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Anne Hillerman’s ‘The Tale Teller’ Mesa Library April 24

on April 18, 2019 - 8:39am
Anne Hillerman
Santa Fe author Anne Hillerman will speak 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 at Fuller Lodge, presented by the Los Alamos Public Library’s Authors Speak Series.
She also will show slides that illustrate the themes in her latest book, The Tale Teller.
Hillerman has just released the latest book in her series set in Navajo Country, featuring the detectives Joe Leaphorn, Jim Chee and Bernie Manuelito.
After the death of Hillerman’s famous father, the writer Tony Hillerman, she found herself wanting to hear more stories about the people who had come to

Funding Secured For State Poet Laureate Program

on April 17, 2019 - 7:44am
Sen. Bill O’Neill
SANTA FE Landmark Legislation. 282 bills signed into law. A $7 billion budget. Unprecedented capital outlay dollars for statewide infrastructure spending.
The 2019 session was one for the books. But among the marquee accomplishments of the legislature were several measures that, while receiving fewer headlines, also will have a lasting impact on the state. One such accomplishment was securing the funding to establish a state Poet Laureate program.
The idea to establish a state Poet Laureate program dates back several years.

Artist Petr Jandacek Displays Stations Of The Cross

on April 17, 2019 - 7:39am
Local artist Petr Jandacek is opening his home to the community 5-7:30 p.m. today for an outdoor display of his uniquely crafted Stations of the Cross. Photo by Lynn Finnegan
Created by local artist Petr Jandacek, the station ‘Jesus falls for the first time’ is depicted by a pavement stone marred with a bloodied handprint. Photo by Lynn Finnegan
Los Alamos

Longtime Los Alamos resident and local artist Petr Jandacek is opening his home to the community 5-7:30 p.m. today, April 17, for an outdoor display of his uniquely crafted Stations of the Cross.

The “Stations of

Daily Postcard: Red-Naped Sapsucker At Bandelier

on April 17, 2019 - 7:14am

Daily Postcard: A red-naped sapsucker is spotted at Bandelier. The bird has a 16-inch wingspan and is uncommon but can be seen mostly in spring and fall in Frijoles Canyon. Photo by Sally King/NPS

NMHU Receives Indigenous Pottery, Basket Donation

on April 16, 2019 - 4:30pm
Victor Ramirez, a Highlands anthropology graduate student, examines a Hopi pottery piece that was donated to Highlands. Photo by Rick Loffredo/University Relations
NMHU News:
LAS VEGAS, NM Anthropology students at New Mexico Highlands are learning first-hand about Indigenous Southwest pottery and baskets, thanks to the generosity of two sisters.
Margaret Hermann and Kathleen Walz have donated their mother’s collection of Southwest Native American pottery and baskets as well as Guatemalan Mayan huipiles, embroidered women’s blouses, to the Highlands anthropology program.   

Plein Air Painters Host ‘Jemez Spring Paintout & Show’

on April 16, 2019 - 3:59pm
ART News:
JEMEZ SPRINGS — For the second year, the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico (PAPNM) will host a “Spring Paintout and Show” April 26-May 1 at various locations in and around the beautiful Village of Jemez Springs.
An exhibition will follow, May 4-23 with an opening reception and awards ceremony.
Plein air painting is a French word which literally translates "open air.” New Mexico’s love affair with plein air painting began with the Taos Masters, Santa Fe Cinco Pintores, Georgia O’Keefe and many more artists. There are 370 PAPNM members in the state.
“The paint out is

Daily Postcard: Pasque Flowers Bloom In Rendija

on April 16, 2019 - 7:37am

Daily Postcard: The Pasque flowers have returned to upper Rendija Canyon ... harbingers of spring; as reliable as the Masters in Augusta. The flowers were spotted while mountain biking Thursday, April 11. Photo by Jonathan Dowell

Daily Postcard: Rabbit Conducts Recon Ahead Of Easter

on April 15, 2019 - 8:13am

Daily Postcard: A rabbit dressed in camo to blend in with his surroundings is none the less spotted early Saturday morning in White Rock. It became quite clear that he was conducting reconnaissance to gain logistical information ahead of his annual Easter Sunday egg and candy drop operation. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs 

The rabbit is spotted once again as he attempts to hide in plain sight among a pile of rocks during his ‘Operation Easter’ recon mission early Saturday morning in White Rock.

Scenes From Ashley Pond Saturday

on April 14, 2019 - 6:26am
Feeding time for the ducks and pigeons Saturday at Ashley Pond. Photo by Ken Hanson
The horse sculpture Friday at Ashley Pond Park with the ski hill in the background. Photo by Ken Hanson
A view of Ashley Pond Saturday. Photo by Ken Hanson

Mayfair Festival Brings Art & Family Fun To Cloudcroft

on April 14, 2019 - 6:18am
ART News:
CLOUDCROFT This Memorial Weekend, Cloudcroft becomes an art lover’s paradise with the 47th Annual Mayfair Juried Art Show.
Set in the scenic Sacramento Mountains of New Mexico, the two-day festival features one-of-kind art across a variety of mediums from artists nationwide, as well as food, interactive children’s activities, and vendors.
“Cloudcroft is a destination chosen time and again by those looking to unwind in our mountains, shop and stroll in our historic Burro Avenue, and get back to nature,” Cloudcroft Chamber President Larry Evans said.

Historic Santa Fe Foundation Presents Lecture May 10

on April 14, 2019 - 6:11am
HSFF News: 
Historic Santa Fe Foundation presents the May Salon El Zaguán monthly lecture series with Don Usner on Lowriders of Northern New Mexico at 3 p.m. Friday, May 10 at Historic Santa Fe Foundation's El Zaguán, 545 Canyon Road, Ste 2 in Santa Fe.
There is no charge for admission for HSFF members and a non-members entry fee is $10. For the Salon El Zaguán talk, HSFF members and non-members, pre-sold or pre-reserved tickets are required to attend: Reserve member tickets or purchase non-member tickets here AFTER APRIL 19.
The talk will be held in conjunction with the opening

Daily Postcard: Snow Descends On Barranca Mesa

on April 14, 2019 - 6:03am
Daily Postcard: A snow shower descends Friday on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Marc Bailey

LA Photo Club Show Walkthrough April 16

on April 13, 2019 - 10:09pm
LAPC News:
The Los Alamos Photo Club invites the public to attend the walkthrough of the Club’s annual photo show Tuesday, April 16, in the upstairs gallery of the Mesa Public Library. The walkthrough is 7-9 p.m.
Participating photographers will be available to discuss and comment on their work with the attendees.

Daily Postcard: Sunset From Anderson Overlook

on April 13, 2019 - 7:26am

Daily Postcard: Sunset viewed early Thursday evening from Anderson Overlook. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Daily Postcard: Another view early Thursday evening from Anderson Overlook. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

In And Around Town: April 15

on April 12, 2019 - 4:59pm
 In and Around Town:
The Los Alamos Daily Post community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas. Send event announcements to
MONDAY, April 15
Science on Tap
Join the Bradbury Science Museum and the Los Alamos Creative District for Science On Tap at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 15 at UnQuarked Wine Room. This On Tap will feature a conservation conversation with Dr. Sven Vogel about the Ram's Horn wire gold specimen and DAHRT capabilities at the Lab.
TUESDAY, April 16
Lunch With A Leader
The League of Women Voters’ community

White Rock Branch Library Features One-Of-A-Kind Art

on April 12, 2019 - 7:49am
Los Alamos County Art in Public Places Board Member Pete Carson stands in front of the fireplace at the White Rock Branch Library where the glass woven kites will be installed. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
A rendition of the new artwork being installed at the White Rock Branch Library. Courtesy image
Los Alamos Daily Post

Right now, the fire place at the White Rock Branch Library is just a blank space but soon it will feature artwork that is truly one-of-a-kind.

In October, Los Alamos County Council approved to purchase eight

Daily Postcard: White Caps On Ashley Pond

on April 12, 2019 - 6:34am
Daily Postcard: Strong winds made for some interesting fountain patterns Thursday on Ashley Pond. Photo by Geoff Reeves

Los Alamos Clay Artists Featured In Clay Show

on April 11, 2019 - 4:03pm

Pieces that will be featured in the Celebration of Clay: Many Hands, Many Ways. Courtesy photo

ART News:

Los Alamos clay artists Darla Graff Thompson and Gloria Gilmore-House will represent Los Alamos in the Celebration of Clay: Many Hands, Many Ways at the Gallery at Santa Fe Clay.

The show will host its opening reception 5-7 p.m. April 26 at the Gallery at Santa Fe Clay, located in the Rail Yard District at 45 Camino de la Familia. The show continues through May 31.

 Graff Thompson’s and Gilmore-House’s work is shown at the Fuller Lodge Art Center, which debuted the Celebration of Clay

Daily Postcard: Fiery Sunrise Viewed From Quemazon

on April 11, 2019 - 7:16am

Daily Postcard: A fiery sunrise viewed Tuesday from Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Scene Of Spring Runoff In Water Canyon

on April 10, 2019 - 9:38am

This year’s bounty of spring runoff has supercharged the original 1940’s townsite water supply at the head of Water Canyon, which has long since been abandoned. Photo by Jim O’Donnell

U.S. Rep. Luján: 2019 Congressional Art Competition

on April 10, 2019 - 7:55am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) announced Tuesday details for the 2019 Congressional Art Competition.
Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in young people.
The winning entry from New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District will be displayed as part of an exhibit in the United States Capitol for one year. In honor of Earth Day, the theme of this year’s Art Competition is Mother Earth.
“I look forward

Daily Postcard: Waves Of Color And Pattern In Clouds

on April 10, 2019 - 7:18am

Daily Postcard: Waves of color and pattern spotted in the clouds early Tuesday morning in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Daily Postcard: Late Sunday Afternoon Sky

on April 9, 2019 - 7:53am

Daily Postcard: Late Sunday afternoon sky over White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Mass Board Resignation At Los Alamos Little Theatre

on April 8, 2019 - 4:39pm

Trouble has apparently erupted at the Performing Arts Center (PAC) at 1670 Nectar St. The PAC is a Los Alamos County facility managed and operated by the Los Alamos Little Theatre since 1973. The building was constructed in 1943 and served as the East Mess Hall during the Manhattan Project. Courtesy/LALT


LALT News:


The Los Alamos Daily Post received the following letter in an email sent by former Board President John Cullinan for publication after 4 p.m. today. A response from LALT Board Secretary John Gustafson to the letter submitted to the Post by Cullinan is included below his

Highlands English Professor Poetry Wins Acclaim

on April 8, 2019 - 7:25am
NMHU News:
LAS VEGAS, NM A New Mexico Highlands University Department of English professor’s poetry book has won critical acclaim from Publishers Weekly.
Tyler Mills’ poetry book “Hawk Parable” was published in March 2019 by the University of Akron Press after winning the prestigious 2017 Akron Poetry Prize.
“This book is about a family mystery, with my grandfather, a U.S. pilot during the World War II era, claiming to be involved in the mission to drop the atomic bomb over Nagasaki, Japan,” Mills said.