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Today's Features

  • 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 Evolution of Calpurnia Tate,”
    Jacqueline Kelly
    2. “Los Alamos Trails,” Craig Martin*
    3. “The Making of the Atomic Bomb,”
    Richard Rhodes
    4. “American Prometheus,” Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin
    5. “The Green Glass Sea,” Ellen Klages
    6. “Wonder,” R.J. Palacio
    7. “They Say/I Say: the Moves That Matter in Academic Writing,” Gerald Graff
    8. “Mason, a New Mexico Hero,” Caroline Mason
    9. “Day Hikes in the Santa Fe Area,” Northern New Mexico Sierra Club
    10. “Roads to the Past ... ” Dick and Kathryn Huelster
    * Denotes local or regional author

  • 1. Call Me Maybe, Carly Rae Jepsen
    2. Lights, Ellie Goulding

    3. Whistle, Flo Rida

    4. Wide Awake, Katy Perry

    5. Payphone, Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa

    6. Somebody That I Used to Know, Gotye

    7. Where Have You Been, Rihanna
    8. Titanium, David Guetta featuring Sia
    9. Home, Phillip Phillips
    10. Blow Me (One Last Kiss), P!nk

     

  • Friday, August 17, 2012
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democrary Now!
    11:00 AM  County Council Replay (8-07-12)
    03:00 PM Celebration of Aging
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society –“New Mexico’s Struggle for Statehood”
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:00 PM FSTV

    Saturday, August 18, 2012
    FSTV

    Sunday, August 19, 2012
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
    06:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
    07:00 PM United Church
    08:00 PM That Which Is
    09:00 PM Trinity on the Hill
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

    Monday, August 20, 2012
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! LIVE
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM Spirituality Today
    11:30 AM The LA Times – Legislative Review with Jim Hall
    12:00 PM Army Newswatch
    12:30 PM Elizabeth Claire Project
    01:30 PM Community Winds – “Toys and Stories”
    03:00 PM The David Pakman Show
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “New Mexico’s Struggle for Statehood”

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

    Española

    La Botana mobile unit, 111 Riverside Dr.
    Date inspected: Aug. 9
    Violations: One high-risk violation for contaminated equipment — sanitizer didn’t have any bleach. Corrected. One cup/one gallon.
    Status of establishment: Approved, no follow-up required.

    Tiendita, 1027 N. Railroad Ave.
    Date inspected: Aug. 6
    Violations: None
    Status of establishment: Approved, no follow-up required.

    Pojoaque

    Roadrunner Café, Hwy. 84/285
    Date inspected: Aug. 8
    Violations: Four high-risk violations for contaminated equipment — bins have scoops inside. Corrected; Coke nozzle needs to be cleaned, has residue on it. Corrected; sanitizer > 200 ppm, corrected. One for storage — container needs lids. Corrected. Two moderate-risk violations for contaminated equipment — walls need cleaning, food items on them; cutting boards need to be replaced, not smooth. Have too many deep grooves, difficult to clean. Two low-risk violations, one for floors/walls/ceilings — flooring in kitchen area needs repair. One for ventilation/lighting — light fixture must have covering.

  • Ear-splitting thrash metal will be showcased from 10-11:40 a.m. Saturday, as the documentary, “Tension: 25 Years Underground” debuts at the KiMo Theatre as part of the Albuquerque Film Festival. Los Alamos National Laboratory employee Tom Gattis has fronted the band since its inception in the 80s. Tickets, $10 are available at holdmyticket.com. The show is for those 18 years of age and older.

  • For the first program of its Fire Recovery Series, Pajarito Environmental Education Center will offer an exploratory hike from Ponderosa Campground at 8:30 a.m. Aug 25. Terry Foxx and Chris Judson will lead the non-strenuous hike.  It is free and open to the public, with no registration required.
    The slow-meandering walk will focus on observation and discovery of the complexity of the ecosystems of the Pajarito Plateau and the change that these ecosystems have experienced over the past 200 years.
    Judson and Foxx will discuss both the history of fire in the area and ecological recovery from fire. They will point out changes that have taken place through time from fire, urbanization and climate.
    Participants should meet at Bandelier Monument’s Ponderosa Campground on N.M. 4 at 8:30 a.m. and wear good walking shoes and bring water.
    For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

  • Folks can usually anticipate what kind of show they’re in for when they decide to go to a live concert. After all, they’re most likely fans of the band they’re buying tickets for.
    That logic, however, does not apply to a Hank 3 show.
    Shelton Hank Williams aka Hank 3 gave spectators an up-close experience Tuesday night in Albuquerque. He’s no stranger to the Sunshine Theater and seems to play there at least once a year.
    The venue is small and intimate, which can be good or bad, depending on how many people are packed into it. For some shows, it’s standing room only, but for this show, there were a few tables and bar stools scattered about. The stools really came in handy, considering Hank 3 put on a three-hour performance.
    The music preceding the show was a mixed bag, ranging from death metal to two-steppin’ country songs. That should have been an indication of what to expect of the concert.
    It was like being in one of those honkytonks you see in movies. The bar area is separated by Plexiglas walls. Speakers, along with equipment packed the small stage. The crowd was rowdy and the only thing missing was the thick cigarette smoke that tends to choke the air whenever you see them in films.

  • “I love and fear words — their potential to uplift or tear down. My father taught me to respect that potential. Dad, a man of few words, wrote poetry and sketched. My mother made me love stories. She’d sit at the top of the stairs every night and create magic with a book. It was reader’s theater. If mommy couldn’t be there, she assigned the reading to whomever she’d deputized to watch us that night. But no one could do it like her. So much of the writer in me is my parents’ doing. I got really lucky with them.” — Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
    It is no surprise that Nelson is New Mexico’s official Centennial Children’s Author. The author of 10 books, from a beginning reader, “Ready? Set. Raymond!” to her latest “documentary novel” for young adults and adults, Nelson simply and always with a touch of humor, tells tales that engage all ages.
    Nelson will discuss her award-winning non-fiction book for ages 7-10, “Bad News for Outlaws: the Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal,” at 7 p.m. Aug. 23 in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library, as part of the Authors Speak Series.

  • Building Kindness, a Habitat for Humanity affiliate, wants volunteers to help in the restoration of family homes. No skills necessary. Volunteers will be taught the safe use of power tools and equipment, while improving the living conditions of others less fortunate.  Skilled volunteers needed, too. This ongoing program meets at 8 a.m. every Saturday. Call David Canfield at 505-747-7698 or email buildingkindness@habitatevla.org for more information.

  • Today
    This month’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting will be at 6 p.m. in Building #1, Camino Entrada, Pajarito Cliffs Site. Committees will meet at 6 p.m., the meeting will begin at 6:15 p.m. For more information, call 661-4097.

    Thursday
    The Los Alamos Farmers Market will run from 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Mesa Public Library parking lot.

    Family Game Night at Mesa Public Library. Join the geeks and gamers from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda for game boards galore. All ages welcome, please bring a parent or another adult if you’re 12 or younger.

    The monthly Los Alamos County Democratic meeting will be at 7 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. The topics of the meeting will be the upcoming events with congressmen, candidate updates and other developing news. All registered Democrats are invited to attend.

    Saturday
    There will be a Masonic Waffle Breakfast 7:30-10 a.m. at the Los Alamos Masonic Lodge, 15th and Canyon. Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity’s 2012 Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter Work Project in Haiti. Price of the breakfast is $7 and $3 for children age six and younger.