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Buck Relaxes On Lawn Near Chapel Apartments

on July 19, 2019 - 8:58am

A handsome buck is spotted relaxing this morning on a lawn near the Chapel Apartments on Rose Street. Photo by Victoria Rygh

Daily Postcard: Bloom Where You’re Planted!

on July 19, 2019 - 5:33am

Daily Postcard: A sunflower grows tall and blooms in the crack of a turning lane along N.M. 4 Thursday in White Rock. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

An Open Book: Science And Humanity

on July 18, 2019 - 9:17am
Los Alamos
Last Saturday was ScienceFest Discovery Day, and it was certainly a discovery Saturday for me. I missed the prior Friday night concert (more about that later), but I wanted to make sure to walk around on Saturday and get a feel for what this ever-improving Los Alamos signature event was all about. I saw loads of kids doing hands-on science experiments or safely peering through telescopes at the Sun.

Daily Postcard: Western Bluebird Takes Energetic Bath

on July 18, 2019 - 7:11am

Daily Postcard: A western bluebird is spotted Wednesday taking an energetic bath in the yard of a residence on Andanada Street in Barranca Mesa. This bird takes its bathing seriously! Photo by Ken Hanson

That was great ... now I need a nap! Photo by Ken Hanson

LAAC Holds Auditions For ‘The Snow Queen’ July 22

on July 17, 2019 - 3:44pm

Scene from the finale of Missoula Children’s Theatre’s production of ‘Wendy and Peter’. Courtesy photo

LAAC News:

The Los Alamos Arts Council (LAAC) invites children of the community to come and audition for this year’s Missoula Children’s Theatre’s production of “The Snow Queen” 10 a.m. to noon  Monday, July 22 at Crossroads Bible Church.

Those auditioning should arrive at 9:30 a.m. and plan to stay for the full two hours. Parents should send their child with water and a sack lunch in the event that they are required to stay for the second half of the day.

Auditions are free and open to

SFNF Hosts Glorieta Rock Art Tour Aug. 14

on July 17, 2019 - 3:16pm

Rock art panel on Glorieta Mesa. Courtesy/SFNF

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – The community is invited to join the Santa Fe National Forest’s Site Stewards Wednesday, Aug. 14 to explore two unusual horizontal rock art panels on Glorieta Mesa.

The petroglyphs are unique in both design and location. Both panels are easily accessible, but the trip will require carpooling in high-clearance vehicles. Sunscreen, snacks, water and closed-toe shoes are recommended.

The Glorieta rock art tour is free and open to the public, but anyone planning to attend must register in advance by calling the Pecos Ranger

Daily Postcard: Storm Clouds Over Jemez

on July 17, 2019 - 5:45am

Daily Postcard: Storm clouds fill the sky Monday looking toward the Jemez Mountains from Pajarito Acres in White Rock. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Daily Postcard: Rose Blooms On Aragon Avenue

on July 16, 2019 - 6:36am

Daily Postcard: A rose blooms Sunday on Aragon Avenue in White Rock. Photo by Annette Maes-Livermore

NMFO: ‘Half Brothers’ Begins Filming In New Mexico

on July 15, 2019 - 6:46am
NMFO News:
SANTA FE New Mexico Film Office Director Todd Christensen has announced that the feature film “Half Brothers,” a moving comedy with heart in the vein of “Little Miss Sunshine,” “Green Book” and “Rain Man,” is starting production today in New Mexico.
Based in Albuquerque, “Half Brothers” will film ithrough late August, shooting on locations in and around Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Cedar Crest, Los Lunas and Hatch.
The movie will employ approximately 150 New Mexico crew members, 30 New Mexico actors and stunt performers, and 300 background players.

Daily Postcard: Bobcat Spotted At Valles Caldera

on July 15, 2019 - 6:11am

Daily Postcard: A bobcat is spotted walking at the Valles Caldera, home to the second largest elk population in New Mexico and other residents such as Gunnison prairie dogs, coyotes, badgers, black bears, Eastern mountain bluebirds and golden eagles. It is illegal to willfully remain near or approach wildlife, including birds, within ANY distance that disturbs or displaces the animal - Source: VCNP. Courtesy/VCNP

Pair Of Bucks Linger Near Ravine On Rose Street

on July 14, 2019 - 12:28pm

A pair of young bucks spotted late this morning near the ravine adjacent to Rose Street. Photo by Victoria Rygh

Bucks spotted late this morning near the ravine adjacent to Rose Street. Photo by Victoria Rygh

Posts From The Road: Tent Rocks Near Cochiti Pueblo

on July 14, 2019 - 7:31am

Cone-shaped rock formations at Kasha-Katuwe National Monument near Cochiti Pueblo south of Santa Fe. Photo by Gary Warren/

A view from the trail in the slot canyon looking directly up through the rock formations as the sun hides behind the canyon walls. Photo by Gary Warren/
Formerly of Los Alamos

Having lived in Los Alamos for 30 years, I had heard about the tent rocks near Cochiti Pueblo but had never been to see the rock formations.

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival: 2019 Season

on July 14, 2019 - 7:04am
SANTA FE — During its 2019 Season, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival—which runs today, July 14, through Monday, Aug. 19, offers a wide range of works performed by longtime Festival-audience favorites as well as acclaimed musicians making their Festival debuts.
It also presents three dynamic and intimate recitals that feature solo works for the violin and the piano as well as masterpieces of the piano-vocal repertoire.
Week 2 (Sunday, July 21–Saturday, July 27) comprises eight concerts held in St.

Daily Postcard: View Looking East From Truck Route

on July 14, 2019 - 6:47am

Daily Postcard: View early Saturday evening looking east from the truck route. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Scenes From LAAC ScienceFest Chalk Walk

on July 13, 2019 - 4:59pm

Los Alamos Arts Council Board Vice President Steve Bublitz and Executive Director Chris Monteith man the booth for this year's Chalk Walk event along with some high school helpers. The Chalk Walk today in front of Fuller Lodge, was a part of ScienceFest. Participants turn squares of the sidewalk into artwork and judges evaluate the entries and award prizes. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Scene from Chalk Walk. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Logan Lollen and his sisters Libby, center, and Lily get to work on their chalk artwork. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


Summer Concert Openers Impress Crowd Friday Night

on July 13, 2019 - 4:29pm
These colorful umbrellas shaded the crowd at Friday's Secret City Summer Concert at Ashley Pond Pavilion. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
The Youth Performance for the Chevel Shepherd Concert featured Gabriella Salazar, a 14-year-old native Taoseña who sings in both Spanish and English. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Dressed in their summer colors, these kids enjoy each other's company at Ashley Pond Park Friday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Gabriella Salazar and her band entertain the crowd Friday at the Ashley Pond Pavilion. Photo by Bonnie J.

Meet Red Rover Author Roger Wiens At BSMA Booth During ScienceFest At Ashley Pond Park Today

on July 13, 2019 - 12:27pm

Stop by the Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) booth during Los Alamos ScienceFest to get a signed copy of Red Rover and meet author Roger Wiens today at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Science-themed items available for purchase at the BSMA booth at Los Alamos ScienceFest today at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Beverage classes available for purchase at the BSMA booth at Los Alamos ScienceFest today at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Santa Fe Opera: Mozart’s ‘Così Fan Tutte’ Begins Tonight

on July 13, 2019 - 10:07am

Rod Gilfry as Don Alfonso in the Santa Fe Opera's new production of Mozart's Così fan tutte. Photo by Ken Howard

SFO News:

SANTA FE — On Saturday, July 13, the Santa Fe Opera will present Mozart’s Così fan tutte in a new production directed by R. B. Schlather (making his company debut) and conducted by Music Director Harry Bicket.

“For years Così was dismissed as a minor Mozart work, but for me it is a masterpiece,” writes Bicket.

LALT Audition Notice For Tick, Tick… Boom!

on July 13, 2019 - 9:13am

The Performing Arts Center at 1670 Nectar St. Courtesy/LALT

LALT News:

Los Alamos Little Theatre announces open auditions for its first show of the 2019-2020 season, Jonathan Larson’s Tick, Tick... BOOM!

Auditions are 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20 and 7 p.m. Sunday, July 21 at the Performing Arts Center at 1670 Nectar St.

Be prepared to sing 16-32 bars (or, one verse and refrain) of a song, preferably from a rock musical. Bring sheet music for the accompanist. Readings will be from the script.

The rehearsal schedule will be determined after the show is cast.

SFCC’s Visual Arts Gallery Presents DWELL July 26

on July 13, 2019 - 7:56am
‘3 Spools Plus One’ by Patricia-Pearce. Courtesy/SFCC
SFCC News:
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College’s Visual Arts Gallery presents the exhibition, DWELL, which opens 5-7 p.m. Friday, July 26.
This is the college’s first installation show.

“The five artists in the show address the mysteries of dwelling in connection with sculpture, printmaking, altered book, photography and textile,” said Patricia Pearce, director of SFCC’s Center for Book Art and Printmaking.

The other four women are all artists who have taken Pearce’s printmaking, book arts or creative expression classes in

Teatro Paraguas, Santa Fe Playhouse And Ironweed Productions Present ‘The Elliot Trilogy’

on July 13, 2019 - 7:39am
SANTA FE This fall, Teatro Paraguas, the Santa Fe Playhouse, and Ironweed Productions join forces —with a cast of 17 actors from Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and beyond—to bring Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes' masterful epic, The Elliot Trilogy, to Santa Fe.
This powerful trilogy consists of Elliot: a Soldier’s Fugue, Pulitzer Prize-winner Water by the Spoonful, and The Happiest Song Plays Last.

Large Crowd Gathers For ScienceFest Concert At Pond

on July 12, 2019 - 7:24pm
A large crowd is gathered for the ScienceFest Concert underway at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

2019 Summer Exhibition Opens At Karen Wray Gallery

on July 12, 2019 - 7:01pm
The three lovely ladies of The Karen Wray Gallery welcome guests Thursday to the opening of the 2019 Summer Art Exhibition. From left, Owner Karen Wray, Marketing Director Karen Lee Kimbrough and Gallery Assistant Jean Wher. The trio is standing in front of artist Richard Prather's painting 'Viva El Rio Grande'. The show continues through Aug. 10 at The Karen Wray Gallery, 1247 Central Ave. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
'Apricot Rose', colored pencil by Erin Breneman is one of the pieces in the exhibit. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Visitors talk art during the

Teatro Paraguas Presents Poetry Reading With Natachee Momaday Gray Aug. 18

on July 12, 2019 - 5:07pm
Natachee Momaday Gray
Natachee Momaday Gray is a Santa Fe poet and artist whose work focuses on the melding of art and myth, ancestry and nostalgia, food and prayer, glamour, frivolity and time.
A believer in the saying "the higher the heel, the closer to God," she is intent on composing a unique and charming color to paint her world. 
She writes: “I will be reading from a new gathering  that I am calling Silver Box.

Chevel Shepherd Has Arrived In Los Alamos!

on July 12, 2019 - 4:56pm

Singer Chevel Shepherd arrived in Los Alamos this morning. The 17 year old was the Season 15 winner of The Voice. She will take the stage at 8 p.m. today at the Ashley Pond Pavilion as part of the Secret City Summer Concert Series. In addition to Shepherd, the show will feature singer-songwriter Eryn Bent as well as Gabriella Salazar, a 14 year old native Taoseña. Salazar will perform at 6 p.m. and Bent will take the stage at 6:30 p.m. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Despite being hours before the start of the concert, the lawn around Ashley Pond is already covered by camping chairs