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Today's Features

  • Today
    The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women will meet at 7 p.m. at the home of Nona Bowman, 1045 Los Pueblos (662-3192). Steve Lynne of the Los Alamos County Administration Department will be the guest speaker. Members are reminded to bring non-perishable food items and toiletries for charity donations. For more information, call Donna MacDonald at 662-4001 or Ann Wadstrom at 662-7578.

    The Los Alamos Genealogical Association meets at 7 p.m. in Room 3 of the Mesa Public Library. Alan Wadlinger will give the presentation, “Historical Drivers and Emigration — Iroquois Confederacy Influence on the U.S. Government Structure.” The public is invited. For more information call Jodie Frye at 662-3381.

    Friday

  • By participating in UNM-LA’s eight-week Summer Bridge Program 2011, high school graduates and GED Recipients can get a tuition-free head start on college.  
    “Students enroll with a cohort of other first-time college students and receive personalized attention from the UNM-LA staff and faculty,” said Student Advisor Jackie La New.  “The students will take classes together, participate in focused study sessions with faculty, learn to navigate college, and build a support network of other students, faculty and staff.”
    This summer, students will take a math or English course and have the option to take a one-credit course of introduction to opera, T’ai Chi Chu’un, yoga, or aquatic aerobics.  

  • One spring morning, the birds outside Becky and Tom Shankland’s house at the edge of White Rock Canyon set up a ruckus.
    They hurried to the window to see the birds scolding something — a cat. Not a neighborhood house cat prowling for a feathered snack, but a slightly larger creature with a distinctive spotted coat and cropped tail. A bobcat.
    Bobcats are fairly common but secretive predators in much of New Mexico, including Los Alamos County.
    According to Rick Winslow, a carnivore biologist with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, there are about 35,000 to 55,000 bobcats in New Mexico and in Los Alamos, their population density is comparable to that of coyotes.

  • The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos will host a scholarship fundraiser at Central Avenue Grill on Saturday. Proceeds from the fundraiser will provide scholarships to UNM-Los Alamos students and assist them in successfully completing their educational goals.
    “UNMLA serves both traditional and non-traditional students. Many of our adult students do not have the same scholarship options as our students entering college directly after high school graduation,” said Director of Students Services Dr. Patricia Boyer.

  • Tyler Perry gives family new home

    NEWNAN, Georgia — Movie mogul Tyler Perry delivered on a Christmas promise when he handed the keys of a new four-bedroom house to an 88-year-old woman who lost her rural Georgia home to a fire.
    Rosa Lee Ransby and her seven grand- and great-grandchildren lost their home a week before Christmas.
    Perry saw the story on a local television newscast and decided to rebuild the house. He also fully furnished it.
    More than 20 family members attended ceremony in rural Coweta County on Friday.
    Country star Strait buys resort stake

    BOERNE, Texas — Country superstar George Strait is taking a swing at another of his passions: golf.

  • The Los Alamos Monitor has the inside scoop on what locals are reading. Otowi Station issued a current list of  popular books for Los Alamos readers.

    1.  “The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls,” Valorie Schaefer

    2.  “The Manhattan Project,”
    Dan Elish
     3.  “American Prometheus ...,”Kali Bird and Martin Sherwin
    4.  “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” Rebecca Skloot
     5.  “Los Alamos: 1944-1947,”
    Toni Michnovicz Gibson and Jon Michnovicz
    6.  “109 East Palace,” Jennet Conant
    7.   “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand,” Helen Simonson

  • 1.  “Hop,” weekend gross, $21.2 million
    2.  “Hanna,” $12.3 million
    3.  “Arthur,” weekend gross,
    $12.2 million
     4.  “Soul Surfer,” $10.6 million
    5. “Insidious,” weekend gross, $9.3  million
    6.  “Your Highness,” weekend gross,
    $9.6  million
    7.   “Source Code,” weekend gross,
    $8.6 million

    8.  “Limitless,” weekend gross,
    $5.4 million

    9.  “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” weekend gross $4.7 million

    10.  “The Lincoln Lawyer,” weekend gross, $4.2 million

  • Join Pajarito Environmental Education Center at the Second Bloom Goat Farm in White Rock from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, for a chance to learn how to make lavender lotion, balms and bars.  
    Debby Wood, owner of the Second Bloom Farm, will use local beeswax and lavender, as well as local lavender essential oils and her goats’ milk, to demonstrate how she makes lavender lotion balms and bars.
    Each participant will take home their own balm and bar after the class. The session will also feature a tour of the farm, where participants will get to meet this year’s crop of  kid goats.  

  • THIS WEEK ON PAC-8
    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, April 15, 2011
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting (Replay 4-05-11)
    03:00 PM Troop 22 Eagle Court of Honor Program
    04:15 PM New Mexico History Conference – Nancy Bartlitt
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Manhattan Project Memories”
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Pure Mind
    09:00 PM UCTV

    Saturday, April 16, 2011
    8:30 Budget Hearings
    5:00 UCTV

  • Art openings

    The Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, opens a major exhibition, “Folk Art of the Andes,” Sunday. This will be the first exhibit in the United States to feature a broad range of folk art from the Andean region of South America, showcasing more than 850 works of art primarily dating from the 19th and 20th centuries. The exhibit runs through February 2012.

    Talks

    An historical talk by Willie Atencio, a well-versed, self-taught historian, will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Galeria Santa Cruz y el Espresso, on the north side of the Santa Cruz Plaza, adjacent to Holy Cross Church in Española. For more information call 505-692-8323.