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Learn Fly Fishing Basics Saturday At Ashley Pond

on May 22, 2019 - 8:46am
Join Jim O’Donnell for a fly-fishing class offered by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 25 at Ashley Pond. Courtesy/PEEC photo
 
PEEC News:
 
Learn the basics of fly-fishing this weekend with local fly fisherman Jim O’Donnell. The Pajarito Environmental Education Center is offering this class 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 25 at Ashley Pond.
 
O’Donnell will teach the group the mechanics behind proper fly-fishing, including how to tie a fishing knot and cast a line. This class is suitable for both children and adults.

Toppers Well Represented On All District Teams

on May 22, 2019 - 8:10am

The 2-4A District Baseball and Softball All District Teams have been announced and the Toppers were well represented. The teams were selected by the coaches and officials in District 2-4A. Antonio Gonzales took the top prize by being selected to be Player of the Year for District 24A. Topper baseball head coach Bryan Neal was selected for the top coach of the year. The Topper baseball team had five players on the first team. The players selected to the second team are: Taylor Drake, Walker Eaton, Luke Kirkland, and Grant Watkins.
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Purgatory Kicks Off Summer With Skiing This Weekend

on May 22, 2019 - 8:07am
Purgatory Resort. Courtesy photo
 
PURGATORY News:
 
DURANGO, Colo. Purgatory Resort will add its name to a short list of U.S. resorts spinning lifts during Memorial Day weekend when it opens for a bonus weekend of skiing this Saturday and Sunday.
 
May 25 will not only mark the kickoff to summer but also the first time in resort history Purgatory has opened for skiing on the last weekend in May.

After picking up 8” of snow through Monday morning (with up to two feet expected through Thursday according to OpenSnow), Purgatory officials announced today it will open Lift 1, an expected

All Hands All Lands Burn Team Mobilizing May 23-30

on May 22, 2019 - 8:01am
USDA News:
 
SANTA FE The USDA Forest Service, The Nature Conservancy’s Rio Grande Water Fund and the Forest Stewards Guild have worked together since September 2018 using prescribed fire across over 4,700 acres to protect water sources, wildlife, and forests while reducing wildfire risk.
 
These forests are adapted to fire and need low-intensity burns to remain healthy. The All Hands All Lands Burn Team (Burn Team) is a fully qualified team designed to lead prescribed burns or support others in burning across a variety of land jurisdictions.

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall Celebrates Five Years Of Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument

on May 21, 2019 - 9:30am

The Organ Mountains to the east of Las Cruces. Courtesy/wikipedia.com

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall:

  • Hails recent enactment of landmark public lands package, including new wilderness within OMDP that Udall fought for

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall joined fellow New Mexicans Monday in celebrating the five-year anniversary of the proclamation signed by President Barack Obama to designate the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks in southern New Mexico as a national monument – the culmination of years of work from the local community.

In 2014, President Obama established the Organ

Scenes From T&F Varsity State Championship

on May 20, 2019 - 5:47pm

Holly Sanchez anchors the girls 4x100 meter relay team that took second place overall in the 2019 NMAA 4A State Track and Field Championship held May 17-18 at the University of New Mexico Dreamstyle Stadium. Sanchez also anchored the winning 4x200 meter relay. The championship held amazing performances by the Los Alamos High School Boys and Girls Track and Field teams, which resulted in 2nd place overall finishes for both teams.

Scenes From 2019 White Rock Kite Festival

on May 20, 2019 - 7:23am

The skies over the weekend above Overlook Park in White Rock were filled with kites for the annual Kite Festival sponosred by the Los Alamos Arts Council. The Arts Council has been sponsoring fun events in Los Alamos for the past 52 years. To learn more about the Arts Council, visit their open meeting at 6 p.m., June 1, at Fuller Lodge. There will be food, music and other fun stuff at the meeting. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Melia Arbuckle is delighted to get her kite air born. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

A young attendee is running after the shadow of a very large kite.

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