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Daily Postcard: Storm Clouds Over Los Alamos

on August 13, 2017 - 7:03am

Daily Postcard: Storm clouds fill the sky earlier in the week over Los Alamos. Photo by Corrina Hughes

Collared Lizard Guards Onion Patch In White Rock

on August 12, 2017 - 7:46am

This collared lizard that residents affectionately call Lizzy has been guarding the family onion and chives patch for weeks at a home on Rio Bravo in Pajarito Acres in White Rock. The family reports that Lizzy hunts every day for grasshoppers and butterflies near sunset, and avoids encounters with various birds (roadrunners and towhees) and a resident bull snake (about 6-feet long). Photo by Patrick Neher

Lizzy the collared lizard has taken up residence at a home in Pajarito Acres. Photo by Patrick Neher

Lizzy gets in some afternoon rock climbing at her new home in Pajarito Acres.

Galactic Winds Push Researchers To Probe Galaxies At Unprecedented Scale

on August 12, 2017 - 6:53am
A density projection of a cool cloud getting destroyed as it is exposed to an outflow’s hot wind. Rather than getting pushed, the simulation shows the cold material instead becomes gradually heated until it is fully incorporated into the hot wind. Courtesy/Evan Schneider, Princeton University
OLCF News:
When astronomers peer into the universe, what they see often exceeds the limits of human understanding. Such is the case with low-mass galaxies—galaxies a fraction of the size of our own Milky Way.
These small, faint systems made up of millions or billions of stars, dust, and gas

Heinrich, Tillis Lead Letter To U.S. International Trade Commission Opposing Tariffs Harming Solar Industry

on August 12, 2017 - 6:30am
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), along with a bipartisan group of senators, are urging the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to not impose tariffs that would negatively affect the American solar industry.
In a letter to Chairman Rhonda Schmidtlein, the lawmakers—who both represent states that have a growing solar industry—expressed their deep concern with the pending Section 201 global safeguard case regarding solar cell and module manufacturing in the United States. The ITC will hold a public hearing on the

Daily Postcard: Sunrise From Walnut Street

on August 12, 2017 - 6:24am

Daily Postcard: A sunrise Friday lights the sky from Walnut Street. Photo by Chris Clark/

Summer Concert Is On Tonight … Rain Or Shine!

on August 11, 2017 - 5:26pm

Dale Watson and the Lonestars perform at 7 p.m. today at Ashley Pond regardless of the weather. Courtesy photo


The Los Alamos County Summer Concert is on tonight regardless of whether it continues to rain!

Country music star Dale Watson and his band the Lonestars from Austin, Texas perform at 7 p.m. at Ashley Pond Park.

Watson has been dubbed by the Austin Chronicle as the “silver pompadoured, baritone beltin’, Lone Star drinkin’, honky-tonk hellraiser.” He also plays rockabilly and Texas swing.

Bandelier Law Enforcement Rangers Offer Reward For Information On Elk Poaching

on August 11, 2017 - 3:28pm
NPS News:
Between the evening of Aug. 3 and morning of Aug. 4, an elk was poached within Bandelier National Monument. 
Evidence was collected at the scene and some parts of the poached elk were taken by the suspects. 
The incident occurred along N.M. 4 near milepost 44 near Cerro Grande. The elk was on the south side of the road. If you observed a vehicle stopped along the road during this time, Bandelier law enforcement rangers want to know about it. 
If you have any information you believe may be related, call 505.672.3861 extension 401 or 402. Bandelier National Monument

Northern New Mexico National Forests Extend Application Deadline For SRS Funding To Aug. 14

on August 11, 2017 - 2:56pm
SFNF News:
SANTA FE  The Carson, Cibola and Santa Fe National Forests have extended the deadline to apply for funding under Title II of the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) and Community Self-Determination Act to Aug. 14, 2017. 
Up to $680,000 is available to tribal and local governments, small businesses, non-governmental organizations and Forest Service field units for ecosystems and land and water quality projects that benefit the three forests in Northern New Mexico. 
Title II funding directs millions of federal dollars into local communities for education, law enforcement, roads

Daily Postcard: Sunset With Moon Spotted Sunday

on August 11, 2017 - 6:29am

Daily Postcard: A sunset with the moon is spotted Sunday from Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Notice: Possible Quorum Of Environmental Sustainability Board Members At County Fair Saturday

on August 10, 2017 - 6:44am


A quorum for the Los Alamos County Environmental Sustainability Board may be present 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12 at Ashley Pond during the Los Alamos County Fair.

A quorum may be present, however, no action will be taken.