Today's News

  • Tensions flare at CRC

    Audience members concerned that their constitutional rights are in jeopardy clashed loudly with Charter Review Committee members over the fate of the Los Alamos Sheriff’s Office during Wednesday night’s meeting.
    “It’s absurd to think the charter can supercede the constitution,” Matthew Wolk said.
    Wolk became agitated during the meeting and at one point CRC Chair John Hopkins told him that he was out of order and to sit down, which Wolk refused to do.
    Police Chief Wayne Torpy approached Wolk and convinced him to calm down.

  • Keep focus on efficiency

    Two newspaper essays I wrote this spring broached the idea of working on the regulatory process to boost its efficiency. The early responses are in.
    Support is unanimous in all sectors and comes in three colors – white, red and black.  
    White-colored support says the idea is “right on target.” Red support says, “I can tell real horror stories about inefficient regulation.”
    The black support says, “the worst of (business, government) will wreck the good idea from the start.”
    No one thinks the process is as efficient as is.

  • Rep. Jim Hall reports on Special Session

    We are now a few days into the Special Legislative Session.  Before things get really busy, I would like to update citizens of House District 43 on my experience to date and first impression as a new legislator.

  • Top 10 Movies 09-08-11

    1.  “The Help,” weekend gross, $14.5 million
    2.  “The Debt,”  weekend gross,
    $9.9 million
    3.  “Apollo 18,” weekend gross, $8.7 million
    4.  “Shark Night 3D,” $8.4  million
    5. “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” weekend gross, $7.9 million
    6.  “Colombiana,” weekend gross,
    $7.4 million
    7.   “Our Idiot Brother,” weekend gross,
    $5.4 million

    8.  “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark,” weekend gross, $5.1 million

    9.  “Spy Kids: All the Time in the World,” weekend gross, $4.8 million

  • Out and about 09-08-11

    Art openings

    Three exhibitions will open at the Harwood Museum of Art of the University of New Mexico, 238 Ledoux St., Taos. “Oli Sihvonen: The Final Years” will open Sept. 17; “Black Mountain College and “New Mexico” and “Onward” will open Sept. 24. For more information, visit www.harwoodmuseum.org, or call 575-758-9826.

    Book signings

    Linda Mae Valencia, a Rio Rancho resident, will sign her book, “God, the Angels and Me,” from 2-4 p.m. Sept. 17 at Albertsons, 3001 S. St. Francis Dr., Santa Fe.

  • LA Happenings 09-08-11


    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 09-08-11

    1. Moves  Like Jagger, Maroon 5

    2.  Party Rock Anthem, LMFAO

    3. Pumped Up Kicks, Foster the People

    4.  Lighters, Bad Meets Evil, featuring Bruno Mars

    5. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.), Katy Perry

    6. Super Bass, Nicki Minaj
    7. How to Love, Lil Wayne
    8. Good Life, OneRepublic
    9. Give Me Everything, Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer
    10. Stereo Hearts, Gym Class Heroes featuring Adam Levine

  • This week on PAC-8, Sept. 9-15

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

    Friday, September 9, 2011
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM The Thom Hartman Show
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay (9-06-11)
    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 - “Oppenhimer 1954 Security Proceedings”
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Pure Mind
    09:00 PM UCTV

    Saturday, September 10, 2011
    6:00 AM UCTV

  • Novel's two storylines never seem to succeed

    Anyone looking for reading material guaranteed to put them to sleep at night should pick up “My God, What Have We Done?” by Susan V. Weiss (Fomite Press, 2011).
    The novel is an awkward blend of two storylines, one set in Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project and the other following the married life of a couple identified simply as Pauline and Clifford.
    Pauline — who narrates the Pauline/Clifford storyline — is one of the most monotonous characters ever written. Pauline vacillates about her marriage from the time of her engagement through the end of the novel, and seems incapable of taking any action that would make her life more fulfilling.

  • Restaurant Inspections 09-08-11

    Editor’s note: The Los Alamos Monitor will begin running restaurant inspection reports for Los Alamos, Española and Santa Fe in “Diversions” as they become available.

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