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DOE And NMED Hold Joint Meeting On Legacy Waste Clean-Up

on January 18, 2018 - 1:51pm

Environmental Management Los Alamos Field Office Manager Doug Hintze, right, and New Mexico Environment Department Hazardous Waste Bureau Chief John Kieling take notes as NNSA representative Arturo Duran answers questions from the audience during Tuesday evening's meeting hosted by DOE and NMED at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building. Duran earlier outlined milestones and targets for FY 2018 legacy waste clean-up. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Scene from the New Mexico Environment Department public information meeting on FY2018 Appendix B milestones and targets Tuesday evening

NMED’s Technical & Regulatory Review Of Kirtland AFB’s RCRA Facility Investigation (RFI) Nears Completion

on January 18, 2018 - 6:52am
NMED News:
 
SANTA FE  Officials at the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) announced that their technical and regulatory review of a pivotal site characterization document (entitled the “RFI Report”) addressing the Kirtland Air Force Base’s underground jet fuel leak is nearing completion. 
 
“Under the state’s groundwater regulations and the federal Resource and Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA), the New Mexico Environment Department is providing the environmental oversight for cleanup of affected groundwater in Albuquerque,” said Chief Scientist Dennis McQuillan, who recently

Daily Postcard: Frosty Landscape On Camp May Road

on January 18, 2018 - 6:45am
Daily Postcard: When the fog lifted late Tuesday morning, a frosty landscape was revealed on parts of Camp May Road and across Los Alamos Canyon ... referred to as rime frost. Photo by Marc Bailey
 
Frosty landscape Tuesday morning on parts of Camp May Road and across Los Alamos Canyon. Photo by Marc Bailey

Cuba Ranger District Plans La Jara & Chaparral Piles Prescribed Burns

on January 17, 2018 - 6:59am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  To take advantage of unseasonably favorable conditions, to include fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, fire managers on the Cuba Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) expect to begin ignitions on the La Jara piles and Chaparral piles sometime between Jan. 22 and March 30 to reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire.
 
Weather permitting, crews are expected to treat up to 79 acres of the La Jara piles and up to 49 acres of the Chaparral piles. 
 
The La Jara piles area is located east of the community of La Jara.

Daily Postcard: Rio Grande At Buckman Mesa

on January 17, 2018 - 6:17am

Evening at the Rio Grande River in front of Buckman Mesa (left). Photo by Robert Beberniss

NNSA Manager Updates Regional Coalition Board

on January 16, 2018 - 4:28pm

NNSA Los Alamos Field Office Manager William S. 'Steve' Goodrum addresses the RCLC board Friday at Ohkay Owingeh. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

“I’m a firm believer in transparency. I’m a firm believer in partnering,” said William S. “Steve” Goodrum, manager of the National Nuclear Safety Administration’s Los Alamos Field Office, at the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities board meeting Friday at Ohkay Owingeh Casino and Resort Hotel.

Goodrum was responding to comments and questions from Coalition Chair and Santa

PEEC: Explore Galaxies And Dark Matter Jan. 19-20

on January 16, 2018 - 7:26am
 
PEEC News:
 
The Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium has a special show about our local galaxies at 7 p.m. Jan. 19 and a full-dome film Dark Matter Mystery scree ning at 2 p.m. Jan. 20. These shows are organized by the Pajarito Environmental Education Education Center (PEEC).
 
What do we know about our neighbor galaxies? Paul Arendt will share answers to these and more questions about our Universe within four million light-years at 7 p.m. Jan. 19.
 
The full-dome film Dark Matter Mystery explo res our understanding of dark matter.

BLM Seeks Public Input In Planning Process For Bears Ears National Monument

on January 16, 2018 - 5:34am
BLM News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Dec. 4, 2017, President Donald Trump issued Proclamation 9681 modifying the boundary of the Bears Ears National Monument to the smallest area compatible with the proper care and management of important objects of historic and scientific interest.
 
This action is part of a larger effort by President Trump and the Department of the Interior to ensure that the broad powers granted to the President under the Antiquities Act are not used as a tool to unnecessarily restrict access to public land on a large scale. 
 
The Bureau of Land Management Utah State

Daily Postcard: View Of Black Mesa From Otowi Peak

on January 16, 2018 - 5:11am

View of Black Mesa and San Ildefonso from Otowi Peak. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Upcoming Events At Pajarito Mountain

on January 15, 2018 - 6:34pm
 
PAJARITO MOUNTAIN News:
 
Pajarito Mountain has Mushroom, Zero Road East and the Beginner’s area open. The NEW Magic Carpet and the Beginner Lift are open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for daily operations.
 
For the snow report and ticket info, click here. Lift ticket prices are $24 for all ages.
 
Upcoming Events (click here for our calendar):
  • Jan. 20 features Pajarito’s ongoing Beer & Band series. Enjoy live music 3-5 p.m. from Smooth Santana Tribute Band and local craft beer from Bathtub Row Brewing Co-Op starting at noon.
  • Feb.

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