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¡Globalquerque! New Mexico’s Celebration of World Music & Culture Marks 10 Years of International Music

on August 27, 2014 - 7:10am

Courtesy/NHCC

MUSIC News:

¡Globalquerque! New Mexico’s Annual Celebration of World Music & Culture, the Southwest’s biggest world music and culture party, will again descend on the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) along the banks of the Rio Grande in Albuquerque.  

¡Globalquerque! Is celebrating 10 years of successfully mixing the most eclectic lineups of world-class acts from across the planet - from the traditional to the cutting-edge - the legendary to up-and-coming new discoveries! ¡Globalquerque! will bring the world to Albuquerque Sept. 19 and 20.

The Afro-Cuban All Stars.

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New Mexico Electric Car Challenge Nov. 22

on August 27, 2014 - 6:58am

Valles Caldera Answers ALS Bucket Challenge

on August 26, 2014 - 9:40am
The Valles Caldera staff was challenged by Giggling Springs Hot Springs to the ALSA.org Ice Bucket Challenge. The staff in turn challenges their friends at Bandelier National Monument, The Forest Service (Santa Fe National Forest) and Fenton Lake State Park. Watch Monday's bucket challenge video here. PrintScreen/VCNP

Today is Women’s Equality Day

on August 26, 2014 - 9:21am

Courtesy/AAUW

Women’s Equality Day

By JUDY PRONO
AAUW Los Alamos

Today is Women’s Equality Day. This day marks the anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote 94 years ago.

Thousands of women and their allies worked for decades to make that day in 1920 possible. It took years of lobbying and demonstrations, passing out pamphlet after pamphlet, publishing editorials and giving speeches to make it happen.

The right to vote was a great step in women gaining equality—many of today’s elected leaders are sticking up for women and their rights because

Elevated Heavy Rainfall Threat Through Tonight

on August 26, 2014 - 8:35am

Courtesy/NWS

NWS News:

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a weather alert through late tonight.

Event:

  • Type – Heavy rainfall and potential flash flooding.
  • Timing – Late this morning through late tonight.
  • Location – Central and western New Mexico. Areas along the Continental Divide and the central mountain chain will be favored for heavy rainfall.

Key Impacts:

  • Stronger storms will produce heavy downpours with rain at rates near 1.5 inches per hour
  • An overall drier period the past couple weeks will help mitigate the chances for serious flash flooding, however the potential

Vehicle Crashes Into Canyon Near Anderson Overlook ... Main Hill Road Remains Closed

on August 25, 2014 - 9:39pm

The Main Hill Road remains closed this evening following a single-vehicle accident this afternoon near Anderson Overlook. Photo by Carol A.Clark/ladailypost.com

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

A male and female were seriously injured and air lifted to area hospitals today after their vehicle left the roadway near Anderson Overlook and landed in the canyon.

"We're still investigating this single-vehicle accident that occurred about 3:30 p.m. today at mile marker 5 on N.M. 502," said Major Ken Johnson of the Santa Fe County Sheriffs Department during an interview at about 9 p.m.

Fate of Pajarito Ski Area in Public's Hands ... Proposed Temporary Pipeline Permit Meeting Tonight

on August 25, 2014 - 4:14pm

USFS News:

The proposed Pajarito Ski Area temporary pipeline permit will be explained at a public meeting at 6 p.m. today.

The Española Ranger District is hosting the meeting at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Dr. in Los Alamos. The meeting will be in Kelly Hall on the Trinity Dr. side of the church.

Representatives of the Forest Service, Los Alamos County and Pajarito Recreation Limited Partnership will be available to answer questions raised during the “scoping” period.

“This proposal is pretty simple in design,” Española Ranger District Ranger Sandy Hurlocker said.

JILA Team Finds First Direct Evidence Of 'Spin Symmetry' In Atoms

on August 25, 2014 - 11:10am

Illustration of symmetry in the magnetic properties—or nuclear spins—of strontium atoms. JILA researchers observed that if two atoms have the same nuclear spin state (top), they interact weakly, and the interaction strength does not depend on which of the 10 possible nuclear spin states are involved. If the atoms have different nuclear spin states (bottom), they interact much more strongly, and, again, always with the same strength. Image by Ye and Rey groups and Steve Burrows/JILA

NIST News:

Just as diamonds with perfect symmetry may be unusually brilliant jewels, the quantum world has a

Pajarito String Band of Los Alamos Wins Bluegrass Band Competition!

on August 25, 2014 - 10:32am

Showing off their blue ribbons, Pajarito String Band, a Los Alamos based swing and bluegrass group, won the Bluegrass Band Competition Sunday at the 40th Santa Fe Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival. Band members include John Wohlbier, Lorelei Wohlbier, Evelyn Wohlbier, Mark Schraad and Ian Fleming. Watch their performance at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-Y59bCmgwkat. Courtesy photo

Pajarito String Band performing for the 40th Santa Fe Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival. PrintScreen/Courtesy

Highway Use Tax Return Due Sept. 2 for Most Truckers

on August 24, 2014 - 10:07am

Tax due for 18 wheelers. Courtesy/txdps.state.tx.us

IRS News:

PHOENIX - The Internal Revenue Service reminds truckers and other owners of heavy highway vehicles that in most cases, their next federal highway use tax return is due Tuesday, Sept. 2.

This year’s Sept. 2 due date, pushed back two days because the normal Aug. 31 deadline falls on a Sunday, generally applies to Form 2290 and the accompanying tax payment for the tax year that begins on July 1, 2014, and ends on June 30, 2015.

Returns must be filed and tax payments made by Sept. 2 for vehicles used on the road during July.

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