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PEEC: Guided, Family-Friendly Backpacking Trip

on August 4, 2017 - 6:00am
Kids and adults enjoyed backpacking to Name Lake last year with Tony Hinojosa and Beth Cortright, PEEC’s first family backpacking trip. Courtesy photo

PEEC News:

Have you wanted to go backpacking, but didn’t have the gear or experience? Well, Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) has the adventure you’ve been waiting for!

Adults and families will meet at the Los Alamos Nature Center for a short orientation at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16
Saturday, Aug. 26 and Sunday, Aug. 27 will then be spent hiking up to five miles a day in the backcountry.

Hilltopper Softball Academy Fundraiser Aug. 11

on August 3, 2017 - 11:40am

Evening Programs At Bandelier Aug. 3-20

on August 3, 2017 - 7:36am
Courtesy photo
BNM News:
In between thunderstorms, it's great to be out under the stars on August evenings, and Bandelier will be offering many evening programs over the next two weeks. 
They're presented at the amphitheater at Juniper Campground, weather permitting, and both campers and non-campers are welcome.  
Upcoming topics include: 
  • 8:30 p.m. Thursday, 8/3  Night Sky – talk and telescope viewing 
  • 8:30 p.m. Friday, 8/4  Leaping Lizards!  (reptiles)  
  • 8:30 p.m. Saturday, 8/5  Imagining Wilderness    
  • 8 p.m. Sunday 8/6  Songs of the Night (night sounds)  
  • 8 p.m.

Los Alamos Tennis Club Hosting Its Annual Tennis Tournament Today

on August 3, 2017 - 7:17am
LATC News:
Weather permitting at 6:30 p.m. today at Urban Park, Los Alamos Tennis Club (LATC) will be hosting it’s A division singles final which got rained out last Sunday. 
Two singles players participating in finals are current tennis teaching pros (Aaron Skinner/David Rutherford) and will be playing at a level the Los Alamos Community doesn’t get to see often. Mr Skinner is a former Division III collegiate singles champion and Mr. Rutherford runs a tennis club in New Zealand and during the winter in New Zealand is a teaching pro at Shellaberger Tennis Club out of Santa Fe. 

Los Alamos Triathlon Draws 130 Athletes

on August 2, 2017 - 8:13am

... and they're off. Some of the 123 riders race for position. Photo by John McHale/ 

Sam Katko receives his event number prior to the start of the race. Katko was the winner of the Junior Triathlon in a time of 00:37:51. Photo by John McHale/



The Los Alamos Triathlon was held this past weekend with biking, swimming and running events to challenge the 130 participants.

The Los Alamos Triathlon is a sprint triathlon with a unique format of bike, swim and run and is held at a starting elevation of 7,400 feet.


Home Country By Slim Randles: Space Blanket

on August 2, 2017 - 8:10am
Home Country
This is going to be good, Dud thought, bringing his new tarp out to the car.
There it was on that computer site. How to camp out with just a single tarp. I’ve been looking for something like that for a long time now. Amazing what you can find on the internet.
He couldn’t get Anita to go with him, because she just didn’t have the same outdoor curiosity that Dud had. Hey, it’s kinda scientific in a way, you know.
The tarp was kinda pricey, but it was worth it.