Daily Postcard: A deer is spotted licking its chops after cleaning out the bird feeder at a residence Wednesday on Orange Street. Photo by Alene Bennett
A deer cleans out every last seed from the bird feeder at a residence on Orange Street. Photo by Alene Bennett
The birds don’t stand a chance with these hungry deer. Photo by Alene Bennett
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Monastery Lake, near Pecos, is closed to fishing until further notice. Courtesy photo
SANTA FE – Monastery Lake, near Pecos, has been closed to fishing until further notice due to unsafe ice conditions.
Ice fishing is not allowed at the Benedictine Monastery lake leased through the Department’s Open Gate program. A thin layer of ice has formed on the lake prompting the closure.
The lake will reopen when there is sufficient open areas of water available to allow fishing from the bank.
Anglers can find good winter trout fishing in the Albuquerque area drains, at Tingley Beach and
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Eagle Nest Lake State Park is now open to ice fishing. Courtesy/webcam
EAGLE NEST – Eagle Nest Lake State Park is now open to ice fishing.
According to the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resource Department’s State Parks Division and the Department of Game and Fish, current measurements indicate that ice thickness exceeds the minimum standards. The State Parks Division and the Department of Game and Fish jointly manage the lake and surrounding area.
The surface of Eagle Nest Lake is now open to walk-in access or access by snowmobiles and All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) for ice fishing
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Discover what is coming up in January’s night skies at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3 in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium. Courtesy/PEEC
Discover what will be visible in the night sky in the month of January, Friday, Jan. 3 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
Join Paul Arendt at 7 p.m. for an interactive tour of the heavens in the planetarium that will highlight the planets, star patterns, nebulae and constellations that may be readily observed throughout the month. This program is perfect for beginner stargazers who want to learn more.
In addition to this talk, the nature center will
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Winter storms are dangerous. They can bring cold temperatures, power failures, loss of communication services and icy roads.
This can make being outside dangerous, so you should limit your time outside. Although staying indoors as much as possible can help reduce the risk of car crashes and falls on the ice, you may also face hazards inside your home.
Stay Safe Indoors:
Protect yourself and your loved ones during a winter storm. Take extra steps to make sure you heat your home safely, and follow the tips below.
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The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 37 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 18 with a 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly after midnight and new snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Courtesy/NWS
The National Weather Service forecasts wind gusts across the state today. Courtesy/NWS
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A black hole. Courtesy/extremetech
CREATIVE DISTRICT News:
The community is invited to join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and the Los Alamos Creative District for Nature On Tap at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6 at projectY cowork.
This On Tap will feature a combination of science and cheer with Peter Polko and Felicia Krauss, who will take a light-hearted look at cosmology, the supermassive black holes at the center of galaxies, and the connection between the two in two 20-minute talks.
Nature On Tap is sponsored by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC)
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Winter storm. Courtesy/CDC
During extremely cold weather or winter storms, staying warm and safe can be a challenge. Winter storms can bring cold temperatures, power failures, loss of communication services, and icy roads.
To keep yourself and your loved ones safe, you should know how to prepare your home and your car before a winter storm hits.
According to FEMA , more than 60 percent of people do not have an emergency plan that they have discussed with their household. Here are 5 simple things you can do to start your Emergency Action Plan :
- Find phone numbers for your physician,
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Plot used to sample landscapes in the Andes and the Alps. Photo by Anaïs Zimmer/UT-Austin
A llama near the village of Patacancha in the Peruvian Andes. Photo by Lauren Lipuma
- Unexpected gardeners might help plant communities colonize newly exposed land
The rapid retreat of glaciers from alpine regions around the world could result in widespread ecosystem losses, according to new research. Now, scientists are exploring a hairy solution to this hairy problem in the form of llamas.
As glaciers retreat with increasing speeds, they leave behind bare
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Conditions at midnight look to be dry and tranquil, yet cold. Temperatures will range from the single digits in the high elevations of northern New Mexico to the low 30’s in east central to southeastern parts of the state. Courtesy/NWS
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Picture 1: A Clouded Sulphur butterfly sips nectar while a nearby honeybee collects pollen. Courtesy photo
Many species of plants produce flowers in spring and the resulting seeds then develop over the summer.
In contrast, the Chamisa bush, also called rabbit bush, becomes covered with bright yellow flowers in the autumn.
It therefore becomes a source of nectar for insects. A single bush may have a variety of insect species busily going from flower to flower at the same time. The insects may be so focused on finding nectar that they stay on the flowers rather than
- Zero Waste Tip: Give the gift of quality time to family and friends.
Americans throw away 25 percent more waste during the winter holidays than at any other time of the year.
For this holiday season, the Zero Waste Team would like to offer a few ideas to have a sustainable holiday and give gifts with a lower carbon footprint and less waste.
These suggestions can inspire a different approach to make holidays special while reducing material waste and the carbon footprint. The gift of our time and connection with family and friends is often more enjoyable than yet another item.
How to Have
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Comet Bennet was discovered Dec. 28, 1969 by John Caister Bennett in Pretoria, South Africa. It was widely visible by April 1970 and was slated to be photographed April 14 from Apollo 13, but a critical malfunction in the spacecraft prevented the crew from taking the photos. Courtesy/britastro.org
ALAMOGORDO – From early effects on world history to intergalactic interlopers, take a fascinating look at the sometimes terrifying but always beautiful and fascinating world of comets.
Harbingers of doom in the past, comets today provide a fascinating look into the early days of the
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