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NWS: Today’s High Near 75; Tonight’s Low Around 52

on June 15, 2019 - 8:15am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 75 with a 30 percent of scattered showers and thunderstorms mainly after 4 p.m. and tonight’s low around 52. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Red Poppies On Barranca Road

on June 15, 2019 - 7:51am

Daily Postcard: Red poppies bloom Friday along Barranca Road. Photo by Ken Hanson

NWS: Today’s High Near 83; Tonight’s Low Around 54

on June 14, 2019 - 6:57am
The National Weather Service forecasts today's high in Los Alamos near 83 and tonight's low around 54. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Southern Damselfly On Flower Petal

on June 14, 2019 - 6:52am

Daily Postcard: A southern damselfly stands on a flower petal Tuesday at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Marcela N. Walker

Take A Tour Of Stonehenge At Nature Center Friday

on June 13, 2019 - 5:13pm

Head to the Los Alamos Nature Center this weekend to learn about Stonehenge and Sea Monsters. Akkana Peck and Dave North will lead a discussion on Stonehenge at 6 p.m. Friday, June 14. The nature center will show the full-dome film 'Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure' at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15. Courtesy/PEEC

 

PEEC News:

 

Take a tour of Stonehenge and some of its relatives this Friday, June 14 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Dave North and Akkana Peck will discuss what Stonehenge and similar monuments can — and can’t — tell us about ancient astronomy. This talk begins at 6 p.m.

Los Alamos County Council Green Lights Pebble Labs Plan To Advance Business

on June 13, 2019 - 7:30am
Council Chambers is filled with Pebble Labs employees Tuesday night. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

Tuesday night, employees from Pebble Labs filled Los Alamos County Council Chambers to state their case on why council should support the budding biotech research company.

Pebble Labs employees’ efforts were successful. Los Alamos County Council unanimously approved an ordinance adopting an economic development project for public support of Pebble Labs.

Final EA And Finding Of No Significant Impact For LANL Photovoltaic System Available Now To Public

on June 13, 2019 - 7:10am
LANL News:
 
In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has completed the Environmental Assessment (EA) that analyzed the potential impacts of construction and operation of a 10 megawatts ground-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) array and associated power transmission line.
 
Based on the analysis presented in the final EA NNSA is issuing a finding of no significant impact (FONSI).
 
NNSA requires a reliable, efficient, diversified, and sustainable electrical supply to support programs and

NWS: Today’s High Near 84; Tonight’s Low Around 56

on June 13, 2019 - 6:03am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 84 with a 20 percent chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m. and tonight’s low around 56. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Iris Blooming Along Cerro Grande Trail

on June 13, 2019 - 5:57am

Daily Postcard: Iris are blooming right now along the Cerro Grande Trail in Bandelier National Monument. Photo by Jeff Moore

Los Alamos National Laboratory All-Woman Team Commands Rock-Zapping Laser On Mars

on June 12, 2019 - 9:53am

Members of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s ChemCam Engineering Operations team, from left, Suzi Montano, Adriana Reyes-Newell, Roberta Beal, Lisa Danielson, Nina Lanza and Cindy Little. Not pictured is Margie Root. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

The laser that zaps rocks on Mars is commanded by a talented group of engineers and scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory—who also happen to all be women, a rarity in the engineering field.

“It’s unusual, simply because engineering still tends to be male-dominated,” said Nina Lanza, a planetary scientist on the team who has helped recruit some

Eye To Eye With A Praire Dog In Valles Caldera

on June 12, 2019 - 8:40am
Los Alamos resident Anna Yarrow had a relaxed tête-à-tête with this praire dog Friday at the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Photo by Anna Yarrow

Udall, Lowenthal Call On President To Mobilize Federal Government To Deal With Plastic Pollution Crisis

on June 12, 2019 - 8:37am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall and U.S. Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D- Calif.) have called on President Trump to immediately mobilize the federal government to address the significant threat that mismanaged plastic waste poses to human health, public budgets, and to the sustainability of our waterways, oceans, and entire planet.
 
Pointing out the urgency of dealing with the crisis, the lawmakers write, “Approximately eight million tons of plastic makes its way into the oceans annually, and this number is expected to double by 2030.”
 
This

AGU: China’s Bioluminescent Seas Glowing Brighter

on June 12, 2019 - 8:24am

Blue bioluminescence produced by red Noctiluca scintillans near Taiwan’s Matsu Islands. Researchers now have a way to study the sparkly organisms by satellite. Courtesy/Yu-Xian Yang, Lienchiang County Government, Taiwan

 

AGU News:

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Scientists have, for the first time, used satellites to track the bioluminescent plankton responsible for producing “blue tears” in China’s coastal waters and found the sparkly creatures have become more abundant in recent years.

 

Red Noctiluca scintillans are single-celled organisms found in coastal waters all over the world.

Science On Tap With Antonio Redondo June 17

on June 12, 2019 - 7:20am
LANL researcher Antonio Redondo
 
Creative District News:
 
The community is invited to join the Bradbury Science Museum and Los Alamos Creative District for Science On Tap at 5:30 p.m., Monday, June 17, at projectY cowork in Central Park Square.
 
This On Tap will feature a conservation with Antonio Redondo about the use of super-computer simulations in the study of chemical processes.
 
Many are familiar with the M&M’s tagline, “Melts in your mouth, not in your hand,” but most don’t give much thought to the science responsible for that crunchy candy shell.

Tiny Light Box Opens New Doors Into Nanoworld

on June 12, 2019 - 7:10am
Using a box of stacked atomically thin layers of tungsten disulphide, Chalmers researchers have succeeded in creating a type of feedback loop in which light and matter become one. Courtesy/Denis Baranov/Yen Strandqvist/Chalmers University of Technology
 
Chalmers University of Technology News:
 
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have discovered a completely new way of capturing, amplifying and linking light to matter at the nanolevel.
 
Using a tiny box, built from stacked atomically thin material, they have succeeded in creating a type of feedback loop in which

N3B Makes $400,000 Available To NNM Nonprofits

on June 12, 2019 - 7:07am
N3B News:
 
Newport News Nuclear BWXT Los Alamos (N3B) is making $400,000 available to support Northern New Mexico nonprofit organizations for calendar year 2019.
 
“When we assumed management of the Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract, we committed to donating five percent of our earned fee to Northern New Mexico nonprofit organizations,” said N3B President and Program Manager Glenn Morgan. “We’ve earmarked about two thirds of those dollars for education-related programs.

This Week At Los Alamos Farmers Market

on June 12, 2019 - 6:49am
Courtesy photo
 
LAFM News:
 
What’s at the Farmers Market this week:
 
Tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes, onions, fresh garlic, daikon radishes, arugula, salad mixes, spinach, heads of romaine lettuce, bok choi, chard, kale, salsa, apple cider, composted worm castings, compost apples, asparagus, dried beans, chile, chicos, shell peas, fresh herbs, jams, jellies, vinegars, chicken, turkey, tortillas, pork, eggs, lamb, beef, yak, vegan body products, Lavender body products, goat milk soaps, sharpening service, kettle corn, Mr.

NWS: Today’s High Near 76; Tonight’s Low Around 53

on June 12, 2019 - 6:07am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 76 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 53. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Ladybug Spotted On Potato Leaf

on June 12, 2019 - 6:05am

Daily Postcard: A ladybug basks in the warm sunshine Tuesday morning on a potato leaf growing in the garden of a residence in White Rock. One ladybug can eat up to 5,000 insects in its lifetime, according to nationalgeographic.com. Photo by Geoff Rodgers

National Park Service: Tourism To Fort Union National Monument Creates $830,000 In Economic Benefits

on June 11, 2019 - 11:03am
NPS News:
 
WATROUS A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 10,860 visitors to Fort Union National Monument in 2018 spent $740,000 in communities near the park.
 
That spending supported 10 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $830,000.
 
“Fort Union National Monument is proud to be part of the northern New Mexico community,” Superintendent Lorenzo Vigil said. “We are pleased that our historical appeal is satisfying to visitors in a way that makes them spend more time in the area.

Purgatory Employees Sweep Ski Industry Awards

on June 11, 2019 - 7:56am
Map of Purgatory Resort. Courtesy/PR
 
PURGATORY News:
 
DURANGO, Colo. Following a historic 2018-19 ski season, Purgatory Resort announces several employees were recently honored with industry awards in ski area management. Purgatory is proud to recognize the following outstanding employees and their achievements:
 
For the second year running, Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) awards Groomer of the Year to a Purgatory Resort employee. These awards honor athletes, on-mountain professionals and industry veterans whose expertise is critical to the success of the Colorado ski industry.

New Award: Exhibit On Display At Jemez Historic Site

on June 11, 2019 - 7:41am
New Mexico Highlands PICT Program students with Historic Site Staff. Photo by Richard Loffredo

Jemez Pueblo First Lt Gov. Galvan prepares to cut the ribbon at Jemez Historic Site. Photo by Richard Loffredo
 
NMHS News:
 
SANTA FE New Mexico Historic Sites and the Pueblo of Jemez won the Archaeology Heritage Preservation Award, by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division and the New Mexico Cultural Properties Review Committee.
 
The award was presented May 17 at the 2019 New Mexico Historic Preservation Awards for collaboration during the “Dig Giusewa” Project.

Angel Fire Bike Park Announces New Race And Expansion To Greenbelt Trails For Families

on June 11, 2019 - 7:07am
Scene from Angel Fire Bike Park. Courtesy/AFBP
 
AFBP News:
 
ANGEL FIRE Awarded #1 Bike Park in the Southwest by MTBParks.com, Angel Fire Bike Park, the largest bike park in the Rockies, has opened for the summer season and has plenty of races, improvements and expansions in the works this year.
 
After record-setting late winter storms, the bike park officially kicked off its season with 60 miles of trails in the park and more than 40 miles in the surrounding village of Angel Fire.
 
The additional late snow is creating a different type of riding trail.
 
“With such fantastic snow

NWS: Today’s High Near 79; Tonight’s Low Around 51

on June 11, 2019 - 7:01am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 79 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 51. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Old Ponderosa Spotted On Hike

on June 11, 2019 - 6:52am

Daily Postcard: The top of an old ponderosa is spotted during a hike on Deer Trap Mesa. Photo by Kathryn Willcutt

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