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January 26, 2015 – USPS mail service frustration – Letter to the Editor from an Eldorado resident A letter submitted to the Eldorado Daily by Eldorado resident Patty O’Connor talks about her frustration with poor mail service to her home in Eldorado. FIND OUT MORE on THE Daily Spin Op/Ed page of EldoradoDaily.com.
Upcoming Public Information Forums
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 – 6 pm to 7:30 pm – Pojoaque School Board Forum – sixth Grade Academy – 1797 State Road 502 West, Pojoaque, NM FIND OUT MORE
Thursday, january 29, 2015 – 6 pm to 7:30 pm – Santa Fe School Board Forum – Amy Biehl Community School – 310 Avenida del Sur, Santa Fe, NM FIND OUT MORE
Wednesday, February 4, 2015- Public Information Meeting – Hondo Fire Station No. 2, 645 Old Las Vegas Highway, Santa Fe, NM – New Mexico Department of Transportation The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, is sponsoring a public information meeting to provide information and gather community input on two proposed bridge maintenance and rehabilitation projects along I-25, Santa Fe County, New Mexico. FIND OUT MORE on our Public Information page
Saturday, February 7, 2015 – 10 am to 4 pm – The Eldorado Community Center – The Eldorado Arts & Crafts Association presents a “popup” Art Show. The Eldorado Arts & Crafts Association invites collectors and art lovers to “Out With The Old”, a Winter Pop-Up Show featuring 18 artists. Artists are offering terrific bargains on fine quality art and craft items including paintings, ceramics, photography, jewelry, glass, wearable and recycled art. Original art work will be found for 25%-75% off original prices. The show is one day only, Saturday, February 7 from 10am – 4pm at the Eldorado Community Center, 1 Hacienda Loop. FIND OUT MORE on our Arts page.
Thursday, February 12 – 7.00 pm – The Performance Space at La Tienda REEL NEW MEXICO will present RED SKY AT MORNINGREEL NEW MEXICO will present RED SKY AT MORNING, a 1971 film that was shot in the Santa Fe/Galisteo/Truchas area and produced by the late Hal Wallis, who lived in Santa Fe for some years. Based on the novel by Richard Bradford, who lived in Santa Fe for many years, this is a quiet coming of age tale that takes place in the early days of World War II. FIND OUT MORE on our REEL New Mexico page.
December 16, 2014 – EAWSD Board Candidacy Announcement
The Eldorado Area Water and Sanitation District (“District”) will
be holding its regularly scheduled Board Election on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, in the Lobby of the EAWSD
Administrative Office building located at 1 Caliente Road in Eldorado. The polls will be open from 7 a.m.
to 7 p.m. The purpose of the election is to elect three (3) of the five (5) Board members to fill Board positions
that will expire in 2015. Board members for position numbers 1, 2 and 4 will be elected.
Candidates who have submitted their Declaration of Candidacy forms by the December 15, 2014 – 5 p.m. deadline
are as follows:
Position 1 (4-year term): Rhonda Akkerman. Phillip J. Speicher
Position 2 (4-year term): John Calzada
Position 4 (4-year term): Carolyn M. Horne
A person desiring to be a write-in candidate shall file a written DECLARATION OF INTENT with the Secretary of the
Board at least fifteen (15) calendar days prior to the election or by December 29, 2014 by 5 p.m. At the time of
filing the DECLARATION OF INTENT to be a write-in candidate, the write-in candidate shall be considered a
candidate except that he/she shall not be entitled to have his/her name printed on the ballot.
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Saturday, November 9, 2014 – El Rito, New Mexico – The Santa Fe Raptor Center setting up new operations in El Rito.
The Santa Fe Raptor Center has moved its operations to El Rito, New Mexico (North of Santa Fe). The monumental task of moving the large cages (mews)as well as smaller cages and the birds themselves is underway. This Saturday, November 8, 2014, volunteers and some hired helpers worked on Day 1 of assembling the mews at the new location. We have captured the day on video for your interest and enjoyment. If you are interested in volunteering to help with the rest of this effort or to make contributions to the Santa Fe Raptor Center for its ongoing operations, please contact Lori Paras at 505-699-0455 or by email at email@example.com. To learn more about the Santa Fe Raptor Center please visit their website at www.santaferaptorcenter.org.
RECENT LOCAL EVENTS
Thursday, January 8, 2015 – 7 pm in the Performance Space at La Tienda in Eldorado – REEL New Mexico presents “Mother O’Keeffe” narrated by former New Mexico resident, Marsha Mason and produced and directed by fellow El Dorado resident, Richard Startzman. This film is one hour long and was released in 2007 and offers a very different look at artist Georgia O’Keeffe. Visit our REEL New Mexico page to FIND OUT MORE.
Thursday, December 11, 2014 – Start time 6:30 pm – REEL New Mexico presents “Miracle in the Wilderness” in the Performance Space at La Tienda.Miracle in the Wilderness is a Christmas drama based on the novella by Paul Gallico in which a frontier woman tells her story of Christmas to the leader of the Blackfoot people who have kidnapped her family. As she speaks, he envisions the story as it would occur in American Indian tradition. This event will also feature a surprise screening of “an Emmy nominated but slightly cheesy holiday television special shot in Santa Fe and Lamy in the late 70’s, featuring some very well known singers and performers of the time.” Visit our REEL New Mexico page to FIND OUT MORE.
Cowgirl Christmas is a fundraising event held each year to benefit the Santa Fe Pony Club, a branch of the United States Pony Club. This year’s event features Joel Bernstein who will sign his newest book due to be released just about then, an exhibit of art by Rick Regan (who designs our poster each year), a silent auction of the original oil painting he created just for Cowgirl Christmas 2014, a free drawing for Sahran, the 2014 limited edition Breyer model, free cookie decorating for children, 15% off sale on Carhartt and Breyer and some really great vendors. Cowgirl Christmas has its own website at www.cowgirlchristmas2014.com where you can see the vendors who will attend and click on the name of their business to go directly to their website. FIND OUT MORE on our Special Events Page or visit the Cowgirl Christmas website.
Saturday, November 22, 2014 – 4:30 pm in the Performance Space at La Tienda
Storytelling Feast to Benefit The Food Depot
The 3rd Annual Storytelling Feast to benefit The Food Depot will be held on Saturday, November 22 3 to 4:30 pm at The Performance Space at La Tienda, Eldorado. It will feature renown storyteller Joe Hayes as well as Terry Foxx, Steven Pla, and Sarah Malone. In addition, Sherry Hooper, Executive Director of The Food Depot will tell of the work being done in northern New Mexico to help end hunger. The event is free but donations of food and money for The Food Depot will greatly appreciated. FIND OUT MORE
Monday, November 24, 2014 – 6 pm – 9 pm – The Performance Space at La Tienda. Please join us on Monday, November 24 for our second open mic night revival, featuring the locally legendary Girls Garage Band. There are still 3- 20 minute slots available for solo or duo acts. If you want to play please contact the organizers of this event at 505-986-1753. Food and adult beverage service is now available in the performance space, so please come and join us for a fun evening. Note: the format will be amended and the GGB will play from 6pm to 7:30 so band members who live in Northern New Mexico can make it home before bed check.Solo and duo performers will start at 7:45 pm.
This event is planned to occur on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7 pm, so check our calendar
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Thursday, November 13, Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15 – Vista Grande Public Library Book Sale Fundraiser – at the library, located at 14 Avenida Torreon in Eldorado, next to the El Dorado Community School. VGPL will hold its semi-annual used book sale Thursday-Saturday, November 13-15, at the library, 14 Avenida Torreon, in Eldorado next to the El Dorado Community School. Sale hours will be: Thursday & Friday – noon until 6 pm, Saturday – 10 am until 4 pm.
There will be new and gently used books, DVDs & CDs (and probably some VHS tapes), fiction/non-fiction books, children’s materials, plus some collectibles and gift quality items. Many books are in like-new condition. Prices ranges from $.50 for children’s books to $3.00 for hardcover books, with some very new or collectible items priced separately. On Saturday, from 1-4 pm only, all paperbacks will be $5 per bag. Cash, local checks with identification, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, and American Express accepted. The book sale is one of the fundraisers that provides support for VGPL, a nonprofit community library serving southeastern Santa Fe County. FIND OUT MORE on the VGPL page on the Eldorado Daily or visit their website.
Saturday, November 15 – 7 pm and Sunday, November 16 – 2pm – A Concert of Flamenco Music and Dance in Eldorado – The Performance Space at La Tienda in Eldorado – presented by the Pajarito Spanish Dance AllianceFlamenco Music and Dance is coming to Eldorado in November! Add a dash of mystery, several drops of surprise, and an overflowing cup of good humor to your day by joining the Pajarito Spanish Dance Alliance for ¡Bailar, Amar, Cantar, Vivir! The show features Flamenco and traditional Spanish pieces performed in true flamenco “tablao” style by a professional company with local roots.
The Pajarito Spanish Dance Alliance is a 501 (c) 3 organization which brings together local artists to perform, teach and preserve the art of Spanish Dance. General admission is $15 adults, $8 ages 18 and under. FIND OUT MORE on our Arts page.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 – 7pm – “My Life Is My Message: An evening with Mahatma Gandhi” – Unity of Santa Fe, 1212 Unity Way in Santa Fe – presented by Eldorado residents Cynthia Lukas and Kell Kearns. Eldorado residents Cynthia Lukas and Kell Kearns will show the best of their 100 hours of footage of sites from Gandhi’s life in India, South Africa and England, all in all about 45
minutes of clips, and will speak about their own journey in making their documentary about the final, tragic and triumphant years of Gandhi’s life, “Gandhi’s Gift.” View the “Gandhi’s Gift” Trailer and FIND OUT MORE on the EldoradoDaily Film page.
On Thursday, November 13, at 7 pm, REEL NEW MEXICO will present the delightful comedy, shot on Route 66, BAGDAD CAFE at the Performance Space at La Tienda in Eldorado.
‘Bagdad Cafe”, an adorable comic fable set in a ramshackle motel-restaurant on the edge of the Mojave Desert, is West German director Percy Adlon’s first English-language film. It is a triumphant teaming of Marianne Sagebrecht, the irresistible Rubens-esque star of Adlon’s “Sugarbaby,” and the formidable African American actress CCH Pounder. FIND OUT MORE on our REEL New Mexico page.
Friday, November 7, 2014 – 6:30 pm in the Performance Space at La Tienda in Eldorado at Santa Fe – Rudy Boy Experiment Dance Party. Get your boogie shoes on and join us for the return of The Rudy Boy Experiment on Friday, November 7 at 6:30 pm. This band is all about R & B and they mean business! $10 at the door, or pay what you can!
Saturday, November 8, 2014 – 7 pm to 9 pm – Free Family Dance Party in the Performance Space at La Tienda in Eldorado at Santa Fe.On Saturday Novembers 8th from 7 – 9 pm, two bands The Groovegazms and After School Special are coming together to provide entertainment the whole family can jam to. It has been our vision for some time to provide events that create a sense of community through music. Both bands cover a variety of genres including Motown classics, Reggae, and R&B with our own unique flare. This is a free event in hopes of more family events to come. We look forward to raising the vibration with you.
Happy Halloween from Eldorado. Friday, October 31, 2014 – Local residents enjoyed two back-to-back fun events for kids of all ages. From 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm everyone was in attendance at the annual Halloween Costume Parade Contest, sponsored by the merchants of the Agora Shopping Center. As soon as all of the contest winners had been announced, revelers carefully crossed Avenida Vista Grande to attend the “Trunk or Treat” event at La Tienda Shopping Center. We put together a short video for you to enjoy. You can also see a montage of photos from the event on our new Halloween Treats page. The next time you visit QuikSend at the Agora you may see photos of yourself or someone you know on the big screen.
LOCAL BUSINESS NEWS
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 – New business added to the Eldorado Daily Business Directory A new business in Eldorado, The Gloaming at Santa Fe, LLC announces their location at 3 Caliente Road, Suite 6 at La Tienda in Eldorado and invites individuals in Eldorado and the surrounding communities to learn more about their professional holistic counseling and life coaching services. According to owners Elaine Casquarelli, LMHC and Dr. Kitty Fallon, Life Coach, “Arriving around sunset, the gloaming is that transitional and mystical time of day overflowing with possibility. In the hopes of tapping into this transformative moment, the mission of The Gloaming at Santa Fe is to cultivate a space that nurtures self-reflection, growth, and generativity in people’s relationships with themselves, others, and the world. Our vision for pursuing this mission includes offering counseling, life coaching, personal and relational development workshops, and consultation services.” FIND OUT MORE in the Eldorado Daily Business Directory or visit their website to learn more about The Gloaming at Santa Fe.
NEW YOGA CENTER AT THE AGORA – Tuesday, September 2, 2014 The Menla Center For Yoga and the Healing Arts has opened it’s doors in the Agora Center in Eldorado (between QuikSend and Chez Dre). The Menla Center offers professional instruction from experienced local teachers, including multiple yoga styles, tai chi, qigong, meditation and other healing disciplines. Classes are offered from beginning to advanced, and morning, mid-day and evening classes are available. The Menla Center will be celebrating their Grand Opening on Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 10 am to 4 pm. FIND OUT MORE in the Eldorado Daily Business Directory or visit their website to learn more about The Menla Center.
August 29, 2014 – Two local bicycle retailers named America’s Best Bike Shops for 2014SpinDoc Bike Shop and The Broken Spoke, both of Santa Fe, NM have been named two of America’s Best Bike Shops for 2014 by the National Bicycle Dealers Association. There are approximately 4,000 bike shops in the United States, and less than 300 were chosen to be named “America’s Best.” FIND OUT MORE on the EldoradoDaily News page.
SUBMISSIONS TO THE ELDORADO DAILY
August 27, 2014 – Photos submitted by J. Browne – “They’ve started work at the corner of Eldorado and Torreon….building a new pump station for Eldorado. Several of the workers posed for a photo!” FIND OUT MORE on the EldoradoDaily News page.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 – Letter to the Editor from local resident Diane Senior of Madrid, New Mexico: Letter to the Editor from a concerned local citizen. Diane Senior of Madrid, New Mexico writes in to voice her views about the proposed re-zoning of land on La Bajada Butte that would allow massive gravel strip mining. FIND OUT MORE on the DailySpin.
Saturday, November 1st and Sunday, November 2nd – 10 am to 5 pm both days – the 33rd Annual Dixon Studio Tour 2014 in Dixon, New Mexico. The 33rd annual DIXON STUDIO TOUR takes place on Saturday Nov. 1st and Sunday Nov 2nd from 9AM to 5PM each day. There will be a “meet the artist” event on Friday Oct. 31 from 5:30 to 7:30 – the “Collected Works Show”. Info and download maps at www.dixonarts.org. The Dixon Studio Tour is one of the oldest continuously running studio tours in the state. FIND OUT MORE about the Dixon Studio Tour.
Due to other commitments, REEL NEW MEXICO founders Bill Osher and Diane Thomas had to put aside their involvement in the series that they lovingly founded and curated starting in 2012, although Bill has promised to be around to assist in bringing the series back to El Dorado (and hopefully) Santa Fe residents.
The first program in the series will be presented by Berg, who will present MADE IN SANTA FE, a compilation of 15 film clips of movies made in and around Santa Fe from 1936 on. Titles include ‘The Texas Rangers’, ‘Fancy Pants’, ‘Red Sky at Morning’, and ‘Lust in the Dust’. Some of the performers featured in the screening include Lucille Ball, Bob Hope, Divine, Warren Beatty, Johnny Cash, and Rosalind Russell. FIND OUT MOREon the REEL New Mexico page on the Eldorado Daily.Saturday, September 27, 2014 – Truchas, New Mexico, part of the High Road Artisans New Mexico Art TourHigh Road Artisans New Mexico Art Tour concludes on Sunday, September 27, 2014 (open 10 am to 5 pm). This will be the 4th day of the tour which was held this year on Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21, September 27 and Sunday, September 28, 2014. Beautiful skies, breathtaking views and winding roads and byways greeted visitors this year as they toured the studios and homes of 80 artists living along the scenic High Road to Taos. To learn about the High Road Artisans New Mexico Art Tour and rest of the Artists Studio Tours yet to be held this year in North Central New Mexico, visit our complete online guide. You may also wish to visit the official website of the High Road Artisans New Mexico Art Tour
Friday, September 25, 2014 – 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm – The Eldorado Farmers’ Market at La Tienda. The Eldorado Farmers’ Market is counting down – the last market this year is Friday, October 10 ! Don’t miss the opportunity to get the best in great local produce, dairy, meats, baked goods, crafts and services. From market director Susan Tarver “Last week’s winner of the Market Basket was Nina Wells. Congrats, Nina. We hope you enjoyed your basket of goodies! The winner of the email $5.00 coupon was Belinda Munro. Congrats, Belinda, and enjoy spending your coupon at any of our vendors’ stalls.” FIND OUT MORE by visiting the Eldorado Farmers’ Market website.
Kitchen Angels of Santa Fe announces their “Adventures a la Carte” fundraising activities for the late summer and Fall, 2014 Every year during this time, Kitchen Angels hosts their Adventures à la Carte event series. Adventures à la Carte are one-of-a-kind outings featuring secret sights and surprises from around Northern New Mexico, paired with delicious cuisine.
FIND OUT MORE on the Eldorado Daily Kitchen Angels page or visit the Kitchen Angels website or call them at (505) 471-7780.Sunday, September 14 – 2 pm to 6 pm – Encaustic Art Institute celebrates their 6th annual fund raiser event.This is a rare opportunity to purchase encaustic artwork and a variety of items at very reasonable prices. On Sunday September 14th from 2-6 pm The Encaustic Art Institute (EAI) will host it’s annual fun-filled gala event. FIND OUT MORE
There will be a silent auction, live auction, assortment of raffle items, encaustic demonstrations, wonderful eats and cash bar.
Saturday, September 6, 2014 – 10 am – Presentation “What Do You Carry On a Hike in the Woods?” by the Santa Fe Search and Rescue Group – in The Performance Space at La Tienda in Eldorado.Wondering how to travel light and stay safe in the wilderness? Come to La Tienda on 6 September to talk with the experts on staying safe in the wilderness. There will also be a show and tell with various size day packs and fanny packs to show you it doesn’t take a lot of gear or weight to stay safe in the wilderness.
The Santa Fe Search and Rescue Group, wilderness search and rescue volunteers for over 20 years, will tell you how to stay safe, have fun, and explore the wilderness that lies at our door step.
Bears? Snow storms? Lightning? They’ve seen it all and have always come back to search again for missing or injured hikers, piñon pickers, picnickers, etc. Come learn what they know about traveling light and staying safe in the wilderness.
Friday, September 5, 2014 – Eldorado Farmers’ MarketMarket director Susan Tarver tells us “Hello Neighbors: Last week was the best market of the season. Perfect weather, record crowds, and a great assortment of products available. Melons, pears, apples, chile, potatoes, tomatoes, corn and other items we have been waiting for at the market arrived and every seemed happy. Last week’s winner of the Market Basket was long-time customer Wendy Comellas. Oh, what a beautiful basket she received! Congrats, Wendy! Winner of the email coupon was another long-time customer, Krista Wester. Congrats, Krista! FIND OUT MORE on the Farmers’ Market website. Be sure to visit the market this week to get your FREE Eldorado Farmers’ Market refrigerator magnet. Quantities are limited so get yours before they are all gone!
Friday, August 22, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The Performance Space at La Tienda in Eldorado
Friday, August 22, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Join soon to buy homegrown and locally sourced food at a centrally located, every-day, member-owned and operated grocery!
FIND OUT MORE about the Greenhouse Grocery on their official website.
Thursday, July 30, 2014 – The Santa Fe Southern Railway has asked the Eldorado Daily to post this announcement for Eldorado and community residents. “Please stay off of the tracks at all times. At road and path crossing, please look both ways and always expect a train. Remember, stop, look listen and live. For more railroad safety information please visit Operation Lifesaver at http://oli.org/.
The Santa Fe Southern Railway.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 – New page added to “The Worthy Cause” on the Eldorado Daily for Santa Fe non-profit computer recycler CyberNetworkNM.A 501c3 organization, CyberNetworkNM’s mission is to transfer donated surplus computers and related equipment to other 501c3 organizations, senior citizens, senior centers, college and high school students and immigrants. CybernetworkNM then coordinates computer and Internet instruction for said groups and individuals. FIND OUT MORE
Friday, July 18, 2014 – Eldorado Daily adds 2 new pages to “The Worthy Cause”
The Worthy Cause is our category on the Eldorado Daily for area non-profit organizations. This week we added 2 new pages – one for The Academy for the Love of Learning, the other for The Encaustic Institute.
The Academy for the Love of Learning is located in Seton Village on the grounds of the old Seton Castle, originally built by the famous author, activist and artist Earnest Thompson Seton, East of Santa Fe, New Mexico and west of Eldorado.
The mission of the Academy for the Love of Learning is to awaken, enliven, nurture and sustain the natural love of learning in people of all ages. To achieve our mission, the Academy has developed transformative curricula and methodologies–our learning field inquiry approach–offered through our integrated set of programs, conferences, organizational practices and research. The intent of our work is to help stimulate and support the rebirth and renewal of learning and education in America.
On Saturday, July 26, 2014 The Academy sponsors a Lifesongs Pop-up Concert from 12 noon to ? starting behind Warehouse 21 in Santa FE.
On Wednesday, August 6, 2014 the Academy features “Drawing from Experience” – an evening of exploration with Chrissie Orr and Aly Kreikemeier.
The Encaustic Institute is located off NM 14 South of Santa Fe. Visit the Encaustic Institute website for more information.
The Purposes of the Encaustic Institute are:
•To exhibit the work of member encaustic artists.
•To promote public awareness and understanding of the encaustic medium.
• To offer space and programs for professional encaustic artists to exchange information about encaustic and techniques for working with wax.
• To offer educational workshops for people of all ages interested in learning how to create art with encaustic.
You can e-mail Douglas Mehrens at firstname.lastname@example.org for any information on how to volunteer, become a member, or donate to the organization.
noon – 5 weekends, April through October; otherwise by appointment.
BUT WAIT . . . WHERE’S THE REST OF THE NEWS??? Beginning in May of 2014 we decided to move older or recent stories to an archive page in order to speed up downloads and do a little Spring Cleaning. You can find stories going back to December 2012 Here – DAILY FRONT PAGE ARCHIVES