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Scenes Of Full Moon From Overlook

on September 6, 2017 - 6:58am

Full moon over cactus Tuesday at Overlook in White Rock. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Full moon Tuesday at Overlook in White Rock. Photo by Kim Selvage

Full moon Tuesday at Overlook in White Rock. Photo by Kim Selvage

Daily Postcard: Robin Splashes In Birdbath

on September 6, 2017 - 5:15am

As the summer starts to fade, local birds become ever more frenzied in using the birdbath. Robins splash the most. The spray from this robin takes on the colors of a rainbow. Photo by Ken Hanson

Mother Bear And Cubs Tour North Community

on September 5, 2017 - 9:15pm
A mother bear and her cubs are spotted Monday afternoon strolling around Urban and 43rd Street. Photo by Carolyn Ramsey
 
A mother bear and her cubs are spotted touring the neighborhood Monday afternoon in North Community. Photo by Carolyn Ramsey

Paper Wasp Nest Spotted Near Downtown Post Office

on September 5, 2017 - 8:18pm

A paper wasp nest is spotted today nestled in a tree near the Los Alamos Post Office downtown on Central Avenue. Paper wasps are vespid wasps that gather fibers from dead wood and plant stems, which they mix with saliva, and use to construct water-resistant nests made of gray or brown papery material. Some types of paper wasps are sometimes called umbrella wasps, due to the distinctive design of their nests.

Corrina Hughes Wins Los Alamos Daily Post Quarterly Photo Contest

on September 5, 2017 - 6:25pm

Los Alamos Arts Council Executive Director Patrick Neher presents Los Alamos Daily Postcard quarterly contest winner Corrina Hughes with a $100 check for her award winning photo depicting hollyhocks. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

The Los Alamos Daily Post 2017 second quarter award winning photo of hollyhocks by Corrina Hughes. Photo by Corrina Hughes

 

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY

Los Alamos Daily Post 

kirsten@ladailypost.com 

 

Corrina Hughes of Los Alamos has been behind the camera lens for 20 years.

Deputy Energy Secretary To Provide Keynote At 2017 National Cleanup Workshop

on September 5, 2017 - 5:35pm
DOE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette is set to provide a keynote address at the 2017 National Cleanup Workshop, scheduled for Sept. 13-14 at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, Va.
 
The workshop is being hosted by the Energy Communities Alliance, and cooperating organizations include DOE and the Energy Facility Contractors Group.
 
Brouillette joins a long list of confirmed participants for the workshop that will bring together senior DOE executives and site officials, industry executives, and other stakeholders to discuss EM’s progress

Daily Postcard: Butterflies Bask In Sunshine

on September 5, 2017 - 5:58am

Daily Postcard: Butterflies bask in the sun in Los Alamos. Photo by Kim Selvage

Zinke Appoints Members To Royalty Policy Committee

on September 4, 2017 - 10:04am

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke

INTERIOR DEARTMENT News:

  • Significant Step Toward Restoring Public Trust, Collaborative Development of Federal Lands

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has announced the appointment of 20 primary and 18 alternate members to the Department of the Interior’s Royalty Policy Committee (Committee) that will serve a critical role in advising the Secretary on policy and strategies to improve management of the multi-billion dollar, federal and American Indian mineral revenue program.

The Committee’s first meeting is Wednesday, Oct.

PEEC: Eclipse Photos And Phantoms At Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium Sept. 9-10

on September 4, 2017 - 10:03am

PEEC News:

Learn about the 2017 total solar eclipse and see the full-dome planetarium film Phantom of the Universe at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

Three local astronomers who watched the eclipse from within the path of totality, will share stories, photos, data and videos from the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9 planetarium. Galen Gisler, Rick Wallace and Paul Arendt traveled north to see the recent solar eclipse and gathered photos, video, and data to help study the Sun's inner corona. They are eager to share their experiences and images with the community.

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Amateur Naturalist: More Good Neighbors - Earthworms

on September 4, 2017 - 6:52am
By ROBERT DRYJA
Amateur Naturalist

Earthworms just do not get much respect. At worst, one reaction on seeing an earthworm is, “Ugh, they are slimy, squirmy and icky.” Another reaction is, “Go use them for fish bait.”

Often they fall into the category of “out of sight, out of mind.” However ponderosa trees and fungi growing in the soil around the trees benefit from a close association with them.

Earthworms can be considered to be the plumbers, cleaner-uppers, and tillers of the soil of the forest floor upon which both the trees and fungi depend.

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