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  • Crashes abound on N.M. 502

    The rainy conditions the past two days resulted in a number of auto accidents on NM 502.

    Around 5 p.m. Tuesday, there was a two-car crash that blocked traffic eastbound and caused about a 30-minute backup for commuters who were working in Los Alamos and heading home.

    The Bureau of Indian Affairs police department handled the case. The accident involved two cars with one vehicle rear-ending the other in the left lane heading east.

    On Wednesday morning, there were two accidents within a 45-minute period.

    At 7:38 a.m., Santa Fe County deputies responded to a one-vehicle rollover crash west bound at mile marker 8. Lieutenant Joe McLaughlin said the driver was a 17-year-old juvenile from Espanola.

  • Here Comes the Sun

    This was the view of the sunrise this morning from a Barranca Mesa neighborhood in Los Alamos.

  • New county exec preps to lead

    Newly appointed County Administrator Harry Burgess is one of four people Nevada Barr specifically acknowledges in her mystery novel “Blind Decent.” “Among them, they educated, enlightened, amused, advised, and kept me safe on what turned out to be some of the most amazing journeys of my career.”

    Barr’s journeys took her to Carlsbad Caverns, and Burgess was one of those guiding her in his role as a physical science technician. Burgess managed underground resources for more than 100 caves. His duties including leading scientists and others — among them a Nova crew — underground. Some expeditions lasted up to a week.

  • Out and About 10-06-11

    Art openings

    Studio 122 artist P.E. Baldwin, Carole Whitmore, Paula Shaw and Pat Berge will be featured in a group show titled, “October” at the Gallery at Wells Fargo Bank, 241 Washington Ave., Santa Fe, for the month of October. There will be a reception from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 7. Refreshments will be served.

    Benefits

    Northern New Mexico President Nancy (Rusty) Barcelo will honor 2011 scholarship recipients and donors at the 16th Annual Scholarship Awards and Donor Recognition Dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Ohkay Owingeh Conference Center. All are invited. Tickets are $100 and may be purchased at http://foundation.nnmc.edu or by calling 505-747-2147.

    Book signings

  • LA Happenings 10-06-11

    Music

    The Blue Window Bistro will host a Jazz Night featuring the Jan McDonald Jazz Trio, from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 8. Tickets are $15 per person and dinner reservations are required.

    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.

  • Top 10 Singles 10-06-11

    1. Moves Like Jagger, Maroon 5

    2. Someone Like You, Adele

    3. Pumped Up Kicks, Foster the People
    4. Party Rock Anthem, LMFAO

    5. Stereo Hearts, Gym Class Heroes

    6. Lighters, Bad Meets Evil, featuring Bruno Mars

    7. Cheers (Drink to That), Rihanna
    8. You and I, Lady Gaga
    9. You Make Me Feel ..., Cobra Starship
    10. Sexy and I Know It, LMFAO

     

  • This week on PAC-8, Oct. 7-13

    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, October 7, 2011
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM The Thom Hartman Show
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay (10-04-11)
    02:30 PM JR Oppenheimer Lecture – Paul Nurse – Great Ideas of Biology
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Los Alamos and the Pajarito Plateau”
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Pure Mind
    09:00 PM UCTV

    Saturday, October 8, 2011
    6:00 AM UCTV

  • Restaurant Inspections 10-06-11

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

    Los Alamos

    Daniel’s Café Haagen Dazs, 800 Trinity Dr.
    Date inspected: Sept. 29
    Violations: Two high-risk violations, contaminated equipment — slicer has food product, must clean. Corrected; sanitizer <50 ppm, corrected; one moderate-risk violation, contaminated equipment — cutting boards have deep grooves and need replacing. Must have smooth contact surface and be able to clean. Seal around walk-in refrigerator needs repair, lots of condensation building up inside with compressor overworked.
    Status of establishment: Approved, no follow-up required.

    Gold Water, 208 D DP Road

  • Best Sellers 10-06-11

    1. “Artsy-Fartsy,” Karla Oceanak
    2. “Los Alamos: Beginning of an Era,” LANL
    3. “Feynman,”
    Jim Ottaviani
    4. “Dumbstruck,” Karla Oceanak
    5. “Crime and Punishment,” Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    6. “Bogus,” Karla Oceanak
    7. “Cahoots,” Karla Oceanak
    8. “109 East Palace,” Jennet Conant
    9. “Los Alamos Trails,” Craig Martin
    10. “The Manhattan Project,” Dan Elish

  • Tour O’Keeffe country

     Discover a new world on Columbus Day weekend, as more than 60 Abiquiu artists open their studios Oct. 8, 9 and 10, for the Abiquiu Studio Tour.
    The tour is a self-guided driving tour that takes visitors and collectors through the village of Abiquiu and the surrounding Chama River Valley — a landscape of imposing mountains, rock formations and the rivers of the Piedra Lumbre basin. Complimentary maps are available at all the studios and local business.