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Weekly Fishing Report Feb. 18

By GEORGE MORSE
Sports & Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

New Mexico got another dose of winter Tuesday and the colder temperatures are lingering over Northern New Mexico today.

The weather pattern is almost ideal for the weekend angler, with the lousy weather hitting during the middle of the week. Weekends lately have been sunny with above-average temperatures.

There’s a good snowpack building in the mountains. What has been great is we’ve had several snowstorms that have dropped 4-6 inches here in the Espanola Valley that has melted into the ground. The soil conditions here at lower elevations


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Weekly Fishing Report: Feb. 2

By GEORGE MORSE
Sports & Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

The temperatures are forecast to be in the mid-50’s in the Espanola Valley and should be mild all across the state this weekend.

An excellent time to get out and enjoy some mid-winter fishing. Even ice-fishing can be pleasant if there’s not too much wind and a warm sun. The surface of the ice can get wet and slushy, while streambanks can get slippery and muddy. Be sure to have on some good, waterproof footwear.

The ice fishing continues to be good at a number of lakes here in Northern New Mexico.

Eagle Nest Lake has been good for rainbow trout and

Heinrich, Udall Introduce Bill To Designate Cerro De La Olla Wilderness

Cerro de la Olla (Pot Mountain) on the horizon above the Rio Grande Gorge in Rio Grande del Norte National Monument.  Courtesy photo

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, and U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) introduced legislation Friday to establish Cerro de la Olla Wilderness within the Río Grande del Norte National Monument in northern New Mexico.

For hundreds of years, people of the Taos area have hunted, gathered herbs, and collected firewood on the flanks of Cerro de la Olla. This proposed wilderness

Y Now Accepting Trail Summer Job Applications

YMCA News:

The Family YMCA,  is taking applications packages for employment in their Summer Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program from now through March 16.

The positions are open to all regional youth.

Application packages and job descriptions are available online at laymca.org/y-corps. 

Applications are available at the Los Alamos and Española YMCA teen centers.  Early application is recommended but applications will be taken at the teen centers until close of business, 8 pm, on Monday, March 16, or delivered by 10 pm to The Family YMCA, 1450 Iris Street in Los Alamos. The Y is open on weekends

Explore Local Forests By Snowshoe With PEEC Feb. 8

Join PEEC and the Southwest Nordic Ski Club at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 for a family-friendly snowshoe hike to Camp May. Space is limited for this outing and registration is required. Courtesy/PEEC

Family-friendly snowshoe hike to Camp May at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. Space is limited for this outing and registration is required. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Explore our forests by snowshoe on a family snowshoe outing with the Pajarito Environmental Education Center and the Southwest Nordic Ski Club.

PEEC’s Education Programs Director and Ski Club member Siobhan Niklasson will lead this family-friendly

BLM: Prescribed Burns Near Tres Piedras And Cerro

BLM News:

TAOS – Beginning Feb. 1 and continuing for up to 30 days, the Bureau of Land Management will be conducting prescribed burns in the Río Grande del Norte National Monument on the Guadalupe Mountains, located 1 mile south of Cerro.

Smoke may be visible from highways NM 522, U.S. 285 and U.S. 64.

The goal of this project is to employ management-ignited prescribed fire to reduce hazardous fuel loadings that could contribute to high intensity crown fire under the right conditions.  

Historic uses and active fire suppression have interrupted the natural fire regime in this fire-dependent


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Upaya Institute Zen Center Members Visit Tsankawi

A group from the Upaya Institute Zen Center visits Tsankawi at Bandelier National Monument on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. They celebrated MLK Day honoring all ancestors and ended by reading the following from MLK: ‘All life is inter-related. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. We are made to live together because of the inter-related structure of reality.’ The Upaya Zen Center is a Zen Buddhist practice, service and training center in Santa Fe. www.upaya.org. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com