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U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce Introduces Bill To Increase Access To Federal Lands

U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce
 
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce introduced a bill Tuesday to increase access to public lands for hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting.
 
The Make Public Lands Public Act will amend the Land and Water Conservation Fund to increase public access to federal lands by maintaining and restoring existing roads, trails, and rights of way.
 
“In New Mexico and across the west, private, state, and federal lands are intermingled, resulting in a checkerboard issue that diminishes access to public

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PEEC: Summer Family Evening Offers Hands-on Fun

Visit the Los Alamos Nature Center June 28 for an evening of hands-on experiments courtesy of Explora Museum. Courtesy photo

PEEC News:

Investigate nature through hands-on activities at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 28. The Explora Museum of Albuquerque will share a variety of nature experiments that teach conservation principles. This event is part of Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s Summer Family Evenings program.

 This Summer Family Evening is a great way to delve hands-first into nature with the Explora Museum. Conduct experiments that


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Chamber Holds Golf Tournament Aug. 18

CHAMBER News:

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual Chamber Golf Tournament Benefitting United Way of Northern New Mexico Aug. 18 at the Los Alamos County Golf Course.

Early registration is $400 per foursome until Aug. 4, after that date registration is $500 per foursome. Individual golfers can register for $125. Registration includes breakfast, golf, cart and lunch. Sign up now at losalamoschamber.com/events.

Sponsorships are available for holes, beverages, lunch, breakfast and at the Gold, Silver and Bronze levels. For more information, contact


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Three Mountaineers’ Stories: Staycation Ideas June 27

One of the magnificent views from San Juan Basin. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
Everyone looking for ways to make summer exciting and accessible is invited to the Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting Tuesday, June 27, to hear a trio of talks about staycation ideas.
 
The presentation begins at 7:15 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center. The Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting starts at 7 p.m. and covers information about upcoming outings.

Members of the Los Alamos Mountaineers will share three of their favorite local expeditions.


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Local Swimmers Brave Alcatraz Sharkfest Competition

Nathan Romero, a lifeguard at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center in Los Alamos, competing June 4 in the Alcatraz Sharkfest swimming event. Courtesy photo
 
Los Alamos native Daniel Preston competes in the Alcatraz Sharkfest event. Courtesy photo
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY 
​Los Alamos Daily Post 
 

Locals Nathan Romero and Daniel Preston were strangers until a unique swimming competition tied them together. Both competed June 4 in the Alcatraz Sharkfest. The 1.5 mile swim meet begins by diving off two ferries near Alcatraz Island and ends at the Aquatic Park near


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Hines Is Bandelier Employee Of The Quarter

Josh Hines has received the first Bandelier Employee of the Quarter Award. He has been a maintenance worker at Bandelier National Monument since May 2016. Superintendent Jason Lott said Hines was nominated and selected by his peers for his exceptional contributions to Bandelier’s mission, support of his co-workers and for being an outstanding member of the Bandelier team. Courtesy/NPS


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Cajete Fire Investigation Targets Abandoned Campfire Violator And Unauthorized Drone Operator

Trees ravaged in the Cajete Fire caused by an abandoned campfire June 15 in the Jemez. © 2017 David A. Ponton, wildearthlight.com
 
Cajete Fire devastation caused by an abandoned campfire June 15 in the Jemez. © 2017 David A. Ponton, wildearthlight.com
 
By MAIRE O’NEIL
Los Alamos Daily Post

When some 40 residents of Jemez Mountain communities attended their final meeting with Cajete Fire officials Tuesday night in La Cueva, they expressed relief and gratitude for the containment of the fire without loss of human life, animals or damage to homes. However, they


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Stargazing And Free Camping At Bandelier

Camping at Juniper Campground, Bandelier National Monument. Courtesy/NPS
 
PEEC News:
 
This Friday and Saturday, June 23-24, will be a great opportunity to get out, go camping at Bandelier, and take a good look at the starry heavens, as the park celebrates their Third Annual Night Sky Fiesta and also the Great American Campout.
 
For the Night Sky Fiesta, visitors will have the chance to do both daylight and nighttime astronomy. Astronomy volunteers will have solar scopes set up on the back porch of the Visitor Center 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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SFNF Implements Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Across Entire Forest Friday

Help prevent forest fires … make sure campfires are completely out and cold to the touch before leaving.’ –Smokey Bear

SFNF News:

  • Violations Punishable Up To $5,000 For Individuals; $10,000 For Organizations; Imprisonment Up To Six Months

SANTA FE – The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will implement Stage 1 fire restrictions across the entire forest at 8 a.m. Friday, June 23.

Fire danger on the forest remains high due to continued high temperatures and dry conditions.

The Jemez Ranger District, where the Cajete Fire sparked last week from an abandoned campfire near Sierra de los Pinos, went


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Los Alamos School Of Gymnastics Regional Results

Colette Bibeault and Danielle Trellue. Courtesy photo
 
Danielle Trellue. Courtesy photo
 
SPORTS News:
 
Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers travelled to Galveston Texas during the May 19th weekend to compete in the 2017 Region 3 Xcel Championship meet. 
 
Over 780 gymnasts competed representing 94 teams from, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas. This was the first ever USA Gymnastics sponsored Xcel Regional Championship for Region 3.
 
There were 433 Gold division, 248 Platinum Division and 30 Diamond Division gymnasts

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Scenes From Chamber Breakfast On MPNHP

Panel members on hand this morning at UNM-LA for the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce breakfast discussion on the Manhattan Project National Historic Park, from left, Linda Deck, Linda Matteson, Charlie Strickfaden, Kristin Henderson and Ellen McGee. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

Bradbury Science Museum Director Linda Deck and Manhattan Project National Park Site Manager Charlie Strickfaden at this morning’s Chamber of Commerce Breakfast at UNM-LA. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation Marketing


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Maness Is Top Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

Pace Race runners head out Tuesday at Fireman’s Park near the Mitchell Trailhead. Courtesy photo

 

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ACRR News:
 
Lauraine Maness was the best predictor in Tuesday’s weekly pace race that started at Fireman’s Park near the Mitchell Trailhead with a 12 second differential of her predicted time.
 
Other accurate predictors were: Linda Vance at 13 seconds off, Sophia Pieck recording a 15 second difference, Jeanette Trujillo-Rondeau at 16 seconds off, and Laura Woodroffe with a 25 second difference.
 
On the 1 mile course the top finisher

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Cajete Fire Update: Stage 1 Fire Restrictions In Effect … Burned Area Closed

A burning log Monday night in the Cajete Fire lights up unburned mixed conifer in the Jemez. © 2017 David A. Ponton, wildearthlight.com

SFNF News:

Crews on the fireline working the Cajete Fire today anticipate minimal fire activity. The uncontained section of the fire perimeter is within a snag patch (a section of standing dead trees) in the southeastern corner of the fire near Los Griegos Peak.

The standing dead trees in this area, left by the 2011 Las Conchas Fire, can fall suddenly. For this reason, firefighters are avoiding particularly hazardous areas. This portion of the fire has


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Local Crossfit Athletes Break State Records

Mairen Hoch, 11, center, of Los Alamos broke the youth state record in the clean and jerk in the Olympic weightlifting competition at the New Mexico Games June 3 at UNM Athletic Center. Courtesy Photo​

Kim Hoch of Los Alamos earned gold during the Olympic weightlifting competition. Courtesy photo​

Kelly Gill of Los Alamos broke the state record in the snatch during the New Mexico Games June 3. Courtesy Photo​

SPORTS News:

Athletes from Crossfit Los Alamos competed in Olympic weightlifting in the New Mexico Games held June 3 at the UNM Athletic Center. Kelly Gill, Kim Hoch and Mairen Hoch all brought


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Los Alamos Deputy Police Chief Wardlow Herrera To Fight In 911 Rumble At Buffalo Thunder Saturday

LAPD Deputy Chief Jason Wardlow Herrera, left, wins his match against Manny Gallegos during a charity fight in March in Albuquerque. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

LAPD Deputy Chief Jason Wardlow Herrera with his son Jordan following his winning fight in March at Rumble in Rio in Albuquerque. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos
 

Los Alamos Deputy Police Chief Jason Wardlow-Herrera will put his gloves on again Saturday night at Buffalo Thunder for 911 Rumble, a charity boxing event to raise funds for Boys & Girls Clubs in Northern New Mexico.


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Call For Volunteers For Splash N Dash + Atomic Man

SPORTS News:
 
An old school registration for the Atomic Man Duathlon is 6:10-6:50 p.m. today at at splash n dash.
 
Bring the filled out registration form with the appropriate $ amount in cash or check to help things run smoothly. Modern day registration with credit card payment will be available through Friday at New Mexico Sports Online at http://www.newmexicosportsonline.com/Duathlon/Atomic-Man-Duathlon-2017/55195
 
Volunteers needed:
  • For splash n dash thsi evening, two more people are needed to help with timing and one person

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Weekly Fishing Report: June 21

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By GEORGE MORSE
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Anglers looking to catch a big trout should have some success thanks to the State Game and Fish Department. The Department stocked big trout in several locations throughout Northern New Mexico last week.
 
One lake that should be really hot is Fenton Lake State Park in the Jemez Mountains. The Department stocked 142 rainbow trout averaging 16 inches, along with over 1,500 catchable-size rainbow trout averaging 10 inches.
 
The big news at Fenton Lake is the rare opportunity

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Pajarito Celebrates Solstice With 100 Days Of Summer

Pajarito bike trail. Photo by Stacey Glaser/Pajarito Mountain

Blue skies today above Pajarito Mountain. Photo by Stacey Glaser/Pajarito Mountain

A wildflower grows on Pajarito Mountain. Photo by Stacey Glaser/Pajarito Mountain

PAJARITO News:

There are blue skies today at Pajarito Mountain in Los Alamos. Pajarito is celebrating the Summer Solstice with the 100 Days of Summer Celebration.

The weather is looking great for this fun event!

Enjoy lift-served mountain biking and hiking 4-7 p.m., and a New Mexico-inspired menu is available 4-7 p.m. at the Pajarito Mountain Café. Craft


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