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Hilltopper Varsity Soccer Team 2019 District Champs!

on November 3, 2019 - 7:08am

The Los Alamos High School Varsity Soccer Team are 2019 District Champions. They are heading to the State Playoffs next week in Albuquerque. Photo by Don Taylor's Photography

Interfaith Los Alamos Launches Winter Coat Drive

on November 3, 2019 - 7:04am

 

Interfaith Los Alamos hosts its winter coat drive. Courtesy photo

Interfaith Los Alamos News:

Interfaith Los Alamos has launched its winter coat drive to provide winter coats for refugees recently resettled in Albuquerque.

These refugees come from UN Refugee sites in Tanzania and Indonesia, sometimes after years spent in the camps. Coming from The Democratic Republic of Congo and Afghanistan, these families find even an Albuquerque winter daunting. 

New coats and gift cards to buy coats will be delivered to Lutheran Family Services in Albuquerque, the sole remaining organization in the

New Mexico Republican Party Sues Secretary Of State, Clerk, Board Over Failure To Fix Absentee Ballot Issue

on November 3, 2019 - 6:43am
RPNM News:
 
The Republican Party of New Mexico and Las Cruces mayoral candidate Mike Tellez have filed suit against New Mexico’s Secretary of State, the Dona Ana County Clerk and the County’s Absent Voter Precinct Board.
 
The RPNM and Tellez claim the defendants are ignoring a 2019 law that requires absentee voters to provide their name, address and date of birth.
 
The lawsuit charges that The AVPB had been instructed by the County Clerk, who herself was acting on the advice of the Secretary of State Maggie Oliver, to count the ballots despite at least one of the three

Santa Fe City Becomes 10th Jurisdiction To Pass Resolution Supporting Wildlife Corridors

on November 3, 2019 - 6:40am
Santa Fe City Board of Commisioners. Courtesy/HECHO
 
HECHO News:
 
SANTA FE The City of Santa Fe voted unanimously Oct. 30 to pass a resolution supporting the protection of wildlife corridors in the upper Rio Grande Basin, as well as supporting pending legislation to protect wildlife corridors nationwide.
 
The City becomes the 10th jurisdiction in New Mexico to support such a resolution, joining Mora, Colfax, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe County, Taos County, as well as the Town of Taos, the Village of Pecos, and the City of Española.
 
The resolution encourages the U.S.

Posts From The Road: Custer State Park

on November 3, 2019 - 6:32am

Sylvan Lake: Sylvan Lake is located in the northern part of the park. This lake features several rock formations in and around the lake and is very popular with water sport enthusiasts as well as picnicking, hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities. A lodge and campground are located nearby for overnight stays. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com
Needles Eye Tunnel: One of the tunnels on the Needles Highway is the Needles Eye Tunnel. This tunnel is just over eight feet wide making it a tight space for many vehicles. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com
 
Needles Eye: The Needles Eye

Daylight Saving Time Ended At 2 A.M. Today

on November 3, 2019 - 6:22am

Farmer’s Almanac News:

Daylight Saving Time ended at 2 a.m. today.

Here’s everything there is to know about Daylight Saving—from a brief history of why we observe this practice to the never-ending debate about changing the clocks twice a year:

What Is Daylight Saving Time?

Daylight Saving Time (DST) is the practice of moving the clocks forward one hour from Standard Time during the summer months and changing them back again in the fall. The general idea is that this allows us all to make better use of natural daylight. However, DST has many detractors.

Note that the term is “Daylight

NWS: Today’s High Near 59; Tonight’s Low Around 32

on November 3, 2019 - 6:03am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 59 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 32. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Amber Colored Tree On Rose Street

on November 3, 2019 - 5:57am

Daily Postcard: A tree with amber colored leaves stands out last week in the garden on the Rose Street side of the United Church on Canyon Road before the wind blew them all away for the winter. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

NMMSH: Free Science Saturday Program Nov. 9

on November 2, 2019 - 7:32am
NMMSH News:
 
ALAMOGORDO Bring your magnifying glasses, flashlights, and even sunglasses to Trip the Light Fantastic—literally—at Science Saturday at 10 a.m., Nov. 9 in the Tombaugh Education Building at the New Mexico Museum of Space History.
 
"Our Education Department can’t wait to show off their new optics bench for Science Saturday. Attendees will get to play with the basics of light, cameras, and projectors," Museum Director Chris Orwoll said. The optics bench, a donation from Explora!

November Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

on November 2, 2019 - 7:28am
NMIAD News:
 
SANTA FE National Native American Heritage Month is a celebration of the contributions of the First Americans. 
 
November is a time to honor the 19 pueblos, 3 apache tribes, and the Navajo Nation in New Mexico and the 573 federally recognized tribal nations across the country.
 
The month of November is also a time to celebrate our rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories. Heritage month is a time to educate the public about our tribes and the unique challenges that Native people have faced throughout the centuries.
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