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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/

Run For Her Life 5K And 10K Races April 9

on February 28, 2017 - 11:21am
COMMUNITY News:
 
The 7th Annual Run For Her Life 5K and 10K Race is 9 a.m. Sunday, April 9, starting at East Park off East Road (NM502) in Los Alamos.
 
All proceeds will be donated to Breast Cancer research.
 
For more information call 505.672.1639 or visit: www.atomicrunners.com/runforherlife_registration2017.pdf

Valles Caldera National Preserve Offers Special Night Of Extended Hours

on February 27, 2017 - 5:29pm
NPS News:
 
JEMEZ SPRINGS — Valles Caldera National Preserve will be offering extended hours for winter recreation Saturday, March 11.
 
Normal operational hours, currently 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., will be extended until 9:30 pm with the entrance gate closing at 10 p.m.
 
The Valle Grande Entrance Station and a contact station positioned among historic cabins will be open and available for warming. The Valle Grande Bookstore, managed by Los Amigos de Valles Caldera, will be renting snowshoes and poles and selling gifts and books.

Pajarito Mountain Ski Patrollers Exchange Program

on February 27, 2017 - 4:47pm
Pajarito Mountain Ski Patrol welcomed two patrollers from Snowmass Ski Patrol, Aspen, Colo. From left,  Pajarito Ski Patrol Director Bill Somersault and members Ryan Carlson, Wendi Ackerly, Denny Hjeresen, Jerry Doughty and Mike O'Neill. Courtesy photo
 
SKI News:
 
Pajarito Mountain Ski Patrollers Eric Schaller and Chris Mooney recently participated in an exchange program with patrollers from Aspen Highlands Ski Area.
 
Two patrollers from Aspen Highlands, Ryan Carlson and Jerry Doughty spent a day at Pajarito Mountain and then the Pajarito patrollers visited Snowmass and Aspen

Power Of Pets: Giant Slalom Ski Race March 5

on February 27, 2017 - 10:48am

Fort Union National Monument Receives Funding

on February 26, 2017 - 8:03am

Fort Union National Monument in Mora County. Courtesy/NPS

Fort Union National Monument in Mora County. Courtesy/NPS

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE News:

WATROUS -- Fort Union National Monument in Mora County, has received funding for new visitor center exhibits as part of a three-year project funded from the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA) with a phase completed each year.

Fort Union National Monumen is a ruined adobe and brick fortification along with a seperate earthwork fortification. Originally begun as a post in 1851, it was established by Lt. Col.

Registration Opens For YMCA’s Little Youth Basketball

on February 25, 2017 - 6:30am

SPORTS News:

The Family YMCA’s Little Youth Basketball is an introductory program for youth in grades K-1st who would like to learn the basics of basketball, team participation, and to play a few casual games.

Registration for this program is open until Thursday, March 2. Players will meet twice per week for practice and games, March 7 – April 13, except during Spring Break.

Volunteer Coaches, Asst. Coaches and Team Parents needed.

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

Los Alamos Mountaineers Present West Canyon Traverse - An Arizona Adventure Program Feb. 28

on February 23, 2017 - 4:34pm
Ron Morgan on the Cummings Mesa saddle. Courtesy photo

MOUNTAINEERS News:

The Los Alamos Mountaineers will host a presentation by local mountaineers Norbert Ensslin and Ron Morgan Tuesday, Feb. 28 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

Last May, six Mountaineers did a canyon traverse near Navajo Mountain, in the same adventurous spirit as a previous traverse of the Northern Sangres in Colorado. This new adventure began with a descent into Forbidding Canyon, followed by a traverse across Cummings Mesa using a previously unreported route.

From there they descended into West Canyon and followed

Experience A New You At ‘A New Day Pilates’

on February 23, 2017 - 8:58am

Mary Lutes, PMA-CPT, left, and Christine Gurrola-Gal co-operate A New Day Pilates, which opened its doors Feb. 13 at 555 Oppenheimer, Suite 101. Courtesy photo

Mary Lutes, PMA-CPT, standing, assists Christine Gurrola-Gal at their boutique studio, A New Day Pilates. Courtesy photo

BUSINESS News:

There is a new Pilates studio in Los Alamos. A New Day Pilates opened its doors Feb. 13 at 555 Oppenheimer, Suite 101. This boutique studio is co-operated by Mary Lutes, PMA-CPT and Christine Gurrola-Gal.

A New Day Pilates offers a small, safe environment where the main focus is the individual

Los Alamos Golf Shop Hours Announced

on February 22, 2017 - 3:36pm

Ice Rink Closes For Season At 5 p.m. Today

on February 21, 2017 - 3:20pm

Illustration of a meltng ice rink. Courtesy image

COUNTY News:

Due to the warm and sunny weather of late, the Los Alamos County Ice Rink is closing today for the season.

Public skating will run until 5 p.m. today and then the 2016-2017 Ice Rink season will be over. Staff will be working at the Rink over the next couple of weeks taking out the ice and preparing the facility for spring and summer activities.

Direct questions to the PROS Administrative Offices at 505.662.8170.

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