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Los Alamos Crafting Group Gathers In El Rancho

on August 25, 2019 - 6:09am

Al Miller, third from right, hosts members of the Los Alamos crafting group Friday at his El Rancho residence, from left, Helen Ortega, Mary Arrowsmith, Gayla Myers, Kathy Enloe, Susan Roach, Miller, Alyssa Nieto and Sharon Eklund. At this particuler gathering the group creates small artisan pouches. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A bin containing colorful threads and decorative items used to create artisan pouches. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Daily Postcard: Sunrays Behind Crane Sculpture

on August 25, 2019 - 5:52am

Daily Postcard: Sunrays fall behind the 10-foot tall crane sculpture,‘Flying Folds’ late Saturday afternoon outside the White Rock Branch Library on Sherwood Boulevard at N.M. 4. Artist Kevin Box created the sculpture for which the County hosted a public dedication ceremony Feb. 24, 2015. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Daily Postcard: Bear On Barranca Mesa

on August 24, 2019 - 6:33am

Daily Postcard: A bear is spotted Friday morning on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Maco Stewart

MIAC: Native Treasures Collectors Sale Oct. 12-13

on August 22, 2019 - 6:53am
Photo by Peter Ellzey
 
Photo by Peter Ellzey
 
MIAC News:
 
SANTA FE The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) presents the annual Native Treasures Collectors’ Sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 12-13.
 
The sale, comprised of generations of Native Arts from private collectors, is in the museum’s Meem Auditorium, and benefits the museum through shared profits. Mediums include pottery, jewelry, textiles/weavings, paintings, baskets and sculptures.
 
Consignors bring pieces from their private collections, culminating in a diverse mix of items from older generations to current works.

Daily Postcard: Deer In Pines Off Rose Street

on August 22, 2019 - 5:51am

Daily Postcard: A deer strolls among the pine trees late Monday afternoon off Rose Street. Photo by Carol A. Clark

Double Rainbow Appears Above Municipal Building

on August 21, 2019 - 6:10pm

A double rainbow appears in the sky above the Los Alamos County Municipal Building early this evening on Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

‘Keyhole Garden’ To Film In New Mexico

on August 21, 2019 - 8:03am

NMFO News:

SANTA FE ― New Mexico Film Office Director Todd Christensen announced that the feature film “Keyhole Garden” will begin principal photography Aug. 26 in New Mexico.

The film will be directed by Marco Perego-Saldana and produced by Julie Yorn (Hell or High Water), Alexandra Milchan (The Wolf of Wall Street), Robert Kravis (The Rum Diary), Karl Herrmann (Dinner in America), and Perego-Saldana, from a screenplay written by Perego-Saldana and Rick Rapoza. 

The production will be shot in Albuquerque and employ approximately 100 New Mexico crew members, 40 New Mexico actors and stunt

Daily Postcard: Eastern View From Main Hill Road

on August 21, 2019 - 6:40am

Daily Postcard: View looking east Sunday from the Main Hill Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Secret City Summer Concert: Last To Know Band & The Boomroots Collective At Ashley Pond Pavilion Friday

on August 20, 2019 - 5:15pm

Last to Know plays Friday night at the Ashley Pond Pavilion. Courtesy photo

SUMMER CONCERT News:

The Los Alamos County Secret City Summer Concert Series features Last to Know Friday night at the Ashley Pond Pavilion.

Based in Taos, Last to Know is a seven-piece band blending the heartiest world rhythms with jam-band passion, while muddying the lines between Americana roots music, country, disco, funk and bluegrass.

They have played the Main Stage at the annual Taos Solar Music Festival - a stage graced by Los Lobos, Michael Franti and Spearhead, String Cheese Incident, Richard Thompson,

Flowers Splash Color In Garden On Barranca Mesa

on August 20, 2019 - 10:06am

Flowers splash a symphony of elegant color throughout the garden of a residence on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Beverly Leasure

Flowers frame the winding walkway through the garden of a residence on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Beverly Leasure

Flowers fill the garden of a residence on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Beverly Leasure

Daily Postcard: Sun Emerges Between Goal Posts

on August 20, 2019 - 6:24am

Daily Postcard: The sun emerges early Monday morning between the goal posts at Sullivan Field. Photo by Judy Goldie

Scenes From Rotary ¡Fiesta Los Alamos!

on August 19, 2019 - 3:37pm
Rotarians and friends gathered for ¡Fiesta Los Alamos! Saturday at Fuller Lodge. The event included entertainment, a live and silent auction and a Mexican meal catered by Sirphey. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Rotary President Phil Dabney welcomes Fiesta guests. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Folklorico dances from Moving Arts Espanola entertain the crowd. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Paul and Linda Daly were among the revelers at ¡Fiesta Los Alamos! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Senora Mexico United States Lupita Anaya paints

Bucks Spotted Eating Fruit On Walnut Street

on August 19, 2019 - 9:04am

A buck reaches for fruit over the weekend at a residence on Walnut Street. Photo by Anthony S. Clark

One buck reaches for fruit and the other nibbles grass over the weekend at a residence at a residence on Walnut Street. Photo by Anthony S. Clark

A couple of bucks search for fruit over the weekend on Walnut Street. Photo by Anthony S. Clark

A buck loiters at a residence over the weekend on Walnut Street. Photo by Anthony S. Clark

A couple of bucks grazing over the weekend on Walnut Street. Photo by Anthony S. Clark

Posts From The Road: Sculptures In Borrego Springs

on August 18, 2019 - 6:52am
Perhaps the most popular of the works in the desert at Borrego Springs, Calif., is a 350-foot serpent with the head of a dragon and tail of a rattlesnake. The large piece appears to cross the road as it arches and dips its way across the desert floor. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

Two horses scuffle as one of the horses stands high on its rear legs. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com
 
By GARY WARREN
Formerly of Los Alamos

Scattered amongst the desert at Borrego Springs, Calif. are metal sculptures, which were created by California sculpture artist Ricardo Breceda.

The sculptures are

Daily Postcard: Flowers Bloom On Canyon Road

on August 18, 2019 - 6:16am

Daily Postcard: Flowers bloom on Canyon Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Wood & Wire Concert At Fuller Lodge Sept. 7

on August 17, 2019 - 9:47am

Wood & Wire quintet performs 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy/LLA

Live In Los Alamos News:

Austin-based bluegrass phenoms Wood & Wire will open the fall concert series for Live in Los Alamos.

Touring heavily behind last year’s album, North of Despair, which earned the band a Grammy nomination for Best Bluegrass Record, the quintet will play 7:30 pm. Saturday, Sept. 7 at Fuller Lodge.

While Wood & Wire deserve the accolades they get for their mastery of traditional bluegrass, it is their ability to stretch the genre that has many referring to them as Americana roots

Los Alamos Community Winds: 2019-2020 Season

on August 17, 2019 - 8:08am
The award-winning Los Alamos Community Winds. Courtesy/LACW
 
LACW News:
 
The award-winning Los Alamos Community Winds (LACW) begins its 20th Season with an exciting slate of concerts and performances certain to have something for everyone’s taste.
 
The season begins with a performance at the Evening of Arts and Culture, Friday, Oct. 11 at Fuller Lodge. LACW will perform as part of the annual event, which showcases the rich variety of performance, visual and static arts this community has to offer. The event is still being planned.
 
The season opener is 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct.

Daily Postcard: Handsome Truck Spotted Near Pond

on August 17, 2019 - 6:18am
Daily Postcard: A handsome antique truck is spotted parked under a street light during the Secret City Summer Concert Friday night near Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

CNN Hero: Roger Montoya Of Moving Arts Española

on August 16, 2019 - 7:26am

Roger Montoya of Moving Arts Española is being recognzed as a CNN Hero. Courtesy/CNN

Staff Report

Roger Montoya, co-founder and artistic director of Moving Arts Española is being recognzed as a CNN Hero. CNN Heroes honors everyday people for their selfless, creative efforts to help others.

Struggling with HIV and the loss of many friends to AIDS, Montoya moved home to Española in the late 1980s.

Daily Postcard: Doe And Buck Rest On Grass

on August 16, 2019 - 6:35am

Daily Postcard: A doe and buck rest on the soft and cool grass early Wednesday evening near the ravine behind Chapel Apartments on Rose Street. Photo by Victoria Rygh

Meow Wolf Taos Vortex Music Festival Aug. 16-18

on August 15, 2019 - 10:33am

By BECKY RUTHERFORD
Los Alamos

 TAOS ― Meow Wolf is bringing their popular Taos Vortex music festival back to Taos this weekend for the second year. Be warned … the inter-dimensional festival rift will only be open Friday, Aug. 16, and will close Sunday, Aug. 18, so get your passes now. 

Headliners include Lykke Li, Claude VonStroke, George Clinton Parliament-Funkadelic, Flying Lotus 3D, Zhu, Calexico, Iron & Wine, and many other amazing artists.  Music genres include EDM, jazz, hip-hop, indie rock, house, electronica, soul, and more.

Daily Postcard: Small Green Bug Spotted On Patio

on August 14, 2019 - 7:12am

Daily Postcard: A small lime green bug strolls across red patio bricks Tuesday in the backyard of a home on North Mesa. Photo by Madelyn Crotzer

Solomon: SFO’s ‘Jenufa’ Is Gripping Theater

on August 13, 2019 - 8:08pm
Laura Wilde (Jenůfa) with Richard Trey Smagur (Števa Buryja). Photo by Ken Howard for The Santa Fe Opera
 
Review By ALICIA SOLOMON
For the Los Alamos Daily Post

Forewarned is forearmed, they say, and perhaps my foreknowledge of Jenůfa’s tragic plot helped me avoid shock and dismay to proceed directly to unabashed appreciation of this beautiful work.

2019 Los Alamos County Fair Results Announced

on August 13, 2019 - 8:07pm

Adult Grand Champion in Horticulture: Potatoes grown by Claire Swinhoe. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Extention Office News:

The Los Alamos County Extention Office has announced the winners of Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion at the Los Alamos County Fair.

The items entered in the Fair were on display Friday and Saturday at Mesa Public Library.

The winners are:

BAKED GOODS

  • Youth Grand Champion: Jen Morales (Caramel Shortbread Cookies)
  • Youth Reserve Grand Champion: Eliza Lamborn (Peanut Oatmeal Cookies)
  • Adult Grand Champion: Chris Jordan (Ginger Snaps

Classon & Andrae Explore Pitfalls; Triumphs Of Midlife In ‘I’ve Been Waiting All My Life To Be Middle-Aged’

on August 13, 2019 - 8:20am
Singer/guitarist Matthew Andrae provides much more than background music to Carrie Classon's words. The music gives the material a whole other dimention. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Carrie Classon signs copies of her memoir 'Blue Yarn' after the performance. Some of her stage material is drawn from the book, some from her syndicated column and some is brand new. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Matthew Andrae's very first guitar teacher, Marge Agnew, was in the audience Aug.

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