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Valles Caldera Hosts Fiesta En El Valle Saturday

on September 5, 2018 - 7:52am
Mountain bikers stop along a trail to enjoy the view of the Valle Grande, the largest valle within Valles Caldera National Preserve. Courtesy/VCNP

VCNP News:

JEMEZ SPRINGS — The Valles Caldera National Preserve is hosting its first Fiesta en el Valle near the Valle Grande Entrance Station, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8.

Get ready to experience the majesty of the Valles Caldera and learn a new skill at this free family-friendly event.

If you have ever wondered what to do if you encounter wildlife, wanted to learn how to fly fish, or needed one more reason to finally visit the Valles Caldera,

Lensic Presents Big Screen Classic: Le Mans Sept. 13

on September 5, 2018 - 6:54am
SANTA FE — Just in time for the 2018 Santa Fe 500 road tour, The Lensic proudly presents a Big Screen Classics screening of Le Mans, starring Steve McQueen, at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13 at the Lensic, 211 W. San Francisco St. in Santa Fe.
Tickets are free (general­­ admission). Reserve tickets online at, by phone at 505.988.1234 or in person at The Lensic.
The 1971 film follows American auto racer Michael Delaney (McQueen), who’s behind the wheel of a Porsche 917 in the grueling French endurance race known as 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Michael Hearne’s Big Barn Dance Returns To Taos

on September 5, 2018 - 6:15am
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TAOS News:
TAOS More than 30 country, folk, Americana and bluegrass artists are set to perform at Michael Hearne’s 16th Annual Big Barn Dance Music Festival this year, Sept. 6–8 at Kit Carson Park.
Doors open at noon Thursday and Friday, Sept. 6-7, and at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. Ticket options for this event include individual day passes for $49.30, a three-day pass for $117.50 or a Barn Dance Only pass for $19.82.
This year’s festival will commence with the Taos Art Gallery Stroll with Michael Hearne and Friends Wednesday, Sept.

Balderas Wins Historic Public Lands Victory On Behalf Of New Mexicans, Granting Access To 50,000+ Acres

on September 5, 2018 - 5:22am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
From the Office of Attorney General Hector Balderas News:
ALBUQEURQUE Attorney General Hector Balderas has announced a major court victory on behalf of millions of New Mexicans, granting them access to thousands of acres of public lands in Northern New Mexico, near White Peak, much of which had previously been blocked off by a landowner.
“Access to and use of our state’s public lands is a crucial part of the cultural heritage of New Mexicans,” Balderas said.

Los Luceros Fall Apple Festival Sept. 16

on September 3, 2018 - 12:13pm

2018 bumper crop ripe for picking Sept. 16 at Los Luceros. Courtesy/NM Department of Cultural Affairs


ALCALDE The Los Luceros Fall Apple Festival will is noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16.

“We’ve got a bumper crop of apples to be picked during the beautiful New Mexico autumn on this idyllic property, which will certainly make for a perfect day to enjoy this treasured historic property,” said New Mexico Historic Sites Director Patrick Moore.

New Mexicans are encouraged to bring the whole family for a fun afternoon at the the Los Luceros historic property off N.M.

Second Annual Bow Wow Film Festival Sept. 13

on September 3, 2018 - 6:52am
SFAS News:
The Santa Fe Animal Shelter (SFAS), in coordination with the Bow Wow Film Festival (BWFF), is excited to announce the traveling festival’s one-night-only event in Santa Fe, featuring the compelling personalities of beloved canines.
After a wildly successful 2017 season with dozens of shows around the country, including a sold-out show in Santa Fe, the Bow Wow Film Festival returns to Santa Fe with a rousing and fun-loving collection of new films that include two filmmakers from Santa Fe: Jamie Merideth and Evan Curtis. Both filmmakers will be attending the screening.

It’s State Fair Time In Albuquerque

on September 2, 2018 - 9:34am
State Fair 2017. Courtesy photo


Held each September, the New Mexico State Fair remains one of the largest fairs in the nation, with PRCA rodeo and nationally known country-western recording stars, and the Indian and Spanish villages - all the makings for a fantastic family experience!

The New Mexico State Fair offers livestock exhibits and competitions of all kinds to local farmers, ranchers, and 4H club members, while school children from all over the state look forward to seeing their art work displayed in one of the exhibit halls.

Stop by the midway and checkout the

Journey Back In Time At Santa Fe Renaissance Faire

on September 2, 2018 - 6:37am
Knights on horseback at the 2017 Santa Fe Renaissance Faire. Courtesy photo

El Rancho de las Golondrinas News:

Hear ye, hear ye! The King and Queen hereby present the “Kingdom of Golondrinas!”  

In celebration, you are hereby invited to join us at El Rancho de las Golondrinas for two days of feasting, Sept. 15 and 16.

Ride in a Spanish Galleon at our kids’ game area. Learn about Renaissance arts and sciences from the Society for Creative Anachronism. Shrink in size as you enter the Fairy Village and pet a unicorn.

Taos Chamber Music Group Announces 26th Season

on September 2, 2018 - 6:33am
The Taos Chamber Music Group. Photo by Peter Schaaf


The Taos Chamber Music Group (TCMG) has announced its 26th season of “wild and scenic” music.

Seven different programs take place September 2018 through May 2019, each performed twice in the intimate setting of the Arthur Bell Auditorium at the Harwood Museum of Art where TCMG is the Resident Chamber Music Group.

Over the past quarter century, TCMG has presented an incredibly diverse scope of performances, gaining a reputation for creativity and artistic excellence.

Coral Creek Rounds Out Summer Concert Season 2018 At Ashley Pond Park Friday Night

on September 1, 2018 - 5:25pm
Abe Gordon and Kara Robertson share a last dance as the concert season comes to an end. Gordon and his soon-to-be wife Kara (the wedding's this month) took over running the series from Abe's dad, Russ Gordon this year. Congratulations Abe and Kara! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Bill McKay on keyboard. Bass player Rob Garland is in the background.

Dramatic Staged Reading Of ‘The Little Prince’ Sept. 9

on August 31, 2018 - 3:50pm

The community is invited to a dramatic staged reading of "The Little Prince", written by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, adapted and directed by Mimi Adams.
All ages are welcome to this free event 3:30-5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos at 1738 North Sage Loop.
The performers are an ensemble cast of youth and adults including Sequoyah Adams-Rice, Mikalh Adams, Andy Enriquez, Elia Vasquez, Sam Wolfsberg, Beverly Brunson, Elisa Enriquez and Michael Owens.
The dramatic reading is 90 minutes, with complimentary cookies and refreshments

This Week At The Reel Deal

on August 31, 2018 - 3:47pm

RBG Comes To Los Alamos 4 p.m. Today!

on August 30, 2018 - 9:47am
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By Nina Thayer
AAUW-Los Alamos

The wonderful new documentary “RBG” about the life of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg is showing this week at the Reel Deal Theater.

Jim O’Donnell, Director of Operations, has offered the American Association of University Women a free showing, open to the public, at which all ticket sales will be given to AAUW’s Legal Advocacy Fund.

This very special showing is 4 p.m. today - Aug. 30.

The Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF) is the arm of AAUW providing financial aid and legal advice to women seeking legal redress for sexual discrimination in higher

Zozobra Burns In Santa Fe Friday

on August 30, 2018 - 5:23am

Robotics Night At Bradbury Museum Draws 700+

on August 27, 2018 - 3:27pm

Bradbury Science Musuem during Robotics Night. File photo

Caught the t-shirt! Robotics Night attendee catches the t-shirt launched from the robot. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/
BSMA News:
The Bradbury Science Museum was busy inside and out Friday during Robotics Night as local Robotics teams demonstrated their robots to the public.
The annual event is hosted by the Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA), and was generously sponsored by New Mexico Bank & Trust (NMB&T).
The BSMA is the 501 (c) 3 non-profit arm of the Bradbury Museum with the mission of

Music From Angel Fire 2018 Festival Ends Sept. 1

on August 27, 2018 - 2:09pm
Ida Kavafian
Music from Angel Fire continues its 35th Anniversary Season through Sept. 1 with concerts in Raton Aug. 28 and Angel Fire Aug. 30 and Sept. 1.
The festival enters its final of three weeks of concerts led by Artistic Director Ida Kavafian, an artist-member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and former violinist of the Beaux Arts Trio.
“The scope of our work once again this summer is far more than meets the eye! In addition to the in-school concerts we’ll present four Family and Youth concerts Wednesday, Aug.

PAC 8 Weekly Television Schedule For Aug. 31-Sept. 6

on August 26, 2018 - 8:16pm
PAC 8 News:
PAC 8 weekly Television schedule for Aug. 31-Sept. 6:
Friday, August 31, 2018
  • 06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
  • 10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
  • 11:00 AM County Council Replay
  • 01:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 04:00 PM Uprising
  • 05:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 06:00 PM Chamber of Commerce
  • 07:00 PM Los Alamos History
  • 08:00 PM UNM LA Graduation
  • 09:30 PM Living Treasures Ceremony
  • 12:00 AM Free Speech TV
Saturday, September 1, 2018
  • Free Speech TV
Sunday, September 2, 2018
  • 06:00 AM FSTV
  • 05:00 PM The Prophetic Word
  • 05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
  • 06:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
  • 07:00 PM United Church
  • 08:00

Artistic Director Ann McLaughlin Presents Los Alamos Concert Association 2018-19 Season To Rotary

on August 26, 2018 - 7:13pm
Los Alamos Concert Association Artistic Director Ann McLaughlin presents details of the 2018-19 concert season recently to members of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos at Cottonwood on the Greens. The season begins Sept. 28 with the Brentano String Quartet accompanied by Yekwon Sunwoo, the 2017 Cliburn Gold Medalist. The Canadian Brass, Cantus, Danish String Quartet and pianist Gabriela Montero also will appear during the season. For more information and to buy tickets, click here. Photo by Oliver Morris

White Water Ramble Brings ‘DanceGrass’ To Pond

on August 25, 2018 - 7:38am
Described as ‘High-Octane Rocky Mountain DanceGrass’, Whitewater Ramble (WWR) uses a simple recipe to craft its sound: start with bluegrass instrumentation, add drums, and finish with a boundary-less approach to grassing-up everything from disco house grooves to roots to Americana. Based in Fort Collins, Colo., WWR has performed and headlined on every major stage across the Rocky Mountain Region. Performing at the Summer Concert Friday night at Ashley Pond Park, from left, David Becher on bass, Patrick Sites on mandolin, Ryan Sapp on drums, Damon Wood on guitar and Andy Reiner on fiddle.

Purgatory’s Inferno Mountain Coaster Opens Saturday

on August 24, 2018 - 7:35am
The Purgatory Inferno Mountain Coaster opens Saturday at Purgatory Resort in Durango, Colo. Courtesy photo
The Purgatory Inferno Mountain Coaster. Courtesy photo
DURANGO, Colo.  The only mountain coaster in the southwest region is opening Saturday. The Purgatory Inferno Mountain Coaster will be open during the summer and winter.
The Inferno Mountain Coaster is just north of the Twilight Lift 4 in the base area. The Inferno is 4,000 feet long with a 300 vertical drop and was created by the Aquatic Development Group.

Meow Wolf & Elitch Gardens: One-Of-A-Kind New Ride

on August 24, 2018 - 7:22am
DENVER, Colo. Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park announced today that the park will be partnering with new neighbor Meow Wolf to bring an innovative, alluring and sensational new ride to Denver in 2019.
Meow Wolf’s Kaleidoscape will be a never-before-experienced attraction that takes guests on a densely immersive and fully interactive adventure. Riders who journey on Kaleidoscape will be transported to other-worldly motion, deep sound, wild color and interactive challenges that—if well-played—may just save the day.
This intriguing attraction will be the

This Week At The Reel Deal

on August 23, 2018 - 3:58pm

Los Alamos Historical Society Annual Gala Sept. 15

on August 23, 2018 - 1:35pm

Parties in Fuller Lodge, from the Manhattan Project to the Historical Society’s gala, are a historic tradition. This year’s gala will be held Sept. 15 at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy/Los Alamos Historical Society

Denny Erickson accepts the 2017 Los Alamos History Award from Historical Society Board President Michael Wheeler. The winner of the annual award will be announced at a special pre-gala reception. Courtesy/Los Alamos Historical Society


The Los Alamos Historical Society is hosting its fifth annual gala on Sept.

Los Alamos Arts Council Presents Kay Newnam And Friends In An ‘Inspiring Music Recital’ Aug. 26

on August 22, 2018 - 9:15am

Kay Newnam

LAAC News:

The Los Alamos Arts Council will present locally celebrated, professional musicians, Kay Newnam – violin, Jacquelyn Helin – piano and Patrick Neher – lecturer, in an “Inspiring Music Recital,” at 3:30 p.m., Aug. 26 in Fuller Lodge.
The concert is free and designed to inspire musical curiosity and pique the community’s interest in the Sept. 22 Rosalie Heller Memorial music lecture series.  
Newnam and Helin will present Igor Stravinsky’s “Suite Italienne,” for violin and piano (1933). This violin and piano arrangement by Stravinsky, is a fabulously popular

PAC 8 Weekly Television Schedule For Aug. 24-30

on August 21, 2018 - 6:20am
PAC 8 weekly Television schedule for Aug. 24-30:
Friday, August 24, 2018
  • 06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
  • 10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
  • 11:00 AM County Council Replay 8-07-18
  • 01:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 04:00 PM Uprising
  • 05:00 PM Democracy Now!
  • 06:00 PM Chamber of Commerce
  • 07:00 PM Los Alamos History
  • 08:00 PM UNM LA Graduation
  • 09:30 PM Living Treasures Ceremony
  • 12:00 AM Free Speech TV
Saturday, August 25, 2018
  • Free Speech TV
Sunday, August 26, 2018
  • 06:00 AM FSTV
  • 05:00 PM The Prophetic Word
  • 05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
  • 06:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
  • 07:00 PM United Church
  • 08:00 PM Northern New