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  • PBS programs commemorate official end of Vietnam War

    New Mexico PBS Commemorates the 40th Anniversary of the Official End of the Vietnam War (The Fall of Saigon) with six programs and a free public screening on April 21-28.
    April 30 is the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon and the official end of the Vietnam War. This year is the 50th Anniversary of the start of the ground war in Vietnam.
    New Mexico PBS / KNME-TV commemorates these events, presenting six programs and one free public screening, April 21-28, presented below in chronological order.
    There will be a free screen that is open to the public, followed by an interactive panel discussion beginning at 7 p.m. April 22. “Last Days of Vietnam” is part of the New Mexico PBS Community Cinema at the KiMo series. The theater is located in downtown Albuquerque. Moderator for the panel will be Sarah Gustavus, producer of “New Mexico in Focus.”
    New Mexico PBS extends a special invitation to all Veterans who might like to attend.
    Programs to air on KNME Channel 5:
    The National Mall: America’s Front Yard. 7 p.m. April 21. The special reveals the surprising and inspiring story of the U.S. National Mall’s surprising evolution and history, including the creation of “The Wall” (The Vietnam Veterans Memorial).

  • Restaurant Inspections 4-16-15

    White Rock
    The Rosebud Café, 35 Rover Blvd., Suite G
    Date Inspected: March 20
    Violations: None
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.
    Santa Fe
    Harry’s Roadhouse, 9613 Old Las Vegas Hwy
    Date Inspected: March 3
    Violations: All high-risk violations corrected.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. Follow up from previous inspection. No follow up required.

    Vinaigrette, 709 Don Cubero Alley
    Date Inspected: March 9
    Violations: One high-risk violation. Hot food items are not being cooled down properly before refrigeration. Two moderate-risk violations. AdvantEdge refrigerator door areas are messy. Bulk food containers are not labeled. Two low-risk violations. The walls by the hand sink in the employee restroom are cracked. Boxes of paper towels were stored on the floor in the employee restroom.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. Follow up required on March 18.

    Pizza Centro Inc., 3470 Zafarano Dr.
    Date Inspected: March 10
    Violations: One moderate-risk violation. One of the bulk food containers. One low-risk violation. The walls surrounding the three-compartment sink are stained, cracked and some areas have holes.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

  • Traditional pots on display in Santa Fe

    The Museum of International Folk Art presents a dialogue on southern pottery, featuring leading ceramic writer and commentator Garth Clark and prominent North Carolina potters Mark Hewitt and Matt Jones.
    Traditional Pots and Provocations is the latest chapter of an ongoing discussion that began as a blog scuffle between Jones and Clark in 2011 and continued as a symposium at the Mint Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2012. The event will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday in the Kathryn O’Keeffe Theater of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. The program is in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibition Pottery of the U.S. South: A Living Tradition. The program is by museum admission. New Mexico residents with ID are free on Sundays.

  • Cloudcroft — 9,000 feet above stress level

    If things go bump in the night during your stay at The Lodge Resort & Spa, not to worry.
    It’s most likely Rebecca, the friendly and mischievous ghost that wanders the hall of this historic hotel in Cloudcroft.
    She’s a popular legend in these parts, whose tale is one of passion, betrayal and unrequited love. A beautiful young chambermaid with striking blue eyes and long red tresses, Rebecca mysteriously disappeared from her quarters after her jealous and enraged lumberjack boyfriend found her in the arms of another.
    That was a century ago, yet there are those who vow that Rebecca’s spirit is still present in the hotel today. Some have seen her apparition in mirrors; others note such unexplained incidents as ashtrays sliding across tables unassisted, doors opening and closing for no apparent reason, lights turning on and off by themselves and even fires that have spontaneously ignited in the lobby fireplace.
    Over the years, both guests and employees attribute these odd happenings to Rebecca’s ghost, who many believe is in search of a new lover or friend who might appreciate her playful and flirtatious nature.
    Rebecca is not the only famous person attributed to The Lodge.

  • Recital highlights Indian dance

    The Family YMCA holds many different types of dance classes. One class that focuses on Indian dance is taught by Kavita Nandakishore, who has been an instructor with the Family YMCA in Los Alamos for eight years. The Bharatanatyam type of dance will be performed by students in the class instructed by Nandakishore. The show is entitled “Kala Vandana.”
    Nandakishore has been a part of “Dances with India,” since 2007. “Dances with India” is an annual show, which performs familiar stories adapted for Indian culture with many different styles of Indian dance. In the past few years, “Dances with India” has adapted the stories of “Cinderella,” “Aladdin” and “Snow White.” Those performances are in October. Nandakishore helps organize the event with colleague Alina Deshpande.
    “This dance performance is more of a small recital for the students in the class,” Nandakishore said of the show that is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. April 18 at Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock.
    Bharatanatyam is the dance that encompasses music, rhythm and expressional dance, which adheres to the scripture of classical Indian dance.

  • Clinton will travel to New Hampshire

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton will make her first trip as a presidential candidate to the early voting state of New Hampshire next week.
    The Clinton campaign said the former secretary of state will participate in small events Monday and Tuesday, including roundtables with students and small-business employees. She will also hold private meetings with elected officials and activists. The campaign did not provide more specifics of her schedule.
    Clinton announced her second White House run Sunday before traveling to Iowa, where she held similar small-scale events.
    Clinton won the New Hampshire primary in 2008 after placing third in the Iowa caucuses, jumpstarting a lengthy and bruising Democratic nomination contest won by Barack Obama on his way to the presidency.
    The Clintons have long been popular in New Hampshire, where Bill Clinton’s second-place finish in the 1992 primary helped propel him to the nomination and the White House.
    Hillary Clinton last visited New Hampshire in November to stump for Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Gov. Maggie Hassan. Her New Hampshire operation is drawing heavily from Shaheen’s reelection team, with the senator’s campaign manager, Mike Vlacich, serving as Clinton’s New Hampshire state director.

  • Bandelier plans events for National Park Week

    All over the country, units of the National Park Service will be celebrating National Park Week, starting Saturday and continuing through April 26.
    The week will begin with fee free days this weekend, with no entrance fees being charged at Bandelier National Monument and other park areas nationwide.
    Everyone is invited to the Visitor Center theater at 4:30 p.m. Saturday to see all the entries for the Bandelier Centennial logo contest and the winner is announced.
    Saturday is also National Junior Ranger Day, when kids and adults will have an opportunity to do a special scavenger hunt in and around the Visitor Center, as well as the regular Junior Ranger booklet that is available throughout the year. On fee free days throughout the year the park bookstore offers a 15 percent discount throughout the store, and the Bandelier Trading Company gift shop offers 10 percent off on selected items.
    During the week, craftspeople from local pueblos will be demonstrating their work on the porch behind the Visitor Center, and some will also have items for sale.
    Saturday and Sunday, the Lovato family from Santo Domingo Pueblo will be showing traditional jewelry and also the making of turkey feather blankets.

  • State Briefs 4-16-15

    New manager appointed to lead troubled nuke waste dump

    CARLSBAD (AP) — A nuclear expert from Idaho has been named the new president and project manager of the company that oversees the federal government’s troubled nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico.
    Nuclear Waste Partnership announced the change Thursday, saying Philip Breidenbach will replace Bob McQuinn next week.
    McQuinn came on board in 2014 shortly after a radiation release forced the indefinite closure of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant and stalled the cleanup of Cold War-era waste at facilities around the country.
    McQuinn was among those who developed a recovery plan for WIPP and implemented corrective actions over the past year.
    Breidenbach comes from the Idaho National Laboratory where he served as head of nuclear operations at the Materials and Fuels Complex. He also worked at Savannah River Site in South Carolina.

    Gains cited from Albuquerque
    Public Schools truancy program

  • Update 4-16-15

    Wild Day

    Los Alamos Youth Leadership will have its annual Wild Day program from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Los Alamos High School’s Griffith Gymnasium Saturday. Visit losalamosjjab.com for info.

    Fiesta

    The fourth annual Fiesta de la Primavera is scheduled for Sunday. It will be at 3 p.m. at Fuller Lodge’s Pajarito Room. It will feature a Spanish music and dance concert with acts from around northern New Mexico. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for children 12 and under.

    Reception

    A “thank you” reception for Gene and Wendy Schmidt is scheduled for April 28. The event will be at Fuller Lodge from 4-6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

    Ethos

    The Ethos Percussion Group will perform Sunday at the Duane Smith Auditorium. The performance is hosted by the Los Alamos Concert Association. Event time is 4 p.m. Tickets are $35.

    Dive-In Movie

    The Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center will host a Dive-In Movie Friday. The movie will be “Big Hero 6.” Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the movie will start at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are on sale. Call 662-8173 for details.

    Run For Her Life

  • Bush: ’16 decision to come shortly

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Jeb Bush said Thursday he will make up his mind “in relatively short order” whether to seek the Republican nomination for president in 2016.
    The former Florida governor will be in New Hampshire this weekend to speak at town hall-style meetings at two businesses and at a GOP event. He will also attend a night event called Politics and Pies and a morning event called Politics and Eggs, he said.
    “Typical day in New Hampshire, apparently,” Bush told reporters Thursday in Jackson, where he attended a bill signing ceremony with Republican Gov. Phil Bryant.
    Bush said he’s not concerned that several other hopefuls are ahead of him in launching their campaigns.
    “I’m on a journey to kind of measure support,” Bush said. “Other people’s processes are not really that relevant to me. I’ll make up my mind in relatively short order. I’m excited about just the possibility of being in a position to consider it.”
    He said his family supports his exploration of a presidential bid.