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Junco Spotted Lifting Spirits Around Los Alamos

This cheerful little Junco is spotted recently lifting spirits at this warbler pond in the yard of a residence on Barranca Mesa and all over Los Alamos. Juncos, also called snowbirds because of their white tail feathers, are dark gray or brown birds brightened up by a pink bill and white outer tail feathers that periodically flash open, particularly in flight. Juncos are neat, even flashy little sparrows that flit about forest floors of the western mountains and Canada, then flood the rest of North America for winter. Juncos are birds of the ground. They hop around the bases of trees and shrubs in

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The Hill Stompers Celebrate 20 Years!

The Hill Stompers performing at a Summer Concert in 2018. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

COMMUNITY News:

Twenty years ago in October 2000, the Hill Stompers held its first rehearsal around the pool table in the basement of one of its first members … and the rest, as they say, is history.

Their first gig was the 2000 Holiday Lights Parade where they played Washington Post and a handful of Christmas tunes.

Throughout the last two decades the Hill Stompers has grown from 15 to 45 fun-loving musicians and dancers. While decked out in tutus, feathers and sequins, they have entertained crowds


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Scenes From Los Alamos Community Winds Concert

Los Alamos Community Winds performs in concert Saturday afternoon in the north parking lot in Central Park Square. The concert features Los Alamos Clarinet Quintet, percussionist George Price, SaxAtomix and LACW Director Ted Vives on trombone with pianist Julian Chen. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The Los Alamos Clarinet Quintet performs Saturday afternoon in the Los Alamos Community Winds concert in the parking lot in Central Park Square. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Community Winds performs in concert Saturday afternoon in the parking lot in Central Park


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New Mexico Film Office Announces ‘Roswell, New Mexico’ Season 3 To Begin Filming In New Mexico

‘Roswell, New Mexico’ Season 3 is filming October 2020 through April 2021. Courtesy/NMFO

NMFO News:

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Film Office announced Thursday that the TV series “Roswell, New Mexico” will return to New Mexico to film its third season.

Filming will take place October 2020 through April 2021. The show is produced by Warner Bros. Television and NM Talent Inc., and will film in Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Albuquerque and Madrid.

“Roswell, New Mexico Season 3 is injecting thousands of dollars into the New Mexico economy, as well as employing hundreds of New Mexican crew members. It’s


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Daily Postcard: Roses Close Out Season On Beautiful Note

Daily Postcard: Roses spotted blooming last week in a flower garden on Grand Canyon Drive close out the 2020 growing season on a beautiful note. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Roses blooming last week in a garden on Grand Canyon Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Roses blooming last week in a garden on Grand Canyon Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


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Free Registration For Los Alamos Halloweekend Drive-in Movie ‘Hocus Pocus’ Opens 2 p.m. Monday

Los Alamos MainStreet News:

 
In honor of Halloweekend 2020, Los Alamos will be screening a drive-in movie version of the Disney Halloween classic, “Hocus Pocus” 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 in the Central Park Square North parking lot.
All ages are welcome for this free event, but registration is required in advance and opens at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26.
Space will be limited. 
Courtesy of Central Park Square, each registered vehicle will be entitled to a free one-topping pizza at Time Out Pizza, adjacent to the parking area, with a validated Eventbrite ticket.
Each vehicle also will receive complimentary

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Northern Flicker Lifting Spirits Around Los Alamos

A Northern Flicker, ‘Red Shafted Flicker’ is spotted during a morning walk today perched high atop a tree, admiring the view and lifting spirits in White Rock and all over Los Alamos. Flickers are members of the woodpecker family. They are named for the brilliant red or yellow undersides of their wings and tails that cause the birds to resemble flickering flames when they fly. Flickers are primarily ground-feeding woodpeckers. They hunt for ants and other subterranean insects using their feet and strong bills to dig and remove insects from the ground. Like other woodpeckers, flickers eat fruit,


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Scenes Hiking Behind North Mesa Stables In Los Alamos

A painted rock resting in a dead tree is spotted during a hike Monday along a horse and hiking path behind the North Mesa Stables. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Wider view of the scene Monday behind North Mesa Stable. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

View during a hike Monday behind North Mesa Stable. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

View during a hike Monday behind North Mesa Stable. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com


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Daily Postcard: Acorn Woodpecker Tackles Jumbo Peanuts

Daily Postcard: She’s got this! An Acorn Woodpecker is not daunted in the least as she settles down on a railing to tackle a pair of jumbo peanuts recently near Mountain Elementary School. Acorn Woodpeckers are unusual in that they live in large groups, hoard acorns and breed cooperatively. Group members gather acorns by the hundreds and wedge them into holes they’ve made in tree trunks or telephone poles. Acorn Woodpeckers also spend considerable time catching insects on the wing. Source: allaboutbirds.org. Photo by Greg Noeninckx

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Travel Virtually With LANL Physicist Martin Cooper Friday

A jaguar about to swim the Three Brothers River. A free Zoom presentation by Martin Cooper will take place this Friday. If you have already requested an invitation, you are asked to request again due to a technical glitch, by emailing Director@losalamosseniorcenter.com. Photo by Martin Cooper

By BERNADETTE LAURTZEN
Executive Director
LARSO

Many may know Martin Cooper as a LANL physicist, but this week you can see him through the eye of the camera lens, a virtual tour, from before the world changed the very meaning of travel.

Friday, seniors enduring the pandemic who find the need to “get out”


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