Daily Postcard: The Tsankawi Sun Symbol taken at 11:24 a.m. Saturday, June 20, when the shadow of a rock hits the center of the sun on the day of the summer solstice. So like Chaco Canyon, our local pueblo built one too during 1200-1400 AD. Note the additional inscriptions to the right. This was a telephoto shot taken from N.M. 502 by the White Rock turn off near the second large traffic sign. Photo by Steve Becker
As opposed to the telephoto shot taken above, this photo shows what the scene looks like to the unaided eye. Photo by Steve Becker
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Super Woman Valynn Purvis and her family swoop in to lead the Father’s Day Parade this afternoon in front of Aspen Ridge Lodge and Sombrillo Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. A group of local car enthusiasts hosted the event to honor fathers at the two facilities. All residents were invited to enjoy the parade as well. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
This 1932 Mercedes SS replica driven by owner Oscar Duran was a popular entry this afternoon in the parade. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
Residents and caregivers admire this lemon yellow 1931 5-window Ford coupe owned
Karma is a sweet natured Cockapoo preparing to celebrate her 14th birthday in July. Karma is a member of the Jeanne Bridge family and she loves to lift spirits all over White Rock and Los Alamos. Photo by Jeanne Bridge
Los Alamos High School 2020 Graduate Trystan Osburn Accepts Appointment To United States Air Force Academy
LAHS Class of 2020 graduate Trystan Osburn reports Thursday to the United States Air Force Academy to begin his Basic Cadet Training. Photo by Nate Limback/ladailypost.com
Los Alamos High School Class of 2020 graduate Trystan Osburn has accepted an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy.
Osburn was the Commanding Officer for the LAHS NJROTC unit during the 2019-2020 school year. While at LAHS, he was an Honors Student, Senior Class Historian, member of the National Honors Society and a Natural Helpers Officer.
He also was recognized as an Honorary National Merit
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Gilded tapestries and metal sculptures by Andrew Fisher at LewAllen Galleries July 31 in Santa Fe. Courtesy/LewAllen Galleries
LewAllen Galleries News:
SANTA FE — Andrew Fisher creates luminous gilded tapestries and metal sculptures that employ radiant, cascading rhythms of gridded texture and mesmerizing plays of light and color.
Recognized also as a prominent, Elle Décor‐endorsed interior designer, Andrew Fisher draws on his background in metalsmithing and sculpture to create alchemical works in both two and three dimensions that inquire upon the spiritual properties of light.
Workers are busy Friday pouring cement for the sidewalks, walkways and curbing, installing fencing at right and preparing to pave the parking lot in front of the new Sullivan Field House adjacent to UNM-Los Alamos on Diamond Drive. Photo by Ed Birnbaum
Mark Twain, American writer (1835–1910). Courtesy/Farmer’s Almanac
Today marks Father’s Day in Los Alamos and across the nation. The first known Father’s Day service occurred on July 5, 1908 in Fairmont, W. Va., after hundreds of men died in the worst mining accident in U.S. history.
The Sunday service happened because of the efforts of Grace Golden Clayton, the daughter of a dedicated reverend.
While missing her own dad, who had died in 1896, Mrs. Clayton wanted to honor the many fathers who had died in the mining explosion, which killed more than 360 men and boys, and left about
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 85 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 61. Courtesy/NWS
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Daily Postcard: Sunrise paints the sky early today over White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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From New Mexico House Democrats:
SANTA FE – In a huge victory for the voters of New Mexico, a Democratic bill ensuring safe and accessible election amidst the COVID-19 pandemic this November passes the House.
Senate Bill 4, sponsored by Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto (D-Albuquerque), and Rep. Linda Trujillo (D-Albuquerque), establishes clear guidelines for the Secretary of State and county clerks to conduct safe and efficient elections despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Senate Bill 4 provides county clerks the option to mail ballot applications to registered voters – a proven method to increase
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Progress is moving along Friday on the Los Alamos County Ice Rink project, somewhat slowed due to hitting water and lots of boulders that need to be moved. Photo by Ed Birnbaum
Scene from work construction underway Friday at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink. Photo by Ed Birnbaum
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Andrea Determan of Los Alamos addresses the crowd gathered Friday afternoon at Ashley Pond Pavilion to celebrate Juneteenth and hold a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest. The event was organized by Peija Cole, Alyssa Johnston and Kyra Stoodle. The focus of the protest was to ‘increase awareness and ideas to facilitate changes in Los Alamos’. A short march followed the protest. Photo by Amy Story
Scene from the Juneteenth celebration and peaceful Black Lives Matter protest Friday afternoon at Ashley Pond Pavilion. A short march followed the protest. Photo by Amt Story
Scene from a march Friday
Rep. Christine Chandler, D-Los Alamos
By JENS GOULD
And MICHAEL GERSTEIN
“The times call for a responsive set of proposals that keep our communities and local businesses at the forefront of our economic recovery,” –Rep. Christine Chandler, D-Los Alamos, one of the bill’s sponsors.
Over the objections of Republicans who wanted to cut more, House Democrats pushed through a scaled back state budget Friday at the 2020 Special Session, to shore up a $2 billion budget shortfall caused by the pandemic and oil price crash that devastated state coffers.
The House approved the roughly $7 billion
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On the job in Los Alamos Friday NMDOT crew members are installing a rubberized material, covered with steel mesh to underlay the new, wider road under construction on Trinity Drive east toward the roundabout from DP Road. Photo by Ed Birnbaum
NMDOT workers on the job Friday installing a rubberized material, covered with steel mesh to underlay the new, wider road under construction on Trinity Drive. Photo by Ed Birnbaum
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Editors Note: This is part of a series by grief specialist Dr. Ted Wiard, dedicated to helping educate the community about emotional healing.
The focus continues to be on the present issue of COVID-19 and how this has impacted the entire world. This column’s intent is to give emotional support for individuals, families, and communities during this time of radical change.
For most of us, the last few months has turned the world upside down and has forced a high level of fear, chaos, anger, disconnect, revelation of differences, and multiple levels of societal
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2020 Los Alamos Virtual Summer Concert Series kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday with Eryn Bent. Courtesy photo
SUMMER CONCERT News:
Sancre Productions announces the full 2020 Los Alamos Virtual Summer Concert Series presented by Toyota of Santa Fe lineup with concerts set to kick off Friday, June 26 through Aug. 28.
The virtual series features ten Friday evening concerts starting at 6 p.m. and will be streamed on Facebook live from the featured artists’ homes or music studios.
The concerts will be short and sweet consisting of just a few songs from the artists, some of whom will be headlining artists in
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The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 83 with sunny skies and areas of smoke and tonight’s low around 58. Courtesy/NWS
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