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Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter Statement On Thursday's Game Commission Decisions

on August 29, 2015 - 8:29am


SANTA FE — The New Mexico Game Commission voted Thursday to approve trapping for cougars on state trust land and private land throughout New Mexico.

The commission also voted to increase bear-hunting quotas. Both decisions came without sufficient scientific evidence and in the face of overwhelming public opposition. 

More than 1,000 New Mexicans sent written comments and several hundred people came to Thursday's meeting to ask the Commission not to adopt New Mexico Game and Fish's proposals, which may put bear populations in danger and would allow traps on private and

Main Hill Road Work Bogs Down Morning Commute

on August 29, 2015 - 8:11am

Workers from the New Mexico Department of Transportation were patching areas of the Main Hill Road Friday morning bringing traffic to a standstill and causing many to be late for work, appointments and other engagements. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Patch work by NMDOT on the Main Hill Road Friday morning brought traffic to a standstill, causing people to be late for work, appointments and other engagements. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

NMDOT workers fill in gaps under this guardrail Friday morning as part of repair work on the Main Hill Road. Photo by Carol A.

LAPD Briefs Business Owners On Theft Prevention

on August 28, 2015 - 7:04pm
Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris speaking to local business owners at Tuesday's Chamber Breakfast at UNM-Los Alamos on how to prevent employee theft. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris spoke to the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast Tuesday on how to prevent employee theft and fraud.

Ranked by the Department as “white color crime,” fraud, embezzlement, forgery and identity theft cost businesses thousands each year, Morris said.

The Los Alamos Police Dept.

Letter To The Editor: Gun Control

on August 28, 2015 - 6:54pm
Los Alamos
Volunteer, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

I watched with a mix of horror and déjà vu when three people were shot on live TV by a person who never should have had access to a gun.

I sit to write this letter knowing that by the time I finish, three more people will be killed by guns in America. In the hour it takes someone to write an angry rebuttal, seven more people will be shot. It’s time to stop arguing about this issue—there are not two reasonable points of view.

Let’s stop letting the NRA dictate the discourse.

Alert: Hazard Tree Felling On Cañada Bonita Trails ... Hikers Urged To Use Caution

on August 28, 2015 - 6:25pm

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Crews are working on the Cañada Bonita trails accessed from the Pajarito Ski Area trailhead through Sept. 2, felling hazard trees in the burn area from the 2011 Las Conchas Fire.

In coordination with the Santa Fe National Forest, the Southwest Nordic Ski Club contracted with the non-profit American Conservation Experience to perform the work along the original road and on the trail loops above the main trail.

Post-fire erosion, higher-than-normal moisture and wind are bringing weakened trees down in record numbers.