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NWS: Today’s High Near 81; Tonight’s Low Around 58

on August 10, 2019 - 6:51am
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 81 with a 50 percent chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Tonight’s low around 58. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Snake Slithers Across Welcome Mat

on August 10, 2019 - 6:34am

Daily Postcard: A snake slithers across the welcome mat of a residence recently in Pajarito Acres. Photo by Mary Arrowsmith

Lois Eddleman A Major Force Behind Los Alamos County Fair Exhibition For Decades

on August 9, 2019 - 2:41pm

Lois Eddleman, 93, was in the thick of things Thursday preparing for the County Fair Exhibition at Mesa Public Library. Eddleman has been part of the County Extension’s Fair Exhibition for decades and remains a major participant in the organizing, planning, judging and staging of the Exhibition. Eddleman also teaches piano and recruited several of her students to help out with the set-up Thursday for this year's exhibition. The exhibition opens with handicap viewing 4-5 p.m. today and general public viewing  5-8 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Photo by Bonnie J.

SFNF Update: Cueva Fire Grows To 5 Acres

on August 9, 2019 - 2:05pm

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) have determined that the lightning-caused Cueva Fire on the Coyote Ranger District will be managed to improve forest conditions and reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire in the future.

Today and through the weekend fire crews will take advantage of favorable weather conditions to implement firing operations to bring positive benefits to the landscape.

Start date: August 6, 2019

Cause: Lightning

Location: French Mesa, located on the north end of the Coyote Ranger District, adjacent to Forest Road 8

Size:  5

Portion Of Santa Fe Rail Trail Closed Until November

on August 9, 2019 - 9:28am
SFC News:
SANTA FE A portion of the Santa Fe Rail Trail is now closed until November 2019 to improve a 1.5 mile section of the trail.
The portion of trail that will be closed is between Avenida Eldorado (mile post 4.86) and Spur Ranch Road (mile post 3.5).
The closure is part of the fourth phase of the trail improvements, which includes trail surface and drainage improvements within the railroad right of way of the Santa Fe Southern Railroad. Trail users should plan to use an alternate route during the trail construction and closure.
Phase four of the project will cost

Forest Road 376 Closed At MM 5.3 For Public Safety

on August 9, 2019 - 8:30am
SFNF News:
SANTA FE The Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) has closed Forest Road (FR) 376 to through traffic due to a blocked culvert at mile marker 5.3, approximately 4 miles north of the Gilman Tunnels and 3 miles south of Porters Landing.
The culvert is slated for replacement, but recent monsoonal weather patterns and the subsequent runoff and debris have made it an immediate public safety issue. SFNF personnel have placed temporary barricades on both sides of the blocked area, and visitors are advised to avoid using FR 376.
The work to replace the

Birds Of The Neighborhood On Barranca Mesa

on August 9, 2019 - 7:10am

As summer progresses, the early blooming flowers have gone to seed, much to the delight of the finches. Photo by Ken Hanson

Pine siskin devouring one of its favorite seeds, those of the tall phlox. Apparently, there is some debate about who has first dibs. Photo by Ken Hanson

Pine siskin on a bending Gaillardia (Blanket flower) plant, pulling seeds from the seed head, even before they are barely ripe in a garden in Barranca Mesa. Photo by Ken Hanson

Hummingbirds find flowers in bloom all summer long. Photo by Ken Hanson

Hummingbird living the sweet life. Photo by Ken Hanson

NWS: Today’s High Near 82; Tonight’s Low Around 56

on August 9, 2019 - 7:03am
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 82 with a 50 percent chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Tonight’s low around 56. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Sundrop Flower At Unitarian Church

on August 9, 2019 - 7:03am

A Sundrop flower is spotted Thursday in the wilderness backyard of the Unitarian Church at 1738 N Sage St. A member of the evening primrose, its petals form a square with an extended ovary sticking out of the center. Botanical name flips between Oenothera hartwegii and Calylophus Hartwegii. Photo by KokHeong McNaughton

On The Job In Los Alamos: Victor Maldonado

on August 8, 2019 - 9:00pm

On the job in Los Alamos is Victor Maldonado, owner of Victor's Landscaping LLC, checking out a yard project on Aster Street today in White Rock. Maldonado opened his business in 2005 and focused first on lawn maintenance, but quickly grew into a full service company. With more than 25 years of experience, Maldonado has the knowledge and experience to tackle the most intricate landscaping projects. For more information, or to schedule a consultation, call 505.661.9680. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Council Declares August Bear Month In Los Alamos

on August 8, 2019 - 10:01am

Wearing a special hat to mark the occassion, Councilor James Robinson presents Kathleen Ramsey, founder of the Wildlife Center in Espanola, with a proclamation Tuesday night, declaring August as Bear Month. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


Los Alamos County Council presented a proclamation declaring August as Bear Month during the Tuesday night regular meeting in council chambers.

Councilor James Robinson read the proclamation, which states:

WHEREAS: Los Alamos is blessed with an abundance of wildlife, and healthy wildlife populations have a positive impact on the

EM Cleanup Forum In Española Tonight

on August 8, 2019 - 9:29am

Silent Falcon UAS Technologies Conducts Analysis On Missing Man Aerials In Organ Mountains

on August 8, 2019 - 8:24am
Silent Falcon UAS Technologies was established to bring state-of-the-art technologies to small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS). Courtesy/ Silent Falcon UAS Technologies
ALBUQUERQUE The manufacturer of two New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) fixed-wing drones, Silent Falcon UAS Technologies, will critically analyze aerial video and electro-optical images for any trace of Steven Carey, the California man missing in the Organ Mountains, east of Las Cruces.
DHSEM’s drones are still in production and were not in the weekend search.

Weekly Fishing Report: Aug. 8

on August 8, 2019 - 8:03am
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
There’s some really good news coming from the Chama-Tierra Amarilla area. Water levels at Heron Lake are the highest they’ve been in many years and the marina at Willow Creek is now open again.
In years past, Heron was a popular destination for sailboats and boaters from all over the state could moor their boats at the Willow Creek Marina. Low water levels forced the closure of the marina and low water levels made the launching of sail boats difficult.
The heavy snowpack this past winter and subsequent heavy spring runoff

Close Encounter With Bear On Orange Street

on August 8, 2019 - 7:18am

Early morning encounter with a bear Tuesday on Orange Street. Photo by Delaney Ulrich 

Bear spotted sniffing around a recycle cart Tuesday on Orange Street. Photo by Delaney Ulrich 

Off he goes in search of greener pastures. Photo by Delaney Ulrich

NWS: Today’s High Near 82; Tonight’s Low Around 59

on August 8, 2019 - 7:11am
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 82 with a 30 percent chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Tonight’s low around 59. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Mourning Cloak Butterfly

on August 8, 2019 - 6:46am

Daily Postcard: A mourning cloak butterfly is observed basking in the morning sunlight on a recent hike in the Jemez. Photo by Marc Bailey

Fall & Winter Events At New Mexico Historic Sites

on August 7, 2019 - 10:12pm
Wagon in the Snow at Fort Selden. Courtesy/NMDCA
Luminarias at Jemez Historic Site. Courtesy/NMDCA


Virgin de Guadalupe carving, part of J. Paul Taylor collection. Courtesy/NMDCA

NMHS News:
SANTA FE New Mexico’s Historic Sites have a host of upcoming events planned this fall and winter:
Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fiesta of Cultures.
Coronado Historic Site
485 Kuaua, Bernalillo, NM 87004
Come celebrate New Mexico’s diverse and unique cultures!

Rain Makes Big Splash In Los Alamos Today

on August 7, 2019 - 3:34pm

Midday rains were heavy today and made a big splash as this Mustang made its way down Diamond Drive. Photo by John McHale/

Rover Park Play Lot Closed For Wasp Removal

on August 7, 2019 - 3:33pm


Los Alamos County has advised that the Rover Park Play Lot on Rover Boulevard in White Rock is closed until Friday.

The County Parks Division is removing wasps from the play lot, and for safety reasons, does not want children in the area during the removal operation.

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument Closed Due To Impassable Road From Thunderstorms Tuesday

on August 7, 2019 - 2:16pm

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument is closed due to impassable road. Courtesy/BLM

BLM News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Due to thunderstorms Tuesday, the road to Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument is impassable.

The Monument is closed starting and updates will be posted to

For more information, contact the BLM Rio Puerco Field Office at 505.761.8700.

About BLM

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska.

Rainbow Fills Sky Over White Rock Tuesday

on August 7, 2019 - 12:04pm

Rainbow spotted in the sky Tuesday on the way to White Rock. Photo by Christina Scovel

Free Science Saturday: Make A Rain Cloud In A Bottle

on August 7, 2019 - 9:23am
ALAMOGORDO Did you know you could make a rain cloud in a bottle?
Join Museum of Space History Education Director Dave Dooling Saturday, Aug. 10 for Science Saturday. He’ll be offering free hands-on demonstrations that show how weather and air conditioning work by putting the squeeze on gases – or by letting them relax.
Science Saturday is 10 a.m. to noon in the front classroom of the museum’s New Horizons Dome Theater.
Science Saturday is free to the public and happens every second Saturday of the month.

NWS: Today’s High Near 84; Tonight’s Low Around 57

on August 7, 2019 - 9:02am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high near 84 with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon and tonight’s low around 57. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Flowers Bloom On Canada Bonita Trail

on August 7, 2019 - 8:52am

Daily Postcard: Flowers blooming recently along the Canada Bonita Trail. Photo by Lisa Hampton