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Join March For Science At State Capitol April 22

on March 1, 2017 - 11:47am

MARCH FOR SCIENCE News:

The March for Science champions science as a pillar for the advancement of human knowledge, progress, and prosperity. They unite April 22, Earth Day, as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for the freedom of science in the interest of the common good, and for political leaders and policymakers to enact evidence-based policies in the public interest.

“The March for Science is a celebration of science, and of public engagement with science, but it’s not only about scientists,” says march organizer Daniel Larremore.

CVNM: Community Solar Gardens Act Puts Community In Charge Of Energy Choices

on March 1, 2017 - 8:36am
CVNM News:
 
ALBUQUERQUEThe Community Solar Gardens Act (HB 338, Roybal Caballero) passed in the House State Government, Indian and Veterans Affairs Committee in the New Mexico Legislature Tuesday on a 5-4 vote.
 
In response, Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund (CVNMEF) program Juntos: Our Air, Our Water community leaders released the following statements:
 
“Where I live there are many people with asthma. Solar energy would help reduce air pollution and improve the health of families in my neighborhood,” said Victor Nevarez, Juntos Westgate youth leader.
 
“We need

Sipapu Picks Up 7" Of Fresh Snow

on March 1, 2017 - 8:19am
Sipapu. Photo by John Paul Bradley
 

Sipapu. Photo by John Paul Bradley

 

SKI News: 
 
Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort received 7 inches of fresh snow overnight Monday. The mid-mountain base is 42”.
 
Every day, kids 6 and younger, 4th graders, 5th graders and guests ages 40, 60 or 70 years and better ski free. 
 
Upcoming Events at Sipapu:

Parents Ski Free Week, Feb. 27-March 4
Hawaiian Days, March 4-5
14th Annual Cardboard Derby, March 11
13th Annual Pond Skimming Contest, March 18
Yeti Club: A Ski and Ride Club, March 20-24

Daily Postcard: Sangre de Cristo Mountains

on March 1, 2017 - 7:43am

Daily Postcard: A view of the snowcapped Sangre de Cristo Mountains from Buckman Mesa. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Bandelier Featured In National Park Service ‘Getaways’

on February 28, 2017 - 3:30pm

View of Tyuonyi Pueblo and cliff homes along the Main Loop Trail in Frijoles Canyon. Courtesy/NPS

 

Visitors at reconstructed Ancestral Pueblo home along the Main Loop Trail in Frijoles Canyon. Courtesy/NPS
 
BANDELIER News:
 
The National Park Service (NPS) website includes a section called National Park Getaways, in which a different NPS area is featured each month. 
 
Beginning Wednesday, March 1, Bandelier National Monument will be the highlighted park, with a writeup and lots of photos, all done by local rangers. The section can be found at https://www.nps.gov/

Daily Postcard: Cirrus Clouds Over Los Alamos

on February 28, 2017 - 7:06am

Daily Postcard: Cirrus clouds early Saturday afternoon decorate the sky over Los Alamos. Photo by Marc Bailey

Pajarito Mountain Ski Patrollers Exchange Program

on February 27, 2017 - 4:47pm
Pajarito Mountain Ski Patrol welcomed two patrollers from Snowmass Ski Patrol, Aspen, Colo. From left,  Pajarito Ski Patrol Director Bill Somersault and members Ryan Carlson, Wendi Ackerly, Denny Hjeresen, Jerry Doughty and Mike O'Neill. Courtesy photo
 
SKI News:
 
Pajarito Mountain Ski Patrollers Eric Schaller and Chris Mooney recently participated in an exchange program with patrollers from Aspen Highlands Ski Area.
 
Two patrollers from Aspen Highlands, Ryan Carlson and Jerry Doughty spent a day at Pajarito Mountain and then the Pajarito patrollers visited Snowmass and Aspen

Daily Postcard: First Red-tailed Hawk Released

on February 27, 2017 - 7:20am

Dr. Kathleen Ramsay releases the first of two red-tailed hawks that have been under her care following injuries. Courtesy/Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation

Daily Postcard: A Skyview From Acid Canyon

on February 26, 2017 - 6:25am

Daily Postcard: A skyview Saturday from Acid Canyon. Photo by John Scott

Tales Of Our Times: News Is The Rare Bead In A Big Jar

on February 25, 2017 - 7:13am
Tales of Our Times

By JOHN BARTLIT
New Mexico Citizens
for Clean Air & Water

News is the Rare Bead in a Big Jar

 
The jarful of beads standing by the window had as much to teach as any of the fancier exhibits at the big city science museum. The clear plastic jar was of good size, as might hold an ample stock of licorice sticks in a candy store. It got me thinking about motives, and why people are different from science.

The label on the jar said it held one million small colored beads.

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