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Daily Postcard: Stormy Skies Viewed From Main Hill

on September 3, 2019 - 6:40am

Daily Postcard: Stormy skies viewed early Monday evening from Main Hill Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Daily Postcard: Sun Sets Behind Griffith Gym

on September 2, 2019 - 7:47am

Daily Postcard: The sun sets Friday behind Griffith Gymnasium. By Carol A.Clark/

Scenes From James Carothers Secret City Concert

on September 1, 2019 - 10:11am

Los Alamos National Laboratory technician-turned popular country artist James Carothers tips his hat to an enthusiastic crowd Friday night during the Secret City Summer Concert at Ashley Pond Pavilion. ‘It’s good to be home,’ he told the crowd. Carothers lived and worked in Los Alamos before returning to his native Tennessee to pursue a career in music. According to a press release, Carothers has earned a lot of accolades. Rolling Stone magazine listed him in its 10 New Country Artists You Need To KnowOctober 2018, and nominated by Ameripolitan as 2018 Outlaw Male. He also has opened for

September Issue Of Prism Is Now Online

on September 1, 2019 - 7:18am

Click the image below to read Prism.

Posts From The Road: A Day In Ranier

on September 1, 2019 - 7:17am

An information sign and large carving of a voyageur welcome visitors to the tiny village of Ranier, Minn. The town is situated on Lake Rainey and adjacent to the U.S. and Canadian border and Voyageurs National Park and just minutes away from International Falls, Minn. Photo by Gary Warren/

The views of Rainey Lake and the area were stunning as we walked around Ranier after checking in at the RV park. Shown is a small lighthouse and piers during the last light of the day.

Daily Postcard: Buck Lingers On Andanada Street

on September 1, 2019 - 6:45am

Daily Postcard: A young buck lingers around a residence eating fallen apples from a tree Saturday morning on Andanada Street on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Ken Hanson

Photo by Ken Hanson

Photo by Ken Hanson

Photo by Ken Hanson

Jemez Springs Two-Mile Art Festival Aug. 31-Sept. 1

on August 31, 2019 - 10:26am
Festival News:
JEMEZ SPRINGS — For the second year in a row, Jemez Springs will transform into a two-mile long art venue during the second annual “I Heart Jemez Arts” festival, over Labor Day weekend - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 1.
The free event will feature artist demonstrations, hands on workshops and art sales by Jemez Valley artists.
The festival encompasses two miles of art along N.M. 4, starting from the Shangri La West Gallery and continuing north to the Jemez Springs Plaza.

LALT Actors Rehearse ‘Red Licorice’

on August 31, 2019 - 7:45am

Linda Taylor, right, gives direction to the actors of ‘Red Licorice’ following a recent rehearsal. Actors Terry Beery, left, Cassandra Bowman and Eric Bjorklund will perform the play Sept. 14 as the Los Alamos Little Theatre entrant to Theatre Walk Santa Fe, an event where theatre patrons can access 11 different performance venues for a $5 ticket. Find more information at Photo by John Gustafson

Daily Postcard: Laundry Creates Artistic Scene

on August 31, 2019 - 6:58am

Daily Postcard: Laundry hanging on a line Friday morning in Los Alamos creates an artistic, organized and colorful array of clothes and shadows. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

LAAC Features Black Mesa Brass Quintet During Brown Bag Show At Fuller Lodge Noon Wednesday

on August 30, 2019 - 6:04pm
The Black Mesa Brass Quintet performs noon Wednesday at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo
LAAC News:
Los Alamos Arts Council will have the second performance in its noontime Brown Bag Series Wednesday at Fuller Lodge.
The performance will feature The Black Mesa Brass Quintet. The Black Mesa Brass Quintet was formed in 1990 and still has three of the original five members. Their repertoire is an eclectic mix of classical, modern, pop and jazz tunes.
They play a variety of venues, including concerts, educational performances at schools, weddings and other special occasions.

Solomon: Marvelous End To Terrific Chamber Festival

on August 30, 2019 - 5:47pm
Los Alamos

The final performance of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival for this summer played to an almost full house at the Lensic Monday, Aug. 16.

The Dover Quartet (Joel Link and Brian Lee, violins, Milena Pajaro-Van de Stadt, viola, and Camden Shaw, cello) was featured, splitting into two different duos for the first half, the three gentlemen looking elegantly comfortable in white sports jackets over open-collar black shirts and slacks, the lady a pale, flowing bouquet with ruffles at her sweetheart neckline.

The opening number was a delightful violin/viola

Pianists Wosner & Weiss Open LACA Season Sept. 8

on August 30, 2019 - 5:39pm
Pianists Shai Wosner, left, and Orio Weiss perform Sept. 8 at Smith Auditorium. Courtesy/LACA

LACA News:

Combine two of the world's greatest concert pianists and two incredible Steinway pianos (one on loan, with thanks, from the Steinway company) and you have an evening of unparalleled music.

Pianist Shai Wosner has attracted international recognition for his exceptional artistry, musical integrity, and creative insight.

Daily Postcard: Deer Spotted On Pajarito Mountain

on August 30, 2019 - 8:20am

Daily Postcard: Deer spotted Thursday on Pajarito Mountain. Photo by Lisa Hampton

Hillstrummers Irene Powell Performs Hula Dance

on August 29, 2019 - 7:43am

Hillstrummer and Hula dancer Irene Powell performs in honor of her late mother in July at the BESC. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen
On the last Friday of the month the Hillstrummers at the Betty Ehart Senior Center strum their ukuleles to the merriment of the crowd, in celebration of monthly birthdays.
During July, Hillstrummer and Hula dancer Irene Powell did a celebratory hula dance in honor of her late mother Alice Armour.
"My mother Alice Armour was a hula dancer, born and raised in Hawaii, she took lessons from a large Hawaiian woman," Powell said.

Daily Postcard: Upper Crossing In Frijoles Canyon

on August 29, 2019 - 6:33am

Daily Postcard: Recent trail work above Upper Crossing in Frijoles Canyon makes this location far more accessible at Bandelier National Monument. Photo by Sally King

New Mexico Museum Of Art Receives Gift

on August 28, 2019 - 8:28am
Emil James Bisttram, The Flaming One, 1964, oil on canvas, 48 x 34 in. Promised gift to the New Mexico Museum of Art from William Dailey and Nicole Panter Dailey. Courtesy photo
NMMA News:
SANTA FE — The New Mexico Museum of Art, The William Dailey Trust and Dr. Nicole Panter Dailey are pleased to announce the irrevocable gift to the Museum of eight works of art by members of the Transcendental Painting Group (1938-42).
The Transcendental Painting Group (TPG) was formally established in Taos, New Mexico.

Ironweed Productions Presents Water By The Spoonful

on August 28, 2019 - 6:56am
Ironweed Productions News:
SANTA FE Ironweed Productions presents Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegría Hudes as part of a collaboration with Teatro Paraguas and the Santa Fe Playhouse to bring her three-play cycle, The Elliot Trilogy, to Santa Fe.
Ironweed’s production, directed by Valli Marie Rivera, will run Oct. 3 through Oct. 20.
Poignant, shocking and blisteringly funny, Water by the Spoonful is a riveting, Pulitzer Prize-winning play that grapples with the cost of war and addiction on human lives and explores the healing and redemptive power of family ... the family

Daily Postcard: Flowers Blooming In White Rock

on August 28, 2019 - 6:43am

Daily Postcard: Flowers spotted blooming during a recent walk on Cheryl Avenue in White Rock. Photo by Annette Maes-Livingston

Daily Postcard: Fall Colors Spotted In Ivy Leaves

on August 27, 2019 - 7:13am

Daily Postcard: Fall colors are spotted during a walk Sunday among ivy leaves growing in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs 

SFCC Visual Arts Gallery Presents ‘Odd Nature’

on August 26, 2019 - 5:44pm
SFCC News:
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College’s Visual Arts Gallery presents the exhibition, “Odd Nature,” which opens with a reception 5-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13. The show continues through Oct. 10.
Karina Hean, Visual Arts Chair and full-time instructor at the New Mexico School for the Arts based in Santa Fe, has curated the exhibit. She is part of a collaborative team with members from the U.S. and Europe.

2019 Festival Of Trees Event Set For Nov. 16

on August 26, 2019 - 7:33am
‘Fishin’ is one of many trees auctioned from the 2017 event. Courtesy photo
CYA News:
The annual Festival of Trees has been announced for 2019.
Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA) and the Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization (LARSO), have selected Nov. 16 for the 16th annual fundraiser.
The themes for community trees for 2019 are “Science,” and “CommUNITY.” Individuals, businesses and organizations wanting to participate by donating trees or ornaments can contact the programs at 505.695.9139.
The funds benefit youth and senior programs in the community.

Daily Postcard: Pottery Replica In White Rock

on August 26, 2019 - 6:59am

Daily Postcard: One of the six Native American pottery replicas installed in the spring of 2016 along the N.M. 4 corridor through White Rock. This piece photographed Saturday afternoon adjacent to the White Rock Visitor Center, is part of the art project first suggested by the White Rock Master Plan Implementation Committee when the Visitor Center was still under construction. The project concept involved a historical progression of pottery styles associated with San Ildefonso Pueblo, from prehistoric to contemporary.

Enter The Vortex: Taos Vortex Music Festival Review

on August 25, 2019 - 10:04am
Scene from Taos Vortex Music Festival Aug. 16-18 at Kit Carson Park. Photo by Becky Rutherford
Scene from Taos Vortex Music Festival Aug. 16-18 at Kit Carson Park. Photo by Becky Rutherford
Scene from Taos Vortex Music Festival Aug. 16-18 at Kit Carson Park. Photo by Becky Rutherford
Los Alamos

Taos Vortex, Meow Wolf’s interactive music festival, returned for its second year Aug. 16-18.

Glitter, tails, costumes, and whatever else people felt like wearing (or not wearing) made for a diverse and colorful crowd.

The vibe was chill, people were happy, and the

Hillstrummers Ukulele Group Director Dan Gerth Conducts Final Performance Friday Aug. 30

on August 25, 2019 - 8:19am

Hillstrummers Ukulele Group Director Dan Gerth will conduct his final performance during the August Birthday Lunch at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Call 505.662.8924 for lunch reservations. Gerth, also a professional guitarist, has directed the group of more than 20 performers for the last three years and will be missed. Members of the Hillstrummers gather to practice strumming, front row from left, Diane Little, Darlene Potter, Yvonne Trujillo, KokHeong, Janet Harris, Colleen Hanlon, Ruth Lier and Director Dan Gerth.

Historical Society: Evolution Of Bathtub Row Press

on August 25, 2019 - 6:21am

The first published book by the Los Alamos Historical Society’s press. Courtesy/LAHS

Los Alamos Historical Society

In 1973, the alumni of the Los Alamos Ranch School arranged a huge reunion in Santa Fe. Many of the former students flew to Chicago just to take a special train to Lamy, a route many of them had taken as young boys.

John Shedd Reed, CEO of the Santa Fe Railroad and a member of the LARS Class of 1933, made the cars on that special train available.