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Amigos Bravos: Legal Action Spurs EPA To Require New Water Pollution Controls In Los Alamos

Staff Report

Amigos Bravos has issued a news release regarding the recent determination by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that it will require new water pollution controls.

In response to a lawsuit filed by clean water advocates citing extremely high water pollution in Los Alamos County – with some pollutants more than 14,000 times above public safety limits – the EPA announced this Monday it will require new water pollution controls.

EPA issued a final determination that stormwater discharges from Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Los Alamos County are contributing


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NWS: Today’s High Near 36; Tonight’s Low Around 23

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 36 and an 80 percent chance of snow showers before noon, then rain and snow showers with new snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible. Tonight’s low around 23 and a 60 percent chance of snow showers likely with new snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible. Courtesy/NWS


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New Technology Tested At Los Alamos County Airport

Crews prepare a drone for launching via catapault Nov. 8 at Los Alamos County Airport. Courtesy/LAC
 
A parachute carries the drone back to the ground. Courtesy/LAC
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
kirsten@ladailypost.com

The pavement on airport runways and taxiways is essential; however, its maintenance and repair does not come cheap. But an innovative piece of technology could change that, and the Los Alamos County Airport recently played a role in putting this new technology to the test.

Officials from New Mexico Department of Transportation aviation division as


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NWS: Today’s High Near 38; Tonight’s Low Around 26

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 38 with patchy freezing fog before 8 a,m. followed by partly sunny skies. Tonight’s low around 26 with a 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly after 11 p.m. and new snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible. Courtesy/NWS

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Santa Teaches Kids To Ski On Pajarito Mountain

Santa (AKA Michael Donnelly) spent time teaching children to ski Tuesday on Pajarito Mountain. Donnelly of Los Alamos was named the Ski Instructor of the Year in 2018 and inducted into the New Mexico Ski Hall Of Fame. Donnelly, 82, enjoys sharing his skiing knowledge with children. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene of Santa teaching children to ski Tuesday on Pajarito Mountain. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene of Santa teaching children to ski Tuesday on Pajarito Mountain. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene of Santa teaching children to ski Tuesday on Pajarito


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Scenes From Los Alamos Boy Scout Troop 122 Annual Christmas Eve Farolitos Around Ashley Pond

Los Alamos Boy Scout Troop 122 preparing their annual Christmas Eve farolitos to place around Ashley Pond Tuesday evening in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Greg Noeninckx

Scene from Troop 122 preparing their annual Christmas Eve farolitos to place around Ashley Pond Tuesday evening in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Greg Noeninckx

Scene from annual Christmas Eve farolitos placed around Ashley Pond Tuesday evening by Troop 122. Photo by Greg Noeninckx

Scene from annual Christmas Eve farolitos placed around Ashley Pond Tuesday evening by Los Alamos Boy Scout Troop 122. Photo by Greg Noeninckx


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SFCC Fitness Center Opens 10 A.M. Jan. 9

SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College’s services including academic advising, registration assistance and the cashier’s office as well as the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center will open at 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 9 due to a campus-wide staff and faculty meeting.
 
SFCC’s Kids Campus will be open for regular hours (7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) Jan. 9. The Santa Fe Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Road, also will observe regular hours (8 a.m. to 10 p.m.).
 
Throughout the year, SFCC offers a number of ways to stay notified about weather- and holiday-related

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American Geophysical Union: Scientists Use Satellites And Social Media To Detect Potential Famines

Oxfam delivers food aid to Turkana, Kenya during an ongoing food crisis fueled by drought. This year, below-average rains caused crop production to fall nearly 50 percent. Courtesy/Irina Fuhrmann/Oxfam under Creative Commons 2
 
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Deaths due to famine have fallen precipitously in recent decades, but undernutrition, which affects one in five children worldwide, remains rampant. Now, researchers are using satellite imagery and social media to detect food-scarce regions before they become full-blown crises.
 
Molly Brown of the University of Maryland conducts

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EDD: Grants For Science And Technology Start-Ups

EDD News:
 
SANTA FE The New Mexico Economic Development Department is offering a new small grants program to science and technology start-ups, Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes has announced.
 
The Business Start-Up Grants can be used by potentially high-growth, for profit companies in New Mexico in the science and technology fields with fewer than 50 employees.
 
Applicants must demonstrate the potential to create jobs or generate additional private investment, be headquartered in New Mexico, and provide a letter of good standing or Certificate of Compliance with the

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Udall Hails Interior Appropriations Bill Passage

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, hails the bipartisan vote to pass the Fiscal Year 2020 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill as part of a larger package of government funding bills.
 
The bill includes the largest proposed budget for the EPA in a decade and provides strong funding for New Mexico’s public lands, protections for Chaco Canyon, programs for Indian Country, and gains

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NWS: Today’s High Near 38; Tonight’s Low Around 18

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 38 with a 20 percent chance of snow showers and patchy fog before 9 a,m., otherwise, partly sunny, and tonight’s low around 18 with a 20 percent chance of snow showers. Courtesy/NWS


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Daily Postcard: Brazen Buck Binges On Bird Seeds

Daily Postcard: This brazen buck sauntered up a flight of stairs to get to a bird feeder on an upper patio and cleaned out the seeds Monday at a residence on Andanada Street. Photo by Ken Hanson

Photo by Ken Hanson

Photo by Ken Hanson


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NMED Hosts Public Meeting Focused On Scientific Monitoring; Environmental Oversight Of LANL Jan. 9

NMED News:

The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) announce today details of the upcoming quarterly public engagement meeting to discuss issues related to scientific monitoring and environmental oversight of Los Alamos National Laboratory.

The meeting is 5:30-7 p.m. Jan. 9 in Room 631, Building 6 at the University of New Mexico – Los Alamos, 4000 University Dr.

The primary topic of the meeting is the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Order on Consent (Consent Order) signed by the United States Department of Energy and NMED in 2016.

“The Los Alamos community asked for this discussion


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How The Hen House Turns: Birds In A Mixed Flock

Bobbi the Chinese goose, left, being mothered by Lucy the Embden goose. Photo by Cary Neeper
 
By CARY NEEPER
Formerly of Los Alamos
 
One of our most poignant memories of Los Alamos is the vision of Lucy Goose sitting outside the Hen House yard, watching two chicken chicks play over and around their adoptive mother, Turkey 2.
 
We called her “Little Bear” because she survived a bear attack on the bomb proof nest boxes Don built.
 
It was the spring of 2014 when Turkey’s vigil ended. In just a few weeks the chicks had grown up enough to run around exploring the Hen House yard by themselves.

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NWS: Today’s High Near 42; Tonight’s Low Around 25

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 42 with a 50 percent chance of snow and rain showers and tonight’s low around 25 with an 80 percent chance of snow. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible. Courtesy/NWS

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s probability of precipitation around the state. Courtesy/NWS


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DOE: Notice Of Draft EA For Construction And Operation Of Second Fiber Optic Circuit Route To LANL

DOE News:

This notice is to inform the public that the Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Los Alamos Field Office has published for public review and comment the Draft Environmental Assessment for the Construction and Operation of a Second Fiber Optic Circuit Route to Los Alamos National Laboratory (EA).

The purpose of the EA is to provide sufficient evidence and analysis for determining whether to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement or to issue a Finding of No Significant Impact.

NNSA is providing stakeholders and the public with a 30-day


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