Environment

Wildfire Burning North Of Jemez Pueblo

A helicopter hovers in the sky above where multiple resources are working to suppress a wildfire burning in Canon, north of the Jemez Pueblo. Photo by Brian Nelson

NMSFD News:

New Mexico State Forestry Division reports multiple resources are working to suppress a wildfire burning in Canon, north of the Jemez Pueblo and east of Ponderosa.

The State Forestry Division, Sandoval County Fire Department and US Forest Service crews are at the scene.

The fire began on private land and has spread to brush, vehicles and a shed, which is creating a large column of smoke. Multiple structures are threatened


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Hummingbird Music Camp Free Summer Saturday Serenade At Jemez Historic Site

San Jose de los Jemez Mission, Jemez Springs Historic Site. Courtesy/NM Department of Cultural Affairs
 
Hummingbird Music Camp: Courtesy/Hummingbird Music Camp
 
Hummingbird Music Camp Founders Kenneth and Wanda Higgins. Courtesy/Hummingbird Music Camp
 
HMC News:
 
JEMEZ SPRINGS Get set to be serenaded Saturday nights this June and July by campers from the Hummingbird Music Camp performing at the Jemez Historic Site in Jemez Springs.
 
The concerts will happen 6-8 p.m., every Saturday between May 26 and July 28 inside the 17th century wall of San Jose de los

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NIST: Why Are Firefighters Getting Steam Burns?

Courtesy/NIST
 
NIST News:
 
A mystery has raged for decades surrounding accounts of firefighters who receive steam burns through their protective clothing. One ruling theory is that the heat of the flames raises firefighters’ own perspiration to the scalding point. But there’s a second potential culprit: water vapor that quickly penetrates firefighters’ protective suits and then condenses on their skin.
 
Firefighters’ protective clothing (FFPC) consists of three key layers of fabric: an outer shell made of a tough, light material, which serves as a first defense

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BLM Announces Temporary Closure Of La Junta Trail

BLM News:
 
TAOS The Bureau of Land Management Taos Field Office has temporarily closed the La Junta Trail at the Wild Rivers Recreation Area to the public. The closure is required to address potential safety concerns on the trail.
 
The closure will remain in effect until further notice.
 
La Junta Point Overlook and Campground will remain open during this time. Visitors will be able to access the River Trail and the lower parts of the canyon from the Little Arsenic Springs Trail. The BLM asks the public to respect the closure of the trail for their safety.
 
As always, the BLM

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SFNF: Forest Hosts Glorieta Rock Art Tour June 20

Horizontal rock art panel on Glorieta Mesa. Courtesy photo
 
Horizontal rock art panel on Glorieta Mesa. Courtesy photo
 
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  Join the Santa Fe National Forest’s Site Stewards to explore two unusual horizontal rock art panels on Glorieta Mesa.
 
The petroglyphs are unique in both design and location. Both panels are easily accessible, but the trip will require carpooling in high-clearance vehicles.
 
Sunscreen, snacks, water and closed-toe shoes are recommended. The Glorieta Rock Tour is free and open to the public.
 
The tour will

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Weekly Fishing Report: May 23

By GEORGE MORSE
Los Alamos Daily Post
Sports and Outdoors
 
Now that we have finally received rain, the fishing should get even better in Northern New Mexico.
 
The State Game and Fish Department continues to stock thousands of rainbow trout, including some over 15 inches in size. Streamflows did not rise much, but with the Memorial Day weekend coming up, any moisture that could help ease the extremely dry conditions in our forests was most welcome.
 
Please be careful with fire if you are going camping or just spending time in the outdoors. Temperatures are expected to start climbing

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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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