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Los Alamos Author Stephanie Sydoriak To Read Her Work in Taos July 9

on June 27, 2014 - 8:27am

Stephanie Sydoriak

TSWS News:

Los Alamos author Stephanie Chopek Sydoriak will read from her work as part of the Taos Summer Writers Series of readings. She will read at 7:30 p.m.Wednesday, July 9 at SOMOS Salon, 233 Paseo del Pueblo Sur in Taos.

Sydoriak was born in 1926 of Ukrainian immigrants in Boston. She was a physics undergraduate at Northeastern University and did graduate work at Yale. She and her husband, Steve, and the first two of their six children moved to Los Alamos in 1948.

She is currently celebrating her 66th year here.


‘EnduroFest’ Serves Up Bike Races & Rock-n-Roll

on June 27, 2014 - 8:10am


Organizers of the newest cyclist-centric festival to hit Los Alamos – “Rock-n-Roll EnduroFest” – are hoping the event will gain speed among festival goers with many family-friendly activities for cyclists and non-cyclists alike, including guided rides, kids races, live music, microbreweries and bike races.

The event is scheduled for the weekend of Aug. 1-3.

“The trails surrounding Los Alamos and the Pajarito Mountain Ski Area trail system are mostly an undiscovered gem for all types of mountain biking,” organizer Steve Watts said.

Bandelier Announces Artist in Residence

on June 26, 2014 - 2:07pm
Cliffs at the Tsankawi section of Bandelier by Bandelier Artist in Residence David Halpern. Courtesy/David Halpern

Bandelier Artist in Residence photographer David Halpern


Bandelier National Monument is very pleased to announce that, for the first time since 1983, the park will have an artist in residence, photographer David Halpern.  

“We are very happy to have a photographer with Mr. Halpern’s talent, experience, and background, and look forward to the activities he will be offering to the public.” Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott said.

'Valle Grande and Jemez River' Mural Installed in Council Chambers During Special Re-dedication

on June 25, 2014 - 11:15am
Los Alamos County Council Chair Geoff Rodgers cuts the ribbon at the re-dedication of the mural 'Valle Grande and Jemez River' by artist Sam Tubiolo, left, in Council Chambers Tuesday as those involved with the project look on. The center panel of the mural was originally in the former Council Chambers. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Artist Sam Tubiolo with the full mural he created. The two side panels were newly created for the space. The center panel was created by Tubiolo for the former council chambers in 1991 and was refurbished for the new location. Photo by Bonnie J.

Young Natives Arts & Crafts Show July 12-13

on June 25, 2014 - 10:31am
Kimberly Ortiz, 9, left, and her sister Kelly, 3, worked with their sister Renetta, 13, to create this Jemez Pueblo pottery for the Winter 2011 Young Native Artists Show and Sale. Photo by Kate Nelson
NAAP News:

SANTA FE—Begin collecting art, jewelry, pottery and more from the next generation of Native American artists and craftspeople at the summer Young Natives Arts & Crafts Show. Children and grandchildren of artists associated with the Portal Program will demonstrate their own work in the Palace Courtyard 9 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 12 and 13.

See the artwork, purchase


This Week at the Reel Deal

on June 25, 2014 - 8:54am
Column By JIM O'DONNELL    
Reel Deal Theater

This week we are opening Transformers: Age of Extinction. We will hold Chef, The Fault in our Stars, and How to Train your Dragon 2. Edge of Tomorrow will end Thursday.

I went to see Chef the other night and liked it so much I decided to hold it another week. It is funny, thoughtful, and refreshing and I don’t think it deserves an R rating. A PG-13 would have been fine. There might have been some language but I don’t even recall that.

'Images of Mary in the New World' Exhibit Opens at New Mexico History Museum June 29

on June 25, 2014 - 8:34am

Scene from 'Tatoo Nation.' Courtesy photo

NMHM News:

A new exhibit, “Painting the Divine: Images of Mary in the New World” opens June 29 at the New Mexico History Museum (NMHM) in Santa Fe, with an array of special events planned throughout the summer and fall.

Events include:

Saturday, July 19, 1-3 p.m., Printing Our Lady, Gathering Space. Free with admission. Sundays free to NM residents; children 16 and under free daily. Bring the family and print a historic image of Our Lady on a replica medieval press.


Than Povi to Exhibit Works by Gerald Nailor Jr.

on June 25, 2014 - 7:44am

'Athabascan Bow,' by Gerald Nailor, Jr. Courtesy/Than Povi Fine Art Gallery


The Than Povi Fine Art Gallery at Cuyumungue - exit 176 Hwy 84/285, will present an exhibition of paintings and prints by Native-American artist Gerald Nailor Jr., beginning Aug. 23.

A reception for the artist is 3-6 p.m., Aug. 21.

The works comprise a comprehensive sampling of Nailor's art. The exhibition includes 43 watercolor, tempera, oil and pastel paintings as well as archival inkjet prints and two unique sets of jewelry handmade from micaceous clay.

Nailor was born and raised at the


LA Airport Sponsors 'Frozen' at Sundown Today

on June 25, 2014 - 7:26am


Disney's uber-popular movie "Frozen" will be shown at sundown today at East Park in Los Alamos.

The event is sponsored by the Los Alamos County Airport as part of the summer "Movies in the Park" series.

Airport Manager Peter Soderquist will be available before the show to hand out schedules for the new commercial air service being offered through New Mexico Airlines with convenient daily flights available between Los Alamos County Airport and Albuquerque's Sunport.

'Longmire' Staging Area At Valles Caldera

on June 24, 2014 - 10:08am

The staging area at the Valles Caldera National Preserve where filming is underway at the cabin that serves as the home for the title character in the A&E series 'Longmire.' Yellow and black directional signs marked  'LM' are posted on Central Avenue and around Los Alamos to guide film vehicles through town and out to the Valles Caldera. Location scouts visited Los Alamos last week to find additional film locations that may be used in scenes for future episodes of the successful series completing its third season. For information, contact Film Liaison Kelly Stewart, Los Alamos Film Office at