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Deadline Looms To Help Make Guinness World Record

on October 15, 2019 - 4:21pm

COMMUNITY News:

Come on Team Los Alamos ... wouldn't you LOVE to help local non-profit Los Alamos Arts Council make a Guinness World Record?

LAAC needs to sell HUNDREDS of pumpkin carving tickets by this Saturday! The pumpkin carving event starts at 2:45 p.m. Oct. 26 and carvers must be 10 years of age or older.

Online ticket sales end Friday to ensure ticket delivery ... the Los Alamos Arts Council has tickets at CB FOX. #1300Pumpkin Party.

SFCC Halloween Extravaganza Oct. 31

on October 15, 2019 - 3:34pm
SFCC News:
 
Santa Fe Community College is hosting a Halloween Extravaganza 3:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31 at SFCC in the Main Hallway of the campus at 6401 Richards Ave.
 
This is a safe Trick or Treating event for the entire community.
 
This event also is alcohol and smoke-free event, no weapons are allowed, real or fake and no masks are allowed at this free event, sponsored by SFCC’s Office of Student Development.
 
Call 505.428.1686 for information.

‘News Of The World’ Filming In New Mexico

on October 15, 2019 - 9:58am
NMFO News:
 
SANTA FE News of the World, a post-Civil War adventure saga produced by Universal Pictures, has begun principal photography in and around Santa Fe, State Film Office Director Todd Christensen announced Monday.
 
The production will continue in the state through November and employ more than 200 New Mexico crew members and 25 New Mexico actors.
 
“Our state film industry continues to draw sizable A-list productions, and that’s incredibly good news for our economy and workers,” Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said.

New Mexico House Democratic Leadership Condemns Violent Political Video; Calls On House GOP To Do Same

on October 15, 2019 - 9:41am
NMDP News:
 
SANTA FE New Mexico Speaker of the House Brian Egolf, Majority Leader Sheryl Williams Stapleton and Majority Whip Doreen Gallegos condemn the violent video that surfaced Sunday night.
 
The video, an edited scene from an action movie, depicts President Donald Trump shooting and stabbing dozens of people wearing the logos of media outlets—and the faces of political rivals including Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Hillary Clinton and the late John McCain—superimposed on their heads.
 
The video was shown at a conference organized by American Priority, an organization of the

DEA; FDA Issue Warning To Four Website Operators

on October 15, 2019 - 9:31am
DEA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have issued warning letters to four website owners of rogue online pharmacies offering to distribute or dispense controlled substances, including opioids, and advertising their sale in violation of federal law.
 
This is the first time the agencies have issued such letters jointly. Combined, these website operators run 10 websites engaged in illegal activity.
 
“Issuing these warning letters is not only an effort to deter the availability of dangerous illegal opioids, but

NWS: Today’s High Near 66; Tonight’s Low Around 37

on October 15, 2019 - 8:18am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 66 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 37. Courtesy/NWS

Extreme Solar Storms May Actually Be More Frequent

on October 14, 2019 - 12:58pm
This visualization depicts what a coronal mass ejection might look like as it interacts with the interplanetary medium and magnetic forces. Courtesy/NASA/Steele Hill
 
An image from NASA’s Solar Dynamic Observatory shows a giant sunspot present in 2014. The sunspot spanned 80,000 miles. Courtesy/NASA/SDO
 
AGU News:
 
Researchers propose in a new study why an extreme solar storm in 1859 was so damaging to Earth’s magnetic field. They compared the storm with other extreme storms in history, suggesting this storm is not likely unique.
 
The September 1859 Carrington Event ejected

NMHU: Pakistani Exchange Student Mariam Naseer Shares Appreciation For Kindness Of Americans

on October 14, 2019 - 12:58pm
Mariam Naseer
 
NMHU News:
 
LAS VEGAS, N.M. When Mariam Naseer, a Highlands University international exchange student from Pakistan, returns home she will tell people about the kindness of Americans.
 
“I’m in awe of the generosity and kindness American people show,” Naseer said. “I wear hijab, a traditional scarf Muslim women wear, and was concerned I’d be the only one wearing it. All the people I’ve met in Las Vegas, from my Highlands professors to strangers, made me feel comfortable in my own skin, always asking if I was ok. So many people have said, ‘we have your back.’”
 
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