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PEEC: Last Two Guided Snowshoe Hikes Of Season

on March 16, 2017 - 3:59pm
Each snowshoe hike explores a different part of the Valles Caldera and allows participants to explore, observe, and learn about the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
Winter is winding down, but there is still time to explore the Valles Caldera in the snow.
 
Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and the Valles Caldera National Preserve (VALL) are partnering to offer two educational, family-friendly, hikes this month.
 
These Saturday hikes will take place from 1-3:30 p.m. on March 18 and 25 and be led by a VALL ranger and a PEEC representative.

Guided Hike With Jean Dewart This Sunday

on March 15, 2017 - 8:04am
View of the Rio Grande from Blue Dot Trail. Photo by Craig Martin
 
PEEC News:
 
Join LANL meteorologist and Los Alamos Mountaineering Club member Jean Dewart for a challenging hike in White Rock Canyon with PEEC.
 
This guided hike down Ancho Canyon and up Blue Dot Trail includes great views, interesting petroglyphs, natural springs, and 1,000 feet of elevation gain—all the climbing is on the return trip. Participants will enjoy great views, experience a variety of ecosystems, and get a workout!
 
To hike Ancho to Blue Dot with PEEC, register online at www.peecnature.org.
 

Petroglyphs Discussion And Mesa Prieta Field Trip

on March 13, 2017 - 8:14pm
SAR News:
 
SANTA FE ― The rich cultural history and significance of rock art and petroglyphs in the Rio Grande Valley, and an exploration of those artifacts, make up two must-attend events sponsored by the School for Advanced Research (SAR) in April.
 
“Rock Art and Pueblo Shields: Symbolism and Change,” a public talk by Polly Schaafsma is 3:30-5 p.m., Wednesday, April 26 at SAR. Then 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, April 28, see examples of petroglyphs as you explore “Mesa Prieta: 100,000 images, 7,500 years of Rock Art,” a field trip to Mesa Prieta, north of Santa Fe.
 
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On The Job In Los Alamos: Y Instructor Nalani Kimball

on March 12, 2017 - 7:47am

Los Alamos Family YMCA Instructor Nalani Kimball leads a Power-Up fitness class Thursday morning at the Family YMCA on Iris Street in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

House Passes Memorial To Protect Chaco Canyon

on March 11, 2017 - 10:31pm

Kin Bineola is an Ancestral Puebloan great house and archeological site 12 miles from Pueblo Bonito in Chaco Culture National Historical Park. Courtedy/NPS

 

STATE News:

SANTA FE -- Tonight, House Memorial 70, the Protection of Chaco Canyon Landscape, sponsored by Rep. Derrick Lente (D-Sandia Pueblo), passed the New Mexico House of Representatives in a 31-28 party-line vote.

HM 70 requests that the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) respect their established relationship with tribal entities by consulting with tribes on any hydraulic fracking operations around the historic Chaco

Fisherman Bill Orr Teaches Two-Day Fly Tying Class

on March 11, 2017 - 7:19am
Each participant in the upcoming fly tying class receives a copy of Fly Patterns of Northern New Mexico. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is working with fisherman Bill Orr, who co-authored the book Fly Patterns of Northern New Mexico, to offer another two-day fly tying class, 1:30-3:30 p.m., March 19 and 26. 
 
Participants will create their own ties designed for local fishing and receive a free copy of Orr's book. All experience levels are welcome, even those who think they are all thumbs.
 
In this class, Orr will cover flies that were

Sipapu Offers Events And Extra Hour Of Skiing

on March 11, 2017 - 7:04am
Courtesy photo
 
SKI News:
 
VADITO  Sipapu Ski Resort officials announced that operating hours will change with Sunday's Daylight Saving Time, providing skiers with an extra hour on the slopes. 
 
Sunday, March 12 through Saturday, March 18, lifts will turn 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Sunday, March 19 through Sunday, March 26, Sipapu will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
 
Sipapu will then be open 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.weekends only, April 1 and 2 and April 8 and 9. For the latest conditions, visit Sipapu’s snow report
 
Springtime means sunny, bluebird days, great skiing and fun

Angel Fire Bike Park Opening And Demo Daze Details

on March 7, 2017 - 7:44am

Local Trampoline Flips Into Backyard Arroyo

on March 6, 2017 - 2:59pm

A trampoline was spotted today in a backyard arroyo off 47th and White Street in Los Alamos. It's speculated that the fierce winds from last night carried it out of a local residents yard. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Coyote Killing Contests Bill Passes Key Committee

on March 5, 2017 - 9:19am

STATE News:

SANTA FE -- Sen. Jeff Steinborn passed bipartisan legislation through the Senate Judiciary Committee Saturday to end the practice of coyote killing contests in New Mexico.

“Today New Mexico is one step closer to banning inhumane coyote killing contests. This blood sport serves no purpose in the management of coyotes other than killing for the sake of killing. It’s time to make these contests a thing of the past,” Sen. Steinborn said.

This bill now goes to the senate floor for final passage and then, if passed, to the House for consideration in that body.

Atomic City Road Runners Club Begins 44th Season

on March 5, 2017 - 7:26am
SPORTS News:
  • 2017 Pace Race Season Begins April 4
 
The 44th season of the pace race series conducted by the Atomic City Road Runners Club begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 4 at the Canyon Rim Trailhead parking lot across from the Los Alamos Co-operative Market on East Road (State Route # 502).
 
The Club meets Tuesdays through early October at various locations throughout Los Alamos County.
 
For more information call 505.672.1639 or visit the Club’s website at www.atomicrunners.com.

Forest Service Seeks Comment On Restoration Projects

on March 4, 2017 - 7:22am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  The Santa Fe National Forest is inviting members of the public to provide comments by March 16, 2017, on two proposed forest restoration projects in the mountains near Santa Fe. 
 
Both projects are part of a larger multi-agency collaborative, the Greater Santa Fe Fireshed Coalition (GSFFC), which takes a landscape-scale approach to improving forest resilience and mitigating wildfire risk near the City of Santa Fe.
  • The Hyde Park Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Project is located in forests east of the community of Hyde Park Estates, near Hyde Park Memorial State

Registration Open For Y Youth Soccer Ages 4-7

on March 4, 2017 - 7:02am

Soccer Season Starts Soon! Courtesy/YMCA

YMCA News:

The Family YMCA’s Little Youth Soccer is an introductory program for youth ages 4-7 that would like to learn the basics of soccer, team participation, and to play a few casual games.

Registration for this program opened March 1. Players will meet twice per week for practice and games, April 17 through May 25.

Volunteer Coaches, Asst. Coaches and Team Parents are needed. There is a coaches training clinic 6-7:30 p.m., March 10 in the Y Gym.

To register your child for soccer, come by the Y at 1450 Iris St. Cost is $62 / $41 for Y Members.

Youth Summer Job Applications Close March 13

on March 3, 2017 - 7:48pm

Trail work crew getting busy last year. Courtesy/YMCA

YMCA News:

  • Y Bandelier Corps (YBC) Starts Work In June 

Applications for summer employment with The Family YMCA’s Bandelier Corps trail crew closes at 10 p.m., March 13. Hiring for this program is restricted to those ages 16-24.

Application packets and job descriptions are available on the Y’s website at www.laymca.org, at the YMCA 1450 Iris St., and at the Los Alamos and Espanola YMCA teen centers. Two reference forms, within the packet, are required if youth did not work for the Y last year.

Burn Planned On Jemez Ranger District Sunday

on March 3, 2017 - 7:31pm

SFNF News:

SANTA FE  If conditions, including air quality and weather forecasts, remain favorable, fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest plan to conduct the previously announced prescribed burn Sunday, March 5 on the Joaquin fuelwood unit on the Jemez Ranger District.

Members of the public have helped clean up the 80-acre unit to prepare it for treatment. The Joaquin fuelwood unit is at the intersection of Forest Roads (FRs) 376 and 488 for approximately 1 mile to the north.

Prescribed fires are one of the most effective tools available to resource managers for restoring

Zumba Fundraiser At Chamisa 6 p.m. Today

on March 3, 2017 - 9:24am

COMMUNITY News:

Chamisa Elementary School is hosting a Zumba Fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. today to benefit 6th graders attending the ROPES (Rite of Passage Experience) event at Glorieta.

Water and snacks will be provided. Door prizes will be given. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.

Contact Zumba instructors Rhonda Cionek or Natalie Smith for tickets at rhondacionek@msn.com or nsmithla@gmail.com.

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Students Learn To Ski And Snowboard At Pajarito

on March 2, 2017 - 4:26pm

Students get a lift up the mountain Wednesday during their training class. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Fifth graders get some assistance to reach the top of Pajarito Mountain. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

A student takes a spill in the snow. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Pajarito Mountain has taught youngsters how to ski and snowboard for many years but for the last three years, business has skyrocketed at the Snowsports School.

Not only does the school coordinate with all five elementary schools in Los Alamos to

Memorial To Protect Chaco Canyon Advances

on March 2, 2017 - 10:36am
HOUSE DEMOCRATS News:
 
SANTA FE  Feb. 28, a memorial introduced by Representative Derrick Lente (D-Sandia Pueblo) that reaffirms New Mexico’s commitment to protect Chaco Canyon’s tribal, cultural and historical sites unanimously passed the House State Government, Indian and Veterans’ Affairs Committee.
 
HM 70 requests that Bureau of Land Management (BLM) study be completed before any new leases or exploration on the national historic park and other federal lands in Chaco Canyon are issued.
 
“This is a huge step forward for Native America and others seeking to protect historical and

Udall Statement On Confirmation Of Ryan Zinke As Secretary Of The Interior

on March 2, 2017 - 10:32am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, ranking member on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies and vice chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, released the following statement on the confirmation of Congressman Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.) to serve as Secretary of the Department of the Interior. Udall joined the Senate in voting 68-31 to confirm Zinke. 
 
“The Department of the Interior is an agency of enormous significance to the lives of New Mexicans, Native Americans, and people across the

Register For Los Alamos Senior Olympic Games

on March 2, 2017 - 10:03am
Los Alamos Senior Olympic athletes. Courtesy photo
 
SPORTS News:
 
Anyone 50 years of age or older may register for the 2017 local Senior Olympic Games, which are April, 13 through May 15.
 
Regististration is open through March 31 at the Los Alamos Family YMCA on Iris Street.
 
The entry fee is $20 regardless of how many events an athlete chooses to participate in and this price includes a t-shirt.
 
For more information call 505.672.1639.

Zinke Sworn In As 52nd Secretary Of The Interior

on March 2, 2017 - 8:27am

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke

DOI News:

5th-generation Montanan pledges to uphold President Theodore Roosevelt’s legacy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ryan Zinke (pronounced Zink-EE) was confirmed and sworn in Wednesday as the 52nd Secretary of the Interior.

The Senate voted 68-31 to confirm Zinke the morning of March 1, 2017, and he was sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence at a ceremony in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building later that evening. Zinke is the first Montanan to serve as a cabinet secretary and also the first U.S. Navy SEAL in the cabinet.

“I am honored and humbled to

Rotary Club Seeks Young Leaders For Week-Long Camp

on March 1, 2017 - 4:28pm
ROTARY News:
 
The Rotary Club of Los Alamos is seeking young leaders with an interest in attending a week long camp in the Manzano Mountains in July. (Boy’s Camp: Sunday, July 16 to Saturday, July 22, Girl’s Camp: Saturday, July 22 to Friday, July 28).
 
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a program that originated with Rotary International and has subsequently been specifically designed by Rotary District 5520 for the students in New Mexico.

Sipapu Picks Up 7" Of Fresh Snow

on March 1, 2017 - 8:19am
Sipapu. Photo by John Paul Bradley
 

Sipapu. Photo by John Paul Bradley

 

SKI News: 
 
Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort received 7 inches of fresh snow overnight Monday. The mid-mountain base is 42”.
 
Every day, kids 6 and younger, 4th graders, 5th graders and guests ages 40, 60 or 70 years and better ski free. 
 
Upcoming Events at Sipapu:

Parents Ski Free Week, Feb. 27-March 4
Hawaiian Days, March 4-5
14th Annual Cardboard Derby, March 11
13th Annual Pond Skimming Contest, March 18
Yeti Club: A Ski and Ride Club, March 20-24

Los Alamos County Recreation Bond Election Website Updated With Latest Renderings And Costs

on February 28, 2017 - 3:43pm

COUNTY News:

To provide voters information, Los Alamos County has updated the recreation bond website (losalamosbondprojects2017.com) with project information, project costs, a calculator to figure out homeowner’s property tax increase, and renderings of the proposed projects. 

Los Alamos County voters will have the opportunity to vote on the $20 million general obligation bond, to be repaid from property taxes for the purpose of designing, acquiring, constructing, purchasing and improving recreation facilities including a multi-generational pool, splash pad and a recreation center with a

Bandelier Featured In National Park Service ‘Getaways’

on February 28, 2017 - 3:30pm

View of Tyuonyi Pueblo and cliff homes along the Main Loop Trail in Frijoles Canyon. Courtesy/NPS

 

Visitors at reconstructed Ancestral Pueblo home along the Main Loop Trail in Frijoles Canyon. Courtesy/NPS
 
BANDELIER News:
 
The National Park Service (NPS) website includes a section called National Park Getaways, in which a different NPS area is featured each month. 
 
Beginning Wednesday, March 1, Bandelier National Monument will be the highlighted park, with a writeup and lots of photos, all done by local rangers. The section can be found at https://www.nps.gov/

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