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NNSA To Issue Public Notice For Intent To Compete Management And Operating Contract For LANL

on June 26, 2017 - 10:23pm

News Alert:

The Los Alamos Daily Post has obtained a copy of an email issued this afternoon by the director of NNSA's Office of Governmental Affairs. The email states that DOE/NNSA will issue a public notice Tuesday alerting potential offerors of its intent to conduct a competition for the management and operating (M&O) follow-on contract for Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

The public notice will be available on various websites for which links will go live by close of business Tuesday.

In May 2016, NNSA extended the period of performance of the LANL M&O contractor, Los Alamos

Governor Orders Flags At Half-Staff In Honor And Mourning Of Nara Visa Firefighter John Cammack

on June 26, 2017 - 9:22pm
Nara Visa Firefighter John Cammack succumbed to his injuries after trying to escape a wildfire. Courtesy/Nara Visa Fire Department
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE – Today, Gov. Susana Martinez issued an executive order for flags to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset Tuesday, June 27, 2017 in honor and mourning of Nara Visa firefighter John Cammack.
 
Cammack, 76, died from wounds inflicted while fighting the Griffith Fire, which threatened his community.
 
The full text of the executive order is below:
 
EXECUTIVE ORDER 2017-013
FLAGS FLOWN AT HALF-STAFF IN HONOR AND MOURNING OF

Luján: Safety Of LANL Workers And Los Alamos Community Must Be Paramount

on June 26, 2017 - 9:21pm

From the Office of U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) today issued the following statement after press reports that Los Alamos National Laboratory is under investigation for violating nuclear shipping regulations:

“The alleged violations of nuclear material shipping regulations at LANL, if true, are deeply concerning. The safety of the workers at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and in the Los Alamos community must be paramount.

“LANL has rigorous protocols that govern the shipping of nuclear material, and if something in this process failed or

Martin Arellano To Run For Sandoval County Sheriff

on June 26, 2017 - 4:52pm

Santa Fe Sheriff's Deputy Martin Arellano has announced his candidacy for the Office of Sandoval County Sheriff. Courtesy photo
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos
 

Retired U. S. Army command sergeant major and current Santa Fe Sheriff’s Deputy Martin Arellano has announced his candidacy for Sandoval County Sheriff. Current Sheriff Douglas Wood is in his second four-year term and will not be eligible for reelection in June 2018.

A resident of Rio Rancho, Arellano says since his childhood he has had two ambitions in life.

“The first was to serve in the military as my father did in World War

James M. Boncella, Los Alamos Actinide Chemist, Named Fellow In American Chemical Society

on June 26, 2017 - 10:35am

James M. Boncella selected as a 2017 Fellow in the American Chemical Society. Courtsy/LANL 

LANL News:

James M. Boncella, deputy group leader in Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Inorganic, Isotope and Actinide Chemistry group, has been selected as a 2017 Fellow in the American Chemical Society (ACS). 

The ACS Fellows Program recognizes members who have both made exceptional scientific contributions and who have provided excellent volunteer service to the ACS community.

Boncella was selected as Fellow for his seminal discoveries in actinide chemistry and for his long and distinguished

Yellowstone Grizzly Bears: Conservation Success, Uncertain Future

on June 26, 2017 - 9:04am
ESC News:
 
Derek Goldman, Northern Rockies representative for the Endangered Species Coalition released the following statement regarding the Yellowstone grizzly bear:
 
“Thanks to the Endangered Species Act, the Yellowstone grizzly bear has made a remarkable comeback from near extinction, and we want to see this conservation success story endure for future generations. However, we are concerned that the 2016 draft rule and management plans failed to set enforceable conservation standards throughout the Yellowstone grizzly bears’ range.
 
“We don’t want to see grizzly bear expansion

Luján Bill To Help Enroll More Kids In Health Insurance

on June 26, 2017 - 8:53am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
 
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) introduced legislation June 22 that will help states enroll more children in healthcare coverage by expanding the outreach and enrollment grant program.
 
Luján’s bill also allows for the inclusion of parent mentors in the grants program. Outreach and enrollment grants help to identify and enroll children who are eligible for Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
 
Luján noted that Medicaid and CHIP provide no-cost or low-cost health coverage for eligible

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