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Daily Postcard: Fall Afternoon In Guaje Canyon

on October 10, 2017 - 5:48am

Daily Postcard: Fall afternoon at the old reservoir area in Gauje Canyon. Photo by Josh Smith

Snow And Freezing Temps Moving Into Area

on October 9, 2017 - 9:17am

Courtesy/NWS

NWS News:

The National Weather Service has announced that the vast majority of impactful weather this week is expected to move into the area this afternoon through Tuesday morning. 

Weather details:

  • A quick hitting fall system will bring colder temperatures and snow to northern New Mexico. Snow should begin by early afternoon across the Sangre de Cristo mountains and Raton Pass. 
  • One to 3 inches of snow is possible around Raton Pass where at least minor impacts to I-25 are anticipated.
  • Two to 4 inches of snow are expected above 9,000 feet, with local amounts over 5 inches

Lawmakers Announce $2.5 Million In Federal Funding For Raton Water Treatment Plant

on October 9, 2017 - 9:09am
STATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Friday, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and Congressman Ben Ray Luján announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded funds, totaling $2.58 million, to help the City of Raton in northern New Mexico upgrade its Water Treatment Plant.
 
“The Raton Water Treatment Plant has served the City of Raton well since 1947 but it is long past time for the system to be upgraded and repaired,” Luján said.

Stars And Mysteries Oct. 14-15 At PEEC

on October 9, 2017 - 7:47am
 
PEEC News:
 
At 7 p.m., Oct. 13 Steve Becker will reveal the celestial objects in our night sky. Then, the fascinating planetarium film Mysteries of the Unseen World will play at 2 p.m. Oct. 14 and 15. 
 
These planetarium programs take place at the Los Alamos Nature Center and are made possible thanks to the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC).
 
During the Friday, Oct. 13 show, Steve Becker will point out the constellations, planets, and other celestial objects visible in the October night sky.

Rotary Learns About New Mexico Wildlife Center

on October 9, 2017 - 5:02am

Scott Bol, New Mexico Wildlife Center volunteer, holds Maxwell, a bald eagle, a permanent resident of the Center. Bol gave a presentation recently to the Los Alamos Rotary Club at Cottonwood on the Greens where he explained that Maxwell is believed to be almost 30 years old and suffered irreparable wing damage from a gunshot wound. Courtesy photo

Eye-to-eye with Maxwell of the New Mexico Wildlife Center. Courtesy photo

Daily Postcard: Autumn Comes To Bathtub Row

on October 9, 2017 - 4:42am

Daily Postcard: Autumn leaves color the landscape this week along Bathtub Row. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Neighbor To Neighbor Group Holds First Clean-Up Day

on October 8, 2017 - 8:59am

Neighbor to Neighbor volunteers ready to set out to work in three yards Saturday morning, from left, Carolynn Roberts, Gerrick Jones, Becca Jones, Tyler Jones, Sophia Jones, Helen Melinski and Scott Milenski. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

A few weeks ago, Los Alamos resident Becca Jones began reading on social media about the notices of violations to the Los Alamos Municipal Code that neighbors were receiving for their yards from the Code Enforcement Division of the County’s Community Development Department.

“There

Environmental Services Closed Monday

on October 8, 2017 - 7:18am

COUNTY News:

The Eco Station and Overlook Convenience Center will be closed Monday for its annual employee training and will re-open Tuesday.

Additionally, there will be no residential or commercial trash and recycling collection service provided Monday.

If the observed date falls on your normal trash day, place your materials out Wednesday for pickup.

Ski Area Is The Place To See Fall Colors Close By

on October 8, 2017 - 7:13am

Spectacular view Saturday from Ma Bell on the west side of Pajarito Mountain Ski Area of the Los Alamos fall colors. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

The view from the deck outside the Pajarito Mountain Ski Lodge Saturday morning looking up the Beginner Hill toward Lumberyard. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

The fall colors at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area are in their prime and General Manager Tom Long is inviting the community to come and see them.

Just a few miles from the Los Alamos townsite, the ski area

Daily Postcard: Sunrays Shine Over White Rock

on October 8, 2017 - 6:35am

Daily Postcard: Early morning sunrays shine through the clouds over White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypostcom

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