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  • LALT to hold auditions for 'An Inspector Calls'

    Los Alamos Little Theater, 1670 Nectar St. will hold auditions for its November production, “An Inspector Calls.” Auditions will be from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 14 and 6-8 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Los Alamos Little Theatre. Callbacks will be Tuesday evening.
    LALT encourages anyone interested to audition. The play will feature English accents, but even if yours is not perfect at audition time, no worries, there’s plenty of time to work on it before the show opens.
    “An Inspector Calls” by J.B. Priestly is almost a “ghost story” about an English Family in 1912. The family at first seems very common and happy, with an upcoming wedding to be planned.

  • PEEC offers hike to Graduation Point

    Janie O’Rourke will lead a hike for the Pajarito Environmental Education Center at 9 a.m. Saturday to Graduation Point. The hike will start at the Walkup Aquatic Center and is free and open to the public.
    The hike is a fairly level, out-and-back of about three miles total distance, and will about three hours to complete. A geologist will also be on hand.
    The hike begins behind the aquatic center and heads east along a new trail built just below the north edge of Los Alamos Mesa. This trail hugs the side of the mesa and offers views into the canyon and out to the east. While most of the trail is level, it does have a few short, steep sections and occasional precipitous drop-offs on one side.

  • This week on PAC-8, Aug. 12-18

    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, August 12, 2011
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay (8-02-11)
    03:00 PM JR Oppenheimer Lecture – Paul Nurse – “Great Ideas of Biology
    04:30 PM The House of Yahwah
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society -“Stories from the Secret City of Oak Ridge”
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Pure Mind
    09:00 PM UCTV

    Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011
    5:00 UCTV

    Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011

  • Best Sellers 08-11-11

    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.

  • See what's new at the arts and crafts fair

    For a shopping (or browsing) experience, head over to Fuller Lodge Art Center on Saturday for the 34th annual Summer Arts and Crafts Fair.
    Among the 100 artists planning to show their work on Saturday, approximately 20 percent are showing  in Los Alamos for the first time, so even the most avid fair attendees will see some new things.
    The fair runs from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., with the Rodeo parade passing by on Central Avenue at 10 a.m. and with a Flamenco dance performance at 11 a.m. The Art Center will have a booth set up in the center of the lawn, offering ice water and mocktails (margarita and piña colada flavored drinks) to enliven the festivities.

  • Tapestry group to show work at local gallery

    Las Tejedoras, a group of tapestry artists have put together a show at the Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery and Studio, 2101 Trinity, Suite B-2. The show will feature an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 19 and will run until Sept. 16.
    Las Tejedoras Tapestry Group is composed of experienced tapestry artists and relative newcomers to the field. The  group has been meeting regularly for several years and participates in design activities and supportive critique of each other’s work.
    This past summer, the group participated in the Santa Fe showing of small format tapestries. Each member wove butterflies, resulting in a wide variation of butterfly tapestries.

  • Atomic Theatre Festival

    After many months of preparation,  Los Alamos and Santa Fe theater artists are presenting the first Atomic Theatre Festival in both Los Alamos and Santa Fe. 
    The festival was scheduled for July, but experienced a hiccup. The Las Conchas Fire occurred only weeks before the it was scheduled to open, so the fire forced postponement of Los Alamos performances until late August, following Santa Fe productions of plays written by Santa Fe playwrights: “Body Burden” by Dale Dunn and “Manhattan Glass” by Joey Chavez.

  • Alzheimer's is tough on caregivers

    No doubt about it: when someone you love is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or some other cause of dementia, it’s a crushing blow.
    Not only must you face the fact that your loved one has a degenerative and ultimately fatal condition, you also have to deal with a plethora of increasingly strange behaviors. Mother tells the same story 50 times a day and wanders the house all night, or dad compulsively loads and then unloads the dishwasher.
    Or your devoted spouse of 30 years is suddenly convinced you’re cheating on him with the next-door neighbor.

  • A new day of infamy

    The United States has endured and suffered through days of triumph and tragedy. Among the latter have been the stock market crashes of Sept. 28-29, 1929; Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941; John Kennedy’s assassination on Nov. 22, 1963; and, of course, Sept. 11, 2001, which needs no elaboration.
    Joining that infamous collection will be Aug. 2, 2011.
    On that day, Congress passed and U.S. President Barack Obama signed into law legislation raising the debt ceiling and borrowing capacity of the United States while making about $1 trillion of spending cuts to its already swollen deficit-ridden budget.

  • Contact lost with hypersonic glider after launch

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An unmanned hypersonic glider developed for U.S. defense research into super-fast global strike capability was launched atop a rocket early Thursday but contact was lost after the experimental craft began flying on its own, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency said.

    There was no immediate information on how much of the mission's goals were achieved.

    It was the second of two planned flights of a Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle-2. Contact was also lost during the first mission.

    The small craft is part of a U.S. military initiative to develop technology to respond to threats at 20 times the speed of sound or greater, reaching any part of the globe in an hour.