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Daily Postcard: Mourning Cloak Butterfly

on August 8, 2019 - 6:46am

Daily Postcard: A mourning cloak butterfly is observed basking in the morning sunlight on a recent hike in the Jemez. Photo by Marc Bailey

Fall & Winter Events At New Mexico Historic Sites

on August 7, 2019 - 10:12pm
Wagon in the Snow at Fort Selden. Courtesy/NMDCA
Luminarias at Jemez Historic Site. Courtesy/NMDCA


Virgin de Guadalupe carving, part of J. Paul Taylor collection. Courtesy/NMDCA

NMHS News:
SANTA FE New Mexico’s Historic Sites have a host of upcoming events planned this fall and winter:
Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fiesta of Cultures.
Coronado Historic Site
485 Kuaua, Bernalillo, NM 87004
Come celebrate New Mexico’s diverse and unique cultures!

Rain Makes Big Splash In Los Alamos Today

on August 7, 2019 - 3:34pm

Midday rains were heavy today and made a big splash as this Mustang made its way down Diamond Drive. Photo by John McHale/

Rover Park Play Lot Closed For Wasp Removal

on August 7, 2019 - 3:33pm


Los Alamos County has advised that the Rover Park Play Lot on Rover Boulevard in White Rock is closed until Friday.

The County Parks Division is removing wasps from the play lot, and for safety reasons, does not want children in the area during the removal operation.

LAHS Lockout Lifted; Class Registration Resumes

on August 7, 2019 - 2:27pm
Registration resumes today following a 30-minute lockout due to a suspicious package spotted across the street on Diamond Drive. Photo by John
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Police have cleared the area and the Los Alamos High School Lockout has been lifted following the sighting late this morning of a suspicious package across the street on Diamond Drive.

Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus told the Los Alamos Daily Post that Cpl.

Senior Centers Host Presentation On The Five Wishes

on August 7, 2019 - 1:22pm
Executive Director

The White Rock and Betty Ehart Senior Centers will each host a presentation on The Five Wishes.

The presentations, done in conjunction with Tim Rivera of Rivera Funeral Homes and Jenn Bartram of Final Wishes Known, will take place at each center.

The purpose is to foster discussion for those who need a boost to create such documents. Often many find the process time consuming or financially limiting, and these events hope to solve both issues.

“After all the years of meeting with families under what could be described as the worst

N3B Employees Raise Over $12,000 For LA Cares

on August 7, 2019 - 12:59pm

N3B employees organized and held the First Annual Danny Nichols Golf Tournament in July at the Los Alamos County Golf Course. In addition to organizing the tournament, employees participated in teams and competed for closest to the pin hole and longest drive contests. Employees and sponsors generously donated to the cause and raised more than $12,000 for LA Cares, a local independent organization, providing help to the needy of Los Alamos County with food and financial aid assistance for utilities or rent payments. Courtesy photo

Democratic Party Meets At UNM-LA Monday

on August 7, 2019 - 12:53pm

DPLA News:

The Los Alamos Democratic Party monthly meeting is 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12 at UNM-Los Alamos in Room 631 in Building 6.

The guest speaker is Los Alamos School Board President Ellen Ben-Naim.

The meeting is open to the public.

Rainbow Fills Sky Over White Rock Tuesday

on August 7, 2019 - 12:04pm

Rainbow spotted in the sky Tuesday on the way to White Rock. Photo by Christina Scovel

SF Animal Shelter Lowers Fee Due To Overcrowding

on August 7, 2019 - 11:32am

SFAS News:

The Santa Fe Animal Shelter has announced it will reduce adoption fees Friday through Sunday Aug, 9-11, for all dogs, five months and older, to $25 due to an influx of dogs at the shelter.  

“We have been helping many shelters around the state with their overpopulation of dogs this season, which has now lead us to be a bit overcrowded,” said Murad Kirdar, public relations officer of the Santa Fe Animal Shelter. “We are hoping to ease the population in the dog kennels by offering a reduced adoption fee and making it possible for everyone to adopt.”

Santa Fe Animal Shelter is


Art Celebration Send Off For Katherine Schirato

on August 7, 2019 - 11:12am

Art work by Katherine Schirato. Courtesy photo

ART News:

The community is invited to attend an art reception and send off for Katherine Schirato of Los Alamos.

The reception is 5-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9 at Rose Chocolatier at 149 Central Park Square.

Schirato, who works at Rose Chocolatier has been showing her detailed drawings throughout the summer on the wall there and adding pieces slowly over this period.

Schirato will be leaving her position at Rose Chocolatier to attend college later this month, so this is one of the last chances to see her work before she leaves to pursue an art

Rodeo Dinner And Dance At Posse Lodge Saturday

on August 7, 2019 - 10:22am

Santa Fe Holds 3rd Annual Overdose Memorial Aug. 28

on August 7, 2019 - 9:45am

SFOM News:


Recovery Santa Fe, the Friendship Club, Santa Fe Prevention Alliance, Berardinelli Family Funeral Service and Santa Fe Recovery Center will host the third annual memorial commemorating the 26 people who died from accidental drug overdoses during 2018.


The memorial is 4:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Old Church Courtyard, 417 Agua Fria St. at the corner of Guadalupe and Agua Fria in Santa Fe.

The purpose of this memorial is to provide a space and time to gather and publicly acknowledge loss.

“Even one person lost to drug overdose is too many,”

NWS: Today’s High Near 84; Tonight’s Low Around 57

on August 7, 2019 - 9:02am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high near 84 with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon and tonight’s low around 57. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Flowers Bloom On Canada Bonita Trail

on August 7, 2019 - 8:52am

Daily Postcard: Flowers blooming recently along the Canada Bonita Trail. Photo by Lisa Hampton

Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation Donates $15,000 To Refresh And Refurbish Staff Lounges

on August 6, 2019 - 7:47pm
The staff of the high school, middle school and all the elementary schools except Barranca (which is under construction) were surprised by newly refreshed and refurnished staff lounges! The LAPS Foundation just completed a $15,000 refresh of the staff lounges, which was meant to be a surprise for teachers and other staff when they returned for their first day on Tuesday.

Lensic: Littleglobe’s ¡Presente! Oct. 5

on August 6, 2019 - 6:24pm
Scene from a past Littleglobe production. Photo by Kate Russell
LPAC News:
SANTA FE — The Lensic presents ¡Presente!, a collaborative, multi-arts performance produced by Santa Fe-based arts and social justice nonprofit Littleglobe, Saturday, Oct. 5.
¡Presente! features Santa Feans of all ages—including students, professional musicians and artists, and other longtime residents—whose lives and sense of belonging are affected by current issues such as displacement, insecure housing, and affordability.

YMCA: Dances Of India Showcase Aug. 8

on August 6, 2019 - 5:35pm

On The Job In Los Alamos: Math Teachers & Coach

on August 6, 2019 - 5:13pm

On the job in Los Alamos this afternoon during lunch at the Blue Window Bistro are a group of Los Alamos High School math teachers, and at right, wrestling coach Lawrence Wilson. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos History Museum Atoms & Art Ends Aug. 18

on August 6, 2019 - 10:47am
Los Alamos History Museum exhibit: Atoms and Art is sponsored by Enterprise Bank & Trust. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos History Museum exhibit: Atoms and Art is sponsored by Enterprise Bank & Trust. Courtesy/LAHM
History Museum News:
The Los Alamos History Museum’s popular temporary exhibit, Atoms and Art: The Intersecting Lives of Maria Poveka Martinez and Bernice Bidwell Brode will be coming down soon.
The exhibit’s last day is Sunday, Aug.

Quorum Notice: APP Board May Attend Art Fair

on August 6, 2019 - 10:34am


Members of the Arts in Public Places Board may attend the annual Arts and Craft Fair at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 on the lawn at Fuller Lodge, in order to gather public opinion.

A quorum may be present, however no action will be taken by the board.


Chamber Breakfast: CDD Permitting Process Aug. 8

on August 6, 2019 - 10:34am

County Tests School Zone Flashing Lights Aug. 13-14

on August 6, 2019 - 9:41am

Traffic and Streets Division crews will be testing School zone flashing lights County-wide Aug. 13-14 in preparation for the upcoming school year.

If motorists notice the lights flashing during hours outside of a normal school day over these two days, be advised this is a standard procedure for testing the lights. Please do not call Police Dispatch or Traffic/Streets Division to report the activity.

Crews will be working near busy streets while testing the lights; please slow down and use caution.

School begins Thursday, Aug.

FLAC Welcomes Noah Starer To Arts & Crafts Fair

on August 6, 2019 - 9:35am

Today's Summer Arts & Crafts Fair Featured Artist is Noah Starer. He is a self-taught ceramic artist with a passion for social work. He specializes in the naked clay movement, or clay without glaze. His work has been featured in the gallery space at Fuller Lodge Art Center (FLAC), as seen most recently in MapMaker. To see more of his work visit his Facebook at @NoahStarerCeramicArts or Don't forget the Annual Summer Arts & Crafts Fair is only 4 days away, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 10 on the lawn at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy/FLAC

Ceramic piece created by Noah Starer.

Indian Affairs Dept. Back To School Supply Drive Aug. 6

on August 6, 2019 - 8:20am