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November Night Sky And Phantoms At Planetarium

on October 31, 2017 - 9:22am
PEEC News:
What celestial objects are visible in our night sky this month? Want to see a full-dome film about dark matter?
At 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, Steve Becker will reveal the celestial objects in our night sky. Then, the full-dome film Phantom of the Universe will play in the planetarium at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4 and 5. These planetarium programs take place at the Los Alamos Nature Center and are made possible thanks to the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC).

During the Friday show, Steve Becker will point out the constellations, planets, and other

Udall, Heinrich Challenge Proposal To Raise National Park Visitor Fees While Cutting Budgets

on October 30, 2017 - 7:35am

  • Senators: ‘Fee increases … will price out many visitors and deny American families the opportunity to visit and experience some of our nation’s most popular and iconic national parks’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich joined a group of 11 Democratic senators in writing to Department of Interior (DOI) Secretary Ryan Zinke requesting that he withdraw his proposal to dramatically increase national park entrance fees, especially while he proposes to cut the National Park Service budget by over $300 million.

The senators asked Zinke to provide Congress

PEEC: Lisa Coddington’s Last Fall Art Class Of 2017

on October 30, 2017 - 6:48am

Blooming artichoke by Lisa Coddington. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

There is still time to take a class with instructor and artist Lisa Coddington. Her last fall drawing and painting workshop is 20 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. This class, made possible by Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), will focus on drawing colorful and intricate autumn leaves.

Participants will explore making color charts and creating their own colorful leaves.

Udall On Vote For Dourson To Lead EPA’s Toxics Bureau

on October 30, 2017 - 6:06am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, co-author of the landmark Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, released this statement following the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee’s recent party-line vote to advance Dr. Michael Dourson’s nomination to serve as assistant administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. 
“Today’s party-line vote in the EPW Committee is dangerous for public health and safety.

Daily Postcard: Charging Car At Municipal Building

on October 30, 2017 - 5:44am

Daily Postcard: An electric car hooks up to the charging station Thursday afternoon at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Daily Postcard: Bosque Del Apache

on October 29, 2017 - 8:09am

Daily Postcard: Although a couple of weeks early for the Festival of Cranes at Bosque del Apache, a Saturday morning visit still reaped a number of breathtaking views. The sunrises, the birds and the habitat are just great ... another wonderful New Mexico landmark that is well worth the visit. This year's Festival of Cranes is scheduled for Nov. 14-19. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Scene Saturday at Bosque del Apache. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Scene Saturday at Bosque del Apache. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Scene Saturday at Bosque del Apache. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Scene Saturday at Bosque del

Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities Tours San Ildefonso Sacred Area Above Chromium Plume

on October 28, 2017 - 5:28pm

San Ildefonso Gov. James Mountain hosted members of the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities Board Thursday at San Ildefonso Pueblo. From left, RCLC Executive Director Andrea Romero, Gov. Mountain, Espanola Mayor Alice Lucero, Los Alamos County Councilor Chris Chandler and RCLC Communications and Administrative Manager Scarlet Rendleman. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Members of the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities Board and staff were guests Thursday at San Ildefonso Pueblo where they visited the Pueblo Sacred Area below Los Alamos National Laboratory with Gov.

Public Invited To Sculpture Unveiling Nov. 5

on October 28, 2017 - 9:40am
Valentino Tzigiwhaeno Rivera performing a hoop dance. Photo by Robert Mesa
Valentino Tzigiwhaeno Rivera jumping over his hoop world. Photo by George Rivera


MIAC News:
SANTA FE  The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture invites the public to a commemorative sculpture unveiling and celebration of life – honoring the late Valentino Tzigiwhaeno Rivera of Pojoaque Pueblo, 2008 - 2016.
The unveiling and celebration is 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov.

Interior Department Releases Energy Burdens Report

on October 28, 2017 - 9:30am
DOI News:
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Wednesday, the U.S. Department of the Interior released the "Review of the Department of the Interior Actions that Potentially Burden Domestic Energy" report, which was produced in response to Executive Order 13783.
The report identified agency actions that potentially burden the development or use of domestically produced energy resources, with particular attention to oil, natural gas, coal, and nuclear energy resources.

Daily Postcard: Dewy Spider Web

on October 28, 2017 - 7:30am

Daily Postcard: Morning dew clings to this spider web constructed beneath a roof-top deck in Los Alamos. Photo by Douglas Reilly