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  • CIP committee to meet April 21

    The County’s Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee will have a business meeting at 5:15 p.m. April 21 in council chambers.
    They will discuss improvements to the CIP process, updates from county staff on the CIP Phase 2 projects and budget discussed with council in budget hearings, and future plans for conducting public outreach on CIP meetings. All committee business meetings are open to the public.
    For a copy of the agenda, or, to read more information about current CIP projects and the Committee, visit www.losalamosnm.us.

     

  • State News at a Glance 04-14-11

    Silver City fire
    contained

    SILVER CITY – Crews have fully contained a 250-acre grass fire near Hobbs and contained a small wildfire that briefly threatened about 40 homes near Silver City.
    Some homes north of Silver City near the Little Walnut Campground were voluntarily evacuated Wednesday afternoon because of the so-called Gomez fire.
    The fire burned grass, pinon juniper and oak brush. U.S. Forest Service officials say a previous thinning project helped slow the blaze’s progression and it was eventually contained at about 10 acres.
    The cause of the fire remains unclear. The Silver City Sun-News reported that residents were allowed back in their homes by 8 p.m.

  • A Big Haul

    A large backhoe gets loaded up onto a rig recently along DP Road.

  • Celebrity News 04-14-11

    Tyler Perry gives family new home

    NEWNAN, Georgia — Movie mogul Tyler Perry delivered on a Christmas promise when he handed the keys of a new four-bedroom house to an 88-year-old woman who lost her rural Georgia home to a fire.
    Rosa Lee Ransby and her seven grand- and great-grandchildren lost their home a week before Christmas.
    Perry saw the story on a local television newscast and decided to rebuild the house. He also fully furnished it.
    More than 20 family members attended ceremony in rural Coweta County on Friday.
    Country star Strait buys resort stake

    BOERNE, Texas — Country superstar George Strait is taking a swing at another of his passions: golf.

  • Best Sellers 04-14-11

    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 Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls,” Valorie Schaefer

    2.  “The Manhattan Project,”
    Dan Elish
     3.  “American Prometheus ...,”Kali Bird and Martin Sherwin
    4.  “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” Rebecca Skloot
     5.  “Los Alamos: 1944-1947,”
    Toni Michnovicz Gibson and Jon Michnovicz
    6.  “109 East Palace,” Jennet Conant
    7.   “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand,” Helen Simonson

  • Top 10 Movies 04-14-11

    1.  “Hop,” weekend gross, $21.2 million
    2.  “Hanna,” $12.3 million
    3.  “Arthur,” weekend gross,
    $12.2 million
     4.  “Soul Surfer,” $10.6 million
    5. “Insidious,” weekend gross, $9.3  million
    6.  “Your Highness,” weekend gross,
    $9.6  million
    7.   “Source Code,” weekend gross,
    $8.6 million

    8.  “Limitless,” weekend gross,
    $5.4 million

    9.  “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” weekend gross $4.7 million

    10.  “The Lincoln Lawyer,” weekend gross, $4.2 million

  • Learn how to make lotion, balm and bars

    Join Pajarito Environmental Education Center at the Second Bloom Goat Farm in White Rock from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, for a chance to learn how to make lavender lotion, balms and bars.  
    Debby Wood, owner of the Second Bloom Farm, will use local beeswax and lavender, as well as local lavender essential oils and her goats’ milk, to demonstrate how she makes lavender lotion balms and bars.
    Each participant will take home their own balm and bar after the class. The session will also feature a tour of the farm, where participants will get to meet this year’s crop of  kid goats.  

  • This week on PAC-8, April 14-20

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

    Friday, April 15, 2011
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting (Replay 4-05-11)
    03:00 PM Troop 22 Eagle Court of Honor Program
    04:15 PM New Mexico History Conference – Nancy Bartlitt
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Manhattan Project Memories”
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Pure Mind
    09:00 PM UCTV

    Saturday, April 16, 2011
    8:30 Budget Hearings
    5:00 UCTV

  • Out and about 04-14-11

    Art openings

    The Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, opens a major exhibition, “Folk Art of the Andes,” Sunday. This will be the first exhibit in the United States to feature a broad range of folk art from the Andean region of South America, showcasing more than 850 works of art primarily dating from the 19th and 20th centuries. The exhibit runs through February 2012.

    Talks

    An historical talk by Willie Atencio, a well-versed, self-taught historian, will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Galeria Santa Cruz y el Espresso, on the north side of the Santa Cruz Plaza, adjacent to Holy Cross Church in Española. For more information call 505-692-8323.

  • LA Happenings 04-14-11

    Music
    Lads of Enchantment, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, invites the public to join them in song.  Besides the enjoyment of singing in harmony, our barbershop chorus and quartets experience the thrill of performing in the community. They meet at 7:15 p.m. on Thursdays at the United Church of Los Alamos, Graves Hall. Attendees will find their chapter meetings are well planned, musically satisfying and fun. Visitors are welcome.
     
    The Los Alamos Community Winds invites all interested musicians to join its upcoming concerts. No audition is necessary, but proficiency on a wind or percussion instrument is required. The LACW rehearses from  7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. www.lacw.org.