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Recordings Spout Secrets Behind Blue Whale Behavior

on February 13, 2018 - 6:38am
A blue whale surfaces off the coast of Southern California, showing the attached tag that records its calls and pressure changes during dives. Researchers use these tags to explore behavioral links between diving and song production. Courtesy/Ana Širović.
 
 
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PORTLAND, Ore.

Daily Postcard: Canyon Rim Trail Bridge

on February 13, 2018 - 5:41am

Daily Postcard: A bridge viewed Saturday afternoon along the Canyon Rim Trail. Photo by Connor Hoch/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Nature Center Open For Holidays

on February 12, 2018 - 4:14pm
Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
This Wednesday is a great time to fall in love with nature or just rekindle this relationship, and the Los Alamos Nature Center can help.
 
The nature center will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Valentine's Day, a great day to visit the animals or use the Los Alamos Trails App to find a good Valentine's Day hike.
 
The nature center also will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and President's Day as well as 1-4 p.m. this Sunday.

This Week At Pajarito

on February 12, 2018 - 12:35pm
MOUNTAIN News:
 
Pajarito Mountain has Mushroom, Zero Road East and the Beginner’s area open.
 
The NEW Magic Carpet and the Beginner Lift are open for daily operations 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and lift ticket prices are $24 for all ages.
 
For the snow report and ticket info, click here.
 
Upcoming Events (click here for our calendar):
 
March 17 at Pajarito will be the 70th Annual Skiesta. Skiesta is a long-standing tradition at Pajarito Mountain. The very first Skiesta was held in 1948 and featured music, costumes and a 50 cent hot dog lunch.

Los Alamos Receives Dusting Of Snow

on February 12, 2018 - 8:13am

A thin layer of snow covers the ground this morning in Los Alamos. The roads are clear and a few areas have been sanded. Just a few flakes are falling. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos received a thin dusting of snow this morning. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

National Shift Toward Sustainability Drives Latest New Mexico True Story Featuring Taos Earthships

on February 12, 2018 - 6:49am
Taos is home to the Greater World Community, the world’s only subdivision of earthships open to visitors for tours and overnight stays. Courtesy/New Mexico True
 
New Mexico True News:
 
SANTA FE Earthships are best described as otherworldly, ethereal ... and while they may be stationary, they are powered through the elements by which they are surrounded.
 
These eco-friendly dwellings, made of discarded items such as automobile tires, bottles, beer cans and metal, might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of vacation.

History On Los Alamos Fuller Lodge

on February 12, 2018 - 6:31am
Fuller Lodge scaffholding. Courtesy photo
 
By HEATHER MCCLENAHAN
Los Alamos Historical Society
 
Few buildings induce the wonder and awe that Fuller Lodge evokes in first-time visitors.
 
The majestic, three-story building of upright logs is the heart and soul of the community of Los Alamos. From its construction during the days of the Los Alamos Ranch School through today, it always has been.
 
The building was designed by John Gaw Meem, a famous Southwestern architect known today as the father of Santa Fe’s Style. He used the Big House, the Ranch School’s dormitory, which also had

AGU: Research Uncovers Mysterious Lives Of Narwhals

on February 12, 2018 - 6:11am
A pod of narwhals in Melville Bay, Greenland. New research may shed a bit of light on these enigmatic marine mammals. Courtesy/Kristin Laidre
 
AGU News:
 
PORTLAND, Ore. — Narwhals are some of the most elusive creatures in the ocean, spending most of their lives in deep water far from shore.
 
But research being presented at the 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting in Portland Monday may shed a bit of light on these enigmatic marine mammals.
 
New research shows narwhals may prefer to congregate near unique glacier fjords with thick ice fronts and low to moderate calving activity, where

Daily Postcard: Sunrise Glows Behind Guard Tower

on February 12, 2018 - 5:41am

Daily Postcard: The sunrise Friday illuminates the sky behind the guard tower at the entrance to town. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Daily Postcard: Sunrise Emerges Over White Rock

on February 11, 2018 - 1:03am

Daily Postcard: Sunrise emerges Friday over White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

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