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Bandelier To Begin Pile Burning As Conditions Allow

A prescribed burn may begin as early as Feb. 19 ng N.M. 4 throughout Bandelier. Courtesy photo

BANDELIER News:

With favorable conditions for pile and prescribed burning present, the fire crew at Bandelier National Monument is planning to burn up to 172 acres of piled fuel materials along N.M. 4 throughout Bandelier.

This prescribed burn may begin as early as Feb. 19 and will continue through the winter months as conditions allow. A few days of ignitions are expected.

Smoke may be visible from N.M. 4 and Los Alamos. Little to no smoke impacts are anticipated to nearby communities. No road closures


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UNM-LA: ‘Modern Astrophysics For Everyone’ Feb. 18

Dr. Nicole-Lloyd Ronning

UNM-LA News:

The UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) Community Education class “Modern Astrophysics for Everyone” begins Feb. 18, meeting 3-4 p.m. every Tuesday through April 28.

Facilitated by Dr. Nicole Lloyd-Ronning, this class provides a unique learning opportunity for all community members, regardless of math and science backgrounds.

Students will explore problems in astrophysics in an informal, discussion-style format. Students’ individual interests will guide topics for the class.

“I encourage anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky and wondered what


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Pajarito Astronomers Host Club / Public Meeting Feb. 23

The night sky viewed from White Rock. Photo by Glen Wurden

PAJARITO ASTRONOMERS News:

The Pajarito Astronomers will hold a club and public meeting 2:30-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23 at the Los Alamos Mesa Public Library in Meeting Rooms 2/3 upstairs.

The club will welcome new members and discuss upcoming events and club business. This will be followed by a talk by Didier Saumon title: “Blinded by the Light: Outdoor Lighting and Life after Dark”.

Abstract:

New Mexico is blessed with relatively dark skies throughout the state and with several remote areas that offer pristine views. Poor outdoor lighting


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Daily Postcard: Uphill Icicles Form At Los Alamos Home

Daily Postcard: Icicles spotted Tuesday pointing uphill on the roof of a residence on Rim Road in Los Alamos. They formed when the snow on the roof of the front porch started slipping off, and the temperature got colder, so the icicles didn’t break off as the snow continued to slide and curl inward. Photo by Dorothy Amsden


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More Scenes Following Winter Storm

Scene this evening heading east on the Main Hill Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Snowy scene this afternoon around the Los Alamos County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene looking west from Smith’s Marketplace parking lot. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


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SFNF Waives Recreation Fees For Presidents’ Day; Offices Closed Feb. 17

SFNF News:

SANTA FE — The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will waive fees at many day-use recreation sites and amenities Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, to celebrate Presidents’ Day.

All SFNF offices will be closed Feb. 17 for the federal holiday, resuming regular business hours Tuesday, Feb. 18.

Fees will be waived at SFNF sites that normally charge a day-use fee and campgrounds that are not on the recreation.gov system. Since many recreation sites on the SFNF are closed for the winter, visitors are encouraged to contact the appropriate Ranger District Office to determine which sites are open and will


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Nature Center Closed Today … May Open Tonight

UPDATE: The Los Alamos Nature Center will remain closed today and tonight.

PEEC News:

The Los Alamos Nature Center is closed today, Tuesday, Feb. 11 due to snow conditions.

The nature center may open this evening for its scheduled Family Star Party and Family Night depending on road conditions and weather.


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Snowy Scenes From Walnut Street

Snowy scene this morning from the back yard of a residence on Walnut Street. Photo by Anthony Clark

Snowy scene this morning from the back yard of a residence on Walnut Street. Photo by Anthony Clark

Snowy scene this morning from the back yard of a residence on Walnut Street. Photo by Anthony Clark


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Patio Snow Scenes Around Los Alamos Area

Patio snow scene this morning at a residence near N.M. 4 in White Rock. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Patio snow scene this morning at a residence in Western Area in Los Alamos. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

Patio snow scene this morning at a residence in Western Area in Los Alamos. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

Patio snow scene early this morning at a residence in the Pinon Trails neighborhood in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


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