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LANL: Protecting Lab Land and the Creatures That Inhabit It

on April 3, 2013 - 11:10am

Mexican Spotted Owls live on Lab property. Courtesy/LANL

 

LANL Connections from the Community Programs Office:

The Los Alamos National Laboratory must protect areas where threatened and endangered species nest each spring.

As a result, fire mitigation work with heavy equipment stopped March 1, and the ban may not be lifted until May 15.

If wildlife surveys indicate sensitive species in canyons and adjacent areas, restrictions could remain in effect through Aug. 31.

While Lab property is home to the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher, of more concern is the Mexican Spotted Owl, which is more

Vote Today to Help Local Couple Win Dream Wedding

on April 3, 2013 - 10:55am
Local couple Chris Rondeau and Jeanette Trujillo are vying to win a New Mexico dream wedding while raising money for UNM Children's Hospital. Courtesy photo
 
Staff report

Go online today to vote for Los Alamos’ contestants in New Mexico Dream Wedding, Jeanette Trujillo and Chris Rondeau, a fund raising event for UNM Children's Hospital. Voting ends at midnight today.

Visit http://www.nmdreamwedding.com/dream-weddings/2013/2013meet-the-five-finalists/2013-couple3 to vote and help the couple win a dream wedding.

The winner of the $50,000 Dream Wedding will be announced at 7 p.m.

Los Alamos Police Chief Accidently Disables Mars Rover (April Fools)

on April 1, 2013 - 6:42am
Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy, right, leans against the upload control unit in the command center of the ChemCam project in downtown Los Alamos moments before accidently engaging the auto upload unit. Principle Investigator Roger Wiens, seated center, looks on with team member Bruno Dubois of France, seated  left as remaining tour members observe recent Curiosity images beamed back from Mars. Courtesy photo


By GREG KENDALL
Los Alamos Daily Post

LOS ALAMOS, N.M.

Smokey the Bear Visits Wildfire 2013 Event at Fuller Lodge

on March 31, 2013 - 8:28am

Smokey the Bear greets guests at the Wildfire 2013 event at Fuller Lodgen Saturday. Photo by Karen Kendall/ladailypost.com

Staff report

Community members turned out for Saturday's Wildfire 2013 event at Fuller Lodge.

The Los Alamos Fire Department sponsored the annual event in partnership with several local agencies including the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, Valles Caldera National Preserve, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos County Emergency Management, Interagency Wildfire Management Team and National Weather Service.

The purpose of the event was to educate the

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Arson Investigators Delve into Shed Fire in White Rock

on March 31, 2013 - 8:13am

Los Alamos Firefighters responded to a shed fire at a home on Carlsbad in White Rock Saturday. Arson investigators were called in to determine the cause of the suspicious fire. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

Rotary Club of Los Alamos Dedicates Life Saving AED

on March 31, 2013 - 8:08am

 Local Rotarian/Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes and President Linda Hull of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos dedicate an AED (automatic external defibrillator) for Fuller Lodge during a ceremony Wednesday, March 27 at the Lodge. Photo by Katy Korkos  

Rotary Club President Linda Hull, center, and Rotarians Skip and Linda King speak with Karen Nilsson Brandt, left, whose father died of a heart attack at her wedding reception in Fuller Lodge 30 years ago. Photo by Katy Korkos

Staff report

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos dedicated an AED (automatic external defibrillator) for Fuller Lodge during

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