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Ken Newton, 1929-2015: Former Downs at Santa Fe owner found 30-year career in horse racing

Ken Newton, 1929-2015: Former Downs at Santa Fe owner found 30-year career in horse racing

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Newton became the concessionaire at Ruidoso Downs in 1966. Four years later, he became the first concessionaire for what was originally known as the Santa Fe Downs, a now-defunct horse-racing facility southwest of Santa Fe.

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Today, May 6, 2015

Pet briefs: Adoptable pets join youth symphony event

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Adoptable pets join youth symphony event

Pedal pushers tout Bike to School Day

Pedal pushers tout Bike to School Day

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About 45 students from EJ Martinez Elementary School biked to school of today’s national Bike to School Day event. About 2,400 schools, includ…

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

SideDish, May 6, 2015

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Santa Maria Feast Day at Acoma Pueblo

Navigator: Is travel insurance really worth it?

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The come-ons for insurance are constant and often compelling when you travel. They start the moment you click on a booking site and sometimes …

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Lannan Foundation

Lannan Foundation

tel. 505-986-8160

313 Read Street, Santa Fe , NM 87501

Lannan Foundation is a family foundation dedicated to cultural freedom, diversity and creativity through projects which support exceptional contemporary artists and writers, as well as inspired Native activists in rural indigenous communities. Lannan's Readings and Conversations Program brings to Santa Fe a wide range of writers from the literary world of fiction, nonfiction and poetry, to read from and discuss their work.

Burro Alley Cafe

Burro Alley Cafe

tel. 505-982-0601

207 W San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM 87501

DJ music sets to kick your weekend off? Check. A beautiful alleyway patio laid out to take advantage of Santa Fe’s bluebird skies? Roger. Award-winning meals made to cater to the omnivore? Check and mate. Burro Alley has served many purposes in the past, but perhaps its most recent conversion to an al fresco dinning space is its finest moment yet.  Opened in 2010, Burro Alley Café is a dining destination unlike any other in Santa Fe. With a mix of outdoor and indoor dining, a dedication to local and international flavors and friendly service, Burro Alley Café aims for an idyllic downtown eatery with great food, a great space and food to fit any craving.  Come for brunch on a Sunday morning and catch an accordion player serenading a couple enjoying a plate of eggs benedict on the shaded patio. If you’re running late for work, stop in for a quick croissant and cup of coffee. After work, come in and enjoy a fresh salad nicoise. If you’re enjoying a day downtown with a group of friends notoriously finicky about their food, a stop at Burro Alley should satisfy the most discerning of palates.  Burro Alley Café always adjusts their hours of operation to give early risers and evening diners a chance to enjoy the creature comforts of great food in the heart of Santa Fe any time of year. Come in today and find out why the restaurant behind the bronze burro statue is such a great stop for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Keller Williams Realty

Keller Williams Realty

tel. 505-983-5151

130 Lincoln Ave. , K, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Welcome to Keller Williams Realty Santa Fe! We are located in the heart of downtown Santa Fe just half a block from the famous Plaza. Santa Fe is steeped in history and tradition and Keller Wiliams Realty is excited to be housed in a modern building with a fascinating past in this beautiful city at the foot of the southern stretch of the Rocky Mountains, known locally as the Sangre de Cristos. Homes in Santa Fe range in price and style from the very affordable to the luxurious and every price point in between. If you are thinking of a condo for your family’s use as a second home, those are available. If you prefer a mountain property with fabulous views and lots of privacy, you can find it here. If you want a lovely casita within walking distance to the Plaza, one of our brokers would be more than happy to take you on a tour of those currently available. Let us introduce you to the real estate side of Santa Fe. We have brokers who are specialists in all types of properties in any area of Santa Fe. We have offices in Espanola to cover the northern villages and we have an office in Angel Fire for those who are seeking property in that ski resort town.

CBA Insurance

CBA Insurance

1606 St Michael's Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87505

If you’ve ever had an auto accident, you know that it can be a harrowing experience. While it takes some time to recover physically, insurance coverage that seemed liked a big expense before an accident suddenly becomes an invaluable resource. CBA Insurance in Santa Fe can help take the hassle of insurance policies out of the equation, so that when the unforeseen happens, you can get your insurance needs served locally in times of crisis and times of security. From answering a question to getting experienced advice on purchasing the right policy to fit your needs, websites can’t offer that level of expertise or experience. That’s why a local insurance agent from CBA Insurance is the best bet to get you the policies you need to protect yourself and your valuables. With the implementation of the Affordable Healthcare Act, CBA Insurance is available to help you navigate the policies, rules and websites to get the right health insurance policy for you and your family. CBA Insurance is currently certified with the state to help navigate New Mexico’s insurance exchange, and should be certified with the federal government for their exchange soon. First American, Progressive, Kemper, Safeway and Dairyland are but a few of the companies CBA Insurance contracts with to offer a wide range of insurance packages. Don’t be left unprepared. Call CBA Insurance today to cover your valuables and the ones you love. 

Tesoro's Consignment Gallery

Tesoro's Consignment Gallery

tel. 505-670-5364

900 W. San Mateo, Santa Fe, NM 87505

Tesoro’s Consignment Gallery, located at 900 West San Mateo Road in Santa Fe, is the newest entrant to Santa Fe’s unique consignment market. Are you looking to upgrade your home with a new chandelier? Have you made changes to your home’s décor and in need of a perfect chair or piece of artwork to highlight the new look? Do you have some unique boots that you just can’t wear anymore? Find those special accent pieces and more at Tesoro’s. Tesoro’s unique location, within walking distance of two major self–storage facility, gives it an attractive advantage to other consignment locations in the area. Santa Feans looking for a way to downsize or upsize their personal space can visit the shop and purchase a unique piece of art or home décor or sell their gently used furniture at competitive prices. The store features a broad selection of art, furniture and fashionable clothing that includes a bridal section for brides to be or anyone wanting to relive their honeymoon. For chef aficionados, look no further than the currently featured O’Keefe and Meritt stove and oven, often recognized as the workhorse of all stoves and a beauty to behold. The artwork for sale is diverse, featuring local artists as well as visiting artists smitten by Santa Fe skies.

Tokyo Cafe

Tokyo Cafe

tel. 505-982-1688

1847 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505

Tokyo Café offers a new sushi experience for Santa Feans. Located near the El Rey Inn and next door to Baskin Robbins, Tokyo Café is a relatively new option in the City Different’s vast array of restaurants. But a combination of great prices, central location, and unique and affordable offerings make the newest sushi spot in town worth a visit. Tokyo Café’s signature roll dishes are a feast of unique flavors. Choose from the jalapeno-flavored Tokyo Café roll, or the fried oysters and jalapenos of the Crazy Cajun. Plump for the BMW signature roll, a combination of fresh tuna, salmon and avocado wrapped and topped with more salmon, peppered tuna, and then garnished with spicy mayo, eel sauce, a touch of wasabi mayo, scallions and tobiko. Mix it up with a sashimi plate or sashimi and sushi for two from the Omakase (Japanese for “I’ll leave it to the chef”) house specials list.  In October of this 2013, the café added sake and beer lists to compliment their sushi, sashimi and other Japanese dishes. Tokyo Café introduced longer weekend hours along with full lunch menus in the fall of 2013. The central Santa Fe location, coupled with a menu of Japanese hibachi, teriyaki, sashimi and sushi dishes, makes a quest for good food a short drive away.  

Del Norte Credit Union

Del Norte Credit Union

tel. 505-455-5228

3286 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507

  Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU) has served members throughout northern New Mexico since 1954, with a pledge to offer unbiased financial advice. Their mission often takes the shape of a financial literacy advocate to help over 40,000 members address a variety of financial issues throughout their lives.  DNCU’s role as a financial cooperative means that it is member owned and monies stay in the communities served. DNCU has three branches in Santa Fe, one in Espanola, one in White Rock and one in Los Alamos. No stockholders or a liaison with a national financial institution mean DNCU’s focus is kept on local financing and member satisfaction. Buying a car, a home or acquiring a personal loan or credit card are significant financial milestones that are best served by a financial institution that puts the emphasis on member success. DNCU puts member success at the forefront of all its business practices and decisions. As a premier auto lender in northern New Mexico, DNCU offers competitive rates and a user friendly, fast and convenient preapproval auto loan process available online, on the phone or in any of our friendly branches. Members can finance a car at local auto dealerships by asking for DNCU financing at the time of purchase, refinance a current auto loan or finance a private party automotive purchase. DNCU also understands that life sometimes throws a curve ball. For those times when an unexpected expense or purchase catches you off guard, speak to a DNCU loan officer about the flexible terms on one of DNCU’s Signature Loan packages.  Del Norte Credit Union: New Mexico’s hometown financial co-op since 1954.

CB Fox

CB Fox

tel. 505-662-2864

1735 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544

We are dedicated to providing northern New Mexico quality furniture that beats the competition in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. We specialize in representing American made brands like Flexsteel, Omnia, La-Z-Boy, Beautyrest, Tempurpedic and Simply Amish. It's our combination of tasteful design, quality furnishing and value that truly sets us apart. 

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Today, May 6, 2015
Pedal pushers tout Bike to School Day

Pedal pushers tout Bike to School Day

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About 45 students from EJ Martinez Elementary School biked to school of today’s national Bike to School Day event. About 2,400 schools, includ…

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Ken Newton, 1929-2015: Former Downs at Santa Fe owner found 30-year career in horse racing

Ken Newton, 1929-2015: Former Downs at Santa Fe owner found 30-year career in horse racing

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Newton became the concessionaire at Ruidoso Downs in 1966. Four years later, he became the first concessionaire for what was originally known …

SideDish, May 6, 2015

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Santa Maria Feast Day at Acoma Pueblo

Capital High program pairs Santa Fe chefs with students

Capital High program pairs Santa Fe chefs with students

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Capital High School’s new Celebrity Chef Program and Gala Cook-off, a series of after-school culinary classes, culminates Thursday in a Food N…

Navigator: Is travel insurance really worth it?

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The come-ons for insurance are constant and often compelling when you travel. They start the moment you click on a booking site and sometimes …

Riviera casino closes doors after 60 years on Vegas Strip

Riviera casino closes doors after 60 years on Vegas Strip

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Crowds squeezed onto barstools and milled about the casino floor saying goodbye to “The Riv,” a classic that spent 60 years on the Las Vegas S…

Scrambled eggs Mom’s way

Scrambled eggs Mom’s way

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Before you start cooking, you’ll need to interview Mom about just how she likes her scrambled eggs: light and fluffy or dense and creamy.

Monday, May 4, 2015
Santa Fe medic leads rescue team in quake-stricken Nepal

Santa Fe medic leads rescue team in quake-stricken Nepal

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Andrew Lustig is an EMT but also the founder of Global Outreach Doctors. On Monday, Lustig was trying to organize a team of medics and rescue …

Sunday, May 3, 2015
$100 million for a home? Luxury buyers reach a new threshold

$100 million for a home? Luxury buyers reach a new threshold

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WASHINGTON — The poshest of luxury homes are acquiring the cachet of a masterwork by Picasso or Matisse.

All bubbly about pink and orange

All bubbly about pink and orange

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Lately, I have been obsessed with a particular color combination: pink and orange. The origin of my color romance could come from several subl…

Artful Living by Design: Entryways are about more than coming and going

Artful Living by Design: Entryways are about more than coming and going

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The entrance to your home is a point of ingress and egress, pure and simple, or is it more? It serves a practical purpose, perhaps offering a …

Too much grassy green

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Realtor event nets more than $20K for schools

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Feathered boas, vibrant masks, sequined costumes along with Realtor generosity were all on display at the 2nd Annual Santa Fe Association of R…

Springtime and necessary tarp shenanigans

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Santa Fe is almost 700 miles from nearest port, but here in the high desert we batten down our hatches like Gilligan on The Minnow. Every New …

Shade your space

Shade your space

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Santa Fe’s frequent, strong winds and intense sunshine are both reasons for wanting some protection on your patio and reasons why it’s not a s…

A glossary of regional building terms

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adobe - sun-dried earthen bricks; and a house made of adobe bricks

Flowers, flowers everywhere

Flowers, flowers everywhere

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This property is being marketed as a "botanical paradise" and it surely qualifies. Over the past few decades, owner Betty Kyle has planted and…

A walkable house tour for Mother's Day

A walkable house tour for Mother's Day

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Marian Hall, the Scottish Rite Center, the Church of the Holy Faith, and the Felipe B. Delgado House are featured in the annual Mother’s Day t…

The patio: low-impact water features

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When it comes to vibrant patio spaces in Santa Fe, water features are an oft-desired addition. But how much water do they use? For Mark G. Bro…

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