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  • Eric McFadden headlines first concert of summer

    One of Los Alamos’ favorite summer pastimes, the Gordon’s Summer Concert, makes its 2015 debut tonight.
    The first show of the season is scheduled for Overlook Park in White Rock. Eric McFadden and his band, a San Francisco-based rocker, will play as part of the Los Alamos Kite Festival.
    The show is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Spirio Soccer Complex.
    According to event organizer, Russ Gordon, the concert isn’t going to be for those that enjoy bubble-gum music.
    “The root of this music is the harder rock of the ’70s, the punk and metal of the ’80s and the grunge of Seattle’s a’90s,” Gordon said.
    McFadden has rubbed shoulders with some big names. When not with his own band, he plays lead guitar and tours with Eric Burdon & The Animals and George Clinton and Parliament.
    Gordon said he’s also collaborated on stage or on the studio with Bo Diddley, Living Colour, Joe Strummer — former frontman of The Clash, who nicknamed McFadden “Lightning” — and a host of other big names, past and present.
    McFadden has some New Mexico roots, as well. Gordon said he moved to Albuquerque as a boy before moving on to both northern and southern California to further his musical career.

  • Fire burns North Mesa home

    Los Alamos Fire Department crews had to extricate one of two occupants of a house through a window during a structure fire this morning.
    A single-structure fire broke out on North Mesa. Fire crews responded to a call for a house fire at approximately 9 a.m.
    A house caught fire on Cheyenne Avenue from the interior, but LAFD officials said the cause of the blaze is under investigation.
    Of the two occupants, one was able to get out under their own power, but the other needed assistance from the crews.
    LAFD spokesman Justin Grider said the occupants were taken to Los Alamos Medical Center for observation. An eyewitness on the scene said the occupant aided out by fire crews appeared to be coherent and was talking to emergency personnel prior to being taken away by ambulance.
    Along with the two occupants, firefighters also successfully rescued three dogs from the home.
    Grider said at the arrival of the first crews on-scene, firefighters took a “defensive” position, but once the crews got a hold of the fire and were sure it wouldn’t spread to nearby houses, firefighters took a more aggressive tact — the home is located on a cul-de-sac in close proximity to two other homes.
    Despite the offensive approach crews took, there was still significant damage to the interior of the home.

  • House fire breaks out on North Mesa

    Los Alamos Fire Department crews responded to a house fire on Cheyenne Avenue this morning.
    Crews were called to the house fire at approximately 9 a.m.
    Residents were in the house at the time the fire broke out, but everyone was evacuated safely.
    Check the Los Alamos Monitor for more information.

  • Today in history May 15
  • Hilltoppers advance to semifinals

    RIO RANCHO — The Los Alamos Hilltoppers are headed to Class 5A's state baseball semifinals.

    "It feels good," Los Alamos manager Mike Gill said. "This is our third straight year in the quarters and we finally got past that hump."

    Los Alamos played district rival Española Valley in the quarterfinals.
    "All four games were good ball games," Gill said. "We know each other pretty well. Obviously there was more meaning to it. The emotions were higher than in districts."

    Los Alamos led 7-2 at one point and held on to win the game 7-6.
    "It's always been a dog fight between us," Colin Maddox said. "Throughout the game we never let our guard down."

    Maddox was the latest 'Topper to step up at the plate and get some big hits when the team needed one. He went 3-for-3 in the game with 5 RBI.

    "I was seeing it really nice," Maddox said. "My team helped me pull through my struggles."
    Maddox hit a 2-RBI single in the bottom of the first to tie the game, 2-2.

    In the third, Jared Mang tripled and Jerrett Genero brought him home with a single that turned into an error-assisted triple. Connor Mang then got hit by a pitch and Maddox hit another 2-RBI single.

  • Off the Hill calendar 5-14-15

    Art exhibits
    Footprints: The Inspiration and Influence of Allan Houser. Through May 2015 at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 708 Camino Lejo in Santa Fe.

    Artist Julia Roberts: Etchings & Collagraphs at New Concept Gallery, 610 Canyon Road in Santa Fe.  Show runs until June 1.

    Jock Sturges: Fanny. Show runs until May 23 at photo-eye Gallery.

    “Women’s Work.” Art exhibition featuring 25 top female artists of New Mexico. Show is free to the public and runs through Friday at the Tarnoff Art Center in Rowe. For more information and directions, visit tarnoffartcenter.org, or call 919-8888.  

    Marta Light-Acrylic/Mixed Media Painting, “Rhythm and Gestures” at the Weyrich Gallery in Albuquerque. First Friday citywide event. 2-5 p.m. Saturday. Show closes May 29.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces “Creating Shape.”  Zane Bennett Contemporary Art will unveil to the public for the first time our latest acquisitions.  The exhibition will feature works by Karen Yank. The opening will be 5-7 p.m. May 29. Show runs until June 19.

  • PAC 8 schedule 5-15-15 to 5-21-15

    THIS WEEK ON PAC 8

    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC 8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, May 15, 2015
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting – Replay – 5-08-15
    02:00 PM Los Alamos Nature Center Opening Ceremony
    03:00 PM Gallery Discussion for Edith Warner & Tiano– Bridge Between Two Worlds
    04:00 PM Uprising
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM United in Christ
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – President Truman
    08:30 PM The Garage
    09:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    09:30 PM Community Central
    10:00 PM Living Treasures Ceremony
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, May 16, 2015
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, May 17, 2015
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
    06:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
    07:00 PM United Church
    08:30 PM Trinity on the Hill
    09:30 PM Generations
    11:00 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

    Monday, May 18, 2015
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! LIVE
    10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
    11:00 AM Elizabeth Clare Prophet
    12:00 PM The Garage

  • Restaurant inspections 5-14-15

    Los Alamos
    American Legion Post No. 90, 1325 Trinity Ave.
    Date Inspected: April 27, 2015
    Violations: One low risk violation. Lighting in kitchen needs covers.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.
    Santa Fe
    Sam’s Club, 4201 Rodeo Road
    Date Inspected: April 7
    Violations: All high-risk violations have been corrected.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Izanami, 3451 Hyde Park Road
    Date Inspected: April 23

  • Top 10 most beautiful towns in New Mexico

    From simply stunning mountain communities like Taos, to quirky desert towns like Truth or Consequences, boasts some of the USA’s most scenic spots. Here are towns that were rated most beautiful in ‘The Land of Enchantment’.
    Chimayó
    Nestled in the foothills of New Mexico’s stunning Sangre de Cristo Mountains just a short drive north of Santa Fe is Chimayó — a tiny community originally founded by Spanish settlers in the late 17th century. Recently listed amongst Budget Travel’s Most Beautiful Towns in the World, Chimayó is a town with roots in spirituality: the El Santuario de Chimayó, a shrine and National Historic Landmark, marks the spot where a miraculous healing is said to have taken place 200 years ago.  
    Taos
    A town steeped in history and culture, Taos was named amongst the World’s Prettiest Mountain Towns by Travel and Leisure Magazine, and is known for its scenic location in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, historic architecture and art heritage. Since the early 20th century, artists including Ansel Adams and Georgia O’Keeffe have flocked to the town enchanted by its beauty, and with organizations like Taos Art Museum alongside regular arts and crafts fairs, Taos remains an artists’ haven today.
    Silver City

  • NDI celebrates end of the school year event

    The Dance Barns and National Dance Institute New Mexico celebrates the accomplishments of its students in the annual year-end extravaganza in Santa Fe.
    Performers include more than 1,000 Santa Fe Public School students, teachers, firefighters, police officers, and parents.
    “Imagine the Possibilities... A Celebration of Reading” journeys into the enchanting world of books where one can solve a mystery, learn about another culture, and be inspired through poetry. Each performance features more than 500 Santa Fe Public School children dancing together in a true demonstration of teamwork and excellence.
    Performances attract more than 4,000 audience members to the Dance Barns. The gala began last week and continues this weekend.
    On Saturday, NDI New Mexico’s annual Santa Fe Gala fundraiser “From Page to Stage” will host supporters from across New Mexico.  The evening begins with a performance at 5 p.m. followed by dinner and dancing in the Gala tent.  Special guests this year include Governor Susana Martinez performing with students on stage and music by Manzanares. NDI New Mexico’s statewide outreach programs are offered at no cost to children and families.
    The Annual Gala raises important operating funds for the nonprofit organization.