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  • Ann Stewart takes over Hilltopper boys golf program

    The Los Alamos High School athletic department announced the hiring of Ann Stewart as new head coach of the boys golf program.
    Stewart is a graduate of LAHS. In addition to taking over the boys program, Stewart will also teach physical education and driver’s education at LAHS this fall.
    She is taking over for Mike Lippiatt, who coached both the Hilltopper boys and girls in 2011-12. Lippiatt stepped down from the boys head coaching job to concentrate on the girls program.
    The Hilltopper golf teams have their first tournament of the fall 2012 season scheduled for Sept. 17.

  • Sports Update 07-26-12

    Soccer officiating clinic scheduled for Aug. 19

    An United States Soccer Federation Grade 9 referee clinic is scheduled for Aug. 19 at the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Community Field.
    The clinic is a one-day, nine-hour class. Registration is at 8 a.m. and instruction will start promptly at 8:15 a.m.
    Grade 9 is entry-level officiating for those interested in calling Los Alamos Youth Soccer League games. Interested participants should be at least 12 years old or entering the seventh grade.
    Price for the clinic is $70, including a $45 USSF registration fee and a $25 clinic fee, which may be reimbursed for those officials who referee three LAYSL games.
    For more information, call LAYSL referee coordinator Amy Regan at 672-3623.

  • Water leak detected at LAGC on Monday

    An underground pipe leak was found Monday near Los Alamos Golf Course and will need to be repaired.
    A main line that supplies water to the south side of LAGC was found to be leaking either near or underneath Diamond Drive, but the exact location isn’t yet known. The leak affects watering on holes 1-10 and 16-18.
    LAGC said it is watering those holes with a 1,000-gallon tanker borrowed from the county’s Parks department and the course will have a 3,000-gallon tanker from the Roads and Streets department at its disposal.
    A press release from LAGC warned, however, that the course, particularly the fairways, may show signs of stress until repair work is completed. Repair work is scheduled to begin this Monday.

  • All-Stars still alive at state

    The Los Alamos Little League 9/10 All-Star baseball team is still alive in the state tournament with a chance to advance to the final round.
    Los Alamos won its first two ballgames at the double-elimination state tournament, which is being played in Portales.
    Tonight, Los Alamos is playing Carlsbad in an elimination game. That game was originally scheduled for Wednesday night but was postponed due to rain.
    Los Alamos topped Deming 9-1 in the opening round Saturday, then came back to top Albuquerque South Valley 11-5 Sunday to advance to the semifinals. In Monday’s semifinal, however, Los Alamos was knocked off by Albuquerque Eastdale 12-2.

  • Off The Hill 07-26-12

    Art openings

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Arts presents “Contemporary Art from Latin America,” featuring paintings, prints and sculpture by Pablo Atchugarry, José Bedia, Roberto Matta, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Carlos Rojas, Antonio Segui, Refuio Tamayo, Frederico Herrera and Engels. The show opens with a reception from 5-7 p.m. Saturday. The exhibit will be on display until Aug. 24. The gallery is located at 435 S. Guadalupe St., Santa Fe.

  • Best Sellers 07-26-12

    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 07-26-12

    1. Call Me Maybe, Carly Rae Jepsen

    2. Payphone, Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa

    3. Wide Awake, Katy Perry

    4. Somebody That I Used to Know, Gotye
    5. Lights, Ellie Goulding

    6. Where Have You Been, Rihanna

    7. Whistle, Flo Rida
    8. Titanium, David Guetta featuring Sia
    9. Blow Me (One Last Kiss), P!nk
    10. Scream, Usher

     

  • This week on PAC-8, July 27-Aug. 2

    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 27, 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 28, 2012
    FSTV

    Sunday, July 29, 2012
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom

  • Restaurant Inspections 07-26-12

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

    Los Alamos

    Dixie Girl Market, 1789 Central Ave.
    Date inspected: July 23, opening
    Violations: One high-risk violation for plumbing/waste disposal — icemaker, three-compartment sink and dishwashing machine piping must be two inches above the floor drain. Corrected.
    Status of establishment: Approved, no follow-up required.

    Española

    La Cocina Restaurant, 415 Santa Clara Bridge
    Date inspected: July 13
    Violations: Two high-risk violations for contaminated equipment — food handlers must wear gloves. Corrected. Sanitizer too strong. Corrected.

  • Movie Review: 'Dark Knight' doesn't deliver

    It’s entirely possible that I’ve had my fill of superhero movies this summer.
    After all, I’ve seen both “The Avengers” (fun and entertaining) and “The Amazing Spider-Man” (better than the other recent Spidey incarnation) since school let out.
    So maybe, just maybe, I caught “The Dark Knight Rises” with superhero burnout — kind of like trying to stuff that last turkey sandwich into your craw five days after Thanksgiving.
    But of the final installment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, I have this to say: “meh.”