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Bandelier National Monument Extends Visitor Center Hours While High-Country Hikes Offer Abundant Wildflowers  

Abundant moisture lately has created a wildflower bonanza in Bandelier’s high country. Courtesy/NPS

BANDELIER News:

Bandelier National Monument is extending park visitor center hours to 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning Sunday, Aug. 1.

Good summer rains have produced a massive wildflower bloom in Bandelier’s high country that should last for at least several more weeks.

Visitation this year at Bandelier is up 157 percent from 2019 after seeing a drastic downturn last year during the pandemic. More of those visitors are arriving earlier in the day to avoid the typical midday surge when the


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Sullivan: LEDA Is Important For Local Retail Businesses

By PATRICK SULLIVAN
Executive Director
Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation

LEDA is important for local retail businesses.

On Tuesday, July 27, the County Council will consider amending its existing Local Economic Development Act (LEDA) ordinance to come into compliance with changes that were approved at the State level last January. The changes are brief, but impactful and focus on allowing municipalities to utilize LEDA to incentivize retail businesses.

LEDA is a mechanism that allows either the State or a municipality to directly contribute resources to a private sector


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Los Alamos County Encourages Motorists New To Driving Through Roundabout To View YouTube Video

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County encourages individuals who may be new to driving through the new roundabout at the eastern edge of Los Alamos to check out this educational video from the Federal Highway Administration on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peUf2NRdWxs

Motorists also may also find this brochure from the New Mexico Department of Transportation helpful in navigating roundabouts:


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Weekly Fishing Report: July 26, 2021

By GEORGE MORSE
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

Summer is winding down. Soon, high school athletes will begin practicing for their fall sports seasons with most schools beginning the 2021-2022 school year by the end of August. Families will be getting out and going on what could be their final chance at a family camping trip.

Fishing conditions heading into August are the best they have been in several years. Beneficial monsoon rains have kept streamflow high and water temperatures cooler this year. The land looks greener than it has in recent years when we were plagued with drought.


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Infinity & Beyond: Galvanizing Students To Reach For Stars

Screenshot taken during a July 15 Google Meet with Rio Rancho Public Schools’ Native American Summer Academy guest speaker Aaron Yazzie. Yazzie shows students a selfie the Mars Rover took. Photo by Kelly Pearce 

Screenshot taken during July 15 Google Meet with Rio Rancho Public Schools’ Native American Summer Academy guest speaker Aaron Yazzie. Yazzie shows students pictures of Mars from the Mars Rover with a picture of himself on the Navajo Nation near Tuba City Ariz. Photo by Kelly Pearce 

By KELLY PEARCE
Teach Plus New Mexico

What inspired you to work at NASA? How long does it take to travel


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Letter To The Editor: The State Of New Mexico Business

By CHARLES SULLIVAN
Albuquerque

Why would any large, for profit, business want to come to New Mexico unless bribed to do so?

As New Mexico slowly stirs from its self-induced COVID coma, it finds itself with the highest unemployment rate in the country.

Surrounding states are bustling with economic activity while New Mexico yawns and stretches after its long and deep sleep. As is always the case, our politicos bemoan our lack of economic diversification and promise to bring jobs and economic development to the state.

Their chances of success are most likely doomed.

In the race to attract private


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Read The Latest Letters To The Editor

LADP News:

Click on the “Letters to the Editor” button on the menu bar at the top of this page, or this link, to access the latest Letter to the Editor submissions published in the Los Alamos Daily Post.

All past letters are archived in that location as well.

Letters to the Editor also are posted on the Los Alamos Daily Post Facebook page.


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Senators Heinrich, Luján Welcome $150,000 In American Rescue Plan Relief For Three Rural Airports In New Mexico

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) are welcoming an announcement from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that a total of $150,000 in grant funding will head to three New Mexico airports in Artesia, Farmington and Moriarty.

The funds are made available through the American Rescue Plan that both Senators Heinrich and Luján championed to become law. These grants provide economic relief funds for costs related to operations, personnel, cleaning, sanitization, janitorial services, debt service payments, and combating


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