Environment

Animal Protection Voters ‘Laws & Paws’ Is Online

Animal Protection Voters News:

What does a nonprofit organization do when a global pandemic prevents them from hosting their annual fundraiser in person?

New Mexico’s only statewide legislative advocacy group dedicated to animal protection issues, Animal Protection Voters (APV), decided to pivot and host their second annual ‘Laws & Paws’ event online.

Rather than the two-hour event held previously at APV’s Santa Fe office, the event now spans several weeks, culminating Friday, June 12, and anyone across the state can attend.

The event schedule includes highlights such as:

  • Unveiling

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Los Alamos County Eco Station And Overlook Convenience Center To Resume Regular Operating Hours Starting Monday

The Los Alamos Eco Station at 3701 East Jemez Road. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News:

Starting Monday, June 8, the Los Alamos County Eco Station and White Rock Overlook Convenience Center will resume regular operating hours as follows:

Los Alamos Eco Station

  • 3701 East Jemez Road
  • Phone: 505.662.8163
  • Hours of operation:
  • Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

White Rock Overlook Convenience Center

  • At Overlook Park in White Rock
  • Hours of operation:
  • Monday, Tuesday, and Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Posts From The Road: Goblin Valley State Park

Goblin Valley: Thousands of hoo-doos of various sizes and shapes fill this small valley. Visitors may walk in and around the goblins and explore and check out the colorful rock creatures. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

Dolphins?: A formation appears to be a few dolphins or similar sea creature swimming along together. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

By GARY WARREN
Photographer
Formerly of Los Alamos

Goblin Valley State Park is a small park a few miles north of Hanksville, Utah.

While small in size, the park is big on interesting landscape formations and views.

The primary focus


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Cottonwood Rehab Shares Tips To Protect Los Alamos Bears

Bear cub cared for at Cottonwood Rehab. Courtesy/Cottonwood Rehab

From Cottonwood Rehab:

We have been hearing a lot of rumors that people want New Mexico Game and Fish to move a mother bear and her three incredible babies from Los Alamos.

This is what happens. Springer, the first bear was bitten by another bear and is lucky to be alive. Half of her pelvis was severely infected. Sandia is an orphan and was found starving to death.

Anywhere a bear is moved is another bear’s territory. Mother will attempt to go back to hers and may have to cross highways, etc. All spelling disaster for her and her cubs.

It


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NWS: Today’s High Near 84; Tonight’s Low Around 51

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 84 with scattered showers and thunderstorms and windy conditions with gusts as high as 45 mph. Tonight’s low around 51. Courtesy/NWS

The National Weather Service forecasts showers and storms over western and central New Mexico this morning will become focused over the north central and along and east of the central mountain chain this afternoon. Some cells may produce strong and erratic wind gusts. Courtesy/NWS


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Daily Postcard: View Of ‘Strawberry Moon’

Daily Postcard: View of the ‘Strawberry Moon’ at 1:30 a.m. today from White Rock. The full Strawberry Moon will appear at 1:12 p.m. today, according to solarsystem.nasa.gov. As seen from the northern hemisphere, the Strawberry Moon —so-called because it’s harvest time for the soft fruit—will be the latest-rising, and among the largest-looking full Moons of 2020. The fact that this is the nearest full Moon to the Summer solstice—when the Sun is at its highest in the sky—means this Strawberry Moon is one of the latest rising, and lowest full Moons of the year. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs


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Heinrich, Tonko Lead Call For Inclusion Of Clean Energy Workforce Support In COVID-19 Economic Packages

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.) are urging congressional leaders to prioritize a clean energy recovery plan in upcoming economic relief and recovery packages to deal with the impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Sen. Heinrich and Rep. Tonko led a bicameral letter signed by 57 members calling on Congress to take action to support the clean energy industry to both address the climate crisis and revitalize the American job market and economy.

The lawmakers’ call for urgency comes as nearly 600,000 clean energy


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Bandelier Increases Recreational Access To Frijoles Canyon

Bandelier is increasing recreational access beginning Monday to Frijoles Canyon. Frijoles Canyon.

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.

During this first phase,


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Santa Fe Botanical Garden Reopens Museum Hill Site June 13

Lavender daisy blooming at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. Courtesy/Santa Fe Botanical Garden

SF Botanical Garden News:

SANTA FE – Santa Fe Botanical Garden will open its Museum Hill site to members only June 11-12 and to the public June 13.

The new hours are 9 a.m. to noon and 2-5 p.m. and all visitors must make reservations in advance, including members (member reservations are free).

The plants have worked all year to produce their best show and they’ve missed their fans (and compliments!). To keep visitors, volunteers and staff safe, the Garden updated their policies.

For the best visitor experience,


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