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Don Taylor Photographs LAHS Class Of 2020

on November 4, 2019 - 7:02am

Los Alamos photographer Don Taylor takes a photograph of the Los Alamos High School Class of 2020 gathered Wednesday morning on Sullivan Field. The is the 10th consecutive year that Taylor has donated his time and talent to provide a special photograph to the senior class for their yearbook. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Daily Postcard: Omega Bridge In Silhouette

on November 4, 2019 - 6:34am

Daily Postcard: The Omega Bridge viewed here in silhouette, connects the town of Los Alamos with Los Alamos National Laboratory over Los Alamos Canyon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Posts From The Road: Custer State Park

on November 3, 2019 - 6:32am

Sylvan Lake: Sylvan Lake is located in the northern part of the park. This lake features several rock formations in and around the lake and is very popular with water sport enthusiasts as well as picnicking, hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities. A lodge and campground are located nearby for overnight stays. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com
Needles Eye Tunnel: One of the tunnels on the Needles Highway is the Needles Eye Tunnel. This tunnel is just over eight feet wide making it a tight space for many vehicles. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com
 
Needles Eye: The Needles Eye

November Events At National Hispanic Cultural Center Celebrate Music, Dance And Poetry

on November 2, 2019 - 7:27am
The American Flamenco Repertory 20th Anniversary. Courtesy photo
 
Música Del Corazón; Photo is Saliendo by Frank McCulloch on loan from Ellen Robb.
 
NHCC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE The National Hispanic Cultural Center is hosting a number cultural events in the month of November celebrating music, dance, rhythm and poetry. 
 
The events include: Yjastros: A Nuestro Aire, A Celebration of 20 Years; Música del Corazón; the film; ¡COLORES! The Musical Adventures of John Donald Robb in New Mexico; and There Must be Other Names for the River concerts.
 
Yjastros: A Nuestro Aire, A Celebration of 20

Scenes From County Employee Halloween Luncheon

on November 1, 2019 - 8:50pm

Road construction can be a real horror show. In honor of the roundabout project underway on N.M. 502, Los Alamos County officials dressed as contruction workers during the Halloween-themed employee luncheon Thursday afternoon at Fuller Lodge. Here, County Manager Harry Burgess, left, and Fire Chief Troy Hughes show off their yellow vests. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Human Resources Manager Denise Cassel and County Attorney Alvin Leaphart participate in the luncheon. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County employee Enrique Guillen dresses as a domino.

Arts Council Announces Scarecrow Contest Winners

on November 1, 2019 - 5:08pm
The Preston family's 'Farmer Pumpkin Chops' earned first place in the Family Traditional category. Courtesy/LAAC
 
The Millertime family's 'Hungry Audrey' earned first place in the Family Contemporary category. Courtesy/LAAC
 
LAAC News:
 
Los Alamos Arts Council with Los Alamos MainStreet and Los Alamos Creative District have announced the winners for the 2019 Scarecrow Contest.
 
The contest had 23 entries into the contest this year, each one is an exceptional addition to MainStreet and the Creative District.
 
This year, there were five categories for Scarecrows:

Liddie Martinez Book Signing Events Nov. 17, 19, 22

on November 1, 2019 - 4:10pm

Author Liddie Martinez
Española Valley

COMMUNITY News:

Author Liddie Martinez and Pajarito Press LLC invite the public to attend one of three events to hold in your hands this newly published book—The Chile Line: Historic Northern New Mexican Recipes—and to receive a signed copy of this beautifully illustrated, long-awaited cookbook.

Martinez is sharing her traditional farm-to-table recipes that have been handed down for centuries. Now these delicious dishes can be carried on by you and your family—just in time for holiday giving!

Events:

  • Sunday, Nov. 17, 2-4 p.m.

Four Santa Fe Museums Close Mondays For Winter

on November 1, 2019 - 7:17am

New Mexico History Museum facade. Courtesy photo

 

New Mexico Museum of Art. Courtesy photo

 

NMMA News:

 

SANTA FE Four New Mexico museums adopt their annual winter schedules effective Monday, Nov. 4.

 

The seasonal hour change is in effect at the New Mexico Museum of Art and the New Mexico History Museum off Santa Fe Plaza; and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and Museum of International Folk Art on Museum Hill.

 

During winter months, all four Santa Fe museums are closed on Mondays. During this period, the Museum Hill Café also will be closed on Mondays.

 

Monday Oct.,

MRM: Celebrating Dia De los Muertos Nov. 1-2

on November 1, 2019 - 7:13am
Millicent Rogers Ofrenda. Courtesy/MRM
 
Courtesy/MRM
 
MRM News:
 
Día de los Muertos originated in ancient Mesoamerica (Mexico and northern Central America) where indigenous groups, including Aztec, Maya and Toltec, had specific times when they commemorated their loved ones who had passed away.
 
Certain months were dedicated to remembering the departed, based on whether the deceased was an adult or a child.
 
Day of the Dead is actually divided into two distinct holidays, the first being Día de los Inocentes, which is dedicated to children Nov. 1, and Día de los Muertos Nov.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Creature Greeting Visitors

on November 1, 2019 - 6:41am

On the job in Los Alamos is a creature with a pumpkin head and octopus-like lower extremities greeting visitors Thursday at First National of Santa Fe Bank at Deacon and 20th Street in Los Alamos. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Courtesy photo

Daily Postcard: Thirsty Bird Sips Water In White Rock

on November 1, 2019 - 6:03am

Daily Postcard: A thirsty bird stops by a home to sip water Thursday in White Rock. Many homes have bird feeders but providing water to thirsty birds is importantas well. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Defrosting water feeders after an overnight freeze is important as well for thirsty birds in winter. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Chamber Director Works Herself To The Bone

on October 31, 2019 - 8:44pm

Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Director Ryn Herrmann has apparently worked herself to the bone ... she appears to be sitting alone today in the Chamber office staring into space while holding a small pumpkin. Courtesy photo

Xi Nu Chapter Hosts 32nd Annual Craft Fair Saturday

on October 31, 2019 - 7:14am

This quilt created by Xi Nu lifetime member and professional quilter Alice Garcia will be raffled at the craft fair Saturday at Crossroads Bible Church. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

The Xi Nu Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will host its 32nd annual craft fair this weekend.

Four of the local Beta Sigma Phi chapters will be represented at the event, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road.

The event includes more than 35 vendors with their wares on display.

Daily Postcard: Spooky House On Grand Canyon

on October 31, 2019 - 6:19am

Daily Postcard: A spooky house spotted Sunday on Grand Canyon Drive in White Rock. Photo by Jaret McDonald

Governor Honors CNN HERO Roger Montoya

on October 30, 2019 - 7:27am
CNN Hero Roger Montoya of Moving Arts Española was honored by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham with a statewide proclamation declaring Tuesday, Oct. 29: Roger Montoya Art as Medicine Day. Courtesy/CNN
 
STATE News:
 
ESPAÑOLA The Governor of New Mexico Michelle Lujan Grisham honored CNN Hero Roger Montoya, co-founder of Moving Arts Española, with a statewide proclamation declaring Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 “Roger Montoya Art as Medicine Day”.
 
The City of Santa also has declared through a formal proclamation Nov.

Students Across Nation Including Los Alamos Middle School To Create Ornaments For National Christmas Tree Celebration In Washington, D.C.

on October 29, 2019 - 7:42am
Fifty six trees surround the National Christmas Tree in President’s Park each year. The trees are decorated with ornaments created by students in each state, territory and the District of Columbia. Courtesy/NPS
 
NPS News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. At 56 schools across the country, students are creating one-of-a-kind ornaments for the 2019 National Christmas Tree display on the Ellipse in President’s Park. These handcrafted ornaments will adorn 56 smaller trees that surround the National Christmas Tree. The 56 trees represent each U.S.

Daily Postcard: Fall With A Touch Of Snow

on October 29, 2019 - 7:00am

Daily Postcard: Fall with a touch of snow spotted Monday in Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

County Employee Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair Nov. 2

on October 28, 2019 - 10:23am

Daily Postcard: Large Tree Displays Fall Leaves

on October 28, 2019 - 6:44am

Daily Postcard: A large tree displays fall leaves recently on Bryce Avenue in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scenes From LA Arts Council Mass Pumpkin Carving

on October 27, 2019 - 1:29pm

Central Avenue is filled with pumpkin carvers attempting to break the world record Saturday afternoon on Central Avenue in the heart of downtown Los Alamos. The Los Alamos Arts Council sponosored this attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most people caring pumpkins at one time. Photo by Nate Limback

Volunteers are briefed at the start of the big event. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene of pumpkin carvers attempting to break the world record Saturday afternoon on Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene of pumpkin carvers

Violet And Willow At Trick Or Treat On MainStreet

on October 27, 2019 - 10:15am

The expression on the face of this small strawberry (Violet, 8 months old), says it all ... Trick or Treat on MainStreet was simply fantastic! The annual event took place Friday in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Jim O'Donnell

Willow, 3, is spotted clutching a chicken near Trick or Treat on MainStreet. Photo by Jim O'Donnell

Giant Pumpkin Monster Spotted On Central Avenue

on October 27, 2019 - 9:22am

A looming pumpkin monster poses for a photo Friday on Central Avenue with Los Alamos resident Victoria Rygh and 4th place winner in the Pet Costume Parade, Tyrone Nigel Clark (pet of Carol A. Clark of the Post). Courtesy photo

Pumpkin Carvers Flood Downtown Los Alamos

on October 27, 2019 - 8:36am
Pumpkin carvers as far as the eye and lens could see during the world record attempt Saturday in downtown Los Alamos ... No word yet on whether they were successful. Photo by JJ Mortensen 
 

Scenes From 2019 Trick Or Treat On MainStreet

on October 27, 2019 - 7:32am

Massive crowds fill the streets Friday in downtown Los Alamos for the 2019 Trick or Treat on MainStreet. The annual event celebrates Halloween with a variety of activities across two days, from pumpkin carving and haunted houses, to a masquerade recital, scarecrow contest, costume climb, pet costume parade, High Tech Halloween at the Bradbury Science Museum and much more. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene from 2019 Trick or Treat on Main Street Friday in downtown Los Alamos for the 2019 Trick or Treat on MainStreet event. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene from 2019 Trick

Los Alamos Arts Council Hosts 2019 Pumpkin Glow

on October 27, 2019 - 7:23am

Los Alamos Arts Council hosted its annual Pumpkin Glow event Saturday night along Central Avenue and Fuller Lodge lawn. This year's event had the largest collection of carved pumpkins on record as the community and the Arts Council took on the challenge of earning a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for most pumpkins carved simultaneously. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

A Jack-O-Lantern grins to passerbys on Central Avenue. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Scene from the Pumpkin Glow. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Scene from the Pumpkin Glow.

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