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SFNF Stops Ignitions On Gallinas Watershed Burn

on December 17, 2017 - 5:19am

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – There will be no additional ignitions on the Gallinas Watershed prescribed burn this month, according to fire managers on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF). Crews will continue to monitor treated units within the watershed.

Even though ignitions have ceased, small pockets within the project area continue to burn at low intensity, and smoke is visible from Gallinas, Romeroville, Porvenir, Tecolote, Mineral Hill, Las Vegas and I-25.  

Smoke from the Gallinas Watershed prescribed burn is monitored to ensure that the New Mexico

SFNF Seeks Public Input On Master Plan For Trails In Los Alamos County

on December 17, 2017 - 5:10am
SFNF News:
SANTA FE  The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) hopes to harness public passion for outdoor recreation to develop a master plan for Forest Service trails in Los Alamos County. 
Members of the public are invited to share their ideas and priorities for an integrated trail system at a meeting 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4 at Fuller Lodge in Los Alamos.
The discussion will focus on the development of a master plan to preserve, maintain and provide public access to SFNF trails in and around Los Alamos.
“Trails connect us with each other, with our communities and with our

Hilltopper Boys Win Big Against St. Pius

on December 16, 2017 - 12:15pm

Once again Coach Mike Kluk prepares the Toppers to take to the floor to play the St. Pius Sartans in the confines Thursday of the St. Sebastian Gymnasium. The Sartains had a record of 8-1 going into this game and are always a fierce competitor. The Toppers came to win and win they did ... all four quarters ... and a final score of 70-56 in a very exciting and competitive game. Photo by John McHale/

Michael Naranjo reaches long for a loose ball under the Topper basket. Photo by John McHale/

Antonio Trujillo goes for a layup, he was the big scorer for the Toppers

Bandelier: Holidays, Winter Solstice, Fee Free Days

on December 15, 2017 - 9:28am
Cliffs and historic structures in Frijoles Canyon with the first snowfall of 2017. Courtesy/NPS
With the holidays and 2018 approaching, Bandelier National Monument is offering news on upcoming events, both this year and next.
First on the list is Winter Solstice, Dec. 21, shortest day of the year and the point on the calendar when the days begin to lengthen again. Many peoples all over the world recognized the solstices and built markers into structures or found them in the surrounding landscape.

Shorthanded Toppers Handled By Huskies

on December 14, 2017 - 9:48am
The Lady Toppers take to the floor to play the Hope Christian Lady Huskies this past Tuesday evening at Griffith Gym. Once again the Toppers were to face a top ranked opponent and the Lady Huskies wasted no time taking control of the game and were victors 65-35. Photo by John McHale/
By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post
Down three players to injury, including their best defender in senior Ashley Atenico, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls’ basketball team dropped a lopsided game 65-35 to Hope Christian School. The Huskies are ranked 7 th in 4A going into the contest.

Pajarito Mountain Kicks Off Ski Season Saturday!

on December 13, 2017 - 10:20am

Pajarito Mountain kicks off ski season Saturday! Courtesy photo


SKI News:


Get those skis and snowboards ready because Pajarito Mountain Ski Area is kicking off ski season Saturday!


Pajarito’s new Magic Carpet and the Beginner Lift  will open at 9 a.m. with access to beginner terrain, including the trails Mushroom, Run Out to Zero Road East, and the Beginner’s area.


“Even though we had to delay our opening due to unseasonably warm and dry weather, our mountain crews were able to take advantage of colder temperatures and make sufficient snow for our opening day.” said Tom Long,

Weekly Fishing Report: Dec. 13

on December 13, 2017 - 10:00am
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
With the cold evening and early morning temperatures in Northeast New Mexico and the Moreno Valley, lakes in this part of the state have seen ice form along the edges. Temperatures have been dropping into the teens and single digits here.
Eagle Nest Lake has seen this happening. Some of the ice melts off during the day and there is some bank fishing for rainbow trout. It won’t be long before the bank fishing is done as more ice forms.