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NWS: Today’s High Near 55, Tonight’s Low Around 34

on May 20, 2019 - 5:57am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 55 with mostly cloudy skies, a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms and breezy conditions with gusts up tp 35 mph. Tonight’s low around 34 with a 70 percent chance of rain and snow. Courtesy/NWS

The National Weather Service forecasts the chances for precipitation and windy conditions today around the state. Courtesy/NWS

Job Seekers And Unemployment Insurance Claimants Must Create New Account To Access Online Services

on May 19, 2019 - 7:05am
NMDWS News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) began May 15 requiring individuals to set up a new single sign on account to access online services for job exploration and/or to apply or certify for Unemployment Insurance benefits.
 
The department has been working towards simplifying the log in process to alleviate individuals from having to remember multiple usernames and passwords to access both the New Mexico Workforce Connection Online System and the New Mexico Unemployment Insurance Tax & Claims system.
 
Whether an individual is a new or a

Senate Intel Committee Passes 2020 Intelligence Authorization Act

on May 19, 2019 - 6:50am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. This week, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) voted to advance the Damon Paul Nelson and Matthew Young Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2018, 2019 and 2020.
 
This legislation, which unanimously passed the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, authorizes funding for key intelligence priorities, including programs to address threats emanating from Russia, North Korea, China, and Iran, and enhances congressional oversight of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
 
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Scenes From Thunderbird Show At Kirtland AFB

on May 19, 2019 - 6:47am

This F-35 Lighting II is part of the Kirtland Air and Space Fiesta that brought military and civilians together for an air show Saturday featuring the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration squadron at Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque. The daylong event gave the community the opportunity to see aircraft up close, meet members of the Air Force and view demonstrations in the sky. Photo by Delbert Romero/ladailypost.com

V-22 Osprey. Photo by Delbert Romero/ladailypost.com

Thunderbirds in the sky Saturday over Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque. Photo by Delbert Romero/ladailypost.com
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NHCC Childrens Bilingual Book Festival Image Shortlisted For The World Illustration Awards

on May 19, 2019 - 6:37am
NHCC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE The logo/image designed by Albuquerque artist Zahra Marwan for the 2019 National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) Children's Bilingual Book Festival has been shortlisted for the 2019 World Illustration Awards.
 
The image, titled, "Mi abuela tiene un caballo blanco/My grandma has a white horse," was commissioned by the NHCC and Artful Life and is being considered under the "New Talent" category.
 
Shortlisted illustrators are featured in a catalogue that is distributed worldwide and the image will appear in a prestigious exhibition at Somerset House in London

NWS: Today’s High Near 63; Tonight’s Low Around 44

on May 19, 2019 - 6:24am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 63 with mostly cloudy skies and winds up to 20 mph and tonight’s low around 44. Severe storms are possible tonight for the eastern portion of the state. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Full Flower Blue Moon Spotted Saturday

on May 19, 2019 - 6:10am

This shot of the Full Flower Blue Moon was taken about 3:40 a.m. Saturday in White Rock. A Blue Moon rarely appears blue in the sky, and the name actually has little to do with its color. Usually, a full moon occurs just once a month. Sometimes—about every three years or so—one month will have two full moons. This phenomenon is what is called a Calendrical Blue Moon. But that's not the case this May. According to the Farmers' Almanac, each of the four seasons typically contains three full moons. However, sometimes a season will have four.

AGU: Study Finds 24 Percent Of West Antarctic Ice Is Now Unstable

on May 18, 2019 - 10:34am
An iceberg at Marguerite Bay on the Antarctic Peninsula. New research finds 24 percent of West Antarctic ice is now unstable. Courtesy/Andrew Shepherd
 
AGU News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In only 25 years, ocean melting has caused ice thinning to spread across West Antarctica so rapidly that a quarter of its glacier ice is now affected, according to a new study.
 
Scientists at the Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling (CPOM), based at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom, have combined 25 years of European Space Agency satellite altimeter measurements and a model of

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