Today's News

  • 73 students receive LANL employees' scholarships

    Seventy-three students from seven Northern New Mexico counties are recipients of this year’s scholarships through the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund.

    Funding for the scholarships comes from $411,500 in donations from Los Alamos National Laboratory employees and Los Alamos National Security, LLC.

    Los Alamos High School senior Kevin Gao, Micaela Lucero of St. Michael’s High and Danielle Harrier of Pojoaque High School share this year’s gold scholarship, which provide $5,000 in financial assistance annually for four years.

    Five students will receive $2,500 annual, four-year silver scholarships: Aaron Bao and Paulina Majewska of Los Alamos High School; Anna Finck of West Las Vegas High School; Kimberly Nguyen of Rio Rancho High School; and Victoria Gomez of Las Vegas Robertson High School; Gomez also received a $1,000 Phil Barker Memorial Scholarship.

    Seven students will receive $2,500 annual four-year Domenici scholarships named after former U.S. Senator Pete Domenici (R-N.M.): Dalton Smith of Los Alamos High School; Chantel Rivera of Mora High School; Monica Abeyta of Escalante High School; Gregory Medina of West Las Vegas High School; Cary Thomas of Cuba High School; Isaac Green of Desert Academy; and Andrew Mascareñas of Questa High School.

  • Be There 04-25-13

    • Los Alamos High School presents “Little Women” based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott. 7 p.m.
     • Authors Speak Series with David Grant Noble, author of “In the Places of the Spirits,” 7 p.m., Mesa Public Library Upstairs Rotunda.
    • Community Blood Drive. 7 p.m., First Baptist Church, 2200 Diamond Drive.
    • Book Fair at the LAMC Auxiliary. 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Doctor’s Lobby Area. For more information call Betty Myers, 662-4669.
    • Los Alamos Tuff Riders Mountain Bike Club rides every Tuesday and Thursday leaving at 5:30 p.m. at the Sullivan Field parking lot. Go to tuffriders.losalamos.com.
    • The Boy Scouts of America annual “Fire-Up for Scouting” Cub Scout registration event at fire stations; 6:30 to 8 p.m., Fire Station No. 5, on 4401 Diamond Drive, across from the golf course in Los Alamos. Parents can sign up boys at either the Los Alamos or White Rock events. Please bring a checkbook for payment of annual dues.
    • Guitar program with Michael Chapdelaine. 7:30 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. Tickets are $15 and LAAC members $10 at CB Fox and at the door. For more information, visit michaelchapdelaine.com.

  • Spring carnival makeover

    Two students experiment with face paints at this year’s spring carnival at Chamisa Elementary last week. 

  • Final opportunity to sign up for Great Conversations

    Great Conversations is an afternoon of appetizers and desserts and an in-depth conversation with a subject area expert. This is the Fourth Annual Great Conversations hosted by the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation. It will take place on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. at Los Alamos High School. This is the final opportunity to register.

    Life as a Lobo, looking ahead

    Alex Kirk, a graduate of Los Alamos High School and a basketball player for the UNM Lobos shares a view as the Coach’s kid, signing a national letter of intent to play for UNM and playing with and against some of the top basketball collegiate players in the country. His dad Alan shares his perspective as his son’s coach and father through Alex’s early years, the recruitment process and his years as a Hilltopper and Houston Hoops AAU basketball player. Alan, also a Hilltopper alumnus, began coaching high school basketball in the 1990s, is the father of Alex and Erin, both are student athletes. Alex he was named Academic All-American his freshmen and sophomore years.

    Future of online education

  • Gov. Martinez makes most influential list

    New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has been named to Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. That’s a big deal as far as I’m concerned.
    But it hasn’t seemed to mean much to others in the news business. Other than short reports saying it happened, the only opinion I have noticed was in Joe Monahan’s blog last Friday. Obviously I don’t get around to reading all blogs but I expected to see much more by four days after our governor’s honor.
    Most of you won’t be reading this for another four days so maybe the news business will have noticed by then. Obviously Time magazine isn’t the last word on who is important in this world but I saw part of an interview with the editor who put the list together.
    He said the staff working on the project tried to spread the recognition among as many new people as possible each year. Obviously, the president of the United States is going to be included every year, but not most of the rest of the Top 100.
    Others chosen in the “Leaders” category were Joe Biden, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, the only other governor chosen this year. The influential Christie has been picked before.

  • Is a credit report 'freeze' a wise idea?

    Although the odds of having your identity stolen remain quite low, anyone who’s ever had their bank or credit card account compromised knows what a pain it can be to unravel the mess. Sometimes enterprising hackers just need your Social Security number, address and date of birth to start opening new accounts in your name.
    Many victims don’t realize anything’s wrong until they apply for a new account and find their credit has been trashed or they start getting calls from collection agencies regarding unfamiliar accounts. More and more people have begun blocking access to information in their credit reports, even if there hasn’t yet been any fraudulent activity, by instituting a “security freeze.”
    A credit security freeze is where you instruct the three major credit bureaus to disallow new creditors from viewing your credit report and score. Because most businesses won’t lend without first checking your report, a freeze can deter identity thieves.
    Before going to the trouble and expense of doing a credit freeze, however, learn how the process works and be aware of several possible inconveniences:

  • Off The Hill 04-25-13

    Art exhibits
    Again: Repetition, Obsession and Meditation. Opening reception, 3-5 p.m. Through June 16. Lannan Gallery. 309 Read Street. Gallery is open Saturday and Sundays, Noon to 5 p.m. or by appointment. For more information call 954-5149.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces an exhibition, “European Perspectives, The Radiant Line.” European artists Francois Morellet, Gregoire Cheneau, Diana Blok, Pieter Bijwaard, Oliver Mosset, Ruth Gschwendtner-Wölfe, Miguel Mont and Tony Soulie will show paintings, prints, photos and neon sculpture. The artists’ work focuses on light, line and color. The exhibit will be up from April 26-May 24 at 435 S. Guadalupe St., Santa Fe.

    The NSMA Senior Visual Arts Exhibition. 5-7 p.m., April 26, and runs through May 11. Red Dot Gallery is located at 826 Canyon Road, Santa Fe. Red Dot is open Saturday and Wednesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. The gallery is closed Monday and Tuesday.

  • People In the News 04-25-13

    The Santa Fe Farmers’ Market Institute Board announced the appointment of Deborah Tuck as the new executive director of the Institute.
    Tuck, an experienced nonprofit leader who is descended from six generations of Michigan farmers, has led nine different nonprofit organizations that have addressed critical contemporary social, cultural and environmental challenges. She served as the first President/CEO of the Grand Canyon National Park Foundation, as the executive director of two family foundations — the Ruth Mott Fund (Flint, Michigan) and the Needmor Fund (Boulder, Colorado) — and as Special Projects Director of the Northern Lights Institute, a conservation research group focusing on natural resource issues in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming.
    She was the founder and CEO of Coalfield Housing, a unique effort of nine major coal companies and nine chapters of the United Mine Workers to solve housing problems in the West Virginia coalfields. She has served on the boards of more than 40 organizations across the United States, including as chair of the League of Conservation Voters. 


  • New gallery opens in S.F.

    “Bison and Beeswax”, will open be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 11, 1036 Canyon Road in Santa Fe, the newest gallery on the famous art-walk.
    The opening will be in conjunction with the annual Canyon Road Arts Day Festival.
    This is an opportunity to experience a working photo-encaustic studio and meet the artist, Marilyn Angel Wynn.
    Wynn will open her studio door to demonstrate how she takes her photography to a whole new altitude.
    By applying a mixture of beeswax and resin, known as encaustic, over compelling images, she transforms her photo work into a new form of contemporary art.
    With a national reputation as today’s leading photographer of North American Indian Cultures, Wynn has the most comprehensive collection of its kind. Clients include those in the who’s who of media such as PBS, National Geographic, Time, Life and The History Channel.

  • This Week on PAC-8, April 26-May 2

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

    Friday, April 26, 2013
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Replay (4-16-13)
    01:00 PM The Power of NO/W
    03:00 PM Future Talk
    03:30 PM European Journal
    04:00PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM Jack Aeby talks about his work at the Los Alamos Historical Museum
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society - “Bandelier Trails: Before and After”
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    10:00 PM FSTV

    Saturday, April 27, 2013

    Sunday, April 28, 2013
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
    06:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
    07:00 PM United Church
    08:00 PM That Which Is
    09:00 PM Trinity on the Hill
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV