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Daily Postcard: Harvest Moon Over Los Alamos

on September 19, 2019 - 8:02am

Daily Postcard: The Harvest Moon early Wednesday morning viewed from Los Alamos. In the Northern Hemisphere, the full moon closest to the autumn equinox is called the Harvest Moon. Depending on time zone, 2019’s autumn equinox for the Northern Hemisphere comes on Sept. 22 or Sept. 23. Source: Photo by Annis Young

The Harvest Moon setting early Wednesday morning viewed from Los Alamos. Photo by Annis Young

The Harvest Moon disappears behind the horizon as the sky turns a golden hue early Wednesday morning. Photo by Annis Young

Daily Postcard: Hummingbirds On Meadow Lane

on September 18, 2019 - 6:57am

Daily Postcard: Hummingbirds sip sweetened water from a feeder Friday at a residence on Meadow Lane in White Rock. Photo by Leora McMullan

Aditya Viswanthan Discusses His Photography Tonight

on September 17, 2019 - 12:05pm

Aditya Viswanathan will talk about his photography adventures at 6:30 p.m. today at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC


PEEC News:


Aditya Viswanthan is an award winning photographer who has traveled around the world photographing birds, butterflies, fish, mammals and landscapes … and he is only 10 years old.


The community is invited to join Viswanathan at 6:30 p.m. today at the Los Alamos Nature Center to learn about his photography adventures and hear how other kids can get involved in this exciting hobby.


This talk is free to attend and no registration is

‘ALIGNMENT’ Premieres At BESC Wednesday

on September 17, 2019 - 11:48am

Local Playwright Robert Benjamin

Theater News:

Los Alamos Living Treasure Robert Benjamin is at it again with his plays for the people.

The Sept. 18 performance is 12:45 p.m. at the Betty Ehart Center, followed by an Oct. 3 performance at 12:45 p.m. at the White Rock Senior Center.

“ALIGNMENT” is a new 10-minute comedy about “aging” by Benjamin and performed by Pat Beck and Kelly Dolejsi. When her old car needs repairs, the mechanic offers her options to align the car’s front-end, but are these repairs affordable and is it worth the effort? Who is the mysterious mechanic, anyway?


Dave Trujillo Presents First Show At Karen Wray Gallery

on September 17, 2019 - 10:39am

Image of work by Donato Spitzer and David Trujillo. The community is invited to the opening reception of their show, 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Karen Wray Gallery, 1247 Central Ave., Suite D-2 Courtesy/KRG


Los Alamos
For the past 10 years, David Trujillo has been one of the most popular and best-selling artists at the Karen Wray Gallery. This fall, he will co-present his first exhibition, “I should Have Known by Now,” with artist Donato Spitzer.
David Trujillo with one of his scrap-metal sculptures. Courtesy/KRG

Like many talented Los Alamos

Daily Postcard: Raindrops Cling To Blades Of Grass

on September 17, 2019 - 8:59am

Daily Postcard: Raindrops spotted clinging to blades of ornamental grass during an early morning walk Monday in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Lecture Pays Homage To Music And Rosalie Heller

on September 16, 2019 - 3:51pm
Rosalie Heller
Los Alamos Daily Post

Rosalie Heller was pivotal in developing the arts and culture community in Los Alamos. In fact, she helped found several local arts organizations, including the Los Alamos Arts Council.

So, it seems fitting that the Los Alamos Arts Council establish a memorial lecture series to pay tribute to one of its creators.

The Rosalie Heller Annual Memorial Lecture held its inaugural event last year with NPR’s Bill McGlaughlin speaking on the life and achievements of Leonard Bernstein.

Murder, She Danced! At Smith Auditorium Oct. 6

on September 16, 2019 - 7:57am


The community is invited to this year's production of Murder, She Danced! presented by Dances of India. 

The event is 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Duane Smith Auditorium in Los Alamos.

Admission is free, but donations are requested to benefit the Y in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Indian snacks from the local Indian grocery store will be available for purchase during intermission.

All proceeds will go to the Y in Chiang Mai, Thailand: Specifically their program for women:

Daily Postcard: Blanket Of Clouds Covers Mountains

on September 16, 2019 - 6:56am

Daily Postcard: A blanket of clouds rolls in over the mountains Sunday morning looking west from Los Alamos County Airport. Photo by John McHale/

Daily Postcard: Flowers Bloom On Cheryl Avenue

on September 15, 2019 - 7:25am

Daily Postcard: Flowers bloom in the yard of a residence on Cheryl Avenue in White Rock. Photo by Annette Maes-Livermore

Daily Postcard: Sunrise Paints First Light In White Rock

on September 14, 2019 - 6:33am

Daily Postcard: The sunise paints the first light of the morning in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Daily Postcard: Harvest Moon Viewed From White Rock

on September 13, 2019 - 4:54am

Daily Postcard: A rare sighting of the Harvest Moon viewed at about 1:48 a.m. today from White Rock. The Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox, the beginning of fall, which this year is Sept. 23. It’s different from other full moons because it rises at roughly the same time for several nights running, giving more light. According to Farmers’ Almanac contributing astronomer Joe Rao, this combination is typically a once-in-a-20-year occurrence, but unfortunately, you’ll have to wait even longer than usual for your next chance to see it in the U.S.

Local Playwrights’ Work To Be Presented During Theatre Walk In Santa Fe Saturday

on September 12, 2019 - 3:55pm

The cast of ‘Red Licorice’ rehearse the play, which will be performed during Theatre Walk Saturday in Santa Fe. Photo by John Gustafson


Los Alamos will be well represented Saturday during the Theatre Walk Santa Fe 2019, an afternoon of live theater at the Rufina Arts District, Santa Fe.

Theatre Walk Santa Fe offers 11 venues and 22 companies presenting short plays.  For a $5 ticket, patrons can wander among the various venues to take in a variety of performances. Children younger than 12 are admitted free.

The play “Red Licorice”, written by local playwright, John

Los Alamos Quilt Heads To Washington, D.C.

on September 12, 2019 - 8:43am
Holding up their Christmas Tree skirt, from left, quilters Roberta Day Idzorek, Micki Taylor and Zena Thomas. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Christmas Tree skirt quilters, from left, Micki Taylor, Roberta Day Idzorek and Zena Thomas. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post
New Mexico has been selected to provide the Capitol Christmas Tree as well as 75 other Christmas Trees and tree skirts for the Federal Government buildings in Washington, D.C. and
members and friends of the Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guild

Los Alamos Arts Council Looking To Make History

on September 12, 2019 - 8:14am

A scene from the 2018 Pumpkin Glow on the lawn at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Mairen Hoch/


Los Alamos Arts Council is striving to make world history.

At 2:45 p.m. Oct. 26, the local arts organization will invite 1,300 citizens of Los Alamos and surrounding communities to attempt to break the current Guinness World Record for “Most People Carving Pumpkins Simultaneously.”

To ensure that it meets the goal of 1,300 pumpkins carved simultaneously, the arts council strongly recommends that participants be at least 10 years old.

Library Gallery Features Three-Woman Show

on September 12, 2019 - 8:10am

Gloria Sharp’s Sky and the Mesa. Courtesy/MPL

Mary Miller’s work titled, Canale. Courtesy/MPL

Karen Trythall’s Habitats in Folds and Shadows. Courtesy/MPL


The newest exhibit at Mesa Public Library is a three-woman show titled “Three Unique Talents.”

The show kicked off with a reception Saturday and will continue to run through Sept. 28 in the library’s upstairs gallery. The artists participating in the show are Gloria Sharp, Mary Miller and Karen Trythall.

Sharp does work with batik.

LALT Presents ‘Tick, Tick...BOOM!’

on September 12, 2019 - 7:57am

The cast of ‘tick, tick ... BOOM!’ opening Friday at the Los Alamos County Performing Arts Center. Courtesy/LALT

LALT News:

The countdown is underway for “tick, tick… BOOM!” — the opening production in Los Alamos Little Theatre’s 2019-20 season.

The show runs Sept. 13-28 with performances at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Los Alamos County Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St.

Written by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning author of “Rent”, the small-cast musical “tick, tick…BOOM!” follows an aspiring composer trying

Daily Postcard: Squirrel Eats Apricots In Tree

on September 12, 2019 - 7:25am
Daily Postcard: A squirrel munches apricots Tuesday in a tree on 48th Street. It pulled off the apricots, taking a bite from each one before they hit the ground. The squirrel then headed down to eat some of the apricots on the ground. Photo by Donna Reil

Daily Postcard: Fawn Spotted In Quemazon

on September 10, 2019 - 7:04am

Daily Postcard: A fawn spotted Friday morning in Quemazon. Photo by Jason Morris

Daily Postcard: Moon Shines Over Abiquiu Inn

on September 9, 2019 - 6:37am

Daily Postcard: The moon illuminates the sky above the Abiquiu Inn Saturday night at 21120 US-84 in Abiquiu. Photo by John McHale/

Posts From The Road: Palms To Pines

on September 8, 2019 - 7:53am
Mountain Views: The Palms to Pines Byway leaves streets lined with palm trees in the Palm Springs area to the dry desert landscape when  crossing the mountains. The first signs of fall were spotted at a mountain stop as cottonwood trees along a stream begin to show their autumn colors. Photo by Gary Warren/
Idyllwild: The village of Idyllwild, Calif. sits on the western slopes of the San Jacinto Mountains and is surrounded by ponderosa pines at an elevation of 5,413 feet. The peaks in the area rise to almost 11,000 feet in  elevation. Photo by Gary Warren/

Daily Postcard: Sunset Viewed From Canyon Road

on September 8, 2019 - 7:28am

Daily Postcard: A fiery sunset viewed recently from Canyon Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Wood & Wire Performs For Sold Out Crowd Tonight

on September 7, 2019 - 9:06pm
Austin-based bluegrass band Wood & Wire is performing for a sold-out crowd tonight at Fuller Lodge. Wood & Wire is opening the fall concert series for Live in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
Scene from Wood & Wire performing for a sold-out crowd tonight at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo
Scene from Wood & Wire performing for a sold-out crowd tonight at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo
Scene from Wood & Wire performing for a sold-out crowd tonight at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo

¡Globalquerque! Film Festival At NHCC Sept. 12-26

on September 7, 2019 - 1:32pm

NHCC News:

ALBUQUERQUE – In September, the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series showcases the ¡Globalquerque! International Cinema Series, presented in partnership with ¡Globalquerque!.

Most films in the series are from countries whose artists are represented in this year’s festival.

Sept. 12, 7 p.m. - ¡Globalquerque! International Cinema Series: Rhymes for Young Ghouls (Canada)

Set on the Red Crow Mi’gMaq reservation in Quebec, Canada, during the mid-‘70s, Jeff Barnaby’s feature film debut takes place during a period in Canadian history when, by

Scenes From Los Alamos Historical Society Eagle Sculpture Dedication In Honor Of Cold War Veterans

on September 7, 2019 - 7:12am

A crowd gathers Friday afternoon to help the Los Alamos Historical Society dedicate the eagle sculpture at the entrance of Central Park Square. The sculpture was dedicated in honor of the veterans of the Cold War. The dedication was held in conjunction with the opening of the History Museum's temporary exhibit, 'Test Tube Community: Constructing Normalcy in Cold War Los Alamos'. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Liz Martineau makes the opening remarks during the dedication ceremony.