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  • 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.

  • The Road to Gilman Tunnels

    Due to the recent Las Conchas wildfire, charred forests and subsequent flooding have left many local trails and forest roads inaccessible. Although the options for local outdoor recreation have temporarily diminished, there are many fantastic destinations a few hours away in the Jemez Mountains.  
    One route in particular, travels through the mountain passes of the Valles Caldera, through an old western village and continues on to the territory of logging companies and railroads.  
    Allowing for better descriptions of important sites along the way, the trip will be broken down into three parts. This article describes the first leg of the journey.

    Traveling Along N.M. 4

  • Sullivan Field ceremony set for Friday

    Los Alamos High School will host an official ribbon cutting for Sullivan Field Friday. The ceremony will be at 6 p.m., prior to the Los Alamos-Bernalillo football game.
    Friday’s ribbon cutting is a reopening ceremony for Sullivan Field. This summer, the playing field was redone, replacing the former natural grass surface with artificial surface.
    The public is welcomed to the ceremony, which will take place at midfield.
    For more information, contact athletic director Vicki Nelms at 663-2532.

  • ’Topper volleyball stays at No. 3 in 4A

    Here are this week’s Class 4A football and volleyball coaches’ polls. Polls are conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Class 4A Football

        Team     Total pts.    Previous
    1. Goddard (13)    139    1
    2. Aztec (1)          120    2
    3. Valencia           101    3
    4. Artesia               98    4

  • LA girls are unanimous pick for state’s No. 1

    Here are this week’s Class 4A boys and girls soccer coaches’ polls. Weekly soccer polls are conducted by NMSoccer.com. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Class 4A Girls

        Team     Total pts.    Previous

    1. Los Alamos (6)    60    1
    2. St. Pius X            52    2
    3. Farmington          42    4
    4. Aztec                  38    5

  • Toppers roll over Sundevils in three

    ESPAÑOLA — Being on the road, going into hostile territory and having to duke it out with an arch-rival for the top spot in the district race would seem to be a daunting task.
    But Wednesday night, the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team made it look easy.
    Los Alamos, facing off against the Española Valley Sundevils for the early lead in the district standings, used a late surge in the first set and dominated the second set to put Española Valley back on its heels. Los Alamos’ final set was sloppy, but it was still good enough to earn a 25-16, 25-10, 25-22 win at Edward Medina Gymnasium.

  • 30-year mortgage below 4 pct. for first time ever

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage this week fell below 4 percent for the first time ever, to 3.94 percent.

    For those who can qualify, it's an extraordinary opportunity to buy or refinance. And mortgage rates could fall even further now that the Federal Reserve plans to reshuffle its portfolio of securities to try and lower long-term rates.

    On Thursday, Freddie Mac said the rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage dropped from 4.01 percent last week, the previous low. The average rate on a 15-year fixed loan, a popular refinancing option, dipped to 3.26 percent, also a record. The 15-year loan has fallen for six straight weeks.