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Letter To The Editor: It's The Right Thing To Do – Vote Yes For Rec Bond

on April 22, 2017 - 6:59am
Los Alamos
I have had the honor of serving the Los Alamos community as a dental health care provider for the last 18 years. I have witnessed time and time again how our community comes together to solve the challenges which affect our small town. Another opportunity has presented itself for us to improve the quality of life for our community and we should be generous, selfless, and forward-thinking in our response.
I hope that we can work past the "I won't use those facilities, so I'm not going to support a tax increase" attitudes and think of what

LAHS Softball Loses To Moriarty In Non-district Game

on April 22, 2017 - 6:01am

Lauren Harris slides safely into third in the fourth inning. Photo by John McHale/

First baseman Claire Bluhm catches the ball in time to tag out a Pinto player in the first inning. Photo by John McHale/

Savana Luster was the leadoff pitcher but the Pintos figured out her pitching style and Reyna Lucero was called in to finish the game. Photo by John McHale/


The 'Topper softball team dropped a non-district game to the Moriarty Pintos Thursday at Overlook Park in White Rock.

The Pintos are a 4A school and losing to a 4A school


Letter To The Editor: Let’s Save Up For New Stuff

on April 22, 2017 - 5:07am
Los Alamos

Is this the example we want to set for our children?

Would we guide our children to save up enough money to purchase a bike and the necessary safety equipment and then tack on a skateboard with borrowed money instead of saving up for the board? Even better, by making the bike and skateboard available to other kids, applying democracy, and adding a few more sops to gain the support of the majority of the school body, you can force your fellow students to pay for the loan. Wow, what a deal - right? What kid wouldn’t go for it?

SFNF: Spring Runoff Creates Crossing Hazards

on April 21, 2017 - 5:41pm

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Add warmer than usual temperatures to a good snowpack, and the result is an early start to the spring runoff in rivers and streams that run through the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF). 

Recreation specialists on the SFNF report that streams in the Pecos Wilderness and popular destinations like the Rio Nambe, Rio en Medio and Rio Frijoles are flowing high and fast. Conditions are similar across the forest.

Visitors are advised to use extreme caution around fast-flowing mountain waters, which can be dangerously deceptive.


White Rock Softball Classic April 29-30

on April 21, 2017 - 5:24pm


SFNF: Cuba Ranger District Plans To Conduct Moya Prescribed Burn

on April 21, 2017 - 5:11pm

SFNF News:

SANTA FE Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest hope to conduct the previously announced Moya prescribed burn over two days next week if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, remain favorable.

The treatment area for the Moya prescribed burn is 3,371 acres west of the community of LLaves and north of Lindrith. The plan is to begin ignitions Tuesday, April 25, and complete the burn Wednesday. 

Prescribed fires are one of the most effective tools available to resource managers for restoring fire-adapted ecosystems.

Report: National Park Tourism In New Mexico Creates $132.4 Million In Economic Benefit

on April 21, 2017 - 9:58am
NPS News:
DENVER  A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that the 1,872,045 visitors to national parks in New Mexico in 2016 spent $108.4 million in the state.
That spending supported 1,685 jobs and had a cumulative benefit to the state economy of $132.4 million. It also represents an 11.1 percent increase in spending and a 9.1 percent rise in visitation over 2015.
“From Aztec Ruins to White Sands, the 14 national park units of New Mexico attract visitors from within the state, across the country and around the world,” NPS
Intermountain Region Director Sue Masica said.