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Interior & Environment Funding Bill Signed Into Law

on February 22, 2019 - 5:33pm
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, lead Democrat on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, announced that the funding bill his subcommittee authored, the Fiscal Year 2019 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, was signed into law as part of the government funding package which passed Congress last week.
 
The bill provides critical funding for New Mexico’s public lands, infrastructure, environmental protection and stewardship, and programs for Indian Country.
 
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Daily Postcard: Coyote Stands On Rock At Bandelier

on February 22, 2019 - 6:46am

Daily Postcard: A lone coyote peers down from his rocky vantage point at Bandelier National Monument. Photo by Sally King/NPS

NWS: Today’s High Near 36, Tonight’s Low Around 19

on February 22, 2019 - 6:43am

The National Weather Service forecasts a strong storm in Arizona that will transport deep layer moisture to western and north central New Mexico today, where moderate to heavy snow will fall. The heaviest snow will fall along the west slopes and higher peaks of the mountains. Today’s high near 36 in Los Alamos with a 90 percent chance of daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible. Tonight’s low around 19 with an 80 percent chance of new snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible. Courtesy/NWS

Courtesy/NWS

NWS: 1-3 Inches Of Snow Tonight & 3-7 Inches Friday

on February 21, 2019 - 8:32pm

The National Weather Service forecasts a 70 percent chance of snow tonight with wind gusts as high as 35 mph and a total nighttime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible. Friday’s high near 36 with a 90 percent chance of snow and a total accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible. Courtesy/NWS

Chamber Business After Hours Tonight Canceled

on February 21, 2019 - 5:03pm

CHAMBER News:

Due to the forecasted winter storm warning, tonight's Chamber Business After Hours at the Los Alamos Medical Center has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

We are sorry for the inconvenience. Direct questions to Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann at 505.661.4807.

Birds Spotted feeding, fighting And frolicking In Snow

on February 21, 2019 - 7:27am

Various birds including this Steller's Jay are spotted feeding, fighting and frolicking in the snow Tuesday at a home on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Ken Hanson
Juncos fighting in the snow Tuesday at a home on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Ken Hanson
 
Spotted Towee eating in the snow Tuesday at a home on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Ken Hanson
 
Evening Grosbeaks in the snow Tuesday at a home on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Ken Hanson

Earth May Be 140 Years Away From Reaching Carbon Levels Not Seen In 56 Million Years

on February 21, 2019 - 6:42am

A new study shows humans are pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere at a rate nine to 10 times higher than the greenhouse gas was emitted during a global warming event 56 million years ago that made the oceans more acidic and drove some marine species extinct. Courtesy/AGU
 
AGU News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Total human carbon dioxide emissions could match those of Earth’s last major greenhouse warming event in fewer than five generations, new research finds.
 
A new study finds humans are pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere at a rate nine to 10 times higher than the greenhouse

Stewart Bill To Create Wildlife Corridors To Protect Animals, People Heads To Senate Floor

on February 21, 2019 - 6:39am
SENATE News:
 
Sen. Mimi Stewart’s bill to create wildlife corridors to protect animals and people on New Mexico roads is headed to the Senate floor after it passed the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday.
 
“Without carefully planned wildlife corridors, New Mexico roads are incredibly dangerous for animals and people alike,” Stewart said. “By using overpasses and underpasses, among other tools, we can keep animals off our roads and ensure drivers and their passengers get where they’re going safely.”
 
SB 228 authorizes the Department of Game and Fish and the Department of Transportation

Weekly Fishing Report: Feb. 21

on February 21, 2019 - 6:11am
By GEORGE MORSE
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
The weather this week turned sharply colder. There was snow, but it was hit-or-miss. Here in the Espanola Valley there was very little, while nearby Los Alamos was buried. One area that has been really slammed with snow is Chama. They have already had over 100 inches of total snowfall and more is still on the way.
 
It’s been crazy not just here, but around the world. There was snow in Hawaii.

Daily Postcard: Mountains Viewed From Quemazon

on February 21, 2019 - 5:43am

Daily Postcard: The mountains viewed Wednesday from Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

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