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U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service:
LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Coordinated releases from a series of Upper Colorado River Basin reservoirs began Saturday, June 3, and are anticipated to continue through this week as part of the Coordinated Reservoirs Operations Program.
The US Bureau of Reclamation, the Colorado River District, Denver Water and Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District as owners and operators of upper Colorado River reservoirs have mutually agreed to modify their operations to benefit the endangered fish of the Upper Colorado River Basin.
AG Balderas Joins ‘We Are Still In’ Coalition Of Governors, AG’s, Mayors, Business & University Leaders To Maintain Commitments To Paris Climate Agreement
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CINCINNATI – The U.S Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center recently announced the award of a contract to CAST Specialty Transportation, Inc. (CAST) of Henderson, Colo., for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) transportation services. The Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity contract will use firm-fixed price task orders, with some cost reimbursement (no fee) items, with an estimated value up to $112 million. There is a five-year performance period, which includes a 60-day transition.
CAST will provide facilities, personnel,
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Visit the Los Alamos Nature Center June 7 to learn more about the Santa Fe Animal Shelter from Tom Alexander. Courtesy Photo
At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, join the Santa Fe Animal Shelter for a tail-wagging presentation hosted by the Los Alamos Nature Center. Don’t miss the chance to play with furry friends and get tips on how to care for them. This event is part of the Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s Summer Family Evenings program.
This week’s Summer Family Evening event is a great way to get involved with an animal-friendly organization. Humane Education Coordinator Tom Alexander
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Janie Chodosh’s new book, Wild Lives, shares stories of hope for the future of important ecosystems across the globe. Photo by Anne Staveley
Though our rapidly changing climate is challenging many animal species, there is still hope—people across the globe are working to keep our ecosystems in balance for future generations. Author Janie Chodosh will share stories during her talk 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Her new book, Wild Lives, which contains exclusive interviews of 20 conservationists, will also be available for purchase at
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U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich attended the Zuni Mountain Trails Project signing ceremony. Courtesy Photo
U.S. SENATE News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, attended the Zuni Mountain Trails Project signing ceremony. During the event, Alvin Whitehair, District Ranger from the Mt. Taylor Ranger District of Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands signed the project’s Decision Notice and Findings of No Significant Impact. This represents a major milestone and begins the trail planning and construction
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SANTA FE – Fire managers on the Coyote Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest, are watching the weather and other factors to identify optimal windows to continue work on previously announced prescribed burns this spring.
Recently, crews completed approximately 50 acres on the French Mesa unit. If conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather, remain favorable, they may resume ignitions on that unit today. The 5,041-acre French Mesa treatment area is approximately 10 miles north of Gallina.
Check the Santa Fe National Forest Facebook page at www.facebook.com/santafeNF
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Sedimentary Signs of a Martian Lakebed (Shallow Part): This evenly layered rock imaged in 2014 by the Mastcam on NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover shows a pattern typical of a lake-floor sedimentary deposit near where flowing water entered a lake. Shallow and deep parts of an ancient Martian lake left different clues in mudstone formed from lakebed deposits. Courtesy/LANL
- Water carried more oxygen at certain times, depths
A long-lasting lake on ancient Mars provided stable environmental conditions that differed significantly from one part of the lake to another,
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The Introduction to Astronomy class conducts outdoor labs to view the wonders of the night sky. Courtesy/UNM-LA
Summer classes at the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) will begin Monday, June 5. Registration is open and there are still openings in many face-to-face and online classes. Course schedules are available at many locations around Los Alamos or on the UNM-LA website.
Students who have just finished high school, college students who are home for the summer, and summer employees at Los Alamos National Laboratory will find UNM-LA offers many core curriculum
ROTARY CLUB News:
In keeping with the spirit of Los Alamos Clean-Up Day, 11 Rotarians participated in the County event by weeding, pruning, trimming, sweeping, and mulching, as well as planting new pink penstemons, at the Mesa Public Library garden.
The work party was chaired by Rotarian Nancy Cerutti with help from Rotarians
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