Environment

LANL Profile: Bill Priedhorsky

Bill Priedhorsky, the program director for Laboratory-Directed Research & Development. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Bill Priedhorsky, director of the Laboratory-Directed Research & Development (LDRD) program, has been walking for several hours.

The whisper of his passage across the desert disappears as thoroughly as the morning dew dries under the unrelenting heat of New Mexico’s sun. He leans on a hiking pole and takes in his surroundings.

There are convoluted shadows on the rocks all about him—nature is a gifted sculptor, using erosion to craft all types of interesting and bizarre


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County: Vote For Zero Waste Champion Of The Year

COUNTY News:

To promote recycling and zero waste in the community as well as to encourage more businesses to participate in the recycling program, the Los Alamos County Environmental Services Division and the Environmental Sustainability Board is sponsoring the Zero Waste Champion of the Year award

To become eligible, a business is nominated by a member of the community for contributing to sustainability, recycling and waste reduction. The nominees are required to submit a brief overview about how their business recycled, reduced waste, conserved energy or water and contributed to overall


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SFNF Offices Close For Memorial Day Monday

SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE All Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) offices will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. Forest offices will resume regular business hours Tuesday.
 
Last year, SFNF fire personnel found 84 abandoned campfires over the three-day Memorial Day weekend in spite of Stage 2 fire restrictions, which prohibited campfires and other activities.
 
This year, after a winter with above-average moisture and snowpack, conditions on the forest are much different, and there are currently no fire restrictions on the SFNF. But fire managers are asking

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Weekly Fishing Report: May 23

By GEORGE MORSE
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Winter simply doesn’t want to let go this year. It has turned cold and it could even freeze this late in the spring. That would be a bummer because it looks like a bumper crop of fruit this year.
 
The weather should warm back up quickly The rivers are still swollen with runoff and with snow still falling at high elevations, it looks like we could be well into June before they start dropping. It’s been on heck of a year with the weather and it’s still not over.
 
The prime fishing seems to be in the smaller lakes, as nearly all of them

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Summer Kicks Off With Summerfest At Pajarito June 8

Courtesy/PajaritoMountain
 
Courtesy/PajaritoMountain

Courtesy/PajaritoMountain

 
PAJARITO News:
 
Pajarito Mountain Ski Area kicks off its summer season 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 8 with lift-served mountain biking and hiking.
 
The mountain will feature some exciting new events and fun activities all summer long.
 
Pajarito Mountain features 1,200 verticle feet of downhill, cross country and freeride mountain bike trails. The 30-trail system is built and maintained almost entirely by local volunteers from Los Alamos. The trails feature dirt and North Shore-style

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Explore Asteroids Friday; Saturday In Planetarium

Explore the risks asteroids pose to Earth and what mankind might be able to do about them Friday and Saturday at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Local asteroid expert Galen Gisler will lead a talk at 6 p.m. Friday, May 24, and the nature center will show the full-dome film ‘Incoming!’ at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
Explore the risks asteroid impacts pose to the Earth this Friday and Saturday at the Los Alamos Nature Center’s planetarium. At 6 p.m., Friday, May 24 astronomer Galen Gisler will host a talk about the effects of asteroid impacts and what mankind

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Udall Opening Statement At Interior Department Appropriations Hearing With Secretary Bernhardt

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), the ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, delivered the following opening statement at an Appropriations Committee hearing with Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt to review the Department of Interior’s (DOI) Fiscal Year 2020 budget request. Below are Udall’s remarks:
 
Secretary Bernhardt, thank you for appearing before the subcommittee this morning, in your first hearing since you were confirmed

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NWS: Today’s High Near 60; Tonight’s Low Around 36

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 60 with mostly sunny skies and windy conditions including gusts up to 40 mph. Tonight’s low around 36. Courtesy/NWS

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s windy conditions across the state. Courtesy/NWS


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Learn Fly Fishing Basics Saturday At Ashley Pond

Join Jim O’Donnell for a fly-fishing class offered by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 25 at Ashley Pond. Courtesy/PEEC photo
 
PEEC News:
 
Learn the basics of fly-fishing this weekend with local fly fisherman Jim O’Donnell. The Pajarito Environmental Education Center is offering this class 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 25 at Ashley Pond.
 
O’Donnell will teach the group the mechanics behind proper fly-fishing, including how to tie a fishing knot and cast a line. This class is suitable for both children and adults. Participants are

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