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Three Large Bucks Relax In Los Alamos Yard

on September 15, 2017 - 5:07pm

Three large bucks relaxing this morning in the backyard of a Los Alamos home on Trinity Drive. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Derby Dames Roller Derby Skate School

on September 15, 2017 - 5:04pm
 
LADD News:
 
The Los Alamos Derby Dames are offering skate school again!
 
Beginning with orientation Oct. 10 and extending through Dec. 17, sessions will be 4-5:30 p.m. Sundays and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursdays. 
 
Loaner gear will be available, but the supply is limited so participants are encouraged to purchase their own gear- we'll help! No prior experience with either skating or sports in general is necessary- that's what school is for. The fee is 100$ per person for the entire nine-week course, and a 50% discount is offered if you bring a friend! 
 
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ARRRGH! Talk Like A Pirate Celebrations Start Today

on September 15, 2017 - 11:59am

COUNTY News:

Arrrgh!  It’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day and Los Alamos County is celebrating! The Los Alamos County Community Services Department is thrilled to be helping ye landlubbers learn pirate talk and have pirate adventures.

The fun starts today and will continue next week.  Los Alamos Community Services Department and partners will celebrate a pirate’s life with events for all ages at numerous community locations. Special floats, a movie, a bouncy house at the Aquatic Center, a treasure hunt at the Nature Center, pirate movies at Betty Earhart, pirate dress-up at Family

Hanford Site Manager Selected For MPNHP

on September 15, 2017 - 10:18am
Becky Burghart
 
NPS News:
 
DENVER — The National Park Service (NPS) has announced that Becky Burghart has been selected as the Site Manager for the Hanford location of Manhattan Project National Historical Park.
 
Burghart is the Chief of Interpretation at White Sands National Monument in Alamogordo, which is adjacent to White Sands Missile Range, home of the Trinity site where the world’s first atomic bomb explosion occurred in July 1945 as part of the Manhattan Project.
 
She started her career with the National Park Service (NPS) as a seasonal park ranger at Mesa Verde National

Farewell To Cassini Mission That Explored Saturn

on September 15, 2017 - 6:32am

This illustration shows NASA’s Cassini spacecraft about to make one of its dives between Saturn and its innermost rings as part of the mission’s grand finale. Cassini will make 22 orbits that swoop between the rings and the planet before ending its mission today, Sept. 15, 2017, with a final plunge into Saturn. Courtesy/NASA/JPL-Caltech

 LANL News:

  • Los Alamos National Laboratory played part in two major discoveries and powered the spacecraft during its 20-year flight

Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists led the development of two scientific sensors on NASA’s spacecraft Cassini that

PEEC: Back From The Brink — California Condors

on September 15, 2017 - 6:17am

The California Condor that blew into Los Alamos in April 2015. Photo by Joe Fitzgibbon

PEEC News:

The largest bird in North America, which only existed in captivity in the 1980’s, is taking to the skies in growing numbers, and their story will be shared at the Los Alamos Nature Center 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept.19.

Four condor experts, Bette Korber, Melissa Moore, Shorty Esch and Jeanne Fair, will talk about the California Condor’s story and bird science conducted at LANL. This free presentation is open to the public.

Poaching and poisoning pushed California Condor populations down to only a

Star Gaze At Valles Caldera

on September 15, 2017 - 6:04am
The Milky Way over the Jemez River. Photo by Jim Stein Photography

PEEC News:

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is working with the Valles Caldera National Preserve (VALL) to offer a night sky observation event 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23.

PEEC astronomers and VALL park rangers will point out constellations, planets, and other celestial objects with the help of telescopes and lasers.

The Valles Caldera offers some of the darkest skies in our area and is a great place to get a better look at the night sky on clear nights.

Daily Postcard: Birds Compete For Peanuts

on September 15, 2017 - 5:49am

Daily Postcard: An acorn woodpecker is spotted chasing off a scrub jay from a feeder full of peanuts at this home on Ridgeway. Photo by Marion Stelts

Trout Are Plentiful In Chama River

on September 14, 2017 - 2:33pm
The Chama River flows through a beautiful canyon above El Vado Lake. Photo by George Morse/ladailypost.com
 
Fish are biting including these three rainbow trout caught this morning in the Chama River. Photo by George Morse/ladailypost.com
 
The Chama River Canyon below Heron Dam. Photo by George Morse/ladailypost.com
 
By GEORGE MORSE
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

It had been over a month since I had last gone fishing. I needed to get away and I needed to catch some fish. I also needed to give my legs a workout after too many weeks of sitting and writing stories about high school sports.

Sonja Behnke Best Predictor In Tuesdays Pace Race

on September 14, 2017 - 8:18am

Courtesy photo
ACRR News:
 
For Tuesday's pace race, Sonja Behnke predicted well and was only 9 seconds off for her predictions for 3 miles.
 
There were 28 people who competed in the weekly pace race. The course was a fairly-flat 1-mile paved-loop mainly on Estante Way in Pajarito Acres. One could run any number of loops but with a requested time of 45 minutes or less. All distances from 1 to 5 miles were done.
 
The fastest female and male runners for 1 mile were Savannah Strothers (9:06) and Brian Newman (10:26). For 2 miles, the fastest were Tamara Jurado (21:05) and Linda Vance

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