Today's News

  • Treat your ears to country-rock-soul

    According to Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series promoter Russ Gordon, one of his favorite concerts in the last 25 years was the Austin country-rock-soul band, the Gourds, who performed at the Pajarito Ski Area four years ago.
    Their lead singer/front man is Kev “Shinyribs” Russell. Those that have never seen the Gourds or don’t remember the show might want to catch this Friday’s Shinyribs concert at Ashley Pond.
    “The Gourds have two songwriters and singers, plus they’re a democratic band where they all argue over who controls the performances and CD production,” Gordon said.

  • Thank You 07-12-12

    Thank you to everyone who helped make The Family YMCA’s Independence Day Firecracker 5K Family Fun Run a success.
    Los Alamos Medical Center, Los Alamos National Bank and Southwest Safety Services of Santa Fe sponsored the event. Businesses that donated prizes for top finishers and random drawings were Ruby K’s, Otowi Station Bookstore, Pet Pangaea, Connie’s Over Your Head Salon, Ten Thousand Waves, The Co-op Market, The Flower Shop, Bob’s Bodacious BBQ, CB Fox, Aspen Copies, El Parasol, Fabulous 50s Diner, Home Run Pizza, Pajarito Ski Area, Reel Deal Theater, The Coffee Booth, REI, Whole Food’s Market and Viola’s Place.
    The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Santa Fe donated cases of water for the runners.
    Thank You.

  • Be There 07-12-12

    The next Los Alamos Community Blood Drive is from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 2200 Diamond Dr. Every donor will receive a limited edition alien T-shirt while supplies last. Allow about one hour to give blood, including screening and blood draw. For more information, visit unitedbloodservices.org, or log in and register. Walk-ins always welcome.

    The White Rock Family Friendly Films series presents, “The Muppets” at 7 p.m. at the White Rock Town Hall.


  • Help foster a furry friend

    The Los Alamos County Animal Shelter, run by the police department, receives Los Alamos animals through owner surrender, abandonment and by picking up roaming animals in this county.  
    The currently low rate of euthanasia has been achieved through the efforts of employees and volunteers to have animals adopted and fostered. The volunteer program would like to expand the network of foster homes for Los Alamos animals in order to continue this success.
    A major cause of illness in shelters is overcrowding. When the shelter becomes overcrowded, short-term foster homes can save health and lives by temporarily absorbing the overflow. When staff advises that adoptions have reduced the population, these fosters may return to the shelter.

  • Gov's plan on health insurance

    Just two days before the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the constitutionality of President Obama’s  health care law, Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration in Santa Fe announced the creation of a task force charged with developing a state health insurance exchange.
    One of the major features of that law, known as the Affordable Care Act, is that each state must institute health insurance exchanges by 2014 for the purpose of insuring a competitive insurance marketplace in the state, offering choices in health plans and assisting consumers in understanding the insurance options available to them.

  • Off The Hill 07-12-12

    Art openings

    There will be an artist reception from 4:30-7 p.m. Friday featuring “Domestic Variations,” a photo exhibit by Julie Blackmon. The opening will be at photo-eye Gallery, 376-A Garcia St., Santa Fe.

    “Boom Blooms, Bugs and Blossoms,” an exhibit featuring work by Cheri Reckers and Michael Ceschiat, will be on display through July 27.

  • Best Sellers 07-12-12

    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.

  • Top 10 Singles 07-12-12

    1. Call Me Maybe, Carly Rae Jepsen
    2. Payphone, Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa
    3. Somebody That I Used to Know, Gotye
    4. Wide Awake, Katy Perry
    5. Where Have You Been, Rihanna
    6. Lights, Ellie Goulding
    7. We Are Young, fun. featuring Janelle Monae
    8. Starships, Nicki Minaj
    9. Titanium, David Guetta featuring Sia
    10. Scream, Usher

  • This week on PAC-8, July 13-19

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

    Friday, July 13, 2012
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democrary Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Replay (7-10-12)
    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 –“New Mexico’s Struggle for Statehood”
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:00 PM FSTV

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

    Sunday, July 15, 2012
    06:00 AM FSTV

  • Restaurant Inspections 07-12-12

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

    Santa Fe

    Body, Inc.
    Date inspected: July 5