Today's News

  • Roswell jumps to No. 2 in boys hoops, Grants is new girls No. 1

    Here are this week’s Class 4A boys and girls basketball coaches’ polls. Weekly polls are conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Class 4A Girls

        Team     Total pts.    Previous

    1. Grants (6)        96    2
    2. Kirtland Cent. (4)  93    1
    3. Gallup              68    3
    4. Española Valley  65    5
    5. Roswell             59    4

  • VIDEO: Obama Unveils New Strategy for Smaller Military

    President Barack Obama insists the United States will maintain what he calls the best-equipped military in history despite deep and looming defense budget cuts.

  • 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.