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Daily Postcard: Sunset From Anderson Overlook

on April 13, 2019 - 7:26am

Daily Postcard: Sunset viewed early Thursday evening from Anderson Overlook. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Daily Postcard: Another view early Thursday evening from Anderson Overlook. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

SFNF 2019 Firewood Permits Available May 1

on April 12, 2019 - 6:59am

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Firewood permits for dead and down timber is available for purchase at all Santa Fe National Forest offices Wednesday, May 1, with the exception of the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District and the SFNF Headquarters.

Dead-and-down (D&D) permits are valid on the entire SFNF except for designated wilderness areas.

The nonrefundable permits are for personal use only and may be purchased for $20 for five cords with a maximum of 15 cords per household per year. Customers may purchase permits by check, credit/debit card or cash through Dec.

NWS: Today’s High Near 44, Tonight’s Low Around 29

on April 12, 2019 - 6:35am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 44 with a 50 percent chance of snow showers before noon, then scattered rain showers. Some thunder is possible. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Tonight’s low around 29. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: White Caps On Ashley Pond

on April 12, 2019 - 6:34am
Daily Postcard: Strong winds made for some interesting fountain patterns Thursday on Ashley Pond. Photo by Geoff Reeves

Climate Reality Leader Speaks At Mesa Library April 18

on April 11, 2019 - 4:24pm

Library News:

Dr. Julia Ying of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps will offer a talk, slideshow and discussion, 7 p.m., April 18, upstairs at Mesa Public Library.

Ying is one of thousands of trained Climate Reality Leaders from over 135 countries trained by Climate Reality founder and Chairman Al Gore. She retired from General Medical Practice in Sydney, Australia, and is a happy grandmother to five grandchildren. She now lives in Los Alamos.

LANL Scientists Develop New Open-Source Software That Predicts Impacts Of Extreme Events On Grids

on April 11, 2019 - 8:03am
Carleton Coffrin, a computer scientist at LANL, developed the Severe Contingency Solver software to help government agencies better plan for power outages caused by extreme events. The software is now available publicly. Courtesy/LANL
 
LANL News:
 
A new, free, open-source software reliably predicts how damage from hurricanes, ice storms, earthquakes and other extreme events will restrict power delivery from utility grids.
 
The Severe Contingency Solver for Electric Power Transmission is the only software available—commercially or open-source—that reliably supports analysis of

Weekly Fishing Report: April 11

on April 11, 2019 - 7:56am
By GEORGE MORSE
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
The weather Tuesday was as nice a spring day as you could ask for here in Northern New Mexico, with highs in the 70’s and the wind not blowing too hard.
 
The forecast is for colder weather to make a return by the weekend and for highs to be only in the 40’s with strong winds and possibly snow. Heavy snow could happen at higher elevations. Welcome to springtime in the Rockies.
 
The snowpack is still very impressive in the mountains.

NWS: Today’s High Near 46, Tonight’s Low Around 28

on April 11, 2019 - 7:23am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high near 46 with partly sunny skies and wind gusts as high as 30 mph, and tonight’s low around 28. Courtesy/NWS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Daily Postcard: Fiery Sunrise Viewed From Quemazon

on April 11, 2019 - 7:16am

Daily Postcard: A fiery sunrise viewed Tuesday from Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Final Update Tonight On Fire In Los Alamos Canyon

on April 10, 2019 - 9:12pm
News Alert:
 
Los Alamos Firefighters made good progress by sundown today on the fire in Los Alamos Canyon.
 
Firefighters are mopping up and will be monitoring throughout the night the area where an approximately 3-acre fire ignited about 4:30 p.m. today near the Canyon Rim Trailhead east of N.M. 502 and across from the Co+op Market and Holiday Inn Express.
 
This will be the last update this evening.
 

Fire In Los Alamos Canyon Consumes About 3 Acres

on April 10, 2019 - 6:15pm

Los Alamos Firefighters are on the scene of a fire burning this afternoon in Los Alamos Canyon, which as of 5:20 p.m. today has consumed about 3 acres. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Firefighters are on the scene of a fire burning this afternoon in Los Alamos Canyon, which as of 5:20 p.m. today has consumed about 3 acres. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

News Alert:

Los Alamos Fire Department Firefighters responded to a fire this afternoon that has consumed approximately 3 acres down in Los Alamos Canyon near the Canyon Rim Trailhead east of N.M.

News Alert: Fire Breaks Out In Los Alamos Canyon

on April 10, 2019 - 4:55pm

News Alert:

Los Alamos Fire Department firefighters are responding to a fire down in Los Alamos Canyon near the Canyon Rim Trailhead across N.M. 502 from the Co+op Market and Holiday Inn Express.

This is in same area where a 4-acre fire occurred March 29.

N.M. 502 remains open to traffic but motorists are urged to avoid this area if possible.

Check back at ladailypost.com for more details on this developing story.

Scene Of Spring Runoff In Water Canyon

on April 10, 2019 - 9:38am

This year’s bounty of spring runoff has supercharged the original 1940’s townsite water supply at the head of Water Canyon, which has long since been abandoned. Photo by Jim O’Donnell

Public Hearing On Proposed Jim Billen Trail April 25

on April 10, 2019 - 7:50am
Map with highlighted section in yellow shown on the existing Pueblo Canyon Rim Trail to denote the proposed segment of the trail to be re-named Jim Billen Trail. Courtesy/LAC
 
COUNTY News:
 
Los Alamos County is considering a citizen petition to re-name a segment of the Pueblo Canyon Rim Trail as the “Jim Billen Trail.” Billen passed away April 14, 2018.
 
Under County Code, a public hearing must be held prior to naming or re-naming any County facility – or in this case, a trail – after a deceased individual, and such a request can only be considered six months or more after the

NWS: Today’s High Near 50, Tonight’s Low Around 30

on April 10, 2019 - 7:37am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 50 with a wind advisory through midnight and wind 20 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Also, a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms with temperatures falling to around 35 by 5 p.m. Tonight’s low around 30 with a 20 percent chance of snow showers before midnight and wind gusts as high as 45 mph. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Waves Of Color And Pattern In Clouds

on April 10, 2019 - 7:18am

Daily Postcard: Waves of color and pattern spotted in the clouds early Tuesday morning in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Glenn J. Morgan Named President Of Newport News Nuclear BWXT-Los Alamos (N3B)

on April 9, 2019 - 10:32am

New N3B President/Program Manager Glenn J. Morgan

N3B News:

Glenn J. Morgan has been named president and program manager for Newport News Nuclear BWXT-Los Alamos (N3B).

N3B manages the 10 year, $1.38 billion Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract for the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management, Los Alamos Field Office. N3B is responsible for cleaning up waste sites, and packaging and transporting waste off-site for permanent disposal.

As program manager, Morgan is responsible for the work of more than 600 N3B and subcontractor employees cleaning up legacy waste at Los

NWS: Today’s High Near 73, Tonight’s Low Around 43

on April 9, 2019 - 8:02am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 73 with mostly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 43. Fires conditions are flagged throughout the state. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Late Sunday Afternoon Sky

on April 9, 2019 - 7:53am

Daily Postcard: Late Sunday afternoon sky over White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Shakespeare In The Garden Presents Romeo & Juliet

on April 8, 2019 - 6:19am
 
SFBG News:
 
SANTA FE Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
 
This summer, Shakespeare in the Garden brings perhaps one of the most well-known Shakespeare plays to life: Romeo & Juliet. Produced by Santa Fe Classic Theater, in partnership with the Shakespeare Guild, and directed by Patrick Briggs, this year’s production runs May 31-June 9 at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden.
 
“[Romeo & Juliet is] one of my favorites; it has this visceral, big emotion that

NWS: Today’s High Near 67, Tonight’s Low Around 43

on April 8, 2019 - 6:05am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 67 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 43. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Tangerine Accents Tint Clouds In Sky

on April 8, 2019 - 5:59am

Daily Postcard: Tangerine accents tint clouds in the sky as the sun begins to set Sunday evening over Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Join PEEC For Family-Friendly Evening Tuesday

on April 7, 2019 - 3:30pm
PEEC News:
 
PEEC is hosting two free family-friendly events Tuesday, April 9 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
 
A PEEC educator will lead a Family Star Party at 5:30 p.m. in the planetarium and introduce kids to constellations, planets and more in an informal setting. Families also are invited to join Melissa Mackey 6-7 p.m. for Family Night to enjoy making a unique craft in the classroom.
 
No registration is required for either event and families are invited to come to one or both of these offerings.

Valles Caldera National Preserve Lifts Restriction

on April 7, 2019 - 9:22am

Most of the snow in the Valle Grande has melted at Valles Caldera National Preserve. Courtesy/VCNP

 

VCNP News:

Jemez Springs — Valles Caldera National Preserve has lifted the restriction for vehicle access from N.M. 4 to the entrance station.

Most of the snow in the Valle Grande has melted, but snow can be found on the north-sloped trails, such as South Mountain, Coyote Call and Valle Grande. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and mountain biking are permitted.

Visitors are advised to use extreme caution while recreating in lower portions of the Valle Grande as the ground is

NWS: Today’s High Near 63, Tonight’s Low Around 40

on April 7, 2019 - 8:12am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 63 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 40. Courtesy/NWS

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