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Purgatory Extends Season Through April

on April 6, 2018 - 9:12pm
Pond Skim event Saturday March 31 at Purgatory Resort in Durango, Colo. Photo by Scott DW Smith

Photo by Scott DW Smith
 
PURGATORY News: 
 
DURANGO, Colo.  Purgatory Resort officials announced that the resort is once again extending its season through the end of April! Purgatory will offer skiing and snowboarding on weekends throughout April.
 
Purgatory is now open Fridays through Sundays through April 15; and Saturdays and Sundays, April 21 through April 29 with lifts turning 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Discounted lift tickets are available online when purchased 48-hours in advance.

NNSA Administrator Cuts Ribbon At Pantex Plant

on April 6, 2018 - 9:00am
NNSA Administrator Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty cuts the ribbon Thursday on the new John C. Drummond Center at the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas. Courtesy/KFDA
 
Pantex Plant has several national security missions that protect the country and its allies around the world. Providing the nuclear deterrent for the nation and allies, ensuring the stockpile is strong and viable, reducing the total nuclear weapons in the stockpile, and supporting the stockpile as the High Explosives Center of Excellence are key activities at this historic site. Courtesy/Pantex
 
NNSA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  The

Council Proclaims April 28 ‘Clean Up Los Alamos Day’

on April 6, 2018 - 7:20am

From left, Environmental Sustainability Board Chair James Robinson, County Councilor Pete Sheehey and Environmental Services Division Manager Angelica Gurule hold up a proclamation declaring April 28 ‘Clean Up Los Alamos Day’. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

COUNTY News:

 

Los Alamos County Councilor Peter Sheehey presented a proclamation on behalf of the County Council declaring April 28 “Clean Up Los Alamos Day” Tuesday evening during the regular County Council meeting in Council Chambers.

 

Proclamation:

 

WHEREAS: Communities nationwide will celebrate April 21st as

USDA Designates 12 Counties In New Mexico As Primary Natural Disaster Areas

on April 6, 2018 - 6:07am
USDA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 12 counties in New Mexico as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought.
 
Those counties include:
  • Catron
  • Lea
  • Rio Arriba
  • San Miguel
  • Guadalupe
  • McKinley
  • Sandoval
  • Santa Fe
  • Harding
  • Mora
  • San Juan
  • Taos
 
Farmers and ranchers in the following contiguous counties in New Mexico also qualify for natural disaster assistance:
  • Bernalillo
  • Eddy
  • Roosevelt
  • Chaves
  • Grant
  • Sierra
  • Cibola
  • Lincoln
  • Socorro
  • Colfax
  • Los Alamos
  • Torrance
  • De Baca
  • Quay
  • Union
 
Farmers and ranchers in the contiguous counties in

Daily Postcard: Spring Blossoms At Saint Job

on April 6, 2018 - 6:02am

Daily Postcard: Springtime blooms Sunday at Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church on Trinity Drive. Photo by Else-Maria Tennessen

State Democratic Platform Supports Methods That Could Triple Solar Jobs

on April 5, 2018 - 3:29pm
DPNM News:
 
According to a study released by the University of New Mexico’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research, New Mexico has the capacity to triple solar energy jobs using many of the mechanisms included in the Democratic Party of New Mexico’s (DPNM) 2018 Platform.
 
The study specifically points to utilizing technology developed at the state’s national labs in entrepreneurial endeavors to provide quality jobs while diversifying New Mexico’s economy - principles supported by the DPNM Platform.
 
The New Mexico Democratic Party’s forward-looking platform states that New Mexico

Valles Caldera National Preserve Plans Prescribed Burn For Valle San Antonio Today

on April 5, 2018 - 12:27pm
NPS News:
 
JEMEZ SPRINGS — The Valles Caldera National Preserve is planning to implement a prescribed burn targeting up to 1,050 acres of meadow grassland in Valle San Antonio, in the northwest portion of the preserve’s backcountry.
 
The burn operations are planned to start today, April 5, and possibly continue into Friday dependent upon suitable weather and fuel conditions. The area is currently under a seasonal closure, so impacts to visitors will be minimal.
 
NPS officials hope to reintroduce fire into the meadow grasslands, which would result in a low to moderate intensity fire.

Robinson: Happy Earth Month!

on April 5, 2018 - 10:03am
Los Alamos resident James Robinson is chair of the Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation and a candidate for Los Alamos County Council. Courtesy photo
 
By JAMES ROBINSON
Candidate For County Council

April marks the beginning of Earth Month and Los Alamos will celebrate our planet with events like the annual Earth Day Festival April 21 at the Los Alamos Nature Center and Clean Up Los Alamos April 28.

These events are fantastic opportunities for Los Alamos to celebrate the amazing nature that we are privileged to have surrounding our community and learn how we can live symbiotically

DOE-Savannah River Site Welcomes Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette

on April 5, 2018 - 9:51am
DOE-Savannah River Facility Representative Steve Stamper, left, walks with Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette through the Salt Waste Processing Facility. Courtesy photo
 
DOE News:
 
AIKEN, S.C.  Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette toured the Savannah River Site (SRS) for the first time in late March, visiting SRS facilities and engaging the workforce and community leaders.
 
“It was a great visit at Savannah River Site, where I learned more about your impressive work in stockpile stewardship, environmental cleanup, and putting science to work,” Brouillette told the workers

Daily Postcard: October Promises Kept In April

on April 5, 2018 - 8:02am

Daily Postcard: October bulb planting leads to bright yellow daffodils blooming in April at a residence on North Mesa. Photo by Linda Hull

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