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Daily Postcard: Hiking At Natural Arch In Los Alamos

on December 1, 2017 - 7:13am

Daily Postcard: A family hikes near the Natural Arch along Mitchell Trail. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Daily Postcard: Birds Visit Quemazon

on November 30, 2017 - 3:37am

Daily Postcard: An array of birds visit a residence Thursday morning in Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Photo by Trisha Ancell

Photo by Trisha Ancell

Photo by Trisha Ancell

Photo by Trisha Ancell

Bandelier Main Loop Trail Closed For Helicopter Work

on November 29, 2017 - 2:24pm
Helicopter carrying thousand-pound bags of dirt and rocks for work on the Frey Trail in Frijoles Canyon, Bandelier National Monument. Courtesy/NPS
 
BANDELIER News:
 
In late October, a portion of the Main Loop Trail in Bandelier National Monument was closed for safety during a 3-day operation in which more than 150,000 pounds of dirt and rocks were helicoptered to the Frey Trail for use in trail reconstruction. 
 
This project will continue Monday, Dec. 4, weather permitting, and is expected to last 4-6 days.

Weekly Fishing Report: Nov. 29

on November 29, 2017 - 2:20pm
By GEORGE MORSE
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
The weather remained unseasonably warm and dry last week. There are reports of changes in the weather for this coming week. Temperatures may drop to what would be normal for this time of year.
 
The fishing picked up at Abiquiu Lake last week and there were finally reports of trout being caught. This could be due to the recent stocking of fingerling rainbow trout. Larger predatory fish can be attracted to the area where these fish were stocked.

Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities Opposes Elimination Of Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board

on November 29, 2017 - 6:17am
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

A proposal by its Chairman Sean Sullivan to eliminate the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) is being opposed by the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities, according to Executive Director Andrea Romero.

In a June 29 letter to the Office of Management and Budget, Sullivan proposed the elimination of the DNFSB calling it “a relic of the Cold War era defense establishment.

Daily Postcard: Pleurotus Ostreatus On Elm

on November 29, 2017 - 4:31am

Daily Postcard: Pleurotus Ostreatus (oyster mushroom) growing on elm tree logs in Los Alamos. This common edible mushroom was first cultivated in Germany as a subsistence measure during World War I and is now grown commercially around the world for food. Source: wikipedia.com. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Jemez Ranger District Plans Vallecitos Burn

on November 28, 2017 - 1:09pm
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest hope to take advantage of unseasonably favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, to resume the Vallecitos prescribed burn on the Jemez Ranger District. 
 
Ignitions could begin as early as today on the final 91-acre unit in the Vallecitos treatment area adjacent to the East Fork trail head and N.M. 4.   
 
Prescribed fires are one of the most effective tools available to resource managers for restoring fire-adapted ecosystems.

Daily Postcard: Autumn Sky On North Mesa

on November 28, 2017 - 8:19am

Daily Postcard: The autumn sky reflects on cars parked Sunday on North Mesa. Photo by Corrina Hughes

Support Local Nonprofits On Giving Tuesday Nov. 28

on November 27, 2017 - 5:43am

Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to donate to local nonprofit organizations. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Right in the middle of all the holiday shopping, just after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, falls a special day. Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28, is a global day dedicated to giving back, when people around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

Here in Los Alamos, there are many opportunities to make a difference to a nonprofit this Tuesday.

Meeting Seeks Public Comment On Draft Restoration Plan For Environmental Damage At Chevron/Questa Site

on November 27, 2017 - 5:37am
ONRT News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  State and federal trustees will host a public meeting 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7688, 2597 State Highway 522 in Questa, to discuss the recently finalized Draft Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment (“Draft RP/EA”) for the Chevron Mining Inc, Questa Mine (“Site”).
 
The Draft RP/EA was finalized recently by the New Mexico Office of Natural Resources Trustee (ONRT), the United States Department of Agriculture (represented by the Forest Service), and the United States Department of the Interior (represented by the

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