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Daily Postcard: Colorful Hummingbird In Quemazon

on May 14, 2017 - 5:29am

Daily Postcard: A colorful hummingbird is spotted in Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

NNSA Awards NNSS Site Management & Operating Contract To Mission Support And Test Services, LLC

on May 13, 2017 - 5:22pm
NNSA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announced today it has awarded Mission Support and Test Services LLC (MSTS) with the management and operating contract for the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) near Las Vegas, Nev.
 
MSTS is a limited liability company consisting of Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell), Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Jacobs), and Stoller Newport News Nuclear, Inc. (SN3).
 
NNSA conducted a full and open competition for the follow-on NNSS M&O contract.

Clean Up Los Alamos Day Is Today!

on May 13, 2017 - 7:02am
COUNTY News:
 
Due to inclement weather on April 29, Clean Up Los Alamos Day has been rescheduled for today, Saturday, May 13.
 
Let’s keep Los Alamos litter free. Join the fun and help tidy up the community by collecting trash and recyclables from your neighborhoods and public places. An appreciation lunch will be provided to volunteers noon - 1 p.m. at Ashley Pond.
 
Free gloves and bags will be provided upon registration. The Eco Station will allow free trash disposal to all Los Alamos County residents.
 
Register Now!

Pajarito Greenhouse Has Huge Selection Of Flowers And Plants For Mother's Day

on May 13, 2017 - 6:48am
Beautiful blooms at Pajarito Greenhouse. The Greenhouse has the most selection for the season right now, just in time for Mother's Day. The Greenhouse is at 238 Rio Bravo in Pajarito Acres. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 505.695.4640. Visit online at www.cbfox.com/pajaritogreenhouse. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 

Certified Arborist Laural Hardin advises Pajarito Greenhouse owner Dave Fox on the proper care of his trees. This one certainly looks happy! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Daily Postcard: Rainbow Appears Sideways In Clouds

on May 13, 2017 - 6:29am
Daily Postcard: A rainbow appears sideways in the clouds Wednesday over Los Alamos. Photo by Dawn Cline
 
Photo by Dawn Cline

NMED Seeks Appointees For Recycling And Illegal Dumping Alliance

on May 12, 2017 - 7:58am
NMED News:
 
SANTA FE  The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) is seeking appointees for the Recycling and Illegal Dumping (RAID) Alliance that supports a cleaner, healthier environment for New Mexicans.
 
The industry waste generator seat, the nonprofit organization seat, and the solid waste authority seat are open.
 
The RAID Alliance, established by the 2005 New Mexico RAID Act, provides recommendations to NMED to award grants designed to protect the health and welfare of the environment and current and future residents of New Mexico by preventing and abating illegal

AG Balderas Sues President To Properly Compensate State For Coal Extraction And Its Climate Change Impact On New Mexico

on May 12, 2017 - 5:25am
STATE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Attorney General Hector Balderas joined with the Attorneys General of California, Washington and New York to file a challenge in federal District Court in Montana to the Trump Administration’s decision to resume federal coal leasing without completing the required environmental impact statement as required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
 
“Yet again, President Trump is breaking the law and New Mexicans stand to pay the price for his illegal actions,” Attorney General Hector Balderas said.

Daily Postcard: Grey Fox Spotted On Barranca Mesa

on May 12, 2017 - 5:12am

Daily Postcard: This grey fox is spotted eating spelt bird seed Thursday afternoon in the yard of a Barranca Mesa home. The grey fox, is a carnivorous mammal of the family Canidae ranging throughout most of the southern half of North America from southern Canada to the northern part of South America. No other canid's natural range spans both North and South America and it is the only American canid that can climb trees. Source wikipedia.com. Photo by Ken Hanson

Environmental Sustainability Board Updates Council

on May 11, 2017 - 4:13pm

Los Alamos County Environmental Services Division Manager Angelica Gurule and Environmental Sustainability Board Chair John Bliss update the Los Alamos County Council about the Sustainability Board during the Council's special session Tuesday night at the White Rock Fire Station. In the presentation, it is reported the Environmental Sustainability Board is recommending a rate increase. The Fiscal Year 2018 budget assumed a $3 household rate increase and a 3 percent commerical rate increase. It is also stated in the presentation that working capital is being used to cover operational expenses.

Chamisa Green Team Organizes Waste Free Lunches

on May 11, 2017 - 3:53pm
The Chamisa Green Team. Top row from left, Dilynn A., Louis G., Zoe B. and Ava S. Bottom row,  Kylie A., Ella M. and Jen Bennett of Los Alamos Co+op Market, Natalie C and Rebecca B. Courtesy photo

EDUCATION News:

Chamisa Elementary students finished their week long challenge of bringing a waste free lunch to school Friday, April 28.

Led by teacher Megan Lee, the Green Team an environmentally-minded club comprised of fourth grade students at Chamisa, successfully deployed a one day event in February. More than 175 students participated by bringing a waste free lunch.

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