Environment

Bandelier Begins Increasing Access To Frijoles Canyon

The Narrows of Frijoles Canyon at Bandelier National Monument. Photo by Sally King/NPS

BANDELIER News:

Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Bandelier National Monument is increasing recreational access to Frijoles Canyon.

The National Park Service (NPS) is working service wide with federal, state and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis.

Beginning Monday, June 8, Bandelier will


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Overuse; Abuse May Force Closure Of Rio En Medio Trail

Rio en Medio parking violations issued through May 27. Courtesy/SFNF

The scene of Rio en Medio Trail Head vehicle congestion. Courtesy/SFNF

Trail visitors disregarding trail parking prohibitions. Courtesy/SFNF

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Like many other areas on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF), the 6.7-mile Rio en Medio Trail #163 about 14 miles north of downtown Santa Fe has surged in popularity as people seek relief from quarantine by taking to the woods.

The problem is that access to the trailhead is a single-lane county road that crosses private property, and parking is very limited.

And


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Tales Of Our Times: Ideas Are The Victims Of Political Campaigns

Tales Of Our Times

By JOHN BARTLIT
New Mexico Citizens
for Clean Air & Water

Ideas Are The Victims Of Political Campaigns

Entrepreneurs, scientists, and technologists treasure ideas and innovation as the lifeblood of prosperity. The best of music creators, designers, and football coaches poke everywhere to find a ray of new light to combine with the tried and true. Creative companies know that ideas are squelched or sparked by factors as humdrum as the work environment, so they work to create new and better work forums.  

Meanwhile the political system does its best to kill all ideas. We


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American Red Cross Issues Heat Safety Message

ARC News:

ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Chapter of the American Red Cross would like to offer the following heat safety messaging.

In recent years, excessive heat has caused more deaths than all other weather events.

  • Hot cars can be deadly. Never leave children or pets in your vehicle — even for a minute. The inside temperature of the car can quickly reach 120 degrees.
  • Check on family, friends, and neighbors who have no air conditioning, spend much of their time alone, or are likely to be affected by the heat.
  • If someone doesn’t have air conditioning, they should seek relief from the heat — especially

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Meet Farm Animals From Los Luceros Historic Site At PEEC’s First Virtual Summer Family Evening Wednesday June 3

Join PEEC for its first Summer Family Evening of the year. This virtual event features Los Luceros Historic Site and its farm animals, including Natilla and Biscochito, the youngest lambs at the site. The live stream is 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 3 and registration is required. Del Norte Credit Union is sponsoring this event and all of PEEC’s Summer Family Evenings in 2020. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The community is invited to join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center for its first virtual Summer Family Evening of the year at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 3.

Los Luceros Historic Site’s Instructional


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New Mexico Fishing Report For May 27, 2020

NMGF News:

In this time of change, the Department would like to encourage anglers to stay home, mend equipment and prepare for the upcoming fishing season.

In the weekly fishing report, provided by Dustin Berg of Go Unlimited (supporting disabled anglers) and the Department of Game and Fish, we will be sharing tips and tricks to help you be ready to go on future adventures. Each week we will feature some different flies, lures, activities or cooking recipes that can be done at home. 

In this week’s report, we will discuss how easy it is to become an angler, and the joy, and responsibility, that


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SFNF Issues Closure Order For Forest Road 10

SFNF News:

SANTA FE — The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) has issued a closure order for an 11-mile segment of Forest Road (FR) 10 to protect public health and safety while crews replace 24 culverts and resurface the road. 

The closure order will be in effect until July 31 unless it is rescinded earlier.

The restricted area on FR 10 begins at the gate adjacent to the Paliza Group Campground and extends north approximately 11 miles to the gate at the boundary of the Sierra Los Pinos subdivision.

Federal, state and local officers, members of an organized rescue team or firefighting force, and any others


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