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  • Sheriff: driver was drunk, texting

    A 27-year-old Los Alamos woman received extensive injuries Monday at around 11 p.m. when she allegedly crashed her car going westbound on N.M. 502, according to the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Department.
    According to an eyewitness, Andrea Rivera, who was allegedly the driver of a 1993 Gold Saturn four-door sedan, almost veered off the road to the right. Rivera then overcompensated, careening to the left, eastbound lane of the road into oncoming traffic before the car started to roll. The car wound up wedged against a piñon tree off near the shoulder of the road.
    Sometime during the crash, Rivera was ejected from the vehicle, and was found a short distance from her car, on her back and still alive. She allegedly told officers she had been drinking alcohol and texting moments before the crash.
    In her car, police allegedly discovered a half-empty bottle of “Prestige” brand whiskey.
    Her car did not come into contact with any other vehicles and she had no other passengers in her car. According to the sheriff’s office, she was the only one injured in the crash.
    Rivera’s injuries consisted of two broken ribs and heavy bruising about the upper left portion of her neck and head.
    She was conscious when police arrived, though her speech was heavily slurred.

  • Off the Hill 2-26-15

    Art exhibits
    Willy Bo Richardson: Reverberant Matter/Project I. Show runs through Friday at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design at Wade Wilson Art.

    Footprints: The Inspiration and Influence of Allan Houser. Through May 2015 at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 708 Camino Lejo in Santa Fe.

    Gallery artists group show at the photo-eye Gallery, 541 South Guadalupe St. in Santa Fe. Exhibit runs through March 14.

    Recently acquired works by artists Ansel Adams, Gustave Baumann, Betty Hahn and many others will be on view in “Hunting + Gathering: New Additions to the Museum Collection.” The exhibition runs through March 29.
     
    Solo exhibition by Jeri Moore. “The Language of Humanity.” Through February at the Act I Gallery.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces “Master Prints of the ‘70s-’90s.”  Zane Bennett Contemporary Art will unveil to the public for the first time our latest acquisitions. The exhibition will feature works by Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Helen Frankenthaler, Jim Dine, Rufino Tamayo, Bernar Venet and Robert Motherwell among others. Opening is 5-7 p.m. Friday. Show will run until March 20.

  • PAC 8 schedule 2-27-15 to 3-5-15

    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, Feb. 27, 2015
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay 2-17-15
    02:00 PM MPL Authors Speak Series
    03:00 PM Gallery Discussion for Edith Warner & Tiano– Bridge Between Two Worlds
    04:00 PM Uprising
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM United in Christ
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Ernest Taylor Pyle”
    08:30 PM The Garage
    09:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    09:30 PM Community Central
    10:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Now It Can Be Told”
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, March 1, 2015
    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

    Monday, March 2, 2015
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! LIVE
    10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
    11:00 AM Elizabeth Clare Prophet

  • Restaurant inspections 2-26-15

    Santa Fe
    Subway, 4350 Airport Road
    Date Inspected: Jan. 7
    Violations:  Three high-risk violations. Chicken on prep line is over stocked. Employee drink and phone are on prep table. Ice build-up on food in freezer.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Panda Express, 3522 Zafarano Dr.
    Date Inspected: Jan. 7
    Violations: Four moderate-risk violations. Food build up on door to walk in refrigerator. Wood handled utensils have grime build up. Dumpster lid is open. Signs of pest activity.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Subway, 2801 Rodeo Road, Suite B-9
    Date Inspected: Jan. 7
    Violations: Two high-risk violations. Food in hand washing station. Employee drink in food prep area. All corrected. One moderate-risk violation. Fans have dust/mold build up.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Rufina Meal Site, 2323 Casa Rufina
    Date Inspected: Jan. 7
    Violations: Two low-risk violations. Ceiling penetration in food prep area with open gap. Light bulbs out in exhaust and ware wash area.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    The Links Bar and Grill, 205 Caja del Rio Road
    Date Inspected: Jan. 7

  • Marching for Mardi Gras

    Patrons took to the streets in Santa Fe for Fat Tuesday Feb. 17.

  • Fiery Foods ignites Duke City

    The 27th annual National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show is drawing near as hundreds of exhibitors prepare their best gourmet foods, sauces, spices, sweet-heat treats and rubs to showcase.
    The show is March 6-8 at Sandia Resort and Casino in Albuquerque. The event will feature more than 1,000 different products from the U.S. and around the world.
    The Fiery Foods Show is the country’s largest gathering of fiery food products and barbecue sauces. The 2014 event welcomed more than 20,000 attendees and organizers expect even more for the 27th annual event.
    In 2015, the Fiery Foods Show will introduce its very own mascot, Chile the Kid, for the first time. Chile the Kid will attend the event and greet guests throughout the weekend. Additionally, Sandia Resort and Casino will have 2,500 more parking spaces for guests during this year’s event, making it easier for guests to enjoy the show.
    While many exhibitors will display their award-winning selections, others will showcase first-time products. The annual competition organized by the producers of the Fiery Foods Show is one of the most competitive blind tasted food competitions in the U.S. with more than 80 judges and receives hundreds of entries each year.
    Hours of the show:
    • 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 6: Trade only

  • Help bring Christmas Bird Count to town

    With the diversity of bird species and the number of birders in Los Alamos, it’s easy to wonder why the Christmas Bird Count, the longest-running citizen science project nationwide, has yet to come to Los Alamos. A group of local birders have decided that it is time to change that, and they intend to submit an application to the National Audubon Society.
    As part of the application, in order to demonstrate sufficient interest and logistical support, the Pajarito Environmental Education Center will sponsor a “mock” Christmas Bird Count from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. March 8. Community members are encouraged to take part as much as they would like, from going out as part of a bird-counting team, to counting birds in their own backyard.
    The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) has a long and interesting history. In the 1800s, many in North America participated in a common holiday tradition of going out on Christmas day and competing to kill as many birds as possible. At the turn of the 20th century, American ornithologist Frank Chapman suggested that perhaps it would be better to simply count the birds rather than shoot them. Chapman enlisted the help of 26 like-minded bird enthusiasts and in December of 1900, held the first annual CBC.

  • CANCELED: Fire and Ice in the Jemez

    The public is invited to celebrate the beauty of winter and the coming of spring at the annual Fire and Ice Restoration Festival on Saturday.  Hosted by the Santa Fe National Forest’s Jemez Ranger District and the Village of Jemez Springs, the event will run from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Father Fitzgerald Park in Jemez Springs.
    The free community event will feature educational booths and presentations that highlight the 210,000-acre Southwest Jemez Mountains Landscape Restoration Project. Every year includes special guests will include Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl.
    Activities scheduled throughout the day include a chainsaw carving competition and exhibition, cross-cut saw contest, chicken bingo and arts and crafts. Face painting, a jump house and much more is available for children.
    Entertainment will be provided by Taninai Celtic Blues Band and Train Wreck Blues Band. Vendors will offer a variety of foods and beverages. The public is also welcome to enjoy a rejuvenating soak in the local hot springs.
    Parking is free at the Jemez Springs Community Park next to the Jemez Valley Credit Union, an easy half-mile walk south of Father Fitzgerald Park. Limited accessible parking will be available onsite.

  • Hilltoppers enter baseball season with work to do

    Los Alamos’ baseball team has had an interesting start to its season. Some days it has practiced on the football field, some days it has had to work out in the weight room and other times it has actually got to play on their baseball field.
    “We still have a lot of work to be done,” manager Michael Gill said. “We’re not there yet.”
    This Saturday, they’ll play their first games of the season against Piedra Vista — the defending state champs.
    The good news for the Hilltoppers, who won their sixth straight district title and went 22-7 last year, is they have seven starters back to lead them.
    “We have a good core coming back,” Gill said. “On paper it looks good.”
    The team, however, doesn’t want to look too far ahead. It just wants to play a good ball game every game. To break it down even further, it wants to take the season one pitch at a time.
    Pitching will be the team’s strength this season. “We have a great pitching staff,” Gill said.
    Jared Mang, Connor Mang and Koby Leeches are a few of the team’s pitchers that will challenge opposing lineups. With them throwing hard, the defenders in the field will be just as important to help Los Alamos shut opposing offenses down.

  • Hilltoppers to host Del Norte in basketball semi

    The Los Alamos girls basketball team will host Del Norte tonight in the District 2-5A semifinal at 7 p.m. The winner will get to play for the district championship Saturday at Española Valley.
    So far there hasn’t been any upsets in the district tournament. Bernalillo (7-20, 3-7 2-5A) beat Capital (1-26, 0-7) in the first round 74-51. Del Norte (15-10, 6-3) then took down Bernalillo 43-28 in the district quarterfinal on Tuesday.
    Los Alamos hopes to continue that streak tonight, and then end it on Saturday.
    The Hilltoppers have beat Del Norte both times they’ve played this season.
    These games are also important for the state playoff picture. MaxPreps has Los Alamos predicted to get a No. 6 seed, Del Norte a No. 14 seed and Española Valley a No. 4 seed.