Today's Features

  • ‘American Idol’ auditions in Santa Fe

    Auditions for the 15th and final season of “American Idol” are now open and the program’s bus tour will make a stop at The Santa Fe Railyard on Friday starting at 9 a.m.
    The American Idol website americanidol.com has a Live Audition FAQ, Bus Tour FAQ, and other information, forms and requirements people need to know for participation.
    A contestant must be able to prove as of June 1, 2015 that she or he is a U.S. citizen or permanent legal U.S. resident eligible to work full time in the United States and between 15 to 28 years old.

    Volunteers needed for Folk Art Market

  • Art exhibits
    The photo-eye Gallery in Santa Fe announces two concurrent exhibitions, “Emergent Behavior” by Thomas Jackson and “Home by Nightfall” by Angela Bacon Kidwell. This is the first exhibition by both artists at photo-eye Gallery, 541 S. Guadalupe St. Show runs until July 4.

    Ann Hosfeld and Reg Loving: Nature Diversified. July 3-Aug. 3. at New Concept Gallery in Santa Fe. Opening reception from 5-7 p.m. July 3.

    The 11th Annual Gala Exhibition and Auction on display from June 30 through Aug. 28 will showcase artists from across the U.S. and abroad who find inspiration in Fechin’s legacy, Taos and the creative traditions of the Southwest.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces “Future Parks,” an interactive video and new media exhibition featuring ZB Kids and Team Lab projects and highlighting creative, participatory play for children of all ages. The show runs through July 24 and coincides with the opening later that evening of “Currents” at El Museo. “Currents” is an interactive and kinetic artwork collaboration throughout the railyard.

    Ruth Tatter: Disappearing Act: New Watercolors of Endangered Species at Marigold Arts in Santa Fe. Show runs until July 8.

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

    Friday, June 26, 2015
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting – Replay – 6-23-15
    02:00 PM Manhattan Project National Park
    03:00 PM Road to Recovery
    04:00 PM Uprising
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM United in Christ
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Exploring Mars
    with the Curiosity Mars Rover”
    08:30 PM The Garage
    09:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    09:30 PM Golf Course Opening Ceremony
    10:00 PM FMP Live
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, June 27, 2015
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, June 28, 2015
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
    06:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
    07:00 PM United Church
    08:30 PM Trinity on the Hill
    09:30 PM Generations
    11:00 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

  • The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation has announced its 2015 Summer Youth Business Grant recipients.
    The 12 students representing 11 businesses include Hannah Biggs, Sam Crooks, Elise Koskelo, Macklin Cunico, Jolene Garduno, Junseo Kim, Aaron Lauritzen, Marie Lee, Morgan Smith, Jonmichael Weaver, Isaiah Aylmer and Jude Valdez.
    The businesses include crafts, origami, handmade shawls, landscaping, tennis lessons, foreign candies, coffee roasting, mini-snack vending opportunities, art and video production services for movie theater ads.
    Local businesses, clubs, organizations and residents that would like to sponsor youth business grant recipients can send even the smallest of donations in care of Assets In Action at 190 Central Park Square.

  • Today
    Game Night: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library in the upstairs rotunda.

    Summer Family Evenings: Wild Birds sponsored by Del Norte Credit Union. New Mexico Wildlife Center returns with owls, hawks and more. $5 per family/free for member families. 6:30 p.m. at the Nature Center. More information at losalamosnature.org.

    Wilshire Youth Choir from Dallas presents a free community concert for the 2015 Mission Choir Tour. 7 p.m. at Ashley Pond.

    Eye Spy: Rebecca Nolda. Through Saturday at Portal Gallery. Bring the Secret City some new hidden treasure to discover.
    Los Alamos Farmers Market. 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library parking lot. Knife sharpening services are available. Music will be provided by J. Michael Combs. County councilors will be there, as well as Lisa Caldwell from UNM-LA.

    Downtown Dogs is a weekly walking group. From Pet Pangaea, 158 Central Park Square for a stroll around Downtown Los Alamos. 7 p.m. Come prepared with a standard leash, no longer than 6 feet.

    Authors Speak Series. Craig A. Smith. Author and music critic with his new book, “A Vision of Voices,” a biography of Santa Fe Opera founder John Crosby. 7 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library upstairs rotunda.

  • Another reading for 8X10s is going on again due its popularity on June 17. It is an additional opportunity to submit more scripts.
    The reading will be 7 p.m. Wednesday.
    The selections will be from various playwrights who have submitted scripts for consideration.
    The theatre staff is also finalizing the selections for the 8X10s November performance and confirming directors. If anyone is still interested in directing, contact the theatre.
    Actors are also needed for September’s production of “Harvey,” at the LALT.  
    An audition session has been added for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Performing Arts Center. Scripts are available at the Mesa Public Library. Male and female actors are welcome to audition.
    For anyone who is interested, but cannot make the Saturday session, contact Gwen Lewis at 690-8953 to make alternative arrangements.
    Production dates for “Harvey” are Sept. 11-13, Sept. 18-19 and Sept. 26-27.
    Also, the Santa Fe Shakespeare Society’s production of “The Tempest,” is in need of a man to play the character of Ferdinand. Performances are July 10-16.
    If anyone is interested, contact Director Jerry Ferraccio, at santafeshakespeare@gmail.com.

  • The Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s Summer Family Evenings continues Wednesday with a visit from the New Mexico Wildlife Center.
    Families can learn about local habitats, responsible rehabilitation, conservation and biology, and what to do if you find an injured wild animal.
    The Wildlife Center will also bring along its rescued raptor and owl ambassadors, allowing participants to meet these amazing creatures in person.
    The New Mexico Wildlife Center, located in Española, was founded in 1986 by Dr. Kathleen Ramsay.
    It has grown from its original purpose of rehabilitating birds into its current mission to treat all animal species in New Mexico. Because many animals cannot be released back into the wild, the Wildlife Center also operates a wildlife sanctuary, housing more than 30 animals.
    Visitors are welcome Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Summer Family Evenings have always been a popular program at PEEC and are now supported by Del Norte Credit Union.
    Summer Family Evenings are at the Nature Center every Wednesday evening throughout June and July at 6:30 p.m. They are free for PEEC members, or $5 per family for non-members. No registration is required.

  • Again this week, I feel the need to point out positive things that have taken place, or will be taking place, that make this a great community in which we live.
    I’ll start with Dr. Devan Vest, who on a Sunday and Father’s Day still took some time out of his home life to check some teeth that had an unexpected jolt. He helped a mother sleep better that night. Now that is one engaged dad. Happy Father’s Day, Dr. Vest.
    Next some words of praise for the Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization’s Home Delivered Meals program. They not only feed the frail and elderly of our community, but do it with pizazz.
    A special kudo to Margie and her golden melodious tones. Rumor has it that she sang a special rendition of “Happy Birthday” for a local senior, filling her day with joy and love.
    Then there’s the crew at Napa Auto Parts that helped with an end of the year school project. You’ll soon hear lots about Scott Pomeroy and his automotive students and their donated “race car.” Well, it will be a race car eventually. John and his crew were ready and willing with some extraordinary assistance.
    Finally it’s always nice to have something great to look ahead to for the future.

  • Today
    Tuesdays at the Pond. 7 p.m. The Los Alamos High School Olions. Event is every Tuesday through Aug. 11. Free.

    Dallas Christian College SALTeens presents Koinonia: The Gospel in Music and Drama. 7 p.m. at the Christian Church, 92 East Road. High school students are selected for program and spend a week rehearsing before the 11 concert tour. Los Alamos student Lauren Partin is one of the 2015 SALTeens.

    Birding Hot Spots in northern New Mexico. 7 p.m. at the Nature Center. Judy Liddell and Barbara Hussey will share birding tips and information about sites included in their brand-new second book, “Birding Hot Spots of Santa Fe, Taos and Northern New Mexico.” Books will be available to purchase. Free. losalamosnature.org.

    Eye Spy: Rebecca Nolda. Through June 27 at Portal Gallery. Bring the Secret City some new hidden treasure to discover.
    The local chapter of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets every Wednesday at the White Rock Presbyterian Church, 310 Rover Blvd. Confidential weight in begins at 9 a.m. The meeting starts at 9:45 a.m. The first visit is free. Membership is open to people at least 7 years old. For more information, contact us at whiterocktops@gmail.com.

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home, so come adopt a new best friend today! Be sure to check out the Petfinder website for pictures of all adorable adoptable animals:


    SHELTER HOURS: Noon to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and noon-3 p.m. Sunday.

    Also, be sure to check out the website at lafos.org, to get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating.

    All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations.


    Annie — A 9-year-old, spayed, female who just loves being petted! She has a very pretty black/gray, orange and white coat with short hair. Due to medical care needed by her owner, Annie is now at the shelter looking for her forever home. She can sometimes be a bit shy with shelter visitors, but she quickly warms up to you when you offer her some belly rubs!