Bluebirds Lifting Spirits Around Los Alamos

Bluebirds visit a backyard garden with a pond Thursday lifting spirits on Barranca Mesa and around Los Alamos. These birds are highly social, usually feeding in flocks during the non-breeding season. They hunt for terrestrial insects by dropping to the ground from a low perch. Bluebirds also frequently feed on berries in trees and rely on trees both for nesting cavities and hunting perches. Source: Photo by Selvi Viswanathan

Bluebirds visit a backyard garden with a nearby pond Thursday on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Selvi Viswanathan

Bluebirds visit a backyard garden with


Carson Cannon Memorial Scholarship Raffle Is Aug. 15

Shari Mills is raffling her afghan for a scholarship fund in memory of Carson Cannon. Courtesy photo

Carson Cannon


Tickets are still available for an afghan Shari Mills made and is raffling to raise money for a scholarship fund in memory of Carson Cannon.

Carson is Reed and Heidi Cannon’s 16-year-old son who died suddenly last December. He would have graduated May 2021 from Los Alamos High School.

Tickets are available at High Mesa Dental Arts offices, Los Alamos 555 Oppenheimer Suite 202 and White Rock behind Smiths, 106 A Longview Dr. and from Mills.

Contact Mills at


Daily Postcard: Sturgeon Moon Over White Rock

Daily Postcard: The August Full Moon is at 96 percent past full Monday over White Rock and still very bright with surrounding clouds. August’s Full Moon was traditionally called the Sturgeon Moon because the giant sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this part of summer. Other names for include ‘Full Green Corn Moon’ signaling that the corn was nearly ready for harvest, ‘Wheat Cut Moon’, ‘Moon When All Things Ripen’ and ‘Blueberry Moon’. Source: Farmer’s Almanac. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs


Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra Awards 2020 Scholarships

Allison Peterson is winner of the Rosemary O’Connor Memorial Scholarship. Courtesy/LASO

Sarah Crotzer is winner of the Jane Gerheart Memorial Scholarship. Courtesy/LASO

LASO News:

Each year the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra (LASO) awards scholarships to students who have shown achievement in music in the past with an expectation of continuing with music in their lives.

The awards are usually presented at the final LASO concert of the year – its Spring Concert. Of course this year, with the pandemic, that concert never happened. However, four scholarships were awarded.



Governor’s Awards For Excellence In Arts Moved To 2021


SANTA FE — The 2020 Governor’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts has been suspended until next year, with a new deadline of March 5, 2021, for nomination submissions.

This decision was made with the ongoing interest of public health and safety top of mind. The event was scheduled to take place this September in Santa Fe.

Complete nominations submitted for the 2020 Awards will be rolled over to the 2021 Awards. To nominate an individual artist or a major contributor, visit

“Although we are disappointed to miss the awards this year, public