Today's News

  • Working on PRC reform

    SANTA FE --  Amid legislative-executive turf battles, a few islands of bipartisan cooperation have surfaced. The most noticeable collaboration concerns the reform of the Public Regulation Commission. Everyone is working together on that item.
    As of this writing, the term “everyone” is not an exaggeration. A package of three constitutional amendments presented by the bipartisan think tank Think New Mexico has unanimously passed the House, including its committee referrals. The measures have the support of Gov. Susana Martinez and will be carried in the Senate by leaders of both parties.

  • Tax tips to help small businesses

    Long hours and hard work comes with owning a small business. Few entrepreneurs would have it any other way. It’s the price they pay to live their American dream.
    But not everyone welcomes overtime and extra effort to get the job done. The IRS, National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson reported to Congress recently, is suffering “workload overload,” chiefly due to the increasing complexity and frequent changes in the U.S. tax code. Between 2001 and 2010, the revenue rulebook was revised 4,430 times—an average of more than once a day.

  • LAHA girls team to host Gunnison, Colo.

    The Los Alamos Hockey Association’s U12 girls hockey team will be at home for a pair of games against Gunnison, Colo., this weekend.
    The team, now in its second season, will host Gunnison Feb. 11-12 at Los Alamos County Ice Rink. Admission for the two games is free.
    The U12 girls hockey team has shown some marked improvement from its inaugural season.
    In 2010-11, LAHA formed the team, drawing from three different hockey age groups to fill out their season roster.

  • LA, Taos square off in rivalry contest

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team will host its arch-rival tonight in one of its final two home games of the 2011-12 season.
    Los Alamos will face off against Taos tonight. Game time is set for 8 p.m.
    The Hilltoppers will wrap up their regular season with four contests, including tonight’s game against the Ice Tigers, who have a longstanding rivalry with the Hilltoppers.
    Also this weekend, Los Alamos will host the Albuquerque Outkast Friday night. That game marks Senior and Coaches Appreciation Night. Los Alamos will also play two games on Sunday morning, both of those at Outpost Ice Arena in Albuquerque.

  • Toppers sunk in 2nd half by Demons

    With the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team looking to pick up some momentum heading into the final stretch before the District 2-4A tournament, it put together a good 2-1/2 quarters against Santa Fe.
    Unfortunately for the Hilltoppers, however, Santa Fe’s Demons put together a better 1-1/2 quarters to earn the win Wednesday night.
    Los Alamos led by as many as 11 points against Santa Fe, which waxed the Hilltoppers in the teams’ first meeting late last month.
    But the Demons held the Hilltoppers to just one point for an 8-plus minute stretch in the third and fourth quarters. Meanwhile, the Demons broke out of their first half shooting slump to go up early in the fourth quarter.

  • LA Happenings 02-09-12


    Scottish country dancing from 7:30-10 p.m. every Monday at Fuller Lodge. Beginners welcome, no partner or kilt needed. call 662-9785 or 661-8317 for more information.

    Lads of Enchantment, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, invites the public to join them in song. They meet at 7:15 p.m. on Thursdays at the United Church of Los Alamos, Graves Hall.  

    The Los Alamos Choral Society is recruiting singers for the 2011—2012 concert season.

    Rehearsals are from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays at the United Church, 2525 Canyon Road. All singers are welcome.

  • Out and About 02-09-12

    Art openings

    The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture will present a major retrospective spanning 20 years of the self-taught artist Margarete Bagshaw. Opening from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, “Margarete Bagshaw: Breaking the Rules” will feature more than 30 paintings, bronze and clay as wall art and multi-colored ceramic vessels that demonstrate the breadth and multi-dimensionality of her work. For more information, call 476-1269 or visit IndianArtsandCulture.org.

  • Best Sellers 02-09-12

    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.

    1. “Mal and Chad: Food Fight!”
    Stephen McCranie*
    2. “Lost in the Shuffle: the Codependent Reality,” Robert Subby
    3. “Mal and Chad: the Biggest, Bestest Time Ever!” Stephen McCranie*
    4. ““The Making of the Atomic Bomb,”
    Richard Rhodes
    5. “Four Quartets,” T.S. Eliot
    6. “Annotations to T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets,” Ethel Grene
    7. “Death Comes to Pemberley,” P. D. James
    8. “The Paris Wife,” Paula McLain

  • Top 10 Singles 02-09-12

    1. Set Fire to the Rain, Adele

    2. Stronger, Kelly Clarkson

    3. We Found Love, Rihanna
    4. Good Feeling, Flo Rida
    5. Turn Me On, David Guetta

    6. It Will Rain, Bruno Mars

    7. Sexy and I Know It, LMFAO
    8. Domino, Jessie J
    9. The One That Got Away, Katy Perry
    10. Rack City, Tyga

  • This week on PAC-8, Feb. 10-16


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

    Friday, February 10, 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
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:00 PM UCTV

    Saturday, February 11, 2012
    6:00 AM UCTV

    Sunday, February 12, 2012
    06:00 AM UCTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom