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  • Today
    Art on Tap Series. 5:30-7 p.m. Art therapist/counselor Trish Ebbert will talk about the benefits of art for one’s good mental health.

    “Amphibian Declines: Around the World and in Your Backyard.” 7 p.m. Fish and wildlife biologist Michelle Christman will talk about amphibian biology, threats amphibians face and general amphibian declines, both around the world and locally. The recent decision to list the Jemez Mountains salamander as an endangered species will also be discussed. No advance registration required. Free. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

    Los Alamos County and the Los Alamos League of Women Voters presents back-to-back forums at Fuller Lodge. At 5:30 p.m., the forum on the Structure-of-Government Charter Amendments. At 6:45 p.m. the forum for candidates for the Third Congressional District, will feature Democratic Candidate Ben Ray Luján and Republican Candidate Jefferson Byrd.

    Downtown Dogs. A weekly walking group for dogs and humans. The walk starts from Pet Pangaea at 6 p.m. for a stroll around downtown Los Alamos. Bring a leash, no longer than six feet.

  • On July 11, Benjamin Macdonell, a 1999 alum of Los Alamos High School, was awarded a Medal of Honor from Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie, of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
    Macdonell, a police officer since 2010, and his team forced entry through a security door to save two elderly women from a burning house — a fire started by a Molotov cocktail.

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    Erik Anderson, an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadet at the University of Rhode Island recently graduated from the Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
    Anderson is the son of Timothy Renshaw of Los Alamos and Kristen Anderson of Charlestown, Rhode Island. He is a 2011 graduate of Monadnock Regional High School, Swanzey, New Hampshire.

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    Tristan Goodwin of Los Alamos was one of more than 200 new students who enrolled in Cornell College for the 2014-15 academic year.  

  • There’s a new class being offered at Karen Wray Studios. “All About Awesome Acrylics,” sign up is under way with the first class starting Oct. 15.
    “Acrylics paints are awesome,” artist Melissa Bartlett said. “They are the masters of disguise and Jack of all trades of the art supplies world. You can create a soft wash watercolor or a thick palette knife impasto painting, a mixed media collage or a hand pulled print  all with the same  set of acrylic paints.”
    Bartlett, a nationally known artist, is teaching the six-week class for those who wish to learn more about the medium.
    The class will cover a wide range of techniques and styles and can accommodate beginners, as well as experienced painters.
    According to Bartlett, acrylic paints are a fun way to experiment with painting. “They are a non-toxic, easy to clean up alternative to oils that provide good opportunities to learn about values, color, mixing paints, brushwork and more,” she said. “Acrylics allow for a wide ranged of effect by using gels and special techniques. They also dry fast, which let’s us paint over mistakes, or simply finish a painting in record time!”

  • Councilor Rick Reiss stops to congratulate Assets Coordinator Bernadette Lauritzen on the program’s proclamation. The program is trying to collect change at several local businesses to support the Community Asset Awards for 2014.

  • Art exhibits
    “Inside Out” art exhibition celebrating artwork by people treated for mental illness. From 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at James Kelly Contemporary 1611 Paseo Peralta in the Santa Fe Railyard. All sales of art go to the artists. The exhibit is a collaborative effort to increase awareness and decrease stigma surrounding mental illness.

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

    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.

    Wind Maps and Mind Shadows: Hand-woven Rugs and Tapestries by Connie Enzmann-Forneris. Through Oct. 29.

  • 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, Oct. 10, 2014
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    12:00 PM County Council Meeting Live
    02:00 PM League of Women Voters Candidate Forum 10-02-14
    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, Oct. 11, 2014
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, Oct. 12, 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

  • NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The married stars of the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” are trading the drama of reality TV for prison.
    Teresa Giudice was sentenced Oct. 2 in U.S. District Court to 15 months in prison on conspiracy and bankruptcy fraud charges while her husband, Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice, was sentenced to 41 months by a judge who castigated them for failing to disclose all their assets yet gave both a measure of leniency.
    In a nod to the couple’s four young daughters, Judge Esther Salas staggered the sentences so that Teresa Giudice will serve her sentence first. Teresa Giudice is scheduled to report to prison in early January.
    Teresa Giudice, 42, cried as she apologized in court before her sentencing.
    “I fully take responsibility for my actions. I need to learn to take responsibility for myself,” she said. “I can’t even explain the pain that I have gone through. I am more sorry than anybody will ever know or understand.”
    Joe Giudice also apologized and said he had disgraced many people. He faces an immigration hearing when he completes his sentence and likely will be deported. His attorney has said Giudice came to the U.S. as an infant and didn’t know he wasn’t an American citizen until he was an adult.

  • Santa Fe
    Physicians Medical Center, 2990 Rodeo Park Drive East
    Date inspected: Aug. 13
    Violations: Two high-risk violations. Food temperatures in danger zone for tuna salad and cold cuts. No paper towels or trash can at hand washing station. One low-risk violation. Storage boxes on floor and must be six inches off the ground. .
    Status of Establishment: Approved. Follow up required on Aug. 22.

    Texaco Burger King, 100 N. St. Francis Dr.
    Date inspected: Aug. 13
    Violations: Five high-risk violations. Ice from condensation leaking onto food product. Employee drinks have potential for cross contamination in food prep area. Ice scoops have grime build up. Paper towels at hand washing station are touching waste basket. Chicken temperature in danger zone. One moderate-risk violation. Vents and fans have dust and mold build up. One low-risk violation. Employees have no hair restraints.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. Follow up required on Sept. 3.

  • In November 2013, the Winter Spanish Market celebrated its 25th Anniversary by moving the event from Santa Fe to Albuquerque, a move that brought new energy to the market with thousands of visitors from the Albuquerque area.
    The Winter Spanish Market returns to Albuquerque Nov. 28-29 at Hotel Albuquerque near Old Town.
    With more than 100 artists who embrace the traditional Spanish Colonial arts participating, visitors can expect to see santos, tinwork, straw appliqué, weaving, pottery, precious metal, colcha, bone carving, furniture, woodcarving and utilitarian objects — all traditions endorsed by Spanish Colonial Arts of New Mexico. The market brings the opportunity to capture the authenticity of Spanish Colonial Arts through the vision of the artists who will be featured in this year’s event.
    The event will open at noon Nov. 28 with live music that honors the Spanish Colonial tradition, and the opportunity to view the works of both adult and youth artists.
    At 9 a.m. Nov. 29, the day will start with a procession of artists from the San Felipe de Neri Church in Old Town, accompanied by mariachi and a blessing of the market by Father Dennis Garcia.

  • Pottery was crucial to agrarian life in the southern United States, with useful forms such as pitchers, storage jars, jugs, and churns being most in demand for the day-to-day activities of a household and farm. Today, a century after that lifeway began to change, potters in the south continue to make vital wares that are distinctively southern.
    The Museum of International Folk Art will celebrate this “living tradition” of American regional culture with the exhibition, “Pottery of the U.S. South: A Living Tradition.” The exhibit begins with a free public reception from 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 24. The opening will be hosted by the Women’s Board of the Museum of New Mexico. The two-man folk orchestra Round Mountain will perform southern-inspired music, including original compositions, at the opening reception.
    The exhibition presents traditional stoneware from North Carolina and north Georgia, current works characterized by local clays, salt and ash glazes and effects of wood firing.
    “These are plain-spoken pots with a quiet beauty,” states guest curator Karen Duffy, a folklorist. “They have subtle ornamentation and an emphasis on form. The focus of the exhibition will be the potters themselves, above all their creativity and commitment to tradition.”