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Los Alamos Public Schools On 2-Hour Delay Monday

on January 13, 2019 - 4:20pm

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos Public Schools announces it is on a 2-hour delay for Monday Jan. 14.

  • School buses will arrive two hours later than the usual pickup time, depending upon road conditions.
  • School start times:
    • High School - 9:50 a.m.
    • Mid School - 10:00 a.m.
    • Elementary schools - 10:20 a.m.

UNM-LA Announces 2-Hour Delay Monday

on January 13, 2019 - 4:15pm

UNM-LA News:

Due to inclement weather, the UNM-Los Alamos Campus will be on a 2-hour delay Monday, Jan. 14.

LANL Announces 2-Hour Delay Monday

on January 13, 2019 - 4:01pm

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory has announced it will be on a 2-hour delayed start Monday, Jan. 14.

Employees should report to work between 10-10:30 a.m. today.

Weather conditions differ in various areas so employees should contact their immediate supervisor should they have issues making it to work.

Winter Storm Warning In Effect Until 12 a.m. Monday

on January 13, 2019 - 2:28pm
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning this afternoon through 12 a.m. Monday for the Los Alamos area. The NWS also updated its forecast to predict the possibility of 3 to 5 inches of snow today and 1 to 2 inches tonight, with a high today near 32 and a low around 20. The forecast for Monday is partly cloudy with a high near 38 and a nightime low around 20. Here is a view early this afternoon heading down the Main Hill Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Scene at about 1 p.m. today heading east past the Los Alamos County Airport. Photo by Carol A.

Snow Cancels Edith Boulevard Concert Today

on January 13, 2019 - 1:05pm

NWS: Ninety Percent Chance Of Snow ... 4-8 Inches

on January 13, 2019 - 6:58am

The National Weather Service forecasts a high today near 32 with a 90 percent chance of snow and a total daytime snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible. The NWS predicts tonight's low at around 20 with another 1 to 2 inches of snow possible. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Daily Postcard: Crystalline Snow Forms On Yucca Leaf

on January 13, 2019 - 6:37am

Daily Postcard: Crystalline snow forms on a yucca leaf Saturday near Aspen Elementary School in Los Alamos. Photo by Kathryn Willcutt

Sierra Club Responds To Land Commissioner’s Announcement On Coyote-Killing Contests

on January 12, 2019 - 2:46pm
SIERRA CLUB News:
 
Thursday, New Mexico Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard announced a ban on cruel coyote-killing contests on the 9.5 million acres of state trust land. The ban also applies to other non-protected species.
 
“We applaud Land Commissioner Garcia Richard's announcement prohibiting the competitive killing of our state's wildlife on state trust land,” said Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter Wildlife Chair Mary Katherine Ray. “These organized wildlife massacres do not meet any modern principle of scientific wildlife management.”
 
Contest participants’ claim they are

Grabbing Some Flakes At Hockey Game Friday Night

on January 12, 2019 - 8:50am

Mikie Bane was seen grabbing some flakes Friday evening at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink while attending the Hockey game between the Lobos and a Dallas team. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Daily Postcard: Foggy Morning In White Rock

on January 12, 2019 - 7:47am

Daily Postcard: Foggy morning in White Rock. Photo by Tammy Jimines

New Year’s Day HVAC Failure; Ice Dam At Los Alamos County Detention Center – Detainees Transferred

on January 11, 2019 - 8:02pm
The New Year's Day snowstorm formed an ice dam around the drain on the Los Alamos Detention Center roof causing water to leak into the building. Courtesy/LAPD
 
The floor is all wet at the Los Alamos Detention Center from an ice dam that formed Jan. 1 around the drain on the roof causing water to leak into the building. Courtesy/LAPD
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

An HVAC system failure at the Los Alamos County Detention Center forced the transfer of the detainees to facilities in Rio Arriba and Santa Fe.

Public Works Deputy Director Jon Bulthuis explained

More Snow Falling Over Los Alamos Area Today

on January 11, 2019 - 8:14am
A scene of snow falling this morning on Aster Street in White Rock. The National Weather Service forecasts a high today near 38 with a total daytime snow accumulation over the Los Alamos area of around an inch possible. The NWS also forecasts scattered snow showers tonight with a new snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible and a low around 22. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 

LANL: More Stable Light Comes From Intentionally ‘Squashed’ Quantum Dots

on January 10, 2019 - 12:21pm

Novel colloidal quantum dots are formed of an emitting cadmium/selenium (Cd/Se) core enclosed into a compositionally graded CdxZn1-xSe shell wherein the fraction of zinc versus cadmium increases towards the dot's periphery. Due to a directionally asymmetric lattice mismatch between CdSe and ZnSe, the core, at top right, is compressed more strongly perpendicular to the crystal axis than along it. This leads to modifications of the electronic structure of the CdSe core, which beneficially affects its light-emission properties.

STEM Educator’s Evening At New Mexico Museum Of Space History: Free Demos, Dinner, Door Prizes Jan. 17

on January 10, 2019 - 9:03am
STEM education is much more than sitting in class, it takes hands-on activities to help spark young imaginations like these two Rocketeer Academy cadets gearing up for fun and learning. Teachers are invited to the museum Jan. 17 for a free Educator’s Evening, showcasing the many STEM based programs that the museum’s education department offers. Courtesy/NMMSH
 
Sometimes seeing things in action helps make everything click.

Daily Postcard: Sun Shines On Downtown Solar Tree

on January 10, 2019 - 8:41am

Daily Postcard: The sun shines a ring around the solar tree sculpture Wednesday in front of the County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by John Gustafson

County: Pueblo Canyon Rim Trail Partially Closed Due To Icy, Unsafe Conditions

on January 9, 2019 - 7:34pm

Map showing section of Pueblo Canyon Rim Trail closed due to extreme ice and unsafe trail conditions. Courtesy/LAC

COUNTY News:

Because of extreme ice and unsafe trail conditions, Pueblo Canyon Rim Trail is closed three quarters of a mile from the intersection shown in the above photo.

This section of trail is extremely icy and there are no alternatives to bypass this hazardous section of trail.

Hikers are strongly urged to only travel out to the closed point then back to the starting point. Hikers should not attempt to cross this part of the trail.

Explore Discoveries Of NASA’s Kepler Mission Friday

on January 9, 2019 - 1:30pm

Join Joyce Guzik at 7 p.m. Friday at the nature center to discuss the discoveries of the NASA Kepler Mission and preview first results from the TESS spacecraft. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Join local scientist Joyce Guzik at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11 in the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium to explore the discoveries of the NASA Kepler Mission.

The spacecraft was officially retired in October 2018, and Guzik will highlight a few of the many discoveries of the mission and preview first results from the follow-up TESS spacecraft, which launched in April 2018.

The Kepler Mission launched in

Waste Removal For Tank Closure Project Underway At Savannah River Site

on January 9, 2019 - 9:17am
The Tank Closure Cesium Removal project at the H Tank Farm at the Savannah River Site. Courtesy photo
 
DOE News:
 
AIKEN, SC EM is taking a significant step in the startup of Tank Closure Cesium Removal (TCCR) at the Savannah River Site (SRS).
 
Crews have initiated salt dissolution, the first phase of TCCR operations, in the waste feed tank for the TCCR process. Low-level salt waste accounts for more than 90 percent of waste in the SRS tank farms.
 
TCCR is a pilot project designed to accelerate removal of radioactive waste from the SRS underground tanks to support tank closures.

Daily Postcard: Colorful Sunrise Over White Rock

on January 9, 2019 - 8:13am

Daily Postcard: A colorful sunrise paints the sky this morning over White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Snow Removal Efforts Underway In White Rock

on January 8, 2019 - 5:14pm

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County began mobilizing snow removal crews this afternoon in the White Rock area.

The crews are using a moto-grader and backhoe and concentrating on snow removal from curb to curb. The snow is being cleared from windrows and loaded into dump trucks where applicable.

Residents are asked to use caution around the machinery and to move parked vehicles from the street.

Los Alamos County thanks the White Rock residents for their patience and is continuing to work hard to keep County roads safe.

Direct questions and comments to the Public Works Department at

New Snow Blower Gets Busy On San Ildefonso Road

on January 8, 2019 - 4:46pm

A new snow blower machine is busy this morning vacuumimg up snow on San Ildefonso Road and  blowing it into dump trucks that hauled it off to the Los Alamos County Fair Grounds. Los Alamos County, in conjunction with one of its private contractors, unveiled the machine Monday evening on North Mesa. It is capable of quickly and efficiently loading several large dump trucks used to haul snow away. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Land Commissioner SGR Pledges To Enact Policy And State Legislators Plan To Introduce ‘Roxy’s Law’

on January 8, 2019 - 1:51pm
 
Proposed legislation on trapping named for Roxy, a dog killed by a trap set at Santa Cruz Lake. Courtesy photo

STATE News:

ESPAÑOLA — A dog was strangled to death Nov. 25 in a trap on public land. The incident happened at Santa Cruz Lake, a Bureau of Land Management recreation area in northern New Mexico.

The dog, Roxy, was the cherished companion of Dave Clark and his wife Kathrina of Española. Clark and Roxy were finishing their hike and returning to his vehicle when he heard Roxy, behind him, make a strange sound.

Daily Postcard: Clearing Snow At Chapel Apartments

on January 8, 2019 - 6:12am

Daily Postcard: Clearing snow from the sidewalks at Chapel Apartments last week on Rose Street. Photo by Victoria Rygh

Snow Removal Efforts Underway In Tsikumu Village

on January 7, 2019 - 8:15pm

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County will be mobilizing snow removal crews beginning today to the Tsikumu Village area and the work will continue until all streets in the village are passable.

The efforts will include snow plowing and removal by truck to an offsite location. Atomic City Transit services will remain open; however, services will work around the snow removal efforts.

Residents are asked to use caution around the operation and to remove vehicles from the roadway and park vehicles in driveways.

Los Alamos County thanks you for your patience.

Direct questions and comments to the

County: New Snow Removal Operation On North Mesa Begins This Evening … Avoid Parking On Streets

on January 7, 2019 - 5:57pm

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County, in conjunction with one of its private contractors, will be unveiling a new snow blower machine that is capable of quickly and efficiently loading several large dump trucks used to haul snow away.

This new machine will be able to load trucks faster than the traditional heavy equipment loader and increase efficiency in the snow removal process.

The new operation will commence this evening on North Mesa and the neighborhood surrounding San Ildefonso Road, Big Rock Loop, Capulin Road and Broadview Drive.

Residents are asked to avoid parking on the street if

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