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Daniel Raven Valdes

Posted on December 28, 2011 at 12:35 PM

August 21st, 2011: The Raven Has Ascended

Daniel L. "Raven" Valdes, Painter, Gallerist, Philanthropist and Native American Floutist Succumbs at Age 65

Daniel Raven Valdes has been one of the Santa Fe artists featured here on this page since 2006, together with Lori Montoya and Cruz Eagleheart.

I have located a sple...

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New Mexico for McCain

Posted on September 17, 2008 at 9:40 AM

Preserve our rights and our New Mexican energy economy! Vote the Western Ticket:
 John McCain and Sarah Palin

Senator Obama wants to tax you into oblivion ...
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Santa Fe Railyard Opens

Posted on September 13, 2008 at 9:40 AM
Local luminary Marco Gonzales was on KSWV Wednesday morning, talking about the Santa fe Railyard complex, a project that took 15 years to come to fruition. It is mostly natives like himself who established this family-friendly new attraction in downtown Santa Fe, blocks away from the troubled Plaza. Of note is the new REI store, a mountain-climbing outift based in Seattle, Washington. There is also a restaurant called...
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Site Santa Fe Obscenely Wasteful

Posted on September 10, 2008 at 4:09 PM

Site Santa Fe, across from the new Railyard complex of family-friendly business and farmers' market on Paseo de Peralta, has a gigantic sign on its roof, lit up extremely brightly at night, saying "XXX". It is a piece called "Tri-Christus". This is an outright assault on our Santa Fe local culture.The City of Santa Fe has one preservation code for poor business owners, homeowners and Span...
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Democrats Use Felons to Register Voters

Posted on September 10, 2008 at 4:06 PM
Well, maybe not this year, but in the last election, a company called Acorn was here in Santa Fe registering voters on behalf of the Democrat party. They employed both a convicted child-molestation felon and an identity-theft perpetrator. Want to give your persona linformation to those people?

Santa Fe News

Posted on August 22, 2008 at 2:37 PM
Maria J. says:

12 people who ate at Diego's Cafe in De Vargas Mall contracted salmonella food poisoning between the last week of July and the first week of August. They range in age from 60 years old to one month old. The infant caught salmonella by feeding at his mother's breast, who had eaten at Diego's.  Th...
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Pablita Velarde, Santa Fe Indian School Alumna

Posted on August 10, 2008 at 12:22 PM
The reckless demolition of Santa Fe Indian School, which was mentioned here at The Santa Fe Blog, caused the destruction of murals by New Mexican Native painter, Pablita Velarde.

Rabbit Hunt, by Pablita Velarde, 1940
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Zane Bennett Gallery of Santa Fe Hosts Hideous Paintings from Germany

Posted on August 9, 2008 at 10:53 AM
Zane Bennett Gallery Euro-Trashes Santa Fe with a Whole Host Hideous Paintings from GermanyPerpetrator is Gunter F?rg

Sitting on a prominent corner of Guadalupe and Paseo de Peralta is Zane Bennett, formerly of Canyon Road. They have two great loc...
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Note to Potential Tourists: Santa Fe Is Not a Desert

Posted on August 8, 2008 at 11:05 AM
Santa Fe is in a savannah, not a desert. It does rain here, and actually has done so a lot lately,

Current temperature  at 9:06 a.m. is 62* with broken clouds.

Idiots Tear Down Historic Indian School!

Posted on August 7, 2008 at 9:13 AM
This is an outrage. Since when is it OK to demolish a series of beautiful, real adobe buildings that were impeccably built? The sign says "Coming soon: Wellness Center". And think of the traffic that a huge new complex for out- of-towners will bring! Seeing the demolition is one of the most disturbing experiences ever. Those historic buildings, bricks, and other material that no one can afford anymore are all lying... Read Full Post »

New Mexico Blogroll

Posted on August 4, 2008 at 11:25 AM
I can't insert html here, because there's no "submit" button for it. I shall return with a link to the New Mexico Blogroll; meanwhile, it is at the bottom of the front page of Spanish Santa Fe.

Yelp Explained in The New York Times

Posted on August 2, 2008 at 10:41 AM
YELP, where real people review local restaurants and other business

We have links to Santa Fe Yelpers' reviews on our Restaurant Reviews. See menu at top of each Spanish Santa Fe page.

Juan Siddi Flamenco Company at The Lodge, Santa Fe

Posted on July 25, 2008 at 10:39 AM
FRIDAY, June 26th: Juan Siddi Flamenco Company will perform at The Lodge, located at the edge of downtown Santa Fe, end of N. St. Francis Drive, going towards Tesuque. Read Full Post »

El Pintor: Flamenco Drama at The Lodge, Santa Fe

Posted on July 18, 2008 at 9:36 AM
This link will tell you all about El Pintor.

Art Santa Fe

Posted on July 12, 2008 at 4:44 PM
Art Santa Fe Opening Night Gala: Video
Amazing how many of those artists are doing the same thing! Stripes are everywhere, done to death. And gee, aren't those blank canvases a work of art? What is their message? I think I know what it is: "If I tried to paint, I couldn't."


Posted on July 8, 2008 at 10:47 PM
This is very cool:

Earthship Biotecture

Invented by Michael Reynolds of Taos, New Mexico

Art Santa Fe, Art of Santa fe, Santa Fe Art

Posted on July 7, 2008 at 3:25 PM
Art of Santa Fe

Real art, not the con-temporary con-artistry that Site Santa Fe and other entities here show, the bad crafts copycats who make a mockery of art. You won't see pieces of William Morris wrapping paper defiled with spray paint, shredded scrapbooks, squares of painted metal, puddles of water, or blank fields of c...
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