Environment

Weekly Fishing Report Aug. 29

By GEORGE MORSE
Los Alamos Daily Post
Sports and Outdoors
 
As predicted last week, the fishing at the Canjilon Lakes was rated good to very good last week. The Lakes were reopened for fishing Aug. 22 after being closed for several years and had been heavily-stocked with rainbow trout, including some averaging more than 18 inches in size. I also heard reports that the shoreline was very crowded with anglers, which didn’t surprise me.
 
The Lakes were not stocked last week, but there should be plenty of stockers left and maybe the crowds will be a bit thinner. Try to fish during the week to

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Bear Week Appreciation And Wrap Up

Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation Chair James Robinson, front row center, with volunteers during Bear Week at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy photo
 
Salmon selections for the annual Eat like a Bear Buffet. Courtesy photo
 
 
By JAMES ROBINSON
Chair of LEWF

I want to begin by thanking Los Alamos, the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, and all those who helped put together another successful Bear Week!

The “Eat like a Bear Buffet” and “Bear Festival” are not only a wonderful partnership of local, state, federal and non-profit entities, but also the only events


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BLM Helium Sales Generate $130 Million For Taxpayers

BLM News:
 
AMARILLO, Texas The Bureau of Land Management today announced that $130 million generated from the 2017 sale and auction of crude helium from the Federal Helium Reserve is being transferred to the U.S. Treasury.
 
The Federal Helium Reserve is a resource owned by the American people and managed by the BLM’s Amarillo, Texas, Field Office. The helium revenues were received in accordance with the Helium Stewardship Act of 2013, which provided for market-based pricing and competitive auctions for the sale of Federal helium.
 
The BLM’s Federal Helium Program

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Los Amigos de Valles Caldera Offers Wildlife-Viewing And Backcountry Van Tours At National Preserve

VCNP News:
 
SANTA FE  Los Amigos de Valles Caldera, the official Friends Group and Cooperating Association for the Valles Caldera National Preserve, will begin offering a series of 16 guided wildlife viewing and backcountry van tours through the preserve 4-8 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 15 to Oct. 20.
 
These tours are made possible through the efforts of Los Amigos to enhance visitor experience on the preserve.

General reservations begin Saturday, Aug. 25. Tickets for adults are $48 and $38 for youth (12 and under). Seats must be reserved online in advance through eventbrite.com


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Scenes From Rotary Club Treehouse Ribbon Cutting

Rotary Club of Los Alamos Service Director and LAPD Cmdr. Oliver Morris, center, welcomes the community to the new treehouse Saturday at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Rotary raised funds to construct the treehouse, which cost $30,000. This is the most the local organization has ever spent on a single project. Taking part in the ceremonial ribbon cutting for the Rotary project, from left, Green Lawn Supreme owner Danny Romero, which designed and constructed the treehouse, Rotary President Vincent Chiravelle, past president Laura Loy, Morris, County Councilor Antonio Maggiore and Rotarian


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Scenes From Second Annual Bear Festival

The community celebrated its black bear neighbors with the Pajarito Environmental Education Center and Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation during the second annual Bear Festival Saturday at the Los Alamos Nature Center on Canyon Road. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene from Bear Festival Saturday at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene from the 2018 Bear Festival at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene from the 2018 Bear Festival at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com


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NIST: Many Arctic Pollutants Decrease After Market Removal And Regulation

Persistent Organic Pollutants, also known as POPs, can having lasting impacts on both people and wild animals in the Arctic. Research shows some POPs are decreasing in the region after being pulled from market or regulated around the globe. Courtesy/Arturo de Frias Marques (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Polar_Bear_AdF.jpg)
 
NIST News:
 
Levels of some persistent organic pollutants (POPs) regulated by the Stockholm Convention are decreasing in the Arctic, according to an international team of researchers who have been actively monitoring the northern regions

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Summit Garden Club Plant Sale Sept. 8

GARDEN CLUB News:
 
Summit Garden Club is hosting a plant sale 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
 
The community is invited to shop for plants at the nature center at 2600 Canyon Road, across from the United Church.

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Gibson And Medin Tie For Top Predictor

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ACRR News:
 
Lindsay Gibson and Zach Medin tied for best prediction at 18 seconds off in the weekly pace race Aug. 21 in the Quemazon Complex.
 
Other accurate predictors were: Anders Medin, 8, with a 24 second differential, Luke Gibson, 6, and Roxana Candia who also was the first female finisher on the 1 mile course recording a 9:41 at 39 seconds off, Adrian Medin, 7, and Aaron Jackson tied at 42 seconds off, and Levi Gibson, 8, recording a 60 second difference as well as the top finisher on the 1 mile course with a time of 8:40.
 
On the 3 mile

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International Artists Explore Inner And Outer Space

Cristopher Cichocki. Courtesy photo
 

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ART News:
 
International Artists Explore Inner and Outer Space: Space Cloud and Circular Dimensions: a LASER talk with Espacio La Nube of Madrid, Spain and Cristopher Cichocki of Coachella Valley, Calif.
 
Biocultura will present the fourth annual Leonardo Art, Science, Evening Rendezvous (LASER) Talk at 6 p.m.. Saturday, Sept. 8 at Santa Fe Community College Lecture Hall (see yellow balloons).For information and registration: http://bioculturasantafe.com/events. Event is Free.
 
Hugo Cifre, Álvaro

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Udall, Heinrich Bill To Protect Chaco Canyon Area Receives Key Committee Hearing

U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) submitted testimony to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining hearing on the Chaco Cultural Heritage Protection Act (S. 2907), a bill he introduced with U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) to ensure the protection of culturally important areas nearby Chaco Culture National Historical Park.
 
Udall’s bill would prevent any future leasing or development of minerals owned by the U.S. government on lands in a 10-mile buffer region surrounding the

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Heinrich Statement On Rollback Of Clean Power Plan

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s new rule to gut the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan:
 
“There is no doubt that climate change is already disrupting our lives. We are seeing unprecedented wildfires raging throughout the West, more extreme weather events across the nation, and volatile precipitation patterns in New Mexico that are causing

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PEEC: Discoveries Of NASA’s Kepler Mission Saturday

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PEEC News:
 
Explore the stellar discoveries of the NASA Kepler Mission at the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium with Joyce Guzik this at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 25 right after Bear Festival.
 
The NASA Kepler spacecraft, launched in March 2009 into an Earth-trailing orbit around the Sun, has so far discovered more than 2,000 planets around other stars. It also has examined brightness variations for hundreds of thousands of stars, revealing many new variable star types and providing data for researchers to infer the size, mass, age and interior structure

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Udall, Heinrich, Luján Announce $1.48 Million For Los Alamos Electric Buses

CONGRESSIONAL News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representative Ben Ray Luján announced that the Department of Transportation has awarded Los Alamos Atomic City Transit $1.485 million through the Low or No Emission Grant Program to purchase new zero-emission battery electric buses to replace the City’s existing diesel fleet.

Atomic City Transit offers transit service in both Los Alamos and White Rock, ADA complementary paratransit, and a shuttle service to Bandelier National Monument during peak visitor season.


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NIST: Graphene Quantum Dot Structure Takes Cake

Illustration of the wedding cake structure formed by electrons magnetically confined within tiny regions in graphene. Photo by C. Gutiérrez/NIST
 
NIST News:
 
In a marriage of quantum science and solid-state physics, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have used magnetic fields to confine groups of electrons to a series of concentric rings within graphene, a single layer of tightly packed carbon atoms.
 
This tiered “wedding cake,” which appears in images that show the energy level structure of the electrons, experimentally confirms

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Horse Owners Share Thoughts On Bike Flow Trail

From left, June Wall, Amy Rogers, Louis Schulte and Nancy Boudrie share their thoughts on the bike flow trail during an interview at the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
kirsten@ladailypost.com

As community input on the Los Alamos County’s bike flow trail project is collected, members of the equestrian community hope their perspectivehot on the project is considered.

A few local horseback riders recently spoke with the Los Alamos Daily Post about the bike flow trail and shared their thoughts on the primary


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