Today's News

  • Isotopes drop two to Storm Chasers

    The Albuquerque Isotopes were swept by the Omaha Storm Chasers in a doubleheader Wednesday night.
    The two teams played a pair of seven-inning games at Isotopes Park, one of which was a make-up game from a rain-out the night before. Omaha won the first game 6-3, then took the nightcap 6-2.
    After winning four straight to start the season, the Isotopes (4-3) had to win this afternoon’s game against Omaha to avoid a four-game sweep before heading out on the road.

  • Results from girls APS JV track meet

    Here are Los Alamos’ results from the Albuquerque Public Schools’ junior varsity meet March 28:

    3200 meters
    Alex Chavarria, 14:39.22; Chloe Keilers, 15:41.27.

    400 relay
    Los Alamos (Becky Mehlin, Miranda Honnell, Roxanne Grieggs, McKenna Nadeau), 56.42.

    100 hurdles
    Elise Koskelo, 21.82.

    100 meters
    Julia O’Brien, 14.06; Becky Mehlin, 14.39; McKenna Nadeau, 14.68; Amanda Schulz, 15.02; Maddy Whitacre, 15.34; Eugenia Trost, 15.56; Miranda Honnell, 16.17; Lizbeth Guarello, 17.17.

    1600 meters
    Eliana Riciputi, 6:09.42; Allie Parker, 6:30.09; Erin Kennison, 6:51.66; Allie Cunningham, 6:56.65; Bella Saeger, 7:07.25.

    800 relay
    Los Alamos (Roxanne Greiggs, Maddy Whitacre, McKenna Nadeau, Amanda Schulz), 2:08.34.

    400 meters
    Julia O’Brien, 1:05.18; Katy Stackton, 1:07.77; Becky Mehlin, 1:11.28; Eugenia Trost, 1:19.59; Miranda Honnell, 1:20.33; Lizbeth Guarello, 1:23.37.

    800 meters
    Jordan Parker, 2:35.72; Elise Koskelo, 2:48.47; Eliana Riciputi, 2:54.84; Erin Kennison, 3:11.31; Chloe Keilers, 3:14.45.

    200 meters
    McKenna Nadeau, 31.02; Becky Mehlin, 31.50; Miranda Honnell, 32.95; Eugenia Trost, 33.17; Lizbeth Guarello, 36.24.

  • Nukes tripped up by Santa Fe, 27-19

    The Los Alamos Nuke U19 rugby team had a good first half Wednesday against Santa Fe, but couldn’t keep its foot on the accelerator in the second half.
    Los Alamos led 19-12 at halftime but Santa Fe battled back and scored a quick, late try to prevail 27-19 at Sullivan Field.
    “The second half, things were not bouncing in our direction,” said Nuke coach Demetrio Cardiel. “But I was proud of the kids. They stayed in it for 60 minutes.”
    Los Alamos and Santa Fe are longtime rivals and two of the most experienced prep-division teams in the state.
    Los Alamos scored three tries in the first half to take the lead. Mateo Cardiel, Michael Miller and Dominic Chiri all scored for Los Alamos to give the Nukes the advantage.
    On a late kick, however, the Nukes couldn’t hold onto the ball, which was recovered by Santa Fe and returned for a score, giving Santa Fe the lead and, ultimately, the game.
    Despite the loss and the less-than-ideal weather conditions, coach Cardiel said he and the team were delighted to see a good fan turnout at Sullivan Field.
    The Nukes’ next home game is set for April 20. They will host Volcano Vista at noon.
    Admission to all Nuke home games is free.

  • 'Toppers crush Sundevils at home

    It was a rough day to be an Española Valley Sundevil Wednesday.
    Along with playing on the road in chilly conditions against arch-rival Los Alamos, the Sundevil batters got hit by pitches four times in Wednesday’s game.
    Meanwhile, the Hilltoppers pounded out 16 hits, 6 for extra bases, as they won a key early season District 2-4A softball game at Overlook Park.
    Los Alamos scored in every innings and multiple runs in all but one inning to thump Española Valley 15-5 in six innings.
    The win over Española Valley gives Los Alamos no worse than sole possession of second place – the result of Wednesday’s Bernalillo-Capital game hadn’t been reported as of press time – with Los Alamos just a doubleheader against Capital away from reaching the halfway point in the district season.
    The Sundevils (7-6 overall, 2-2 in district) have been very much up-and-down this season and it was hard to know exactly what to expect from the team, but Los Alamos liked its chances going into the match-up.

  • Restaurant Inspections 04-11-13

    The following restaurant inspection reports were provided by the New Mexico Environment Department.
    Los Alamos
    Lee’s Chinese Buffet, 124 Longview
    Date inspected: April 1
    Violations: None.
    Status of Establishment: Inspection issued after complaint. No follow up required.

    China Palace, 759 Central Ave.
    Date inspected: April 1
    Violations: None.
    Status of Establishment: Inspection issued after complaint. No follow up required.

    North Road Inn, 2127 North Road
    Date inspected: April 2
    Violations: One low risk violation for chemical exposure.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.
    Santa Fe
    Cleopatra Cafe, 3462 Zafarano Road
    Date Inspected: March 27
    Violations: None.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

    Evangelo’s, 200 W. San Francisco St.
    Date Inspected: March 27
    Violations: One moderate risk violation for contaminated equipment.
    Status of Establishment: Approved. No follow up required.

  • Girl next door Funicello dies at 70

    She was the first crush for a generation of boys, the perfect playmate for a generation of girls.
    Annette Funicello, who became a child star as a cute-as-a-button Mouseketeer on “The Mickey Mouse Club” in the 1950s, ruled among baby boomers, who tuned in every weekday afternoon to watch her on their flickering black-and-white television sets.
    Then they shed their mouse ears, as Annette did when she teamed up with Frankie Avalon during the ‘60s in a string of frothy, fun-in-the-sun movies with titles like “Beach Blanket Bingo” and “How to Stuff a Wild Bikini.”
    Decades later, she endeared herself to baby boomers all over again after she announced in 1992 that she had multiple sclerosis and began grappling with the slow, degenerative effects with remarkably good cheer and faith.
    Funicello died on Monday at Mercy Southwest Hospital in Bakersfield, Calif., of complications from MS, the Walt Disney Co. said. She was 70 and had dropped from public view years ago.
    “She really had a tough existence,” Avalon told The Associated Press. “It’s like losing a family member. I’m devastated but I’m not surprised.”

  • This week on PAC-8, April 12-18

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

    Friday, April 12, 2013
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Replay (3-26-13)
    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 Jack Aeby talks about his work at the Los Alamos Historical Museum
    06:00 PM Democracy Now!
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Clear Mind
    09:00 PM FSTV

    Saturday, April 13, 2013

    Sunday, April 14, 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

  • Great Conversations covers regional issues

    Great Conversations is an afternoon of delicious appetizers and desserts and an in-depth conversation with a subject area expert. This is the 4th Annual Great Conversations hosted by the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation. It will take place on April 28 from 2-5 p.m. at Los Alamos High School in the new building. This is the third in a series about the conversations that will take place.

    Reading into the Change in Books: Kindle, Nook & iPad
    Steven Thomas
    How is the nature of the publishing industry being fundamentally altered? Steven Thomas, the Los Alamos County Library Chief Administrator, will guide a conversation on the effects of technology on libraries, publishers, and most importantly, readers.
    This conversation will delve into the future of the book as the center of education and learning. Change is inevitable, but how will technology share the future of libraries? What do experts studying current industry trends think will happen next?
    Thomas has served as a library manager/administrator in systems including the Brooklyn, New York Public Library, the Fayetteville Arkansas Public Library, the Kanawha County West Virginia Library System, and the Washington County Arkansas Library System.
    He and his wife, Lisa Caldwell, recently re-located to Los Alamos and they love it here!

  • Off The Hill 04-11-13

    Art openings
    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces an exhibition and paintings by Michael Freitas Wood, titled, “Presentiment.” The exhibit will be through April 29 at 435 S. Guadalupe St.

    The NSMA Senior Visual Arts Exhibition opens Friday, April 26, from 5-7 p.m. and runs through May 11. Red Dot Gallery is located at 826 Canyon Rd., 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 pm. The gallery is closed Monday and Tuesday.
    Bill Cosby performs at the Route 66 Legends Theater at 8 p.m. May 3. Tickets, $35-$75, are available at holdmyticket.com.
    Baroque concert by Folie A Deux, 2-4 p.m., April 20. Mary Ann Shore, Baroque oboe and recorder and Susan Partridge Patrick, harpsichord. Johnsons of Madrid Galleries of Fine and Fiber Art.

    The Albuquerque Baroque Players will have at 7:30 p.m., Saturday April 27 at the Fellowship Christian Reformed Church, 4800 Indian School Road, NE in Albuquerque; and at 3 p.m. Sunday April 28 at the Historic San Isidro Church in Corrales.

  • Mountain biking Tibet in the days of 'Red China'

    At the April meeting of the Los Alamos Mountaineers, Tim Goering and Dave Colbert will give a slideshow about a mountain biking trip to China and Tibet in 1986, while they were students at the University of Arizona.
    They decided to take a semester off from school to bike across China and Tibet to Nepal, riding across Inner Mongolia, northern and central China, and from Lanzhou across Qinghai province and Tibet.
    Tim and Dave spent some time in Lhasa, stocking supplies and recovering from a nasty bout of giardia picked up earlier on the trip, and finished their trip riding from Shigatze over a 19,000 ft pass across the Himalayas down to Kathmandu.
    They rode about 3000 kilometers in all, crossing China at a time when it was just starting to open up to foreigners.
    The trip was not approved or sanctioned by the Chinese government (although they tried honestly to get official permission), and the United States Embassy strongly discouraged the trip, once they got word of our plans.
    But regardless, being young and foolish, they were determined, and early one morning they disappeared on a train headed north for (Inner) Mongolia to start the trip.
    Most of the places they rode in China, and all of Tibet except Lhasa and Shigatze, were completely closed off to foreigners, which made the trip even more interesting.