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PEEC Organizes Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve Tour

on October 13, 2017 - 9:34am
Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
Sunday, Oct. 22, the Pajarito Environmental Education Center offers a guided tour of the Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve south of Santa Fe. The tour is free and will be led by Natali Steinberg who has been a docent at the Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve for thirteen years. 
 
Advance registration is required at www.peecnature.org
 
The Santa Fe Botanical Garden's Leonora Curtin Wetland is a 35-acre preserve that includes a rare natural cienega (marsh in Spanish). It hosts a bountiful diversity of plants and wildlife,

NMDOT Is Ready For Winter Weather

on October 13, 2017 - 8:08am
NMDOT News:
 
SANTA FE  New Mexico Department of Transportation crews are prepared to clear the roads and highways as the state begins to experience the winter weather season. Last year, NMDOT crews removed snow and ice from over a million pass miles.
 
“Our crews across the state are ready to respond to winter weather so we can keep the traveling public safe,” NMDOT Secretary Tom Church said. “If you must get behind the wheel during winter weather conditions please take the necessary precautions and give our crews plenty of room to do their job.

Meow Wolf: Freak Or Treat Halloween

on October 13, 2017 - 7:58am
Courtesy image
 
MEOW WOLF News:
 
SANTA FE  Meow Wolf continues the tradition of maximalist Halloween celebration with Freak or Treat: a multi-tentacled series for guests to experience all together or à la carte. 
 
Freak or Treat will have five nights of performances, a first-ever “Trick or Treat” inside the exhibition and three nights of music designed to appeal to your inner dance monster.
 
Live Halloween Performances:
  • 6-8 p.m. Oct. 26, 27, 28, 29 & 30
  • Free with the cost of admission
If you liked last year’s House of Halloween you’ll want to return for Freak or Treat.

Daily Postcard: Morning Frost On Hummingbird Feeder

on October 13, 2017 - 7:11am

Daily Postcard: A bit of frost Tuesday morning covers a local hummingbird feeder. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Fun, Food And Gifts At PEEC-nic Sunday

on October 12, 2017 - 8:36am
Chick Keller helps a child safely view the sun at last year’s PEEC-nic. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) invites you to take part in their fall party 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at the Los Alamos Nature Center. PEEC’s annual membership meeting, fondly called PEEC-nic, is open to the public, not just members, and it’s free!
 
To celebrate PEEC has special activities planned, including hands-on activities for kids and adults, a chance to meet PEEC’s live animals, delicious desserts, and sun viewing through PEEC’s solar telescope, with the help

NMED Confirms 'Boil Water Advisory' Issued By Mora Inn And RV Park Water System

on October 12, 2017 - 7:35am
NMED News:
 
SANTA FE  The New Mexico Environment Department's (NMED) Drinking Water Bureau (DWB) is confirming a required "boil water advisory" for the Mora Inn and RV Park Water System in Mora County.
 
Mora Inn and RV Park Water System was required to issue the advisory Monday after bacteriological contamination (E. coli) was detected in repeat drinking water samples from the water system’s distribution system. Mora Inn and RV Park Water System is required to notify their water system users of this finding.
 
Mora Inn and RV Park Water System is a non-transient non-community public

Conservation Voters New Mexico Statement On Rollback Of EPA’s Clean Power Plan

on October 12, 2017 - 7:10am
NMCV News:
 
SANTA FE  Tuesday, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt announced a proposed rule to revoke the Clean Power Plan.
 
In response, Conservation Voters New Mexico Executive Director Demis Foster released the following statement:
 
“It is critical that we take action to address climate change and the Clean Power Plan is a very positive step in the right direction. Administrator Pruitt’s efforts to revoke the Clean Power Plan will harm New Mexicans.
 
“The Clean Power Plan positively impacts clean air for communities across New Mexico.

Daily Postcard: Fall Colors On Pajarito Mountain

on October 12, 2017 - 6:50am

Daily Postcard: Fall Colors on Pajarito Mountain viewed from Pipeline Road. Photo by Mark Schraad

Pearce Supports EPA Decision On Clean Power Plan

on October 11, 2017 - 12:20pm
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce
 
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce today released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP). 
 
“In New Mexico, and across the country, we’ve seen businesses close up shop and coal miners put out of work due to the crippling regulatory costs of this rule.

PCA Expresses Concern With Pajarito Mountain Land Privatization Arrangement In The Works

on October 11, 2017 - 9:41am

PCA News: 

The Pajarito Conservation Alliance, (PCA) a 501(c)4 non-profit community organization focusing on information, advocacy, and volunteer work to protect the ecosystems and outdoor experience of the Pajarito Plateau, is concerned about a new arrangement in the works that would completely privatize Pajarito Mountain, contrary to citizens’ prior understanding. See https://pajarito.org/news/201 7/10/4/pajarito-mountain-land- privatization.

PCA members sent the following letter to the Los Alamos County Council Oct. 2 expressing that concern:

Dear Dr. Izraelevitz and Councilors:

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