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Today, July 25, 2014
Ink enthusiasts turn Buffalo Thunder into ‘artist’s realm’

Ink enthusiasts turn Buffalo Thunder into ‘artist’s realm’

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Looking to get a tattoo? New York City-based tattoo artist “Gentle Jay” Blondel is offering tips at the and one of dozens of artists participating in the Ink & Art: Santa Fe Tattoo Expo this weekend at the Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino.

Woman alleges rape in van parked at Wal-Mart

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According to a warrant filed July 15 in the First District Court, Santa Fe police suspect an Española man in the alleged July 10 attack.

First batch of signatures for city pot proposal misses mark

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City Clerk Yolanda Vigil said Friday that ProgressNow New Mexico and Drug Policy Action still have a chance to get the proposed referendum before voters.

A Manhattan Project for cancer? Top researcher to discuss full-court approach to battle

A Manhattan Project for cancer? Top researcher to discuss full-court approach to battle

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In a tradition that brings the most brilliant scientists and scholars in the world to Los Alamos each year, the J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Lecture will bring Harold Varmus, director of the National Cancer Institute, to the Atomic City.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Española educators: Students hurt by mental health shake-up

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Organizations that had been providing behavioral health treatment and support to students were abruptly terminated last year over suspicions of Medicaid billing fraud

Jurors hear conflicting recordings about slaying in murder-for-hire trial

Jurors hear conflicting recordings about slaying in murder-for-hire trial

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Jurors in Rhiannon Montoya's murder-for-hire trial heard a recording in which one of the two women who killed Rudy Montoyasays she had only planned to “beat him up.”

Art in Review — Jim Vogel: "Cante Jondo"

Art in Review — Jim Vogel: "Cante Jondo"

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New Mexico resident Jim Vogel makes his home north of Santa Fe in the pretty but remote little town of Dixon. His surroundings are not exactly quotidian, but perhaps his rural homeland invokes a patriotism like Thomas Hart Benton's, that famous painter of proletariat America.

Pageantry on the plaza: Spanish Market & Contemporary Hispanic Market

Pageantry on the plaza: Spanish Market & Contem…

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Although Spanish Market was initially a grassroots effort that began in 1926, it wasn’t until 1965, under the auspices of the Spanish Colonial Arts Society, that it became an annual event. Now in its 63rd season, the market once again presents an array of works in a variety of media that reflect ongoing interest in colonial-era arts and crafts.

Onstage — Bachanalia: Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Onstage — Bachanalia: Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

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The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival’s Bach Plus series begins with a recital by pianist Benjamin Hochman, who interposes between Bach's second and fourth keyboard partitas Luigi Dallapiccola’s Quaderno musicale di Annalibera, a dodecaphonic piece and a double-barreled Bach tribute.

Exhibitionism: Spanish Market show at Jane Hamilton

Exhibitionism: Spanish Market show at Jane Hamilton

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The exhibit includes the figurative paintings of Zulia Gotay de Anderson, Southwestern landscapes by Santos Barbosa, and realist, religious-themed works by Francisco Rodriguez. 

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OPINIONS

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Our View: Clean Plaza initiative a great idea

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Perhaps the brooms aren’t new, but they definitely are sweeping clean — the Santa Fe Plaza, that is. It’s part of a citizen-inspired initiativ…

Commentary: Court decision doesn’t doom ACA

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WASHINGTON

Letters to the editor, July 25, 2014

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Message to Gary King: You have a tough row to plow considering the “Kochaine” campaign war chest of Gov. Susana Martinez, the Democratic Natio…

LIFE

Today, July 25, 2014
Review: WGN America’s ‘Manhattan’: Hard to build, easy to bomb

Review: WGN America’s ‘Manhattan’: Hard to build, easy to bomb

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A drama premiering Sunday night on the newly ambitious WGN America, Manhattan, valiantly tries to coax some radioactive clicks from whatever m…

Thursday, July 24, 2014
My View: Bali beautiful

My View: Bali beautiful

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Taking a trip to another country showed me that there is no one way to live.

‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’ — Nevada, that is

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Hunter S. Thompson’s 1971 classic, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream, is one of the most biz…

Become a .ninja or a .guru in the new Internet

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The Internet is quietly exploding. More than 300 new top-level domains — the extension of the Internet address after the dot, such as .com or …

Top Businesses

Zia Realty Group

Zia Realty Group

tel. 505-695-3400

433 Paseo de Peralta, Suite 2, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Welcome to our real estate family. Zia Realty Group, a full service real estate company that serves Los Alamos, Española, Santa Fe and the surrounding communities. Our offices are located in Los Alamos and Santa Fe, and we’re the fastest growing real estate company in Santa Fe.   Several of our Realtors have knowledge and experience in one or more aspects of the real estate process, so our brokers specialize in things like buying and selling homes in rural areas, buying a dream home, expertly navigating complex legal issues, mortgages, fixer-uppers, and staging a home to get the best possible price. Our realtors are all dedicated to their clients and work hard to provide the absolute best service. We Never Stop Moving.

   First time homebuyers   We will guide you through the process to find the home that's right for you. We know that buying a home for the first time is an exciting time, and we will help you to enjoy it by taking care of all the details – from negotiating contracts all the way through the closing of the sale.   Ready to move and want to sell?   Let one of our dedicated and knowledgeable realtors price and aggressively market your property.   Real estate investors   We know that as a real estate investor, you have specific goals and expectations. Zia Realty Group has over 20 experienced real estate professionals who understand the commercial and residential market of Northern New Mexico and will be able to provide professional friendly service that will meet your needs.   Our Values   Zia Realty Group associates are dedicated to meeting your real estate needs with honesty, integrity, loyalty, and trust. It is vital to us at Zia Realty Group to provide the very best customer service to our clients from before we even first meet in person until the transaction has closed and beyond.

Mirage Spas

Mirage Spas

tel. 505-989-3277

1909 St. Michael's Dr., Santa Fe, NM 87505

As far as businesses go in Santa Fe, remaining open 26 years is a feat. To have staying power like that, a business needs compelling product with service and selection to match. A link to New Mexico’s founding doesn’t hurt, either. Luckily, Scott Ortega and Mirage Spa and Tanning Salon possess those attributes in spades. Mirage Spa Sales and Tanning Salon sells award-winning spas and tanning beds to fit any budget. If your current hot tub is in need of an upgrade, Mirage also takes trade-ins. If a good sweat is what you’re looking for, Mirage is proud to sell saunas by Finlandia. For Santa Feans looking to spread their wings and trade winter coats and hats for the parasols and swimsuits of warmer climes this holiday season, Mirage offers a 13-bed tanning salon to help get a great foundation tan. Scott and his daughter, Madison, represent the fifth and sixth generation of retailing business experience in northern New Mexico from the Ortega family, and nearly 106 years of customer service and sales to the community. With some of the best leisure product lines in New Mexico, a rich history of selling quality products and services to fellow New Mexicans and a commitment to quality customer service, Mirage Spa Sales and Tanning Salon should be your first and last stop when considering a spa or sauna purchase. 

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. 

Teca Tu

Teca Tu

tel. 505-982-9374

500 Montezuma Ave Ste 116, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Pamper your dogs and cats at this plush Santa Fe Pet Emporium, where you'll find dazzling pet apparel, fabulous neckwear, cozy beds, joyous toys, travel accessories, and tasty fresh baked deli treats. Teca Tu has served Santa Fe and the world's dogs, cats and their humans since 1995. With a combined 30 years of pet industry knowledge and experience, it is Laurie, Joanne, and Mira's goal to provide the best customer service possible to customers, their special pets, and their individual needs.

Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity ReStore

tel. 505-986-5880

2414 Cerrillos Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87505

The ReStore in Santa Fe, New Mexico, supports Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity's mission to provide affordable home ownership for low income families by selling new and used building materials, gently used furniture and appliances to the public below retail prices. All proceeds from the ReStore are used to support the construction of new Habitat homes in the area. By accepting donations of materials and furniture, ReStore diverts thousands of pounds of usable materials from the local landfill.  ReStore accepts donations of your excess building materials and gently used furniture and appliances. For more information on donating, please see our donations page.

Museum of Indian Arts & Culture-Lab of Anthropology

Museum of Indian Arts & Culture-Lab of Anthropology

tel. 505-476-1250

708 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505

The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture is located on beautiful Museum HillTM at 710 Camino Lejo, off Old Santa Fe Trail in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. In the summer, the museum is open every day from 10:00am to 5:00pm, including Free Friday evenings at the museum from 5:00 - 8:00pm. A visit to the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture is an excellent introduction to the complexity and diversity of the Native American cultures of the region. You can listen to the stories and songs that tell of origins and the long history of the Native people of the Southwest, witness the development of new forms of art, or learn about the contemporary lives and lifeways of the Southwest's indigenous populations. Located in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the museum shares its extraordinary location with the other museums of Museum HillTM; the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian and the Museum of International Folk Art. We hope visitors have an opportunity to visit the museum and experience the beauty and balance of the cultures of the Southwest in this spectacular setting three miles from downtown Santa Fe. Please visit our Calendar of Events to find out about upcoming special programs at the museum. Learn more about Friends of Indian Art our Friends support group and their fantastic programming .

Museum of International Folk Art

Museum of International Folk Art

tel. 505-476-1200

706 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505

Since opening in September 1953, the Museum of International Folk Art has gained national and international recognition as an accredited museum, home to the world’s largest collection of folk art. The collection of more than 135,000 artifacts forms the basis for exhibitions in four distinct wings: Bartlett, Girard, Hispanic Heritage, and Neutrogena. In 2003, the Museum celebrated 50 years of documenting, collecting, preserving and interpreting the creative works of traditional artists from cultures around the world.  Click here for details regarding hours of operation, tour information and special exibit schedules at the Museum of International Folk Art.

Zia Realty Group

Zia Realty Group

tel. 505-661-4070

1460 Trinity Dr, Los Alamos, NM 87544

Welcome to our real estate family.Zia Realty Group, a full service real estate company specializing in Los Alamos, Española, Santa Fe and the surrounding communities, is the fastest growing real estate company in Los Alamos. Our realtors are dedicated to their clients and work hard to provide the absolute best service. We Never Stop Moving.Whether you are a first time home buyer or an experienced investor, we will guide you through the process to find the home that's right for you, from negotiating contracts all the way through the actual closing of the sale as well as all details in between.Ready to move and want to sell? Let one of our dedicated and knowledgeable realtors help price and aggressively market your property.Come experience the professional and friendly service you've come to expect from the experienced realtors at Zia Realty Group.  Our Values Zia Realty Group associates are dedicated to meeting your real estate needs with honesty, integrity, loyalty, and trust. Customer Service We all know people who have said that up until they signed on with a realtor, they felt they were that individual's top priority. However, once the contract was signed, poof - their realtor seemed harder to reach, harder to get answers from, and in general, unavailable. What happened? It is vital to us at Zia Realty Group to provide the very best customer service to our clients from before we even first meet in person until the transaction has closed and beyond.

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Video: Missing Santa Fe boy seen on surveillance

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Surveillance video shows Joseph Rivera, 10, who is reported as missing buying a soda from the Giant gas station on Siler and Agua Fria around 7:45 a.m. Friday, July 11th. Please Call SFPD at (505) 428-3710 if you see him or know where he is.

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Joseph Salazar

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This video from the New Mexico Rail Runner Express shows bicyclist Joseph Salazar, 41, of Albuquerque riding his bike on June 16, 2014 along St. Michael's Drive right before he is struck by the train. The New Mexican has edited out footage of the moments before Salazar strikes the train to be sensitive to the family.

LOCAL NEWS

Today, July 25, 2014
‘Good insticts’ lead to grand prize at Spanish Market

‘Good insticts’ lead to grand prize at Spanish Market

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Andrew Garcia’s Best of Show piece almost didn’t make it to the Traditional Spanish Market.

Christus St. Vincent’s newest offer may not be enough to avoid union strike

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As the contract between Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center and the union that represents its nurses and medical technicians entered …

Ex-workers say overtime pay complaints at Posa’s led to firings

Ex-workers say overtime pay complaints at Posa’s led to firings

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When Carlos Campos, a seven-year cook at Posa’s El Merendero, and two co-workers tried to make an appointment with the south-side eatery’s own…

Feds seek to expand wolf habitat in New Mexico, Arizona

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Federal officials want to expand Mexican gray wolves’ potential habitat beyond their current small range along the New Mexi…

SPORTS

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Manning getting used to new faces on Broncos

Manning getting used to new faces on Broncos

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Though his physical condition is no longer a big question mark for Peyton Manning, when he looks around at training camp, he must feel like he…

Nibali wins Stage 18, closes in on Tour victory

Nibali wins Stage 18, closes in on Tour victory

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Vincenzo Nibali crushed everyone on the last mountain leg of the Tour de France on Thursday, all but ensuring he will be crowned champion when…

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Isotopes manager proud of Hall of Fame inductees

Isotopes manager proud of Hall of Fame inductees

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To Albuquerque Isotopes manager Damon Berryhill, two Hall of Fame inductees were just a couple of good guys who were smack-talking clowns on t…

Broncos owner giving up control due to Alzheimer’s

Broncos owner giving up control due to Alzheimer’s

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Even as dementia began to rob him of some of his fondest memories over the past few years, Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen …

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