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Summit Garden Club Meets Aug. 7

on July 31, 2017 - 10:11am
SGC News:
 
The Summit Garden Club next meeting is 1:30 p.m., Monday Aug. 7, at the home of Susan Larocque, 479 Ridgecrest, White Rock.
 
The meeting will be on Herbs and include members providing a potluck of different foods that include herbs. Speaker will be Mike Mason, chef at the White Rock Senior Center who will give a short presentation on cooking with herbs.
 
Mason was born and raised in Colorado and New Mexico, has an associate degree in culinary arts and business from Le Cordon Bleu School in Scottsdale Arizona.
 
The public is invited to the program, participate in the

Blue Beary’s Rehabilitation Exceeds Expectations!

on July 31, 2017 - 9:09am
Blue Beary has not only outgrown her cast, but also her cage since breaking her elbow several weeks ago. She has healed incredibly fast and has been moved into a much larger cage for the remainder of her rehabilitation. The Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation thanks everyone for helping raise more than half of what is needed for Blue Beary's rehab, but still needs help raising the remainder of the funds. Donate at www.landofenchantment.org. Photo by James Robinson/LEWF

Pearce Votes Transparency In Border Wall Funding

on July 31, 2017 - 7:41am
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce
 
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce July 27 voted against a procedural motion in the House of Representatives that adds full funding for the construction of a physical border wall to the national security appropriations bill without debate or a vote.
 
Votes such as this one are procedural motions that establish how bills will be debated on the floor. Including the funding for the border wall in Thursdays procedural motion is a unique and rarely used maneuver.
 
“I fully support securing the border – it is imperative for the

Bear Spotted On Los Pueblos This Morning

on July 31, 2017 - 7:32am

A bear is spotted this morning on Los Pueblos. Photo by Andy Baumer

Luján Amendment To Require Army Corps Of Engineers To Reimburse New Mexico Communities Passes House

on July 31, 2017 - 7:20am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  The House of Representatives approved an amendment authored by U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) and co-sponsored by Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham that would require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to prioritize the reimbursement of local communities for environmental infrastructure projects constructed jointly with the Army Corps of Engineers.
 
A number of local governments in New Mexico and other parts of the country have financed joint construction projects with the Corps, but have not been fully paid back for work

Daily Postcard: Wildflower Basks In Sunshine

on July 31, 2017 - 6:37am

Daily Postcard: Close up to wildflowers on a day hike in Los Alamos Trails. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Pajarito Conservation Alliance Interviews New Board Of Public Utilities Member Dr. Carrie Walker

on July 30, 2017 - 12:30pm
Dr. Carrie Walker. Photo by Henrik Sandin
 
By PAJARITO CONSERVATION ALLIANCE:

The Pajarito Conservation Alliance (PCA) is 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. We take action now and plan ahead for seven generations.

From time to time, we publish opinion columns on conservation issues of interest to the citizens of Los Alamos, White Rock, and surrounding communities. This column is an interview with Dr.

NWS: Torrential Rainfall And Potential Flash Flooding Coming To Northeast New Mexico!

on July 30, 2017 - 12:08pm

NWS News:

While any rain is usually welcomed in New Mexico, the National Weather Service is forecasting extreme rainfall rates across northeast New Mexico later this afternoon and evening that will likely lead to flash flooding.

Anomalously high atmospheric moisture content will interact with an oulow boundary moving southeast out of Colorado later today and yield storms producing torrenal rainfall across northeast New Mexico. These storms will persist into the evening hours and may extend south to the Interstate 40 corridor overnight into Monday morning.

Flash flooding possible of

Daily Postcard: Bird’s Eye View Of Deer In Quemazon

on July 30, 2017 - 6:54am

Daily Postcard: A bird’s eye view of a deer strolling around a residence in Quemazon. Courtesy photo

Large Boulder Damages Car On Truck Route

on July 30, 2017 - 12:15am

Los Alamos police temporarily closed the Truck Route to traffic Saturday night after a large boulder fell onto the roadway just east of the LANSCE facility. A passing car collided with the boulder, damaging the car, which had to be towed from the scene. The driver was not injured. Los Alamos Police Sgt. Brent Hudspeth explained that LAFD tied a rope around the boulder and towed it off the roadway. The Truck Route reopened at about 10:45 p.m. to traffic. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAFD sprays water on the Truck Route to clear rubble left when a car colliding with a boulder on the

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