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NMED Hearing On Radioactive Liquid Waste Treatment Plant Discharge Permit Slated For Thursday

on April 18, 2018 - 3:25pm
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) will hold a public hearing beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday at Fuller Lodge Art Center.

The purpose of the hearing is to consider Discharge Permit DP-1132 prepared in response to a discharge plan submitted by the Department of Energy and Los Alamos National Security, LLC.

LANL: One Step Closer To Understanding Explosive Sensitivity With Molecule Design

on April 18, 2018 - 9:27am

LANL scientists from left, Daniel Preston, Virginia Manner and Geoff Brown prepare a drop-weight impact test on an explosive PETN derivative. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Explosives have an inherent problem – they should be perfectly safe for handling and storage but detonate reliably on demand. Using computer modeling and a novel molecule design technique, scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have replaced one “arm” of an explosive molecule to help unravel the first steps in the detonation process and better understand its sensitivity – how easily it begins a violent reaction.

“It

Community Service Project At Tsankawi April 22

on April 18, 2018 - 9:13am
NPS News:
 
White Rock Cub Scouts Pack 326 will hold a service project at 2 p.m., April 22 at Tsankawi.
 
The service project includes dispersing pottery collection piles at Twankawi Ruin. This event not only showcases a local Cub Scout Troop performing a community service, but may educate the public to proper etiquette at local archaeological sites.
 
A Bandelier archaeologist will be at the event to help educate Cub Scouts on the importance of the project.

Daily Postcard: Springtime Pear Tree Blossoms

on April 18, 2018 - 7:42am

​Daily Postcard: Springtime pear tree blossoms blooming in Los Alamos. Photo by Corrina Hughes

Photo by Corrina Hughes

LANL’s Highest Honor Bestowed On Four Scientists

on April 17, 2018 - 9:40am

Winners of the Los Alamos Medal, the Laboratory’s highest honor, from left, Larry Deaven, Robert Moyzis, Scott Cram and Howard Menlove. Courtesy/LANL

Laboratory Director Terry C. Wallace, Jr., presents Howard Menlove with the Los Alamos Medal. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Los Alamos Medal Awardees Honored For Exceptional Work

Four Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists were honored at the Los Alamos Medal ceremony Thursday, April 12, for their distinguished achievements that have impacted the success of the Laboratory, and consequently the nation, either through mission accomplishments or

BLM Announces Emergency Fire Prevention Restrictions For Santa Fe County

on April 17, 2018 - 9:39am
BLM News:
 
TAOS  The Bureau of Land Management Taos Field Office is initiating emergency fire prevention restrictions on public lands managed by the Taos Field Office in Santa Fe County, beginning today, due to high fire potential.
 
The restrictions will remain in effect until further notice. 
 
“We are joining our county and federal partners in these actions in efforts to protect lives and property,” BLM Taos Field Manager Pamela Mathis said. 
 
Prohibited Acts include: 
  • Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove other than in

Earth Day Festival At Nature Center Saturday

on April 17, 2018 - 6:59am

Fun and entertainment for all ages is available 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday at PEEC’s Earth Day Festival at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC

 

PEEC News:

 

Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s (PEEC’s) signature event, the annual Earth Day Festival, is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at the Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road.

 

The festivities include delicious food, demos of the brand new planetarium projector, fun activities and exciting entertainment.

 

Many community booths will provide all kinds of activities and information to celebrate Earth Day.

Interior Department Releases Comprehensive List Of First Quarter 2018 Accomplishments

on April 17, 2018 - 6:39am

From The U.S. Department of the Interior:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of the Interior has released a comprehensive list of 2018 first quarter accomplishments that the Department has achieved under the leadership of President Donald J. Trump and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke.

“Under the Trump Administration, Interior has made incredible strides in creating a conservation stewardship legacy, modernizing our infrastructure, helping combat opioid addiction, securing the southern border, and so much more,” Secretary Zinke said.

Special Dinner At Bandelier Features ‘The Edge Effect: Re-Imagining The East Jemez Landscape’ April 27

on April 17, 2018 - 5:57am
PEEC News:
 
The community is invited to join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, Bandelier National Monument and artists Kathleen Brennan and Shawn Skabelund for a special evening event at Bandelier National Monument.
 
Get a unique tour of the art installation The Edge Effect: re-Imagining the East Jemez Landscape and enjoy a dinner catered by Santa Fe’s Jambo Café with beer and wine included. This dinner is 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 27.
 
This dinner is serving as a fundraiser for the East Jemez Landscape Futures Project, which will be discussed at the event from Bandelier

Area Snowpack And Streamflows Going Fast

on April 17, 2018 - 5:50am
Snowpack April 23, 2017 along US Highway 64. Photo by George Morse/ladailypost.com
 
Snowpack April 15, 2018 along US Highway 64. Photo by George Morse/ladailypost.com
 
 
By GEORGE MORSE
Los Alamos Daily Post
Sports and Outdoors

A recent trip across the high country of Northern New Mexico on US Highway 64 between Tres Piedras and Tierra Amarilla provided a sobering picture of the effects of the dry winter that has recently ended and it wasn’t pretty. It stood in sharp contrast to last year’s above-average snowpack and healthy spring runoff.

The beautiful Rio Tusas river valley

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