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    Ten outstanding students have been awarded the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation scholarship. 

    Each student demonstrated a balance of academic excellence, extracurricular participation and community service throughout their high school careers. 

    Winners chose an educator of distinction, an education professional that had a positive impact on the student’s time in the Los Alamos Public Schools. 

    Here are five of the 10 students honored. 

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    Today 

    Authors Speak Series. Tom Harmer, a lifelong student of natural history, outdoor survival and native practices in the wild. 7 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library upstairs rotunda.

     

    Downtown Dogs. A weekly walking group for dogs and humans. The walk starts from Pet Pangaea at 6 p.m. on Thursday nights for a stroll around downtown Los Alamos. So, come on out for fun, friendship and exercise. Bring a leash, no longer than six feet.

     

  • Mesa Public Library’s “Quotes: The Authors Speak Series,” presents Tom Harmer, a lifelong student of natural history, outdoor survival and native practices in the wild, will read from his most recent book, “A Walk Around the Horizon: Discovering New Mexico’s Mountains of the Four Direction.”
    The talk will begin 7 p.m. today at the library’s upstairs rotunda.
    Near Santa Fe, landscape is framed by four high mountains — Sandia to the south, Chicoma to the west, Canjilon to the north, and Truchas to the east.
    Although they are sacred to the Tewa Pueblo Indians, the four peaks are in different bureaucratic and cultural zones, which means that each peak attracts visitors but few non-Indian travelers visit more than one of the mountains. In 2010, at the age of 62, Harmer resolved to climb all four of these mountains in one summer.
    His chronicle offers a view of a montane forest unlike any in the world, where mountain, plain and desert biota converge.
    Harmer’s writing is shaped by years of living off the land, especially the nearly 10 years spent with a band of Salish Indians, which he documented in his previous books :Going Native” and “What I’ve Always Known: Living in Full Awareness of the Earth.”

  •  “Nature on Tap” discusses
    energy, water, climate change

    The Pajarito Environmental Education Center will host “Nature on Tap,” part of a new informal discussion series, 5:30 p.m. today at the Blue Window Bistro.
    The “On Tap” series is a new project from the Los Alamos Creative District and is held every Thursday with the themes “Nature on Tap,” “History on Tap,” “Science on Tap,” and “Art on Tap.” It is a great way to get out in the community and meet people with similar interests. This event is the second “Nature on Tap” discussion, which will be held on every fourth Thursday of the month.
    For this installment of “Nature on Tap”, Christine Chavez, Energy and Water Conservation Coordinator for Los Alamos County, will facilitate the discussion.
    Chavez will speak briefly about topics that affect all of us — Energy, Water and Climate Change — and then will open up to discussion from the group about these critical issues.

    Keller leads second wildflower walk

  • The Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe will host one of the first official events at the property, the Women’s International Study Center’s symposium “Risk & Reinvention: How Women Are Changing the World,” Aug. 15-16.  
    More than 30 experts in scholarship, science, art, law, cultural preservation, business and workforce analysis will engage in panel discussions to share their expertise, perspectives and experiences.
    The symposium seeks to inspire participants to create a future that realizes the full potential of women and honors their contributions to the world. The property officially opens Aug. 4.

  • Los Alamos
    China Palace, 729 Central Ave.
    Date inspected: May 15
    Violations: Seven high-risk violations. Shrimp holding at improper temperature, and food was discarded at the time of inspection. Ground beef package thawing on counter, which was corrected at time of inspection. No sanitizer in water at three-compartment sink, which was corrected at time of inspection. Ready to eat foods not marked and dated in the cooler area. Sanitizer bottle stored over vegetable sink. Home prepared food in food prep area and walk in cooler. Ice scoop inside ice machine, which was corrected at time of inspection. Four moderate-risk violations. Can opener had food build up, which was corrected at time of inspection. Cook and server were not wearing gloves while preparing and serving food. Dish washer not reaching proper hot temperature, which was corrected at time of inspection. Refrigerator not NSF approved where sauces and pork is stored. Two low-risk violations. Server not wearing hair restraint. Walls and floors have food build up and need to be cleaned.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. Follow up required on May 24.

  • Santa Fe — Ai Weiwei, internationally acclaimed Chinese dissident artist, and Navajo artist Bert Benally through a remarkable collaboration, will create “Pull of the Moon,” a temporary, site-specific art installation in a remote part of Coyote Canyon on the Navajo Nation. “Pull of the Moon” is part of Navajo TIME (Temporary Installations Made for the Environment), a partnership between New Mexico Arts and the Navajo Nation Museum. The installation will feature Earth-based drawings using sand.
    Bert Benally said of “Pull of the Moon,” “The concept is based on Navajo aesthetics, the idea that for the Navajo, art is more about the process rather than the finished product.”
    A free and public launch event for Pull of the Moon will be from 5-7 p.m. July 16 at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) in Santa Fe, Alan Houser Park, and will feature a live performance by German sound artist Robert Henke and Bert Benally based on sounds captured at Coyote Canyon during the installation.

  • Art exhibits
    Local Color: Judy Chicago in New Mexico 1984-2014 runs through Oct. 12.

    “Imprints of Home, Works on Paper”, is a group show featuring art prints, and poems by 12 artists. First Friday artist receptions, 3-6 p.m. July 5 and July 19 at the Weyrich Gallery in Albuquerque. Show closes July 25.

    A special guest exhibition, “Golden Paths,” acrylic and gold leaf paintings by Edwina Milner, will be on exhibit until July 7 at the New Concept Gallery. The reception is from 5-7 p.m. June 20 and is open to the public.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces an exhibition: “Complications:” Works by Matthew Szösz and “Byways:” Works by Damian Stamer. The exhibition will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday through July 19. The opening reception will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday.

  • The Santa Fe Opera 2014 season begins Friday with “Carmen.”
    The other operas included in this year’s program are “Don Pasquale,” “Fidelio,” the double bill of “The Impresario and Le Rossignol” and the hisotrical “Dr. Sun Yat-sen.”
    “Carmen” is an archetypal love story of irresistible dramatic sweep, a meditation on fate and freedom, and a portrait of the definitive femme fatale. But most of all, it is music: the highest expression of Bizet’s trove of melodies that capture all the sun and sensuality of Carmen herself.
    The international cast for this production of “Carmen” comes to Santa Fe from many countries. Argentinian Daniela Mack (June 27-July 18) and Ana María Martínez from Puerto Rico (July 28-Aug. 23) share the title role. Don José, Roberto De Biasio, has been the forefront of romantic tenors in only seven years since his debut in Bergamo, Italy. The swaggering toreador Escamillo is sung by the bass-baritone Kostas Smoriginas, praised in “The Guardian” as “utterly charismatic, physically and vocally” in this role. The young Scottish maestro Rory Macdonald conducts. Stephen Lawless will direct.
    Note that Carmen is for mature audiences only due do its subject matter.

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    Friday, June 27, 2014
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    12:00 AM County Council Meeting Live
    02:00 PM Senior Olympics
    03:00 PM Barranca Mesa Speech Contest
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Behind the White Coat – Ekhard Salje
    05:30 PM Nature Center Opening Ceremony
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society - “109 East Palace: A 400 Year Microcosm of Santa Fe History”
    08:30 PM The Garage
    09:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    09:30 PM In Focus
    10:00 PM The New Pearl Harbor
    11:00 PM NNMCAB Meeting
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, June 28, 2014
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, June 29, 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