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2020 Los Alamos Arts And Entertainment Year In Review

Los Alamos Arts Council Assistant Director Ken Nebel and Executive Director Chris Monteith together in July discussing the merger with Fuller Lodge Art Center. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post
bjgordon@ladailypost.com

Perhaps the biggest Los Alamos arts news occurred when the Los Alamos Arts Council and Fuller Lodge Art Center showed just how resourceful the arts community can be by merging during the COVOD-19 pandemic.

The newly merged organization is overseen by Los Alamos Arts Council Executive Director Chris Monteith and Assistant


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Scenes Of Final Full Moon Of 2020 Rising Above Los Alamos

The last Full Moon of 2020 viewed rising at sunset Tuesday from Los Alamos. Photo by DWDecker

The Full Moon rising at sunset Tuesday viewed from Eastern Area. Photo by Ron Roybal

The full moon rising at sunset Tuesday viewed from Pajarito Acres in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Bartlit

The Full Moon rising as night falls Tuesday viewed from Eastern Area. Photo by Ron Roybal

The full moon emerging through clouds at sunset Tuesday viewed from White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

The Full Moon shines brightly as evening falls Tuesday viewed from White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

The full moon shines through


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Iconic Las Cruces New Year’s Eve Chile Drop Goes Virtual

The Chile Drop features a New Year countdown with a 19-foot long chrome chile, a tribute to the New Mexico’s world-renowned red and green chile, decorated with 400 feet of LED lighting. Courtesy photo

STATE News:

LAS CRUCES — In a normal year, thousands of visitors flock to Las Cruces for a unique New Year’s Eve celebration and tradition – the annual Chile Drop.

Like the Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball Drop, the Chile Drop features a New Year countdown with a 19-foot long chrome chile, a tribute to the New Mexico’s world-renowned red and green chile, decorated with 400 feet of programmed LED lighting.


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Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival And Youth Symphony Present Free Screening Jan. 23-31, 2021

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and the Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association present the documentary R. A. W. Tuba: From Sandtown to Symphony Jan. 23-31, 2021. Courtesy photo

MUSIC News:

SANTA FE — The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and the Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association present a free screening of the documentary R. A. W. Tuba: From Sandtown to Symphony, which will be available to screen via RawTubaSantaFe.com Jan. 23-31, 2021.

The 29-minute film was produced by Early Light Media as part of its Invisible Thread series—which focuses on “people-driven stories” and “explores human connectivity”—and


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Daily Postcard: Sundog Spotted Over North Mesa Sunday

Daily Postcard: A Sundog is spotted Sunday over North Mesa. A sundog is a concentrated patch of sunlight occasionally seen about 22° to the left or right of the Sun. Sundogs often form in pairs on either side of our daytime star when sunlight refracts through icy clouds containing hexagonal platecrystals aligned with their large, flat faces parallel to the ground. Source: skyandtelescope.org. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

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Los Lunas Public Library Partners In National Project On Gender Equitable, Culturally Responsive Science Learning

LLPL News:

LOS LUNAS — Los Lunas Public Library has been selected as one of 12 libraries to participate in the STAR Net STEAM Equity Project, a competitive grant program that will enable the library and its collaborators to offer special programs, educational products, and exhibitions.

Through this project, Los Lunas and surrounding area residents are invited to join this effort to empower tweens and their families in equitable STEAM learning and career paths by building off of their existing strengths, interests, and diverse cultures.

The STEAM Equity project — where STEAM stands for Science,


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Posts From The Road: 2020 Year In Review

Stop and go traffic. On an early fall outing, we drove the Flat Tops Trail Scenic Byway in northern Colorado. During the journey, we experienced stop and go traffic high in the mountains from a large herd of sheep traveling along the road. The delay was a delight for us as we gazed at and photographed the sheep for about an hour. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

Mission: The Mission San Xavier Del Bac is just south of Tucson, Ariz. We visited the site in early March and were in awe of the beauty of the mission. The white exterior of the Spanish style mission is visible for miles in the Arizona desert.


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Los Alamos High School Senior Gus Yeager Wins 2020 Pasatiempo Writing Contest Teen Fiction Category

Gus Yeager

COMMUNITY News:

 Los Alamos High School senior Gus Yeager, 17, has won the 2020 Pasatiempo Writing Contest in the Teen Fiction category.

“Gus was one of three winners in the teen category … it was a wonderful Christmas surprise for us all!,” his mother Shannan Schnedler told the Los Alamos Daily Post.

When he’s not writing stories and screenplays, Yeager can usually be found playing baseball, mountain biking or skiing.

Yeager plans to attend college next year, where he will major in film and screenwriting.

THE FASTENING

By Gus Yeager
Los Alamos

Jude was scared. Truly scared.


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