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Udall: Designation Of Bears Ears National Monument

on December 29, 2016 - 7:43pm
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, incoming vice chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee and lead Democrat on the Appropriations Subcommittee for Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, praised President Obama's decision Wednesday to create the Bears Ears National Monument.
The region of Southern Utah has been important for Native Americans for millennia, and it is also an area where Udall's ancestor, Jacob Hamblin, once worked to build relations between Mormon pioneers and Native American Tribes.
"The Bears Ears region

PEEC's Top 10 List Continues: # 1

on December 29, 2016 - 7:58am

As the year winds to an end, we are also down to the final reason to support PEEC this year. The number 1 reason why people support PEEC is to share the benefits of nature with others. Support PEEC and help people get outside to experience the benefits of nature. Courtesy photo

Santa Fe National Forest Announces Road Closures On Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District

on December 29, 2016 - 7:56am
SFNF News:
SANTA FE  The Santa Fe National Forest has issued a seasonal road closure order for several Forest Service roads and areas on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District that are susceptible to damage under severe weather conditions. The order is in effect until Dec. 31, 2022, unless rescinded earlier.
The closure order will protect public health and safety, natural resources and infrastructure during periods of extreme soil moisture and heavy snowfall. Closures usually occur in the winter months between January and April.
The closures restrict the use of four-wheel and

State Police Investigate Fuel Spill Near Eagle Nest

on December 28, 2016 - 10:05pm

NMSP News:

Eagle Nest - Around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, a commercial motor vehicle (CMV), operated by the Fronk Oil Company (Booker, Texas), was traveling westbound on US 64. At mile marker 290, approximately five miles east of Eagle Nest, the vehicle slid off the north side of the roadway and into the Cimarron River, which was located alongside the roadway.

The CMV was hauling a tanker trailer containing unleaded gasoline and diesel fuel. After impacting the river, the tanker trailer disengaged causing some diesel fuel to leak.

Cold Weather Doesn't Stop Local Jogger

on December 28, 2016 - 7:40am

Cold weather doesn't stop this jogger from his daily routine Tuesday on Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

BLM Announces Call For Nominations To Wild Horse And Burro Advisory Board

on December 28, 2016 - 7:35am

BLM News:

The Bureau of Land Management today issued a call for public nominations to fill three positions on its national Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board.

To be considered for selection, nominations must be received via email by Feb. 10, 2017, or postmarked by that date. The BLM published its request for nominations in the Federal Register.

Nominations are for a term of three years and are needed to represent the following categories of interest: public interest (equine behavior), wild horse and burro research, and natural resource management.

The Advisory Board advises the BLM, an

Daily Postcard: Snow Scooper On The Move

on December 28, 2016 - 6:51am

Daily Postcard: A small tractor with a front scoop is busy clearing snow Tuesday from the parking lot at Central Avenue and Knecht Street. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Backcountry Film Festival At Reel Deal Jan. 26

on December 27, 2016 - 7:12am

PEEC News:

The Backcountry Film Festival is returning to the Reel Deal Theater in Los Alamos for the sixth year in a row.

Produced by the Boise, Idaho based nonprofit Winter Wildlands Alliance, the touring Backcountry Film Festival will make its way to more than 100 locations around the world.

The screening is 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 at the Reel Deal Theater. It will be the only screening in New Mexico.

The Backcountry Film Festival is renowned for its mix of professional and grassroots films – from well-known filmmakers who search backcountry corners across the globe to submit their

Playing At Nature Center Planetarium This Weekend

on December 26, 2016 - 9:06am


PEEC News:

At 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, Exploding Universe will play in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium. This family-friendly film will take the audience on a voyage through space to explore explosive events that shaped the Universe.

The nature center is closed New Year's Day, Jan. 1. Otherwise, the nature center will be open regular hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday as well as 1-4 p.m Sunday. The nature center is closed Thursdays for regular maintenance.

For more information about these and future planetarium shows, visit 

LANL: Leaky Plumbing Impedes Greenland Ice Sheet Flow

on December 25, 2016 - 8:33am
On the Greenland Ice Sheet, the ice flow more than doubles in speed in many regions during summer, as surface melt drains to the bed and lubricates the motion. This acceleration sends ice to the sea faster. However, the motion also slows down in late summer, fall, and winter, which largely offsets the summer speedup. New modeling data shows that a complex drainage system beneath the ice holds the giant sheet back more than previously understood. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Surface meltwater that drains to the bed of the Greenland Ice Sheet each summer causes changes in ice flow that cannot be