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Daily Postcard: Morning Glow Spotted From Quemazon

on May 11, 2017 - 6:52am

Daily Postcard: The glow of the sun spotted lighting the sky Sunday morning from Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell 

Daily Postcard: Sunrise Sunday from Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell 

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry Praises National Laboratories During Los Alamos Visit

on May 10, 2017 - 6:54pm
U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry speaks with the media this afternoon following his talk with Laboratory employees at TA-3. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Energy Secretary Rick Perry during his press conference today at TA-3. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Energy Secretary Rick Perry met with media representatives Wednesday afternoon after he had toured Los Alamos National Laboratory and addressed lab employees.

Bandelier Shuttles Begin Operating Season Sunday

on May 10, 2017 - 5:34pm
One of the Atomic City Transit shuttle buses that will carry visitors from White Rock to Bandelier National Monument May 14 to Oct. 15 this year. Courtesy/NPS
 
BANDELIER News:
 
It's been a busy spring at Bandelier National Monument. There have been many days when it was very noticeable that there's just not enough parking in Frijoles Canyon near the Visitor Center, and visitors and rangers alike wished the shuttles were running.
 
Now the waiting is over - the shuttles will start back up this Sunday, May 14. On the same day, the Bandelier Visitor Center hours will lengthen to 9 a.m.

Eat And Celebrate Nature Like A Bear And Experience The Great Outdoors At Bandelier National Monument

on May 10, 2017 - 1:39pm
PEEC News:
 
Los Alamos is the perfect destination to get back to the great outdoors this May, with unique and exciting activities, as well as scenic and unforgettable outdoor trails for hiking, biking, exploring history and more.
 
This May, celebrate nature and one of its most incredible creatures at the Los Alamos Nature Center’s Bear Festival.

Udall: Senate Rejects Repeal Of Commonsense Natural Gas Waste Prevention Rule

on May 10, 2017 - 9:54am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall issued the following statement after the Senate voted 49-51, defeating a measure to repeal the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) natural gas waste prevention rule through the Congressional Review Act (CRA). Udall helped lead the fight against the repeal.
 
"This is a victory for taxpayers and school children in New Mexico — because we were able to fend off this dangerous repeal, New Mexico will continue to benefit from the BLM's commonsense steps to prevent the waste of taxpayer-owned natural gas, create

Nature Center Talk: Unusual Wildlife Of Madagascar

on May 10, 2017 - 8:32am

This leaping lemur, diademed sifaka, is endemic to specific regions of eastern Madagascar. Photo by Martin Cooper

PEEC News:

Local photographer Martin Cooper will share photos from his three-week visit to Madagascar, which covered four ecosystems and gave him the chance to capture images of wildlife including lemurs, chameleons, and endemic birds that are unique to the island. This free talk, organized by Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), is 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 16 at the Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road.

Madagascar has been biologically isolated from Africa and

Southwest Nordic Ski Club And Santa Fe National Forest Celebrate 30 Years Of Partnership

on May 9, 2017 - 6:41pm
SFNF Recreation Specialist Jennifer Sublett presents Partnership Award to Clay Moseley. Courtesy photo
 
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  It has been 30 years since David Platts first “adopted” the trail to Canada Bonita with the intent to create a first-rate Nordic course for the Junior Nordic Team in Los Alamos. 
 
That was the beginning of a long and successful partnership between the Southwest Nordic Ski Club and the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF).
 
In honor of their 30-year collaboration, the SFNF recently presented the Southwest Nordic Ski Club with a Partnership Award and recognized

Interior Department Releases List Of Monuments Under Review, Announces Formal Public Comment Period

on May 9, 2017 - 3:16pm
USDI News:
 
WASHINGTON D.C.  The Department of the Interior announced the first ever formal public comment period for members of the public to officially weigh in on monument designations under the Antiquities Act of 1906, and the Department released a list of monuments under review under the President’s Executive Order 13792, issued April 26, 2017.
 
A public comment period is not required for monument designations under the Antiquities Act; however, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and President Trump both strongly believe that local input is a critical component of federal land

Community Plant Swap Unitarian Church May 14 & 20

on May 9, 2017 - 6:56am

Daily Postcard: Light Show Fills Sky Over Ashley Pond

on May 9, 2017 - 6:40am

Daily Postcard: A light show fills the sky Saturday night over Ashley Pond. Photo by Paul Jaramillo Sr.

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