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  • Off The Hill 08-14-14

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

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, in collaboration with Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, announces IMPACTS! an exhibition of Japanese contemporary art. Show will run from Aug. 19-23, ZBCA will host a series of special events relating to Japanese contemporary art and culture at the gallery, including panel discussions, film viewings, artist talks, a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony and a live painting by AI Kato. There will be a grand opening reception from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 22. This exhibition will run through to Sept. 22.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art is announces Yazzie Johnson and Gail Bird: Native American Contemporary Jewelry. The public reception will be from 4-6 p.m. Aug. 21. The artists will be present.

    Vivid: Dolores Purdy at Morning Star Gallery in Santa Fe. Opening reception 5-7 p.m. Aug. 22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 23 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 24. For more information, visit morningstargallery.com.

  • This Week on PAC 8, Aug. 15-21

    THIS WEEK
    ON PAC-8
    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

  • Santa Fe's 10 best brunches

    Santa Fe is home to four centuries of Spanish-American heritage, the Southwest’s premier art scene and a vibrant assortment of brunch locations. Ranging from French to Mexican and Southeast Asian cuisine, Santa Fe’s culinary scene is all about new ways to spice up the classics, including American bacon and eggs, Tex-Mex huevos rancheros and breakfast burritos. No other locale brings together Southwestern charm and culinary savvy like America’s second oldest city.

    Pantry Restaurant
    Nothing typifies down to earth, homestyle Santa Fe cooking more than the family-owned Pantry Café. New Mexican specialties include eggs with chorizo, omelettes stuffed with chile relleno, huevos rancheros and huevos consuelo. More classic brunch fare from oatmeal, granola, pancakes and French toast leaves little more to be desired, while the breakfast steak promises to satiate even the most voracious ranchero.
    Alongside lunch options spanning burgers, sandwiches and salads, an entire menu section is devoted to “New Mexican Traditions,” ensuring an authentic taste of the southwest.
    Now entering their sixth decade of service to Santa Fe, the Pantry is a pillar of New Mexican brunch. 1820 Cerrillos Road.

    Palacio Café

  • Fundraising efforts continue at PEEC

    At its annual Earth Day Festivalback in May, PEEC introduced the public phase of “Take Wing with the Nature Center” – a capital campaign to fund indoor and outdoor exhibits at the new Los Alamos County Nature Center. The campaign goal is $1 million. Over $850,000 has already been raised in the private phase of the campaign.
    The overarching mission of “Take Wing with the Nature Center” is to provide exciting, engaging, and interactive exhibits, making the new nature center a state-of-the-art learning center and a community treasure.
    Gifts have already come in from hundreds of citizens in Los Alamos and Santa Fe, as well as from businesses such as Los Alamos National Bank, which presented PEEC with a check for $30,000 at the Earth Day Festival on May 3. Other local businesses have also generously donated so far, including Zia Credit Union and Del Norte Credit Union.

  • A night of Broadway

    For more than 70 years, Los Alamos Light Opera has served theater lovers and performers alike, bringing the best of Broadway to our community.
    LALO is doing it again this weekend with Broadway on the Hill, featuring all of the classical musical numbers that has made the organization what it is today. This night of entertainment is also a fundraiser to keep this Los Alamos community classic going for many more years.
    In April of 1943, scientists, security personnel, engineers, and military personnel moved to Los Alamos to begin their secret work on the Manhattan Project. By the end of the same year, the Light Opera was born, welcoming people from all walks of life to work both on stage and off as actors, directors, set builders, costumers, and all of the other theatrical accoutrements. Since then, the non-profit organization has produced over 60 community-run shows, including classic favorites like “The Music Man,” “The Sound of Music,” “HMS Pinafore,” and, most recently in 2013, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood.”
    Now, LALO once again will showcase the talent of Los Alamos with selections from both old Broadway classics and modern hits, including “Phantom of the Opera,” “Guys and Dolls,” “Oliver,” and so many more.

  • Arts and Crafts Fair draws a crowd

    It was a busy weekend in Los Alamos last week with the county fair and rodeo and the Arts and Crafts Festival at Fuller Lodge Arts Center. More than 80 vendors took part in the show. 

  • Late run costs the Isotopes

    Jamie Romack hit a pair of home runs for the Albuquerque Isotopes Wednesday, but that wouldn’t be enough to propel them to a win.
    The Isotopes (56-69) dropped their second straight contest of their current home series and fifth of their last six as they fell to the Memphis Redbirds, 6-5.
    As they did on Tuesday, the Redbirds (67-58) scored the game-winning run in the top of the ninth inning. Robert Carson (2-4) was tagged with the loss in relief.
    Along with Romack’s two homers, which give him 23 on the year, Joc Pederson hit a solo shot in the fifth. Pederson has gone yard 28 times this season.

  • Lobos reinstate players charged with rape

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Two New Mexico football players won’t be prosecuted in an alleged sexual assault case, and they’re being reinstated to the team.
    The Albuquerque Journal reports that Athletic Director Paul Krebs confirmed Tuesday that running back Crusoe Gongbay from Rockville, Maryland, and cornerback SaQwan Edwards from Houston had been reinstated.
    The Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office chose to drop the criminal case against the two players.
    The District Attorney’s Office had dismissed the charges in June, but at that time held open the possibility that they could be refiled.
    However, District Attorney Kari Brandenburg said Wednesday her office determined there was insufficient evidence to prove guilt.

  • Splash and Dash results

    Here are the results of the Aug. 6 Los Alamos Triatomics’ Splash and Dash event.

    Long course
    (swim time, run time, total time)

    1. Logan Ott, 9:37, 19:07, 28:44; 2. Heath McLaughlin, 5:16, 24:43, 29:59; 3. Mike Engelhardt, 7:24, 22:44, 30:08; 4. Ryan Smeltzer, 7:06, 23:10, 30:16; 5. Scott Bailey, 6:26, 24:41, 31:07; 6. Nate Phillips, 8:20, 22:59, 31:19; 7. Lynn Bjorklund, 6:50, 24:40, 31:30; 8. Ted Romero, 8:50, 22:43, 31:33; 9. Diane Starkenburg, 6:27, 25:30, 31:57; 10. Anna Wermer, 5:40, 26:52, 32:32;

    11. Lydia Wermer, 6:01, 26:51, 32:52; 12. Sanna Sevanto, 8:12, 25:01, 33:13; 13. Minh Nghyen/Roxana Candia, 9:00, 24:20, 33:20; 14. Nick Parra-Vasquez, 8:30, 25:07, 33:37; 15. Genjamin Davis, 7:07, 26:54, 34:23; 16. Kendra Van Buren, 7:59, 26:38, 34:37; 17. Mersku Alkio, 7:59, 26:38, 34:37; 18. Frank Cherne, 6:56, 27:56, 34:52; 19. Mark Bjorklund, 9:19, 26:32, 35:51; 20. Quinn Ablalterer, 9:02, 26:54, 35:56;

    21. Bill Wolfe, 7:51, 28:16, 36:07; 22. Rao Garminella, 10:58, 25:14, 36:12; 23. Jim Ahrens, 8:06, 28:44, 36:50; 24. Bill Dunn, 8:52, 28:41, 37:33; 25. Annie Smith, 7:23, 30:36, 37:59; 26. Dan Rushton, 8:34, 29:29, 38:03; 27. Bill Rice/Mariela Saenz, 7:50, 30:59, 38:49; 28. Walter Barkely, 8:47, 30:13, 39:00; 29. Tony Zukaitis, 9:18, 29:52, 39:10; 30. John Chicoine, 8:32, 30:58, 39:30;

  • LA Triathlon returns on Saturday

    Athletes are once again preparing for one of the major sporting events of the summer in Los Alamos County.
    The Los Alamos Triathlon returns for another year Saturday. Individuals and teams will try to conquer the 20 kilometer bike leg, the 400-yard swim and the 5 kilometer run.
    The bike leg heads down Pajarito Road, while the swimming and running legs take place at and around the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.
    In 2013, both the men’s and women’s champions were repeat winners. Chip Cooper held off a tough challenge from Clay Moseley to win his second straight men’s title, while Liz Miller topped elite-level athlete Mary Uhl to win her second straight women’s title.
    Miller, who suffered a slew of problems last year, including a malfunctioning gearshift on her bike and stomach cramps late in the running leg, still finished in 1 hour, 11 minutes, 30 second, which was 48 seconds ahead of Uhl and 2-1/2 minutes ahead of Tamsen Schurman in third place.
    Cooper, meanwhile, came in at 1:01:11, a minute and 21 seconds ahead of Moseley. Moseley, a former internationally-competitive biker, actually passed Cooper on the bike course despite Cooper starting 30 seconds ahead of him, but Cooper made up that time in the pool.