Explore Geology Of Valles Caldera Saturday Sept. 14

Local geologists Cathy and Fraser Goff will lead a PEEC van tour Sept. 14 of the geology of the Valles Caldera. Courtesy/PEEC

VCNP News:

The community is invited to join local geology experts Fraser and Cathy Goff 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 on a PEEC field trip driving through Valles Caldera National Preserve.

Participants will examine the volcanology and geothermal springs of the 1.25-million-year-old Valles Caldera — the world’s type example of a resurgent caldera.

The trip will consist of six stops and take most of the day. Participants will meet promptly at 9 a.m. at the Valles Caldera

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Scenes From U.S. Sen. Tom Udall Tour Of Successful Tech Transfer Company UbiQD In Los Alamos

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall came to Los Alamos Wednesday to tour the facilities of Ubiquitous Quantum Dots (UbiQD), a successful tech transfer company at the forefront of LCD innovation at 134 Eastgate Dr. Here Sen. Udall chats with UbiQD CEO Hunter McDaniel, center, Council Vice Chair Pete Sheehey, third from right, and Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation Executive Director Patrick Sullivan, left. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall during a tour Wednesday at UbiQD. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, left, chats with UbiQD CEO Hunter McDaniel.

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Scenes From U.S. Sen. Udall Visit To Successful Tech Transfer Facilities Pebble Labs And NMC Wednesday

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall visited Los Alamos Wednesday to tour the facilities of successful tech transfer companies Pebble Labs and the New Mexico Consortium (NMC) Biological Laboratory at 100 Entrada Dr. Udall has long worked to promote tech transfer initiatives that bolster New Mexico’s economy. From left, Pebble Labs CEO Michael Harrison, Sen. Udall, Pebble Labs Chief Science Officer Dr. Richard Sayre and NMC Executive Director Dr. Steven Buelow. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall chats with scientists during his tour Wednesday at Pebble Labs and the New Mexico Consortium

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African Serval Wild Cat Spotted Near Hyde Memorial State Park In Santa Fe Is Captured

An African serval has been captured in Santa Fe near Hyde Memorial State Park. Courtesy/NMG&F

NMG&F News:

SANTA FE – The search for the African serval spotted near Hyde Memorial State Park in Santa Fe has ended with its safe capture.

Conservation Officer Manuel Overby caught the approximately 30-pound male Sub-Saharan African animal early Thursday morning in a live cage and transported it to the Albuquerque BioPark for evaluation and safe keeping while a permanent home is determined. Officers also will attempt to identify the origin of its escape.

“Our residents did the right thing

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Community Labs Gather At MIT For Global Summit

Sophia Li, a former LAPS student, learning safe biotechnology practices at Biodidact. Li is now a student at MIT. Courtesy photo

Leaders of the American Biological Safety Association and community lab leaders from around the world came together in Baltimore, Md. for an extensive biosafety and biosecurity meeting. Courtesy photo

Biodidact News:

Community labs are laboratory spaces that provide facilities for members of the community to explore and engage in scientific experiments. Popular citizen science projects such as “The Real Vegan Cheese” and the “Open Insulin” projects started

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Weekly Fishing Report: Sept. 5, 2019

Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

The weather has been hotter than normal for late August and early September. I would bet that right now that’s making it tough for elk and deer hunters during the early archery season.

This time of year I like to cruise the Forest Service roads looking for blue grouse, which are excellent eating. I’ll get out and walk spots where I have bagged grouse in previous seasons. If I happen to come across a tassel-eared squirrel or a cottontail rabbit, I’ll also try to harvest them. I might spot some band-tailed pigeons, but I need to remember to print

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League Of Women Voters Of Los Alamos Board: How Individuals Can Address Climate Change

By League Of Women Voters Of Los Alamos Board

Many Los Alamos residents feel an urgency to tackle climate change and many are already doing what they can in their own lives. Some are adding insulation, planting trees, using LED light bulbs, switching to electric cars, and so on.

When trying to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, most people think of electricity generation. Of course, this is an important source of emissions and our Los Alamos County utility is addressing this. Within three years we will no longer be part of the San Juan Generating Station, substantially decreasing our coal-sourced

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Santa Fe National Forest: More Abandoned Campfires – Some Campers Still Don’t Get It

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Although the forest-wide numbers have improved over the summer season, fire staff on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) found at least a dozen abandoned campfires over the Labor Day weekend, bringing the year’s total for that one district alone to a whopping 164 abandoned campfires.

“And that’s 164 unnecessary opportunities for a wildfire to get out of control and threaten firefighter and public safety,” Jemez District Ranger Brian Riley said. “Someone’s carelessness puts lives, property and natural resources at unnecessary risk.”


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