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Youth Summer Job Applications Close March 13

on March 3, 2017 - 7:48pm

Trail work crew getting busy last year. Courtesy/YMCA

YMCA News:

  • Y Bandelier Corps (YBC) Starts Work In June 

Applications for summer employment with The Family YMCA’s Bandelier Corps trail crew closes at 10 p.m., March 13. Hiring for this program is restricted to those ages 16-24.

Application packets and job descriptions are available on the Y’s website at www.laymca.org, at the YMCA 1450 Iris St., and at the Los Alamos and Espanola YMCA teen centers. Two reference forms, within the packet, are required if youth did not work for the Y last year.

Burn Planned On Jemez Ranger District Sunday

on March 3, 2017 - 7:31pm

SFNF News:

SANTA FE  If conditions, including air quality and weather forecasts, remain favorable, fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest plan to conduct the previously announced prescribed burn Sunday, March 5 on the Joaquin fuelwood unit on the Jemez Ranger District.

Members of the public have helped clean up the 80-acre unit to prepare it for treatment. The Joaquin fuelwood unit is at the intersection of Forest Roads (FRs) 376 and 488 for approximately 1 mile to the north.

Prescribed fires are one of the most effective tools available to resource managers for restoring

Udall Statement On His Vote To Confirm Rick Perry As Secretary Of Energy

on March 3, 2017 - 2:40pm
U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry
 
SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall released the following statement on his vote to confirm former Texas Gov. Rick Perry as U.S. Secretary of Energy.
 
Udall is a senior member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee and a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water, which writes the budget for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
 
"New Mexico's economy and the jobs of thousands of New Mexicans are deeply connected to the U.S. Department of Energy.

Nature Center Hosts Wild Songbird Rehabilitation Talk

on March 3, 2017 - 9:30am

A gentle hand nurtures a wild songbird. Courtesy Photo​

PEEC News:

Would you like to know how to help a bird in need? At 7 p.m. March 7, Sally Fitzgibbon, Carol Taschek, and Jo Ferdinand, who have more than 15 years of combined experience caring for birds, will share the art of rehabilitating songbirds in Los Alamos. This is a free talk at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
 
For years people have helped injured wildlife heal and return home. Fitzgibbon, Taschek and Ferdinand will cover how to know whether a bird needs help and how to care for songbirds that need a helping hand.

Memorial To Protect Chaco Canyon Advances

on March 2, 2017 - 10:36am
HOUSE DEMOCRATS News:
 
SANTA FE  Feb. 28, a memorial introduced by Representative Derrick Lente (D-Sandia Pueblo) that reaffirms New Mexico’s commitment to protect Chaco Canyon’s tribal, cultural and historical sites unanimously passed the House State Government, Indian and Veterans’ Affairs Committee.
 
HM 70 requests that Bureau of Land Management (BLM) study be completed before any new leases or exploration on the national historic park and other federal lands in Chaco Canyon are issued.
 
“This is a huge step forward for Native America and others seeking to protect historical and

Udall Statement On Confirmation Of Ryan Zinke As Secretary Of The Interior

on March 2, 2017 - 10:32am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, ranking member on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies and vice chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, released the following statement on the confirmation of Congressman Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.) to serve as Secretary of the Department of the Interior. Udall joined the Senate in voting 68-31 to confirm Zinke. 
 
“The Department of the Interior is an agency of enormous significance to the lives of New Mexicans, Native Americans, and people across the

DPU’s Environmental Compliance Specialist Katelyn Mahoney Digs County Infrastructure

on March 2, 2017 - 10:13am
Los Alamos County DPU Environmental Compliance Specialist Katelyn Mahoney in her office Tuesday at the Municipal Building. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

After being employed by a contractor in Albuquerque and focusing on air quality, Katelyn Mahoney returned to familiar territory at Los Alamos County.

Nine months ago Mahoney, a Los Alamos native, was hired as the Environmental Compliance Specialist in the County’s Department of Public Utilities.

Zinke Sworn In As 52nd Secretary Of The Interior

on March 2, 2017 - 8:27am

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke

DOI News:

5th-generation Montanan pledges to uphold President Theodore Roosevelt’s legacy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ryan Zinke (pronounced Zink-EE) was confirmed and sworn in Wednesday as the 52nd Secretary of the Interior.

The Senate voted 68-31 to confirm Zinke the morning of March 1, 2017, and he was sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence at a ceremony in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building later that evening. Zinke is the first Montanan to serve as a cabinet secretary and also the first U.S. Navy SEAL in the cabinet.

“I am honored and humbled to

Rotary Club Seeks Young Leaders For Week-Long Camp

on March 1, 2017 - 4:28pm
ROTARY News:
 
The Rotary Club of Los Alamos is seeking young leaders with an interest in attending a week long camp in the Manzano Mountains in July. (Boy’s Camp: Sunday, July 16 to Saturday, July 22, Girl’s Camp: Saturday, July 22 to Friday, July 28).
 
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a program that originated with Rotary International and has subsequently been specifically designed by Rotary District 5520 for the students in New Mexico.

Local GOP Features Paul Gessing On Public Policies Of Climate Change ... UNM-LA Building 5 Thursday

on March 1, 2017 - 12:02pm

GOP News:

The Republican Party of Los Alamos invites all Republicans to attend its monthly meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday in the Jeannette Wallace Hall (Building 5) at UNM-LA.

Light refreshments will be served followed by a presentation by Paul Gessing of the Rio Grande Foundation on the public policies of Climate Change.

"Please join us for what is sure to be an informative evening," RPLA Chair James Robinson said.

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