Today's Features

  • Dean Koontz outdoes himself with his latest journey, which solidifies his reputation as one of the best storytellers in the book business.

    Koontz’s stories get labeled as horror, but the lyrical writing and compelling characters in “Ashley Bell” aren’t commonly seen in that particular genre. Koontz stands alone, and this novel is a prime example of literary suspense if one is forced to classify.

    Bibi Blair lives by herself, is engaged to a Navy SEAL and has published a novel and several short stories. One day while sitting at her computer, one side of her body starts to tingle and she realizes something is wrong. Doctors run tests and determine that she has a rare form of brain cancer. Even with chemotherapy, she has at most a year to live. She tells her doctor, “We’ll see.” That’s when the novel takes off.

    Blair has a miraculous recovery, and she doesn’t understand why until a mysterious woman gives her a psychic reading, revealing that she’s lived so that she can save a woman named Ashley Bell. Who is this woman, and what does Blair need to do to save her?

  •  Do you want to learn more about how the sun was formed or what generates the sun’s energy? Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is holding a special show in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium at 7 p.m. Friday. 

    Rick Wallace will explore the sun and its effects on the planet, moon, astronauts and future colonies on other planets.

    The special planetarium show is $6 for adults and $4 for children. 

    Tickets are available by calling or visitng the nature center. Seating is limited. 

    Planetarium shows are suitable for ages 4 and up. For more information, visit peecnature.org, email programs@peecnature.org or call 662-0460.

  • Views expressed on programs shown on PAC 8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board. 

    Friday, Dec. 11, 2015

    6:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live

    10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program

    11:00 PM County Council Meeting –Replay 12-01-15

    1:00 PM Democracy Now!

    2:00 PM United in Christ

    3:00 PM Road to Recovery

    4:00 PM Uprising

    5:00 PM Democracy Now!

    6:00 PM Los Alamos Council on Cancer – “Head and Neck Cancers”

    7:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society 

    8:30 PM Let’s Talk Good Business

    9:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll

    9:30 PM Cheers for 30 Years: The White Rock Senior Center

  • Los Alamos High Schol Dance program students invite the public to their Winter Dance Show in the Duane Smith Auditorium at 7 p.m. Thursday. Admission is free.

    The show will include ballroom, Latin, swing, Bollywood, jazz, hip-hop, ballet and Color Guard students, representing the LAHS dance program, as well as other local dance studios and groups.

  • ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — A still photographer for the AMC-TV hit “Breaking Bad,” and its spin-off prequel “Better Call Saul,” is set to share her images at a special Albuquerque Museum event.

    Ursula Coyote is scheduled Sunday to discuss her favorite images from the Albuquerque productions as both television shows continue to generate interest in the city where it was filmed.

    “Breaking Bad” follows former high school teacher Walter White, played by Bryan Cranston, producing methamphetamine with a former student, Jesse Pinkman, played by Aaron Paul. It ended in 2013.

    “Better Call Saul” follows Jimmy McGill, played by Bob Odenkirk, who later changes his name to Saul Goodman and becomes an attorney for drug lords in “Breaking Bad.”

    “Better Call Saul” is scheduled to begin its second season Feb. 15.

  •  There’s a new partnership in town, and its mission is to provide opportunities for local high school and college students, and small businesses. 

    The Community Internship Collaboration is a joint partnership of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Security, LLC, University of New Mexico-Los Alamos, Los Alamos High School and the Small Business Development Center. The partnership was formed this fall with the dual objective of giving students real-world learning opportunities while providing businesses with interns who bring fresh perspectives and specific skillsets to the business.

    The new workforce development program allows UNM-LA undergraduates and Los Alamos High School juniors and seniors to gain work experience with small businesses in Los Alamos. 

  •  From early through mid-December, Bandelier National Monument will be hosting this year’s third Artist in Residence, Shawn Skabelund.   

    Skabelund was born in central Utah, received a bachelor’s of fine art’s degree at Utah State University in Logan, attended graduate school at the University of Iowa, and taught drawing and installation art at Northern Arizona University. 

    In 1998, he settled in Flagstaff, Arizona. Today, he is well established in his field, working in drawing, painting, sculpture and installations. His works have been displayed in more than 30 one-person shows across the country, including one at Grand Canyon National Park. 

    Skabelund also has curated shows of others’ works, including this year’s “Fires of Change” at the Coconino Center for the Arts in Flagstaff. Many of his works can be seen on his website, shawnskabelund.com. 

  •  On Sunday, a team of Pajarito Environmental Education Center volunteers will begin working to help Los Alamos become the first certified Community Wildlife Habitat in New Mexico. 

    To meet their goal, they only need a handful of residents to certify their yards as wildlife habitats with the National Wildlife Federation. Promoting urban wildlife habitats in Los Alamos is a significant step towards living with nature, a step that will help ensure children and grandchildren can enjoy the animals and plants of the Pajarito Plateau.

    Certifying a business or residential yard involves providing only four things: a water source, food, shelter/cover and a place to raise young. 

    To certify a backyard or front yard, visit nwf.org and search for “garden for wildlife.” 

  • Reminder that there will be a play reading tonight at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St.

    Los Alamos Little Theatre is hosting an open reading of "Belles: The Reunion," by Mark Dunn.

    This is a funny, touching and clever play about the six Walker sisters reconnecting their lives through a series of phone calls.

    LALT invites everyone to join the action, to either read or to sit back and listen. Bring a friend – someone who may be interested in getting involved in theater!

    Talk on “CTBT On-Site Inspection, Full Scale Integrated Field Exercise in Jordan: Scenario Development and Execution” by Ward Hawkins, LANL Project Manager for Nuclear Testing Limitations at 7 p.m in the Lounge at the Education Building, United Church, 2525 Canyon Road. LANL researchers played major roles in the largest nonproliferation field exercise to date that achieved the goal of testing on-site Inspection capabilities. Open meeting of the Los Alamos Committee on Arms Control and International Security.

    Los Alamos Federated Republican Women will celebrate the holiday season with a potluck luncheon from noon-1 p.m. in the Patio Room at 1001 Oppenheimer Place. All registered Republican women invited. Barbara McClain, New Mexico FRW president, will be guest speaker. Terry Marzili will collect donations and Christmas gifts for the Adopt-a-Family program. Contact Bethany Douglas at 690-6883 for more information.

    Winter dance show by the Los Alamos High School Dance program students at 7 p.m. in the Duane Smith Auditorium. Admission is free. Come and enjoy performances by Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Bollywood, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Ballet and Color Guard students, representing LAHS dance program, as well as other local dance studios and groups.