Today's News

  • Top local Epeeist nabs a 'B' ranking at national tourney

    Los Alamos Fencing Club coach Tom Hill took 16th out of 70 Epee entrants at a national event last month.
    Hill competed in the United States Fencing Association’s North America Cup event that was held in Kansas City, Mo. The four-day event attracted more than 1,000 top fencers throughout the country.
    In the Combined Vets Epee division, age 40 and above, Hill got off to a rocky start. In pool play, he won just one of seven contests.
    He picked up his performance in the direct elimination rounds, however, including pulling off a big upset over top-seeded Sean Ameli in the second round. Hill upended Ameli, one of the nation’s top-ranked Epeeists, by a score of 10-4 to advance.

  • Out and About 01-05-12

    Art openings

    The New Mexico Museum of Art presents, “Between the Lines: Culture and Cartography on the Road to Statehood.” Maps tell the story in Governor’s Gallery Centennial Exhibition. There will be a public reception from 4-6 p.m. today on the fourth floor of the New Mexico State Capitol.

    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. Jan. 14 at the gallery, 218 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos. The show will continue through Feb. 17.

  • Best Sellers 01-05-12

    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 01-05-12

    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. Ni**as in Paris, Jay Z and Kanye West
    6. Good Feeling, Flo Rida

    7. Set Fire to the Rain, Adele
    8. Someone Like You, Adele
    9. Party Rock Anthem, LMFAO
    10. Dance (A$$), Big Sean

  • TV show on Muslims takes on Sept. 11 attacks 

    NEW YORK (AP) — A television show about members of a Muslim community in Michigan is focusing what may be its second-to-last episode almost entirely on the conflicted feelings that its featured participants have about marking anniversaries of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
    The episode of TLC’s “All-American Muslim” airs Sunday (10 p.m. EST). The series attracted attention earlier this month when a conservative Christian group called on advertisers to boycott the series, calling it “propaganda that riskily hides the Islamic agenda’s clear and present danger to American liberties and traditional values.”

  • 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 6, 2012
    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, January 7, 2012
    6:00 AM UCTV
    Sunday, January 8, 2012

  • Restaurant Inspections 01-05-12

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

    Santa Fe

    Better Day Coffee, 905 W. Alameda
    Date inspected: Dec. 27, pre-opening
    Actions: Permit issued. Restricted menu: coffee, tea, soda, juice, milk, food from approved sources, baked goods from Plaza Bakery, salads from providers.

    Cowgirl BBQ, 319 S. Guadalupe
    Date inspected: Dec. 29, complaint
    Violations: One high-risk violation for poor personal hygiene — hand washing sink obstructed, no soap; one moderate-risk violation for contaminated equipment — food scales, tomato slicer were not cleaned and sanitized; Notify NMED by Jan. 10 of compliance.

  • Recurring Events 01-05-12

    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.


    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.

  • Lawsuit filed over ‘Cowboys & Aliens’ injuries

    SANTA FE (AP) — A New Mexico woman working as a production assistant on the set of the movie “Cowboys & Aliens” has filed a lawsuit claiming she was seriously injured during filming near Santa Fe.
    The sci-fi Western starring Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig was filmed in various locations throughout New Mexico and topped the box office charts when it opened last summer.
    Lawyers for Tiffany Patterson said she was pulled through the air more than 100 feet before being tossed to the ground. Her lawyers describe her injuries as “massive” after a large filter screen used for filming scenes took off in high winds.

  • Eazy-E’s son not killed in Texas car wreck

    ANNONA, Texas (AP) — Texas authorities said Saturday that they mistakenly identified the son of the late NWA frontman Eazy-E as one of eight people killed in a two-car collision.
    Department of Public Safety Trooper Ryan Case said Eric Wright Jr.’s name was on a rental agreement for one of the cars that collided Friday in East Texas. He says Wright was mistakenly listed as killed but actually was not involved in the wreck.
    Wright, who raps under the stage name Lil’ Eazy-E, posted on Twitter that close friends died. Those killed in the rental car were: Debra Thompson of Long Beach, Calif.; and Curtis Sanders, Michael Mathis, Lawrence Bridnac III, of Compton, Calif.