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NWS: Today’s High Near 42; Tonight’s Low Around 24

on December 11, 2019 - 7:45am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 42 with partly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 24. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Moon Above Clouds Over Los Alamos

on December 11, 2019 - 7:37am

Daily Postcard: The moon above the clouds in the Los Alamos sky as viewed Monday from Quemazon. Photo by Nina Thayer

NMED Is Rapid Hiring Wednesday Dec. 11

on December 10, 2019 - 8:53am
NMED News:
 
The New Mexico Environment Department is participating in this week's Rapid Hire Event.
 
The Department is looking to hire for a variety of positions including in science and technology, human resources and more.
 
Representatives from the Environment Department will conduct interviews 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11 at Tingley Coliseum at EXPO New Mexico 300 San Pedro Dr. NE in Albuquerque.
 
Applicants may interview:
For more information including what to bring to the event, visit

Rapid Snow Burst Causes Multiple Car Pileup In Iowa

on December 10, 2019 - 8:50am

A multiple car pileup Monday on I-80 westbound near Des Moines, Iowa after a burst of snow rapidly caused dangerous driving conditions. Courtesy/Iowa DOT

SFCC Greenhouse Grand Opening Dec. 14

on December 10, 2019 - 7:39am
 
SFCC News:
 
Santa Fe Community College Greenhouse Grand Opening is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14.
 
The Aquaponics & Hydroponics Club invites the public to tours, educational demonstrations, food provided by local businesses and tastings of fresh produce.
 
Tours begin at 10:15 a.m. and continue every half hour, with 10:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. special fish feeding tours.
 
Demonstrations include IBC Home Aquaponic System Build (10:45 a.m.), Kratky Hydro (11:45 a.m.), Wonders of Algae Cultivation (1 p.m.), and Flood & Drain Home System Build (2 p.m.)
 
The grand opening is

NWS: Today’s High Near 43; Tonight’s Low Around 22

on December 10, 2019 - 7:04am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 43 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 22 and areas of dense fog around the state. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Clouds Blanket View From Main Hill

on December 10, 2019 - 6:45am

Daily Postcard: Clouds blanket the view Monday from the Main Hill Road. Photo by Trisha Ancell

SFNF Seeks Public Comment On Proposed Exploratory Core Drilling Project In Sangre De Cristo Mountains

on December 9, 2019 - 7:43am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) is soliciting public input on a proposal from Comexico LLC to conduct exploratory core drilling on previously identified mineral deposits – primarily copper, lead and zinc – on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. 
 
The SFNF will host a public meeting 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 at Pecos High School on N.M. 63 to share information about the Comexico proposal and the NEPA process and to give the public an opportunity to ask questions and provide comments.
 
Comexico, a registered New Mexico

NWS: Today’s High Near 43; Tonight’s Low Around 23

on December 9, 2019 - 7:38am
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 43 with a 20 percent chance of rain and snow showers and tonight’s low around 23. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: View From Overlook In White Rock

on December 9, 2019 - 7:25am

Daily Postcard: A recent view from Overlook in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Science On Tap: Elizabeth Hunke On CICE Software Addressing Ice And Climate Changes On Global Scale

on December 8, 2019 - 6:41am

Elizabeth Hunke

LACD News:

The community is invited to join the Bradbury Science Museum and Los Alamos Creative District for Science On Tap 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16 at projectY cowork.

This On Tap will feature a conversation with Elizabeth Hunke about CICE, a flexible thermal modeling software that addresses issues about ice and climate changes on a global scale.

Hunke’s modeling software has helped track the changes and effects of ice melting and moving and how it interacts with global patterns.

NWS: Today High 40s; Tonight Mid 20s To Lower 30s

on December 8, 2019 - 6:37am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s temperature in the high 40s in Los Alamos with breezy conditions and gusts up to 35 mph in the afternoon. Caution advised on area lakes. Widespread rain and snow showers with snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches. Tonight’s low around in the mid 20s to lower 30s. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Sunrise Lights White Rock Sky

on December 8, 2019 - 6:33am

Daily Postcard: Sunrise Saturday lights the sky in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

SFNF Implements Joaquin Piles Prescribed Burn

on December 7, 2019 - 6:25pm
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE Fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are taking advantage of favorable conditions, including snow pack, fuel moisture levels, air quality, wind and weather forecasts, to burn piles of woody debris on the previously announced Joaquin project area this week.
 
Ignitions may continue over the weekend and into next week, depending on the weather.
 
The unit is approximately 648 acres, located about 7 miles north of the community of Gilman west of Forest Road (FR) 376 and south of FR 534. 
 
Prescribed fire is one of the

Scenes From 2019 Earth Treasures Show

on December 7, 2019 - 6:21pm

The 51st annual Earth Treasures Show took place Saturday and will continue10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Masonic Temple at Canyon Road and 15th Street. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Young ladies spin for prizes at the Earth Treasures Show. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Blue calcite. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

A visitor to the Earth Treasures Show checks out a display. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

This geode has an unusual stalactite formation inside. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

This geode has an unusual stalactite

What Is Los Alamos Youth Earth Team All About?

on December 7, 2019 - 10:51am
LAPS News:
 
You might say “What is the Los Alamos Youth Earth Team?” ... we are a middle school group that helps the environment and does projects that help the plants and animals around us.
 
In this article, you learn about who we are, what we do and more. We have many goals in mind for the future and we hope to be able to complete a few this year.
 
We have done many things already to help the environment, but with not a lot of funding, there's not much we can do. We are just a group of kids who wants to help the environment. That is why we would like you to help us!
 
Our goals

NWS: Today’s High Near 50; Tonight’s Low Around 34

on December 7, 2019 - 7:09am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 50 with mostly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 34. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Snow Storm Hovers Over Los Alamos

on December 7, 2019 - 6:56am
Daily Postcard: View around noon Thursday on the way to Albuquerque showing a monster snow storm hovering over Los Alamos. Photo by Ken Hanson

Recycle Art Fair & Fashion Show Expresses Thanks

on December 6, 2019 - 4:38pm
Participants in the Los Alamos County Environmental Services 2019 Recycle Fashion Show. Courtesy/LAC
 
COUNTY News:
 
In celebration of America Recycles Day, Los Alamos County Environmental Services sponsored the annual Recycle Fashion Show.
 
Three years ago, Los Alamos Public Schools began collaborating with Los Alamos County when Environmental Services Manager Angelica Gurule invited them to bring their student entries to the County’s annual fashion show. Since then, they decided to join forces to encourage more participation from the community.
 
Many schools from across the

County Announces Peoples Ecochallenge 2019 Winners

on December 6, 2019 - 8:09am
COUNTY News:
 
To promote recycling and sustainability in the community as well as to encourage people to take small steps to a more sustainable life, the Los Alamos County Environmental Services Division, the Environmental Sustainability Board and the Zero Waste Team sponsored the Peoples Eco Challenge.
 
Environmental Services would like to congratulate Chamisa Elementary Green Team, the team winner, with 7,271 points and our individual winners, 1st place Heather Ward with 1,141 points, 2nd place Sara Thurgood-Martinez with 970 points, and 3rd place Gavin Bent with 964 points.
 
The Peoples

NWS: Today’s High Near 40; Tonight’s Low Around 25

on December 6, 2019 - 6:02am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 40 with partly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 25. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Cloudy View Of Jemez Mountains

on December 6, 2019 - 5:33am

Daily Postcard: A cloudy view of the Jemez Mountains spotted Thursday afternoon on the way to Los Alamos/White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

EPA Awards $4 Million To Protect America’s Estuaries And Coastal Waters

on December 5, 2019 - 8:05pm
EPA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Wednesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a $4 million cooperative agreement with Restore America’s Estuaries to help fund projects supporting National Estuary Program coastal watersheds and estuaries.
 
Restore America’s Estuaries will operate a competition that provides entities from across the country an opportunity to apply for funding for projects that will improve the health of our nation’s waters.
 
“EPA is pleased to work with Restore America’s Estuaries to advance our shared goal of protecting our nation’s waters and supporting

Udall Delivers Remarks At U.S. Capitol Tree Lighting

on December 5, 2019 - 10:06am
New Mexico delegation to light this year’s US Capitol Christmas Tree from the land of enchantment. Courtesy photo
 
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall. Courtesy photo
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) delivered remarks at the official lighting ceremony for the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree.
 
This year’s Capitol Christmas Tree, also known as the ‘People’s Tree,’ is a 60-foot blue spruce from Carson National Forest in New Mexico.

EPA Celebrates 49th Birthday And Kicks Off Year-Long 50th Anniversary Celebration

on December 5, 2019 - 10:05am
EPA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. Tuesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) celebrates it’s 49th birthday and kicked off a year-long celebration leading up to the agency’s 50th anniversary Dec. 2, 2020.
 
“Since the agency’s inception under the leadership of the late Administrator William Ruckelshaus, EPA staff have worked tirelessly to clean up our air, water, and land for the American people,” EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said. “Together, we have achieved significant milestones in support of our mission to protect human health and the environment.

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