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Daily Postcard: Canyon Rim Trail

on February 18, 2018 - 6:44am

Daily Postcard: A scene during a Feb. 10 hike along the Canyon Rim Trail. Photo by Connor Hoch/ladailypost.com

Notice Of Proposed Floodplain Actions At LANL

on February 17, 2018 - 5:08pm

NNSA News:
The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Los Alamos Field Office is proposing to install a permanent fire break across the canyon bottom, which includes approximately 300 feet of the 100-year floodplain.
 
The proposed work will occur in Portrillo Canyon in Technical Area (TA) 36. The purpose of this work is to further reduce wildfire risk in upper Potrillo Canyon from the Lower Slobbovia firing site operations at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).
 
In accordance with 10 Code of Federal Regulations 1022 Compliance with Floodplain and Wetland Environmental

NMED Secretary Tongate And AG Balderas On Lawsuits Against Gold King Mine Contractor Ruling

on February 17, 2018 - 7:43am
NMED News:
 
SANTA FE Wednesday, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas and New Mexico Environment Department Secretary Butch Tongate released a joint statement regarding a federal judge’s ruling that lawsuits filed by New Mexico and the Navajo Nation against a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency contractor will proceed:
 
“We are pleased that our lawsuit against EPA's contractor, Environmental Restoration LLC, will proceed, and we look forward to continuing to work alongside the Navajo Nation to recoup the damages done to our environment, cultural sites, and our economy.”

Daily Postcard: Sunset Spotted From Smith's

on February 17, 2018 - 5:51am

Daily Postcard: Sunset spotted Sunday from the Smith's Marketplace parking lot. Photo by Delbert Romero

Nature Center Talk: Photographing Wildfires Feb. 20

on February 16, 2018 - 10:11am
Wildland firefighter silhouetted by flames. Photo by Kristen Honig
 
PEEC News:
 
Kristen Honig will discuss her observations, show her photographs, and present a brief, behind the scenes look at what it is like to be a wildfire photographer at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 20 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
 
Honig's wildfire photos have been recognized by National Geographic and featured in magazines and publications, including Popular Science, Outside Magazine, High Country News, Wildland Firefighter Magazine, Fire Management Today and in the novel On the Burning Edge.
 
This special

Daily Postcard: Steller’s Jay Feeding In Snow

on February 16, 2018 - 9:06am

Daily Postcard: Steller’s jay feeding in the snow Thursday morning in Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Steller’s jay feeding in the snow Thursday morning in Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Steller’s jay feeding in the snow Thursday morning in Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Pajarito Mountain Gets 5 Inches Of Fresh Snow!

on February 15, 2018 - 12:12pm

Pajarito Mountain received several fresh inches of snow overnight. Photo by George Duke
PAJARITO MOUNTAIN News:
 
Pajarito Mountain in Los Alamos received 5 inches of powder Wednesday night to freshen up the slopes.
 
Pajarito is open today through Monday, Feb. 19 for the holiday weekend.
 
Children seven and younger, in fourth and fifth grades or age 70 and older, can ski for free. Lift tickets are $24 for everyone else.
 
For more information, visit https://www.pajarito.ski/.

Legacy Clean Up Contractor N3B Visits Daily Post

on February 15, 2018 - 12:06pm

Charity Meinhart, right, with public affairs and communications at N3B, the new legacy clean up contractor for the Department of Energy, visited the Los Alamos Daily Post this morning to meet the news team including Lifestyles Editor Bonnie Gordon pictured here. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Winter Finally Arrives ... For A Few Minutes Anyway!

on February 15, 2018 - 11:40am

Winter finally arrived this morning in Los Alamos but melted away before noon! Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Daily Postcard: View Of Pajarito Ski Hill

on February 15, 2018 - 12:31am

Daily Postcard: View of Pajarito Ski Hill from Quemazon Trail. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

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