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Udall, Heinrich Urge Secretary Zinke To Keep Public Lands In Public Hands

on January 25, 2018 - 7:34am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall led a letter, also signed by Sen. Martin Heinrich, urging Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to keep public lands public by prohibiting widespread sale and transfer of public lands.
 
The senators asked Zinke to uphold the Department of the Interior's responsibility to retain America's public lands so every American can continue to access public lands.
 
In response to a growing movement by some states to sell or transfer federal lands to states or give states management authority, a coalition of sportsmen, hunters, anglers, hikers,

Brown Bag Performance: Juanita Madland Feb. 7

on January 25, 2018 - 6:34am
Pianist Juanita Madland will host the upcoming Brown Bag show at noon Feb. 7 in Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo

LAAC News:

The February Brown Bag Performance will feature Juanita Madland, performing classical piano compositions at noon Feb. 7 in Fuller Lodge.

She will present a program of music by composers Chopin, Granados, Brahms, Schumann, and Schubert. The program will conclude with a special rendition of a composition by Juanita and David Madland. Mary Helen Klare, violinist and educator, will join Madlandin in a reading of her poem about Glenn Gould.

Los Alamos Arts Council has presented the

Daily Postcard: Not Owl But Red Tail Hawk Spotted On North Mesa

on January 25, 2018 - 6:15am

Daily Postcard: First thought to be an owl ... this red tail hawk is spotted perched high in a tree Tuesday on North Mesa. Photo by PT Cunningham

Sipapu Ski Resort Receives 14 Inches Of Snow

on January 24, 2018 - 7:44am
Butterfly trailCourtesy John Paul Bradley/Sipapu Ski Resort
 
SKI News:
 
It's a powder day at Sipapu Ski Resort near Taos as Sipapu has received a total of 14 inches of snow.
 
The resort has 14 trails open and is operating four lifts daily. For more information on mountain conditions, visit the website
 
This past weekend, Sipapu hosted two terrain park events: the Don Diego Slopestyle Competition and King of the Hill.
 
Discounted lift ticket specials are available online: Car Load Wednesdays & Local Appreciation Day, 2 for 1 Tuesdays and more.

PEEC: See Fractals And Sea Monsters Jan. 26-27

on January 24, 2018 - 7:35am
PEEC's updated fractal show is 7 p.m. Friday at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:

Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s updated fractal show is back for one evening: at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26. This show incorporates math, science, art and nature in a full-dome planetarium show featuring original music.

Sea Monsters is a film that uncovers a time when prehistoric sea creatures come to life, will play in the planetarium at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan.

Daily Postcard: Deer Spotted On Walnut Street

on January 24, 2018 - 7:07am

Daily Postcard: Deer spotted on Walnut Street. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Young deer on Walnut Street. Photo by Robert Beberniss

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

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