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Public Invited to Valle Santa Rosa Workshop and Campout

on July 11, 2012 - 1:24pm

Courtesy photo

Los Amigo de Valles Caldera News:

The second of three workshops is planned on the tributaries of San Antonio Creek this summer.

Santa Rosa Creek is a major tributary to San Antonio Creek. It is being severely impacted by increased runoff from adjacent slopes burned by the Las Conchas Fire.

The Los Amigos are again partnering with the Albuquerque Wildlife Federation (AWF) to accomplish valuable wetland restoration.

We will be camping in the far northwest area of the Preserve at the San Antonio Cabin area.


Los Amigos de Valles Caldera Host Old-Timers and Members BBQ

on July 11, 2012 - 12:43pm

The Valles Caldera National Preserve. Courtesy/Los Amigos de Valles Caldera


  • Los Amigos de Valles Caldera Old-Timers and Members BBQ at 3 p.m., Saturday Aug. 4

Los Amigos de Valles Caldera would like to invite you to a free BBQ at the Valles Caldera National Preserve. 

The Valles Caldera management has been kind enough to allow us to use the bunkhouse in the Historic Area. 

For those interested we will also have a morning work session to clean up around the headquarters area.

This event gives members and old-timers a chance to enjoy time on the Preserve, learn about


Natural Resources Committee Approves Manhattan Project National Historical Park

on July 11, 2012 - 10:04am

Los Alamos contingent members visited Hanford as part of a Manhattan Project National Historical Park spring conference including from left, Los Alamos Buffalo Tours owner Georgia Strickfaden, County Administrator Harry Burgess and Suzette Fox of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation. Photo by Katy Korkos

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Natural Resources Committee today approved by unanimous consent H.R. 5987, a bipartisan bill introduced by Natural Resources Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04), Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) and Congressman Ben Lujan (NM-03) to establish a

Northern New Mexico Cultural Exchange Nannies Keep Up Safety Education at Los Alamos Pool

on July 9, 2012 - 6:57pm

Cultural Care Au Pair News:

Northern New Mexico Au Pairs. Courtesy photo

Au pairs from France, Germany, Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela and Australia met at the Aquatic Center for continuing safety education.

Scientists from around the world are not the only international residents in northern New Mexico.

There is also a vibrant group of young people from around the world who have come here to work, study and live with a U.S. family for a year – these young people are au pairs.

As part of their year-long program, they participate in mandatory safety training sessions, including a summer water-safety

Journey Through Indian Country Part 5: A Zero Tolerance Approach

on July 9, 2012 - 10:45am

“We have zero tolerance for drug trafficking in Indian Country,” said Ken Gonzales, New Mexico’s U.S. Attorney. “We’ve made it a priority ... to lower, if not eliminate, our thresholds to take these cases.” Courtesy/FBI

FBI Series Part 5

The arrest of a 20-year-old Zuni woman for selling two baggies of cocaine that each contained less than one gram of the drug might be considered a minor offense in many jurisdictions—but in Indian Country, federal prosecutors are taking a different approach.

“We have zero tolerance for drug trafficking in Indian Country,” said Ken Gonzales, New Mexico’s

Legal Notice of Decision for Travel Management on the Santa Fe National Forest Published

on July 6, 2012 - 6:10pm

SFNF News:

Illustration: Map of the Santa Fe National Forest showing the widely separated Ranger Districts. Courtesy/SFNF

SANTA FE—The legal notice of decision, which triggers the appeal period, for travel management on the Santa Fe National Forest was published today, July 6, 2012, in the Albuquerque Journal. The Notice of Availability for the Santa Fe National Forest’s Decision and Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for managing motorized travel were also published in the Federal Register today.

The decision makes changes to the forest's motorized transportation system and

House Committee to Vote July 11 on Manhattan Project Park

on July 6, 2012 - 3:36pm

U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings. Courtesy/Atomic Heritage Foundation


U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings, R-WA, Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources, announced July 6 that his committee will vote on the Manhattan Project National Historical Park Act Wednesday, July 11.


Hastings said"I expect the Committee will vote to favorably advance the bill to the full House for consideration.

Ranger's Son Intends to Fight Fires From Sky

on July 6, 2012 - 10:28am

Chief Ranger Tom Betts of Bandelier National Monument with his son Drew Betts, 14, at Wednesday's naturalization ceremony in Frijoles Canyon. Drew Betts has learned to fly planes from his skilled bush pilot father and said that as a career, he intends to become a helicopter pilot to fight forest fires from the sky. Photo by Carol A. Clark/