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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.

Daily Postcard: Logan, Blue Beary Pack On Pounds

on September 11, 2017 - 6:45am

Daily Postcard: Orphaned bear Logan and his pal Blue Beary who broke her elbow when hit by a car in mid-July are growing quite large during their rehabilitation under the supervision of Dr. Kathleen Ramsay and the Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation. Ramsay and the LEWF thank the Los Alamos community for its generosity in donating funds to help these bears prepare for release later this year. To contribute, visit www.landofenchantment.org or mail donations to Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation, PO Box 957, Santa Cruz, NM, 87567. Photo by James Robinson

Scenes At Los Alamos Garden Club 70th Anniversary

on September 10, 2017 - 6:31am
The Los Alamos Garden Club celebrates its 70th anniversary Saturday in the Memorial Rose Garden near Fuller Lodge, which the club founded and helps to maintain. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
The club's 70 year history outlined on a poster at Saturday's celebration. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
The Club's history is chronicled in yearly scrapbooks. Some of them were on display Saturday at the special celebration at the Memorial Rose Garden at near Fuller Lodge. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
A flowery cake was part of the Los Alamos Garden Club

Daily Postcard: Cosmos Spotted In Los Alamos

on September 10, 2017 - 6:25am
Daily Postcard: Cosmos flowers are spotted blooming in Los Alamos. Photo by Corrina Hughes

Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Projects To Hold Tours

on September 9, 2017 - 6:29am
 
MPPP News:
 
The Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project will hold several upcoming events. 
 
On Sept.16 and Oct. 15 public tours will be held at the Wells Petroglyph Preserve. The Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project would love to introduce the site to locals, especially those who have never visited. To sign up or read more about it - the following link can be used: https://squareup.com/store/mesaprietapetroglyphs
 
Also, on Sept. 23  we have a special Tour of the Wells Petroglyph Preserve followed by a wine tasting featuring Black Mesa Winery of Velarde with owners Lynda and Jerry Burd.

Former National Park Service Director Joins Endangered Species Coalition Board

on September 9, 2017 - 6:26am
NPS News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Robert “Bob” Stanton, former Director of the National Park Service (NPS) and former Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, has joined the board of directors of the Endangered Species Coalition, a well-regarded advocacy nonprofit working tirelessly to protect our nation’s natural heritage.
 
“I am indeed honored and privileged to have been given this opportunity to serve on the Endangered Species Coalition Board.

Beewood At Bandelier Visitor Center

on September 9, 2017 - 6:15am

Beeweed is nearing the end of its time to be blooming, but the ones in the Native Plant Garden behind the Banderlier National Monument Visitor Center still have some flowers. Cleome serrulata also is known as wild spinach (and lots of other names). It is edible, but is particularly well known to Pueblo people as a traditional source for guaco, black vegetable paint used for decorating light-colored pottery. Photo Courtesy NPS

Daily Postcard: Colors Of Fall Spotted In White Rock

on September 9, 2017 - 6:06am

The colors of fall are slowly making their appearance around White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Family Night At Los Alamos Nature Center Sept. 12

on September 8, 2017 - 4:32pm
Family Night at the Los Alamos Nature Center is Sept. 12. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
Tuesday, Sept. 12, is Family Night at the Los Alamos Nature Center! Enjoy an evening of games and hands-on activities 6-7 p.m. with Mesa Public Library’s Melissa Mackey. The nature center will be open until 8 p.m. for exploring the exhibits.
 
Mark your calendars; the second Tuesday of each month is Family Night at the nature center. Thanks to a generous sponsorship from the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos, this program is free for all. Next month’s Family Night is Oct. 10.
 
For more information about

Meet Bandelier’s New Wilderness Ranger Bob Loy

on September 8, 2017 - 3:24pm
Bandelier Wilderness Ranger Bob Loy. Courtesy/NPS
 
BANDELIER News:
 
Bandelier National Monument recently welcomed their newest seasonal ranger, Colonel (RET) Bob Loy. 
 
Ranger Loy will serve as the Dorothy Hoard Wilderness Ranger at Bandelier. The position is sponsored by the Friends of Bandelier as a memorial to the founder of the organization, Dorothy Hoard, who was also instrumental in the designation of the Bandelier Wilderness. 
 
According to Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott, "Many people know of Dorothy because of her guidebook to hiking in the park.

PEEC’s Geology Program For Kids Continues This Year

on September 8, 2017 - 7:25am
PEEC News:
 
Youth ages 6 to 10 will love exploring geology at the Los Alamos Nature Center in the Pebble Pups program, organized by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC).
 
This program helps kids embark on a journey to learn about rocks, fossils, and local geology through active games and activities with Patrick Rowe of the Los Alamos Geological Society Denise Matthews, an experienced Pajarito Environmental Center (PEEC) Educator. The Pebble Pups school-year program meets one Tuesday a month and is perfect for new or returning Pebble Pups members.
 
Pebble Pups program

Udall, Heinrich, Luján Urge Zinke To Defer Leases On Land Near Chaco Culture National Historical Park

on September 8, 2017 - 7:11am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, and U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján urged Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to uphold the agreement to defer all leases on land near Chaco Culture National Historical Park.
 
The area is currently undergoing review by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to plan the best way to appropriately manage and protect this unique archaeological site and the surrounding land.
 
The BLM previously agreed to defer all leases within a 10-mile radius of Chaco Canyon until all Tribal

As Hurricane Irma Threatens, IRS Urges Taxpayers To Prepare For Hurricanes, Floods And Other Disasters

on September 8, 2017 - 7:09am
IRS News:
 
PHOENIX  For September’s National Preparedness Month, the Internal Revenue Service is offering advice to taxpayers who may be affected by storms, fires, floods or other disasters.
 
After the devastation of Hurricane Harvey and with Hurricane Irma threatening parts of the U.S. and Caribbean, the IRS reminds taxpayers that the agency is here to help, including offering a special toll-free number to taxpayers in federally-declared disaster areas that’s staffed with IRS specialists trained to handle disaster-related issues.
 
Managed and sponsored by the Federal Emergency

Daily Postcard: Purple Flower

on September 8, 2017 - 6:56am

Daily Postcard; A closeup view of a purple flower. Photo by Corrina Hughes

Bear Spotted On Barranca Mesa

on September 7, 2017 - 11:52pm
A bear is spotted about 7 p.m. today walking into ther front yard of a home near the intersection of Navajo Road and Los Pueblos. Photo by Hajnalka Daligault
 
Photo by Hajnalka Daligault
 
Photo by Hajnalka Daligault

Military Leaders From All Branches, Including SEALs, Special Forces, Ask Zinke To Protect Public Lands

on September 7, 2017 - 12:06pm
DOI News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. Thirty Seven active and retired Navy SEALs, Special Operations Forces members and other military leaders have sent a letter* to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke expressing grave concern with his decision to advise the president to remove protections from national monuments including Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears in Utah, and Cascade-Siskiyou in Oregon.
 
The recommendations from Zinke come at the conclusion of an unprecedented 4-month review of over two-dozen monuments designated since 1996, which was initiated by an April Executive Order from

Los Alamos Garden Club Celebrates 70 Years!

on September 7, 2017 - 11:20am
Longtime Los Alamos Garden Club members Trish Spillman,left, and Nancy Bartlit outside the Los Alamos Daily Post after a recent interview. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost
 
The Los Alamos Memorial Rose Garden as it looks today near Fuller Lodge. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

bjgordon@ladailypost.com

The Los Alamos Garden Club is one of the longest standing community institutions in town. The Club will celebrate its 70th anniversary 1-3 p.m. Saturday Sept. 9 at the Memorial Rose Garden, located near Fuller Lodge.

Prescribed Burns Planned On Santa Fe National Forest

on September 7, 2017 - 10:21am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  Fire managers on the Española Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) announced plans to take advantage of favorable fall conditions to conduct prescribed burns on approximately 4,000 acres. 
 
If conditions are favorable, ignitions could begin as early as Sept. 21 on approximately 1,500 acres in the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed east of Santa Fe, 2,300 acres in Mesitas 8 miles southwest of Abiquiu, and another 110 acres on Borrego Mesa 6 miles southeast of Truchas.

Daily Postcard: White Flower Blooms In Garden

on September 7, 2017 - 7:31am

Daily Postcard: A white flower blooms in a local garden in Los Alamos. Photo by Corrina Hughes

LANL: Carlsten, Nguyen And Sheffield Win Free-Electron Laser Prize

on September 6, 2017 - 1:24pm

Los Alamos scientists Bruce Carlsten, Richard Sheffield and Dinh Nguyen receive the 2017 Free Electron Laser Prize at an international conference hosted in Santa Fe.

LANL News:

  • International panel notes pioneering contributions in the field

At an international science conference hosted recently in Santa Fe, Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists Bruce Carlsten, Dinh Nguyen and Richard Sheffield were awarded the 2017 Free-Electron Laser (FEL) Prize.

“The very brightest sources of x-rays are the latest generation of x-ray ‘light sources’ called free electron lasers,” Laboratory physicist

Pair Of Bears Visit Western Area Home

on September 6, 2017 - 7:55am

A pair of bears visit a home Saturday in the Western Area. Photo by Thom Rahn

Bears visit a home Saturday in the Western Area. Photo by Thom Rahn

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

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