Chris Clark

Chart 667: Los Alamos Returns To Green On CDC Map

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released Thursday, Aug. 11, its weekly update to the COVID-19 community level map. The CDC framework designates community level based on diagnoses and hospitalization levels (Link). Los Alamos was downgraded to green, after three months of elevated community levels. Masks are recommended for all in countries at the highest, red, risk level. Masks are recommended for at-risk individuals in counties at the intermediate, yellow, risk level. Source: CDC. Map: mapchart.net. Created by Eli Ben-Naim Read More

Angel Fire Launches Hot Air Balloon Festival And Series Of Live Music Concerts

Courtesy/Angel Fire Resort

AFR News:

ANGEL FIRE — Kids might be heading back to school this week, but Angel Fire Resort is helping summer last just a little bit longer with the annual Balloons Over Angel Fire Weekend event, Mimosas on Main Street, and a slate of outdoor concerts in August, including a well-known Austin-based band, The Staudt Brothers.  

BALLOONS OVER ANGEL FIRE

This weekend watch a field of more than 35 hot-air balloons at sunrise as they gracefully float up into the cool morning air of the Moreno Valley. Balloons Over Angel Fire is one of the few high-mountain hot-air balloon events Read More

Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard Reacts To Kids Count Data Showing New Mexico Again In 50th Among States For Child Well-Being

New Mexico Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard

STATE News:

…Commissioner Garica Richard urges support of Constitutional Amendment No. 1 

ALBUQERQUE — New Mexico is again ranked 50th in the nation for child well-being according to the national Kids Count Data Book, a 50-state report released Monday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands Stephanie Garcia Richard, on behalf of the Vote YES for Kids campaign, responded to the results in a video statement where she urges New Mexicans to support Constitutional Amendment No. 1, which will appear Read More

Tony Kamel To Play At Fuller Lodge Thursday Aug. 18

Tony Kamel

COMMUNITY News:

The last time Tony Kamel was in Los Alamos he was leading his Grammy-nominated band, Wood and Wire, through two scorching sets of bluegrass music in front of a packed audience in Fuller Lodge. 

That show sold out a week before the band came to town and surprised Jonathan Lathrop, Executive Director of Live in Los Alamos. 

“The band had never been in this neck of the woods before, and I had no idea that bluegrass had such a cross-generational appeal,” Lathrop said. He is confident that Kamel will draw another sold-out crowd as he tours in support of his recently released solo Read More

New Mexico Vintage Fund Invests In Ganymede Games

Techstars Boulder Summer 2022 Cohort. Courtesy photo

Ganymede Games’ first video game release is ‘Xenotheria’, a story-driven, deckbuilding RPG. Embark on a perilous journey across a sprawling desert planet devastated by a cataclysmic event. A party of allies explore derelict spaceships, fight alien enemies, and uncover a sinister plot. Wishlist Xenotheria on Steam to be notified on launch. Courtesy photo

BUSINESS News:

New Mexico Vintage Fund 2022, a partner fund of New Mexico Angels, just closed on a $100,000 investment in Las Cruces-based Ganymede Games. The fund invests in early-stage Read More

NMSP: Missing Endangered Advisory – Arthur Nobile Of Los Alamos

NMSP News:

The Los Alamos Police Department (LAPD) is looking for Arthur Nobile (64)from Los Alamos.

Nobile is described as 5’8” tall, weighing 155 pounds, with brown eyes, and white hair.

Nobile was last seen wearing an unknown color collard shirt and jeans.

Nobile was last seen at around 7 a.m. Friday, July 22 at his residence located on San Juan Street in Los Alamos.

Nobile is driving a white 2021 Toyota Camry bearing New Mexico license plate RJT554.

Nobile is missing and is believed to be in danger if not located.

Members of the public with any information on the whereabouts of Arthur Nobile Read More

New Mexico Man Participates In World’s Largest International Maritime Warfare Exercise

Ensign Collin Johnson

NAVCO News:

PEARL HARBOR — A 2017 V. Sue Cleveland High School graduate and Placitas, New Mexico native is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of the world’s largest international maritime warfare exercise, Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC).

Ensign Collin Johnson serves aboard USS Chafee, operating out of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

As an ensign, Johnson is responsible for electronic warfare monitoring for the ship while handling and processing signals from Navy vessels.

Today, Johnson uses skills and values similar to those learned in Placitas.

“I’ve learned it’s the Read More

Amateur Naturalist: Fire Ecology Of Ponderosa Trees

(Picture 1) A disbursed grove of mature ponderosa trees with no young trees growing among them. One single young tree is growing outside of the grove in direct sunlight. Photo by Robert Dryja

By ROBERT DRYJA
Los Alamos

Ponderosa trees do not tolerant shade. 

Young ponderosa seedlings close to adult ponderosa trees grow slowly or not all in the shade of adult trees.  A grove of ponderosa trees therefore spreads out with few or no young trees growing among them. Low intensity forest fires reinforce this arrangement by burning low growing trees and shrubs. (A low intensity fire does not burn the upper Read More

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