Today's News

  • Council reviews charter revisions

    After two years of work, more than 40 committee meetings, countless subcommittee meetings and independent research, the Charter Review Committee (CRC) and county council held the first of two meetings to discuss the committee’s recommendations.

    “I think it’s safe to say there’s probably been thousands of hours of work,” Council Chair Sharon Stover said. “Whether you agree with them or not, they’ve done a lot of hard work on this report and we need to thank them for their dedication and their perseverance. I never thought when we made the appointment back in 2009 that we would still be here in 2012 discussing charter issues.”

  • LAMS gets go-ahead for new turf

    The Los Alamos Board of Education continued to grapple with the Los Alamos Middle School turf project during Tuesday night’s board meeting.

    Whether the project would be done was never in question; it was a matter of when it would get underway.

    During the Dec. 20 board meeting, members from the Middle School Track and Field Committee stressed the importance of the project, citing examples of numerous injuries to students.

  • Out and About 01-12-12

    Art openings

    Act I Gallery presents “Seasons of the Rio Grande,” a solo exhibition by Ken Daggett. There will be an opening reception from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday at the gallery, 218 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos. The show will continue through Feb. 17.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art presents an exhibition celebrating the significance of the L.A. art scene from post-World War II year through the 60s and 70s. Artists included are John Baldessari, Judy Chicago, Richard Diebenkorn, Guy Dill, Sam Francis and Edward Ruscha. The show opens Jan. 27 and continues through Feb. 17. A public reception will be from 5-7 p.m. Jan. 27 at the gallery, 435 S. Guadalupe St.

  • Best Sellers 01-12-12

    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 01-12-12

    1. Sexy and I Know It, LMFAO

    2. We Found Love, Rihanna

    3. The One That Got Away, Katy Perry

    4. It Will Rain, Bruno Mars
    5. Good Feeling, Flo Rida

    6. Party Rock Anthem, LMFAO

    7. Ni**as in Paris, Jay Z and Kanye West
    8. Set Fire to the Rain, Adele
    9. Someone Like You, Adele
    10. Stereo Hearts, Gym Class Heroes

  • This week on PAC-8, Jan. 13-19

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

     Friday, January 13, 2012
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM The Thom Hartman Show
    11:00 AM  County Council Replay (1-10-12)
    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
    07:00 PM  Udall Update
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:00 PM UCTV

    Saturday, January 14, 2012
    6:00 AM UCTV

    Sunday, January 15, 2012
    06:00 AM UCTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom

  • 'A Thousand Clowns' hits the mark

    Bring in the clowns! That was the initial thought when Los Alamos Little Theater’s production of “A Thousand Clowns” was announced.
    The image of Bozo taunting coulrophobic adults while holding balloons and sneering was conjured up. Or maybe that was a result of reading Stephen King’s “It.”
    At any rate, “A Thousand Clowns” has absolutely nothing to do with clowns, demonic or otherwise.
    Set in 1960s New York, Herb Gardner’s production, directed by Richard Klamann and produced by Gracie Cainelli is a sometimes sad, sometimes hysterical (but always entertaining) performance.

  • Restaurant Inspections 01-12-12

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

    Santa Fe

    Allsup’s, 650 Cerrillos Road
    Date inspected: Jan. 9
    Violations: One moderate-risk violation for contaminated equipment — ware wash sink cluttered, darn boards cluttered.
    Status of establishment: Approved, no follow-up required.

    El Tapatio, 1640 Sixth St. (at Hopewell)
    Date inspected: Jan. 5
    Violations: One high-risk violation for poor personal hygiene — no hot water available (corrected).One moderate-risk violation for contaminated equipment — no sanitizer test kit available.
    Status of establishment: Approved, no follow-up required.

  • LA Happenings 01-12-12


    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 currently 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.

  • Nintendo gives 2nd glimpse of Wii U

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nintendo Co.’s upcoming Wii U game console will come with a controller that has a big, touch-enabled screen. At first glance, that seems like an obstacle to the kind of casual multiplayer gaming that made the first Wii console such a breakout hit.
    But in demonstrations Tuesday, the company emphasized that the Wii U will work with the cheaper, stick-like Wii controllers as well, making family multiplayer games feasible.
    The Japanese company is giving some journalists hands-on time with the console on the sidelines of the International Consumer Electronics Show, which started Tuesday in Las Vegas.