Rising

‘The Phoenix will rise yet again … And we will be restored…’ –John Gonzales. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos

The sun is hiding as the land is darkened
Was sent a harbinger, danger?
The tears of the mourning, of insane raging
the weeping and gnashing of teeth?
The sign in the heavens foretold
Lives lost counted as cost – oh the souls that are lost –
as fools do blunder
do they expect us surrender?
As the birds grow irritated in wild places

Evil strengthened by rage is upon the stage and it casts itself
unto the breach
To desecrate the holy place
as the Griffith arises
To stand

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Posts From The Road: Cadillac Ranch Near Amarillo

Wide View: A wide view of the 10 Cadillacs buried nose first at Cadillac Ranch as other visitors approach the cars. The cold, gray, skies were not conducive to taking wide views but was ideal for looking closer at the vibrant colors of the Cadillacs. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

Getting Close: A closer view of the 10 cars at Cadillac Ranch reveal the various graffiti art and messages painted by visitors. If you choose to visit and paint, take a photo because it will be repainted within hours. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

Formerly of Los Alamos

If you have

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PEEC: Test Your Knowledge At Trivia Tuesday Jan. 12

Join PEEC for its first-ever Trivia Tuesday at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 12. In this month’s virtual game, questions will focus on New Mexico fun facts, snow and winter wildlife. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Test your nature knowledge at Trivia Tuesday night with the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC).

PEEC will host its first-ever trivia night at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 12 via Zoom. Challenge friends old and new at this interactive program and compete for prizes.

This month, there will be three rounds of trivia and questions will focus on New Mexico fun facts, snow and winter wildlife.


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