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Bandelier Open Thanksgiving & Celebrates OptOutside

on November 18, 2017 - 8:42am
Bandelier invites visitors to take a walk on the Main Loop Trail and celebrate OptOutside Friday, Nov. 24. Courtesy/NPS
Many locations throughout the area will be closed for Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 23, but Bandelier National Monument will be open, with Visitor Center hours 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Every year many visitors, some with their Thanksgiving guests, come to enjoy the park in the morning while the turkey is cooking, or in the afternoon to walk off some of their holiday feast.
Then Friday, Nov. 24, the park will join in the growing nationwide observance of OptOutside.

Pajarito Mountain Delays Opening To Dec. 16

on November 18, 2017 - 8:30am

SKI News:

Unseasonably warm temperatures and a dry fall have delayed the opening dates for ski areas across the west and officials at Pajarito Mountain announced they also are delaying the ski area’s opening, which was originally scheduled for Friday, Nov. 24. The mountain is now scheduled to open Saturday, Dec.16.

“Due to this abnormal weather pattern of warm temperatures and dry weather, we’ve made the difficult decision to delay Pajarito’s opening, but are confident that we can open Dec. 16,” said Pajarito Mountain General Manager Tom Long.

Fire Crews Monitor Prescribed Burn Unit In Santa Fe Municipal Watershed

on November 18, 2017 - 8:02am

Ignitions underway Thursday in Santa Fe Watershed. Courtesy/USDA Forest Service

Picture-perfect outcome of prescribed burn in Santa Fe Watershed. Courtesy/USDA Forest Service
Needle cast and duff adjacent to the prescribed burn unit. This is the type of fuel the prescribed burn is designed to eliminate. Courtesy/USDA Forest Service

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Fire crews conducted both aerial and on-the-ground surveys Friday of the 248-acre unit within the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed that was treated with prescribed fire yesterday.

YMCA Hosts Free Thanksgiving Day Workout

on November 16, 2017 - 7:38am
Zumba at the Y. Courtesy photo
The Family YMCA is hosting a free Zumba workout 9-10 a.m. Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, in the Y gymnasium.
To help individuals prioritize their health during the holidays, the Y welcomes all ages in the community to come move, groove and laugh during this workout. Y membership is not required.
The public is encouraged to spread the holiday spirit and encourage friends and family to join in the fun. Doors open at 8:45am on the north side of the building, 1450 Iris St.
Special hours at the Y during the holiday:
  • 5:30 a.m.

Senior Heavy Hilltoppers Hope For Big Season

on November 16, 2017 - 6:49am
The Los Alamos Hilltopper Boys basketball team prepares for the 2017-18 season in the Auxiliary Gym at Los Alamos High School during a recent practice. Photo by John McHale/​
Head Coach Michael Kluk instructs his varsity team during a recent practice. Photo by John McHale/​
By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post
7 p.m. Nov. 21 at Valencia   
7 p.m. Nov. 28 at Bernalillo   
7 p.m. Dec. 1 at Los Alamos; 'Toppers play against St. Michael’s   
Dec. 7-9 Belen Hub City Tournament
7 p.m. Dec. 14 at St. Pius   
7 p.m. Dec.

Hilltopper Girls Basketball Ready To Turn Heads

on November 16, 2017 - 6:24am
The Hilltopper Girls basketball team is ready to turn some heads during 2017-18 season. Photo by John McHale/​

Head Coach Josh Archuleta meets with his team after a recent practice. Photo by John McHale/​


By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post
5 p.m. Nov. 18 at Farmington
7 p.m. Nov. 21 at St. Michael’s   
5 p.m. Nov. 25 at Pojoaque       
7 p.m. Nov. 28 at Volcano Vista       
7 p.m. Nov. 30 at Los Alamos; 'Toppers play against Belen           
7 p.m. Dec. 2 at Valencia       
7 p.m. Dec. 5 at Santa Fe
1:15 p.m. Dec.