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Today's News

  • World's Largest Powwow comes to Albuquerque

    The world’s largest gathering of Native American and indigenous people will begin April 24 in Albuquerque.
    The 31st Annual Gathering of Nations, considered the most prominent Native American powwow in the North America, will host tens of thousands of people and more than 700 tribes from throughout the United States, Canada and around the world.
    The three-day event will include more than 3,000 traditional Native American singers and dancers competing, and more than 800 Native American artisans, craftsmen and traders displaying and selling their work.
    In addition, 27 contemporary indigenous bands will be performing a wide variety of musical genres on Stage 49 including a fashion show and DJ glow dance event.
    Vendors in the Native Food Court will offer guests a large selection of food choices ranging between southwestern-style cuisine and traditional Native American fare.
    As part of the Gathering of Nations, a young Native American woman will be crowned Miss Indian World and represent all native and indigenous people as a cultural goodwill ambassador.
    Native American and indigenous women will represent their different tribes and traditions. The contestants will compete in the areas of tribal knowledge through interviews, essays, public speaking and traditional presentation and dance.

  • New hotel to open in Santa Fe

    Two buildings in Santa Fe — Marian Hall, completed in 1910, and the old St. Vincent Hospital building, completed in the early 1950s — show that old structures can be given new life.
    Drury Hotels is transforming these buildings, the new Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe. Two blocks from the Santa Fe Plaza and adjacent to the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, the Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe will be the first new large hotel to open in downtown Santa Fe in 18 years.
    Also part of the Drury’s revival of these five acres of dormant space at the intersection of East Palace Avenue and Paseo de Peralta is the development of pedestrian walkways and gardens.
    The property, which will officially open in August, will be a full-service hotel with 182 rooms, a restaurant, a 3,800-square-foot ballroom, and a year-around, heated rooftop bar and pool with views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. There will be retail and gallery space on the Paseo de Peralta side of the property.
    An underground parking garage will underlie two-thirds of the south side of the property, with new suites and gallery spaces constructed above it. But even with all of the new and existing buildings, 40 percent of the site is devoted to open space.

  • Celebrate National Parks Week, Earth Day

    In recognition of National Parks Week, Bandelier National Monument will waive entry fees on Saturday and Sunday. For the duration of National Parks Week — April 19-27 — Bandelier is offering several guided hikes. Both Bandelier and the County of Los Alamos will also celebrate Earth Day on April 22 with several events including the groundbreaking of the new Nature Center at Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC).
    On April 19, Bandelier National Monument’s lead archaeologist will lead a 4-mile, three-hour guided hike along Burnt Mesa Trail. On April 20, a similar two-hour guided hike near Loop C in Juniper Campground will be offered. Both off-trail hikes will give hikers a glimpse at the earliest and latest mesa-top Ancestral Pueblo sites. Both hikes are moderate in skill level.
    On Sunday, get a look at the areas impacted by fire and floods and see exposures of the Rabbit Hill volcanics during a “Fire and Flood Hike” from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The 10-mile hike from Ponderosa Campground to Upper Alamo crossing will be led by plant specialist Brian Jacobs and Elaine Jacobs.

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  • Recordings surface in governor's race

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democrats called Wednesday for Republican Gov. Susana Martinez to apologize after a liberal publication released recordings in which she and aides used profanity and offensive names to describe political opponents.

    The governor, who's seeking re-election this year and is viewed as a possible rising star in national GOP ranks, also came under fire for making critical remarks about public school teachers while telling aides that it was a view that couldn't be expressed publicly during her campaign.

    "Governor Martinez and her aides' comments are inexcusable. We have clear proof of her intent to deceive voters and her disdain for anyone who has differing views," said Lawrence Rael, one of the five Democrats running for governor in the June primary election.

  • Update 04-16-14

    GOP meeting

    The Republican Party of Los Alamos will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at UNM-LA Room 608. The topic of the meeting will be “Local Issues.”

    Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in a special session in council chambers.

    Banquet

    The annual Phi Beta Kappa Los Alamos chapter banquet featuring guest speaker Dr. Doug Dunston and honoring the outstanding 2014 LA High School graduates will be 5:30 p.m. April 27 at Fuller Lodge. There is a deadline for the members who did not receive an invitation as of Wednesday call 672-0249 or 667-8927 if they would like to attend.

    Dem meeting

    The Democratic Party of Los Alamos will have its monthly meeting from 7-8 p.m. Thursday in Building 2 at UNMLA.

    Movie time

    White Rock Family Friendly Film Series. “Smurfs 2,” 6:30 p.m. Thursday at White Rock Town Hall. 

  • Navajo Code Talker dies

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — A Navajo man who aspired to be a pilot but was recruited to become a Code Talker during World War II has died.
    Michael Smith says his father, Samuel “Jesse” Smith Sr., died Monday night in Albuquerque after a bout with pneumonia. He was 88.
    The elder Smith enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps to become a pilot “to get revenge” on the Japanese for bombing Pearl Harbor, Miachel Smith said. 

  • BioScience Lab opens at Santa Fe Business Incubator

    The Santa Fe Business Incubator unveiled its new BioScience Lab on Tuesday to a crowd of dignitaries that included Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Rep. Ben Ray Luján, (D-N.M.).
    “What’s happening now with the Santa Fe Incubator and the BioScience Lab is a shot of growth, a new opportunity, where it’s not just experts and researchers and entrepreneurs here from Santa Fe, here from New Mexico,” Luján said.
    “It’s from the surrounding states, from cities that aren’t so close to us, that are looking to come here because of the investment that the Business Incubator has made with the support of the Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Administration, an investment in technology that’s not readily available to everyone else.”
    The BioScience Lab is a state-of-the-art cell biology and molecular biology facility designed to encourage, attract and support life science companies in the biotech sector. The lab’s specialized equipment includes bio-safety cabinets, ultra low temperature freezers, an ultracentrifuge, inverted fluorescence microscope and a real-time PCR system.
    Companies will be able to access the facility on a short-term basis, eliminating the need to invest startup capital in expensive equipment.