Today's News

  • Best Sellers 03-01-12

    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. “The Awakening,” Kate Chopin
    2. “Beloved,” Toni Morrison
    3. “109 East Palace,” Jennet Conant
    4. “Los Alamos Trails,” Craig Martin*
    5. “Mal and Chad: Food Fight!”
    Stephen McCranie*
    6. “Managining the Unexpected: Resilient Performance in an Age of Uncertainty,”
    Karl E. Weick
    7. “Mal and Chad: The Biggest, Bestest Time Ever!” Stephen McCranie*
    8. “Catching Fire,” Suzanne Collins
    9. “Mockigjay,” Suzanne Collins

  • Top 10 Singles 03-01-12

    1. Part of Me, Katy Perry

    2. Set Fire to the Rain, Adele
    3. I Will Always Love You, Whitney Houston

    4. Stronger, Kelly Clarkson
    5. Rollling in the Deep, Adele
    6. We Are Young, fun.
    7. Someone Like You, Adele
    8. We Found Love, Rihanna
    9. Starships, Nicki Minaj
    10. Turn up the Music, Chris Brown


  • This week on PAC-8, March 2-8

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

    Sunday, March 4, 2012
    06:00 AM UCTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
    06:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
    07:00 PM United Church
    08:00 PM That Which Is
    09:00 PM Trinity on the Hill
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

    Monday, March 5, 2012
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! LIVE
    10:00 AM The Thomas Hartman Show
    11:00 AM Spirituality Today
    11:30 AM New Mexico History Conference – Rick Hendricks
    12:00 PM Army Newswatch
    12:30 PM Elizabeth Clare Prophet
    01:30 PM Living Treasures Ceremony
    03:00 PM The David Pakman Show

  • Restaurant Inspections 03-01-12

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

    Los Alamos

    Bandelier Grill, 11 Sherwood Blvd.
    Date inspected: Feb. 14
    Violations: One high-risk violation for storage — they had some oven cleaner cans near grill, which they removed. OK now. They had a grease fire earlier. Fire marshal called, concerned of sanitization of grill. The grill appears to be clean. One low-risk violation for floors/walls/ceilings — food item on floor behind the grill and stove needs to be cleaned.
    Status of establishment: Approved, no follow-up required.

    Los Alamos Co-op Market, 95 Entrada Dr.
    Date inspected: Feb. 23

  • Learn about small and unusual fruits at PEEC

    Join gardening instructor Martha Davis for a class on Small and Unusual Fruits for Los Alamos.The class will be from 7-9 p.m. March 6 held at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St.
    The class is $20 or $18 for PEEC members and advance registration is requested.
     Participants in the class will discover small and unusual fruits such as gooseberries, currants, Cornelian cherries and quinces.
    Learn how to grow these and what to do with them once they’ve grown. Davis will share strategies to deal with an unfamiliar fruit, how to cook with one and will provide recipes to class participants.

  • Family and Tradition

    What started out as a joke on Leap Year four years ago, is becoming a reality for a group of Northern New Mexican artists.  
    In 2008, Española artist Nikki Bustos did a show at the Bond House Museum in Española. At that time, she made a deal with the person who used to run the museum. She jokingly agreed to do another show on the next Leap Year, not really expecting it to happen. As luck would have it, she was placed on the calendar. She had forgotten about it until she got a reminder about her March 2012 show.

  • LANL Gets Go-Ahead for Workforce Reduction Plan

    The National Nuclear Security Administration approved the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s plan for a voluntary separation program Wednesday.

    Lab director Charlie McMillan has called an all-hands employee meeting for 1:30 today to discuss the specifics of the plan.

    Last week, McMillan announced plans for a reduction in the workforce by between 400 and 800 employees through a voluntary separation program.

  • Unemployment apps dip again as more give up looking for work

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell slightly last week to the lowest point in four years, a further sign that the U.S. job market is improving.

    A seasonally adjusted 351,000 people sought unemployment aid, down from 353,000 the previous week, the Labor Department said Thursday. That matches the four-year low reached three weeks ago.

    The improving numbers show that steadily fewer people are being laid off.

    One major reason the unemployment rate has fallen is that many people have given up looking for work. The government only counts people as unemployed if they are actively searching for a job.

  • Democrats, GOP agree to House redistricting plan

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democrats and Republicans have agreed to a court-ordered plan for new districts for the state House of Representatives.

    That should clear the way for the districts to be used in this year's elections.

    Lawyers for groups of Democratic and GOP voters, the Legislature, Gov. Susana Martinez and other GOP elected officials told the state Supreme Court on Wednesday they aren't appealing a redistricting map ordered by retired District Judge James Hall.

    Hall issued a new plan to comply with a Supreme Court directive to change a map he approved last month.

    The next step is for the justices to lift an order that put House elections on hold pending the outcome of redistricting.

  • Davy Jones, 1945-2012

    Actor and musician Davy Jones died Wednesday of a heart attack in Florida. Best known as a teen idol from the band and TV show The Monkees in the 1960's, Jones also appeared on various British and American TV shows throughout the years.