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Daily Postcard: Fiery Sunrise Lights Los Alamos Sky

on July 18, 2018 - 6:04am

Daily Postcard: A fiery sunrise lights the sky Tuesday over Los Alamos. Photo by Marc Bailey

Jemez Mountain Bear Paw Quilting Guild Host Show And Sale July 20-22

on July 17, 2018 - 10:57am
Patriotic Fallen Warrior quilts featured at the quilt show July 20-22 at the Walatowa Visitor Center in the Jemez Pueblo. Courtesy photo
A dazzling display of quilts will be on display at the Jemez Mountain Bear Paw guild quilt show at the Walatowa Visitor Center, Jemez Pueblo, 7413 Hwy 4.
Quilts include the Patriotic Fallen Warrior Quilts given to New Mexico families that have lost a soldier in the Middle East.
A selection of quilts and hand-made items will be available for sale (cash only). These hand-made items make wonderful gifts.
This year the Jemez

Daily Postcard: Bull Snake Lingers On Local Windowsill

on July 17, 2018 - 6:30am

Daily Postcard: A bull snake makes its way from a chair onto the windowsill of a home in Pajarito Acres and peers inside. Photo by Mary Arrowsmith

Daily Postcard: Bee Spotted On Hollyhock

on July 16, 2018 - 6:37am

Daily Postcard: A bee is spotted collecting nectar from a hollyhock behind the Unitarian Church on N Sage in Los Alamos. Photo by KokHeong McNaughton

Scenes From Final 2018 Los Alamos ScienceFest Event: Viewing The Martian At Bathtub Row Brewery

on July 15, 2018 - 11:08pm

A crowd gathers for the final 2018 Los Alamos ScienceFest event: viewing The Martian at Bathtub Row Brewery Coop patio in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo

Mark and KayLinda Crawford gather with family and friends at the final 2018 Los Alamos ScienceFest event: viewing The Martian at Bathtub Row Brewery Coop patio in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo

Scene from the final 2018 Los Alamos ScienceFest event: viewing The Martian at Bathtub Row Brewery Coop patio in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo

Scene from the final 2018 Los Alamos ScienceFest event: viewing The Martian at Bathtub

Fr. John Book Signing At Saint Job of Pochaiv

on July 15, 2018 - 10:03pm

Saint Job of Pochaiv News:

Many know Father John Hennies, also known as Ronald, from his years serving the community here in Los Alamos.

He was often seen in Starbucks or other venues around town, always offering a big smile and infectious laugh. Two years ago, he and his wife, Leona “Anna Lee”, moved back to South Dakota to retire and be closer to family there.

An Examined Life by Father John Hennies

Father John has since published a book of his poetry and prose entitled, An Examined Life. His writing is beautiful, poignant, and draws from his varied and vibrant life.

Father John will

Michael Furman Porsche Exhibition In Santa Fe

on July 15, 2018 - 6:35am
Photo by Michael Furman
SANTA FE Michael Furman, world renowned automobile photographer, will be releasing a new exhibition Sept. 14 in Santa Fe, Porsche Portraits, showcasing some of the finest Porches in existence.
This is Furman’s second exhibition to come to Santa Fe following the first in 2016, Alfa Portraits. For the sports car enthusiast, Porsche Portraits will be the hit of the season.
A multi-venue and multi-sponsor event, the day will include a preview at the Four Seasons, a test drive by members of the Porsche Club of America, a lecture by

AHF Launches 'Doctor Atomic Trail'

on July 15, 2018 - 6:34am
AHF News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. The Santa Fe Opera began Saturday performing composer John Adams’s Doctor Atomic.
This summer’s performances mark the first time the opera is produced in New Mexico, the epicenter of the opera. Doctor Atomic concentrates on the weeks just before the July 1945 Trinity Test, the first test of a nuclear weapon. With a libretto by Peter Sellars, the opera is a powerful interpretation in words and music of the scientific, political, moral, and ethical tensions of the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
To complement the opera, the Atomic

Janice Parker Muir Solo Exhibit ‘Visualizations Of Earth And Sky Music’ Opens At Karen Wray Gallery June 19

on July 15, 2018 - 6:25am

Los Alamos artist Janice Parker Muir will display her work in a solo exhibition July 19-Aug. 11 at the Karen Wray Gallery. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner
By Mandy Marksteiner
Los Alamos

The community is invited to the opening reception for Janice Parker Muir’s solo exhibition, “Visualizations of Earth and Sky Music,” 5-7 p.m., July 19 at the Karen Wray Gallery in downtown Los Alamos.

Muir is a local artist who works with pastels, acrylics and stained glass.

“The sky and earth create their own type of music.

LALT Members Gather For Work Party Saturday

on July 15, 2018 - 6:19am
Los Alamos Little Theatre members gathered for a work party Saturday, July 14 to perform maintenance on the grounds around the Performing Arts Center. LALT manages the PAC for Los Alamos County and is responsible for upkeep on some aspects of the building and grounds. The LALT team trimmed trees, pulled weeds, laid down wire mesh to prevent skunks from burrowing under the building, and replaced 16 old, degraded railroad ties that were part of the landscaping. LALT Board member Dave Olivas organized the work party and his wife, Mary Lou, provided lunch for the volunteer workers.

Daily Postcard: Swallow Tail Spotted On Butterfly Bush

on July 15, 2018 - 5:59am

Daily Postcard: A swallow tail is spotted on a butterfly bush in White Rock. Photo by Lorraine Hartway

ScienceFest: Scenes From LAAC Chalk Walk Event

on July 14, 2018 - 2:07pm

Los Alamos artist Jennifer Leon creates a dazzling art piece with chalk during the Los Alamos Arts Council's Sec Sandoval Chalk Walk today at Fuller Lodge. Leon said she got an early start on the piece; she began working on it Friday. Leon said she does a lot of oil painting and and drawing but was having fun with the chalk and using the sidewalk as her canvas. 'It's fun to have an opportunity to put something out there and see how people react,' she said. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

David Reichhardt was inspired by M.C. Escher's tessellations during today's Chalk Walk.

Daily Postcard: Early Evening Sky Above Los Alamos

on July 14, 2018 - 6:42am

Daily Postcard: Los Alamos sky early Thursday evening looking westward. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Signs Of ScienceFest 2018 Spotted Downtown

on July 13, 2018 - 10:17pm

Tents were going up today around Ashley Pond Park in preparation for the 2018 Los Alamos ScienceFest, which runs through Sunday with the biggest day, Discovery Day, Saturday at the pond and Fuller Lodge. For more ScienceFest information, and the latest event schedule, visit Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Let the ScienceFest Chalk Walk begin! One chalk artist today was already at work creating a chalk painting on the sidewalk area near Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo

Game Cam Captures Bear Bathing On Barranca Mesa

on July 13, 2018 - 9:31pm
A game cam captures a bear taking a bath earlier this month in the backyard of a home on Kachina Street on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Andrew Delorey

‘Doctor Atomic’ Coming To Santa Fe Opera

on July 13, 2018 - 8:09am
The opera ‘Doctor Atomic’ during a performance at The Metropolitan Opera. Courtesy photo
SFO News:
The opera “Doctor Atomic” opens this weekend at the Santa Fe Opera. Composed by John Adams with a libretto by Peter Sellars, the opera takes place in the weeks leading up to the Trinity Test. J. Robert Oppenheimer, director of the Los Alamos Laboratory, is the central character of the opera.
Other historical figures involved in the Manhattan Project, including General Leslie Groves, Edward Teller, Robert R. Wilson, and Kitty Oppenheimer, also are represented.
Rather than writing

Daily Postcard: Bull Elk In Full Velvet Spotted Grazing

on July 13, 2018 - 7:10am
Daily Postcard: A bull elk with his antlers covered in velvet is spotted May 31 grazing in the Jemez. Photo by Jim Cobble

In And Around Town: July 17

on July 12, 2018 - 4:49pm

 In and Around Town:

The Los Alamos Daily Post community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas.

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TUESDAY, July 17
Curious Chris Performance
The Los Alamos History Museum and the Los Alamos Creative District will present a special History Adventures program for first through sixth graders. Curious Chris will sing the Symbols of Enchantment, hands-on science songs about New Mexico's state symbols. Children going into first  through third grade meet 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Arts Council Announces Sec Sandoval Chalk Walk

on July 12, 2018 - 4:01pm

A youngster paddles a 3-D chalk canoe during last year’s Chalk Walk in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Local artists decorated the sidewalk during last year’s Chalk Walk. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

LAAC News:

The Arts Council invites the public to attend the Seventh Annual Sec Sandoval Chalk Walk Saturday. Participants can “purchase” a piece of the side walk near Fuller Lodge for $5 and Los Alamos Arts Council members get their first piece of sidewalk for free.

Chalk also is available for purchase.

Newton: Madame Butterfly At The Summit

on July 12, 2018 - 7:32am

A.J. Glueckert (Pinkerton) Kelly Kaduce (Madame Butterfly) and Megan Marino (Suzuki). Photo by Ken Howard/Courtesy of Santa Fe Opera

Los Alamos

Giacomo Puccini declared in February 1904 that Butterfly is “the best I’ve written.” Leading up to that moment he pursued the essence of East Asian music, and then merged it with music that would be appropriate for western characters.

Puccini drew some of his best poetic material from librettists Illica and Giacosa. But the opening night audience was predisposed to loudly reject it.

Daily Postcard: Hummingbird Hovers In Quemazon

on July 12, 2018 - 7:04am

Daily Postcard: Hummingbird hovers in the sunshine ahead of a rain shower recently in Quemazon. Hummingbirds are birds from the Americas that constitute the family Trochilidae. They are among the smallest of birds, most species measuring 3-5 inches in length. Indeed, the smallest extant bird species is a hummingbird, the 2-inch bee hummingbird weighing less than .07 oz. They are known as hummingbirds because of the humming sound created by their beating wings which flap at high frequencies audible to humans.

Daily Postcard: Two Tailed Swallowtail Butterfly

on July 11, 2018 - 6:33am

Daily Postcard: A Two Tailed Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio multicaudata) is spotted enjoying local flowers Sunday in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

NMFO Announces ‘The Mule’ To Film In New Mexico

on July 10, 2018 - 4:57am
NMFO News:
SANTA FE New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced Monday that Clint Eastwood's upcoming feature "The Mule," from Warner Bros. Pictures and Imperative Pictures, will film later this month in Las Cruces.
"We're thrilled to welcome another production to New Mexico," Film Office Director Nick Maniatis said. "We're proud to see the film industry continuing to grow in and around Las Cruces - and throughout southern New Mexico."
The production will employ approximately 85 New Mexico crew members and approximately 200 New Mexico background talent.

Upstart Crows: ‘We Few We Happy Few’ July 13-14

on July 10, 2018 - 4:11am
Courtesy photo
ART News:
SANTA FE Eleven young Shakespeareans, 10-19, will be taking multiple roles in a performance of scenes from Shakespeare's English History Plays.
The scenes feature moments from Richard II, Richard III, Henry IV, Henry V, Henry VI, and King John with battles, shifting allegiances, revenge, rumor, abdication, reminiscence and merriment. Ranging from the battlefield to the royal gardens, from the prison to the tavern, we get a taste of some of Shakespeare's most fascinating characters, complex relationships and unsurpassed rhetoric.