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New Mexico Tourism: Nine ‘Father-friendly’ Adventures

on June 13, 2017 - 2:18pm

STATE News:

SANTA FE – With Father’s Day right around the corner, the New Mexico Tourism Department has compiled a list of trip ideas designed with dads in mind.

The “New Mexico True Detours for Dad” is a roundup of nine “father-friendly” adventures that will be pitched to outlets around the country to inspire summer travel for fathers and families.

To see what trips made the list of New Mexico True "Detours for Dad” and view “The Guide,” visit NewMexico.org.

“Our state is a mecca for the things that dads love most,” Tourism Cabinet Secretary Rebecca Latham said.

Small Streams And Tributaries Have Good Fishing

on June 13, 2017 - 2:10pm

Photo by George Morse/ladailypost.com

Photo by George Morse/ladailypost.com

By GEORGE MORSE
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

With the temperatures soaring here in the Espanola Valley and the big rivers still swollen with runoff, escaping the heat and finding good fishing in flowing water was a challenge. There are several viable options for local anglers. Head to the high country and fish the smaller headwater streams and tributaries where runoff has peaked and the water levels are falling.

Los Alamos-based anglers can head to the Jemez Mountains where the water is dropping fast.

Scenes From Los Alamos Girl Scouts Twilight Camp

on June 11, 2017 - 6:39am

Girls Scouts Twilight Camp was held at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area this week. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Emily Green, left, and Alice Pearson attended Twilight Camp at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Sarah Haaser, left, and Rachel Pearson at Twilight Camp. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Getting ready for dinner Friday night at Twilight Camp are, from left, Isabella Aguilera, Amelia Ingles and Anna Kerstiens.Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Preparing Friday night's dinner at Twilight Camp. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Rodeo de Santa Fe Kids Exceptional Rodeo June 17

on June 11, 2017 - 6:27am

Daily Postcard: Friendly Face On Area Trail

on June 11, 2017 - 6:23am

Daily Postcard: A relatively new face carved in a rock along an area trail. Photo by Lori Kelley

Reminder: Gilman Tunnels Are Temporarily Closed

on June 9, 2017 - 5:44pm
The Gilman Tunnels on FR 376 are closed. Courtesy/NPS
 
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE ― The Jemez Ranger District on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) reminds visitors heading out for a weekend break that the Gilman Tunnels on Forest Road (FR) 376 are closed to motorized and foot traffic while crews remove loose rock and stabilize the cliff walls around the tunnels.
 
The work should be completed by mid-August.
 
“We regret that the timing for this work happened during our busy recreation season, but the safety of the public is always our first priority,” Jemez District Ranger Brian Riley

Scenes From Los Alamos Cub Scout Day Camp

on June 9, 2017 - 7:52am

Ammon Cardon in the Flag Class Thursday at Cub Scout Day Camp at the Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club as den leader Lisken Mason looks on. More than 120 Cub Scouts and some of their siblings are participating in the annual event along with more than 50 volunteers. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Paul Rightley teaches flag etiquette Thursday at Cub Scouts Day Camp at the Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com​

Joseph Dale with a bug box he built Thursday at Cub Scout Day Camp. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Jason Waterbury teaches Jace Kerstiens, left,

Sipapu Fishing Clinics, Saturdays Through Sept. 2

on June 9, 2017 - 7:34am
Courtesy/Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort
 
SIPAPU News:
 
VADITO  Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort is once again hosting its popular weekly series of free fly fishing clinics with Solitary Angler. 
 
Every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. through Sept. 2 (with the exception of July 22) Solitary Angler certified instructors provide a free 90-minute “Quick Start” fly casting class to the public at Sipapu.
 
Participants receive one-on-one, hands-on instruction during the free Saturday clinics.

Free Entries For Atomic Man Duathlon

on June 8, 2017 - 4:10pm
SPORTS News:
 
Two lucky athletes or relay teams will get to race the Atomic Man Duathlon for free.  
 
How will this work you ask? At 10 a.m., on race morning, the race director or his designee will pull two numbers from a hat (one solo Little Boy competitor or relay team + one solo Fat Man competitor or relay team). 
 
No need to be present at the drawing to win, all you have to do is register for this great local race! So delay no more & go to this registration link at New Mexico Sports online: http://www.newmexicosportsonline.com/Duathlon/Atomic-Man-Duathlon-2017/55195

Letter To The Editor: Response To Ms. Redondo

on June 8, 2017 - 4:08pm
By LYNN HANRAHAN
Los Alamos
 
We have four local outdoor pools all offering swimming lessons now. Some of the pools are happy to offer lessons to nonmembers. If you or a child in your life can't swim call now!
 
There are morning lessons, evening lessons, and reasonably priced private lessons. Many teens in the community have taken the time to become Water Safety Instructor certified because they love teaching kids to swim. 
 
My daughter is one of these teens. Only 42 percent of American children have the aquatic skills they should. Please support our local teens and pools.

Pajarito Celebrates SummerFest June 10

on June 8, 2017 - 2:54pm
Courtesy/PajaritoMountain
 
SUMMERFEST News:
 
Pajarito Mountain Ski Area’s most popular event, SummerFest is this Saturday, June 10. Pajarito kicked off its summer season Memorial Day weekend with lift-served mountain biking and hiking and features exciting events all summer.
 
Brewfests, Live Music and More Great Events!
 
SummerFest is the first of several events happening at the Los Alamos ski area this summer and one of Pajarito’s biggest events of the year.

Strother Is Top Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

on June 8, 2017 - 2:26pm
Courtesy photo
 
ACRC News:
 
William Strother, 8, was the best predictor in the weekly pace race held in White Rock on the upcoming Atomic Man Dualthlon course with a 60 second error. 
 
Other accurate predictors were: Pavel Semin at 62 seconds off, Bob Weeks with a 78 second differential, and Sue Elkins recording a 120 second difference as well as the first female finisher on the 1 mile course.
 
Diego Leonard, 7, was the top finisher on the 1 mile course at 9:11.
 
On the 3 mile course Aaron Jackson was the top finisher recording a 24:39 and Sanna Sevanto was the first female

Nothing To Do? ... So Not True! Los Alamos County Hosts 100 Days of Summer Program

on June 8, 2017 - 10:29am
The 100 Days of Summer kicked off May 26 and runs through Sept. 8. Los Alamos County Image
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

“There’s nothing to do” is a commonly stated phrase, especially in small towns. The Los Alamos County Community Services Department is striving to prove this statement wrong through its 100 Days of Summer Program.

 

The program kicked off May 26 during the Los Alamos County Summer Concert; its purpose is to educate locals on the multitude of  local programs and activities in town so they will stay in the County rather than venture elsewhere in search

Fishing Report: Conditions Deemed Fair-To-Good

on June 8, 2017 - 6:43am

The fishing on the Chama River below El Vado Dam is fair-to-good. Courtesy Photo​

By GEORGE MORSE
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Rio Grande and streams flowing out of the Sangre de Cristo mountains are still running high. The Pecos River may be your best bet. Despite heavy flows, the fishing has been fair to good. Fly fishers should go with nymphs or San Juan worms. Flows in the Red River are still heavy. The Red River above Questa received a stocking of bigger-than-average trout last week.

Streams in the Jemez mountains are in better condition as the runoff has already peaked and streams are

Summer And Fall Field User Meeting June 28

on June 8, 2017 - 6:38am
COUNTY News:
 
The Summer and Fall Field User Meeting is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 28 at the Parks Division Conference Room in Building 5 at 101 Camino Entrada.
 
Bring all schedule requests and a copy of the organization’s Liability of Insurance naming Los Alamos County as additional insured to the meeting. Mandatory attendance is required. Anyone unable to attend, should designate someone to attend in their place.
 
Direct questions to Kim Trujillo at 505.662.8159. Forms can be obtained on the County website www.lacnm.us.

Exploring The White Place Near Abiquiu

on June 7, 2017 - 2:23pm
Scene from the White Place near Abiquiu. Photo by George Morse/ladailypost.com
 
By GEORGE MORSE
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
All throughout Northern New Mexico are hidden natural wonders that will reward someone willing to seek them out and expend a little shoe leather.
 
In the beautiful landscape surrounding the small village of Abiquiu lie many of these little pockets of unique formations sculpted over the eons by the relentless effects of wind and water.
 
Abiquiu is known around the world as the home of the late artist Georgia O’Keeffe.

Efforts For Local Recreational Facilities Continue

on June 7, 2017 - 7:17am

During the public comment period at Tuesday's County Council meeting, Shelby Redondo urges Councilors to use exisiting Capital Improvement Project funds to proceed with a multi-generational pool. The pool was one of the projects proposed in the recreation bond that voters failed to pass during last month's special election. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

STAFF REPORT

​The recreation bond may have failed to pass during May's special election, but the effort to bring recreational facilities to the County persists.

Letter To The Editor: To Los Alamos County Council

on June 6, 2017 - 7:26pm
By SHELBY REDONDO
Los Alamos

Open Letter to the Los Alamos County Council:

I am asking the County Council to please consider using Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) funds to construct a multigenerational pool.

Although the bond did not pass, nearly half the voters supported the Council’s proposal to provide healthy recreational alternatives. Even those who opposed the bond were not necessarily opposing the rec facilities. Their main concern was not to have their property taxes increased.

One of the most vocal opponents of the bond actually signed the petition two years ago supporting the

Abandoned Campfire + Fire Season = Potential Disaster

on June 6, 2017 - 9:23am

Example of what can quickly happen when a campfire is not completely extinguished. Courtesy photo

SFNF News:

  • Unattended campfires are the leading human cause of wildfire

SANTA FE – The good news is that last weekend there were only four abandoned campfires on the Santa Fe National Forest, a significant decrease from the 41 discovered over the Memorial Day weekend. 

The bad news is that two of the four escaped the fire ring and could have kicked off a wildfire if they had not been found in time and extinguished. 

As conditions on the forest get warmer and drier, please remember that

County Bike Flow Trail Project Update Thursday

on June 6, 2017 - 8:33am

COUNTY News:

The community is invited to attend the regularly scheduled Los Alamos County Parks, Recreation, Open Space meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 8, in Room 110 of the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

Open Space Specialist Eric Peterson is presenting aan update on the Bike Flow Trail Project.

Sportsmen’s Club Hosts Community Event June 10-11

on June 6, 2017 - 6:31am

Shotgun ranges at the Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club will be open for the public Saturday and Sunday, June 10-11. Courtesy photo

 

BY MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

The Los Alamos Sportsmen’s Club is opening its shooting and archery ranges Saturday and Sunday to offer people a chance to learn the basics of how to safely handle, load, shoot and maintain their firearm or shoot their bow.

The event runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Club in Rendijo Canyon. Rendija Road is off San Ildefonso Road on Barranca Mesa.

Additionally, the Club is sponsoring a

Scenes From Special Olympics Golf Tourney

on June 4, 2017 - 6:18pm

Donnie Torres, left, registers players for the Special Olympics Golf Tournament with Art Montoya and Addy Montoya. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Art Brown, left, and James Merhege swap stories before Friday's Special Olympics Golf Tournament. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Getting everyone set up for Friday's Special Olympics Golf Tournament were, from left, Jenny Gonzales, Gabe Rau, Karen Rau and Jamie Sweers. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Jim Evans is loaded up and ready to go Friday morning at the Special Olympics Golf Tournament.

Heinrich Welcomes Zuni Mountain Trails Project

on June 3, 2017 - 6:29am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich attended the Zuni Mountain Trails Project signing ceremony. Courtesy Photo

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, attended the Zuni Mountain Trails Project signing ceremony. During the event, Alvin Whitehair, District Ranger from the Mt. Taylor Ranger District of Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands signed the project’s Decision Notice and Findings of No Significant Impact.

LA Triatomics Mutli Sport Club Upcoming Events

on June 2, 2017 - 9:27am
SPORTS News:
 
The Splash N Dash fun race series takes place Wednesday June 7 and 21 and July 5 and 19 at the Aquatic Center at 2760 Canyon Road in Los Alamos.
 
There are three courses. For adults the long course consists of a 400 yard swim followed by a 3 mile run. The short course is a 200 yard swim followed by a 1.9 mile run. For youth, there is a 100 yard swim followed by a 1.3 mile run. The race series is free and open to swimmers and runners of all ages and abilities. The first swimmer starts at 7 p.m.
 
The Atomic Man Duathlon is Sunday, June 25. Start/Finish for this race is at

On The Job In Los Alamos: NPS Employees At Bandelier National Monument

on June 2, 2017 - 6:27am
On the job in Los Alamos: National Park Service employees Joanie Budzileni, Jorge Maldonado and Josh Hines make sure visitors enjoy their day at Bandelier National Monument. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

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