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NWF: Migration Connectivity Legislation Would Help Wildlife Thrive In Modern Landscapes

on June 24, 2019 - 6:54am
NWF News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Legislation introduced by U.S. Sen. Tom Udall and U.S. Rep. Don Beyer of Virginia recently lays out an innovative strategy to address the ongoing fragmentation of wildlife habitat from man-made barriers.
 
The Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act would create a national program for maintaining wildlife migrations, movements, and wildlife corridors to ensure that wildlife will face fewer struggles to reach food, water, shelter and breeding sites.
 
“Americans overwhelmingly want to see wildlife thrive on our cherished public lands, but more than one third of

NWS: Today’s High Near 76, Tonight’s Low Around 53

on June 24, 2019 - 5:47am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 76 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 53. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Cactus Blooms On Bandeliers Frey Trail

on June 24, 2019 - 5:33am

Daily Postcard: A prickly pear cactus blooms along the Frey Trail in Bandelier. The trail begins at Juniper Campground and makes its way to the edge of the canyon where it switchbacks down to the canyon floor (>550' elevation change), and provides excellent bird's eye views of Tyuonyi as well as a foot route from the campground to the visitor center. The Frey Trail was resurfaced in 2018 from where it enters Frijoles Canyon, to where it joins the Main Loop Trail.

Air Force Research Laboratory Prepares DSX Spacecraft For Launch On Space X Falcon Heavy Rocket

on June 23, 2019 - 6:52am
The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Demonstration and Science Experiments (DSX) spacecraft in the final preparation stages before shipment to Cape Canaveral, Fla., for launch on a Space X Falcon Heavy Rocket. Courtesy photo
 
KAFB News:
 
KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE Air Force Research Laboratory engineers have completed the final assembly and integration of the Demonstration and Science Experiments (DSX) spacecraft in preparation for its placement on the first-ever Department of Defense SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch vehicle.
 
The DOD Space Test Program (STP-2) mission, managed by the Air

New Mexico Game & Fish: Conservation Officers Graduate From Law Enforcement Academy

on June 23, 2019 - 6:22am
New Mexico Department of Game & Fish conservation officer graduates Kayla Brauer, Travis Bessett and Montana Tidwell. Courtesy/NMG&F
 
NMG&F News:

SANTA FE Three New Mexico Department of Game & Fish conservation officers graduated June 14 from the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy in Farmington.

The department’s graduates of the 20-week law enforcement training academy:

  • Kayla Brauer;
  • Travis Bessett; and
  • Montana Tidwell.

Notably, Brauer earned the title of class valedictorian and the exemplary performance award in a class of 30.

In addition to attending the law enforcement academy,

Family Fun On Fourth Of July At The YMCA

on June 23, 2019 - 5:56am
 
YMCA News:
 
The Family YMCA in Los Alamos is hosting its annual Firecracker 5K Family Fun Run Thursday, July 4. The 5K is open to all ages that want to walk, run, or jog in this festive event.
 
Prizes will go to the top male and female finishers in Kid, Youth, Adult, Adult 60+, Stroller (with a kid), and Dog Jogger. The best Costumed Participant will win Bagels-for-a-Year from Ruby K’s. All participants will get the annual Fun Run t-shirt and are eligible to win one of many great door prizes.
 
The 5K race route starts in the YMCA parking lot, turns north on 15th Street to

Dark Sky Star Party At Fort Union June 29

on June 23, 2019 - 5:55am
NPS News:
 
WATROUS Fort Union will take advantage of its natural dark sky to host a star party 8:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, June 29.
 
The solitude, remoteness and arid landscapes of Fort Union National Monument make it an ideal place for observing a natural dark sky. After sunset, the sky over the high prairie gives way to the glow of celestial bodies unaffected by the artificial light of distant communities.
 
Attendees will be immersed in the culture and science of a natural night sky as rangers guide them through the remains of the old fort, and help to identify distant stars and

DPU Issues Drinking Water Quality Report

on June 23, 2019 - 5:51am
COUNTY News:
 
Water customers in Los Alamos County should expect to receive a copy of the 2018 Drinking Water Quality Report from the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities by mail prior to July 1.
 
The Annual Drinking Water Quality Report describes drinking water sources, testing conducted on the water, substances detected and other information of interest.
 
“We consider it a tremendous responsibility and honor to provide Los Alamos County with high-quality drinking water,” Utilities Manager Tim Glasco said.

NWS: Today’s High Near 70; Tonight’s Low Around 45

on June 23, 2019 - 5:46am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 70 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 45. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Fiery Sunrise Over Pajarito Acres

on June 23, 2019 - 5:42am

Daily Postcard: Area smoke enhances the red hue in the sunrise Saturday morning viewed from Pajarito Acres. Photo by Bob Reedy

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