Environmental Sustainability Board To Meet Dec. 11


The Los Alamos County Environmental Sustainability Board (ESB) is scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11 in Council Chambers at 1000 Central Ave. and virtually on Zoom.

This meeting is open to the public.

Find the agenda to this meeting here.

Find the Zoom link to this meeting here.

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JEC Report: Climate Risks Already Destabilizing Insurance Markets, Threatening Americans’ Financial Security

JEC News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC) and the Joint Economic Committee Democrats released a new report today titled, “Climate Risks are Already Destabilizing Insurance Markets and Threatening Americans’ Financial Security.”

The report highlights the impact that climate change is already having on the financial well-being of individual American families, public and private insurance markets, local governments, and the broader financial sector.

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Approval, Plugging And Abandonment Report For Well R-25 Added To LANL Electronic Public Reading Room

LANL News:

Per regulatory requirements, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) announces new documents have been added to the Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Contract Electronic Public Reading Room.

All legacy cleanup documents required to be posted after April 30, 2018, are available on the site linked above.

For legacy cleanup documents that were posted prior to April 30, 2018, please visit the LANL electronic public reading room:

  • Approval, Plugging and Abandonment Report for Well R-25, Revision 1 (November 2023) (Link)

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Luján Expresses Disappointment After NDAA Fails To Provide Justice For New Mexicans Who Sacrificed For National Security


WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) issued the following statement after the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report failed to include the Senate-passed Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA):

“The NDAA fails to provide justice for New Mexicans who sacrificed for our national security. Generations of New Mexicans and their families have gotten sick and died from the radiation exposure and the lasting impacts of the Trinity Test. For New Mexico to have been ground zero for the first nuclear weapon – and left out of the original Read More

Prescribed Burns Planned In Coyote And Cuba Districts

SFNF News:

SANTA FE — Fire crews have scheduled potential prescribed fires in both the Coyote and Cuba ranger districts as early as Monday, Dec. 11.

Operations will involve pile burns which are intended to reduce hazardous fuels, enhance wildlife habitat, and improve  forest health. The decision to proceed with each pile burn will depend on multiple factors, including persistent snowpack, air quality, ventilation, and resource availability.

The pile burns are patrolled regularly and an uncrewed aerial system (UAS) with infrared capability will help fire personnel determine when the Read More

County Eco Station & Overlook Convenience Center To Close Over Lunch Dec. 13 For Holiday Celebration


The Los Alamos County Environmental Services Eco Station at 3701 East Jemez Road and Overlook Convenience Center at 500 Overlook Road, will close during the lunch hour noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13 so staff may attend annual holiday celebrations.

“We appreciate our customers for understanding and allowing us this short break.”

Anyone needing to stop by the Eco Station or Overlook is asked to do so outside of the closure window.

Except for this short closure the Eco Station is open 7 days a week – 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m to 4:15 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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Lights Of Los Luceros To Brighten Up Holidays Dec. 16

The Lights of Los Luceros at 253 County Road 41. Courtesy/New Mexico Historic Sites

DCA News:

ALCALDE — Brighten the holiday season with a visit to see the Lights of Los Luceros 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16.

Los Luceros Historic Site will be dressed for the season: farolitos, luminarias, and Christmas lights will line the site’s walking paths, helping visitors find their way as they stroll under the magnificent Milky Way. The historic buildings will don their own holiday finery, too! 

And that’s not all! Arts and crafts vendors, selling Pueblo pottery, quilts, biscochitos, and more, will be there Read More

Daily Postcard: ‘Hoarfrost Sunrise’

Daily Postcard: A Hoarfrost sunrise on Nov. 26 along US 64 between Tres Piedrs and Tierra Amarilla where it covers trees and vegetation in the Spruce-Fir zone of the Tusas Mountains. Hoarfrost is a deposit of ice crystals on objects exposed to the free air. It is formed by direct condensation of water vapor to ice at temperatures below freezing and occurs when air is brought to its frost point by cooling. Hoarfrost is formed by a process analogous to that by which dew is formed on similar objects, except that, in the case of dew, the saturation point of the air mass is above freezing. Source: britannica.com
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