SANTA FE — The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) is looking for public input on proposed changes to the management of the developed recreation program.
These changes will impact campgrounds and day-use sites on all five national forests in New Mexico – the Carson, Gila, Lincoln and Santa Fe National Forests and the Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands.
Several different management options are being considered, including raising fees at some recreation sites, charging new fees at other sites, eliminating or repurposing some developed recreation sites, and collaborating
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View of the growing number of homes under construction Monday in the Mirador Subdivision (A-19-A) under development along N.M. 4 in White Rock. The developer is Site A-19-A-1 Acquisition Group LLC with Principal Adam Thornton, a Los Alamos native, his RayLee Homes partners and their representatives. Photo by Jennifer Bartram/ladailypost.com
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OMI NO2 map and NOx emission estimates.(a) Absolute changes in OMI tropospheric NO2VCDs between 2007 and 2018 for the continental U.S. Green boxes denote major U.S. oil and gas production regions. The insets show the NO2 VCD change between 2007 and 2016, 2017 and 2018, respectively, over the Permian basin. (b) 2015 FOG NOx emission estimates for the areas outlined in (a) ©2019 American Geophysical Union. Courtesy photo
Oil and gas production has doubled in some parts of the United States in the last two years, and scientists can use satellites to see impacts of that trend: a significant
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ALBUQUERQUE — The Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club Friday issued its early 2020 endorsements of incumbent legislators who are leading environmental champions, including Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler of Los Alamos.
“The candidates on this list have sponsored critical environmental legislation and have outstanding voting records over the last three years on pro-environment bills. They have proven they are committed to protecting our climate, water, land and wildlife here in New Mexico,” said Richard Barish, Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter political chair.
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DPU reminds residents to maintain access to and clear snow and ice off meters. Courtesy photo
With the recent snowfall in Los Alamos, officials with the Department of Public Utilities would like to remind customers to maintain access to and clear snow and ice off meters.
This will ensure that DPU can bill customers on actual meter reads rather than estimating reads.
Meter Technician Supervisor Edgar Castillo asks customers to check gates if meters are in the backyard.
“Make sure your gate can open and close without obstruction of snow and ice,” he said. “Clearing your meters of snow
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Ever wished you could activate the gate in Stargate Command, take The Orville for a spin, or walk the decks of the Enterprise? With the advent of more powerful computers, recreating environments with stunning detail is now a possibility. We will highlight three such endeavors with an outer space theme: Stargate Network, The Orville – Interactive Fan Experience, and the Virtual Enterprise D Recreation at this event. Join Peter Polko for an introduction to these
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Scene from Santa Fe National Forest. Courtesy/Kyle Maxwell
SANTA FE — The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will waive fees at many day-use recreation sites and amenities Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, to honor the legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.
All SFNF offices will be closed Jan. 20 for the federal holiday, resuming regular business hours Tuesday, Jan. 21.
Fees will be waived at SFNF sites that normally charge a day-use fee and campgrounds that are not on the recreation.gov system. Since many recreation sites on the SFNF are closed for the winter, visitors are encouraged
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The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 39 with patchy freezing fog before 9 a.m. and a 40 percent chance of snow showers, possibly mixing with rain after noon, then gradually ending. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Tonight mostly clear with a low around 17. Courtesy/NWS
The National Weather Service forecasts additional snowfall around the state today. Courtesy/NWS
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An example of what the wind farm will be in Eastern New Mexico will look like. Courtesy photo
The solar panels located on the former landfill site in Los Alamos. The solar field being constructed by Uniper is in Central New Mexico. Courtesy/DPU
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has been negotiating a contract for renewable power that appears to be an all-around win.
A Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Uniper Global Commodities for 15 megawatts of energy from wind and solar projects in New Mexico was unanimously passed
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Explore the worlds of popular science fiction shows at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Peter Polko will provide an introduction to fan-based 3D recreations and then participants will get to try them out as well. Courtesy/PEEC
PEEC also will play the full-dome film ‘EXPLORE’ at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18 in the planetarium. Courtesy/PEEC
Have you ever wished you could activate the gate in Stargate Command, take The Orville for a spin or walk the decks of the Enterprise?
With the advent of more powerful computers, recreating environments with stunning detail is
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Scene this afternoon on Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Scene this afternoon at Ashley Pond Park on Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Scene this afternoon at UNM-LA on University Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Scene this afternoon near the guard tower heading out of town. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Scene this afternoon heading east on the Main Hill Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Scene this afternoon near the turnoff to White Rock at the bottom of the Main
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Daily Postcard: View from Pajarito Mountain before the fires. Courtesy/Alene Bennett
View from Pajarito Mountain last week. Courtesy/Alene Bennett
By ALENE BENNETT
My daughter took a picture last week while skiing at Pajarito and texted it to me. She was at the top of “I Don’t Care”, I believe.
Later I realized that it was taken from the same point of view as the picture I have on my computer desktop from before the fires. (I don’t know where I got this picture from.)
Both show the Valle Grande in the background, and the slope edged with trees.
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