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Sipapu Starts Making Snow ... 19 Days To Ski Season!

on October 23, 2017 - 4:27pm

Even Chuck the dog is all excited to kick off ski season. Courtesy/Sipapu

SIPAPU News:

  • The Race to be the First in New Mexico to Open Has Begun!

VADITO – The sprint to open New Mexico's ski slopes has officially begun. Sipapu Ski Resort started making snow at 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 through 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 22.  Mountain crews anticipate making more snow this week as the resort prepares for opening day, Saturday, Nov. 11. 

Sipapu’s crews were able to use 17 snow guns and make snow on intermediate and beginner trails Butterfly, Thumper and Lower Bambi and plan to continue these efforts

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Valles Caldera Begins Prescribed Burn Wednesday

on October 23, 2017 - 4:04pm
VCNP News:
 
JEMEZ SPRINGS – Valles Caldera National Preserve will initiate a prescribed burn project Oct. 25, dependent upon suitable weather and fuel conditions.
 
The prescribed burn will take place within an approximately 2,330-acre project area in the Banco Bonito district of the preserve – north of N.M. 4 near mile marker 30. The burn operations will be completed within a 3-10 day period. Brief traffic delays may occur during this time, but are not expected to cause road closures or disrupt visitor activities elsewhere on the preserve. 
 
Through the prescribed burn, National

Portion Of Main Trail At Bandelier Closed For Helicopter Operations Oct. 23-27

on October 23, 2017 - 6:34am

BANDELIER News:

Beginning this morning, Oct. 23, and continuing for about four days, parts of the popular Main Loop Trail in Bandelier National Monument will be closed for visitor safety during operations in which a helicopter will be carrying many sling loads of dirt and gravel for a trail project.

From 6 a.m. today through the completion of that part of the work around Oct. 27, the Main Loop Trail will be closed from the northern edge of Tyuonyi Pueblo to the top of the stairs at Long House.

Fall Color Road Bike Ride Oct. 29

on October 23, 2017 - 6:13am

The bike ride Sunday will pass through Jemez Springs, where cottonwoods showcase their brilliantly yellow leaves. Photo by ©Phillip Noll/ravenmountain.com

PEEC/LAM News:

Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and the Los Alamos Mountaineers (LAM) are partnering to offer a road ride Sunday, Oct. 29 from Jemez Springs to the Gilman Tunnels and back.

Join Ross Lemons on a paved ride to enjoy fall colors, great company and colorful geology.

This trip is a bicycle ride on paved roads from Jemez Springs to the Gilman Tunnels and back.

Daily Postcard: Fall Afternoon On The Chama River

on October 23, 2017 - 4:42am

Daily Postcard: The Chama river glistens in the afternoon sun. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

 

Abiquiu Glows In Fall Afternoon Sun

on October 22, 2017 - 9:15am

Echo Amphitheater north of Abiquiu. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

True blue New Mexico sky above Echo Amphitheater. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

The landscape near Abiquiu shows off its color against the true blue sky. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

It just doesn't get much bluer than this. The fall sky surrounds Echo Amphitheater. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Stable Mesa Prescribed Burn Underway

on October 22, 2017 - 9:13am

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest have started operations on the 1,950-acre Stable Mesa prescribed burn, blacklining the perimeter of the treatment area. If conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, are favorable, the expectation is to complete ignitions this weekend.

The Stable Mesa unit is located about 5 miles northwest of Jemez Springs, 8 miles north of Gilman and 6 miles west of La Cueva. 

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

Scenes From County's Dr. Seuss Halloween Carnival

on October 22, 2017 - 5:46am
Donut bobbing during the Los Alamos County Dr. Seuss Halloween Carnival Saturday at the Larry Walkup Aquatic Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
A youngster plants a star on a sneetch during the Carnival. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
How many fish? Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Snacking on popcorn. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Ball goes into the hat for a prize. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Scenes From County's Annual Pumpkin Splash

on October 21, 2017 - 8:42pm
Kids score future jack-o-lanterns during Los Alamos County's Annual Pumpkin Splash today at the Larry Walkup Aquatic Center on Canyon Road. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from the County's Annual Pumpkin Splash. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from today's annual County Pumpkin Splash. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from the County's Annual Pumpkin Splash. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from today's County Pumpkin Splash at the Aquatic Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from the

Boy Scouts Annual Cub Scout Push Mobile Results

on October 19, 2017 - 10:53am
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Courtesy photo
 
BSA News:
 
The Sangre De Cristo District of Boy Scouts of America held their annual cub scout push mobile Oct. 14 near Ashley Pond.
 
Cubs from several local packs including 20, 22, 222, 422 and 522 participated. Packs furnished their own pushcarts to race against each other in four person teams. The teams battled each other on a cone lined course. Victors enjoyed donuts and juice afterwards.
 
Results:
 
Wolves and Tigers
Team Doom Riders - 3:05.42
Team Banana Cookies - 3:12.52
Team Wolfies - 4:06.13
Team Juno – 5:57.11*
 
Bears
Team No

Valles Caldera Plans Fall Prescribed Burns

on October 19, 2017 - 6:33am
NPS News:
 
Valles Caldera National Preserve initiated prescribed burn projects this week. The prescribed burn are within an approximately 2,330-acre project area in the Banco Bonito district of the preserve – north of N.M. 4 near mile marker 30.
 
The burn operations will be completed within a 3-10 day period. Brief traffic delays may occur during this time, but are not expected to cause road closures or disrupt visitor activities elsewhere on the preserve. 
 
Through the prescribed burn, National Park Service officials hope to decrease the potential for future high-intensity fires by

Family YMCA Gets New Exercise Equipment

on October 19, 2017 - 5:39am

Technicians work on essembling new exercise equipment Wednesday at the Los Alamos YMCA including three new treadmills, two AMT machines and two elliptical machines at the Y on Iris Street. Courtesy photo

One of the new AMT machines now at the Y. Courtesy photo

One of the new elliptical machines now availble for use at the YMCA. Courtesy photo

Two of the new treadmills now at the Y. Courtesy photo

Parks And Rec Board Learns About Recreation CIPs

on October 19, 2017 - 5:32am

The public listens to the update on the recreation CIP projects during the Parks and Recreation Board meeting Oct. 12 in Council Chambers. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com 

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY 

Los Alamos Daily Post 

kirsten@ladailypost.com 

The Parks and Recreation Board learned about the capital improvements projects (CIP) to be added to the County’s recreational offerings during its regular board meeting Thursday, Oct. 12.

The Los Alamos County Council approved $11.4 million in County CIP funds at its Aug.

35th Annual Taos Mountain Balloon Rally Oct. 27-29

on October 19, 2017 - 5:28am
Taos Balloon Rally. Photo by Kevin Rebholtz
 
Photo by Kevin Rebholtz
 
TMBR News:
 
TAOS The 35th Annual Taos Mountain Balloon Rally is Friday through Sunday, Oct. 27-29 at the Taos Mountain Balloon Rally field on Albright Street behind the Taos County Courthouse.
 
The free weekend event, which will include three ascensions, food, vendors and entertainment, is expected to draw more than 35 balloons and visitors from all over the southwest.
 
The event kicks off at 7 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27 with the daily Dawn Patrol and will continue with a Mini Mass Ascension at 8:15 a.m.

YMCA Youth Basketball Registration Through Oct. 24

on October 19, 2017 - 5:23am
 
YMCA News:
 
The Family YMCA’s Youth Basketball program is a skills developmental program for youth in grades 1-6 who would like to learn the fundamentals of basketball, team participation, and to play a few games.
 
Registration for this program is open until Oct 24. Players will be placed on teams based on their local school and will meet there twice a week for practice Nov. 6 – Feb. 2. Games are Saturdays Dec. 9 – Feb. 3. Teams for grades 1-2 are co-ed, with boys and girls spilt for grades 3-4 and grades 5-6. Volunteer Coaches, Asst. Coaches and Team Parents are needed.

Weekly Fishing Report: Oct. 18

on October 18, 2017 - 9:55am
By GEORGE MORSE
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
The fall foliage is transitioning from the mountains to the valleys. The cottonwoods are starting to show off their golden glory.
 
We’ve had several frosts here in the Espanola Valley and the hummingbirds have quit coming to my feeders. I’m waiting to hear the first calls of migrating sandhill cranes as they fly down the Rio Grande Valley on their way to their wintering grounds at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge near Socorro.
 
This year’s Festival of the Cranes will be held there Nov.

SFNF: Two Prescribed Burns Proceed

on October 18, 2017 - 8:25am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are taking advantage of favorable fall conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and forecasted weather, to proceed with two previously announced prescribed burns.
 
Crews are working on both the 536-acre Cedar Springs prescribed burn on the Cuba Ranger District and the 2,515-acre Mesitas prescribed burn on the Española Ranger District. The Cedar Springs unit is located north of the community of LLaves and the Dead Man Lookout.

Aquatic Center Hosts Pumpkin Splash Oct. 21

on October 17, 2017 - 3:44pm

COUNTY News:

This Saturday, Oct. 21, the public is invited to join in on the Annual Pumpkin Splash and Halloween Carnival 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Walkup Aquatic Center.

This year’s  theme pays tribute to Dr. Seuss. To kick off the festivities, the bounce house will be set up outside the pool, and various carnival games with great prizes will entertain the kids. Pumpkins will float in the pool, allowing participants to swim around and find just the right one to take home with them. The pumpkin retrieval itself starts at 11 a.m.

Tickets are on sale at the front desk of the Aquatic Center,

County Council Receives Update On MPNHP

on October 16, 2017 - 8:59am

Los Alamos Site Manager of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park Charlie Strickfaden provides an update on the park during the Oct. 10 County Council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

​Work is progressing on the Manhattan Project National Historical Park (MPNHP), the Los Alamos County Council learned during its regular meeting Oct. 10. The park's Site Manager Charlie Strickfaden gave a short presentation to the Council about the park. 

​In his presentation, Strickfaden identified the draft version of the park's purpose:  “Managed in partnership by the

John Bretzke Of Los Alamos Finishes 50th 1/2 Marathon!

on October 12, 2017 - 7:36am
John Bretzke of Los Alamos gave himself a 12-year goal to run a half marathon in every state in the U.S. and he completed that goal in 11 years, Sept. 24 in Annapolis, Md. Courtesy photo 
 
John Bretzke of Los Alamos with family and friends at the finish line of his 50th 1/2 marathon Sept. 24 in Annapolis, Md. Courtesy photo 
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

John Bretzke of Los Alamos set a 12-year goal to complete a half marathon in every state in the nation. He accomplished that goal in 11 years, Sept.

Last Day This Year For Bandelier Shuttle Buses Oct. 15

on October 11, 2017 - 12:24pm
BANDELIER News:
 
After a busy spring, summer, fall, and Balloon Fiesta, during which the shuttles carried thousands of visitors between White Rock and the Bandelier Visitor Center, this year's shuttle season is about to draw to an end. 
 
Sunday, Oct. 15 will be the last day of shuttle bus service to the park until next spring. 
 
"Every summer since the Las Conchas Fire in 2011, the buses have made a huge difference in visitors' experience here.

Los Alamos Chess Teams Host League Competition

on October 11, 2017 - 8:12am

Los Alamos High School Chess Team members, from left, Donald Poston, Andrew Watson, Andre Popa-Simil, Timothy Martin, Victor Popa-Simil. Henry Poston and Max Corliss competed in the Northern Schools League Competition held Monday at Barranca Mesa Elementary School. Not pictured are Do Vo, Chance Challacombe and Gus Yeager. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Homeschool Chess Players from Los Alamos who competed in Monday's Northern Schools League Tournament pictured with their Coach Jeff Goettee, back row from left, Sean Pierce and Ethan Pierce, front row, Derek Rodriguez, Desmond Garcia

Weekly Fishing Report Oct. 10

on October 10, 2017 - 3:24pm
By GEORGE MORSE
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

The heavy rains we had last week dramatically raised streamflows across Northern New Mexico. In some streams, the flow is two-to-three times what they would normally be at this time of year.

This is great news for the fish, which will benefit from the heavier flows and murkier water. They will be more difficult to catch and will have a lot more food to feed on.

Pajarito Mountain Extends Bike & Hike Weekends

on October 10, 2017 - 12:28pm
Pajarito Mountain. Courtesy/Peter Dickson
 
PAJARITO News:
 
Experience the Beautiful Fall Colors, and Participate in the Pajarito Trailfest, Sat. Oct 21!
 
Pajarito Trailfest is Sat., Oct. 21, a trail run and mountain bike event benefiting the University of New Mexico Ski Team and Southwest Nordic Ski Club Trail Initiative. There will be a 10k, 25k, 1.5k, and 3k running events. New at this year's event is a mountain bike "mini tour." 
 
To register and for more information, click here, or log on to Pajarito's website (skiPajarito.com) for additional information.
 
Pajarito has

YMCA Wants You To Take A #SelfieWithSomeoneNew

on October 10, 2017 - 6:59am
Courtesy photo
 
YMCA News:
 
In the spirt of bringing people and community together, The Family YMCA is launching a social media campaign called, #SelfieWithSomoneNew.
 
The initiative is aimed at bringing individuals and communities together in service of a better us. Inspired by the Y’s “Us” national advertising campaign, #SelfieWithSomeoneNew is an opportunity to highlight how the Y uniquely brings people together.
 
“In these divided times,” said CEO Linda Daly of The Family YMCA, “we must continue to bring people together, find common ground and bridge divides.

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