Today's News

  • Splash and Dash results


    Here are the results from the Triatomics’ Splash N Dash No. 1, held June 26 (swim time, run time, total time):


    400 yard swim, 5K run

    1. Matt Gonzales, 5:45, 22:43, 28:28; 2. Scott Valdez, 7:59, 21:12, 29:11; 3. Zack Baker, 6:22, 24:12, 30:34; 4. Ted Romero, 8:40, 22:14, 30:54; 5. Heath McLaughlin, 5:25, 25:30, 30:55; 6. Witney Dreier, 6:55, 24:22; 31:17; 7. Joseph Cown, 6:05, 27:38, 33:43; 8. Sanna Sevanto, 8:27, 26:56, 35:23; 9. Jo Denton, 6:15, 29:21, 35:36; 10. Dallas Smith, 6:55, 29:09; 36:04;

  • Raw: Massive Celebrations in Cairo

    The streets of Cairo erupted in cheers after an announcement by Egypt's military chief that President Mohammed Morsi was being replaced with the head of Egypt's powerful constitutional court.

  • Opening night a gala to remember


    Opening Night is a festive night at The Santa Fe Opera. Locals and their guests, and many from out of town, look forward to the evening for months, planning what they will eat to what they will wear. The parking lot fills early with opera-goers enjoying supper and greeting friends. Menus, decorations and garb range from the simple to the elaborate, each with an individual touch. 

    Three tailgate partyers will be lucky winners in the first-ever Tailgate Contest. Labeled “Best in Show,” winners will be chosen by judges for their overall presentations. 

    As the sun begins to set over the mountains the audience moves to the theater patio to toast the season with champagne before taking their seats. The champagne is a gift to the Opera and the audience from Gruet Winery.

  • Harwood Museum hires new director


    Rebecca Aubin started her new job as director of Museum Learning and Public Programs at the Harwood Museum of Art in early June. 

    “The Harwood’s Director of Museum Learning and Public Programs is responsible for more than half of the Museum’s annual attendance, is very visible within the Taos community, and is essential to advancing the Museum’s mission,” Director Susan Longhenry said. “I’m happy to say that, by all accounts, we found the right person. We’re thrilled to have Rebecca officially on board.”

    Aubin will lead educational and public programs serving the Harwood’s youth, family, school and adult audiences. 

    The programs include Art in the Schools, a program combining gallery experiences with art-making activities that serves 3,500 school children each year. 

  • Aspen Ballet Summer Dance begins July 12


    Aspen Santa Fe Ballet announces its 2013 Summer Season, July 12-Aug. 31 with performances at The Lensic Performing Arts Center. 

    Continually steering contemporary ballet into new territory through their dedication to commissioning innovative choreography, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet will perform two diverse programs featuring work by both established and newly discovered choreographers.  

    Program A 

    8 p.m., July 12 and 13

    The first program is a sampling of choreographers and dance styles. 

  • An evening at S.F. Opera is grand event


    The 2013 season of the Santa Fe Opera debuted with the production of “Grand Duchess of Gerolstein.”

    “Santa Fe’s objectives are distinctly American, and by making opera more compelling and more relevant, it has changed the map of musical America...” Phillip Huscher author of  The Santa Fe Opera: An American Pioneer said. 

    “What Santa Fe does is more and more rare — giving its artists time and space to breathe,” Newly appointed Chief Conductor Harry Bicket said. “Preparation is meticulous, making sure that the artistic product is the very best. 2014 can’t come soon enough.” Bicket will take over the position in October for the 2014 season. 

  • Off the Hill 07-04-13

    Art exhibits

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art: Cleromancy with assemblages by actor and artist, Robert Dean Stockwell. Through July 19.


    Auditions for The Adobe Theater’s production of Mark Twain’s comedy, Is He Dead? Directed by Brian Hansen. 9 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m., July 20 and 9-11:30 a.m., July 21. Available roles are six men and five women of various ages. Performance dates are Sept. 13 to Oct. 6. Callbacks are arranged by the director. For more information, visit adobetheater.org for further details about the roles, or email hansenbk@earthlink.net. The Adobe Theater is at 9813 4th street in Albuquerque. 


  • Restaurant inspections 07-04-13

    Los Alamos

    Papa Murphy’s Take and Bake Pizza, 3801 Arkansas Ave.  

    Date inspected: June 18

    Violations: None. 

    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required. 


    East Park Pool Snack Bar, 111 East Road  

    Date inspected: June 18

  • Santa Fe market highlights potential of artisans

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — For 10 years the International Folk Art Market has brought some of the world's finest artisans from far-flung and often poverty-stricken locales to peddle their wares in the well-heeled, artistic mountain town of Santa Fe.

    The show has brought in millions of dollars for the artists, many of whom have gone home to start businesses that employ other mostly impoverished women from developing countries. But it has also helped draw attention to what officials with a new State Department-backed alliance say is one of the largest but most ignored global industries.

    "The artisan sector is the second-largest employer in the developing world, after agriculture," said Peggy Clark, co-chair of The Alliance for Artisan Enterprise and vice president of the Aspen Institute. "But it's just not thought of as a driver of economic growth."

    To try to change that, the State Department last year launched the alliance in partnership with the Aspen Institute. Members include the folk market, retailers, even giants corporations like Coca-Cola and Wal-Mart.

  • Cut hundreds of trees or lose them to fire


    If a tree falls in the forest…

    That little statement used to introduce a philosophical discussion. Today we might ask, “If a tree falls in the forest and lands on a power line, whose responsibility is the resulting fire?”

    A host of insurance companies are suing the Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative claiming the utility is responsible for the 2011 Las Conchas fire. 

    The utility argues that the tree fell on its line from private property outside its right of way. 

    We can probably expect more such lawsuits related to the Tres Lagunas and Thompson Ridge fires, both started by downed power lines.