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  • Community Briefs 0-26-14

     “Nature on Tap” discusses
    energy, water, climate change

    The Pajarito Environmental Education Center will host “Nature on Tap,” part of a new informal discussion series, 5:30 p.m. today at the Blue Window Bistro.
    The “On Tap” series is a new project from the Los Alamos Creative District and is held every Thursday with the themes “Nature on Tap,” “History on Tap,” “Science on Tap,” and “Art on Tap.” It is a great way to get out in the community and meet people with similar interests. This event is the second “Nature on Tap” discussion, which will be held on every fourth Thursday of the month.
    For this installment of “Nature on Tap”, Christine Chavez, Energy and Water Conservation Coordinator for Los Alamos County, will facilitate the discussion.
    Chavez will speak briefly about topics that affect all of us — Energy, Water and Climate Change — and then will open up to discussion from the group about these critical issues.

    Keller leads second wildflower walk

  • New Santa Fe hotel to host women's symposium

    The Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe will host one of the first official events at the property, the Women’s International Study Center’s symposium “Risk & Reinvention: How Women Are Changing the World,” Aug. 15-16.  
    More than 30 experts in scholarship, science, art, law, cultural preservation, business and workforce analysis will engage in panel discussions to share their expertise, perspectives and experiences.
    The symposium seeks to inspire participants to create a future that realizes the full potential of women and honors their contributions to the world. The property officially opens Aug. 4.

  • Restaurant Inspections 06-26-14

    Los Alamos
    China Palace, 729 Central Ave.
    Date inspected: May 15
    Violations: Seven high-risk violations. Shrimp holding at improper temperature, and food was discarded at the time of inspection. Ground beef package thawing on counter, which was corrected at time of inspection. No sanitizer in water at three-compartment sink, which was corrected at time of inspection. Ready to eat foods not marked and dated in the cooler area. Sanitizer bottle stored over vegetable sink. Home prepared food in food prep area and walk in cooler. Ice scoop inside ice machine, which was corrected at time of inspection. Four moderate-risk violations. Can opener had food build up, which was corrected at time of inspection. Cook and server were not wearing gloves while preparing and serving food. Dish washer not reaching proper hot temperature, which was corrected at time of inspection. Refrigerator not NSF approved where sauces and pork is stored. Two low-risk violations. Server not wearing hair restraint. Walls and floors have food build up and need to be cleaned.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. Follow up required on May 24.

  • Artists team up for art collaboration

    Santa Fe — Ai Weiwei, internationally acclaimed Chinese dissident artist, and Navajo artist Bert Benally through a remarkable collaboration, will create “Pull of the Moon,” a temporary, site-specific art installation in a remote part of Coyote Canyon on the Navajo Nation. “Pull of the Moon” is part of Navajo TIME (Temporary Installations Made for the Environment), a partnership between New Mexico Arts and the Navajo Nation Museum. The installation will feature Earth-based drawings using sand.
    Bert Benally said of “Pull of the Moon,” “The concept is based on Navajo aesthetics, the idea that for the Navajo, art is more about the process rather than the finished product.”
    A free and public launch event for Pull of the Moon will be from 5-7 p.m. July 16 at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) in Santa Fe, Alan Houser Park, and will feature a live performance by German sound artist Robert Henke and Bert Benally based on sounds captured at Coyote Canyon during the installation.

  • This Week on PAC 8, June 27-July3

    THIS WEEK
    ON PAC-8
    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, June 27, 2014
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    12:00 AM County Council Meeting Live
    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 – Ekhard Salje
    05:30 PM Nature Center Opening Ceremony
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society - “109 East Palace: A 400 Year Microcosm of Santa Fe History”
    08:30 PM The Garage
    09:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    09:30 PM In Focus
    10:00 PM The New Pearl Harbor
    11:00 PM NNMCAB Meeting
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, June 28, 2014
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, June 29, 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

  • Off The Hill 06-26-14

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

    “Imprints of Home, Works on Paper”, is a group show featuring art prints, and poems by 12 artists. First Friday artist receptions, 3-6 p.m. July 5 and July 19 at the Weyrich Gallery in Albuquerque. Show closes July 25.

    A special guest exhibition, “Golden Paths,” acrylic and gold leaf paintings by Edwina Milner, will be on exhibit until July 7 at the New Concept Gallery. The reception is from 5-7 p.m. June 20 and is open to the public.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces an exhibition: “Complications:” Works by Matthew Szösz and “Byways:” Works by Damian Stamer. The exhibition will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday through July 19. The opening reception will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday.

  • Today in history June 26
  • Local student awarded scholarship to study Russian

    Sarah Wallstrom, a student at Los Alamos High School, was recently awarded the National Security Language Institute for Youth (NSLI-Y) Scholarship for study of a strategic language.
    The NSLI-Y program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and provides merit-based scholarships for eligible high school students to learn less commonly taught languages in overseas immersion programs. The State Department offers approximately 625 students per year the chance to study Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Russian, or Turkish overseas, either for the academic year or the summer.
    Wallstrom chose to study Russian. She has left already to spend six weeks in Moldova, a country landlocked between Ukraine and Romania, where the Russian language is fairly widespread. She will live with a host family, study the Russian language in the morning, and participate in cultural events in the afternoon.
    Wallstrom grew interested in Russia after participating in the youth exchange trip sponsored by the Los Alamos — Sarov Sister City Initiative (LASSCI). In 2012 she traveled with nine other Los Alamos teens to the “secret city” of Sarov where the Russian atomic bomb was developed. In the summer of 2013, Wallstrom studied Russian language and culture at the Concordia Language Villages program in Minnesota.

  • Pierottis celebrate their 70th

    It was love at first sight in the early 1940s when Lou Pierotti set eyes on Lee Ruffini across the counter at the Wonder Bar in Walsenburg, Colorado, where Lou was working. They have been together for 70 years spending more than 60 of those years in Los Alamos.
    On June 12, 1944, the two were married in the Catholic Chapel at Lowry Air Force Base in Denver. Lou was a sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps, stationed at Lowry Field, while Lee was working as a medical assistant in Walsenburg after having attending the University of Colorado.
    After Lou was discharged from the service in January 1946, they made their home in Walsenburg, moving first to White Rock and then to Los Alamos in the early 1950s.
    For more than 30 years the two worked side by side. Lou and Lee first owned and operated Pierotti’s Soda Bar in the Community Center until 1966. In the beginning Lou cooked and Lee waited tables. In 1967 they opened Pierotti’s Floral Shop on Central Avenue with Lee as head floral designer. They retired in 1984, and continue to make their home in Los Alamos.

  • On The Docket 06-25-14

    Records derived from Los Alamos Municipal and Magistrate Court:
    June 18