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Today's Features

  • Pajarito Environmental Education Center will show the film, “Play Again” at 6:30 p.m.
    Oct. 6. After the film, viewers are invited to stay for a discussion of the issues raised. There is a $7 suggested donation for the viewing and students will sell popcorn and hot chocolate.  
    This documentary follows six teenagers who, like the “average American child,” spend five to 15 hours a day behind computer screens. “Play Again” unplugs these teens and takes them on their first wilderness adventure.

  • The following restaurant inspection reports were provided by the New Mexico Environment Department.

    Los Alamos

    • Hot Rocks Java Café, 3917 West Road, in Los Alamos Medical Center
    Inspection date: Sept. 26, corrective action response
    Violations: Improper holding of foods, corrected; improper sanitizing of utensils, corrected.
    Status of establishment: Approved, no follow-up required.

    Española

    • ETS, Fairview Elementary, 1000 Zuni Lane
    Inspection date: Sept. 21

  • 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, September 30, 2011
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM The Thom Hartman Show
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay (9-27-11)
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Los Alamos and the Pajarito Plateau”
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Pure Mind
    09:00 PM UCTV

    Saturday, October 1, 2011
    6:00 AM UCTV

    Sunday, October 2, 2011
    06:00 AM UCTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom

  • The Los Alamos Concert Association continues its 65th anniversary season on Oct.16 with Piffaro, the Renaissance Band. In June, Piffaro was awarded The Laurette Goldberg Award by Early Music America, recognizing outstanding achievement in outreach and educational projects for children or adults.
    The magazine, Chamber Music America, in a review of Piffaro’s latest CD (Waytes: English Music for a Renaissance Band), said: “(You don’t) really expect a great deal of subtlety from shawms and crumhorns and sackbuts and dulcians and bagpipes and the like … Piffaro blows away that idea. Certainly they display penetrating tone and serious carrying power, but Piffaro also plays with elegance.”

  • New Mexico residents are no strangers to the rich history of the Land of Enchantment. From the Spanish conquests to establishing the Atomic City of Los Alamos, New Mexico has its share of stories to be told and shared.
    It’s not uncommon to hear tales of the old days and wonder just what it was like to live with no running water, central heat or indoor plumbing, while having to grow your own crops and raise animals for sustenance. While most of the old ways of living have given way to technology and are no longer practiced, at least one place is still operating the way it did in the Spanish colonial days.

  • Today
    The Aspen Ridge Lodge Assisted Living Facility will have an annual membership drive and open house from 4-6 p.m. Teresa Williams, executive director and Stella Dante, director of Aspen Ridge Lodge will join LARC Community Liaison Mary Yamada at the open house and will be available to answer questions and arrange tours.

    Thursday
    The LAHS NJROTC will host a barbecue brisket night from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Posse Lodge on North Mesa. Meals include barbecue brisket, potato salad, vegetable, a roll, drink and dessert for $10 a plate.

    Friday

  • Because of cuts, there is not enough money in the budget to fill the Los Alamos Middle School Library with the books their students and teachers need for reading and research, therefore, they are asking for monetary donations, which will be used to purchase the library materials needed.
    For every $15 donated, staff can purchase a new book for the library, ready to be checked out. One hundred percent of all donations go to the library and can be made by visiting www.funds4books.com and enter school code 80ca. Donations must be made by Oct. 17.

  • The Blue Star Mothers Northern New Mexico Chapter Four and the New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services are hosting a Veterans’ Benefits Bazaar from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday in Española at the National Guard Armory, 2011 Industrial Park Road.
    Representatives from the NMDVS, the VA Regional Office, the VA Health Care System, Presbyterian Medical Services and other state and local veterans’ service organizations will be there to answer any questions and assist veterans and their families with health care needs, mental health counseling, pensions, finding employment, utilizing a veteran’s G.I. Education Bill and many other VA and state veterans’ benefits and programs.

  • Thanks for helping with the 2011 Relay for Life

    The 2011 Los Alamos Relay for Life was Aug. 5-6 at Ashley Pond, along with the Gordon’s Concert featuring Los Pinguos. Ron and Kim Selvage at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel were the primary sponsors for the Gordon’s Concert. They were very generous to allow the concert to be held at Ashley Pond with the Relay.
    By 9 p.m. the pond was glowing from the light of luminarias, white bags of remembrance for those affected by cancer.  

  • The Betty Ehart Senior Center has released the dates for their annual festivals. The Festival of Chocolate, a semi formal gala will be Nov. 12 and features desserts from across the region and live music. The gala is the launch of the Festival of Trees held the following weekend, featuring holiday trees decorated by local individuals, clubs and businesses. The funds will be donated to local non profits offering services to senior and youth programs. Those who wish to donate trees can call 672-4089. More information is available at www.beseniorcenter.qwestoffice.net or by calling Pauline at 662-8920.