Today's News

  • Livermore gets new lab director

       Penrose “Parney” C. Albright has been named the director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Norman J. Pattiz, chairman of Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), which manages the lab for the U.S. Department of Energy, made the announcement October 27.
    The appointment takes effect December 1. Albright also will serve as president of LLNS.

  • Steve Jobs vs. free market

    The death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who was well and justly eulogized in the national media, offers perspective on the meaning of the free market.
    Jobs became an icon of the free market by creating products that people bought because they wanted them.
    But many of today’s most attractive opportunities to get rich are not in the free market at all, and this is noteworthy in the national debate on the future of tax policy and the economy.
    It’s argued that taxes on the wealthy should not be increased because if they keep their money, they will, through the free market, create the jobs.

  • Results from Elementary School Mile Run

    Here are the results from the 2011 Los Alamos Elementary School Mile Run:


    Team scores

    1. Mountain, 46; 2. Chamisa, 60; 3. Piñon, 67; 4. Aspen, 116; 5. Barranca Mesa, 136.

    Individual results

    1. Pauline Burnside, Mountain, 7:07; 2. Marie Lee, Chamisa, 7:15; 3. Marin Kelly, Mountain, 7:18; 4. Alyssa Parker, Piñon, 7:23; 5. Jennifer Montoya, Chamisa, 7:28; 6. Lidia Appell, Chamisa, 7:38; 7. Allya Richens, Mountain, 7:40; 8. Taylor Roybal, Pojoaque, 7:43; 9. Kaya Krantz, Piñon, 7:44; 10. Ally Lakis, Piñon, 7:49;

  • Girls soccer ends at No. 2 for year

    Here are the final Class 4A boys and girls soccer coaches’ polls of the 2011 season. Weekly soccer polls are conducted by NMSoccer.com. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Class 4A Girls

        Team     Total pts.    Previous

    1. St. PIus X (10)    137    1
    2. Los Alamos (3)    117    2
    3. Academy             110    3
    4. Farmington           86    4
    5. Piedra Vista          82    5

  • Goddard, Artesia still top 4A polls

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

    Class 4A Football

        Team     Total pts.    Previous

    1. Goddard (15)    168    1
    2. Aztec (1)          150    2
    3. Valencia (2)      142    3
    4. Los Lunas         115    4
    5. Artesia             113    5

  • Out and About 10-27-11

    Art openings

    New Mexico photographers Michael Berman, David Taylor and Connie Samaras will be featured in an exhibition of their work at the New Mexico Museum of Art. An opening will be Friday and the exhibit will run through April 22. For more information, visit nmartsmuseum.org.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art presents an opening reception for combined media, paintings and sculpture by Bruce Dorfman and Rachel Stevens. The event will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at 435 S. Guadalupe St., Santa Fe. The exhibit will run through Nov. 18.

  • Best Sellers 10-27-11

    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.

    1. “The Manhattan Project,” Dan Elish
    2. “109 East Palace,” Jennet Conant
    3. “Artsy-Fartsy,” Karla Oceanak
    4. “North and South,” Elizabeth Gaskell
    5. “American Prometheus,” Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin
    6. “The Green Glass Sea,” Ellen Klages
    7. “The Making of the Atomic Bomb,” Richard Rhodes
    8. “The House at Otowi Bridge,” Peggy Pond Church
    9. “Heaven is for Real,” Todd Burpo
    10. “Morning and Evening,” C. H. Spurgeon

  • Top 10 Singles 10-27-11

    1. Someone Like You, Adele

    2. Moves Like Jagger, Maroon 5

    3. Pumped Up Kicks, Foster the People
    4. Sexy and I Know It, LMFAO

    5. Stereo Hearts, Gym Class Heroes

    6. We Found Love, Rihanna

    7. Without You, David Guetta
    8. You Make Me Feel, Cobra Starship
    9. Party Rock Anthem, LMFAO
    10. Young, Wild and Free, Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa featuring Bruno Mars


  • This week on PAC-8, Oct. 28-Nov. 3

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

    Friday, October 28, 2011
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM The Thom Hartman Show
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay (10-25-11)
    02:30 PM JR Oppenheimer Lecture – Paul Nurse – Great Ideas of Biology
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Homesteads on the Pajarito Plateau”
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Pure Mind
    09:00 PM UCTV

    Saturday, October 29, 2011
    6:00 AM UCTV

  • Restaurant Inspections 10-27-11

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

    Santa Fe

    • Agapao Coffee by Luminaria, 211 Old Santa Fe Trail
    Date inspected: Oct. 25, closing
    Actions: No longer in business

    • Albertson’s, 3001 S. St. Francis
    Date inspected: Oct. 24, complaint
    Action: Inspected, no problem found during inspection. Talked to manager regarding complaint. They will increase supervision on a daily basis. Complaint closed. No follow-up required.

    • Backroad Pizza, 1807 Second St.
    Date inspected: Oct. 19