County Cautions Residents Of Recent Bear Sightings In Area … Provides Tips For Living With Large Predators
As shown in this photo taken within the last week, bears have been sighted near the road leading up to the recently re-opened LA Reservoir. Hikers and bikers in this area – or using any of the nearby trails around Los Alamos and White Rock – are urged to take extra precautions. Hike with a bear bell or make noise while hiking and be aware of your surroundings and signs of wildlife along the way. Surprising a bear when out on the trails – especially a mother bear protecting a cub – could place you in a dangerous situation. Review the guidelines to keep you and your property safe from wildlife
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Do you know of a local business that goes above and beyond when it comes to recycling?
Los Alamos County Environmental Services is calling for nominations for the 2018 Business Recycler of the Year Award.
The contest is open to Los Alamos County businesses of all sizes, including nonprofits, for profits, schools and government entities. Submit your nominations online at www.losalamosnm.us/gogreen or send your nominations via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Provide the business name, point of contact, phone number and a brief description, including the
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U.S. Congressional Delegation News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. ― U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Steve Pearce (R-N.M.), Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.) welcomed the launch of a new program to develop and implement long-term water quality monitoring for the San Juan River watershed. The delegation secured $4 million in the omnibus that was signed into law last month for the program.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced last week that it has partnered with the seven states and tribes adjoining the
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Regional Coalition of LANL Communities board members meeting in Espanola Friday agreed on a new Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) to be distributed to Coalition communities for their review including a last minute change proposed by Los Alamos County Council Vice Chair Christine Chandler.
The change related to the Coalition’s advocacy of “long-term, stable
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N3B has announced it has completed transition for the Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract (LLCC) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Environmental Management Los Alamos Field Office (EM-LA).
N3B’s contract standup brings LANL in line with the model DOE uses at its national laboratories and production facilities across the country, where the environmental cleanup mission is managed separately from the operations mission.
N3B is responsible for carrying out EM-LA’s legacy cleanup and legacy waste management mission at LANL. Los
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The Chicoma Fire, which started Monday afternoon in the Espanola Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) five miles east of Chicoma Peak and nine miles west of Espanola grew to more than 40 acres overnight.
The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.
SFNF public affairs assistant Anna Bouchonville told the Los Alamos Daily Post today that resources on the scene include four engines, two water tankers, a 20-person handcrew and a 20-person hotshot crew. She said four air tankers have been dropping retardant on the fire.
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A fire ignited Monday afternoon in the Espanola Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest, nine miles west of Espanola and five miles east of Chicoma peak.
- Start Date: April 30, 2018
- Cause: Unknown
- Size: 20 acres
- Weather: The winds are out of the southwest, gusting up to 20 MPH.
- Situation: The fire was reported Monday afternoon. Resources on scene include three engines and a 20-person hand crew. Four air tankers also are on scene, dropping retardant on the fire. In addition, a 20-person hotshot crew headed to the scene late Monday along with two additional fire engines.
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Daily Postcard: Yellow pansies are spotted Saturday outside at the Betty Ehart Senior Center in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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Join Rick Wallace to explore how alien life could look on other planets and how likely it is to discover creatures of Star Wars and other popular science-fiction films. The show is 7 p.m. Friday, May 4 in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium. May the Fourth be with you! Courtesy/PEEC
Celebrate May the Fourth in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium. At this special show, Rick Wallace will explore what scientists predict alien life could look like on other planets and, if life exists beyond earth, how likely it is to see the creatures of Star Wars and other
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Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Dr. Terry Wallace. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com
The Environmental Management (EM) program at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) transferred over to the new contractor N3B this morning.
In an email to all LANL staff obtained by the Los Alamos Daily Post, LANL Director Dr. Terry Wallace said this significant change for the Lab marks the beginning of a new era.
“For nearly 30 years, the EM program has been dedicated to packaging, shipping, and disposing of legacy
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Former Secretary of the Interior Kenneth Lee Salazar