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Santa Fe National Forest Issues Safety Reminders For Easter Weekend Visitors

on April 20, 2019 - 10:10am

The Santa Fe National Forest issues safety reminders for Easter weekend. Courtesy/SFNF

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Warmer temperatures and a holiday weekend are expected to draw visitors to trails, campgrounds and other popular sites on the Santa Fe National Forest this weekend. If you decide to celebrate Easter or Passover in the great outdoors ... make safety your top priority.

While this winter brought above-average moisture and snowpack to much of the SFNF, Northern New Mexico is entering the 2019 fire season. Unattended campfires are the leading human cause of wildfire.

Hunting And Fishing Groups File Final Comments Opposing Clean Water Rollback

on April 20, 2019 - 8:24am
TRCP News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Dozens of national, regional, and local hunting and fishing groups have submitted final comments on the EPA’s proposed rollback of Clean Water Act protections for 50 percent of wetlands and 18 percent of stream miles in the U.S.
 
Their comments underscore the potential economic consequences for rural communities and outdoor recreation businesses and the species that stand to lose habitat if clean water standards are weakened.
 
The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership has also mobilized more than 3,500 individual sportsmen and women to submit

NMMNHS Participates In Drug Take-Back Day April 27

on April 20, 2019 - 8:21am
A line forms at a previous Drug Take-Back Day, and this year in conjunction with its exhibit, 'Drugs: Costs and Consequences', the museum is participating in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day April 27 at the museum. Courtesy/NMMNHS
 
NMMNHS News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is participating in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday April 27 at the Museum.
 
Take-Back Day is a safe and convenient way to dispose of prescription drugs.

IRS: New Mexico Robocall Tax Scams Peaking

on April 20, 2019 - 7:49am
 
IRS News:
 
A new study shows that New Mexico consumers rank 32nd for most at-risk states for robocall tax scams from now through April 28.
 
AllAreaCodes.com released the States Most At Risk For Tax Season Scams Friday after analyzing 15 million consumer complaints released by the FTC over the last three years (2016-18).
 
New Mexico ranked No. 32 with 1,601 FTC complaints per 100,000 people.
 
The analysis revealed phone scams will peak the week of April 15-21.

The IRS has stated repeatedly that they will never call to demand immediate payment, will not ask for credit or debit

LANL: Waste Shipment Successfully Completed At WIPP

on April 19, 2019 - 12:14pm
Transuranic waste barrels are loaded for transport to WIPP, the first TRU waste loading operations in five years at the Laboratory's RANT facility. Courtesy/LANL
 
Transuranic Package Transporter Model 2 (TRUPACT-II) containers are readied for transport to WIPP from the Laboratory's RANT facility April 10. Courtesy/LANL
 
LANL News:
 
The first shipment of Transuranic (TRU) waste from the newly reopened Radioactive Assay Nondestructive Testing (RANT) facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory has been successfully delivered to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad.
 

DOE: Full Closure Of East Jemez Starts April 26

on April 19, 2019 - 11:12am
Courtesy photo
 
Courtesy photo
 
DOE News:
 
East Jemez Road lane closures near the entrance of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) will begin Friday, April 26, and continue through the weekend. Drivers will be unable to get to Los Alamos via the truck route and should use the NM502/Main Hill Road instead.
 
The lane closures are necessary to allow workers to replace the main water line, which requires open trenching across East Jemez Road, between Omega Bridge and the LANL entrance.
 
As shown in Figure 1, one lane of traffic will be available each way on the westbound side of

Wildfire Day & Elks Annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday

on April 19, 2019 - 10:40am
Sparky the Fie Dog greets visitors during Wildfire Day 2018. Courtesy photo

From left, Smokey Bear, Elroy the Elk, Sparky the Fire Dog and the Easter bunny are expected to be on hand at the annual Elk’s Easter Egg Hunt and Wildfire Day 2019 Saturday at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
Central Avenue between Oppenheimer and 20th Street will be closed 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 20 in support of the combined efforts of the Fire Department, Los Alamos Elks Lodge and many more to present the community with a safe and fun event – the annual Elk’s Easter Egg Hunt

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