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Author Talk with Ghost Historian Kandra Payne

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Join the Santa Fe Public Library for an author talk with ghost historian Kandra Payne to celebrate the release of her new book Haunted Creede.

Where: Online (Zoom invitation)

Wednesday, September 30th at 6 p.m.

Register here https://tinyurl.com/y22fnybq

About Haunted Creede:

Brave men and women came to seek their fortunes in the rough-and-tumble boomtown of Creede. Miners, merchants, dance hall girls, gunslingers and gamblers still haunt its streets and halls. How many ghosts are thought to haunt the historic Creede Hotel? How did the baddest man in camp meet his untimely end, and what do the old-timers say is buried under the floorboards at Freemon’s Ranch? What happened the night an actress from the Creede Repertory Theatre summoned a ghost to join her on stage? Author Kandra Payne matches fascinating historic details with spine-tingling tales to find out what made the Creede Camp one of the wildest and spookiest boomtowns in the West.

 

Author Bio

Kandra Payne is a native of Creede, Colorado, and holds a degree in drama from the Colorado College. She worked six seasons at the Creede Repertory Theatre before becoming an equity stage manager. She’s lived and worked in most of the great cities of this country, including Chicago, Seattle, New York, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. Now a resident of Santa Fe, she still spends her summers in Creede, telling ghost stories to just about anyone who will listen.

 

Watch the book trailer here

https://youtu.be/YWGDe6OGcWE

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Serious Computer Programming for Youth, Register for the next session Sept. 26-27

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The Santa Fe Public Library is offering a free Programming Camp, which is a 10-hour course focused on kids (6th grade or older) in elementary, middle and high school, but it is open to anyone. They will learn to write software in Python on the GNU/Linux operating system. “The goal is to get started on a path that leads to serious programming, rather than using a canned ‘for kids’ programming environment which will never be used for real work”, states Mark Galassi, LANL Research Scientist and the program’s coordinator.

SFPL extends our deepest thanks and applauds Mark for his tireless efforts to continue offering this course and the Santa Fe Children’s Chess Club virtually for kids in our community during these difficult times.

No cost

There is no cost: the course is free and taught by volunteers.

“Special thanks to the LANL foundation for a grant which has helped purchase materials, the Santa Fe Public Library for offering its space and resources, and the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library for helping with fundraising”, states Galassi.

How to start

(Pandemic adjustment: during the pandemic we will not meet in person, and your instructor will work with you remotely ahead of time to prepare the computer.)

I have written a detailed Teacher’s Manual which you can find in my documents page which gives a detailed outline of what will be studied in each segment of the course.

To register your child (in 6th grade or older) for the camp, start by visiting this website for more details: https://sites.google.com/view/serious-programming/.

The next workshop will take place virtually using the Jitsi videoconferencing platform. It is a 10 hour course and students must commit to taking the full course.

Saturday, September 26 (10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.)

Sunday, September 27 (1 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.)

Send email to mark@galassi.org to sign up.  Space is limited.

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General Election 2020 Voting Information

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Enter your address at https://www.vote411.org/ to find the voting guide for your location that’s been assembled by the League of Women Voters of New Mexico.

From the Office of New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver, the New Mexico Voter Information Portal is your one-stop shop for voting information! You can use this site to register to vote or update your current voter registration, request an absentee ballot online, find a voting location, view important election dates, request a military or overseas ballot, or look up third-party voter registration agents: https://www.sos.state.nm.us/voting-and-elections/voter-information-portal/

If you’re already registered don’t hesitate in requesting your absentee ballot here to make your vote count as safely as possible: https://portal.sos.state.nm.us/OVR/WebPages/AbsenteeApplication.aspx

At https://voterportal.servis.sos.state.nm.us/WhereToVote.aspx you can check your voter registration information, your voting locations, your sample ballot, your absentee application and ballot status, and your county clerk’s contact information.

 

Here is a handy list of deadlines and voting schedule flow chart from the League of Women Voters of Santa Fe County (https://www.lwvsfc.org/): https://www.lwvsfc.org/uploads/7/9/7/7/7977240/general_election_voting_details_by_laura.pdf

Regular Voter Registration closes: October 6
*In-Person Same Day Registration: October 7- 31
at County Clerk’s Office (bring ID)

*Absentee In-Person Voting: October 6 – 31
at County Clerk’s Office

*Early Voting Convenience Centers: October 17 – 31
*Last Day to Apply for Absentee Ballot: October 20
to complete online, go to:
https://portal.sos.state.nm.us/OVR/WebPages/AbsenteeApplication.aspx?type=RA
to download a copy to mail, go to:
http://www.santafecountynm.gov/userfiles/ABGeraldine.pdf)
or call 505-986-6280
*Election Day: November 3

 

From the Santa Fe County Clerk, Geraldine Salazar’s website https://www.santafecountynm.gov/clerk:

2020 GENERAL ELECTION
ABSENTEE AND EARLY VOTING SCHEDULES

Voter Registration closes on Tuesday, October 6th at 5:00 p.m.

In Person Same Day Voter Registration at the County Clerk’s Office
begins October 7, 2020 and Ends Saturday, October 31, 2020 (Photo ID Required)
Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 31st only 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Absentee-In Person Voting

County Clerk’s office (New Building 100 Catron Street) from Tuesday, October 6th through Saturday, October 31st, during regular days and hours of business (Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) The office is closed Monday, October 12, 2020 in observance of Columbus Day.
The County Clerk’s office will be open for Voting on Saturday, October 31st only, but not the other Saturdays of early voting.

Alternate Sites Early Voting

Saturday, October 17th through Saturday, October 31st. Hours of voting are from 12:00 noon until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Early Voting Sites are located at:
Abedon Lopez Community Center – 155A Camino De Quintana, Santa Cruz
Christian Life Church – 121 Siringo Road, Santa Fe
Town of Edgewood Administrative Office – 171A State Road 344, Edgewood
Max Coll Corridor Community Center (new facility) – 16 Avenida Torreon, El Dorado
Pojoaque County Satellite Office – 5 W. Gutierrez – Ste. 9, Pojoaque Pueblo Plaza
Santa Fe County Fair Building – 3229 Rodeo Road, Santa Fe
Southside Library – 6599 Jaguar Dr., Santa Fe

Absentee Voting by Mail

You can apply for an absentee ballot now or any time up until Tuesday, October 20, 2020 although we encourage voters not to wait until the last minute.

To apply for an Absentee Ballot, you can go online to electronically request an Absentee Ballot Application Request

You can print out the application and mail or deliver it to the County Clerk’s office.
Or call the County Clerk’s Office (505-986-6280) to request an application. When you receive the application, you must fill it out and return it to our office.
State law does not permit us to mail ballots within the USA until October 6th.

 

Election Day is November 3rd, 2020 and you can vote at any of these Voter Convenience Centers from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

 

CHRISTIAN LIFE CHURCH 121 SIRINGO RD Santa Fe NM 87505
EL CAMINO REAL ACADEMY 2500 S. MEADOWS ROAD SANTA FE NM 87507
GALISTEO COMMUNITY CENTER 35 AVENIDA VIEJA GALISTEO NM 87540
GLORIETA PASS FIRE STATION #2 366 OLD DENVER HIGHWAY Glorieta NM 87535
GONZALES COMMUNITY SCHOOL 851 W. ALAMEDA ST. SANTA FE NM 87501
LA CIENEGA COMMUNITY CENTER 136 Camino San Jose Santa Fe NM 87507
MAX COLL CORRIDOR COMMUNITY CENTER 16 AVENIDA TORREON Santa Fe NM 87508
MONTEZUMA LODGE 431 PASEO DE PERALTA Santa Fe NM 87501
NAMBE COMMUNITY CENTER 180 A STATE RD 503 Santa Fe NM 87506
NINA OTERO COMMUNITY SCHOOL 5901 HERRERA RD Santa Fe NM 87507
POJOAQUE MIDDLE SCHOOL 1797 STATE RD 502 Pojoaque NM 87506
SALAZAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 1231 APACHE AVENUE SANTA FE NM 87505
SANTA FE COUNTY FAIR BUILDING 3229 RODEO RD Santa Fe NM 87507
SANTA FE COUNTY FIRE STATION (LA TIERRA) 6 ARROYO CALABASAS ROAD SANTA FE NM 87506
ST JOHN’S METHODIST CHURCH 1200 Old Pecos Trail Santa Fe NM 87505
TESUQUE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 1555 BISHOPS LODGE RD Santa Fe NM 87506
TONY E QUINTANA ELEMENTARY 20 E SOMBRILLO ROAD HIGHWAY 106 ESPANOLA NM 87532
TOWN OF EDGEWOOD ADMIN OFFICE 171 A State Road 344 Edgewood NM 87015
TURQUOISE TRAIL CHARTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 13 A SAN MARCOS LOOP Santa Fe NM 87508

If you did not receive your absentee ballot via U.S. Postal Service, you may go to any of the Election Day VCC sites above. Tell the poll workers that you have not received your absentee ballot and that you would like to vote in-person now. Sign an affidavit stating that you didn’t cast your ballot, my staff will back out this absentee ballot. The poll workers will issue you a Ballot on Demand (BOD) to cast on a voting machine right then and there. You should wear a face mask and gloves; and there is sanitizer available.

If you received your absentee ballot via U.S. Postal Service, you may walk-in your cast absentee ballot to the County Clerk’s Office from Tuesday, October 6th through Saturday, October 31st, during regular days and hours of business (Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) The office is closed Monday, October 12, 2020 in observance of Columbus Day.
The County Clerk’s office will be open for Voting on Saturday, October 31st only, but not the other Saturdays of early voting.

We have a drop off box outside the main entrance to the County’s Administration Complex (100 Catron St, Santa Fe, NM 87501); or you may hand deliver your absentee ballot to
any of the VCC sites above on Election Day November 3, 2020 by 7:00 PM.

For more information call 505-986-6280 or visit https://www.santafecountynm.gov/clerk

There is also a great toolkit for finding NM voting information made available by the American Library Association’s GODORT (Government Documents Roundtable Group) at:

https://godort.libguides.com/votingtoolkit/newmexico

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