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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

Maya Seet Builds Large Snowman

on November 13, 2018 - 3:39pm

Maya Seet of Los Alamos builds a large snowman from the storm Monday. Photo by Nicholas Seet

‘Women Writers Of The Santa Fe Trail’ Nov. 16

on November 13, 2018 - 5:35am
NPS News:
WATROUS  Often stories of cowboys and soldiers highlight the Western Frontier. However, women also were there for the highs and lows of the romanticized “Wild West.”
Many of these first American women in the present day southwest braved journeys overland down the Santa Fe Trail. From Susan Magoffin to suffragist Julia Archibald Holmes, join Dr. Leo Oliva and discover the adventurous lives of some women writers who forged their own story in the American Frontier.
This program is 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16 at the CCHP Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center at 116 Bridge St. in

Daily Postcard: Pair Of Deer Visit North Mesa

on November 13, 2018 - 4:48am

Daily Postcard: Morning visitors stopped at a neighborhood on North Mesa after Sunday night’s snowfall. Photo by Linda Hull

Snowy Scenes Around Los Alamos Today

on November 12, 2018 - 3:40pm

Snow scene this morning at the VFW on Trinity Drive. The National Weather Service predicts the storm is clearing and will be followed by sunny skies Tuesday and a high of 34. Photo by John McHale/

Snow scene this morning on the grounds of Mesa Public Library. Photo by John McHale/

Snow scene this morning on Rose Street near Oppenheimer Tower. Photo By Carol A. Clark/

Snowplows this morning clearing Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

A man clears the parking area this morning at Chapel Apartments near Rose Street.

Learn To Draw From Goodnight, Los Alamos Illustrator

on November 12, 2018 - 1:20pm

Goodnight, Los Alamos illustrator Brenda Fleming and author Whitney Spivey. Courtesy photo


ProjectY News:
  • Free workshop with artist Brenda Fleming at ProjectY


If you’ve ever wanted to draw your favorite place in Los Alamos, now’s your chance to do so—with help from a pro. Artist Brenda Fleming, illustrator of the new Goodnight, Los Alamos children’s book, will be at ProjectY Friday, Nov. 16 to guide aspiring artists as they capture our town’s most scenic vistas and treasured places.


The event, which kicks off at 4 p.m. and is free to the public, will also feature a reading of

Quorum Notice: Arts In Public Places Board Nov. 15

on November 12, 2018 - 6:03am

Recycle Fair And Fashion Show Nov. 14

on November 12, 2018 - 6:01am

Daily Postcard: Scenes From Bosque Del Apache

on November 11, 2018 - 7:10am

Sandhill Cranes in flight Friday morning at the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. The 31st Annual Festival of the Cranes gets underway Wednesday, Nov. 14 and includes more than 140 events, drawing photographers, birders and wildlife enthusiasts from around the country to celebrate the return of the Sandhill Cranes to their winter home. To get to the refuge, drive south on I-25 past Socorro to exit 139 (San Antonio), go east 0.25 miles on US 380 to the flashing signal at the village of San Antonio, turn right onto Old Highway 1, and drive south nine miles to the Visitor Center on the

Goodnight Los Alamos Book Signing Underway!

on November 10, 2018 - 12:03pm
Author Whitney Spivey and illustrator Brenda Fleming are signing their book, Goodnight Los Alamos, until 1 p.m. today at the Bradbury Science Museum at 15th Street and Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/
Book signing underway until 1 p.m. today with Whitney Spivey and Brenda Fleming for their book, Goodnight Los Alamos, at the Bradbury Science Museum. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/
Goodnight Los Alamos book cover. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Poetry Reading With Lauren Camp, David Mutschlecner

on November 10, 2018 - 10:26am

Turquoise Door book cover. Courtesy image

Santa Fe poet Lauren Camp


Santa Fe poet Lauren Camp and Los Alamos poet David Mutschlecner will read from their work at the White Rock Branch Library, 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17.

The reading is free and open to the public.

Lauren Camp is the author of four books of poetry: Turquoise Door (3: A Taos Press, 2018); One Hundred Hungers (Tupelo Press, 2016), winner of the Dorset Prize; The Dailiness, winner of the National Federation of Press Women Poetry Prize and a World Literature Today “Editor’s Pick;” and This Business of Wisdom.

BESC: 15th Annual Festival Of Trees Nov. 17

on November 10, 2018 - 9:45am
The 15th Annual Festival of Trees is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nov. 17 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Courtesy photo
Felix Blom spends time with Santa Clause at a previous event. Courtesy photo
Volunteers are already busy at the Betty Ehart Senior Center and will continue throughout the week preparing for the big day Saturday, Nov. 17. On that day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Betty Ehart Senior Center at 1101 Bathtub Row, will be a buzz with activity as the 15th Annual Festival of Trees comes to its spectacular finale.
LARSO volunteers have been hard at work organizing

On The Job In Los Alamos: Thursday Knitting Circle

on November 9, 2018 - 8:13am
On the job in Los Alamos are members of the Thursday Knitting Circle last night at Close Knit Yarn Coop. The Coop shares space with Atomic City Quilts at 1247-C Central Ave., next door to the Los Alamos Daily Post world headquarters. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Teatro Paraguas Holiday Dream Flamenco Dec. 20-22

on November 9, 2018 - 6:52am
Mina Fajardo performs in Holiday Dream Flamenco Dec. 20-22 at Teatro Paraguas. Courtesy photo
The community is invited to attend Holiday Dream Flamenco, a flamenco and Middle Eastern dance spectacle at 7 p.m., Dec. 20-22 at Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie in Santa Fe.
Compañia Chuscales and Mina Fajardo returns to Teatro Paraguas with an original and exciting flamenco extravaganza based in part on choreographer, dancer and singer-songwriter Mina Fajardo’s newly released album Sueño. 
Joining Mina onstage are flamenco dancers Monze Diaz, Janira

Daily Postcard: Sunrise Viewed From White Rock

on November 9, 2018 - 6:24am

Daily Postcard: Sunrise colors the sky viewed from White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Pssst … ‘Rumors’ Is In Town

on November 8, 2018 - 5:01pm
From left, Paul Lewis, Thomas Graves, Holly Robinson and Trisha Werner in 'Rumors'.
Los Alamos Daily Post

‘Rumors’ is the great Neil Simon’s only farce. This play is just for laughs, having no other message, as you should be able to ascertain from the plot, which goes like this.

Four couples are attending an anniversary party for their unseen host, a New York deputy mayor and his wife.

The first couple arrives to discover that the host has shot himself in the ear and his wife has disappeared.

LAAC Hosts Northern NM Holiday Arts Fair Nov. 17

on November 7, 2018 - 2:53pm

Irene Wiley sculpture. Courtesy photo

Johnene Ellis’ painting. Courtesy photo

LAAC News:

Los Alamos Arts Council sponsors and produces the 2018 Northern New Mexico Arts Fair, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Nov. 17 at the Los Alamos Middle School, 2101 Hawk Dr.

Artists from around New Mexico and some from out-of-state will present their art and handy work for the early holiday shopping enjoyment of the public. Art works range in price from $5 to $1,000.

The fair also will feature live music (flute ensemble and a string quartet) and food vendors. There is no admission charge and no parking fee.

LAHS Olions Theater Production Of Brighton Beach Memoirs At Duane Smith This Weekend

on November 6, 2018 - 7:18am
Scene from LAHS Olions Theater Production of Brighton Beach Memoirs. Courtesy photo

Scene from LAHS Olions Theater Production of Brighton Beach Memoirs. Courtesy photo
Scene from LAHS Olions Theater Production of Brighton Beach Memoirs. Courtesy photo
LAHS News:
Come see the LAHS Olions Theater Production of Brighton Beach Memoirs by Neil Simon this weekend!
A story of a poor, Polish/Russian Jewish family living in Brighton Beach, New York in the 1930s. A show that represents coming of age in a way that will touch your heart like you've never seen before.
This show has mature

2018 Youth Shakespeare Festival In Santa Fe Dec. 1

on November 6, 2018 - 6:52am
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Upstart Crows of Santa Fe and the International Shakespeare Center Santa Fe announces their third annual Youth Shakespeare Festival Santa Fe, noon to 5 p.m., Dec. 1, at Meow Wolf at 1352 Rufina Cirle in Santa Fe.
Students from Academy of Technology and the Classics, Capital High, Eldorado Community School, Mandela International School, McCurdy Charter School, New Mexico School for the Arts, Santa Fe High, Santa Fe Indian School, Santa Fe Prep and Upstart Crows of Santa Fe have been brushing up their Shakespeare since the start of the

SFCC Student Glass Club Art Sale Nov. 14-15

on November 4, 2018 - 4:47am

Glass horse by Gayanne Robinson. Courtesy/SFCC

SFCC News:

Santa Fe Community College Glass Club art students will sell glass art and functional pieces created by the SFCC Glass Club 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday Nov. 14 and Thursday, Nov. 15.

The students created the work by using a variety of methods, from kiln casting to fusing and slumping. Works include vibrant color and luminescent glass, whimsical sculptures and functional glassware in a wide range of patterns.

This is a free event in the Main Hallway, 6401 Richards Ave., on the SFCC campus.

For more information, contact Laura Cowan

Daily Postcard: Fall Colors Spotted At Demo Garden

on November 4, 2018 - 4:37am

Daily Postcard: Fall colors are spotted recently at the Los Alamos Demo Garden on Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Close-Knit Yarn Coop Officially Opens On Central

on November 3, 2018 - 6:09am

Knitters and other fiber artists gathered Thursday at Close-Knit Yarn Coop to celebrate the store's grand opening in the former location of Warm Hearts Yarn at 1247 Central Ave. Close-Knit shares space with Atomic City Quilts. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Mary Fellman, left, manager of Close-Knit Yarn Coop helps a customer Thurday during the Grand Opening. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Guests sample refreshments and talk knitting Thursday at Close-Knit's Grand Opening. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/