Daily Postcard: Harvest Moon Viewed From White Rock

Daily Postcard: A rare sighting of the Harvest Moon viewed at about 1:48 a.m. today from White Rock. The Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox, the beginning of fall, which this year is Sept. 23. It’s different from other full moons because it rises at roughly the same time for several nights running, giving more light. According to Farmers’ Almanac contributing astronomer Joe Rao, this combination is typically a once-in-a-20-year occurrence, but unfortunately, you’ll have to wait even longer than usual for your next chance to see it in the U.S. Rao said the


Local Playwrights’ Work To Be Presented During Theatre Walk In Santa Fe Saturday

The cast of ‘Red Licorice’ rehearse the play, which will be performed during Theatre Walk Saturday in Santa Fe. Photo by John Gustafson


Los Alamos will be well represented Saturday during the Theatre Walk Santa Fe 2019, an afternoon of live theater at the Rufina Arts District, Santa Fe.

Theatre Walk Santa Fe offers 11 venues and 22 companies presenting short plays.  For a $5 ticket, patrons can wander among the various venues to take in a variety of performances. Children younger than 12 are admitted free.

The play “Red Licorice”, written by local playwright, John Gustafson,


Los Alamos Quilt Heads To Washington, D.C.

Holding up their Christmas Tree skirt, from left, quilters Roberta Day Idzorek, Micki Taylor and Zena Thomas. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Christmas Tree skirt quilters, from left, Micki Taylor, Roberta Day Idzorek and Zena Thomas. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post
New Mexico has been selected to provide the Capitol Christmas Tree as well as 75 other Christmas Trees and tree skirts for the Federal Government buildings in Washington, D.C. and
members and friends of the Los Alamos Piecemakers


Los Alamos Arts Council Looking To Make History

A scene from the 2018 Pumpkin Glow on the lawn at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Mairen Hoch/


Los Alamos Arts Council is striving to make world history.

At 2:45 p.m. Oct. 26, the local arts organization will invite 1,300 citizens of Los Alamos and surrounding communities to attempt to break the current Guinness World Record for “Most People Carving Pumpkins Simultaneously.”

To ensure that it meets the goal of 1,300 pumpkins carved simultaneously, the arts council strongly recommends that participants be at least 10 years old. All participants must carve their own pumpkin


Library Gallery Features Three-Woman Show

Gloria Sharp’s Sky and the Mesa. Courtesy/MPL

Mary Miller’s work titled, Canale. Courtesy/MPL

Karen Trythall’s Habitats in Folds and Shadows. Courtesy/MPL


The newest exhibit at Mesa Public Library is a three-woman show titled “Three Unique Talents.”

The show kicked off with a reception Saturday and will continue to run through Sept. 28 in the library’s upstairs gallery. The artists participating in the show are Gloria Sharp, Mary Miller and Karen Trythall.

Sharp does work with batik. She explained in an artist statement, “It is a pleasure to explain my lifelong


LALT Presents ‘Tick, Tick…BOOM!’

The cast of ‘tick, tick … BOOM!’ opening Friday at the Los Alamos County Performing Arts Center. Courtesy/LALT

LALT News:

The countdown is underway for “tick, tick… BOOM!” — the opening production in Los Alamos Little Theatre’s 2019-20 season.

The show runs Sept. 13-28 with performances at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Los Alamos County Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St.

Written by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning author of “Rent”, the small-cast musical “tick, tick…BOOM!” follows an aspiring composer trying


Posts From The Road: Palms To Pines

Mountain Views: The Palms to Pines Byway leaves streets lined with palm trees in the Palm Springs area to the dry desert landscape when  crossing the mountains. The first signs of fall were spotted at a mountain stop as cottonwood trees along a stream begin to show their autumn colors. Photo by Gary Warren/
Idyllwild: The village of Idyllwild, Calif. sits on the western slopes of the San Jacinto Mountains and is surrounded by ponderosa pines at an elevation of 5,413 feet. The peaks in the area rise to almost 11,000 feet in  elevation. Photo by Gary Warren/