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Daily Postcard: Peach Colored Sunrise

on September 27, 2019 - 7:25am

Daily Postcard: Peach colored sunrise Thursday in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

PEEC: Plant Trees At Bandelier Sept. 28-29

on September 26, 2019 - 12:51pm

Join PEEC, Bandelier and other entities 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 28-29 for a reforestation volunteer project at Bandelier. Pre-registration is required to volunteer for this project. Courtesy/PEEC 

PEEC News:

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center and Bandelier National Monument are looking for volunteers to help with reforestation efforts in the Monument this weekend.

Staff from Bandelier, the U.S. Geological Survey, New Mexico State University and volunteers through PEEC will plant thousands of Ponderosa and Douglas Fir seedlings 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 and Sunday, Sept.

Los Alamos Garden Club Annual Plant Sale Oct. 5

on September 26, 2019 - 10:45am

Gardener Judy Handy assists a customer at a previous LAGC plant sale. Courtesy/LAGC

LAGC News:

The Los Alamos Garden Club (LAGC) will host its Annual Plant Sale, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road.

Perennials, house plants and succulents will be available for purchase. Club members will be there to discuss the plants and how to care for them.

A wide selection of beautiful garden aprons also will be available. Both full bib aprons and short half aprons have been lovingly and skillfully crafted by Garden Club members.

Proceeds from the

Court-Ordered Injunction Halts Fuelwood Permit Sales

on September 26, 2019 - 10:34am

A pair of Mexican spotted owls. Courtesy/NPS

SFNF News:

Under a recent court-ordered injunction, the five national forests in New Mexico and the Tonto National Forest in Arizona have suspended all permit sales for collecting fuelwood.

The federal court's ruling is related to the recent court-ordered injunction in the case WildEarth Guardians vs. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, et al, concerning the Mexican spotted owl.

In addition to fuelwood permits, the six national forests have also suspended all timber management activities, including stewardship contracts, timber sales, thinning and

Bear Roams Around Condos On Canyon View Drive

on September 26, 2019 - 10:07am

A bear is spotted around 6 a.m. today looking for breakfast in the alleyway between the condominiums on Canyon View Drive. Photo by Carmen Ramos

A bear is spotted around 6 a.m. today roaming between the condominiums on Canyon View Drive. Photo by Carmen Ramos

New Mexico Wildlife Center Introducing New Education Animals To The Public At Open House Oct. 5-6

on September 26, 2019 - 6:58am
New Animal Ambassador Mesquite the Coyote will meet the public 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5 & 6 at the New Mexico Wildlife Center Open House.Courtesy photo
 
New Animal Ambassador Pepper the raccoon will meet the public 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5 & 6 at the New Mexico Wildlife Center Open House.Courtesy photo
 
NMWC News:
 
ESPAÑOLA New Mexico Wildlife Center (NMWC) will introduce two new Ambassador Animals and their brand new enclosures at this year’s annual Open House.
 
The two new animals, a raccoon and a coyote, add a new and diverse element

NWS: Today’s High Near 76; Tonight’s Low Around 52

on September 26, 2019 - 6:42am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 76 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 52. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Fall Colors Emerge Around Pond

on September 26, 2019 - 6:33am

Daily Postcard: Fall colors begin to emerge Tuesday around Ashley Pond and in the mountains. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Governor Commits New Mexico To Bold Clean Car Standards At Climate Week Event In NYC

on September 25, 2019 - 5:00pm
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham
 
STATE News:
 
NEW YORK, NY Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Tuesday announced that New Mexico will be proposing, adopting and implementing clean car standards, standing shoulder to shoulder with states demonstrating environmental leadership across the country.
 
The governor made the announcement at Climate Week in New York City, joining other U.S. governors on a panel to discuss states advancing ambitious climate action in the face of federal inaction.
 
While highlighting the bold and forward-thinking actions New Mexico is taking to address climate change

Two Fawns Spotted Nursing In Middle Of Road

on September 25, 2019 - 3:53pm

Two fawns are spotted nursing in the middle of the road Tuesday afternoon in Pajarito Acres in White Rock. Photo by Chris Ortega

SFNF Waives Fees For National Public Lands Day

on September 25, 2019 - 8:15am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will waive fees at many recreation sites and amenities Saturday, Sept. 28, for National Public Lands Day (NPLD).
 
As the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands, NPLD is a great opportunity for more Americans to get outdoors and connect with their public lands. 
 
Fees at all national forests and grasslands will be waived at many day-use sites, such as picnic grounds, non-reserve campgrounds and developed trailheads, in cooperation with other federal agencies under the Federal Lands Recreation

NWS: Today’s High Near 75; Tonight’s Low Around 53

on September 25, 2019 - 7:59am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 75 with mostly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 53. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Pair Of Bucks On Rose Street

on September 25, 2019 - 7:52am

Daily Postcard: A pair of bucks is spotted early Tuesday evening near the ravine along Rose Street. Photo by Victoria Rygh

Scenes From 2019 Ullerfest At Pajarito Mountain

on September 24, 2019 - 7:36am

Scene from the 2019 Ullrfest Saturday at Pajarito Mountain. The annual Ullrfest celebrates the coming of winter and features live music, lift-served mountain biking and hiking, food from Pajarito Mountain Cafe and a New Mexico Brewfest. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene from the annual Ullrfest Saturday at Pajarito Mountain. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene from the annual Ullrfest Saturday at Pajarito Mountain. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene from the annual Ullrfest Saturday at Pajarito Mountain. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene from the annual

NWS: Today’s High Near 74; Tonight’s Low Around 51

on September 24, 2019 - 6:41am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 74 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 51. Courtesy/NWS

The National Weather Service high temperature outlook through Monday, Sept. 30. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Yellow Flowers Brighten Los Pueblos

on September 24, 2019 - 6:33am

Daily Postcard: Yellow flowers brighten the landscape along Los Pueblos Street early Sunday evening in Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LANL Team Sets Sail For Arctic Year-Long Expedition

on September 23, 2019 - 3:38pm

Los Alamos staff members Paul Ortega and David Chu join team members from other institutions boarding the R/V Polarstern for months locked in the ice to study the Arctic. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • As part of MOSAiC field campaign, environmental researchers will operate a suite of instruments 24/7 as ship drifts in ice for the winter

Heading off to spend months on a ship trapped in the Arctic ice, a team from Los Alamos National Laboratory got underway last week aboard the R/V Polarstern from Tromso, Norway.

The team is supporting MOSAiC, the Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the

Amateur Naturalist: Finding History In A Forest, Part 2

on September 23, 2019 - 8:55am
By ROBERT DRYJA
Los Alamos

The Valles Caldera was known initially as the Baca Ranch, named after the original owners of it.

The Baca family had wanted it for sheepherding. Sheepherding grew in size after the 1880’s before declining in the 1940s. Up to 100,000 sheep were brought annually to the Valles Caldera to graze on its meadows.

What were the shepherds like who watched over the sheep? Assumedly most came from the small rural Hispanic villages in northern New Mexico. Their carvings on the aspen trees of the Valles Caldera provide some additional clues.

NMILC: Statement In Support Of Global Climate Strike

on September 23, 2019 - 8:15am
New Mexico Immigrant Law Center:
 
ALBUQUERQUE The New Mexico Immigrant Law Center (NMILC) has announced support of the youth-led global climate strike and backs movement leaders in urging governments to declare a climate emergency.
 
This undertaking Sept. 20-27, calls for direct action in order to maintain a habitable and sustainable world for all. 
 
We, at NMILC, cannot ignore the global trends of climate change that affect the work we do every day.

NWS: Today’s High Near 73; Tonight’s Low Around 50

on September 23, 2019 - 7:41am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 73 with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m. and tonight’s low around 50. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Buck Visits Residence Near Sandia

on September 23, 2019 - 7:30am

Daily Postcard: A buck visits a residence Saturday on 48th Street near Sandia Drive. Photo by Anthony S. Clark

Daily Postcard: A buck relaxes at a residence Saturday on 48th Street near Sandia Drive. Photo by Anthony S. Clark

Posts From The Road: Beartooth Highway

on September 22, 2019 - 10:19pm

Climbing Up: As you leave Red Lodge, Mont., the road starts in a valley in which you start climbing up and up shortly after leaving town. The elevation at Red Lodge is about 6,400 ft. and the road tops at Beartooth Pass, which is 10,947 ft. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

Plateau: After a few miles of switch backs, the highway reaches a plateau which offers incredible views of the many peaks and pristine landscapes of the Beartooth Mountains. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com
 
By GARY WARREN
Photographer
Formerly of Los Alamos

The Beartooth Highway is a stretch of US Highway 212 that

New Mexico Trout Project Receives Grant Funding

on September 22, 2019 - 12:49pm
WNTI News:
 
The Western Native Trout Initiative (WNTI) is awarding more than $200,000 in grant funding for eight projects that benefit native trout species across the western United States.
 
The community-based projects are funded through the National Fish Habitat Action Plan and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The projects were selected because of their emphasis on collaborative action to address some of the biggest challenges facing the restoration and recovery of western native trout.
 
"The main objective of the Western Native Trout Initiative is to leverage and catalyze strategic,

Register To Vote: Los Alamos Nature Center Sept. 24

on September 22, 2019 - 9:22am
Join volunteers from the League of Women Voters and Pajarito Environmental Education Center from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 24 for National Voter Registration Dayat the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:

Celebrate National Voter Registration Day by registering to vote 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24 at the Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road.

The League of Women Voters is partnering with the Pajarito Environmental Education Center to observe this event.
 
National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) is a nationwide, nonpartisan effort to register voters.

NWS: Today’s High Near 72; Tonight’s Low Around 48

on September 22, 2019 - 8:15am
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 72 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 48. Courtesy/NWS

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