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  • Fishing Report 08-01-14

    Northwest
     
    Abiquiu Lake: Night fishing was fair to good using liver and hot dogs for catfish. Fishing was slow to fair using top water lures, jerk baits, swim baits and tubes for smallmouth bass. A few walleye were caught by anglers using jig and craw and jig and curly tail combinations over 20 to 30 feet of water. We had no reports on other species.

    Animas River: Water flow near Aztec Monday morning was 306cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

    Albuquerque Area Drains: We had no reports from anglers this week.

    Bluewater Lake: Fishing was fair to good using top water lures, crank baits and suspending jerk baits for tiger musky. Ken and Kathy Roberts of Tucson had a great time here mid-month. It was the highlight of a three-week trip, which included stops at Quemado, Cochiti and the Taos area lakes, and streams where they had a great time fishing, enjoying the scenery and meeting nice people. Ken caught and released 16 tiger musky with the biggest being 36 inches. He was using swim baits and spinner baits and fishing the east side of the lake. 
We had no reports of catfish or trout. Anglers should be aware that it is illegal to use baitfish at this lake. 

    Brazos River: Trout fishing was slow.


  • Alex Kirk to be at Chili Works

    One of the most popular local breakfast spots will have a special guest Saturday.
    Alex Kirk, the former Los Alamos Hilltopper basketball star who’s currently trying his luck to latch on with a NBA team, will make an appearance at Chili Works on Trinity Drive.
    Weather permitting, Kirk will hold an autograph session at the restaurant. He’s scheduled to appear at 10 a.m. and his session will run through noon.
    “It will be kind of fun if it works out right,” said Jason Moss of Chili Works.
    It’s been an eventful past month or so for Kirk. Kirk threw his hat into the ring for the NBA draft, which occurred June 26.
    He wasn’t selected in the draft, but was invited by the Cleveland Cavaliers to take part in the NBA’s Summer League tournament earlier this month. He appeared in all four of the Cavaliers’ games during that tournament in Las Vegas, Nev., starting one of them.
    Kirk returned to Los Alamos to chill out for a bit following the Summer League and announced he would make a stop at Chili Works earlier this week.
    The restaurant, best known for its breakfast burritos, has Saturday hours from 7 a.m.-noon. Kirk will be set up on the patio of the restaurant.
    Interested fans are encouraged to bring items for him to sign.

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  • More wet weather expected; Flash flooding a possibility

     

    The National Weather Service is forecasting a high probability of heavy rainstorms that may cause potential for more flash flooding in Northern and Central New Mexico, including Los Alamos.

    The advisory said clusters of storms will develop first over the mountains, then a broad cluster or line of storms should sink slowly southward in the vicinity of the central mountain chain during the evening and overnight hours.

    The timing should be between noon and 6 a.m. Wednesday.

    Impacts include:

    ·      Stronger storms will produce torrential downpours with rain at rates over 1 inch per half hour

    ·      Many locations have saturated soils from recent heavy rains, and these locations will need only moderate rain for flash flooding to develop today.  This includes the Las Conchas, Whitewater- Baldy and Little Bear burn scars.

  • VIDEO: Los Alamos Monitor interviews with "Manhattan" producers and cast UPDATED

    View Los Alamos Monitor reporter Arin McKenna's interviews with the creator, director and select members of the cast from "Manhattan." View the first three interviews at the links below and look for more to follow.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93u-jQvsdNc

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkZyR7fZi6g

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTEblcUnRKM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_xXJlKOrMI

  • Flash flood watch until Friday morning

     

    . FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

    THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

    * A PORTION OF NORTH AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO... INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS... CENTRAL HIGHLANDS... EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS... ESTANCIA VALLEY... JEMEZ MOUNTAINS... NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS... NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS... SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS... SANTA FE METRO AREA... SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET... SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS... WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS... WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS.

  • LANL laser heading to Mars in 2020 mission

    NASA announced today that laser technology originally developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory has been selected for its new Mars mission in 2020.

    “We are extremely excited to be going to Mars again,” said Los Alamos National Laboratory planetary scientist Roger Wiens, Principal Investigator of the newly selected SuperCam team and current principal investigator of the Curiosity Rover’s ChemCam Team. “More importantly for the mission, I know SuperCam is the very best remote sensor that NASA can have aboard.”

  • Update 07-31-14

    Fundraiser

    Youth Fundraiser. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Rover Park in White Rock. Water slide and bounce house, $3 for five minutes. Donations are appreciated.

    Downtown Dogs

    Downtown Dogs. A weekly walking group for dogs and humans. The walk starts from Pet Pangaea at 6 p.m. today for a stroll around downtown Los Alamos.

    Auditions

    Auditions for Agatha Christie’s play “And Then There Were None.” 2-4 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Sunday at the Los Alamos Little Theater.

    First Friday Forts

    First Friday Forts at PEEC. 3:30-5 p.m. Come build a fort or cook up something good in the mud kitchen. No formal program — just a time for kids to get together and have fun. Parents must stay and supervise their children. No advance registration required. Free. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

    Concert series

    Gordon’s Summer Concert Series. Shinyribs. 7-10 p.m. Friday at Ashley Pond.