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Annual Calvary Los Alamos Pumpkin Patch Canceled

Scene from a previous Calvary Los Alamos Pumpkin Patch. Courtesy photo

Scene from a previous Calvary Los Alamos Pumpkin Patch. Courtesy photo

Calvary News:

Calvary Los Alamos has hosted a Pumpkin Patch each October for more than 10 years but do to the second wave of COVID-19 have decided that it is not feasible to host it this year.

Calvary had thought of doing a “drive-thru” event but felt that even had too high of a risk. 

The congregation is very saddened by this turn of events and hopes that all of the precious families that have come yearly will understand this decision.

There was much hope and planning


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Luna Fire Consumes Over 7,400 Acres Near Chacon

The Luna Fire viewed Tuesday afternoon from the Pajarito Ski Hill parking lot is burning in the Camino Real Ranger District on the Carson National Forest. Source: inciweb.nwcg.gov. Photo by Marc Bailey
Wildfire News:
The Luna Fire began Oct. 17 and has burn some 7,412 acres about 2 miles northeast of Chacon in the Camino Real Ranger District on the Carson National Forest.

Latest Details:

Cause: Unknown

Containment: 0%

Fuels: Mixed conifer and spruce tapering to ponderosa pine at lower elevations.

Current status: Fire suppression efforts continue as the Luna Fire remains active in steep terrain.


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The Y Online Auction & Fundraising Event Now Open

Watch a video called, ‘How The Family YMCA Cares For Community’, as spoken by staff, produced by Janine Morales and filmed in February before the pandemic here: https://youtu.be/rtMypHh3a9g Courtesy/Y

Auction items in the Y online ‘Gala’ include this necklace donated by Bennett’s Fine Jewelry. Courtesy/Y

Auction items in the Y online ‘Gala’ include this woven rug created and donated by Chris Ortega. Courtesy/Y

Y News:

The Family YMCA is hosting a virtual, online “Gala” for the next two weeks because its March Ball had to be canceled due to the

“We can’t convene in person, so we’re celebrating


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Scenes From Hilltopper Football Practice Thursday

Head Coach Garett Williams checks his athletes before practice. The practice Thursday on the grass adjacent to Griffith Gymnasium is broken into four pods with nine players in each pod and one coach per pod this week. Changes are expected next week. The team has three practices a week. There was a good turnout of 33 player for this practice Thursday where social distancing and mask wearing are adhered to. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The practice was a light workout focused on maintaining fitness for the expected season this spring. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Coach Williams


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Los Alamos Youth Mountain Biking Team Hits Trails

Los Alamos Middle School riders from left, Head Coach Mary Grow, Coach Monica Witt, Noah Bane, Ian Vest, Colter Witt, Cam McDonald, Calvin Grow, Sam Allen, Ensley Jorgenson, Hyla McKown (not pictured Coach Jon McDonald, Mikey Bane, Ben Foley). Courtesy photo

Los Alamos High School riders from left, Head Coach Mary Grow, Carter Watkins, Esther Grow, Addy Witt, Nathan McCulloch, Seth Javernick, Haiden Jorgenson, Josh Grow, Tommy Oldham, Josh Moulton, Coach Travis Moulton (Not pictured Coach Justin Jorgenson, Coach Eric Witt, Benjamin Jean, Logan Perez). Courtesy photo

LAYMBT News:

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On The Job In Los Alamos: Athlete Sam Zimmerly And Cmdr. Morris Working Special Olympics Booth At Farmers Market

On the job in Los Alamos is multi-sport athlete Sam Zimmerly, 19, with Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris raising money for Special Olympics Thursday at the Farmers Market. Though this year’s Torch Run was canceled due to COVID restrictions, Zimmerly and Morris wanted to keep the torch burning by selling T-shirts for $20, hats $25 and challenge coins $10. The dynamic duo helped Special Olympics raise nearly $800 this week. ‘We want to thank the community for their support of this program,’ Morris and Zimmerly said. To purchase T-shirts, hats and challenge coins to support Special Olympics, email Oliver.Morris@lacnm.us

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Walkup Aquatic Center Swim Lessons Resume Oct. 19

COUNTY News:

The Aquatic Center will begin offering modified semi-private swimming lessons, for levels 2 & 3, limited to two students per class and where the parent is in the water with their child and the instructor teaches from the deck.

Twenty-five minute lessons will be offered Monday/Wednesday & Tuesday/Thursday for $70 (non-refundable).

  • Level 2 Seahorse: Little to no water experience is required. This class introduces children to the water with fun water activities with parent. Class emphasizes safety, floats, glides, rolls, submersion and motor skills.
    • Monday/Wednesdays

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Weekly Fishing Report: Oct. 13, 2020

By GEORGE MORSE
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

Now is a great time to plan a fall fishing trip.

The colors of fall are at their peak, with aspen and oak displaying their rich golds and reds. The temperatures are comfortable, with warm days and cool nights.

Streamflows are low throughout Northern New Mexico. Fall is the time that brown trout begin to spawn and the larger fish are more active during the day. It’s a good time to catch a trophy brown trout.

Try to limit the number of brown trout you kill, as these are wild fish and the population depends on natural reproduction.

The State Game and


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Aquatic Center Therapy Pool Re-Opens Monday Oct. 19

COUNTY News:

The Aquatic Center has announced that the Therapy Pool will re-open at 7 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19 for warm water exercise lane reservations.

All individual swimmers are welcome, and same household family members may workout together in a lane, however it is limited to three individuals.

To reserve a lane, call 505.662.8170, one day ahead between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., and call the Friday before for Monday reservations.

To view the complete schedule for the therapy pool, visit the Los Alamos County Aquatic Center website here.

Los Alamos County Aquatic Center asks patrons to stay home not


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Justice Department Awards Nearly $20 Million To Help Jurisdictions Track Offenders And Protect Young Athletes

DOJ News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Office of Justice Programs’ Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART Office) Wednesday announced it has awarded nearly $16.8 million to help states, U.S. territories and tribal communities develop and improve their systems to register and track sex offenders and nearly $1 million to maintain the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website.

The awards will help jurisdictions meet the requirements of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), Title I of the Adam Walsh Child Protection


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Scenes From LAHS Girls Cross Country Team Practice

Los Alamos High School Girls Cross Country Coach Kathy Hipwood speaks Wednesday with athlete Kamaya Ronning before beginning warm ups. The team practices around Los Alamos and this practice is on the road below Anderson Overlook. Each pod covers about 5 miles including some hill surges and long intervals. The team was scheduled to compete at Rio Ranch High School Saturday in Albuquerque, but the meet was canceled per governor’s heath emergency orders – a huge disappointment for the team. Photo by John McHaleladailypost.com

Coach Kathy Hipwood oversees the warm-up routine for the first


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NMAA Postpones Fall Sports Per Governor’s Orders

Interview today with New Mexico Activities Association Executive Director Sally Marquez. Courtesy/NMAA

NMAA News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Due to the announcement this afternoon from Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham that interscholastic athletics cannot take place during the Fall Semester because of COVID-19 related public health concerns, the New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA) has been forced to postpone its Volleyball, Cross Country and Fall Golf seasons.

“This is an extremely sad day for students across New Mexico,” NMAA Executive Director Sally Marquez said. “We were planning and hoping


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Monster Face Mask Decorating Contest Oct. 6-23

Courtesy/LAAC

LACDC News:

The Los Alamos Creative District is hosting a Halloween Monster (Face) Mask Decorating Contest, and giving away cloth face masks that will serve as blank canvases for creativity.

It is free to participate, and awards will be given out to the top three winners in the four categories. 

Artists must use the mask provided, which may be picked up 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Oct. 6 through Oct. 23 at projectY cowork, 150 Central Park Square (or until our mask supply runs out).

Decorated masks must be submitted via email by 5 p.m., Oct. 29, and winners will be announced


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SFNF Offices Close For Columbus Day Holiday Monday, Oct. 12; Fire Danger Remains High

SFNF News:

SANTA FE — All Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) offices will be closed Monday, Oct. 12, in observance of Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

Regular virtual business hours will resume Tuesday, Oct. 13.

As fall colors reach their peak, SFNF officials anticipate a large number of visitors over the holiday weekend.

If you plan to spend time on the forest, please recreate responsibly and follow state public health orders and Centers for Disease Control guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Although there are no fire restrictions on the SFNF, fire danger is unseasonably high


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Weekly Fishing Report: Oct. 6, 2020

By GEORGE MORSE
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

Big game hunting seasons for firearms will be going on most of October, so expect to see lots of hunters in the forest.

Campgrounds and dispersed camping areas should have a lot of hunting camps. There will probably be lots of ATVs on Forest Service roads.

Most New Mexico State Parks opened for overnight camping Oct. 1 to New Mexico residents only. Reservations are required. El Vado Lake State Park, Pecos Canyon State Park, Morphy Lake State Park and Manzano Mountains State Park are still closed to overnight camping. Most state parks are now


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SFCC: William C. Witter Fitness Education Center Offers Appointments To Public Beginning Oct. 12

Beginning Oct. 12, the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center at SFCC is available to the public for limited individual appointments 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday and 7 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Courtesy/SFCC

SFCC News:

SANTA FE — Santa Fe Community College announces that beginning Oct. 12 the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center is available to the public for limited individual appointments 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to noon Saturdays.

There is a $7 fee for each appointment. People can now make reservations for lap swimming, singles tennis and half-court individual


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Posts From The Road: Flat Tops Trail Scenic Byway

Scenic Drive: A typical view from the roadway as it twists and turns through the White River National Forest. This drive made during early September was a little too early for viewing fall colors as they were primarily still covered in their summer green foliage. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

River View: The North Fork of the White River runs near the byway for many miles on the west end of the road as it descends into the town of Meeker. The west end of the byway is paved for about 30 miles out of Meeker. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

Stop and Go Traffic: Visitors may encounter stop and


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Scenes Of LAHS 2020 Homecoming King & Queen & Court

Los Alamos High School 2020 Homecoming Queen Tia Hartzol and King Noah Bridgewater crowned Friday evening in a coronation ceremony held at Sullivan Field. The king and queen and their court were selected in an online vote by the LAHS students making it a Stay@Home-Coming rather than the traditional Homecoming festivities due to the pandemic. The event was conducted following social distancing guidelines. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

LAHS 2020 Homecoming Court, Queen Tia Hartzol and King Noah Bridgedgewater, center, and from left, Michaela Gonzalez and Konstantin Nelson, Jenna


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New Mexico Fishing And Stocking Reports For Oct. 3, 2020

Aaron Montano and Amaia Franco of Roswell caught a 20-inch rainbow trout using peach salmon Power-Bait at Grindstone Reservoir. Courtesy/NMGF

Odessa Paul of Albuquerque caught a 16-inch brown trout on the Rio Chama using a nightcrawler on the Chama River. Courtesy.NMGF

NMGF News:

Take the Bass Challenge 

To promote bass fishing opportunities in New Mexico and encourage anglers to branch out and discover new fishing waters and bass species, anglers can now participate in the New Mexico Bass Challenge. 

Catch the four bass species listed below that are found in and inhabit lakes within New Mexico


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Los Alamos Golf Course Opens All 18 Holes Oct. 10

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Golf Course announced this morning that all 18 holes will be open for play beginning Saturday, Oct. 10.

The golf course has seen a very busy schedule for a few months while the irrigation project was underway and only nine holes were playable.

Golf course staff said they are excited to open back up all 18 holes and hope golf enthusiasts come out to enjoy the course for a few more rounds before the colder weather sets in.

Tee times can be booked online seven days in advance at: https://secure.west.prophetservices.com/LosAlamosV3/Account/nLogon#Hash.


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