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Explore New Mexico’s Ancient Past During International Archaeology Day

on October 11, 2017 - 8:28am
Center for New Mexico Archaeology, Photo by Chris Nail
 
MIAC News:
 
Learn about New Mexico’s fascinating 12,000-year cultural heritage through hands-on activities and demonstrations during International Archaeology Day, Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Center for New Mexico Archaeology.
 
Doors open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to New Mexicans interested in digging deep into the past.
 
Come throw an atlatl (spear-thrower), shoot bows and arrows, make yucca fiber-string, watch pottery firings, learn about coil basketry, and talk with archaeologists.

Study: 2017’s Greenest Cities In America

on October 11, 2017 - 7:30am
WALLETHUB News:
 
With October being National Energy Awareness Month and New York recently becoming the first city to unveil a plan that upholds the Paris Climate Agreement among nearly 250 cities that pledged to do so, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017's Greenest Cities in America.

To determine which cities promote a “green” lifestyle, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 100 largest U.S. cities across 22 key indicators of environmental friendliness and sustainability.
 
The data set ranges from greenhouse-gas emissions per capita to green job

Daily Postcard: Butterflies, Bees And Arachnids

on October 11, 2017 - 6:24am

Daily Postcard: A butterfly spotted on a flower in a rock pile Saturday afternoon. Photo by Kei Davis

Daily Postcard: A bee buzzing around on a Saturday afternoon. Photo by Kei Davis

Daily Postcard: An arachnid doing what it does on a Saturday afternoon. Photo by Kei Davis

ASME/ASM/IEEE/ANS: Talk On The Case For Modular Nuclear Reactors For Utility Scale Electricity Generation

on October 10, 2017 - 4:23pm

Jack Bailey of NuScale Power

ASME/ASM/IEEE/ANS News:

The Los Alamos Engineering Council (ASME/ASM/IEEE/ANS) Dinner Meeting features a talk by Jack Bailey, vice president Business Development, NuScale Power, on the case for modular nuclear reactors for utility scale electricity generation, Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, 1101 Bathtub Row.

  • Social Time: 5:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: 6 p.m.
  • Lecture: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Abstract:

NuScale Power was incorporated in 2007 following a reactor concept initiated in 2000 as a collaborative project with Oregon State University, the Idaho National

Final Day To Register For Los Alamos EcoChallenge

on October 10, 2017 - 2:16pm
 
ECOCHALLENGE News:
 
Are you ready to make some positive changes in your life, and have some friendly, fun competition to inspire you?
 
There’s just one day left before the EcoChallenge starts Oct. 11 and runs until Oct. 25. For two weeks, participants choose challenges that improve wellness, help the community and reduce environmental impact, showing that even small actions can add up to real change!
 
There are now 13 teams registered in Los Alamos, including teams from the Middle School, the First United Methodist Church, LAC Green Team, the Chamisa Family Green Team, the

Pajarito Mountain Extends Bike & Hike Weekends

on October 10, 2017 - 12:28pm
Pajarito Mountain. Courtesy/Peter Dickson
 
PAJARITO News:
 
Experience the Beautiful Fall Colors, and Participate in the Pajarito Trailfest, Sat. Oct 21!
 
Pajarito Trailfest is Sat., Oct. 21, a trail run and mountain bike event benefiting the University of New Mexico Ski Team and Southwest Nordic Ski Club Trail Initiative. There will be a 10k, 25k, 1.5k, and 3k running events. New at this year's event is a mountain bike "mini tour." 
 
To register and for more information, click here, or log on to Pajarito's website (skiPajarito.com) for additional information.
 
Pajarito has

COUNTY: Wildfire Science On Tap Thursday

on October 10, 2017 - 12:26pm
COUNTY News:
 
This week is Fire Prevention Week and next Friday, Oct. 20, the Reel Deal Theater will join the nation in opening the film, “Only the Brave,” the story of the heroes who battled the Yarnell Hill Fire, one of the deadliest wildland fires in history, located outside Prescott, Ariz., which claimed the lives of 19 of the 20 hotshots June 30, 2013.
 
In recognition of this focus on fire prevention and protection, the Los Alamos Creative District is hosting a special “Wildfire Science On Tap” 5:30-7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12 at UnQuarked – The Wine Room in Los Alamos.
 
LAFD

Bandelier Welcomes Artist In Residence For October

on October 10, 2017 - 6:25am
Lisa Grossman, Bandelier National Monument's Artist in Residence in October. Courtesy/NPS
 
BANDELIER News:
 
Bandelier National Monument is happy to introduce this month's Artist in Residence, Lisa Grossman. In the two weeks she will be here, she is planning to work on a series of oil and watercolor landscapes. She wants to investigate progressions, such as the evolution of light and shadow across the land and archeological sites, and the effects of wind, weather, and dramatic forces of nature.
 
Grossman was born and raised in western Pennsylvania and moved to Kansas City in 1988 to

Fall Prescribed Burns On Jemez Ranger District

on October 10, 2017 - 6:17am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  Fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest hope to take advantage of favorable fall conditions to conduct prescribed burns as early as Monday, Oct. 16. 
 
That window is dependent on favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts.
 
The primary target is a planned broadcast burn on the 1,950-acre Stable unit located about 5 miles northwest of Jemez Springs, 8 miles north of Gilman and 6 miles west of La Cueva. 
 
Additional projects fire managers are considering for this fall include:

PEEC: Another Night Sky Observation In Valles Caldera

on October 10, 2017 - 6:15am
PEEC News:
 
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is working with the Valles Caldera National Preserve (VALL) to offer another free chance to observe the night sky from the Valles Caldera this fall. 
 
Saturday, Oct. 14, VALL will open the gates at 6:30 p.m. for this special, free event and close the gates at 8 p.m. to reduce light pollution and enjoy star gazing until 10 p.m. PEEC astronomers and VALL park rangers will point out constellations, planets, and other celestial objects with the help of telescopes and lasers.
 
The Valles Caldera offers some of the darkest

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