Now through August, The Flea at the Downs is expanding to three-day weekends. Market hours at The Flea, at the Santa Fe Downs just south of N.M. 599 on West Frontage Road, are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Just before the expansion, The Flea had grown to 48 individual vendors occupying 54 spaces in its “tent village” core market and another 35 vendors occupying 56 spaces under the big-top tent, dubbed the “Mother Ship.” An average of 60 additional tailgate day vendors setting up on Saturdays and Sundays swells the market to more than 140 vendors each weekend day. Friday’s tailgate prices will be reduced from $15 to $5 per 10-by-30 open space and $10 for covered tail-gate spaces through August. For more information, call 982-2671.
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Five new directors have been elected to the board of directors for Leadership New Mexico 2012-13. They are Paul DiPaola, president of U.S. Bank; Richard Haas, director of design at Steve Newby Architects; Jim Haynes, partner at Pulakos CPAs; Marianne Hill, director/senior attorney for Sandia National Laboratories; and Doug Smith, chief executive officer for Presbyterian Medical Services. Each will serve a three-year term.
Additionally, five committee chairpersons were elected for a one-year term. The Core Curriculum chairman is Dave Palmer, retired from Sandia National Laboratories; the Alumni Committee chairman is Paul Mondragon of BBVA Compass Bank; returning Local Government Leadership Program chairman is Commissioner Dan Stoddard of Clovis; the Connect Curriculum chairman is Andy Hawk of BP America; and the Fundraising Committee chairwoman is Barbara Crockett of CH2MHill.
Trudy Healy, co-owner of Rancho Milagro Productions; Joe Lujan, vice president of Manual Lujan Agencies; Matt O’Brien, owner of M.J. O’Brien & Associates, LLC; Mike Stanford, principal and shareholder at The Payroll Company; and Roger Waterman, co-owner of TRK Management, have been re-elected to the board of directors.
The following officers were also elected: Wayne Davenport of Jaynes Corp. is the new chairman of the board, Brent Moore of Montgomery & Andrews, P.A. is the new secretary, and Jimmy Trujillo of REDW LLC is the new treasurer. Each will serve a three-year term. Established in 1995, Leadership New Mexico’s goal is to identify and enhance leadership by providing a forum for participants to strengthen their knowledge of challenges and opportunities facing the state.
Flash floods. Explosions. Gunfire. They’re always on the minds of higher-education staff responsible for responding to emergencies on campus. Free training for Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Higher Education will be held Aug. 7-9 at Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Ave. For more information, visit www.sfcc.edu or call 428-1000.