Today's News

  • Top 10 Movies 03-01-12

    1.  “Act of Valor,” weekend gross,
    2.  “Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds,”  weekend gross, $15.5 million
    3.  “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” weekend gross, $13.3 million
    4.  “Safe House,” $10.9  million
    5. “The Vow,” weekend gross,
    $9.9 million
    6.  “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance,” weekend gross, $9 million
    7.   “This Means War,” weekend gross,
    $8.4 million

    8.  “Wanderlust,” weekend gross,
    $6.5 million

    9.  “Gone,” weekend gross, $4.7 million

  • LA Happenings 03-01-12


    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. Rehearsals are from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays at the United Church, 2525 Canyon Road. All singers are welcome.

    The Los Alamos Community Winds invites all interested musicians to join its upcoming concerts. The LACW rehearses from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. lacw.org.

  • Off The Hill 03-01-12

    Art openings

    “Her Legacy: Generational Art and Culture,” featuring female Northern New Mexican artists will open with a reception from 6-9 p.m. Friday at the Bond House Museum in Española.

    Call for artists

    The Spanish Colonial Arts Society is offering artists the opportunity to submit work for jurying into the Traditional Spanish Market of Santa Fe on Saturday. Artists must be Hispanic and have traceable roots to New Mexico. For more information and an application, visit spanishcolonial.org/Spanish or call 992-8212, ext. 111.


  • 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.