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NWS: Today’s High Near 65; Tonight’s Low Around 44

on October 7, 2019 - 7:35am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 65 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 44. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Dewdrops Create Jewel-like Effect

on October 7, 2019 - 7:33am

Daily Postcard: Dewdrops create a jewel-like effect on the seed head of an Apache plume plant Saturday morning in Los Alamos. Photo by Marc Bailey

NWS: Today’s High Near 68; Tonight’s Low Around 39

on October 6, 2019 - 7:55am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 68 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 39. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Scene Of The Valles Caldera

on October 6, 2019 - 7:51am

Daily Postcard: A view of the Valles Caldera during a recent visit. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Generate $7.4 Billion In GDP And 129,000 Jobs In 2018

on October 5, 2019 - 7:29am
17 Alfred St. storefront in Biddeford, Maine. Photo by Trent Bell
 
NPS News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. According to the Rutgers University’s Center for Urban Policy Research, the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program contributed more than $14.4 billion in output in terms of goods and services to the U.S. economy and added $7.4 billion in gross domestic product in Fiscal Year 2018.
 
The program is administered by the National Park Service and the Internal Revenue Service, in partnership with State Historic Preservation Offices. 
 
"Historic preservation tax incentives

NWS: Today’s High Near 69; Tonight’s Low Around 46

on October 5, 2019 - 7:19am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 69 with patchy fog before 10 a.m., otherwise, sunny and tonight’s low around 46. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Fall Comes To Downtown Los Alamos

on October 5, 2019 - 7:10am

Daily Postcard: Fall colors decorate the trees along Central Avenue Friday in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Fall colors highlight trees Friday on Central Avenue near Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Fall colors are visible in trees along Bathtub Row Friday near Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

PEEC: Discover Sound Of Spacetime This Weekend

on October 4, 2019 - 12:57pm
Explore gravitational wave astronomy at 7 p.m. today, Oct. 4, at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC
 
Watch the new full-dome film 'Superpower Dogs' at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. The film is brought to Los Alamos by Pet Pangaea LLC. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
In 2015, we looked at the universe with new eyes (or perhaps new ears is more accurate!), when LIGO detected gravitational waves for the first time.
 
Since then, LIGO has detected ripples in spacetime coming from a growing zoo of 29 astrophysical events: mainly the collisions of black holes and neutron stars.

Four Local Science & Tech Startups Receive Awards

on October 4, 2019 - 9:03am
NMED News:
 
SANTA FE New Mexico Economic Development Department (NMEDD) Office of Science and Technology announced that four New Mexico companies, including Biodidact in Los Alamos, will receive Innovation Voucher Grants to help their businesses grow by covering eligible expenses at a state certified incubator, a business accelerator, or a state approved co-working space.
 
“These grants help small start-up companies at a critical stage of growth,” Deputy Cabinet Secretary Jon Clark said.

NWS: Today’s High Near 63; Tonight’s Low Around 47

on October 4, 2019 - 8:30am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 63 with showers and thunderstorms and tonight’s low around 47. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Crescent Moon Over White Rock

on October 4, 2019 - 8:14am

Daily Postcard: Crescent moon viewed Wednesday night from White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Lunch With A Leader: Shane Woolbright Oct. 15

on October 3, 2019 - 7:23am
LWV News:
 
The League of Women Voters monthly community event, Lunch with a Leader, is 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, in Mesa Public Library.
 
This months speaker is Shane Woolbright. His talk will cover the dangers of global warming that few people have seen nor considered.
 
Before his talk, Woolbright will spend some time understanding our local utility and its generation resources and Los Alamos’ contributions to pollution and climate change.

BLM Plans Prescribed Burns Near Tres Piedras

on October 3, 2019 - 7:15am
BLM News:
 
TAOS Beginning Oct. 8 and continuing for up to 30 days, the Bureau of Land Management will be conducting prescribed burns on approximately 1,735 acres in the Río Grande del Norte National Monument.
 
The burns are on the east side of Cerro Montoso, 12 miles northeast of Tres Piedras and on the south side of Cerro del Aire (Wind Mountain), four miles northeast of Tres Pierdras. Smoke may be visible from highways US 285 and US 64.
 
The purpose of the project is to improve forest health in ponderosa pine and piñon/juniper woodlands, by reducing flammable accumulations of

Water Distribution Affects Exoplanets Habitable Zone

on October 3, 2019 - 6:54am
Earth is an example of an aqua planet that maintains its water in a habitable zone. This image of Earth taken by the spacecraft Galileo shows its vast Pacific Ocean. Courtesy/NASA/JPL
 
Mars is an example of a potentially Earth-like planet that lost its liquid water and atmosphere. Courtesy/NASA/JPL/USGS
 
AGU News:
 
Earth-like exoplanets with dry tropical regions can remain habitable at a closer distance to their host star than previously thought, a new study suggests.
 
Because life on Earth requires liquid water, researchers looking for life beyond Earth’s solar system search for

NWS: Today’s High Near 70; Tonight’s Low Around 50

on October 3, 2019 - 6:48am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 70 with mostly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 50 with an 80 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 9 p.m. Courtesy/NWS

The National Weather Service forecasts the chances of precipitation today around the state. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Sunset Viewed From Quemazon

on October 3, 2019 - 6:33am

Daily Postcard: View of the sunset looking toward Santa Fe Tuesday evening from Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

County: Sign Up For The People’s EcoChallenge

on October 2, 2019 - 2:46pm
COUNTY News:
 
When you hear about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a plastic island that is more than twice the size of Texas floating in the Pacific Ocean, or see smog when you drive into bigger cities, or hear about glaciers melting in Alaska, do you wonder if there are changes you can make in your daily life that would make a difference?
 
Are you looking for ways you can live more sustainably, reduce your impact, and improve your life, your community and the planet? Even small, personal actions can make a big impact.
 
Los Alamos County Environmental Services, Los Alamos County

This Week At Los Alamos Farmers Market

on October 2, 2019 - 1:36pm
Heirloom tomatoes. Courtesy photo
 
LAFM News:
 
This week at Los Alamos Farmers Market 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday at Mesa Public Library parking lot:
 
Shishitos, Tomatoes, Potatoes, Radishes, Onions, Garlic, Vinegars, Jams, Dried Tomatoes, Beans Chicos, Black Beans, Pinto Beans, Squashes, Green Beans, jacama, Cherry tomatoes, Corn Berries, Apples, Peaches, Plums, Pears, Grapes, Apple cider, Dried Apple, Snow cones, Honey, Honey Sticks, Goat milk soap, Gluten free baked goods, quiches, cookies, scones, chala breads, Kettle corn, Tacos and burritos, egg plant, salad greens, eggs,

Conservation Groups File Lawsuit To Protect Dunes Sagebrush Lizard In New Mexico And Texas

on October 2, 2019 - 9:48am
A dunes sagebrush lizard. Courtesy/wikipedia
 
Defenders of Wildlife News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Conservation groups filed a lawsuit in federal district court Tuesday challenging the Trump administration’s continued failure to protect severely imperiled dunes sagebrush lizards under the Endangered Species Act.
 
The groups petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (the Service) to list the species as threatened or endangered in May 2018. The agency had 90 days to determine whether the petition showed the lizard could warrant listing, and if so, initiate a status review.

NWS: Today’s High Near 71; Tonight’s Low Around 46

on October 2, 2019 - 8:28am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 71 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 46. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Sun Sets Behind Mountain

on October 2, 2019 - 7:55am

Daily Postcard: The sun sets behind the mountain Tuesday evening as viewed from Canyon Road near Diamond Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

New Mexico GOP Chairman Steve Pearce Issues Statement On Forest Service Suspensions

on October 1, 2019 - 7:55pm
GOP Chairman Steve Pearce
 
New Mexico GOP News:

ALBUQUERQUE — Republican Party of New Mexico Chairman Steve Pearce released the following statement in response to today’s announcement from the U.S. Forest Service lifting the suspension of sales of fuelwood permits:

“Today’s announcement lifting the suspension of fuelwood permits only addresses one of the four main problems created by the U.S. district court judge who made a ruling against the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Forest Service Resumes Fuelwood Permit Sales At Carson, Cibola, Gila, Lincoln, Santa Fe And Tonto

on October 1, 2019 - 7:33pm

FOREST SERVICE News:

ALBUQUERQUE  – The court-ordered injunction suspending all timber management activities on the five national forests in New Mexico and the Tonto National Forest in Arizona has been modified to allow the personal cutting and collection of fuelwood. 

The Forest Service will resume permit sales immediately.

"We are pleased with this modification, which highlights the fact that we all want to do right by the communities we serve and reduce unnecessary burdens on communities that depend on the national forests for their sustenance," Southwestern Regional Forester Cal Joyner

NWS: Today’s High Near 74; Tonight’s Low Around 50

on October 1, 2019 - 5:35am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 74 with a 40 percent chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms mainly before noon and tonight’s low around 50.

Daily Postcard: Sunrise Friday Over Los Alamos

on October 1, 2019 - 5:33am

Daily Postcard: The sunrise Friday morning over Los Alamos. Photo by Kathy Willcutt

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