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Ag Dept. Proposes New Solutions To Protect Forests

on August 18, 2018 - 6:01am
USDA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. The U.S. Department of Agriculture and a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators announced a new strategy for improving wildfire management across the nation’s forestlands Thursday.
 
Statement from Defenders of Wildlife’s Director of Federal Lands Pete Nelson:
 
“We are facing unprecedented challenges in wildfire management, and there are no silver bullets.

Upcoming Events At New Mexico Historic Sites

on August 18, 2018 - 5:50am
Front of Fort Stanton Hospital built in 1936. Courtesy photo
 
NMHS News:
 
SANTA FE New Mexico Historic Sites offer a place to experience history where it happened. The following events are planned at the sites during the remainder of 2018.
 
Dig Giusewa 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, through Oct. 6
Jemez Historic Site, 18160 N.M. 4, Jemez Springs
 
Explore the ruins of Giusewa Pueblo with archaeologists from New Mexico Historic Sites and Native American tribal members from Jemez Pueblo.

Explore Cub’s Life As Bear Week Kicks Off Aug. 21

on August 18, 2018 - 5:21am
Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
Learn about the life of black bear cubs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Wildlife biologist Daryl Ratajczak will give this free presentation about the trials and tribulations of a young black bear’s life to kick off Bear Week at the nature center.
 
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center and the Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation are hosting a series of events throughout the week, culminating with Bear Festival Saturday, Aug. 25.
 
In this talk, called “A Cub’s Life,” Ratajczak will give an overview of a black bear

NWS: Today's High Near 79 With 60% Chance Of Rain

on August 18, 2018 - 4:17am

The National Weather Service reports today's high near 79 with a 60 percent chance of rain likely, mainly after noon. Tonight's low around 58. Courtesy/NWS

Federal Agencies Take Safety Steps As New Mexico Tests For Fungus Causing Bat Disease

on August 17, 2018 - 8:44am
Western long-eared myotis (Myotis evotis), one of many bat species found in New Mexico caves and abandoned mines. Photo by Kenneth Ingham, copyright 2016
 
University of New Mexico research team member Eddie Strach takes a sample of bat guano in Carlsbad Cavern in March 2018. Photo by Kenneth Ingham, copyright 2018
 
Research leader Diana Northup of the University of New Mexico enters a New Mexico cave in March 2018 to collect samples to test for P. destructans, the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in bats. Photo by Kenneth Ingham, copyright 2018
 
STATE News:
 
Federal agencies

Albuquerque Latin Dance Festival Aug. 24-26

on August 17, 2018 - 6:53am
Courtesy/NHCC
 
Courtesy/NHCC
 
NHCC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE The National Hispanic Cultural Center is again partnering with Guanábana Productions on Albuquerque Latin Dance Festival 2018, an unforgettable weekend of instruction, workshops, lectures, films and dancing under the stars.
 
This year, the festival returns to its roots with the theme "Home Is Where the Art Is!," highlighting all that New Mexico has, all that it does, and all that it is.
 
Events at the Center are scheduled Aug. 24-26; for tickets to the main Saturday night concert Aug.

Opera On The Rocks At Bandelier Sept. 15

on August 17, 2018 - 6:48am
 
SFO News:
 
Once again, The Los Alamos Opera Guild of The Guilds of The Santa Fe Opera, Inc. is joining Bandelier National Monument to present Opera on the Rocks, Saturday, Sept. 15.
 
The performance returns this year with a concert staging of scenes from several popular operas. The New Mexico Performing Arts Society will present selections from Gounod’s Faust, Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier, Johann Strauss, Jr. The Gypsy Baron, and Offenbach’s Barcarolle, all selections from their sold-out performances in Santa Fe.
 
The New Mexico Performing Arts Society was founded to promote the

Daily Postcard: Murlin’s Rose Bush At Aspen Ridge

on August 17, 2018 - 6:40am

Daily Postcard: This special rose bush that blooms in two colors in the courtyard of Aspen Ridge is being carefully tended by Murlin Nutter. Courtesy photo

PEEC: Explore Dark Matter At Planetarium Friday

on August 16, 2018 - 10:38pm
Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
Unearth the mysteries of Dark Matter and Dark Energy this weekend at the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium. At 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 17 Galen Gisler will give a talk called “The Dark Side of the Universe” that will explore these phenomena. The following day, the nature center will show the full-dome film “Phantom of the Universe: The Hunt for Dark Matter” to dive further into this fascinating subject.
 
Astrophysicists and cosmologists attempt to understand the universe by studying the radiation that comes to us from outer space.

ESB Meets Thursday

on August 16, 2018 - 4:01pm
COUNTY News:
 
The Environmental Sustainability Board meets at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 22 in Suite 110 at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
 
The meeting is open to the public.
 
Agenda:
 
1. CALL TO ORDER - ROLL CALL
2. PUBLIC COMMENT This section of the agenda is reserved for comments from the public on items that are not otherwise included in this agenda.
3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approval of the July 19, 2018, Environmental Sustainability Board Minutes Presenters: James Robinson
5. BOARD BUSINESS 
Presentation - Instituting a

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