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Daily Postcard: Golden Sunset

on September 14, 2017 - 5:52am

Daily Postcard: The setting sun gives clouds a golden hue Tuesday over Los Alamos. Photo by Corrina Hughes

Bandelier Welcomes Artist In Residence Paul Cruz

on September 13, 2017 - 7:42am
Bandelier Artist In Residence Paul Cruz and some of his original jewelry pieces. Courtesy NPS
 
BANDELIER News:
 
Recently, Bandelier National Monument welcomed the park’s Artist in Residence for September, Paul Cruz. 
 
Paul is no stranger to the area, as he was born in Espanola and still has many relatives in the area. In fact, for those familiar with the Los Alamos Ranch School and the Manhattan Project, his grandfather was Bences Gonzales, a hardworking and well-loved character through those years in Los Alamos history. Cruz’s mother and her siblings grew up in Los Alamos.

New Mexico Wildlife Center Open House Oct. 7-8

on September 13, 2017 - 4:27am

Scott Oscar presents a talk about owls. Courtesy/NMWC

Melissa Sol talks about birds. Courtesy/NMWC

NMWC News:

The New Mexico Wildlife Center invites the public to its annual Open House 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oct. 7-8 at 19 Wheat St. in Espanola.

Activities include:

  • Live Animal Demonstrations;
  • Owl Pellet Dissection and Kids’ Art Activities;
  • Tour the Rehabilitation Hospital Unit (free if you bring a wish list item*);
  • Silent Auction;
  • New Displays and Photo Opportunities; and
  • Refreshments.

Although there is no charge for the event, there is a suggested donation of $5 per vehicle for parking.

Daily Postcard: Close Up View Of Red Flower

on September 13, 2017 - 3:01am

Daily Postcard: A close up view of a red flower. Photo by Corrina Hughes

Weekly Fishing Report Sept. 12

on September 12, 2017 - 3:35pm
By George Morse
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

There is much to appreciate along the roadsides of Northern New Mexico this time of year. Because we’ve had some good rainfall, there is an abundance of wild flowers blooming along the road.

On a recent drive to Tres Piedras the roadside was filled with beautiful purple asters and colorful Gaillardia, also known as blanket flowers. The chamisa is blooming and the combination of purples, reds and yellows make for a dazzling display along the roadside.

The aspen trees haven’t started to change color.

Udall, Heinrich Join Senators Urging Congress To Pass Wildfire Funding Fix In Any Future Disaster Aid

on September 12, 2017 - 9:41am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  With large fires blazing across Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich joined a bipartisan group of senators led by Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), in a letter urging Senate Leaders Mitch McConnell and Charles E. Schumer to include a wildfire funding fix in any future disaster aid legislation that passes through Congress.    
 
The Senate passed a bipartisan funding bill to help with the cost of fighting the wildfires in western states as part

Wildfire Mitigation Project Public Meeting Sept. 20

on September 12, 2017 - 9:23am
FEMA News:
 
Los Alamos County Fire Department in coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is requesting public input on a proposed Wildfire Mitigation Project in Los Alamos County, New Mexico.
 
 
The County will host a public meeting Sept. 20, to provide details about the project and to solicit input from the public. The public meeting is 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Los Alamos Fire Department Administration Building in the Training Room, at 999 Central Ave. in Los Alamos.
 
The proposed Wildfire Mitigation Project would include vegetation thinning on

Daily Postcard: Late Bloomers

on September 12, 2017 - 6:37am

Daily Postcard: Hollyhocks are still blooming this weekend at Fuller Lodge Art Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

SFNF Waives Fees For National Public Lands Day; Volunteers Needed For Trail Improvement Projects

on September 11, 2017 - 7:19am

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – National Public Lands Day on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) is Saturday, Sept. 30 and volunteers are needed to work on popular multi-use trails that need a little TLC. Or take advantage of the third fee-free day of the year to visit a favorite sites on the forest for free.

National Public Lands Day is the largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands. Last year, more than 200,000 volunteers at 2,600 locations accomplished $18 million in public land improvements.

County-Sponsored Dark Night Saturday, Sept. 16

on September 11, 2017 - 6:47am

PAJARITO ASTRONOMERS News:
 
The Pajarito Astronomers is holding a County-Sponsored Dark Night starting at 7:15 p.m. (sunset) Saturday, Sept. 16 at Spirio Soccer Field, Overlook Park in White Rock.
 
Weather permitting, the public is invited to come out, wander among the telescopes, and star gaze. Jupiter and its moons, Saturn with its rings and moons, Uranus and Neptune will potentially be visible during the evening.
 
There will be a tour of the summer and fall constellations, the Milky Way, and there will be telescope views of double stars, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies.

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