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Today's News

  • Summit Garden Club meets Monday

    The Summit Garden Club will be holding its annual business meeting, 1:30 p.m. Monday at 235 Kimberley Dr. in White Rock. Each May the club meets to assess its activities during the past year and to discuss its projects for the coming year. Included among the club's many projects are refurbishing and maintaining gardens at the Bandelier National Monument and the creation of the White Rock Community Garden (across the highway from the Visitors Center). Anyone is invited to attend Monday's meeting to learn more about the club. New members are always welcomed. While the May meeting is a business meeting, all other meetings include gardening education. For more information contact Shelby Redondo, president at 662-2625 or redondo@cybermesa.com.

  • State, feds agree on WIPP settlement

    Today, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz released the terms of a $73 million settlement of the State’s claims against the Department of Energy (DOE) and its contractors related to the February 2014 incidents at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad, New Mexico, including the associated activities at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

    “The Department of Energy and the State of New Mexico have worked together to identify projects at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant and the Los Alamos National Laboratory that are mutually beneficial and do not detract from cleanup at these sites,” said Moniz. “I am pleased that we were able to find a solution that will allow the Department to focus on resuming operations at WIPP and improving our waste management operations, while providing benefit to the environment and to local communities in New Mexico.”

    Under this agreement, instead of paying fines DOE will provide support for a variety of mutually beneficial and critical projects that will protect local communities and better safeguard transportation routes in New Mexico and around DOE sites, which will improve the safety and security of nuclear materials and the designated roads on which they travel.

  • Off The Hill 4-30-15

    Art exhibits
    V. Vaughan Solo Exhibit: Welcome the Light. Show runs until today at Act I Gallery in Santa Fe.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces its third Art Matters presentation for 2015. “Illuminated: The Use of Light in Contemporary Art.” A New Mexico based artist, Chris Clavio will be speaking in conjunction with the exhibition of “Up in Neon,” which features neon works from French artists Francois Morellet and Frédéric Bouffandeau. Opening from 5:30-6:30 p.m. today at 435 S. Guadalupe St.

    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.

    Artist Julia Roberts: Etchings & Collagraphs. Opening reception from 5-7 p.m. May 8 at New Concept Gallery, 610 Canyon Road in Santa Fe. Show runs until June 1.

    Jock Sturges: Fanny. Show runs until May 23 at photo-eye Gallery.

    “Women’s Work.” Art exhibition featuring 25 top female artists of New Mexico. Show is free to the public and runs through May 15 at the Tarnoff Art Center in Rowe. For more information and directions, visit tarnoffartcenter.org, or call 919-8888.

  • This Week on PAC 8, May 1-7

    THIS WEEK
    ON PAC 8

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

    Friday, May 1, 2015
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
    11:00 AM County Budget Replay 4-28-15
    02:00 PM MPL Authors Speak Series
    03:00 PM Gallery Discussion for Edith Warner & Tiano– Bridge Between
    Two Worlds
    04:00 PM Uprising
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM United in Christ
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – President Truman
    08:30 PM The Garage
    09:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    09:30 PM Community Central
    10:00 PM Living Treasures Ceremony
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, May 2, 2015
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, May 3, 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

  • TripAdvisor: Taos is a diamond in the rough

    Taos has been chosen as TripAdvisor’s No. 1 choice among a recent list of the top “13 U.S. Towns that are Diamonds in the Rough.” To create the list, TripAdvisor looked at all 2014 vacation rental review scores across the country and identified the best-rated locations. Locations must have received at least 500 reviews to be considered.
    TripAdvisor’s criteria required that the towns possess “rich history and culture, gorgeous scenery, an abundance of activities, family friendly attractions and top notch vacation home accommodations.”
    Taos was described in the story as “a charming pet-friendly town known for its Spanish influence and picturesque scenery... lending itself to incredible outdoor adventures like climbing, hiking, kayaking, zip lines, horseback, or llama treks.”
    In fact, TripAdvisor’s Secret Travel Tip for visitors to Taos was that it has been hailed as the most pet-friendly destination in the Southwest.
    Other towns included in the top 13 list behind Taos are (by ranking): Boone, North Carolina, Estes Park, Colorado, Oceanside, California, Fort Meyers, Florida, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, South Lake Tahoe, California, Cape May, New Jersey, Fredericksburg, Texas, Park City, Utah, Newport Beach, California, Seaside, Oregon and Gulf Shores, Alabama.

  • Space movie winner of short film contest

    Michael Becker, the winner of a Lockheed Martin and New Mexico Film Foundation-sponsored film competition, debuted his short film, “Delivery from Earth” during a ceremony at the Jean Cocteau Cinema.
    The film is about the first human born on another planet and provides a futuristic look at space exploration.
    In collaboration with the New Mexico Film Foundation, Lockheed Martin created a $5,000 filmmaker grant to encourage independent film makers in New Mexico to create a short film about deep space exploration.
    The New Mexico Film Foundation and space industry experts including astronaut Bruce McCandless II, the first person to walk in space untethered to a space vehicle, evaluated 30 submissions to choose a winner.
    In addition to the film premiere, Larry Price, Lockheed Martin Orion deputy program manager, presented Keith Gardner, the chief of staff for Governor Susana Martinez, the New Mexico state flag, which recently flew on the Orion spacecraft’s first test flight, Exploration Flight Test-1 on Dec. 5, 2014.
    “We’re very proud of our state’s diverse talent, and these partnerships help showcase it,” Gardner said. “Partnerships like the New Mexico Film Foundation and Lockheed Martin help further support the advancement of art and science through ideas and technology.”

  • Restaurant Inspections 4-30-15

    Los Alamos
    Los Alamos Middle School, 2101 Hawk Drive
    Date Inspected: April 1
    Violations: None.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.
    Santa Fe
    KFC, 3295 Cerrillos Road
    Date Inspected: April 1
    Violations: Three high-risk violations. Walk-in refrigerator and freezer have water leaks from cooler units. Employee drinks on food prep area. Can opener has food build-up. Three moderate-risk violations. Food build-up on the bun hot holder. Fans have dust/mold build up. Top of food equipment has grease build-up.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Mini Super Delicias, 4641 Airport Road, Suite No. 6
    Date Inspected: April 7
    Violations: One moderate-risk violation. Soap is being added to the bleach solution, should be water and bleach only. Two low-risk violations. Boxes stored on the floor. Wall by the ground beef machine is cracked.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Santa Fe Oxygen and Healing Bar, 102 W. San Francisco St.
    Date Inspected: April 8
    Violations: One low-risk violation. Some utensils and dishware not inverted during storage.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

  • Tony Award nominations announced this week

    NEW YORK (AP) — The musicals “An American in Paris” and “Fun Home” each received a leading 12 Tony Award nominations on Tuesday, showing two very different sides of this Broadway season.
    One side is sunny — the dance-heavy stage adaptation of the 1951 musical film with George and Ira Gershwin songs — and the other moody — the dark show based on Alison Bechdel’s coming of age graphic novel about her closeted, suicidal dad.
    “It’s nice to know if something’s good, there’s room for it,” said Max von Essen, who earned a nomination for featured actor in a musical in “American in Paris.” ‘’There’s room for a smaller, darker piece and there’s room for a big, show-stopping revival.”
    Michael Cerveris got one of the dozen nods for “Fun Home” — as best leading actor in a musical — and hopes they will attract more people to see his critically acclaimed and poignant show.
    “The real value of the Tonys — and I suppose any awards — is to draw attention to something that people otherwise might not seek out. So the fact that every aspect of the production has been acknowledged is the best kind of advertising,” he said.

  • Lensic honors Future Voices

    The Lensic Performing Arts Center and the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops hosted the 8th annual Future Voices of New Mexico Awards Ceremony on April 28.
    Each spring, hundreds of students fill The Lensic to view the award-winning, three-minute films and photographs produced by New Mexico students who participate in the program. This year’s contest theme was “Water,” which garnered more than 70 film submissions and 200 photo submissions. Students were encouraged to explore the theme in their work as it related to such topics as culture, mythology and history.
    Future Voices received submissions from a dozen schools in New Mexico, including Capital High School, Desert Academy, Monte del Sol, Española Valley High School, Pojoaque Valley High School, New Mexico School for the Arts, as well as Digital Arts & Technology Academy and Atrisco Heritage Academy, both in Albuquerque.

  • S.F. Opera's open house shows off renovations

    All are welcome to join the Santa Fe Opera to see the recent renovations and improvements completed in The Crosby Theatre as part of Phase I of the “Setting the Stage” campaign, a multi-year project that includes major updates to both the front of house and backstage areas.
    Visitors are also invited to take a stroll onstage for a sneak peek of the magnificent set, nineteenth century-era costumes and props being built for “The Daughter of the Regiment,” Donizetti’s romantic comedy, which opens the season on July 3.
    Members from the production team will be present to answer questions, as well as give tours of the newly reconstructed backstage facilities. Should visitors be inspired by the glorious production in the making, special prices will available for select performances of “The Daughter of the Regiment” at the box office.


    Meanwhile on the Opera’s lower grounds in O’Shaughnessy Hall, the Guilds of Santa Fe Opera will be hosting Fledermarket. An array of wonderful items will be on sale, with items priced to move – art, jewelry, furnishings, sporting goods, housewares and decor. All proceeds benefit the “Setting the Stage” campaign.