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Udall To Rally For Chemical Safety Reform Today

on May 31, 2016 - 7:25am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
From the Office of Sen. Tom Udall:
 
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall will celebrate historic progress on the the push to reform the broken chemical safety law with a rally at an Albuquerque business devoted to selling home and building products free of hazardous chemicals.
 
Joining Udall will be business owners, building trade workers, the March of Dimes, moms and experts on health and safety, including Dr. Cheryl Willman of the UNM Cancer Center, Bernalillo County Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins and Caroline Scruggs of UNM’s School of Architecture and Planning.
 
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See Stars At Bandelier Night Sky Fiesta June 2-4

on May 30, 2016 - 10:00am

Telescope viewing through one of the giant telescopes, Bandelier Night Sky Fiesta. Courtesy/Bandelier

BANDELIER News:

Bandelier's Second Annual Night Sky Fiesta is coming up at light speed, Thursday June 2 through Saturday, June 4.  There will be solar scopes during daytime, guest speakers, and then giant telescopes in the evenings providing chances to enjoy Bandelier's very dark skies.
 
A solar viewing at the Bandelier Visitor Center is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bears Are Back In Town!

on May 28, 2016 - 10:16am

Courtesy photo

PEEC & LEWF News:

It is one of the most wonderful times of the year! The bears are back in town!

After their long rest, bears have begun to wander out of their dens, and we have been blessed with seeing a couple of bears in Los Alamos already.

Bears always come with some fear. Fear of the predator in your back yard, and Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation would like to give everyone some facts before they get too scared.

Bears are the embodiment of power! They are big, strong, and fast. Given enough time, a bear can break into almost any contraption.

Volunteer On The Winsor Trail For National Trails Day

on May 28, 2016 - 7:46am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  Celebrate National Trails Day June 4 and 11 by helping the Santa Fe National Forest reroute two sections of the popular Winsor Trail. 
 
National Trails Day is the American Hiking Society’s annual event to encourage Americans to enjoy the outdoors by highlighting trails and activities in all 50 states.
 
June 4, the Santa Fe National Forest, the Santa Fe Fat Tire Society and REI are teaming up for a National Trails Day event on the upper Winsor Trail.

WIPP Update: Firefighters Complete Training

on May 27, 2016 - 7:35am
WIPP News:
 
Members of the WIPP fire department recently participated in Live Fire Training at the Permian Basin Regional Training Center south of Carlsbad.
 
Live Fire Training is a critical part of the training and certification process for WIPP firefighters and the facilities at the regional training center allowed the 29 participants to respond and fight fires in a realistic, but controlled environment. 
 
The training required participants to solve unique problems associated with fires in different types of structures and rescue scenarios.

TALES OF OUR TIMES: Imagine Sustainability

on May 27, 2016 - 7:01am

Jewell Announces $10 Million For Projects To Increase Wildfire Resilience Across America

on May 27, 2016 - 6:48am
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell
 
DOI News:
 
BOISE, ID  U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced $10 million in funding to help increase the resiliency of critical landscapes across the country to better mitigate the impacts of wildfire and climate change.
 
The Wildland Fire Resilient Landscapes Program is a new approach to achieve fire resiliency and help restore public lands nationwide through multi-year investments in designated landscapes.
 
Launched last year, the program incorporates goals of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy and

Santa Fe National Forest Campgrounds, Picnic Areas Open For Summer Season

on May 27, 2016 - 6:45am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  Warmer weather and the upcoming Memorial Day weekend are the unofficial launch of the summer recreation season on the 1.6-million-acre Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF). 
 
The SFNF offers a multitude of recreational opportunities to its visitors. Developed sites for camping and picnicking are among the most popular, offering scenic vistas, access to fishing and hiking, and perhaps even a little peace and quiet.
 
Forest visitors are asked to follow campfire safety guidelines and adhere to the Leave No Trace principles of outdoor ethics. The 2016 Motor Vehicle Use

Nature Center Open Memorial Day Weekend

on May 26, 2016 - 1:36pm
Los Alamos Nature Center on Canyon Road is open this Memorial Day weekend. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
This weekend is a great time to spend time in nature, and the Los Alamos Nature Center can help. The nature center will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Memorial Day and is a great day to visit the animals, use the Los Alamos Trails App to find a fun hike, pick up a Passport to the Pajarito Plateau, or build great memories with family and friends in the Satch and George Cowan Children's Discovery Area.

For more information about the Los Alamos Nature Center, operated by the Pajarito

SFNF Issues Order Prohibiting Marijuana

on May 26, 2016 - 12:27pm
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  In order to provide for public health and safety and protect resources, the Santa Fe National Forest issued an order that prohibits possessing, storing or transporting marijuana within Forest boundaries.
 
The order, which is in effect until May 31, 2018, allows Forest Service law enforcement personnel to issue citations to violators. Marijuana possession, storage or transport on the Forest is punishable as a Class B misdemeanor by a fine of not more than $5,000 for individuals and $10,000 for organizations and/or imprisonment for not more than six months. 
 
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