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In And Around Town: Feb. 21

on February 21, 2019 - 4:45pm
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
The Los Alamos Genealogical Association Meeting
7 p.m. at the White Rock Public Library. The program is “Coming Soon to a Genealogical Problem Near You”, focusing on new resources and exciting new technology for family history research. The traditional no-host social dinner is  5:30 p.m. at Pig + Fig across the street from the library.
Talk On Race And Racism

Edith Boulevard Rescheduled At Nature Center Feb. 24

on February 21, 2019 - 4:40pm

Deb Bluestone, left, and Clara Byom are the Abuquerque duo Edith Boulevard performing Jan. 13 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post

When two classically trained musicians who play a variety of instruments and have fallen in love with every kind of folk music came together, the result was Edith Boulevard. Edith Boulevard's January concert was cancelled because of bad weather. It's been rescheduled for Sunday Feb. 24. The eclectic folk/classical duo will perform on violin, viola, accordion, keyboard and clarinet

Mysteries Of Los Alamos Explored In New Podcast

on February 21, 2019 - 8:55am
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By Bonnie J. Gordon
Los Alamos Daily Post

Something weird and creepy is going on in Los Alamos and it’s not mysteriously appearing potholes ... it’s Secret City Files Podcast.

Since its launch in October the podcast, produced by three young Los Alamos writers, has been creeping out listeners with tales featuring mysteries and secret lore from Los Alamos and northern New Mexico. The podcast is more than halfway through its first season. It broadcasts every two weeks. All the episodes can be downloaded, not just the current one.

Aria and Matt

Birds Spotted feeding, fighting And frolicking In Snow

on February 21, 2019 - 7:27am

Various birds including this Steller's Jay are spotted feeding, fighting and frolicking in the snow Tuesday at a home on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Ken Hanson
Juncos fighting in the snow Tuesday at a home on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Ken Hanson
Spotted Towee eating in the snow Tuesday at a home on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Ken Hanson
Evening Grosbeaks in the snow Tuesday at a home on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Ken Hanson

NHCC Art Museum Opens Qué Chola March 8

on February 21, 2019 - 6:34am
NHCC News:
ALBUQUERQUE The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) Art Museum's upcoming exhibition, Qué Chola, opens Friday March 8, with a reception in the Art Museum 6-9 p.m., and closes Aug. 4.
The exhibit features Cholas and homegirls in art and pop culture and celebrates the Chola as a symbol of strength, power and resilience in the face of racial, gender and economic adversity.
The term Chola is commonly used to refer to women of a particular subculture in the U.S. often characterized by cultural pride, tough behavior and a distinctive style.

Daily Postcard: Mountains Viewed From Quemazon

on February 21, 2019 - 5:43am

Daily Postcard: The mountains viewed Wednesday from Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Los Alamos Gets Insight On Directing Short Play

on February 20, 2019 - 5:26pm

Jacqueline Reid, center, gives instruction to actor Eric Bjorklund on the precise timing of movements she wants his character to execute. Courtesy photo

LALT News:

Jacqueline Reid, a founding member of Fusion theatre in Albuquerque, recently taught a class on directing the short play at the Performing Arts Center in Los Alamos.
The class attracted participants from Santa Fe, Dixon, Albuquerque and Arizona, as well as local residents, totaling 22 participants in all.
The class was subsidized by the Los Alamos Little Theatre, which provides instruction and promotes interest in the

Museum of Spanish Colonial Art Presents Saints Of Mobility: Holiness Within The Borderlands Feb. 21

on February 20, 2019 - 6:48am
Dr. William Calvo-Quirós
SCAS News:
Saints of Mobility: Holiness Within the Borderlands at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art.
Free to SCAS Members - $10 general - $5 students.
Based on a variety of primary and secondary sources, including government juridical proceedings, newspapers, oral narratives, literature, popular music as well as extensive interviews, and ethnographic visits to border shrines over the last 10 years, this presentation investigates the U.S.-Mexico border not only as a physical frontier of socio-economic and political

UNM-LA Hosts LAMTA Piano Recital Sunday Feb. 24

on February 20, 2019 - 6:01am
Los Alamos Music Teachers Association pianists will perform at the LAMTA Sunday Musicale at 2 p.m., Feb. 23 at UNM-LA. Courtesy photo
UNM-LA News:
In keeping with their ongoing mission of Community Outreach and Service, the UNM-LA Campus will host the first of two Spring Piano Recitals at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24.
The recital is FREE and open to the public, sponsored by the Los Alamos Music Teachers Association (LAMTA). LAMTA’s Sunday Musicales are regular public presentations for the public’s enjoyment and appreciation of the city’s musically talented youth.

Daily Postcard: Evening Falls On Central Avenue

on February 20, 2019 - 5:56am

Daily Postcard: Evening falls on Central Avenue Tuesday in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

New Mexico School For The Arts Exhibition March 1-29

on February 19, 2019 - 2:57pm
HSFF News:
Historic Santa Fe Foundation (HSFF) will host the exhibition Decomposition with works by 14 New Mexico School for the Arts students 5-7 p.m., March 1-29, with the opening Friday, March 1 at HSFF's El Zaguán, 545 Canyon Road in Santa Fe.
NMSA's Junior Visual Artists are organizing their first ever thematic exhibition in this lovely historical building, the James A. Johnson House, also known as HSFF's El Zaguán on Canyon Road.
Students will be creating fresh new works inspired by the title and theme of decomposition.

Los Alamos Under A Snow Day ... Hip Hip Hooray!

on February 19, 2019 - 12:04pm

Los Alamos woke up to a thick blanket of snow this morning and residents are making the most of it! Here the Jafarov family is clearly having a ton of fun sledding today at Urban Park. Photo by John McHale/

Members of the Jafarov family demonstrate the agony and the ecstasyof sledding this morning at Urban Park. Photo by John McHale/   ‘’  

A man armed with a snow blower clears sidewalks late this morning on Central Avenue. Photo by John McHale/

A row of cars covered with snow this morning on Trinity Drive.

Teatro Paraguas Presents El Coqui Espectacular And The Bottle Of Doom April 11-28

on February 19, 2019 - 10:55am
El Coquí cast. Courtesy photo
A Nuyorican comic book artist down on his luck becomes the city's newest superhero in El Coquí Espectacular and the Bottle of Doom, written by Matt Barbot and directed by Roxanne Tapia.
Alex Nuñez (Miles Blitch) searches to discover his Boricua identity and prove to himself that he is not just “Sorta Rican” – the stereotype assigned to him by his erstwhile high school bully Junior/current nemesis El Chupacabra (Ricky Mars). So he becomes El Coquí, a superhero named for the iconic Puerto Rican tree frog, who protects Sunset

Snow Scenes At Chapel Apartments This Morning

on February 19, 2019 - 10:20am

A blanket of snow covers the parking lot, vehicles, trees and shrubs this morning at Chapel Apartments on Rose Street in Los Alamos. Photo by Victoria Rygh

Snow scene this morning at Chapel Apartments on Rose Street. Photo by Victoria Rygh

Daily Postcard: Snow Moon Over White Rock

on February 19, 2019 - 8:39am

The Snow Moon with clouds beginning to cover it Monday evening over White Rock. The full moon this morning, Feb. 19, will be the brightest and largest supermoon in 2019, appearing about 10 percent larger than normal, according to February’s full moon, nicknamed ‘Snow Moon’, appears larger than normal because it will be closer in its orbit to the Earth than at any other point in 2019. The name Snow Moon comes from the typically heavy snowfall across parts of the U.S. in February. Different Native American tribes had other names for February’s moon.

February Is National Bird Feeding Month

on February 18, 2019 - 4:02pm

A bird spots a tasty treat hanging from a tree branch today at a residence on Mesa Verde in White Rock. Photo by Mary Lou Oothoudt

Yum! Photo by Mary Lou Oothoudt

Snow Dusts Homes Off Trinity Drive

on February 18, 2019 - 3:39pm

This morning was greeted with snow fall. Here, snow dusts houses off Trinity Drive. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Snow continues falling this morning in Los Alamos. The National Weather Service forecasts the County may receive an accumulation of 7 to 11 inches tonight. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

New Mexico, Contemporary Music & Doomsday Clock

on February 18, 2019 - 3:14pm

CRAS Ensemble. Courtesy photo

MUSIC News: 

CRAS Ensemble, a Danish contemporary music group has just launched a Doomsday Clock-inspired project with several connections to New Mexico.
The initiation of IN OUR TIME marks the beginning of a potentially endless artistic project in which global events, including international security and existential threats such as nuclear weapons and climate change, will be turned into a huge, constantly evolving piece of music.
IN OUR TIME will consist of an unknown number of movements, called “chapters”, each lasting about 15 minutes.

Daily Postcard: Snow Flurries Along Anniversary Trail

on February 18, 2019 - 8:21am

Daily Postcard: Snow flurries viewed Sunday afternoon from Anniversary Trail. Photo by Marc Bailey

Scenes From Secret City Kitchen And Los Alamos Makers' Date Night

on February 18, 2019 - 8:11am
On Friday, Feb. 15, Los Alamos Makers at 3540 Orange St., was transformed into a pop-up venue for an out-of-the-ordinary date night. A virtual crackling  fireplace projected on the large screen, along with romantic background music, made for a soothing atmosphere. The unusual center pieces were one-of-a-kind fused glass bottles handmade by glass art instructor Sue Bombardt. Courtesy photo


Jeremy Varela, owner of  Secret City Kitchen with his catering team wowed the guests with a sophisticated table and a delicious 3-course meal. Courtesy photo


For their 2nd course, guests had a

Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra And Los Alamos Choral Society Perform At Smith Auditorium Today

on February 17, 2019 - 6:51am
Dress rehearsal Saturday night of the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra and Los Alamos Choral Society for a 4 p.m. concert today, Feb. 17 at Duane Smith Auditorium. Photo by Lynn Wysocki-Smith
Los Alamos violinist Kay Newnam at the dress rehearsal Saturday night of the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra and Los Alamos Choral Society for a 4 p.m. concert today, Feb. 17 at Duane Smith Auditorium. Photo by Lynn Wysocki-Smith

Daily Postcard: Sunset Beyond United Church On Rose

on February 17, 2019 - 6:23am

Daily Postcard: The sun begins to set early Saturday evening beyond the United Church on Rose Street. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LALT Cast Rehearses For ‘Church And State’

on February 16, 2019 - 7:18am

Cast members rehearse a scene from Church and State', which will be performed by the Los Alamos Little Theatre March 1-18 at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. Cast members seated from left, Charlotte Jusinski  and Alexis Perry-Holby; standing, from left, Tim Orcutt and Ian Foti-Landis. This dramedy, directed by Patrick MacDonald, follows a U.S. Senator up for re-election who finds himself dealing with the fallout from a candid comment to a blogger. Courtesy photo

Daily Postcard: View From Main Hill Road

on February 16, 2019 - 7:04am

Daily Postcard: View Wednesday from the Main Hill Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Heart-Shaped Ice Sculpture Spotted On Trinity Drive

on February 14, 2019 - 6:18pm
Just in time for Valentine's Day, a heart-shaped ice sculpture was spotted today in the snow along Trinity Drive. Photo by Denise Obermeyer