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Today's Features

  • For the first time in Taos, and for the 40th annual Taos Fall Arts Festival, 26 artists will present 20 outdoor art installations along a .7 mile stretch of historic Taos as part of “The Paseo,” on Sept. 26 — the first day of the festival. The Paseo will feature art installations, performance pieces, projected light and sound and temporary murals. There is no charge to attend.
    “We wanted to bring new energy to Taos, so The Paseo allows us to come together as a community and share these incredible installation pieces that might not have been seen,” said The Paseo Director J. Matt Thomas, in a recent interview. “Taos is known for its art and so much of it is inside on a gallery wall. So here’s an opportunity to engage the entire community where everyone has the ability to see the art and enjoy it.”
    The artists are among more than 30 who were invited by a group of multi-disciplinary advisors to propose art pieces for the one-day event. A voting process based on appropriateness, budget, and artist’s resume narrowed the slate to the 26 installations.

  • The Harvest Moon rises over North Mesa Sept. 11. 

  • Los Alamos
    Sombrillo Nursing and Rehab, 1101 Sombrillo Ct.
    Date inspected: July 23
    Violations: None.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    China Moon, 121 Central Park Square
    Date inspected: July 23
    Violations: Two high-risk violations. Refrigerator and freezer are both not holding proper cold temperatures and need to be serviced. One moderate-risk violation. Thermometer inside one of the refrigerators not holding proper temperatures. Silverware needs to be inverted, which was corrected at time of inspection.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. Follow up required on July 31.

    China Moon, 121 Central Park Square
    Date inspected: July 28
    Violations: One high-risk violation. Refrigerator not at proper temperatures for butter and vegetables, which was corrected at time of inspection.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. Follow up from July 23. No further follow up required.

  • Art exhibits
    Los Alamos artist Nels Krakowski will have an exhibition of artwork on display at the Santa Fe Public Library, 145 Washington Ave in the Tybie Davis Satin Art Gallery located on the second floor.

    Allan Houser Gallery presents masterworks by Allan Houser and a special exhibition by Douglas Miles: The Art of Apache Resistance. Show runs through Friday at 125 Lincoln Ave. in Santa Fe.

    Footprints: The Inspiration and Influence of Allan Houser. Through May 2015 at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 708 Camino Lejo in Santa Fe.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, in collaboration with Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, announces IMPACTS! an exhibition of Japanese contemporary art. This exhibition will run through to Sept. 22.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces “A$$holes on Cell Phones,” an exhibition of work by Marc Dennis. Runs through Saturday.

    Transitions: Works by Suzanne Wiggin. Through Sept. 22 at Encore Gallery at the Taos Community Auditorium.

    Wind Maps and Mind Shadows: Hand-woven Rugs and Tapestries by Connie Enzmann-Forneris. Oct. 3-29. Opening Reception with the Artist: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 3.

  • The weekly local and National art series “¡Colores!” will feature an interview with George R.R. Martin, creator of “Game of Thrones.” The program airs 9 p.m. Sept. 26, with repeats 4:30 p.m. Sept. 27 on channel 5.1 and 9:30 p.m. Sept. 29 on channel 9.1.
    The “Game of Thrones” series is adapted from his books, “A Song of Ice and Fire.” Martin is a Santa Fe resident.
    “¡Colores!” is a weekly art series with stories devoted to the creative spirit. This series features local and national stories about film, visual and performing arts, theatre, photography, literature, painting, sculpture, poetry and dance.
    “¡Colores!” provides an in-depth look at the inspiration, challenges and processes of a wide range of artists.
    Martin will share insights into his writing, stories, characters and how the transporting effect of fantasy inspires him to create such engrossing works.
    “I want people to feel as if they lived what they’re reading in my book. I want to put them there, in the moment, in the scene, in Westeros, in King’s Landing, in Winterfell, and let them feel all the emotions the character’s feeling,” Martin said.

  • THIS WEEK ON PAC 8
    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 PM County Council Meeting Replay 9-09-14
    02:00 PM Senior Olympics
    03:00 PM Link Arms in LA
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Behind the White Coat – Avadh Salje
    05:30 PM Senior Olympics
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society Chile – New Mexico’s
    Hottest Harvest”
    08:30 PM The Garage
    09:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    09:30 PM Global 3000
    10:00 PM The New Pearl Harbor
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
    06:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
    07:00 PM United Church
    08:30 PM Trinity on the Hill
    09:30 PM Generations
    11:00 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

  • Today
    Game Night: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library in the Upstairs Rotunda.

    United Way of Northern New Mexico Community Campaign Celebration. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Ashley Pond. For more information, visit UnitedWayNNM.org or call 662-0800.

    Environmental Research & Monitoring Exhibit Grand Opening. 4-7 p.m.

    The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board’s next meeting will be 6 p.m. in Building No. 1, Camino Entrada Road, Pajarito Cliffs Site. Dr. Brian Haigh, the new child psychologist in Los Alamos, will give a presentation about reasons to refer to a child psychiatrist. The public is welcome to attend.

    Reading for Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein, the Musical.” 7 p.m. at the LALT Green Room. Refreshments will be provided.

    “Off the Cuff.” a juried collection of artwork by artists who answered the call to “run wild, take a snapshot, experiment, gesture, sketch, scribble and doodle. Marta Light is featured n the Portal Gallery. Daily through Sept. 20 at the Fuller Lodge Art Center.

  • Los Alamos Youth Leadership wants the community to get together for the annual homecoming bonfire, 7:30 p.m. today in the Sullivan Field parking lot.
     Everyone is welcome to support the football team, and roast s’mores and enjoy an evening filled with music and ’Topper spirit. The event won’t go past 9:30 p.m. and the Los Alamos Fire Department and Chief Troy Hughes will be standing by to ensure everyone’s safety.
    The LAYL program for high school students eager to help out their community started in 2005, and is sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank (LANB), Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) and the Family YMCA.
    In attendance will be LAYL, the fall coaches and athletes, cheerleaders, marching band members and Los Alamos High School students at the thrilling bonfire event.
     

  • Coleen Meyer, an experienced and passionate geocacher, will teach the ins-and-outs of geocaching in a free program from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.
    Meyer will start the program by describing geocaching and explaining how to play the game. Then she will briefly talk about the history of the technology. Key points Meyer will cover include GroundSpeak’s geocaching.com website and setting up an account, what equipment is needed and what to look for (samples will be available).
    She will also describe Earthcaches, virtual caches, geocaching events and mega-events, as well as what to do once you find a cache, and safety issues that can come up while you play.
    Other topics include how to hide a cache, geocaching lingo, and trackables. After learning about the activity, the group will go outside and find a cache near PEEC.
    Those who have a GPS unit should bring it to the program and be familiar with how to use it. Meyer will go over different ways to enter cache information into a GPS device.
    Coleen Meyer has been geocaching since 2008, when she had to cajole a 4-year-old out of his GPS unit to get started. After hearing about the activity, her brother, niece and nephew took her out to give it a try.

  • The September meeting of the Los Alamos Mountaineers will feature a presentation by Carol Kotchek, a staff member at the American Alpine Club who has been climbing for more than 30 years, including a number of years working a number of classic climbs in the Yosemite Valley.
    Her presentation will focus on a trek up a 6,100-meter peak in the Khumu region of Nepal. Normally a climber who prefers T-shirt weather and steep rock, Kotchek says that on a whim she decided to get a taste of some Himalayan altitude. She will offer lessons in how an inexperienced and naïve mountaineering neophyte prevailed during her Himalayan trek, sharing both the joys and the pitfalls, the ignorance and the luck, that accompanied her to the summit.
    The LA Mountaineers meeting will start at 7 p.m. today in Fuller Lodge.
    Kotchek has been on staff at the AAC in Golden, Colorado, since 2002. She started climbing at the City of Rocks, Idaho, in the era of painter pants, rugby shirts, and clanging hexes. “Having climbed through the leopard skin Lycra phase I’m now back to placing trad gear with an occasional foray to sport climbing areas,” she said.