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Daily Postcard: Fall Colors Spotted At Demo Garden

on November 4, 2018 - 4:37am

Daily Postcard: Fall colors are spotted recently at the Los Alamos Demo Garden on Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

PEEC: Learn About Declining Bird Populations On Pajarito Plateau Nov. 6

on November 3, 2018 - 5:31am
A male Western Tanager by Bob Walker. Learn what the future may hold for the birds and forests of the Pajarito Plateau at a talk at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory recently published a paper about bird populations on the Pajarito Plateau, finding declines in the number and diversity of bird populations at nine sites in northern New Mexico.
 
Jeanne Fair, who led the research team, will share her research and discuss what the future may hold for the birds and forests of the Pajarito

Daily Postcard: Buck Spotted Munching Birdseed

on November 3, 2018 - 5:28am

Daily Postcard: A buck  is spotted munching birdseed in Western Area neighborhood. Photo by Brint Perera

Photo by Brint Perera

Photo by Brint Perera

Sipapu Gets Foot Of Fresh Snow, Begins Snowmaking

on November 2, 2018 - 7:58am
Courtesy/Sipapu Ski Resort
 

Courtesy/Sipapu Ski Resort
 
SKI News:
 
Sipapu Ski Resort near Taos has received a foot of snow and crews were able to fire up the snow guns for the first time this season as they prepare for opening day, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 17.
 
Wednesday at 10:20 p.m., the snowmaking crew began making snow for the first time this season -- temperatures were perfect and they were able to have the snow guns going for more than 12 hours.

Even More Scenes From Trick Or Treat On MainStreet

on November 2, 2018 - 7:19am

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris stands ready to assist during the annual Trick or Treat on MainStreet Friday in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Tammy Jimines

Future Los Alamos Policemen? Photo by Tammy Jimines

A future Los Alamos Policeman and Firefighter? Photo by Tammy Jimines

Scene from the annual Trick or Treat on MainStreet Friday in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Tammy Jimines

Scene from the annual Trick or Treat on MainStreet Friday in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Tammy Jimines

Scene from the annual Trick or Treat on MainStreet Friday in downtown Los Alamos.

Daily Postcard: Snow Over Jemez Mountains

on November 2, 2018 - 6:40am

Daily Postcard: Snow spotted Wednesday falling over the Jemez Mountains. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Zero Waste Committee: Feast! But Don’t Waste

on November 1, 2018 - 11:43am

ZERO WASTE News:

Holidays are the time for sharing our bounty with family and friends. Unfortunately, all that generosity can lead to waste.

Over Thanksgiving last year, Americans wasted about 204 million pounds of turkey alone, and it’s estimated that we will toss over 5 million tons of food between Thanksgiving and New Year’s.

 Food waste is a year-round problem: In the U.S., we waste roughly 40 percent of the food we produce, enough to feed 2 billion people every year.

Old Man Winter Pays Halloween Visit To Sipapu

on November 1, 2018 - 11:37am
Courtesy/Sipapu Ski Resort

Courtesy/Sipapu Ski Resort
 
SKI News:
 
It's no trick! Old Man Winter arrived Wednesday at Sipapu, dumping a foot of snow on the New Mexico resort.
 
Conditions are also favorable for snowmaking, so Sipapu's crews also are firing up the snow guns in preparation of opening day Saturday, Nov. 17.
 
Another treat for parents: Sipapu offers a free Power Kids Pass for all children ages 10 and younger - no tricks involved (and no purchase required).
 
Pick up a Power Kids Pass at the ticket office, the REI in Albuquerque Nov. 9-11 or register online.

AGU: Researchers Describe Likely Origin Of Perfect Lines On Saturn’s Moon

on November 1, 2018 - 10:30am
Saturn’s moon Dione coasts along in its orbit appearing in front of its parent planet. Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
 
AGU News:
 
Strange features on Saturn’s moon Dione resembling lines of latitude on a map could be the result of space dust crashing onto Dione’s surface, according to a new study.
 
Dione is the fourth-largest of Saturn’s 53 confirmed moons. It has a liquid water ocean covered by an icy shell and a surface marked by craters, fault scarps and recently discovered bright, linear streaks parallel to its equator.

UbiQD Of Los Alamos Selected Nationally For Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator Program

on November 1, 2018 - 8:33am

UbiQD of Los Alamos is one of only five companies selected nationally for the IN2 program. UbiQD will receive up to $250,000 to accelerate innovative commercial buildings technology. Courtesy/UbiQD

BUSINESS News:

  • One of only five companies selected nationally for the IN2 program, UbiQD will receive up to $250,000 to accelerate innovative commercial buildings technology

The Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2), a technology incubator and platform funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and co-administered by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), has announced that UbiQD, Inc.

Nature On Tap: Turkeys In The Past At Bandelier Nov. 5

on November 1, 2018 - 8:28am
Turkey petroglyph. Courtesy photo
 
LACDC News:
 
Join the Los Alamos Creative District and staff from Bandelier National Monument at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 5 during Nature On Tap at UnQuarked Wine Room to learn about the importance of turkeys to Ancestral Puebloans based on archeological and ethnographic information.
 
Attendees also will learn about the rock art of Frijoles Canyon.
 
These topics are particularly relevant today because 2018 is the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the most powerful and important bird-protection law ever passed.

New Mexico Communities Hand-Deliver Protest Comments On Expanded Fracking In Greater Chaco

on November 1, 2018 - 8:05am
Scene from citizens protesting expanded fracking Wednesday in Greater Chaco at the Bureau of Land Management state office. Courtesy photo
 
Scene from citizens protesting expanded fracking Wednesday in Greater Chaco at the Bureau of Land Management state office. Courtesy photo
 
Sierra Club News:
 
SANTA FE Community groups and advocates hand-delivered more than 10,000 citizen protest comments to the Bureau of Land Management’s New Mexico state office in snowy Santa Fe Wednesday in opposition to an oil and gas lease sale scheduled for December that would auction off close to 100,000

SFNF: 150 Acres Completed On Borrego Mesa Burn

on November 1, 2018 - 7:21am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE Fire managers on the Espanola Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) completed 150 acres of a 200 acre broadcast burn Tuesday on the Borrego Mesa fuelwood unit.
 
The broadcast burn reduces the risk of high-severity wildfire. The treatment area consists of slash left behind from wood cutting.
 
The remaining 50 acres are expected to be completed sometime between early November and Dec. 31.
 
The area is approximately five miles East of Cordova, and five miles South of Truchas.

Scenes From Los Alamos Rotary Club ‘Bat Week’

on November 1, 2018 - 7:14am

Los Alamos Rotarian Judy Goldie, center, was the recipient Tuesday of the Major Donor Award from The Rotary Foundation, the funding branch of Rotary International. Goldie has given generously to The Rotary Foundation during her 25 years of membership. She was drawn to Rotary's many humanitarian initiatives, in particular the eradication of polio, because a relative had contracted the crippling disease in childhood. In recognition of her contributions, Goldie received a distinctive blue enameled and gold pin with a diamond and an engraved crystal depiction of a peace dove.

Daily Postcard: Halloween Snowstorm On Mountains

on November 1, 2018 - 6:57am

Daily Postcard: Halloween snowstorm and fall colors cover the mountains. By Kathryn Willcutt

Explore November’s Night Skies At Planetarium

on October 31, 2018 - 12:56pm

Explore the night skies of November at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2. At 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 watch the full-dome film “National Parks Adventure” at the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Learn what will be visible in November’s night skies Friday, Nov. 2 in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium.

Paul Arendt will host an interactive tour of the heavens at 7 p.m. and will highlight planets, star patterns and constellations that may be readily observed throughout the month.

During the month of November, Mars, Saturn and Venus will all be visible.

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks Monument Closed Nov. 1

on October 31, 2018 - 8:38am
BLM News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE In keeping with the administration’s priorities of being good neighbors and respecting the ties that native and traditional communities have to public lands, the Bureau of Land Management is announcing that the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument will be closed Nov 1.
 
This closure allows for Pueblo de Cochiti cultural observances and routine BLM maintenance.
 
The BLM manages the monument in close cooperation with the Pueblo, which requested the closure. This closure is one of 12 scheduled throughout the year.
 
The scheduled closures are Jan.

Gubernatorial Candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham Releases Plan To Manage & Conserve Water

on October 31, 2018 - 8:16am
Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
 
From the Michelle Lujan Grisham for Governor Campaign:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham has released her plan to manage and conserve our water for future generations of New Mexicans.
 
The plan calls for a strategic 50-year water plan built on consensus and based in reality.
 
“Like many Western states, New Mexico is experiencing a drought with no end in sight as water from the mountains continue to decline,” Lujan Grisham said.

SFNF: Borrego Mesa Prescribed Burn Underway

on October 31, 2018 - 7:27am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  Due to favorable conditions, fire managers on the Espanola Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) began a broadcast burn on the Borrego Mesa fuelwood unit today.
 
Favorable conditions, such as acceptable fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, will allow up to 200 acres on the Borrego Mesa fuelwood unit to be treated anytime between Oct. 30 and Nov. 2.
 
Fire managers plan to target heavier slash left behind from wood cutting to reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire.
 
The area is located approximately five miles East of

NMGF Fishing And Stocking Report

on October 31, 2018 - 7:19am
Julia Romero, age 10, caught her first fish at Monastery Lake Oct. 21. She caught a 13-inch rainbow trout using a fly with a bubble float. Courtesy photo
 
NMGF News:
 
This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.
 
 
CATCHES OF THE WEEK:  
 
Conchas Lake: Kerry Guyette of Amarillo, Texas

Daily Postcard: Fall Scene At 2500 Central

on October 31, 2018 - 6:36am

Daily Postcard: A fall scene spotted recently at 2500 Central in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

NFWF: $1.1 Million Plus In Grants To Help Bats

on October 30, 2018 - 9:08am

A big brown bat shows the telltale symptom of white-nose syndrome. This mysterious disease is obliterating entire bat colonies as it spreads across North America, and scientists say time is running out to save these ecologically and economically important mammals. Source: mnn.com. Courtesy/U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

NFWN News:

  • Four grants awarded to test strategies to stop white-nose syndrome from devastating bat populations

BIRMINGHAM, AL – On the eve of Halloween, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has announced more than $1.1 million in grants to combat white-nose

Scenes From Pet Pangaea Costume Parade

on October 30, 2018 - 7:28am

During Trick Or Treat On MainStreet Friday on Central Avenue, Los Alamos High School students Katie Herrmann, left, and Troi Lewis ran the Pet Parade as a LAHS DECA class project, which raised more than $300 for the Los Alamos Animal Shelter. Photo by Paulina Gwaltney

Scene from the Pet Parade during Trick Or Treat On MainStreet Friday in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Paulina Gwaltney

Scene from the Pet Parade during Trick Or Treat On MainStreet Friday in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Paulina Gwaltney

Scene from the Pet Parade during Trick Or Treat On MainStreet Friday in downtown Los

Rio Arriba Issues Winter Storm Warning: Heavy Snow

on October 30, 2018 - 7:11am

Rio Arriba Emergency Services News:

A fast moving storm system will deliver a quick burst of winter weather to northern New Mexico this evening through Wednesday in Rio Arriba County.

Rain and high terrain snow showers will develop along a cold front entering northern New Mexico later today. Rain will change to snow over the northern high terrain and the Northeast Highlands and Plains as colder air overspreads the region tonight.

The heaviest snowfall accumulations are expected over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Raton Pass.

Daily Postcard: Perfect Little Tree On Central

on October 30, 2018 - 6:26am

Daily Postcard: A perfect little tree with its fall leaves intact spotted growing Sunday afternoon near Ashley Pond Park on Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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