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Chama Chile Ski Classic & Winter Fiesta Jan. 18-19

on October 14, 2019 - 9:49am
 
SKI News:
 
The Chama Chile Ski Classic & Winter Fiesta, northern New Mexico’s premier winter event, takes place Jan. 18-19, 2020, in Chama, NM and the South San Juan Mountains.
 
There are 6K & 18K Freestyle and 6K & 12 K Classic Cross-country ski races; USSSA qualifying 6K & 12 K Snowshoe Races and combined races. The race course is located 12 miles north of Chama and includes a portion of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad track.

BLM Updates Mineral Cost Recovery Fee Schedule

on October 14, 2019 - 9:44am
BLM News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has issued a final rule, effective Oct. 1, 2019, which updates the cost recovery fees that the BLM charges for processing certain actions undertaken by its mineral programs.
 
Specifically, this final rule updates the fees charged to recover costs incurred in processing certain documents associated with oil, gas, coal, and solid mineral activities on public lands, including fees associated with mineral patent adjudications.

Goodbye, Columbus. Hello, Indigenous Peoples’ Day

on October 14, 2019 - 9:07am

Columbus Day parade, Oct. 12, 1949, New York City. Courtesy/history.com

 

By BECKY LITTLE
History.com

Since 1991, dozens of cities, several universities, and a few states have adopted Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a holiday that celebrates the history and contributions of Native Americans.

Not by coincidence, the occasion usually falls on Columbus Day, the second Monday in October, or replaces the holiday entirely.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day is observed by the states of New Mexico, Minnesota, Alaska, Maine, Louisiana, Oregon, Nevada and Vermont, as well as South Dakota, which celebrates Native

NWS: Today’s High Near 66; Tonight’s Low Around 40

on October 14, 2019 - 8:07am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 66 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 40. Courtesy/NWS

Iron Magma Could Explain Psyche Density Puzzle

on October 13, 2019 - 11:31am
UA News:
 
TUCSON, Ariz. — The metallic asteroid Psyche has mystified scientists because it is less dense than it should be.
 
Now, a new theory by researchers including scientists at the University of Arizona, could explain Psyche's low density and metallic surface.
 
Psyche, the largest known metallic asteroid in the solar system, is located in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Psyche appears to be composed largely of iron and nickel, rather than rocky rubble, like most asteroids, yet its density is estimated to be only about half that of an iron meteorite.
 
Metal-rich

Dark Sky At Fort Union National Monument Oct. 17

on October 13, 2019 - 10:27am
NPS News:
 
WATROUS The solitude and remoteness of Fort Union National Monument make it an ideal place for observing a natural dark sky.
 
Join Park Ranger Greg Baker and discover how Fort Union National Monument works to preserve a natural dark sky and the steps you can take to enjoy and protect the dark at home.
 
Ranger Baker’s program at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 is free at the CCHP/Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Center at 116 Bridge St. in Las Vegas, N.M..
 
This program is in partnership with the Las Vegas Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation and the New Mexico Humanities

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