Category: Enviroment

Mosquitoes are worse this year than last, but it’s no 2019

Mosquitoes are worse this year than last, but it’s no 2019

From Downtown Albuquerque News If it seems like you’ve been swatting at more mosquitoes this year than usual, that’s because you probably have. Mosquito counts have officially surpassed last year’s numbers, but they’re not nearly as high as they were in 2019, according to data provided by the city’s Environmental Health Department. Through mid-August, the…

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Invasion of the bagworms

Invasion of the bagworms

From Downtown Albuquerque News Between the occasionally dramatic lack of foliage and the very real possibility of running headlong into one of the critters as it dangles from a tree, it’s hard not to notice the show of force put on this year by bagworms, tiny pests that eat leaves by the dozen and costume…

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Merger expands Nampa co-op’s reach to Pacific Northwest

Merger expands Nampa co-op’s reach to Pacific Northwest

From the Idaho Business Review Nampa-based Valley Wide Cooperative Inc. is expanding through a merger with a Washington state co-op. The merger brings together agronomy, energy and farm supply co-op Valley Wide and Ag Link Inc., a co-op retailer that sells fertilizer, crop nutrients and petroleum products in a move that will further extend Valley…

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Part of a West Old Town ditch trail is now open, but a connection to Mountain is TBD

Part of a West Old Town ditch trail is now open, but a connection to Mountain is TBD

From Downtown Albuquerque News West Old Town residents now have a little more access to the Alameda Drain, but only a little. Fences have recently been removed between Zearing and Carson, but that still leaves residents without the ability to reach Mountain without first going east to Rio Grande. So when might it connect to…

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County commission reverses course, bans fireworks

County commission reverses course, bans fireworks

From the Las Vegas Optic The San Miguel County Board of Commissioners voted to ban certain types of fireworks at a special meeting Monday, reversing a decision made by the commission earlier this month. Citing concerns about fire danger and prolonged drought conditions, the commission voted unanimously to restrict the sale and use of “missile-type…

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Crews contain fire that threatened watershed, caused evacuations

Crews contain fire that threatened watershed, caused evacuations

From the Las Vegas Optic Fire crews from multiple agencies have contained a fire that threatened the city’s water supply and caused the evacuation of the United World College-USA. The Peterson Fire began Friday afternoon around 1:30 p.m., fueled by sustained winds of 15 to 20 mph, according to officials with the New Mexico Forestry…

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Breaking: UWC evacuated as crews battle wildfire

Breaking: UWC evacuated as crews battle wildfire

From the Las Vegas Optic Fire crews from multiple agencies began fighting a wildlife Friday afternoon about five miles northwest of Las Vegas. Located southwest of Montezuma, the Peterson Fire has burned about 20 acres and caused the evacuation of the United World College-USA. Carl-Martin Nelson with UWC-USA said school security notified him of the…

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Kevin King, 2019 Accomplished Under 40

Kevin King, 2019 Accomplished Under 40

From the Idaho Business Review Kevin King started his first business when he was just 15, and he’s been managing his own businesses ever since. “I’ve been an entrepreneur for as long as I can remember,” King says. “I’ve only worked for a few people throughout the years, and even during those times, I had…

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City: More revenue needed before curbside recycling can begin

City: More revenue needed before curbside recycling can begin

From the Las Vegas Optic Las Vegas residents who wish to recycle materials like plastic bottles or newspapers must continue to haul these items to a recycling center for the foreseeable future. While larger cities like Santa Fe and Albuquerque offer collection of recyclable material as part of regular solid waste pickup, it seems for…

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