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They’re Back! Tent Caterpillars Munching Aspens Again

Photo by Tom W. Coleman, Ph.D.,/USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection

Photo by Tom W. Coleman, Ph.D.,/USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – If you drive up New Mexico State Highway 475 (the road to the Santa Fe Ski Basin) anytime soon, you will probably notice something going on in the aspen groves that create one of the most popular vistas on the Santa Fe National Forest.

To the casual observer, the aspens may appear to be dying. But those bare branches signal the return of the western tent caterpillars, native defoliators whose larvae feed on a variety of hardwood


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LA County Little League 9-11 All Stars Head To State!

The 2017 NM District 1 All Stars 9-11 Champions. Front row from left, Maddox Martines, Ian Swavely, Brandon Walker. Middle row from left, Tanner Noakes, JJ Chrobocinski, Cohen Mckown, Gavin Mitchell, Wyatt Guffee, Zachary Moore, Raven Naranjo, Zach Stidham, Sal Crochet, Malachi Laskie. Coaches from left, James Chrobocinski, Dave Swavely and Jason Martines. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com​

JJ Chrobocinski covers home plate as Brayden Trujillo slides in for the score. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com​

Gavin Mitchell tries to avoid a tag from Jose Castillo at third base. Photo


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Newnam Best Predictor In This Week’s Pace Race

ACRR News:
 
Almost 40 runners and walkers took to one, two, three or four mile pace race courses on Barranca Mesa. All finishers were treated to cool watermelon and cold grapes.
 
In the one mile course around Navajo, Los Pueblos and Barranca Roads, Brian Newnam had the best prediction, only 1 second off his prediction for an adjusted delta of 3 seconds off.
 
Other good predictors were Katie Gattiker with an adjusted delta of 21 seconds, Diego Leonard with an adjusted delta of 39 seconds, Kieran Gattiker with an adjusted delta of 42 seconds, and Leeza Trudolyubov with an adjusted

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Local Expert Leads Monthly Wildflower Walk July 3

Wildflowers along Quemazon trail. Photo by Yvonne Keller
 
PEEC News:
 
The recent rains have brought out a variety of different flowers, transitioning our landscape into the colors of summer. At 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 3, Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s Jemez Mountain Herbarium curator, Chick Keller, will lead this year’s first summer Wildflower Walk.
Wildflower expert Chick Keller, right, leads wildflower walks for PEEC. Photo by Josip Loncaric
 
These monthly outings will be easy walks to identify some of the wildflower beauties found

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Girls Soccer Camp Underway At Pueblo Complex

Registration was under way at Pueble Soccer field Monday morning at 9 a.m. for the girls soccer clinic. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
High school soccer player Payton Hobbs explains the rules of the flag soccer game used as a warm-up exercise. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
SPORTS News:
 
Monday marked the beginning of soccer season with the first soccer camp.  
 
The camp is being held at Pueblo Complex Soccer Field. The girls are holding their camp this week with ages 7-12, Monday through Friday, 9

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Los Alamos Nick Nogar Memorial Open

Aquatomics Coach Maribeth Englert goes over the heat sheet with her 9 and10 year old swimmers. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 

The start of the 12 and under 100 breaststrokes. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

 

SPORTS News:
 
The annual Los Alamos Nick Nogar Memorial Open was held the past weekend at the Larry R Walkup Center.
 
This event has been held for the past several years in the memory of Nick Nogar who was a devoted supporter of swimming at all levels. He served the Aquatomics in many capacities, but his greatest pride was his children and

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Weekly Fishing Report: June 27

By GEORGE MORSE
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

The State Game and Fish Department has been liberally stocking lakes and streams in Northern New Mexico with good-sized rainbow trout averaging over 16 inches in size. Anglers looking to catch a big, hatchery-raised rainbows should have a great time this summer.

The news this week is the opening date for fishing the Shuree Ponds on the Valle Vidal. The opening date for fishing these ponds is Saturday (July 1). Fishing at Shuree is limited to artificial flies and lures with a single, barbless hook. There is a two-trout limit and a 15-inch size


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SFNF Reminder: No Off-Road Vehicles Allowed In Designated Wilderness

All-terrain vehicle. Courtesy/articcat.com

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Call them what you will – four-wheelers, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) or utility vehicles (UTVs) – but remember that off-road vehicles of any kind are always prohibited within congressionally designated wilderness areas.

This past weekend, ATV tracks were observed within the San Pedro Parks Wilderness on the Coyote Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF).   San Pedro Parks is one of the original wilderness areas created by the Wilderness Act of 1964, which set aside “primeval” federal land to be


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Y Reaches 79 Percent Of Fundraising Goal

Y News:

A divorced father living in Los Alamos travels 750 miles one way on a Friday then drives back Sunday, once a month to visit his children.

His ex-wife attends college and is taking an intensive summer course, which allowed the kids to stay with dad this summer. It is the only time he gets to see his children for more than a weekend. Due to unanticipated medical expenses, finances are tight and he can’t take a month off work. His kids were awarded YMCA Annual Campaign scholarships to Y Camp.

The award of assistance from Annual Campaign donations, he said, “is really a wonderful and generous gift


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Fishing With Worms Lands 25-inch, 5.43 Pound Trout

George Morse with the 25-inch, 5.43 pound brown trout he caught on a nightcrawler Sunday in the Chama River below Abiquiu Dam. Courtesy photo

 

By GEORGE MORSE
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

I sometimes hesitate to tell people what I was using when I catch a big fish. On Sunday, fishing in the Rio Chama below Abiquiu Dam, I hooked and landed one of the biggest trout I’ve ever caught. The 25-inch, 5.43-pound brown trout put up a valiant fight and with the help of a nearby fly fisherman (Jack from Albuquerque), who had a net, I was able to land the fish.

It was the first fish and the only fish


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Wardlow Herrera Wins Charity Boxing Bout By TKO

Ceiling lights form a halo over Los Alamos Deputy Police Chief Jason Wardlow Herrera as he makes Los Alamos proud Saturday night fighting in Rumble 911, a charity event to raise money for Boys & Girls Club of Santa Fe/Del Norte. He won his heavyweight bout against Freddy Martinez of the Santa Fe Fire Department in three rounds by Technical Knockout. Photo by JoAnna O’Neill

Los Alamos Deputy Police Chief Jason Wardlow Herrera and his son Jordan, center, greet supporters prior to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Fe/Del Norte 911 Rumble Saturday evening at Buffalo


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10U Los Alamos All Star Team Loses championship 10-9

The 10U Los Alamos All Star Team lost the championship game 10-9 to Santa Fe National. Team members include Z Gartz #12, Silas Crochet #11, Colton Hollander #8, Colby Capon #9, Adrian Oshel #10, Eddie Gartz #17, Ty Gartz #18, Kogi Park #16, Terran Robertson #5, Xzander Pacheco #4, Boaz Martinez #1 and Hayden Watkins #3, Brodi Miller #2. Coaches include Isaac Martinez, Marcus Miller and John Harrison. Courtesy photo

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Los Alamos County Little League Baseball Ages 9-11 Division All-stars Beat Pojoaque All-stars 8-7, Santa Fe National 20-1 And Advance To Championships!

Los Alamos County Little League Baseball Ages 9-11 Division All-stars beat the Pojoaque All-stars 8-7 Thursday and Santa Fe National 20-1. The team advances to play in the championhip games Monday night. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos and Pojoaque teams shake hands following their 8-inning game Thursday. Courtesy photo 

SPORTS News:

Los Alamos County Little League Baseball Ages 9-11 Division All-stars fought hard Thursday and beat the Pojoaque All-stars by a score of 8-7 in a contest that took eight innings on the opening night of the District 1 tournament.

Play continued today at Franklin


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Final Cajete Fire Update

Aftermath of the Cajete Fire in the Jemez. Photo by David Ponton/wildearthlight.com

SFNF News:

This will be the final update issued on the Cajete Fire winding down in the Jemez.

Under the leadership of Type 3 Incident Commander Matt Armantrout, firefighters today are mopping-up hot spots, gridding for residual heat and addressing fire suppression repair needs, including removing hazardous trees along N.M. 4.

Crews and overhead personnel are being demobilized and re-assigned to other incidents. Command of the Cajete Fire will transition Tuesday to a Type 4 organization and the Jemez Ranger


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Los Alamos Softball Advances To State

Los Alamos softball progresses to state after winning against Pojoaque Thursday. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Pitcher Savana Luster and first baseman Terri Jaramillo reach for an infield fly but the ball managed to slip between them and fall to the ground. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com 

Pojoaque’s first baseman Madison Gonzales catches a throw from the catcher in an attempt to tag Alicia Gonzales offbase. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

SPORTS News:

 

The Senior Softball District Tournament is underway and the Los Alamos County Little League senior


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