Recreation

Site Plan Detailing Location Of New Community Co-Op Park

This site plan shows the location of the Co-Op Park going in next to the Los Alamos Schools Credit Union under construction at 10th and Central across the street from the Los Alamos Daily Post. The Co-Op Park will be approximately 10,000 square feet in size and provide a place for food vendors, music, and community gatherings. The Co-Op Park officially opens July 3, which is World Co-Op Day. A GoFundMe campaign in underway to cover some of the construction costs for the park at: https://www.gofundme.com/f/coop-park. Courtesy image


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PEEC, Historical Society, County Library: Growing Together

Los Alamos Historical Society News:

The Los Alamos Historical Society, Los Alamos County Library System and the Pajarito Environmental Education Center are teaming up to bring programs about gardening to the community. There will be a series of five workshops, lectures, and events in April and May. 

Gardening and farming have always been part of life on the Pajarito Plateau, from Ancestral Puebloans to Homesteading Farms to Victory Gardens of WWII and the Master Gardeners and hobbyists of today.

In 1944, the community created a space for victory gardens east of the Fuller Lodge lawn. These


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Y Sports And Recreation Programs Taking Registrations … Summer Middle School Program Is Hiring

Youth sports programs at the Y adhere to COVID-19 safe protocols. Courtesy/Y

The Y’s Junior Roller Derby co-ed program has resumed after a winter break. Courtesy/Y

Y News:

Registration has opened for several sports and recreation programs at The Family YMCA, including the summer’s Y Earth Service Corps (YESC) program for middle schoolers.

Each program has adapted COVID-19 safe protocols.

The Y is hiring two YESC leaders/educators to guide and supervise 8-12 youth in its half-day program, and is also recruiting volunteer coaches and assistant coaches. No experience is necessary for the


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Birds Eye View Of New Co-Op Park Opening On Central

New rendering shows a birds eye view of the Co-Op Park being built on Central Avenue. Courtesy image

Staff Report

A newly released architectural rendering shows a birds eye view of the Co-Op Park being built on a portion of the parking lot of the Municipal Building on Central Avenue.

The community park is being created in cooperation with the members of Keep It Co-Op, the association of New Mexico credit unions and co-operative businesses.

“Working together, they are investing in their communities, serving their members, and now they are all coming together to create Los Alamos’ new Co-Op Park,


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Weekly Fishing Report: April 6, 2021

By GEORGE MORSE
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

The temperatures are rising. In Southern New Mexico, the temperatures are now reading consistently in the 80-degree range. Here in Northern New Mexico temperatures are climbing into the 70’s and spring runoff has begun. It will be several weeks before it peaks.

For two out of the last three years streamflows and water temperatures during the summer have reached dangerous levels for the survival of trout in New Mexico. Low streamflows and high water temperatures can prove fatal to trout, which are adapted to cold water. Once the water temperatures


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Valles Caldera Seeks Public Input On Management Zoning

NPS News:

JEMEZ SPRINGS — The National Park Service wants to hear from the public as it considers a zoning approach to help guide future planning and management decisions at Valles Caldera National Preserve.

“Public and tribal feedback and engagement are important at this early phase and will help guide how we define and plan future management at Valles Caldera National Preserve,“ Superintendent Jorge Silva-Bañuelos said. “Our goal is to preserve and protect fundamental resources and values within the park while enhancing sustainable visitor access, experiences, and opportunities.”  


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SFNF Española District Postpones Pacheco Canyon Burn

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – After assessing conditions today, fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) decided to postpone the previously announced Pacheco Canyon prescribed burn on the Española Ranger District for at least a day.

Ignitions, which are expected to take one day, could begin as early as tomorrow.

Fire managers will look at several factors, including snowpack on the north-facing slopes, fuel moisture levels, air quality, ventilation, wind direction and weather forecasts, before making the decision to proceed with the burn. 

The Pacheco Canyon prescribed burn unit is


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Debbie Cress Named Santa Fe National Forest Supervisor

SFNF Supervisor Debbie Cress

SFNF News:

SANTA FE — Southwestern Region Regional Forester Michiko Martin has announced the selection of Debbie Cress to take the helm of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) as its new Forest Supervisor.

Cress has been serving as deputy forest supervisor on the SFNF. In her new role, she will oversee the management, conservation and enhancement of 1.6 million forested acres across six counties in the Sangre de Cristo and Jemez Mountain ranges.

“Debbie has played an important leadership role on the Santa Fe National Forest since she joined the forest in January 2020,”


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Kiwanis Club Partners With Free Bikes 4 Kids April 9-10

Courtesy photo

FB4K News:

Have an unused bicycle? Turn it into a shiny smile! Donations of used bicycles can give New Mexico children the opportunity to own their first bike.

Free Bikes 4 Kidz, presented by UPS, is accepting charitable donations of used child or adult size bikes, trikes and bicycle accessories. FB4K accepts bicycles in any condition.

Collection days are April 9-10 in Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Or, drop bikes off early at Beanie’s Bike Shop on Trinity Drive in Los Alamos.

Los Alamos COVID-safe drive-thru drop off location:

  • IHM Catholic Church Parish Hall (east end of

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