Today's News

  • Sports Update 12-15-11

    Volleyball league starting up

    The Family YMCA of Los Alamos is currently accepting registrations for its adult coed volleyball league.
    League matches are played on a men’s height net (7 feet, 11 inches). Recreation and competitive divisions are planned, but at least four competitive teams are needed.
    Play is scheduled for Sundays at the YMCA gym starting at 11 a.m.
    The season is scheduled from Jan. 22-March 25 and ends in a tournament.
    Price for participation is $180 per team for YMCA members, $210 for nonmembers. There is a maximum of 10 players per team.
    For more information, call the YMCA at 662-3100 or visit www.laymca.org.

  • LA girls, boys shut out of hoops top 10

    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. Kirtland Central (4)  104    1
    2. Grants (3)               102    3
    3. Gallup (4)                 95    2
    4. Roswell (1)               86    4

  • Best Sellers 12-15-11

    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.

  • Top 10 Singles 12-15-11

    1. We Found Love, Rihanna

    2. Sexy and I Know It, LMFAO

    3. It Will Rain, Bruno Mars
    4. Moves Like Jagger, Maroon 5

    5. Good Feeling, Flo Rida

    6. Someone Like You, Adele

    7. Without You, David Guetta
    8. Ni**as in Paris, Jay Z and Kanye West
    9. The One That Got Away, Katy Perry
    10. Stereo Hearts, Gym Class Heroes

  • Out and About 12-15-11

    Art openings

    Artist Ed Samuels will show new paintings at his gallery in Santa Fe from Friday-Jan. 13. The gallery is located at 924 Paseo de Peralta. The opening reception will be from 4-8 p.m. Dec. 16. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call the gallery at 986-3968 or visit pumasantafe.com.


    The Route 66 Casino present Paul Rodriguez at 8 p.m. Jan 14 at Legends Theater. Tickets go on sale Nov. 21 at startickets.com.

    Gabriel Iglesias will perform at 7 p.m. Jan 27 at the Kiva Auditorium at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Ticket information is available at livenation.com.

  • Movie audiences shrink below post-Sept. 11 level

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood’s holidays are off to a dreadful start: Fewer people went to the movies the last two weekends than during the box-office hush that followed the Sept. 11 attacks 10 years ago.
    Domestic revenues tumbled to a 2011 low of about $77 million this weekend, when the star-filled, holiday-themed romance “New Year’s Eve” debuted at No. 1 with a weak $13.7 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
    It’s the worst weekend in more than three years, since the weekend after Labor Day in 2008, when revenues amounted to $67.6 million, according to box-office tracker Hollywood.com. And it comes after an $81 million total a week earlier that had been this year’s previous low.

  • ‘Billy the Kid’ explores Hispanic link

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — His mythical exploits and jail escapes made this son of Irish immigrants one of the nation’s most famous Old West outlaws. Yet fewer know that the man widely known as Billy the Kid was a central figure in a violent, Irish-English land war in New Mexico, and was beloved by Mexican-American ranchers who felt discriminated against by racist white bankers and land thieves.
    And the Kid’s end came only after he refused to abandon his Mexican-American teen girlfriend.

  • This week on PAC-8, Dec. 16-22

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

    Friday, December 16, 2011
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM The Thom Hartman Show
    11:00 AM  County Council Replay (12-06-11)
    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 – “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, December 17, 2011

  • Lowe’s pulls ads from show about Muslims

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A decision by retail giant Lowe’s Home Improvement to pull ads from a reality show about American Muslims following protests from an evangelical Christian group has sparked criticism and calls for a boycott against the chain.
    The retailer stopped advertising on TLC’s “All-American Muslim” after a conservative group known as the Florida Family Association complained, saying the program was “propaganda that riskily hides the Islamic agenda’s clear and present danger to American liberties and traditional values.”
    The show premiered last month and chronicles the lives of five families from Dearborn, Mich., a Detroit suburb with a large Muslim and Arab-American population.

  • VIDEO: Wheldon Suffered 'Non-Survivable' Head Injury

    IndyCar said Thursday that driver Dan Wheldon was killed when his head hit a post in the fencing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, contact that created a 'non-survivable injury' to the two-time Indianapolis 500 winner.