Bandelier Seeks Public Input On Proposed Camping Fee Increases And Reservations For Juniper Campground

Bandelier seeks public input on proposed camping fee increases; reservations for Juniper Campground. Courtesy/NPS 


Bandelier National Monument is seeking public comment on proposed increases in expanded amenity fees for Juniper Campground and Ponderosa Group Campground.

The park also is proposing to make a portion of Juniper Campground reservable through Fees at Bandelier for individual campsites last changed in 2005 and group campsite fees last changed in 1995.

Bandelier proposed camping fees for individual and group campsites:

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Governor Signs Bill To Create Wildlife Crossing Fund


ALBUQUERQUE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a bill Thursday to create a wildlife crossing fund.

The legislation, SB 72, introduced by Sen. Mimi Stewart, will create a wildlife corridor fund and invest $5 million in state funding that would help decrease wildlife-vehicle collisions. In New Mexico, there are roughly 1,200 crashes a year reported to law enforcement, costing drivers nearly $20 million in vehicle damage, emergency response, and hospital bills. This does not include costs associated with missed work and lost wildlife and is expected to be underreported.

The Read More

Scenes From Los Alamos Middle School 2023 Pi Day Event

Scene from LAMS’s annual Pi Day activities Tuesday, March 14 in the gymnasium. Courtesy/LAMS PTO

Scene from LAMS’s annual Pi Day activities Tuesday, March 14 in the gymnasium. Courtesy/LAMS PTO

LAMS News:

More than 600 students at Los Alamos Middle School (LAMS) participated Tuesday, March 14, in the school’s annual Pi Day activities.

This year’s theme was Route 66 with stations focused on different pi-related math problems for the students to visit. Upon completion of the problems, students received moon pies.

The LAMS PTO thanks the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos and Los Alamos Schools Credit Read More

Sipapu 2023/24 Season Passes Now Available


DURANGO, Colo. — Skiers can lock in the guaranteed lowest price on 2023/2024 season passes at Sipapu and other Power Pass mountains, all while enjoying powder turns this spring and some of the best conditions in years.

Sipapu kicked off the 2022/2023 ski season Nov. 18, and the season has seen incredible conditions and snowfall, with 170” of snow so far this season. Sipapu plans to stay open until April 9 to take advantage of the late season storms. 

With season pass products starting as low as $249 for adults (and FREE for kids ages 12 and younger), the Power Pass is the season pass for Read More

Posts From The Road: City Of Rocks State Park

Park Entry Road: Visitors enter City of Rocks State Park along a straight road across prairie grass lands as seen in this photo. It is not until you pass over a small ridge that the “city” suddenly appears before your eyes. The road leads directly to the park visitors center. The area became a state park in 1952. Photo by Gary Warren/

The City: Rocks in the City of Rocks State Park were the result of a massive volcano almost 35 million years ago. Since that time, wind and weather have formed the rock formations which make up the city. Shown is a panoramic view of the entire “city” from a nearby Read More

Fr. Glenn: ‘Ask For Anything But …’

By Fr. Glenn Jones:

Well, we are closing in on the Christian Holy Week, beginning this year on April 2nd with Passion (or “Palm”) Sunday, and to end that week in remembrance and celebration of the most pivotal events of the Christian year—the passion, death and then resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth two-ish millennia ago.

Remembrance of those events cannot but elicit memories of our losses of loved ones often suddenly and without notice. Whether by accident, crime or by a mechanical failure within the body by embolism or aneurism or some undiagnosed malady, few sorrows strike us so deeply. Even Read More

Nedra Matteucci Galleries Hosts Stone Masterpieces By Native Sculptor Doug Hyde

Doug Hyde – ‘Expectations’, pink Portuguese marble, 91 x 32½ x 27¼”. Courtesy/Nedra Matteucci Galleries

ART News:

SANTA FE, — Nedra Matteucci Galleries announces its first show for 2023 to open in August.

Doug Hyde: Collection of Unique Stone Sculptures will highlight the artist’s mastery of many types of stone, including marble, alabaster, onyx and limestone.

Hyde is an inspiration to many for celebrating his Nez Perce, Assiniboine and Chippewa cultures through his art. Reflected in his sculptures are scenes from their long-standing oral traditions he heard throughout his childhood. Read More

Tales Of Our Times: Chestnuts Carry Ancient Stories Of People And The Environment

New Mexico Citizens
for Clean Air & Water 

Chestnuts have been celebrated through the ages, which does not imply their time is over. Their story is rich in its own right and also adds context for items in the day’s news.

Some 10,000 to 15,000 years ago, the world population was maybe one to ten million people much like us, yet who ably met basic needs despite the lack of any writing system. About then, populations began growing staple food crops in many regions of the world. Our knowledge has multiplied many times over from then till now. Even with all that, vastly more lives and livelihoods Read More

LAHS Teacher Debbie Grothaus Honored With Three Other NM Educators For Excellence In Math & Science Teaching



SANTA FE — Four teachers are in the running for the prestigious Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST), serving as models and inspiration for educators and students across the state.

The finalists are:

  • Debbie Grothaus, Los Alamos Public Schools (science;
  • Kimberly Conell, Albuquerque Public Schools (math);
  • Amanda Kraft, New Mexico International School (science); and
  • Christopher Speck, Albuquerque Public Schools (science).

New Mexico’s finalists said they are honored to be spotlighted:

Grothaus said being a finalist Read More

Obituary: Thomas Stratton Dec. 19, 1929 – March 21, 2023

THOMAS FAIRLAMB STRATTON Dec. 19, 1929 – March 21, 2023

Thomas Fairlamb Stratton, a longtime resident of Los Alamos, NM, died March 21, 2023, after a brief illness. Tom was born on December 19, 1929, in Kansas City, MO, to Thomas Albert and Helen Fairlamb Stratton.

Tom left high school before graduating, enrolling instead at a local junior college, and matriculated two years later at Union College in Schenectady NY. He earned a BS in Physics in 1949, then continued his studies at the Physics Department of the University of Minnesota. After successfully defending his PhD thesis in the summer of Read More

Folk Art Flea May 6 At Santa Fe County Fairgrounds



SANTA FE — Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) presents the 12th annual Folk Art Flea Saturday, May 6 at the Santa Fe County Fairgrounds.

Admission to the event is free, and sales benefit the educational programs and exhibitions of MOFIA. Although admission is free, members of Friends of Folk Art (FOFA) enjoy early-bird admission to the Flea 9-10 a.m. Public admission is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

“The Folk Art Flea is such a fun shopping experience; people come back year after year. You’re sure to find a wonderful addition to your collection, your wardrobe or your home,” Read More

All Shall Be Well: May We Be Quick To Hear, Slow To Speak, Slow To Anger

Clergy from left, Deacon Cynthia Biddlecomb, retired; Pastor Nicolé Ferry, Assistant Rector Lynn Finnegan and Pastor Deb Church. Courtesy photo

By The Rev. Nicolé Raddu Ferry
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Los Alamos

And all shall be well.

Those of you reading this article have learned that we are in the midst of something. Yup we moved our clocks ahead one hour. Anyone still tired? Families of school children are thinking “will we make it to Spring Break?” The calendar says that Spring has arrived and yet although we are ready to not wear our coats and hats the little snow squalls we have experienced Read More

This Week In Sports: March 28 – April 1, 2023

This Week In Sports:

Los Alamos High School Hilltopper games are covered by the Los Alamos Daily Post sports team of Gene Mortensen (Voice of the Hilltoppers), Mike Cote, John McHale and Nate Limback.

The Los Alamos High School Hilltopper Sports Schedule for Tuesday, March 28 through Saturday, April 1:

March 28 Tuesday

  • Boys Volleyball vs Volcano Vista Away – 4 p.m.

March 29 Wednesday

  • Softball vs Española Away – 4 p.m.
  • Baseball vs Española Away – 4 p.m. – Broadcast on Daily Post YouTube Channel

March 31 Friday

  • Track & Field at Rio Rancho TBA

April 1 Saturday

  • Tennis at Capital Invite Away – 8:30 a.m.
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Father Theophan: Giving Up For Lent

Inside Trailer Chapel. Courtesy/Father Theophan

By Father Theophan
Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church
Los Alamos

As we pass the middle point of the Great Fast, Lent in western parlance, the question often arises from friends not often seen, “So what are you giving up for Lent?” It’s met with a myriad of answers: red meat, chocolate, sweets, movies, etc.

Orthodox Christians don’t ask. Firstly, because fasting is a personal matter, one that should not be judged by another, and secondly, the rules for the Great Fast are ubiquitous in the eastern faith.

Simply, we’re instructed to become vegan, Read More

Home Country: Ol’ Julius

Home Country

“Makes a guy wonder sometimes,” Windy Wilson said, “if gettin’ all stabbed to death might not be a bad way to go.”

The rest of us – the Supreme Court of Dang Near Everything at the Mule Barn coffee shop – politely choked on our java and put the cups down. Even for Windy, this was quite an observation.

“Yer prolly askin’ yerselves,” Windy said, “how I gerrymanderated myself into this observation.”

“Well … yes …actually.”

“Doc, I know you and the boys need fresh idears ever year or two jest to keep you sharpened, so here’s how I figger it. You know it’s dang near March fifteen, right? Read More

The Tiny Key To A Major Goal: Maximizing Crop Growth


University of California, Riverside (UC) scientists have significantly advanced the race to control plant responses to temperature on a rapidly warming planet. Key to this breakthrough is miRNA, a molecule nearly 200,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair.

With moderate increases in temperature, plants grow taller to avoid hotter ground and get fresher air. A landmark study published in the journal Nature Communications demonstrates that microRNA or miRNA is required for this growth. The study also identifies which miRNA molecules — out of more than 100 possibilities Read More

Lock It In! Pajarito Season Passes On Sale Now

Pajarito Mountain Ski Lodge. Courtesy photo

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It’s truly been an incredible season filled with 114″ inches of snow, some serious powder days, and unforgettable moments on the slopes. Continue to celebrate this amazing season, make the most out of the great conditions and lock in the coming winter with a 2023/2024 season pass – on sale now. Explore passes here.

0% interest, 100% fun. Take advantage of the no-interest payment plan and secure the lowest monthly payment on season passes if purchased before April 14. Simply Read More

New Mexico February 2023 Unemployment Rate 3.6%


The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) has announced that New Mexico’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.6 percent in February, up from 3.5 percent in January and down from 5.0 percent in the previous year.

The national unemployment rate in February was 3.6 percent, up from 3.4 percent in January and down from 3.8 percent in February 2022.

Total nonagricultural payroll employment grew by 22,800 jobs, or 2.7 percent, between February 2022 and February 2023. The majority of gains came from the private sector, which was up 18,800 jobs, or 2.9 percent. The Read More

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