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Jemez Ranger District Implements Stage 1 Restrictions

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – As crews continue to battle the Cajete Fire along N.M. 4 in the Jemez Mountains, the Santa Fe National Forest has now implemented Stage 1 fire restrictions on the southwestern side of the forest.

The Stage 1 restrictions cover the entire Jemez Ranger District and the southwestern corner of the Cuba Ranger District south of the Ranchos del Chaparral Girl Scout Camp.

The decision to impose restrictions was initially based on a rash of abandoned and unattended campfires combined with hot, dry conditions and the number of visitors expected over Father’s Day weekend. And then


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Pinon Park Pool Staff Refresh Emergency Training Skills

White Rock Fire Station #3, Fire Marshal Jeff Wetteland, left, and Emergency Management Division Chief Ben Stone, right, visit Pinon Park Pool Thursday for a staff information session. All lifeguards at Pinon Park Pool are Red-Cross certified and trained to deal with a range of emergency situations. The visit from LAFD reiterated the importance of continuously practicing their training and being prepared for any event. Courtesy photo

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Echo Amphitheatre Temporarily Closed Due To Fire

Echo amphitheater is a natural amphitheatre about 17 miles west of Abiquiú and 4 miles up the road from Ghost Ranch in Rio Arriba County. Courtesy photo

USFS News:

CANJILON—Fire officials responded Thursday night to a fire started in sagebrush within the Echo Amphitheatre parking area in the Carson National Forest near Abiquiu.

The fire is human caused and has been fully contained with minimal heat remaining.

Public safety is the number one priority and the Echo Amphitheatre day use area and campground will be closed until further notice as fire managers continue to monitor the fire.

For any


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Scenes From Friday’s Elks Club Tournament

The Elks Golf Tournament began with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Friday at the Los Alamos Golf Course and benefits the Make A Wish Foundation. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Scene from Elks Golf Tournament, which benefits the Make A Wish Foundation, Friday at the Los Alamos Golf Course. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Scene from Elks Golf Tournament, which benefits the Make A Wish Foundation, Friday at the Los Alamos Golf Course. Photo by Jennifer Bartram


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Tonight’s Wildfire Update: Cajete Fire

The Cajete Fire runs along the East Fork of the Jemez River. Courtesy/wildfiretoday.com

SFNF News:

Location: Jemez Ranger District on the Santa Fe National Forest, on both sides of N.M. 4 along the southern boundary of the Valles Caldera National Preserve. The Cajete Fire appears to have started approximately one mile northeast of Vallecitos de los Indios. The fire area runs along the East Fork of the Jemez River.

Start Date: June 15, 2017     

Cause: Under investigation    

Size: 700+ acres    

Containment: 0 percent


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Update: Public Urged To Avoid Area Of Cajete Fire

Cajete Fire. Courtesy image

SFNF News:

Fire officials are urging the public to avoid the area of the Cajete Fire underway in the Jemez Ranger District on the Santa Fe National Forest, on both sides of N.M. 4 along the southern boundary of the Valles Caldera National Preserve.

The Cajete Fire appears to have started approximately one mile northeast of Vallecitos de los Indios. The fire area runs along the East Fork of the Jemez River and is to the west of the burn scars from the 2011 Las Conchas Fire and the 2013 Thompson Ridge Fire.

Start Date: June 15, 2017

Cause: Unknown

Size: 700 acres

Containment:


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Bike Flow Trail By No Means A Done Deal

The June 8 Parks and Recreation Board meeting was crowded with community members waiting to give their input on the proposed bike flow trail. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Members of the public packed the room Thursday night for the Los Alamos County Parks and Recreation Board meeting and even spilled out into the hallway. The turnout seemed to suggest recreation is a prized commodity by this community.

“We want to have recreational opportunities for everyone,” said a member of the public.

The hot topic was the proposed bike flow trail


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Los Alamos County Little League Marlins Top Yankees

Los Alamos Little League Yankee Second Baseman Haydon Watkins reached for a grounder as it passes second base in the first inning. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com 

Los Alamos Little League Yankee Shortstop MacLain Griffin readies to catch a line drive in the second inning. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Little League Yankee Josh Gartz successfully steals third as Marlin Owen Wylie tries to tag with an empty glove. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

 

SPORTS News:

Los Alamos Little League’s Marlins and Yankees squared off at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 8, at


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Pinon Park Pool Offers Summer Swim Lessons

Swim lessons taking place at Pinon Park Pool last year. Courtesy photo
 
PPP News:
 
“Pinon Park Pool is the perfect place for your kids to learn to swim outdoors this summer,” Manager Jeremy Goettee said.
 
Swim lessons start next week and cater to participants of all ages and abilities, from introducing babies to water, to small children becoming comfortable immersing their faces, to learning basic swim strokes, and advanced-level learning butterfly, diving, and water safety techniques.
 
“This year, we are limiting class sizes to just six participants

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Fishing Report June 15

The Cimarron River below Eagle Nest Dam was stocked with more than 2,400 rainbow trout last week and the fishing is good. Courtesy photo
 
By GEORGE MORSE
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
I’m always telling anglers to check on the streamflows below El Vado Dam and Abiquiu Dam on the Chama River.
 
The flow below El Vado Dam Monday was 198 cubic feet per second. This is a great time to fish in this location with the flows being much lower than before. Already a couple of 20 – inchers have been caught here. Be sure to check the flows daily on the United

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Upcoming CaveSim Adventure At Nature Center

Try out caving at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy photo

ENVIRONMENT News:

Delve into a simulated world of caves 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 24 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

This is the perfect opportunity to crawl through 60-foot tunnels, observe vertical rope climbing demos, and practice rescue missions. The electronic simulator will track your movements so you can learn what it takes to access some of the most remote places on Earth.

To add to the adventure, the Classic Air Medial helicopter will land at 9:30 a.m. at the nature center. Parking will be available on the street and across


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Zinke Announces New Mexico Will Receive $21,574,904 Share Of Billion-Dollar National Distribution

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke
 
INTERIOR DEPARTMENT News:
 
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has announced $1.1 billion in annual funding for state wildlife agencies from revenues generated by the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration and Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration acts.
 
New Mexico will receive a total of $21,574,904, including $6,107,387 in Sport Fish Restoration program funds and $15,467,517 in Wildlife Restoration program funds.
 
The announcement was made during day one of a four-day trip across the Northeast, where the

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Maness Is Best Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

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ACRR News:
 
Lauraine Maness was the top predictor at 3 seconds off her predicted time in the weekly pace race held on the trail off State Route # 501 (West Jemez Road) across from the Laboratory’s S-site. 
 
Other accurate predictors were: Zach Leonard with a 5 second differential, Jackie Marr recording 12 seconds off, and Sonja Behnke with a 15 second difference.
 
On the 1 mile paved course Isolina Viloria was the top finisher at 10:08 and 6 year old Adrian Medin was the first male with a time of 10:19. 
 
Lyle

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Ex Jerry Seinfeld Porsche Supercar To Cross The Block At Russo And Steele Monterey Auction

 

This Porsche 911 GT3 RS once owned by comedian Jerry Seinfeld is going up auction. Courtesy/Russo and Steele

Porsche 911 GT3 RS. Courtesy/Russo and Steele

Porsche 911 GT3 RS. Courtesy/Russo and Steele

AUCTION News:

SCOTTDALE, Ariz. — Ex Jerry Seinfeld Porsche 911 GT3 RS is up for bid Aug. 17-19 at Russo and Steele’s 17th Annual Monterey Collector Automobile Auction in Monterey. Calif.

In February 2006, Porsche revealed the first generation 997 GT3, commonly now known as the 997.1 GT3. In addition to a new 415 PS (305 kW) 3.6 litre flat-six engine, the vehicle featured “zero


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SFNF: Report It … Don’t Ignore It

SFNF News:

EL RITO — Each year the El Rito Ranger District hosts thousands of visitors between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Unfortunately, a small number of these visitors behave badly and cause big problems for the forest. Fire prevention patrols in the forest find abandoned or unattended campfires almost every day.

Abandoned campfires are the leading human cause of wildfire. Every large wildfire begins as a small fire. In 2011 the Wallow wildfire in Arizona burned 522,000+ acres. One small campfire left unattended burned an area 28 miles by 28 miles.

June is high fire season at the El Rito Ranger


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Another Rough Weekend On The Jemez Ranger District

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Sometimes called the Albuquerque metropolitan area’s “backyard” because of its proximity to the state’s largest city, the Jemez Ranger District on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) hosts thousands of visitors on any given weekend between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends.

Unfortunately, a small minority of those visitors can cause huge problems for the forest. Once again, fire prevention patrols on the Jemez District found 13 abandoned or unattended campfires this past weekend.

“We’ve been lucky so far, but we are now officially in our fire season,” Jemez District


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New Mexico Tourism: Nine ‘Father-friendly’ Adventures

STATE News:

SANTA FE – With Father’s Day right around the corner, the New Mexico Tourism Department has compiled a list of trip ideas designed with dads in mind.

The “New Mexico True Detours for Dad” is a roundup of nine “father-friendly” adventures that will be pitched to outlets around the country to inspire summer travel for fathers and families.

To see what trips made the list of New Mexico True “Detours for Dad” and view “The Guide,” visit NewMexico.org.

“Our state is a mecca for the things that dads love most,” Tourism Cabinet Secretary Rebecca Latham said. “From craft beers and burgers


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Small Streams And Tributaries Have Good Fishing

Photo by George Morse/ladailypost.com

Photo by George Morse/ladailypost.com

By GEORGE MORSE
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

With the temperatures soaring here in the Espanola Valley and the big rivers still swollen with runoff, escaping the heat and finding good fishing in flowing water was a challenge. There are several viable options for local anglers. Head to the high country and fish the smaller headwater streams and tributaries where runoff has peaked and the water levels are falling.

Los Alamos-based anglers can head to the Jemez Mountains where the water is dropping fast.


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Scenes From Los Alamos Girl Scouts Twilight Camp

Girls Scouts Twilight Camp was held at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area this week. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

Emily Green, left, and Alice Pearson attended Twilight Camp at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

Sarah Haaser, left, and Rachel Pearson at Twilight Camp. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

Getting ready for dinner Friday night at Twilight Camp are, from left, Isabella Aguilera, Amelia Ingles and Anna Kerstiens.Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

Preparing Friday night’s dinner at


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