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Weekly Fishing Report: Dec. 4, 2019

By GEORGE MORSE
Sports & Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
One of the advantages of writing a fishing report and then saving it for future reference is you can go back and check the how the conditions were a year or two ago times of year when planning a trip.
 
Now is about the time of year that the lakes in Northern New Mexico start to freeze over. It comes in especially handy because it’s disappointing to drive to a lake and find it frozen over, yet the ice is not thick enough to support anglers and the lake is closed to fishing.
 
That’s what is happening now. The weather was pretty nasty

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Four Short Films About Manhattan Project National Historical Park Debut Tuesday At Nature Center

Join the National Park Service at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3 to see the debut of four short films that were developed for Manhattan Project National Historical Park. This event is free to attend and open to the public. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The National Park Service is hosting a debut of four short films that were developed for Manhattan Project National Historical Park.

The event will be held in the planetarium at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, and followed by a brief update from the park, along with a presentation on dark skies.

This event is free


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Lady Toppers Win Basketball Season Opener 39-37

The Los Alamos High School Lady Toppers share a cheer as they take to the court to play the St Michael’s Lady Horseman in their season opener Tuesday evening in Griffith Gymnasium. The Toppers had a decent first quarter and dominated the Horseman under the basket, but the Toppers struggled throughout the rest of the contest. The game ended in a 32-32 tie, but the Toppers managed to hit crucial free-throws and won the game 39-37. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Becca Green battles Carmen Pacheco and Taryn Aguilar for the ball under the Topper basket. Green was the top scorer for the Toppers with


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SFCC Fitness Center Opening Late Dec. 7

SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College’s William C. Witter Fitness Education Center’s recreation facilities will open later at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7 following the college’s fall commencement ceremony.
 
There will be no access to the gymnasium all day, but the indoor track will be accessible to patrons. The commencement ceremony is open to the public.
 
Preparations for the ceremony begin on Monday, Dec. 2 and will impact access to the gymnasium throughout the week. The gymnasium will fully reopen to public on Monday, Dec. 9.
 
For more info, contact the Fitness

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Letter To The Editor: LAHA Expresses Gratitude

By Los Alamos Hockey Association
Board of Directors
 
The Los Alamos Hockey Association held its first Hull Hockey Camp for Power Skating and Other Skating Techniques Nov. 22-24 at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink. 
 
We had 33 skaters participate in eight hours of this instruction by Kyle Hull and Gary TenEyck from Colorado Springs, https://hull-hockey.com/. It was a huge success, at least, by comments from the parents. 
 
Hull commended the Los Alamos players.
 
“Coach Gary and I gave the kids the biggest and most important compliment we have given out

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‘Try Hockey Free Day’ At Los Alamos Ice Rink Dec. 1

 
HOCKEY News:
 
USA Hockey provides a way for people to try hockey free at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink, the only uncovered outdoor rink in the Southwest!
 
Children can try hockey free 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, and be covered with USAH insurance coverage. Coaches will be on the ice with the children.
 
Hockey equipment is provided for those who don’t have equipment.
 
Parents must register their children at a USAH site, which provides insurance coverage at this link http://www.tryhockeyforfree.com/10457.

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Scenes Of Morning Snow On Pajarito Mountain

The scene of snow overnight and the view this morning toward chair 4 on Pajarito Mountain. Courtesy/webcam

The view this morning of Beginners Hill on Pajarito Mountain. Courtesy/webcam

The view this morning of Beginners Lift on Pajarito Mountain. Courtesy/webcam

The view this morning of Magic Carpet on Pajarito Mountain. Courtesy/webcam

The view this morning toward the Sange de Cristos from Pajarito Mountain. Courtesy/webcam


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Bandelier Closed Due To Snowy Conditions

Bandelier is closed today due to weather. Courtesy/BNM

 

BANDELIER News:

 

Due to snow accumulation and predicted snow throughout the day, Bandelier is closed today.

 

Any forecast for snow throughout the day will add to clean up efforts once the park reopens. Once it stops snowing park staff will need time to clear the roads, parking lot and Main Loop Trail so that visitors may safely visit the park once again. 

 

Visitors can get updated information regarding this closure and when the park will reopen on the Bandelier Visitor Center


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Bandelier, Valles Caldera May Begin Pile Burns Sunday

NPS News:
 
With the arrival of snow providing favorable conditions for pile and prescribed burning, fire crews at Bandelier National Monument and the Valles Caldera National Preserve are planning to burn up to 300 acres of piled fuel materials along N.M. 4 throughout Bandelier and on South Mountain in the Valles Caldera.
 
These burns will begin as early as Dec. 1 and continue through the winter months as conditions allow. 
 
The parameters for implementing a prescribed burn are based upon specific assessments, agency guidelines and safety protocols.
 
Managers

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Weekly Fishing Report: Nov. 28, 2019

By GEORGE MORSE
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
The weather is forecast to be unseasonably cold this week. High temperatures just in the 30’s and lows below freezing for several days are what’s coming.
 
At temperatures like this, it won’t be long before some of the lakes in Northern New Mexico start to freeze.
 
Smaller lakes at high elevations like the Canjilon Lakes, Trout Lakes, Lagunitas Lakes and Hopewell Lake are likely already frozen over and will soon be inaccessible due to snow.
 
Anglers should remember that Clayton Lake, Maxwell Lake 13 and the Charette

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Local BMX Track Is In Fast Lane For Improvements

The local BMX track will recieve some needed improvements. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
kirsten@ladailypost.com
 
Currently, the local BMX track features a closed sign citing safety concerns but not for long. Its circumstances are quickly changing as the result of Los Alamos County approving $100,000 for the project during its Nov. 12 meeting.
 
With this approval, the hopes are high that next summer, the BMX track will be back in business and hosting U.S. BMX-sanctioned events.
 
Parks and Recreation Manager Dan

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SFNF May Implement La Presa Prescribed Burn

SFNF News:

SANTA FE Fire crews on the Coyote Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) may begin blacklining the perimeter of the previously announced La Presa prescribed fire on Mesa los Indios near Forest Road 473 as early as Dec. 2.
 
The decision to proceed will depend on favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and forecasted weather. 
 
The blacklining operation would prepare the unit for planned aerial ignitions in spring 2020. The 1,200-acre La Presa prescribed burn is designed to mimic a natural fire regime by using low-intensity

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BLM Now Issuing Personal Christmas Tree Permits

BLM News:
 
SANTA FE The Bureau of Land Management offices in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Socorro, Taos and Farmington began Monday issuing personal Christmas tree permits for harvest on BLM lands.
 
The permits will be sold through Dec. 24 and cost $5.
 
Maps may be obtained when purchasing the permits at a local BLM office. When transporting a tree taken from BLM public land, the permit must be attached to the tree.
 
Only piñon and juniper trees are available for harvest as Christmas trees on BLM lands.
 
Locations where permits are available:
 
New Mexico State Office

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PEEC: Opt Outside On Black Friday

Join PEEC Black Friday to Opt Outside! Evan Rose of the Los Alamos Mountaineers will lead a hike on the Pueblo Canyon Rim to Canyon Rim Loop trails. The group will meet at 9:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 29. Space is limited and registration is required. Courtesy/PEEC
 
Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
Here is an opportunity to spend time outside on Black Friday instead of fighting crowds in stores. PEEC is offering a guided hike to help people enjoy the outdoors and spend time in nature.
 
This outing was inspired by REI’s #OptOutside campaign. The hike meets at 9:45 a.m., Friday, Nov. 29,

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Top 25 Finishers In 2019 CROP Turkey Trot

Runners prepare for the 2019 CROP Annual Turkey Trot 2.57 mile distance race Sunday at Los Alamos Middle School on Hawk Drive. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

The top 25 finishers in the 2019 CROP Annual Turkey Trot 2.57 mile distance race:
 
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SFNF: Coyote Ranger District Reports Rash Of Fires

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Fire managers on the Coyote Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are concerned about a rash of fires that posed a potential threat to homes in the wildland urban interface (WUI).

The cause of the fires is under investigation.

Since Oct. 31, firefighters have responded to three fires on the Coyote District:

  • The 96 Fire near NM State Road 96, which occurred in a pile of woody debris from previous fuels reduction work;
  • The 76 Fire off of Forest Road 76, which directly threatened homes on the east side of Gallina; and
  • The Wood Fire off of Forest Road 103, which with the

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Ribbon Officially Cut On CrossFit LA Renovations!

Surrounded by coaches, trainers, athletes, County Councilor Randall Ryti and his wife Wendy Swan, back row center, and Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann, middle row second from right, CrossFit Los Alamos owners Suzanne and John Wilcox officially cut the ribbon Saturday at the grand opening of their newly renovated 5,000 square foot gym at 278 A DP Road. The business, also known as Mesa Elite Fitness, has been operating for 10 years in Los Alamos. Recent upgrades have increased training space and include an entire fleet of top of the line Rogue Echo Air bikes as well as new Concept 2 Ski Ergs. CFLA has


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Chamber Celebrates CrossFit LA Renovation Today!

 

CHAMBER News:

 

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the renovation at the CrossFit Los Alamos gym with a ribbon cutting 1-3 p.m. today with the actual ribbon cutting at 2 p.m. at 278 A DP Road.


CrossFit Los Alamos is entering its 8th year as a New Mexico CrossFit affiliate. The business, also known as Mesa Elite Fitness, has been operating for 10 years in Los Alamos. Originally in Central Park Square, the business has continued to grow by leaps and bounds.

 

CrossFit Los Alamos (CFLA) operates in a 5,000 sq. ft. industrial space and has expanded four times


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