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Ponderosa Pines Shares Charging Station Usage With Community

on October 15, 2019 - 4:46pm

Ponderosa Pines Apartments is making available to the community its ChargePoint (Electric Vehicle Charging Station) at 3000 Trinity Dr. The one charging station can charge two vehicles at the same time. The charging station is on the south side of building 1, just 0.3 mile from the Reel Deal Theater. Visit chargepoint.com to sign up for an account, download the app and start charging. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Change Of Seasons: Flower Baskets Coming Down

on October 15, 2019 - 3:42pm
Workers from Los Alamos Landscaping take down the flower baskets Monday that graced the town throughout the summer, including these on Central Avenue, signaling the change of seasons. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

La Vista Pastor Appreciation Potluck And Hike Sunday

on October 15, 2019 - 8:25am
Courtesy photo
 
La Vista Church News:
 
The community is invited to join La Vista Church, Sunday Oct. 20, after services to show Pastor Jeff Moore and his wife Lara just how much they are appreciated.
 
Bring a dish to share at the potluck lunch, then join in a fun (easy) hike. Sign up to bring a dish.

NWS: Today’s High Near 66; Tonight’s Low Around 37

on October 15, 2019 - 8:18am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 66 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 37. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Tall Symbol Of Fall Spotted On Bryce

on October 15, 2019 - 7:53am

Daily Postcard: The sunny days and cool nights of fall have colored the leaves on this tall tree growing in a yard on Bryce Avenue near Rover Boulevard in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Extreme Solar Storms May Actually Be More Frequent

on October 14, 2019 - 12:58pm
This visualization depicts what a coronal mass ejection might look like as it interacts with the interplanetary medium and magnetic forces. Courtesy/NASA/Steele Hill
 
An image from NASA’s Solar Dynamic Observatory shows a giant sunspot present in 2014. The sunspot spanned 80,000 miles. Courtesy/NASA/SDO
 
AGU News:
 
Researchers propose in a new study why an extreme solar storm in 1859 was so damaging to Earth’s magnetic field. They compared the storm with other extreme storms in history, suggesting this storm is not likely unique.
 
The September 1859 Carrington Event ejected

Discover Why Scientists Monitor Bird Populations

on October 14, 2019 - 12:17pm
Join Keegan Tranquillo, Dulce Flores and Sarah Milligan at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15 to learn about Bandelier National Monument’s bird banding program. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
Visit the Los Alamos Nature Center at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15 to learn more about Bandelier National Monument’s long-term bird banding program.
 
Bandelier bird biologists Keegan Tranquillo and Sarah Milligan and international intern Dulce Flores will give an overview of the program and discuss why it is important to monitor wildlife.

Purgatory Opens For Winter 19/20 Season Nov. 22

on October 14, 2019 - 10:07am
Friday Morning's inaugural snowmaking operations at Purgatory Resort. Courtesy/Purgatory
 
Scene of snowmaking operations Friday at Purgatory Resort. Courtesy/Purgatory
 
PURGATORY News:
 

The snow was flying Friday morning at Purgatory Resort amidst the beautiful fall colors.

 
Purgatory opens Nov. 22 for the Winter 19/20 season, and is hoping for another record-breaking season of snowfall. Last season was the third snowiest on record for the resort, and all of that cold weather and moisture delayed peak foliage by several weeks. 
 
Here are just a few reasons to consider

MRM: ‘Monks, Moonstone, And Malbec’ Oct. 19

on October 14, 2019 - 10:07am

Chama Chile Ski Classic & Winter Fiesta Jan. 18-19

on October 14, 2019 - 9:49am
 
SKI News:
 
The Chama Chile Ski Classic & Winter Fiesta, northern New Mexico’s premier winter event, takes place Jan. 18-19, 2020, in Chama, NM and the South San Juan Mountains.
 
There are 6K & 18K Freestyle and 6K & 12 K Classic Cross-country ski races; USSSA qualifying 6K & 12 K Snowshoe Races and combined races. The race course is located 12 miles north of Chama and includes a portion of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad track.

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