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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

Multi-jurisdictional Prescribed Fire Planned For Cerro Del Aire Collaborative Forest Restoration Project

on October 13, 2019 - 10:11am
USDA News:
 
SANTA FE The Forest Stewards Guild (FSG), working closely with the New Mexico State Land Office (SLO) and the Taos Field Office (TFO) of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), have been preparing the multi-jurisdictional Cerro del Aire landscape, seven miles from Tres Piedras for a prescribed burn since 2016.
 
This Collaborative Forest Restoration Program project is aimed at protecting soil integrity, maintaining forest health and reducing wildfire risk to nearby communities.

Job Training Incentive Program Funds 69 New Jobs

on October 13, 2019 - 10:00am
NMED News:
 
SANTA FE Manufacturers that provide oil and gas products, solar windows, and specialty jewelry were among the businesses, including UBiQD in Los Alamos, awarded job training assistance Friday, Economic Development Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced.
 
The Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) board awarded almost $600,000 to a total of six companies to train 69 regular jobs and one intern in Los Alamos, Albuquerque, Carlsbad, Taos and Santa Fe.
 
JTIP is one of the most generous training incentive programs in the country, reimbursing 50-75 percent of employee wages for

Fort Union Artist-In-Residence Gives Painting Demo

on October 13, 2019 - 9:59am
NPS News:
 
WATROUS Fort Union Artist in Residence Melissa Weinman will give a painting demonstration at the national monument at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19.
 
A member of Oil Painters of America, Melissa enjoys painting near mountains and rivers and their dramatic majesty. "I'm attracted to all subjects that are translucent and changing, therefore I'm drawn to paint fruit and flowers, water and clouds, and the figure. I aim to capture my subjects through a palpable sense of atmosphere, masterful drawing, and luscious paint handling," Melissa says.
 
Visitors interested in joining

Santa Fe National Forest Offices Closed Oct. 14 & 17

on October 13, 2019 - 8:55am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE All Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) offices will be closed Monday, Oct. 14, in observance of Columbus Day and will resume regular business hours Tuesday, Oct. 15.
 
SFNF offices also will be closed Thursday, Oct. 17, to accommodate an all-employee meeting, resuming regular business hours Friday, Oct. 18. This means there will be no sales of fuelwood permits, maps, America the Beautiful interagency passes and other Forest Service products on Thursday.  
 
As fall colors near their peak, SFNF officials anticipate a large number of visitors over the holiday weekend.

SFO Reports State Of The Opera 2019 Season

on October 13, 2019 - 8:54am
 The back deck of the Crosby Theatre at the Santa Fe Opera. Photo by Paul Horpedahl
 
SFO News:
 
Running from June 28 to Aug. 24, the 2019 Season presented five operas in 36 performances, a special Santa Fe Opera debut concert by celebrated American soprano Renée Fleming with the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra led by Music Director Harry Bicket and two Apprentice Scenes performances.
 
The 63rd Season, the first led by General Director Robert K.

Governor Announces New Capital Outlay Dashboard

on October 13, 2019 - 8:51am
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Friday announced the Department of Finance and Administration’s new capital outlay dashboard, an online tool that will allow the public, local governments and state policymakers to track and analyze local infrastructure projects, a first for New Mexico government. 
 
The dashboard, viewable online here, is primarily an accountability measure, the governor said, intended to boost efficiency and ease of access to funding information and status updates about capital projects all across the state.

Letter To The Editor: A Republican Wants Trump Out Of Office

on October 13, 2019 - 8:49am
By GLEN THAMERT
Jemez Springs
 
Republican Governor Mark Sanford of South Carolina is a serious conservative. He wants DT (Trump) to be voted out in 2020. He says the USA and the interest on our debt must be addressed, since it is more than our Military budget and more than what our country spends in all areas for Children - our future.
 
So where is massive spending going, which comes from our taxpayers' dollars? Here's a few items which address the problem:
 
  • The outlandish prison in Guantanamo, Cuba - since 2002 - wastes $180 Million annually and has added $6 Billion to the Deficit for 17 years,

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