Today's News

  • Santa Fe Opera 2014 summer season

    Charles MacKay and special guests in the newly renovated lounge for the announcement of the 2014 season repertory and other important matters. The press conference is 11 a.m., April 24, at the Lounge at The Santa Fe Opera. Lunch will be served at noon.
    MacKay will also talk about the forthcoming 2013 season, and there will be an opportunity to see the ranch renovation.
    For more information please call 986-5909.  

  • Format change in affect for KVSF-FM

    Hutton Broadcasting owner and general manager Scott Hutton has announced a format change for KVSF-FM.
    The change took affect April 1. The former Project 101.5 transitioned into KVSF 101.5,
    The Voice of Santa Fe. Focusing on local news, events, and personalities, the new station will provide a unique listening experience to both local listeners and those who stream the station live on the web.
    “Santa Fe needs a station like KVSF,” Hutton said. “It will be a valuable forum for dialogue from many of the diverse viewpoints in this eclectic listening marketplace.”
    Leading the new lineup is “The Julia Goldberg Morning Show,” airing weekdays, 8-10 a.m. Hosted by longtime New Mexico journalist and former editor of the Santa Fe Reporter, the show features fresh discussions on news, politics and community issues.
    Produced by the Santa Fe Reporter’s, Best of Santa Fe” — winning radio show personality Yon Hudson, the show’s daily segments include interviews with topical guests, commentary, as well as a call-in line for listeners to ask questions and share views.

  • Superman closes in at 75

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The tough, blue-collar roots of Superman’s creators are getting a fresh look on the superhero’s 75th anniversary.
    Creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster lived just a few blocks apart in the Cleveland neighborhood that shaped their teenage lives, their dreams and the imagery of the Man of Steel.
    In the city’s Glenville neighborhood, still in the throttling grip of the Great Depression, Siegel and Shuster labored on their creation for years before finally selling Superman to a publisher.
    The Man of Steel became a Depression-era bootstrap strategy for the Siegel/Shuster team, according to Brad Ricca, a professor at nearby Case Western Reserve University who uses Superman in his classes.
    “They really just saw it as a way out,” he said.
    In his upcoming book “Super Boys,” Ricca says the story of Superman’s creation is mostly about their friendship: two boys dreaming of “fame, riches and girls” in a time when such dreams are all the easier to imagine because of the crushing economic misery.
    Ricca said Siegel and Shuster reflected Cleveland’s ethnic mix: both were sons of Jewish immigrants, struggled during the Depression and hustled to make something of themselves.

  • Restaurant Inspections 04-18-13

    Santa Fe
    Aldana’s Restaurant, 3875 Cerrillos Road
    Date inspected: April 5
    Violations: Three high-risk violations. All food needs to have date of preparation and be used within seven days. Cutting boards need to be cleaned and made smooth. Refrigerator is not at proper cold temperature. One low-risk violation. Fans and vents in walk-in refrigerator need to be cleaned.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Nava Elementary School, 2655 Siringo Road
    Date inspected: April 5
    Violations: Personal food needs to be kept away from any form of food that may cross-contaminate, but overall very clean. One moderate risk violation. Personal medication needs to be kept in designated area, away from food and food storage equipment.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Love’s Meat Market, 1700 St. Michael’s Drive
    Date inspected: April 10
    Violations: One low-risk violation for insufficient lighting.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Love’s Deli, 1700 St. Michael’s Drive
    Date inspected: April 10
    Violations: None.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

  • Taos lilac festival blooms May 17

    The Taos Lilac Festival is blossoming for the first time in Taos, with a three-day free event celebrating the heritage of lilacs, May 17–19.
    The inaugural Grand Festival Weekend will include a pet parade and costume contest; live music and dancing; children’s carousel; food and crafts vendors; and many family friendly activities.
    Lilacs flourish abundantly in Taos and peak the last two weeks of May.

“The Taos Lilac Festival is aimed at celebrating the abundant lilacs that grace our Town, and to promote their care and planting throughout the Taos area,” said co-organizer John Hamilton. “We hope this new event will not only draw visitors to enjoy the fragrant beauty of Taos in the springtime but encourage residents to properly maintain and grow these beautiful flowers which thrive in our town.”

    For the duration of the festival around Taos Plaza, festival-goers can purchase unique art from more than 40 talented artisans who work with a variety of mediums including ceramics, fiber, wood, metal work, jewelry and crafts.

  • Stopping MS in its tracks

    The National Muliple Sclerosis Society invites New Mexicans to hop in the saddle and pedal toward a world free of MS during Bike MS: Pedal los Pueblos 2013, presented by Sam’s Club, on Aug. 24-25.
    This annual two-day fundraising ride is fully supported from start to finish and features a unique figure eight route through Northern New Mexico; the route starting in West Texas.
    Registered cyclists commit to raise a minimum of $250 to fund MS education, programs, services and research that directly impact the lives of those affected by the disease. 
    “Bike MS is an exciting opportunity for cyclists, sponsors, volunteers and people living with multiple sclerosis to connect to one another and our mission,” said Maggie Schold, Senior Development Manager for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in New Mexico. “The camaraderie and shared experience of raising awareness and funds makes the weekend a truly special experience. With each mile behind us and each dollar raised, we are moving closer to a cure.”

  • Volunteer in Santa Fe

    The Friends of Santa Fe National Forest’s Earth Day workday will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
    Volunteers will do trail work on the Dead Dog Trail and will be picking up trash along Old Buckman Road, all the way to the Rio Grande.
    The participants will meet at the Dead Dog Trailhead, talk safety and then divide up into groups, based on what individual preference is for the day.
    For questions or to sign up for any of the upcoming workdays, call Jennifer Sublett, at jasublett@fs.fed.us call 753-7331. 

  • Happiness week is under way

    The Center for Emergent Diplomacy in partnership with the City of Santa Fe, announces the launch of Happiness Santa Fe, an initiative that challenges the way we measure people’s well-being and success.
    By using indicators that look at what makes people happy, our goal is to help policy makers in Santa Fe make better choices for its citizens.
    Sustainable Happiness Week, which began April 13, runs through Saturday.
    Santa Fe City Councilor Peter Ives will read the Mayoral Proclamation regarding the establishment of Pursuit of Happiness Day, and Sustainable Happiness Week in Santa Fe.
    Many special events are planned to take place around Santa Fe in conjunction with the launch and with Sustainable Happiness Week, including the reading of a Mayoral Proclamation, Happiness Ambassadors at the Santa Fe Farmer’s Market, film screenings, and interactive art installations, musical performances and Happiness flash mobs, with more events to be announced.
    A full calendar of events can be found at HappinessSantaFe.org.
    Santa Fe businesses, cultural institutions, and community groups will also be creating “Happiness Happenings” which will spring up around the city to throughout the week engage citizens in activities and conversations centered on happiness, where they can take a popular well-being survey.


    It just wouldn’t be an Earth Day Festival without entertainment, booths and food.
    PEEC’s 13th Earth Day Festival will be from 10 a.m. to
    2 p.m. on Saturday at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange Street. Park at the High School and ride the free Atomic City Transit shuttle to the Center.
    This year, the PEEC have two sets of entertainment sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank.
    At 11 a.m., Clan Tynker will perform. Clan Tynker is a family troupe that performs a wide variety of stunts in a whimsical “Old World/ Vaudeville” style of entertainment. The show is an enchanting kaleidoscope of skills from around the world performed to live music. A variety of juggling skills are displayed including balls and clubs. Other highlights of the show consist of stage magic, comedy and wire walking.
    At noon, the Los Alamos-based band the Hill Stompers will perform.
    Food will be available from the following vendors: Taste of New York will serve up hamburgers, hot dogs and pizza; Dosa Dosa will serve organic and vegan items; and Los Alamos Co-op Market offers ice cream and fresh fruit.
    During the day, the public is invited inside the nature center to see Betty the bullfrog or Foxxy the hognose snake, and other displays like live butterflies.

  • Sports Briefs 04-18-13

    Aggies commit 6 errors in loss to Lobos Wednesday

    The University of New Mexico Lobo baseball team picked up a season split with the New Mexico State University Aggies, taking a 13-6 win Wednesday at Isotopes Park.
    The Aggies (19-18), who defeated the Lobos earlier this month in Las Cruces, committed six errors, four of those coming in the first four innings, as the Lobos jumped out to a 7-2 edge.
    The two teams combined to use 14 pitchers in the game.
    UNM’s Jake McCasland, the second Lobo pitcher of the ballgame, earned the victory on the hill.
    Offensively, UNM lead-off batter Chase Harris went 2-for-5 with 3 RBI and clean-up hitter Mitch Garver was 3-for-3 scoring a run and knocking in 2 runs.

    Albuquerque’s game against Storm Chasers postponed until June 19

    Wednesday night’s scheduled Pacific Coast League game between the Albuquerque Isotopes and the Omaha Storm Chasers was postponed due to inclement weather.
    The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader June 19.
    The Isotopes won Tuesday’s opener of the four-game series 3-1 in extra innings.
    Albuquerque will be at Omaha through Friday, then return to Isotopes Park for a quick four-game series against Oklahoma City before hitting the road again.