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Caution: Deer Crossing Along Canyon Road

Winter worn deer are commonly spotted crossing Canyon Road and in danger of being hit by motorists. Photo by Linda Goforth
 
Deer on Canyon Road. Photo by Linda Goforth
 
By LINDA GOFORTH
Los Alamos

Please be very careful of your speed traveling on Canyon Road. I see people going 40 though the speed limit is 35 and under, especially going through the curves.

These winter worn deer are commonly crossing Canyon Road, especially in the periods of time when there is more traffic.

They are worn and their mothers try to guide them, but even she can miss the confusing cues of tires and engines, and


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Letter To The Editor: Reply To Reply To Sen. Heinrich

By KHALIL J. SPENCER
Los Alamos

 

I read James Griffin’s reply to Sen. Martin Heinrich in utter disbelief (letter). Sure, a 42,000 gallon spill is a drop in the proverbial oceanic bucket.
 
But as far as the risks of drilling offshore, and especially in the harsh waters of the Arctic, it’s not the often but small disasters that will kill you. Like Fukushima, it’s the big ones.
 
I will utter two phrases and let readers judge for themselves:
 
1. Exxon Valdez shipwreck.
 
2. Deepwater Horizion Oil Spill.
 
 

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Father And Daughter Build Tall Snowman

Taking advantage of that ton of snow dumped over White Rock Saturday, Makenna Harris, 7, and her dad Steve Harris spent about 45 minutes building this tall snowman in their yard on Glenview Drive in White Rock. Photo by Steve Harris

Using leftover Easter eggs for the eyes and nose, Makenna and her dad Steve Harris put the finishing touches on their extra tall snowman Saturday on Glenview Drive in White Rock. Janette Harris, wife of Steve and mother of Makenna, said there was still plenty of snow left to shovel after the snowman was built. Photo by Steve Harris


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Letter To The Editor: Reply To Senator Heinrich

By JAMES GRIFFIN
Los Alamos

Sen. Martin Heinrich predicts doom if drilling in the arctic for oil is permitted (link). He uses amazing statistics from the Department of Interior to back up this claim.

Evidently there is a 75 percent chance of a 42,000-gallon spill. Let’s pretend to be rational. Assume this to be true. How large is the arctic?

Will 42,000 gallons have any impact! No!

US underwater drilling for oil began in 1891, approximately 126 years ago. Notice that the oceans are devastated. Notice that there are no fish left, no living things can exist in that black tarry mess that used to


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Resilient Spring Flowers

Resilient spring flowers spotted around Los Alamos following the snow storm that blew through the area Saturday. Photo by Kathryn Willcutt

Photo by Kathryn Willcutt

Photo by Kathryn Willcutt


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Letter To The Editor: Help The Hummingbirds Tonight

By PETER HEIMDAHL
Los Alamos

Tonight (Saturday), the temperature will drop to 25 degrees in Los Alamos, which will be very hard on hummingbirds.

It may help them if people who have hummingbird feeders take the feeders inside tonight after dark (when hummingbirds go into their nightly stupor). Then bring the feeders back outside just before dawn (when the birds wake up) so the hummingbirds will have something warm to feed on.

Just don’t forget to bring the feeders out by 6 a.m. Sunday!

 

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Letter To The Editor: We Can’t Ignore Oil And Gas Pollution’s Harm To Our Tourism Industry

By Ron Trujillo
Santa Fe City Councilor for District 4,
and
Amber Espinosa-Trujillo, Grant Manager
Library Services and Technology Act Federal
New Mexico State Library
 
Our state is known for breathtaking views, unique public lands and ancient cultures within reach.
 
Tourists choose New Mexico as a destination because of ample opportunities to experience these assets. We’ve built a bustling and successful tourism industry that depends on our state being in its natural state – an industry that injected $6.1 billion into New Mexico’s econo

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Heinrich: Opening Up Arctic Ocean To Drilling Poses Serious Risks

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to President Trump’s executive orders removing protections and moving to reopen risky offshore drilling, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) to introduce the Stop Arctic Ocean Drilling Act, a major piece of legislation to permanently protect the Arctic from offshore drilling.

The legislation would prevent any new or renewed leases for the exploration, development, or production of oil, natural gas, or any other mineral in the Arctic Ocean planning


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Canceled: Clean Up Los Alamos Day!

 

COUNTY News:
 
Due to inclement weather, today’s Clean Up Los Alamos trash pick up event and luncheon will be postponed until Saturday, May 13. 
 
The Eco Station is open and will accept residential trash material for FREE today as part of Clean Up Los Alamos Day.
 

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Daily Postcard: Second Snow Day Hits Los Alamos

Daily Postcard: A second day of snow falls on Los Alamos and White Rock smothering annual springtime events such as Clean Up Los Alamos Day and the Dog Jog at Rover Park in White Rock as well as the Rotary Club’s yearly garden clean up at Mesa Public Library. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


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Bandelier Seeks Summer Youth Work Crew Applicants

Bandelier Preservation Corps crew with National Park Service preservationists. Courtesy/NPS
 
BANDELIER News:
 
For several summers, crews of young people have done valuable service for Bandelier National Monument, working on trails, archeological sites, and other projects. 
 
The Bandelier Conservation Corps and the Bandelier Preservation Corps are organized through the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps and supervised by park staff. Both crews are now seeking applicants for this summer.
 
Bandelier Conservation Corps members will work on trails and other

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Star Workshop And Phantoms At Planetarium

 
PEEC News:
 
The Los Alamos Nature Center is ending the month with a star workshop at 7 p.m. Friday, April 28 and an exciting astronomy film Phantom of the Universe at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30.
 
The Friday star workshop is a family-friendly two-hour program that starts by charting the major constellations in the planetarium. Then, weather permitting, participants will practice identifying objects and constellations outside the nature center. Educator Jon Lorenz will weave Greek and Southwest Native American star legends

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Scenes From Pajarito Green House Grand Opening

Owner Dave Fox at the opening Wednesday morning of his newly remodeled and well stocked Pajarito Greenhouse at 238 Rio Bravo Dr. Photo by Carl Newton

Where Green thumbers can plan with the pros. Photo by Carl Newton

Vegetable plants with space for future deliveries. Photo by Carl Newton

The floral version of 6-packs. Photo by Carl Newton

Something for every garden. Photo by Carl Newton

Pretty pansies. Photo by Carl Newton

Layout of remodeled greenhouse. Photo by Carl Newton

Flats and hanging baskets. Photo by Carl Newton

Controlled climate for


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Winter Returns To Los Alamos … For A Few Hours!

This morning Los Alamos got a surprise snowstorm as shown here on Central Avenue. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Cars get a thick coating of snow during this morning’s snowstorm. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The eagle sculpture at the entrance to Cental Park Square is dusted with with snow. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

A wintery scene this morning in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

An unusual snow scene in late April is spotted this morning outside the Los Alamos County Municipal Building. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Central


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Forest Service Plea To Visitors: Put Out Your Campfire

SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  For the second weekend in a row, irresponsible campers left multiple unattended and abandoned campfires on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF). 
 
Luckily, 11 still-burning campfires were discovered and extinguished before they could spark or spread.
 
But with the fire danger level on the SFNF at HIGH and most of northern and central New Mexico under a fire weather watch, it takes very little for a campfire to become a human-caused wildfire, putting lives and property at unnecessary risk. 
 
Current

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