Environment

New Mexico Technology Company Verus Research Expands With New R&D Facility Site In Northeast Albuquerque

Verus Research expanding with new research site in Northeast Albuquerque. Courtesy/Resolut RE

VERUS RESEARCH News:

ALBUQUERQUE — Verus® Research, a New Mexico-based team of scientists and engineers specializing in advanced research and development, announces the expansion and buildout of a new research facility in Northeast Albuquerque.

The fast-growing technology company will move into the empty big-box retail space, formerly Babies R Us, at 45 Hotel Circle NE in August.

In addition to the new 41,240 square feet of research and office space, Verus Research will maintain its multi-floor


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DCA: Watch Pottery Demonstration, Learn About New Mexico’s Early Literary Tradition, Hike Organ Mountains

DCA News:

Explore the latest online programming from the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA).

DCA is bringing the state’s unique blend of cultures into homes through its museums, historic sites and cultural institutions.

Watch pottery demonstrations, learn about New Mexico’s early literary traditions, take a hike in the Organ Mountains and more through virtual programs available to the public.

This week includes three programs:

  • The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture will continue its monthly pottery demonstration series via Zoom April 14. This next episode will feature

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Daily Postcard: Robin Spends Time At Backyard Pond

Daily Postcard: An American Robin appears Tuesday morning to sip water from a backyard pond on Barranca Mesa confirming that spring is here! Photo by Selvi Viswanathan

Robin spends time Tuesday at a backyard pond on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Selvi Viswanathan

Robin spends time Tuesday at a backyard pond on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Selvi Viswanathan


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Community Invited To Rose Pruning Workshop April 17

 
Carlos Valdez, second from right, conducts a rose pruning workshop. Courtesy/LAGC
LAGC News:
The Los Alamos Garden Club (LAGC) invites the public to attend a rose pruning workshop with Carlos Valdez from the County Extension Office.
This is an excellent workshop for anyone interested in learning how to properly prune roses. Valdez will teach attendees how to prune, clean and care for roses.
Participants should wear long sleeve shirts and long pants. Gloves will be necessary and anyone with pruners should bring them. It

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SFNF Reminder On Campfire Safety To Prevent Wildfires

SFNF News:

SANTA FE — The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) reminds visitors about the importance of campfire safety and preventing human-caused wildland fires.

Abandoned campfires remain the leading cause of human-caused wildfires.

An ongoing drying trend across the SFNF has fire managers concerned about an early start to the 2021 fire season. The dry winter and spring conditions combined with strong winds have already brought wildfire season to many parts of New Mexico.  

With warmer temperatures and more people getting out to explore the Santa Fe National Forest, visitors are urged to


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Weekly Fishing Report: April 6, 2021

By GEORGE MORSE
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

The temperatures are rising. In Southern New Mexico, the temperatures are now reading consistently in the 80-degree range. Here in Northern New Mexico temperatures are climbing into the 70’s and spring runoff has begun. It will be several weeks before it peaks.

For two out of the last three years streamflows and water temperatures during the summer have reached dangerous levels for the survival of trout in New Mexico. Low streamflows and high water temperatures can prove fatal to trout, which are adapted to cold water. Once the water temperatures


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Interior Secretary Haaland To Visit Utah To Discuss Bears Ears And Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland

DOI News:

WASHINGTON — This week, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland will travel to Utah to discuss stewardship of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments.

During her time in Kane and San Juan counties, she will see the national monuments and meet with Tribes, elected federal, state and local leaders, and other stakeholders.

Consistent with Executive Order 14008, the Interior Department is leading a review of the boundaries and management conditions of the two national monuments.

To date, administration officials from


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Daily Postcard: Condensation Trails Lace Sky Monday

Daily Postcard: Looking up during the drive down the hill to Santa Fe Monday the sky is laced with condensation trails. Contrails or vapor trails are line-shaped clouds produced by aircraft engine exhaust or changes in air pressure, typically at aircraft cruising altitudes several miles above the earth’s surface. Contrails are composed primarily of water, in the form of ice crystals. The combination of water vapor in aircraft engine exhaust and the low ambient temperatures that exist at high altitudes allows the formation of the trails. Source: Wikimedia Foundation. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs


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PEEC Hosts DPU Manager Philo Shelton In Live-Streamed Talk Reviewing County Sustainability Goals For Community

Join PEEC and DPU Manager Philo Shelton for a live-streamed presentation 7 p.m. Wednesday to review Board of Public Utilities FY22 Environmental Sustainability Goals, including community survey results. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The community is invited to hear the latest updates on Los Alamos County’s sustainability goals at a live-streamed talk hosted by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Utilities Manager Philo Shelton will give this presentation and review the Board of Public Utilities FY22 Environmental Sustainability Goals, including the


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