Clark & Kendall’s Weekend Preview: Aug. 2, 2012

 Los Alamos Daily Post Publisher Carol A. Clark and Webmaster/Reporter Greg Kendall. Photo by Karen Kendall

The week’s preview is sponsored by www.fyila.com.

Fort Building 3:305 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3 at PEEC  
Come to PEEC and get building!  On the first Friday of every month, join other kids who like building forts (and their parents) to build, play, and hang out in your new place you created!   Parents must stay and supervise their children. Free. No registration required.

Enchanted Parks Photographic Exhibit at Mesa Public Library
Exhibit runs
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Eddy and the Nomads Play Friday

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By Russ Gordon

Familiarity breeds a great time when it comes to the Los Alamos rock band, Eddy & the Nomads.

Los Alamos’ favorite band plays this Friday, Aug. 3 at Del Norte Credit Union. The free concert is presented by the sponsors of the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series.

Please check out our sponsors, photos from past concerts and info on upcoming shows at www.gordonssummerconcerts.com.

Friday’s show starts at 7 p.m. and it’ll be Del Norte Credit Union Night.

The Nomads have been playing Los Alamos concerts for about 30 years. Members have come and gone except for Wilfred Read More

‘Scale of Justice’ Sculpture Installed at Justice Center

“Scale of Justice” sculpture by Troy Williams of Jemez Springs. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Staff report

The “Scale of Justice” sculpture created by Jemez Springs artist Troy Williams was installed today in front of the Justice Center at 2500 Trinity Dr. 

The Arts in Public Places Board (APPB) and Los Alamos County plan to hold an official dedication of the sculpture at 3 p.m., Aug. 22.

This sculpture displays 12 jurors from all walks of life, based on actual community members. They are made of steel as is the scale on which they stand.

The APPB distributed Read More

Artisan’s Market in White Rock will be Weekly Event

Owner and jewelry designer Kathy Kjeresen of Kathy’s Natural Designs participated in the first Artisan’s Market held 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot of The Hive on N.M. 4 in White Rock. The event is sponsored by the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce as a way to provide local and regional artists an opportunity to showcase their wares at what will now be a weekly market each Sunday. To participate in the Artisan’s Market, artists can contact Melanie Pena at 505-661-4807. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Artists selling their wares at Sunday’s Artisan’s Read More

Gadbois Selected to Create Mural at UNM-Los Alamos

A mural created by Santa Fe artist Nick Gadbois. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/UNM-LA

By Bonnie J. Gordon

The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos has commissioned Santa Fe artist Nick Gadbois to create a work of art for the UNM-LA campus.

The Local Selection Committee at UNM-LA sought to commission a work that would connect the campus and the Los Alamos community as well as conceptually relate to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Finalists were selected in March and a final selection was made earlier this July. Installation of the $57,000 project is scheduled to be completed during Read More

LANB Exterior Renovation Completed in Time for Concert

The exterior entrance area of Los Alamos National Bank was renovated last week and completed in time for Friday’s Summer Concert, sponsored by the bank and held in its parking lot. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Concert goers begin to fill the parking lot at Los Alamos National Bank for Friday’s Summer Concert, sponsored by LANB. LANB treated the community to music and distributed lighted wind wheel toys to the kids and provided them with several bouncy houses to play on during the concert. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com Read More

Beauty Lou and the Country Beast Set for 7 p.m. Today

Actors rehearse Wednesday for the Missoula Children’s Theatre Saturday July 28 production of Beauty Lou and the Country Beast at 7 p.m. today at Crossroads Bible Church. Tickets are available starting 6:30 p.m., at the door and run $10, $5 – ages 12 and under. Call 663-0477 for more information. Missoula Children’s Theatre is sponsored by the Los Alamos Arts Council and is funded in part by Los Alamos County. Housing provided by the Hilltop House Hotel. The program is provided by Dr. Tom – Child and Adolescent Medicine. For more than 30 years, the Los Alamos Arts Council has underwritten Read More

Public Turns Out for Albuquerque and Four Corners Pipe and Drum Practice Night

The Los Alamos contingent of the Albuquerque and Four Corners Pipe and Drum band entertained Thursday at Urban Park. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
Four Pipers in the Pines at the Park. Albuquerque & Four Corners Pipes and Drums is a bagpipe band that meets for two hours once a week in Los Alamos to practice Scottish bagpipe music. Currently, the musicians meet 6-8 p.m., Wednesdays at Bethlehem Lutheran Church on North Road in Los Alamos, but the public should always call to confirm the rehearsal schedule. Members are ages 10 and up and play at all music levels. New students are
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Local Artist Creates Mural Honoring America’s Veterans

Local artist Danne De Backer, Vietnam Veteran and life member of the American Legion, is in the process of creating a memorial mural to honor all veterans from all wars and conflicts in the nation’s history for their service to America. De Backer’s work can be seen at the American Legion Post 90, 1325 Trinity Dr., in Los Alamos. Photo by Leland S. Lehman

Artwork by Danne De Backer. Photo by Leland S. Lehman

Artwork by Danne De Backer. Photo by Leland S. Lehman

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Craig Martin Experience Plays The Blue Window Aug. 4


Members of The Craig Martin Experience. Photo by Minesh Bacrania Photography

The Blue Window Bistro is celebrating its second year of business under the ownership of Melissa Paternoster with a Jazz Night featuring The Craig Martin Experience Saturday, Aug. 4. Tickets are $15 per person and dinner reservations are required.

The Craig Martin Experience, led by Craig Martin, includes Quinn Marksteiner on alto saxophone, Mandy Markensteiner on trumpet, Mike Rogers on guitar, Aaron Anderson on keyboards, Rob Heineman on bass, John Frary on drums and Craig Martin on tenor saxophone. Read More

Bridge Club Hosts 3-Day Sectional Tournament

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By Michelle Rudy
Los Alamos Contract Bridge Club

The Los Alamos Contract Bridge Club is hosting the “Atomic City Sectional”  tournament at the Betty Ehart Senior Center Friday through Sunday.

Up to 100 visitors will be in town, some staying two to three nights and looking for a good meal.

If you want to play, sessions start at 2 p.m. Friday, July 27.

A partner is helpful, but not necessary. Visitors welcome.

For more information, see the Los Alamos Duplicate Bridge Club tournament webpage document by clicking HERE (pdf format.) Read More

Clark & Kendall’s Weekend Preview: July 26, 2012

Editor’s Note: Updates at bottom 7/27/12 3pm.

Los Alamos Daily Post Publisher Carol A. Clark and Webmaster/Reporter Greg Kendall. Photo by Karen Kendall

The week’s preview is sponsored by www.fyila.com. 

Joe Hayes: New Mexico’s Centennial Storyteller
7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 26 at Fuller Lodge

While Joe Hayes, an official Centennial author, doesn’t have a specific centennial program, he will tell a selection of favorite stories gleaned from New Mexico’s diverse cultures. He has been traveling the state with his stories for more than 30 0f Read More


The Los Alamos Creative District will be having its first Art Market this Sunday, July 29. 

The location will be an outdoor space held at the Hive at 134 N.M. 4 in White Rock.

The market will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is free to the public who attend. 

The Hive is also close by the parking and shuttle stop for the Bandelier National Monument. 

We will be featuring several local artists. Michael Martinez who creates Native Jewelry, Jennifer Moss who makes handmade ethnic jewelry, Gadiel Ramirez who specializes in homemade chili and corn decorations along with produce.  Read More

Bobby Keys & The Attitudes Perform Friday at LANB

By Russ Gordon

Keith Richards says in his autobiography, “Life” that Bobby Keys is “My closest pal. A soul of rock ‘n roll, a solid man, and also a depraved maniac.” I hope that interests you because Bobby is playing the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series with his New Mexico band, the Attitudes this Friday, July 27 at Los Alamos National Bank. The show is free and starts at 7PM.

Bobby is best known as the “6th” man of the Rolling Stones. He says “I’m not a member of the Stones but a well-paid assistant.” He is the sax player with the best known solos in the world. He played on “Honky Tonk Women”, “Sticky Read More

Enjoy Putt-Putt and the Muppets at East Park Tonight


The Ponderosa Putt-Putt Tournament is 6-7:30 p.m., today (Wednesday, July 25) at East Park.

Participants will test their skills at the Ponderosa Putt-Putt Tournament. The tournament is broken into three age groups, 5-7, 8-11 and 12+.

Prizes will be awarded for first through third place in each age group.

Call 662-8173 for more information.  

The Movies in the Parks is 7:45-10 p.m. today (Wednesday, July 25) at East Park.

The 2012 Series features The Muppets. Bring blankets, pajamas and snacks to watch the movie under the stars.  

Weather cancelations are made Read More

Navajo Athletes Race Toward Future in ‘Up Heartbreak Hill’

Airing on New Mexico PBS — Ch. 5.1 – Thursday, July 26 at 9 p.m. & Saturday July 28 at 10 p.m. & on Ch. 9.1 – Thursday, August 2 at 9 p.m.

Teen Angst Typically Includes Conflict Between Past and Future—But What If the Past Is the Reservation and the Future a World Apart?

A Co-production of ITVS and Native American Public Telecommunications, Inc. (NAPT.;
A Co-presentation with NAPT. Program is Part of American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen

“A refreshing, original film about the challenges of indigenous youth.” — Ryan Little, Washington City Paper

The hopes and heartbreaks Read More

The Derailers Drive Friday’s Concert Goers to Dance

Los Alamos Cooperative Market General Manager Steve Watts dances with Sharon Barefoot to the music of the Derailers during Friday’s County Summer Concert Series with Russ Gordon at Entrada Business Park. Photo by Sal Zapien/ladailypost.com

Ken Spencer and Marquita Sena join dozens of dancers in enjoying the music of the Derailers, sponsored by the Los Alamos Cooperative Market and the Holiday Inn Express Friday night. Photo by Sal Zapien/ladailypost.com

Ron Crotzer and Sarah Crotzer dance to the music of the Derailers. The Derailers were part of the County’s Summer Concert Read More

“Report from Santa Fe” Airs on Sundays

At 8 a.m. on Sunday, July 22, Report from Santa Fe will air on PBS Channel 5.1.

THIS  WEEK:  COLONEL ANN WRIGHT, U.S. Army /  U.S. State Department, Retired

  • Awarded: State Department Award for Heroism, 1997
  • Author: “Dissent: Voices of Conscience, Government Insiders Speak Out Against the War in Iraq”
  • Helped Oversee The Reopening of the U.S. Mission in Afghanistan in 2001
  • Feels The Biggest Military Cover-Up In U.S. History is The Abuse of Women Soldiers

“A woman who signs up to protect her country is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire,” Read More

Public Invited to Albuquerque & Four Corners Pipes and Drums ‘Practice’ Event July 25

Members of the Albuquerque & Four Corners Pipes and Drums perform at Fuller Lodge. Photo by James E. Rickman


The Albuquerque & Four Corners Pipes and Drums will present an outdoor “practice” from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 25 at Urban Park.

The band will play traditional and mystic music of the great Highland bagpipe and drum ensemble. The group first played in 1984 with pipers and drummers from two area bands; today band members are from Los Alamos and Santa Fe. The band is led by piper Anthony Puckett of Los Alamos;

Pipers are Don Machen, Leslie Puckett, Tristan Goodwin, 16 and Read More


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