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Daily Postcard: Happy Thanksgiving Los Alamos!

on November 22, 2018 - 6:46am

Daily Postcard: A Thanksgiving sunrise viewed this morning from White Rock. The National Weather Service predicts a high today near 50 with partly sunny skies and a low tonight around 29 with a 40 percent chance of rain and snow before 11 p.m. and new snow accumulation of less than half an inch possible. The Los Alamos Daily Post news team takes this opportunity to thank and wish our readers in Los Alamos, across the nation and around the world a very Happy Thanksging Day. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

NMBC: 12th Annual NM-AZ Book Award Winners

on November 21, 2018 - 11:32am
NMBC News:
The winners in the 2018 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards were announced this week at a gala awards banquet at the Tanoan Country Club in Albuquerque.
Awards were presented in 58 categories, from poetry to history and nonfiction to children's books.
1,089 books were entered in this year's awards program and 236 of those entries were selected as finalists, which were announced in September 2018.
Entries came from large and small publishers from all across the country.

NHCC: Nutcracker Ballet In The Land Of Enchantment Performs In Albuquerque Dec. 14-16

on November 21, 2018 - 8:59am
The Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment performances are Dec. 14-16 on the NHCC Albuquerque Journal Theatre stage. Courtesy/NHCC
NHCC News:
ALBUQUERQUE The Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment will again be performed Dec. 14-16 on the National Hispanic Cultural Center's (NHCC) Albuquerque Journal Theatre stage this holiday season.
Last year's production, presented by Festival Ballet Albuquerque and the NHCC, with choreography by Patricia Dickinson Wells and full live orchestra under the baton of Maestro Guillermo Figueroa, sold out.

Daily Postcard: Fox Spotted On Barranca Mesa

on November 21, 2018 - 6:16am

Daily Postcard: Young fox, seen Tuesday morning near the east end of Barranca Mesa. Photo by Cornell Wright

SFCC Clay Club 10th Annual Ceramics Sale Nov. 28-29

on November 20, 2018 - 7:44am
Bowl by Claudia Mardel. Courtesy/SFCC
Cup by Cheryl Hoagland
SFCC  News:
Santa Fe Community College’s Tenth Annual Student SFCC Clay Club Ceramics Sale SFCC Clay Club members – all students – will sell functional and sculptural works in porcelain, earthenware, stoneware and micaceous clays 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28, and 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 29, at SFCC, Main Hallway, 6401 Richards Avenue.
The Silent Auction will close at 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 29.
The group includes aspiring young artists, lifelong learners and professional potters.

Daily Postcard: Fall Foliage Colors Demo Garden

on November 20, 2018 - 7:41am

Daily Postcard: Fall foliage colors the Los Alamos Demonstration Garden on Central Avenue before last week's snowstorm. The Demo Garden is a Public Education Garden maintained by the Los Alamos Master Gardeners organization (LAMG), in conjunction with the Los Alamos County Parks and Recreation Department and the New Mexico State University Los Alamos County Cooperative Extension Office. The Garden is on the South side of Central Avenue, between Ashley Pond and Oppenheimer Drive. It is always open to the public and handicap accessible.

LALT Receives Donation From Longer Estate

on November 19, 2018 - 4:21pm

John Longer from the melodrama 'Curse of an Aching Heart', January 2004. Courtesy/LALT

LALT News:

Los Alamos Little Theatre has announced it has received a generous donation from the estate of John Longer.

Longer was a longtime LALT member who passed away in 2006.

“John produced and appeared in many of our melodramas over the years,” LALT Board member Paul Lewis said. “He was also instrumental in a number of building improvements, including our bathroom renovations and light booth construction.”

Longer also helped build the sets for numerous shows, assisted with house management and

Daily Postcard: Vibrant Colors Spotted At Pond

on November 19, 2018 - 5:55am
Daily Postcard: Vibrant fall colors spotted just before the snowstorm last week dulled the foliage at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Ken Hanson

Scenes From LAAC 2018 Arts And Crafts Fair

on November 18, 2018 - 9:59am

Fabric artist Sara Griego owner of Kala, which creates plant dyed natural textiles, took part in the Los Alamos Arts Council's Northern New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday at Los Alamos Middle School. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Angelo McHorse, who along with his wife, Jacquelene, operate Bison Star Naturals. The business manufactures all natural soaps and lotions. The McHorses took part in the Los Alamos Arts Council fair for the first time Saturday. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Carlos Lopez of Good Morning Goat Milk. The business is based out of Mora.

NNMC Student Arts Showcase Dec. 5-6

on November 18, 2018 - 9:47am
NNMC News:
ESPANOLA — Northern New Mexico College's Student Arts Showcase is 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Dec. 5-6, in the Nick Salazar Center for the Arts (CFA). 
The art show will feature student works in drawing, painting, pottery and photography, weaving, bultos and retablos, tinwork and spanish colonial furniture.
An opening reception with the artists is noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5. Refreshments will be served.
Film & Digital Media Arts students will present their final film projects 1-3 p.m., Dec. 5, in the CFA Theatre. There will be an art sale 11 a.m.

Scenes From 2018 Festival Of Trees Saturday

on November 18, 2018 - 8:40am

A scene from the 2018 Festival of Trees Saturday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center benefits two local nonprofit organizations, the Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization (LARSO) and Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA). Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Ken and Minoosh Sherwood check out the Christmas trees. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Bryan Fearey checks out the Christmas trees up for auction during the Festival of Trees event Saturday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Photo by Kirsten/

‘Granny’ Potter, left, and Janet Harris volunteer at the Festival of

Millicent Rogers Museum: Holiday Fiesta Dec. 1

on November 18, 2018 - 8:33am
Dancers at Holiday Fiesta. Courtesy photo
MRM News:
Holiday celebrations are 11 3 p.m., Dec. 1 at the Millicent Rogers Museum’s Holiday Fiesta.
This year’s event marks the 21st year the museum has hosted its Holiday Fiesta,and is line with the museum’s mission of sharing and celebrating the arts and cultures of the Southwest.
The museum was founded in 1956 in Taos and the majority of its collection of more than 7,000 objects is representative of the diverse Indigenous and Hispanic cultures of the Southwest with particular strengths in the traditional arts of northern New

Teatro Paraguas: A Musical Piñata For Christmas

on November 18, 2018 - 8:31am
A Musical Piñata for Christmas performs 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7-16, at Teatro Paraguas in Santa Fe. Courtesy photo
Teatro Paraguas presents the sixth annual A Musical Piñata for Christmas with a new and exciting line-up of acts to welcome in the winter holidays at 7 p.m., Fridays, and 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7-16, at Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie in Santa Fe.
Admission is $10 adults, $5 children under 16. Tickets:; reservations 404.424.1601 and information

Daily Postcard: Fall Scene On West Road

on November 18, 2018 - 8:17am

Daily Postcard: Fall colors the landscape near the Ice Rick along West Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Demonstration By Award Winning Katsina Carver Gerry Quotskuyva At Millicent Rogers Museum Sunday

on November 17, 2018 - 6:20am
Katsina carving by Gerry Quotskuyva. Courtesy/MRM

MRM News:

Award winning Katsina Carver Gerry Quotskuyva will present and demonstrate katsina carving at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 18 at Millicent Rogers Museum (MRM) in Taos.

Gerry Quotskuyva is the 2018 Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fellow at the School for Advanced Research. He is a member of the Bear Strap Clan from the Hopi Second Mesa village of Shungopavi and the grandson of an established katsina carver. Quotskuyva will provide a demonstration on katsina carving and discuss his work.

This event is provided free with admission to the

Popular Abiquiú Artist Releases New Christmas Cards

on November 16, 2018 - 4:20pm
'Vintage Friends' is one of Lori Faye Bock's first greeting cards and still one of her most popular. The New Mexico artist takes joy in painting the personalities of the animals in her life - none of which really drive an old pickup truck. Courtesy photo
A network of independent retailers and cooperatives throughout the state carry Lori Faye Bock’s line of greeting cards, including portfolios of this year’s Christmas card The Gift, which also includes a 4” x 6” magnet for the kitchen with the colorful greeting. Courtesy photo
BOOK News:
Nationally acclaimed northern New Mexico

Festival Of Trees At Betty Ehart Senior Center Saturday

on November 16, 2018 - 5:47am

This week volunteers weathered snow, slush and 25 degree temperatures to decorate two trees in downtown Los Alamos for the Los Alamos MainStreet project. The Festival of Trees is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Tree viewing has begun. If the cold weather keeps you from heading out to catch an early glimpse, allow the Los Alamos Daily Post to assist with a preview. Tickets for the snowflake raffle tree and many other items will be on sale during Thanksgiving lunches Thursday and Friday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Louise Hassman, Kay Burick, Patricia Rathbone,

Daily Postcard: Goose Spots Holiday Lights At Pond

on November 16, 2018 - 5:17am

Daily Postcard: Homer the goose shows his pals the holiday lights shining brightly Thursday night around Ashley Pond. Photo by Karen Kendall

NHCC Opens Proposal Process For 2019-2020 Performing Arts Season

on November 15, 2018 - 9:22am
NHCC News:
ALBUQUERQUE The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) has launched its second performing arts proposal process to determine its Performing Arts Season that runs between June 2019 and July 2020.
All performing artists who would like to present a show at the NHCC during that time period are required to submit a proposal form no later than midnight Dec. 21, 2018.
Additional information along with links to the forms can be found in the proposal guidelines, and the NHCC will be holding informational sessions at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, and at 2 p.m., Friday, Nov.

LANL Profile: Physicist Donald Sandoval Is A Master Of The Loom

on November 15, 2018 - 8:22am
Donald Sandoval is a fifth generation weaver. Courtesy/LANL

Donald Sandoval works in the laboratory’s Primary Physics Group. Courtesy/LANL
LANL News:
Donald Sandoval, of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Primary Physics group, stands before a loom made by his father and weaves a tapestry. The weaving process itself is not too complicated but does take time, so Sandoval’s mind tends to wander. His thoughts often venture to his day job as a mechanical engineer supporting the Lab’s national security mission.

Coro De Cámara And LAHS Choirs Celebrate Women Composers With ‘Music She Wrote’ Concert Nov. 16-18

on November 15, 2018 - 8:18am

Coro de Camara rehearses for upcoming performances. Photo by Jessica Benge Photography

Choir members rehearse for upcoming performances. Photo by Jessica Benge Photography

Coro de Cámara

Quick quiz: How many women composers can you name? If your answer is not many, you’re not alone. Although women have composed music since at least the time of the ancient Greeks, music written by women is seldom heard, even today.

The chamber singers of Coro de Cámara will give audiences a chance to experience some of this wonderful music in their upcoming program “Music She Wrote:

Smart Design With Suzette: Eight Ideas To Brighten A Home In Winter

on November 15, 2018 - 7:05am

Install glass doors to let natural light into the house. Courtesy image

Add twinkle lights inside your home. Courtesy image

Los Alamos

Fall and winter start cozy — who hasn’t used the colder temperatures as an excuse to binge-watch Netflix while sipping on hot chocolate (or a glass of wine) under a throw blanket? But come January, staying indoors can feel less like a treat and more like you’re living in a cave.

Here’s how to make your house lighter, brighter, and cheerier with more natural light indoors.

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Daily Postcard: Valles Caldera Snow Scene

on November 15, 2018 - 6:57am

Daily Postcard: The Valles Caldera National Preserve is operating under winter hours and activities. The Valle Grande entrance station is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Winter activities include hiking, mountain biking, equestrian riding and East Fork fishing. Once the snows are deep enough, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing begin and the Valle Grande Bookstore, managed by Los Amigos de Valles Caldera, will offer snowshoe rentals on site.

Sign-up Underway To Participate In Annual Los Alamos WinterFest Holiday Lights Parade!

on November 14, 2018 - 10:25am

A spectacular float created by Zia Credit Union entered in the 2017 Los Alamos MainStreet Holiday Lights Parade on Central Avenue. Courtesy/LA MainStreet

Los Alamos MainStreet News:

The annual Los Alamos MainStreet Holiday Lights Parade, this year with a “Candyland” theme, will glide down Central Avenue at 6 p.m.  Saturday, Dec. 8.

Businesses and organizations interested in participating in this year’s parade can register free here. Registration closes Friday, Nov. 30.

The official Tree Lighting Ceremony will follow the parade at 7 p.m. around Ashley Pond.

Daily Postcard: Snowy Los Alamos

on November 14, 2018 - 6:56am

Daily Postcard: A view of snowy North Mesa and Pueblo Canyon Monday from Camp Hamilton Trail. Photo by Robert Beberniss