Today's News

  • LA gets no one on All-State 4A teams

    Only three teams were represented on this year’s All-State Class 4A softball first team and Los Alamos wasn’t one of those four.
    Five players from Piedra Vista were named to the first team for the 2012 season by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association, which does the statewide selections. Just behind Piedra Vista was Los Lunas, which earned four selections, while Aztec outfielder Dakota Kaufman was the lone representative from the rest of Class 4A.
    The remainder of the state fared only slightly better on the second team All-4A roster, with Artesia placing four players and Farmington getting one slot. Aztec had three more second team selections and Piedra Vista had one more. No Hilltoppers were named to this year’s All-State teams.

  • Off The Hill 05-31-12

    Art openings

    Professor Ralph Lewis, painter and teacher, will present new watercolors and drawing at the Weyrich Gallery/The Rare Vision Art Galerie, titled, “Renewal of Grand Country.” The show will open with a reception from 5-8:30 p.m. Friday at 2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE, Albuquerque.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces the exhibition of James Harvard, “Staying Ahead of the Beast.” This exhibit spans 40 years of painting with an emphasis on his “Abstract Illusionist” era, featuring paintings, archival boxes and sculptures dating from the late 1970s to 2012. The show opens June 29, with a reception from 5-7 p.m. at 435 S. Guadalupe St.

    Book signings

  • Best Sellers 05-31-12

    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 05-31-12

    1. Somebody That I Used to Know, Gotye
    2. Call Me Maybe, Carly Rae Jepsen

    3. Payphone, Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa

    4. We Are Young, fun.
    5. Starships, Nicki Minaj

    6. Wild Ones, Flo Rida featuring Sia
    7. What Makes You Beautiful, One Direction
    8. Glad You Came, The Wanted
    9. Boyfriend, Justin Bieber
    10. Drive By, Train

  • Hatfields and McCoys big draw for History

    NEW YORK (AP) — There’s nothing like a backwoods blood feud to excite television viewers on Memorial Day.
    The first part of the History network’s miniseries “Hatfields & McCoys” was seen by 13.9 million viewers on Monday night, more than 17 million when the immediate repeat was added in, the Nielsen company said. The numbers held up for part two on Tuesday, which was watched by 13.1 million, Nielsen said.
    Those are huge numbers in the cable television world. No scripted series on the broadcast networks last week came close. By contrast, Fox’s series finale of “House” last week reached 8.7 million people.

  • Funky Winkerbean and its creator graying together

    MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — Like two aging baby boomers, “Funky Winkerbean” and creator Tom Batiuk have turned gray and have experienced their share of life’s ups and downs in a 40-year run on the funny pages.
    Batiuk, 65, has morphed his characters over the years from mop-headed beatniks to graying 60-somethings, much like the changes for Batiuk, his hair over his collar in the 1970s but now graying and cut short.
    The story lines have changed, too, from high school hijinks and awkward teen dating moments in the early years to dealing with more adult issues like alcoholism, suicide and fighting cancer. His latest hot topic story line during May: two boys who want to go to the high school prom together.

  • This week on PAC-8, June 1-7

    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, June 1, 2012
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democrary Now!
    11:00 AM  County Council Replay (5-22-12)
    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 –“New Mexico’s Struggle for Statehood”
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:00 PM FSTV

    Saturday, June 2, 2012

    Sunday, June 3, 2012
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom

  • Restaurant Inspections 05-31-12

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

    Santa Fe

    Golden Dog Nostrani
    Date inspected: May 23, closing
    Status of establishment: Closed

    Holiday Inn Express, 3450 Cerrillos Road
    Date inspected: May 24
    Violations: One high-risk violation for unsafe sources — one item held in refrigerator for more than seven days. Item destroyed. Corrected.
    Notes: Not approved for cooling foods — only heat and serve.
    Status of establishment: Approved, no follow-up required.

    Los Postores, 1406 Third St., Suite C
    Date inspected: May 21, pre-opening, opening
    Violations: None

  • PEEC exhibit features wildlife

    Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s Summer Family Evenings program will kick off with a Taxidermy Museum with animals from Yukon Wildlife Studio June 5.
    Visitors are welcome to drop in any time between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. The event is free for PEEC members and $5 per family for non-members at the door.

  • King reads from 'Mother Earth's Stretch Marks' June 7 at Ruby K's

    T. Jackson King, archaeologist, science fiction author and poet, will read from “Mother Earth’s Stretch Marks” at 6 p.m. June 7 at Ruby K’s Bagel Café.
    Tickets to the event are $10, which includes the book and refreshments, and will be available at the door the night of the event. Otowi Station Bookstore and Ruby K’s are sponsoring the event.
    In a recent interview, King discussed his poetry about the natural world.