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N3B Los Alamos Official Tells NNMCAB Clean-Up Of Material Disposal Areas Won’t Be Quick

EM-LA Deputy Designated Federal Officer Lee Bishop, left, chats with N3B Los Alamos RCRA Remediation Program Director Erich Evered prior to Evered’s presentation. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

NNMCAB member Robert Hull of Los Alamos Technical Associates, Inc., left, listens to presentations during the July 25 meeting at Santa Fe Community College. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

EM-LA Deputy Designated Federal Officer Lee Bishop, right, speaks with N3B’s Kristin Henderson, left, and Alison Scott Majure during the networking break at


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N3B Los Alamos Releases LANL Interim Facility-Wide Groundwater Monitoring Plan

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos National Laboratory Environmental Management contractor N3B has released the Interim Facility-Wide Groundwater Monitoring Plan for the 2019 monitoring year which runs from October to September 2019.

N3B environmental remediation manager Joe Legare told the Los Alamos Daily Post at the Northern New Mexico Citizen’s Advisory Board meeting Wednesday at Santa Fe Community College that he was pleased to announce that the report, a milestone for the new LANL Environmental Management contractor, has been issued.

Groundwater


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USDA Invites Comments On e-Connectivity Pilot

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. Courtesy/USDA

USDA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced USDA is inviting comments on the implementation of the e-Connectivity Pilot Program established March 23 in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018.

USDA is developing this pilot program to catalyze private investment and bring broadband to unserved rural areas of the country. The new program provides a unique opportunity to develop modern methods to leverage federal funds to increase private investment in broadband services


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Apply Now: More Than $4 Billion In Loans Available For Rural Water Infrastructure Projects

By ARTHUR A. GARCIA
New Mexico State Director
USDA Rural Development

Not long ago, the United States was a world leader in infrastructure investments. Federal and private funding helped even the most remote communities obtain electricity, running water and access to the rest of the world through telecommunications.

However, recent years have not followed the same trend, and too many rural communities have been left behind. The need for improvement is great, especially for rural water and wastewater systems.

To put this in perspective, the American Water Works Association estimates that


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State Farm Brings Aspen The Arson Dog To YMCA Summer Program At Mountain Elementary School

The YMCA summer program at Mountain Elementary School this summer got a real treat Thursday afternoon when Aspen the arson dog made an appearance. Aspen is trained to investigate fire scenes to find arson evidence. Aspen is in the area to attend a regional seminar at Buffalo Thunder for State Farm Insurance. State Farm, nationwide, pays training costs for arson dogs. There are about 380 active arson dogs in the U.S., each requiring about 300 hours of training. Local State Farm Agent Lou Santoro was instrumental in bringing Aspen to the YMCA summer program. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com


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Scenes From Los Alamos Farmers Market July 26

Scene from Thursday’s Farmers Market. The Los Alamos Farmers Market is open 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays through the end of October in the parking lot of Mesa Public Library at 2400 Central Ave. For more information about the Los Alamos Farmers Market, contact Cindy at talacook@windstream.net.  Courtesy photo

Scene from Thursday’s Farmers Market. Courtesy photo

Scene from Thursday’s Farmers Market. Courtesy photo

Scene from Thursday’s Farmers Market. Courtesy photo

Scene from Thursday’s Farmers Market. Courtesy photo

Scene from Thursday’s


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Allen McQuiston: One In Seven…

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

The Insurance Research Council (IRC) reports that an average of one in every seven motorists in the United States is currently on the road without car insurance.  What this means for you is that if you get into an accident with one of these uninsured  motorists, you may be responsible to pay for damages that insurance would otherwise cover.

Although it may be frustrating to even think about drivers who are on the road without car insurance, or with the state’s minimum insurance requirements, it should also cause you to seriously think about how you


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