Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Big Adventure Comics Hosts Local Comics Creators for Sale and Presentations November 17

Big Adventure Comics in Santa Fe presents Local Comic Creators At Your Local Comic Shop on Saturday, November 17, 1:00-4:00. New Mexico-based comic writers and artists, and members of 7000 BC, the Northern New Mexico comic creators nonprofit, will have their creator-owned books for sale. At 2:00, cartoonist and educator Alec Longstreth will discuss his graphic novel Basewood, and at 2:30 writer and artist Turner Mark-Jacobs will present his process for creating his watercolor art.

As part the afternoon’s talks, Alec says, “I'll share story outlines, early character designs, and show examples of my cartooning process including pencils and inks,” and Turner says, “I’ll have sketches and finished art as well as tools to show how I work.” All participants in Local Comic Creators At Your Local Comic Shop will be have their work for sale and be available throughout the afternoon to discuss it.

Kevin Drennan, owner of Big Adventure comics, says “we're fortunate to have such a diverse range of comics-making talent locally and we're happy to be able to give them this opportunity to showcase their hard work."

Big Adventure Comics is located at 418 Montezuma Avenue, Suite C, in the Jean Cocteau Building in the Railyard.

 About Big Adventure Comics

Big Adventure Comics is northern New Mexico's only comic shop, stocking a broad range of books in a variety of styles and genres for all ages and tastes. It is also Santa Fe's premier gaming destination, and hosts regular Magic: The Gathering events. 505-992-8783. http://www.bigadventurecomics.com

 About 7000 BC

7000 BC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community arts organization dedicated to teaching comics-making and providing opportunities for New Mexico-based comics creators. http://www.7000bc.org/

Friday, November 09, 2018

City Marks Veterans Day with Parade Sunday, Holiday Closures Monday

This Veterans Day marks the 100th Anniversary of the 1918 Armistice that was the unofficial end to World War I. Veterans Day is celebrated on November 11th because of the Armistice, which was enacted in the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month.

The City will mark the holiday with the annual Veterans Day parade on Sunday, starting at 10:00am and progressing from Ft. Marcy down Bishop’s Lodge and Washington to the Plaza. A ceremony will follow at the Bataan Memorial. (Route map attached)

On Monday, all administrative offices, city libraries, the Municipal Court, and recreation centers will be closed. Environmental Services Division will have regular scheduled collection for commercial and residential recycling and solid waste. Residential customers will need to have their recycling and solid waste placed at curbside by 8:00 a.m.

Santa Fe Trails, Santa Fe Pick-Up Shuttle and Santa Fe Ride services will operate on a Saturday Service Schedule, with one exception: To facilitate transit service to and from the Santa Fe Place Mall, NM 599 Rail Runner Station, Santa Fe Community College, the Academy for Technology and the Classics and other institutions and businesses who are not closed, Santa Fe Trails will operate the Route 22 on its regular weekday schedule on this day.

If you have questions about this schedule, please call 505-955-2001 and one of our customer service representatives will assist you.  Alternatively, visit our website at www.takethetrails.com.

Other Public Transportation Services on Veteran’s Day:
New Mexico Rail Runner Express – Operates on its Sunday Service (http://www.nmrailrunner.com/)
North Central Regional Transit District - No Service, with the exception of the RTD255 Mountain Trail Route (www.ncrtd.org)
New Mexico Park & Ride – No Service (http://dot.state.nm.us/en/Park_and_Ride.html)

In recognition of all Veterans, with Resolution 2015-99 the City Council authorized the Transit Division to develop a program to provide FREE rides on Santa Fe Trails bus system and Santa Fe Ride paratransit program for United States Veterans year round.

To obtain free rides, Veterans need to show the driver one of the following:
·         Veterans Affair ID Card
·         DD214 with Photo ID
·         Driver’s License with Veteran Status
·         Rio Metro Freedom Pass
·         Santa Fe Trails Veterans ID Card
A Santa Fe Trails Veteran ID Card can be obtained by visiting the Santa Fe Trails Administrative Offices at 2931 Rufina Street and showing one of the above documents listed above.

All facilities will re-open for regular hours on Tuesday.

Monday, November 05, 2018


With Resolution 2014-79 the Santa Fe City Council authorized the Transit Division to provide FREE rides on all Santa Fe Trails Bus Routes and Santa Fe Ride Vehicles for all Santa Fe Municipal Elections and Santa Fe County Primary and General Elections.  Tuesday November 6, 2018 is a General Election Day.

Santa Fe Trails Bus and Santa Fe Pick-up services have routes and stops that are no more than a half mile (10 minute walk) from all the Voting Convenience Centers within its service area.  See the table below and the attached graphics for more details.  All are encouraged to consider taking advantage of the FREE bus service to go vote or use it as an opportunity to try Santa Fe’s Public Transportation System.

For more information or trip planning, contact the Transit Divisions Call Center at 505-955-2001 or visit www.TakeTheTrails.com.

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