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UCOR Earns 87 Percent Of Fee At Oak Ridge

on January 23, 2018 - 10:00am

URS | CH2M Oak Ridge workers demolish the K-802 Pumphouse at East Tennessee Technology Park during the April-September 2017 fee evaluation period. Courtesy/DOE

DOE News:

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – The Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) cleanup contractor URS | CH2M Oak Ridge (UCOR) earned almost $3.3 million for its performance from April through September 2017, nearly 87 percent of the total award fee available for the evaluation period.

OREM recently issued its latest six-month fee determination scorecard for UCOR.

Laural Hardin Brings Petree Garden Center To Los Alamos

on January 23, 2018 - 9:06am

Certified Arborist Laural Hardin is bringing Petree Garden Center to Los Alamos in early April. Courtesy photo

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Just to clarify, Laural Hardin of Los Alamos has partnered with Mike Petree of Taos to bring Petree Garden Center to Los Alamos. The company is leasing space in the former De Colores building at 2470 East Road, which Craig and Rachel Wehner recently purchased and from where they are operating their landscaping business.

“While Petree Gardens and Los Alamos Landscaping & More are not partners, we share the same

Heinrich Secures Commitment From Air Force Nominee To Prioritize Fuel Spill Cleanup At Kirtland AFB

on January 23, 2018 - 6:03am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — During a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Thursday, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) secured a commitment from Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment, and Energy nominee John Henderson to prioritize the fuel spill cleanup at Kirtland Air Force Base (KAFB) and improve communication between regulatory agencies and stakeholders in the community.
 
 
Heinrich expressed concern about a recent loss of

Daily Postcard: Rim Trail Sunrise

on January 23, 2018 - 6:02am

Daily Postcard: Sunrise from Rim Trail in White Rock. Photo by Emily Gartz

Fallen Tree Causes Small Fire On West Road

on January 22, 2018 - 5:39pm

Los Alamos Fire Department responded to a small fire at around 2:30 p.m. Sunday on West Road, which burned about a 10th of an acre. The fire was caused by a tree that fell on a powerline. Pajarito Mountain Ski Area experienced a power outage as a result of the fallen tree and about a dozen skiers were evacuated from a lift. Deputy Chief Steve DeWald said having a grass fire in January is quite unusual but that the area is more susceptible to these types of incidents due to lack of moisture.

Winter Films And Beer At Reel Deal Thursday

on January 22, 2018 - 4:24pm

‘Below 0’ is one of eight films in this year’s Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival. Courtesy/PEEC

 

PEEC News:

 

There is still time to purchase tickets to the Backcountry Film Festival, which is screening 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 at the Reel Deal Theater. This is the only evening these films are coming to a theater in New Mexico. Tickets are available at the Reel Deal Theater.

 

The Pajarito Brewpub will be selling beer and wine before the show and at intermission.

BLM Facilities Closed During Government Shutdown

on January 22, 2018 - 9:20am
 

BLM News:

Access to Majority of Bureau of Land Management Public Lands to Remain Open

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During the lapse of appropriations and the subsequent shutdown of the federal government, the majority of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) public lands across the country will remain as accessible as possible while still following all applicable laws and procedures.

BLM roads, trails, campgrounds, boat ramps and recreation sites will remain accessible to visitors, but emergency and rescue services will be limited.

All BLM facilities on public lands, however, will be closed. Also note that

Daily Postcard: Colorful Clouds Over White Rock

on January 22, 2018 - 5:07am

Daily Postcard: Colorful clouds fill the sky Sunday evening over White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Los Alamos Finally Draws A Little Snow

on January 21, 2018 - 2:36pm

The recent storm delivered a bit of snow to Los Alamos as spotted here this morning at Ashley Pond. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A little snow also was spotted this morning in front of the Los Alamos Teen Center on 20th Street. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Daily Postcard: Rainbow Sunset Over Los Alamos

on January 21, 2018 - 6:30am

Daily Postcard: A rainbow sunset colors the sky Saturday over Los Alamos. Photo by Kathryn Willcutt

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