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AG Balderas Files Counterclaims And Answers in Texas v. New Mexico Water Lawsuit

Attorney General Hector Balderas

From the Office of the New Mexico Attorney General:

  • Balderas Now Executing His New Strategy After Last King Action Has Been Heard by the Supreme Court

LAS CRUCES – This morning, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced he’s filed counterclaims and answers to Texas and the U.S. government in the Texas v. New Mexico water lawsuit making it clear that New Mexico’s traditionally underrepresented populations have been taken advantage of for decades by the parties.

Balderas, raised in rural New Mexico, understands that this case is about protecting working


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Chick Keller Discusses Story Of Longitude Friday

Chick Keller will discuss the story behind how ships’ longitudes were first determined at sea at 7 p.m. Friday in the nature center planetarium. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Join Chick Keller to discover the fascinating story behind how the longitude of ships at sea was first determined. This planetarium show is 7 p.m. Friday, May 25 at the Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road.

After several British ships crashed on reefs, a prize was offered for a method of determining longitude. This required extremely accurate clocks. The clocks to do this were the strangest ever built, and the men who built


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U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján Speaks At Nature Center

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján discusses environmental issues with local officials and community members gathered Sunday afternoon for a special meeting at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Valley Daily Post Publisher Eric Vazquez and his wife Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, who is running for State Land Commissioner, listen at a gathering Sunday at the nature center as U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján discusses environmental issues. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján answers a question from environmentalist Mark Jones,


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NMED: Air Quality Bureau Regulatory And SIP Bulletin

NMED News:
 
Pursuant to the federal Data Requirements Rule for the 2010 1-hour Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Sulfur Dioxide (SO2), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) to submit an annual report regarding the SO2 emissions from the San Juan Generating Station.
 
The draft SO2 Emissions Annual Report for the San Juan Generating Station is available for public comment and can be found at https://www.env.nm.gov/air-quality/proposed-regs/.
 
Hard copies of this report are available at various

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Hallelujah Rain Is Falling In Los Alamos!

Rain has finally started to fall this afternoon in downtown Los Alamos and surrounding areas. The National Weather Service predicts showers and thunderstorms likely to continue on and off until midnight, with new rainfall amounts between a quarter and half  an inch possible. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


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Los Alamos Mountaineers Talk: Explore Unusual Discovery Of Edgewood Cavern Tuesday Evening

John T.M. Lyles discusses the unusual discovery of Edgewood Cavern Tuesday at Nature Center. Photo by John Lyles

LA MOUNTAINERS News:

The Los Alamos Mountaineers will host John T.M. Lyles discussing the unusual discovery of Edgewood Cavern, Tuesday at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

Lyles’ presentation follows the regular Mountaineer’s meeting at 7 p.m., which takes about 15 minutes and will cover information about upcoming outings.

In 1970, a new geologic discovery was made in Edgewood when a water-well driller hit a void and dropped his drill bit. The air pressure from the hole indicated


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Guided Walking Tour Of Jemez Springs Sites May 28

JEMEZ SPRINGS News:
 
JEMEZ SPRINGS — Monday, May 28, visitors to Jemez Springs will be able to immerse themselves into the Village’s history through a guided walking tour, presented by the Friends of the Jemez Springs Public Library.
 
A limited 40 tickets will be sold for the walking tour, with proceeds benefiting the Friends group.
 
“Jemez Springs is rich in its history, culture and multi layered stories,” said Suzanne Swetnam, president of the Friends of Jemez Springs Public Library. “The historic buildings that still stand in Jemez Springs have many stories to tell. We

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County Offers Employees Choice To Bike To Work

County Fleet Manager Pete Mondragon, left, and Deputy Public Works Director Jon Bulthuis stand beside two of the new County government bicycles Friday during the Bike to Work event. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

A number of County employees took part in the Bike to Work event Friday, from left, County Fleet Manager Pete Mondragon, Deputy Public Works Director Jon Bulthuis, Senior Engineer Desirae Lujan, Fleet Mechanic John Roberts, Office Manager Louise Romero, Senior Recreation Leader Brandan Tuning, Recreation Leader Eric Hill and EMS Chief Ben Stone. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com


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‘Know Before You Go’ Into Wilderness Areas

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) officials urge the public to be prepared and operate safely in wilderness areas.

“Almost every year there are people that require rescue because they weren’t prepared before entering into wilderness areas,” said Diane Prather, Santa Fe National Forest staff officer and Search and Rescue Coordinator. “Individuals were rescued Saturday in a wilderness area because they were lost.  Proper preparation can help hikers avoid the situation and not put rescuers at risk.”

Wilderness areas are managed by the USDA Forest Service to provide


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Local Expert Chick Keller Leads Wildflower Walk

Wildflower expert Chick Keller is leading a wildflower walk for PEEC at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 21. Attendees will meet at the nature center and carpool to the trailhead. Photo by Thomas Graves

PEEC News:

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s Jemez Mountain Herbarium Curator Chick Keller is leading his second Wildflower Walk of the season at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 21.

These monthly outings are easy walks to identify some of the wildflower beauties found in and around Los Alamos. Each month Keller picks a different trail, depending on what is blooming at the time. The walks


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AGU: Triennial Earth-Sun Summit – Onsite Information; Potentially Newsworthy Presentations

A solar prominence captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) in August 2012. Courtesy NASA/SDO/AIA/Goddard Space Flight Center
 
AGU News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Geophysical Union’s Space Physics and Aeronomy Section (AGU/SPA) and the American Astronomical Society’s Solar Physics Division (AAS/SPD) will meet next week for the second Triennial Earth-Sun Summit (TESS), which runs 20-24 May 2018 at the Lansdowne Resort and Spain Leesburg, Virginia.
 
Included in this advisory:
  1. About the meeting and scientific program
  2. Press registration
  3. Press room

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PEEC: Enjoy A Community Picnic At Los Luceros Historic Site May 20

 
PEEC News:
 
Join the Los Alamos Nature Center, New Mexico Historic Sites and the Amigos de Los Luceros for a community picnic and activities at the beautiful Los Luceros Historic Site. This free event is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, May 20.
 
Families can arrive at Los Luceros anytime after 11 a.m. to enjoy their lunch and explore the property. Families also can participate in a variety of activities, a bird walk and tour of the beautiful site.
 
This event is the second in the Culture and Nature series that the Los Alamos Nature Center is partnering on. The series of events brings

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AGU: Sounds Of Melting Glaciers Could Reveal Shrinkage Speed

This recording captures 30 seconds of underwater sound produced by the melting of Hans Glacier in Hornsund fjord, pictured here. Recordings can be heard here. Courtesy/Oskar Glowacki
 
This recording captures thirty seconds of underwater sound produced by an iceberg in close proximity to the underwater microphone. Recordings can be heard here. Courtesy/Oskar Glowacki
 
AGU News:
 
Scientists could potentially use the racket made by melting glaciers to estimate how fast they are disappearing, according to a new study of audio recordings captured in the waters of an Arctic

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Weekly Fishing Report: May 16

By GEORGE MORSE
Los Alamos Daily Post
Sports and Outdoors
 
The State Game and Fish Department continued to stock more bigger-than-average rainbow trout last week in selected waters around Northern New Mexico. Because streamflows remain very low for this time of year and the water temperatures in lakes are at an optimum point for both trout and warmwater species, now is a great time to go fishing.
 
Lots of nice trout and increasing numbers of bass and walleye are being landed by anglers.
 
The fishing for smallmouth bass at Abiquiu Lake was good and the bass are cruising in shallow

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