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  • Small business, deadbeat dads

    Government leaders keep telling us the engine of economic growth is small business.  They can’t wait to do more to encourage small business. Then they force small businesses to jump through hoops with complicated rules and paperwork.
    Here is what one small business owner told me:
    A few years ago, she learned she had to comply with a program called the New Hires Directory. She is required to file a report, within 20 days of hiring a new employee, giving the employee’s name, address and Social Security number.
    Immigration, you might be thinking. Nope, child support.

  • LFC starts tax conversation

    The Legislative Finance Committee went to Rio Rancho’s version of the end of the world to hear about taxes at its July meeting.
    The presentations by leading tax experts in the state were process, rather than offering exciting specifics worth turning into big headlines. Even so, committee members stayed awake. Sen. John Sapien, Corrales Democrat, was occupied with two computers, a Mac laptop and a tablet. Others had the magnificent view of the Sandia Mountains from the meeting room on the second floor of the new one-building University of New Mexico West.

  • City Championship is July 28-29

    Los Alamos Golf Course is hosting the 65th annual Los Alamos City Championship tournament next weekend. The deadline for registration for the tournament is Tuesday.
    The tournament, which is set for July 28-29, is open to all residents of Los Alamos County and all members of the Los Alamos Golf Association and Los Alamos Women’s Golf Association who have an active PGA Sun Country handicap. Price for registration is $100.
    The City Championship consists of 36 holes of stroke play. Men’s and women’s flights will be determined by handicap and there are gross and net payouts for the top scores in each flight.

  • Olympics Notes 07-19-12

    Nadal drops out of Games with an injury

  • State Notes 07-19-12

    Estrada wins golf title

    LAS CRUCES — Alex Estrada of Belen held on to win this year’s New Mexico-West Texas Amateur championship at Red Hawk Golf Club.
    Estrada went to a sudden-death playoff with Devin Miertschin of El Paso, Texas. In the playoff, Miertschin missed a 5-footer to give Estrada the title.
    Estrada shot a three-day total of 217 to tie Miertschin after 54 holes and force the playoff.
    The top finisher from Northern New Mexico was Marty Sanchez of Santa Fe. Sanchez finished with a three-day total of 230, which placed him tied for 15th.

  • Off The Hill 07-19-12

    Art openings

    Join Los Alamos County Library’s Carol Meine for the opening of an exhibit in her long-running series of works on paper, “Drawing: X Marks the Spot,” from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Las Cruces Museum of Art. The exhibit will be up until Sept. 8. For more information, visit carolmeine.com or cmeine.blogspot.com. The museum is at 425 N. Water St., Las Cruces.

    The Santa Fe show “Objects of Art” will open with a preview and party from 6-9 p.m. Aug. 10 at El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe (in the Santa Fe Railyard), 555 Camino de la Familia. Tickets are $50 at the door. For more information call 505-660-4701 or visit TheSantaFeShow.com.

  • Native Americans Celebrate Rare 'White Bison'
  • Best Sellers 07-19-12

    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 07-19-12

    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. Lights, Ellie Goulding

    6. Where Have You Been, Rihanna

    7. Titanium, David Guetta featuring Sia
    8. We Are Young, fun. featuring Janelle Monae
    9. Starships, Nicki Minaj
    10. Scream, Usher

  • This week on PAC-8, July 20-26

    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, July 20, 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 21, 2012
    FSTV

    Sunday, July 22, 2012
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom