Today's News

  • 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

  • Restaurant Inspections 02-09-12

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

    Santa Fe

    Aztec Café, 317 Aztec St.
    Date inspected: Feb. 1, closing
    Status of establishment: Voluntary closure

    Burger King, 3478 Zafarano
    Date inspected: Feb. 3
    Violations: One high-risk violation for poor personal hygiene — hand sink dirty, obstructed, plugged drain. Corrected. Two moderate-risk violations, one for contaminated equipment — knife was not cleaned and sanitized after use; one for storage — unlabeled plastic bottle in the kitchen.
    Status of establishment: Approved, no follow-up required.

    Burrito Spot, 5741 Airport Road

  • Two more autism-friendly shows planned

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two more autism-friendly performances of Broadway musicals will be offered this spring and fall following the success last year of the first showing of a Broadway show specially altered for those diagnosed with the disorder.
    The Theatre Development Fund, a nonprofit organization focused on providing access to live theater, said Tuesday it plans to offer specially designed matinee showings of “Mary Poppins” on April 29 and “The Lion King” on Sept. 30.
    The move comes after the Fund got enthusiastic feedback from grateful families when it launched a pilot effort in October with an autism-friendly showing of “The Lion King.”

  • Verizon and Redbox team up

    NEW YORK (AP) — Phone company Verizon Communications Inc. will challenge Netflix and start a video streaming service this year with Redbox and its DVD rental kiosks.
    Verizon and Coinstar Inc., Redbox’s parent company, said Monday that the service will be national and available to non-Verizon customers as well. It adds another dimension to Verizon’s quest to become a force in home entertainment, and it looks set to compete to some extent with the cable-TV services it already sells.
    Unlike competing services from Amazon.com Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the new service will combine Internet delivery of movies with DVDs, the way Netflix does. Dish Network Corp. also offers a similar bundle through its Blockbuster subsidiary.

  • Discover E event celebrates engineering

    Celebrate engineering  and Engineers Week at the Discover E event, an evening of interactive engineering, science, math and technology demonstrations for K-12 students and their parents or guardians.
    The 10th annual Engineers Week activity will  be from 4:30-7 p.m. Feb. 23 at University of New Mexico – Los Alamos Building 2. The event is co-sponsored by the Los Alamos Chapter of ASM International (a professional society for Metallurgical  Engineers and Materials Scientists), the Northern New Mexico Chapter of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Northern New Mexico Chapter of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and  UNM-LA and is supported by a variety of groups at Los Alamos National Laboratory.