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Daily Postcard: Mule Deer Spotted On Alabama Avenue

on January 13, 2018 - 7:47am

Daily Postcard: A very gentle and shy old mule deer is spotted this week on Alabama Avenue. Photo by Justin H. Smith

Mule deer on Alabama Avenue. Photo by Justin H. Smith

Mule deer on Alabama Avenue. Photo by Justin H. Smith

Nine Inches Of Snow At Purgatory Resort

on January 12, 2018 - 6:56am
Grady James enjoying Tuesday's snow at Purgatory Resort. Courtesy/Purgatory Resort
 
SKI News:
 
Purgatory Resort received 9 inches of snow Tuesday and a total of 14 inches of snow in the past four days.
 
The new snow comes just at the right time for the mountain team to be able to open more terrain for MLK weekend festivities, including Purgatory's annual Winterfest - a festival that celebrates *WINTER* with Snowcat Dinner Excursions, snowcat scenic tours, skiing and riding, and more.
 
Purgatory offers discounted lift tickets at the ticket window, plus online specials when

DOE Under Secretary For Science Visits Hanford Site

on January 12, 2018 - 6:36am
DOE Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar (center) dons protective clothing prior to entering the air lock of the 324 Building, located about 300 yards west of the Columbia River. Courtesy photo
 
DOE News:
 
RICHLAND, WA  DOE Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar spent his first working days of 2018 at the Hanford Site, emphasizing the importance of safety as he talked with EM officials, toured cleanup projects, and met with labor groups and others in the community. 
 
Dabbar visited three training facilities where workers practice using equipment in a non-hazardous environment

AGU: Study Finds First Direct Proof Of Ozone Hole Recovery Due To Chemicals Ban

on January 12, 2018 - 6:30am
A view of Earth’s atmosphere from space. A new study finds that levels of ozone-destroying chlorine are declining, resulting in less ozone depletion. Courtesy/NASA
 
AGU News:
 
WASHINGTON D.C. — For the first time, scientists have shown through direct satellite observations of the ozone hole that levels of ozone-destroying chlorine are declining, resulting in less ozone depletion.
 
new study in Geophysical Research Letters, a journal of the American Geophysical Union, shows the decline in chlorine, resulting from an international ban on chlorine-containing manmade chemicals called

Open House On Draft GCP-Oil & Gas Permit Jan. 12

on January 12, 2018 - 6:07am
NMED News:
 
The New Mexico Environment Department Air Quality Bureau announces an open house on the draft General Construction Permit for the oil & gas industries (GCP-Oil & Gas).
 
A link to the text of this DRAFT GCP-Oil & Gas can be found at the top of this web page: https://www.env.nm.gov/air-quality/permitting-section-procedures-and-guidance/
 
This permit revises and combines the existing GCP-1 and GCP-4 permits into a single permit. This new permit has improved and updated language allowing for a wider variety of equipment, control devices, and operating scenarios.  
 
The

Daily Postcard: Ojo Caliente Hike

on January 12, 2018 - 6:05am

Daily Postcard: Hiking recently near Ojo Caliente. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Hintze And Glasco Present Talk On Chromium Plume

on January 11, 2018 - 8:24am

DOE EM Los Alamos Field Office Manager Doug Hintze discusses the Chromium Plume issue during Tuesday’s County Council meeting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

DPU Manager Tim Glasco discusses the Chromium Plume issue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL

Los Alamos Daily Post

maire@ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Council members heard two messages Tuesday evening from Doug Hintze, manager of the Environmental Management Los Alamos Field Office and Tim Glasco, County Utilities manager during a presentation on the chromium plume issue

The first from Glasco

Manager Of DOE’s Carlsbad Field Office Receives Top U.S. Civilian Leadership Award

on January 11, 2018 - 7:34am
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce
 
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce released the following statement after two senior level executives with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) received the 2017 Meritorious Rank Award, the nation’s highest civilian career leadership recognition.
 
Todd Shrader, Manager of EM’s Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO), received this award for his outstanding accomplishments relating to waste management in southeastern New Mexico.
 
“The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) is vital to national security

Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region Take Over Los Alamos Nature Center Jan. 16

on January 11, 2018 - 7:30am
PEEC News:
 
Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region are partnering to hold a fun community night 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the Los Alamos Nature Center. This free event will have nature-themed activities for the whole family to enjoy.
 
PEEC and Big Brothers Big Sisters invite everyone to attend, take part in a nature craft, enjoy refreshments, and talk with Bigs and Littles from our community.

DOE Releases Request For Information/Sources Sought And Announces Industry Day And Community Event

on January 11, 2018 - 7:04am
DOE News:
 
CINCINNATI, Ohio  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Tuesday issued a Request for Information (RFI)/Sources Sought for the Environmental Management (EM) Nevada Environmental Program Services (EPS) procurement at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS). The current EPS contract at NNSS is held by Navarro Research and Engineering, Inc. and expires Jan. 31, 2020.
 
The RFI/Sources Sought is seeking to solicit input via capability statements from interested parties with the specialized capabilities necessary to meet all or part of the element of scope for the upcoming

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