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Maness Is Best Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

on June 14, 2017 - 3:54pm
Courtesy photo
 
ACRR News:
 
Lauraine Maness was the top predictor at 3 seconds off her predicted time in the weekly pace race held on the trail off State Route # 501 (West Jemez Road) across from the Laboratory’s S-site. 
 
Other accurate predictors were: Zach Leonard with a 5 second differential, Jackie Marr recording 12 seconds off, and Sonja Behnke with a 15 second difference.
 
On the 1 mile paved course Isolina Viloria was the top finisher at 10:08 and 6 year old Adrian Medin was the first male with a time of 10:19. 
 
Lyle Cunningham was the best finisher on the 3 mile

Braxton Porter Practices Swing At Local Golf Course

on June 14, 2017 - 8:50am

Braxton Porter, 8, practices her swing at the Los Alamos Golf Course. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Ex Jerry Seinfeld Porsche Supercar To Cross The Block At Russo And Steele Monterey Auction

on June 14, 2017 - 8:41am

 

This Porsche 911 GT3 RS once owned by comedian Jerry Seinfeld is going up auction. Courtesy/Russo and Steele

Porsche 911 GT3 RS. Courtesy/Russo and Steele

Porsche 911 GT3 RS. Courtesy/Russo and Steele

AUCTION News:

SCOTTDALE, Ariz. -- Ex Jerry Seinfeld Porsche 911 GT3 RS is up for bid Aug. 17-19 at Russo and Steele’s 17th Annual Monterey Collector Automobile Auction in Monterey. Calif.

In February 2006, Porsche revealed the first generation 997 GT3, commonly now known as the 997.1 GT3. In addition to a new 415 PS (305 kW) 3.6 litre flat-six engine, the vehicle featured "zero lift"

SFNF: Report It ... Don’t Ignore It

on June 14, 2017 - 7:26am

SFNF News:

EL RITO — Each year the El Rito Ranger District hosts thousands of visitors between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Unfortunately, a small number of these visitors behave badly and cause big problems for the forest. Fire prevention patrols in the forest find abandoned or unattended campfires almost every day.

Abandoned campfires are the leading human cause of wildfire. Every large wildfire begins as a small fire. In 2011 the Wallow wildfire in Arizona burned 522,000+ acres. One small campfire left unattended burned an area 28 miles by 28 miles.

June is high fire season at the El

Another Rough Weekend On The Jemez Ranger District

on June 13, 2017 - 3:49pm

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Sometimes called the Albuquerque metropolitan area’s “backyard” because of its proximity to the state’s largest city, the Jemez Ranger District on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) hosts thousands of visitors on any given weekend between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends.

Unfortunately, a small minority of those visitors can cause huge problems for the forest. Once again, fire prevention patrols on the Jemez District found 13 abandoned or unattended campfires this past weekend.

“We’ve been lucky so far, but we are now officially in our fire season,” Jemez District

New Mexico Tourism: Nine ‘Father-friendly’ Adventures

on June 13, 2017 - 2:18pm

STATE News:

SANTA FE – With Father’s Day right around the corner, the New Mexico Tourism Department has compiled a list of trip ideas designed with dads in mind.

The “New Mexico True Detours for Dad” is a roundup of nine “father-friendly” adventures that will be pitched to outlets around the country to inspire summer travel for fathers and families.

To see what trips made the list of New Mexico True "Detours for Dad” and view “The Guide,” visit NewMexico.org.

“Our state is a mecca for the things that dads love most,” Tourism Cabinet Secretary Rebecca Latham said.

Small Streams And Tributaries Have Good Fishing

on June 13, 2017 - 2:10pm

Photo by George Morse/ladailypost.com

Photo by George Morse/ladailypost.com

By GEORGE MORSE
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

With the temperatures soaring here in the Espanola Valley and the big rivers still swollen with runoff, escaping the heat and finding good fishing in flowing water was a challenge. There are several viable options for local anglers. Head to the high country and fish the smaller headwater streams and tributaries where runoff has peaked and the water levels are falling.

Los Alamos-based anglers can head to the Jemez Mountains where the water is dropping fast.

Scenes From Los Alamos Girl Scouts Twilight Camp

on June 11, 2017 - 6:39am

Girls Scouts Twilight Camp was held at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area this week. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Emily Green, left, and Alice Pearson attended Twilight Camp at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Sarah Haaser, left, and Rachel Pearson at Twilight Camp. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Getting ready for dinner Friday night at Twilight Camp are, from left, Isabella Aguilera, Amelia Ingles and Anna Kerstiens.Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Preparing Friday night's dinner at Twilight Camp. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Rodeo de Santa Fe Kids Exceptional Rodeo June 17

on June 11, 2017 - 6:27am

Daily Postcard: Friendly Face On Area Trail

on June 11, 2017 - 6:23am

Daily Postcard: A relatively new face carved in a rock along an area trail. Photo by Lori Kelley

Reminder: Gilman Tunnels Are Temporarily Closed

on June 9, 2017 - 5:44pm
The Gilman Tunnels on FR 376 are closed. Courtesy/NPS
 
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE ― The Jemez Ranger District on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) reminds visitors heading out for a weekend break that the Gilman Tunnels on Forest Road (FR) 376 are closed to motorized and foot traffic while crews remove loose rock and stabilize the cliff walls around the tunnels.
 
The work should be completed by mid-August.
 
“We regret that the timing for this work happened during our busy recreation season, but the safety of the public is always our first priority,” Jemez District Ranger Brian Riley

Scenes From Los Alamos Cub Scout Day Camp

on June 9, 2017 - 7:52am

Ammon Cardon in the Flag Class Thursday at Cub Scout Day Camp at the Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club as den leader Lisken Mason looks on. More than 120 Cub Scouts and some of their siblings are participating in the annual event along with more than 50 volunteers. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Paul Rightley teaches flag etiquette Thursday at Cub Scouts Day Camp at the Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com​

Joseph Dale with a bug box he built Thursday at Cub Scout Day Camp. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Jason Waterbury teaches Jace Kerstiens, left,

Sipapu Fishing Clinics, Saturdays Through Sept. 2

on June 9, 2017 - 7:34am
Courtesy/Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort
 
SIPAPU News:
 
VADITO  Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort is once again hosting its popular weekly series of free fly fishing clinics with Solitary Angler. 
 
Every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. through Sept. 2 (with the exception of July 22) Solitary Angler certified instructors provide a free 90-minute “Quick Start” fly casting class to the public at Sipapu.
 
Participants receive one-on-one, hands-on instruction during the free Saturday clinics.

Free Entries For Atomic Man Duathlon

on June 8, 2017 - 4:10pm
SPORTS News:
 
Two lucky athletes or relay teams will get to race the Atomic Man Duathlon for free.  
 
How will this work you ask? At 10 a.m., on race morning, the race director or his designee will pull two numbers from a hat (one solo Little Boy competitor or relay team + one solo Fat Man competitor or relay team). 
 
No need to be present at the drawing to win, all you have to do is register for this great local race! So delay no more & go to this registration link at New Mexico Sports online: http://www.newmexicosportsonline.com/Duathlon/Atomic-Man-Duathlon-2017/55195

Letter To The Editor: Response To Ms. Redondo

on June 8, 2017 - 4:08pm
By LYNN HANRAHAN
Los Alamos
 
We have four local outdoor pools all offering swimming lessons now. Some of the pools are happy to offer lessons to nonmembers. If you or a child in your life can't swim call now!
 
There are morning lessons, evening lessons, and reasonably priced private lessons. Many teens in the community have taken the time to become Water Safety Instructor certified because they love teaching kids to swim. 
 
My daughter is one of these teens. Only 42 percent of American children have the aquatic skills they should. Please support our local teens and pools.

Pajarito Celebrates SummerFest June 10

on June 8, 2017 - 2:54pm
Courtesy/PajaritoMountain
 
SUMMERFEST News:
 
Pajarito Mountain Ski Area’s most popular event, SummerFest is this Saturday, June 10. Pajarito kicked off its summer season Memorial Day weekend with lift-served mountain biking and hiking and features exciting events all summer.
 
Brewfests, Live Music and More Great Events!
 
SummerFest is the first of several events happening at the Los Alamos ski area this summer and one of Pajarito’s biggest events of the year.

Strother Is Top Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

on June 8, 2017 - 2:26pm
Courtesy photo
 
ACRC News:
 
William Strother, 8, was the best predictor in the weekly pace race held in White Rock on the upcoming Atomic Man Dualthlon course with a 60 second error. 
 
Other accurate predictors were: Pavel Semin at 62 seconds off, Bob Weeks with a 78 second differential, and Sue Elkins recording a 120 second difference as well as the first female finisher on the 1 mile course.
 
Diego Leonard, 7, was the top finisher on the 1 mile course at 9:11.
 
On the 3 mile course Aaron Jackson was the top finisher recording a 24:39 and Sanna Sevanto was the first female

Nothing To Do? ... So Not True! Los Alamos County Hosts 100 Days of Summer Program

on June 8, 2017 - 10:29am
The 100 Days of Summer kicked off May 26 and runs through Sept. 8. Los Alamos County Image
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

“There’s nothing to do” is a commonly stated phrase, especially in small towns. The Los Alamos County Community Services Department is striving to prove this statement wrong through its 100 Days of Summer Program.

 

The program kicked off May 26 during the Los Alamos County Summer Concert; its purpose is to educate locals on the multitude of  local programs and activities in town so they will stay in the County rather than venture elsewhere in search

Fishing Report: Conditions Deemed Fair-To-Good

on June 8, 2017 - 6:43am

The fishing on the Chama River below El Vado Dam is fair-to-good. Courtesy Photo​

By GEORGE MORSE
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Rio Grande and streams flowing out of the Sangre de Cristo mountains are still running high. The Pecos River may be your best bet. Despite heavy flows, the fishing has been fair to good. Fly fishers should go with nymphs or San Juan worms. Flows in the Red River are still heavy. The Red River above Questa received a stocking of bigger-than-average trout last week.

Streams in the Jemez mountains are in better condition as the runoff has already peaked and streams are

Summer And Fall Field User Meeting June 28

on June 8, 2017 - 6:38am
COUNTY News:
 
The Summer and Fall Field User Meeting is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 28 at the Parks Division Conference Room in Building 5 at 101 Camino Entrada.
 
Bring all schedule requests and a copy of the organization’s Liability of Insurance naming Los Alamos County as additional insured to the meeting. Mandatory attendance is required. Anyone unable to attend, should designate someone to attend in their place.
 
Direct questions to Kim Trujillo at 505.662.8159. Forms can be obtained on the County website www.lacnm.us.

Exploring The White Place Near Abiquiu

on June 7, 2017 - 2:23pm
Scene from the White Place near Abiquiu. Photo by George Morse/ladailypost.com
 
By GEORGE MORSE
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
All throughout Northern New Mexico are hidden natural wonders that will reward someone willing to seek them out and expend a little shoe leather.
 
In the beautiful landscape surrounding the small village of Abiquiu lie many of these little pockets of unique formations sculpted over the eons by the relentless effects of wind and water.
 
Abiquiu is known around the world as the home of the late artist Georgia O’Keeffe.

Efforts For Local Recreational Facilities Continue

on June 7, 2017 - 7:17am

During the public comment period at Tuesday's County Council meeting, Shelby Redondo urges Councilors to use exisiting Capital Improvement Project funds to proceed with a multi-generational pool. The pool was one of the projects proposed in the recreation bond that voters failed to pass during last month's special election. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

STAFF REPORT

​The recreation bond may have failed to pass during May's special election, but the effort to bring recreational facilities to the County persists.

Letter To The Editor: To Los Alamos County Council

on June 6, 2017 - 7:26pm
By SHELBY REDONDO
Los Alamos

Open Letter to the Los Alamos County Council:

I am asking the County Council to please consider using Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) funds to construct a multigenerational pool.

Although the bond did not pass, nearly half the voters supported the Council’s proposal to provide healthy recreational alternatives. Even those who opposed the bond were not necessarily opposing the rec facilities. Their main concern was not to have their property taxes increased.

One of the most vocal opponents of the bond actually signed the petition two years ago supporting the

Abandoned Campfire + Fire Season = Potential Disaster

on June 6, 2017 - 9:23am

Example of what can quickly happen when a campfire is not completely extinguished. Courtesy photo

SFNF News:

  • Unattended campfires are the leading human cause of wildfire

SANTA FE – The good news is that last weekend there were only four abandoned campfires on the Santa Fe National Forest, a significant decrease from the 41 discovered over the Memorial Day weekend. 

The bad news is that two of the four escaped the fire ring and could have kicked off a wildfire if they had not been found in time and extinguished. 

As conditions on the forest get warmer and drier, please remember that

County Bike Flow Trail Project Update Thursday

on June 6, 2017 - 8:33am

COUNTY News:

The community is invited to attend the regularly scheduled Los Alamos County Parks, Recreation, Open Space meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 8, in Room 110 of the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

Open Space Specialist Eric Peterson is presenting aan update on the Bike Flow Trail Project.

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