Environment

HU Student Morgan Apperson Of Los Alamos Headed To Chemistry Doctoral Program At New Mexico Tech

PhD chemistry bound 2020

Morgan Apperson

Highlands University News:

Las Vegas, N.M. – Morgan Apperson of Los Alamos is a chemistry graduate at New Mexico Highlands University and is headed to a chemistry doctoral program at New Mexico Tech in Socorro.

Apperson, 22, graduates from Highlands in May with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, earning a 3.85 GPA to date. She begins her Ph.D. studies in August 2020, planning to focus upon environmental chemistry.

“Chemistry is the core foundation that makes up environmental outcomes and processes,” said Apperson, who grew up in Los Alamos. “I’m convinced


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Daily Postcard: Rosemary Bush, Honeybees & Butterflies

Daily Postcard: Spotted on Barranca Mesa, an aggressive rosemary bush taking over a greenhouse, reminiscent of Audrey II in the Little Shop of Horrors. In full boom, it is abuzz with honeybees and attracting numerous butterflies. Photo by Ken Hanson

Honeybee gathering nectar from rosemary blossoms at a greenhouse on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Ken Hanson

Painted Lady Butterfly visits rosemary blossoms at a greenhouse on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Ken Hanson

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Los Alamos Firefighters Assist Hikers On Deer Trap Mesa

Scene this evening of Los Alamos Firefighters and EMTs responding to a couple of hikers in need of help getting out of Deer Trap Mesa near the trailhead. Initial reports indicate there are no serious injuries. Deer Trap Mesa extends east from Barranca Mesa and is named for a game pit found close to the start of the trail. The mesa is a natural area with fragile soil and it is not an appropriate spot for bicycles or horses. Its relative isolation makes it an attractive location for wildlife viewing, studying wildflowers and simply enjoying the view. Walking is easy, except for a short section of rock


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For Public Safety, Game & Fish Dept. Is Closing Monastery Lake And Seven Springs Brood Pond At Sunset Today

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NMDGF News:

SANTA FE – To promote public safety, the New Mexico Department Of Game And Fish at sunset today, April 5, will close Monastery Lake Open Gate property near the Village of Pecos and Seven Springs Brood Pond at Seven Springs Hatchery in the Jemez Mountains.

Social distancing is a challenge for everyone who enjoys being outdoors, but this is the time for all New Mexicans to pull together for the overall health of all of our citizens and stay home.

These closures are necessary to protect our healthcare workers and our small communities.

“We must all do our part to flatten the


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Crosswalk Improvement Project On Alta Vista Between Cerrillos Road And St. Francis Begins Monday

NMDOT News:

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Transportation would like to inform the traveling public that construction will begin Monday, April 6, on Alta Vista, between Cerrillos Road and St. Francis Road in Santa Fe.

Improvements include new pedestrian flashing beacons at the upgraded crosswalks along with ADA improvements.

Work is expected to be complete by May 30.

Visit www.nmroads.com for updates and alerts. All work is weather permitted.


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