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Recycle Art Fair & Fashion Show Expresses Thanks

on December 6, 2019 - 4:38pm
Participants in the Los Alamos County Environmental Services 2019 Recycle Fashion Show. Courtesy/LAC
In celebration of America Recycles Day, Los Alamos County Environmental Services sponsored the annual Recycle Fashion Show.
Three years ago, Los Alamos Public Schools began collaborating with Los Alamos County when Environmental Services Manager Angelica Gurule invited them to bring their student entries to the County’s annual fashion show. Since then, they decided to join forces to encourage more participation from the community.
Many schools from across the

EPA Seeks Input On National Emission Standards

on December 6, 2019 - 4:23pm

EPA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C.  — Thursday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an invitation to small businesses, governments, and not-for-profit organizations to participate as Small Entity Representatives (SERs) providing advice and recommendations to a Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) Panel.

This panel will focus on the agency’s development of a rule that proposes to update the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for ethylene oxide (EtO) emissions from commercial sterilization and fumigation operations.

This rule may consider several

County Announces Peoples Ecochallenge 2019 Winners

on December 6, 2019 - 8:09am
To promote recycling and sustainability in the community as well as to encourage people to take small steps to a more sustainable life, the Los Alamos County Environmental Services Division, the Environmental Sustainability Board and the Zero Waste Team sponsored the Peoples Eco Challenge.
Environmental Services would like to congratulate Chamisa Elementary Green Team, the team winner, with 7,271 points and our individual winners, 1st place Heather Ward with 1,141 points, 2nd place Sara Thurgood-Martinez with 970 points, and 3rd place Gavin Bent with 964 points.
The Peoples

NWS: Today’s High Near 40; Tonight’s Low Around 25

on December 6, 2019 - 6:02am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 40 with partly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 25. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Cloudy View Of Jemez Mountains

on December 6, 2019 - 5:33am

Daily Postcard: A cloudy view of the Jemez Mountains spotted Thursday afternoon on the way to Los Alamos/White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

EPA Awards $4 Million To Protect America’s Estuaries And Coastal Waters

on December 5, 2019 - 8:05pm
EPA News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Wednesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a $4 million cooperative agreement with Restore America’s Estuaries to help fund projects supporting National Estuary Program coastal watersheds and estuaries.
Restore America’s Estuaries will operate a competition that provides entities from across the country an opportunity to apply for funding for projects that will improve the health of our nation’s waters.
“EPA is pleased to work with Restore America’s Estuaries to advance our shared goal of protecting our nation’s waters and supporting

Udall Delivers Remarks At U.S. Capitol Tree Lighting

on December 5, 2019 - 10:06am
New Mexico delegation to light this year’s US Capitol Christmas Tree from the land of enchantment. Courtesy photo
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall. Courtesy photo
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) delivered remarks at the official lighting ceremony for the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree.
This year’s Capitol Christmas Tree, also known as the ‘People’s Tree,’ is a 60-foot blue spruce from Carson National Forest in New Mexico.

EPA Celebrates 49th Birthday And Kicks Off Year-Long 50th Anniversary Celebration

on December 5, 2019 - 10:05am
EPA News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. Tuesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) celebrates it’s 49th birthday and kicked off a year-long celebration leading up to the agency’s 50th anniversary Dec. 2, 2020.
“Since the agency’s inception under the leadership of the late Administrator William Ruckelshaus, EPA staff have worked tirelessly to clean up our air, water, and land for the American people,” EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said. “Together, we have achieved significant milestones in support of our mission to protect human health and the environment.

With Interest In Space Soaring, Spaceport America Launches E-Commerce Merchandise Store

on December 5, 2019 - 7:51am

Spaceport America lightweight fleece blanket costs $16 and rolls up and includes a carry handle for easy transport and storage. To shop for Spaceport America and space-themed merchandise, visit Courtesy/SA
With 2019 marking the 50th anniversary of the Apollo landing on the moon, as well as major advances being made in the aerospace industry, public interest in space is at an all-time high.
To celebrate this renewed interest in space, Spaceport America has launched an e-commerce site, offering Spaceport America and

LASO’s Annual Holiday Concert Saturday Dec. 14

on December 5, 2019 - 7:33am

Santa’s Helper Emmitt Tibbitts and his mother violist Wendi Dressen prepare for the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 in the Crossroads Bible Church. The concert will feature familiar Holiday music including part of Tschaikowsky’s Nutcracker, a sing along and a free raffle drawing for a chance to conduct the orchestra. Emmitt will be passing out and collecting the raffle tickets. The concert has become a tradition for the Los Alamos community. There is no charge for this concert but donations are appreciated. Courtesy photo

Emmitt Tibbitts will be one