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  • Deadline for slowpitch softball teams is Friday

    Registration is open for the upcoming slowpitch softball season. The slowpitch league is for men’s and women’s teams and season starts April 26-27 with a tournament. The season runs through the end of July.
    Price for participation is $575 per team. Registration fee and additional paperwork is due Friday.
    For more information, send email to losalamossoftball@yahoo.com.
     

  • Kiwanis' fundraiser set for Derby Day

    The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos is inviting the community to the second annual Kentucky Derby Party from 3 to 5:30 p.m. May 3 at the Pajarito Brewpub & Grill.
    Tickets for the event is $50, half of which is for the event and half of which is a donation to purchase immunizations for 13 women and all of their children through Project Eliminate, a joint Kiwanis International and UNICEF project to wipe out Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus worldwide.
    MNT is caused when tetanus spores, found in soil everywhere, come into contact with open cuts during childbirth. The disease strikes the poorest of the poor, the geographically hard to reach and those without health care.
    However, MNT is highly preventable. Just three doses of a $.60 immunization protect mothers, who then pass on the immunity to their future babies.
    Last year, more than $1,200 was raised for Project Eliminate through the Kiwanis Club’s Kentucky Derby party.
    This year marks the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby.

  • LA has big doubleheader with Spartans

    It was a feast day for the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team when it took on the Capital Jaguars last weekend.
    But the team will have to hope that isn’t followed up by a famine.
    It’s hard to say how much offense the Hilltoppers will have to muster heading into this weekend’s doubleheader against the Bernalillo Spartans.
    However, one thing is certain: they will need more than they got in their first go-round.
    Los Alamos was held to just four hits and had 14 batters strike out — at least two fanned in six of the seven innings — as it dropped its District 2-4A opener to Bernalillo 1-0 April 2.
    The second and third games are scheduled for Saturday in Bernalillo. And in those two games Los Alamos is sure to get a big dose of Demi Madalena.
    Madalena, last season’s District 2-4A Player of the Year and on the short list to repeat that title, is Bernalillo’s ace pitcher and has given Los Alamos’ hitters fits since joining the Spartans last season.
    Along with being a big challenge for the Hilltoppers in their attempt to knock the Spartans off their perch atop the district standings, there is plenty more at stake in what’s become a crowded field near the top of 2-4A.

  • Off The Hill 04-17-14

    Art exhibits
    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces an exhibition: “Bits and Pieces: Works by Karina Hean, Catherine Gangloff and Michel Déjean.” Through Saturday.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces an exhibition: “A Day in the Life: Works by Holly Roberts.” The opening exhibition will be 5-7 p.m. May 30. Show runs until June 21.
    Art tours
    Santa Fe Studio Tour 2014 is a free, self-guided tour open to the public that meanders throughout Santa Fe featuring more than 30 open studios and the work of 60 Santa Fe artists. Many artists give demonstrations of their craft and share techniques and philosophies with visitors. The tour begins with a preview party and group show from all participating artists, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 27. Then all participating artists open their creative sanctuaries to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 28 and June 29. The public can explore the studios of jewelers, painters, sculptors and ceramists.
    Ballet
    Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. For tickets visit ticketssantafe.org.

  • This Week on PAC-8, April 18-24

    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, April 18, 2014
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 PM County Council Meeting Replay 4-04-14
    03:00 PM Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Breakfast
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Behind the White Coat – Julian Chen
    05:30 PM Udall Update
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society
    08:30 PM The Garage
    09:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    10:00 PM Mesa Public Library Authors Speak Series –Darynda Jones
    11:00 PM NNMCAB Meeting
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, April 19, 2014
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, April 20, 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 Generation
    11:00 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

  • Briefs 04-17-14

    Closing party scheduled for exhibit

    A closing party for “Two Views One Vision” at 3 p.m. Saturday at the La Tienda Exhibit Space, 7 Caliente Road in Eldorado.
    Come see 60 collaborative paintings by Cuban artist Pablo Perea and American artist Linda Storm
    “To me our paintings are a visual representation of the harmony that can exist between different cultures.” Storm said.
    “We found our common ground as two artists. We thought we knew everything about ourselves, but from this surreal land that we created the whole world looks different... including us.”

    Jemez Gallery to host reception

  • Restaurant Inspections 04-17-14

    Santa Fe
    Cloud Cliff Bakery, 1805 Second St.
    Date inspected: March 5
    Violations: Two moderate-risk violations. Roof leaks found. Excess equipment needs to be removed.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Souper Salad, 2428 Cerrillos Road
    Date inspected: March 5
    Violations: Seven high-risk violations. Rodent dropping in display equipment, hot holding unit and inside storage area. Owner cannot safely manage pest control. No sanitizer on dish rags. Hot holding at improper temperature. Water on floor in prep area. Cold holding inadequate and not labeled correctly. Ice buildup in freezer. Ice scoop, can opener and ice machine had food build up and metal shavings. Paint stored in food prep area. No paper towels in restroom. Butter container not cleaned after each use. Two moderate risk violations. Heavy food build up on walls and vents. Grease on vents. Seal on upright freezer is degrated and not proper for freezer. One low-risk violation. Damaged tile throughout facility.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

  • Taos play to take stage at Teatro Paraguas Studio

    “The Lilac Minyan,” a play by Debora Seidman and produced by the Metta Theater of Taos, wil take to the stage May 2-4 at the Teatro Paraguas Studio, located at 3205 Calle Marie in Santa Fe.
    Play times at 7:30 p.m. on May 2 and 3 at 2 p.m. May 4.
    Tickets are $18 for general admission and $15 for seniors and students.
    Reservations can be made at 505-424-1601 or teartroparaguas@gmail.com
    “The Lilac Minyan” is an award winning play by Seidman, which premiered at the New Works Festival in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 2000.  It was subsequently produced at Immigrant’s Theatre Project, New York, and the National Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Mass.
    It recently completed a November 2013 run at Metta Theatre in Taos.
    The cast included veteran film and TV actor Christopher Maher as Samuel and NYU trained actress Nena Salazar as Alison.
    The play is about an aging Holocaust Survivor and a young Jewish woman meet in the hospital where both their partners are dying.

  • 'Star Wars' dubbed in Navajo to premiere at Santa Fe museum

    Museum of Indian Art and Culture will be hosting a screening of “Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope,” dubbed with the Navajo language, 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Friday at the Kathryn O’Keefe Theatre. Limited seating is by reservation only at 476-1269. Museum of New Mexico Foundation Members free; all others by museum admission. For more information check the museum website, indianartsandculture.org.
    Museum Director Della Warrior, “We are very excited to have our theatre as a showcase for our Native films. This series will give our actors, writers, directors, and producers a unique venue and audience for their films. Native film is a new medium for Native people to retell our stories to the world,” said Museum director Della Warrior.
    “This film comes to Santa Fe through a museum-to-museum partnership, between the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and the Navajo Nation Museum. The mission of the film is simple and hopefully will shed light on the importance of language preservation,” Navajo Nation museum’s director Manny Wheeler,

  • World's Largest Powwow comes to Albuquerque

    The world’s largest gathering of Native American and indigenous people will begin April 24 in Albuquerque.
    The 31st Annual Gathering of Nations, considered the most prominent Native American powwow in the North America, will host tens of thousands of people and more than 700 tribes from throughout the United States, Canada and around the world.
    The three-day event will include more than 3,000 traditional Native American singers and dancers competing, and more than 800 Native American artisans, craftsmen and traders displaying and selling their work.
    In addition, 27 contemporary indigenous bands will be performing a wide variety of musical genres on Stage 49 including a fashion show and DJ glow dance event.
    Vendors in the Native Food Court will offer guests a large selection of food choices ranging between southwestern-style cuisine and traditional Native American fare.
    As part of the Gathering of Nations, a young Native American woman will be crowned Miss Indian World and represent all native and indigenous people as a cultural goodwill ambassador.
    Native American and indigenous women will represent their different tribes and traditions. The contestants will compete in the areas of tribal knowledge through interviews, essays, public speaking and traditional presentation and dance.