Today's News

  • Jemez Springs library auctions art collection

    The Friends of the Jemez Springs Public Library received a donation of a significant collection of paintings, sculpture and pottery from a local collector.
    The Friends will have an online auction of selected works of regional artists including Leo Neufeld, Sue Stevens and George A. Hart.
    All proceeds from the sale will support the Jemez Springs Public Library programs and services.
    The online auction opened on Sept. 1 and bids are being accepted through Sept. 30. Visit jemezsprings.org/library to view the collection online.
    Art for sale will be displayed at the Jemez Springs Public Library from Sept. 17 through Sept. 29. The library is located at 17 Jemez Plaza just off Highway 4.
    The library will retain works from the collection by local artists. The opening reception for the permanent display will be 2-4 p.m., Sept. 29 at the library.  

  • Taos Pueblo, foliage gain recognition

    Taos Pueblo has made Fodors list of the top 20 “U.S. Places to See Before You Die.” Taos Pueblo is the only living Native American community to be designated both a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a National Historic Landmark.
    The article, published on Aug. 23, said of Taos Pueblo: “As though frozen in time, Taos Pueblo appears much as it did when the first Spanish explorers arrived in New Mexico in 1540, and inside, the traditional Native American way of life endures.” The article also encouraged visitors to strike up a conversation with pueblo residents, and to try the popular fry bread.

  • Realburger wins burger smackdown

    The First Santa Fe Green Chile Cheeseburger Smackdown at the Railyard attracted hundreds of burger lovers last weekend.
    Judging from the number of burgers consumed and the satisfied smiles, the Green Chile Cheeseburger Smackdown, is destined to be the first of many more to come.
    After all seven competitors were done and the judges’ points and people’s choices were tallied Santa Fe Mayor David Coss announced the two winners:
    Overall Winner: The Original Realburger
    People’s Choice: Cowgirl BBQ
    John Chavez, owner of Realburger, thanked his family who helped him cook the winning burger and the many others that fed the hungry crowd.
    Chef Patrick Lambert of Cowgirl BBQ was clearly delighted to be endorsed by the people of Santa Fe. Each burger was tasted and awarded points by a panel judges:
    • Cheryl Jamison — James Beard Award winner, well-known cookbook author and one of the country’s foremost authorities on barbecue, grilling and smoke cooking.
    • Michael Bauer, long-time food critic for the San Francisco Chronicle.
    • Cathy Barber, food, travel and lifestyle editor for the Dallas Morning News.
    • Kate Krader, Restaurant Editor for Food and Wine magazine.
    • Ellise Pierce, cookbook author and new Santa Fe resident.

  • Explore Diablo Canyon

    For those who seek an adventure this fall, look no further than PEEC’s caving trip to explore Buckman Cave in Diablo Canyon. Buckman cave is an elusive spelunking spot outside of Santa Fe. Local outdoorsman and adventure guide Tony Hinojosa will lead the PEEC day trip on Sept. 22.
    The group will meet at PEEC at 8 a.m. and will plan to return by 5 p.m. The length of time in the cave will be approximately 3-4 hours. Hinojosa will lead the group through the cave, stopping for lunch.
    Buckman Cave is known for its maze of tunnels, which lead to a number of rooms deep underground. The atmosphere is cool and dark.
    However, It’s not a trip for the weak at heart, or physically unfit. “This will be a very physically demanding cave outing with a lot of ups and downs,” Hinojosa said. “Participants should be in good physical fitness and prepared to climb.” He added that cavers need to be able to lift themselves up and over obstacles without aid from others. The hike to the cave will include difficult rock scrambling over a mostly off-trail venue.

  • Sports Briefs 09-12-13

    Jaguar boys soccer, football forced to forfeit wins

    The Capital Jaguars boys soccer team was forced to vacate its four season-opening soccer wins after it was determined the team had used ineligible players.
    The forfeitures, of wins over Taos, St. Michael’s, Santa Fe Prep and Valencia, come just days after the Jaguars were forced to forfeit a football win over Socorro when it was likewise determined an ineligible player entered the game.
    Since the forfeitures, Capital’s boys soccer team has gone on to win games over Del Norte and Moriarty, both Class 4A schools. The Jaguar football team, which was idle last week, is scheduled to face Valley tonight.

    Loving High cancels 2013 varsity football season

  • St. Pius, LA both need Ws

    Members of the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team are probably best served not trying to figure out the MaxPreps rankings this season.

    Two weeks ago, following a hefty win over the Pojoaque Valley Elks on the road, the Hilltoppers’ ranking slipped considerably. Last Friday, the Hilltoppers were on the receiving end of a shellacking, and their ranking ticked up slightly.

    Los Alamos lost 41-6 in its home opener against Farmington, a game where Los Alamos didn’t execute particularly well on either side of the ball.

    Nevertheless, MaxPreps moved Los Alamos up from its No. 16 ranking a week ago to a No. 15 ranking this week.

    However, that ranking improvement likely had more to do with Farmington shooting up to No. 5 in the poll – bolstering the Hilltoppers’ strength of schedule – than anything Los Alamos did in that game.

    Regardless of what the poll says, the Hilltoppers (1-1), despite being in just their third week of the season, may need to pick up some wins in a hurry to try to keep themselves in position for an at-large playoff spot, should the need arise.

    Los Alamos will be facing another Class 4A team hungry for a win, the St. Pius X Sartans, Friday at Sullivan Field. Game time is 7 p.m.

  • LA rolls in final three sets to top Horsemen

    It’s not often this season the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team will be able to play in front of the home crowd.
    Wednesday night, Los Alamos made the most of its opportunity.
    Shaking off a slow start, Los Alamos got into a groove in the second set against the St. Michael’s Horsemen. Los Alamos sailed through sets two and three before St. Michael’s made a valiant defensive stand in set four.
    But that wouldn’t be enough for the Horsemen to keep their upset bid alive, as the Hilltoppers prevailed 18-25, 25-11, 25-10, 25-22 at Griffith Gymnasium.
    Much like a night earlier against Pojoaque Valley, Los Alamos got off to a rocky start against St. Michael’s. Just prior to start time, Hilltopper head coach Robin Reynolds found out his normal starting libero, Allyssa Tedder, would be out sick for the match.
    Instead of Tedder, Los Alamos had to rely on backup defensive specialist Venessa Martinez to be its floor general.
    The Hilltopper communication lagged in the first set – several routine serves from St. Michael’s hit the floor untouched and passing was suspect throughout – but Martinez helped right the ship toward the end of the opening set.

  • 2 dead as flash flooding hits parts of Colo.

    DENVER (AP) — Flash flooding in Colorado has left two people dead and the widespread high waters are keeping search and rescue teams from reaching stranded residents and motorists in Boulder and nearby mountain communities as heavy rains hammered northern Colorado on Thursday.

    Boulder Office of Emergency Management spokeswoman Gabrielle Boerkircher said volunteers are trying to help stranded people until emergency crews can arrive because many roads are impassable.

    Boerkircher said one person was killed when a structure collapsed in Jamestown.

    Colorado Springs spokeswoman Kim Melchor said police conducting flood patrols found a body in the water on the west side of the city Thursday morning after warnings were issued for flooding from a wildfire burn scar west of town.

  • Today in History for September 12th
  • On the Docket 09-11-13

    The information pertaining to these cases was derived from the dockets of the Los Alamos Municipal and Magistrate Courts.

    Sept. 4

    Donald Thompson was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of stopping, standing, or parking prohibited in specified places. Defendant was fined $50.

    Margo J. Buksa was found guilty in Los Alamos Municipal Court of expired registration. Defendant was fined $60 and was ordered to pay a court fee of $46.

    Josef Koller was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of speeding 6-10 mph over the speed limit. Defendant was fined $50 and was ordered to pay a court fee of $46.

    Alan Kirby was found guilty in Los Alamos Municipal Court of an expired license plate while parked. Defendant was fined $25.

    Anna L. Nowell was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of expired registration. Defendant was fined $70 and was ordered to pay a court fee of $46.

    Sept. 5

    Patricia Pollard was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of an expired license plate while parked. Defendant was fined $25.