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New Mexico True Collaborates For National Park Gateway Communities

on January 20, 2019 - 9:47am
New Mexico True is collaborating for National Park Gateway Communities. Courtesy/MTD
NMTD News:
SANTA FE The New Mexico Tourism Department—in collaboration with the Department of Cultural Affairs and the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department—launched a new campaign including a consumer webpage to minimize negative impact of the partial federal government shutdown to gateway communities.
New Mexico and its 15 National Park Service (NPS) units have been directly impacted by the partial shutdown.

New Mexico Museums & Historic Sites Offering Free Admission To Furloughed Federal Employees & Their Families During Government Shutdown

on January 20, 2019 - 9:10am
Jemez Ruins at Jemez Historic Site, Jemez Springs. Courtesy photo
SANTA FE New Mexico’s state-run museums and historic sites are offering free admission to furloughed federal employees and their families during the government shutdown.
“New Mexico's Department of Cultural Affairs is opening doors at all of our facilities to furloughed federal government workers and their families,” said Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) Cabinet Secretary Debra Garcia y Griego. “Our goal is to support the furloughed worker.”
DCA will be offering free admission at all

Daily Postcard: Snowy Los Alamos Project Main Gate

on January 20, 2019 - 8:37am

Daily Postcard: Los Alamos Project Main Gate during the Jan. 13 snowstorm. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

NWS: Today’s High Near 47 With Mostly Sunny Skies

on January 20, 2019 - 8:34am
The National Weather Service forecasts a high today of near 47 with mostly sunny skies and a low tonight of around 26. Courtesy/NWS

County Crews Getting Handle On Pothole Epidemic

on January 19, 2019 - 12:07pm

Los Alamos County Traffic & Streets Division Manager Dan Erickson this morning on Trinity Drive getting a handle on the epidemic of potholes emerging around town following recent snow storms. Traffic and Streets Division crews are doing what they can to fill the potholes based on weather and availability of materials and labor. Photo by John McHale/

PEEC: Explore Age Of Earth And Lunar Eclipse

on January 19, 2019 - 10:45am
Rick Wallace talks at 2 p.m., Sunday at the nature center about the evening’s total lunar eclipse. Courtesy photo
PEEC News:
The Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium has something coming up everyday this weekend.
Discover how scientists measure the age of the Earth on Friday evening, watch the beautiful film “National Parks Adventure” Saturday afternoon and learn more about the total lunar eclipse Sunday afternoon before viewing it Sunday night.
At 7 p.m., Friday, Jan.

Scenes From FIRST LEGO League Robotics Event

on January 19, 2019 - 10:12am
FLL Team 146, The Quadrumaniacs, won the top award, The Champion's Award at the 2018-2019 Los Alamos FIRST LEGO League Qualifying Tournament. Courtesy photo
FLL Jr. Teams cheer for a successful expo! Courtesy photo
LEGO robots congregated at Los Alamos Middle School Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 for the local qualifying tournament for FIRST LEGO League (FLL).
Teams from Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Albuquerque competed for awards and met to share ideas, as is part of the "gracious professionalism" concept of FLL.
Local high school robotics team, Project Y, which is

Rep. Gonzales Remarks On Taos Avalanche

on January 19, 2019 - 7:10am
Rep. Roberto Gonzales
NMDP News:
SANTA FE Thursday, an avalanche fell just before noon at Taos Ski Valley leaving one skier dead and one critically injured.
Rep. Roberto “Bobby” Gonzales (D-Ranchos de Taos) released the following statement:
“I am grateful to the ski patrol, first responders, and good Samaritans that responded instantly and without hesitation. Our community sends our thoughts, prayers, and will hold close the victims and families of those affected.”

Daily Postcard: Mesa Viewed From Main Hill Road

on January 19, 2019 - 6:59am

Daily Postcard: View of the mesa Friday from the Main Hill Road. Photo by Trisha Ancell

NWS: Today’s High Near 40 With Sunny Skies

on January 19, 2019 - 6:53am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high near 40 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 21. Courtesy/NWS

Scenes Of Snow Front Passing Through Los Alamos

on January 18, 2019 - 9:52am

Scene of the snow front that moved east through Los Alamos today as viewed around 8:45 a.m. from Western Area. The gray mass is not the Sangre de Cristos; it is the front itself, delineated from the blue sky above). Photo by Brint Perera

Scene of the snow front that moved east through Los Alamos today as viewed around 8:45 a.m. from Western Area. Photo by Brint Perera

Scene of the snow front that moved east through Los Alamos today as viewed around 8:45 a.m. from Western Area. Photo by Brint Perera

On The Job In Los Alamos: Clearing Parking Lot Ice

on January 18, 2019 - 8:46am

On the job in Los Alamos Thursday afternoon is Eric Duran the maintenance man for Shannon Corporation clearing away a buildup of ice from the parking lot outside the Los Alamos Daily Post World Headquarters on Central Avenue. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Professor Warns Legislators: Get Serious On Climate

on January 18, 2019 - 8:27am
Walk around the Capitol, and much of the talk is about an oil boom that is buoying the state's finances, providing more money for schools and whatever else.
But for an hour on Thursday, a climate scientist urged one committee of legislators to look past all of that.
"The world will be moving away from fossil fuel production," David Gutzler, a professor at the University of New Mexico and member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, told members of the House Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committee.
Gutzler went on

One Skier Dies, Second Critically Injured After Taos Ski Valley Avalanche … Resort Begins Investigation

on January 18, 2019 - 7:39am

Loved ones embrace Thursday as an avalanche victim is transported down the mountain behind them at Taos Ski Valley. Photo by Morgan Timms/The Taos News


Updated Jan. 17 at 10:14 p.m.

One man has died, and another remained hospitalized with critical injuries Thursday night after an avalanche near Kachina Peak in Taos Ski Valley.

Holy Cross Hospital CEO Bill Patten confirmed that one of the men who was treated at their facility in Taos had died just before 5 p.m. of his injuries.

Officials had not released the identity of either victim as of late Thursday

Daily Postcard: Golden Sunrise Fills Los Alamos Sky

on January 18, 2019 - 7:19am

Daily Postcard: A golden sunrise fills the sky Wednesday from Quemazon in Los Alamos. Photo by Trisha Ancell

NWS: Today's High Near 37; 80% Chance Of Snow

on January 18, 2019 - 7:09am
The National Weather Service forecasts a high today in Los Alamos of near 37 and an 80 percent chance of snow showers mainly before 11 a.m. with a total daytime snow accumulation of around an inch possible. Tonight's low is predicted to reach around 16 degrees. Courtesy/NWS

Major Pothole Spotted On East Road Near Airport

on January 17, 2019 - 4:48pm

Motorists are urged to keep alert and on the lookout for potholes emerging throughout the county like this large one spotted this afternoon on East Road just west of the Los Alamos County Airport. County road crews are patching the potholes as weather permits. We encourage residents to send us their pothole photos so we can publish them to let others know the locations: Photo by Bonnie J.Gordon/

Caution: Potholes Emerging Following Winter Storms

on January 17, 2019 - 3:31pm


Los Alamos County Traffic & Streets Division staff would like to remind motorists to be on the look out for potholes that are developing in the days following several back to back winter storms.

As snow begins to melt off of roadways, the potholes are exposed in the pavement.

“Until the hot mix plant re-opens this Spring, and we see much warmer temperatures return that are needed for the hot mix to be an effective patch, we are going to continue to be in a reactive mode to fix only the worst potholes with a temporary solution,” said Dan Erickson, Traffic and Streets Division

Avalanche Buries Two People Near Taos Ski Valley’s Kachina Peak

on January 17, 2019 - 2:55pm

Mule Deer Raid Bird Feeders In Los Alamos

on January 17, 2019 - 9:14am

Mule deer have been raiding bird feeders at a residence on Timber Ridge Road in Los Alamos during the recent snowstorms ... the small herd stops by for a snack every day and usually includes does, fawns and bucks. Photo by Annis Young I live on Timber Ridge Road in #2

This buck is part of the herd that has been raiding bird feeders lately at a Los Alamos residence on Timber Ridge Road. Photo by Annis Young

This buck heads toward a Los Alamos residence on Timber Ridge Road to snack on bird seed. Photo by Annis Young

AGU: New Study Finds Evidence Of Changing Seasons, Rain On Titan’s North Pole

on January 17, 2019 - 8:26am
New research provides evidence of rainfall on the north pole of Titan, the largest of Saturn’s moons, shown here. The rainfall would be the first indication of the start of a summer season in the moon’s northern hemisphere, according to the researchers. Courtesy/NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
Titan’s north pole as seen by the Cassini Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer. The orange box shows the ‘wet sidewalk’ region, what analyses suggests is evidence of changing seasons and rain on Titan’s north pole. The blue box shows the expanded region in the bottom panel.

Daily Postcard: Snow Melt Resembles Dali Painting

on January 17, 2019 - 7:30am

Daily Postcard: Snow melting off a glass-topped table Wednesday on the patio of a home in Los Alamos resembles a Salvador Dali painting. Photo by Pamela Prichard

NWS: Today's High Near 44 With Mostly Sunny Skies

on January 17, 2019 - 7:16am

The National Weather Service forecasts today's high near 44 with mostly sunny skies and tonight's low around 29 with a 60 percent chance snow showers likely, mainly after 11 p.m. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible. Courtesy/NWS

How The Hen House Turns: Trouble With Crows

on January 16, 2019 - 8:09am
Crow in Pistachio Tree. Courtesy/Cary Neeper
Formerly of Los Alamos
I suspect that crows have developed--over a very long time--a cultural aversion to human beings. Only rarely do they get welcoming treatment from us bipeds, unlike the local turkeys and deer in Los Alamos and here in California, where they often pass close by with no more than a curious glance.
In our 46 years on Walnut Street we saw crows take over the backyard Ponderosas from a number of ravens. I’ll never forget the last raven I saw.

Daily Postcard: Morning Stroll Behind Fuller Lodge

on January 16, 2019 - 7:19am

Daily Postcard: Folks and dogs out for a stroll Saturday morning behind Fuller Lodge. Photo by Carol A. Clark/