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Chamisa Elementary School Student Yan Kaa Martinez Wins State Youth Art Month Flag/Poster Contest

on March 16, 2019 - 8:46am

Chamisa Elementary School sixth grader Yan Kaa Martinez wins New Mexico's Elementary Youth Art Month Flag/Poster Contest. Courtesy photo


Chamisa Elementary School proudly announces the State of New Mexico’s Elementary Winner for the Youth Art Month Flag/Poster Contest is Yan Kaa Martinez. 

The school celebrates the efforts of all sixth grade creative problem solvers who worked diligently to create posters that exemplified the theme: “Your Art, Your Story.”

Martinez will receive $100 in art supplies and the Chamisa art program will receive $300 in art supplies from the

Daily Postcard: Evening In Downtown Los Alamos

on March 16, 2019 - 8:24am

Daily Postcard: Evening falls over downtown Los Alamos Friday looking east from 15th Street and Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Daily Postcard: Cedar Waxwings Dine At Pond

on March 15, 2019 - 7:49am

Daily Postcard: A small flock of Cedar Waxwings is spotted feasting on berries (even upside down) Thursday at Ashley Pond Park in downtown Los Alamos. According to the Audubon Society, these birds are sociable at all seasons, and it is rare to see just one waxwing. Occasionally a line of waxwings perched on a branch will pass a berry back and forth, from bill to bill, until one of them swallows it. Photo by Lynn Wysocki-Smith

A Waxwing takes a break from munching berries to sip water from a shallow puddle Thursday at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Lynn Wysocki-Smith

A Waxwing turns his most

In And Around Town: March 14

on March 14, 2019 - 4:47pm
 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
Perfect Pi Day Celebration
The Los Alamos Youth Activity Centers, a program of Los Alamos Family Council, will host the first ever communitywide Perfect Pi Day Celebration. 5-6 p.m. at the Ashley Pond Park Pavilion in Los Alamos.

Los Alamos Children's Dentistry Donates $1,800 To Art Council Kite Festival

on March 14, 2019 - 4:36pm

Christine Monteith with Los Alamos Arts Council and Dr. Bill Nichols, owner of Los Alamos Children's Dentistry, hold up a $1,800 check Tuesday at Nichol's office, 751 Trinity Dr. The money will be used to purchase t-shirts for the arts council's Kite Festival. The festival is May 18-19 at Overlook Park in White Rock. Nichols has supported the Kite Festival for three years. 'We enjoy how it's an event for all the little kids in the community .... it's just a really fun, cool event,' he said. Monteith said the arts council appreciates his longtime support.

Senior Centers To Host Dramatic Reading For ‘Of Butterflies And Roses’ March 27 And April 4

on March 14, 2019 - 10:58am

Mandy Marksteiner, left, and Cassandra Bowman will perform a dramatic reading for ‘Of Butterflies and Roses’ at the senior centers. Courtesy photo 


A dramatic reading of  “Of Butterflies and Roses,” by Claudia I. Haas will take place at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. A reading also will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the White Rock Senior Center.

‘Of Butterflies and Roses,’ takes place after a memorial service for Clara and Laurel’s mother is done, and the last guest has left.

Laurel and Clara are now picking up the last

Marc Hudson Exhibition At Karen Wray Gallery In April

on March 14, 2019 - 10:13am
Artist Marc Hudson. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner
Cabinet handles by Marc Hudson. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner
Los Alamos

The community is invited to a reception, 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 25 at the Karen Wray Gallery, for artist Marc Hudson whose solo exhibition runs April 25 through May 23.

Ashed Glazed Vase with Cholla by Marc Hudson. Photo by Marc Hudson

A master of glazes

One of the things that make Hudson’s art stand out is the beauty and variety of the glazes that he uses.

Daily Postcard: Snow Covered Jemez Mountains

on March 14, 2019 - 9:36am

Daily Postcard: Scene of snow covered Jemez Mountains Wednesday viewed from N.M. 502. Photo by Robert Travis

2019 Kathak Class Annual Recital March 17

on March 13, 2019 - 2:20pm

Daily Postcard: Raven Spotted Watching Rain

on March 13, 2019 - 7:50am

Daily Postcard: A raven is spotted watching the rain fall Monday over White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs


Daily Postcard: View From Old Anderson Overlook

on March 12, 2019 - 5:42am
Daily Postcard: View of a nice gloomy day with great clouds shot Monday from the old Anderson Overlook (where you park on the right heading down the Main Hill Road. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Daily Postcard: Pair Of Coyotes Spotted At Bandelier

on March 11, 2019 - 8:02am

Daily Postcard: A pair of coyotes is spotted recently at Bandelier National Monument. Coyotes are significantly larger than foxes and can be mistaken for a large dog like a German Shepard. The tell-tell giveaways are their pointed muzzles and intriguing yellow eyes heavily ringed in black. Photo by Sally King/NPS

Daily Postcard: Sunset Over Los Alamos

on March 10, 2019 - 5:56am

Daily Postcard: A sunset illuminates the sky last week over Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Belisama Irish Dance Presents Rhythm Of Fire 2019

on March 9, 2019 - 9:44am
Fiddler Maria Jones performs at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17 at Rhythm of Fire 2019. Photo by Kate Russell
Belisama Irish Dancers perform this St. Patrick’s Day at 2 p.m. at the James A Little Theater at the New Mexico School for the Deaf for Rhythm of Fire 2019. Photo by James Cleveland Watley
SANTA FE Join Belisama Irish Dance this St. Patrick’s Day at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at the James A Little Theater at the New Mexico School for the Deaf for Rhythm of Fire 2019.
A family friendly celebration of dance and music from Ireland, Scotland, Spain and Mexico!

Daily Postcard: Sun Sets Behind Pajarito Ski Hill

on March 8, 2019 - 6:38am

Daily Postcard: The sun sets Thursday behind Pajarito Ski Hill. Photo by Trisha Ancell

24th Annual Los Alamos Photo Club Show April 1-17

on March 7, 2019 - 10:10pm
LAPC News:
The Los Alamos Photo Club is hosting its 24th Annual Show April 1 through April 27 in the upstairs gallery of the Mesa Public Library.
The public is invited to the April 1 opening as well as to the April 16 Club walk-through. Both events will allow guests and participants to view submitted works and to interact informally with the photographers
The show is intended to give people who live or work in Los Alamos a chance to display their photos in a formal setting. Entries are not juried.

Scene Of Garden Installation At Home In White Rock

on March 7, 2019 - 11:57am

A Santa Fe Landscapes & Water Gardens installation underway Tuesday afternoon at a home on Rover Boulevard in White Rock. Santa Fe Landscapes & Water Gardens at 1718 Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe, is a family owned and operated company established in 2005. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scene of a garden installation Tuesday afternoon at a home on Rover Boulevard in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Millicent Rogers Museum Hosts 7th Annual Taos Pueblo Artists Winter Showcase March 8-10

on March 7, 2019 - 7:36am
The 7th Annual Taos Pueblo Artists Winter Showcase is March 8-10. Courtesy photo
MRM News:
As part of the Millicent Rogers Museum’s ongoing commitment to Taos Pueblo, the museum is hosting its 7th Annual Taos Pueblo Artists Winter Showcase 5-7:30 p.m. March 8; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 9 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 10.
Unique and original artworks will be available for purchase directly from the artists, and visitors can still enjoy the museum’s permanent galleries during this event.
7th Annual Taos Pueblo Artists Winter Showcase—Kathleen Michaels, Office Manager at the Millicent Rogers

Daily Postcard: Pair Of Ravens Watch Sunrise

on March 7, 2019 - 7:09am

Daily Postcard: A pair of ravens perched atop a tree Tuesday in White Rock watch the sun emerge from behind the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

White Rock Artist Market Registration Now Open

on March 6, 2019 - 7:18am
The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) and Discover Los Alamos are soliciting applications for this summer’s 7th Annual White Rock Artist Markets.
The markets are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the first Saturday of the month, June 1 to Sept. 7 on the lawn outside the White Rock Visitor Center at 115 N.M. 4 in White Rock.
Space is limited and registrations are accepted until all slots are filled, others will be put on a waiting list. There is a fee of $25 per market registration.
“The White Rock Artist Markets offers a significant opportunity for artists

Daily Postcard: Leafless Tree Silhouetted By Sun

on March 6, 2019 - 7:07am

Daily Postcard: A leafless tree is silhouetted by the morning sun and clouds Monday in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Review: LALT Takes On ‘Church & State’

on March 5, 2019 - 7:56am
The cast of  ‘Church & State’ from left, Ian Foti-Landis, Sen. Charles Whitmore (Tim Orcutt)  Sara (Alexis Perry-Holby) and Alex Klein (Charlotte Jusinski). Courtesy/LALT
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Little Theatre is presenting a first rate production of “Church & State”, a play about the collision of the personal and the political, written by Jason Odell Williams.

The play is ably directed by Patrick McDonald. The quick shifts from comedy to drama and back present a challenge to which he rises admirably.

In brief, a

Legislative Roundup: March 5

on March 5, 2019 - 7:43am
Luann McConnell from the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces spins wool Monday in the state Capitol during Culture Day at the Legislature. Photo by Gabriela Campos/The New Mexican
A stack of tortillas decorated with stenciled patterns using cinnamon, colored sugars, Nutella and butter sit in a stack of edible art Monday at a booth in the state Capitol during Culture Day at the Legislature. Photo by Gabriela Campos/The New Mexican
SFNM News:
Days left in the session: 12
Another state song: O, Fair New Mexico has been the state song since 1973. New Mexico

Daily Postcard: Golden Sunrise At Overlook Park

on March 5, 2019 - 7:32am

Daily Postcard: The sky turns a golden hue as the sun begins to rise Sunday above Overlook Park in White Rock. Photo by Gabriel Andrade

Daily Postcard: Roadrunner Sculpture Captures Sunlight

on March 4, 2019 - 6:52am

Daily Postcard: Local metal artist Richard Swenson's Roadrunner sculpture captures the sunlight Friday near El Parasol in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by JJ Gonazales