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PAC 8 Weekly TV Schedule Aug. 8-13

PAC 8 Community Media Weekly TV schedule:

Saturday, August 8, 2020 

  • Free Speech TV

Sunday, August 9, 2020

6 a.m. — FSTV

5 p.m. — The Prophetic Word

5:30 p.m. — Key to the Kingdom

6 p.m. — Drawing Men to Christ

7 p.m. — United Church

8 p.m. — La Verdad Internacional

8:30 p.m. — Inside Arts – Robert Wells

9:30 p.m. — Free Speech TV

Monday, August 10, 2020

6 a.m. — Democracy Now! LIVE

10 a.m. — The Tom Hartman Program

12:30 p.m. — Los Alamos Makers’ Space

1 p.m. — Behind the White Coat 

1:30 p.m. — Inside Arts – Robert Wells

2 p.m. — Talking Business With Beverly

2:30 p.m. — Spotlight on Los Alamos

3 p.m. — Democracy Now


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Bluebirds Lifting Spirits Around Los Alamos

Bluebirds visit a backyard garden with a pond Thursday lifting spirits on Barranca Mesa and around Los Alamos. These birds are highly social, usually feeding in flocks during the non-breeding season. They hunt for terrestrial insects by dropping to the ground from a low perch. Bluebirds also frequently feed on berries in trees and rely on trees both for nesting cavities and hunting perches. Source: allaboutbirds.com. Photo by Selvi Viswanathan

Bluebirds visit a backyard garden with a nearby pond Thursday on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Selvi Viswanathan

Bluebirds visit a backyard garden with


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Padilla: Thank You Community For Generosity Of Heart

By CINDY PADILLA
Executive Director
UWNNM

Charitable nonprofits embody the best of America. They provide a way for people to work together for the common good, transforming shared beliefs and hopes into action. They give shape to our boldest dreams, highest ideals, and noblest causes.

America’s 1.3 million charitable nonprofits feed, heal, shelter, educate, inspire, enlighten, and nurture people of every age, gender, race, and socioeconomic status, from coast to coast, border to border, and beyond. They foster civic engagement and leadership, drive economic growth, and strengthen


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Traffic Alert: Water Line Break On Los Pueblos Street

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities water crews are responding to a water line break on Los Pueblos Street west of Bonita Place on Barranca Mesa. 

Customers in the area are experiencing low to no water pressure. 

Excavation is occurring on the north side of the street with some impacts to west bound traffic at the construction zone. 

Crews estimate that water services will be restored by 6 p.m. today.


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The Family YMCA: Could 18 Year Olds And Child Care Workers Be Key To Economic Recovery After COVID?

The Family YMCA Afterschool Program participants. Courtesy/YMCA

The Family YMCA Afterschool Program participants. Courtesy/YMCA

By DIANA MARTINEZ
The Family YMCA

  • Support the economy; apply for a job caring for youth

As economists and bloggers speculate about the long-term implications of the Covid-19 pandemic, weighing next steps for parents, school districts, businesses, childcare providers and even government entities is like trying to walk across shifting sands, in a dust storm, with a bandana across your face, while holding a child on your hips. It’s scary. 

Los Alamos Public


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COVID Cancels 2020 Los Alamos County Fair And Rodeo

The Annual Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo celebration will not take place this year due to crowd considerations in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, and to comply with the New Mexico Department of Health’s public emergency order governing mass gatherings. The cancellation includes the exhibits at Mesa Public Library, the parade downtown, the festivities at Ashley Pond Park and the Arts & Crafts Fair at Fuller Lodge, the Rodeo at Brewer Arena and the Cowboy Dinner & Dance. Cartoon created by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com


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Cone Zone: Week Of Aug. 10, 2020  

COUNTY News:

The Public Works/Traffic Division provides the latest updates on the following projects:

Public Works Department:

Diamond Drive near the Golf Course  

A contractor will be conducting soils boring operations alongside Diamond Drive at the Golf Course. No traffic impediments are expected, but drivers will see signage and cones along the shoulders alerting them to construction in the area.

Lane Closure on Sherwood Boulevard

Motorists can expect a lane closure and flagging operations on Sherwood Boulevard as work begins on the Pinon Park Splash Pad project. The contractor will


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White Rock Senior Center Opened Doors 25 Years Ago

Dale Lipp and Ken Hendricks are the dulcet duo who will perform Aug. 11 at the Betty Ehart Center and Aug. 18 at the WR Senior Center, to celebrate its 25 year anniversary. Change will be collected at each event to make morale boosting bags for every senior in local assisted living facilities. Courtesy photo
Danyell Sena and Christopher Thomas receive the first delivery of bags Tuesday on George Best’s 100th birthday. Learn more about the drive-thru lunch options at either center by visiting www.losalamosseniorcenter.com or requesting a newsletter at 505.662.8920. Courtesy photo

By


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Scholarships Available At UNM-LA For Fall Semester

Seven of 25 recipients at the Fall 2019 Scholarship Luncheon, from left, Jeremayah Palmer-Scott, Jared Mohr, Emily Jones, Laura Dominguez, Aaliyah Sandoval, Shaeon Johnson and Taylor Martinez. Photo by Nancy Coombs

UNM-LA News:

UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) continues to welcome new students for fall classes, which begin Aug. 17. Financial aid and scholarship opportunities are still available for incoming students.

This fall, the campus will offer a variety of class modalities for fall semester. Due to the pandemic, the majority of classes will be online, with a few classes that require hands-on


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New Mexico Sports Hall Of Fame Cancels Class Of 2020

By NMHOF Board

The New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame (NMSHOF) will not have a class of 2020, and will instead honor the 2019 class next spring during its annual celebration weekend and banquet.

This week, the NMSHOF Board of Directors unanimously voted on the change.

The annual Induction Banquet previous scheduled for last April was postponed due to the Covid-19 shutdown. The Charity Golf Classic is scheduled for April 10 at Twin Warriors Golf Club with the banquet slated for April 11 at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

The board has started working on the Class of 2021 and are now accepting nominations.


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14th Annual Day Of The Tread Scheduled For Oct. 25

Scene from a previous Day of the Tread known for its fun Day of the Dead inspired costumes. Courtesy photo

Scene from a previous Day of the Tread known for its fun Day of the Dead inspired costumes. Courtesy photo

SUNNY505 News:

Registration is now open for the 14th Annual Day of the Tread presented by True Health New Mexico and benefiting various non-profit organizations that serve New Mexico’s children.

The event is scheduled for Oct. 25, pending any COVID-19 restrictions. In conjunction, there will be a virtual event, should the live event be canceled or if people are more comfortable riding


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Library Conversations: Have Recipe, Will Travel

LIBRARY News:

Eating new and delicious food is one of the best parts of traveling. Anyone missing that adventure should consider this an invitation to a virtual meal and conversation with library staff.

Try a new recipe and come ready to talk about it. Share the story of favorite travel meal experience and learn about some excellent cookbooks that may be borrowed from the library.

The virtual meal and conversation begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13 on Zoom to connect over food, recipes and stories.

Visit https://tinyurl.com/y4w9fput for the Zoom. Or go to https://losalamoslibrary.org and click


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Santa Fe Activist Shares Hiroshima Day Recollections

Photograph of Hiroshima shortly after the dropping of the atomic bomb. Photo by Shiegeo Hayashi

Stephen Fox

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post
bjgordon@ladailypost.com

On Aug. 6, 1945, the United States becomes the first and only nation to use atomic weaponry during wartime when it dropped an atomic bomb  on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.

Approximately 80,000 people are killed as a direct result of the blast, and another 35,000 are injured. At least another 60,000 would be dead by the end of the year from the effects of the fallout.

On Aug. 6, 1945, the American bomber Enola Gay dropped a five-ton


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