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Today's News

  • Valles Caldera stars in PBS documentary

    Ask Executive Producer/Director Tim Aydelott if he has a special love of Valles Caldera National Preserve and he responds, “I just have a special love for being outside.” 

    But it soon becomes obvious the caldera has some sort of hold over him. 

  • Lab targets workplace violence

    People who commit violent acts don’t suddenly snap – they repeatedly broadcast their intentions to avenge some perceived injustice until a trigger causes them to act, according to Dr. John Nicoletti who conducted workplace violence prevention training at Los Alamos National Laboratory. 

    “If they broadcast it – believe it, and if you see something or hear something – say something,” Nicoletti said.

  • Employers add only 80K jobs in October, rate dips to 9 pct.--video extra

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring slowed even more in October as employers faced more uncertainty over future economic growth.

    The Labor Department says the economy added just 80,000 jobs last month, the fewest in four months and below September's revised total of 158,000. The unemployment rate, however, dipped to 9 percent.

    Businesses added 104,000 jobs, below September's total. Government shed 24,000 jobs.

    The report included some positive signs. The government revised August and September's figures upward by 102,000. Average hourly earnings rose. And the unemployment rate fell for the first time since July, because a separate survey of households showed more people found work.

  • Celebrating the dead

    Dia de los Muertos conjures up a variety of images. Those which feature skeletons, painted skull faces and sugar skulls are the norm.
    The Mexican holiday is usually celebrated Nov. 1 and Nov. 2, in connection with All Saints’ Day and All Souls Day.
    This year, a group of Española artists will exhibit their interpretations of Dia de los Muertos with an art exhibit from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Nick Salazar Center for the Arts at Northern New Mexico College.

  • 11-3-11 PAC 8 schedule

    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, November 4, 2011
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM The Thom Hartman Show
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay (10-25-11)
    02:30 PM Los Alamos Council on Cancer –         Breast Cancer Update
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society –         “Homesteads on the Pajarito Plateau”
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Pure Mind
    09:00 PM UCTV

  • Review: Go ‘Into the Woods’ with LALO for spooky fun

    We’ve all heard the story of Cinderella, who became an unlikely bride after being granted a wish by her fairy godmother and met a handsome, young prince. Her ugly stepsisters however weren’t so lucky.
    Then there’s Little Red Riding Hood, who encountered a big, bad wolf while on her way to grandmother’s house. In the end, a hunter saved Red Riding Hood and the wolf got a belly full of rocks for his trouble.
    The fairy tales we grew up with all had a sweet ending and everyone lived happily ever after. Until now, that is. The Los Alamos Light Opera performed “Into the Woods” at the Duane Smith Auditorium. The performance had twists and turns to each tale. But then again, what else would one expect of the Brothers Grimm version?

  • 11-3-11 Best sellers

    1. “The Glass Castle,” Jeannette Walls
    2. “Half-Broke Horses,” Jeannette Walls
    3. “North and South,” Elizabeth Gaskell
    4. “Mudbound,” HIllary Jordan
    5. “Española: Images of America,” Camilla Trujillo
    6. “Steve Jobs,” Walter Isaacson
    7. “Feynman,” Jim Ottaviani
    8. “The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter,” Carson McCullers
    9. “The Solar System,” Marcus Chown
    10. “Born to Run,” Christopher McDougall

  • 11-3-11 Restaurant inspections

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

    Los Alamos

    Hilltop House Convenience Store, 400 Trinity Dr.
    Date inspected: Oct. 18
    Violations: Two high-risk violations, one for contaminated equipment and one for poor personal hygiene — hand wash sink is being used to do dishes due to the three-compartment sink leaking.
    Status of establishment: Approved, follow-up required on Oct. 31.

    Hilltop House Convenience Store, 400 Trinity Dr.
    Date inspected: Oct. 26, follow-up
    Actions: Three-compartment sink leakage corrected.
    Status of establishment: Approved, no follow-up required.

  • LA girls soccer falls in state semifinals

    The Los Alamos girls soccer team fell behind 3-0 early in the first half and was unable to recover as it fell 3-1 to Albuquerque-Academy in the Class 4A state semifinals Friday.

    For more details, see Sunday's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • LA cross country teams are ones to beat at state

     The scenario heading into the Class 4A state cross country championship meet rarely changes: the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls are the team to beat, the Hilltopper boys will be hoping for an upset of Albuquerque Academy.
    While the 2011 state title race could be more of the same, this year, there’s a wrinkle. By most practical measures, the Hilltopper boys will still be the underdog heading into the state meet, but it may have the psychological edge over Academy after an upset win over the Chargers two weeks earlier.
    That, combined with earning a perfect score at the District 2 race last week, could make the Hilltoppers primed to pull off another upset.