Today's News

  • Restaurant Inspections 07-12-12

    The following restaurant inspection reports were provided by the New Mexico Environment Department.

    Santa Fe

    Body, Inc.
    Date inspected: July 5

  • LA Happenings 07-12-12


    Lads of Enchantment, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, invites the public to join them in song. They meet at 7:15 p.m. on Thursdays at the United Church of Los Alamos, Graves Hall.  

    The Los Alamos Choral Society is recruiting singers. Rehearsals are from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays at the United Church, 2525 Canyon Road. All singers are welcome.

    The Los Alamos Community Winds invites all interested musicians to join its upcoming concerts. The LACW rehearses from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. lacw.org.

    The HillStompers hold weekly rehearsals at 7 p.m. Mondays at the United Church (no drill). Anyone who plays a marching band instrument is welcome, regardless of age or skill level. 661-7646.

  • Opera News 07-12-12

    Apprentices to present free concerts

    Each summer audiences in Albuquerque and Santa Fe anticipate the free concerts presented by the young singers who are members of The Santa Fe Opera’s acclaimed Apprentice Program.  The daytime concerts feature arias, duets and ensembles from opera and classical works and afford audiences in both cities the opportunity to hear some of the country’s young artists.

  • Comic-Con to celebrate history, heritage

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — This week’s Comic-Con pop-cultural extravaganza in San Diego may not be as cutting-edge cool as you think.
    Several of the festival’s franchise favorites are showing off their ages this year as they celebrate milestone birthdays, including Tarzan at 100, James Bond at 50 and those strapping 20-year-olds, the Power Rangers.
    Other beloved characters blowing out serious candles at this year’s 43rd annual Comic-Con will be Prince Valiant (75), Alfred E. Neuman and his Mad Magazine (60) and Buffy the Vampire Slayer (20). The four-day convention begins Thursday and is expected to drive more than 100,000 die-hard fans to the San Diego Convention Center.

  • Visit the raptors

    The Santa Fe Raptor Center will bring birds of prey to Pajarito Environmental Education Center as part of the Summer Family Evenings series of programs at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Summer Family Evenings are free for PEEC members, and the raptor event is $5 per non-member family, which will be donated to the Raptor Center.  
    Laura Swartz will bring a variety of raptors to PEEC, including the Raptor Center’s newest educational bird, Angel. Angel is a Mississippi Kite. She is a young raptor with a distinctive and attractive call.

  • Tosca's role needs fire

    The popularity of Giacomo Puccini’s opera, “Tosca” is almost unparalleled.  
    Most opera lovers have seen it multiple times and opera greats such as Maria Callas, Renata Tebaldi and Placido Domingo performed the leading roles.
    It has a reputation for being an accident waiting to happen because of the intense action onstage, but the Santa Fe Opera’s production Saturday was accident-free and the audience seemed to enjoy Puccini’s masterpiece.

  • Southwestern storytelling

    Join Joe Hayes for a family evening of tall tales in English and Spanish at 7 p.m. July 26 on the lawn at Fuller Lodge, as part of Mesa Public Library’s Authors Speak Series.

    Bring a picnic and come early to get a good spot for this official New Mexico Centennial storyteller and former teacher with Los Alamos Public Schools. In case of inclement weather, the event will be inside Mesa Public Library.
    As Hayes notes, “I’ll tell a selection of favorite stories gleaned from New Mexico’s diverse cultures. I’ve been traveling the state with my stories for more than 30 of the 100 years of statehood, so I’ll share stories that people seem to have especially enjoyed.”

  • Topes Notes 07-12-12

    Albuquerque catcher Tim Federowicz had a RBI double and Albuquerque pitchers John Ely and Josh Wall both threw shutout innings in the Triple-A All-Star Game Wednesday.

    Federowicz's run-scoring double helped the PCL All-Stars pick up a 3-0 victory in the game, played in Buffalo, N.Y. Federowicz, who was the starting catcher Wednesday, came through with the two-out hit to drive in Wil Myers of Omaha after Myers led off the inning with a double.

    The PCL scored twice in the first to take a 2-0 lead.

    The Istopes begin the second half of the regular season tonight when they travel to Nashville. They return home Monday for an eight-game set.

  • School of Hard Knocks

    Campers taking part in the Hilltopper Youth Football Camp hit the hand-held shields and get instruction from the Los Alamos High School coaching staff during this week’s sessions. The camp concludes today.

  • LA Majors get knocked out

    The Los Alamos County Majors All-Stars were knocked out of the District 1 baseball tournament Wednesday night.
    Facing Pojoaque’s All-Stars in an elimination game at Lou Caveglia Field, Los Alamos struggled to get much offense going against Pojoaque’s hard throwing right-handed pitcher Nate Aguilar. Aguilar sparkled through five innings before reaching his Little League-mandated pitch count limit, giving up just one run.
    Pojoaque took advantage of Los Alamos’ struggles in the fourth inning, scoring four times to pick up a 6-3 victory and advance to the finals of the tournament.