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  • The next Big Idea set for Saturday

    Los Alamos MainStreet will host the festival of discovery, invention and innovation, while highlighting the work of educators.
    One local innovator, Dave Schwellenbach, originally from South Dakota, began tinkering at the age of four and by 10, was hooked.
    “I guess curiosity when I was young is what got me started in science. Today I work with electron accelerators and work in an exciting collaboration studying uses of cosmic ray muons for imaging,” Schwellenbach said.
    His curiosity will have Schwellenbach demonstrating some of the basic concepts of physics including Newton’s laws, force and pressure, cryogenics and how to store energy with a vacuum.

  • Seventh arrest nets second speed lab

    Los Alamos detectives have been on a crime-fighting roll since Friday, arresting seven suspects and shutting down two methamphetamine laboratories.

    Their latest arrest occurred Tuesday afternoon when they apprehended Elias Lovato, 40, of Los Alamos at a residence near Diamond Drive in which officials uncovered and dismantled a second meth lab.

    “During the booking process, officers discovered Lovato had attempted to conceal methamphetamine,” Sgt. Oliver Morris said.

    Charges filed against Lovato include trafficking a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, tampering with evidence, conspiracy and two counts of bringing contraband into a jail.

  • LDRD Day highlights technology

    The cutting-edge research featured at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s (LANL) third annual LDRD Day (Laboratory Directed Research and Development) had scientists animated, investors speculating and at least one science fiction writer’s imagination running wild. As one of the 251 attendees put it, it was like a Science Day for adults.

    The event – Tuesday at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino – highlighted over 40 of LDRD’s 250 projects. The projects were summarized in poster form, with scientists on hand to elaborate on their work. Each poster addressed four questions: What is the challenge? What is our innovation? What have we learned so far? Why is this important to our nation?

  • LA sounds off on redistricting

    Some citizens of Los Alamos County made it perfectly clear Wednesday at the Roundhouse during the House Voter and Election committee meeting.

    They do not want the county sliced and diced in redistricting.

    They came out to voice their opposition to House Rep. Brian Egolf’s (D-Santa Fe) House Bill 21, which would split Los Alamos into three districts.

    “It’s unanimous that the people of Los Alamos do not want to be split up,” said Rep Jim Hall (R-Los Alamos, Santa Fe, and Sandoval). “Los Alamos is a policy and principle district and we are a community of interest. This bill breeds of pure partisanship.”

  • Out and about 09-15-11

    Book signings

    Linda Mae Valencia, a Rio Rancho resident, will sign her book, “God, the Angels and Me,” from 2-4 p.m. Friday at Albertsons, 3001 S. St. Francis Dr., Santa Fe.

    Classes

    A Double Wine Basket class with Irene Smith will be offered from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Española Valley Fiber Arts Center. Fee, $56/$70, with a $20 materials fee. For more information Call Linda or Rachel at 747-3577 or email Education@evfac.org to register.

  • LA Happenings 09-15-11

    Music

    The Blue Window Bistro will donate proceeds from all sales to help with the medical expenses of Angelina Rivera, who has been diagnosed with Interstitial cystitis, Sphinter of Oddi and nerve damage. Dinner is served from 5-8:30 p.m.

    Lads of Enchantment, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, invites the public to join them in song.  Besides the enjoyment of singing in harmony, our barbershop chorus and quartets experience the thrill of performing in the community. They meet at 7:15 p.m. on Thursdays at the United Church of Los Alamos, Graves Hall. Attendees will find their chapter meetings are well planned, musically satisfying and fun. Visitors are welcome.

  • Top 10 Singles 09-15-11

    1. Someone Like You, Adele

    2.  Moves Like Jagger, Maroon 5

    3. Pumped Up Kicks, Foster the People

    4.  Party Rock Anthem, LMFAO

    5. Super Bass, Nicki Minaj

    6. You and I, Lady Gaga
    7. Lighters, Bad Meets Evil featuring Bruno Mars
    8. You Make Me Feel, Cobra Starship featuring Sabi
    9. Give Me Everything, Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer
    10. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F), Katy Perry

  • This week on PAC-8, Sept. 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, September 16, 2011
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM The Thom Hartman Show
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay (9-06-11)
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Pure Mind
    09:00 PM UCTV

    Saturday, September 17, 2011
    6:00 AM UCTV

    Sunday, September 18, 2011
    06:00 AM UCTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
    06:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
    07:00 PM United Church

  • Fisk to perform Sept. 25

    The Los Alamos Concert Association begins its 65th anniversary season Sept. 25 with classical guitarist Eliot Fisk and the U.S. premier of Kurt Schwertsik’s “Ein Klienes Requiem.” The concert will be at 4 p.m. at Duane Smith Auditorium.
    Fisk has been described by the New York Times as “one of the most electrifying classical guitarists of his generation” and The New Yorker called him “the king of the American classical guitar.”

  • Restaurant Inspections 09-15-11

    Santa Fe

    Allsup’s 252 Fina, 2007 Calle Lorca. Inspected on Sept. 9, 2011. Two high-risk violations: Hot holding chicken 108 degrees, burritos 107-120 degrees — corrected. Items destroyed; hand sink drains slowly, drain unplugged — corrected. One moderate-risk violation: Paint roller washed in wash sink. Two low-risk violations: Men’s restroom door not closing tightly; men’s restroom soap and towel dispenser not operating properly. Status of establishment: Approved, no follow-up inspection required.

    Capshaw Junior High School, 361 E. Zia Road. Inspected on Sept. 12, 2011. One moderate-risk violation: Can opener was not cleaned and sanitized after use. Status of establishment: Approved.