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  • This week on PAC-8, Jan. 20-26

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

    Friday, January 21, 2011
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay
    02:00 PM Classic Movie
    04:00 PM Udall Update
    04:30 PM The LA Times
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Pure Mind
    09:00 PM UCTV

  • LA Happenings 01-20-11

    Music

    The Blue Window Bistro will host a Jazz Night featuring the Jan McDonald Jazz Trio on Saturday. Tickets are $15 per person, and the Trio will perform from 6:30 p.m. to closing.

    Tickets are on sale for the Valentine Coffeehouse (Feb. 12) at CB Fox. Tickets are $30 (includes dessert and beverage).

  • Out and about 01-20-11

    Art receptions

    A public art show opening for “Jewelry by Liz Wallace” will be from 5-7 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, 704 Camino Lejo (Museum Hill), Santa Fe. For more information visit www.wheelwright.org or call 982-4636.

    A public art show opening for “Collecting New Mexico: Cady Wells,” will be on Saturday at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, 750 Camino Lejo on Museum Hill, Santa Fe. For more information, call 982-2226 or visit www.spanishcolonial.org.  

  • Billboard Top 25 Singles 01-20-11

    1.  Grenade, Bruno Mars
    2. Firework, Katy Perry
    3.  What’s My Name? Rihanna
    featuring Drake
    4.  We R Who We R
    5. Raise Your Glass, P!nk
    6.  Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You), Enrique Iglesias, featuring Ludacris and DJ Frank E
    7.   Black and Yellow, Whiz Khalifa
    8. The Time (Dirty Bit) The Black
    Eyed Peas
    9.  Just the Way You Are, Bruno Mars
    10.  Only Girl (In the World), Rihannas
    11.  Dynamite, Taio Cruz

  • Top 10 Movies 01-20-11

    1.  “The Green Hornet,” weekend gross, $33.5
    million
    2.  “The Dilemma,”
    weekend gross, $17.8 million
    3.  “True Grit,” weekend gross, $11 million
     4.  “The King’s Speech,” weekend gross, $9.1 million
    5. “Little Fockers,,”
    weekend gross, $7.1million
    6.  “The Fighter,”
    weekend gross, $10 million
    7.   “Tron Legacy,” weekend gross, $5.6 million

  • Best Sellers 01-20-11

    The Monitor has the inside scoop on what locals are reading. Otowi Station issued a current list of  popular books for Los Alamos readers.

  • Smart House project finds home

    Progress is pushing forward on the county’s Smart Grid and Smart House demonstration projects. John Arrowsmith, manager of the Department of Public Utilities, said the house will be located on Lavy Lane near the Los Alamos Public Schools’ administration building and east of the county’s switch gear building.
    “This particular site was chosen because we thought there would be a lot of visitors and a lot of traffic and we didn’t think it was appropriate to have it in a residential area,” Arrowsmith said.

  • Employees Survive SOC Transition

    Security employees tasked with protecting Los Alamos National Laboratory can breathe a collective sigh of relief now that the transition period for its new contract is settled.
    Despite the contract’s shorter term, scaled back scope of work and lower dollar amount, SOC has announced that it will not layoff any employees.

  • Giffords able to stand up as she readies for rehab

    TUCSON, Ariz. — Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was able to stand up with assistance, the latest milestone in the Arizona congresswoman’s recovery as her family prepares to move her to Houston for extensive mental and physical rehabilitation from a bullet wound to the brain.
    Her swift transition from an intensive care unit to a rehab center is based on the latest research, which shows the sooner rehab starts, the better patients recover.

  • Update 01-20-11

    Meet the candidates

    A forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters will introduce the community to the candidates for the Los Alamos Public Schools Board of Education and the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Advisory Board. Meet the eight candidates at UNM-LA Lecture Hall from 7 - 9 p.m. today.  The election is Feb. 1.

    Controlled burn

    Bandelier will burn five acres of land along N.M. 4 and Forest Road 289, beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m. today.