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Bandelier Celebrates The Great American Campout – Star Gazing And Free Camping June 22

on June 19, 2019 - 7:37am
Juniper Campground at Bandelier National Monument. Photo by Stephen Fehnel
 
NPS News:
 
Saturday is the date of a nationwide event, the Great American Campout, sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation to encourage people to enjoy and protect wildlife and the outdoors.  
 
At Bandelier, camping will be free at Juniper Campground that night, except for the group sites. Non-group sites are first-come, first-served.

NWS: Today’s High Near 79; Tonight’s Low Around 58

on June 19, 2019 - 5:37am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 79 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 58. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Rose Blooms On Trinity Drive

on June 19, 2019 - 5:33am

Daily Postcard: A rose blooms Tuesday afternoon on Trinity Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

SFNF Plans Prescribed Burn In Jemez This Week

on June 18, 2019 - 7:56pm
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are planning to implement the previously announced Tent Rocks prescribed burn on the Jemez Ranger District this week if conditions remain favorable.
 
Ignitions could begin as early as Wedensday, June 19, and are expected to conclude by Friday, June 21.
 
The Tent Rocks treatment area is approximately 2 miles north of Jemez Springs, and less than 1 mile southwest of La Cueva.
 
Up to 1,520 acres will be treated to reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire, improve wildlife habitat and improve forest health.

Tips For Observing Dark New Mexico Sky June 20

on June 18, 2019 - 5:43pm
NPS News:
 
WATROUS  Join Sam Finn of the Santa Fe Stargazers and learn helpful tips for observing a summer sky with the naked eye and the importance of a natural dark sky.
 
Once the long summer days come to an end, the dark night sky of New Mexico comes to life. If you are able to escape the artificial light of towns and cities, New Mexico offers a great opportunity to view celestial bodies and the Milky Way.
 
This free program is 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20 at the CCHP/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center at 116 Bridge St. in Las Vegas, NM.
 
This program is presented in partnership

PEEC: Celebrate Bats At Nature Center Wednesday

on June 18, 2019 - 8:48am
Learn about the history, behavior and biology of bats Wednesday at the Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
Celebrate North American bats Wednesday, June 19 at Summer Family Evening at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
 
Justin Stevenson from Fightwns will join participants at 6:30 p.m. to tell them about the life history, behavior and biology of bats. Several native species will be on hand, so the audience will have the unique opportunity to see these beautiful and amazing mammals up-close and in person.
 
Del Norte Credit Union is sponsoring this event and all of PEEC’s Summer

NWS: Today’s High Near 77; Tonight’s Low Around 53

on June 18, 2019 - 7:51am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 77 with a 20 percent chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon and tonight’s low around 53. Courtesy/NWS

LAFD Tests Fire Hydrants In Tsikumu Village

on June 17, 2019 - 8:16pm

Los Alamos Firefighters are out today testing fire hydrants in Tsikumu Village. Photo by Delbert Romero/ladailypost.com

News Alert: Water Main Break On San Ildefonso Road

on June 17, 2019 - 8:04pm

News Alert:

A water main break has occurred on San Ildefonso Road on North Mesa and customers east of Camino Uva may experience little to no water pressure.

Department of Public Utilities crews estimate water will be restored by midnight.

Department officials offer the following consideration to customers once water is restored:
 
  • Water may at first appear murky due to entrained air. This problem will resolve itself in a day or so;
  • For a day or two there may be a small amount of sediment or rust in the water that has been stirred up from the bottom of the water main.

Environmental Sustainability Board Subcommittee Open House: Save-As-You-Throw 5:30 P.M. Thursday

on June 17, 2019 - 7:09pm
 
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Every year the cost to collect and transport trash in Los Alamos County to the landfill rises, and the annual price tag is already pretty hefty. As the cost rises so does the amount of waste filling up the landfill.

The Environmental Sustainability Board’s (ESB) Save-As-You-Throw (SAYT) Research Subcommittee is considering new options that could not only reduce the amount of waste trucked to the landfill but also allow for more equity and control over residents’ trash collection fees.

The SAYT proposal will be

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