Today's Features


    At noon on Sunday, the people of Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church will assemble at Ashley Pond for the Great Blessing of Water. New priest Theophan Mackey will lead the group.
    The Orthodox Church celebrates Theophany on Jan. 19 according to the Julian Calendar. Theophany celebrates Christ’s baptism in the Jordan River by Saint John the Forerunner and Baptist.
    Western Christians may be familiar with the feast of Epiphany, which coincides with the Eastern Orthodox celebration of Theophany, as they commemorate the same event in Christ’s life. Whereas “epiphany” means a revelation of truth, “theophany” denotes a revelation of the nature of God.

  • MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Pope Francis began his visit to Asia’s largest Catholic nation Thursday with a provocative statement about one of Europe’s largest Catholic nations: Referring to the Paris attacks, Francis said there are limits to freedom of expression, especially when it insults or ridicules someone’s faith.
    Francis made the comments to reporters en route to the Philippines, where hundreds of thousands of people lined Manila’s streets to cheer him as he arrived from Sri Lanka for the second and final leg of his Asian tour. Francis said his visit here would focus on the plight of the poor, the exploited and victims of injustice — themes sure to resonate in a nation where poverty afflicts nearly a quarter of its 100 million people.
    Before touching down though, Francis weighed in on the debate raging in much of the world following the massacre by Islamic extremists against the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, and subsequent attack on a kosher supermarket, that left 17 people and the three gunmen dead.
    Francis defended freedom of speech as a fundamental right, and even a duty to speak out for the common good. But he said there were limits to free speech, especially when confronting another equally fundamental human right: the freedom of religion.

  • Art exhibits
    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.

    Hiroshi Watanabe – The Day the Dam Colllapses at photo-eye Bookstore and Project Space, 376 Garcia St., Suite A in Santa Fe. Exhibition runs through Feb. 14.

    First Friday Citywide event: Contemporary Artifacts — featuring the works of artists Chris Meyer (mixed media) and Jenn Noel (ceramics). At the Weyrich Gallery, 2835D Louisiana Blvd. in Albuquerque. Show runs into Jan. 30.

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    Friday, Jan. 16, 2015
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay 1-6-13
    03:00 PM Gallery Discussion for Edith Warner & Tiano– Bridge Between Two Worlds
    04:00 PM Uprising
    05:00 PM Tourism Goes Green
    05:30 PM Senior Olympics
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society
    08:30 PM The Garage
    09:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    09:30 PM Global 3000
    10:00 PM NNMCAB Meeting
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015
    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

  • Los Alamos
    Home Run Pizza, 1627 Central Ave.
    Date inspected: Oct. 27
    Violations: Two moderate-risk violations. Soda nozzles need to be cleaned. Thermometers needed in all refrigerators. Three low-risk violations. Walls need cleaning to remove food product accumulation. Outside doors are propped open. Sanitizer bottle too close to dough.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    El Rigobertos Taco Shop, 166 Central Park Square
    Date inspected: Oct. 27
    Violations: One high-risk violation. No sanitizer solution in bucket, which was corrected at time of inspection. One moderate-risk violation. Ice scoop stored outside of ice maker, which was corrected at time of inspection.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Classic Fare – TA3 Otowi
    Date inspected: Oct. 28
    Violations: None.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Holiday Inn Express, 60 Entrada Dr.
    Date inspected: Oct. 28
    Violations: One high-risk violation. Hot food items held at improper temperatures, items were thrown out and the violation was corrected.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

  • Albuquerque native Ryan Montaño has been chosen as a “Rising Star” and will perform live as the at the annual Seabreeze Jazz Festival, Panama City, Florida in April.
    Jazz trumpeter, Montaño, hit the Billboard charts in 2014 with his single, “I’d Like That.”
    For more than 17 years Seabreeze Jazz Festival has featured new talent in their Rising Star segments that have gone onto become some of Jazz’s largest stars including Chris Botti, Eric Darius,
    Euge Groove and Steve Cole just to name a few.
    “I feel, landing the Rising Star gig at Seabreeze Jazz Festival is an affirmation of everything towards which I’ve worked this past decade. To be included on the same artist line-up as many of my musical heroes is truly indescribable,” Montaño said.
    Seabreeze is the first large Jazz festival of the season, attracting fans from across the globe in the thousands. It is closely watched and evaluated by festival organizers, as well as music producers. The Rising Star segment for 2015 is already anticipating more than 8,000 fans in attendance.
    Montaño’s performances can be viewed on Youtube, youtube.com/watch?v=kEJwF5BAEdI.

  • The nation’s largest quilting event will be this weekend in Albuquerque.
    The 2015 Quilt Week event will feature four special exhibits centered on the cultural and artistic heritage of its host state and region. The event is hosted by the American Quilter’s Society.
    QuiltWeek Albuquerque will be held at the Albuquerque Convention Center through Saturday. Exhibit hours are from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today and Friday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.
    From the “Land of Enchantment: 30 Years of Quilts,” by Gail Garber consists of 30 quilts by Albuquerque’s own Gail Garber. The quilts include traditional and geometric designs, Southwestern pictorial quilts, and the free-form art quilts she is now known for.
    Garber has lived in New Mexico for more than 40 years and uses the elements of the Land of Enchantment as inspiration. Many of Garber’s quilts have not been shown together, as well as some that have never been exhibited.
    Navajo Rug Exhibit shares the history and art of Navajo textile weaving as weaver Vanessa Begay-Lee creates a rug on her loom. 
    The Route 66 collection features around 50 art quilts depicting each quiltmaker’s personal engagement with the iconic Mother Road.

  • It’s been almost fourteen years since Badfish, a Tribute to Sublime played its first show in Matunuck, Rhode Island. Since then, Badfish has not only become a fixture on the national touring circuit, but the band has consistently sold out venues along the way. 
    This past May, Badfish sold out a weekend at the acclaimed Nelson Ledges Quarry Park in Garrettsville, Ohio, packing in 5,000 fans each day for one of the most memorable weekends in the band’s history.
    Now, with a tour beginning this week, the members of Badfish have decided to shake things up by returning to Sublime’s iconic 1992 debut, 40 Oz. to Freedom — which sold more than two million copies — and perform the album in its entirety.
    The show will start at 8 p.m. Jan. 27 at the KTAOS Solar Center in Taos. Tickets are $15-18. It is a 21 and over show.
    “It’s actually a great album to play front to back,” said Badfish drummer Scott Begin. “Like all of Sublime’s material, there are a lot of stylistic variations that keep it fun for us and the crowd. Also, it’s a great experience to hear these songs in the order that they were released. Everyone knows what ‘the next song’ is going to be.”

  • Dave Hahn, a professional climbing guide and ski patroller in Taos, will be the presenter at the next Mountaineers meeting.
    The talk will begin at 7p.m. Jan. 21 at Fuller Lodge.
    Hahn will provide a slideshow of a year in review, detailing his work in guiding and patrolling from Taos to Everest, with a little Antarctica, Africa, Alaska and Mt. Rainier thrown in.
    Hahn has been climbing professionally since 1986. Mount Rainier is his summer home, with almost 30 summers guiding there.
    Hahn has guided extensively in the Antarctic, reaching the highest point on the continent, Mt. Vinson, a record 35 times, and he is well-known for leading expeditions on the Shackelton Traverse on South Georgia Island.
    Hahn has made 30 expeditions over 28 years to Denali and is a veteran of 20 Mt. Everest expeditions, having made the summit 15 times.
    Hahn participated in three expeditions to the north side of Everest intent on solving the mystery of what became of a 1924 pioneering effort; he was part of the 1999 team that found George Mallory’s body at 27,000 feet.
    He has been published in Outside Magazine, and has contributed to several climbing books.

  • In November, Los Alamos Little Theatre presented a classic whodunit murder mystery, Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None.”
    Beginning Friday, LALT will present another murder mystery. While the time period is also in the late 1930s of England, this play is off beat.
    A spoof on the murder mystery classic, “Murdered to Death,” written by Peter Gordon, follows Inspector Pratt who fights his own incompetence to deduce the murderer.
    The plot follows the grand tradition of a long weekend visit at a country estate, where things quickly go awry in a most ridiculous fashion. The owner of the house has invited several guests for the weekend to her home, where her annoyed niece and the worthless butler also reside. The audience soon finds out the odd relationships between the characters.
    Once the murder occurs, it is very possible that the inefficient Acting Inspector Pratt, along with his more resourceful assistant Constable Thompkins, may never solve the case.
    The director of “Murdered to Death” is Patrick Webb, who came to Los Alamos from Fairbanks, Alaska. While in Alaska, Webb had the privilege of playing the role of the Frenchman Pierre in a local production of the play.