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Santa Fe Opera Announces Free ‘Opera In The Park’ Screening Of 2021 Season Productions

Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin seen on a Simulcast LED wall at the Santa Fe Opera. Photo by Brandon Soder. Production photography by Curtis Brown for the Santa Fe Opera; post-digital production by Dune Alford.

SFO News:

SANTA FE — The Santa Fe Opera (SFO) announces free “Opera in the Park” screenings of 2021 Season productions in August in Santa Fe and Albuquerque.

The events are part of the opera’s reopening celebrations and ongoing commitment to bring the joy of opera to the Santa Fe and Albuquerque communities.

The Santa Fe Opera wishes to acknowledge “Opera in the Park” sponsors Chester


Joseph Maestas Announces Candidacy For State Auditor

Democratic Candidate for State Auditor

As the great-grandson of a constitutional delegate, Jose Amado Lucero, I am proud to officially announce my candidacy for State Auditor.

Many of you know I grew up on a small farm. Helping run a family-owned business in Santa Cruz, New Mexico instilled in me the value of hard work at an early age. And work hard I have. It has been an honor serving our country as a Federal civil servant for more than 30 years, and also serving New Mexico as an elected official for nearly 15 years.

As a seasoned public servant, I always want to bring value to the


Repaving Project Begins On US 84 In Abiquiu July 26


The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) along with Cutler Repaving Inc. will begin a pavement rehabilitation project Monday July 26 on US 84 in Abiquiu.

Work will take place from mile marker 216 to 223.5. The 7.5-mile project is expected to last 27 working days and will include new pavement and striping.

Crews will work 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., six days a week weather permitting. There will be traffic control personnel at each end of the closure, and a pilot car will guide motorists through the work zone.

At the end of each workday, all traffic control devices will be removed, and the


Sim Balkey Debuts At Los Alamos Summer Concert Friday

Sim Balkey performs live Friday at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy/Sancre Productions

Summer Concert News:

Sim Balkey will take the stage in the second live concert back at Ashley Pond in the 2021 Los Alamos Summer Concert Series, presented by Toyota of Santa Fe and produced by Sancre Productions and Los Alamos County.

This country singer sensation takes the stage following opening acts by the Ordinary Things Band, Santa Fe Symphony Association and the Family YMCA.

Festivities start at 6 p.m. Friday, July 23.

A rising star in New Mexico, Sim Balkey is a musical genius when it comes to telling stories


Heinrich, Blunt Introduce Recovering America’s Wildlife Act


WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) introduced the bipartisan Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA) of 2021 to invest in proactive, on-the-ground conservation work led by states, territories, and Tribal nations to support the long-term health of fish and wildlife habitat all across America.

“Protecting America’s fish and wildlife habitat means conserving the creatures we love before they ever become imperiled,” Heinrich said. “After all, our children deserve to inherit the full breadth of American wildlife, from bumble


David Davis: Remembering Paula Roybal Sanchez

The Memory Care Alliance

I first met Paula and her husband, Gary, when they were participants in the very first caregiving class I taught while employed at the Alzheimer’s Association.

Paula’s mother, Ruby, lived with Alzheimer’s and had passed away from the disease several years before.

Both she and Gary provided for her care until her death. After taking that caregiving course, they actively taught the same program to other caregivers in Los Alamos, Española and in their home town of Nambé.

After getting to know them both, I realized I was not alone. There were other past


LAPS School Board Meets Thursday July 22

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos Public Schools Board of Education meets 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 22 for its School Board Training and Retreat.

The meeting is in the School Board Room at the Administration Offices, 2101 Trinity Dr., Suite V.

This meeting is open to the public. 

To read the school board meeting agenda for July 22, click here.


Bandelier Offers Public Programs For Summer 2021

The San Miguel Mountains (viewed from Burro Trail) on Bandelier’s western boundary represent another episode of volcanism in the park’s history. Courtesy/NPS


Bandelier National Monument will begin offering a variety of programs to the public this summer.

“As COVID restrictions have relaxed, Bandelier is anxious to provide the programming visitors want so they can learn more about this park’s amazing resources. We invite the public to include one or more of these activities in their planned visit to Bandelier,” Acting Superintendent Dennis Milligan said.

Cultural Demonstration


Taos County Historical Society Talk Sheds Light On Santa Fe Trail’s 1839 Mysterious Female Traveler

Marie Felicite St. Vrain

TCHS News:

The Taos County Historical Society announces the return of its monthly public programs beginning 2 p.m. Aug. 7 in the Kit Carson Electric Cooperative Boardroom at 118 Cruz Alta Road in Taos.

Speaker Christine St. Vrain Fischahs will present “Shedding Light on the Santa Fe Trail’s 1839 Mysterious Female Traveler”.

Admission is free for members of the Society with a $5 suggested donation for non-members.

Born in 1823, Marie Felicite St. Vrain was inducted into the Santa Fe Trail Association’s Hall of Fame in 2017 for her travels in 1839 along the mountainous


LAVNS Hosts Free Talk On Hospice ‘Comfort Care’ Monday

Sherry Destromp and James Hogue of LAVNS present free talk Monday on ‘Comfort Care’. Photo by Wendi Wolfe

Executive Director


Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service, Inc., (LAVNS) is hosting a presentation by Sherry Destromp and James Hogue on Hospice Services available in the community called, “Comfort Care”.

The hour-long event is 1 p.m. Monday, July 19 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, 1101 Bathtub Row, and includes a question and answer period.

LAVNS Executive Director Wendi Wolfe, RN, LNCC, is coordinating the event and welcomes seniors, caregivers and loved