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Weekly Fishing Report: July 19

on July 19, 2017 - 8:38am
Los Alamos Daily Post

The fishing for big trout should be good at the Shuree Ponds on the Valle Vidal. It was recently stocked with 500 rainbow trout averaging just over 16 inches in length.

The shuree Ponds are Special Trout Waters where the fishing is limited to artificial flies and lures with a single, barbless hook. There is a two-fish limit and a 15-inch size limit.

The hotspot lately has been Eagle Nest Lake. Anglers using Power Bait have been doing very well from the bank and anchored boats. Several big fish were landed last week.

Los Alamos County Horse Show July 22

on July 19, 2017 - 6:41am
It’s time for all riders to showcase their equestrian talents in Western and English categories at the annual Los Alamos County Horse Show at Brewer Arena at 9 a.m., Saturday, July 22.
The Los Alamos County Horse Show offers four age categories (9 & Under), 10-13, 14-18 and Adult and many different horsemanship class categories. The fees range from $5 per youth class entry, $8 per adult class entry, and $30 per family (four or more participants from immediate family living in the same household).
Prizes include place ribbons, horse show t-shirts and buckles.

SFNF Aerial Survey Begins Soon; No Drones, Please!

on July 18, 2017 - 8:44am
SFNF News: 
  • Combination of low-flying aircraft and drones can be deadly

SANTA FE  The annual aerial survey for insect and disease outbreaks on the 1.6- million-acre Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) begins any day and continues intermittently through Aug. 18. 
Forest Service airplanes and helicopters regularly fly over private, state, and National Forest System lands at low altitudes to perform a variety of natural resource management missions, including insect and disease surveys, remote sensing to acquire aerial images and data, and firefighting.
Under Federal Aviation

SFNF Declares Cajete Fire Controlled

on July 18, 2017 - 5:51am

SFNF News:

The Cajete Fire on the Santa Fe National Forest’s Jemez Ranger District was declared controlled at 12:45 p.m. Sunday, July 16, thanks to recent moisture that arrived with the monsoon season.

The 1,412-acre Cajete Fire, which started June 15 from an abandoned campfire, has been 96 percent contained since June 21.

Incident command determined that the uncontained 4 percent of the fire perimeter was not safe for firefighters to enter.

Community Invited To Take Tennis Court Survey

on July 17, 2017 - 8:04am

LATC News:

The Los Alamos Tennis Club (LATC), is conducting a tennis court survey and working with the Los Alamos County Park’s and Recreation Board to determine tennis court requirements as noted by the tennis public.

LATC also wants to help the Los Alamos High School and Junior Varsity teams in addition to the USTA League teams get the number of courts in one location that are required.

The Survey Monkey survey has 10 questions. Anyone wishing to take the survey should send an email to and they will receive an invitation to take the survey.

Ancestral Pueblo People Living At Bandelier

on July 16, 2017 - 8:46am

The Ancestral Pueblo people lived in homes built of carved blocks of volcanic tuff. Photo by Sally King


Life in Bandelier ... the Ancestral Pueblo people lived in Bandelier from approximately 1150 CE to 1550 CE. They built homes carved from the volcanic tuff and planted crops in mesatop fields. Corn, beans, and squash were central to their diet, supplemented by native plants and meat from deer, rabbit, and squirrel.

Domesticated turkeys were used for both their feathers and meat while dogs assisted in hunting and provided companionship.

By 1550, the Ancestral Pueblo

Highly Anticipated Annual Los Alamos County Triathlons Return With New Junior Triathlon

on July 14, 2017 - 2:57pm


Two long-standing Los Alamos County races—the 43rd Annual Los Alamos Triathlon and the 24th Annual Kids Triathlon—return Saturday, July 29 with the addition of a brand new for 2017 race, the 1st Annual Junior Triathlon.

The Los Alamos Triathlon is one of the oldest, continuously-running sprint triathlons that has a unique format of Bike-Swim-Run. It offers a challenging bike course with rolling hills, surrounded by beautiful mountain vistas. The bike leg is followed by a pool swim and ends with a run that heads north on Diamond Drive and ends at the Aquatic Center.

Summertime At Pajarito Mountain Means Live Music, Craft Beer And Award-Winning Mountain Biking!

on July 14, 2017 - 10:16am
Pajarito Mountain’s summer is in full swing with more exciting events planned through September. Enjoy craft beer from Bathtub Row Brewing, live music, New Mexico-inspired dishes, and incredible mountain biking adventures!  
Pajarito is a four-time winner as a top five resort in the Southwest by the MTBparksRider’s Choice Awards.
The Los Alamos Ski Club hosts multiple Beer and Band events, featuring local craft beer and talented musicians, along with lift-served mountain bike trails, plus Pajarito’s Café serving up excellent New Mexican cuisine.
Beer &

Senior Lifetime NPS Passes $10 Until Aug. 28

on July 13, 2017 - 5:22am

Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott 


Bandelier National Monument Superintendent Jason Lott suggests anyone 62 or older and thinking about buying a National Parks Lifetime Senior Pass do so before Aug. 28 at Bandelier.

“That’s when the price of the pass will increase from $10 to $80,” Lott said. “After that, it will cost $20 a year for a senior pass or $80 for a lifetime senior pass.”

The passes grant U.S. citizens and permanent residents age 62 or older access to more than 2,000 national parks and recreational facilities, including those run by the U.S.

Trudolyubov Top Predictor, First Finisher In Pace Race

on July 12, 2017 - 2:40pm
Courtesy photo
ACRR News:
Sergey Trudolyubov was the top predictor as well as the fastest finisher on the 3 mile course held near the Canyon Road and 15th Street junction at 7 seconds off his predicted time and a recorded time of 24:53. 
Other accurate predictors were: Mark Bjorklund with a 17 second difference, Laura Woodroffe at 21 seconds off, Denisse Ortiz-Acoste recording a 24 second difference, and Ted Williams at 42 seconds off.
7 year old Diego Leonard was the best finisher on the 1 mile course at 7:46 and 9 year old Savanna Strother was the top female recording a

Heinrich, Udall On Support For National Monuments

on July 12, 2017 - 6:28am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall at press conference Tuesday outside the U.S. Capitol. Courtesy photo

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich at press conference Tuesday outside the U.S. Capitol. Courtesy photo


  • More than 2.5 million comments were submitted opposing the Department of the Interior’s unprecedented national monument review.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich led a press conference outside the U.S. Capitol with U.S. Sen.

Daily Postcard: Los Alamos Reservoir

on July 12, 2017 - 5:43am

Daily Postcard: Los Alamos Reservoir is back to its old self bringing memories to many of fishing days gone by. Photo by Avery Neal

Weekly Fishing Report: July 11

on July 11, 2017 - 2:00pm
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

As the weather continues to be hot and dry with widely scattered thunderstorms, the fishing in the lakes and rivers is slowing down as the water warms and streamflows drop. This time of the year the best fishing is often to be had early in the morning or late in the evening.

One of the better spots to try would be the Rio Grande. The streamflow has dropped to less than normal from the Colorado state border all the way down to Velarde. Spinners like the Panther Martin are a good choice under the present conditions.

Morse: The Brown Trout In New Mexico

on July 11, 2017 - 10:09am
Brown trout, like this 25-incher from the Rio Chama, thrive and reproduce naturally in many of New Mexico’s rivers and streams. Photo by George Morse
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
After nearly 50 years of angling in New Mexico, I have seen a lot of changes in the fishing regulations concerning the number of fish an angler could keep (the daily limit). The first year I moved here (1968) the daily limit was a very liberal 12 fish-per-day for trout.
A few years later, there was an interesting change in the bag limit.

Letter To The Editor: Thank You From YMCA

on July 10, 2017 - 8:30am
Los Alamos
I would like to thank everyone who helped make The Family YMCA's 5K Fun Run on July 4 such a fun and successful event. We had over 200 participants that ran, walked, and jogged with costumes, dogs, and kids in strollers.
Thank you to the sponsors - Los Alamos Medical Center, Los Alamos National Bank, and Southwest Safety Services of Santa Fe. 
Over 40 items we donated by local businesses for top finishers and random door prizes.

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument Will Be Unavailable For Visitation For Three Days

on July 7, 2017 - 8:40am
BLM News:
ALBUQUERQUE  The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), in cooperation with the Pueblo de Cochiti (Pueblo), announces that Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (Monument) will be unavailable for public visitation July 13 and 14, as well as July 25.
These three days and future days will allow the BLM to assess and work on special projects within the Monument, ultimately providing visitors with a more enjoyable recreation experience, and the Pueblo will have access to the Monument on days that are significant to them.
The Monument was created in 2001 with a provision that

More Scenes From LAPD VS LAFD Softball Game

on July 6, 2017 - 7:20am

Los Alamos Police Department team supporters including fans of Uncle Det. Matt Lyon at Tuesday's annual 4th of July softball game against the Los Alamos Fire Department. This year the LAFD won the game. Photo by Kateri Morris

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone keeps score at Tuesday's softball game. Photo by Kateri Morris

Los Alamos Police Cpl. David Boe pitches at Tuesday's softball game. Photo by Kateri Morris

Los Alamos Fire Department softball players at Tuesday's game against the Los Alamos Police Department. Photo by Kateri Morris

Los Alamos Police Cpl.

Drowning Victim Recovered From Cochiti Lake

on July 5, 2017 - 8:02pm
NMSP News:
SANDOVAL COUNTY -- Today, the body of Ariel Gonzalez-Vasquez, 34, of Albuquerque was recovered from Cochiti Lake.
Gonzalez-Vasquez was reported to have been in the water swimming when large waves and wind made the swimming difficult and he sank and never resurfaced.
The New Mexico State Police were asked to assist with a possible drowning victim Saturday at Cochiti Lake, just south of Santa Fe. At approximately 6:30 p.m., July 1, the Sandoval County Sheriff's Department requested the assistance of the NMSP Dive Team to locate the victim within the lake.

Scenes From LAPD VS. LAFD July 4 Softball Game

on July 5, 2017 - 9:00am

Softball players from Los Alamos Police Department and Los Alamos Fire Department after Tuesday's game which LAFD won. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone, left, and Los Alamos Fire Department Chief Troy Hughes following the annual Independence Day softball game between the two departments. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

LAPD Sgt. Daniel Roberts is off and running at Tuesday's softball game between local police and firefighters. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Los Alamos Fire Department Chief Troy Hughes up to bat at Tuesday's

Best Place To Fish During Holidays? Off Beaten Path

on July 5, 2017 - 8:31am
A section of the Rio Grande between Pilar and Velarde is a great fishing spot. Courtesy Photo​
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
The fishing on holidays like July 4 can be crowded. Campgrounds fill up fast and the shores of the lakes and easily-accessed spots on the river can be lined with anglers.
One way to get away from the crowds and to find some room to fish is to invest in some shoe leather and hike to less-accessible areas of rivers.
Even stretches of river like the Rio Grande between Pilar and Velarde long the highway will have portions of the

Scenes From Bandelier Naturalization Ceremony

on July 5, 2017 - 8:14am

Fifteen newly-sworn United States citizens at Bandelier National Monument Tuesday with Superintendent Jason Lott, far right, and Los Alamos County Council Chair David Izraelevitz, second from right, who was the guest speaker. Courtesy photo

Nicholas Maestas, left, representing U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan and Los Alamos County Council Chair David Izraelevitz at Tuesday's naturalization ceremony at Banderlier. Courtesy photo

Some of the new United States citizens being sworn in at Tuesday's naturalization ceremony at Bandelier National Monument. Courtesy photo

Representing VFW Post 8874

Scenes From Today's Family Y Firecracker Fun Run

on July 4, 2017 - 1:53pm

Two of the Incredibles, aka Matt Schmidt and his son Adam, zoom through today's Family YMCA's 5K Firecracker Fun Run and Walk in downtown Los Alamos. Prizes were awarded to the top male and female finishers in Kid, Youth, Adult, Adult 60+, and Dog Jogger categories. The best Costumed Participant will win Bagels-for-a-Year from Ruby K’s. ​Runners and walkers started in the YMCA parking lot, turned north on 15th St.

NMSP: Positive Identification Made For Missing Hiker Paris Shane Wallace

on July 4, 2017 - 10:28am
NMSP News:
  • The Office of the Medical Investigator has confirmed and positively identified the body recovered in the below search and rescue mission as that of Paris Shane Wallace.
On the evening of Wednesday, June 14, 2017, New Mexico State Police officers were contacted by Mitzi Wallace of Clifton, Colorado, who wanted to report her husband was missing. Mrs. Wallace stated her husband, Paris Shane Wallace, 52, had gone hiking in the Espanola/Taos, NM area. Her last contact with him was the day prior, June 13, 2017, around 11:30 a.m. Mrs. Wallace stated she expected Mr.

Tennis Lessons Behind UNM-LA Every Wednesday

on July 4, 2017 - 8:26am

Los Alamos Triatomics Announces Upcoming Activities

on July 4, 2017 - 7:53am
Thanks to everyone who raced, volunteered or both at last Sunday's Atomic Man Duathlon. Here is a schedule for upcoming activities.
1.) Tuesday Night Time Trials-Next Tuesday there will not be a time trial on the July 4th holiday. The next time trial will be Tuesday July 11 on the White Rock to top of Ancho Canyon course at 6 p.m. 
Meet at 5:50 p.m., on the bike path at the intersection of Monte Rey Drive North and State Road 4 to get your name on the list.