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Daily Postcard: Quemazon Sunrise

on January 11, 2018 - 6:57am

Daily Postcard: A beautiful view of the sunrise Wednesday from Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell 

Weekly Fishing Report: Jan. 10

on January 10, 2018 - 12:22pm
By GEORGE MORSE
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Once again, the hottest fishing spot for local anglers is the Chama River below El Vado Dam.
 
With streamflows measuring a measly 102 cubic-feet- per-second, the Chama has been excellent for anglers using everything from flies to Power Bait. The State Game and Fish Department has stocked a lot of rainbow trout in this area, including 495 trout stocked Jan. 3 that averaged over 11 inches in size.

Update - CAUTION: Icy Road Conditions

on January 10, 2018 - 9:20am

UPDATE: Truck flips over this morning at North Mesa/Barranca Mesa roundabout on Diamond Drive. Police caution motorists to slow down due to icy road conditions, especially during early morning commutes. Police report that the female driver of this one-vehicle flip over was transported to Los Alamos Medical Center with minor injuries. Courtesy photo

Daily Postcard: Sunrise From Overlook

on January 10, 2018 - 7:11am
Daily Postcard: Sunrise Tuesday from Overlook in White Rock. Photo by Marc Bailey

Backcountry Film Festival Comes To Los Alamos Jan. 25

on January 9, 2018 - 10:03am
 
PEEC News:
 
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and the Reel Deal Theater are teaming up again to bring the popular Backcountry Film Festival to Los Alamos for the seventh year in a row.
 
Produced by the Boise-based nonprofit Winter Wildlands Alliance, the touring Backcountry Film Festival will make its way to more than 100 locations around the world. The screening at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 at the Reel Deal will be the only one in New Mexico and tickets are available starting Jan. 10.
 
The Pajarito Brewpub will be selling beer and wine before the show and at

NMED Public Outreach Meetings For January

on January 9, 2018 - 8:38am
NMED News:
 
As a friendly reminder, the New Mexico Environment Department will conduct public outreach meetings regarding the  proposed repeal of the New Mexico Ambient Air Quality Standard for Total Suspended Particulate, the development of a dust mitigation plan, and adoption of a fugitive dust rule.
 
These meetings will be held in Deming (1/9/2018), Las Cruces (1/10/2018), and Santa Fe (1/11/2018) where representatives of the Department will provide information regarding the repeal of the Total Suspended Particulate Standard, and background information and required elements of a

Daily Postcard: Evening Falls On Valles Caldera

on January 9, 2018 - 8:11am

Daily Postcard: Evening falls on the Valles Caldera. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Bobcat Spotted Wandering Around Golf Course

on January 8, 2018 - 5:24pm

This bobcat was spotted Sunday wandering around the Los Alamos County Golf Course. Photo by Karen Warthen

Bobcat spotted Sunday at the Los Alamos County Golf Course. Photo by Karen Warthen

Bobcat spotted Sunday at the Los Alamos County Golf Course. Photo by Karen Warthen

Jemez Ranger District Begins Joaquin Prescribed Burn

on January 8, 2018 - 5:10pm

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – To take advantage of unseasonably favorable conditions, to include fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) expect to begin ignitions on the Joaquin fuelwood unit Thursday, Jan. 11 to reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire.

Weather permitting, crews are expected to treat up to 90-acres of the 115-acre area.

Crowd Gathers For Nature On Tap At UnQuarked

on January 8, 2018 - 3:10pm

A crowd turned out Thursday evening for Nature on Tap  at UnQuarked in Central Park Square to hear local astronomers and astrophysicists Dr. Galen Gisler, Dr. Steve Becker and Dr. Paul Arendt provide an engaging discussion about gravitational waves, the creation of precious metals, black holes, neutron stars, the night sky and upcoming planetarium shows. Nature on Tap is part of a series of conversations about art, history, nature and science.

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