Environment

Weekly Fishing Report: July 19, 2021

By GEORGE MORSE
Sports & Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

New Mexico continues to benefit from seasonal monsoon moisture. Although there have been some flooding problems in some parts of the state, for the most part the moisture has benefitted both fish and anglers. Stream flows are higher than they were last year and water temperatures are cooler.

Reservations for camping sites at New Mexico State Parks may be made by calling 877.667.7787 for reservations. Some campsites may be open on a first come, first served basis. It is beneficial to check the state parks website for conditions at individual


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Sen. Heinrich Joins Interior Secretary Haaland As She Accepts Largest Wilderness Land Donation In U.S. History

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) traveled to the Sabinoso Wilderness Saturday to join U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland as she accepted the largest wilderness land donation in U.S. history.

The donation from the Trust for Public Land to the American people is in Cañon Ciruela, adjacent to the Sabinoso Wilderness in San Miguel County.

U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland 

“I am grateful for Secretary Haaland’s support of the largest wilderness land donation in U.S. history, which will open


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EMNRD & Santa Fe Community College Complete First Energy Code Trainings For Construction Professionals

EMNRD News:

SANTA FE — The Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department’s (EMNRD) Energy Conservation and Management Division (ECMD) and Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) have completed the first round of energy codes training for construction professionals.

Held throughout June, 76 participants completed four training sessions, which thoroughly covered the details of the new Thermal Bypass Checklist and how to complete it, as required by the newly adopted 2018 New Mexico Energy Code based on the International Energy Conservation Code developed by the International Code Council.


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Roger Wiens Guest Speaker At MOWW Annual Picnic July 20

MOWW News:

The Military Order of World Wars (MOWW) monthly meeting is Tuesday, July 20 and is the organization’s annual picnic.

The meeting and picnic will be held in the Los Alamos County Sheriff’s Posse Lodge on North Mesa.

Dr. Roger Wiens is the guest speaker. Dr. Wiens is the leader of the SuperCam laser instrument on the Perseverance rover that landed on Mars in 2021.

This instrument has the rover’s highest resolution remote imager, a microphone, and infrared and laser techniques. His team includes French, Spanish, Italian, Danish, Canadian and US participation.

Dr. Wiens also is a co-investigator


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Young Bucks Lounge Around Los Alamos Golf Course

A small herd of young bucks is spotted last week lounging around the Los Alamos Golf Course. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

When getting its picture taken last week, this cheeky young buck sticks its tongue out at the photographer at the Los Alamos Golf Course. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com


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Western Bluebird Feeds Her Baby On Obsidian Loop

A female Western Bluebird feeding her baby at a nest box Saturday on Obsidian Loop. Sharp-eyed observers can find baby birds nearly ready to fledge at many sites across Los Alamos County. Learn more about nature at the PEEC Los Alamos Nature Center, and follow Jonathan Dowell’s photography on Instagram @SnowyEgretPhotography. Photo by Jonathan Dowell/@SnowyEgretPhotography


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Bandelier Offers Public Programs For Summer 2021

The San Miguel Mountains (viewed from Burro Trail) on Bandelier’s western boundary represent another episode of volcanism in the park’s history. Courtesy/NPS

BANDELIER News:

Bandelier National Monument will begin offering a variety of programs to the public this summer.

“As COVID restrictions have relaxed, Bandelier is anxious to provide the programming visitors want so they can learn more about this park’s amazing resources. We invite the public to include one or more of these activities in their planned visit to Bandelier,” Acting Superintendent Dennis Milligan said.

Cultural Demonstration


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