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Youth Invited To Share Art For Pollinator Party

on June 10, 2017 - 7:25am

A pollinator visits a flower. Photo by Katherine Eagleson 
 

NMWC News: 

 

New Mexico Wildlife Center (NMWC) invites area youth, K-12, to create a piece of "hangable" art centered on the theme "pollinators." All media accepted. Winners receive free admission to NMWC's Pollinator Party on July 8 to view their art hanging in the center!

 

New Mexico Wildlife Center will hold a special celebration in honor of pollinators – bees, hummingbirds, butterflies, bats, moths and more – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  July 8 at NMWC, 19 Wheat St. in Espanola. Fun activities will include:

 

  • Kids’ Art Station –

Udall, Heinrich: $13 Million From U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers For Flood Control And Water Quality Projects

on June 10, 2017 - 7:21am

U.S. SENTATE News:

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich today announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has provided $13 million for flood management, water infrastructure, and environmental restoration projects throughout New Mexico.

The funding comes at the request of Udall and Heinrich following passage in May of the Fiscal Year 2017 omnibus appropriations bill, which funds the government through September.

Daily Postcard: Quemazon Rainbow

on June 10, 2017 - 7:06am

Daily Postcard: A rainbow shines Tuesday over Los Alamos as seen from Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

State Engineer Issues Order Protecting Ranchers’ Water Rights ... Begins Issuing Licenses

on June 9, 2017 - 5:52pm

STATE News:
  • Engineer’s office begins issuing licenses affirming ranchers’ water rights in Lincoln National Forest

SANTA FE – Today, the New Mexico State Engineer issued an order to protect ranchers’ water rights in Lincoln National Forest.

The Engineer’s office has begun issuing licenses pursuant his order to ranchers that confirm the ranchers’ longstanding beneficial use of water to sustain their livestock. Last year, certain watering areas were closed off in Lincoln National Forest after a potentially endangered mouse was discovered.

“One of my top priorities is to protect the water

Reminder: Gilman Tunnels Are Temporarily Closed

on June 9, 2017 - 5:44pm
The Gilman Tunnels on FR 376 are closed. Courtesy/NPS
 
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE ― The Jemez Ranger District on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) reminds visitors heading out for a weekend break that the Gilman Tunnels on Forest Road (FR) 376 are closed to motorized and foot traffic while crews remove loose rock and stabilize the cliff walls around the tunnels.
 
The work should be completed by mid-August.
 
“We regret that the timing for this work happened during our busy recreation season, but the safety of the public is always our first priority,” Jemez District Ranger Brian Riley

County To Host Community Bike Ride

on June 9, 2017 - 5:02pm

Route Map: ‘Dump the Pump Day’ celebrates bicycle transportation, starting at 11:30 a.m., Thursday from the Ashley Pond Pavilion. Courtesy/LAC

COUNTY News:

More than 150 public transit systems and organizations are celebrating the 12th Annual National Dump the Pump Day Thursday, June 15. Los Alamos County will take it one step further by asking its residents to Dump the Pump and Bike It, Walk It or Bus it.

Invite your family, bring your friends and join us on a three-mile Community Ride. The ride was originally scheduled for Bike to Work Day May 19, but was postponed due to snow.

Summer Family Evenings At The Los Alamos Nature Center – Rattlesnake Museum

on June 9, 2017 - 1:21pm
Visit the Los Alamos Nature Center on June 14 to learn more about snakes and other reptiles. Photo by Bob Myers
 
PEEC News:
 
Living in New Mexico means sharing the outdoors with many different kinds of reptiles.
 
To help explain how humans can cohabitate with our scaly neighbors, join Bob Myers, Director of the International Rattlesnake Museum, at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 14 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. He will bring reptiles from the museum and be available to share his knowledge. This event is part of Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s Summer Family Evenings program.

Sipapu Fishing Clinics, Saturdays Through Sept. 2

on June 9, 2017 - 7:34am
Courtesy/Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort
 
SIPAPU News:
 
VADITO  Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort is once again hosting its popular weekly series of free fly fishing clinics with Solitary Angler. 
 
Every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. through Sept. 2 (with the exception of July 22) Solitary Angler certified instructors provide a free 90-minute “Quick Start” fly casting class to the public at Sipapu.
 
Participants receive one-on-one, hands-on instruction during the free Saturday clinics.

Daily Postcard: Butterfly Shows Off Colorful Wings

on June 9, 2017 - 7:12am

Daily Postcard: A butterfly shows off its colorful wings as it rests on a tray in the early morning sunshine Thursday in the garden of a home on Walnut Street. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Dogs Welcome On Santa Fe National Forest ... But Owners Have Responsibilities

on June 8, 2017 - 2:29pm
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  Last week, a visitor to the Santa Fe National Forest was resting on a rock by the trail after hiking up Tesuque Peak Road from the Aspen Vista Picnic Site. 
 
His idyllic afternoon took a turn for the worse when an 80-pound pit bull – running free – charged him with teeth bared. The hiker had the wherewithal to thrust his walking stick between his face and the dog’s jaws. Then the dog took another try, knocking the 74-year-old 150-pound man off the rock. 
 
Fortunately, bruises and cuts from the fall were the extent of his injuries, but it could have been much

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