Today's News

  • Top 10 Singles 02-23-12

    1. Stronger, Kelly Clarkson

    2. Set Fire to the Rain, Adele
    3. We Are Young, fun.

    4. Sexy and I Know It, LMFAO
    5. Good Feeling, Flo Rida
    6. We Found Love, Rihanna
    7. I Will Always Love You, Whitney Houston
    8. Turn Me On, David Guetta
    9. Rack City, Tyga
    10. Give Me All Your Luvin’, Madonna


  • This week on PAC-8, Feb. 24-March 1

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

    Friday, February 24, 2012
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM The Thom Hartman Show
    11:00 AM  County Council Replay (2-07-12)
    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, the Manhattan Project and J. Robert Oppenheimer”
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:00 PM UCTV

    Saturday, February 25, 2012
    6:00 AM UCTV

    Sunday, February 26, 2012
    06:00 AM UCTV

  • Restaurant Inspections 02-23-12

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


    Mine Shaft Tavern, 2896 Hwy. 14
    Date inspected: Feb. 14
    Violations: One high-risk violation for inadequate cooling — improper cooling procedures of potentially hazardous food. Corrected. Three moderate-risk violations, two for improper holding — no thermometer available inside refrigerator and no food-grade thermometer available to monitor food temperature; one for contaminated equipment — food scales were not sanitized after use.
    Status of establishment: Approved, no follow-up required.

    Santa Fe

  • 'X Factor’ teen Crow signs TV, record deal

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rachel Crow was a tearful runner-up on “The X Factor,” but she’s a winner now.
    The 14-year-old singer has signed a series deal with the Nickelodeon channel and a recording contract with Sony’s Columbia Records-Syco.
    Nickelodeon said Wednesday its agreement with Crow includes development of a comedy series for the teenager. She’ll also have a recurring role in Nickelodeon’s new program, “Fred: The Show.”
    Crow’s recording deal puts her in business with “X Factor” creator Simon Cowell’s Syco enterprise.
    The big-voiced teenager made a dramatic exit from “X Factor” last December: Crow collapsed onstage after she was voted off by viewers.

  • Netflix bolsters video library

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix’s Internet video service is adding more marquee attractions as it braces for a new competitive threat from cable-TV provider Comcast Corp.
    As part of an effort to offer more exclusive material, Netflix locked up the right to show “The Artist” and other movies from The Weinstein Co. before the films are released to leading pay-TV channels such as Showtime and HBO.
    Just a few hours after Tuesday’s announcement about that multiyear deal, Comcast unveiled plans to undercut Netflix with a less expensive version of a service that will stream old TV series and movies to devices with high-speed Internet connections.

  • A school book comes to life

    Los Alamos seventh graders have read it and some fifth graders are currently reading it, but the truth is, nearly everyone can find some meaning in Lois Lowry’s “The Giver.” A 1994 Newberry Medal winner, “The Giver” offers a lot of thought on how people conduct their lives and what it means to achieve true happiness.
    “The Giver” was adapted into a play for the Oregon Children’s Theatre in 2006. Los Alamos Little Theatre’s version opens at 7:30 p.m. March 2 and includes performances from Los Alamos High School, Los Alamos Middle School, Aspen, Mountain, Barranca and Chamisa Elementary School students.

  • Beauty in the Beast

    The show, “Beauty in the Beast” caught the attention of more artists than any other at the Fuller Lodge Art Center. The new exhibit, with an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. Friday, will feature the work of 57 artists from near and far, with everything from watercolor to bronze to taxidermy.

  • Outdoor Notes 02-23-12

    Antelope illegally shot, left to rot

    ALBUQUERQUE – The Department of Game and Fish needs help finding the person or persons who illegally shot five antelope on Feb. 10 on the King Ranch close to the Zia Pueblo.
    The antelope, two headless bucks and three does were found shot with a centerfire rifle and left in a pile to rot.
    “It appears that someone cut the fence, drove onto the ranch, shot the antelope, and cut off the heads,” said Shawn Carrell, District Officer for the Albuquerque area. 
    There was no legal hunt occurring during this time, so the intent by the individual or individuals responsible for this crime is still under investigation.

  • Ski Report 02-23-12

    Angel Fire

    53-inch base of powder. No new snow reported. 77 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest

    40-inch base of packed powder. 3 inches of new snow reported. 35 trails open.


    65-inch base of packed powder. Will reopen Friday.

    Red River

    50-inch base of powder. No new snow reported. 57 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak

    48-inch base of machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 34 trails and 4 lifts open.


    49-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 41 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Ski Apache

  • LA teams outside of top 10 in last poll

    Here are the final Class 4A boys and girls basketball coaches’ polls for the 2011-12 season. Polls are conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Basketball, Class 4A Girls

        Team             Total pts.    Previous
    1. Grants (13)            130    1
    2. Piedra Vista            100    2
    3. Roswell                    95    4