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Daily Postcard: Friday Sunrise Lights Sky

on February 10, 2018 - 6:19am

Daily Postcard: Friday sunrise lights up the sky over Los Alamos. Photo by Marc Bailey

Weekly Fishing Report: Feb. 9

on February 9, 2018 - 8:21am
By GEORGE MORSE
Los Alamos Daily Post
Sports and Outdoors
 
We had some snow and very cold temperatures over the weekend. The snow was most welcome because snowpacks throughout New Mexico are well below normal. The recent storm helped but we need many more. Even with the 23 inches of snow they received at Wolf Creek Pass over the weekend, the snowpack there is well below normal. Most areas throughout the state where the snowpack is measured are reporting snow depths less than 50-percent of normal.
 
If you would like to check on snow depths here in New Mexico, the National Resource

NNSA Notice Of Proposed Wetland Action At LANL

on February 8, 2018 - 2:59pm

NNSA News:

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Los Alamos Field Office is proposing to install storm water controls to improve water quality and allow surface water management in the Mortandad watershed at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

The construction work will involve disturbing a small portion of a wetland. There are no negative, long-term impacts to the wetland expected under the proposed project.

In accordance with 10 Code of Federal Regulations 1022 Compliance with Floodplain and Wetland Environmental Review Requirements, NNSA has prepared a wetland assessment for

EM Contractor N3B Hosts Open House

on February 7, 2018 - 2:13pm

John Tauxe of Neptune Company, left, and Danny Katzman, technical program director at Los Alamos National Laboratory chat during Monday's N3B open house in Cottonwood on the Greens at the Los Alamos County Golf Course. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Attorney Alvin Leaphart, right, and Assistant County Attorney Kevin Powers at Monday's N3B open house at Cottonwood on the Greens. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Council Chair David Izraelevitz, left, and Joe Legare, environment remediation manager for N3B chat at Monday's open house.

Los Alamos Historical Society Offering Overnight Guided Tour To Trinity Site

on February 7, 2018 - 3:48am
The 100-foot steel tower from which "the gadget" was detonated. Courtesy photo
 
LAHS News:
 
Trinity Site, the location where on July 16, 1945, the first man-made nuclear explosion was detonated, is open only twice a year, and the Los Alamos Historical Society is offering a guided tour to the site April 6-7 for the spring opening.
 
The Society’s Trinity Tour includes a two-day, one night experience via the Alamogordo southern approach through the seldom-seen interior of White Sands Missile Range.

Daily Postcard: Steller’s Jay Spotted In Quemazon

on February 7, 2018 - 3:45am
Daily Postcard: A Steller’s Jay spotted Tuesday in Quemazon. The Steller's Jay is a jay native to western North America, closely related to the blue jay found in the rest of the continent, but with a black head and upper body. It also is known as the long-crested jay, mountain jay and pine jay. Source: wikipedia.com. Photo by Trisha Ancell
 
Steller’s Jay. Photo by Trisha Ancell

PEEC: Youth Beginning Photography Classes Feb. 19

on February 6, 2018 - 1:46pm

Acorn Woodpecker at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Mrs. Magelssen

PEEC News:

Retired school teacher Mrs. Magelssen will teach two beginning photography classes for 1st through 6th graders 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m. on President’s Day, Monday, Feb. 19 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

These beginning photography classes will encourage children to discover the basics of composing good photographs through hands-on experience. Camera equipment will be provided.

Lunar Eclipse Over Los Alamos

on January 31, 2018 - 9:15am

Moon eclipse this morning over Los Alamos. Photo by Kathryn Willcutt

Sunrise During Lunar Eclipse

on January 31, 2018 - 8:40am

Sunrise during lunar eclipse. While many photographers had their cameras focused westward on the eclipsed moon this morning, this shot is of the eastern sky from Piedra Loop in White Rock. Photo by JJ Mortensen

Bandelier Gets Valuable Help From Friends Group

on January 31, 2018 - 8:30am
Courtesy photo
 
BANDELIER News:

Ever since 1987, the Friends of Bandelier have supported the park, providing funding for projects that couldn't have been done within Bandelier's regular budget.

With money raised from members all over the country and beyond, through the years these projects have included biological surveys, post-fire recovery studies, handicap ramps for the parking area, campsite upgrades, archeological surveys, mapping ancient trails, pueblo crafts demonstrations, and more. 

Projects that have been approved for funding in 2018 include: 
  • $10,000 Bee Survey (a multi-year

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