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Barranca Elementary School 4th Grade Student Aditya Viswanathan Winner Of Ranger Rick Photo Contest

on May 26, 2019 - 7:14am

Barranca Elementary School fourth grade student Aditya Viswanathan is one of the winners of the 2019 Ranger Rick photo contest. He took this photo of a mother leopard climbing down a tree at the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya when he was 8 years old on safari with his family in June 2017. A leopard is one of the more difficult animals to see and Aditya managed to capture this fleeting moment nicely framed between the trunks of acacia trees. Look closely and see some blood on her paw since she was feeding at the wildebeest kill she had stashed up in the tree. Courtesy photo

Teatro Paraguas Presents Poetry Reading: Lummox Poetry Anthology #7 June 23

on May 26, 2019 - 7:13am
Santa Fe Poets read original selections from Lummox Poetry Anthology #7 at 6 p.m., Sunday, June 23, at Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie in Santa Fe.
Admission: Free. Info:
RD Armstrong, founder and editor of Lummox Press, writes: “Lummox 7 (the Lummox Poetry Anthology and the new Angela Consolo Mankiewicz* Poetry Contest), the massive labor of love, is my gift to the small press poetry world.

Daily Postcard: Flowers And Rocks On Canyon Road

on May 26, 2019 - 6:58am

Daily Postcard: Flowers bloom between rocks in a garden on Canyon Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

UNM-LA Invites Younger Students To Campus

on May 25, 2019 - 7:08am

Students study forensic investigation during the 2018 Summer Program for Youth at UNM-LA. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

Students study robotics during the 2018 Summer Program for Youth at UNM-LA. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

The UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) Community Education annual Summer Program for Youth (SPY) will take place on the UNM-LA campus July 15 - 26, 2019.

SPY, formerly known as Children’s College, offers week-long camps providing hands-on activities in thematically oriented classes with an emphasis on Science, Math, Art and Technology for students in grades 1-10.

Lensic Presents 2019-20 Season Performances

on May 25, 2019 - 7:00am
SANTA FE — The Lensic Performing Arts Center announces the schedule and on-sale dates for the 2019-20 season of Lensic Presents, its signature live performance series.
Lensic Presents 2019-20 Season
  • Lúnasa  | Sept. 12, 2019
  • The New Power Generation: Celebrating Prince  | Sept. 26, 2019
  • Littleglobe: ¡Presente!  | Oct. 5, 2019
  • Chick Corea Trilogy  | Oct. 8, 2019
  • Buffy Sainte-Marie  | Oct. 10, 2019
  • Mari Boine  | Oct. 15, 2019
  • Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company & The Ahn Trio  | Nov. 16, 2019
  • Wise Fool New Mexico’s Circus Luminous  | Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 2019
  • Storm Large: Holiday Ordeal  | Dec.

LAAC Brown Bag Features Cellist Joy Charles And Pianist Aaron Anderson At Fuller Lodge June 5

on May 25, 2019 - 5:27am


LAAC News:

Joy Charles, cellist, and Aaron Anderson, pianist, will collaborate on the upcoming free Brown Bag noon to 1 p.m., June 5 at Fuller Lodge.

Charles, an accomplished musician and cello instructor, will join forces with Aaron Anderson, phenomenal pianist and composer, to bring jazzy mash-ups and pop folk fusion sure to delight and entertain!

Charles and Anderson are long-time residents of Los Alamos and have performed in various local and state-wide venues. Charles studied cello performance in California and Indiana University.

‘Aging With Grace, Courage And Humor’ June 11

on May 25, 2019 - 5:08am
Los Alamos playwright Robert Benjamin, left, with his actors Amelia Dolejsi and Jake Turin last week following their performance in the play Smiles at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Benjamin's 10-minute play Aging with Grace, Courage and Humor is slated for 2 p.m. June 11 in White Rock and 6 p.m. June 11 at Mesa Public Library. Courtesy photo

Daily Postcard: Yucca Spotted On Camp Hamilton Trail

on May 25, 2019 - 4:39am
Daily Postcard: A yucca is spotted Friday growing along Camp Hamilton Trail in Pueblo Canyon by members of the senior center Ad Hoc Hikers group. Photo by Patricia Rathbone

‘We Are Meant To Carry Water’ Book Launch June 9

on May 24, 2019 - 7:33am
Teatro Paraguas presents "We Are Meant To Carry Water" book launch and poetry reading with Tina Carlson, Stella Reed and Katherine DiBella Seluja at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 9 at Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie in Santa Fe.
Admission: free. Info:
Tina Carlson, Stella Reed and Katherine DiBella Seluja will read from their collaborative manuscript, We Are Meant To Carry Water, epistolary poems in the voices of mythological women.
In the weeks and months that followed the Presidential election of 2016, the poets felt the need for strong

Daily Postcard: Indian Paintbrush Dots Landscape

on May 24, 2019 - 6:59am

Daily Postcard: Indian Paintbrush springing up Wednesday along N.M. 502 near White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

‘So Far From Heaven’ Exhibit Opens June 7

on May 23, 2019 - 4:31pm

A piece in the 'Most Patriotic Small Town in America,' project by photographer Wendy Young. Photo by Wendy Young

'At the Narrows' by photographer David Halpern is part of his Black Canyon of the Gunnison series being shown for the first time in the 'So Far From Heaven' exhibit in the Upstairs Art Gallery at Mesa Public Library. Photo by David Halpern

Library News:

 A wealth of photographic talent can be seen at Mesa Public Library in June. “So Far from Heaven” is the title of an exhibition of photographs by Kirk Gittings, David Halpern, Tony O’Brien, Jan Paul Pietrzak, Don J.

Santa Fe Opera Announces 42 Members Of The 2019 Season Apprentice Program For Singers

on May 23, 2019 - 7:41am
SFO News:
SANTA FE — The Santa Fe Opera announces the members of its 2019 Season Apprentice Program for Singers.
This season’s program is comprised of singers from across the United States, Canada and South Korea. The 42 singers, selected by Gayletha Nichols, Director of the Program, and Robert Tweten, Head of Music Staff, rose to the top from a pool of more than 1,000 applicants through a competitive pre-screening and audition process.
Established upon the Santa Fe Opera’s founding in 1957, the company’s Apprentice Program for Singers has since provided training, performance

Daily Postcard: Cloudy Tuesday In White Rock

on May 23, 2019 - 5:46am

Daily Postcard: Cloudy Tuesday morning in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Mission Street Arts Launches Jemez Springs Newest Artist-In-Residence Program Saturday May 25

on May 22, 2019 - 8:14am
Jemez Springs’s newest artist-in-residence and community outreach program is hosting a launch event at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25 at the Jemez Springs Public Library.
The location of the program is a property Mike Murphy left to his daughters at his death in 2014. He started Mission Street Arts as a studio and gallery space.
Mission Street Arts is now owned and operated by Devin Williams and Eva Murphy, and managed by artist Billy Ehret. They are furthering his vision and enthusiasm for many many artistic disciplines.
“We want to let everyone know about

Los Alamos Hillstrummers Attend Las Cruces Ukefest

on May 22, 2019 - 8:02am

Last weekend Los Alamos sent 17 members of the Los Alamos Hillstrummers Ukulele Group to attend the Las Cruces Ukefest. Seen here are just some of the members, standing from left, Irene Powell, Elise Lee, Ruth Lier, Darlene Potter, Greg Rand, Yvonne Trujillo, Annette Hiteman, Sabine Shurter, Patricia Rathbone, Chris Rand and Director Dan Gerth. Kneeling are Diane Little and Doris Ford. Courtesy photo

Daily Postcard: Iris Sprinkled With Snow

on May 22, 2019 - 6:50am

Daily Postcard: Spring, really? Iris are sprinkled with snow Tuesday at a residence on 48th Street. Photo by Donna Reil 

Photo by Donna Reil

Scenes From LAMS Spring Music Festival

on May 21, 2019 - 8:21am

The Los Alamos Middle School Music Department held its third annual Spring Music Festival Thursday in the school courtyard. The LAMS concert bands, choir, orchestras and jazz bands performed songs including ‘Hey Jude’, ‘Eleanor Rigby’ and ‘A Hard Day’s Night’. Courtesy photo

Scene from LAMS  music department third annual Spring Music Festival Thursday in the school courtyard. Courtesy photo

Scene from LAMS  music department third annual Spring Music Festival Thursday in the school courtyard. Courtesy photo

LAHS Spring Dance Show Wednesday May 22

on May 20, 2019 - 1:33pm

Dancers performing in the LAHS Spring Dance Show at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Duane Smith Auditorium, front row from left, Emily Holmes, Andrea Simons, Roshan Prasad, Josh Archuleta and Annie Conlin and back row from left, JD Carson, Marian Raven, Olivia DeCroix and Gleb Dziuba. Sitting is Sasha Dolin and standing is Phillip Ionkov. Courtesy photo

Natasha Stojanovska Solo Piano Recital Friday

on May 20, 2019 - 7:23am


Sage Concert Series will hold its next event at 7 p.m. Friday, May 24 at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos at 1738 N. Sage St.

Natasha Stojanovska, solo pianist, will again present a concert, playing selections of Eastern European piano music seldom heard in the States.

Stojanovska’s first UCLA Concert was a huge success with an overflow audience.

The concert is free but donations are gratefully accepted. Light refreshments will be served following the concert.

Scenes From 2019 White Rock Kite Festival

on May 20, 2019 - 7:23am

The skies over the weekend above Overlook Park in White Rock were filled with kites for the annual Kite Festival sponosred by the Los Alamos Arts Council. The Arts Council has been sponsoring fun events in Los Alamos for the past 52 years. To learn more about the Arts Council, visit their open meeting at 6 p.m., June 1, at Fuller Lodge. There will be food, music and other fun stuff at the meeting. Photo by John McHale/

Melia Arbuckle is delighted to get her kite air born. Photo by John McHale/

A young attendee is running after the shadow of a very large kite.

Daily Postcard: View Of Full Flower Blue Moon

on May 20, 2019 - 5:31am

Daily Postcard: The Full Flower Blue Moon shot Saturday night from Sycamore Street in Los Alamos. Photo by John McHale/

Los Alamos Participates In New Mexico Fiber Crawl

on May 19, 2019 - 6:51am
Jodi Jurney stepped in for Valentina Devine at her North Mesa studio this year. The products available include hand-dyed and commercial yarns, one-of-a-kind knits and crochet garments. Published patterns are available as well as gift items such as crocheted flower pins. The studio is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at 1222 Big Rock Loop. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Soft and snuggly yarn for sale at Valentina Devine's studio. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Store Manager Mary Felman shows off special kits put together for the Fiber Crawl by Close Knit Yarn Co-op.

Scenes From ‘They Changed The World: People Of The Manhattan Project’ Book Signing At Bradbury Museum

on May 19, 2019 - 6:49am
Author aj Melnick missed the signing Saturday for her book, 'They Changed the World: People of the Manhattan Project', due to illness. Pajarito Press publishers Nancy Bartlit and Mark Rayburn were on hand however, signing books at the Bradbury Science  Museum. They will transport books to Santa Fe so Melnick can sign them, then return them for pickup at the Bradbury. Hopefully, the book signing can be rescheduled at a future date. Photo by Bonnie Gordon/
Manhattan Project veteran Elizabeth Allred shows off her pages in 'They Changed the World' at Saturday's book signing.

NHCC Childrens Bilingual Book Festival Image Shortlisted For The World Illustration Awards

on May 19, 2019 - 6:37am
NHCC News:
ALBUQUERQUE The logo/image designed by Albuquerque artist Zahra Marwan for the 2019 National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) Children's Bilingual Book Festival has been shortlisted for the 2019 World Illustration Awards.
The image, titled, "Mi abuela tiene un caballo blanco/My grandma has a white horse," was commissioned by the NHCC and Artful Life and is being considered under the "New Talent" category.
Shortlisted illustrators are featured in a catalogue that is distributed worldwide and the image will appear in a prestigious exhibition at Somerset House in London

Daily Postcard: Full Flower Blue Moon Spotted Saturday

on May 19, 2019 - 6:10am

This shot of the Full Flower Blue Moon was taken about 3:40 a.m. Saturday in White Rock. A Blue Moon rarely appears blue in the sky, and the name actually has little to do with its color. Usually, a full moon occurs just once a month. Sometimes—about every three years or so—one month will have two full moons. This phenomenon is what is called a Calendrical Blue Moon. But that's not the case this May. According to the Farmers' Almanac, each of the four seasons typically contains three full moons. However, sometimes a season will have four.