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Valles Caldera Plans Spring Prescribed Burns

on April 19, 2017 - 7:11am
VCNP News:
JEMEZ SPRINGS  Valles Caldera National Preserve is planning to implement prescribed burn projects should conditions allow through May.
The prescribed burn will be within a 703-acre project area on Valles Caldera National Preserve, north of NM 4 in the Banco Bonito area near mile marker 30. The burn operations will be completed in phases over a total of two to six days and are not expected to cause road closures or disrupt visitor activities elsewhere on the preserve. Burn days may not necessarily be consecutive as they will depend on weather and fuel conditions.

Home Field Advantage: Big Crowd, Bigger Wins

on April 18, 2017 - 5:35pm

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Los Alamos Daily Post

High school sports give teens a chance to play on the big stage while offering a wide range of sports for locals to enjoy. During a single season a team has about half their games at home; unfortunately, not a wide range of fans show up to these home games besides a handful of parents and high school students.

This is a shame since, according to most research, fans, giving that extra cheer or holler from the stands, play a role in a team’s success and are one of the components of what is called home field

Letter To The Editor: Do We Need More Bread And Circus In Los Alamos?

on April 18, 2017 - 5:31pm
Los Alamos
I am somewhat perplexed that the County is pushing for a "recreational bond".
With the county freezing hirings on critical positions in the fire and police departments and with uncertainty on whether the next national laboratory contract will be a for-profit or nonprofit, this does not seem to be the time to burden the county taxpayer with more debt.
Adding more facilities will require not only bond payments but added staffing and budget line items to maintain them. The result will be more of a burden on the taxpayer.

Hilltoppers Golfers Earn Place At State Meet

on April 18, 2017 - 4:38pm

Henry Poston had a 78 for the day. He takes a clip shot to the green on #2. Photo by John McHale/



Monday, the Los Alamos Golf team played host to the Los Alamos Spring Invitational at the Los Alamos County Golf Course.

There were 11 schools represented and 83 golfers.  The boy’s team finished third with a score of 305 behind Hope Christen and St. Michael’s. The boys picked up the fourth leg at this tournament which qualified the team to go to state.

On the girls’ side, they had only three players as one player was at a track meet, so the girls played as


Fort Union National Monument Is Hiring

on April 18, 2017 - 4:22pm
NPS News:
Fort Union National Monument is hiring for summer ruins preservation help this summer!​ Applications are being accepted online through Wednesday, April 19.
Applicants should be very detailed in what trade and laborer skills they possess, and read the announcement completely. This is an opportunity to work with a very dedicated crew of National Park Service employees to preserve the adobe ruins of Fort Union and provide upkeep of trails, grounds and landscapes. 
This position is a summer seasonal laborer at the government grade of WG3 and an hourly rate of $12 to $14 per

'Topper Softball Wins April 12 Game

on April 18, 2017 - 4:00pm

Lauren Harris gets a hero's welcome at home plate after hitting a grand slam homerun in the first inning. Photo by John McHale/

Jayde Tucker tries to put the tag on a Demon runner at home but the throw did come in time to make the tag. Photo by John McHale/


The Los Alamos softball was looking for a win in the Wednesday, April 12, game against the Capital Jaguars, and were not disappointed. The game started out with a grand slam over the fence home run in the first inning by the short stop Lauren Harris.


Bandelier Hosts Artists For Fire Science & Art Collaborative

on April 18, 2017 - 8:21am

East Jemez Landscape Futures project Artists in Residence Shawn Skabelund and Kathleen Brennan. Courtesy/NPS


Bandelier National Monument will host artists Kathleen Brennan from Taos and Shawn Skabelund from Flagstaff, Ariz., through April 19.

Brennan and Skabelund are artists in residence as part of the East Jemez Landscape Futures project (EJLF), which aims to address conservation challenges posed by recent severe droughts, fires, and floods that affected many local communities in the eastern Jemez Mountains.

The goal of the EJLF project is for land managers, local