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U.S. Senatorial Candidate/Assistant House Speaker Ben Ray Luján Opens Campaign Office In Santa Fe

on October 14, 2019 - 11:07am

Los Alamos supporters Jonathan and Ellen Mills at left, greet U.S. Senatorial candidate/Assistant House Speaker Ben Ray Luján Saturday Oct. 5 as he enters his new campaign office on St. Michael’s Drive behind Carl’s Jr. in Santa Fe. Luján is running for the seat held by Sen. Tom Udall who is retiring at the end of 2020. Courtesy photo

U.S. Senatorial candidate/Assistant House Speaker Ben Ray Luján addresses the crowd of supporters gathered Saturday Oct. 5 at the opening of his new campaign office in Santa Fe. As always, he joked that people came mostly to see his mother Carmen, third from

NMMNHS Celebrates Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23-31

on October 14, 2019 - 10:10am
NMMNHS News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science invites the community to take a visible stand against drugs by celebrating Red Ribbon Week.
 
Red Ribbon Week raises awareness of drug use and the problems related to drugs in our community.
 
The Museum is inviting children of all ages to draw or write a message about the dangers of drug use. Children can also create an ofrenda (memorial display) for family members whose lives have been lost due to substance abuse.

Purgatory Opens For Winter 19/20 Season Nov. 22

on October 14, 2019 - 10:07am
Friday Morning's inaugural snowmaking operations at Purgatory Resort. Courtesy/Purgatory
 
Scene of snowmaking operations Friday at Purgatory Resort. Courtesy/Purgatory
 
PURGATORY News:
 

The snow was flying Friday morning at Purgatory Resort amidst the beautiful fall colors.

 
Purgatory opens Nov. 22 for the Winter 19/20 season, and is hoping for another record-breaking season of snowfall. Last season was the third snowiest on record for the resort, and all of that cold weather and moisture delayed peak foliage by several weeks. 
 
Here are just a few reasons to consider

Chama Chile Ski Classic & Winter Fiesta Jan. 18-19

on October 14, 2019 - 9:49am
 
SKI News:
 
The Chama Chile Ski Classic & Winter Fiesta, northern New Mexico’s premier winter event, takes place Jan. 18-19, 2020, in Chama, NM and the South San Juan Mountains.
 
There are 6K & 18K Freestyle and 6K & 12 K Classic Cross-country ski races; USSSA qualifying 6K & 12 K Snowshoe Races and combined races. The race course is located 12 miles north of Chama and includes a portion of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad track.

BLM Updates Mineral Cost Recovery Fee Schedule

on October 14, 2019 - 9:44am
BLM News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has issued a final rule, effective Oct. 1, 2019, which updates the cost recovery fees that the BLM charges for processing certain actions undertaken by its mineral programs.
 
Specifically, this final rule updates the fees charged to recover costs incurred in processing certain documents associated with oil, gas, coal, and solid mineral activities on public lands, including fees associated with mineral patent adjudications.

Goodbye, Columbus. Hello, Indigenous Peoples’ Day

on October 14, 2019 - 9:07am

Columbus Day parade, Oct. 12, 1949, New York City. Courtesy/history.com

 

By BECKY LITTLE
History.com

Since 1991, dozens of cities, several universities, and a few states have adopted Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a holiday that celebrates the history and contributions of Native Americans.

Not by coincidence, the occasion usually falls on Columbus Day, the second Monday in October, or replaces the holiday entirely.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day is observed by the states of New Mexico, Minnesota, Alaska, Maine, Louisiana, Oregon, Nevada and Vermont, as well as South Dakota, which celebrates Native

NWS: Today’s High Near 66; Tonight’s Low Around 40

on October 14, 2019 - 8:07am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 66 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 40. Courtesy/NWS

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