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  • NM jobless rate drops to 6.8 percent

    ALBUQUERQUE — A state agency reports that New Mexico's unemployment rate has dropped slightly, reaching 6.8 percent in June.

    The Department of Workforce Solutions said Thursday there was a one-tenth of a percentage point decline in the jobless rate since May.

    The unemployment rate exceeded 8 percent a year ago and it peaked at 8.7 percent in January and February before starting to drop.

    The agency said June was the first time in 32 months that New Mexico experienced job growth compared to the previous year. Jobs were up three-tenths of a percentage point comparing last month with June 2010. That represents an increase of 2,400 jobs.

  • Santa Fe National Forest to ease fire restrictions

    The Santa Fe National Forest is lifting fire restrictions for portions of the forest effective Saturday. “The recent arrival of monsoonal rains and other changes in weather patterns have brought a welcome relief from extreme conditions,” said Forest Supervisor,  Maria T. Garcia.

  • Top 10 Movies 07-28-11

    1.  “Captain America,” weekend gross,
    $65 million
    2.  “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2,”  weekend gross, $47.4 million
    3.  “Friends With Benefits,” weekend gross, $18.6 million
    4.  “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,”
    $12  million
    5. “Horrible Bosses,” weekend gross,
    $11.8 million
    6.  “Zookeeper,” weekend gross,
    $8.7 million
    7.   “Cars 2,” weekend gross,
    $5.6 million

    8.  “Winnie the Pooh,” weekend gross,
    $5.1 million

    9.  “Bad Teacher,” weekend gross, $2.6 million

  • Out and about 07-28-11

    Art openings
    An exhibition of the Santa Fe Railway’s Couse calendar prints opens with a public reception from 1-4 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of the Couse-Sharp Historic Site, 146 Kit Carson Road, Taos. The exhibition of the 23 color lithographic prints of paintings by E.I. Couse that appeared on the Santa Fe Railway calendars between 1914 and 1938 will continue to be on view by appointment through mid-October. For an appointment to view the exhibit or to tour the Couse home and studio, call 575-751-0369.

  • LA Happenings 07-28-11

    Music
    Enjoy the music of Albania, Turkey, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Greece with Rumelia at 6 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Pyramid Café. A suggested donation of $7-$10 is requested.

    Lads of Enchantment, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, invites the public to join them in song.  Besides the enjoyment of singing in harmony, our barbershop chorus and quartets experience the thrill of performing in the community. They meet at 7:15 p.m. on Thursdays at the United Church of Los Alamos, Graves Hall. Attendees will find their chapter meetings are well planned, musically satisfying and fun. Visitors are welcome.
     

  • Billboard Top 10 Singles 07-28-11

    1.  Party Rock Anthem, LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock

    2.  Give Me Everything, Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, AfroJack and Nayer

    3. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.), Katy Perry

    4. Rolling in the Deep, Adele

    5. Super Bass, Nicki Minaj
    6.   How to Love, Lil Wayne

    7.  The Edge of Glory, Lady Gaga
    8. Good Life, OneRepublic
    9.  Tonight Tonight, Hot Chelle Rae
    10. Skyscraper, Demi Lovato

     

  • This week on PAC-8, July 29-Aug. 4

    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 29, 2011
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay (7-11-11)
    03:00 PM Start up Ceremony of the MW Turbine at the Abiquiu Hydroelctric Facility
    04:00 PM The House of Yahwah
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society-“Manhattan Project Memories”
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Pure Mind
    09:00 PM UCTV

    Saturday, July 30, 2011
    5:00 UCTV

    Sunday, July 31, 2011
    06:00 AM UCTV

  • 'Captain America' knocks Harry from No. 1 spot

    LOS ANGELES — In a battle of summer movie heroes, Captain America topped Harry Potter this weekend at the box office.
    Paramount Pictures’ “Captain America: The First Avenger” opened at No. 1 with $65.8 million, according to Sunday studio estimates. The Marvel Comics superhero adventure sets up next summer’s all-star blockbuster “The Avengers.”
    Warner Bros.’ “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” the eighth and final installment in the boy-wizard franchise, dropped to the second spot. It made just over $48 million in its second weekend for a domestic total of $274.1 million.

  • Best Sellers 07-28-11

    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.

  • Celebrity News 07-28-11

    Lauryn Hill: Rohan Marley not father of sixth child

    NEW YORK — After the birth of her sixth child, Lauryn Hill wants to clear up two things: Rohan Marley didn’t abandon her while she was pregnant, and he’s not the baby’s father.
    The blogosphere has been abuzz after word came last week that the reclusive Grammy winner had a baby boy. Marley, the father of her five other children, sent a message on Twitter “forwarding all well wishes to Ms. Hill on the birth of her new son.” That tweet, along with pictures showing him in an embrace with another woman, created speculation.

    R. Kelly out of hospital after surgery