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Environmentalists are optimistic that the final rule will better protect water sources in New Mexico. PAGE C-1

Maria Cristina Lopez helped organize a local organization for immigrants in her kitchen. PAGE C-6

Riley Brunner holds keys and glasses that belonged to his aunt, Summer Raffo, who died in the Washington mudslide. Ordinary objects have become connections to loved ones lost in the disaster. JIM WILSON/THE NEW YORK TIMES

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DARRINGTON, Wash. — Gently, Dayn Brunner reached into the mangled car and lifted his younger sister’s lifeless body out of the driver’s seat and onto a waiting tarp. For almost a week, he and his teenage sons had slogged through the muddy catacomb of what had once been a neighborhood, scouring the pulped homes and broken earth for some sign of her. Now, it was time to say goodbye and wait for the helicopter to take her away. “We cried together, and we moved her over,” he said. But before they could go, Brunner, 42, turned back to the blue Subaru to salvage a few of the things that his sister Summer Raffo, 36, had carried with her on her final drive through the valley. He found a horse halter — she had loved to ride and breed horses. Her wallet. Her checkbook. A few packets of honey from KFC stashed in the glove compartment. He tucked them away. It seems all but certain no one is still alive in the muddy wreckage of the Oso landslide, which destroyed the small mountainside community of Oso north of Seattle, killing at least 18 and leaving 30 missing — a number that was revised downward from 90 Saturday as officials worked to find people safe and cross-referenced a “fluid” list that likely included partial reports and duplicates. Authorities have recovered more than two dozen bodies — including one on Saturday — but the official tally only changes when formal identifications are made. But as search teams pick through the devastation that obliterated homes and pulverized a highway, families and rescuers are finding glimmers of the disparate lives that were irrevocably brought together in one instant on March 22. They have found the officer’s sword and uniforms of Navy Cmdr. John Regelbrugge III, who died. Photographs that Reed Miller, who was not home at the time, had taken with his son, Joseph, who was

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Santa Fe transplant’s ‘PleniSpheres’ bring efficient, mobile living spaces to outdoors

Salvaged keepsakes are all that remain for some after mudslide By Jack Healy, Kirk Johnson and Ian Lovett

Governor under attack for handling of records By Steve Terrell The New Mexican

A PleniSphere designed by Adonata Pyaga glows at night. The double-walled, all-cotton canvas structure warms up quickly with a propane heater and cools down in the summer when the windows are open. PHOTOS BY STACI MATLOCK/THE NEW MEXICAN

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donata Pyaga grew up in the industrial city of Campinas, Brazil, and her family wasn’t the outdoor type. But a decade ago, after running a successful psychotherapy business in Florida and living in a large, two-story house, Pyaga followed an urge to be a lot closer to the land. After experimenting with other types of alternative housing, Pyaga invented her own mobile structure called the PleniSphere. People walking along the Santa Fe River Trail near Frenchy’s Field Park in the last month have passed two of the white, canvas domes with rounded doors and window openings. Made of double-walled heavy cotton canvas, the PleniSpheres are breathable, energy efficient and comfortable. The canvas is treated to prevent mildew, rain, fire and damage from ultraviolet light, Pyaga said. The attached floor is canvas. Windows and doors have three layers — screen, UV resistant plastic and canvas — which each zip up separately to adjust for different climate conditions. The domed shape

Pyaga invented the PleniSphere after experimenting with other types of alternative housing.

sheds water and snow efficiently. And air pockets created by the dual-layer canvas design insulate the structure. Pyaga, 47, lived in her first PleniSphere for four years in different climates to test it. She lived in it through snow near the Sierra Nevada Mountains, in the Ozark Mountains and for a year in coastal Washington

state, where it endured torrential rains. She has found the PleniSphere not only fun to live in, she said, but the perfect structure for conducting her psychotherapy sessions, in which nature plays a key role. Pyaga settled in the City Different to begin manufacturing and selling her PleniSpheres.

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Gov. Susana Martinez in 2010 campaigned on a promise to run an open and transparent administration, in contrast to that of thenGov. Bill Richardson. Four years later, however, issues of transparency and open government are becoming regular sources of attacks against her. Among recent developments: Susana u Lawyers for Martinez Martinez, in two lawsuits filed by The Associated Press over public records, contend court enforcement of the state Inspection of Public Records Act to make the governor and state agencies turn over travel records would violate various parts of the U.S. Constitution. Susan Boe, executive director of the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government, said last week, “No court has ever held that IPRA, which is a straightforward access-to-records statute, violates the state or federal constitutions or separation-of-powers principles. We do not believe that any constitutional analysis is required in this case.”

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New wave of scams target taxpayers, homeowners By Anne Constable

Health law legacy eludes Obama By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — As a roller-coaster sign-up season winds down, President Barack Obama’s health care law has indeed managed to change the country. Americans are unlikely to go back to a time when people with medical problems could be denied coverage. But Obama’s overhaul needs major work of its own if it is to go down in history as a legacy achievement like Medicare or Social Security. Major elements of the Affordable Care Act face an uncertain future: u As the six-month signup season comes to an end Monday the administration’s next big challenge is to make 2015 open enrollment more manageable for consumers


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unaccustomed to dealing with insurance jargon. There’s also concern premiums will rise next year. u The new insurance markets created by the law are anything but customer friendly. After the website finally got fixed, more than 6 million people have managed to sign up, allowing the exchanges to stay afloat economically. But many consumers have bought policies with restricted access to top-tier hospitals and the latest medications. The website is seeing heavy traffic this weekend, and consumers may encounter a wait or last-minute glitches. u Nearly half the states are still opposed to or undecided about the law’s expansion of Medicaid, the government’s health insurance program for the poor. As a result, millions of

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low-income people who otherwise would have been covered remain uninsured. u This year’s pitch has been about the “carrots” in the law: subsidies and guaranteed coverage. But the “sticks” are just over the horizon: collecting penalties from individuals who remain uninsured and enforcing requirements that medium- to large-sized employers provide affordable coverage. Many basic facts about the ultimate effects of the health insurance program remain unclear. It’s not known how many of those who have gotten coverage were previously uninsured — the ultimate test of the law. Independent measurements by Gallup do show fewer uninsured Americans, but such progress hasn’t won hearts and minds. The public

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Mu Jing Lau, owner of the popular restaurant Mu Du Noodles on Cerrillos Road, considers herself a savvy consumer. But even she was a bit rattled recently when she was contacted by two different people who were trying to scam her. In a heavy Indian accent, one of the fraudsters told Mu she was delinquent on her taxes and if she didn’t pay up, a warrant would be issued for her arrest. Her tax returns are in order, so Mu didn’t believe the caller. But the same man then called back, and this time he was “pretty belligerent.” He warned, even more forcefully, that she could be arrested for nonpayment, she said. Mu considered that “pretty ballsy.” She didn’t fall for the attempted scam, but she thinks some might be conned because “they think they might have made a mistake. They’re gullible and just pay it.” While many people are too cautious to give out personal information to strangers, such scams keep coming — by email, text and phone, some targeting people just as they are thinking about

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NATION&WORLD Band One Direction wins top music honor By Chris Talbott The Associated Press

Mark Wahlberg gets slimed at the 27th annual Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday in Los Angeles. MATT SAYLES/INVISION

Studies find new drugs greatly lower cholesterol Rice Elementary School Principal Ernesto Villanueva slaps hands with students during an early morning running program at a school in Chula Vista, Calif. The Chula Vista school district is being touted as a model for its methods that have resulted in motivating the community to take action. GREGORY BULL/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

More schools cranking up their obesity meters ‘Fat letter’ backlash doesn’t stop districts from helping kids slim down, stay healthy By Julie Watson The Associated Press

CHULA VISTA, Calif. — The Chula Vista school district not only measures the academic progress of Marina Beltran’s second-grader, it also measures her son’s body fat. Every two years, Antonio Beltran, like his classmates, steps on a scale. Trained district personnel also measure his height and then use the two figures to calculate his body mass index, an indicator of body fat. The calculation isn’t reported to Beltran or her son, who cannot see the readout on the scale that has a remote display. Instead, it’s used by the district to collect local data on children’s weight. Beltran supports her son’s school in measuring students because the data has brought in help to address obesity, which can lead to diabetes and other illnesses tied to a lifetime of poor habits. But the practice hasn’t been embraced everywhere. Other school districts have angered parents and eating disorder groups by conducting screenings to identify overweight children and send home what critics call obesity report cards or “fat letters.” Amid the nation’s childhood obesity epidemic, schools in nearly a quarter of all states record body mass index scores, measuring hundreds of thousands of students. Some, like the Chula Vista Elementary School District, do what is known as surveillance, in which students are measured to identify how many are at risk for weight-related health problems but they remain anonymous. Other districts do screenings to track the weight of individual students and notify parents whose children are classified at an unhealthy weight. Chula Vista is being touted for its methods that have resulted in motivating the community to take action. When nearly 25,000 students were measured in 2010, it discovered about 40 percent of its children were obese or overweight. Officials used the data to make a color-coded obesity map of the district and showed the community. Instead of creating a stir, the information

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acted as a distress call, bringing in help. Schools boosted partnerships with doctors. They planted gardens, banned cupcakes at school birthdays, and tracked kids’ activity levels. “I’ve seen a dramatic change,” Beltran said of her son, who now eats carrots and looks forward to running club. Chula Vista’s program — which measures students in grades kindergarten through sixth grade — differs from California’s state-mandated program for fifth-, seventh- and ninth-graders that screens students and notifies parents of the scores. Vicki Greenleaf said she received what she called a “fat letter” in the mail last summer from the Los Angeles Unified School District. Her daughter does Brazilian martial arts four times a week and is built like Olympic gold medalist Mary Lou Retton, but was classified as overweight by the state-mandated body mass index screening program, she said. Critics say body mass index can be misleading for muscular body types. Greenleaf, a spokeswoman for the National Eating Disorders Association, said her daughter knew about the screening’s limitations but other children’s self-esteem could be seriously harmed by such notifications. “I think those letters make kids feel bad about themselves,” she said. “For a kid that is predisposed to an eating disorder, those are the kind of triggers that can set it off.” The Chula Vista district found that schools with the most overweight students were in the poorest areas and had the smallest number of parks and the highest concentration of fastfood restaurants. The cafeteria at Lilian J. Rice Elementary, Antonio Beltran’s school, now offers fruit and vegetables from local farms and eliminated chocolate milk. Parent Teacher Association fundraisers sell bracelets and magazines instead of nachos and candy. In 2012, the district measured again and found obesity rates dropped by 3 percent and the number of students in the normal weight range increased by 3 percent. “We’re not yet where we want to be, but we’re close,” Principal Ernesto Villanueva said. “Considering 80 percent of our most common disease could be prevented by changing what we eat, that’s pretty powerful stuff.”

WASHINGTON — A new class of experimental medicines can dramatically lower cholesterol, raising hopes of a fresh option for people who can’t tolerate or don’t get enough help from Lipitor and other statin drugs that have been used for this for decades. The first large studies of these drugs were presented Saturday at an American College of Cardiology conference in Washington, and more will follow Sunday. Several companies are developing these drugs, which are aimed at 70 million Americans and millions more worldwide who have high LDL or “bad” cholesterol, a major risk for heart disease. Three studies of Amgen Inc.’s version of these drugs, called evolocumab, found it lowered LDL or “bad” cholesterol by 55 percent to 66 percent from baseline levels compared to others who took a fake drug, and by nearly that much when compared to Merck’s Zetia, another cholesterol medication.

Boy digs up remains of ancient American Indian SALT LAKE CITY — A 14-year-old boy digging a trout pond in the backyard of his father’s Salt Lake City home stumbled across a surprise: the remains of an American Indian who lived about 1,000 years ago. Experts from the Utah Department of Heritage and Arts spent Friday removing the remains, which were confirmed by medical examiners as those of a person from a millennium ago, and investigating the site for archaeological clues after ninth-grader Ali Erturk’s discovery earlier in the week. “Humans have occupied this valley for up to 10,000 years,” department spokesman Geoffrey Fattah told The Salt Lake Tribune. “We do run into situations where progress runs into the ancient past.” A tribe may claim the remains and perform interment rites.

In week, Mexico finds 370 abandoned child migrants MEXICO CITY — Mexican officials said Saturday that in one week they found 370 migrant children who had apparently been abandoned by traffickers paid to take them to the United States. The children were rescued in 14 Mexican states between March 17 and 24, and the youngest was 9 years old, the National Migration Institute said in a statement, adding that 163 of the children under 18 were found traveling alone. Most migrants heading through Mexico to the United States come from Central America. They face the threat of accidents, robbery, rape or being forcibly recruited by criminal gangs along the way. The institute said the children told officials the human traffickers abandoned them after being paid between $3,000 and $5,000. Sometimes migrants make the journey to the United States, then once established pay traffickers to bring their children north. It said most of the children showed signs of extreme fatigue, dehydration and foot injuries, along with disorientation at being abandoned at unknown, often dangerous, locations. New Mexican wire services


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Quake forces evacuations in Southern California LOS ANGELES — A moderate earthquake that rattled a swath of Southern California forced several dozen people in one community out of their homes after firefighters discovered foundation problems that made the buildings unsafe to enter, authorities said Saturday. Fire crews red-tagged 20 apartment units in a building in the Orange County city of Fullerton after finding a major foundation crack. Structural woes were uncovered in half a dozen single-family houses, which were also deemed unsafe to occupy until building inspectors clear the structures. The damage displaced 83 residents. Despite the evacuations and scattered damage, Friday night’s magnitude-5.1 earthquake centered about 25 miles south of downtown Los Angeles mostly frayed nerves. The quake was preceded by two smaller foreshocks. More than 100 aftershocks followed. No injuries were reported.


Robert Downey Jr. turned inspirational speaker at the Kids’ Choice Awards, Pharrell set another fashion trend, David Blaine lost his head during a slime-induced illusion, One Direction and Jennifer Lawrence cleaned up, and the green goo bath finally caught up with Mark Wahlberg — thanks to some unlikely slimers. Nickelodeon’s 27th annual awards show was among its more entertaining, opening with a sprawling and colorful Todrick Hall-choreographed performance and closing with Wahlberg’s eventual sliming on Saturday night in Los Angeles. Along the way One Direction won two awards, producer Dan Schneider won the show’s first lifetime achievement award and Downey Jr. got real after winning best male buttkicker. “This is the highest honor yet bestowed on me — I’m grateful, humble, the whole deal,” the Iron Man star said. “You know I wasn’t always a buttkicker. In fact, life has kicked my proverbial butt countless times in many ways for many years, until I decided one day to start kicking back. Now look at me!” More than a dozen former and current teen stars joined on stage to salute Schneider, the creator of several of the network’s most popular shows, including iCarly, Kenan & Kel and Sam & Cat, a current Nickelodeon hit that won favorite TV show and favorite TV actress for star Ariana Grande. “You’ve made more milk come out of kids’ noses than anyone else,” Kenan & Kel and Saturday Night Live star Kenan Thompson said in a video message. One Direction won favorite music group and favorite song for Story of My Life,” Lawrence won favorite movie actress and favorite female buttkicker, Selena Gomez was named favorite female singer, Adam Sandler was named favorite male actor at the fan-voted awards and Kevin Hart took favorite funny star.

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Sunday, March 30 CIVIL WAR WEEKEND: The Pecos National Historical Park will have live black powder demonstrations, along with Civil War authors and historians, and van tours to the Glorieta battlefield at 9 and 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Call 757-7241 to make a reservation. Van tours cost $2 per person in addition to the $3 entrance fee. JOURNEY SANTA FE PRESENTS: At 11 a.m. at Collected Wrks Bookstore, 202 Galisteo St., science writer/ naturalist Christopher White will present a slide show and book signing of The Melting World: A Journey Across America’s Vanishing Glaciers. MUSE TIMES TWO POETRY SERIES: At 4 p.m. at Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo St., Martha Rhodes and David Mutschlecner read from their respective collections. Monday, March 31 SANTA FE PHOTOGRAPHIC WORKSHOPS INSTRUCTOR IMAGE PRESENTATIONS: Open conversation and slide presentation of works by Lindsay Adler, Michael Clark, Colby Brown and Rick Allred, Sunmount Room, 8-9 p.m., 50 Mount Carmel Road. SCIENCE ON SCREEN: ‘PANIC IN THE STREETS’: The series continues in Santa Fe with

Lotteries Santa Fe Institute Omidyar Fellow Ben Althouse presenting Panic in the Streets. Elia Kazan’s 1950s film noir follows a U.S. Public Health Service agent and a police detective as they race through the streets of New Orleans to prevent an outbreak of pneumonic plague. The movie won an Oscar for best writing and launched the genre of outbreak movies. Biologist and epidemiologist Sam Scarpino, an SFI Omidyar Fellow, will use this film as a backdrop to examine the history of public health response to infectious disease, 7-9 p.m., 1050 Old Pecos Trail. SOUTHWEST SEMINARS LECTURE: At 6 p.m., the series continues with “Macrocosm and Microcosm in Southwestern Archaeology: A Historical Perspective,” with Flagstaff anthropologist David Wilcox at Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta.


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Violence casts shadow over Afghan election Attacks on voting commission and foreigners prompt observers to flee

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Obama ends overseas trip with award for Saudi Arabia RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — President Barack Obama ended his weeklong trip to Europe and Saudi Arabia on Saturday morning with a brief private ceremony in which he offered an International Women of Courage award to a Saudi woman

who works to prevent domestic violence in the kingdom. The event came a day after the president chose not to raise the issue of human rights during a two-hour discussion with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. The award honors women

around the world “who have demonstrated exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights, gender equality and women’s empowerment, often at great personal risk.” The New York Times

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KABUL, Afghanistan — Usually, an Afghan election — a $100 million, Western-funded exercise — draws foreigners to Kabul like flies to honey, with incoming flights full of consultants, international monitors, diplomats and journalists. Not this time. Now, it is the flights out that are full, and the incoming planes are half-empty. With the possible exception of journalists, foreigners have been leaving Afghanistan like never before during an election period after a series of attacks on foreign targets and the commission running the vote. An attack on the offices of the Independent Election Commission went on all Saturday afternoon, with staff members hiding in armored bunkers and safe rooms while five insurgents fired rockets and small arms at the commission’s compound, having sneaked into a building nearby disguised in burqas. There were no reported casualties among the election staff, but flights to Kabul were diverted because the airport was shut down for most of the afternoon, said the airport’s director, Mohammad Yaqoub Rasooli. Even before the attack Saturday, many international election monitors had either drastically curtailed their activities or made plans to evacuate their foreign employees, potentially raising serious questions about the validity of the election. The National Democratic Institute, a mainstay of previous Afghan elections, sent many of its foreign monitors, including Americans, home after a recent attack on the Serena Hotel, where they were staying. Some staff members remain here. The International Republican Institute, which has helped monitor previous Afghan elections, has not been involved in this one. Ahmad Nader Nadery, chairman of the Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan, said that another major monitor, Democracy International, had decided to cease its activities altogether. But a Democracy International official said the group had merely reduced its presence because of security concerns. “The report that we are pulling out our staff and are not observing the election is inaccurate,” said the official, Jed Ober, director of programs. “We currently have a core team of six experts managing a team of 12 long-term observers.” “Leaving the country at this critical moment causes two problems,” Nadery said. “A lot of the election bodies and monitors will be denied their expertise, and it will affect the credibility of the elections. With their not being on the ground, they cannot make observations or judgments about the credibil-


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Afghan security forces block a street leading to the election commission offices in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday. As the country prepares for an election, insurgents attacked the offices of the Independent Election Commission on Saturday, another incident in a series of strikes on foreign targets and the commission running the vote. BRYAN DENTON/THE NEW YORK TIMES

ity of the process.” Elections that are relatively free and fair have been a minimum requirement for international donors, and many countries have made it clear that without them, they will not continue sending aid to Afghanistan at current levels. The 2009 presidential elections here were widely viewed as flawed, even with the presence of many international monitors. Since the current campaign began in January, insurgents have vowed to disrupt it. So far, they have not attacked any of the 11 presidential candidates, who are heavily guarded. Instead, they have carried out a

series of attacks on foreigners, mostly considered soft targets, as well as two high-profile attacks on election-related facilities: the one Saturday on the election commission and another on a commission branch office in Kabul on Tuesday, which killed five Afghans. The commission’s main compound “is in total lockdown, and we have moved our staff to bunkers and safe houses,” a spokesman, Noor Ahmad Noor, said Saturday. “None of the insurgents have managed to breach our security and enter.” Early reports said that two police officers were wounded and that the five attackers had been killed.



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Continued from Page A-1 Pyaga left Brazil when she was 18 to study in the U.S. She earned a bachelor’s degree in the psychology of health and healing from Naropa University in Boulder, Colo., and a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She loved her counseling business and found time in nature was good for her clients and herself, she said. When Pyaga decided to live more simply, she started by studying other structures and alternative building materials. She checked out straw bale, cob and adobe. But ultimately, living behind thick walls, even ones made of natural materials, left her feeling too separate from the environment, she said. Pyaga tried a tepee. She bought 10 acres in the Ozark Mountains and lived in a small house on the property while she built the 30-foot-tall canvas structure, using instructions from a book on tepee making. She cut trees on her property for the tepee’s poles. She had never worked with tools, but that didn’t stop her. “I bought my first chain saw with a manual on how to fell trees,” she said. “They always went the exact opposite of the way I wanted.” Pyaga raised the structure by herself. She said it was the hardest thing she has done in her life. “I hope to never work so hard again.” Her neighbors thought she was strange, Pyaga said. “They thought, how could I not be married? How could I not have children? And what was I doing there with my strange accent?” She speaks German, Portuguese and English. Undeterred, Pyaga rigged a gravity-fed line from a nearby

The 15-foot-diameter Queen PleniSphere comfortably fits a small kitchen, propane-powered refrigerator, dresser, table and a queen-size sofa bed. STACI MATLOCK/THE NEW MEXICAN

creek and had plentiful water. She set up a 15-kilowatt solar panel connected to a marine battery to power her computer. She’s used that simple system ever since for the little bit of electricity she needs. After 18 months, she knew what she liked and what she didn’t about a tepee. She loved the rounded walls that felt like a womb. She found it hard to control smoke and temperature in the winter and struggled to keep out bugs and mice. She tried a yurt next and was disappointed. “It uses regular insulation, so the walls don’t breathe. The insulation doesn’t work well in the ones I’ve been in, and it is not very energy efficient,” she said. “And the walls have too many angles.” While camping in a portable tepee she had made, Pyaga began thinking about how to combine the best elements of all the living spaces. “The PleniSphere was born,” she said. Designing it wasn’t easy. “The mathematics of spheres is very complex,” she said. “Oh my gosh. It was a huge learning curve.” The 15-foot-diameter Queen PleniSphere, the first one Pyaga designed, comfortably fits a small kitchen, propanepowered refrigerator, dresser, table and a sofa that folds into a queen-size bed. The top of the spherical structure rises almost 10 feet, giving the space a roomy feel. A curved, wooden cabinet she designed to fit the PleniSphere holds a steel sink that drains into a hidden bucket. For cooking, she uses a twoburner propane camp stove, a solar oven and an outdoor grill.

In more remote locations, she’s hauled water and learned to live on 20 gallons a week. She heats the PleniSphere with propane heaters and is experimenting with other ways to keep the structure warm. On a night in February, when temperatures hovered near freezing, it took 10 minutes for a heater to warm the Queen PleniSphere to 68 degrees. Living in a PleniSphere full-time, like Pyata has, won’t appeal to everyone, since there’s no indoor plumbing. But for anyone who has spent time camping, Pyaga’s setup for long-term, off-grid living is pretty ingenious. The PleniSphere can be constructed like a large tent by one relatively strong person. Rebar driven into the ground holds PVC pipe that slips through sleeves in the first layer of canvas, which includes an attached canvas floor. The second layer slips over the first one and is tied down. The PVC pipe and rounded shape make the structure flexible in high winds. It can be built directly on the ground or on a platform. The dual canvas coverings weigh about 80 pounds total. When broken down, the PleniSphere fits into a small SUV, Pyaga said. Depending on the size, a PleniSphere costs $2,000 to $5,000 for the canvas structure without the frame. Beyond the ease of moving the structure, Pyaga finds the dome-like interior and the natural light filtering through the canvas are conducive to big thoughts. And nature is just a step or two away.

at home, and is now missing. A mud-splattered painting of a Native American warrior that bubbled up from the watery rubble of Robin Youngblood’s home, just as she was being rescued. The baby blanket that belonged to Sanoah Huestis, 4 months old, whose body was recovered Thursday. After a disaster that has left so many missing, some perhaps never to be found, these ordinary objects have become connections to loved ones and lost lives. They are all that is left. “It means a lot because it’s a piece of the person,” said John Regelbrugge Jr., whose son’s body was found Tuesday. “The person’s gone.” Rescue crews are carefully saving what they find: the family photos and Bibles, stuffed animals and antiques. Everything will be sorted, decontaminated and photographed for families to reclaim. With dozens possibly entombed in millions of tons of clay and tree trunks, residents here are bracing for fresh waves of grief ahead, even as they begin to wonder how the valley and its struggling logging economy will recover from the sheer physical and human toll of one of the worst landslides in the country’s history. “People have been hurting for a long time,” said Olan Flick, who owns an upholstery store a few miles west of the landslide. “This is just going to make things worse.” Ask residents, and they describe lives as intertwined as tree roots. People here often recognize your voice if you dial a wrong number. Gas station attendants and supermarket clerks will call parents if they spot children breaking curfew or getting into trouble. Neighbors make preserves for one another and catch up at high school baseball games. In Darrington, a few miles upstream from Oso, each time a resident dies, a memorial dinner is held at the community center. “You know them all,” said Darrington’s mayor, Dan Rankin. “This is so beyond us, beyond anybody.”

Some of the people whose lives were swept away had just moved to the area, drawn here by the snow-covered peaks that float above the emerald valley. Others were electricians or plumbers in Oso on a job. Raffo, who split her time between Darrington and the nearby town of Concrete, was one of several motorists just passing through along Highway 530. Like many residents, Raffo worked a handful of part-time jobs, as a custodian at the school and for her parents’ janitorial business. She was also a farrier, and on that Saturday morning, she was on her way to meet a client to shoe a horse. When the slide struck her, it hit so fast that she did not even have time to lift her hands off the steering wheel before her car was buried, her brother, Brunner, said. Even as law enforcement agents set up barricades to keep people out of the treacherous slide zone, Brunner’s family and other clusters of residents rushed past or made their way in through rainy back roads. Helicopter rescuers shouted at Brunner to leave. But he kept telling anyone who asked: My sister’s out there. Residents like Robin Youngblood, 63, who survived, now have only scraps remaining of the lives their families built. Youngblood’s great-grandfather worked in the logging camps, and her great-grandmother cooked for those men. In 2012, she moved back to the area. “This place brought me back here,” she said. “Being home. I’ve always wanted to come back.” The slide sent Youngblood tumbling through a slurry of mud and trees, leaving her modest mobile home in shards. She climbed onto a washing machine, and a friend who had been visiting climbed onto a refrigerator, and they began screaming for help. Before the helicopter arrived to airlift them out, something floated up from the muddy soup beside Youngblood. It was a painting called Wolf Vision, given to her 20 years ago by an artist she had known in Seattle. She said she would never

return to the home she lost, a place she now describes in the past tense. And she keeps the painting close. It is still spattered with mud. “My son told me to leave it,” she said. “He thinks that’s how it’s supposed to be.” In a trailer not far from Youngblood lived Reed Miller and his 47-year-old son, Joseph, two men whose passions in life were to hunt, fish, run and photograph nature. Joseph Miller has been missing since the landslide. Reed Miller, 75, who had driven about 20 miles away for groceries, is in a Red Cross shelter because his house is gone. His daughter, and Joseph’s sister, Pam Sanford, came from her home in Idaho to be with him, to see if his insurance might cover anything — it will not — and to wait, resigned to the worst, for news from the muddy field of debris that was their home. As for possessions, what her father drove into town wearing is all he has left, Sanford, 40, said. “His whole entire life, right there, gone,” she said in an interview. “I just went and got him his vitamin D and a pillbox and his ChapStick — I mean, those things would be sitting at home in a junk drawer.” She described him as being in shock in the week since the disaster, and sometimes a little confused. But then something unexpected happened: A local volunteer at the landslide site, searching for survivors or bodies, came upon a handful of photographs caked in mud and, recognizing Joseph or Reed Miller’s work, got them to Sanford. “It’s a menagerie of pictures that were somewhere in the house,” she said. Her father, she added, is “an eclectic little old man,” who kept things in piles, boxes and drawers. Sanford carefully cleaned the photographs, dried them and made a collage that her father can have at the shelter to look at while they wait for news. They are comforting memories, but also the treasures, now, of a lost world. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Scams: Phone fraud schemes among variety of tactics on the rise Continued from Page A-1 paying their income taxes. Mu’s accountant said three of her clients got the same call in the last couple of weeks. The state Attorney General’s Office says New Mexico residents also are reporting a growing phone scam involving home foreclosure, even though the housing crisis has receded. The phone scams are among a variety of recent fraud schemes aimed at collecting Santa Feans’ personal data. Del Norte Credit Union alerted hundreds of customers this week that electric devices installed on gas pumps at a local Giant Service Station had been used to steal their debit card numbers and other financial information. The devices, called skimmers, may have affected up to 700 Del Norte customers, calling to mind the recent Target hacking, which affected as many as 11o million customers across the country who had used credit cards at Target stores, including many people in Santa Fe. It turns out the phone scam that targeted Mu also was a nationwide effort. Many people around the country reported receiving calls this month from the same number — 415-251-9114. Comments have been posted on the websites and numberguru by recipients trying to warn others against the tax scam threat. “Received a call from an Indian man from India saying charges were being filed against me because I owed the Federal Government for taxes. Do not fall for this!” says a post by Bee. Faeriefoxhound got the same call. “The guy told me to call back and talk … to discuss my case and that the IRS was taking action against me. What a creep!!” A man named Ben says in a post that his mother also got the call. “Scared the hell out of my mom. Glad I checked here first,” he says. CNBC reported recently that the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration has received more than 20,000 complaints from people, including recent immigrants, about the scam, in which thousands of victims have paid more than $1 million. J. Russell George, head of the federal agency, said in a statement, “This is the largest scam of its kind that we have ever seen.” The tax call wasn’t Mu’s only encounter with a scammer. She got a call at the

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Mu Jing Lau, owner of Mu Du Noodles, recently was targeted by scam artists who told her she would be arrested if she did not pay outstanding taxes. JANE PHILLIPS/THE NEW MEXICAN

restaurant recently at about 5 p.m., just as diners were about to show up. This one was purportedly from the utility company. The caller said if she didn’t agree to send him a cashier’s check for money she owed, her natural gas service would be cut off. She told him she wasn’t going to pay and challenged him to “come and shut it off.” The news has been filled with reports of fraud schemes, and consumer protection agencies at the federal and local level are constantly issuing warnings about the latest scams. The Federal Trade Commission earlier this month announced a case against a group of third-party debt collectors who would accuse people of check fraud or other criminal behavior and threaten lawsuits, prison and bank account seizure if people didn’t pay their “debts.” The Drug Enforcement Administration recently issued a warning about people who pose as DEA agents or other law enforcement personnel and call people who have previously purchased drugs over the Internet or by telephone. The caller says these drug purchases are illegal and that enforcement action will be taken the unless they pay a fine via a wire transfer, usually to a location overseas. In December, Public Service Company of New Mexico warned customers of a phone scam in which someone claiming to be from PNM threatened

immediate disconnection if the customer didn’t get a prepaid debit card and provide the number to the caller. In January, the Santa Fe Police Department advised the public that someone impersonating a city employee and calling himself Robert Jones or Robbie Jones was asking businesses to renew their licenses over the phone or through a Green Dot pre-paid Visa card. Earlier this month, the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office said someone claiming to be a warrant agent was calling people who may have an outstanding warrant and advising them to purchase a prepaid gift card. The caller said he or she would clear the warrant if the person provided the information on the card. The Consumer Protection Division of the Attorney General’s Office, which enforces laws that shield the public from fraudulent and unfair business practices, publishes “scam alerts” on its website, and recently it warned New Mexicans about fake health insurance exchanges. Unsolicited emails and poorly composed offers could be “red flags,” the warning said. But the recent scams targeting homeowners threatened with foreclosure are considered among the most abhorrent. According the Attorney General’s Office, unethical people search court records to find homeowners behind on their mortgage payments. They are often looking for a document called a

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“lis pendens,” a notice that there is a cloud over the title to a property. The caller commonly says he represents a law firm, typically from out of state, and informs the beleaguered property owner that he might qualify for a loan modification. The pitch sounds authentic — even a life line for the homeowner — and before the homeowner knows it, he or she is planning to pay thousands of dollars upfront to the firm to renegotiate a mortgage. Other scams, designed to look official, arrive in the mail, sometimes telling the homeowner that he or she has been pre-approved for a lower mortgage rate or is eligible to modify the home loan. Rudy McMann of Albuquerque narrowly missed being a victim of one such loan modification scam. He has lived with his mother in a four-bedroom house on a three-quarteracre lot in the South Valley of Albuquerque for 50 years. They were facing a $10,000 balloon payment on their mortgage, which they couldn’t afford. McMann said he was contacted by a Florida law firm, which offered to help them renegotiate the loan for $3,000 upfront and arranged to send an enrollment packet.

“They made that pitch sound so good,” McMann said. He agreed to the deal. Meanwhile, McMann learned about a hotline operated by the state to advise people facing foreclosure. A counselor there told him he shouldn’t be paying anything upfront and advised him to stop payment. McMann had just enough time to contact his bank and freeze the account. That was the last he heard from the Florida firm. Then the counselor helped him prepare a loan modification proposal, and McMann is waiting for an answer from the bank. He is optimistic. Meanwhile, “They [the attorney general] saved us three grand right off the bat.” The Attorney General’s Office is using more than $11 million the state received in a nationwide settlement with mortgage services ( to establish the home preservation program. In addition to a hotline (855-664-6630) the program has a website ( where people in trouble can be put in touch with experts who can help them avoid foreclosure and mortgage scams, often for free. Homeowners who have not yet been sued for foreclosure will be referred to a local housing agency and put in contact with a housing counselor, who will help them put together a proposal — often for no charge — for the bank. Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Owens said people have a better chance of success if they are working with a housing counselor. If a homeowner is already in court, the program will refer them to one of the legal service partners, such as New Mexico Legal Aid or Senior Citizens’ Law Office. According to Owens, foreclosure scams like this one are so prevalent that both the federal government and the state of New Mexico passed laws prohibiting loan modification services from asking for money upfront unless the bank has made an offer of a modification and the homeowner has agreed. Not only do homeowners risk losing the upfront money to fraudsters, Owens emphasized, but they often don’t respond to legitimate foreclosure notices because they think they are already being represented by lawyers. Contact Anne Constable at 986-3022 or

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By Robert Pear The New York Times

WASHINGTON — America’s health insurance marketplace closes Monday night, the deadline for most people to obtain coverage or face a penalty. The confusion and uncertainty of the past six months appear likely to continue as consumers, including some who have never had insurance, begin using new policies for the first time. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions. Question: What happens if a consumer does not sign up for insurance by the deadline? Answer: The consumer may be subject to financial penalties, to be paid with federal income taxes next year. However, the federal government has said it will stretch the sign-up deadline for people who started an application and could not finish it for one reason or another. To preserve their rights, consumers can call the federal insurance marketplace (800-318-2596) and request a “special enrollment period.” Officials running the federal marketplace, which serves 36 states, will provide an unspecified amount of extra time to people who are “in line as of March 31,” and some states running their own exchanges have adopted similar policies. In addition, the White House says, consumers may be able to obtain more time if they attest that they have had difficulty signing up — if, for example, they encountered error messages or “other system errors.” Officials will not generally investigate such claims, but they note that the application is submitted under penalty of perjury. Question: What is the penalty for going without insurance? Answer: The penalty is either a fixed dollar amount or a percentage of household income, whichever is greater. The flat dollar amount this year is $95 per adult and $47.50 per child, up to a maximum of $285 for a family. Many people will be subject to a higher penalty: 1 percent of household income above the “filing threshold.” The threshold this year is $10,150 for individuals and $20,300 for married couples filing joint returns. People with gross income below these thresholds are generally not required to file tax returns, and they can obtain exemptions from the penalties. For a single person with income of $40,000 this year, the penalty would be $298.50. The first step in calculating the penalty is to subtract the filing threshold ($10,150) from household income ($40,000). The result is $29,850. One percent of that is $298.50. For a married couple with two children and household income of $70,000, the penalty would be $497. That is 1 percent of household income above the threshold. The penalty will increase in future years. In 2016, it will be $695 per adult or 2.5 percent of household income over the threshold, whichever is greater. It is unclear how aggressive the government will be in enforcing the requirement to have insurance and in collecting the penalty. If a consumer fails to pay the penalty at tax time, the Internal Revenue Service can deduct it from any refund owed to the taxpayer, but it cannot impose a lien on property or garnish wages. Under the health care law, the consumer “shall not be subject to any criminal prosecution” for the failure. Question: Who is exempt? Answer: The health care law authorizes many kinds of exemptions, and the Obama administration has added a few. Under the law, no penalties

can be imposed on people who would have to pay more than 8 percent of their household income for the lowest-priced insurance available to them. The requirement for people to have coverage does not apply to members of certain religious sects who are “conscientiously opposed to acceptance” of health insurance benefits. Nor does it apply to members of organizations known as health care sharing ministries, which provide a faith-based alternative to traditional insurance. Prisoners and illegal immigrants are also exempt, and no penalties can be imposed on members of federally recognized Indian tribes. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has authorized “hardship exemptions” for people in more than a dozen categories. These include those who are homeless or facing eviction or foreclosure; victims of domestic violence; and flood, fire and disaster victims. In addition, people are entitled to exemptions if they were found ineligible for Medicaid solely because they live in a state that decided not to expand the program. Congress tried to require states to expand Medicaid, but the Supreme Court ruled in 2012 that states could opt out, and about half have done so. Exemptions are also available to people who face the cancellation of individual health insurance policies and consider the alternatives unaffordable. Finally, the administration has created an open-ended category of exemption for people who experience other, unspecified hardships in obtaining insurance. Some exemptions can be obtained only from an insurance exchange, and others only from the IRS. Question: What should people do if they applied for insurance but never received an insurance card? Answer: They should call the insurance company or the toll-free number for the federal insurance marketplace. The government has caseworkers to help, but it could take weeks or months to solve some problems. Question: What changes or delays might be expected in the coming year? Answer: The experience of the past four years strongly suggests that there will be more surprises. Federal officials will almost surely make changes to rules and policy as they discover problems and respond to political pressure and pleas from consumers in this election year. The government and insurers could be dealing with a substantial backlog of work because of the last-minute surge in applications. Officials have said they may allow special enrollment periods for other reasons. With all the exceptions and adjustments, an insurance executive said, “open enrollment could go on for the rest of the year.” As midterm election campaigns heat up, the administration may look for ways to address or deflect Republican criticism of the law. It could, for example, relax or delay requirements for medium-size employers to offer insurance to employees. Officials also will look for ways to prevent big premium increases next year. The law already allows the government to provide a financial backstop to insurers that sign up disproportionate numbers of sick people. The administration will also try to protect employees whose hours might be cut by employers eager to avoid the cost of providing health benefits. Officials have already indicated that they want to address complaints about high deductibles and “narrow networks” of doctors and hospitals in some health plans.



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remains deeply divided, with opponents of the law outnumbering supporters. At a recent insurance industry conference, a top administration official acknowledged the huge job still ahead. “The No. 1 thing that probably we’ve all learned from 2014 is that this is hard work,” said Gary Cohen, outgoing director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, the agency created to carry out the health care law. “It’s not a one-year project; it’s a multiyear project … we’re asking a lot, frankly, of consumers,” he added. “This is new for them.” Among those consumers is Dan Luke of St. Paul, Minn., the owner of a small video production company who had been uninsured since he was turned down for coverage last year due to a pre-existing condition. The condition? Luke was born with one eye due to a birth defect, and he uses a glass eye. “For 63 years, I’ve had one eye,” said Luke. “They had to dig deep to find that.” He’s happy with the coverage he and his wife have bought; they’re saving $300 a month on premiums compared with the last time they had insurance. But he said he had to endure weeks of website runarounds. “There is a lot of bureaucracy involved,” said Luke. “It’s sort of like taxes, filled with loopholes and pitfalls. They should make it easier for people to get insurance and pay for insurance, rather than have to prove so many things and jump through so many hoops.” Those comments echo sentiments broadly reflected in national opinion polls. Most

Small-business owner Dan Luke signed up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act. He and his wife are saving $300 a month on premiums compared with the last time they had insurance, but he said he had to endure weeks of website runarounds. ANN HEISENFELT THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Americans want lawmakers to fix the problems with the health care law, rather than scrapping it. A new AP-Gfk poll finds that only 13 percent expect the law will be completely repealed. Seventy-two percent say it will be implemented with changes, whether major or minor. Republicans have again made repeal of “Obamacare” their official battle cry this election season. But even if the GOP wins control of the Senate and Congress were to repeal the law next year, the president would veto it. Opponents would then need a difficult two-thirds majority in


both chambers to override Obama’s veto. “It’s going to depend on the next couple of elections whether we stick with the current ACA models,” said Brookings Institution health policy expert Mark McClellan, who oversaw the rollout of the last major federal coverage expansion, the Medicare prescription drug benefit. “We are still a long way from a stable market and from completing implementation,” he said. But “we’re not going back to people with pre-existing conditions having no good options.” The administration will have

to get to work quickly on a plan for next year. It is still struggling with such basics as providing consumers with clear information about the process and their options. Until now, those signing up have skewed toward an older crowd. That could lead to higher premiums next year, making the program a harder sell for younger people. Some Democratic lawmakers who voted for the law are frustrated. “Instead of just circling the wagons against all the political arrows that are shot against this plan, we need a little more accountability, and we need to ensure the next enrollment period is not handled as poorly as the last one,” said Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas. DeAnn Friedholm, health reform team leader for Consumers Union, said her group still supports Obama’s overhaul, but with concerns. “The jury is out in terms of its long-term success,” she said. “We still think it’s better than the old way, which left a lot of people out because they were sick.”


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Records: Martinez, spokesmen deny wrongdoing in each instance Continued from Page A-1 u Martinez’s lawyer, Paul Kennedy of Albuquerque, made virtually identical constitutional arguments last November in a lawsuit over public records filed by former New Mexico Finance Authority CEO Rick May. May’s lawyer, Steven Farber, told The New Mexican on Friday, “There really appears to be a calculated effort by these defendants to weaken and fundamentally change the thrust and import of the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act enforcement provisions.” u At the governor’s direction, state agencies have begun telling legislative oversight committees that their requests for information must be sent first to the governor’s chief of staff for his approval before the agency will respond. Legislative Finance Committee Chairman Luciano “Lucky” Varela, D-Santa Fe, told The Associated Press that the new policy is an unprecedented move to control the flow of information that his committee is entitled to under state law. Before this directive, the legislative committees and their staff members typically were in direct contact with agencies to seek data and documents. u The New Mexican reported recently that for six months, Martinez’s Department of Finance and Administration has dragged its feet on the paper’s requests for out-of-state travel records for Martinez, her staff and security detail. u Besides The Associated Press cases, in recent months, the administration has been sued by the Santa Fe Reporter over alleged violations of the state Inspection of Public Records Act. Martinez and her spokesmen have denied any wrongdoing in each instance. Regarding the

matter of the legislative committees, a spokesman told The Associated Press, “The governor is responsible for numerous agencies in the executive branch, so it is important to address those requests across all agencies to ensure that state government is functioning collectively, in a cohesive manner and not compartmentalized.” Last week, when asked for comment, the governor’s campaign spokesman, Chris Sanchez, repeated what other spokesmen for the governor have said in recent months: “Gov. Susana Martinez has ushered in a whole new level of openness, and this administration is the most transparent in New Mexico history. Since coming into office, the governor has worked hard to restore New Mexicans’ confidence in the state government, and she is proud of her record.” In the court cases involving travel records for Martinez and her security detail, administration officials have argued that releasing the records could jeopardize the security of the governor, her family and the officers. Martinez aides also have objected to records requests for information about the governor’s personal and political travel, claiming those aren’t public records. So far, Martinez’s transparency problems haven’t surfaced as major issues in her re-election campaign. But in a news release issued Saturday, candidate Gary King compared Martinez’s “passion for government secrecy” with that of the late President Richard Nixon. “Most people would agree that 4th Amendment protections exist to protect citizens from the government, not the government from the citizens,” King said. Albuquerque pollster Brian Sanderoff said Monday it’s possible that the transparency issue could zing the Republican gov-

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Atkeson said if Martinez lost decisively in any of the lawsuits, it could help opponents. It’s also possible the transparency issue could backfire on Democrats. King, for instance, has been criticized by Republicans for conducting public business on private emails — which was revealed shortly after Martinez and her top aides were found to be doing the same thing. Last year, the state Legislature voted overwhelmingly to pass a measure to shield lawmakers’ emails from public records requests. Among those voting for this were two other Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls, Sen. Howie Morales, D-Silver City, and Sen. Linda Lopez, D-Albuquerque. In December, there was a public dust-up between Morales and Martinez’s political consultant, Jay McCleskey. Each filed formal public records requests seeking each other’s emails and other public information. Martinez’s campaign spokesman,

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Stories offer glimpse of who passengers were By Eileen Ng and Tim Sullivan The Associated Press

Lt. Russell Adams of the Royal Australian Air Force tells the media his search team did not see or locate any wreckage Saturday. ROB GRIFFITH/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

New objects found, but evidence is still elusive By Gillian Wong and Rob Griffith The Associated Press

PERTH, Australia — Ships on Saturday plucked objects from the Indian Ocean to determine whether they were related to the missing jet, but none were confirmed to be from the missing Malaysian plane, leaving searchers with no sign of the jet three weeks after it disappeared. Meanwhile, a Chinese military plane scanning part of the search zone, which is roughly the size of Poland, spotted several objects floating in the sea, including two bearing colors of the missing jet. It was not clear whether those objects were related to the investigation into what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which disappeared March 8 en route from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing. Dozens of relatives of passengers on the missing plane were to fly from Beijing to Kuala Lumpur on Sunday to seek answers from Malaysia’s government. Two-thirds of the 229 passengers aboard Flight 370 were Chinese, and their relatives have expressed deep frustration with Malaysian authorities since the plane went missing. Ships from China and Australia on Saturday scooped up items described only as “objects from the ocean,” but none were “confirmed to be related” to Flight 370, said the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, which is overseeing the search. A Chinese Ilyushin IL-76 plane spotted three floating objects that were white, red and orange in color, China’s official news agency said, a day after several other planes and ships spotted multiple objects in the area. The missing Boeing 777’s exterior was red, white, blue and gray.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — One morning, many stories. The three women woke before sunrise, leaving their hotel while it was still dark and boarding a small plane in Katmandu, Nepal, for a look at Mount Everest. They were Chinese retirees, avid photographers ending a two-week tour of the Himalayan nation. Late that night, after a stopover in Kuala Lumpur, they would head home to Beijing. The Indonesian couple woke up at home, a tidy twostory concrete-walled house down a small alley in Medan. A taxi arrived a few hours later to take them to the airport, starting them on a journey to a long-anticipated vacation without their children, a trip to China to see the Great Wall and Beijing’s Forbidden City. In Kuala Lumpur, the artists and calligraphers gathered for breakfast at about 8 a.m. Some had been celebrating the night before, downing shots of the Chinese liquor called Xifengjiu at the end of almost a week exhibiting their work. But they met early in the hotel restaurant, ready for a day of sightseeing and shopping before the late flight back to Beijing. And in Perth, Australia, a 39-year-old mechanical engineer woke up early in his bungalow, leaving his wife and young sons for a 28-day mining job in Mongolia. Just before he headed to the airport, Paul Weeks gave his wife his wedding ring and watch for safekeeping. If anything happened to him, he said, he wanted the boys to have them someday. “Don’t be stupid!” she told him. It was early March 7. By that evening, they would all be together in a departure lounge in Kuala Lumpur’s airport. And a little after midnight on March 8, Flight MH370 took off for Beijing, carrying 239 people inside its meticulously engineered metal shell. We know only the broadest outlines of what happened next. Soon after takeoff, Flight 370 disappeared. Its transponders had been switched off. Soon, the blip was gone from radars. This past week, after more than two weeks of searches, Malaysia’s prime minister said satellite data showed the plane’s last known position to be in a remote corner of the Indian Ocean, far from any possible landing sites. How it happened, and why, is unclear. Perhaps it was a

hijacking, perhaps pilot suicide, perhaps a major malfunction. It had been a heavily Asian passenger list, reflecting both the locale of the flight and the changing face of the continent. Some of those aboard were heading home, others just making a quick stopover. Some were returning from their first trip abroad. For others, foot soldiers in Asia’s growing economies, it was just one more connecting flight in a lifetime of connecting flights. The people at airports, those who get dropped off, proceed through security and make their way to their gates, are usually right in the middle of the business of their lives. Much of what happens is not even memorable. But now, for many who knew the people aboard Flight 370, that last full day looms large. But does it mean anything that Liu Rusheng, at 76 one of the oldest of the 19 Chinese artists and calligraphers, argued with his wife shortly before their plane took off? Does it mean anything that Zhao Zhaofang, known for her paintings of peonies, bought Malaysian chocolates that afternoon to take home as a present? Is it important that Paul Weeks told his wife that his wedding ring should go to the first of his sons to get married, or that Chandrika Sharma, an Indian social activist on her way to a conference, called her elderly mother just before the plane took off? It’s only in retrospect that what happened that Friday seems anything more than prosaic, more than just another passing day. “By the time we arrived at the [Katmandu] airport, the sun had already risen, so we flew over the mountains as we embraced the rising sun,” said Wang Dongcheng, 65, a retired professor who was on the Everest flight with the three women who would disappear with Flight 370. Most of those on the tour were retired Chinese academics. Only some had chosen to take the Everest tour. Many had been put off by the small plane or the $230 price tag. The three women, though, had carefully prepared, putting on bright clothing and scarves, ready for scenic photographs when the plane landed. “They loved to be photographed, and they were dressed for photos,” Wang said. “They were very beautiful.” One, 62-year-old Ding Ying, had been a happy, talkative presence throughout the tour, always telling jokes. Another, Chen Yun, said one of her Everest photos might be the best she had ever taken. Yang Xiaoming spoke about how much she’d learned in Nepal, and how she was thinking of going on an upcoming tour to

England, Ireland and Iceland. Plans for future trips, though, suddenly seem disrespectful. “I don’t think anyone is in the mood to think about it now,” Wang says. uuu In Medan, Sugianto Lo had dreamed for years of a vacation alone with his wife, Vinny Chynthya Tio. But the couple had little time for vacations. They had worked their way onto the lower rungs of Indonesia’s new middle class, and they had three children to send to college. A friend gave them the gift of a trip to China. “It was like a dream come true,” said Santi Lo, Sugianto’s younger sister, who with her mother is now caring for the children left behind. “They were so happy and excited to go.” Leaving turned out to be difficult. The couple, both 47, worried about their children, from whom

on the group’s lone Muslim. Liu, the elderly calligrapher, sang for the group on the bus. Many clapped along. The mood was spirited. At the airport, though, Liu complained to his wife that she had packed his paintings poorly, said Xu Lipu, an artist on the trip who took a separate flight back to China. “They were a little bit angry with each other,” he said. Xu, who had gone to the airport to drop off the travelers, said there were no heartfelt partings. And as with so many planes leaving so many airports on an increasingly connected planet, Flight 370 went on its way — another routine departure beginning a trip that would be anything but. “We and the other artists did not really say goodbye,” Xu said. “I went to the toilet and came back, and I didn’t see the artists again.”

they had never been separated, and called repeatedly from the airports in Medan and Kuala Lumpur. They worried their 17-year-old son might not come home before dark while they were gone, and they called and sent him text messages, reminding him of his responsibility to his younger brother and sister. For the 19 artists and calligraphers, the visit to Kuala Lumpur was their first trip to Malaysia. To escape the heat in the city, they spent the day largely in air-conditioned malls and the Petronas Twin Towers. In the afternoon, there was a stop at the Oz-like royal palace, where many took photos with the cavalry guards. They left early for the airport, since many had artwork to pack, and they stopped at a Chinese restaurant not far away. They chose a restaurant that served halal food to make things easier


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Syria’s Assad prepares to run for third term Election to take place this summer; president certain to win, observers say By Bassem Mroue The Associated Press

Petro Poroshenko, a businessman widely known as the ‘chocolate king,’ talks with protesters in Independence Square in Kiev on Dec. 5, 2013. Poroshenko has gained momentum as a candidate for the presidency, including the support of Vitali Klitschko, the former champion boxer, who announced Saturday that he would end his bid in favor of standing for mayor of Kiev. SERGEY PONOMAREV/THE NEW YORK TIMES

Urkraine’s hopes riding on wealthy ‘chocolate king’ In a country in which politicians tend to be flamboyant and boisterous, Poroshenko carefully weighs his words and speaks in measured, sometimes monotonous, technicalities. In fact, political analysts say, his staid manner may be part of By Andrew E. Kramer his appeal in a country leery of The New York Times further dramatic change. Poroshenko might have KIEV, Ukraine — After a leadremained merely a chocolatier ing contender dropped out of with a modest political career Ukraine’s presidential race on if not for Russian actions that Saturday, the hopes of many started last summer as part of Ukrainians and their Western an effort to apply economic supporters are now riding pressure on pro-European on a man known as the Willy businessmen to discourage the Wonka of Ukraine, the billionaire owner of a chocolate candy country from signing a trade deal with the European Union. company. Russia banned his chocolate, Petro Olekseyevich Poroshenko, 48, was the highest-profile ostensibly on the grounds that it posed health risks beyond Ukrainian industrialist to supthe usual ones associated with port the street protests that candy, costing him millions in ousted President Viktor Yanulost sales. Poroshenko reacted kovych last month, and he has for several weeks led in polls for angrily. Rather than buckle, he the presidential election sched- financially supported the proEuropean Union opposition and uled for May 25. Known as a centrist who had won wide support for it. In an interview in his office previously worked for both proin Kiev, he highlighted the Western and pro-Russian goveconomic skills he said he ernments, he became a strong brings from businesses that, advocate of integration with aside from sweets, also include Europe after Russia banned media, shipping, agriculture and imports of his chocolate. automobiles, and explained the On Saturday, the candidate limits of possible compromise who had been running second with Russia. in polls, the former heavy“I have experience in how weight boxing champion Vitali to build up a new investment Klitschko, withdrew from the climate,” he said. “I know how race, throwing his support to build zero tolerance to corbehind Poroshenko and solidiruption. I know how to build fying his lead. a court system. I know how to The shuffle leaves Yulia V. create a positive, absolutely new Tymoshenko, a former prime page of Ukrainian history.” minister and prisoner under For him to win, he will need the ousted government, as the to persuade Ukrainians to overremaining credible competitor to Poroshenko. She had been in look their wariness of someone who has made a career of comthird place, according to a surbining business with governvey by four Ukrainian polling ment. agencies last week. A member of Parliament, he The former pro-government is also a former chairman of the party, whose association with national security council and Yanukovych makes it a long a former minister of foreign shot, nominated Mikhail Dobaffairs and of the economy. kin, an oligarch with close ties He began his political career to the former president, on in 1998 as a legislator loyal to the Saturday. ruling pro-Russian government, Poroshenko, also known before throwing his support in as “the chocolate king” for 2001 behind the opposition polihis ownership of Roshen, the tician Viktor Yushchenko, who Ukrainian chocolate manufacwould rise to power and win turer, won notice during the the presidency three years later anti-government protests last month for climbing onto a back- in the pro-democracy Orange Revolution. hoe to prevent an angry demThough that government onstrator from driving it into became mired in scandal, Poropolice lines. shenko remained one of the Until then, the man with the most prominent and powerful beefy face and mop of salt and opposition voices in the counpepper hair was hardly known try. for drama.

Former boxer drops out of presidential race, backs centrist chocolatier

BEIRUT — Syrian President Bashar Assad is quietly preparing the ground to hold elections by early this summer to win another seven-year term, even as the Syrian conflict rampages into its fourth year with large parts of the country either in ruins or under opposition control and nearly a third of the population scattered by civil war. Amid the destruction, which has left more than 140,000 dead, presidential elections may seem impossible. But Syrian officials insist they will be held on time. The election is central to the Syrian government’s depiction of the conflict on the international stage. At failed peace negotiations earlier this year in Geneva, Syrian officials categorically ruled out that Assad would step down in the face of the rebel uprising aimed at ousting him. Instead, they present the elections due at the end of Assad’s term as the solution to the crisis: If the people

In this picture posted on the Syrian presidency’s official Facebook page, first lady Asma Assad, left, and President Bashar Assad shake hands with Syrian teachers in Damascus, Syria. SYRIAN PRESIDENCY VIA FACEBOOK

choose Assad in the election, the fight should end; if Assad loses, then he will leave. Observers say it would be preposterous to think a vote could reflect a real choice, and that Assad is certain to win. It would be impossible to hold polls in areas controlled by rebels. In areas under government control, many would not dare vote for anyone but Assad for fear of secret police who have kept a close eye on past elections. “There is a gap between what goes on the mind of the Syrian president and reality. He has a fixation on the presidency and

he doesn’t see beyond it,” said Hilal Khashan, a political science professor at the American University of Beirut. “He can hold elections, and if the international community were to take these elections seriously then there is something really wrong in the international community,” he said. In government-held areas, pro-Assad demonstrators have recently begun holding rallies in support of the armed forces, carrying Assad posters, Syrian flags and banners lauding “victories against terrorists,” the term that the government uses to refer to rebels.

Kerry arrives in Paris for Ukraine talks PARIS — After a week of travel in the Mideast, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry changed course and arrived in Paris on Saturday for talks with his Russian counterpart on the Ukraine crisis. Halfway home from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Kerry landed in Shannon, Ireland, for a refueling stop, when he decided to turn his plane around and head to Paris. Kerry is to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Sunday evening at the Russian ambassador’s residence. Kerry spoke to Lavrov on the flight to Shannon after President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed in a call on Friday to have their foreign ministers meet to discuss a possible diplomatic resolution to the Ukraine situation. While in Paris, Kerry may

also meet separately with the French foreign minister Laurent Fabius. State Department spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki on SaturJohn day confirmed Kerry the day and general time of the Kerry-Lavrov meeting. During Friday’s hourlong call Obama urged Putin to withdraw his troops from the border with Ukraine. The Russian leader, who initiated the call, asserted that Ukraine’s government is allowing extremists to intimidate civilians with impunity — something Ukraine insists has not happened. The Associated Press


Assad and his British-born wife, Asma, have emerged from months of seclusion, visiting with school students, mothers and displaced people students in a campaign aimed at infusing confidence and optimism into the war-wrecked nation. As the fighting on the ground shifts, there is no telling how the battlefield will look by the summer. But for now, Assad has overall good reason to feel selfassured. Backed by Shiite fighters from the Lebanese group Hezbollah and Iraqi militias, Syrian troops have seized areas around Damascus and the central province of Homs that links the capital with Assad’s stronghold on the Mediterranean coast. Earlier this month, government forces recaptured two key rebel-held towns near the border with Lebanon. Troops also regained areas outside the city of Aleppo and secured its international airport, where flights resumed after a 15-month halt. No date has been set yet for the vote, which must be held between 60 and 90 days before Assad’s seven-year term ends on July 17. This month, the Syrian parliament approved an electoral law opening the door — at least in theory — to potential contenders besides Assad.

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ere we are less than three weeks away from Easter and, like so many resolutions that Americans make at the beginning of the year, Catholics tend to give up something during Lent. The intent is to make a sacrifice of giving up something you enjoy as a reminder that this is not only a religious season but that Lent gives us an opportunity for spiritual renewal. Sometimes Catholics give up certain foods or drinks, or activities that give them pleasure. Others try to stay away from bad habits such as gambling, smoking or other vices. It doesn’t always work, and some non-Catholics wonder why we even try, if after Lent, we fall back to our old bad habits. Orlando One of the Romero many bad habits we all practice Commentary and that seems impossible to control is that of gossip. The smaller the town or village, the worse it is or gets. While one could say “gossip” is not an official sin, it can wreak havoc on an individual or a family. Gossip comes in two forms. One is intentional and malicious. The other is what I call comadre y compadre, talking over the fence until it spreads all over town. Webster’s defines gossip as, “idle talk or rumor, especially about the personal or private affairs of others.” Synonyms include, “chatterer, talker, gabber and rumor monger.” If you have ever played the game campfire, you know what I mean. Someone starts by whispering a sentence or statement to the person next to him or her. By the time the last person repeats it out loud, the orginal comment is completely changed. Or, how about the witnesses at a crime scene? It’s not unusual for an investigator to discover different versions of what really happened. You can’t always believe the adage that a picture is worth a thousand words. In Spanish, cada cabeza es un mundo translates to, “each person is a universe unto itself.” In other words, we see what we want to see at times without actually “witnessing” the reality. Sometimes, we let our imaginations get carried away because we convince ourselves that’s what has to be going on. I once heard a wonderful sermon about gossip whereby the pastor said, “Gossip is like when you break a feather pillow in the wind. Most of the time it’s impossible to put that pillow back together again.” On the Internet, malicious gossip turns to bullying with dire consequences. But gossip, mostly a result of our human nature and inability to refrain from it, is as old as our existence. One example from the colonial period is worth remembering. It’s the case of Ana Maria Romero, “who had the audacity to insult a prominent couple by calling the wife a puta (whore) in the presence of her husband. For this indiscretion, Romero was sentenced to exile for two years to Albuquerque. But before she left she was ordered to be paraded around the plaza and public streets on a horse, with a gag in her mouth, naked from the waist up in January.” The quote comes from page 143 of “The History of the Plaza” by Stanley M. Hordes in All Trails Lead to Santa Fe, Sunstone Press, 2010. Recently, it was rumored that one of our villagers had passed away. You can imagine the consternation this caused to the family, especially since the fellow seems quite alive. How rumors get started and how gossip spreads has always amazed me. Maybe for Lent, we should be paraded around the Plaza with a gag in our mouth, half naked, in January and banished to Albuquerque like Ana Maria Romero, for our indiscretions. Unfortunately, whether we want to admit it or not, because of our human nature, that would probably include all of us. Orlando Romero is a historian and writer.



Headline gives wrong idea of school success T

he New Mexican trumpeted in a front-page banner headline (“Capital High suspends 20 seniors for online cheating,” March 25) that 20 Capital High seniors in one class had been suspended for cheating. Twenty kids made serious mistakes and are suffering the consequences. The next day, the paper reported the significant reduction in the Santa Fe Public Schools dropout rate for students in grades 7-12 from 2011-12 to 2012-13 — the percentage was cut from 6 to 2.8 percent — much lower than the statewide percentages. The paper had that important information prior to the earlier, front-page sensation. Superintendent Joel Boyd has said that the dropout improvement is only a first step in the longrange plan to improve education in Santa Fe. It is, however, an indication of progress. He had also cited two of the many community partners working in concert with the district — the city’s Children and Youth Commission and Communities In Schools of New Mexico. I would hope that The New Mexican would support these efforts and not implicitly discredit the district and community members working to improve education in Santa Fe by trying to turn an unfortunate incident into a sensation. William C. Carson

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panels raise some hackles,” March 24) and (“Martinez office dodges requests for travel costs,” March 20). It doesn’t matter if the consonant after the name is D or R, we need to watch the politician’s actions instead of just taking their word. Both this governor and our president ran campaigns stating that they would be “the most transparent” once in office. The only transparency is that if we watch their actions, we can “see” through their words. Harvey Morgan II

Santa Fe

Sinking sensation In the (“Taxpayers on hook,” March 26) article, it is asserted that “500 Market St. is sinking into the ground.” That claim is contradicted, however, by other evidence in the article: “The sidewalks have sunk a few inches into the ground.” The sinking of the sidewalks relative to the building is evidence either that the building is rising (which is improbable) or that the ground around the building is subsiding (which is more likely). The building might also be sinking but at a slower rate than the sidewalks, but no evidence is offered the support this possibility. A clearer presentation of the facts and of their implications in future articles would be welcome. Caleb Thompson

Report on guns

Santa Fe

The commentary, (“Surgeon general candidate panics the gun lobby,” March 22) was pitch-perfect. We clearly do need more research on what works to promote gun safety. I would add, however, that there is a great deal of known data about the dangers of guns in the hands of people who should not have them, leading to the more than 30,000 gun-related deaths a year in the U.S. due to suicides, homicides and accidents. What is badly needed is a surgeon general’s report on the health consequences of guns, just as we had one on cigarettes 50 years ago. Such a document would debunk the phony cultural glorification of the benefits of gun ownership. Jim Webster, M.D.

Santa Fe

Black hole emerges

Ad dollars well-spent? Almost every day in the newspaper, one sees an ad or notice for Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center. After creating a monopoly by having bought out most of the specialty practices and having nowhere else to go for hospital service in Santa Fe, the only alternative for the public is to travel to Albuquerque (or elsewhere) if one objects to this organization’s practices. Like most of the people to whom I speak, there is a rather severe dislike of the tentacles of this organization. Is this what was envisioned when approval was given for Christus to take over St. Vincent? Perhaps some of their dollars should be spent on staffing and retaining those who have appropriate training, rather than advertising.

Immediately after Sunshine Week ended, we enter “Black Hole Week” (“New rules for watchdog

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The Affordable Care Act is working


t is now four years since the Affordable Care Act was enacted. And in more than 30 years in government, I’ve never seen a law get so little recognition for doing so much good so quickly. The right measure of the ACA isn’t whether it avoids political controversy, it’s whether it makes America better by achieving its five most fundamental goals: expanding health-insurance coverage; lowering costs and promoting fiscal responsibility; increasing quality through innovation; protecting seniors; and delivering peace of mind to American families by guaranteeing essential rights in dealing with insurance companies.

By that standard, the law is already a success. Health insurance has expanded. Some 6 million Americans have signed up for coverage through federal and state marketplaces; millions have been determined eligible for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program; and 3 million young adults gained insurance through their parents’ coverage. Even more compelling than statistics are the letters hardworking Americans are sharing with the president. Their unscripted and private testimonials are building a lasting record of the life-changing — and often lifesaving — impacts the ACA is having. One woman from Colorado shared what the peace of mind of having coverage meant to her. “After using

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my new insurance for the first time, you probably heard my sigh of relief from the White House,” she wrote to President Barack Obama. “I felt like a human being again. I felt that I had value.” At the same time, costs are coming down. The Congressional Budget Office found the health care law is making significant contributions to fiscal responsibility. The CBO’s most recent estimates show that repealing the law would actually increase deficits by $1.7 trillion over the next 20 years. Moreover, average premiums for coverage through the marketplaces are about 15 percent lower than the CBO previously

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fter a few stormy days as Congressman Steve Pearce’s press secretary, Rebekah Stevens, better known to New Mexico’s political tweetosphere as “Politix Fireball,” was forced to resign. It’s pretty rare for a politician’s spokeswoman to become a news story, much less a campaign issue. But that’s what happened with Stevens. Her resignation came the day after Pearce’s Democratic opponent for the 2nd Congressional District seat, Roxanne “Rocky” Lara, used Stevens to try to raise funds. “A new report suggests that Tea Party Congressman Steve Pearce just hired as his official spokesperson someone who wrote for a group with a history of blogging and tweeting racist and antiSemitic comments,” said a Lara email to Steve Terrell potential supporters. “Tweets like this: ‘I Roundhouse know the Jews went Roundup up in smoke …’ and ‘Time to be racist.’ Even worse, when asked about his new spokesperson, Congressman Pearce defended the hire, saying she is ‘talented and knowledgeable.’ This is unacceptable for someone supposed to represent us.” Pearce had only announced his hire of Stevens, 23, early last week. Though she never used her real name in her tweets or her blog, Politix Fireball has been well-known for more than a year among those who follow politics in the state. She had more than 40,000 Twitter followers. She was a fireball indeed. The self-described Christian Republican conservative stoutly defended Republicans such as Gov. Susana Martinez and Pearce. But she was more fun when she gleefully tore into anyone she perceived to be a “leftist,” including several of my friends and colleagues in the news biz. Even Pearce, in an interview with The Albuquerque Journal, admitted that Stevens’ tweets and blog posts were “very confrontational.” Contacted at Pearce’s Las Cruces office Thursday, Stevens said she couldn’t discuss politics at her new job. In a brief conversation, she said she wanted to apologize to anyone she might have offended as Politix Fireball. To be honest, she never seriously attacked me. But she blasted my colleague, Milan Simonich, calling him a “Democrat operative” and referring to him as “Slobodon Milosevic,” the late war criminal president of Serbia. (State election director Rod Adair was the first to call Milan that.) And she’s criticized a lot of other friends in the news biz. The liberal political group ProgressNow New Mexico, whose director, Pat Davis, was a favorite — Davis might say obsessive — Fireball target, was the first to point out Stevens’ “secret identity.” He compared her with U.S. Sen. Rand Paul’s former staffer Jack Hunter, a Confederate apologist who once called himself “The Southern Avenger.” But I’m going to go out on a limb here. I believe that even though she was far less tactful than most Republicans I know and frequently went over the top in her tweets, I think it’s unfair to label her a racist or anti-Semitic. I’ve followed her tweets and read her blog, and have not found anything to back up such charges. For instance, the full version of one of the tweets Lara referred to was, “To disagree with the left is akin to being racist. So, that said, we’re screwed either way — time to be ‘racist’, right?” Poor choice of words, but that’s not a literal call to racism. The full version of the other tweet was a response to someone else on Twitter: “I know the Jews went up in smoke … I think you’re wrong re: the economy.” To be honest, I don’t know the full context of this one, but saying the Jews “went up in smoke” is flippant and insensitive. However, I’ve never seen anything else on her blog or her now-shuttered Twitter account to indicate she’s a Holocaust enthusiast. In fact, on her blog, in one post she criticized an Occupy Wall Street leader for being an “anti-Zionist.” And she also has compared President Barack Obama to Hitler. If she was really an anti-Semite, Hitler would be a good thing, right? Now the question is — will Politix Fireball be back and more fiery than ever? Contact Steve Terrell at sterrell@ Read his political blog at




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The 6 percent raise: Overkill at City Hall


obs are hard to come by in New Mexico — the state is tied for last in job growth with Kentucky and is one of just four states where non-farm payroll is contracting or showing zero expansion. Wages are remaining flat, with 2013 personal income growth up only 1.7 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Last in job growth, the state ranks 48th in income growth among the states, with per capita income of $36,284 at 43rd and 81 percent of the national average of $44,543 a year. Those numbers should outrage every New Mexican. They also provide context to recent actions taken in Santa Fe by new Mayor Javier Gonzales and the City Council. Take the case of City Clerk Yolanda Vigil. The hardworking public servant — and there is no dispute about her competency — received a 6 percent raise earlier this month during a council closed-door session. Councilors were ostensibly there to discuss Vigil’s new contract, as is allowed under exceptions to the Open Meetings Act. After the closed session, the council approved Vigil’s new contract, not mentioning, naturally, her generous raise. She now will make $94,640 annually, some $5,500 more than under her previous contract. Oh, and don’t forget that Vigil already makes $6,091 a month through her pension from the New Mexico Public Employees Retirement Association. You see, she already retired once as city clerk, back in December 2005. So indispensable is Vigil, that just five months after retirement, she was wooed back to work at what now seems a paltry $80,000 a year. (The 2010 state law to prohibit a retiree earning both a pension and a fat salary was passed after her return.) Her contract is good for four years and contains a generous buyout provision should she be replaced. In a broader sense, this isn’t about Vigil. She works hard, knows her job and is entitled — this is the U.S. of A., after all — to make the best deal for herself. What’s more, she does a fine job as clerk. All of that, though, misses the point. She is hardly the only person who could do the job of city clerk, and nearly anyone else appointed would not be a double-dipper, that apt term for people earning both pension and salary on the public dime. But don’t be mad at Vigil. Direct outrage toward a public body — the City Council and the mayor — for failing to look out, not just for taxpayers, but for other city workers. Recent raises negotiated for union city employees came in at 50 cents an hour, with 3 percent the pay increase for firefighters. A deal on police officer pay has been stalled on other points. It is in that environment that Vigil’s raise sticks out. New Mexico is seeing basically flat wages for private sector workers and a chump thousand-bucks-a-year increase for most city employees. Yet, the city clerk (who already is quite well-off because of her pension) is the employee who gets a 6 percent raise. Mayor Gonzales defended the decision for several reasons: the scope of Vigil’s duties, making her pay equitable with that of other top managers and the reality that Vigil knows more about City Hall’s history than just about anyone else. That last reason is one of the problems, frankly. One job of any manager is training a successor — when Vigil retired in 2005, a new clerk should have been ready to get to work. Vigil could have enjoyed her retirement, and another clerk would have taken charge. High-dollar positions — paid for by taxpayers who make a whole lot less than city bosses — are rare. They shouldn’t remain with one person. Vigil has been clerk since 1994. Surely, that’s enough time on the job. If the raise for Vigil wasn’t enough to crash city morale (union bulletin boards are full of outraged comments), there’s the other big raise — this one to Cynthia Delgado, daughter of former Mayor Larry Delgado. It predates the new mayor but is worth noting because of its generosity. Delgado is marketing director for the Santa Fe Convention and Visitors Bureau. In her case, a “desk audit” showed that she was performing duties for which she wasn’t being paid (the city claims her salary didn’t reflect her management role). Her salary hike in November brought her pay to $83,200, an increase of about $13,800 a year. Again, Delgado is more than qualified for her job. But $70,000 or so a year for a sales position at the often-empty convention center is overly generous in the first place; it is plenty for a marketing manager. As with so much spending by politicians, the money is spent and the decisions made. For future raises, we ask that Mayor Gonzales and the City Council focus on the people at the bottom of the pay ladder. The folks making $55,000 and more — along with generous health insurance and vacation benefits — don’t need big boosts. Per capita income in New Mexico is $36,284 a year. Keep that figure in mind next time raises are on the table. And in the meantime, make sure Vigil is training a successor — institutional knowledge does little good unless it’s shared.

Early days in race to control Senate


ome of you appear to be very, very actually from the home state and not, um, worried about which party is going to Hated Rival Duke. win control of the Senate in NovemThen there’s the Improbable Leap to ber. Really, you should stop for a Glory. In Iowa, there are five while. Take a break. No fretting people running for the Repubabout undecided voters until lican Senate nomination, and there’s at least a minimal chance early polls have shown that that the undecided voters know voters have no earthly idea who who’s running. any of them are. Then state Sen. Right now, we’re in the season Joni Ernst unveiled a TV ad in where center stage goes to whowhich she announced: “I grew ever screws up the most. Relax up castrating hogs on an Iowa and enjoy. farm.” Gail For instance, Scott Brown, The actual theme of the piece Collins who’s pursuing the Republican was that Ernst planned to go The New York nomination for the U.S. Senate to Washington and cut pork. Times in New Hampshire, just had an But it was obviously the castrainterview with The Associated tion angle that got noticed. She Press in which he addressed the looked so happy when she said it. fact that he has not actually lived in the The woman was positively glowing. Unlike state since he was 1½ years old. the famous Sarah Palin interview in front “Do I have the best credentials? Probof a turkey-beheading machine, Ernst’s ad ably not, ’cause, you know, whatever,” he featured pigs that were alive, although persaid. haps looking a little depressed. Brown went on to point out his “strong The ad went viral, which is, of course, ties” to New Hampshire, which included every candidate’s dream. a recent move back into his longtime Going viral doesn’t always work. (We vacation house in the state, and that resiare thinking of the guy who attempted to dency from birth to 18 months, which we defeat Rep. Nancy Pelosi by depicting her all know is one of the most developmenas a zombie priestess.) But it will usually tally important periods in a person’s life. get you farther than you might have gone You do have to love the “you know, without it. And if Ernst winds up winning whatever” part. This is a guy who once the primary, we will probably spend the got elected senator from Massachusetts entire fall listening to candidates claim on the basis of his easy-going, truckthey helped neuter feral cats for the SPCA. driving persona. We will now stop to Until this week, the strong favorite to contemplate whether it is possible to take win the Iowa Senate race was Rep. Bruce that act too far. Braley, a Democrat. However, Braley Brown is hardly the only walking gaffe locked up the March award for Stupidest on the campaign trail. Thanks to Sen. Sentient Candidate by warning a bunch Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, candiof trial lawyers at a Texas fundraiser that dates all over the country have been if they didn’t contribute to his campaign, reminded to make sure that if their feelRepublicans might take control of the good videos include footage of a victoriSenate and there would be “a farmer ous college basketball team, said team is from Iowa who never went to law school”

running the Judiciary Committee. That farmer would be Charles Grassley, who has been representing Iowa in the Senate since 1981. Someone taped Braley at an off-therecord meeting with a special interest group, and Republican operatives posted it on the Web! Who ever heard of such a thing happening? No way he could have seen that one coming. The congressman apologized in a statement that stressed his love of agriculture, his youth spent “working a grain elevator” and his confidence that he had the support of “hundreds of farmers across Iowa.” This, too, was somewhat alarming since Iowa has nearly 90,000 farms. On the plus side, he didn’t say “whatever.” But New Hampshire’s still my favorite. Scott Brown isn’t the only Republican sniffing around the Senate seat, which is held by Democrat Jeanne Shaheen. There’s also Bob Smith, a former New Hampshire senator who was tossed out of office in a 2002 primary and moved to Florida, where he ran for elective office twice with a spectacular degree of failure. But he kept — yes! — a vacation home in New Hampshire. Carpetbagger issues are generally meaningless. Hillary Clinton worked out fine for New York even though she was so short on connections that she once transformed a childhood car ride from Chicago to Scranton into a visit to Elmira. But you can understand why actual New Hampshire residents might start feeling a little sensitive at this point. Or perhaps, there’s room for one more. You know who else has a vacation home in New Hampshire? Mitt Romney! He’s tanned. He’s rested. He’s ready. He knows about hidden tape recorders. And it’s still early.


Spain must deal with Catalan unrest


here’s an important and counterintuitive lesson for all nations in the fate of the Crimean peninsula: If you want to keep a territory from seceding, set its people free. As Spain’s efforts to quash a Catalan sovereignty movement demonstrate, nations typically do not tolerate breakaway regions under any circumstances. This was certainly the case with Ukraine, which held tightly onto Crimea after breaking away from the Soviet Union. Is that wise? International law is unclear on the matter of secession. In its 2010 advisory opinion on the Kosovo independence declaration, the International Court of Justice, the United Nations’ judiciary arm, said that “it is entirely possible for a particular act — such as a unilateral declaration of independence — not to be in violation of international law without necessarily constituting the exercise of a right conferred by it.” In other words, even if regions do not have an explicit right to self-determination, the act of secession might not be illegal. Countries’ internal laws are generally not amenable to secession. The Ukrainian constitution allows for no such opportunity. In Russia, even calling for secession is a criminal act. Spanish law is so clear on the “indissoluble unity of the Spanish nation” that the constitutional court, in 2008, banned a Basque Country referendum on whether to hold an independence referendum. Now, the court has moved against Catalonia’s plans to take a tentative step toward secession with a nonbinding plebiscite on the same grounds. As Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy put it, “No one can unilaterally deprive the entire Spanish people

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of the right to decide on their future.” A more permissible approach to secession, however, might be more successful in keeping restless territories in the fold. Recent history suggests that people have enough common sense not to take the leap when the opportunity arises. In 2007, the Belgian parliament voted down a resolution to dissolve the country into three communities, Dutch, Flemish and German. Although polls periodically show support for a partition, and secessionist politicians still gain parliament seats, Belgians choose to stick together when it comes to specific action. Canada’s Quebec voted down independence in two referendums, and though the province is headed by Prime Minister Pauline Marois, leader of the pro-independence Parti Quebecois, polls show that a third referendum would lead to the same result. Faroe Islanders, given a free hand by Denmark in whether to seek full independence, have been dodging the question for years. Northern Ireland voted in 1973 to remain part of the U.K. Despite a boycott of the vote by Catholics, the results of the referendum reflected the will of the majority of Ulster’s population. Polls in Northern Ireland show that people support the status quo even more these days. Scotland’s independence vote, set for Sept. 18, is highly likely to break secessionists’ hearts. What, then, is the point of banning separatism? Surely, even in regions with distinct cultural and linguistic differences from the rest of a country, people have the brains to decide for themselves how and by whom they should be ruled. The U.S., itself a product of unilateral secession from the British Empire, has

its own unique approach to the secession issue, spelled out in Texas v. White: “The Union between Texas and the other States was as complete, as perpetual, and as indissoluble as the union between the original States. There was no place for reconsideration or revocation, except through revolution or through consent of the States.” In other words, states are not allowed to secede, but if they stage a successful revolution, they can do it. If you want to secede, fight the federal government and make sure you win. Such an approach is an invitation to bloodshed. South Sudan, for example, won its independence in strict accordance with the U.S. standards, at the cost of uncounted thousands of lives. Chechnya, the separatist Russian region, failed, also at a huge cost. It is unfair to require territories to take that kind of harsh test to win freedom from the unwanted patronage of “mother states.” Consider what might have happened if Ukraine had allowed Crimea to hold a secession referendum under strict international observation. With the issue decided in a fair and credible vote, the country could have averted a global crisis that pitted Russia against the West and tore apart Ukraine itself. In Catalonia, the Spanish government could still choose not to follow the Ukrainian path. Preventing people from having their say has the potential to inspire terrorist groups and breed instability. There is no case for forcibly keeping territories under a country’s rule if the majority there does not want it. Leonid Bershidsky writes for Bloomberg News.





he Rockology gravel mining application was denied recently by the wise Santa Fe County Development Review Committee, 5-2. There were many reasons to reject the La Bajada mesa gravel mining proposal. One big reason is the initiative to make it a national monument. A request for that was made to President Barack Obama in 2013. Now it is time for everybody to unite around this initiative — it is well worth fighting for. As a geologist, I want to give my perspective on why — geologically speaking — the mesa should become a national monument (sources below include the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science): Our treasured La Bajada mesa is a volcanic-in-nature structure. What citizens may not know is that New Mexico has the largest number, range of ages, diversity of types, range of preservation and some of the best examples of volcanoes in the North American continent. Volcanoes are concentrated in one place in New Mexico — like a grand museum. Arizona is the Grand Canyon state, Utah is the Mesozoic fauna state, Colorado is the big snow-capped Rocky Mountain state — and what then is New Mexico? We are the volcano state. New Mexico has one of the greatest concentrations of young, well-exposed and uneroded volcanoes on the continent. And as a bonus, we also are the rift valley state. We are one of only four or five big continental rifts in the world, East Africa being one of the others. The fact is, New Mexico is one of the best places in the world to study the natural history of volcanoes. Twenty percent of U.S. national parks and monuments based on volcanic themes are in New Mexico, so there is a precedent for our beautiful mesa. There are more here than in Arizona, Idaho, Oregon and Washington combined. The collection of volcanoes in New Mexico is exceptional. Every major type of volcanic landform (composite volcano, shield volcano, volcanic caldera, major ash-flows, pahoehoe and aa lava, maar crater, fissure eruptions, cinder cones) occurs in New Mexico. Volcanic phenomena tend to concentrate in only two of the three types of plate boundaries (subduction zones, transform boundaries and rifting bound-


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La Bajada should be preserved as monument T

Clean air, reliable, affordable energy all important y wife and I are proud to be citizens of Santa Fe and have deep family ties to this community that go back more than a century. We want the same things for our children that most Santa Fe parents want — clear skies, clean water, an opportunity for a bright future and the opportunity to give back to our community. I am pleased that the American Lung Association recently listed Santa Fe as one of the cleanest cities in the nation for air quality. It’s important to me as a citizen and father to keep our skies blue and our water clean. I’m also proud to have been a Public Service Co. of New Mexico employee for the past 10 years, because I believe my company shares my values. As an operations employee first and later as a manager, I’ve seen how hard our men and women work to safely interconnect solar on the rooftops of businesses and homes, I know the nights and weekends they work to restore power after a storm, and have witnessed the year-over-year growth in the amount of wind and solar power on our system. At the end of this year, we’ll have about 1 million solar panels on our system above and beyond what customers install on their rooftops. The PNM that I work for hasn’t been reflected in recent newspaper editorials and City Council meetings held to discuss the company’s proposal to shut down two of its four coal-fired units at San Juan. A lot of relevant facts were missing in these discussions. I know this firsthand as I attended and spoke at the March 12 City Council meeting. The argument that PNM isn’t replacing enough of coal with solar energy misses a few key points. First, PNM worked with the Environmental Protection Agency and the state Environment Department on a plan to shut down two units of San Juan rather than keeping all four units open. Why? It provides significant environmental benefits, including slashing emissions and cutting water usage, and it saves customers millions over the next 20 years. This makes me wonder why the City Council didn’t endorse this plan. Second, solar and wind remain more expensive than other types of energy because people expect — and we have a responsibility to ensure — that power is available when the sun doesn’t shine and the wind doesn’t blow. That means that for every solar plant built, we need a gas plant to back it up. That also can have the unintended impact of increasing emissions. The combination PNM has proposed has been modeled and developed through thousands of hours of work over more than a year. Solar is an important part of the mix, but not the only part. I still remember well the big freeze a few years ago that caused natural gas supplies to come up short. We were able to keep the lights on, thanks to a mix of fuels. In that particular case, San Juan and coal were a big part of how we prevented outages. A balanced mix is important today as well. The plan PNM has proposed is a huge step in the right direction. We’re on the same side. And we should work together to create the best possible future.

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aries.) Transform boundaries, such as Southern California, tend not to have volcanoes. SubducBetsy Siwula- tion zones are the site of Brandt big, explosive composite volcanoes, like the Pacific Ring of Fire. Then there are rifting boundaries. The mid-ocean ridges —like Iceland and East Africa. But volcanoes are rare on dry land. New Mexico is one of those rare places. That said — what kind of volcanic structure is La Bajada mesa? It is the result of tectonic and volcanic processes related to the late Tertiary and Quaternary Rio Grande rift. The La Bajada “constriction” as it is known geologically, is the narrow structural trough, bounded by rift-flank uplifts, that links the southern part of the Española Basin and the northeast part of the Santo Domingo Basin. It is formed by the La Bajada fault zone, which separates the Santo Domingo basin from the Cerrillos uplift. It consists of pre-rift and riftrelated volcanic rocks of four discrete volcanic fields. It should not be destroyed — but preserved— and is worthy of national monument status. There is also great synergy in preserving the mesa for our all-important state tourism — the nearby Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument was once a little-visited Bureau of Land Management site but became a national monument in 2001. It receives many visitors, due in part to the easy access, just off Interstate 25 between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. This easy access would also be true for a La Bajada National Monument. The long-term benefits of tourism to our state cannot be underestimated — especially when compared to a shortterm benefit of a gravel mine. Thanks to our devoted community organizers and our commissioners — La Bajada mesa lives on another day — now let’s all unite and preserve it forever. Betsy Siwula-Brandt, a resident of Cerrillos, worked as a geophysicist in oil and gas exploration (Exxon) for 19 years. She now consults for diverse organizations in leadership and innovation development.

New Mexico has one of the greatest concentrations of young, well-exposed and uneroded volcanoes on the continent.



United World College welcomes Mandela school

At The Wall That Heals, Vietnam still resonates


nited World CollegeUSA extends a warm welcome to the Mandela International School in Santa Fe, which will open next fall. It is exciting to watch Northern New Mexico become a hub for education emphasizing the kind of global learning central to the International Baccalaureate program. UWC-USA is part of a 14-school movement; the first United World College was founded 50 years ago by educationalist Kurt Hahn, who also launched Outward Bound. At that time, the IB was in its infancy, and a natural partnership developed: UWC provided legitimacy for the curriculum and a field for implementation. Today, our 212 UWC-USA students, who range from 16 to 19 years old, undertake the

challenges of the IB with outstanding results and matriculate to some of the world’s top colleges and universities. In addition to presenting the IB curriculum, our campus in Montezuma, N.M., has served as an IB training ground for educators from around the world for more than 20 years. Many of our faculty members also are IB trainers — an honor and a testament to their professional excellence. The Mandela School shares more in common with UWC-USA than simply the IB. Their namesake, Nelson Mandela, was the honorary president of UWC. His children and grandchildren are UWC alumni. Mandela spoke of peace and education as almost inseparable entities, and believed the world needed more of both.

The Mandela International School and UWC-USA are true emblems of his vision. When UWC-USA opened its campus in 1982, the IB was relatively unknown. The concept of international education hadn’t yet caught on. Today, there are 807 IB Diploma schools in the United States, and that number keeps growing. Schools are acknowledging the importance of a global education and creatively incorporating it in their curriculums. Cultural isolation is no longer an option. UWC-USA and the Mandela International School are at the forefront of education trends. As a result, so is New Mexico. Thomas E. Oden is acting president of UWC-USA.


arlier this month, I went to see The Wall That Heals. There were people milling about: a group of uniformed old men being drilled for some kind of ceremony; a makeshift band of young people playing what they thought was appropriate music; people just sitting in chairs facing the wall; people up close to the wall looking at the names, one of them wearing a jacket that said “Vietnam Vet” on the back. I looked at the names myself for a bit and then left. As I walked away, a steady stream of people poured in — old people with gray hair, like myself. I had already been inducted into the Cold War for two years when we invaded Vietnam, but my two best friends in my whole life had to go. The first was my childhood playmate, my best buddy. He was drafted. They taught him how to shoot guns, which he

had never done before, and how to parachute out of an airplane. Then they sent him to Vietnam, flew his unit over the jungle and dropped them, surrounded by men who wanted to kill them. My friend was 19 years old. I saw him once after he came back; he was tough as nails but forgiving. I didn’t meet my second friend until 20 years after we had done our service. He, too, was drafted into Vietnam, but on religious grounds he took conscientious objector status and refused to carry a gun into battle. They made him a medic and put him on graves registration. Those are the guys who put the bodies into bags and ship them home to their mothers — mutilated bodies. I pray to our very great God above that he will bring healing to my friends. William Johnston is retired in Santa Fe.



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Gov. Martinez using dues to get back at unions


The 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill devastated Alaskan wildlife. ARLIS REFERENCE


Valdez’s lessons remain 25 years after


n March 24, 1989, the oil tanker Exxon Valdez struck a reef in Alaska’s Prince William Sound. Twentyfive years after the tragedy, oil still lurks under the surface of Prince William Sound’s beaches, still impacting the lives of the people and animals that live there. According to the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council, approximately 11 million gallons (257,000 barrels) of oil spilled into the sound that day — that’s roughly equivalent to 17 Olympic-sized swimming pools. It is considered to be one of the most devastating humancaused environmental disasters. At the time, the nation watched in horror as video of oily birds and sea otters were broadcast across televisions across the country. Approximately 250,000 seabirds, 2,800 sea otters, 300 harbor seals, 250 bald eagles, up to 22 killer whales, and billions of salmon and herring eggs died in the disaster. Today, only a portion of the species impacted has fully recovered and, with this, many of area’s commercial fisheries never fully recovered. Fisheries for salmon, herring, crab, shrimp, rockfish and sablefish were closed in 1989, with some shrimp and salmon commercial fisheries remaining closed through 1990. Herring and salmon species have yet to fully recover. Eyak Native Dune Lankard, a commercial and subsistence fisherman, said “Our wild fishing way of life collapsed overnight. Herring and wild salmon runs disappears and have never fully recovered. The herring fishery was 50 percent of our annual income and provided food and jobs for our families. So, what have we learned in the last 25 years? I know that no matter where an oil spill hap-

pens, industry and government can’t clean it up, no matter what they say or try to make the public believe. I also learned Liz that preservaVanDenzen tion is the key to restoration or any kind, whether it is endangered habitat, culture or Native languages.” Oil still lingers in the area, contrary to expectations at the time of the disaster. According to a January 2010 report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Prince William Sound and the Gulf of Alaska still remain in a “potentially toxic condition.” And one of the most shocking things that the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council uncovered over the past decade is that Exxon Valdez oil is nearly as toxic now as it was the first few weeks after the spill. Fast-forward decades later. On April 20, 2010, another huge environmental disaster hit the United States. BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, caused by a well blowout that killed 11 crewmen and ignited a massive fireball visible from more than 35 miles away. The resulting fire burned out of control

and two days later Deepwater Horizon sank, leaving behind a gushing open well that ended in the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history. The impact of this disaster on wildlife and human lives continues to be felt today. We can’t let these environmental disasters go on. This year, the Arctic Ocean got a pass from Shell Oil’s risky and dirty drilling plan, but next year we might not be as lucky. As you may remember, Shell’s 2012-13 drilling program ended with its drilling rig running aground off of Kodiak Island, Alaska; its containment dome (a piece of equipment made infamous by the Deepwater Horizon disaster) crushed “like a beer can” during testing in mild conditions off the Washington coast; and both of its drilling rigs are under investigation by the federal government. Even though it was forced to abandon drilling in 2013 and 2014, Shell will likely still make another attempt in 2015. America’s Arctic Ocean is one of the harshest and most extreme climates in the world. We can’t trust Shell in such a risky and pristine environment. Nor, can we afford to. America’s Arctic is ground zero for the devastating impacts of climate change — warming at about twice the rate of the rest of the world — and offshore drilling




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could only exacerbate the problem. Here in New Mexico, we’ve seen the effects of a changing climate — winters with low snowpacks and summers of wildfires. Both Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich recently participated in the all-night session of the Senate to raise awareness of these growing threats. Thank you. President Barack Obama should halt drilling in this sensitive area, terminate existing leases and forego any future leasing in the Arctic Ocean. We cannot bide our time waiting for the next Exxon Valdez, Deepwater Horizon or other environmental disaster. It is time to end drilling in the Arctic Ocean. Liz VanDenzen is a field director for the Alaska Wilderness League in Santa Fe.

heck-off” language in contracts has been around for a long, long time. I know from where I speak, as I have represented management in contract negotiations as lead spokesman with the following unions: UAW; IBEW; International Union of Operating Engineers; Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers; Teamsters: IAFF; International Organization of Masters, Mates and Pilots; Sheetmetal Workers; IAM; Plumbers and Pipefitters International Union; Marine Engineers Association; International Brotherhood of Boilermakers; Service Employees International; United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners; and Fraternal Order of Police. Not bragging but establishing some credibility. I have done this in both the public and private sectors. The governor states in Sunday’s article (“Plea for cash pits Martinez against unions,” March 23), “I believe the union, not the taxpayers, should be the one collecting dues for union activities.” Most, if not all, large employers — and our state government certainly qualifies — have had a computer system in place that performs the function of calculating pay and issuing payroll checks. This program allows for deductions such as

FICA and other miscellaneous deductions such as union dues. So where is the cost to the taxpayers? It is already paid for. I believe Sunday’s article mentioned that the state is being represented by an outside agency, most likely labor attorneys, at the bargaining table. There is the real cost to taxpayers. I find it hard to believe that the state does not have a competent human resources professional on staff who could represent it in contract negotiations. The demand by the state to eliminate check-off language is, to me, a political ploy and political retribution by the governor in response to CWA’s and AFSCME’s of nonsupport for her re-election. If the governor really cared for the taxpayers of New Mexico, many of whom belong to unions, she would drop this demand that seems to be stalling negotiations. Paul Elsey is a retired human resources professional specializing in labor relations. Elsey has lived in Santa Fe for seven years.

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Global climate change: It’s about water

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limate scientists seem to agree that weatherrelated crises will become the norm as global climate changes occur in the next few decades. We may not be anywhere near prepared to adequately face these crises. Imagine, for instance, an event involving only 5 inches of rainfall in a 24-hour period, anywhere in New Mexico. Miles and miles of streets and highways could be flooded or even washed out as culverts fail and sewers overflow. Imagine our on-grade arroyo crossings becoming impassable for regular users, much less emergency vehicles. And when streets flood and stormwaters run down arroyos at high rate of velocity, banks collapse, bridges wash out and roads fail to connect communities. Water and sewer lines break, increasing the potential for contamination of the water supply. It may sound like doomsday, but this is not a far-fetched scenario based on what we have seen happening after much

milder storms. High-intensity weather events are, according to climate scientists, what we will experience globally as climate change occurs. We are obviously not ready for the weather events of the near future and must begin taking steps to improve our preparedness and our sustainability in the face of long-term, global climate change. A good first step is assessing our readiness, in terms of the materials, tools, procedures and training that we need in place for our communities’ infrastructure to be more resilient to these events. In fact, the continuous drought we have experienced in the Southwestern United States in the last decade could just be one indicator of things to come, whether we believe global climate change is caused by human activity or “just” another natural cycle in our planet’s evolution. Making sure we have all our ducks in a row would begin by getting our minds together, gathering community members

from all walks of life. We need to gather emergency response personnel, health care providers, utility operators, engineers and planners, business owners, people representing community service organizations, to have a series of conversations. We should collectively formulate a plan to respond to disease outbreaks, emergency evacuations, collective fear management, rapid restoration of basic services and other primary health and safety issues likely to surface after a high-intensity weather event. Our path to readiness will take hard work and strong commitment of human, financial and environmental resources to achieve. Few would argue against giving water-supply systems the highest priority when it comes to preparing public infrastructure for long-term sustainability and resilience. Not a whole lot would be possible if clean water is not available for adequate emergency response, from dealing with

emergency health care issues and infectious outbreaks, to controlling fires and repairing damages, to public works. There is no question that we have a lot to do and limited resources to accomplish our goals, if we want to avoid costly repairs that would set us even further behind in updating our aging infrastructure. The sooner we collectively agree on the magnitude of our predicament, the sooner we can begin pursuing a coordinated effort that will adequately prepare us for high-intensity weather events and sustainability in the face of global climate change. Patricio Guerrerortiz is a professional engineer and certified water/wastewater utility operator in New Mexico. He worked as water and wastewater utilities director at the city of Santa Fe (1994-99) and at Santa Fe County (2010-13). Currently, he is a principal at Design Enginuity, a local engineering firm.


s a New Mexico Highlands University alumnus, I am deeply concerned about one of Gov. Susana Martinez’s regent appointees to the Board of Regents at Highlands University. As many know, Highlands has been used as a political pawn for far too long. As a result, the university has suffered by having lower enrollments and lawsuits reaching into the millions of dollars. The fact that Gov. Martinez selected a person who actually had sued the university is just plain crazy. This individual would not only be setting policy but just as importantly, might have access to information that is discussed behind closed doors. (Editor’s note: The lawsuit, filed by Carl Foster claiming that the university improperly handled a student complaint against him, has been dropped. His nomination was not voted on and remains in limbo.)

Santa Fe, Venice — cities with unique personalities


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city.” Although I disagree with the “abhorrent” part, in Venice water is everywhere; in fact its very existence is threatened by her watery nature. Such a contrast here in Santa Fe, where lack of water is our greatest challenge. From Santa Fe to La Serenissima, all in a morning’s walk. Venice has sometimes been described as somewhere between a freak and a fairy tale. Can we say the same about Santa Fe? One thing for certain is that each is a City Different.


one back centuries. In Santa Fe, the art is an eclectic mix viewed in galleries all over town by artists from all over the world. We are among the three largest art markets in the U.S. — not bad

for a city of 80,000! Santa Fe and Venice are approximately the same size with a mostly older population, the average age being 50. Each city boasts a unique and magnificent opera house. The Gran Teatro La Fenice seats 1,000, while The Santa Fe Opera seats 2,128. In spite of the difference in size, The Santa Fe Opera retains a striking intimate feel. They share a common fate, as The Santa Fe Opera was almost completely destroyed by a fire in 1967 and La Fenice in 1996. Igor Stravinsky frequented both opera houses. I like to imagine Igor and his wife, Vera, strolling around Santa Fe, comparing the wandering, narrow streets and unique architecture to those of Venice. Our own native son, D.H. Lawrence, considered Venice “an abhorrent green, slippery

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Venice has sometimes been described as somewhere between a freak and a fairy tale. Can we say the same about Santa Fe?

Darwin Ludi is a native of Las Vegas, N.M., and a 1968 graduate of New Mexico Highlands. Ludi is a veteran of the Vietnam War. He resides in Chula Vista, Calif., and loves New Mexico, the people of Las Vegas and all of northeastern New Mexico.



hile walking my dog recently, I observe subtle signs that spring is shyly making its entrance. Here in Santa Fe, lilacs will soon be cascading over adobe walls. My mind drifts far away to Venice, Italy, where I recall, in early April, an ancient wisteria vine winding its way around the walls of a decaying sienna-colored palazzo. Two cities separated by miles and cultures, but alike in many ways. Continuing my quiet morning walk, I muse on these two standing places of my heart. Each is a destination for art lovers. In Venice, the art is mostly from the Renaissance and found in the original sites: Seeing it where it was created and meant to be. I recall walking into those cavernous churches smelling of damp earth and stone. Entering the massive front doors took

Highlands and the areas it serves deserve better. Many Democrats from northeastern New Mexico supported Gov. Martinez in the last election. We may make a different decision in her run for a second term. When someone runs on clarity and education and appoints someone who has all this baggage, it appears that her campaign promises are not what the electorate thought they would receive. Highlands has had five solid years of rebuilding and reestablishing itself as a quality university. Let progress continue.





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From The Santa Fe New Mexican: March 30, 1914: Cimarron — Friday afternoon about 4:30 as the day’s business was being posted in the books, a bullet penetrated one of the plate glass windows in the First National Bank of Cimarron. Who fired it is a mystery. Tucumcari — That the Russian thistle, heretofore despised as a farm pest and burned wherever possible, is valuable for feed for dairy cows, is the discovery made by C.H. Hittson, a Tucumcari attorney. In fact, according to Mr. Hittson’s experiments with the thistle, it may rival alfalfa as a food for livestock. Cut before it blooms and stacked before it dries is best. He stored the stuff in his barn and started feeding his animals in December. Cattle devour it greedily and never eat too much of it. March 30, 1989: In an effort to battle a citywide graffiti problem, the City Council passed a law making it illegal for minors to buy spray paint in Santa Fe. However, the council defeated a measure that would have required private property owners to pay to remove graffiti from their walls. Councilor Bernice Beenhouwer said she does not think either proposal would help. “There’s no way to enforce a ban on spray paint sales. And making property owners to pay to remove spraypaint vandalism would cause a financial hardship on innocent victims of vandalism.”



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Santa Fe is embracing solar energy and so should New Mexico


n just 88 minutes, the sun’s rays provide as much energy as humans consume in an entire year. Not surprisingly, New Mexico is the second sunniest state in the nation. Our state is uniquely positioned, not only to take advantage of this resource, but to lead the way. We, as New Mexicans, can aspire to be at the forefront of the solar power revolution. However, New Mexico currently produces only about 2 percent of our electricity from solar, and the law only requires us to double that by 2020. Though we can look forward to the retirement of two of the four coal-fired units at the San Juan Generating Station, plans for replacing this power capacity leave much to be desired. No matter how much coal companies try to advertise otherwise, the Environmental Protection Agency and environmental engineers know that there’s really no such thing as “clean coal.” While advances have been made in reducing mercury emissions and other pollutants, greenhouse gas emissions from burning coal cannot be mitigated. We’re also finding that natural gas comes with its own environmental hazards, including toxic water contamination and methane pollution, an even more potent greenhouse gas. Nuclear power still has issues with mining, waste disposal and vast water consumption, without even mentioning the risk of catastrophic accidents. Economics play another role in our energy choices. Let’s buy local. Whatever electricity we buy, as we flip those switches and plug in, should be produced here. This New Mexico pride in locally generated solar power would not only benefit the environment and residents’ health, but would create jobs and promote the state’s economy. We all know that New Mexico’s economy is suffering, but a robust solar industry has a role to play in fixing this problem. According to the 2013 National Solar Jobs Census, solar jobs

have grown at a rate 10 times faster than the overall economy over the last year. For every $1 million invested in oil and gas, fewer than two jobs are created. Solar and other renewable energy sources generate four to 10 times the number of jobs for the same investment. Solar is immune to the price fluctuations inherent in the fossil fuel industry, so it benefits the individual ratepayer. It is safe, low-maintenance, environmentally sound and available to all, especially New Mexicans. Even utilities are acknowledging — as Public Service Co. of New Mexico did this past September — that solar has become cost-effective as manufacturing has matured and efficiency has improved. New Mexico needs to take advantage of this clean, abundant energy resource and invest in a bright, positive and affordable future that not only promotes a vibrant economy but has environmental and health benefits. We recommend that the state increase solar energy in New Mexico to at least 10 percent by 2020. We urge our decision makers to consider both the short- and long-term benefits investing in solar can provide their constituents. Santa Fe just took a big step in the right direction. Recently, the Santa Fe City Council passed a resolution in support of this much-needed change, urging New Mexico to raise its solar production to 10 percent by 2020. In doing so, the council made Santa Fe the first city in New Mexico to officially support such a commitment to solar power. We applaud the council, and we hope that other cities and counties around the state follow suit. However, on a state level, we still have a long way to go before New Mexico becomes the leading light of American solar energy it deserves to be. Dominick Lawton and Cassandra Miller write from Albuquerque, where Athena Christodoulou also contributed to this piece.

Working: Health law is not killing jobs Continued from Page B-1 projected. There’s more good news when it comes to health care and Medicare spending. The rate of increase in real health spending per person is at its lowest point in 50 years and more than 3 percentage points under the historical average, according to recent data. Growth in the average cost of care for a person enrolled in Medicare is also at unusually low levels, and if that success is maintained, it will translate into trillions in savings over the decades to come. Those savings can be used to pay down our deficit or invest in infrastructure, education, innovation and other key national priorities. Just three months after the law was signed, House Republicans sounded a warning on jobs and released a report claiming the ACA was “making it harder to put people back to work. By signing Obamacare into law, President Obama effectively signed pink slips for millions of American workers who will lose their jobs or be denied new jobs.”

That’s not what the facts say. In the 10 years before the law was passed, 3.6 million privatesector jobs were lost. Since its passage, more than 8.5 million private sector jobs have been created. The ACA didn’t create all those jobs, but Republicans’ hyperbolic alarm has been proven blatantly false. The law’s third goal — to increase quality through innovation — is showing extraordinary promise. Accountable Care Organizations — groups of doctors, hospitals and other health care providers, who come together to give coordinated care that emphasizes quality, not volume to their Medicare patients — are growing across the country. More than 360 ACOs have been created since the law passed and are saving taxpayers and the Medicare trust fund millions of dollars. Santa Fe’s Phil Schiliro was director of White House legislative affairs and a special adviser to the president from 2009-12. He recently rejoined the White House as a health care adviser. A version of this was published in Politico.

ou know, it’s not just the addition of fluoride to our water per se that worries me, although I’m strongly on the side of, “Thanks, but no thanks.” It is the cumulative effect of all the new thousands of toxic chemicals introduced into our lives and bodies in the last 60 years, including fluoride, which worries me in our population that is sick, allergic, overweight and depressed. Over our life span we have absorbed into our system mercury from our fillings (dentists said that was OK, too!), repeated doses of radiation at our airports and at the dentist’s and doctor’s office, and nonorganic fertilizers derived from post-World War II leftover chemicals (farming was organic before World War II) that destroy nitrogen in the soil over time. Pesticides contaminate our ecosystems and fish, birds, bees and our water supplies. And how about the other chemicals that show up in individual

toxicity tests, revealing lead, aluminum, barium, arsenic, PCBs and PBDEs, which require chelation? And radiation Judith into our ocean C. Haden and fish emanating from Japan? And bisphenol A (BPA), which mimics estrogen and is contained in the redundant petroleum-based plastic water bottles we drink from as well as in baby formula bottles? And bad air in big cities? Genetically modified foods? Let’s label them if they are so wonderful. Think of all the flushed meds recirculated into our water supply that we unwittingly consume without our knowledge. Fluoride exposure is already problematic throughout our food supply, found in food crops that have been sprayed with pesticides and herbicides made from fluoride com-

pounds. Many commercially grown grapes in the U.S. are sprayed with the fluoride pesticide cryolite, called Kryocide. Avoiding California wines and buying European or organic may limit your fluoride exposure. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conceded in 2001 that the predominant benefit of fluoride in reducing tooth decay is topical and not systemic. It makes no sense to drink it and expose the rest of the body to the long-term risks of fluoride ingestion when fluoridated toothpaste and mouthwash is available. Fluoride is the only chemical added to water for the sole purpose of medication, to prevent tooth decay — a nonwaterborne disease. The only water filter that removes about 90 percent of this chemical, a reverse-osmosis filter, costs around $600 and wastes water five-fold. By July 2011, 3,744 medical, scientific and environmental

professionals (including nurses, doctors, dentists, naturopathic doctors, lawyers, pharmacists, veterinarians and watertreatment workers) signed a statement originally released by Fluoride Action Network on Aug. 9, 2007, against the addition of fluoride to our drinking water. Regulation in the U.S. does not adequately account for things like additive and synergistic effects. Our immune systems are under assault, and our sick population is visible proof. There are too many unanswered questions about this particular chemical. Until we are entirely sure, let’s not take the chance — please say no to fluoride in our water while we have the choice. Judith Haden of Santa Fe is a much-published travel photographer and author who spends as much time investigating health issues as she does battling Photoshop and Lightroom. She believes we are what we eat, breathe and drink.



Featured events in and around Santa Fe







Murphy, Retirement & Estate Planning Specialist. This informative two hour seminar covers Medicare Part A through Part D, including Medicare supplemental insurance plan options. This FREE Educational Workshop is offered to the public on Wednesday, April 9th, 6pm at Garrett’s Desert Inn, 311 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe. RSVP is required. Call 505216-0838 or email Register.SantaFe@1APG. com to register.

2-Day Endurance Ride in the Caja del Rio area of the Santa Fe National Forest to support Listening Horse Therapeutic Riding, a non-profit organization in Santa Fe. Each day will offer a 50 mile, 25 mile & fun/introductory ride. Variety of volunteer assignments will be available. Previous horse experience not necessary. Have fun and support a valuable therapeutic riding program that assists active military, veterans and their families, and anyone facing special challenges. For more information visit: www.ridecaja2014.weebly. com or contact: or call (505) 670-3577.

SOULQUEST: Sowing Seeds of Gratitude for the Journey - April 5, 10am-5pm. Led by Judith Tripp and presented by the Labyrinth Resource Group, SoulQuest is an experiential retreat using the labyrinth as a tool for transformation; exploring personal and collective paths through movement, song, discussion and reflection. Working with the labyrinth, participants will engage in large and small groups, focusing on the theme of gratitude. $95 advance/$110 at the door, $20 discount for students. St John’s United Methodist Church, 1200 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe. For more information: 505-982-0662 or SERIOUS FUN: A Poetry Workshop for Children, ages 5-12, Saturday, April 5, 2:304:30 pm, at Southside Library, 5699 Jaguar. Join Jon Davis, Santa Fe Poet Laureate, for an afternoon of poems and fun. Free admission - sign up at SouthSide bookstore to reserve your space or register by phone, 9552839, or email friends@santafelibraryfriends. org.

WOMEN IN TRANSITION WORKSHOP offered by the Transition Network (TTN) - Saturday, April 5, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Santa Fe Community Foundation, 501 Halona Street, for women 50+ who wish to navigate change successfully and create a meaningful life. Open to members ($10) and non-members ($20). Send check to Santa Fe Chapter TTN, 369 Montezuma Ave., Ste. 397, Santa Fe, NM 87501. TTN Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, April 6, 2-4 p.m. at Santa Fe Woman’s Club, 1616 Old Santa Fe Trail: networking, panel on transition, music, raffle, and celebration. Admission free, open to all. Find out more at www.TheTransitionNetwork. org, Santa Fe.


VENERABLE ROBINA COURTIN returns to New Mexico April 18-20! Events with Venerable Robina begin with a public talk on April 8, at the Center for Spiritual Living, 505 Camino de Los Marquez at 7:00pm. Three evening teachings are scheduled at Thubten Norbu Ling Buddhist Center 1807 2nd Street on April 9 and two consecutive classes on April 15, and April 16, all at 7:00pm. She will lead a retreat on The Heart Sutra from Friday evening, April 18, through Sunday afternoon, April 20, at the IHM Retreat Center in Santa Fe. For more information, please visit our April calendar page at or call 505660-7056.





shop for Women 60+. You’re getting older and yes, you’re also getting better. But time is flying. How will you use the years remaining in your “one wild and precious life”? Join a small group of women “of a certain age” in a supportive setting as we explore these issues through discussion, reflection and journaling. Limited to 12. Facilitator Pat Shapiro, MSW, is an award-winning author who specializes in writing and speaking on the issues of women at midlife and older. Saturday, April 12th, 9:30 am-12:30 pm. $49. Information & registration: 699-8000. Email: shapiropat@gmail. com Website:

tirement & Estate Planning Specialist. This FREE two hour seminar is offered at Garrett’s Desert Inn, 311 Old Santa Fe Trail, on Tuesday, April 8th at 6pm. We will define Long-Term Care, and study the facts and statistics affecting our aging population. You will learn what Long-Term Care needs Medicare will and will not cover, and what alternatives exist to fund these expenses. This seminar will help you determine if you need a Long-Term Care policy and the differences between them. Call 505-216-0838 or email to RSVP.

will celebrate its environmental PRESERVE education program on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 5:30 pm at the Inn and Spa at Loretto. The annual benefit entitled “River Voices”, will feature silent and live auctions including ecological items, trips and beautiful backyard garden packages. Enjoy live music from Mala Maña, a rockin’ all-female percussion and vocal ensemble, libations and a family-style dinner designed by Chef Bret Sparman of Luminaria. A lively and spirited program will include SFGS teacher and former Santa Fe Poet Laureate Joan Logghe, and student-produced surprises. Tickets: $75. Call 820-3188.



ONGOING or UPCOMING CURIOUS VISITOR QUESTIONS! Friendly, Resourceful answers are provided at the Visitor Information Window on the Plaza. Why not join the fun and share your knowledge of Santa Fe while enjoying the friendship of our Bienvenidos volunteer group. Training begins in April so now is the perfect time to join us. The Plaza Visitor Information Window opens on May 12, and remains open daily until October 12. Monthly Luncheons at the Hilton Hotel Foster Comradery with members and the enjoyment of informed speakers on enriching local topics. For additional information please phone Membership Chair, Marilyn O’Brien, at 505-989-1701.

SENIORS- SCHOLARSHIPS! Montezuma Lodge 1 is now accepting applications from any seniors in the immediate Santa Fe area. All seniors are eligible to apply for a scholarship and they nor their guardians or parents need to have a masonic affiliation. To reserve a copy of the form call Richard Mares at 505-988-5585 or write to Montezuma Lodge #1 at 431 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501. You can find us on our website You must submit your application by May 31, 2014. SEIMEI NATURAL HEALING – Receive a non-touch session any Thursday at 6:45. First Come, First Served. Donation: $20. 1360 Vegas Verde at Santa Fe Budokan by Sprint and Motel 6 Southside. For information contact Alexandra at 505-577-7511. Seimei is very effective for both chronic and acute conditions.

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Cooking up a fight: Activist started immigrant rights organization in her kitchen. Neighbors, C-6


Feds propose changes to water act Environmentalists optimistic that final rule will better protect water in New Mexico By Staci Matlock The New Mexican

In dry New Mexico, thousands of spring-fed wetlands and prairie potholes aren’t always connected to a flowing river but are vital watering holes for migratory birds and wildlife.

Capital continues to serve as model for AVID Program helps prepare underperforming students for college

The question is whether or not those water sources will be protected under the federal Clean Water Act as it undergoes a contentious facelift. The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday released a proposed rule that defines which waters fall under the 1972 federal law. The agencies are seeking public comment on the changes. Congress passed the law to help clean up the nation’s polluted lakes and rivers and prevent further damage. The proposed rule change comes

after two U.S. Supreme Court decisions that narrowed the scope of Clean Water Act protections and left some confusion in their wake. Dissension over which waters are protected under the law have pitted developers against conservationists and wildlife advocates for years. Industry groups and some private landowners have complained that the Clean Water Act is used too broadly. Environmental groups have argued that the law doesn’t go far enough in protecting seasonal, ephemeral and isolated water bodies that are critical in the dry West.

Environmentalists like Allyson Siwik of the Gila Resources Information Project, which has been battling a copper mining company over discharges, is hopeful the final rule will provide better protection for New Mexico’s waters. “Since the Supreme Court rulings related to the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act, there has been confusion related to which streams, wetlands and other waterways would be covered by the Act here in southwestern New Mexico, especially on the Mimbres

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Throngs line up for ‘Thrones’ Sasha Lapointe, dressed as the character Daenerys Targaryen, waits outside the Jean Cocteau Cinema on Saturday with Erin Elliott, as Drogon, for the screening of the first Season 4 episode.

Events celebrating author, premiere of 4th season draw dozens of fans

By Robert Nott The New Mexican

Capital High School senior Jorge Lira is on track to go to college, in part because of AVID, a college readiness program offered by the struggling south-side campus. “A lot of people try to put us down, but they don’t know that there are good kids and good teachers here,” he said of Capital. “This means Capital really is a good place to study and learn. And I’m going to college now.” AVID — which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination — is a nationwide college preparatory program that pushes underperforming students to apply college and succeed there. It offers guidance on applications, help finding scholarships and college-level classes in note-taking, critical thinking, and reading and writing, as well as tutoring by local college students. Last week, Santa Fe Public Schools announced that Capital had been “revalidated” as a National Demonstration School for AVID. That means it serves as a model for new AVID programs. There are about 5,000 AVID schools in the country, but fewer than 120 of them are demonstration schools. Denise Campbell, AVID state director for Arizona and New Mexico, said the demonstration schools are “learning centers, so if there is another school or district interested in offering AVID, we can send them to those schools to see what the program looks like.” Capital Principal Channell WilsonSegura and a group of teachers started the AVID program at Capital 10 years ago, gearing it toward middle-achieving students who, in

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By Anne Constable The New Mexican

The Palace of the Governors Photo Archives is beginning the long process of cataloging and digitizing more than two decades worth of photos from the archives of The Santa Fe New Mexican. The newspaper and the photo archives signed a memorandum of understanding last year that eventually will allow public access to the photographs, which date from the 1970s to the mid-1990s, when the newspaper launched its digital archive. Palace photo archivist Daniel Kosharek picked up the first box of

Taos residents in their 50s say Argentine dance makes them feel 20 years younger. PAGE C-3

N.M. welcomes lion cub rescued in Wash. Family nursed ‘little cougar miracle’ back to health before turning it over to authorities. PAGE C-3

Shooting recordings Governor orders state police to hand over audio records of APD shooting to FBI. PAGE C-3

Interim chief for exchange vying for CEO job Mike Nuñez’s bid for post raises concerns from insurance board member By Patrick Malone The New Mexican

Victoria Rowden takes a picture of Lindsey Collett on the Iron Throne for the series Game of Thrones, which was on display Saturday at the Sanbusco Market Center. The Jean Cocteau Cinema screened the first episode of Season 4. PHOTOS BY LUIS SÁNCHEZ SATURNO/THE NEW MEXICAN

By Steve Terrell The New Mexican


nternationally famous Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin, a Santa Fe resident for more than three decades, was praised Saturday for contributing to “the cultural and civic richness of Santa Fe,” and for investing in “Santa Fe’s diverse arts, film and nighttime economies through his restoration of the historic Jean Cocteau Theater.” Martin was honored for all that highfalutin stuff as well as for agreeing “not to raise man-eating dragons within the limits of the city.” All this was in the proclamation, read by Mayor Javier Gonzales at Sanbusco Market Center, declaring Saturday George R.R. Martin Day in Santa Fe. The proclamation, along with the mayor cutting a ceremonial ribbon with a large sword, kicked off festivities surrounding a sneak preview of the premier of the fourth

season of the HBO TV series Game of Thrones at Martin’s nearby theater. There were showings in both English and Spanish of the episode, which will air April 6. “We have a fairly high body count in the first episode, I believe,” Martin said when asked about the season premiere. “Also a fair amount of sex.” Martin wrote the multivolume series of books known as A Song of Ice and Fire, on which the TV series was based. Game of Thrones is the first book in the series. A long line of fans was snaking around the block near the Jean Cocteau on Saturday morning, waiting to get a place in the small theater. Some were wrapped in blankets to ward off the cold. Only 125 tickets were available for each screening. Because of Martin’s connection to the series, the Jean Cocteau was one of the few theaters in the country that has shown the series on the big screen.

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Palace digitizing ‘New Mexican’ photo collection Archive deal will allow public to access pictures

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files recently. He’s starting with the A’s. Inside, he found photos of All Species Day in 1979, artist Tommy Macaione wearing white robes, people eating apples, aircraft (including a stealth jet fighter), airports (Española and Santa Fe) and aerial images of Northern New Mexico. Ginny Sohn, the newspaper’s publisher, said, “The New Mexican’s photo collection dating back to the 1970s documents the history of Santa Fe politics and people, art and architecture, as well as crime and culture. We are pleased to partner with the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives to inventory and preserve these images for research and public access. It will be known as ‘The Santa Fe New Mexican Collection.’ ” Kosharek said many of the prints are not “fixed” because photogra-

phers working on deadline didn’t have time for the full chemical process. Some have faded, he said, and “in 20 years, you might have had a pile of dust.” Some of the photographs contain information about the photographer and the subject of the photograph. But many do not. And that’s where volunteers come in. Former New Mexican editor Rob Dean, retired District Court judge Art Encinias and Richard Montoya, his childhood friend and also a Santa Fe native, will be helping Kosharek identify photos before they are posted online. Kosharek said the process will take a couple of years. The digital files will be available to The New Mexican staff, but also to the public for a fee. Kosharek said the Palace’s photo

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archives gets hundreds of requests a year for images in its collection. “That’s what we do,” he said. “We fill orders.” The requests come from state museums, from newspapers, as well as from magazines (Wild West), publishing houses (McGraw-Hill) and even Japanese television. Kosharek said he first talked about cataloging the paper’s old photos a couple of years ago with Dean, who retired as editor last summer, and also with the newspaper’s director of photography, Clyde Mueller. “There’s so much good material here that at some point down the road, I’d like to do a small exhibition of newspaper photographs,” Kosharek said. Contact Anne Constable at 986-3022 or

ALBUQUERQUE — Eight candidates are in the hunt to head the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange, including its acting chief executive officer, Mike Nuñez. That steamed at least one member of the board that oversees the online insurance marketplace because the impending vacancy hasn’t yet been advertised nationally. Mike Nuñez “I have a very serious problem with this,” said Aaron Ezekiel, a member of the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange Board and director of Affordable Care Act implementation at the state’s Office of the Superintendent of Insurance. “We’ve not advertised. I don’t know where this pool comes from. It’s completely inappropriate from my point of view.” Despite Ezekiel’s objections, the health exchange board is moving ahead with its CEO search, with an eye on narrowing the pool of candidates to two or three finalists by the end of April. The health exchange is paying Mercer Morgan $68,750 to conduct its CEO search, and the firm says the eight candidates who have expressed interest so far are “promising,” said Dr. J.R. Damron, chairman of the exchange board. During the exchange board’s latest meeting, March 21, Damron divulged that Nuñez is in the running for the top job. He said more than half the candidates have ties to New Mexico, but he wouldn’t identify them. Damron told The New Mexican later that no members of the Health Insurance Exchange Board are seeking the position. Nuñez was tapped in May 2013 by Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration to get the health insurance exchange off the ground in the interim position, which pays $175,000 annually. The administration figured his 30 years of experience in health care, including four as executive director of the nonprofit Health

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Water: Proposed rule aims to clarify protected areas Continued from Page C-1 River,” Siwik said. “We’re still in the process of reviewing the details of EPA’s proposed rule, but my sense is that the rule will clarify what waters are covered by the act by providing a clear and scientific framework for the determination that would reduce the time and resources required for permitting and provide some certainty to communities, regulators and industry.” Currently, the federal law protects “waters of the United States” but leaves it up to the EPA and Army Corps to define what that means. In general, the law protects “navigable waters,” such as interstate rivers and lakes that can carry a boat. River tributaries and some non-navigable waters also are protected under the law. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reviews and oversees permits for any development like a culvert, a dam or a housing development that might impact a waterway protected under the Clean Water Act. The EPA is in charge of reviewing and issuing permits for activities such as dairy farms,

the rights of states to prevent, reduce and eliminate pollution or supersede the rights of states to allocate water in their jurisdiction. The federal Clean Water Act has given New Mexico communities and organizations an important tool on both sides of the legal debate over what should be protected. mine tailings or a manufacturthat may become critical in rial seas.” Several groups, including the ing plant that might discharge whether certain types of water, States, industry and environriver advocacy organization pollution to water bodies prolike wetlands, are protected. mental groups are just beginAmigos Bravos, documented tected under the law. According to the agencies, ning to figure out what the discharges from Los Alamos The proposed rule is trying the most substantial change proposed rule means. to provide some clarity as to would eliminate “intrastate In a statement, the New Mex- National Laboratory dump sites in 2003 and later won a settlewhich individual water bodies lakes, rivers, intermittent ico Environment Department ment in a Clean Water Act are protected and require perstreams, mudflats, sandflats, said technical staff are begincitizen lawsuit to prevent the mits for any discharges. “Devel- wetlands, sloughs, prairie ning to review the 370-page contaminants from reaching oping a final rule … will require potholes, wet meadows, playa proposed rule. the Rio Grande. significant public involvement lakes or natural ponds” used for “Like Colorado and Nevada, A Santa Fe County couple and engagement,” the proposed recreation, industrial purposes New Mexico is very concerned won a spat with the U.S. Army rule says. or foreign commerce from that this rule making was Corps of Engineers, which Under the rule, waste treatautomatic protection under the developed without sufficient claimed the couple couldn’t ment systems and some croplaw. Instead, each water body consultation with the states lands would remain excluded would be considered on a case- and that the rule making could clean up trash or use machinfrom the Clean Water Act. by-case basis and would be pro- impinge upon state authority in ery in an arroyo across their property without a permit Permit exemptions for farmtected if it was found to have a water management,” the statebecause it was protected by ing, silviculture, ranching and a significant nexus to a navigable ment says. “Regardless of any the Clean Water Act. Peter few other activities also would waterway. changes at the federal level, all remain unchanged. In addition, the proposed waters of the state will continue and Francoise Smith dropped A few big changes are in the rule would no longer protect to be protected under the New the lawsuit in 2013 after the proposed rule, which would, for “waters in a watershed in Mexico Water Quality Act.” Army Corps ceded authority the first time, define “riparian which there is no connection According to summary of and agreed the arroyo was not area,” “floodplain,” “tributary” to a traditional navigable water, the rule, it wouldn’t affect con- a “navigable waterway” under and “significant nexus,” a term interstate water or the territogressional policy to protect the law.

A few big changes are in the proposed rule, which would, for the first time, define “riparian area,” “floodplain,” “tributary” and “significant nexus,” a term that may become critical in whether certain types of water, like wetlands, are protected.

Insurance: Nuñez’s contract extended Continued from Page C-1 Insurance Alliance, prepared him for the daunting duty of guiding the state into the era of the Affordable Care Act. At its last meeting, the exchange board extended Nuñez’s contract, which was set to expire March 31, until June 30. Meanwhile, he has authority to make decisions that last far beyond that date, and those decision don’t require the board’s approval. One example is a contract that pays Albuquerque consultant Robin Hunn $223,500 for work that began the month Nuñez took the helm of the health exchange and will last through the coming fall. “I helped Mike back when he didn’t have any staff,” Hunn said. “It was really the two of us getting things going.” In February, Nuñez alone authorized a $75,000 extension of Hunn’s contract to keep her on board between May and September. He justified the decision by saying Hunn had helped coordinate the lead-up to the launch of the exchange, seek-

ing grants, meeting federal reporting requirements and developing initial marketing plans. Nuñez acknowledged many of those duties overlap with his responsibilities as CEO. “I think they’re all under my umbrella,” he said. “[Hunn] has just been an adviser to that process. She’s been a key strategic partner.” Damron said he is satisfied that Hunn’s work goes beyond the CEO’s duties, and that she has been “effective and efficient as a contract employee” of the exchange. Still, at its last meeting, the health exchange board capped Nuñez’s spending authority without board approval at $100,000. Before that, purchases up to $150,000 had been at his discretion. Still, board members acknowledged the need for Nuñez to have some spending authority to adjust to the oftenchanging rules of the Affordable Care Act. The board will evaluate terms of Nuñez’s contract as interim CEO behind closed doors at its April 23 meeting.

AVID: 190 students in program at Capital School five years ago. She will attend Johnson and Wales most cases, are the first in their University in Denver to study families who hope to attend criminal justice next year. college. The school initially “Without AVID, I wouldn’t received AVID demonstrahave been interested in going tion validation in 2010. Last to college,” she said. week’s revalidation, awarded Capital senior Clarissa by Campbell and her staff after Miller, who plans to attend a day’s visit to the site, is good St. John’s College and has for two years, Campbell said. received about $45,000 in At Capital, students must scholarship money, said AVID have a grade-point average students don’t necessarily somewhere between 2.2. and work harder or prove to be 3.5 to apply, according to Toby smarter than their non-AVID Wright, AVID site coordinator peers. But, she said, “It helps if for Capital. “It’s designed for you are unsure about what you kids who have college potenwant to do after high school.” tial but do not have all the Nationwide, AVID offitools in their tool kit to achieve cials began tracking student success,” she said. achievement three years ago. Many of the students come They found that about 68 perfrom low-income families, are cent of AVID students go on to dealing with homelessness or college. After three years, 80 have other challenges that com- percent of that group are still pete with school. “We take them enrolled, Campbell said. in when they are in the middle, Capital’s AVID instructors but ultimately they end up have not yet begun to follow being at the top,” Wright said. the academic progress of their Capital senior Jazzy Reyes own students after graduation. got involved after hearing an About 190 of Capital’s 1,300 AVID presentation while she students are in Capital’s AVID program this year. was attending Ortiz Middle

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account. All four charges were made in California. u A Santa Fe man reported The Santa Fe Police Depart- Friday that someone had cashed ment is investigating the fol- a check from his stolen checkbook for $250. lowing reports: u A Santa Fe woman told u Someone cut the straps of police Tuesday that someone the blow-up Kia hamster at Kia had attempted to open a bank of Santa Fe, 1701 St. Michael’s account in her name. Drive, on Thursday and took u A burglar broke into Los the large plastic rodent. The Amigos Restaurant, 3904 Rodeo deflated hamster later was Road, on Friday and stole about found in the parking lot. u A Santa Fe woman reported $12 in loose change from the cash register. Friday that someone in Banu Somebody stole a teal-colgladesh had tried to make two charges of $492.29 on her credit ored 1997 Ford Taurus on Friday charge. Someone in Bangladesh in the 2300 block of Santa Baralso made a charge of $14.75 on bara Drive. u Someone tried to break into her card. a residence on General Sage u A Santa Fe man reported Road on Friday but left when a there were four unauthorburglar alarm went off. ized charges on his debit card u A man living in the 900 between Monday and Thursday. Nearly $400 was charged to his block of Vuelta del Sur reported

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that someone broke into his home Friday afternoon. u A burglar broke into a house in the 400 block of Rodeo Road on Thursday or Friday and stole a flat-screen television. u Someone stole a 1993 Infinity from the 2000 block of Calle Lorca on Thursday or Friday. The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the following reports: u Someone broke a window and got into a home on East Gutierrez Street in Pojoaque on Thursday and stole several items, including PlayStation games, three laptop computers, gift and credit cards, two Hibbard knives and clothing. u At another home on East Gutierrez Street in Pojoaque on Thursday, in the Butterfly Springs Mobile Home Park, a burglar broke into a home and

Wildfire in Central N.M threatens five homes The Associated Press

JARALES — A 197-acre wildfire in Central New Mexico is threatening five homes. State Forestry Division spokesman Dan Ware said the Pino Fire was burning near the boundaries of Socorro and Valencia counties. It’s unclear how close the homes were to the fire on Saturday, though Ware said the blaze had reached within 100 yards of some homes Friday. No evacuations had been ordered by Saturday evening, some homeowners have left voluntarily. The human-caused fire started Friday afternoon near the farming community of Jarales. Ware said owners of some of the homes had done an adequate job of protecting the structures by removing nearby brush. Four hay barns also are threatened. ransacked it, but didn’t steal anything.

DWI arrests u Santa Fe police arrested Justin Bighair of Santa Fe after 3 a.m. Saturday on charges of aggravated drunken driving, careless driving and not having insurance. u Santa Fe police arrested Deborah Arustigue of Las Vegas, N.M., on Wednesday on charges of aggravated drunken driving and careless driving on Cerrillos Road near Jaguar Road.

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Funeral services and memorials ALBERT "AL" CARINCI Age 83, of Albuquerque, NM went to be with the Lord Friday, March 21, 2014. Son to Dionino and Sarafina Carinci, Al was born in Pittsburgh, PA in 1930. He graduated from Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh where he excelled in athletics. In 1949, Al accepted a scholarship to Saint Michaels College in Santa Fe where he studied until entering the United States Army in 1952. After his release from active duty in 1954, Al began work at Public Service Company of New Mexico. After several years working in Santa Fe, he moved to Albuquerque where he was in charge of the Westside customer service office until his retirement in 1986. Al remained active in the community after retirement, volunteering with several local churches and civic groups. He was an avid bowler who competed in several pro-am tournaments and local league play. Al was a lifetime member of American Legion Post 663 in Pittsburgh where his father was Post Commander. He is a past member of the Santa Fe Host Lions Club and Albuquerque North Lions Club. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus for many years. He is survived by his beloved wife of 27 years, Becky; daughters, Carolyn, Carla and Carmen; sons, Tom, Anthony, Randy and Mike; 16 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and two older brothers, Dominic and Joseph. A graveside service and burial took place Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 9:45a.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Please visit our online guestbook for Albert at FRENCH - Westside 9300 Golf Course Rd NW Albuquerque, NM 87114 505-897-0300

LEO RAY LOVATO JULY 5, 1969 - MARCH 25, 2014 Leo passed away peacefully on March 25, 2014, surrounded by his family. He is preceded in death by his brothers, Jerry and Don Lovato. Leo was born and raised in Santa Fe and went to Santa Fe High. He was a proud father and grandpa who loved his girls more than anything. Leo was passionate about his rock n roll and was an avid bicyclist. He had a heart of gold and always showed unconditional love for his family and friends. Leo is survived by his daughters, Devonne Lovato-Roybal (Antonio) and Loryn Lovato; granddaughter, Rosalie Lopez; parents, Joe and Priscilla Lovato; siblings, Andy (Anhara), Joseph (Patricia), Patrick (LouAnn), Ted (Clarissa), Anna (David), Larry (Michelle), Carlos (Jennifer), Lisa (Andrew); nephews, Todd, Niko, Everette, Jerome, Dominic, Joe, Jared, Andrew, Steven, Gabriel, and Christopher; nieces, Juniper, Jessica, Cassandra, Arianna, Miranda, Savannah, Juliana, Analise, and Breeana; great-nieces, Serena, Santana, and Marialys. Services will be held on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at San Isidro Church Center; Rosary is at 10 am and Burial Mass to follow after. ANTONIO ELIZARDO GONZALES "HOPPER" Antonio Elizardo "Hopper" Gonzales, 76, of Santa Fe peacefully passed away on Friday, March 28, 2014. He is survived by Isabel Gonzales, sons: Daniel Gonzales, Tommy (Marie) Gonzales, daughters: Lorraine (Chiefy) Gonzales, Sandra Gonzales, sister: Gloria Encinias, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and many nephews and nieces. He took pride in being his own man. He had a Trucking Business and was a Master Welder. He was a loving and caring person to many people. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 from 4-6 PM at Rivera Family Funeral Home Chapel. A Rosary will follow at 7 PM at Santa Maria de La Paz Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 10:30 AM with burial to follow at Los Ojitos Frios Cemetery in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Rivera Family Funerals and Cremations, 417 East Rodeo Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87505. Phone: (505) 989-7032. Fax: (505) 820-0435.

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International Baccalaureate K-8 school to open in Taos For The Taos News

Taos International School is scheduled to open its doors in the next school year, offering students in grades K-8 a rigorous, dual-language “world” curriculum through the International Baccalaureate program. The public school, which will operate under a charter approved by the state Public Education Department, will be a sister school to the New Mexico International School in Albuquerque and the Corrales International School. “I have been working closely with both of them,” said Nadine Vigil, the school’s head organizer. “Their model is really effective.” Taos International will be among a growing number of International Baccalaureate schools in New Mexico, including the private Desert Academy in Santa Fe and Santa Fe Public Schools’ new Nelson Mandela International Magnet School, set to open in the fall on the campus of De Vargas Middle School. The International Baccalaureate program prepares students to be active participants in a lifelong journey of learning, Vigil said. “From ages 3 to 12, we focus on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside,” she said. “From ages 11 to 16, we provide a framework of academic challenge that encourages them to embrace and understand the connections between traditional subjects and the real world and become critical and reflective thinkers.” The new school’s physical education program will offer nontraditional sports and activities including taekwondo, soccer and gymnastics. “The students can also participate in an enriched music and arts program,” Vigil said. “I want to create a nurturing environment that motivates them to come to school every day.” The school’s curriculum includes a Spanish immersion program, designed for students to become bilingual and biliterate. Children also will be introduced to Mandarin Chinese in fourth grade. Vigil, who has more than 35 years of experience in education, helped develop and implement the first duallanguage program in the Taos Municipal Schools at the Enos García Elementary School. “In my educational career, I have worked with children of different cultures: Hispanic, Anglo, Native American and Asian,” she said. “I am a firm advocate of multiculturalism and bilingualism.” She began her career as an education assistant, she said. “Later, I became a teacher, an educational leader and an administrator. Education has been, and is, my passion.” Vigil retired in 2010 as an administrator and principal with the Taos Schools but wasn’t ready to stop working. “It took me two years to think it over, but I finally decided to create Taos International School,” she said. “I want to include students from all the demographic diversity that we have in Taos now. We are not just going to be another charter school. We have a unique program and mission.” The school will begin after Labor Day with two kindergarten classes, two first-grade classes and two sixthgrade classes, which will later expand to second, third, fourth, fifth, seventh and eighth grades. And along with the International Baccalaureate primary and middleyears program, the school’s curriculum will be aligned with the New Mexico Common Core Standards. “We will meet all the state requirements,” Vigil said. Class sizes will be kept at 20 students or less. “The reason is that we want to offer individualized attention to the children,” Vigil said. “Our goal is developing social, emotional and academic skills necessary to be productive members of our local, national and international community.” Vigil’s plans include an after-school enrichment program. “Students will have the opportunity to participate in something new and interesting to them such as folklórica and mariachi,” she said. “The afterschool program is offered free of charge to all enrolled students and will begin two to three weeks after school begins.” As she did during her entire educational career, Vigil looks forward to the first day of school. “I want to offer exciting learning opportunities to the children of Taos,” she said. “That’s what my life is all about. … Nos vemos el viernes. This is the school Taos has been waiting for.” The Taos News is a sister paper of The Santa Fe New Mexican.


FBI to receive APD shooting recordings Gov. orders state police to hand over evidence on killing of homeless man The Associated Press

By Teresa Dovalpage

Sunday, March 30, 2014 THE NEW MEXICAN

ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico State Police have been told by Gov. Susana Martinez’s office to give the FBI recordings of a fatal shooting of a homeless camper by Albuquerque police. It is unusual for the state police, which participates in a review team for Albuquerque police shootings, to bypass an Albuquerque police investigation and turn over evidence

directly to the federal agency. The FBI has opened an investigation into the March 16 shooting of 38-year-old James Boyd in the Albuquerque foothills as officials have said he appeared to be surrendering. It marks the first confirmed criminal investigation of Albuquerque police by federal officials, who more than a year ago launched a civil rights probe of the department over allegations of excessive force and a spike in police shootings. Since 2010, police have been involved in 37 shootings, 23 of them fatal. The Albuquerque Journal reported that Martinez’s directive to turn over the tapes to the FBI was

made Thursday. “Gov. Martinez has directed the state police to provide federal law enforcement with any and all information they believe to be relevant to the investigation,” Martinez spokesman Enrique Knell told the newspaper in a statement. Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden said he hadn’t seen the state police recordings and didn’t know what they showed. He also said he hadn’t reviewed any of the police department’s video from the Boyd shooting, except for what was released to the media a week ago. Albuquerque police fatally shot Boyd in the Sandia foothills following

Taos does the tango Residents in their 50s say Argentine dance makes them feel 20 years younger The Taos News


Parkinson’s disease The “walking dance” of tango has come under investigation by assistant professor Madeleine Hackney of the geriatric medicine faculty of Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. “Hackney brought to light through her research how dancing tango is improving the gait of people with Parkinson’s disease,” Field said. Field will travel to Georgia in April to do a weekend workshop with Hackney in order to start a Taos program, something her Pilates students with Parkinson’s have asked her to begin, hopefully for this summer. “You need volunteers with ‘fall training’ to be dance partners with Parkinson’s people,” because of patients’ imbalance issues, Field said. “You see a lot of backwards walking in tango

Thrones: Actor visits Santa Fe Continued from Page C-1

By Virginia Clark

hile walking and jogging are great for boosting health and mood, the benefits of dance rates even higher, and Argentine tango seems to top the list. So, what is it about tango that makes 50-somethings feel like 30? Dancers fairly rave about their experience with Argentine tango — addictive being the operative word almost to a person. Andrea Szekerez of Taos finished the crosscrawl-spiraling moves she was trying out with a partner recently and hauled off the dance floor to talk about her love of tango. After Szekerez fractured both tibial plateaus in a car accident seven years ago, she said, she found tango through her Pilates instructor, Carrie Field, co-founder with Mike Malixi of Taos Tango, which the pair started in 2009. “I’m completely addicted to it,” Szekerez said about tango. “It’s a mood elevator. I hiked the ridge [at Taos Ski Valley] today,” she added, as an indicator of how much improved she is after dancing tango for five years. “Now I’m learning to lead. Tango is great physically, emotionally, even spiritually — because of the Zen-like meditation, I think, because you’re so present with each other.” Taoseña Paloma Villalobos also finds the mental aspect of Tango compelling. “It really causes you to stay in the present,” Villalobos said. “It’s being able to communicate with your bodies and not just mentally; you have to be in the moment to know what’s going on with your partner.” Guest instructors on a recent evening, Guillermo Cerneaz and Marina Kenny of Bueno Aires, made the point that, unlike most partner dancing, the leader in tango must never run “up” on the follower, because the follower needs the space to stay in place. “You are always walking without pulling or pushing your partner,” Cerneaz said.

an hours-long standoff and after he threatened to kill officers with a small knife, authorities said. He died after officers fired stun guns, bean bags and six live rounds, authorities said. But a helmet-camera video showed Boyd, who claimed to be a federal agent, agreeing to walk down the mountain with them, gathering his things and taking a step toward officers just before they fired. Eden said the FBI investigation is welcome, and he said he had decided with Mayor Richard Berry to ask federal authorities to investigate. “I think it’s going to give us that extra set of eyes that we were looking for,” Eden said.

Jean Farrar, who suffers from a Parkinson’slike disorder, dances the Argentine tango March 8 during an all-level tango dance event at Old Martina’s Hall in Taos. TINA LARKIN/THE TAOS NEWS

— the cross-crawl-spiral that naturally occurs in walking,” and which Hackney’s research postulates is even more beneficial for Parkinsonian neural deficits than even ballroom dancing. “This is my way of giving back,” Field said about the free program she envisions for Parkinson’s tango therapy, “my community service for all that tango gives to me.” A similar sentiment is expressed by another tango teacher in Taos, Shahin Medghalchi of The Tango House. “I don’t even consider this is a business,” Medghalchi said. “I do tango for my heart.”

Energy work “Tango is actually more than just physical work, it’s energy work that helps people to change their thoughts,” Medghalchi said during a break between classes in a private home studio where she teaches tango in Taos. Medghalchi also has a practice in Santa Fe, as well as various teaching gigs out of state. John Pruit, a student of Medghalchi, has been dancing two-step for 50 years in Taos and the Southwest. He finds there’s a lot more discipline in tango. “Tango needs a lot more body control,” he said. “It requires a lot more of me than twostep. In two-step you use your arms a lot for turns. In tango, you’re very close, right to your chest, it’s torsional; the lead is with your chest.” Formerly a five-year competitive ballroom dancer, since devoting her work to Argentinian tango and teaching throughout the U.S., Medghalchi’s most impressive example of tango’s health and fitness benefits is n Taos with an octogenarian, who asked to remain anonymous. “It saved his life,” Medghalchi said. “He came to me at age 85, very depressed since his wife died. He’d had major heart surgery. He was very disabled, with swollen ankles, his knees hurting and bent over at the waist. “After one to two lessons a week for two years, his whole life completely turned around. Today [three years later], he is 3 inches taller, he’s lost 20 pounds and he has decreased his medication,” Medghalchi said. “Tango moved him into a different place physically, emotionally, everything. Tango saved his life.”

The kickoff was held in front of a replica of the foreboding Iron Throne — the seat of power of the continent of Westeros in Game of Thrones, one of three that tours the country. “I’m going to get one of these for the City Council chambers,” Gonzales joked while sitting on the throne. With Martin and Gonzales was Chilean actor Pedro Pascal, who plays Oberyn Martell, “The Red Viper,” in the fourth season of Thrones. Martin said Saturday that he first met Pascal while he was in Santa Fe shooting a pilot for a supernatural Western TV series called The Sixth Gun. NBC declined to pick up the series last year. “But that was good for Game of Thrones because we got Pedro,” Martin said. He said the pilot for the series will be shown at Jean Cocteau on May 23. Asked what he thought when he first saw the first episode of Thrones, Martin admitted he was apprehensive. “It’s like a parent sending their kid off to kindergarten or day care for the first time,” he said. “This is the first time you’ve entrusted them with other people.” But he said he was pleased with the result and continues to be pleased with the quality of the show. It’s a testament to the quality of the series that it can be shown on a movie screen, he said. “You couldn’t show T.J. Hooker on the big screen, he said, referring to an old TV cop drama of the early ’80s. After reading the proclamation, cutting the ribbon, answering reporters’ questions and posing for photos, Martin, Gonzales and Pascal walked out of Sanbusco to a crowd of cheering fans. They crossed the road and read the proclamation again for those who had been standing in line. But the Iron Throne remained inside Sanbusco for the rest of the afternoon. Like children waiting to sit in Santa Claus’ lap, Thrones fans waited in a long line for the opportunity to sit on the Iron Throne and take one another’s photos. Dawn Webster of Santa Fe, who was standing in line with some family members, said, “I’ve been a fan ever since the first show. I got my whole family hooked.” She said she wouldn’t be seeing any of the screenings at the Jean Cocteau on Saturday. “I’m having a Game of Thrones party with costumes and everything on the night of the debut [on television],” she said. Some came in costume. Chad Evett, a freelance costume designer and a student at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design, was wearing a bright red robe. “It’s not supposed to be any Game of Thrones character,” he said. “It’s just something I had that seemed appropriate.” He said he’s read the first book of the series and is about halfway through watching the television show. Evett said he was surprised that more people didn’t dress up for the occasion. Another person who did dress up was Sasha Pyle, a Santa Fe artist and designer who wore an elaborate silver headdress and a dark blue robe. “I’m hear to prove that the Iron Throne will end up with a non-Westeros ruler,” she said, getting into character. “I come from across the ocean.” Then she smiled. “I’m a big nerd girl when it comes to this.”

N.M. zoo welcomes lion cub rescued in Washington Family nursed ‘little cougar miracle’ back to health before turning it over to authorities The Associated Press

CARLSBAD — An orphaned mountain lion cub rescued by a hunter in Washington has found a home in Southern New Mexico. Zia was discovered last October stumbling through rows of wheat stubble. She was so dehydrated, she could hardly make a sound and was too weak to stand. Dave Garnetti of Davenport, Wash., said he and a friend had driven through hundreds of acres of wheat fields scouting for deer when they spotted the tiny creature. They got out of their truck and approached, surprised to find that it was a baby mountain lion. Garnetti said they were shocked because such encounters are extremely rare. And the men were nervous, expecting the cub’s mother to be near. The mother was nowhere to be found, and the cub’s condition indicated something had likely happened to her. They knew the cub wouldn’t survive the cold or the coyotes that were in the area. Garnetti wrapped the cub in his jacket, placed

Zia, a 5-month-old lion, sits on an outcropping in the mountain exhibit at the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park in Carlsbad. COURTESY MARY STRENG/LIVING DESERT ZOO AND GARDENS STATE PARK

her in his backpack and headed back to town. He and his family nursed the animal back to health before turning it over to authorities with the Washington Game and Fish Department. “This little cougar miracle became part of our families, playing with our dogs and kids and even sleeping in bed with us,” he told the Carlsbad

Current-Argus in a letter. His wife, a registered nurse, used a syringe to feed the cub powdered kitten formula. Within days, the cub was drinking 8 ounces at a time. The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park in Carlsbad had been looking for a mountain lion when it learned about Zia and another orphaned cub from California named Zuzax. The zoo ended up taking in both cubs. Now, zookeepers say Zia is a healthy, 30-pound cat with a thick coat. General curator Holly Payne said zoo staff spent a couple of weeks bringing the two new lions together with Living Desert’s resident female mountain lion, Mounti. Early this month, the three appeared to be getting along. “It’s been a very slow process,” Payne said. “We have watched each cat’s behaviors to make sure there are no problems.” Payne said the Garnetti family did what was best for Zia by turning her in to wildlife officials. She urged anyone who finds a baby wild animal to notify a professional wildlife rehabilitator. Young animals such as Zia are so appealing that people forget how large and strong they become in a short time. “We are trying to educate people that wild animals do not make good pets,” Payne said.



THE NEW MEXICAN Sunday, March 30, 2014

National soil collection may unlock mysteries Scientist behind dirt project: Data will feed research for 100 years

Scientists say information gleaned from dirt could help farmers grow better vegetables and build a better understanding of climate change. A researcher of forensic science said mud caked on a murder suspect’s boots could reveal if he had traipsed through a crime scene or had been at home innocently gardening.

By Scott Smith The Associated Press

FRESNO, Calif. — The government has been collecting dirt — lots of it. Clumps came from the Texas Panhandle, a shady grove in West Virginia, a picked-over corn field in Kansas and thousands of other places in the lower 48 states. A small army of researchers and university students lugging pick axes and shovels scattered across the country for three years to scoop samples into plastic bags from nearly 5,000 places. They marked the GPS coordinates, took photos and labeled each bag before mailing them back to the government’s laboratory in Denver. Though always underfoot and often overlooked, dirt actually has a lot to tell. Scientists say information gleaned from it could help farmers grow better vegetables and build a better understanding of climate change. A researcher of forensic science said mud caked on a murder suspect’s boots could reveal if he had traipsed through a crime scene or had been at home innocently gardening. David Smith, who launched the U.S. Geological Survey project in 2001, said data about the dirt will feed research for a century, and he’s sharing it with anyone who wants it. “The more eyes and brains that look at it, the better,” Smith said. The idea for the massive research project came in the late 1990s, when Smith was in charge of handing out the government’s store of soil data — what little there was. The archive held information collected in the 1960s and 1970s.

Geologist Jim Kilburn, now retired from the U.S. Geological Survey, collects soil from Kansas in 2008. The federal government sent students and scientists to more than 4,800 places across the nation to collect soil that was analyzed for its composition. The results are now highly sought after by researchers in a wide variety of fields. ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO

It was spotty and based on outdated science. Just about every researcher returned with the same disappointment, saying: “There must be more.” Smith told them that, sadly, no, there wasn’t. So he took action. During the next several years, Smith and his fellow geologists refined a plan for collecting and documenting the makeup of the nation’s soil. Digging started in 2007 and wasn’t done until 2010. They strategically sunk their shovels at a spot in every 600 square miles. At each locale, they took three samples — starting at the surface and going no deeper than three feet. Before retiring, U.S. Geological Survey geologist Jim Kilburn trained many of the 40 surveyors and went into the field himself several times for up to a month. He sent back hundreds

of samples on the road from Nebraska down to Texas and from Kansas west to the California coast. Only once was Kilburn told to go away. A rancher near Sacramento, Calif., had let government researchers onto his pastures before, where they found a rare clover and told him he could no longer graze cattle there. “No matter what I told the guy, he wasn’t going to let me on,” Kilburn said. “He had good reason.” A student Kilburn supervised caused a panic by leaving behind a sticky note on her motel room mirror with the reminder, “Send anthrax.” The element occurs naturally in soil throughout the country, but it also has sinister uses. A housekeeper thought the worst, sparking a series of calls with geological survey headquarters until the confusion was

resolved. The hard work paid off. In October, the geological survey published a snapshot of minerals and chemicals in the ground. No other work captures the same information on a national scale, said Smith, who estimated the project cost $10 million. Researchers at universities, institutes and government agencies have just begun using the data. Kang Xia, a professor of environmental chemistry at Virginia

Tech, stumbled upon the soil survey by chance — and at exactly the right moment. She had set out to study and map the levels of organic carbon and nitrogen in soil — both critical for growing healthy crops. But she couldn’t find samples of dirt from across the country. “I was scratching my head,” she said. “What do I do about this?”

Not long after that, a graduate student mentioned his summer job on the geological survey crew collecting dirt samples. Problem solved. Xia emailed Smith, who offered her thousands of soil samples and a decade’s worth of research. Jennifer Phelan at RTI Inc., a research institute in Raleigh, N.C., is using the dirt to study acid rain’s harm to forests, starting in Pennsylvania.





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Prairie chicken listing Town wants name to show prompts Kansas lawsuit ties with Grand Canyon for a federal employee to enforce a federal law, The Associated Press rule or treaty on the birds. The federal agency declined to comment TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas will join a lawsuit because of Oklahoma’s lawsuit. But in Thursagainst the federal agency that’s listing the day’s announcement, agency Director Don Ashe lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species, announced said it would impose an extraordiGov. Sam Brownback announced Friday, saying nary rule to recognize “significant” efforts by the designation isn’t necessary to rebuild the the states and landowners, allowing the states to bird’s population. manage conservation efforts. Ashe said listing Oklahoma filed a federal lawsuit last week the lesser prairie chicken as threatened instead against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, chalof endangered would allow for more flexibility. lenging the agency’s process in considering the The federal agency said there were fewer listing. Brownback said Kansas expects to enter than 18,000 lesser prairie chickens across the the lawsuit this week and again said the service’s five states in 2013, down almost 50 percent from action is an “overreach” by the federal govern2012. State officials contend the biggest reason ment that will harm the Kansas economy and is drought, and Jennison said prairie chicken intrude into residents’ daily lives. numbers will increase when Kansas returns to Brownback and state wildlife Secretary Robin “a normal weather pattern.” Jennison said the action isn’t necessary because “Our scientists are as good as their scientists, the five states with lesser prairie chicken and our scientists understand Kansas much bethabitats — Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, ter than theirs do,” Jennison said. Oklahoma and Texas — worked for several But Klataske said the listing will still permit years with the federal agency on a conservation the states to manage conservation efforts. Their plan. The federal agency praised that plan in joint plan is designed to boost the lesser prairie announcing the listing Thursday. chicken’s population to 67,000. Kansas officials said they fear the federal He accused Brownback and Jennison of agency will use its authority to impose new restrictions on farming, ranching, oil, natural gas “grandstanding.” “You’ve got to create an imaginary dragon and and wind-energy production in areas where the then declare that you’re going to go slay it,” Klalesser prairie chicken roams. But Ron Klataske, taske said. “This is a Chicken Little declaration executive director of Audubon of Kansas, said or cry that the sky is going to fall.” state officials are overreacting and called their Klataske also said the federal agency should response to the listing “absurd.” “It’s the declaration of ‘threatened.’ That’s the retain oversight because Kansas has made plans line that we did not want them to come across,” to boost black-tailed prairie dog and blackfooted ferret numbers, but his group sees the Brownback said. “They went ahead and did it.” follow through as lacking. Brownback stopped short of endorsing a bill “The state of Kansas currently has no credibilpassed by the state Senate declaring the federal ity when it comes to dealing with threatened or government has no authority to manage prairie chickens within Kansas and making it a felony endangered species,” Klataske said. By John Hanna

Source of fumes found at Hanford RICHLAND, Wash. — A contractor has identified two possible sources of fumes that have sickened 18 workers during the past two weeks at the nation’s most contaminated nuclear weapons site in Washington. An investigation at the Han-

ford Nuclear Reservation found a cut in insulation at a pump, and liquid in unused equipment at tank farms holding radioactive and chemical waste, Washington River Protection Solutions said Thursday. The cut has been sealed and the old equipment has been cordoned off. All but one of the workers who reported symptoms have been cleared to

return to work. The symptoms include sore throats, headaches, coughing, burning eyes, nose bleeds, a metallic taste, dizziness and accelerated heart rate. Chemical vapors have been an issue at least since the end of the Cold War, with Hanford officials taking steps through the years to protect workers.

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Take away the Grand Canyon, and the town of Tusayan probably wouldn’t exist. Most of the businesses in the tiny town just outside the canyon’s South Rim entrance cater to tourists at the national park. The two locales even share a ZIP code. That has town officials thinking maybe “Tusayan” isn’t the best-suited name. They are floating the idea of changing the community’s moniker to The Town of Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon South or something similar that reflects its ties to the Grand Canyon and gives it a better marketing tool. “We see that as a no-brainer,” Mayor Greg Bryan said. Plus, he said, Tusayan [pronounced TOO’-say-ohn] also sounds too much like Tucson, on the opposite end of the state. The town is planning a public meeting in April to discuss a possible name change that could be referred to the ballot in August. While residents agree any name with the words “Grand Canyon” would be more recognizable, some question the need to rush. “We are very tied to the Grand Canyon, and it [Tusayan] does have a history,” said Clarinda Vail, whose family was among the earliest settlers.


“There is more to a town’s name than marketing. There is history.” For the thousands of people who drive to the South Rim every day, Tusayan is impossible to miss. The town of 550 with its modest scattering of hotels, restaurants and gift shops — some of which already use the Grand Canyon in branding — incorporated four years ago, but its history dates to before the creation of Grand Canyon National Park. The exact meaning of the word Tusayan changes with the American Indian tribe it is traced to. Generally, it refers to an area with buttes or mesas, and where people gather. Span-

iards referred to the area that Hopis once occupied as The Province of Tusayan, according to the National Park Service. When building a highway through the community, the state of Arizona picked up the name from a local bar and posted a sign declaring the private property Tusayan. The name remains in a museum and pueblo ruins within Grand Canyon National Park and a ranger district on the Kaibab National Forest. Changing the town’s name to something that incorporates “Grand Canyon” would mean changes in logos, stationary and signage. Bryan said that cost hasn’t been estimated yet.


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Cooking up a fight for reform Activist launched immigrant rights organization in her kitchen By Milan Simonich The New Mexican


egend has it that Santa Fe’s organization for immigrants started 20 years ago in the kitchen of Maria Cristina Lopez. Lopez says the story is mostly true, though she adds that many voices joined her own in creating a group to fight for ordinary people who, in many cases, had been welcomed to the state only to find a political tide rising against them. American history is filled with periods when immigrants were under siege, and 1994 was one of them. California, the most populous state, was the important battleground then. Voters in California approved Proposition 187 to prohibit people in the country unlawfully from attending public schools or receiving publicly financed health care. Lopez says the sentiment fueling California’s Save our State ballot proposal extended across the West. Resentment was festering in New Mexico. “There was an anti-immigrant wave with questions about whether immigrant children should be able to attend school and nasty rhetoric,” she said one recent day. Even a world with borders does not necessarily define who belongs and who doesn’t. That was the case in New Mexico. In 1986, Gov. Toney Anaya had declared New Mexico a state of sanctuary for people who wanted to escape deadly civil wars in Central America. Foreign-born children brought to New Mexico as political refugees then faced the backlash fueled a few years later by Proposition 187. With emotions at a boil, the sitdown in Lopez’s kitchen led to an organization for immigrant rights. It was named Somos Un Pueblo Unido. Perhaps it was natural for Lopez to look out for immigrants. Born in 1944 in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, she moved to New Mexico to go to college. Lopez said she saw, and still sees, that immigrants are critical

Maria Cristina Lopez, founder of the immigrant group Somos Un Pueblo Unido, is shown at her home on March 11. Lopez’s kitchen was the site of the very first meeting for the organization 20 years ago. LUIS SÁNCHEZ SATURNO/THE NEW MEXICAN

to the state’s economy, often doing difficult and demanding jobs that Americans will not touch. Just one example is New Mexico’s green chile industry, which produces what may be the state’s most famous export. All the harvesters of green chile are Mexican nationals, usually men of about 60 years old, according to the crop’s umbrella organization. Because education, jobs and public policy questions were at the heart of the debate about immigrants, Lopez’s group entered the political arena by seeking a New Mexico legislative memorial denouncing Proposition 187. The California measure passed at the ballot box but eventually was struck down in federal court as unconstitutional. Immigration policies traditionally were the province of the federal government, and the court decision was intended to stop a patchwork of immigration laws from sprouting in cities and states. Fighting Proposition 187 from spreading was only a start for Lopez’s group. By 1999, Somos Un Pueblo Unido had successfully lobbied the Santa Fe City Council to pass a resolution prohibiting the use of municipal resources to enforce

immigration law. This included police officers working their beats. By 2003, the organization’s leadership was quietly lobbying in the state Capitol. That was the year that Gov. Bill Richardson, a Democrat, embraced the idea of allowing people without proof of immigration status to obtain a New Mexico driver’s license. He reasoned it would make roads safer and give police a more complete database of drivers. “If not for us, he wouldn’t have done it,” Lopez said of Richardson. “But if not for him, it wouldn’t have happened.” Republican Gov. Susana Martinez campaigned on repealing the law, calling it dangerous and a threat to border and national security. So far, the licensing law has withstood five repeal bills backed by Martinez, four offered in regular legislative sessions and one in a special session. Last year, eight states, including California, Illinois, Colorado and Nevada, approved immigrant driver’s license laws similar to New Mexico’s. The staff at Somos Un Pueblo Unido says this trend showed that the New Mexico law was rooted in sound policy. The organization more recently had another high-profile initiative, lobbying state legislators who

approved two laws that added remedies to combat wage theft. Many can be exploited by an unscrupulous boss who refuses to pay the minimum wage or overtime to workers kept on the job for extra hours, Lopez said. But immigrants are more vulnerable because they are less likely to complain, she said. Marcela Diaz, executive director of Somos Un Pueblo Unido, says the organization has recovered more than $750,000 in wages that were stolen from low-wage workers. Today, Lopez remains on the board of Somos Un Pueblo Unido. It has grown to 2,500 members in 10 counties, including some of the state’s most politically conservative regions. Its satellite membership operations include Portales, San Juan County in the northwest and Lea County in the oil-rich southeast section of New Mexico. Some say the organization fights for the underdog. Lopez says that is so, but the greater theme is that it fights for people trying to make a life in New Mexico. Contact Milan Simonich at 9863080 or mismonich@sfnewmexican. com. Follow his Ringside Seat blog at

ABOVE: Demonstrators protest immigration policies, including Proposition 187, in January 1996 in Huntington Park, Calif. LEFT: Activists protesting for and against Proposition 187 are separated by police during a rally in Los Angeles in August 1996. ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTOS

El mitote Just ahead of Santa Fe’s premiere of Game of Thrones Season 4, author George R.R. Martin has sent the Internet into a tizzy by posting a new chapter of the sixth installment of the Song of Ice and Fire series, The Winds of Winter, on his website. The chapter is titled “Mercy,” and it is the first excerpt released since January 2013. Spoilers abound. uuu

A&E’s Western drama Longmire has officially begun filming in New Mexico, so keep an eye out for actors around town. Also, stay up to date on cast photos and the like on Twit-

ter with the hashtag #Longmire, including some goofy shots of Lou Diamond Phillips. uuu

set your DVRs, though. You can find out more about the show by going here: uuu

State and local leaders are lookGood news, New Mexico! AccordLou Diamond ing to increase film production in ing to the website, we Southern New Mexico with the con- Phillips have a pretty solid chance of surviving struction of a new outdoor film set. the inevitable zombie apocalypse. Based on Backers of the project hope that it will draw metrics including active military personnel, more filmmakers to the state as well as give physical fitness, zombie knowledge and enthustudents an opportunity to learn about TV and siasm for martial arts, Estately’s Zombie Prefilm production. paredness Rankings put the Land of Enchantment at No. 5. We fell behind No. 1 Alaska as uuu well as our neighbors to the north in Colorado. Mark your calendars because made-in-New Estately had this to say about New Mexico’s Mexico medical drama The Night Shift has a ranking: “This state knows its zombie facts premiere date. (from movies and TV shows), but it’s also full of triathletes and martial enthusiasts. Not only The NBC show starring Eoin Mackin and Lost alum Ken Leung will hit the airwaves on can residents escape from zombies by runMay 27. It’s probably still a little too early to ning, swimming, or biking, but they can also

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E-cigs raise questions on ‘vaping’ at the office


had an interesting sighting at the drug store last week. As I walked in, I observed the security guard, who was stationed inside, pull out an electronic cigarette and take a quick “drag,” then put it away. It lasted no more than two seconds, but the image stayed with me. I wasn’t sure if I was intrigued or put off, but it was a reflection of our changing times. This “smoker” didn’t take a cigarette break. He was vaping on the clock. The question is: Does this bother the people around him? Is there a work policy on the topic? Last month, the results of the first E-Cigarette Etiquette Survey were released. Ironically, the survey was requested by an e-cigarette manufacturer, and with good reason. This Bizia Greene loosely regulated industry is Etiquette Rules! growing at a fast pace, with few conversations about public opinion. The findings will help the company’s marketing but also start a conversation about the public’s approval and disapproval of vaping in settings like office buildings, airplanes and restaurants. When it comes to malls, restaurants and bars, and office settings, we’re less tolerant. At the bottom of acceptance was public transportation (35 percent approved), movie theaters (29 percent), and on an airplane (26 percent). Almost 60 percent approved of vaping at sporting events. It’s not surprising that 70 percent of those polled under age 35 took no issue with someone vaping around them. As a nonsmoker who has recently moved up to the next life insurance age bracket, I am not as comfortable with it in my proximity, and I’m not sure why. Perhaps I can’t disassociate the smoking stigma from vaping. Smokers have been pushed to the curb and out the back door to have a drag — a far cry from the glamour of Turner Classic Movies. So, to see someone on the job symbolically lighting up seemed totally inappropriate to me. And yet, he wasn’t lighting up. It wouldn’t surprise me if manufacturers advertise vaping as something completely unrelated to smoking. In fact, a number of new “nonsmokers” were never smokers to begin with. I also can’t help but wonder if there isn’t a little something more than bubble gum flavor in that vapor. Smoking tobacco cigarettes was deemed healthy and safe in its infancy, too. A major controversy is the liquid nicotine, which is extremely poisonous and can send you the hospital with just skin exposure. There are some potent ingredients that require regulations to protect users and secondhand bystanders. But who can’t be lured by the bright side? Sidewalks and beaches free of cigarette butts. Oh, how I cringe when I see a driver toss one out the window. And the scent of nothing in your clothes after a night on the town. Those days of washing my hair after going to a smoke-filled bar are long overdue to our local regulations, but how wonderful it would be to attend a music festival and not be downwind from a smoker. Think of the financial savings one gains from switching to e-cigarettes. And although it may not be a shot of wheat grass, the health benefits of using e-cigarettes as a means to quit tobacco cannot be overstated. I’ll be curious to see how employers continue to approach this topic. Smoke breaks often have been a time for socializing and stretching legs in designated out-of-the-way areas. With fewer tobacco users, will smoking areas go the way of the pay phone? In addition to working through lunch, employees will be vaping over their keyboards. For better or worse, vaping is a huge change in lifestyle for smokers after years of accommodating relatives and regulations. “I can appreciate the advertising advertising campaign “Take your freedom back.” May it be a breath of fresh air for all of us. Bizia Greene is an etiquette consultant and owner of the Etiquette School of Santa Fe. Send your comments and conundrums to 988-2070 or

turn around and dole out some beat downs like the ninja assassins they are.” Darn right. uuu

Rumor has it, socialite, heiress and actress Patty Hearst was spotted at the Eaves Movie Ranch on Friday as part of a luxury auto tour of wealthy car enthusiasts from around the globe. Hearst is the granddaughter of newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst and was famously kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army in 1974. Send your celebrity sightings to

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Opera essays: The Espanola Valley Opera Guild is holding its annual youth essay contest. Fourteen winners will receive four tickets to The Santa Fe Opera’s June 24 performance of Don Pasquale. Winners will be special guests at a pre-opera dessert tailgate, including top hats and tiaras. Deadline for contest entries is April 12. Those who enter must write an original essay titled “Why I Want to Attend The Santa Fe Opera.” Contestants must be from Rio Arriba County, the Española Valley or attending the Pojoaque Valley Schools. Children ages 5 to 8 must write a 50-word essay; ages 9 to 12 a 75-word essay; ages 13 to 18 a 125-word essay. Essays must be original, handwritten and signed by each entrant. For more information, or to mail an essay, contact EVOG Essay contest, Isabel Becker-Hudson, 1106 Camino Vuelta, Española, N.M. 87532

The HaMakom community of Santa Fe has ordained cantor Hazzan Cindy Freedman by ALEPH, The Alliance for Jewish Renewal, following seven years of intensive study in its Cantorial Studies Program. HaMakom also is celebrating the return of its founder, Rabbi Malka Drucker, after a fourmonth sabbatical and the formal addition to its clergy of Rabbi Jack Shlachter, who has been serving the community during Drucker’s sabbatical. Drucker, Cindy who was Freedman ordained in 1998 by the Academy of Jewish Religion, founded HaMakom in 2000 with the late Debbie Friedman and Peter Hess, according to a Malka news release Drucker from the community. Drucker also is the author of 22 books on topics ranging from baseball to the Holocaust. Freedman, a native of HousJack ton, has served Shlachter as HaMakom’s cantor since 2004, the news release says. She came to cantorial work after a long career as a professional musician. Her ordination now qualifies her to officiate at child namings, weddings and funerals, as well as to lead all Sabbath and holiday services. She is a member of the Women Cantor’s Network, and has led workshops using sound, breath and percussion all across Europe and the United States. Shlachter, a physicist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, was ordained in 1995 by Rabbi Gershon Winkler. He comes to HaMakom after having served the Los Alamos Jewish Center for 34 years, first as a lay leader and then as rabbi, the news release says. He also provides itinerant rabbinic services to small Jewish communities without rabbis of their own in Roswell, Carlsbad and Las Vegas, N.M., and as far as Vienna. Shlachter lives in Los Alamos with his wife, nonprofit professional Beverly Post Shlachter, and has a son, Dov, and daughter, Orli, in college. HaMakom holds services at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, 1601 St. Francis Drive. For more information, visit

uuu Awesome grants: The Awesome Foundation is coming to Santa Fe with a goal of offering $1,000 grants. The Awesome Foundation is a global network of people using community philanthropy to fund inventive and compelling ideas. The local chapter, Awesome Santa Fe, will be periodically awarding $1,000 microgrants for projects that will enhance and impact Santa Fe and surrounding communities in a positive, creative way. Applications for micro-grants are now being accepted. Projects can include efforts in a wide range of areas including science, technology, arts, social good and more. For more information, send an email to To apply for a micro-grant, visit Awesome Santa Fe’s chapter page at www.awesomefoundation. org/en/chapters/santafe.

uuu Men’s retreat: From April 11 through 13 at the Benedictine Monastery in Pecos, the New Mexico Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a men’s retreat open for any Catholic man to attend. The retreat costs $160 and includes accommodations, meals, teachings and services, including the sacraments, in the quiet setting of the monastic community. To register for the retreat, call the monastery reservations office at 757-6415. For more information on the retreat, call Bill O’Donnell at 438-1809.

uuu River project fundraiser: The Santa Fe Girls’ School will celebrate its environmental Project Preserve education program at 5:30 p.m. April 12 at the Inn and Spa at Loretto. The annual auction and dinner, titled River Voices, will feature silent and live auctions including ecological items, trips and backyard garden packages, live music from Mala Maña, an all-female percussion and vocal ensemble, libations and a family-style dinner designed by chef Bret Sparman of Luminaria. The event will include Santa Fe Girls’ School teacher and former Santa Fe Poet Laureate Joan Logghe, a student-directed video about the Preserve and other student-produced surprises. The preserve is a 9-acre outdoor classroom owned and protected by the Santa Fe Girls’ School and is bisected by the Santa Fe River near La Cieneguilla, downstream of the city’s wastewater treatment plant. Tickets for River Voices are $75. Send an email to or call 820-3188.

SEND US YOUR ANNOUNCEMENTS Celebrations: The New Mexican welcomes your announcements of births, weddings, engagements, milestone anniversaries and 100th birthdays. Faces and places: We also welcome news of graduations, awards and other achievements by people from the community. Send us your announcement, along with a photo, to service@sfnew

uuu Skylar Deckoff-Jones of Santa Fe, a Tulane University sophomore majoring in physics, has won the Goldwater Scholarship. Established by Congress in 1986 to honor Sen. Barry Goldwater’s 56 years of service, the scholarship is the premier national award for undergradu-






ing a living allowance as they help build affordable housing in their communities. While in Washington, Sloat, Wheeler and fellow YouthBuilders will be asking elected officials, such as U.S. Sens. Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall of New Mexico, to sign a letter asking for an increase in the 2015 Department of Labor federal YouthBuild appropriation.

ates interested in careers in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. The one- and two-year scholarships provide up to $7,500 in tuition and other college expenses. “Being chosen as a Goldwater Scholar is a huge honor that reaffirms my desire to go to graduate school,” DeckoffJones said in a news release. “I am excited for future lab work, graduate studies and ultimately making a contribution to the material sciences.”



The Santa Fe Watershed Association has selected John Alejandro as its newest board member. According to a news release from the association, Alejandro has spent more than 10 years working with Fortune 500 hightech and clean-tech companies to develop renewable-energy projects and become industry leaders by creating innovative public-private partnerships, developing federal policies to scale up the U.S. renewableenergy industry, and executing communications and government relations campaigns. He is a commissioner on the Sustainable Santa Fe Commission, the founder of the New Mexico and Santa Fe Alliances for Clean Energy and a volunteer with Got Sol New Mexico, the news release says. He also has written about energy-related topics for numerous publications, including a piece on the ethanol industry appearing in The Washington Post and an op-ed related to global warming and economic development in developing countries appearing in The Economist online. Executive director of the Santa Fe Watershed Association Andy Otto said in the news release, “John is an innovator and will make a valuable addition to our Board, we’re very excited to have him join us.” uuu Michael Sisneros of Santa Fe, a teacher at Capital High School, has accepted a teaching position with the University of Texas as an adjunct faculty member. Sisneros will be working on the University of Texas Academic Partnership Program, which develops distance learning curriculum, while working with school districts developing graduate studies in educational leadership programs. Sisneros will continue to teach at Capital.


On Thursday, Jasmine Sloat and Mariah Wheeler, two students from YouthWorks Santa Fe’s YouthBuild, will be in Washington, D.C., meeting with elected officials. They will join more than 100 students from YouthBuild programs across the country to advocate for increased federal dollars to support the U.S. Department of Labor’s YouthBuild program. YouthBuild programs help reconnect low-income young people without a high school diploma to education and employment, says a news release on the program. Students in the program work toward their GED degrees or high school diplomas, while receiving job training and earn-




New Mexico State University chemical engineering assistant professor Jessica PereaHouston has been chosen as an International Society for Advancement of Cytometry Scholar, says a news release from the university. Cytometry is a laser-based technology that looks Jessica Pereaclosely at the Houston organization and structure of cells. This technology is often used in diagnosis of health disorders, such as cancer. Cytometry is also used in research, clinical practice and clinical trials. Houston, a graduate of Santa Fe High School, was recognized for her research in this field by with a National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2012. Houston received her bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from New Mexico State University. She earned a doctoral degree from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, and worked at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Later she became a Director’s Postdoctoral Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory before joining NMSU. She continues her research developing a new flow cytometry method to distinguish among the sources of fluorescence in cells and has established the Houston Laboratory of Flow Cytometery and Related Biophotonics.

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world, producing paper-engineered books. Her entertaining and poignant cultural descriptions of people she has encountered in Texas, New York, Germany, Colombia, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Bali and Africa are covered in the book, according to a news release. Her hand-cut, pop-up Chinese village scenes can be purchased at the SITE Santa Fe Museum Shop.

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THE NEW MEXICAN Sunday, March 30, 2014


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Horoscope HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Sunday, March 30, 2014: This year you won’t tolerate obstacles for long. You naturally will veer away from problems and opt for new beginnings. If you are single, you might want to let people find you instead of seeking them out. Your magnetism peaks this year. Come summer 2014, a potential life mate could appear. If you are attached, guard against being too me-oriented. A lot might be happening around you, but remember that a partnership is based on two people. You need to make time for your sweetie! A fellow Aries can be demanding and challenging. The stars show the kind of day you’ll have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult

ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHHH The New Moon in your sign marks a new beginning. You could find that you have so many options that you might not know which way to turn, much less which path to follow. Consider the spontaneous choice first. Tonight: Ease up when dealing with a difficult person. This Week: Use Monday to the max — it’s all downhill afterward.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHH You have a way of saying things that affects others. Listen to yourself, and see how you can frame your edgier thoughts in a different way. You want others to get the message and not react harshly. A partner might become controlling. Tonight: Get some extra R and R. This Week: Go for what you want. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHHH Your friends surround you. Though you might think you know the potential for fun interactions with this set of people, you have a surprise ahead. As the bonds grow, so does the level of interaction and trust. Be spontaneous! Tonight: Don’t cut a good time short. This Week: Manage your schedule carefully. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHH You could feel as if a partner is a bit narcissistic, as this person seems to want to control your bond. He or she might believe that it is possible to have a new beginning. Be honest about what you feel, but curb a need to display anger. Tonight: A must appearance. This Week: Try a different approach.

Last week’s answers

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHHH News heads your way that will make you want to smile. Share what is happening with others. A trip seems as if it is a strong possibility. Getting away from the daily grind is likely to enhance your perspective. Tonight: Listen to a recurring dream or desire. This Week: Reach out to someone you care about Monday. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH You will be concerned about what is happening with a friend. You suddenly might see an increase in this person’s resilience. You know that this person ultimately will make the right decision. Plans seem to take on a lighter tone. Tonight: Be with a loved one. This Week: Let your mind wander Tuesday on. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH You seem to be more volatile than usual. You might decide to hold up the white flag and go for a peace treaty. If you have been internalizing your feelings, you could discover the way to express your discontent without causing an uproar. Tonight: Let others decide. This Week: Others are not trying to challenge you — they are just being themselves. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHHH You might want to discuss a situation more openly than you have in the past. Also make time to get physical and release more stress. If you decide to

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start a diet or get into a new exercise program, it has an excellent chance of sticking. Tonight: Get a head start on tomorrow. This Week: Reach out to a loved one who might feel challenged. SAGITTARIUS(Nov.22-Dec.21) HHHHH Share what you might judge as being an offbeat idea. What you are likely to find is that others are not as critical as you are. In fact, you might want to use this realization in the near future. Spend time with a loved one; he or she can’t get enough of you. Tonight: Very playful. This Week: Defer to others, and make a change in your schedule. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHH You might want to realize that others want a lot more from you than you might be able to give them. Spend time with a family member. You could be discussing a positive change involving an investment. Tonight: Stay in and relax. This Week: Your thoughts might be anywhere but on work. Make it OK! AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHHH Reach out to someone whom you rarely have time to visit. If this person lives far away, you might decide to meet him or her halfway. Others just don’t understand how important your friendships are to you. Tonight: Meet a pal for munchies; the rest will happen naturally. This Week: Open up to positive changes at home. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHH You tend to lose your selfdiscipline easily. You could find yourself on a dangerous shopping spree. Put a hold on this pastime for now. Go off and indulge a loved one with some attention. You will have a better time, and it will cost less. Tonight: Rethink purchases. This Week: Be more direct Tuesday and Wednesday.

Scratch pad

his just in: What is going on in the brains of girls and women today? Why must they wear tight jeans or spandex shorts to bring attention to their butts? I am starting to understand why Orthodox Jews and Muslims have strict dress codes. I am a grandfather, but no matter how old a man is, it is distracting. What are they advertising? — Frank Barletta, Rockville I also think this is a disgrace, Frank — a shame and a disgrace about all those bottoms we older fellers are forced to look at. Unfortunately, gosh darn it, we live in an open, free society. So even though we men are cruelly victimized by this outrage, I fear it would be unpatriotic and un-American to require Gene women to temporize their tailoring. And Weingarten I bet Gina Barreca, my feminist friend, agrees with me. Right, Gina? The Washington Gina: I am trying to figure out how Post to address this issue without rewarding your disingenuousness. Mr. Barletta, women are advertising their freedom. Historically, the biggest advances in women’s liberation were accompanied by liberation in clothing. It was only after American women got the vote that the flapper era arrived, along with freedom from the restrictions of corsets and petticoats and skirts that swept the floor. The point is, what is erotic to men is whatever men have decided should be hidden. Modern women are simply saying that we do not define ourselves as objects of your personal fantasies. By exposing what we wish, we are declaring that our bodies are sexual only when we decide they are sexual, not when you decide. We decline to be objectified. Gene: “Don’t you dare objectify my body! Now check out these hooters!” Gina: Gene: “I am not your eye candy, buster. So kindly stop ogling this here skirt-slit, as I casually cross one creamy thigh over the other.” Gina: One, women are aware their bodies are attractive to men. And two, women dress in a way that accentuates their better features. But point one is not necessarily related to point two. Gene: OK, then, please decode the following, which is a scene that by my observation must occur hundreds of thousands of times every morning in major cities across America. A young woman is dressing for work or school. She decides to wear a short skirt. At that moment, what is she thinking? Is she thinking, “You know, I’ll bet that today, for some reason, unlike every other day, I will not find myself riding up an escalator. So I certainly do not have to consider the possibility that dozens of men I do not know and probably would not like will be staring at my underpants.” Gina: No, she is thinking, “Gee, I look good in this. Isn’t it great it still fits?” She will not be thinking, “Omigod, is there some point in the day when some guy might figure out how to look up my skirt?” Gene: Figure out? Do you think this requires periscopes, or global positioning satellites? Her exposed behind is placed in the direct line of sight between a man’s eyes and his destination, the top of the escalator. Gina: A gentleman would not look. Gene: So, let’s say your husband was on such an escalator beneath such a woman. You would expect him to avert his eyes? Gina: I would expect his eyes to bug out like a lobster’s. Gene: But you said ... Gina: You guys have your fantasies, we have ours. Ours involves the existence of “gentlemen.”

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Badgers fight off Arizona in OT

Wisconsin forward Frank Kaminsky shoots past Arizona’s Kaleb Tarczewski during the first half of Saturday’s regional final in Anaheim, Calif.

Kaminsky carried Wisconsin to Final Four with 28 points By Beth Harris The Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Every big shot Wisconsin needed, Frank Kaminsky hit. The 7-footer carried Wisconsin to the Final Four with 28 points, including six in overtime, as the Badgers defeated Arizona 64-63 in a physical West Region final Saturday night.



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Kaminsky had 11 rebounds and scored Arizona 63 from inside and outside, including three 3-pointers, for the No. 2 seed Badgers (30-7). It’s Wisconsin’s first Final Four appearance since 2000, and first for 69-year-old coach Bo Ryan, who earned his 704th career victory. “We want a national championship now,” Kaminsky said. “We have made it to the opportunity to get there, so why not go get it?” Ryan had a long tradition of attending the Final Four as a spectator with his father, who Wisconsin 64

died in August. “Today would have been my dad’s 90th birthday,” he said. “I just thought I’d throw that in.” Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers joined the locker room celebration, telling the Badgers he’d been following them all season. Kaminsky proved the only reliable scorer on a night when the rest of the Badgers disappeared offensively. Sam Dekker was 2 for 5, Ben Brust went 2 for 7, Traevon Jackson

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Disbelief of the blue

Florida lost at this point in each of past 3 tournies By Teresa M. Walker The Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — First yet again this season, the Florida Gators want more. Much more. Try a national championship. Scottie WilFlorida 62 bekin scored 23 points, and Dayton 52 Florida became the first team to advance to the Final Four with a 62-52 win Saturday night over the 11th-seeded Dayton Flyers in the South Region final. The Gators reached their fifth Final Four after losing at this point in each of the past three NCAA tournaments. This time, they came in as the country’s top-ranked team and the overall No. 1 seed. Florida won its 30th straight game and improved to 36-2, topping the 35 wins by the 2007 national championship squad. “I couldn’t be prouder and happier,” Florida coach Billy Donovan

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Panthers sweep twin bill vs. Bobcats By Edmundo Carrillo The New Mexican

PECOS — The Pecos baseball team has the defense, but head coach Augustine Ruiz would like the bats to be more effective. The Panthers took care of the visiting McCurdy Bobcats 6-2 in the opener of a nondistrict doubleheader on Saturday with some stout defense, but the team left seven runners in scoring position, which didn’t sit well with Ruiz. “This was the best defensive game we played all year, but they need to be more aggressive at the plate,” Ruiz said. “I have a lot of guys that can put the bat on the ball, but it’s just hit and miss right now.” Ruiz may have gotten what he wished for in the second game, as the Panthers routed the Bobcats 16-4 and ended the game in the fifth inning with the 10-run mercy rule. “All around, it wasn’t bad,” Ruiz said. The highlight of the game for

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The Santa Fe High School cheerleading squad jumps off of the bench as the members are announced champions of the State Spirit Competition on Saturday in The Pit. This is the first time in SFHS history that the cheerleading squad has won a title. For more photos of the competition, go to PHOTOS BY LUIS SÁNCHEZ SATURNO/THE NEW MEXICAN

the school — she and the cheer team were there to do their part to will the girls basketball team to a state title on March 14 — it didn’t seem real. Not even holding the blue trophy that signified a Class AAAA state cheer title at the end of Saturday’s State Spirit CompetiBy James Barron tion in The Pit could not crystalThe New Mexican lize the moment for Branch. ALBUQUERQUE It was the first cheer title he first, the last, but is it for the program and its last as the end? a member of AAAA since the None of that matters school will compete in AAAAAA to Santa Fe High senior next fall. Marissa Branch. Much to her dis“Oh my God, it’s blue!” Branch belief, she and the Demonettes said as she took hold of the trocheer team are awash in blue, phy her and the 11 seniors had that’s all that matters to them. worked all their prep careers for. Yet, even as she partook in her “I can’t believe it’s blue!” second state championship celPlease see BLUE, Page D-3 ebration in the past two weeks for

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Santa Fe High School fans cheer for their school’s squad Saturday.


Padres get prime-time stage in opener against Dodgers By Bernie Wilson The Associated Press

San Diego Padres’ Chris Denorfia makes a running catch to deny a hit to Cleveland Indians’ Lonnie Chisenhall in the third inning of a spring training exhibition game Saturday. LENNY IGNELZI/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Padres will miss $215 million man Clayton Kershaw in baseball’s North American opener Sunday night. They’ll face pretty much the rest of the $235 million roster of the Los Angeles Dodgers, who sit atop baseball’s payroll perch and the NL West. Padres third baseman Chase Headley said his team has a

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“healthy dislike” of the Dodgers, who won the division last year after going on a 42-8 run that began with a victory in San Diego. That said, the Padres welcome the prime-time spotlight, rare for a team that’s lost 91, 86 and 86 games the past three seasons and hasn’t been to the playoffs since 2006. “I think it’ll be fun,” said Headley, whose future is uncertain because he and the club failed for the second straight

offseason to agree to a longterm contract. “It’s just a good opportunity for the Padres. Being in this market, we don’t get that opportunity a lot. It’ll be exciting to be the one and only game on. Hopefully we’ll go out and play the way we can and maybe some fans that wouldn’t necessarily watch us will get to see we’re a pretty good team.” Kershaw, who last fall won

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THE NEW MEXICAN Sunday, March 30, 2014

Spurs 96, Pelicans 80

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Western Conference Southwest W L Pct GB x-San Antonio 57 16 .781 — Houston 49 23 .681 7½ Memphis 43 29 .597 13½ Dallas 44 30 .595 13½ New Orleans 32 41 .438 25 Northwest W L Pct GB x-Oklahoma City 53 19 .736 — Portland 47 27 .635 7 Minnesota 36 35 .507 16½ Denver 32 41 .438 21½ Utah 23 50 .315 30½ Pacific W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 52 22 .703 — Golden State 45 27 .625 6 Phoenix 44 29 .603 7½ Sacramento 25 48 .342 26½ L.A. Lakers 24 48 .333 27 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Saturday’s Games Philadelphia 123, Detroit 98 L.A. Clippers 118, Houston 107 Washington 101, Atlanta 97 Dallas 103, Sacramento 100 Miami 88, Milwaukee 67 San Antonio 96, New Orleans 80 Friday’s Games Orlando 110, Charlotte 105, OT Washington 91, Indiana 78 Toronto 105, Boston 103 Brooklyn 108, Cleveland 97 Miami 110, Detroit 78 Portland 91, Chicago 74 Minnesota 143, L.A. Lakers 107 Oklahoma City 94, Sacramento 81 New Orleans 102, Utah 95 San Antonio 133, Denver 102 Phoenix 112, New York 88 Golden State 100, Memphis 93 Sunday’s Games Utah at Oklahoma City, 1 p.m. Indiana at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Toronto at Orlando, 4 p.m. Minnesota at Brooklyn, 4 p.m. Chicago at Boston, 5 p.m. New York at Golden State, 7 p.m. Memphis at Portland, 7 p.m. Phoenix at L.A. Lakers, 7:30 p.m. Monday’s Games San Antonio at Indiana, 5 p.m. Washington at Charlotte, 5 p.m. Toronto at Miami, 5:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Detroit, 5:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Atlanta, 5:30 p.m. Boston at Chicago, 6 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Sacramento at New Orleans, 6 p.m. Memphis at Denver, 7 p.m. New York at Utah, 7 p.m.

NBA BOXSCORES 76ers 123, Pistons 98 DETROIT (98) Smith 2-8 0-0 4, Monroe 7-16 6-8 20, Drummond 3-5 2-6 8, Jennings 1-5 0-0 2, Singler 3-6 2-2 10, Stuckey 3-11 1111 17, Jerebko 3-4 2-2 10, Bynum 2-11 1-1 5, Caldwell-Pope 6-12 2-2 16, Siva 1-4 0-0 2, Mitchell 1-1 0-0 2, Datome 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 33-85 26-32 98. PHILADELPHIA (123) Thompson 5-8 0-0 14, Young 9-17 1-1 21, Sims 8-14 0-0 16, Carter-Williams 6-14 8-10 21, Anderson 2-8 0-0 5, Varnado 4-8 1-1 9, Wroten 2-6 1-2 6, Williams 5-8 2-3 13, Davies 2-2 0-0 4, Ware 3-5 2-2 8, Nunnally 2-2 0-0 6. Totals 48-92 15-19 123. Detroit 23 28 17 30—98 Philadelphia 33 37 28 25—123 3-Point Goals—Detroit 6-21 (Jerebko 2-3, Singler 2-3, Caldwell-Pope 2-5, Siva 0-1, Stuckey 0-1, Datome 0-1, Bynum 0-2, Jennings 0-2, Smith 0-3), Philadelphia 12-21 (Thompson 4-4, Nunnally 2-2, Young 2-4, Carter-Williams 1-2, Williams 1-2, Anderson 1-3, Wroten 1-3, Ware 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Detroit 54 (Monroe 10), Philadelphia 52 (Sims, Carter-Williams 7). Assists—Detroit 20 (Siva, Stuckey 4), Philadelphia 29 (Wroten 9). Total Fouls—Detroit 20, Philadelphia 25. Technicals—Jennings 2, Smith. Ejected—Jennings. A—17,438 (20,328).

Clippers 118, Rockets 107 L.A. CLIPPERS (118) Barnes 6-15 0-0 15, Griffin 2-3 3-3 7, Jordan 7-10 6-14 20, Paul 10-16 5-6 30, Collison 4-14 2-4 11, Dudley 2-4 0-0 4, Crawford 7-15 5-8 22, Bullock 0-2 0-0 0, Davis 0-2 0-0 0, Turkoglu 1-2 1-1 3, Hollins 2-2 0-0 4, Green 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 42-89 22-36 118. HOUSTON (107) Parsons 9-19 9-11 28, Jones 1-4 0-2 2, Asik 5-9 2-2 12, Lin 1-9 8-8 10, Harden 9-22 11-13 32, Motiejunas 3-8 0-1 6, Casspi 0-1 0-0 0, Canaan 3-5 6-8 14, Garcia 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 32-79 36-45 107. L.A. Clippers 23 38 27 30—118 Houston 33 25 26 23—107 3-Point Goals—L.A. Clippers 12-41 (Paul 5-9, Crawford 3-9, Barnes 3-10, Collison 1-7, Dudley 0-1, Bullock 0-2, Green 0-3), Houston 7-25 (Harden 3-11, Canaan 2-4, Garcia 1-2, Parsons 1-5, Lin 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—L.A. Clippers 59 (Jordan 12), Houston 58 (Asik 11). Assists— L.A. Clippers 26 (Paul 12), Houston 14 (Harden 6). Total Fouls—L.A. Clippers 29, Houston 25. Technicals—Paul, L.A. Clippers defensive three second. A—18,337 (18,023).

Wizards 101, Hawks 97 ATLANTA (97) Martin 5-8 1-2 13, Millsap 5-13 5-8 17, Antic 5-10 2-2 13, Teague 8-17 1-1 19, Mack 2-6 0-0 5, Muscala 1-6 0-0 2, Williams 4-10 4-5 12, Scott 2-5 4-4 8, Schroder 2-5 3-6 8. Totals 34-80 20-28 97. WASHINGTON (101) Ariza 4-6 4-4 13, Booker 0-4 0-0 0, Gortat 6-11 0-2 12, Wall 10-20 2-6 25, Beal 5-15 4-4 14, Gooden 5-5 5-7 16, Webster 3-7 0-0 6, Harrington 2-7 0-0 5, Miller 4-4 2-2 10, Temple 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 39-79 17-25 101. Atlanta 27 25 19 26—97 Washington 28 22 25 26—101 3-Point Goals—Atlanta 9-31 (Martin 2-5, Teague 2-5, Millsap 2-6, Schroder 1-2, Mack 1-3, Antic 1-4, Scott 0-2, Williams 0-4), Washington 6-14 (Wall 3-4, Gooden 1-1, Ariza 1-2, Harrington 1-3, Beal 0-1, Webster 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Atlanta 52 (Antic 12), Washington 50 (Gortat 11). Assists—Atlanta 20 (Mack 6), Washington 17 (Wall 6). Total Fouls—Atlanta 22, Washington 22. Technicals—Atlanta defensive three second. Flagrant Fouls—Miller. A—17,996 (20,308).

NEW ORLEANS (80) Aminu 3-5 2-3 8, Ajinca 1-6 0-0 2, Stiemsma 1-3 0-0 2, Evans 4-13 3-4 11, Morrow 2-6 2-2 6, Babbitt 3-7 0-0 8, Rivers 8-18 0-0 16, Roberts 7-16 3-3 18, Miller 1-5 0-0 2, Withey 2-2 3-4 7. Totals 32-81 13-16 80. SAN ANTONIO (96) Leonard 4-9 5-6 15, Duncan 5-9 2-5 12, Diaw 3-8 0-0 6, Parker 1-5 0-0 2, Belinelli 7-11 0-0 18, Ginobili 7-10 1-1 15, Ayres 4-6 1-2 9, Daye 0-2 0-0 0, Mills 4-11 2-2 13, Joseph 0-4 2-4 2, Baynes 2-3 0-0 4. Totals 37-78 13-20 96. New Orleans 15 20 24 21—80 San Antonio 28 24 18 26—96 3-Point Goals—New Orleans 3-12 (Babbitt 2-2, Roberts 1-2, Morrow 0-1, Aminu 0-1, Miller 0-1, Evans 0-2, Rivers 0-3), San Antonio 9-21 (Belinelli 4-5, Mills 3-8, Leonard 2-4, Joseph 0-1, Diaw 0-1, Ginobili 0-1, Daye 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—New Orleans 49 (Aminu 10), San Antonio 51 (Duncan 8). Assists—New Orleans 16 (Roberts 5), San Antonio 24 (Duncan 6). Total Fouls—New Orleans 19, San Antonio 16. Technicals—San Antonio defensive three second. A—18,581

Heat 88, Bucks 67 MIAMI (88) James 5-10 2-4 13, Haslem 2-4 0-0 4, Bosh 4-10 6-6 14, Douglas 5-10 2-2 13, Jones 4-6 0-0 10, Andersen 3-8 2-4 8, Cole 2-8 0-0 4, Battier 1-3 0-0 3, Lewis 4-10 4-4 13, Hamilton 2-4 1-1 6, Beasley 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 32-74 17-21 88. MILWAUKEE (67) Middleton 4-11 0-0 10, Adrien 1-5 2-2 4, Pachulia 2-6 0-0 4, Knight 6-18 0-0 13, Sessions 5-15 4-5 15, Henson 6-11 0-2 12, Antetokounmpo 0-5 1-2 1, Udoh 1-3 0-0 2, Stephens 2-5 1-1 5, Raduljica 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 27-79 9-14 67. Miami 21 25 19 23—88 Milwaukee 12 17 17 21—67 3-Point Goals—Miami 7-23 (Jones 2-3, Battier 1-1, Hamilton 1-2, Lewis 1-3, James 1-3, Douglas 1-4, Beasley 0-1, Bosh 0-2, Cole 0-4), Milwaukee 4-14 (Middleton 2-2, Sessions 1-4, Knight 1-7, Antetokounmpo 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Miami 51 (Andersen 14), Milwaukee 52 (Henson 10). Assists—Miami 18 (Douglas, Cole 4), Milwaukee 15 (Knight 5). Total Fouls—Miami 12, Milwaukee 16. A—17,986 (18,717).

Mavericks 103, Kings 100 SACRAMENTO (100) Gay 11-19 8-10 30, Evans 3-5 0-1 6, Cousins 8-15 1-3 17, McCallum 7-17 0-0 16, McLemore 4-9 1-1 10, Williams 1-2 2-2 4, Outlaw 3-7 0-0 6, Thompson 5-7 1-2 11, Acy 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 42-81 13-19 100. DALLAS (103) Marion 5-7 3-3 14, Nowitzki 5-10 9-10 19, Dalembert 7-8 1-2 15, Calderon 4-11 0-0 11, Ellis 5-12 6-8 17, Carter 4-10 0-0 10, Blair 0-2 2-2 2, Harris 0-4 3-6 3, Crowder 2-4 2-2 6, Wright 2-2 2-2 6. Totals 34-70 28-35 103. Sacramento 19 23 28 30—100 Dallas 26 28 18 31—103 3-Point Goals—Sacramento 3-10 (McCallum 2-4, McLemore 1-2, Gay 0-1, Williams 0-1, Outlaw 0-2), Dallas 7-23 (Calderon 3-8, Carter 2-6, Marion 1-1, Ellis 1-3, Harris 0-1, Nowitzki 0-2, Crowder 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Sacramento 50 (Evans 18), Dallas 38 (Nowitzki 7). Assists— Sacramento 17 (McCallum 8), Dallas 28 (Nowitzki, Calderon 7). Total Fouls—Sacramento 29, Dallas 18. Technicals—Sacramento Coach Malone, Thompson. A—20,210 (19,200).

NCAA Men’s Tournament East Regional Semifinals At Madison Square Garden, New York Friday’s Games UConn 81, Iowa State 76 Michigan State 61, Virginia 59 East Regional Championship Sunday, March 30 UConn (29-8) vs. Michigan State (29-8), 12:20 p.m. South Regional Championship Saturday’s Games Florida 62, Dayton 52 Midwest Regional Semifinals At Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis Friday’s Games Michigan 73, Tennessee 71 Kentucky 74, Louisville 69 Midwest Regional Championship Sunday’s Game Michigan (28-8) vs. Kentucky (27-10), 3:05 p.m. West Regional Championship Saturday’s Game Wisconsin 64, Arizona 63, OT Final Four At AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas National Semifinals Saturday, April 5 East champion vs. Florida (36-2), TBA Midwest champion vs. Wisconsin (30-7), TBA National Championship Monday, April 7 Semifinal winners

Wisconsin 64, Arizona 63, OT WISCONSIN (30-7) Brust 2-7 0-0 5, Jackson 4-14 2-2 10, Dekker 2-5 2-2 7, Gasser 1-5 3-4 5, Kaminsky 11-20 3-4 28, Hayes 2-8 0-0 4, Dukan 0-0 0-0 0, Koenig 2-2 0-0 5. Totals 24-61 10-12 64. ARIZONA (33-5) York 0-2 1-2 1, McConnell 2-10 3-4 9, Gordon 3-11 1-2 8, N. Johnson 6-17 3-4 16, Tarczewski 5-8 2-3 12, Mayes 2-2 0-0 4, Hollis-Jefferson 4-7 2-2 10, Pitts 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 23-59 12-17 63. Halftime—Arizona 28-25. End Of Regulation—Tied 54. 3-Point Goals— Wisconsin 6-17 (Kaminsky 3-5, Koenig 1-1, Dekker 1-2, Brust 1-3, Gasser 0-3, Jackson 0-3), Arizona 5-12 (McConnell 2-5, Pitts 1-2, Gordon 1-2, N. Johnson 1-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Wisconsin 38 (Kaminsky 11), Arizona 39 (Gordon 18). Assists—Wisconsin 11 (Jackson 5), Arizona 8 (N. Johnson 3). Total Fouls—Wisconsin 14, Arizona 17. Technical—Wisconsin Bench. A—17,814.

Florida 62, Dayton 52 DAYTON (26-11) Oliver 4-9 0-0 12, Pierre 7-11 2-2 18, Kavanaugh 2-5 2-2 6, Price 0-2 0-0 0, Sibert 0-3 0-0 0, Davis 1-3 0-0 3, Smith 2-4 0-0 5, Robinson 1-1 0-0 2, Pollard 1-5 0-0 2, Vonderhaar 0-0 0-0 0, Scott 0-0 0-0 0, Sanford 1-5 2-4 4, Wehrli 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 19-48 6-8 52. FLORIDA (36-2) Yeguete 1-4 2-3 4, Prather 2-5 2-4 6, Young 5-9 2-3 12, Wilbekin 6-14 8-10 23, Frazier II 4-8 0-0 10, Hill 0-2 2-2 2, Finney-Smith 0-4 5-6 5, C. Walker 0-0 0-0 0, D. Walker 0-2 0-0 0, Kurtz 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 18-48 21-28 62. Halftime—Florida 38-24. 3-Point Goals—Dayton 8-18 (Oliver 4-7, Pierre 2-3, Davis 1-1, Smith 1-3, Sibert 0-2, Price 0-2), Florida 5-15 (Wilbekin 3-5, Frazier II 2-5, Yeguete 0-1, D. Walker 0-1, Finney-Smith 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Dayton 26 (Kavanaugh 8), Florida 37 (FinneySmith 9). Assists—Dayton 11 (Pierre 5), Florida 10 (Hill, Wilbekin 3). Total Fouls—Dayton 19, Florida 10. A—15,443.

NATIONAL SCOREBOARD National Invitation Tournament


At Madison Square Garden New York Semifinals Tuesday, April 1 Minnesota (23-13) vs. Florida State (22-13), 5 p.m. Clemson (23-13) vs. SMU (26-9), 7:30 p.m. Championship Thursday, April 3 Semifinal winners, 5 p.m.

Women’s Tournament LINCOLN Regional Regional Semifinals At Lincoln, Neb. Saturday’s Games UConn 70, BYU 51 Texas A&M 84, DePaul 65 Monday’s Game Regional Championship UConn (37-0) vs. Texas A&M (27-8), 7:30 p.m. STANFORD Regional Regional Semifinals At Stanford, Calif. Sunday’s Games Stanford (31-3) vs. Penn State (24-7), 2:30 p.m. South Carolina (29-4) vs. North Carolina (26-9), 5 p.m. Regional Championship Tuesday’s Game Semifinal winners, 7 p.m. NOTRE DAME Regional Regional Semifinals At Notre Dame, Ind. Saturday’s Games Baylor 90, Kentucky 72 Notre Dame 89, Oklahoma State 72 Regional Championship Monday’s Game Baylor (32-4) vs. Notre Dame (35-0), 5:30 p.m. LOUISVILLE Regional Regional Semifinals At Louisville, Ky. Sunday’s Games Tennessee (29-5) vs. Maryland (26-6), 10 a.m. Louisville (32-4) vs. LSU (21-12), 12:30 p.m. Regional Championship Tuesday’s Game Semifinal winners, 5 p.m. Final Four At Nashville, Tenn. National Semifinals Lincoln regional champion vs. Stanford regional champion, 6:30 or 6:30 p.m. Notre Dame regional champion vs. Louisville regional champion, 6:30 or 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 6 National Championship Tuesday, April 8 Semifinal winners, 8:30 p.m.

HOCKEY HOCKEY NHL Eastern Conference Atlantic GP W y-Boston 74 51 Montreal 76 43 Tampa Bay 74 41 Detroit 74 34 Toronto 76 36 Ottawa 73 30 Florida 75 27 Buffalo 74 20 Metro GP W x-Pittsburgh 74 47 N.Y. Rangers 75 41 Philadelphia 73 39 Columbus 74 38 Washington 74 34 New Jersey 74 31 Carolina 74 32 N.Y. Islanders 74 29

L OL 17 6 26 7 24 9 26 14 32 8 29 14 40 8 45 9 L OL 22 5 30 4 27 7 30 6 28 12 28 15 32 10 35 10

Pts 108 93 91 82 80 74 62 49 Pts 99 86 85 82 80 77 74 68

GF 237 199 221 199 220 210 179 142 GF 228 200 210 208 214 178 186 206

GA 155 189 198 211 239 246 244 222 GA 184 183 206 200 222 192 208 247

Western Conference Central GP W L OL Pts GF GA x-St. Louis 74 50 17 7 107 240 168 x-Colorado 74 47 21 6 100 227 202 x-Chicago 75 42 18 15 99 247 196 Minnesota 75 38 26 11 87 186 189 Dallas 74 36 27 11 83 214 212 Nashville 75 32 32 11 75 186 226 Winnipeg 75 33 33 9 75 208 220 Pacific GP W L OL Pts GF GA x-Anaheim 74 48 18 8 104 239 187 x-San Jose 76 47 20 9 103 232 184 Los Angeles 75 44 25 6 94 189 159 Phoenix 75 36 27 12 84 206 212 Vancouver 76 34 31 11 79 184 206 Calgary 74 31 36 7 69 189 217 Edmonton 74 26 39 9 61 184 244 Note: Two points are awarded for a win; one point for an overtime or shootout loss. x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Saturday’s Games N.Y. Islanders 2, New Jersey 1, SO Boston 4, Washington 2 Colorado 3, San Jose 2 Tampa Bay 4, Buffalo 3, OT Detroit 4, Toronto 2 Montreal 4, Florida 1 Columbus 3, Carolina 2, OT Dallas 4, St. Louis 2 Minnesota 3, Phoenix 1 Anaheim 5, Vancouver 1 Los Angeles 4, Winnipeg 2 Friday’s Games Philadelphia 4, Toronto 2 Pittsburgh 2, Columbus 1 Ottawa 5, Chicago 3 Dallas 7, Nashville 3 Calgary 4, N.Y. Rangers 3 Edmonton 4, Anaheim 3, OT Sunday’s Games Boston at Philadelphia, 10:30 a.m. Calgary at Ottawa, 3 p.m. Tampa Bay at Detroit, 3 p.m. Chicago at Pittsburgh, 5:30 p.m. Washington at Nashville, 6 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Edmonton, 6 p.m. Monday’s Games Carolina at Ottawa, 5:30 p.m. Florida at New Jersey, 5:30 p.m. Winnipeg at Anaheim, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Los Angeles, 8 p.m.

NHL Leaders Through March 28 Scoring GP Sidney Crosby, Pit 74 Ryan Getzlaf, Anh 69 Claude Giroux, Phi 73 Phil Kessel, Tor 75 Tyler Seguin, Dal 71 A. Ovechkin, Was 69 Corey Perry, Anh 73 Joe Pavelski, SJ 75 Patrick Sharp, Chi 75 Evgeni Malkin, Pit 60 Joe Thornton, SJ 75 Jamie Benn, Dal 73 Matt Duchene, Col 70 N. Backstrom, Was 73 3 tied with 69 pts.

G 34 30 25 36 32 48 37 37 31 23 11 30 23 13

A PTS 63 97 50 80 53 78 41 77 44 76 24 72 35 72 35 72 41 72 49 72 60 71 40 70 47 70 57 70

PGA TOUR Valero Texas Open Saturday At TPC San Antonio San Antonio Purse: $6.2 million Yardage: 7,435; Par: 72 Third Round Steven Bowditch Matt Kuchar Andrew Loupe Pat Perez Kevin Na Daniel Summerhays Chad Collins Ryan Palmer Zach Johnson Will MacKenzie Jim Furyk Geoff Ogilvy Jerry Kelly Stephen Ames Jordan Spieth Bo Van Pelt Andrew Svoboda Chesson Hadley Wes Roach Freddie Jacobson Carl Pettersson Brice Garnett Justin Hicks Russell Knox Charley Hoffman William McGirt Martin Flores Trevor Immelman Brendon Todd Briny Baird Brendon de Jonge Justin Leonard Michael Thompson Seung-Yul Noh Michael Putnam Cameron Beckman Cameron Tringale Scott Brown Brian Gay Jamie Lovemark Ben Curtis Johnson Wagner Brian Harman Kevin Foley James Hahn John Mallinger Bronson La’Cassie Andres Romero Tim Wilkinson John Senden Brooks Koepka Jeff Maggert Jimmy Walker Joe Ogilvie Josh Teater Miguel Angel Carballo Troy Merritt Troy Matteson Brian Davis Fred Funk Jason Kokrak J.B. Holmes Mike Weir Alex Aragon Scott Gardiner Luke Guthrie John Peterson Charlie Beljan Greg Chalmers Aaron Baddeley Richard H. Lee

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BASEBALL BASEBALL MLB Spring Training AL W L Pct Tampa Bay 16 7 .696 Cleveland 20 9 .690 Los Angeles 19 11 .633 Seattle 18 12 .600 Baltimore 13 9 .591 New York 17 12 .586 Detroit 15 12 .556 Toronto 16 13 .552 Oakland 15 13 .536 Houston 12 15 .444 Kansas City 12 16 .429 Boston 11 17 .393 Chicago 9 14 .391 Texas 10 17 .370 Minnesota 9 16 .360 NL W L Pct Miami 18 12 .600 Pittsburgh 15 10 .600 San Francisco 17 12 .586 Washington 15 13 .536 Colorado 15 14 .517 Arizona 12 13 .480 New York 14 16 .467 San Diego 11 13 .458 St. Louis 11 13 .458 Chicago 15 18 .455 Cincinnati 14 17 .452 Milwaukee 13 18 .419 Atlanta 12 18 .400 Los Angeles 7 12 .368 Philadelphia 9 18 .333 Note: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Saturday’s Games Toronto 2, N.Y. Mets 0 Miami vs. N.Y. Yankees, ccd., Rain Minnesota 7, Boston 4 Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia, ccd., Rain Detroit vs. Washington, ccd., Rain Houston 13, Texas 6 Milwaukee 7, Kansas City 2 Colorado 2, Seattle 1 San Francisco vs. Oakland, ccd., Rain San Diego 9, Cleveland 8 Chicago Cubs 9, Arizona 8 L.A. Angels 6, L.A. Dodgers 2 Friday’s Games Detroit 6, Tampa Bay 3 Boston 4, Minnesota 0 Toronto 5, N.Y. Mets 4 Pittsburgh 3, Philadelphia 0 N.Y. Yankees 3, Miami 0 Houston 6, Texas 5 Kansas City 5, Milwaukee 4 Cleveland 16, San Diego 4 Chicago Cubs 3, Arizona 1 Seattle 3, Colorado 2 L.A. Dodgers 5, L.A. Angels 4, 10 innings Oakland 4, San Francisco 1

REGULAR SEASON Sunday’s Game L.A. Dodgers at San Diego, 6:05 p.m. Monday, March 31 Chi Cubs at Pittsburgh, 11:05 a.m. Kansas City at Detroit, 11:08 a.m. Washington at N.Y. Mets, 11:10 a.m. Philadelphia at Texas, 12:05 p.m. Atlanta at Milwaukee, 12:10 p.m. Boston at Baltimore, 1:05 p.m. Toronto at Tampa Bay, 2:10 p.m. Minnesota at Chi WSox, 2:10 p.m. St. Louis at Cincinnati, 2:10 p.m. Colorado at Miami, 5:10 p.m. San Francisco at Arizona, 7:40 p.m. Cleveland at Oakland, 8:05 p.m. Seattle at L.A. Angels, 8:05 p.m. Tuesday, April 1 L.A. Dodgers at San Diego, 4:40 p.m. Toronto at Tampa Bay, 5:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Houston, 5:10 p.m. Colorado at Miami, 5:10 p.m. Philadelphia at Texas, 6:05 p.m. Atlanta at Milwaukee, 6:10 p.m. San Francisco at Arizona, 7:40 p.m. Cleveland at Oakland, 8:05 p.m. Seattle at L.A. Angels, 8:05 p.m. Wednesday, April 2 Kansas City at Detroit, 11:08 a.m. Atlanta at Milwaukee, 11:10 a.m. Minnesota at Chi WSox, 12:10 p.m. Cleveland at Oakland, 1:35 p.m. Boston at Baltimore, 5:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh, 5:05 p.m. Toronto at Tampa Bay, 5:10 p.m.

Washington at N.Y. Mets, 5:10 p.m. Colorado at Miami, 5:10 p.m. St. Louis at Cincinnati, 5:10 p.m. Philadelphia at Texas, 6:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Houston, 6:10 p.m. San Francisco at Arizona, 7:40 p.m. Seattle at L.A. Angels, 8:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at San Diego,8:10 p.m. Thursday, April 3 Chi Cubs at Pittsburgh, 10:35 a.m. St. Louis at Cincinnati, 10:35 a.m. Colorado at Miami, 10:40 a.m. Kansas City at Detroit, 11:08 a.m. Washington at N.Y. Mets, 11:10 a.m. Minnesota at Chi WSox, 12:10 p.m. San Francisco at Arizona, 1:40 p.m. Boston at Baltimore, 5:05 p.m. Toronto at Tampa Bay, 5:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Houston, 6:10 p.m. Seattle at Oakland, 8:05 p.m. Friday, April 4 Atlanta at Washington, 11:05 a.m. Baltimore at Detroit, 11:08 a.m. Milwaukee at Boston, 12:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Chi Cubs, 12:20 p.m. Minnesota at Cleveland, 1:05 p.m. San Fran at L.A. Dodgers, 2:10 p.m. Arizona at Colorado, 2:10 p.m. Chi WSox at Kansas City, 2:10 p.m. St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 5:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Toronto, 5:07 p.m. Texas at Tampa Bay, 5:10 p.m. Cincinnati at N.Y. Mets, 5:10 p.m. San Diego at Miami, 5:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Houston, 6:10 p.m. Seattle at Oakland, 8:05 p.m. Saturday, April 5 Minnesota at Cleveland, 11:05 a.m. N.Y. Yankees at Toronto, 11:07 a.m. Baltimore at Detroit, 11:08 a.m. Cincinnati at N.Y. Mets, 11:10 a.m. Chi WSox at Kansas City, 12:10 p.m. Philadelphia at Chi Cubs, 12:20 p.m. Seattle at Oakland, 2:05 p.m. San Fran at L.A. Dodgers, 2:10 p.m. Atlanta at Washington, 5:05 p.m. St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 5:05 p.m. San Diego at Miami, 5:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Boston, 5:10 p.m. Texas at Tampa Bay, 5:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Houston, 5:10 p.m. Arizona at Colorado, 6:10 p.m. Sunday, April 6 Minnesota at Cleveland, 11:05 a.m. N.Y. Yankees at Toronto, 11:07 a.m. Baltimore at Detroit, 11:08 a.m. Cincinnati at N.Y. Mets, 11:10 a.m. Milwaukee at Boston, 11:35 a.m. Atlanta at Washington, 11:35 a.m. St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 11:35 a.m. Texas at Tampa Bay, 11:40 a.m. Chi WSox at Kansas City, 12:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Houston, 12:10 p.m. Philadelphia at Chi Cubs, 12:20 p.m. Seattle at Oakland, 2:05 p.m. Arizona at Colorado, 2:10 p.m. San Diego at Miami, 5:10 p.m. San Fran at L.A. Dodgers, 6:05 p.m. Monday, April 7 Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees, 11:05 a.m. L.A. Angels at Houston, 12:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Philadelphia, 1:05 p.m. Oakland at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m. Cincinnati at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m. Texas at Boston, 5:10 p.m. San Diego at Cleveland, 5:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Kansas City, 6:10 p.m. Chicago WSox at Colorado, 6:40 p.m. Tuesday, April 8 Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees, 11:05 a.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 2:35 p.m. Texas at Boston, 4:10 p.m. San Diego at Cleveland, 5:05 p.m. Miami at Washington, 5:05 p.m. Houston at Toronto, 5:07 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Atlanta, 5:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs, 6:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Kansas City, 6:10 p.m. Cincinnati at St. Louis, 6:15 p.m. Chicago WSox at Colorado, 6:40 p.m. L.A. Angels at Seattle, 8:10 p.m. Detroit at L.A. Dodgers, 8:10 p.m. Wednesday, April 9 San Diego at Cleveland, 10:05 a.m. Oakland at Minnesota, 11:10 a.m. Cincinnati at St. Louis, 11:45 a.m. Tampa Bay at Kansas City, 12:10 p.m. Chicago WSox at Colorado, 1:10 p.m. Texas at Boston, 2:05 p.m. Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees, 5:05 p.m. Miami at Washington, 5:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Philadelphia, 5:05 p.m. Houston at Toronto, 5:07 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Atlanta, 5:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs, 6:05 p.m. Detroit at L.A. Dodgers, 8:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Seattle, 8:10 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 8:15 p.m. Thursday, April 10 Oakland at Minnesota, 11:10 a.m. Pittsburgh at Chi Cubs, 12:20 p.m. Miami at Washington, 2:05 p.m. Boston at N.Y. Yankees, 5:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Philadelphia, 5:05 p.m. Houston at Toronto, 5:07 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Atlanta, 5:10 p.m. Cleveland at Chicago WSox, 6:10 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 8:15 p.m. Friday, April 11 Boston at N.Y. Yankees, 5:05 p.m. Toronto at Baltimore, 5:05 p.m. Miami at Philadelphia, 5:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Cincinnati, 5:10 p.m. Washington at Atlanta, 5:35 p.m. Houston at Texas, 6:05 p.m. Cleveland at Chicago WSox, 6:10 p.m. Kansas City at Minnesota, 6:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, 6:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at St. Louis, 6:15 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Arizona, 7:40 p.m. N.Y. Mets at L.A. Angels, 8:05 p.m. Detroit at San Diego, 8:10 p.m. Oakland at Seattle, 8:10 p.m. Colorado at San Francisco, 8:15 p.m. Saturday, April 12 Boston at N.Y. Yankees, 11:05 a.m. Tampa Bay at Cincinnati, 11:10 a.m. Cleveland at Chi WSox, 12:10 p.m. Kansas City at Minnesota, 12:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, 12:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at St. Louis, 12:15 p.m. Colorado at San Francisco, 2:05 p.m. Miami at Philadelphia, 5:05 p.m. Toronto at Baltimore, 5:05 p.m. Washington at Atlanta, 5:10 p.m. Houston at Texas, 6:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Arizona, 6:10 p.m. Detroit at San Diego, 6:40 p.m. N.Y. Mets at L.A. Angels, 7:05 p.m. Oakland at Seattle, 7:10 p.m. Sunday, April 13 Tampa Bay at Cincinnati, 11:10 a.m. Toronto at Baltimore, 11:35 a.m. Miami at Philadelphia, 11:35 a.m. Washington at Atlanta, 11:35 a.m. Cleveland at Chi WSox, 12:10 p.m. Kansas City at Minnesota, 12:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, 12:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at St. Louis, 12:15 p.m. Houston at Texas, 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at L.A. Angels, 1:35 p.m. Colorado at San Francisco, 2:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Arizona, 2:10 p.m. Detroit at San Diego, 2:10 p.m. Oakland at Seattle, 2:10 p.m. Boston at N.Y. Yankees, 6:05 p.m. Monday, April 14 Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 5:05 p.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 5:05 p.m. Washington at Miami, 5:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 5:10 p.m. Seattle at Texas, 6:05 p.m. St. Louis at Milwaukee, 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Arizona, 7:40 p.m. Oakland at L.A. Angels, 8:05 p.m. Colorado at San Diego, 8:10 p.m. Tuesday, April 15 Chi Cubs at N.Y. Yankees, 5:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 5:05 p.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 5:05 p.m. Cleveland at Detroit, 5:08 p.m. Washington at Miami, 5:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 5:10 p.m. Seattle at Texas, 6:05 p.m. Boston at Chicago WSox, 6:10 p.m. Toronto at Minnesota, 6:10 p.m. Kansas City at Houston, 6:10 p.m.

St. Louis at Milwaukee, 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Arizona, 7:40 p.m. Oakland at L.A. Angels, 8:05 p.m. Colorado at San Diego, 8:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at San Fran, 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 16 Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 10:35 a.m. Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 10:35 a.m. St. Louis at Milwaukee, 11:10 a.m. N.Y. Mets at Arizona, 1:40 p.m. Chi Cubs at N.Y. Yankees, 5:05 p.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 5:05 p.m. Cleveland at Detroit, 5:08 p.m. Washington at Miami, 5:10 p.m. Seattle at Texas, 6:05 p.m. Boston at Chicago WSox, 6:10 p.m. Toronto at Minnesota, 6:10 p.m. Kansas City at Houston, 6:10 p.m. Oakland at L.A. Angels, 8:05 p.m. Colorado at San Diego, 8:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at San Fran, 8:15 p.m. Thursday, April 17 Cleveland at Detroit, 11:08 a.m. Toronto at Minnesota, 11:10 a.m. Seattle at Texas, 12:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at San Fran, 1:45 p.m. Colorado at San Diego, 4:40 p.m. St. Louis at Washington, 5:05 p.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 5:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, 5:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, 5:10 p.m. Boston at Chicago WSox, 6:10 p.m. Kansas City at Houston, 6:10 p.m. Friday, April 18 Cincinnati at Chi Cubs, 12:20 p.m. Toronto at Cleveland, 5:05 p.m. St. Louis at Washington, 5:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, 5:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Detroit, 5:08 p.m. Baltimore at Boston, 5:10 p.m. Atlanta at N.Y. Mets, 5:10 p.m. Seattle at Miami, 5:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, 5:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Texas, 6:05 p.m. Minnesota at Kansas City, 6:10 p.m. Philadelphia at Colorado, 6:40 p.m. Houston at Oakland, 8:05 p.m. Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, 8:10 p.m. San Francisco at San Diego, 8:10 p.m. Saturday, April 19 Toronto at Cleveland, 11:05 a.m. St. Louis at Washington, 11:05 a.m. L.A. Angels at Detroit, 11:08 a.m. Baltimore at Boston, 11:35 a.m. Minnesota at Kansas City, 12:10 p.m. Cincinnati at Chi Cubs, 12:20 p.m. Houston at Oakland, 2:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, 5:05 p.m. Atlanta at N.Y. Mets, 5:10 p.m. Seattle at Miami, 5:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, 5:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Texas, 6:05 p.m. Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, 6:10 p.m. Philadelphia at Colorado, 6:10 p.m. San Francisco at San Diego, 6:40 p.m. Sunday, April 20 Toronto at Cleveland, 11:05 a.m. L.A. Angels at Detroit, 11:08 a.m. Atlanta at N.Y. Mets, 11:10 a.m. Seattle at Miami, 11:10 a.m. St. Louis at Washington, 11:35 a.m. Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, 1:35 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, 1:40 p.m. Minnesota at Kansas City, 2:10 p.m. Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Texas, 3:05 p.m. Houston at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, 4:10 p.m. San Francisco at San Diego, 4:10 p.m. Philadelphia at Colorado, 4:10 p.m. Baltimore at Boston, 7:05 p.m. Monday, April 21 Baltimore at Boston, 9:05 a.m. Kansas City at Cleveland, 5:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Washington, 5:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 5:05 p.m. Chicago WSox at Detroit, 5:08 p.m. St. Louis at N.Y. Mets, 5:10 p.m. Miami at Atlanta, 5:10 p.m. Arizona at Chicago Cubs, 6:05 p.m. San Diego at Milwaukee, 6:10 p.m. San Francisco at Colorado, 6:40 p.m. Texas at Oakland, 8:05 p.m. Houston at Seattle, 8:10 p.m. Philadelphia at L.A. Dodgers, 8:10 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 Kansas City at Cleveland, 5:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Washington, 5:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 5:05 p.m. Baltimore at Toronto, 5:07 p.m. Chicago WSox at Detroit, 5:08 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Boston, 5:10 p.m. Minnesota at Tampa Bay, 5:10 p.m. St. Louis at N.Y. Mets, 5:10 p.m. Miami at Atlanta, 5:10 p.m. Arizona at Chicago Cubs, 6:05 p.m. San Diego at Milwaukee, 6:10 p.m. San Francisco at Colorado, 6:40 p.m. Texas at Oakland, 7:05 p.m. Houston at Seattle, 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia at L.A. Dodgers, 7:10 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 Miami at Atlanta, 10:10 a.m. Arizona at Chicago Cubs, 12:20 p.m. Texas at Oakland, 1:35 p.m. Houston at Seattle, 1:40 p.m. San Francisco at Colorado, 2:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Washington, 5:05 p.m. Kansas City at Cleveland, 5:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 5:05 p.m. Baltimore at Toronto, 5:07 p.m. Chicago WSox at Detroit, 5:08 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Boston, 5:10 p.m. Minnesota at Tampa Bay, 5:10 p.m. St. Louis at N.Y. Mets, 5:10 p.m. San Diego at Milwaukee, 6:10 p.m. Philadelphia at L.A. Dodgers, 8:10 p.m. Thursday, April 24 Kansas City at Cleveland, 10:05 a.m. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 10:35 a.m. Chicago WSox at Detroit, 11:08 a.m. Minnesota at Tampa Bay, 11:10 a.m. St. Louis at N.Y. Mets, 11:10 a.m. Arizona at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. San Diego at Washington, 5:05 p.m. Baltimore at Toronto, 5:07 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Boston, 5:10 p.m. Oakland at Houston, 6:10 p.m. Philadelphia at L.A. Dodgers, 8:10 p.m. Friday, April 25 L.A. Angels at N.Y. Yankees, 5:05 p.m. Kansas City at Baltimore, 5:05 p.m. San Diego at Washington, 5:05 p.m. Boston at Toronto, 5:07 p.m. Miami at N.Y. Mets, 5:10 p.m. Cincinnati at Atlanta, 5:35 p.m. Tampa Bay at Chi WSox, 6:10 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 6:10 p.m. Oakland at Houston, 6:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, 6:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 6:15 p.m. Philadelphia at Arizona, 7:40 p.m. Colorado at L.A. Dodgers, 8:10 p.m. Texas at Seattle, 8:10 p.m. Cleveland at San Francisco, 8:15 p.m. Saturday, April 26 L.A. Angels at N.Y. Yankees, 11:05 a.m. San Diego at Washington, 11:05 a.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 12:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 2:05 p.m. Cleveland at San Francisco, 2:05 p.m. Kansas City at Baltimore, 5:05 p.m. Boston at Toronto, 5:07 p.m. Tampa Bay at Chi WSox, 5:10 p.m. Oakland at Houston, 5:10 p.m. Miami at N.Y. Mets, 5:10 p.m. Cincinnati at Atlanta, 5:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, 5:10 p.m. Philadelphia at Arizona, 6:10 p.m. Texas at Seattle, 7:10 p.m. Colorado at L.A. Dodgers, 7:10 p.m. Sunday, April 27 Boston at Toronto, 11:07 a.m. Miami at N.Y. Mets, 11:10 a.m. Cincinnati at Atlanta, 11:35 a.m. Kansas City at Baltimore, 11:35 a.m. San Diego at Washington, 11:35 a.m. Tampa Bay at Chi WSox, 12:10 p.m. Chi Cubs at Milwaukee, 12:10 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 12:10 p.m. Oakland at Houston, 12:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m. Cleveland at San Francisco, 2:05 p.m. Texas at Seattle, 2:10 p.m. Philadelphia at Arizona, 2:10 p.m. Colorado at L.A. Dodgers, 2:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at N.Y. Yankees, 6:05 p.m.


Sunday, March 30, 2014 THE NEW MEXICAN



76ers top Pistons, end 26-game skid By Brian Mahoney The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — Desperate to see a victory again, Philadelphia fans wouldn’t even wait for the end, standing to cheer as time was running out in the third quarter. By then it was clear: The 76ers were going to win for the first time in two months, and

they were going to do it with ease. The 76ers snapped their NBA record-tying, 26-game losing streak, routing the Detroit Pistons 123-98 on Saturday night to avoid establishing the longest skid in U.S. major pro sports history. “It’s not something I want to be a part of,” 76ers guard Michael Carter-Williams said,

“so it’s great that we got this win.” Carter-Williams and Thaddeus Young each scored 21 points for the 76ers, who won for the first time since beating Boston exactly two months ago and did it impressively, leading by as much as 32 points. They also ended an 18-game home losing streak, which was one shy of another NBA record.

Beaten badly a number of times during their skid, the 76ers got to experience life on the other side, ringing up a season-high 70 points in the first half. Their 26 straight losses equaled the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers and also the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who dropped 26 straight from Sept. 12, 1976-Dec. 4, 1977.

said. “They were able to do difficult stunts they haven’t done in a long time.” Pecos, meanwhile, continued knew they hadn’t called Roswell AAA dance title for the program to do what it does best — win Continued from Page D-1 that upped its total to 24 overall. state titles. The Panthers took and they hadn’t called Santa But it is, and the Demonettes Fe High. So when they called If not for an upset by Albutheir third in a row in AA cheer made dreams come true. For the us, I couldn’t have been more querque Hope Christian, and have established themselves seniors, for head coach Christie prouder of my girls.” the Pony Express would be as the premier cheer program Baca, for assistant Gina Branch, celebrating six straight AAA All this does is fuel the drive in the class. Pecos head coach Marissa’s mother. crowns. However, that is water for more for the program. Its Jessica Flores, who is in her fifth Even as Las Cruces Centennial overall core was the best of all under the bridge for Sanchez year of the program, has seen was announced as the AAAA cheer teams, and 10 sophomores and St. Michael’s. her team exploded in terms of runner-up, there was a moment For senior captain Kesley will return for their AAAAAA participation over that time. of suspense for the Demonettes, indoctrination next year. Baca Herrera, what matters is how She was especially emotional who clutched each other’s hands doesn’t believe it will lead to a she finished her prep career. about seven seniors who started as they waited impatiently for the drop-off. And the spinning headstand with her in 2009 and became champion to be named. was the signature finish. “This is not the end,” Gina the foundation of the program. But only Baca, who won a “We knew that this was a Branch said. “I love what I do, and I love state title in 1998 with Las Vegas really big deal — the makeIt never seems to end at them,” Flores said. “I started with Robertson, was willing to admit St. Michael’s, but the second or-break part of our routine,” these girls since the eighth grade, she knew the trophy was Santa Herrera said. “We just had to day of competition gave Lydia and I am losing seven of them, Fe High’s. Sanchez a few moments to hold come in with confidence and be and I love them. I am so proud.” “I knew,” Baca said. “I didn’t proud [of] ourselves and believe her breath. One of the newcomers, say anything. I just thought, in each other, and we did.” The head dance coach at though, is no stranger to win‘This is it. This is it!’” The school went home with St. Michael’s knew a blue trophy ning. Cassie CdeBaca, who won Gina Branch, though, wasn’t two trophies, as the cheer team an individual cross-country title hinged on the success of one about to jinx the moment. She finished runner-up to Hope in 2012, came out for cheer this stunt by the decorated Pony believed the champion would Christian in the AAA division. It year. She is the classic example Express team. Half of the team be either the Demonettes or would do a head stand while the was a huge jump from the sixth of the multi-sport athletes who four-time champion Roswell. place from 2013, and secondpermeate the school. Many of other half spun their partner in But Roswell did not have a clean a circle. year head coach Victor Vigil the cheerleaders also competed performance on Friday, and the thought his team had a shot in volleyball, cross-country and And to add just a touch more Lady Coyotes received a deduc- drama was the fact that the team at the top spot as the Huskies basketball. Some are currently tion for their performance on struggled at times through their competing in softball and track hadn’t executed it perfectly. Saturday, which led to an eighthroutine. However, Hope held and field in the spring. “It was one of those things place finish with 138.7 points. a 20-point lead over the rest CdeBaca has competed in where the coaches hold their Santa Fe High, meanwhile, of the AAA field, which was every sport but softball this breath, like on a 3-point shot,” had the best score of any team enough of a cushion to overyear, and it takes a lot of comSanchez said. “You’re just like, at the competition on Friday come the mistakes. munication and some sacrifices. ‘Get in there! Get in there!’ ” with a 91.3, and it followed that It’s a goal for next year, as Vigil “All of our coaches work Of course, this is St. Michael’s, with an 88.7 — the best on Sattogether,” CdeBaca said. “I and circumstances always seem saw significant progress from St. Michael’s on the final day. haven’t made it to track yet urday as well. to go in its favor. It did again, “I was happy with their stunts because my dedication is on So why so nervous, coach as the trick was executed flawand their ability to do them and cheer. After this, we got [track], lessly, and it was the signature Branch? but this was for a championship.” not just do simple bases,” Vigil “I don’t know,” she said. “I just moment of a second straight

Blue: St. Mike’s wins AAA title


Local athletes named to all-state rosters The New Mexican

Santa Fe High junior Sabrina LozadaCabbage and St. Michael’s senior Justin Flores headlined a group of local players named to the New Mexico High School Coaches Association all-state basketball teams for the 2013-14 season. A 6-foot-3 center, Lozada-Cabbage led the Demonettes to their first state championship in a generation two weeks ago. That helped her land a spot on the Class AAAA first-team all-state roster that included Nevada-bound center Teige Zeller out of Los Lunas. Flores was named to the first team in AAA boys hoops. A 6-foot-4 center and the team’s leading scorer and rebounder, he led the Horsemen into the state title game where they were beaten by Albuquerque Hope Christian. Among the several players landing second-team honors were Kayla Herrera and Jackie Martinez, both from Santa Fe High, in girls’ AAAA. They were joined by Española Valley’s Ashlynn Trujillo, giving District 2AAAA three of the five spots on the second team. In AAA, Pojoaque Valley’s Leslie Gutierrez and Santa Fe Indian’s Kayla Joe were named second-team all state while Mora’s Destiny Pacheco earned the same distinction in AA. Santa Fe Prepartory’s Ian Andersson

and D.J. Casados were named secondteam in boys’ AA after leading the Blue Griffins to the state tournament for a third straight year. SOFTBALL SFIS GOES 1-2 IN PORTALES TOURNAMENT Porous defense made Friday a day to forget for the Santa Fe Indian School softball team as it opened play at a tournament in Portales with a 15-0 loss to the tournament host, then followed it with an 11-3 setback to Raton. The Lady Braves(3-5) combined for 16 errors. Things got better on Saturday, as SFIS rebounded to beat West Las Vegas 7-2 in an error-free affair as starting pitcher Cassity Sam (3-3) tossed a complete game. She was also the loser against Raton, although five of the 11 hits she allowed in that game came in the final inning. “I tell you, winning that last game makes the bus ride home a lot easier,” said SFIS head coach Leroy Valencia. “The way we played, it just shows how important defense is. That, and catching. We’re trying out some inexperienced catchers I can’t even tell you how many steals we gave up.” Sierra Romero-Vargas went 4-for-4 with a walk in the final two games.

Highlands baseball team swept in doubleheader The New Mexico Highlands University baseball team was swept in a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference doubleheader on Saturday afternoon in Golden, Colo., losing 6-5 in the opener and 8-2 in the nightcap against Colorado School of Mines. The Cowboys fall to 14-14 overall and 11-7 in the RMAC. Although they’ve dropped three of their last four games, they still lead the league’s Plains Division by one-half game over Colorado State-Pueblo (14-14, 10-7). NMHU and Mines wrap up their fourgame set Sunday afternoon. The Cowboys won the opener on Friday and are seeking a series split. They have yet to drop a series to an RMAC opponent all season. Cody Brown (3-1) took the loss in Game 1. He pitched into the fifth, giving up seven runs on eight hits. He exited after the Orediggers began what became a five-run frame to open a commanding 8-1 lead heading into the sixth. Matthew Chavez homered in the game, but only one player — second baseman Nick Gonzales — had more than one hit for NMHU. The Cowboys led only briefly in Game 2, as a single run in the top of the first gave way to Mines scoring once in the bottom half of the frame, then four more times in the second. After NMHU tied it in the third, Mines took the lead for good on an RBI single in the bottom of the third that made a loser out of Highlands starter Greg Hansen (3-3). Hansen went all six innings, allowing 10 hits and four earned runs. Combined, NMHU pitchers didn’t walk a single batter in the two games. The New Mexican

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Boys Players voted onto the New Mexico High School Coaches Association all-state basketball teams for the 201314 season. Voting done by coaches from each classification: CLASS AAAAA First Team Joe Anaya, Abq. Valley Corbin Waquie, Abq. Atrisco Heritage Joe Brooks, Abq. Atrisco Heritage Adonis Saltes, Abq. Valley Ryan Jones, Cleveland Second Team Zach Gentry, Abq. Eldorado Brady Patterson, Rio Rancho Adam Cumber, Abq.Sandia Bryan Medina, Abq. Highland Malik Woods, Las Cruces CLASS AAAA First Team Chris Sanchez, Los Lunas Cesar Nova, Roswell Jacob Holland, Los Lunas Chris Martin, Abq. Academy Christian Mackey, Kirtland Central Second Team Marquel Warner, Roswell Ray Reyes, Abq. St. Pius Cesar Molena, Centennial Jaivion Hicks, Roswell Josh Wagner, Goddard Jacob Wilcox, Grants CLASS AAA First Team Austen Drake, Abq. Hope Christian Brandon Zabala, Abq. Hope Christian Stephon Lennox, Lovington Justin Flores, St. Michael’s Zach Campbell, Portales Second Team Hiram Gleason, Shiprock Quantel Nash, Lovington Gabe Morales, Silver Justin Begay, Shiprock Ben Spangler, Abq. Hope Christian CLASS AA First Team Miguel Reyna, Texico David Lopez, Dexter Dakota Montoya, Clayton Gus Cuch, Laguna-Acoma Kevin Paez, Dexter Second Team Jeff Adler, Mesilla Valley Ryan Arkie, Laguna-Acoma Gabe Chavez, Bosque Prep

Ian Andersson, Santa Fe Preparatory D.J. Casados, Santa Fe Preparatory CLASS A First Team Tate Shelley, Cliff Jessi Rodriguez, Hagerman Dylan Privett, Dora Seth Watuema, To’hajiilee Alejandro Ramos, Hagerman Second Team Reynaldo Atencio, Escalante Jose Bejarano, Hagerman Norman Salazar, Escalante Joey Wade, Springer Isaiah Garcia, Springer CLASS B First Team Jordan Brady, Hondo Billy Candelaria, Hondo Darryn Lackey, Quemado Michael Sedillo, Evangel Gabriel Cruz, Wagon Mound Second Team Roberto Nores, Hondo Lawry Johnson, Carrizozo Danny Gray, Wagon Mound Teran Villa, Walatowa Luis Velo, Lake Arthur

Girls Players voted onto the New Mexico High School Coaches Association all-state basketball teams for the 201314 season. Voting done by coaches from each classification: CLASS AAAAA First Team Hannah Fenske, Abq. Volcano Vista Danni Williams, Clovis Daeshi McCants, Mayfield Alexa Romano, Abq. La Cueva Kim Chapman, Abq. Cibola Second Team Danielle Patterson, Hobbs Brandi Gomez, Clovis Shelby Jones, Clovis Dominique Carpenter, Abq. Cibola Deezha Battle, Abq. Volcano Vista CLASS AAAA First Team Teige Zeller, Los Lunas Sabrina Lozada-Cabbage, Santa Fe High Natalie Zamora, Abq. St. Pius Mariah Forde, Belen Ni’Asia McIntosh, Gallup Second Team Jackie Martinez, Santa Fe

High Presleigh Smiley, Miyamura Karina Dow, Valencia Kayla Herrera, Santa Fe High Ashlynn Trujillo, Española Valley CLASS AAA First Team Jocelyn Jeffrey, Lovington Kambrey Blakey, Portales Taylor Henderson, Shiprock Savannah Vincent, Portales Frances Armijo, Portales Second Team Sheraya Cox, Portales Kalei Yepa, Sandia Preparatory Alivia Lewis, Abq. Hope Christian Kayla Joe, Santa Fe Indian School Mikala Vertovec, Raton Leslie Gutierrez, Pojoaque Valley CLASS AA First Team Kyanne Kowatch, Tularosa Jordyn Lewis, Ramah Brianna Reyna, Texico Lacey Natseway, LagunaAcoma Jasmine Coleman, Navajo Preparatory Second Team Torie Carson, Hatch Valley Destiny Pacheco, Mora Kalian Mitchell, Tohatchi Shania Gilliland, Tularosa Daisy Varela, Hatch Valley Kristi Wagner, Clayton CLASS A First Team Taylor McCauley, Cliff Abby Medlin, Tatum Tabitha Ornelas, Floyd Caley Barnard, Melrose Shana Sorrels, Logan Second Team Kevyn Ferriera, Tatum Aspen Bruton, Cliff Taylor Dillard, Dora Kippi Webb, Logan Bree Baca, Magdalena CLASS B First Team Saige Bell, Corona Hunter Haley, Elida Kaylen Jasso, Elida Marily Verela, Elida Kaitlyn Pierson, Carrizozo Second Team Corey Egan, Corona Madi Haley, Elida Aunna Walker, Des Moines Sarah Ferguson, Carrizozo Krystal Delgado, Reserve

TRACK AND FIELD Results of Santa Fe Preparatory’s boys and girls teams from Saturday’s West Las Vegas Invitational:

Girls 100 meter dash — Annika Birk, 2nd place, 13.22 200 — Birk, 3rd, 29.30 800 — Gabby Romero, 4th, 2:40.01 100 hurdles — Courtney Timlen, 1st place, 17.97 300 hurdles — Timlen, 1st place, 52.66 Triple jump — Desiray Anderson, 3rd place, 29-5.0

4x400 Relay — 4th place, 4:37.60 (Timlen, Peyton Lawrenz, Ava Robb-McCord, Anderson)

Boys 100 — Konrad Asprobites, 4th, 11.35; Mason Hurlocker, 5th, 11.40 400 — Wyatt Trevathan, 1st place, 51.28 (qualiying) 3,200 — Kyle Evaldson, 6th, 11:35 Triple Jump — Ian Andersson, 2nd, 40-1.0 qualifying 4x400 Relay — 6th place (Andersson, Francis Castillo y Mulert, Sage Shai, Mike Ewers)

Panthers: Diverse batting lineup helped Pecos in strong inning Continued from Page D-1 Pecos (5-2 overall) was when nine batters got hits in the bottom of the fourth inning and at least 12 batters made contact with the ball in an inning that saw seven Pecos runs. Only one Pecos batter, Isaac Valencia, did not make contact but was instead hit by a pitch. Ruiz believes that a diverse batting lineup led to the strong inning. The Panthers were bounced by Cobre last year in the Class AA quarterfinals, so who better to model the

lineup after? “Our lineup is similar to the way Cobre did it last year,” Ruiz said. “They have the speed and the power mixed in. I’m happy with the way the lineup is, and if everyone can perform consistently, I think we’ll be pretty good.” The strong offensive performance didn’t just address Ruiz’s offensive concerns. The Panthers have had multiple games this season where they let teams back into the game before pulling out a win. The latest was a game against Santa Rosa last

week, in which Pecos had a 6-1 lead before escaping with a 10-9 victory. If there’s one thing to be learned from a blowout game like this, it’s that putting teams away early will prevent a possible comeback loss. “We learned to try to go for the kill right away and put a team down and keep striking when they’re down and that we can’t settle for one or two run innings,” Pecos sophomore left fielder Arthur Archuleta said. “We can’t let a team hang in.” After the Santa Rosa game,

Ruiz and his coaching staff made that point a priority with the players. “We addressed it and talked about it,” Ruiz said. “It’s a matter of staying on that gas pedal and wanting to score more runs. I think these guys have started understanding that we can’t allow teams to hang around.” The Panthers kept the Bobcats (1-5) from hanging around, but that might have a lingering effect. McCurdy didn’t have a great showing, but head coach Roberto DeVargas the biggest issue stemming from this game

is the blow it’s going to give to his team’s spirit. “I just don’t want them to get down,” DeVargas said. “They have to have short memories. You tell them to remember the good things and build on the positives. This wasn’t fun.” DeVargas used a lot of second-stringers in the series, and he believes nerves may have been a factor in both losses. But DeVargas is using those players in case he needs to tap into them later in the season. On top of that, the Bobcats don’t start the District 2A season until

April 25, so there is plenty of time to iron out the wrinkles. “This is a marathon and not a sprint,” DeVargas said. “You never know what can happen at state. There were times when I lost someone and had to put someone in that didn’t play too much. That’s why I play everybody and try to get them used to game situations.” Regardless of which team dominated and which one was left down in the dumps, both teams still have a lot to work on. “It’s still a work in progress,” Ruiz said.



THE NEW MEXICAN Sunday, March 30, 2014


Trout, Angels both thrilled with new contract Trout gets $2 million of his $5 million signing bonus within 30 days of the contract’s approval, and the rest by Oct. 15. His salaries are $5.25 million in 2015, $15.25 million in 2016, $19.25 milBy Greg Beacham lion in 2017 and $33.25 million in each The Associated Press of the final three seasons. “When the owner comes out ANAHEIM, Calif. — Mike Trout and puts up these big numbers, like gave a big wave when he bounded onto $33 million, it’s hard to turn down,” the stage at the Los Angeles Angels’ Trout said. “For security as well, obvifan fiesta Saturday, a plaid dress shirt ously, you never know what could tucked underneath his red No. 27 jerhappen. You could get hurt during the sey. The crowd responded with wild cheers and “M-V-P!” chants for the best season. You never know.” He also receives a full-no trade proyoung player in baseball. vision and the right to a luxury suite at Trout is beloved at the Big A, and Angel Stadium for 20 games per year now he can stay under that comfortstarting in 2015. able halo for at least another seven Trout is the first player with less years. than three years of service time to sign The 22-year-old center fielder formalized his new six-year, $144.5 million a deal worth more than $20 million annually, but nothing about Trout has deal shortly before the Angels’ final much precedent. exhibition game, committing to the The two-time AL All-Star finished club through 2020. second to Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera in “I love it here,” said Trout, who the MVP voting in each of the past two makes $1 million this season. “I think seasons while putting up astronomical it’s the best opportunity for me to be here, and over the next seven years, it’s offensive numbers and playing aboveaverage defense. He is batting .314 with going to be a big jump in my life.” 62 homers and 196 RBIs in just 336 Trout had no problem giving up a career games. few years of free-agent freedom in The Angels’ nine-figure commitexchange for lifelong financial security ment definitely didn’t scare Moreno, and a chance to keep playing in sunny Orange County for a wealthy franchise who would have liked to lock up Trout for even more years. capable of winning World Series. He “Let’s put it this way: We definitely praised Angels owner Arte Moreno didn’t want to go shorter, and we for giving the club every chance to would have liked to have gone longer, succeed despite its current four-year so we sort of compromised here,” absence from the postseason.

22-year-old center fielder signs 6-year, $144.5M deal

Craig Landis, since shortly after Thanksgiving. While Landis realizes the deal will be criticized by other agents who believe Trout should have milked every dollar out of his unique talent, Trout wasn’t interested. Trout also consulted with former Angels outfielder Torii Hunter, a mentor and friend. Trout said Hunter told him “it’s my choice. It doesn’t matter what anybody else thinks. If I think it’s the right choice, do it. With the security it’s given me and my family, it’s unbelievable.” Trout acknowledged the “last month has been crazy,” but it didn’t prevent him from batting .407 in spring training. “I’m relieved, man,” Trout said. “I’m going to play loose, and it’s going to be fun. I think I play loose anyway, so I think it won’t affect me. I’m just going Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno, left, and Mike Trout hug during a media gathering held to announce Trout’s six-year contract extension to play like I’ve been playing, and it with the Angels on Saturday. JAE C. HONG/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS won’t change.” Trout doesn’t plan to buy anything Moreno said. fair deal. We had all their proposals, special with his newfound wealth, but Moreno acknowledges he could have and they had all of ours, and when we he has one pressing financial commitgone to arbitration with Trout for the sat down, we were really very close at ment to his teammates. Pujols, Jered next three years to limit the Angels’ the end. Both of us kept inching toward Weaver, Erick Aybar, C.J. Wilson, Kole financial exposure, but he wasn’t inter- the middle.” Calhoun, Raul Ibanez and several other ested. After doling out lavish free-agent Trout’s salary decision could have a Angels sat in the audience at Trout’s deals to Albert Pujols and Josh Hamil- trickle-down impact in future seasons news conference, goofing on their ton, Moreno was grateful to reward the in arbitration on up-and-coming stars young teammate from the crowd. Angels’ homegrown talent. like Washington’s Stephen Strasburg “When I go out to dinner now, “I would like to tell you that there and Bryce Harper or the Mets’ Matt they’re just telling me, ‘We’ll wait. was some map to go by, but we really We’re waiting, we’re waiting,’ ” Trout Harvey. were in uncharted waters,” Moreno said. “ ‘Whenever you get that big conTrout’s father, Jeff, was involved tract, you’re going to start buying.’ ” said. “What we want to do is make a in negotiations along with his agent,


Johnson appreciates links to Hendrick By Hank Kurz Jr. The Associated Press

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Jimmie Johnson doesn’t dwell on the negatives when he thinks about himself or his Hendrick Motorsports team when it comes to Martinsville Speedway, and that’s more than understandable. He has won eight times at the track in 24 career starts. The first of them, however, was hardly a day for celebration. It was Oct. 24, 2004, the day a plane carrying 10 members of the Hendrick Motorsports family on their way to the race crashed in fog-shrouded mountains a few miles from the speedway. No one

survived and so when Johnson prepares to return to NASCAR’s smallest track, his thoughts drift in many directions. “Like today,” he said. “I flew up. It’s overcast. It’s cloudy. The whole week leading into Martinsville, I’ve been excited about coming here to race and feel like we have a great chance to win. I wake up this morning and it’s overcast, and I just can’t help but think of the airplane incident.” Among those lost in the crash were Ricky Hendrick, son of team owner Rick Hendrick, and John Hendrick, the owner’s brother. Johnson and the other team members didn’t know of the crash until the race was over.

“I look back on that day a lot and think about how things went down,” Johnson said. “NASCAR called all four cars to pit lane. We get to pit lane, and there are police officers standing around our cars, and I’m like ‘What in the world has happened?’ Normally there are NASCAR Officials, not police officers. “I walk through that from time to time. I hope to never, ever go through anything like that again.” Thankfully for Johnson and the Hendrick organization, there are also many great memories of the 0.526-mile oval. Johnson has added seven more victories on the track, teammate Jeff Gordon also has won eight times and

Geoff Bodine gave the fledgling team its first victory on the paper clip 30 years ago. It all makes the oldest track in NASCAR’s top series an emotional stop no matter what. Hendrick’s teams have won 20 more Sprint Cup races at Martinsville since Bodine got the first one. “To see Rick and his face and the expression that he has and you can sense in his voice and in his eyes — you can see how much it means to him to win here,” Johnson said. “It is a cool, amazing experience to go through. … With all the emotion that you have here, I think we are in a good place here.”


Bowditch leads Texas Open By Tim Price The Associated Press

Steven Bowditch of Australia watches his tee shot on the second hole during the third round of the Texas Open on Saturday. ERIC GAY/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Steven Bowditch opened a three-stroke lead Saturday in the Texas Open, while Phil Mickelson withdrew after 10 holes because of a pulled muscle in his right side. Bowditch, the 30-year-old Australian seeking his first PGA Tour title, shot a 4-under 68 to reach 12 under at TPC San Antonio. Matt Kuchar and Andrew Loupe were tied for second. Kuchar shot 65, and Loupe had a 70. “I’ve won four or five times

in between Australia and Web. com,” said Bowditch, who would get into the Masters with a victory. “I’ve got a little experience, but not a great deal, especially at this level. I’ve never slept on a lead, so we’ll see how we go.” Mickelson withdrew after pulling the muscle teeing off on No. 1 — his 10th hole of the round. He hopes to play next week in the Houston Open, the last event before the Masters. “I pulled a muscle on my downswing trying to hit it hard,” Mickelson said a statement. “It just killed and it wouldn’t subside for 10 or 12 seconds. I’m going back to San Diego

[for] a couple of days and have a doctor look at it, but there’s really not much you can do for a pulled muscle. I hope I’ll be OK to play the Shell in Houston, but I just don’t know.” Lefty was 1-over par in the round and 4 over overall when the three-time Masters champion was taken off the course in a cart. His caddie, Jim Mackay, said Mickelson felt a twinge on his tee shot on No. 1. “It’s definitely not his back,” Mackay said. “It’s his right side. The thing he had been talking about is how good his back had been feeling here. He’ll definitely play Houston, if he can.”

Padres: Kershaw put on DL for back Continued from Page D-1 the NL Cy Young Award for the second time in three seasons, was scratched from Sunday night’s start on Wednesday because of an inflamed muscle in his back. He landed on the disabled list Saturday for the first time in his career. The Dodgers will turn to left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu (1-0), who won the second of two games against the division rival Arizona Diamondbacks in Sydney. The Dodgers came home leading the NL West at 2-0. The Padres, who have a relatively modest payroll of $90 million, the highest in their history, will counter with right-hander Andrew Cashner, who was 10-9 with a 3.09 ERA last year. “It’s pretty neat with us being the only game in baseball on Sunday,” Cashner said. “So that’s a big honor for us and our city. We’re looking forward to it.” The big Texan, obtained in a trade with the Chicago Cubs in January 2012, has quickly ascended to the top of San Diego’s rotation. Being tapped as the opening day starter by manager Bud Black “is huge for me, just the road I’ve come, the injuries I’ve had, just last year, learning a lot and coming around to the player I thought I could be,” Cashner said. “It’s a big honor.” In three starts against the Dodgers last year, Cashner lost by scores of 3-1, 2-1 and 1-0, while striking out 16 and not allowing a home run in 22 innings. “He’s got a power arm and tries to keep the ball down,” said Adrian Gonzalez, who was with the Padres from 2006 until being traded to Boston after the 2010 season. “We beat him three times without a homer, so hopefully we’ll beat him without a homer again.” The Padres play in a pitcher’s park “and they always seem to keep coming up with more and more arms,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “Cashner at the end of the year last year was filthy. They’ve got good arms, they’ve got guys that play the game right and they play hard. They’re tough because Bud always matches up with you right and left pretty good, and they’re getting more and more experience.” Los Angeles’ season-changing, 42-8 surge in 2013 started with a win at Petco Park on June 22. The Dodgers salvaged the final two games of a four-game series. “It felt good to win those two games,” catcher A.J. Ellis said. “We were definitely scuffling at that time and you’re hoping that was the turn. But to go 42-8, starting with that, that was the last thing in any of our thoughts.


Serena Williams tops Li Na for record 7th Key Biscayne title obviously I want seven, but I don’t want to put the pressure on myself to get to seven.’ Obviously KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. — The I wanted to have the most titles celebration began with a series of here.” happy hops that propelled Serena The No. 1-ranked Williams Williams across the court. Soon looked tense at the outset and she was twirling, waving, laughserved poorly, and she was broing and mugging for the cameras ken twice to fall behind 5-2. — a familiar ritual by a perennial “At that moment, I felt like I champion. had nothing to lose,” Williams Williams won a record seventh said. “I just was able to relax. Key Biscayne title Saturday when Whenever I relax, I enjoy myself.” she overcame a slow start and a Li held a set point serving at set point to beat Li Na 7-5, 6-1 at 5-4, but Williams erased it with a the Sony Open. She surpassed the backhand winner. tournament record of six titles Williams needed another she shared with Andre Agassi. 21 minutes to pull out the set. “I was actually super excited at The final game of the set went to the end,” Williams said, “because deuce six times, but she finally I remember sitting here last year won it with a booming backhand trying to get to six, thinking, ‘OK, that Li couldn’t handle. By Steven Wine

The Associated Press

Williams ran to her chair with a satisfied scream, her left fist leading the way. She dominated from there, sweeping the final five games. The 17-time Grand Slam champion has more titles at Key Biscayne than at any other tournament. She’s the fourth woman in the Open era to win an event at least seven times. “I think we’re going to have to rename this tournament,” former top-five player Mary Joe Fernandez said during the trophy ceremony. Both finalists are 32, but it’s a commentary on the yawning gap between Williams and the rest of the women’s tour that, even while at less than her best, she won in straight sets against the

No. 2-ranked player. She made only 44 percent of her first serves and converted just five of 17 break-point chances. Even so, Williams extended her winning streak against top10 opponents to 15 matches. She beat Li for the 10th time in a row since 2009. “When you’re going up against the top players, for me, I have to be ready because they are the best in the world, the whole planet,” Williams said. “I enjoy playing people that are ranked like that because I feel like I can eventually bring out the best in me.” The top-ranked men will meet in Sunday’s final, when No. 1 Rafael Nadal tries for his first Key Biscayne title against No. 2 Novak Djokovic, a three-time champion.

Serena Williams celebrates after defeating Li Na in the women’s final at the Sony Open on Saturday in Key Biscayne, Fla. ALAN DIAZ/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


Sunday, March 30, 2014 THE NEW MEXICAN



Unbeaten UConn turns back BYU’s upset bid The Associated Press

The Aggies (27-8) led by 14 points at halftime and turned back two DePaul LINCOLN, Neb. — Kaleena Mosqueda- runs. Courtney Williams had 14 of her Lewis had 19 points to lead four Con15 points in the second half. necticut players in double figures, and DePaul (29-7) shot 40 percent, 28 perthe defending national cent in the first half, and struggled defensively against the physical Aggies. Jaschampion Huskies UConn 70 mine Penny had 16 of her 24 points in the shook off BYU early in BYU 51 the second half to win second half and Megan Rogowski added 14 points for the Blue Demons. 70-51 in the NCAA Texas A&M shot 60 percent and has women’s regional semifinals Saturday. won each of its three tournament games The Huskies (37-0), winners of by at least 15 points. 43 straight, will try for their seventh Karla Gilbert and Jordan Jones had straight Final Four when they take on 11 points apiece and Tori Scott added Texas A&M on Monday night. The 10 for the Aggies. Aggies advanced with an 84-65 victory over DePaul. NOTRE DAME REGIONAL UConn season scoring leaders Breanna NOTRE DAME 89, Stewart and Bria Hartley overcame slow OKLAHOMA STATE 72 starts, with Stewart having 12 of her 16 in In South Bend, Ind., Natalie Achonwa the second half and Hartley all 12 of hers after halftime. Moriah Jefferson had 11 for got Notre Dame going early and never let up as she finished with 23 points, UConn. and Jewell Loyd added 20 to lead the Kim Beeston led the Cougars (28-7) with 16 points, and Morgan Bailey added Fighting Irish to a victory over Oklahoma 14. Jennifer Hamson had nine points to go State. Notre Dame (35-0) is a victory away with 13 rebounds and six blocked shots. from its fourth straight Final Four berth, TEXAS A&M 84, DEPAUL 65 while the Cowgirls (25-9) missed a chance to advance to a regional final for In Lincoln, Neb., Courtney Walker the first time in school history. They fell to scored 25 points to power Texas A&M to the regional finals. 0-3 in regional semifinals.

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Wisconsin players react as time runs out in overtime in thh regional final NCAA college basketball tournament game on Saturday in Anaheim, Calif.

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Second Round March 20-21

BYU’s Lexi Eaton, left, and Connecticut’s Bria Hartley scramble for the ball during the first half of Saturday’s regional semifinal in Lincoln, Neb. NATI HARNIK/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


was 4 of 14 and Nigel Hayes was 2 of 8. “Their big guy really had a great game,” Arizona’s Nick Johnson said. “He raised his level.” Johnson had the ball with a chance to win, but he missed a shot that launched just after the buzzer for Arizona (33-5), the top-seeded team that has yet to win a West Region final in Anaheim in four tries. Johnson led the Wildcats with 16 points, and Aaron Gordon had 18 rebounds in the relentlessly physical game. It was the record-tying seventh OT game of this year’s tournament. Johnson stood with his hands on his hips, staring straight ahead, while Kaminsky and the rest of the Badgers rushed to celebrate. “I wish I would have taken one less dribble, get the shot off, give us a little chance,” Johnson said. Jackson added 10 points for the Badgers, and Kaminsky was chosen as most outstanding player of the West Region, part of a breakout season for the junior with the deadpan sense of humor. “They tell me he’s funnier that he used to be, and his eyes are more wide open now,” Ryan said. “If you see him sitting sometimes you think, ‘Oh, look, Frank’s asleep.’ He’s not asleep. But he’s got that sleepy look.” Kaleb Tarczewski scored 12 points and Rondae HollisJefferson had 10 points for the Wildcats, who were trying to get coach Sean Miller to the Final Four for his first time. Instead, Miller was sent to the sidelines on the same day his younger brother Archie’s Dayton Flyers lost to Florida in the South Region final. “When you lose, it’s like a car crashes,” Miller said. “It’s just — you’re done.” The first 40 minutes were a back-and-forth struggle between the only 1-2 seeds remaining in the regionals, with neither team leading by more than three points over the final 12:09 of regulation. Overtime was even more dramatic, with Arizona having an answer for just about everything Wisconsin did. Brust hit a 3-pointer to put the Badgers up at the start of the extra session; Gordon answered with a 3 to tie it up again at 57. Kaminsky scored inside and Gordon dunked at the other end for another tie. Kaminsky’s jumper and a free throw by Josh Gasser gave Wisconsin a 62-59 lead. Tarczewski’s two free throws and Jordin Mayes’ tip-in drew the Wildcats to 64-63 with 58 seconds left. T. J. McConnell’s jumper missed, but Arizona got the offensive rebound and found Johnson, who missed and got called for the push-off on Gasser with 3 seconds left. “I thought it was a really, really tough call,” Miller said. “I’m going to stop there. I’ve already been fined.” Wisconsin inbounded on the baseline, and a scramble ensued in front of Arizona’s bench with 2 seconds left. The initial call gave the ball to the Badgers. The referees viewed replays for several minutes before deciding Wisconsin touched the ball last. “It was the longest minutes of my life,” Hayes said. Ryan said, “Mainly we spent most of it knowing that it wasn’t going to be our ball.” That call set up the final play, with Pac-12 player of the year Johnson unable to bail out the Wildcats. “I knew he wasn’t going to pass it with only two seconds on the clock,” Gasser said. “It was a good battle out there, and fortunately, he didn’t make a play there.”

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BAYLOR 90, KENTUCKY 72 In South Bend, Ind., Odyssey Sims scored 25 points, including her 1,000th this season, to lead No. 2 seed Baylor to a rout of third-seeded Kentucky. Sims became only the second player to reach that milestone in a single season. She is 41 points behind Jackie Stiles’ record of 1,062 for one year set in 2001. The last time Baylor and Kentucky met, they played one of the most exciting games in the history of women’s basketball. The Wildcats came away with a 133-130 four-overtime victory back in December. This one fell far short of matching that thriller as Sims and Baylor put the game away by the half. Now the Lady Bears (32-4) will face either Notre Dame or Oklahoma State in the regional final on Monday night. DeNesha Stallworth scored 19 points to lead Kentucky (26-9).

San Diego

Badgers: Game was 7th to go into OT in this tourney

To get to the Final Four, the Irish will have to beat Baylor, the last team to knockoff Notre Dame at home. The Irish jumped to a 14-0 lead in the opening 3:31, capped by a three-point play by Achonwa, as the Cowgirls missed their first six shots. The Cowgirls later used a 7-0 run to cut the lead to 24-14, but that was as close as they got.

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Michigan 73 Michigan 79

15 Wofford 40 AP

Gators: Will face UConn or Michigan State stretch, once missing five shots on one possession with five offensive rebounds. said after being drenched with water in the Dayton missed chances to cut the lead Gators’ locker room. as Oliver missed a 3-pointer with 2:07 left, “In a lot of ways, outside the Michigan then Scoochie Smith threw it away trying to game, we were close to being in three out of pass out to Matt Kavanaugh. four Final Fours right now, and that says a Miller said Pierre was completely lot about these guys. But I think those expeexhausted late. riences maybe helped us be a better team “You can’t go to a guy eight times in a this year than maybe we would have if we’d row and expect him to score every time, but have gotten to a couple of ones earlier.” he gave us a fighting chance,” Miller said. Patric Young scored 12 points, and Then Wilbekin ended the Gators’ scoring Michael Frazier II added 10 for Florida. The drought at 4:39 with a pair of free throws, Gators will play either UConn or Michigan and he hit four of six at the line to finish the State in Arlington, Texas, in the national game. semifinal. Dayton took over the FedExForum so The celebration was a bit muted because thoroughly that the Gators were booed a regional title isn’t the Gators’ end goal. when they came out for warm-ups and “There’s more hunger within us, within pre-game introductions. Miller tried to this whole team to keep going,” Young said. use his deep bench, using 11 Flyers at least Dyshawn Pierre led the Flyers with 5 minutes trying to wear out the Gators 18 points, including the final 11 for Dayton with sheer numbers. Donovan nearly (26-11). Devin Oliver added 12 points. matched Dayton by going 10 deep himself. Dayton came in trying to become only The Gators went cold for nearly 6 minFlorida’s Lexx Edwards, front, hugs the fourth 11 seed to advance to the Final utes between a dunk by Casey Prather with Michael Frazier II after the second half Four. The Flyers had upset Ohio State and of a regional final game against Dayton 11:55 left in the half and a baseline drive by on Saturday. Florida won 62-52. Syracuse in reaching their first regional Frazier with 6:00 to go. The Flyers scored JOHN BAZEMORE/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS final since 1984. They missed their second eight straight when Smith’s 3 gave them Final Four and first since 1967 as Florida their first lead of the game at 21-19 with held them to their lowest scoring game this rebounded them 37-26. They also had a 6:58 remaining. massive edge at the free throw line (21 of season. Kendall Pollard’s layup tied up Florida 28) to (6 of 8). Coach Archie Miller complimented the for the last time at 23, then Dorian FinneyFlorida finished the first half on a 15-1 run Smith hit a free throw with 4:22 left putting Gators, saying that just being on the floor with Florida gave Dayton a “big-time feeling.” to take the lead for good, going up 38-24. the Gators ahead to stay. The Flyers opened the second half with two “It’s always hard to lose the last game of As Florida went on its run, Dayton the season, but in the back of my mind, I’m quick 3s to pull within eight, only to watch missed its final five shots. Finney-Smith not sure a team in the nation captured more the Gators push their lead to 17 with grabbed a rebound of a missed 3 by Frazier 11:35 left on a layup by Young. people’s hearts than these guys did, and and threw the ball back out for the final The Flyers kept coming but couldn’t get they did it the right way,” Miller said. shot of the half. Wilbekin then beat the closer than eight in the second half, the last buzzer with a 3-pointer that helped quiet The Flyers hit one more field goal than Florida (19-18), but the Gators outat 58-50. The Gators went cold down the the Flyers’ faithful for the first time all day.

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The following water statistics of March 27 are the most recent supplied by the City Water Division (in millions of gallons). Total water produced from: Canyon Water Treatment Plant: 0.000 Buckman Water Treatment Plant: 6.940 City Wells: 0.000 Buckman Wells: 0.000 Total water produced by water system: 6.940 Amount delivered to Las Campanas: Golf course: 0.000, domestic: 0.094 Santa Fe Canyon reservoir storage: 61.1 percent of capacity; daily inflow 0.16 million gallons. A partial list of the City of Santa Fe’s Comprehensive Water Conservation Requirements currently in effect: • Irrigation water leaving the intended area is not permitted. Wasting water is not allowed. • Using water to clean hard surfaces with a hose or power washer is prohibited. • Hoses used in manual car washing MUST be equipped with a positive shut-off nozzle. • Swimming pools and spas must be covered when not in use. For a complete list of requirements call: 955-4225




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Albuquerque 24 hours through 6 p.m. yest. ............ 0.00” Month/year to date .................. 0.22”/0.40” Las Vegas 24 hours through 6 p.m. yest. ............ 0.00” Month/year to date .................. 0.01”/0.10” Los Alamos 24 hours through 6 p.m. yest. ............ 0.00” Month/year to date .................. 0.43”/0.48” Chama 24 hours through 6 p.m. yest. ............ 0.00” Month/year to date .................. 1.26”/2.75” Taos 24 hours through 6 p.m. yest. ............ 0.00” Month/year to date .................. 0.44”/0.64”

Saturday’s rating ................... Not available Today’s forecast ................................. Good 0-50, Good; 51-100, Moderate; 101-150, Unhealthy for sensitive groups; 151-200, Unhealthy; 201-300, Very Unhealthy, 301500, Hazardous Source: EPA


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Heavy, wet snow swirled through New York City on March 30, 1805, as gusty gales toppled trees. The wind mobilized wet snow rollers that grew as large as 2 feet in diameter.

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Chiklis joins ‘Coven’ principals for next ‘Horror’ By Mike Cidoni Lennox The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Michael Chiklis is ready to freak out. The actor is joining the American Horror Story family for the anthology series’ fourth season, subtitled Freak Show. The Emmy-winning star of The Shield will portray the ex-husband and father of characters played, respectively, by Kathy Bates and Evan Peters. The Chiklis casting announcement came during the American Horror Story: Coven event that served as closing night of PaleyFest,


which over 16 days presented casts and crews of past and present TV series, attracting thousands of fans to the Michael Dolby TheChiklis atre. Coven, which aired from October 2013 to January 2014 on the FX channel and revolved around witches in a New Orleans boarding school, made for the highest-rated of the three Horror Story seasons.

The series’ stars who participated in the PaleyFest panel included Bates, Peters, Angela Bassett, Jamie Brewer, Frances Conroy, Denis O’Hare, Sarah Paulson, Emma Roberts and Gabourey Sidibe. Actress “Jessica [Lange] is on spring break with her grandchildren,” noted series co-creator Ryan Murphy, who later revealed more seasonfour casting news: Lange and “every person on this stage is coming back in some capacity,” he said. Murphy explained the setting for the upcoming series “is not a circus and is not carnival,

it’s a freak show,” adding that it was Lange who came up with idea of her character. Lange will play a German expat in 1950s Jupiter, Fla., who is a “collector of freaks,” said Bassett. All actors queried said they knew little about Freak Show, except the premise. But, Paulson, for one, clearly can’t wait to get back to work in New Orleans, which, this time, will double for Jupiter. “All I want is a peg leg and a black tooth … and a hunchback,” Paulson said, laughing. American Horror Story: Freak Show is set to debut this fall.


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See Pittsburgh on the cheap PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh may have been built around the steel and coal industries, but the once-sooty city now features a beautiful downtown river walk, multicultural neighborhoods and restaurants, and even free subway rides.

Green and the U.S. Steel Tower. There’s also significant 19th century architecture on various downtown streets, since tycoons such as the Carnegies, Mellons and Heinz families spent vast sums promoting the city and its businesses. Free walking tours of the city in 10 languages can be downloaded at the Robert Morris University website.

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One of the best free things to do begins where Pittsburgh was founded. The Fort Pitt Blockhouse at Point State Park is celebrating its 250th anniversary this year. Originally constructed in 1764 as part of a British fort, it’s located at the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio rivers. The blockhouse itself is open from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday, but the surrounding park is always free and is a great place for picnics, bike rides and runs. The park also connects to a river walk that stretches along both shores of the Allegheny River.

Long home to Pittsburgh’s fruit, meat and fish wholesalers, the Strip District has kept many of those businesses while adding a wide variety of specialty food stores, restaurants, and shops. A six- or seven-block area along Penn Avenue features Italian bakeries, Vietnamese noodle shops and stores specializing in Italian, Mexican, Oriental, Polish, Greek and Middle Eastern food, along with a large fresh fish market that also sells sushi and sandwiches.

By Kevin Begos The Associated Press

Historic downtown Subway and bus rides are free in the so-called downtown Pittsburgh Triangle, and the no-charge zone includes stops at sports stadiums Heinz Field and PNC Park. You can visit the Cultural District, known for galleries and arts events, as well as business landmarks such as Mellon

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A home for aging gracefully Pansies, dainty yet strong, are one of the oldest perennial plants around. WIKIMEDIA


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arch’s warm temperatures brought a flurry of flowering fruit trees and shrubs to the area. Hopefully there will not be a late spring frost so we can enjoy the fruits come spring and summer. As the warm snap continues, just as expected, garden centers have begun to stock early annuals. This can be very tempting for spring-fevered gardeners, but my advice remains: Don’t plant until after Mother’s Day. These plants are too young and are vulnerable to the fluctuating conditions of the weather. There is, however, one sweet spring plant that you can add to your garden now that should be hardy enough to withstand the unpredictability of April winds and possible (and hopeful) showers. Pansies, which range in hues of bright gold, peach, white, crimson, violet and plum are available in many nurseries and garden centers. La Fonda rary gem They are a perfect accent Contempo for walkways, rock and container gardens, or simply in a pot to provide a MORE HOME spring feel. They mix well This column with spring bulb plants like appears regularly tulips, hyacinths and daffoin Home, Santa Fe dils, adding rich color and Real Estate Guide. texture to early gardens. Look for the April One of the oldest perenissue of Home nial plants around, the in next Sunday’s pansy is also commonly New Mexican and used as a biennial and find more stories at annual. Horticulturists www.santafenew consider it a multicolored, life/home large-flowered hybrid whose main purpose is for bedding and garden edging. Pansies are cool-weather plants that typically expire once the summer temperatures rise. They can be planted in the fall if there is proper drainage and enough nutrients in the soil, often surviving winter to resume blooming in the early spring. They will selfseed, which explains why they sometimes show up growing in places like sidewalk cracks, rock walls or other unexpected areas of your yard. They can be difficult to start from seed, as they require cool temperatures and darkness to germinate. Seeds will generally germinate in one to two weeks, but they require about 15 weeks to bloom. If this is too much work, you can buy them as plants — just make sure to look for bushy ones with lots of buds. One of the best parts of these dainty yet strong plants is they are generally pest-free, with little occurrence of aphids or spider mites. Slugs only show up in rainy seasons, which shouldn’t be a problem here until later in the summer. Pansies also are edible and make great garnishes for food, especially when candied or sugared. A relative of the viola, pansies originated in continental Europe and have been used medicinally for centuries to treat bronchitis, asthma, whooping cough, acne and eczema. In tea and tinctures, they can also be used as a painreliever or diuretic. Taken from the French word panse, these flowers were given the meaning “loving thoughts” by Victorians, and the Celtics often used them in magical love potions. A nice extra for such a hardy little plant! Marc h 2014

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t 72 and 65, Tom and Susie McSweeny love to ballroom dance. “Tom does a mean samba,” Susie says. Still, Tom has arthritis. So, despite their active lifestyle, when the McSweenys built their Edgewater, Md., house in 2013, they asked their architect to incorporate “aging-in-place” features — including an elevator, wide doorways to accommodate a wheelchair and a flat, no-step entryway — into the design. “You have to be realistic,” says Susie, who has a background in nursing. You don’t know what health issues you may develop as you get older, but “you try to plan for it so that you can enjoy your later years.” The McSweenys said they wanted to prepare their home now so that those accessibility features would be ready and waiting. Aging-in-place design choices are gaining a higher profile as baby boomers become a larger and larger segment of the population. According to AARP, the majority of older Americans want to stay in their homes permanently and live independently. This demographic change translates into demand for residential designs that anticipate changes in health, vision or mobility, and ensures that homes stay safe, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. Related to aging in place is “universal design,” which emphasizes accessibility for all, with no sacrifice in style. Components may be as simple as abundant lighting, lever-style door handles, well-located storage, chair-height toilets, slip-resistant flooring and open plans with plenty


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Wide doorways and a kitchen counter that can be used as an eating area are some of the ‘aging in place’ designs used in the McSweeny home on the Chesapeake Bay in Edgewater, Md.

Predicting the next big trends in house building Fewer large homes being built, but the average size is up By Katherine Salant Special to The Washington Post

Is America’s love affair with big houses finally over? Yes and no. In 2013, fewer big houses were built, but the average size for new homes continued to increase. According to U.S. census data, the percentage of new houses built in 2013 with more than 3,000 square feet of living space declined to 31 percent from a high of 45 percent at the peak of the homebuilding boom in 2007.

At the same time, the average size for a new home built in 2013 edged toward the 3,000-squarefoot benchmark figure, ballooning out to 2,679 square feet, 160 more than the previous year, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ annual survey of home trends and buyer preferences presented by Rose Quint at the International Builders Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, Nev., this year. The 2013 average house size is also bigger (by 180 square feet) than the average built during 2007’s housing peak, when it was 2,499 square feet. The appeal of ever-larger “average-sized” houses can be explained in large part by the changing pool of new homebuy-

ers, Quint said. In 2013, the number of first-time buyers purchasing smaller houses fell because of this cohort’s difficulty in obtaining financing. With a challenging job market and stricter lending requirements, far fewer of them qualified for mortgages. Comparing the current situation to a “more normal market,” where first-time buyers would constitute 40 percent to 45 percent of new homebuyers, Jim Zeumer of the Pulte Group noted in an email that this group made up only about 30 percent of the new home market in 2013, and for his company only 25 percent. With proportionately more affluent home buyers in the mix, new homes built in 2013 typically

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3101 Old Pecos Trail, Unit 105 - This ground-level Plaza A model has portals and a patio, a living room with fireplace and Mexican tile in the master bath, French doors, and a guest bedroom/bathroom. There is easy parking and Quail Run amenities. 2 br, 2 ba, 1,138 sq.ft., 1-car garage. Directions: Old Pecos Trail to Quail Run. Susan Munroe & Terry Smih 505.577.0648 $325,000

2704 Herradura, Unit D - Come see this beautiful southfacing townhome. The home is in a charming neighborhood on a four-home cul-de-sac, and the hot water radiant heat with four zones is a huge plus. Plus, the home is light filled with large windows in all the rooms. 2 br, 2 ba, 1,300 sq.ft., 2-car garage. Gwen Gilligan 505.660.0500 $295,000

221 Ambrosio - Cute, charming and colorful, this sweet little pied-à-terre is great for being in town within a short distance to everything the Plaza, the DeVargas Center and all the Railyard has to offer. The home features wood floors, skylights and a sophisticated wood burning fireplace. 2 br, 2 ba, 721 sq.ft. Gwen Gilligan 505.660.0500 $249,900

941 Calle Mejia, Uni 407 - Come see this upgraded, redesigned and renovated condo in The Reserve. Features include new light fixtures, air conditioning and new carpet in the bedrooms. This ground-floor unit is close to club house amenities, and is close to the DeVargas Center. 2 br, 2 ba, 848 sq.ft. Nancy Lewis 505.231.5337 $129,900



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112 Bosquecillo - The Casa Verde floorplan features an attached one-bedroom casita with a three-quarters bath. There is an interior courtyard between the main house and casita, granite counter tops in the gourmet kitchen, plus vigas/latillas and a kiva fireplace in the great room with 10-foot ceilings. 3 br, 3 ba, 1,463 sq.ft., 2-car garage. Bob Lee Trujill 505.470.0002 $269,900 Renee Brks 505.470.1681

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1 Camino Caballos Spur - A private and lush property in the Hwy 285 corridor overlooking Ortiz Mountain views, this classic pueblo style home has a detached studio/guesthouse with bath on 5 acres, so bring your horses! 3 br, 3 ba, 2,633 sq.ft., 2-car garage. Directions: 285 South, right on Camino Caballos Spur. Cindy Sheff 505.470.6114 $459,000 Amber Haskell 505.470.0923

108 Jimenez - This charming pied-à-terre, with fantastic renovations and restoration, features thick adobe walls, two private patios, saltillo tile and flagstone floors with warm patina. There are three kivas, seven skylights, new windows and new wall gas heaters, plus off-street parking. 2 br, 2 ba, 1,300 sq.ft. Amber Haskell 505.470.0923 $445,000

3 Ladera Place - Perched high on a park- like almost twoacre setting sits this lovely custom designed home built by Marsh Homes, with high ceilings and Santa Fe details throughout. 3 br, 3 ba, 2,236 sq.ft., 3-car garage 1.96 acres. Directions: West on Avenida Vista Grande, left on Avenida Casa del Oro, right on Ladera Road, left on Ladera Place. Sue Garfitt 505.577.2007 $425,000 Fred Raznik 505.577.0143

5 Ladera Lane - Eldorado - "Tucked in with Jemez views," describes this cozy casita, with natural light enhancing a split bedroom floorplan with brick floors, an upgraded kitchen, travertine in both baths and granite finishes. There is a storage shed with brick floor. 3 br, 2 ba, 1,220 sq.ft., 1-car garage, 1.2 acres. Amber Haskell 505.470.0923 $269,000

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1438-C BISHOPS LODGE ROAD $1,980,000 This 6,300 sq ft home in the heart of Tesuque includes the timeless appointments of brick floors, a pitched roof, dormer windows, gleaming plaster and numerous fireplaces, all blended with contemporary lines. Roxanne Apple 505.954.0723 #201302483


46 HOLLYHOCK CIRCLE $997,000 Gorgeous 3BR, 3.5BA home perfectly sited on 2+ acres to capture fabulous mountain views. Wonderful outdoor spaces including private portales from every bedroom. This home exudes taste and elegance. Neil Lyon,CRB,CRS,GRI 505.954.5505 #201400881

437 CAMINO DEL MONTE SOL $1,385,000 This property is located in a gated compound. Two BR, 2BA, single-level home, oversized 1-car garage with storage. Plastered walls, copper clad windows, and beautifully landscaped courtyards. Ray Rush & Tim Van Camp 505.984.5117 #201304304


FOUR WATERS RANCH $995,000 This amazing 236-acre property includes a threebedroom home, a one-bedroom guesthouse, stables, hay storage facilities, a tributary of the Mora River, ponds, spectacular views, and water rights. Gary Bobolsky 505.984.5185 #201401089


576 CAMINO DEL MONTE SOL $1,350,000 Casa Bakos, a quintessential adobe home and Santa Fe treasure. Josef Bakos one of the founders of the Los Cinco Pintores group in the early 1900’s, and helped shape the Santa Fe artist community. Brunson & Schroeder Team 505.690.7885 #201303129


4 CALLE CIMARRON $994,000 This stunning Pueblo-style home features a landscaped courtyard, a great room, a large portal, a gourmet kitchen, three bedroom suites, and magnificent mountain, fairway, and lake views. Johnnie Gillespie & Marion Skubi 505.660.8722 #201401122



19 SOUTH VUELTA HERRADURA $1,295,000 With full mountain panoramas, this two-bedroom home features an open-concept floor plan, “disappearing” window-walls, a heated 3-car garage, numerous patios, and a guesthouse. Horses are welcome. Mike Baker & Abigail Davidson 505.955.7993 #201401137


10 CAMINO MONTE FELIZ $985,000 Huge sunset views from a Classic Santa Fe-style home only minutes to town. On 2.5 acres with almost 4,000 square feet of quality, a split floor plan and superb finishes. Gated and a 2-car garage. Emily Garcia 505.955.7963 #201303406

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27 CALLE CASCABELA $925,000 Stunning views, high-end details, and fine architecture distinguish this four-bedroom, three-bath home. Every room enjoys a view, from sunrises over the Sangre de Cristos to sunsets over the Jemez. Darlene Streit 505.920.8001 #201401105


7 BLUESKY CIRCLE $849,000 A Panoramic Jemez view welcomes you to this exquisite home in Estates III of gated Las Campanas. The living room offers easy access to a generously sized portal that features a cozy kiva fireplace. Tim and Paula Galvin 505.795.5990 #201401260


10 GENERAL SAGE $625,000 The best of Sol y Lomas. Four bedrooms, plus office, great backyard with views, wonderful large family room plus formal living room and a heated garage. on 1.4 acres in popular Sol y Lomas. David Dodge 505.984.5152 #201304962


1049 GOVERNOR DEMPSEY $500,000 On 1.53 acres in a prestigious location, this timeless three bedroom, three bath home has handsome brick and wood flooring, warming fireplaces, a walled patio, a casita, and sweeping mountain views. Katherine Blagden 505.955.7980 #201401134


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1071 CALLE LARGO $795,000 NEW LISTING. Near the Governor’s Mansion, this fourbedroom home includes two offices, a spacious living room, a sunroom, a well-appointed kitchen, brick patios, an oversized two-car garage, and mountain vistas. Ashley Margetson 505.984.5186 #201401085


16 CAMINO DE PAZ $499,900 Elegant 3,743 sq ft residence on 2.5 acres along the Santa Cruz River, with water rights, is open and spacious with quality upgrades and lush landscaped grounds in a park-like setting. Motivated seller. Cindy Volper 505.901.1436 #201400960

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850 CAMINO CHAMISA, UNIT E $775,000 Contemporary 3-bedroom, 3-bath condo in a culde-sac location. Great outdoor spaces with a wonderful sense of privacy. Lots of upgrades, single level, and close to downtown. Susan Shields 505.954.5510 #201401256

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11 EAST CHILI LINE ROAD $459,000 Beautiful and impeccably maintained Cielo model home in Rancho Viejo is situated on one of the premier elevated homesites offering forever open space and expansive and unobstructed views. Team Burbic Yoder 505.670.9399 #201400523

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203 CALLE SAN SIMON $335,000 This Sol y Lomas home has a great in-town location and livable floorplan. Spacious sunroom. Huge master bedroom with adjacent sitting room. Living room has large kiva fireplace. 2-car garage. Abigail Davidson 505.954.5520 #201306111

4 PAJARITO DE AZUL $295,000 This delightful Chupadero home includes a twostory living room, a light-infused den, a large dining area opening to a deck and garden, three bedrooms, a multifunctional lower level, and water rights. David Rosen & Christopher Rocca 505.954.0789 #201401118

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2846 CALLE DE ORIENTE $189,000 Very clean and neat 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with a single car garage. The backyard deck makes for an easy care lot. Nice light with clerestory living room, very sweet condition and location. Charles Weber 505.954.0734 #201304114

123 SPRUCE STREET $329,000 NEW LISTING. Classic 3BR, 2BA Casa Solana home. Maureen Mestas 505.984.5130 #201400706


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233 Delgado B Antique doors enter into rooms with 11ft ceilings and abundant light. The delightful kitchen will make you want to cook biscochitos and enchiladas! Two master suites and a third bedroom/study. French doors lead to a patio with kiva fireplace and beautiful garden. 4½ blocks to the Plaza, 50 yards to Canyon Road and 50 yards to the Santa Fe River. $1,025,000 MLS# 201401114

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Aging: Open floor plans make homes flexible and adaptable lower pot drawer and an upper, wallmounted microwave. In the adjacent of circulation space. The most visible laundry room, the washer and dryer result of aging-in-place design is livalso perch atop storage pedestals to ing space that simply “feels roomier alleviate the need for bending and and more open,” says Russ Glickman, reaching. whose Maryland company, Glickman Kitchen storage is plentiful; the Design/Build, specializes in accesMcSweenys worked with their cabisible multi-generational and universal netmaker to plan cabinet placement design homes. and pull-out inserts for ease of use. The McSweenys asked architect D-shaped door and drawer handles Cathy Purple Cherry to design a safe, offer a comfortable grip. Kitchen trash satisfying and stylish new home on a bins occupy cabinets in two locations, small, waterfront lot. The three-story, to cut down on walking. Electrical out4,750-square-foot house, constructed lets are conveniently located. Sealed by Apter Remodeling/Craftsman of wood flooring and complimentary Annapolis, captures expansive Chesawood countertops contrast with the peake Bay views from every level. white cabinets for aesthetics and offer An elevator alongside the staircase visual cues to edges and surfaces. makes the entire house accessible. Cherry placed a sizable pantry close The elevator cost $30,000 to buy and to the kitchen and elevator. A motion install. But “if you are going to invest in sensor light illuminates the space even a custom home for aging in place,” says when arms are loaded with groceries. Cherry, “limiting access by wheelchair Halls and doorways throughout the into and around the house doesn’t house are wide enough to accommomake any sense.” Either an elevator date a wheelchair. Windows are big or a first floor that can be adapted for and plentiful to soak in light as well one-story living is a must, she says. as views. Ambient and task lighting The McSweenys’ ground-floor eleva- ensure good visibility. tor door is just inside the no-step entry A master bedroom and bathroom to a two-car garage. The McSweenys suite on the top floor offers spaciousappreciate the garage, which shields ness, comfort and ease of use. The them from the elements when they bedroom is big and bright, with room come and go. The garage and elevator for a second bed by the window if combo already is a real convenience ever needed. The master bathroom for toting in groceries and for bringing includes a large shower with bench in their arthritic dog after walks. seating, hand-held spray and blockThe ground floor features a family ing to support grab bars that might be room/guest quarters. It also has a full installed; a free-standing bathtub with bathroom and a large storage room ample room for entry; a chair-height that is drywalled, painted and ready toilet (like all the commodes in the to be repurposed as a room for a care- house) with surrounding space for giver if the need arises. grab bars and wheelchair transfer; twin On the first floor, Cherry included sinks that could accommodate undernot only the main living spaces — livcounter legroom; and abundant, easying room, dining room, kitchen and to-reach storage. The walk-in master deck — but also the laundry and study. closet is large enough for easy circulaThus, fewer steps are required to carry tion and for a central bench. Pocket out daily living activities. The kitchen doors at the bathroom and closet conis inviting and stylish, while loaded serve space while offering wide entry. with accessibility features. One aspect of aging-in-place design Cherry incorporated four feet of is low-maintenance — to minimize the circulation space around the central effort and expense of home upkeep. island for easy access to food prep The McSweenys selected durable, areas, the eating bar between the easy-to-clean carpeting for the master kitchen and living room, and all applibedroom and basement, and easy-care, ances. The appliances include two nonslip matte-finish hardwood floors ovens — one under the range and the for the rest of the house. Fiber-cement other stacked in easy reach between a siding, vinyl trim and composite deck-

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carve out elevator space. Architect Bob Wilkoff, owner of Archaeon Architects in Cabin John, Md., is also a universal design and aging-in-place expert. He says incorporating basic aging-in-place features into new home design can have “very little cost effect.” Depending on what’s included, he says, aging in place may add 5 to 10 percent to the project cost. “It’s almost more a matter of space allocation than of equipment cost,” he says. “It’s just logical planning.” KATHERINE FREY Wilkoff incorporates basic, mustTHE WASHINGTON POST have accessibility features into his home designs, such as blocking for ing form a largely maintenance-free Though aging-in-place design grab bars; corridors and doorways that exterior. Tom says the McSweenys involves anticipating needs, Glickman are wide enough for wheelchairs; and, opted for clad aluminum windows that says, “some people are aging but are if possible, inclusion of a first-floor are treated to filter out almost all ultra- in somewhat denial about what that master bedroom (or room that could violet light and to resist soil buildup on may mean.” They simply may not become one) to enable homeownthe outside. Even the plantings around plan ahead, or they may resist doing ers to live on one floor now or later. the house were chosen with ease of so because they think aging-in-place Glickman routinely includes selected care in mind. “There’s very little lawn,” accommodations will look ugly or barrier-free features in his designs, too, Tom adds. institutional. such as larger bathrooms with roomy, curbless showers; kitchen cabinet The McSweenys invested in a large Glickman, who is designated by the generator to ensure that they would National Association of Home Builders inserts that pull stored items into easy retain power for medical equipment as a certified aging-in-place specialist, reach; and sidewalks that rise up gentle and other uses in case of bad storms. encourages his remodeling and new grades to no-step entrances — essenThey have two energy-efficient furhome clients to include some accestially “invisible” ramps. naces — one for the top floor and one sibility features anyway. Despite homeWilkoff has clients ranging in age for the rest of the house — to facilitate owners’ fears, most of these features from their early 40s to mid-60s who zoning. The house is wired for remote are “invisible” because they blend into are requesting aging-in-place features. access so that the homeowners can use the design of the home. Even the younger, 40-something their phone to control heat, lights and Not only that, but it costs far less to homeowners know that, with these the security alarm from wherever they include most aging-in-place compodesign elements, they will have bright, are. nents during a construction project airy homes that are flexible and adaptAt Cherry’s insistence, says Tom, than to go back and add them later. able. “There’s no negative effect” to connections between all the first-floor Installing supportive blocking for grab good aging-in-place planning or uniliving spaces are “wide open.” Circula- bars while the bathroom walls are versal design, Wilkoff says. After puttion areas between rooms are large, open, for instance, adds almost nothting money into an extensive remodel and big cutouts in interior walls link ing to construction costs; adding them or custom home, “you won’t ever have spaces even more fully. The result is later means cutting into the wall. to leave — and moving is expensive,” flexibility, enabling the McSweenys Another example is prepping for he says. to entertain small or large groups. future installation of a residential Some home improvements made “It maximizes the ability to expand,” elevator. With an elevator, people who to accommodate a resident can be Cherry says. have trouble negotiating stairs can deducted from federal taxes as medical Perhaps the most important aspect continue living safely in their multiexpenses; these may include widening of the openness, though, has to do story homes. Glickman says it may doorways and halls, adding railings with why most homeowners choose cost $3,000 extra to stack first-, second- and grab bars, and lowering or modifyaging-in-place design in the first and third-floor closets and rough in an ing kitchen cabinets. place. “Older homeowners have finelevator shaft in that space, including Depending on where you live, you ished rearing their children, and now a basement-floor cutout for elevator may qualify for a tax credit for accesthey want to equip their homes to be equipment and an extension of elecsibility components that are incortogether,” Cherry says. “With connectrical and phone lines to the elevator porated into your remodeled or new tivity of spaces, they can be doing difarea. But this advance work can save home. ferent things but still have verbal and $150,000 or more by eliminating the visual contact.” need for major remodeling later to Wendy A. Jordan is a freelance writer. When Tom and Susie McSweeney built their Edgewater, Md., house in 2013, they asked their architect to incorporate ‘aging-in-place’ features into the design, including wide doorways, an elevator and a flat, no-step entryway.

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These sunny, authentic adobe homes embrace Santa Fe’s most unforgettable style, with gracious lines, traditional finishes and spectacular views of the lake, golf course and gorgeous New Mexico sunsets. Both homes feature two master suites and kiva fireplaces. Ask about available furniture packages and membership to the Club at Las Campanas, to help you create the ultimate turnkey experience. 2 br, 3 ba, 2,180 sq.ft., 2-car garage, 0.25 acre. (The ‘Nambe’ Casita, pictured, MLS #201400480 at $699,000; The ‘Zuni’ Casita, MLS #201400141 at $719,000)

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Trends: In kitchens, color is new variable


kids do homework. There will be a high level 20 years. The builders’ other of finishes and detailing that top choices reflect buyers’ convey “authenticity” because heightened interest in environtoday’s buyers expect it, she mentalism: energy-efficient said. Another feature of new windows, Energy Star appliupper-end houses: separate ances and programmable therbathrooms in the master suite, mostats. seen as a necessity for “marThe builders’ “least likely” riage preservation,” she said. choices for inclusion in a new Zeroing in on the kitchens in home in 2014 indicate that new homes, color is the new Americans’ long-standing love variable. Houston-based archiaffair with two-story ceilings in the foyer and family room and tect Sanford Steinberg said he’s a whirlpool bath for the master seeing kitchens with bold color contrasts or subtle color differsuite is over. entiation. The bold look pairs What will new houses look white wall cabinets with black like in 2014? Several IBS prebase cabinets. The subtle look senters who follow national combines cabinets that are trends made a number of pre“warm” white with counters dictions. and backsplashes in a different Heather McCune, the head white, often a granite with gray of marketing for Bassenian/ streaks or some other natural Lagoni Architects, a Newport Beach, Calif., firm that designs coloration. Jill Waage, an editorial custom and production housdirector for Better Homes & ing all over the country, said Gardens, said that her reader that new homebuyers can surveys and the hundreds of expect to see more houses photos that readers submit combining a contemporary show that gray is also hugely flair with traditional styling popular in kitchens now. The and a migration of this aesthetic from urban areas, where look is not “foreboding and it has been gaining in popular- grim,” she said. The grays have warm tones, ity, to suburbia. and they’re combined with The interiors will feature more open plans and kitchens other colors that can be earthtoned or bright — school bus with ever larger islands that yellow, marigold orange or leaf can easily double as eating green. areas and workspaces where

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Beautiful orchid cacti easy to grow The Associated Press

The biggest problem with growing orchid cacti is figuring out just what they are. They are cacti, but are not spiny. Their spectacular blossoms are neither orchids nor orchid-like. Sometimes orchid cacti are called epiphyllums, which is also the botanical name of some (but not all) orchid cacti. The word epiphyllum means “on the leaf” and refers to the way the flowers just pop out from the edges of the … well, they look like leaves but they’re really just flattened stems. Enough with the semantics! The important thing is that fat flower buds on my orchid cacti’s stems are about to burst open into spectacular white, pink or scarlet blossoms. And coaxing forth these blossoms required very little effort on my part.

This cactus likes moisture Although orchid cacti, or epies (short for epiphyllums) as they are sometimes called, are true cacti, they are not native to deserts but to lush, tropical jungles. There, they nestle into forks in tree branches or into rock crevices where enough humus has accumulated to retain moisture. The plants enjoy soils that are both well-drained and retain moisture. I use my standard potting mix with a little extra perlite for drainage; you could also make up a mix using peat moss, compost, and perlite or sand. Here, out of the jungle, the plants look right at home in hanging baskets, from which their arching, flattened stems, scalloped along the edges, can swoop up and

An easy to grow, flamboyant red orchid cactus. LEE REICH/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

out as fountains of greenery. In contrast to the night-blooming cereus cactus, an epiphyllum species that is spectacular and fragrant the few nights that it blossoms, the flattened, green stems of orchid cactus are nice to look at year round. On some of my plants, the stems are so thin they droop languidly right over the edge of the pots from their own weight. My white-flowered epi, in contrast, has sturdy stems that reach out a couple of feet in all directions before succumbing to gravity.

Give them a rest In return for flowers, which last for weeks but usually appear only once a year, my epies ask for regular watering, occasional fertilizer and, once a year, a rest. The one period when epies should not be watered is, conveniently, beginning

in fall when they begin their annual rest. It’s always iffy watering a hanging basket indoors, when a little too much water means scurrying for a bowl to catch the dripping. To set flower buds, the plants also allegedly need to experience the naturally long nights of autumn and winter, so they mustn’t be interrupted by artificial light after dark. I used to put my plants in a bright window in a cool corner of my basement and forget about them until ready to bring them upstairs and let water and warmth bring on the flowers. I’ve since found that merely not watering them at all from the time they are brought indoors in autumn is sufficient to induce flower buds. Swelling flower buds indicate that it’s time to start watering again. In summer, the plants like being outdoors in filtered shade such as they might enjoy in their native haunts.

What’s in a name So what are my plants, really? I still don’t know. Epiphyllums and related species were first hybridized in England about 1830. At first, the only colors available were whites, pinks and reds, not much of a limitation given the drama of the blossoms. Humans will be humans though, and in 1950, breeding efforts brought forth the first yellow orchid cactus, called Reward. The original cuttings sold for $400. Perhaps blue epies are on the horizon. The point is that epies have been so hybridized that many now have few or no epiphyllum genes in them. No matter: All the epies are easy to care for, attractive year round and stunningly beautiful in bloom.

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A-38 1:00PM-3:30PM - 34 Cresencio Lane - Private and secluded near the end of a lush lane with easy access to Santa Fe and Los Alamos, this 4.4 acres property features a main house, architect-designed guest house and studio. $489,000. MLS 201303618. (Hwy 285 N; at 503 intersection. Turn left (CR103), follow to Cresencio Lane.) MaryJoy Ford 505-577-0177 Sotheby’s International Realty.

D-36 1:00PM-4:00PM - 111 Avenida De Las Casas - This private, free-standing condo is great for entertaining w/large open living and great outdoor spaces. Huge unobstructed views of northern NM and Sangres. Main house and guesthouse, 2-car garage. $1,025,000. MLS 201204179. (3 br, 3 ba, Opera Frontage Road to entrance gate of Casas de San Juan on Opera Drive.) David Woodard 505-920-2000 Santa Fe Properties.

N-23 1:00PM-4:00PM - 41 Violet Circle - Family compound in Las Campanas with incredible views. Antique beams/doors, brick floors, private portales and outdoor kitchen. Grand Sala for entertaining. 3 bedrooms in main residence. 3-car garage. $1,795,000. MLS 201305736. (Camino La Tierra right on Parkside drive, left on Violet Circle #41 on right.) Tara Earley 505-660-1734 Sotheby’s International Realty.




2:00PM-4:00PM - 1071 Calle Largo - Near the Governor’s Mansion, this four-bedroom home includes two offices, a spacious living room, a sunroom, a wellappointed kitchen, brick patios, an oversized two-car garage, and mountain vistas. $795,000. MLS 201401085. (Old Taos Highway up to Calle Largo, turn right and go to 1071 on the left.) Ashley Margetson 505-920-2300 Sotheby’s International Realty.

1:00PM-3:00PM - 3031 Primo Colores - Better than new! 3BR/2BA two car garage, designer touches, deck, totally landscaped, easy access to anywhere Santa Fe. Open floor plan, tile and wood flooring, you have to see the back yard c u there $222,000. MLS 201400775. (Agua Fria or Rufina to South Meadows to Talavera to Primo Colores, follow the blue and white Coldwell Banker Trails West signs. See you there.) Carol Hamilton 505660-3507 Coldwell Banker Trails West.

12:30PM-2:00PM - 1022 Galisteo Street - This updated South Capitol four-bedroom, three-bath adobe/frame home features an ’unreal’ guest apartment and an oversized two-car garage. Enjoy easy access to all areas of Santa Fe. $599,000. MLS 201400868. (4 br, 3 ba, Cordova To Galisteo North To 1022 Galisteo on Left.) John Herbrand 505-670-9668 Santa Fe Properties.



1:30PM-4:00PM - 1104 Mansion Ridge Road - Sleek light-filled contemporary minutes from Downtown sited for sunset views. Sophisticated design and walls of glass to maximize natural light and solar gain. Large studio with loft office. $1,145,000. MLS 201400896. (3 br, 3 ba, Bishops Lodge to Camino Encantado to Left on Mansion Ridge. First house on Right.) Gavin Sayers 505-6903070 Santa Fe Properties.

1:00PM-4:00PM - 2847 Calle de Molina - Fabulous location, terrific Home! Must see 4 BR/3 BA home with fenced yard. Great condifion in Pinon School District. Located just off Rodeo Road and ready to move in with new kitchen appliances. $298,000. MLS 201306094. (Rodeo Road, South on Paseo de los Pueblos, West on El Trebol, South on Calle de Molina. Hosted by Belinda Young 603-3688) Coleen Dearing 505-930-9102 Coldwell Banker Trails West Realty, Ltd.

2:00PM-4:00PM - 1012 Marquez Place #210B - Experience an urban lifestyle in Santa Fe in this upscale integrated office and dwelling compound, walking distance to Trader Joes, Wholefoods, the Railrunner. 2-Story 1 bed/1bath $349,900. MLS 201400975. (Don Diego to Camino de los Marquez, to Marquez Place) Shirley McDougall 505-690-8710 Keller Williams.

U-38 2:00PM-4:00PM - 203 Rosario Boulevard - It is truly rare when a property like 203 Rosario comes on the market. just 2 blocks from The Plaza, this 1930s house/guesthouse holds that unique craftsman style . A truly unique setting. $899,000. MLS 201305960. (Paseo Peralta heading west. First right after Old Taos Hwy light. Go over bridge. Property is directly across from bridge on Rosario) Stephanie Duran 505-204-2491 Barker Realty.


Q-11 1:30PM-4:30PM - 9 Camino de Colores - Enjoy a sweeping panoramic view of the Jemez Mountains and golf course from this upgraded home in Las Campanas. Over $250,000 in builder upgrades. Bosch appliances and an audio/video/security system. $699,000. MLS 201205013. (Hwy 599, RT @Camino La Tierra @ 1st y, LT @ 2nd y, follow the signs To Clubhouse Past Clubhouse Drive, RT @ Paseo Aragon, thru the gate. Stay on Paseo Aragon, then RT@ Camino de Colores to #9 on left.) Tim Galvin 505-795-5990 Sotheby’s International Realty.

V-34 2:30PM-4:00PM - 123 Spruce Street - A wonderfully updated classic home with charm and convenience. Located in desirable Casa Solana; this is one of Santa Fe’s most convenient neighborhoods. Recent remodel with roof update. $329,000. MLS 201400706. (West Alameda to Spruce Street.) Maureen Mestas 505-310-1050 Sotheby’s International Realty.


A-43 1:00PM-3:00PM - 2 Camino Chupadero - Beautiful views of the Sangres and the Jemez mountains! Plus views of Chupadero Valley off the deck. This contemporary home has an amazing open floor plan with an updated kitchen. $389,000. MLS 201400949. (285/84 North to NM 592, Stay on NM 592 past Encantado, turn left at stop sign at top of hill to go down into valley and jaunt past fire station on right will be Camino Chupadero on left. 1st house .) Jennifer Wnuczek 505-930-2555 Sotheby’s International Realty.


3:00PM-5:00PM - 423 W San Francisco Street #2 Blocks from the Plaza is a wonderful double adobe dating from the 1800s and currently being used as a 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo, but also is zoned for commercial use and was a restaurant in the 1980s. $499,000. MLS 201303293. (W. San Francisco St. just West of Guadalupe on the right before Zona Rosa.) Katherine Blagden 505490-2400 Sotheby’s International Realty.

X-43 1:00PM-3:00PM - 1 Cerro Gordo - A - On the corner of Palace Avenue and Cerro Gordo! A close, pleasant meander to the Plaza, and only one block away from Canyon Road. Couldn’t be more perfect! 1,291 Sq. Ft. 1 Bedroom/1Bath - built in ’0 $550,000. MLS 201305136. (Palace Avenue, left on Cerro Gordo, first building on left as you turn onto Cerro Gordo. Residence A is the front residence.) Jane Hiltbrand 505-946-8475 Barker Realty.

W-48 1:00PM-4:00PM - 1567 Cerro Gordo - Private Retreat minutes from town. Located at the end of a private drive with unobstructed views of Atalaya Mountain. A home for the Mind, Body and Soul. $710,000. MLS 201305248. (Gonzales Road to Cerro Gordo. Property is on the left quite far up Cerro Gordo. Open House sign at property.) Claire Lange 505-670-1420 Claire Lange Real Estate.



1:00PM-4:00PM - 1402-A Bishops Lodge Road - This immaculate home offers quiet, convenience, and a bit of the country near the big city. Located just 5 minutes to the Santa Fe Plaza, the property boasts a new kitchen, a new patio, 2 fireplaces. $449,000. MLS 201303465. Richard Allen 505-470-8233 Sotheby’s International Realty.

12:30PM-2:30PM - 11 E Chili Line Road - Beautiful and impeccably maintained Cielo model home in Rancho Viejo is situated on one of the premier elevated homesites offering forever open space and expansive and unobstructed views. $459,000. MLS 201400523. (Richards Ave, past community college, left on E Chili Line, first house on left.) Bob Burbic 505-670-9399 Sotheby’s International Realty.



1:30PM-3:30PM - 1448 Nevado Ridge - Views of the Ski Basin from the living room and wrap around portal of this North Summit Home.The light and bright open floor plan offers easy living. The kitchen offers high end appliances $749,000. MLS 201400188. (Hyde Park Road to North Summit entrance. Call at gate for entry.) Val Brier 505-690-0553 Keller Williams.

2:00PM-4:00PM - 826 Baca Street - n the heart of Baca Street & zoned Bcd/ red, this charming, mostly adobe, 2bed/1ba home has been tastefully remodeled and sited on large lot that affords additional construction options/possibilities. $310,000. MLS 201304414. (Cerrillos south, right on Baca Street) David Sorenson 505-6705515 Sotheby’s International Realty.



2:00PM-4:00PM - 226 Camino Del Norte - In one of the most prestigious neighborhoods, this 2993 square foot home offers city light and mountain views, 4 beds & 3 baths, & adobe detached garage. Great Santa Fe styling or perfect potential. $789,000. MLS 201400323. (Bishops Lodge Road to Camino Encantado. Go north on Camino Del Norte.) Roger Carson 505-699-8759 Carson & Carson at Keller Williams.

N-44 2:00PM-4:00PM - 229 Camino Del Norte - Artistic haven on 2.5 acres, 3534 sf home with 4 beds & 3 baths. Lovingly updated with romantic ambiance, this home has privacy & views. Garage/studio with radiant heat & oversized windows. Serene. $949,000. MLS 201400806. (Bishops Lodge Road to Camino Encantado. Go north on Camino del Norte.) Melissa Pippin Carson 505-699-3112 Carson & Carson at Keller Williams.

1:00PM-4:00PM - 3150 La Paz Lane - Sparkling, upgraded 2 story condo in sweet, quiet subdivision. One BR + easily converted office on main level; open floor plan on 2nd floor. Radiant heat, evap cooling, brand new flooring, VIEWS!!!! $199,900. MLS 201400450. (From Cerrillos, West on Richards. Pass Rufina. Stay on Henry Lynch to La Paz Lane. Left on La Paz Lane to #3150 on left; Visitors’ parking on right.) Lynne Einleger 505-9830332 Coldwell Banker Trails West Realty, LTD.

FF-29 2:00PM-4:00PM - 2846 Calle de Oriente - Very clean and neat 3/2 with single garage. Backyard deck makes for easy care lot. Nice light with clerestory living room, very sweet condition and location. $189,000. MLS 201304114. Charles Weber 505-670-9377 Sotheby’s International Realty.

LL-22 1:00PM-3:00PM - 4229 Rock Castle - Nava Ade | Single Level | 3 car garage | 3 bedrooms, 2½ bath | refrigerated A/C - Picture perfect with upgrades. Landscaped and tucked away from the main streets of Santa Fe. $344,900. MLS 201301722. (West on Rodeo Rd., Left on Richards Ave, Right on Gov. Miles, Right on Dancing Ground, Right on Big Sky allthe way around toward the back, left on Rock Castle Ln. Follow my Keller Williams Signs) Tom Trujillo 505-699-4954 Keller Williams Realty.

NN-15 1:00PM-3:00PM - 6753 Camino Rojo - Beautiful, wellsituated home offers great location and excellent value. North facing views of the golf course, along with south facing views of the mountains. $294,900. MLS 201400564. (Airport Rd to Country Club Rd. Right on Camino Rojo.) Team R & L 505-465-9597 Keller Williams Realty.

OO-13 12:00PM-4:30PM - 7364 Avenida El Nido - Brand-new home in Las Palomas development of Tierra Contenta. Stop in to find out how Homewise can help you buy the perfect resale or new home for you. New home plans starting at $212,900. (From Airport Road, turn onto Paseo del Sol WEST. Turn right on Jaguar Road to the dead end, then turn right on Avenida El Nido. Model homes are on the right on Avenida El Nido.) Patrice Von Eschen 505690-1811 Homewise, Inc.


X-39 1:00PM-4:00PM - 447 Cerrillos Road #5 - Lovely two bedroom condo minutes to the Plaza and Railyard District. Charming New Mexico style throughout with the historic charm of a turn-of-thecentury adobe. Established vacation rental. $550,000. MLS 201400069. (1/2 Block toward Plaza from Manhattan, between Read and Aztec) Diane Harrison 505-412-9918 Sotheby’s International Realty.

X-42 1:00PM-3:00PM - 233 Delgado - B - Location! 1830 sq ft home, 3 Bedrooms, 3 baths with vigas and old world charm! This 1940’s adobe was completely remodeled in 2004. While technically acondo, it is freestanding with no attached wall $1,025,000. MLS 201401114. (Tucked off of Delgado Street between Canyon Road and East Alameda. Go up Canyon and turn left on Delgado, then turn right on the first small lane (just before the old "eight modern" gallery building)) Tony Allegretti 505-690-6287 Barker Realty. 1:00PM-3:00PM - 729 E. Palace, Unit A - Freestanding pueblo style condo by Phillip Coombs in heart of east side with beautiful amenities, gated w/ parking and easy walk to the Plaza. Elegant, generous rooms, high ceilings 2 bed/2bath. $1,125,000. MLS 201302530. (Palace Avenue-park on street and come in the walking gate.) Pamela Preston 505-577-7800 Barker Realty.

Y-38 1:00PM-4:00PM - 429 Sandoval - Artist Open! Totally charming 1920’s rare Craftsman home in Railyard/SCapitol. 3BD/Studio/Garage Vintage features, oak floors, fireplace, tons of built-ins, window seat; just come see! Zoned BCD $519,750. MLS 201400583. (Gracious flowing plan & lots of windows! Wonderful front porch for a swing and private walled & garden & flagstone patio in back. On Sandoval between Montezuma & Manhattan.) Richard Anderson 505-6709293 Keller Williams Realty Santa Fe.

Y-42 1:00PM-3:00PM - 586 Camino Del Monte Sol - This quintessential Eastside adobe compound, built by Freemont Ellis in 1922, is near Canyon Road and features a three-bedroom main residence, a freestanding guesthouse, and numerous amenities. $1,499,000. MLS 201401071. (Acequia Madre to Camino Del Monte Sol. Go right; house is on the right just before Camino Santander.) Numi Hirsch 505-603-1973 Sotheby’s International Realty.


GG-41 1:00PM-3:00PM - 3101 Old Pecos Trail, Unit 105 Ground level Plaza A. Easy parking; portals & patio; living room with fireplace; master with Mexican tile BA; French doors, guest BR/BA; good kitchen; etc. Quail Run amenities. Home Warranty Contract $325,000. MLS 201303151. (2 br, 2 ba, Old Pecos Trail to Quail Run) Susan Munroe 505-577-5630 Santa Fe Properties.

HH-38 12:00PM-4:00PM - 493 Calle Volver - This contemporary home has clean lines, rich wood finishes, modern details of stainless steel & natural stone. Make this your home or design your own at Plaza Bonita Subdivision Homes starting from the mid $300’s. MLS 201305329. (St. Francis, east on San Mateo, right on Calle De La Vuelta, left on Calle Redondo, first house on the left.) Aaron Borrego 505-577-0740 Logic Real Estate.

MM-38 1:00PM-3:00PM - 39 Calle Cascebela - Over 3100 sf main house and guest house. Radiant heat, plaster, granite, hickory floors, bosch appliances, plus over 900 sf guest house. $639,900. (Old Pecos Trail cross over I25 take Rabbit Rd. follow signs to Coneho Subdivision. Chapman Realty Signs to property.) Beverly Chapman 505-920-6113 Chapman Realty.

PP-46 1:00PM-3:00PM - 35 Cibola Circle - Huge Value! #bed 2.5 bath with 1 bed 1 bath guest. Wood and brick floors, vigas, 2 fireplaces. Santa Fe/French Country Style. Wolf Viking SS and granite kitchen. Fam room. Studio, 5 CAR Garage,views $649,000. MLS 201401237. (Old Las Vegas Highway to Cibola Circle on Left. Home is on Left.) Bernadette Parnell 505-629-5126 Keller Williams Santa Fe Realty.


K-54 12:30PM-2:00PM - 3 Ladera Place - Perched high on a park like almost 2 acre setting sits this lovely custom designed home built by Marsh Homes. High ceilings & Santa Fe details throughout. Portals with SF awnings & mature landscaping $425,000. MLS 201304930. (3 br, 3 ba, West on Avenida Vista Grande, left on Avenida Casa del Oro, right on Ladera) Fred Raznick 505-577-0143 Santa Fe Properties.


D-74 1:00PM-4:00PM 2 Altezita - Located in the paved/gated Alteza community with beautiful views. 3bedrooms, 2-baths, attached two-car garage plus porches/patios/walks on 2.5 acres. Natural Gas, radiant heat, waste-water recycling. $549,000. (From US 285 turn west onto Ave. Amistad, first right onto Alteza, two lefts to Altezita, # 2.) Steve Cimelli 505-690-8669 By Owner.

J-70 12:30PM-2:00PM - 20 Palacio Road - Lovely traditional Santa Fe pueblo adobe. Hand trowel structolite plastered interior walls, corbels and viga beams, Saltillo tile floors and 3 kiva fireplaces create charming ambient living spaces. $425,000. MLS 201401136. (3 br, 2 ba, Avenida Vista Grande, Left on Avenida Torreon, Left onto Palacio Rd.) Sue Garfitt 505-577-2007 Santa Fe Properties.

OTHER 1:00PM-3:00PM - 1 Camino Caballos Spur - Private and lush property in the Highway 285 corridor, overlooking Ortiz Mountain views. Classic pueblo style home offers detached studio/guesthouse with bath on 5 acres, bring your horses! $459,000. MLS 201300671. (3 br, 3 ba, 285 South, right on Camino Caballos Spur, property on left.) Amber Haskell 505-470-0923 Santa Fe Properties. 1:00PM-4:00PM - 7-A Arbol Grande - Enchanting home with guesths/studio & acequia rights. Vigas, beams, latillas, coved ceilings & more, sits on 1.37 acres. Come make it your own. Host broker, Julie Feldman 505690-1184 $454,500. MLS 201304623. (84/285N to R Nambe exit 503 (3 mi to Nambe Falls Rec Area), R on CR119N/Thanpi Tside Po, L jog on CR-84G/Povi Pin Poe (CB sign), R off jog (CB sign), continue to .1 mi past Plant Farm. Take middle ro) Sherie Stiver Zinn 505-930-4105 Coldwell Banker Trails West Realty, Ltd.

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Down Town Area Studio Apartment 1 bath, Fenced yard, Non-Smoking. Small pet may be considered. $580 includes utilities.

ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE, attractive, airy home by Paula Baker-LaPorte. 2375 sq.ft, 11 acres. 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 baths, private office, etc. Rancho Alegre. 505-474-8011 FSBO, ASKING $390,000. 3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS. 3 car garage. 2220 sq.ft. on 1.78 acres. 505-466-2189

Get your property value today! NAVADE, SHORT walk to clubhouse, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, yard, garage, vigas, fireplace. Ready to move in. $235,000. 505-466-8136.


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(3) 2.5 Acre Lots, Senda Artemisia, Old Galisteo Road, Close to town. Easy building sites. Views, utilities, shared well. Owner financing. No Mobile homes. $119,700- $129,700 each. Greg. 505-690-8503, Equity Real Estate.


1413 W. Alameda we have a 2 unit commercial bldg. Use one – rent the other. The owner will finance the loan. Let’s talk price/terms.




In great area. Turn at White Swan Laundry to 203½ Tesuque Drive. Approximately 1,000 SF, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, on small private fenced lot. Call Dave at 505986-2934, 505-660-9026 or Michael at 505-989-1855.

CHARMING 1 B e d r o o m . Quiet, washer & dryer, air conditioning. $800 monthly includes utilities and Direct TV. Non-smoking, no pets. 1st and deposit. 1 year lease. 505-9834734

INCOME PROPERTY PERMANENT, VACATION, IN CO M E producing B&B or Guest Ranch as well as ideal for Church or Youth Camp. One hour north of Santa Fe. 14 miles off I-25. Year-round access. Pond, 2 barns, guest cabin and gorgeous log home. All set up for horses. Ride right into National Forest! Please call 505-425-3580. WE GET RESULTS! CALL 986-3000

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APARTMENTS UNFURNISHED 1303 Rufina Lane: 2 bedroom, 1 full bath, washer, dryer hook-ups, living and dining room. $765 plus utilities. 813 CAMINO de Monte Rey: Live-in studio, full kitchen and bath, tile. $680 with gas, water paid. No Pets! 505-471-4405

SPECTACULAR VIEWS! Beautiful 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, 18ft. ceilings, Kiva, radiant heat, 3 car garage, 5.8 acres. SilverWater RE, 505-690-3075.

LOOKING FOR A STUDIO WITH A WALK-IN CLOSET AND A KITCHEN WITH LOADS OF CABINETS? We have what you’re looking for at Las Palomas Apartments, 2001 Hopewell Street! We pay your water, sewer, trash. Call 888-482-8216 and move in today! Hablamos Espanol! NEAT, CLEAN, 2 bedroom, full bath apartment in private compound downtown. $750 plus damage deposit. Call Mares Realty 505-988-5585.

$120,000 For this Pen Tile home at 318 Fiesta. Call Richard now at 982-3344. It won’t last!


INCREDIBLE SANGRE VIEWS! $945. ZIA VISTAS LARGEST 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATHROOM, large walk-in closets. Fireplace. Exceptional layout. Gated. Much more. 505-316-0986.

2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH, $775.00 monthly + utilities, $600.00 Security Deposit, Non-Smoking, No Pets, Sec 8 Accepted, back yards, close to shopping. 505-690-3989

CHARMING ADOBE CASITA. 1 bedroom, office, laundry. Spacious kitchen, flagstone greatroom, fireplace. Large walled courtyard. $895. Nonsmoking. Pet considered. 505-8984168 DOS SANTOS UPGRADED UPSTAIRS UNIT. 1 Bedroom. Newly remodeled. Gated, pool, hot-tub, work-out room. partial utilities. $825 monthly. 505-204-3309 NEAT, CLEAN, 2 bedroom, full bath apartment in private compound downtown. $725 plus damage deposit. Call Mares Realty 505-988-5585.

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505-471-8325 COMMERCIAL SPACE 1,900 SQ.FT. WAREHOUSE, 600 sq.ft Office space, reception area, two offices, kitchen, security, fenced yard, On-site parking. $1,500 plus utilities. 505-982-2511

A-Poco Self Storage 2235 Henry Lynch Rd Santa Fe, NM 87507 505-471-1122 OLD ADOBE OFFICE LOCATED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF TOWN

Brick floors, High ceilings, large vigas, fireplaces, ample parking 800, or 2100 sq.ft. $12 sq.ft. per month.


COMMERCIAL SPACE CANYON ROAD GALLERY SPACE FOR LEASE OR SHARE . Excellent location. Santa Fe style charm with superb furnishings and beautifully landscaped sculpture gardens. Current tenant artist wishes to share with one or two artist sculptors. Share expenses. No studio space, no pets, nonsmokers only. Contact Anthony 505-820-6868 PROFESSIONAL OFFICE AT 2019 G A L I S T E O , near hospital. Part of a five office suite with waiting room. Perfect for therapist, writer or other quiet use. Office is 163 sq.ft. and is $500 plus deposit. Utilities are included. Available March 1, 2014. Please call 505-577-6440 for more information.

CONDOSTOWNHOMES LAS ACEQUIAS. 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Kiva, washer dryer, garage, enclosed back yard. No pets. $900 plus deposit & utitilites. 505-471-4219 RANCHO SANTOS, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, garage. $1,000. W e s t e r n Equities 505-982-4201.

GUESTHOUSES EASTSIDE, WALK TO CANYON ROAD! Furnished, short-term vacation home. Walled .5 acre, mountain views, fireplace, 2 bedroom, washer, dryer. Private. Pets okay. Large yard. 970-626-5936.

HOUSES UNFURNISHED 2 BEDROOM, 1 bath adobe duplex. Washer, dryer. No pets. Clean, carport. Owner, Broker, $750 deposit, $750 plus utilities. 505-469-5063

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COVETED EASTSIDE L O C A T I O N . 1,100 SQ.ft. (1) Bedroom (1) Bath adobe. Includes extra room , washer & dryer , dishwasher, fireplace, hardwood floors, parking and walled yard. Utilities included. Damage deposit and references required. $1,400 monthly. 303-908-5250. CASA SOLANA 3 bedroom 1 bath plus sunroom. Walled, landscaped, hookups, garage. Non-smoking. Cat ok. $1,200 per month. Deposits. Available April 1st. (best). 699-8839 (message).

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STORAGE SPACE 10x30 Move-in-Special, $180 monthly. Airport Cerrillos Storage. Wide, Rollup doors. U-haul Cargo Van. Professional, Resident Manager. 505-4744450.

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Beautiful floor plan. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1500 sq.ft., all tile, private patio, 2 car garage. AVAILABLE NOW! $1,550 monthly. Call 505-989-8860. EAST SIDE 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Washer, dryer, dishwasher, radiant heat, 2 blocks from plaza. $1650 plus utilities. Call 505-982-2738. RECENTLY REMODELED. 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Hardwood & tile floors. Laundry hook-ups. Fenced yard. No pets. Lease. References. $975. 505-412-0197



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Office & Home cleaning. Janitorial, Handyman. (Home Repairs, Garden, Irrigation, Windows) Licensed, bonded, insured. References available, 505-795-9062.



Also new additions, concrete, plastering, walls, flagstone, heating, cooling, and electrical. Free estimates. 505-310-7552.




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Full Landscaping Designs, Rock, Trees, Boulders, Brick, Flagstone. FREE ESTIMATES! 15% off! 505-9072600, 505-990-0955.

40 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Professional Plastering Specialist: Interior & Exterior. Also Re-Stuccos. Patching a specialty. Call Felix, 505-920-3853.


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Full Landscaping Design, All types of stonework, Coyote Fencing, Irrigation, sodding. 15% discount, Free Estimates! 505-629-2871 or 505204-4510.

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HOUSE & PET SITTING. Reasonable, Mature, Responsible. Live in Sol y Lomas area. Former Owner of Grooming store in NYC. 505-982-6392 MATURE, ABLEBODIED, DEPENDABLE couple seeks long term position, with housing. Extremely Mindful of what is under our care. 505-455-9336, 505-501-5836.

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505-983-2872, 505-470-4117 YOUR HEALTH MATTERS. We use natural products. 20 Years Experience, Residential & Offices. Reliable. Excellent references. Licensed & Bonded. Eva, 505-919-9230. Elena. 505-946-7655


Homes, Office Apartments, post construction. House and Pet sitting. Senior care. References available, $18 per hour. Julia, 505-204-1677. ELIZABETH BECERRIL General Cleaning for your home. Low prices. Free estimates. References available. 505-204-0676




HANDYMAN I CLEAN yards, gravel work, dig trenches. I also move furniture, haul trash. Call George, 505-316-1599.

REPAIRS, MAINTENANCE, PRO-PANEL ROOFS, PAINTING, FENCING, YARDWORK. MINOR PLUMBING & ELECTRICAL. 25 years experience. Consulting. Licensed. References. Free estimates. 505-470-5877

CONSTRUCTION LCH CONSTRUCTION insured and bonded. Roof, Plaster, Drywall, Plumbing, Concrete, Electric... Full Service, Remodeling and construction. 505-930-0084


TRINO’S AFFORDABLE Construction all phases of construction, and home repairs. Licensed. 505-9207583

ARTIFICIAL TURF. High quality, remnants at a fraction of the cost. Ideal for large or small areas. Call, 505-471-8931 for more information.

BE READY, PLAN NOW *Drought solutions *Irrigation: New installs and rennovations *Design and installations All phases of landscapes. "I DO IT ALL!" 505-995-0318 or 505-3 10-0045 . Santa Fe, Los Alamos, White Rock.

A a r d v a r k DISCOUNT M O V E R S Most moving services; old-fashioned respect and care since 1976. Jo h n , 505-473-4881.

ROOFING ALL-IN-ONE ROOF LEAKING REPAIR & MAINTENANCE. Complete Landscaping. Yard Cleaning, Maintenance. Gravel Driveway. Painting. Torch Down, Stucco. References Available. 505-603-3182. ALL TYPES OF ROOFING. Free estimates with 15 years experience. Call Josue Garcia, 505-490-1601.

TREES DALE’S TREE SERVICE. Tree pruning, removal, stumps, hauling. Yard work also available. 473-4129



Professional with over 30 years experience. Licensed, insured, bonded Please call for free estimate, 505-6709867, 505-473-2119. HOMECRAFT PAINTING - INTERIOR, EXTERIOR, SMALL JOBS OK & DRYWALL REPAIRS. LICENSED. JIM, 505350-7887.

JUAN’S LANDSCAPING Coyote fences, Yard cleaning, Pruning, Tree cutting, Painting (inside, outside), Flagstone & Gravel. References. Free Estimates. 505-231-9112.

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Community Health Worker Promotora Coordinate services to medical and behavioral health patients, with special attention to barriers to care and the psychosocial support needed to cope. Collaborate with Nurse Practitioner. Prefer Associate’s Degree in healthcare. Minimum two (2) years’ experience in case management and health care setting. Require bilingual Spanish-English. Send resume to La Familia Medical Center, Human Resources Dept. PO Box 5395, Santa Fe, NM 87502 Fax to 505-982-8440 or email to

FAMILY THERAPIST POSITIONS ESPANOLA – ALBUQUERQUE - TAOS ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT FOR COLBHN CLINICAL DIRECTOR – ESPANOLA Assist Clinical Director with administrative functions associated to the proper operational functions of the COLBHN business. High School Diploma or GED certificate and three years of administrative/ secretarial experience in an office setting in a behavioral health organization or medical field. A twoyear certificate from an accredited community college in business administration or secretarial field is sought. Must have experience in modern office implements including desktop computer, fax and copy machines, and PBX telephone systems. DIRECTOR OF QUALITY ASSURANCE/QUALITY IMPROVEMENT Oversee Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement activities related to the Circle of Life Behavioral Health Network. Acts as the client advocate in order to address issues of concern for clients and their families. Masters Degree in Counseling, Psychology or Social Work. Must be a licensed clinical counselor/therapist with a substance abuse and/or social work background with a minimum of five years’ experience providing direct services in the substance abuse field. The required licensure is LADAC, LMSW, LMHC, LPCC or LISW with two years’ experience and skill level commiserate with providing oversight of Quality Improvement/Assurance activities. Travel to ABQ, Taos, Espanola. SUPERVISOR OF FAMILY SERVICES – ALBUQUERQUE Provide weekly individual and group supervision for Family Services Staff. Conduct individual family therapy, group psychotherapy, substance abuse counseling, mental health evaluations, case management and other related therapeutic services for outpatient clientele. Assure program compliance. Minimum Master’s Degree in Counseling, Psychology or Social Work with an independent New Mexico mental health licensure. A minimum of 3 years successful supervisory experience of clinical staff. FAMILY THERAPIST – TAOS ALBUQUERQUE ESPANOLA Will provide individual and family therapy, group, psychotherapy, substance abuse counseling, mental health/substance abuse evals, case mgmt, etc. Mstrs in counseling, psychology or social work. Must be licensed in the State of NM as an LMSWM, LISW, LPCC, LMHC or Ph.D.

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Degree in Finance and/or Accounting Minimum 3 – 5 years of experience in Accounting Minimum 2 – 5 years of supervisory experience Expert with accounting systems and excel spreadsheet work • Ability to multi-task and work at a fast pace Must apply online, go to: to view full job profile and submit your resume. Akal Security is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified Women, Minorities, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans are encouraged to apply. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

LEARNING LAB ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Do you have administrative, accounting support, and grant tracking experience? Put your skills to work for the Santa Fe Institute, a world-renowned not-for-profit research and education center for multidisciplinary scientific collaborations. Reporting to the Director, Learning Lab, and with minimal supervision, this position will provide administrative support to the Learning Lab education and outreach programs. You will work with the Director and other education team members to document education program activities; maintain program and financial documents; provide data management; and track financial status, including allocation of costs to appropriate funding sources. This half-time position pays $17.95 per hour, averaging 18.75 hours per week. Employee benefits include sick leave, vacation, and holiday pay, and retirement plan eligibility. Must be a self-starter with excellent communication and technical skills, analytical and mathematical skills, and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Attention to detail, experience handling multiple projects, and ability to master computer skills quickly are a must. Undergraduate degree required. For a list of the full job requirements, the job description, and instructions on how to apply, see our web site No phone calls please. Application deadline is April 15, 2014. Position available immediately.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR – ESPANOLA/TAOS Provide weekly individual and group supervision for Family Services Staff. Conduct individual family therapy, group psychotherapy, substance abuse counseling, mental health evaluations, case management and other related therapeutic services for outpatient clientele. Minimum Master’s Degree in Counseling, Psychology or Social Work, licensed in the State of New Mexico as an LSAA, LADAC, LMSW, LISW, LPCC, LPC LMHC, or Ph.d, DIRECTOR OF HEAD START – NAMBE – SAN ILDEFONSO Responsible for the overall administration and management of the ENIPC’s Head Start Program and compliance monitoring of ENIPC’s delegate agencies. Carry out day- to-day administration, management, and supervision of the Head Start Program. Supervise Lead Teachers and any administrative staff. Maintain the current grant and budget, search for additional funding. .Establish the Head Start grant application. Bachelor’s Degree with Master’s preferred in Early Childhood Education, Social Work Administration, Human and Disability services, Elementary Education, or Business Administration. Minimum of 3 (three) years of experience in a director role for a Head Start Program, including grant management. ASSISTANT SUPERVISOR – BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN –TAOS Will assist the BHT Supervisor to ensure BHT staff is working properly with the children to ensure that their safety, therapeutic and physical needs are properly met as directed by the individual’s treatment plan, therapeutic goals and interventions determined by the clinical team. On-site stay overnight is required on a non-regular basis, as in weekend and afternoon/evening shifts. This a working BHT position. High School Diploma or GED certificate, CPR and First Aid certification or willing to receive training required. Prior experience in a Adolescent Residential Treatment center ideal but not required. LSAA a plus. BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN – TAOS The BHT is a member of the direct care staff who works overnight with our youth in the Butterfly Healing Center residential treatment center to ensure that their safety, therapeutic and physical needs are properly met as directed by the individual’s treatment plan, therapeutic goals and interventions determined by the clinic team. HS Diploma or equivalent, CPR and First Aid, certification, and a current valid NM driver’s license and able be insurable under the org. auto ins. WIC BREASFEEDING PEER COUNSELOR – ESPANOLA Provide one-on-one and group breastfeeding support/classes to WIC mothers. Will make hospital visits and work with local health professionals. Some clerical duties. Must be a past or current breastfeeding mother. Can work a minimum 10 hours per week, and has reliable transportation.

CLASSIFIED SALES CONSULTANT The Santa Fe New Mexican is looking to hire a motivated and enthusiastic individual with a passion for sales to fill an opening in the Classified Advertising Sales Department. Must have ability to multitask, provide excellent customer service, be proficient in basic computer and phone skills and work in a fast paced team environment. The Classified Sales Consultant position offers great benefits, and hourly wage plus commission based on a team sales structure.

Please email resume, cover letter and references to: Amy Fleeson, Classified Advertising Manager at Or access an online job application at No phone calls please. Application deadline: 3/31/14

Generous Benefits Package: All Employee Medical Premiums Paid, Employer Match 401k, PTO, and Much Much More! Employment with ENIPC requires a valid NM State Driver License and must be insurable under ENIPC’s auto insurance. All required certificates and licensures must be valid and current prior to employment. Positions close when filled, unless otherwise noted. Send resume to: or 505.747.1599 (fax) 505.747.1593 (office) ENIPC ensures Native American Preference ENIPC, Inc. is a Drug Free Workplace. *Drug testing and criminal background check completed prior to employment*

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FOUND 2 KEYS found outside Smith’s on Pacheco on 3/27. Please call 505-6998780 with description and your phone number. FOUND SMALL WHITE DOG, shaggy. Very sweet, female. Saturday, 7 p.m. Call to identify, 319-330-1490.

LOST BEADED KEY fob. Nissan key. Dropped in front of Santa Fe post office or inside. Please call me. Helen 505-6296075. LOST 3/21/14 gold pendant necklace, fist shaped. Don Diego or Cowgirl. Reward greater than value! 505-4700727. LOST OLD IPhone with many family pictures. Reward $50.00. Call 505-6997644.

LOST YORKSHIRE T E R R I E R Turquoise Trail area. Last seen 3/23/14 wearing a pink harness. Cash reward. Please call 505-913-1546.


CHILDREN’S SERVICES MANAGER Responsible for overall operations of programs serving young children (0-5 years) and their families in Santa Fe County. See PMS website for specific position requirements. Excellent benefits. Apply on-line at Click on Jobs@PMS. Tollfree hotline 1-866-661-5491 EOE, M, F, D, V, AA Follow us on Facebook. LOCAL ASSOCIATION s eek in g Workers’ Compensation administrative assistant. Successful candidate: five years administrative experience; excellent multitasking & time management skills; excellent written & verbal communication abilities. Must have current computer experience; be team player; able to support & work well with staff, vendors & customers. Growth potential. Hiring immediately. Resume & references to by 4/14.

MARCH 22ND 3:00 PM LOST SKIIS fell out of the back of our truck. Santa Fe Ski Basin to Paseo de Peralta, Old Santa Fe Trail, Arroyo Chamiso, Siringo, Zia Road. K2s. Call 505-6906243.


Please to inform that Santa Fe County, New Mexico resident Angelique M. Hart was ordained as Priest in the Holy Catholic Church of the East in Brazil; Vicariate of the Nevis and Ecuador: Sacred Medical Order of The Church of Hope Ordination of the Priest in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. To all the Faithful in Christ, Peace, Health and Divine Grace. By the Grace of God, we inform that in accordance to the canonical laws that governs our Ecclesiastical Community (Ecclesiastical Sovereign Principality) and in accordance with the traditions and laws of the Ancient and Holy Church of Christ, we certify through this instrument, the Ordination of the Reverend Mother Angelique Marie Hart according to the Ancient Rites of the Catholic Church of the East in Brazil. We sign and confirm with our hand and seal with our arms Decree of the Ordination No. 2013/047 Let it be known that from this day of November 17, 2013 and hence forth the Official Title Bestowed shall read: Reverend Mother Angelique M. Hart. This title and ordination was bestowed to Reverend Mother Angelique M. Hart by Dr. of Medicine Charles McWilliams; Vicar Bishop and Grand Master and Mar Bacillus Adao Pereira, Metropolitan Archbishop of the Holy Catholic Church of the East in Brazil. November 17, 2013


Transit Operator Dispatch Supervisor 2014-188

The Transit Operations Dispatch Supervisor monitors, supervises, adjusts and coordinates bus service transportation to ensure the delivery of safe, efficient and on time service to the community; and is responsible to dispatch on a regular rotating basis in the dispatch office as part of supervisory duties. The City of Santa Fe offers competitive compensation and a generous benefit package including excellent retirement program, medical, dental, life insurance, paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave. For detailed information on this position or to obtain an application, visit our website at Position closes 4/15/14.

CONSTRUCTION ELECTRICAL APPRENTICE, 3-4 year experience a plus. Must have valid NM driver’s license. Full-time position Santa Fe area. Pay DOE. Art, 505690-3233.


Must have 3 years experience, CDL driver’s license and clean driving record. Must be familiar with loading and hauling heavy construction equipment.

*Good pay *Health insurance *401K *Salray DOE(EOE) *Drug testing Office: 505-821-1034, Fax: 505821-1537. Email: frontdesk@ sparlingconstructi o n .n e t . 8900 Washington NE, Albuquerque, NM

ACCOUNTING Professional Home Health Care Full Charge Bookkeeper Home Health Care Agency has an immediate opening. Responsible for Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Collection of claims from Insurance providers, timely tax deposits and all tax reports, monthly accrual statements, cash management including bank reconciliations. E-Mail: or fax resume: 505-989-3672


Administrative Services Coordinator Full-time supporting Provider Recruitment and Compliance. Requires exper and computer skills. Excellent benefits. Apply online at Click on Jobs@PMS. Toll-free hotline 1-866-661-5491 EOE, M, F, D, V, AA Follow us on Facebook. Tribal Administrator

Lead & manage daily operations of the tribal government. Administer public service programs, projects & commercial enterprise. Lead strategic planning & policy development. Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and related field + 5 years experience. Submit resume to: Pueblo de San Ildefonso Human Resources (505) 455-4155 People Center Services is seeking an office manager. 30 hours. Must have good writing and computer skills. Bilingual a plus. Fax: 505-820-6771. No phone calls please.

HOSPITALITY DOMINO’S PIZZA HIRING ALL POSITIONS. Part-time, evenings, w e e k e n d s . Must be 18 for all positions & have own car with insurance to drive. Apply at 3530 Zafarano.

IN HOME CARE LIVE-IN HELP FOR ONE LADY Small amount of assistance Light housekeeping, little cooking Very nice room, board, salary Valid driver’s license required, English speaking Background check, drug test 505-930-0879 – Leave a message, no texts.

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FRANK HOWELL "Circle of Life", $13,000. "Reunion", $11,000. Both custom leather frames. TILL GOODIN, EDWARD CURTIS, photos. 831-8019363





GRASS, ALFALFA MIX BALES. $9.50 each. 100 or more, $9 each. Barn stored in Ribera, NM. Please call 505-4735300.

PETS SUPPLIES AIREDALE PUPPIES AKC. 10 weeks old. Big Healthy Pups. Shots, dewormed. $700 each. Belen, NM. 505-944-5323.




Responsible for effective overall management of the Nursing Department and coordination with other disciplines to provide quality care to all patients & residents. This position is significant in facility leadership If interested in the position. Please come see Craig Shaffer Admin, or stop by our facility, and fill out a application. 635 Harkle RD Santa Fe NM 87505 MEDICAL ASSOCIATES OF NORTHERN NEW MEXICO seeks Full-Time Billing Specialist in Los Alamos, experience in Health Insurance, Accounts Receivable. Non-smoker. Contact Cristal at .

MAGNIFICENT STONE Cliff Fragua sculpture, 30"high, rare 2003, $3,500, must sell, Santa Fe, retail $10,500. 505-471-4316,



MEDICAL ASSOCIATES OF NORTHE R N NM seeks a Full-time Medical Records Team Leader in Los Alamos. Medical Records experience required. Non-smoker. Contact Cristal at

AKC DOBERMAN PUPPIES. Excellent tempermant and bloodlines. Tails, Dewclaws, shots. Raised with love, ready to go, 8 weeks. Jozette 719-5882328

3229 RODEO RDSANTA FE FAIRGROUNDSMOMMY’S MARKET CHILDREN’S CONSIGNMENT EVENT. THOUSANDS of gently used *Maternity* Baby* Kids Items in ONE place! Saturday, March 29th 9am-5pm & Sunday, March 30th 11am-3pm (many items are 50% off!).

COMMUNITY FLEA MARKET, Benefit for Turquoise Trail VFD. Saturday, 104 pm. TTVFD Station #1. SR-14 across from San Marcos Feed Store. More than 20 vendors. Everyone welcome!

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BEAUTIFUL QUALITY PUPPIES Registered, shots, health gurantee, POTTY PAD trained. Great PAYMENT PLAN. Most non-shedding Hypo-allergenic. PAYPAL, Debit. Credit cards. POMERANIANS, MALTYPOOS, MINI DACHSHUNDS, CHIHUAHUAS, SHIHTZUS, POODLES, DESIGNER MALTESE AND OTHERS. All tiny. $2501000. 575-910-1818 txt4pics

AUTO PARTS ACCESSORIES NURSING POSITIONS: Full Time RN & LPN positions open in our clinical areas. All shifts available. Experience in geriatric nursing and/or dementia care preferred. Great medical and retirement benefits, pleasant working environment. Email your resume to: or fax to 505-983-3828.

PCM IS hiring a dependable RN-Case Manager for in-home care in the Santa Fe, NM area. $32 per hour. Apply at: or call 866-902-7187 Ext. 350. EOE.

Sequoyah Adolescent Treatment Center

a NM DOH FACILITY , is seeking applicants for LICENSED SOCIAL WORKER, LICENSED CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST, LICENSED REGISTERED NURSES, AND PSYCHIATRIC TECHNICIANS to work with adolescent males from 1317 years old in a residential setting. To apply for these positions please visit, for additional information please contact Kathy Lucero, HR Director, at 222-0312. The State of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


seeking Sales Associate . Minimum 4 years experience in high-end retail Color gemstones & diamonds. Friday-Monday. Bring resume to 110 W. San Francisco Street. Hourly DOE, plus commission, parking, vacation, health insurance.

ALL NEW PORTABLE 8x12 METAL BUILDING. $1,700 DELIVERED! For more information please call 505-603-4644.

EXPERIENCED GARMENT SCREENPRINTER in Santa Fe for Automatic and Manual production printing; Full Time, Benefits, send information and resume to


ROM 4-minute Cross Trainer . Excellent Condition. Bought 2012 for $15,175, yours for $5,000 OBO. All accessories with setup & workout binder, floor mat & cover included. Call 505-438-2964. Call or Text 505-690-5424.

FIREWOOD-FUEL SEASONED FIREWOOD . P ONDEROSA $80.00 PER LOAD. Pinion or Cedar $120.00 per load. tel# 508-444-0087 delivery free

APPLIANCES 25 CU.FT. Kenmore refrigerator, white, french doors, bottom freezer, excellent condition, $750. O’Keefe & Merritt gas range. $100. Call 505-9898574.

CLASSIC CARS 1989 CHEVY Celebrity EuroSport. 28 Multi Port F1 Engine. Great Condition, 60,300 miles. New water pump. $2,500 OBO. 505-501-3108.

LOTUS, a 1-year-old female mastiff, is a playful girl who can’t wait to go home with a family who has lots of time to spend with her and plenty of love to give. The shelter’s adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Visit or call 983-4309, ext. 610.

1957 CHEVY PICK-UP. Big window, Napco 4x4. 350 engine with 2100 miles. Many new parts. $33,000. Mike, 505-690-4849


EGGS FOR sale. Chicken, turkey, and duck eggs. Mixed eggs $5 dozen, all chicken $4 dozen. Call Ana at 505983-4825.

1970 FORD F-100. $2,000. Please call 505-920-4078 and schedule a test drive!


MUST SELL! Broyhill livingroom set. Loveseat and 2 chairs. Downsizing and must get out of garage. Good condition. $300. 505-6703625. QUALITY, SOLID PATIO BENCHES. 38"Hx35.5"L or 39"Hx38.5"L. $200300. 505-982-4926

WOOD TOP & base. Granite & Wood surface. Drawer, knife block, towel bar, speed rack & many more features - 35.5"H X 24"W X 46"L. 505-4661563.

SUNDANCE MAJESTA 880 LUXURY SPA. Excellent condition. 35 jets. Seats 5. $3,900. 505-466-3802, 6704170.

WASHSTAND & BASIN . Washstand is in perfect condition, only missing pitcher. $100. SUNDAYFUN225@YAHOO.COM

CUDDLES, A 2-year-old boy with a medium-length black coat, enjoys relaxing in your lap and playing with toys. He enjoys other felines.


VINTAGE FOUR Poster bed frame Full size, $70. 505-660-6034


1984 VOLKSWAGON RABBIT Diesel. Good condition. DOESN’T RUN! Good project or parts car. $400 AS IS. 505466-3073




C H E C K - O U T APPOINTMENT SECRETARY. Responsible for checking out all patients and collection of payment, among other duties. Email resume to:

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ALLAN HOUSER "Navajo Lovers" Sculpture. Collectible. Call to discuss. 505-515-5474


MANAGER SANTA FE GALLERY . Pay DOE + Revenue Sharing + Full Benefits; Management Experience; In NM 3+ years; Merchandising & display skills; Resume: .



LIVE-IN CARETAKER TO CARE for Female Patient with Alzheimer’s. Experience desirable but not necessary. Please call, 505-988-1397 for appointment, interview.

BLAKE’S LOTABURGER seeking District Manager & General Managers in the Santa Fe Area! Competitive Salary & Benefits. Email Résumé to .

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1966 FORD MUSTANG Restomod. Completely restored, less than 200 miles. Can be seen at Mustang Eds on Lopez Lane. 505-310-0381

OPERATING ROOM TECHNICIAN REGISTERED NURSE / PACU-Holding Area Santa Fe Surgery Center Part-time + Casual/prn

Eye Associates of New Mexico is the largest ophthalmology and optometry practice in the Southwest. We currently have the above-listed positions open at our Santa Fe Surgery Center. Some positions require travel between our Northern New Mexico clinics, please check the listing. To learn more about these positions and our organization, see the expanded information on Please send resume and cover letter stating the specific POSITION and LOCATION for which you are applying to: Eye Associates of New Mexico, 8801 Horizon Blvd. NE #360, Albuquerque, NM 87113 Attn: Human Resources; fax to (800) 548-5213 or email to No phone calls please. Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug-FreeWorkplace.

Administrative Office of the Courts Judicial Information Division Information Technology Position The Administrative Office of the Courts in Santa Fe seeks to fill the vacancy for one (1) Network Systems Administrator Senior. Please visit our Web Site at under human resources/job opportunities or call 505476-6913 for further information. Remittance of a New Mexico Judicial Branch Application, or a resume, Resume Supplemental Form and proof of education if applicable is required.

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1971 MUSTANG Mach 1 6k miles. $30k invested must sell- make offer. 505231-5357




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2004 GMC YUKON DENALI AWD. $10,000. Schedule a test drive today! Please call , 505-920-4078.

2013 SUBARU OUTBACK 2.5I PREMIUM. 32,441 miles. AWD! There isn’t a nicer 2013 Outback than this one owner creampuff. $22,898.



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Sweet MDX loaded with leather, navigation, new tires, in excellent condition. No accidents, CarFax, warranty $9,995. 505-954-1054.

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2009 PONTIAC G6. 45,230 miles. Low miles at this price? it just doesn’t get any better! $13,394. Call us today!

2005 DODGE Dakota 4WD Quad Cab SLT. 93,514 miles. New front brakes. Extra clean condition. $13,999 schedule a test drive today!

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2011 AUDI A3 TDI - DIESEL, 40+mpg, one owner, clean CarFax, this is your chance $22,341. Call 505-2163800.

DOMESTIC 2004 ACURA TSX 67,056 miles, good condition, gray, black interior, automatic, 4 door. $4,300, Call 708-5710126.

2009 PONTIAC G6. $9,000. Schedule a test drive today! Please call, 505-920-4078. 2008 CADILLAC DTS - NICE! $12,000. Schedule a test drive today! Please call : 505-920-4078.

F150, 4X4, Ford pickup, 2004 XLT supercab, new tires, battery, pristine condition, 80k miles, $14,900. 505-470-2536

2006 NISSAN Xterra 4WD OffRoad. Fresh trade, absolutely pristine! new tires, obviously well maintained, clean CarFax $10,871 Call 505-216-3800.

2011 TOYOTA RAV4 SPORT V6 AWD. $22,000. Schedule a test drive today! Please call, 505-9204078.

2010 BMW 335Xi - Another Lexus trade! Low miles, AWD, completely loaded with Navigation, still under warranty! clean CarFax $27,817. Call 505-216-3800.


2003 NISSSAN XTERRA 4WD. $8,000. Schedule a test drive today! Please call , 505-321-3920.

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2014 CHEVROLET CRUZE 2 LT. 16,791 miles. Just one owner, who treated this vehicle like a member of the family. $16,989.

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2011 TOYOTA Tacoma Double Cab 4WD. Good miles, local vehicle, well maintained, TRD Off-Road, clean CarFax, NICE! $29,421. Call 505-216-3800.

2010 BMW 535Xi AWD. Recent trade-in, factory CERTIFIED with warranty & maintenance until 3/2016, fully loaded, clean CarFax $23,897. Call 505-216-3800. 2005 FORD F-150 4WD SuperCab. 163,186 miles. FX-4! New front brake pads and rotors. $8,599. Schedule a test drive today!

1989 CHEVY CAVALIER CONVERTIBLE. Has new Convertible top, runs good! asking $3,000, obo. Also, 1994 CHEVY S10 BLAZER has lots of new engine parts, $3,000 obo. 505-901-2268

REDUCED!! 2005 FORD F-150 4x4. Excellent condition. Extended cab; leather interior, 92,000 miles. New radio with bluetooth, new battery, shocks, & exhaust system. One owner, many extras! $15,000 OBO. 505989-3431


2009 DODGE AVENGER. 100,841 miles. Don’t let the miles fool you! What a price for an ’09! $9,155. Call today!

2012 TOYOTA Highlander SE 4x4. Another 1 owner Lexus trade! Just 18k miles, loaded with leather, clean CarFax $30,781. Call 505216-3800.

4X4s 2003 FORD F350, Dually. Lariat FX4, Diesel, 4 door, leather interior, excellent condition. $13,000, OBO. 575-7581923, 575-770-0554.



2011 FORD Fiesta 5 door HB SES. WOW! Only 35,567 miles! $13,999. Schedule a test drive today!

2008 CHEVROLET EQUINOX 4WD LTZ - $13,000. Schedule a test drive today! Please call: 505-3213920. 2008 Hummer H2 SUT - REALLY! ONLY 38k miles, totally loaded with leather, NAV and chrome brush guard, clean CarFax, this one’s HOT $46,731. 505-216-3800.

2008 AUDI A4 black convertable Sline package. 34 mpg. 48k miles. $16,995. Please call 505-577-2335.

2011 Honda Pilot 4WD EX-L, mint condition, XM radio, very low mileage (12K miles), beige, full sized spare tire, seats 8, sun roof, optional Honda bike and ski racks, heated front seats, rear climate control. $28,800. Please call 505-672-1435.

2009 Toyota 4Runner 4X4

Sweet 7 Passenger, Automatic V6, Power windows & locks, cruise, tilt, CD, alloys, immaculate, CarFax, warranty. $16,995. 505-9541054.

2007 BMW 328XI - WOW! Just 43k miles and a single owner! AWD, navigation, NEW tires and brakes, clean CarFax, what a gem! $18,821. Call 505-216-3800.

HEAVY EQUIPMENT 2002 F350 4x4, 12 foot dump flatbed. 82,000 miles. $17,500. ALSO barely used STONE PLASTER MIXER, $2000. 505-231-1989

2001 SUBARU OUTBACK, LL Bean Edition. V-6. Leather, moon roof, service records. Clean Carfax. Super clean, rare car. $3850. 505-220-3412


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2011 HONDA CR-V EX-L - another 1owner Lexus trade-in, AWD, leather, moonroof, clean CarFax, don’t miss this one! $20,981. 505-2163800.

2001 Lexus ES300 DON’T MISS THIS ONE! just 69k miles, 2 owners, well maintained, new tires, super clean $9,991. Call 505-216-3800.

2011 SUBARU Outback. Another LEXUS trade-in, local vehicle, new brakes, battery, freshly serviced, clean CarFax $16,981. Call 505216-3800.

2007 CHEVROLET 2500 - NICE WORK TRUCK! $13,000. Schedule a test drive today! Please call 505920-4078.

2006 TOYOTA SIENNA XLE. $11,000. Schedule a test drive to, day! Please call 505-920-4078.

2008 CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY WITH DVD- $14,000. Schedule a test drive today! Please call 505-920-4078.


Need some extra cash in your pocket? 2005 Honda Civic EX

Automatic, Moonroof, Sat Radio, tint, alloys, Carfax, Extended Warranty $8,695. 505-954-1054

2007 MERCEDES-BENZ ML350. 64k miles, navigation, back-up camera, moonroof, heated seats, excellent! $18,000. Please call 505699-8339.

2010 SUBARU IMPREZA AWD. $15,000. Schedule a test drive today! Please call , 505-920-4078. 2006 CHEVROLET Silverado 1500 2WD Extended Cab. 115,111 miles. Local trade. New brakes! $13,999. Schedule a test drive today!

2012 CHEVROLET CAPTIVA. 34,991 miles. Your lucky day! Don’t pay too much for the SUV you want. $15,974. Call today!

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2006 CHEVY 2500 4x4 Truck . Auto, Air, On-star, Satellite radio, tool box, Minor hail damage, 152K miles, $10,500 obo. 575-829-3597

2012 Infiniti M37x AWD - Just traded! Gorgeous and loaded, good miles, navigation & technology packages, local one owner, clean CarFax $33,752. Call 505-216-3800.

2006 MERCEDES-BENZ C-Class C350 SPORT SEDAN. $9,000. Schedule a test drive today! Please call 505-321-3920.

2002 SUBARU LEGACY WAGON AWD - $8,000 Please call, 505-3213920.

1987 JAGUAR XJ6 - WOW! only 48k miles! a TRUE classic, try to find a nicer one, accident free, amazing condition, drives great $12,991 Call 505-216-3800.

2012 MINI COOPER S COUNTRYMAN. 21,760 miles. Only one owner! Low Miles! Superb deal! $23,336. Call us today!

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2012 FORD EXPLORER XLT. 38,768 miles. Are you still driving around that old thing? Come on down today! $28,881.


2012 TOYOTA COROLLA,WHY PAY MORE LOW MILES. $13,988 2006 DODGE DAKOTA CREW V8. $10,000. Schedule a test drive today! Please call , 505-920-4078.

ATVs POLARIS 700 2004 & 2006 4WD. Asking $4,000 each. 2005 Honda CRF dirt bike. 4 stroke. Asking $3,000. Call 505927-4946.

CAMPERS & RVs 2008 GMC ENVOY. $10,000 Schedule a test drive today! Please call 505-321-3920.

2009 KIA SPECTRA. $9,000. Schedule a test drive today! Please call: 505-321-3920.

2012 TOYOTA PRIUS V - $21,000. Schedule a test drive today! Please call , 505-920-4078 .

2014 NISSAN VERSA. 16,603 miles. Don’t pay too much for the stunning car you want. $14,774. Call us today!

2011 42’ 2 bedroom fifth wheel. 3 slideouts, washer, dryer, 2 A/Cs, bunk beds, hide-a-bed, full queen bed. $24,900. 701-340-0840. 2003 FORD F-150 2WD Regular Cab Flareside. 99,602 miles. In nice shape for over 10 years old. $7,999. Schedule a test drive today!

LEXUS RX 300 SPORT 2002 AWD Gold exterior, Beige Leather interior, new FACTORY transmission, heated seats, fab sound system, sunroof, ski rack, CLEAN! $7,200. 466-8383, 6606008

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1969 24 foot Avion Travel Trailer.. Good Condition. Recently Renovated. Needs some modifications. $6,000. SO! For a cash closing before April 2, 2014 will reduce $1,000! Call Noel 505913-0190. 1999 FOREST RIVER CAMPER. 21’, duel axles, self-contained. Excellent condition. $6,500 OBO. 505-660-4079

CALL 986-3000 2003 LAND ROVER D IS C O V E R Y HSE. $9,000. Schedule a test drive today! Please call , 505-321-3920.

2011 Toyota Corolla LE - Why buy new?! only 23k miles, one owner clean CarFax, like new condition, don’t miss it for $13,927. Call 505216-3800


TOYOTA TACOMA TRD SPORT CREW- $28,000. Schedule a test drive today! 505-321-3920. 2009 SAAB 9-3 SportCombi. Another 1 owner! Merely 29k miles, great gas mileage, turbo, leather, immaculate, clean CarFax $15,821. Call 505-216-3800.

2008 TOYOTA SOLARA CONVERTIBLE. $14,000. Schedule a test drive today! Please call 505-920-4078.

2007 LEXUS GX470 4WD - capable and luxurious, new tires & brakes, well maintained, NAV & rear DVD, beautiful condition, clean CarFax, the RIGHT one! $22,831. Call 505-216-3800.

NEW!! 2012 FLAT BED TRAILER. 14,000 pounds. GVW, 18’x8’ extra heavy duty. Bumper hitch. Loading ramps, tool box, spare. $4,499. 808-346-3635

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2011 SUBARU Legacy 2.5i Premium ONLY 18k miles! single-owner clean CarFax, AWD, heated seats, immacualte $18,891. Call 505-2163800.


2004 VW PASSAT WAGON GLS. $8,000. Schedule a test drive today! Please call, 505-321-3920.

2003 LEXUS LS430 - Rare ’Ultra Luxury’ package! over $70k MSRP in ’03! only 75k miles, perfectly maintained, new tires & brakes, excellent example! clean CarFax $16,851. Call 505-216-3800. 2004 VOLKSWAGEN CONVERTIBLE. Automatic. Leather interior, excellent condition. 68,000 miles. $7,500 OBO. 505-577-1159.





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