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Tales Of Our Times: Sorting Out Knowledge Is Tricky

Tales of Our Times
By JOHN BARTLIT
New Mexico Citizens
for Clean Air & Water
 
Sorting Out Knowledge Is Tricky
 
All knowledge is incremental. Knowledge is always expanding and is always incomplete. The endless path to knowledge is such a familiar story that we pay no mind.

But look and see how issues evolve. Debaters of an issue start out assuming everything needed is known somewhere. Then it gets weirder. Before long, each side suspects the other side is hiding parts of the truth to avoid having the full story told. Of course, none of this is stated upfront. The thinking takes shape


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Giant Arachnids Take Over Atomic Science Museum … School Children Line Up For Chance To Handle Them

EDUCATION News:

It sounds like the setting for the next Spiderman movie, but Chamisa Elementary School’s annual Science Night is even more fun than a radioactive spider bite!

The Bradbury Science Museum in Los Alamos will open its doors for Chamisa students and their families 6-7:30 p.m. today and admission is FREE.

A sample of this year’s highlights include:

  • Wade Harrel from the Harrell House of Oddities in Santa Fe, who will bring his travelling collection of insects, spiders and all things creepy-crawly.
  • Volunteers from The Wildlife Center of Espanola with their rescued birds of prey.
  • Los

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New Mexico Wildlife Center Hosts Drawing Classes

The New Mexico Wildlife Center will host two drawing classes March 17 and March 24. Courtesy image

 

NMWC News:

 

The New Mexico Wildlife Center (NMWC) announces a new opportunity for bird lovers.

 

The center is offering drawing classes 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 17 and 24 at its location at 19 Wheat St. in Espanola. The classes will feature several of the center’s ambassador raptors. The two three-hour sessions will be led by Deborah Donelson, MFA. She has been a professional artist for more than 25 years and has specialized in wild bird care and education for the last seven


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PEEC: Night Sky Show And Astronomers Friday

 

PEEC News:
 
Want to learn more about what is visible in the night sky this month or see a planetarium film about black holes? At 7 p.m., Friday, March 2, Paul Arendt will introduce celestial objects in the March night sky along with some recent discoveries in astronomy.
 
At 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3, the full-dome film We are Astronomers will play on the planetarium dome. Both of these shows take place in the Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium.
 
During the night sky show, images of celestial objects will be projected onto the planetarium dome. Bring your questions and curiosity

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Interior Provides More Than $2.8 Million In Conservation Funding For New Mexico To Reclaim And Repurpose Abandoned Coal Mines

DOI News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. The Department of the Interior’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) today announced the availability of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Reclamation grants, which will provide $2,802,000 million to New Mexico to reclaim abandoned coal mines.
 
More than $300 million in AML Reclamation funding will be available to states and tribes in FY 2018.
 
“Restoring the usability of abandoned mine lands is an example of the Department of the Interior’s multiple-use mission of conservation in action. Interior

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This Week At Pajarito

Courtesy photo
 
PAJARITO MOUNTAIN News:
 
Current Lift ticket prices are $24 for all ages! Pajarito Mountain currently has Mushroom, Zero Road East, and the Beginner’s area open. The NEW Magic Carpet and the Beginner Lift are open for daily operations from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
 
For the snow report and ticket info, click here.
 
Upcoming Events (click here for our calendar):
 
March 17 at Pajarito will be the 70th Annual Skiesta. Skiesta is a long-standing tradition at Pajarito Mountain. The very first Skiesta was held in 1948 and featured music, costumes and a 50 cent

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SFNF: Cuba Ranger District Chaparral Piles Prescribed Burn To Start

SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  To take advantage of favorable conditions, to include fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, fire managers on the Cuba Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) expect to begin ignitions on Chaparral piles to reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire.
 
Weather permitting, crews are expected to treat up to 49 acres of the Chaparral piles.    
 
The Chaparral piles area is located along Forest Service Road 539, two miles south of the Rancho del Chaparral Girl Scout Camp. Smoke may be visible from Cuba,

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Village Of Jemez Springs Postpones ‘Cabin Fever Festival’ Slated For Feb. 24, Due To Impending Weather

VJS News:
 
JEMEZ SPRINGS — The Village of Jemez Springs announced that they plan to postpone the annual “Cabin Fever Festival” originally scheduled for this Saturday,
 
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Feb. 24 citing weather forecasts of windy and near-freezing conditions. The Village plans to reschedule the event towards the end of March, and may announce a new date by next week.
 
“Most weather reports are forecasting highs in the low 30s and gusty winds on the day of the event, so to be prudent and fair to our visitors and vendors, we are postponing the event,” Mayor Bob Wilson said.

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Enchanted Forest Open For Skiing & Snowshoeing

Enchanted Forest in 1985 in Red River. Courtesy photo

SKI News:

 
This is the first year since Enchanted Forest opened in 1985 in Red River that it has remained closed … until last weekend.
 
Fresh snow last week and additional new snow Tuesday has made conditions very nice for skiing on the “inner loop”.
 
More snow is expected for a possible 6 inches of new snow on the trails. By today we will be out grooming and the chance for good skiing this weekend is high! We may see unseasonably warm temperatures again next week so grab your skinny skis and come on out while you

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Pajarito Receives 10 Inches So Far … More Expected

Courtesy/Pajarito Mountain
 
PAJARITO MOUNTAIN News:
 
Pajarito Mountain Ski Area in Los Alamos received 10 inches of snow with this latest storm, and it’s still snowing today!
 
Pajarito Mountain Cafe is open 8 a.m. through 4 p.m., with breakfast burritos, a legendary bacon green chili double cheeseburger for lunch, chili cheese fries and giant cookies in the afternoon. There is something on the menu that everyone can enjoy.
 
Lift tickets are $24 for all ages. The following guests ski FREE every day at Pajarito: Seven and under, 4th graders, 5th graders, and Seniors

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Los Alamos Receives 4.2 Inches Of Snow

A Los Alamos National Laboratory spokesperson told the Los Alamos Daily Post this morning that LANL officially measured 4.2 inches of snow overnight. Snow piled up on this table overnight at a residence in the Woodland area in Los Alamos. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com
 
Snow scene this morning in the Woodland area in Los Alamos. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com
 
Snow scene at 5 a.m. today in Eastern Area. Photo by Sharon Snyder
 
Mulani, 11, romps in the snow this morning in Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell
 
White Rock received its share of

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