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Fort Union Artist-In-Residence Gives Painting Demo

on October 13, 2019 - 9:59am
NPS News:
WATROUS Fort Union Artist in Residence Melissa Weinman will give a painting demonstration at the national monument at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19.
A member of Oil Painters of America, Melissa enjoys painting near mountains and rivers and their dramatic majesty. "I'm attracted to all subjects that are translucent and changing, therefore I'm drawn to paint fruit and flowers, water and clouds, and the figure. I aim to capture my subjects through a palpable sense of atmosphere, masterful drawing, and luscious paint handling," Melissa says.
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SFO Reports State Of The Opera 2019 Season

on October 13, 2019 - 8:54am
 The back deck of the Crosby Theatre at the Santa Fe Opera. Photo by Paul Horpedahl
SFO News:
Running from June 28 to Aug. 24, the 2019 Season presented five operas in 36 performances, a special Santa Fe Opera debut concert by celebrated American soprano Renée Fleming with the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra led by Music Director Harry Bicket and two Apprentice Scenes performances.
The 63rd Season, the first led by General Director Robert K.

New Mexico And Arizona Bishops Gather In Tucson

on October 13, 2019 - 8:26am

Scene of the grounds at the Redemptorist Renewal Center in Tucson, Ariz., where Catholic Bishops from New Mexico and Arizona gathered Thursday afternoon for a meeting. Founded in 1963 for meetings and spiritual retreats, the Redemptorist Renewal Center is situated in the foothills of the Tucson Mountains and Sonoran Desert. Photo by Fr. Glenn Jones

‘Firstness’ Filming In New Mexico

on October 13, 2019 - 8:24am
NMFO News:
SANTA FE New Mexico State Film Office Director Todd Christensen announced that the independent feature “Firstness”, produced by Firstness LLC, has begun principal photography through mid-October in Carrizozo, Tularosa, Capitan, Ruidoso and Alamogordo.  
The production will employ five New Mexico crew members, one New Mexico actor, and two New Mexico background actors.
The film is one of the first to take advantage of new tax film tax credit in New Mexico that provides an extra 5 percent incentive for productions in areas outside the Albuquerque-Santa Fe Corridor, said

Daily Postcard: Cirrus Fibratus Clouds Spotted Saturday

on October 13, 2019 - 8:13am

Daily Postcard: Cirrus fibratus clouds are spotted wisping across the sky Saturday morning on the way down the hill from Los Alamos, near Pojoaque High School. Cirrus clouds often produce hair-like filaments—similar to the virga produced in liquid–water clouds—called fall streaks, and are made of heavier ice crystals that fall from the cloud. The sizes and shapes of fall streaks are determined by the wind shear. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Cirrus fibratus clouds spotted in the sky Saturday morning on the way down the hill from Los Alamos. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Daily Postcard: Shadows On Graduation Canyon Trail

on October 12, 2019 - 6:43am

Daily Postcard: Shadows on the rocks along Graduation Canyon Trail. To learn all about the trails to hike inside the Passport to the Pajarito Plateau program underway at the Los Alamos Nature Center, click here. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Rotary Club Features Local Author Phil Rink

on October 11, 2019 - 7:43am

Local writer Phil Rink, who pens the 'Jimi and Isaac' book series, discusses writing young adult books and the publishing business with the Rotary Club of Los Alamos Tuesday afternoon at Cottonwood on the Greens. Rink said his goal is to write books that connect to his readers' lives and help improve their lives. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Daily Postcard: Running Along Acid Canyon Trail

on October 11, 2019 - 7:06am

Daily Postcard: A runner out with his dogs Monday along Acid Canyon Trail. To learn all about the trails to hike inside the Passport to the Pajarito Plateau program underway at the Los Alamos Nature Center, click here. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Evening Of Arts & Culture Special Section Now Online

on October 10, 2019 - 1:46pm

Click the picture to read the Evening of Arts & Culture Special Section.

SFCC Announces Fall Readings In November

on October 10, 2019 - 1:29pm
SFCC News:
SFCC Student Services, Creative Writing Program and the SFCC Library present Fall 2019 Readings in the Library.
Faculty and students read their work Nov. 7, 11 and 20.
The public is invited to the free events. Refreshments will be served. Note: The Nov. 21 reading features SFCC faculty and staff members reading their work. 
Schedule of SFCC Fall Readings in the Library:
  • (11:30 a.m. -12:45 p.m.) Thursday, Nov. 7 - Poetry with Shuli Lamden and class;
  • (1-2:30 p.m.) Monday, Nov. 11 - Creative Non-Fiction with Kate McCahill and class;
  • (6-7 p.m.) Wednesday, Nov.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At The Nature Center

on October 10, 2019 - 7:39am

On the job in Los Alamos Monday at the Los Alamos Nature Center are Christine Cloyd, left, who has volunteered with the organization for more than four years and Rachel Landman who has served at marketing manager for more than a year. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

PEEC Marketing Manager

Started April 23, 2016, the Passport to the Pajarito Plateau is a fun program to get families outside, exploring our beautiful trails together.

Los Alamos County, Bandelier, and the Valles Caldera have so many great trails, and now, thanks to

Daily Postcard: Fall Comes To Acid Canyon Trail

on October 10, 2019 - 6:47am

Daily Postcard: Leaves are turning fall colors Monday along the Acid Canyon Trail. To learn all about the trails to hike inside the Passport to the Pajarito Plateau program underway at the Los Alamos Nature Center, click here. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

UNM-LA Hosts Annual Regional Piano Competition Saturday And Winners Recital Sunday Oct. 12-13

on October 9, 2019 - 2:25pm

Four of the prize winners with judges in 2018, from left, Astrid Groth, Betty Kang, Philippa Fung, Yeanwoo Park and Kirsten Ditlow. Courtesy photo

UNM-LA News:

The UNM-LA campus will once again host the annual regional piano competition of the Professional Music Teachers of New Mexico (PMTNM) 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, where 26 contestants ranging in age from seven-to-16 will converge on the campus.

The Los Alamos public is cordially invited to attend both the competition and then hear the winners of the competition when they present a Winner’s Recital at 2 p.m. Sunday.  


Lads Of Enchantment 2019 Barbershop Harmony Show

on October 9, 2019 - 2:05pm

The barbershop quartet, Sound Check, will perform Oct. 18 during the 2019 Barbershop Harmony Show. Courtesy photo


The Los Alamos Lads of Enchantment and the Santa Fe Harmonizers invite Los Alamos to join them for the 2019 Barbershop Harmony Show 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 at the United Church of Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Dr.

In a departure from prior years, the annual show will be presented in Los Alamos on a single night; however, the show also will be presented at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1200 Old Pecos Trail in Santa Fe.

The opening part

Daily Postcard: Los Alamos Storm Clouds

on October 9, 2019 - 6:57am

Daily Postcard: Storm Clouds descend on Los Alamos as seen Tuesday from N.M. 4. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Folk Duo The Brother Brothers At Fuller Lodge Oct. 17

on October 8, 2019 - 6:51am
The Brother Brothers David and Adam Moss perform Oct. 17 at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Justin Camerer
The Brother Brothers David and Adam Moss. Courtesy photo
The Brother Brothers, a Brooklyn, NY based folk duo will play the historic Fuller Lodge 7 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.) Thursday, Oct. 17.
The band’s odd name is a play on the fact that the duo is comprised of identical twin brothers, David and Adam Moss.
The two grew up in a house where music was appreciated and promoted and each spent some time during and after college with various bands and following their

Daily Postcard: Sunset Highlights Floating Clouds

on October 8, 2019 - 6:35am

Daily Postcard: Several clouds float in the sky recently as the sun sets over Los Alamos. Photo by Victoria Rygh

LALO Presents The Addams Family A New Musical

on October 7, 2019 - 2:29pm

LALO News:

Get ready for something creepy and kooky, mysterious and spooky! To enhance your Halloween season, Los Alamos Light Opera will be presenting The Addams Family, a New Musical directed by Cindy Hines, with musical direction by Gretchen Amstutz, choreography by Brooke Davis, and produced by Laurie Tomlinson.

Based on characters created by Charles Addams, the beloved family from the classic television series and films come to life on the stage, with book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, for an evening of fun and games that will be altogether

TGIF: Los Alamos Baroque Quartet Performs Oct. 18

on October 7, 2019 - 8:31am
TGIF Concert Series News:
As part of the TGIF (Thank God It’s Friday) Concert Series, Los Alamos Baroque Quartet will perform J.S. Bach, Johann Quantz, and Georg Telemann at 5:30 p.m., Oct. 18 at the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Fe at 208 Grant Ave.
Members include:
  • Joseph Fasel, Baroque oboe and oboe d’amore, recorder
  • Charles McMillan, recorders
  • Kenneth Perlow, viola da gamba
  • Juanita Madland, harpsichord
Dr. Linda Raney founded the TGIF Concert Series in 2008 at Santa Fe's First Presbyterian Church.

NPS Awards Historic Preservation Grants To American Indian Tribes, Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiian Groups

on October 7, 2019 - 8:27am
Documenting Klukwan's Woolen Weaving Traditions -- An Oral History and Documenting Cultural Traditions Project Lani Hotch - Chilkat Indian Village. Courtesy/NPS
NPS News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. The National Park Service Sept. 13 announced $524,000 in grants for 12 projects from across the country to support the protection of America’s native cultures. 
Congress appropriates funding for the Tribal Heritage Grant Program through the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF). The HPF uses revenue from federal oil leases on the Outer Continental Shelf, providing assistance for a broad range of

Daily Postcard: Dewdrops Create Jewel-like Effect

on October 7, 2019 - 7:33am

Daily Postcard: Dewdrops create a jewel-like effect on the seed head of an Apache plume plant Saturday morning in Los Alamos. Photo by Marc Bailey

Daily Postcard: Scene Of The Valles Caldera

on October 6, 2019 - 7:51am

Daily Postcard: A view of the Valles Caldera during a recent visit. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos County Council Proclaims October: ‘Arts And Culture Month’; Oct. 11: ‘Evening Of Arts And Culture’

on October 5, 2019 - 7:58am

From left, Los Alamos Arts Council Board President Jocelyn Warner, Arts Council Executive Director Chris Monteith, Board Vice President Steve Bublitz and Los Alamos County Councilor Pete Sheehey hold up a proclamation declaring October Arts and Culture Month and Oct. 11, an Evening of Arts in Cultures. The proclamtion was presented at the Tuesday night council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Staff Report:

Los Alamos County Council proclaimed October as "Arts and Culture Month" and Oct. 11 as "An Evening of Arts and Culture" during its regular meeting Tuesday night.

Daily Postcard: Fall Comes To Downtown Los Alamos

on October 5, 2019 - 7:10am

Daily Postcard: Fall colors decorate the trees along Central Avenue Friday in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Fall colors highlight trees Friday on Central Avenue near Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Fall colors are visible in trees along Bathtub Row Friday near Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

October Edition Of Prism Now Online

on October 4, 2019 - 4:57pm

Click on the image below to read  October Prism.