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Recycle Fashion Show Postponed

on November 3, 2017 - 9:50am

COUNTY News:

The Recycle Fashion Show is POSTPONED until further notice.

Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

SFNF May Conduct Prescribed Burn On French Mesa

on November 3, 2017 - 8:13am

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Fire managers on the Coyote Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest hope to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and forecasted weather, to conduct the previously announced French Mesa prescribed burn as early as Monday, Nov. 6.

The French Mesa treatment area totals 5,041 acres approximately 10 miles north of the community of Gallina and may take three to four days to complete.

Prescribed fires are one of the most effective tools available to resource managers for restoring fire-adapted ecosystems.

Getting Ahead Of Next Pandemic: Is The World Ready?

on November 2, 2017 - 8:29pm
Is the world ready for the next pandemic? Courtesy photo

CDC News:

When a deadly mystery illness was detected in Liberia in April 2017, first responders were on the ground within 24 hours. Through the Ministry of Health’s quick action and collaboration with global partners, the cause of the outbreak was identified as meningococcal disease and contained with only 31 cases and 13 deaths.

In stark contrast, when Ebola struck Liberia just three years ago, it took the country months to mount an effective response; thousands of lives were lost as responders raced to control the growing epidemic.

Daily Postcard: Woodpecker On Camino Encantado

on November 2, 2017 - 6:56am

Daily Postcard: A woodpecker is spotted Sunday afternoon at a residence on Camino Encantado. Woodpeckers are known for tapping on tree trunks in order to find insects living in crevices in the bark. There are more than 180 species of woodpeckers, all in the family Picidae. Woodpeckers can be found in wooded areas all over the world, except in Australia. Source: wildlifedefenders.org. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scenes From Otowi Bridge Sunday

on November 1, 2017 - 9:10am

Scenes spotted from Otowi Bridge during a Sunday hike. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Photo by Robert Beberniss

Photo by Robert Beberniss

Hiking The Grand Canyon Nov. 8

on November 1, 2017 - 9:05am

Udall, Heinrich Press White House To Extend Critical Lifeline Funding In Future Disaster Aid Request

on November 1, 2017 - 8:23am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined a bipartisan group of Western senators today urging the White House and the White House budget office to fulfill the federal government’s promise to rural communities by extending a critical lifeline that funds road repairs, schools and law enforcement in rural communities in any future emergency disaster supplemental funding bill it sends to Congress.
 
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Daily Postcard: Last Call For Fall

on November 1, 2017 - 8:18am

Daily Postcard: The last call for fall comes to Los Alamos. Photo by Corrina Hughes

Photo by Corrina Hughes

Tales Of Our Times: Could Parties Craft A CCC Program?

on October 31, 2017 - 1:42pm

Tales of Our Times
By JOHN BARTLIT
New Mexico Citizens
for Clean Air & Water

Could Parties Craft A CCC Program?

By all accounts, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a splendidly successful government program launched amid the dire straits of the 1930s. A look back shows the CCC met many needs of the kinds being argued over in today’s different times.

Think of populations that are short of schooling and the skills to do needed work. Think of family units that are fractured by the need to find productive work. Think of lacking healthcare and basic food enough to work steadily.

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

on October 31, 2017 - 10:17am
 
NMT News:
 
SANTA FE  November is National Native American Heritage Month, and visitors will be hard pressed to find a better place to celebrate than New Mexico.
 
Throughout the month of November, there are numerous opportunities to learn more about Native culture in the Land of Enchantment. The Tourism Department created a list outlining the “12 Ways to Celebrate Native American Heritage Month in New Mexico,” a digital guide to authentic and enriching experiences unique to our state.
 
Near the top of the list is Albuquerque’s Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, which is the gateway to 19

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