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  • LA Happenings 12-22-11

    Dance
    Scottish country dancing from 7:30-10 p.m. every Monday at Fuller Lodge. Beginners welcome, no partner or kilt needed.

    Music

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

  • This week on PAC-8, Dec. 23-29

    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, Dec. 23, 2011
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM The Thom Hartman Show
    11:00 AM  County Council Replay (12-20-11)
    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 – “At
        Home on the Slopes of the Mountains”
    07:00 PM  Udall Update
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:00 PM UCTV

    Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011
    6:00 AM UCTV

  • Restaurant Inspections 12-22-11

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

    Española

    Ed’s Big Dawg Catering, 107 Riverside Dr.
    Date inspected: Dec. 8

  • Recurring Events 12-22-11

    Weight loss
    T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), meets at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday mornings in Whittier Hall at the White Rock Presbyterian Church, 310 Rover Blvd. Weigh-ins start at 9 a.m. For more information, call Lorri at 672-3407 or Francine at 672-1736.

    Biking
    Tuff Riders Mountain Bike Club members ride each Tuesday and Thursday, leaving at 5:30 p.m. from the hospital parking lot. Newcomers are welcome.
    Table tennis
    The Los Alamos Table Tennis Club meets to play table tennis from 7:30-10 p.m. Tuesdays and 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays in the lower level of the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Three tables are available.
    For more information, call Avadh at 667-5227; Harry at 662-0532; or Ed at 662-7472.

    Jam session

  • Dance the night away with the Los Alamos Big Band

    WinterFest is over and soon Christmas will be over, leaving Los Alamos residents wondering what to do after the holidays.
    The Los Alamos Big Band has a solution. On Dec. 26, they will host the after Christmas Big Band Dance from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall, 3700 Canyon Road.
    Music will feature the Los Alamos Big Band and vocalist Elisa Enriquez.
    The band has played at dances throughout Northern New Mexico under the direction of Jan McDonald since 1984. The band plays the music of the swing era with tunes such as “Moon River,” Latin numbers like “Besame Mucho” and “Rock Around the Clock.”

  • A trip back in time

    New Mexico is chock-full of tradition. From pueblo dances to fiesta celebrations around the state, the cultural influence in the Land of Enchantment is undeniable.
    While some of the well-known traditions are attended by hundreds — sometimes thousands — of visitors and locals alike, there are a few activities that go virtually unnoticed to the general population unless you live in (or know someone who lives in) the area. One such tradition is the dance of Los Matachines.

  • Video: New Round of Snow Hits Rockies, Plains

    Heavy snow is hitting the Rockies and Plains, for the second time this week. The snow could affect holiday travel, particularly around Denver, where up to nine inches of snow are expected on Thursday.

  • Keep an Eye on the Storm: Weather Radar

    Click here for the latest weather radar.

  • Texas family rescued from snowdrift in NM

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Rescuers on Wednesday pulled a Texas family from an SUV that had been buried in a snowdrift on a rural New Mexico highway for nearly two days.

    State police said rescuers had to dig through 4 feet of ice and snow to free the Higgins family, whose red GMC Yukon got stuck on U.S. 56 near Springer when a blizzard moved through the area Monday.

    Rescuers found David and Yvonne Higgins and their 5-year-old daughter Hannah clinging to each other and lethargic early Wednesday morning. The family is recovering at Miners Colfax Medical Center in Raton.

  • Alert parents save daughter's home, dog

    Alert parents saved their daughter's burning home at 3503 Pueblo from destruction Wednesday morning.

    The daughter was at work when her parents, who live across the street, saw smoke and heard the smoke alarm.

    "The parents opened the front door to their daughter's home and her dog came out," Acting Assistant Fire Chief Justin Grider said. "Their quick thinking saved the dog as well as the home, which in another five or 10 minutes would have been fully involved."