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LASO’s Annual Holiday Concert Saturday Dec. 14

on December 5, 2019 - 7:33am

Santa’s Helper Emmitt Tibbitts and his mother violist Wendi Dressen prepare for the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 in the Crossroads Bible Church. The concert will feature familiar Holiday music including part of Tschaikowsky’s Nutcracker, a sing along and a free raffle drawing for a chance to conduct the orchestra. Emmitt will be passing out and collecting the raffle tickets. The concert has become a tradition for the Los Alamos community. There is no charge for this concert but donations are appreciated. Courtesy photo

Emmitt Tibbitts will be one

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

on December 5, 2019 - 6:37am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 43 with a 50 percent chance of scattered snow showers before 8 a.m., then scattered rain and snow showers between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m., then a slight chance of rain showers after 11 a.m. and tonight’s low around 22. Courtesy/NWS

The National Weather Service forecasts wind gusts for 2 p.m. today across the state. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Sundown Over Los Alamos

on December 5, 2019 - 6:33am

Daily Postcard: The sun disappears below the horizon recently as viewed from Canyon Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 

Weekly Fishing Report: Dec. 4, 2019

on December 4, 2019 - 8:40pm
By GEORGE MORSE
Sports & Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
One of the advantages of writing a fishing report and then saving it for future reference is you can go back and check the how the conditions were a year or two ago times of year when planning a trip.
 
Now is about the time of year that the lakes in Northern New Mexico start to freeze over. It comes in especially handy because it’s disappointing to drive to a lake and find it frozen over, yet the ice is not thick enough to support anglers and the lake is closed to fishing.
 
That’s what is happening now.

Geoff Reeves Wins Los Alamos Daily Post 1st Quarter Photography Contest

on December 4, 2019 - 5:15pm
Los Alamos Arts Council Executive Director Chris Montieth presents a $100 check Wednesday to Geoff Reeves, the first quarter winner of the Los Alamos Daily Post Photography Contest. Robert and Ann Wells of Los Alamos established a fund in 2017 at the Los Alamos Arts Council whose purpose is to award a prize of $100 to the photographer who submits the best photo of the quarter published as a Daily Postcard in the Los Alamos Daily Post.

NMT: Experience Culture, Joy And Wonder This Holiday Season In Historic And Scenic Santa Fe County

on December 4, 2019 - 9:02am
The cracked basalt of Diablo Canyon offers some of the best multi-pitch tradition and sport climbing in New Mexico. Courtesy/NMT
 
NMT News:
 
SANTA FE Santa Fe County is well known as a cultural destination with incredible offerings in art, culinary delights, and historical places, and this holiday season, the history and culture of the area come to life, offering visitors a glimpse into the traditions, culture and spirit of Santa Fe and the surrounding areas.
 
With events stretching from mid-December through New Year’s Eve, Santa Fe County is the place to experience wonder and holiday

NWS: Today’s High 30s-40s; Tonight’s Low 20s-30s

on December 4, 2019 - 6:37am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos in the 30s to upper 40s with isolated rain showers in the morning and scattered snow and rain showers throughout the day. Tonight’s low in the upper 20s to mid 30s with scattered rain and snow showers and a snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Wintry Scene Along Truck Route

on December 4, 2019 - 6:33am

Daily Postcard: A wintry scene along the truck route recently near N.M. 4. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

NWS: Today’s High Near 44; Tonight’s Low Around 27

on December 3, 2019 - 7:21am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 44 with mostly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 27. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Quemazon Sunrise

on December 3, 2019 - 7:13am

Daily Postcard: The sunrise Monday viewed from Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Senate Confirms Dan Brouillette For Energy Secretary

on December 2, 2019 - 4:32pm

Dan Brouillette

Western Caucus News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Paul Gosar (AZ-04) released the following statement after the Senate confirmation of Dan Brouillette to be Secretary of Energy:

“Dan Brouillette’s track record of success and service makes him the ideal person to fill the void left behind by Rick Perry at the Department of Energy,” Gosar said. “Brouillette has been a tireless advocate for President Trump’s energy dominance agenda and will hit the ground running on day one.

Udall, Welch Introduce Legislation To Reform Renewable Fuel Standard To Benefit Environment

on December 2, 2019 - 9:31am
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and U.S. Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) have introduced companion bills in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives to reform the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by mitigating harmful environmental impacts of the corn ethanol mandate and advancing the next generation of biofuels that actually reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
 
The GREENER Fuels Act (Growing Renewable Energy through Existing and New Environmentally Responsible Fuels Act) would phase out the corn ethanol mandate and immediately reduce the amount of

NASA Awards UbiQD Of Los Alamos Second, Larger Contract To ‘Tailor The Solar Spectrum For Enhanced Crop Yield For Space Missions’

on December 2, 2019 - 9:30am

UbiQD’s quantum dot-enabled retrofit greenhouse film, UbiGro™, deployed above rows of tomatoes in a research greenhouse in the Netherlands. Courtesy/UbiQD, Inc.

BUSINESS News:

  • The Phase II STTR contract will fund further collaboration with the University of Arizona’s Controlled Environment Agriculture Center to develop new light recipes using UbiQD’s quantum dot technology

UbiQD, Inc., a New Mexico-based nanotechnology development company, announced today that it has been awarded a Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) contract by the National Aeronautics and Space

EPA Wraps Up Historic Recycling Innovation Fair

on December 2, 2019 - 8:17am
EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, right, tours booths at the America Recycles Innovation Fair. Courtesy photo
 
EPA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hosted the first-ever America Recycles Innovation Fair Nov. 14 that featured entrepreneurs from across the recycling system showcasing their innovative products, services, outreach and technologies.
 
At the fair, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA) President Darrell Smith and NWRA Board Chair Ben Harvey presented challenge coins to veterans recognizing

Udall Applauds House Committee Passage Of Reform Legislation To Make Mining Companies Pay Fair Share

on December 2, 2019 - 7:47am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) applauded House committee passage of legislation Wednesday sponsored by House Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) to reform the nation’s badly outdated 1872 hardrock mining law.
 
Udall is the lead sponsor of mining law reform legislation in the Senate, the Hardrock Mining Reform Act of 2019, which would also require companies to pay royalties for the first time for the ability to extract mineral resources like gold, silver, and copper from public lands to help ensure that

NWS: Today’s High Near 44; Tonight’s Low Around 26

on December 2, 2019 - 7:41am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 44 with mostly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 26. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Sunrise Viewed Near Overlook Park

on December 1, 2019 - 10:20pm

Daily Postcard: Sunrise brightens the sky recently as viewed near Overlook Park in White Rock. Photo by Jennifer Bartram/ladailypost.com

EPA Seeks Nominations For Farm, Ranch And Rural Communities Federal Advisory Committee

on December 1, 2019 - 8:03am
EPA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. ⁠— Thursday, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler is announcing a solicitation for 20-30 nominees to serve on the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee (FRRCC).
 
Established in 2008, the FRRCC provides independent policy advice, information, and recommendations to EPA’s Administrator on a range of environmental issues and policies that are of importance to agriculture and rural communities.
 
“One of our key priorities at EPA is to strengthen and solidify our relationship with agricultural stakeholders and rural communities

USDA, BIA Partner To Spur Economic Development, Strengthen Tribal Communities In Indian Country

on December 1, 2019 - 7:42am
USDA News:
 
CATOOSA, Okla. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to improve tribes’ and tribal members’ access to farm conservation programs to advance conservation in Indian Country.
 
The MOU was signed in Catoosa, Okla., where USDA Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey was joined by BIA Director Darryl LaCounte at the National Tribal Conservation Districts Conference, organized by the Indian Nations Conservation Alliance.

SFCC Fitness Center Opening Late Dec. 7

on December 1, 2019 - 6:50am
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College’s William C. Witter Fitness Education Center’s recreation facilities will open later at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7 following the college’s fall commencement ceremony.
 
There will be no access to the gymnasium all day, but the indoor track will be accessible to patrons. The commencement ceremony is open to the public.
 
Preparations for the ceremony begin on Monday, Dec. 2 and will impact access to the gymnasium throughout the week. The gymnasium will fully reopen to public on Monday, Dec. 9.
 
For more info, contact the Fitness

NWS: Today’s High Near 36; Tonight’s Low Around 24

on December 1, 2019 - 6:49am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 36 with mostly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 24. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: View From Main Hill Road

on December 1, 2019 - 6:39am

Daily Postcard: View late Saturday afternoon from the Main Hill Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Gallup MainStreet Closes Large Funding Gap For Important Downtown Revitalization Project

on November 30, 2019 - 9:42pm
GMSACD News:
 
GALLUP Gallup MainStreet Arts & Cultural District is pleased to announce it has received an award of $800,000.00 from New Mexico MainStreet to be utilized by the City of Gallup in Capital Outlay funding for the Coal Avenue Commons project.
 
Gallup MainStreet applied on behalf of the community to help launch Phase 1 of the construction project, and upon review, was selected to receive the full amount requested.

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler Urges Americans To Fill Bellies, Not Landfills During Thanksgiving Week

on November 30, 2019 - 8:38am
EPA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — As America celebrates Thanksgiving this week, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler reminds U.S. families and communities to be mindful about finishing, donating, or simply cutting back on the amount of food they prepare to help prevent food waste this holiday season.
 
“This week, millions of Americans will gather for Thanksgiving to share a traditional family meal,” Wheeler said. “One way to act on the gratitude we feel this holiday season is to use food without waste.

NWS: Today’s High Near 31; Tonight’s Low Around 14

on November 30, 2019 - 6:43am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 31 with mostly sunny skies, west winds 15 to 20 mph and gusts as high as 30 mph. Tonight’s low around 14. Courtesy/NWS

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