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  • This Week on PAC-8, Feb. 8-14

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

    Friday, February 8, 2013
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Replay (1-29-13)
    01:00 PM The Power of NO/W
    03:00 PM Future Talk
    03:30 PM European Journal
    04:00 PM Al Jazeera DC Bureau
    05:00 PM 2012 Revere Sand Sculpting Competition
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Jews in Theory”
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:00 PM FSTV

    Saturday, February 9, 2013
    FSTV

    Sunday, February 10, 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

  • Restaurant Inspections 02-07-13

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

    Española

    Valley Superette, 231 S. Riverside Dr.
    Date inspected: Jan. 31
    Violations: Three high-risk violations, two for improper holding — warmer, pork at 120 degrees. Corrected. Food particles/product on display doors and inside needs to be cleaned. One for contaminated equipment — meat product on band saw; meat product in grinder; meat product on slicer. Three moderate-risk violations, one for improper holding — need thermometers inside all refrigerators. One for animals/vermin/openings — restroom needs self-closing device. One for administration — invalid permit posted, expired on June 30, 2012.
    Status of establishment: Approved, follow-up Feb. 10.

    Los Alamos

    Aramark Coffee Kiosk
    Date inspected: Jan. 30
    Violations: One moderate-risk violation for administration — expired permit.
    Status of establishment: Approved, no follow-up required.

  • Skidmore to speak at Fuller Lodge

    The Los Alamos Historical Society will offer its 2012-2013 lecture series, “History and Science,” featuring “The Seven LANL Explosives Fatalities — Technical and Human Perspectives (U),” with guest speaker Cary B. Skidmore, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at Fuller Lodge.
    When the implosion concept came to the Manhattan Project, it brought with it a need to use explosives in a new way. Rather than destroying or breaking apart something, precisely shaped pieces were needed to assemble or create a nuclear critical mass.
    This need spawned the science of high explosives and a series of technological advancements ensued. Unfortunately, three accidents in the late 1950s caused instant death for seven explosives workers at the then Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory. Lessons were learned from these experiences and improvements were made in the safety of explosives operations. Much of the information associated with these accidents was not available to the families at the time. The openness of more recent years has provided opportunities for the families of the victims to visit the sites and gain some context for the supreme sacrifices that were made.

  • Co-opROCKS! Feb. 16

    The Los Alamos Co-op Market, La Montanita Co-op and Warehouse 21 present Co-opROCKS!, from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Feb. 16.
    This year, Co-opROCKS! presents local DJs, acoustic musicians and bands including DJ Mickey Paws, DJ BotEars, Choking on Air, All the Wrong Reasons, Syzygy, Maddy Boyd, Mohit Dubey, Dogsit Godsit, Jovani Griego, Sammie and Andy, and Mariam Kass. Co-opROCKS! kicks off with workshops between 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., which are free and on a first-come, first-served basis.
    Workshops include break dancing, screen-printing, comedy improv, hula-hoop and POI, and adobe brick making.
    In addition, participate in live free form art, vote for the Co-opROCKS! logo, and sample food from La Montanita and the Los Alamos Co-op Market, while enjoying food-related documentaries and learning about like-minded local businesses.
    Co-opROCKS! will showcase Los Alamos talent including Sammie and Andy Hammon, DJ BotEars, DJ Mickey Paws, Syzygy, and graphic design students from Brittany Felton’s class at Los Alamos High School. Other Los Alamos supporters include the Los Alamos Teen Center, whose staff includes Syzygy band members and The Los Alamos Historical Society, who is partnering with Cornerstones to host an adobe brick-making workshop facilitated by Raffi Andonian.

  • Taking a look at the Oak Ridge Role

    Los Alamos National Laboratory continues its 70th anniversary lecture series at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Bradbury Science Museum, with a talk by Oak Ridge National Laboratory historian Ray Smith, about that laboratory’s role during World War II and the shared national security mission with Los Alamos that continues today.
    Smith has worked at the Tennessee facility since 1970, becoming its official historian in 2005.
    Soon after assuming this role, he led the first-ever public tours of selected Y-12 National Security Complex historic buildings and began facilitating the creation of a formal Y-12 history center that opened in 2007.
    Initially at Y-12, Smith was an electronics technician. Subsequently, he supervised craft workers that maintained nuclear weapons production facilities.
    From 1994 through 1999, Smith served as associate director of the site’s facilities management organization.
    A U.S. Air Force veteran, Smith completed Air Force Technical School training in electronics and attended the University of Tennessee. He holds a certificate from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and is a member of five historical societies.

  • Two Feet of Snow Could Hit New England
  • Winter wallop on tap for weekend

    The National Weather Service has issued the following special weather statement:

    A POTENT STORM SYSTEM WILL APPROACH FROM CALIFORNIA AND THE GREAT BASIN ON FRIDAY AND GRADUALLY MOVE EAST ACROSS COLORADO OVER THE WEEKEND... BRINGING A RETURN TO WINTRY CONDITIONS. WINDS WILL INCREASE OUT OF THE SOUTH ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON IN RESPONSE TO THE APPROACHING SYSTEM AND TEMPERATURES WILL WARM TO ABOVE SEASONAL AVERAGES IN MOST AREAS.

    STRONG MOUNTAIN TOP LEVEL WINDS WILL SPREAD OVER THE STATE FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY AND WORK DOWN TO THE SURFACE BY SATURDAY AFTERNOON... CREATING WINDY TO VERY WINDY CONDITIONS AREAWIDE. THE STRONGEST WINDS ON SATURDAY WILL GENERALLY BE ALONG AND EAST OF THE CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN... POSSIBLY EXTENDING FARTHER SOUTHWEST ACROSS THE LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY INTO THE SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE SATURDAY NIGHT... BUT WINDY CONDITIONS WILL LINGER ACROSS MUCH OF THE EAST WELL INTO THE EVENING HOURS.

    A COLD FRONT WILL ACCOMPANY THIS SYSTEM AND SWEEP ACROSS THE STATE SATURDAY. TEMPERATURES WILL BE NOTICEABLY COLDER BEHIND THE FRONT SATURDAY ACROSS WESTERN AND CENTRAL AREAS... WHILE HIGHS ON SUNDAY WILL BE QUITE CHILLY... UP TO 15 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.

  • Today in History for Thursday, February 7th
  • On The Docket: Local Courts 02-06-13

    Jan. 30

    Les E. Templeton was found guilty in Los Alamos Magistrate Court of aggravated driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail. He was also fined $750 and ordered to pay $356 in court fees. He was also ordered to undergo a substance abuse assessment and have interlock devices installed on all of his vehicles.

    Gina Koehler was found guilty in Los Alamos Municipal Court of speeding six to 10 miles an hour over the limit. She was ordered to pay a $50 fine and $46 in court costs.

    Jan. 31
    Tanya Lopez was found guilty in Los Alamos Municipal Court of speeding six to 10 miles an hour over the limit, failing to appear in court and failing to pay her fines/court costs. She was ordered to pay a $150 fine and $138 in court costs.

    Abigail L. Greco was found guilty in Los Alamos Municipal Court of causing an accident through careless driving. She was ordered to pay $46 in court costs. Sentencing deferred until April 30.

    Jose M. Sansinena was found guilty in Los Alamos Municipal Court of failing to yield or stop at a sign, which caused an accident. Sansinena was ordered to pay $46 in court cost. Sentencing deferred until March 29.

  • Update 02-06-13

    Movie premier

    The premier of Los Alamos resident Samantha Filer’s films, “The Sword of Arundel,” will be at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at the First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Dr. The show is free.

    Council meeting

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers.

    Sierra Club

    Mariel Nanasi, executive director of New Energy Economy, will speak on “Securing a future without coal in New Mexico,” at the LASE/Sierra Club meeting at 7 p.m. today in media room 203, building two at UNM-LA.

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    'Topper Revue

    ’Topper Revue will be at 7 p.m. Friday. The performance includes 16 acts, ranging from dance and song to a variety of skits and comedy. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youth, available at the door.

    Free Film Series

     Mesa Public Library presents the Free Film Series, featuring “Rear Window,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.