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Friday, December 9, 2016

Wildfire Funds / Berkeley Pit / John Glenn

“The water in the Berkeley Pit is highly acidic and high in concentrations of arsenic, copper, cadmium, cobalt, iron, manganese, zinc, and sulfate, plus other inorganic constituents. Water-quality samples are collected semi-annually at selected locations. Water quality in the underground mines was very acidic and high in metals concentrations when flooding began; however, as water levels have risen, pH has increased and metals concentrations have decreased.”

Glenn's official portrait as one of NASA's original seven Mercury astronauts. Credits: NASA

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

State Delay of Street Projects/ Divide Travel Plan/ Pearl Harbor

Russell Street
“Final Construction and Right of Way plans are currently being developed for the Russell Street segment from West Broadway to Dakota St.”

Divide Travel Plan
“Travel management analysis for summer and winter motorized use; to provide a manageable system of designated public motorized routes and areas consistent with 36 CFR 261.13. A programmatic Forest Plan amendment for elk hiding coverage is included.”

World War II Valor in the Pacific
Statement by the President on the 75th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor
Air Raid On Pearl Harbor
“On December 7, 1941, Japanese planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor External, Hawaii Territory, killing more than 2,300 Americans. The U.S.S. Arizona was completely destroyed and the U.S.S. Oklahoma capsized. A total of twelve ships sank or were beached in the attack and nine additional vessels were damaged. More than 160 aircraft were destroyed and more than 150 others damaged.”

Monday, December 5, 2016

Black Footed Ferret

“Rocky Mountain Arsenal has been planning for the reintroduction of black-footed ferrets for nearly two years. When I started in May, ferrets were a routine topic of conversation. For months, staff meetings were jam-packed with phrases like “prairie dog transects” and ‘ferret box.’”