Today's News

  • Concorso showcases unique cars

    The Santa Fe Concorso, the Southwest’s premier gathering of rare and exotic cars will be Sept. 28-29 at The Club at Las Campanas in Santa Fe.
    The day begins on 7:30 a.m. on Saturday for the Mountain Tour for entrants only. The Mountain Tour is the signature driving event for all entrants. The tour will start from Arroyo Vino and through downtown Santa Fe, leaving town via Canyon Road and traveling scenic and challenging roads and ending at The Club at Las Campanas for lunch. A light breakfast will be offered at the starting point. The entrants will place their cars at the show field from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    The show begins for the public at 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Club at Las Campanas featuring cars, motorcycles and bicycles ranging from the 1900s to the latest models.
    There will be a panel will judge all vehicles, from 9 to 11 a.m.; a silent auction tent from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; food and drinks will be available to the public from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    The Legends of Racing will be signing autographs from 1:15 to 1:30 p.m. $10 donation at the door. Award presentations will be at 2 p.m.
    Admission is $45, $55 at the gate. Children under 12 are free with paying adult. Youth ages 13 to 18, military, police, firefighters and their spouses is $25.

  • Off The Hill 09-26-13

    Art exhibits
    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art: Walling: Containing Architecture, painting and sculpture by Tom Miller. Through Oct. 18. Opening reception: 5-7 p.m., Sept. 27 to coincide with the Railyard Arts District last Friday Arts Walk. For more information call 982-8111. 435 N. Guadalupe St. in Santa Fe.

    “Merging World.” New Works by Clarence Cruz of Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo — handmade pottery and Kathryne Cyman — porcelain vessels local earthen glazes. 5 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 4 opening reception. Cruz demonstration and talk 6 p.m., Oct. 4; Cyman lecture, noon Oct. 5. Weyrich Gallery, 2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE in Albuquerque. Open to the public. Through Oct. 28.

    Yares Art Projects presents: Opening preview and reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m., through Oct. 28. Penelope Krebs: Four Square, Four-color stripe paintings and Susanna Carlisle and Bruce Hamilton: Energy Fields, video and sculpture installation.

    Art of Leon Gaspard: Impressions from Russia and the Faraway. Opens in November at the Nedra Matteucci Galleries, 1075 Paseo de Peralta in Santa Fe. For more information, visit matteucci.com or call 982-4631.

  • This week on PAC-8, Sept. 27-Oct. 3

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

    Friday, September 27, 2013
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    12:00 AM County Council Meeting Live
    02:00 PM Oppenheimer Lecture – “Roving Mars: Spirit, Opportunity & the Exploration of the Red Planet”
    03:30 PM European Journal
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Living Treasures Ceremony
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society “Imperial Frontiers”
    08:30 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:30 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    10:00 PM Deutche Welle’s Europe in Concert- Joy Benalane
    11:00 PM NNMCAB Meetiong
    12:00 AM FSTV

    Saturday, September 28, 2013
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, September 29, 2013
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
    06:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
    07:00 PM United Church
    08:30 PM Trinity on the Hill
    10:30 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

  • Restaurant Inspections 09-26-13

    Los Alamos

    Quizno’s, 172 Central Park Square
    Date inspected: Sept. 6
    Violations: None.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required


    Española Senior Citizen Center and Catering, 410 Hunter St
    Date inspected: Sept. 4
    Violations: One high-risk violation, unsafe sources. One low-risk violation, box of onions on floor must be stored 6 feet off floor.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Carlos Vigil Middle School and Catering, 1260 Industrial Park Road
    Date inspected: Sept. 4
    Violations: None.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Carinos Charter School, 116 Espinosa Ave.
    Date inspected: Sept. 4
    Violations: One high-risk violation, contaminated equipment
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Chuck Wagon Café, 107 N Riverside Dr.
    Date inspected: Sept. 5
    Violations: None.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required

    Good Eats (At NNMC), 921 N Paseo De Oñate
    Date inspected: Sept. 6
    Violations: None.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Santa Fe

  • Canadian Brass kicks off LACA

    The Los Alamos Concert Association kicks off its 2013-2014 season with a concert featuring The Canadian Brass. Having performed in virtually every major concert hall in the world, been seen by hundreds of millions of people on television, sold two million albums worldwide, and contributed nearly 600 new works and arrangements to the brass quintet repertoire.
    The concert will be 4 p.m. Sept. 29 in the in the Duane Smith Auditorium.
    The varied Canadian Brass repertoire features brass standards, as well as a wide-ranging library of original arrangements created especially for them.
    These include the works of Renaissance and Baroque masters, Classical works, marches, holiday favorites, ragtime, Dixieland, Latin, jazz, big band, Broadway and Christian music, as well as popular songs and standards.
    Having started with a very limited base, Canadian Brass has created its own musical world by transcribing, arranging and commissioning more than 200 works, including critically acclaimed compositions from Michael Kamen, Luther Henderson, Bramwell Tovey, Don Gillis and more. They have transformed a previously neglected group of instruments with a limited repertoire into a versatile and vital ensemble that can play everything from Gabrieli to Gershwin.

  • Geologist leads trip to Shark's Tooth Ridge

    It’s hard to imagine New Mexico was once under the sea, but during the Cretaceious Period, between 145.5 and 65.5 million years ago, much of the state was.
    Because of this, remains of sharks’ teeth can be found at a site aptly named Shark’s Tooth Ridge near Cabezon.
    Local geologist Patrick Rowe, will lead a trip to the site on Saturday Sept. 28. Participants of all ages are welcome to join, and the inevitability of finding samples makes this an excellent trip for kids.
    Participants on the trip will look for the five different species of shark’s teeth that can be found at this location. In addition, they will look for septarian nodules, which are also known as “dragon stones”, due to their sometimes-scaly appearance. The nodules in this area often contain open pockets with beautiful calcite and barite crystals, making them special samples to take home.
    The group will meet at Pajarito Environmental Education Center just before 8 a.m. to carpool to the site. Those who live in Santa Fe or Albuquerque can alternatively meet the group at 9:30 a.m. in San Ysidro, which is near the site.

  • Family drama turns macabre

    The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, as the saying goes. While this statement is true for many aspects of family life, Los Alamos Little Theatre’s “Arsenic and Old Lace” proves that it also sometimes applies to criminal activities.
    Written by Joseph Kesselring, directed by T.J. Severinghaus and produced by Gracie Cainelli and Jim Sicilian, “Arsenic and Old Lace” kicks off LALT’s 70th anniversary.
    The play is set in 1940s Brooklyn and focuses on the lives of the Brewster sisters, played by Jody Shepard (Abby) and Jeanne Adkins (Martha). The sisters live in their father’s house with their nephews Teddy Brewster (Larry Gibbons) and Mortimer Brewster (Don Monteith) and lead what would appear to be a normal life. They run a boarding house of sorts, as they rent out rooms in their home to gentlemen looking for a place to stay.

  • Today in History September 26
  • House GOP weighs options on government shutdown


    WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressure is building on fractious House Republicans over legislation to prevent a partial government shutdown, as the Democratic-led Senate is expected to strip a tea party-backed plan to defund Obamacare from the bill.

    As the Senate telegraphed its moves, House Republicans deliberated an array of imperfect options on both a temporary spending bill required to avert a shutdown and a separate measure to permit the government to borrow almost $1 trillion to keep paying its bills.

    Lawmakers face a midnight Monday deadline to complete a stopgap spending bill to avoid a partial government shutdown that would keep hundreds of thousands of federal workers off the job, close national parks and generate damaging headlines for whichever side the public holds responsible.

    The timeline is daunting since House GOP leaders appear all but certain to reject the Senate's attempt at a simple, straightforward stopgap spending bill like those routinely passed since the 1995-96 government shutdowns that bruised Republicans and strengthened President Bill Clinton.

    A 21-hour talkathon by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, whipped up the GOP's tea party wing even as it complicated efforts by House GOP leaders to assemble rank-and-file support for a temporary spending measure.

  • U.S. retains America's Cup with remarkable comeback


    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Skipper Jimmy Spithill and Oracle Team USA won the America's Cup on Wednesday with one of the greatest comebacks in sports history.

    Spithill steered Oracle's space-age, 72-foot catamaran to its eighth straight victory, speeding past Dean Barker and Emirates Team New Zealand in the winner-take-all Race 19 on San Francisco Bay to keep the oldest trophy in international sports in the United States.

    All but defeated a week ago, the 34-year-old Australian and his international crew twice rallied from seven-point deficits to win 9-8. Owned by software billionaire Larry Ellison, Oracle Team USA was docked two points for illegally modifying boats in warmup regattas and had to win 11 races to keep the Auld Mug.

    After almost dunking its chances when it buried its bows in a wave shortly after the start, Oracle's hulking black catamaran — with a big No. 17 on each hull — showed its incredible speed when it reeled in the Kiwis while the boats zigzagged toward the Golden Gate Bridge on the windward third leg.

    The New Zealanders were game despite being stranded on match point for a week. Spithill and crew still had to sail their best to end the longest, fastest and by far wildest America's Cup on a course between the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island.