Today's News

  • Sun Devils see UNM as a step up

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Despite his small-program background, Todd Graham is not a proponent of facing schools from college football’s lower ranks now that he’s at Arizona State.
    Win and, well, you were supposed to. Lose or even play poorly, things can get ugly. And, regardless of the outcome, the games almost always get sloppy in the second half.
    Despite his disdain for facing FCS opponents, Graham didn’t mind the 19th-ranked Sun Devils opening this season against Weber State.
    Arizona State won in a blowout, as it should have, but also gave its young defensive players a confidence boost and allowed the entire team a chance to identify areas that need to be worked on before the schedule starts getting tougher. It was almost like a preseason game for the Sun Devils.
    “I’m glad we had that opponent first because we needed that kind of experience there,” Graham said.
    As openers go, the Sun Devils couldn’t have asked for a much better start against Weber State.
    Arizona overwhelmed an overmatched opponent 45-14 and came away relatively healthy.
    The offense revved up after some miscues the opening two drives, racing to a 31-0 halftime lead, allowing Graham to rest most of his starters in the second half.

  • Sports Briefs 09-04-14

    Flag football starts Sunday

    The Family YMCA of Los Alamos’ youth flag football program registration closes Friday.
    Flag football is for kids ages 8-12. Games, which will be Sundays, will run through Oct. 19 and be played at Mesa Field at Los Alamos High School. Sessions will run from 2-3:30 p.m.
    The program will be coached by longtime former Los Alamos head coach Bob Scott.
    Price for participation is $15 for YMCA members, $20 for nonmembers.
    For more information, call the YMCA at 662-3100.

    Snow is best predictor at Pace Race

    Mary Snow was the best predictor for the Atomic City Roadrunners’ Pace Race Tuesday.
    Snow nipped David Kratzer by one second for the top prediction Tuesday. That race was run on the Estante Way Trail in Pajarito Acres.
    Snow finished with a differential of 15 seconds, just ahead of Kratzer. Georgia Pedicini was off by 21 seconds.
    The top finisher on the 1-mile course was Tamara Jurado with a time of 9 minutes, 12 seconds. On the 3-mile course, Ted Romero was the top finisher, completing that course in a time of 20:44.
    The next Pace Race is scheduled for Tuesday on Burnt Mesa Trail at Bandelier National Monument. Race time is 6 p.m.
    For more information, visit atomicrunners.com.

  • LA gets nipped by St. Pius X Tuesday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team got off to a hot start Tuesday against the St. Pius X Sartans, but the Sartans came back in the second half.
    Los Alamos went up 2-0 in the first half Tuesday at Ben Rios Field in Albuquerque with Sienna Ahlers scoring a goal and assisting Catie McDonald on a goal in quick succession midway through the first half. Ahlers went to the near post to put the Hilltoppers on the board in the 25th minute, while McDonald scored in the 27th.
    Unfortunately, the Sartans (5-0), with one of the top offenses in the state, are hard to put away. Such was the case Tuesday, as the Sartans scored three times in the second half to win it 4-3.
    That loss snapped a two-game win streak for the Hilltoppers (2-3).
    Los Alamos head coach AJ Herrera said his team definitely had an upset in mind and came out slugging.
    “We went into the game knowing that we can compete with anyone in the state,” he said. “St. Pius is one of the best teams in the state, if not the best. Knowing we have the ability to go their home ground and be up with eight minutes left, that speaks volumes of our potential.”

  • 'Toppers score 6 times vs. St. Mike’s

    Eric Burnside and Jairo Marquez each scored a pair of goals as the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team routed the St. Michael’s Horsemen Wednesday.
    Los Alamos picked up its first road win of the season at Brother Abdon Field. The Hilltoppers scored four times in the second half, more goals than they’d scored in their previous four games, as they won 6-1 over the Horsemen.
    Prior to that game, Los Alamos had managed just three goals on the season in four outings. With his two goals against St. Mike’s, Burnside now has three for the season, while Marquez’s two goals were his first two so far.
    Along with Burnside and Marquez, Eric Schmalz and Hernan Lebensohn also found the net. Bryan Mujica was credited with an assist, his first point of the season, and Tristen Roach had another assist for Los Alamos.
    Heading into the game, the Horsemen (1-3-1) had been somewhat shaky on defense. It had given up eight goals in four games, including allowing four goals to Capital in their season opener.
    In goal, Chris Parker played three quarters of the contest, giving up the St. Mike’s goal, which was scored by Lucas Curry. Seth Hailey played the final 20 minutes and made two saves.
    The Hilltoppers (2-3) have a big upcoming game. They will be at home Friday afternoon to take on the St. Pius X Sartans.

  • ¡Que Viva La Fiesta!

    Crowds will converge on the Santa Fe Plaza this weekend for all the Fiesta activities, including the procession of La Conquistadora. This year’s festivities are held a week after the Burning of Zozobra.

  • Off The Hill 09-04-14

    Art exhibits
    Local Color: Judy Chicago in New Mexico 1984-2014 runs through Oct. 12.

    Allan Houser Gallery presents masterworks by Allan Houser and a special exhibition by Douglas Miles: The Art of Apache Resistance. Show runs through Sept. 19 at 125 Lincoln Ave. in Santa Fe.

    Footprints: The Inspiration and Influence of Allan Houser. Through May 2015 at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 708 Camino Lejo in Santa Fe.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, in collaboration with Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, announces IMPACTS! an exhibition of Japanese contemporary art. This exhibition will run through to Sept. 22.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces “A$$holes on Cell Phones,” an exhibition of work by Marc Dennis. Runs through Sept. 20.

  • This Week on PAC 8, Sept. 5-11

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

    Friday, Sept. 5, 2014
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 PM County Council Meeting Replay 8-26-14
    02:00 PM Senior Olympics
    03:00 PM Barranca Mesa Speech Contest
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Behind the White Coat – Avadh Salje
    05:30 PM Senior Olympics
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – La Mesa Fire – A Wake-Up Call?”
    08:30 PM The Garage
    09:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    09:30 PM Global 3000
    10:00 PM The New Pearl Harbor
    11:00 PM NNMCAB Meeting
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, Sept. 7, 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 Generations
    11:00 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

  • PBS announces new kids program lineup

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Starting earlier this week, New Mexico PBS, Ch. 5.1 will launch its new Fall Children’s Program Lineup, airing Monday-Friday.
    Furthering a commitment to using the power of media to educate and entertain America’s children, PBS Kids and Sesame Street introduced a bonus half-hour Sesame Street program on-air and on digital platforms.
    The additional half-hour program will air on NM PBS, Ch. 5.1, weekday afternoons at 2:30 p.m., complementing the one-hour series that airs weekday mornings at 10 a.m.
    For the first time, selected full episodes of the 30-minute show will also be available for free online at pbskids.org/video, on the PBS KIDS Video App and on the PBS Kids Roku channel. By offering this bonus half hour of Sesame Street in an additional timeslot, and through a growing number of digital services, PBS Kids hopes to reach even more children with one of America’s most beloved and educationally powerful children’s series.

  • Restaurant Inspections 09-04-14

    Los Alamos
    Betty Ehart Center, 1101 Bathtub Row
    Date inspected: July 9
    Violations: None.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Starbucks Kiosk at Smith’s Marketplace, 751 Trinity Dr.
    Date inspected: July 9
    Violations: None.
    Status of Establishment: Approved for opening. No follow up required.

    Smith’s Marketplace Bakery, 751 Trinity Dr.
    Date inspected: July 9
    Violations: None.
    Status of Establishment: Approved for opening. No follow up required.

    Smith’s Marketplace Deli, 751 Trinity Dr.
    Date inspected: July 9
    Violations: None.
    Status of Establishment: Approved for opening. No follow up required.

    Smith’s Marketplace Seafood Market, 751 Trinity Dr.
    Date inspected: July 9
    Violations: None.
    Status of Establishment: Approved for opening. No follow up required.

    Smith’s Marketplace Meat Market, 751 Trinity Dr.
    Date inspected: July 9
    Violations: None.
    Status of Establishment: Approved for opening. No follow up required.

  • Community Briefs 09-04-14

    S.F. yarn shop celebrates Fiestas at new location