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Daily Postcard: Evening Primroses And Other Late-Summer Flowers

on September 4, 2017 - 6:15am

Daily Postcard: Evening primroses and other late-summer flowers at Bandelier. Photo by Chris Judson

Recycling: Quality Over Quantity

on September 3, 2017 - 9:06am


Environmental Services would like to remind residents to be mindful when separating their recyclables. It is important to avoid placing non-recyclables into the blue roll-cart or dumpster.

Contamination results in extra work for everyone down the recycling chain and if contamination is too excessive, it may lead to sending an entire load of recyclables collected to the landfill.

Recyclables from the blue roll-carts and blue dumpsters in Los Alamos are transported to Friedman Recycling in Albuquerque.

Scenes From Hilltopper Band At Friday Night Game

on September 3, 2017 - 7:22am

The Hilltopper Marching Band provides halftime entertainment the Friday night Football Game at Sullivan Field. At 96 members, the band performs an impressive show. Photo by John McHale/

Part of the brass section playing in the half time show in Friday night’s football game. Photo by John McHale/

Scenes from Friday night’s halftime show. Photo by John McHale/

Scenes from Friday night’s halftime show. Photo by John McHale/

Band director Zane Meek speaks with the band after the show. Photo by John McHale/

Daily Postcard: Asters In Bloom

on September 3, 2017 - 5:51am

Daily Postcard: Asters in bloom on Los Alamos trails. Photo by Robert Beberniss

AccuWeather Predicts Harvey’s Losses Reach $190 Billion Or 1 Percent Of Nation's GDP

on September 2, 2017 - 1:10pm

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HSNW News:

Dr. Joel N. Myers, founder, president, and chairman of AccuWeather, and sometimes called the “father of commercial meteorology,” predicted Wednesday, 30 Aug., that “The total losses from this storm would reach $190 billion or 1 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP), countering the expected growth in the economy for the rest of this year.”

This is the costliest and worst natural disaster in American history,” Myers said. “Business leaders and the Federal Reserve, major banks, insurance companies, etc.

Valle Grande Fog, Wildflowers And Orbwebs With Dew

on September 2, 2017 - 7:09am

Early morning fog lifts from the Valle Grande, revealing a dew-covered grassland with orb webs strung from shrubby cinquefoil, Valles Caldera National Preserve. Photo by David A. Ponton/

Bluebell with dew in the Valle Grande, Valles Caldera National Preserve. Photo by David A. Ponton/

Bluebell and a sneaky aster with dew in the grassland of the Valle Grande, Valles Caldera National Preserve. Photo by David A. Ponton/

Orb web with dew in the early morning in the Valle Grande grassland, Valles Caldera National Preserve. Photo by David A.

The Mighty Bighorn ... Help Keep Them Strong

on September 2, 2017 - 7:05am
U.S. Forest Service
I stood motionless, afraid to even blink let alone breathe. His bulbous eye focused on the off-colored rock sitting before him. His 220-pound frame was sleek and well-defined but nothing compared to what it would be in a few months when he bulked up to begin defending his right to breed.
The Rocky Mountain bighorn ram standing before me was already a fine specimen, he was soon going to be a fierce competitor as well.

Mission To The Asteroid Belt

on September 2, 2017 - 6:12am
Dawn Space Probe Exhibition at New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. Courtesy photo
ALBUQUERQUE ― The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science has opened a new, one-of-a-kind exhibition about NASA’s Dawn space probe and the amazing discoveries it has made during its 10-year journey through the solar system.
This temporary addition to the space science area will be available through mid-2018.
Dawn traveled to and explored Ceres and Vesta, the largest objects in the main asteroid belt, located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.

Daily Postcard: Wild Rose Hips In Bandelier

on September 2, 2017 - 6:02am

Daily Postcard: Wild rose hips growing in Bandelier. Photo by Chris Judson

Bear Takes A Stroll On Yucca Street

on September 1, 2017 - 6:47pm
A bear takes a stroll along a stone wall Sunday afternoon on Yucca Street. The bear walked from Yucca toward the Mitchell trailhead at Arizona Avenue. Photo by Wolfgang Runde

Bear takes Sunday afternoon stroll. Photo by Wolfgang Runde