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  • Pet Talk: Minutes in a hot car can do Fido harm

    If we find the scorching summer temperatures unbearable outside of our cars, imagine how our furry friends feel when trapped inside. Dog fatalities from extreme heat in cars are avoidable and all-too common.
    Although leaving your pet in the car while you run a few errands may seem harmless, dogs can suffer from heatstroke in a matter of minutes, even if parked in the shade with the windows cracked.
    “One study in the Journal of Pediatrics showed that cars parked in the sun showed an average of 40 degrees increase in internal temperature,” said Dr. James Barr, assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. “This means, in 100 degree temperature, the car could reach 140 degrees.”
    Although rolling the car windows down may seem like a workable solution, this is not the case, even if you only plan to leave Fido in the car for a short period of time. Exposure to extreme heat for less than 20 minutes can still cause internal damage and be extremely harmful in the long run.
    “That same study in the Journal of Pediatrics showed that the rate of temperature rise was slower if the car window was rolled down, but still remarkably dangerous and reached the same levels after 60 minutes,” Barr said. “So just rolling the window down is not sufficient.”

  • Startup accelerator welcomes applicants

    New Mexico is home to the first United States startup accelerator aimed at entrepreneurs in creative industries. That Albuquerque-based business, Creative-Startups, is accepting applications through the end of the month for its inaugural class of startup candidates.
    The new accelerator aims to bring business sensibilities and savvy into fields dominated by “creatives,” including the fields of advertising, architecture, crafts, design, film, music, the performing arts, photography, publishing, game and app creation, television and radio.
    Taken as a whole, these sectors of the economy are among the most vibrant, judging by a 2013 United Nations report, which found that global trade in creative fields grew at an average rate of 8.8 percent each year between 2002 and 2011 and that the annual growth rate of creative exports from developing countries in that period was12.1 percent.
    Until now, few resources existed for startups in these professions to get the mentorship they need to start and sustain commercial enterprises based on creative products or services.

  • Off The Hill 08-21-14

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

    Allan Houser Gallery presents masterworks by Allan Houser and a special exhibition by Douglas Miles: The Art of Apache Resistance. Opening reception 5-7 p.m. Friday. Show runs through Sept. 19 at 125 Lincoln Ave. in Santa Fe.

    The Allan Houser Studio and Sculpture Gardens Annual Open House. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Eighty outdoor sculptures in 15 acres of gardens. 30 minutes south of Santa Fe. For more information and directions, call 471-1528.

    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. Friday. 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. today. The artists will be present.

  • This Week on PAC 8, Aug. 22-28

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

    Friday, Aug. 22, 2014
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 PM County Council Meeting Replay 8-15-14
    02:00 PM Senior Olympics
    03:00 PM Barranca Mesa Speech Contest
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Behind the White Coat – Avadh Salje
    05:30 PM Senior Olympics
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – La Mesa Fire – A Wake-up Call?”
    08:30 PM The Garage
    09:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    09:30 PM Global 3000
    10:00 PM The New Pearl Harbor
    11:00 PM NNMCAB Meeting
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014
    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

  • Restaurant Inspections 08-21-14

    Los Alamos
    East Park Pool Snack Bar, 111 East Road
    Date inspected: June 23
    Violations: One high-risk violation. Sanitizer at too high of concentration, which was corrected at time of inspection. Two moderate-risk violations. Thermometer needed inside refrigerator. Test strips needed for sanitizer.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    S-Site Café, TA-16, SM-192
    Date inspected: June 23
    Violations: None.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Film Festival at Home, 3801 Arkansas Ave.
    Date inspected: June 23
    Violations: One low-risk violation. Restroom self closing device on door needs to work properly.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

  • Community Briefs 08-21-14

    Auto enthusiasts will
    emerge for Autumn Run

  • Drury Plaza Hotel open for business

    The Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe is now officially open for business.
    “We have had a successful week welcoming our first group of guests,” said Tauseen Malik, general manager of the Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe. “The feedback has been very positive, especially about our spacious, light-filled rooms and our great, friendly staff.  We pride ourselves on hospitality and for the ninth consecutive year, Drury Hotels has ranked in the top slot for Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Mid-Scale Hotel Chains by J.D. Power. We are proud to be bringing that top service to Santa Fe.”
     The Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe will be hosting numerous events this year. The hotel recently hosted the Women’s International Study Center’s symposium, with more than 300 panelists, including Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The hotel will also host to Santa Fe’s inaugural cyclocross event on Sept. 20.

  • Missoula Children's Theater

    “Blackbeard the Pirate” was performed last month by the Missoula Children’s Theater. The pirates from left, Peija Cole, William McTeigue, Xavier McTeigue, Elia Vasquez, Josh Fuller and Aliana Montoya.

  • PEEC unvieled weather spotting class during monsoon season

    Severe weather struck many times earlier this month as monsoon season started. A representative from the National Weather Service recently held a class at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center to conduct a SKYWARN™ Weather Spotter class.
    Meteorologists from the NWS taught the basics of severe local storms, to include thunderstorms, flash floods, downburst winds, tornadoes and more. They also spoke of NWS operations, important safety information and how to stay prepared.
    During the class, participants had the chance to talk to NWS representatives about becoming an official SKYWARN™ Weather Spotter.
    Weather spotters are the “eyes and ears” of the NWS and provide valuable weather reports. Those interested often include citizens, amateur radio operators, CERT and Citizen
Corps personnel, law enforcement, fire, transportation and public works staff. Spotter reports, coupled with radar, satellite and other data, has enabled the NWS to issue more timely and accurate warnings and statements for types of hazardous weather.

  • Museum to honor youngest victims of WWII

    As the Holocaust and Intolerance Museum of New Mexico comes of age, it’s honoring children who never got the chance.
    Marking 13 years of advocating tolerance, the museum celebrates its Bar Mitzvah year remembering the 1.5 million children murdered under the Nazi regime, many of whom didn’t live to see their own coming of age.
    The museum board invites the public to join special event and reception, 2 p.m. Sunday, in Congregation B’nai Israel, 4401 Indian School, NE, in Albuquerque.
    “We dedicate our Bar Mitzvah year remembering the innocents who met a cruel and senseless death brought on by hate and intolerance,” said Jerry Small, a museum representative. “We must never forget in order to end these atrocities that continue even today in countries ravaged by war.”
    During World War II, Adolf Hitler’s army and collaborators killed more than a million Jewish children, tens of thousands of Romani (Gypsy) children, German youth with physical and mental disabilities, Polish children, and innocents residing in the occupied Soviet Union, according to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The chances for survival for Jewish and some non-Jewish adolescents (13-18 years old) were greater, only because they could be deployed at forced labor.