Today's Features

  • “I write to keep things from getting lost.” — Peggy Pond Church, poet and author

    “I write to keep Peggy from getting lost.” — Sharon Snyder, biographer

    We owe serious thanks to the Los Alamos Historical Society for believing in both of these women.

    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, April 6, 2012
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM Democrary Now!
    11:00 AM  County Council Replay (3-27-12)
    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- “Los Alamos and the Cold War”
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:00 PM FSTV

    Saturday, April 7, 2012

    Sunday, April 8, 2012
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom

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


    Abedon Lopez Senior Citizen Center, Santa Cruz
    Date inspected: March 27
    Violations: One moderate-risk violation for other: floor tiles/floor surface needs repair in kitchen. Repeat violation. Need to repair, easy to clean, prevent slips, trips or falls.
    Status of establishment: Approved, no follow-up required.

    Carlos Vigil Middle School, 1602 Johnny Valdez
    Date inspected: March 23
    Violations: None
    Status of establishment: Approved, no follow-up required

    McCurdy School, McCurdy Road
    Date inspected: March 27
    Violations: None

  • The Los Alamos Public Schools elementary librarians and fourth graders, with help from the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, have been working on a project to research and choose their favorite species for Los Alamos County.
    Librarians Beverly Baker, Marilyn Branton, Julie Goen and Jeffrey Lloyd have guided their fourth grade students in researching local mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies and birds.
    Using their research, students have posted information about their creatures and arguments about why it should or should not be the representative for its species for Los Alamos, on an educational wiki. The wiki can be viewed at losalamosspecies.wikispaces.com.

  • On Dec. 15, 2011, honoring the 70th anniversary of the fall of Bataan (April 2012) and the subsequent death march, Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) proposed legislation to grant the Congressional Gold Medal to the troops who defended Bataan during World War II.
    The next day, Congressman Martin Heinrich (D-NM) proposed similar legislation in the House of Representatives — H.R. 3712.
    One inspiration for this action was the documentary, “Tragedy of Bataan.” As an adjunct to “Tragedy of Bataan.” New Mexico PBS has produced a half-hour program with some of the survivors of the surrender of Bataan.   

  • History and ecology meet in a presentation on repeat photography called “Then and Now.” The free event is part of the Los Alamos Historical Society’s 2011-2012 lecture series.
    Terry Foxx and John Hogan will share their experiences at 7:30 p.m. April 10. The duo are ecologists that have looked at the past to help understand the future. Each of them became interested in using photography as a tool not only to document history, but also to document change in what seems like a changeless or slowly changing landscape.

  • Poetry combined with art is not a new concept. It’s seen in ballet, theatre and will be  part of “Rhythm and Rhyme,” Fuller Lodge Art Center’s newest exhibit. The show will open with a reception from 5-7 p.m. Friday.
    A variety of artists combined art and poetry to showcase their talent, using different concepts. They were tasked with extracting the poetry in art, by visually bringing out love sonnets, haikus, epic adventures and nursery rhymes through their creations. They were encouraged to work as their own poet, or use others as inspiration. Approximately 37 individuals answered the FLAC’s call for artists and will show their work.

  • Today
    GeekOut Game Night from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. Bring your own games or play theirs. Bring a friend or meet new ones.

    Regina Wheeler, known in Los Alamos for establishing multiple environmental initiatives, and Karlis Viceps from Positive Energy, will discuss economic, design and installation considerations for solar photovoltaic systems. Learn about economic incentives, mounting and modules, quality installation methods and much more at 7 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room of Mesa Public Library. The public is invited.


  • Great Conversations is an afternoon of appetizers and desserts and an in-depth conversation with a subject area expert.
    The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation will host the Third Annual Great Conversations from 2-4:30 p.m. April 22 at Los Alamos High School, in the new building.
    Two of the 14 tables are featured below.           
    Round the Roundhouse: Where are the big wheels?

  • Pregnant women get asked many questions as they await their babies: When are you due? Is it a boy or a girl? Have you picked out a name? Have you written a birth plan?
    Or even, sometimes: Who’s the father?
    In “The Snapper,” sort of a 1993 Irish precursor to the 2007 American mega hit “Knocked Up” — in that both comedies star a fetus that does not result from sacred marital love, but rather from booze — 20-year-old Sharon Curley (Tina Kellegher) does not want to answer that last question.