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  • Shelter to participate in microchip clinic

    A great opportunity is available April 27 at the 2013 Los Alamos Dog Jog, a $20 reduced fee microchip clinic.
    Veterinarians from Animal Clinic of Los Alamos have donated their time and expertise to implant the microchips and Friends of the Shelter is very appreciative of their participation. 
    The fee includes the registration of the microchip to a database that can be read by shelters and veterinary clinics throughout the United States.
    No sign up is required ahead of time, just stop by Chamisa School in White Rock from 9-10:30 a.m. The clinic is open to the public, even if you aren’t registered for the Dog Jog.
     The best reason to have your animal microchipped is the improved chance that you’ll get your animal back if it becomes lost or stolen. Disasters where animals become displaced, you leave your pet with a sitter and the animal escapes, dogs that run away during thunderstorms or 4th of July fireworks, auto accidents, these are all times when your animal can become lost.
     A microchip is a small, electronic chip enclosed in a glass cylinder that is about the same size as a grain of rice.

  • Local EMT recognized for services

    The Board of Directors of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) recently recognized William F. Purtymun, a National Ski Patroller with the Pajarito Mountain Ski Patrol, for achieving 30 consecutive years as a Nationally Registered EMT.
    This distinction is an honor held by few EMTs.
    To maintain his status as a Nationally Registered EMT, Purtymun completed, on a biennial basis, the most comprehensive recertification program for Emergency Medical Technicians in America.
    He not only completed courses to refresh his fundamental knowledge and skills but also attended a minimum of two hours per month of additional continuing education courses to advance his knowledge on new lifesaving skills. This includes recently completing the National Association of EMT Tactical Combat Casualty Care course.
    By maintaining his Nationally Registered status and completing regular continuing education courses, Purtymun is among the few elite EMTs with the most training in pre-hospital emergency medical care in the nation.

  • Off The Hill 04-04-13

    Art openings

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces an exhibition and paintings by Michael Freitas Wood, titled, “Presentiment.” The exhibit will be up Friday-April 29 at 435 S. Guadalupe St.

    Comedy

    Bill Cosby performs at the Route 66 Legends Theater at 8 p.m. May 3. Tickets, $35-$75, are available at holdmyticket.com.

    Concerts

    Serenata of Santa Fe presents chamber music entitled “Gate Into Infinity.” on Sunday, May 5, 6 p.m. at St. John’s College, Jr. Commons Room. Featured performances by Robert Schumann, Somei Satoh and Heirtor Villa-Lobos; with Guillermo Figueroa, violin; Sally Guenther, cello; Pamela Epple, oboe; Jeff Sussman, percussion and Debra Ayers, piano. Reception to follow. Tickets available online at serenataofsantafe.org and at the Lensic Box Office, 988-1234. Tickets also available at the door. $25 general public; $20 seniors; $10 youth; $5 students, $1 children under 6. For more information call 989-7988.

    Sleeping With Sirens, Conditions, Dangerkids and Lions Lions, will bring their Take It Or Leave It Tour to the Sunshine Theater at 8 p.m. today. Tickets, $15, are available at sunshinetheaterlive.com.

  • Caroline Kennedy returns to poetry for 10th book

    Beginning work a few years ago on her latest book, an anthology of poems for young people, Caroline Kennedy found herself looking through one of her mother’s scrapbooks. She burst into laughter, she says, as she came across a poem that her brother John, as a youngster, had picked out and copied as a gift to their poetry-loving mom.
    “Willie with a thirst for gore, Nailed his sister to the door,” went the poem, by an unknown author. “Mother said with humor quaint, ‘Careful, Willie, don’t scratch the paint!’”
    The poem “brought back memories of our relationship,” Kennedy told a bookstore audience this week. “I laughed so hard.”
    But for Kennedy, now 55 and a mother of three grown children, there’s a deeper meaning to that irreverent ditty. Poetry was a central part of her home life growing up. She and John regularly copied out and illustrated poems for their mother, Jackie, upon birthdays and Mother’s Days. Sometimes, they’d recite them too, “if we were feeling competitive.” And at family gatherings with their grandmother, there were frequent challenges to recite Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s famous (and famously lengthy) “Paul Revere’s Ride.” Only Uncle Ted, it seems, was able to recite it in its entirety.

  • This week on PAC-8, April 5-11

    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, April 5, 2013
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Replay (3-26-13)
    01:00 PM The Power of NO/W
    03:00 PM Future Talk
    03:30 PM European Journal
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Jack Aeby talks about his work at the Los Alamos Historical Museum
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Hiroshima and Nagasaki 2010”
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:00 PM FSTV

    Saturday, April 6, 2013
    FSTV

    Sunday, April 7, 2013
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
    06:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
    07:00 PM United Church
    08:00 PM That Which Is
    09:00 PM Trinity on the Hill
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

  • Bandelier slates events for spring, summer season

    The busy season has arrived at Bandelier National Monument, with over 500 visitors per day arriving in Frijoles Canyon to explore the Ancestral Pueblo sites and enjoy the spring weather.
    A number of events have been planned through the rest of the year for visitors to enjoy.
    In April, National Park Week (April 20-28) is a good time to visit Bandelier and other national parks and monuments. To promote  events at parks and monuments, April 22-26 will be “Fee Free Days,” with no fees charged for entry to national parks and monuments around the nation.
    This year, Bandelier National Monument will again have a summer shuttle service. Beginning on May 24, visitors arriving between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. will park at the new White Rock Visitor Center in White Rock on N.M. 4 to pay their entrance fees and ride the shuttle (no additional charge) to the monument. Visitation is already filling the parking area in Frijoles Canyon, and the shuttles will help relieve congestion once the summer season arrives. 
    Some highlights of this year’s events will include a number of trail hikes, as well as star programs. The Nightwalk will take place on Friday nights in July and August, starting from Bandelier Visitor Center.

  • Restaurant Inspections 04-04-13

    The following restaurant inspection reports were provided by the New Mexico Environment Department.
    Santa Fe

    The Bitter End, 7 Caliente Road
    Date Inspected: March 29
    Violations: None.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Trattoria Nostrani, 304 Johnson St.
    Date Inspected: March 22
    Violations: None.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Shihumi Reamenya
    Date Inspected: March 22
    Violations: None.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Starbucks at Target, 3550 Zafarano Road.
    Date Inspected: March 15
    Violations: No paper towels hand wash area.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Allsup’s #307, Agua Fria and Morningside
    Date Inspected: March 22
    Violations: One high risk violation — improper storage. 4 moderate risk violations — contaminated equipment. 4 low risk violations — storage and ventilation and lighting.
    Status of Establishment: No follow up required.

  • Join first Friday forts crew

    The weather is warming up and that means it’s time to build more forts at PEEC.
    The fort-building area now includes a mud pie kitchen, complete with mud muffin tins, shovels, and spatulas. Whether you are an architect or mud chef, plan to be at PEEC on Friday, 3:30-5 p.m. for First Friday Forts!
    PEEC’s Nature Play area is fun for kids of all ages. Preschoolers come during field trips to explore and find insects while older kids watch their little seedlings turn into vegetable-producing plants. Spring of 2013 promises exciting improvements to the Nature Play area, including the much-anticipated mud kitchen.
    A recently downed tree has provided new building materials, so the forts are growing bigger and better than ever. Last month saw front porch and multiple room additions to a main fort complex. There was no shortage of help hauling branches to the site, as parents and many children worked together to construct their forts. Meanwhile, kids ranging in ages 1 to 11 worked the mud into cool creations at the dirt piles.

  • Students at Chamisa are a crafty bunch

    On Monday, the kindergarten through the sixth graders unofficially celebrated the end of SBA testing and the countdown to spring break with a parade.
    A variety of masks were created while working with local artist and teacher, Thelma Hahn and Renee Mitsunaga, for an upcoming celebration.
    On Thursday, from 5-7 pm, a White Rock Multi-cultural Fair will take place at Chamisa with performances and displays from all around the world, presented by students, parents, friends, neighbors, staff, and community members.
    The 5th and 6th graders at Chamisa and 4th and 5th grades at Pinon have studied Carnival celebrations around the world with, artist-in-residence and former LAPS Art Teacher, Thelma Hahn.
    Funding for the six week, artist-in-residence program for White Rock schools, came through a LAPS Fine Arts Grant.
    “This project perfectly integrated into another event sponsored by the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation called “Around the World in White Rock”- Multicultural Fair,” said Mitsunaga. “Thelma Hahn was wonderful to observe and work with in our classroom. She showed her love for teaching and art through her instruction and interactions.”
    Mitsunaga benefited from Hahn’s instructional strategies and insight into the pedagogy of art.

  • PEEC hosts historical hike of Burnt Mesa Pueblo

    Join PEEC on a historical hike of Burnt Mesa Pueblo. Dorothy Hoard will lead this popular hike to spectacular viewpoints starting at 10 a.m. Saturday.
    In the 1290s, the Ancestral Pueblo people built several villages across the Pajarito Plateau of a special design that archaeologists came to call “plaza sites.” Roomblocks were built in a tight square around a plaza with only one narrow entrance.
    The roomblocks were multistoried, even up to five stories high in some places.
    The intervening years have eroded the pueblos into mounds resembling giant donuts or bunkers. Burnt Mesa Pueblo is the most accessible of these plaza sites. It has been excavated (but backfilled) so that quite a bit is known about it.
    Hoard will share interesting facts about the trails and locations on her historical hikes.
    The level hike is two miles round trip. Estimated time is 3 hours, or a bit more if you would like to see the Los Alamos County alligator juniper trees.
    Meet at 9:30 a.m. at PEEC or 10 a.m. at the Burnt Mesa trailhead on N.M. 4. Free, no registration required.
    The Pajarito Environmental Education Center is located at 3540 Orange Street, behind the high school.
    Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information.