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Today's News

  • District infrastructure upgrades continue

    Following months of construction, Los Alamos High School students have a new building, but the ongoing construction around the district is far from over.

    At Tuesday night’s school board meeting, LAPS Bond and Construction Administrator Herb McLean gave board members an update on projects around the district.

    Despite the newly constructed building at LAHS, work is still being done on campus. According to McLean’s report, due to heat issues in the lobby of the gym, the glass was found to not meet specifications. As a result, Flintco began replacing the glass on weekends and should wrap up the project by Sunday.

  • Hazmat incident at Technical Area-21

    A small explosion caused by an unknown substance on Los Alamos National Laboratory property shut down DP Road for most of yesterday.

    Los Alamos Police Department Deputy Police Chief Kevin Purtymun said dispatch received a call at 11:52 Wednesday that there was a possible hazardous materials situation at the World War II-era landfill Material Disposal Area B at Enclosure 12 in Technical Area 21.

    Emergency vehicles, including those of the Los Alamos Fire and Police Departments, raced to the scene as police officers secured a perimeter and the Fire Department stood by until the Lab’s Hazmat Team arrived.

  • LA Happenings 03-15-12

    Dance

    Scottish country dancing from 7:30-10 p.m. every Monday at Fuller Lodge. Beginners welcome, no partner or kilt needed. call 662-9785 or 661-8317 for more information.
    Music

    Lads of Enchantment, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, invites the public to join them in song. They meet at 7:15 p.m. on Thursdays at the United Church of Los Alamos, Graves Hall.  

    The Los Alamos Choral Society is recruiting singers. Rehearsals are from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays at the United Church, 2525 Canyon Road. All singers are welcome.

    The Los Alamos Community Winds invites all interested musicians to join its upcoming concerts. The LACW rehearses from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. lacw.org.

  • Off the Hill 03-15-12

    Classes

    The Spanish Colonial Arts Society presents a woodcarving workshop with Pete Ortega, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Participants will carve a series of three small animals, each requiring more practice, with Ortega’s guidance. Cost of the class is $75 for Society members and $90 for non-members and includes a $15 materials fee. All participants need to bring a brown bag lunch. For more information or reservations, call 982-2226.

    Concerts

    Grammy Award winning rock group Chicago comes to Santa Ana Star Center at 8 p.m. today. Tickets, $26-$51 go on sale Friday at ComcastTIX.com or by calling 1-888-694-4849.

  • Best Sellers 03-15-12

    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.

    1. “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins
    2. “American Medical Assocation Boy’s Guide to Becoming a Teen,” Kate Gruenwald Pfeifer and Amy B. Middleman
    3. “Wonder,” R.J. Palacio
    4. “Catching Fire,” Suzanne Collins
    5. “Mal and Chad: The Biggest, Bestest Time Ever!” Stephen McCranie*
    6. “The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb,” Philip Taubman
    7. “The Green Glass Sea,” Ellen Klages
    8. “109 East Palace,” Jennet Conant

  • Top 10 Singles 03-15-12

    1. We Are Young, fun.

    2. Stronger, Kelly Clarkson
    3. Set Fire to the Rain, Adele

    4. Glad You Came, The Wanted
    5. Part of Me, Katy Perry
    6. Starships, Nicki Minaj

    7. Young, Wild and Free, Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa
    8. Turn Me On, David Guetta
    9. Somebody That I Used to Know, Gotye
    10. We Found Love, Rihanna

     

  • This week on PAC-8, March 16-22

    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, March 16, 2012
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM The Thom Hartman Show
    11:00 AM  County Council Replay (2-28-12)
    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 -“Los Alamos, the Manhattan Project and J. Robert Oppenheimer”
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:00 PM FSTV

    Saturday, March 17, 2012
    FSTV

    Sunday, March 18, 2012
    06:00 AM FSTV

  • Restaurant Inspections 03-15-12

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

    Santa Fe
    Atalaya Elementary School, Camino Cabra
    Date inspected: March 8
    Violations: None
    Status of establishment: Approved

    Aztec Café, 317 Aztec St.
    Date inspected: March 7, opening
    Violations: None
    Notes: All equipment is NSF certified. Facility has been totally remodeled from old Aztec Café. Facility repainted, new hand sink installed. NSF reach-in refrigerators, floors done. Core base in floor. Looks very good.
    Status of establishment: Approved

    The Burrito Company, 111 Washington Ave.
    Date inspected: March 6, other
    Violations: None

  • Clooney uses star power to shed light on crisis

    WASHINGTON (AP) — George Clooney used his Hollywood celebrity to draw attention Wednesday to the humanitarian crisis in the volatile border between Sudan and South Sudan, offering a firsthand account of the suffering as thousands forced to take refuge in caves because of daily aerial bombardments.
    “What you see is a constant drip of fear,” the actor and human rights activist told the packed room of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee as his every move was accompanied by the incessant sound of camera shutters clicking.
    Just back from an eight-day trip to the region, Clooney described a secret, six-hour trip across the border to the Nuba Mountains, rocket attacks, death and destruction. He recalled how a 9-year-old boy had his hands blown off.

  • 'Lorax’ trumps ‘John Carter’ with $39.1M weekend

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Dr. Seuss’ the Lorax” has easily beaten Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “John Carter” at the weekend box office.
    Studio estimates Sunday put Universal Pictures’ “The Lorax” at No. 1 for the second-straight weekend as the animated adventure based on the children’s book took in $39.1 million. That raised its 10-day domestic total to $122 million, making “The Lorax” the top-grossing movie released this year.