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Crews Finish Takedown Of Centrifuge Complex At Oak Ridge

View of the Centrifuge Complex area as initial stages of demolition begin in fall 2019. Courtesy/ORNL

View of the Centrifuge Complex area after demolition at the end of July. Courtesy/ORNL

EM News:

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — EM’s cleanup at the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP) took a major step forward with removal of the Centrifuge Complex in late July.

EM is working to complete significant cleanup at ETTP this year — an EM 2020 priority — and tearing down the sprawling 235,000-foot complex marks one of the final demolition projects at the site.

“Completing this project brings us significantly


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Weekly Fishing Report: Aug. 5, 2020

By GEORGE MORSE
Sports & Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

The monsoon weather pattern continues across New Mexico with thunderstorms developing in the afternoon.

These thunderstorms can be very beneficial raising streamflows and lowering water temperatures in rivers where the flow had been low and the water too warm for trout to be active. 

Summer thunderstorms are particularly beneficial for the wild trout, mostly brown trout, that inhabit our rivers and streams. It helps them survive through the summer. 

Thunderstorms do not, however, do much to improve the level of water in our reservoirs.


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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases Now At 21,340 With 3 New Death And 8,685 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 214 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 20 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update announces 3 additional death reported in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reported today the most recent cases:

  • 67 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 17 new cases in Chaves County
  • 6 new cases in Cibola County
  • 10 new cases in Curry County
  • 34 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 9 new cases in Eddy County
  • 23 new cases in Lea County
  • 1 new case in Lincoln County

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Governor Celebrates Child Support Awareness Month

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham

STATE News:

…State enhances its focus on modernized initiatives to help New Mexico families with their child support obligations

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and the New Mexico Human Services Department are celebrating August as Child Support Awareness Month, recognizing and saluting all New Mexico parents who support their children and encouraging those who have difficulty meeting or are failing to meet their child support obligations to reach out for assistance.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way state government serves its constituents


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Trump Administration Invests $202,660 In Preservation Technology, Cultural Heritage And Training Grants

Dwelling of Enslaved Africans at Cibula, Prince George County VA, c. 1820. With funding from this grant program, the Database of Vernacular Architecture will create the first interdisciplinary database that archives, curates, and disseminates vernacular building information in the Western Hemisphere. Photo by Willie Graham

NPS News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Trump Administration announced Monday $202,660 in grants for projects to develop or adapt techniques to preserve historical sites and cultural heritage in nine states.

“Historic preservation depends on advancements in


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New Mexico Congressional Delegation Applauds Over $1 Million Grant To UNM Memory And Aging Center

New Mexico Delegation News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) have announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the National Institute on Aging, has awarded $1,069,505 to the University of New Mexico (UNM) Memory and Aging Center.

The funds are to be used to conduct research on health disparities in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease among rural populations, with a particular focus on underserved Native


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Los Alamos Community Funds Scholarships For Navajo Women Administered By White Rock Presbyterian Church

Jonnie Woodie

COMMUNITY News:

Jonnie Woodie is a junior at NM Tech and is doing biomedical research with one of her professors on treating type 2 diabetes.

Marcella Kee is a sophomore at UNM-Gallup who wants to inspire native youth as a teacher on the Navajo Nation. Both young women will be receiving scholarship aid from the Los Alamos-based Julie’s Helpers Memorial Scholarship, administered through White Rock Presbyterian Church.

The scholarship honors the memory of Julie Meadows, a young mother and LANL employee who died of a brain tumor in 2009. Shortly before she was diagnosed, Julie participated


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Drug Enforcement Administration Implements E-Commerce Outreach Program To Combat Counterfeit Drug Production

DEA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has developed an e-commerce outreach program aimed at reducing the availability of dangerous, often deadly, counterfeit prescription drugs in the United States.

This DEA-led initiative focuses on educating online retailers about the sale of pill presses and components used in the production of illicit and deadly counterfeit pills.

Online retailers frequently offer items commonly used in the manufacture of illicit pills, unaware of the regulations and other restrictions involved in the sale and possession of these


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U.S. Census Bureau: ‘Stop The Knock New Mexico’

U.S. CENSUS News:

The U.S. Census Bureau launches its STOP THE KNOCK campaign this week.

The campaign is designed to encourage residents to respond to the Census now to lessen the possibility of a Census employee knocking on their door later in the month of August.

The initiative is part of the Bureau’s Rural Week efforts.

Field workers are expected to begin canvassing the rural and hard-to-count locations to complete their questionnaire.

In addition to the messaging, New Mexico will join in on events on Friday to inform those attending on the different ways they can complete their Census, including


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