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Weekly Fishing Report: Aug. 1

on August 1, 2017 - 3:06pm
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Monsoon season is in full swing. Afternoon and evening rainstorms are to be expected this time of year. One of the benefits that we are seeing this year is good streamflows in the smaller tributaries of the major rivers like the Rio Grande and the Chama River.

The small streams originating in the Sangre de Cristos Mountains that flow into the Rio Grande are all running above normal for this time of year.

LAHS Boys And Girls Golf Team Tryouts Aug. 7-8

on August 1, 2017 - 1:05pm


The Los Alamos High School Golf Team is holding tryouts for the 2017-2018 squad. Boys and girls grades 8-12 interested in the program are encouraged to tryout.

Tryout Information:

  • Dates: Aug. 7-8
  • Time: 3 p.m. each day
  • Location: Los Alamos Golf Course

As a reminder, no player will be able to participate without first submitting an athletic physical to LAHS Athletics and completing InfoSnap online. Physicals are to be submitted at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, in the LAHS Auxiliary Gym.

Contact Andy Ainsworth at with questions.

Scenes Of Friendly Marmot On Wheeler Peak

on July 31, 2017 - 11:36am

A friendly marmot greets hikers Saturday at the top of Wheeler Peak. At 13,161 feet above sea level, Wheeler Peak is the highest mountain in New Mexico, which ranks as the 8th state in order of elevation. Photo by Robert Beberniss

The marmot poses for his closeup. Photo by Robert Beberniss

The marmot shows his best side to the camera for his profile shot. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Morse: Walleye And Bass At Abiquiu Lake

on July 31, 2017 - 11:06am
Setting sun shines on Abiquiu Lake. Photo by George Morse/​
Bode’s General Store in Abiquiu serves green chile cheeseburgers and other items. Photo by George Morse/
Outdoors and Sports
Los Alamos Daily Post
Sunday morning a hunch that I had was confirmed. I’d been noticing that one of our hummingbird feeders that I usually end up refilling every day was not getting drained out as quickly. I suspected that a little rufous hummingbird had staked this feeder out and was chasing all others away.
Sure enough, Sunday I spotted the little

LAHS Varisty And Junior Varsity Girls Soccer Tryouts

on July 31, 2017 - 11:04am


The Los Alamos High School Girls Soccer Program is holding tryouts for the Fall 2017 Varisty and Junior Varsity girls soccer teams.

All girls in grades 8-12 interested in playing high school soccer must attend tryouts!

  • Days: Monday, Aug. 7 thru Friday, Aug. 11 (5 days)
  • Times: 7-9:30 a.m. daily
  • Location: Pueblo soccer complex (1990 Diamond Dr. Los Alamos)

Note: No player is allowed to participate in tryouts without the school clearing them first! LAHS will conduct a player physical form check in the Auxiliary Gym at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug.

Pace Race: Jeanette Trujillo-Rondeau Best Predictor

on July 30, 2017 - 7:15am

Participants in Tuesday's pace race. Courtesy photo

Courtesy photo


Jeanette Trujillo-Rondeau had the best prediction in Tuesday's pace race, with a delta time for 3 miles of only 1 second.

The other better predictors (and the time in seconds that they were off their prediction) for the 3 miles were Ryan Smeltzer (12), Michael Young (16), Zachary Medin (18), Jim Brunner (38), Sonja Behnke (52), and Aurea Rojas (57).

In the 1 mile run, the better predictors were Luke Atkins (10), Jacqueline Nolen (38), Roxana Candia (39), Anders Medin (41) and Adrian Medin (42).

The annual

Jacob Romero Enjoys Spoils After Kids Triathlon

on July 29, 2017 - 9:00pm

Jacob Romero, 5, enjoys the spoils after the kids triathlon earlier today at the Los Alamos Aquatic Center. Both he and his brother Noah, 8, participated in the event. Courtesy/Jason Romero

Chamber Golf Tournament Benefits United Way

on July 29, 2017 - 5:27pm




The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is holding the annual Chamber Golf Tournament Benefitting United Way of Northern New Mexico Friday, Aug. 18 at the Los Alamos County Golf Course.

Early registration is $400 per foursome until Friday, after that date registration is $500 per foursome. Individual golfers can register for $125. Registration includes breakfast, golf, cart, lunch and awards. You do not have to be a Chamber Member to participate. Sign up now at

Strategic Management Solutions, LLC (SMSI) is the Silver Sponsor for the event and

Public Meeting: LANL Trails Update Aug. 8

on July 28, 2017 - 4:53pm

SFNF Issues Temporary Closure For Segment Of Continental Divide Trail Due To Ojitos Fire

on July 28, 2017 - 9:31am

SFNF News:

SANTA FE –  The Santa Fe National Forest has closed a segment of the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) on the Coyote Ranger District to provide for public safety during operations on the Ojitos Fire in the Chama River Wilderness.

The temporary closure is in effect until Aug. 31, 2017, unless it is rescinded earlier.

The restricted area includes CDT #813 from the Ojitos Trailhead at Skull Bridge on the Chama River to the CDT crossing at N.M. 96, known locally as Ojitos Trail #298. Potentially hazardous conditions may exist on this trail section until the fire is controlled.


45th Annual Tour de Los Alamos Bicycle Race Sunday

on July 27, 2017 - 7:57pm

The 45th Annual Tour de Los Alamos Bicycle Race is Sunday.

The race includes more than $2,900 in cash and prizes for competitive and cititzen's racers.

Online registration closes at 10 p.m. Friday. People can register in person at ProjectY 7-8 p.m. Saturday, at packet pick-up or on race day 6:30-7:30 a.m. at the parking lot at 20th Street and Trinity Drive.

Details about the event and a link to registration can be found at

Note: Brief traffic delays will occur Sunday morning, July 30 on Trinity Drive, East and West Jemez Road and on N.M.

Bandelier Offers Abundant Mid-Summer Activities

on July 27, 2017 - 4:53pm

Bandelier National Monument offers abundant mid-summer activities. Courtesy/NPS


For anyone who's been intending to get out and make a visit to Bandelier this summer but hasn't done it yet, now is a good time. Besides it being beautiful with all the summer greenery, there are some good programs coming up. Just remember that most are outdoors and depend on the weather!

On most summer weekends there are cultural demonstrators 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the back porch of the Visitor Center.

Sewing Camp Now For Adults Begins Aug. 14

on July 27, 2017 - 7:35am
Courtesy photo
This summer, kids from 7 to 14 came together for five weeks to learn the basics of sewing at Los Alamos Makers.
The camp was a success. Kids are not quite ready to become fashion designers, but they learned sewing basics like how to properly hem, make button holes and sew zippers with a machine. Most adults don’t actually know how to do that!
The camp was 100 percent hands-on.

Red Cap Ambassadors And Manhattan Project National Park To Meet At Community Building Thursday

on July 26, 2017 - 11:36am
Los Alamos
Attention all red capped Ambassadors, you are asked to be at the pavilion on Ashley Pond at 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning, July 27 for the first of events for the Los Alamos Ambassadors with more to follow.
Every one is invited to this event, not just the red cappers.
In an effort for the Los Alamos Ambassadors to be fully equipped to guide visitors on Los Alamos history and how we got to where we are, Chief Park Ranger Kirk Singer will address the Ambassadors on the importance of the national park in telling the story of Los Alamos and the project to win

Weekly Fishing Report: July 26

on July 26, 2017 - 9:50am
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
The best stream fishing right now is in the upper Chama River above El Vado Lake.
The streamflows are holding up well so far this summer and have been above normal. About the only real drawback right now is that sometimes afternoon thunderstorms can muddy the water. The Chama River below El Vado Dam has also been fishing well and streamflows there have been at a very fishable 300 cubic-feet- per-second during the week. The Chama River below Abiquiu Dam is still very murky and the fishing has been slow.
The streamflows

Cow Fire Update: July 24

on July 24, 2017 - 8:29pm

SFNF News:

The Cow Fire on the Pecos Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest started by lightening striking a tree about 6 miles northeast of the village of Pecos near Cow Creek.

Current Situation: When the tree that was hit by lightning fell, fire started creeping slowly down the slopes. Since July 18, it has been backing up and burning through grasses and heavy fuels on the ground. 

The strategy is to let the Cow Fire treat those heavy fuels to mitigate the risk of future high-intensity wildfire.

Tickets Available For Sixth Annual Opera On The Rocks Performing At Bandelier National Monument Sept. 30

on July 24, 2017 - 9:56am

Courtesy/Guilds of the Santa Fe Opera


Live long and prosper! For the 6th year, The Los Alamos Opera Guild of The Guilds of The Santa Fe Opera, Inc. is presenting Opera on the Rocks Saturday, Sept. 30, at Bandelier National Monument, National Public Lands Day.

This year features scenes from Mozart's comic opera The Abduction from the Seraglio with a new adaptation that moves it into the future to a universe that looks a lot like Star Trek.

Rio Arriba County Fair Kids Rodeo 2017

on July 24, 2017 - 8:33am
The Rio Arriba County Fair Association, Kids Rodeo Committee members will host the 3rd Annual Kids Rodeo at the Rio Arriba County Fair at the Rural Events Center in Abiquiu. 
This fun to watch, free event to spectators, starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 28.
Most people associate rodeo with enormous bucking bulls, burly cowboys and lightning fast barrel racers, however, rodeo is not an adults-only sport. What sets these competitors apart is their age - youth ages 2-18 from Rio Arriba and surrounding counties will be competing in this rodeo.

Scenes From Valles Caldera Birthday Bash Saturday

on July 23, 2017 - 8:18am


The Valles Caldera National Preserve wore all her finery for her Birthday Bash Saturday. The Preserve celebrated its 17th birthday and 10-year partnership with Los Amigos de Valles Caldera, the preserve’s official friends group. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

A volunteer from Hawks Aloft holds a Western screech owl at Saturday's Valles Caldera Birthday Bash. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Board members of Los Amigos de Valles Caldera gather for Saturday's ribbon cutting for their new store.

Los Alamos Tennis Club Annual Tournament Renamed To Honor Joel M. Williams

on July 22, 2017 - 9:47am

Joel M. Williams


The Los Alamos Tennis Club is hosting its annual tennis tournament with one change, the name. It is being renamed for the late Joel M. Williams, who was very instrumental in tennis in Los Alamos.

The dates are July 29 and 30. Entrants will get a very good free lunch Saturday, July 29at the Urban Park Pavilion.

The tournament director is Bob Tonelli with Tony Ballard as assistant tournament director.

For further information, send an email to

Tournament Entry Form:

Secretary Zinke Announces Formation Of Made In America Recreation Advisory Committee

on July 20, 2017 - 8:12am
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, center, announces Tuesday his intent to create a new advisory committee focused on expanding public-private partnerships on America's public lands. Courtesy photo
WASHINGTON, D.C.  At an event Tuesday with members of Indiana's Congressional delegation, and representatives from America's outdoor recreation industry, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced his intent to create a new advisory committee that will focus on expanding public-private partnerships on America's public lands.
The Secretary

Cow Fire Ignites On Santa Fe National Forest

on July 19, 2017 - 5:48pm

SFNF News:

The Cow Fire has consumed under an acre since starting Tuesday when lightning hit a single standing dead tree. The tree subsequently fell, and fire started creeping slowly down the slopes.

Although it remains small, the Cow Fire is putting out a lot of smoke due to the concentration of dead and down fuels. A rocky area on the north side of the fire is holding it, and green drainages to the east and west of the fire should help keep it from growing. Fire crews are monitoring the Cow Fire.

  • Start Date: July 18, 2017
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Size: Less than 1 acre
  • Location: On the Pecos Ranger

More Scenes From Y Camp

on July 19, 2017 - 12:52pm

Y Camp staffer helping with the all-important shoe tie maneuver. Courtesy photo

Happy campers. Staff ready to welcome kids and take on the day. Courtesy photo

S-T-R-E-T-C-H before walking and running laps. Courtesy photo

Y Camper having fun on field trip to Explora in Albuquerque. Courtesy photo

Enjoying a lovely hike at Camp May/Pajarito Ski Hill. Courtesy photo

Y Campers care about… Courtesy photo

Y Camp Kinders having some water fun. Courtesy photo

Jackson Is Top Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

on July 19, 2017 - 10:20am
Courtesy photo

Courtesy photo
ACRR News:
Aaron Jackson was the best predictor in the weekly pace race held at the Ponderosa Campground off State Route # 4 with a 21 second differential off his predicted time. 
Other accurate predictors were: Bob Weeks at 27 seconds off, Ryan Smeltzer with a 28 second difference as well as the top finisher on the 3 mile course at 25:17, Michael Young recording 39 seconds off, and Zach Medin at 43 seconds.
On the 1 mile course 11 year old Leyton Stahan was the best finisher with a time of 9:47. 9 year old Savanna Strother was the first female

First Lowrider Day, Espanola On The Plaza Convento

on July 19, 2017 - 9:54am

First Low Rider event gathered last weekend on the Plaza in Espanola. Photo by Derrick Key

Photo by Derrick Key

Photo by Derrick Key

Couple driving. Photo by Derrick Key

Dancing girls on the plaza. Photo by Derrick Key

Low rider family. Photo by Derrick Key

Low rider women. Photo by Derrick Key

Impala. Photo by Derrick Key

Red low rider. Photo by Derrick Key

The plaza. Photo by Derrick Key

Young low rider. Photo by Derrick Key