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  • Be There 04-17-14

    Today
    The Democratic Party of Los Alamos will have its monthly meeting from 7-8 p.m., in Building 2 at UNMLA. They will be discussing the upcoming JFK dinner, listening to state candidates and talking about election plans. All Democrats are encouraged to attend.

    White Rock Family Friendly Film Series. “Smurfs 2,” 6:30 p.m. at White Rock Town Hall.

    Antarctica Through the Lens of “National Geographic.” 7 p.m. Last November, Los Alamos local Stephen Becker embarked on the National Geographic Explorer ship to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island and Antarctica. During this voyage, the “National Geographic” photographers produced a 50-minute video. Becker will show the video, and talk about the trip in this event at PEEC. Free. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.
    Saturday
    Waffle Breakfast to benefit Los Alamos High School Choirs. 7:30-10:30 a.m. at Pajarito Lodge No. 66 AF & AM, 15th Street and Canyon Road. $7 adults, $3 age 6 and under.

  • Wild Day encourages teamwork

    It’s that time of year again for school-aged kids to let loose and go wild. The annual Los Alamos Youth Leadership Wild Day is Saturday.
    Students (kindergarten through the sixth grade) are welcome to sign up and enjoy a day of fun with adult mentors and teen coordinators that encourage teamwork.
    The day kicks off 9 a.m. at either Los Alamos Griffith Gym or Sullivan Field, depending on the weather.
    The “Teamtastic” trio of teen coordinators will guide the children through arts and crafts, games and team events with younger kids vs. older kids. Nine kids will be assigned to each team coordinator.
    The teen coordinators helped plan the events and all are veterans to the Wild Day celebration.
    Los Alamos High School senior Haley Bridgewater has been with LAYL throughout her high school career, she has been a coordinator for Wild Day for three years. She has participated in many fundraising events for LAYL as well.
    “I helped organize a car wash fundraiser,” Bridgewater said. She has also participated in other activities associated with LAYL, such as setting up bike racks around town and plan Adopt-A-Family activities.

  • N.M. needs new ideas for job growth

    Prompted by a large decline in federal spending, New Mexicans are now engaged in a healthy and useful dialogue about how best to diversify our economy.
    Think New Mexico would like to offer two ideas that we believe could propel private sector job growth in our state — and that gubernatorial and legislative candidates from both parties should be able to embrace.
    Both ideas were advanced in Think New Mexico’s 2013 policy report, Addressing the Jobs Crisis. The first would establish a post-performance incentive that would reward companies only after they create high-paying jobs or make major capital investments. It is designed to encourage existing business to expand in New Mexico and new businesses to relocate to the state.
    Six years ago, Utah, which now ranks second in the nation for job growth, became the first state to move to an economic development strategy based on post-performance incentives.
    Utah’s post-performance incentive has led to the creation of 25,546 high-paying jobs from blue chip companies like Boeing, eBay and Proctor and Gamble. That is in addition to $5.16 billion in new capital investment and $1.62 billion in new state revenues since the incentive was established in 2008. (Several weeks ago Idaho became the second state to enact this sort of post- performance incentive).

  • Opinion: Justice still awaits family of woman slain by cop

    Just off the heels of the Albuquerque Police Department’s evaluations by the Department of Justice, the family of a woman, who was a victim of a state police officer’s excessive violence, rallied together April 11 in to get justice for a life that was cut short.
    Jeanette Anaya, 39, was driving along a Santa Fe street Nov. 7, when State Police Officer Oliver Wilson attempted to stop her for making a “wobbly” right turn. Anaya did not stop and Wilson gave pursuit. Dashboard camera show the pursuit and the police car slam into Anaya’s vehicle. Wilson then got out of his cruiser, ran along side of Anaya’s vehicle and fired 16 shots — two of them killing Anaya. There are conflicting stories on whether the passenger in Anaya’s car was injured, at least physically.
    I knew Jeanette and her family well. From what it seems to me is, she panicked for whatever reason and fled in the direction of her home. When the officer hit her car, the camera shows (at least to me) that she is still trying to get away, not run the cop over as he said.

  • Deadline for slowpitch softball teams is Friday

    Registration is open for the upcoming slowpitch softball season. The slowpitch league is for men’s and women’s teams and season starts April 26-27 with a tournament. The season runs through the end of July.
    Price for participation is $575 per team. Registration fee and additional paperwork is due Friday.
    For more information, send email to losalamossoftball@yahoo.com.
     

  • Kiwanis' fundraiser set for Derby Day

    The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos is inviting the community to the second annual Kentucky Derby Party from 3 to 5:30 p.m. May 3 at the Pajarito Brewpub & Grill.
    Tickets for the event is $50, half of which is for the event and half of which is a donation to purchase immunizations for 13 women and all of their children through Project Eliminate, a joint Kiwanis International and UNICEF project to wipe out Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus worldwide.
    MNT is caused when tetanus spores, found in soil everywhere, come into contact with open cuts during childbirth. The disease strikes the poorest of the poor, the geographically hard to reach and those without health care.
    However, MNT is highly preventable. Just three doses of a $.60 immunization protect mothers, who then pass on the immunity to their future babies.
    Last year, more than $1,200 was raised for Project Eliminate through the Kiwanis Club’s Kentucky Derby party.
    This year marks the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby.

  • LA has big doubleheader with Spartans

    It was a feast day for the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team when it took on the Capital Jaguars last weekend.
    But the team will have to hope that isn’t followed up by a famine.
    It’s hard to say how much offense the Hilltoppers will have to muster heading into this weekend’s doubleheader against the Bernalillo Spartans.
    However, one thing is certain: they will need more than they got in their first go-round.
    Los Alamos was held to just four hits and had 14 batters strike out — at least two fanned in six of the seven innings — as it dropped its District 2-4A opener to Bernalillo 1-0 April 2.
    The second and third games are scheduled for Saturday in Bernalillo. And in those two games Los Alamos is sure to get a big dose of Demi Madalena.
    Madalena, last season’s District 2-4A Player of the Year and on the short list to repeat that title, is Bernalillo’s ace pitcher and has given Los Alamos’ hitters fits since joining the Spartans last season.
    Along with being a big challenge for the Hilltoppers in their attempt to knock the Spartans off their perch atop the district standings, there is plenty more at stake in what’s become a crowded field near the top of 2-4A.

  • Off The Hill 04-17-14

    Art exhibits
    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces an exhibition: “Bits and Pieces: Works by Karina Hean, Catherine Gangloff and Michel Déjean.” Through Saturday.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces an exhibition: “A Day in the Life: Works by Holly Roberts.” The opening exhibition will be 5-7 p.m. May 30. Show runs until June 21.
    Art tours
    Santa Fe Studio Tour 2014 is a free, self-guided tour open to the public that meanders throughout Santa Fe featuring more than 30 open studios and the work of 60 Santa Fe artists. Many artists give demonstrations of their craft and share techniques and philosophies with visitors. The tour begins with a preview party and group show from all participating artists, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 27. Then all participating artists open their creative sanctuaries to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 28 and June 29. The public can explore the studios of jewelers, painters, sculptors and ceramists.
    Ballet
    Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. For tickets visit ticketssantafe.org.

  • This Week on PAC-8, April 18-24

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

    Friday, April 18, 2014
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 PM County Council Meeting Replay 4-04-14
    03:00 PM Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Breakfast
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Behind the White Coat – Julian Chen
    05:30 PM Udall Update
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society
    08:30 PM The Garage
    09:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    10:00 PM Mesa Public Library Authors Speak Series –Darynda Jones
    11:00 PM NNMCAB Meeting
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, April 19, 2014
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, April 20, 2014
    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 Generation
    11:00 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

  • Briefs 04-17-14

    Closing party scheduled for exhibit

    A closing party for “Two Views One Vision” at 3 p.m. Saturday at the La Tienda Exhibit Space, 7 Caliente Road in Eldorado.
    Come see 60 collaborative paintings by Cuban artist Pablo Perea and American artist Linda Storm
    “To me our paintings are a visual representation of the harmony that can exist between different cultures.” Storm said.
    “We found our common ground as two artists. We thought we knew everything about ourselves, but from this surreal land that we created the whole world looks different... including us.”

    Jemez Gallery to host reception