Fort Union National Monument Candlelight Tours Aug. 7

Six mule Army wagon at Fort Union National Monument. Courtesy/NPS

NPS News:

Fort Union National Monument announces Candlelight Tours, which will be offered  7:30-9 p.m., Saturday Aug. 7 in Waltrous, some 28 miles north of Las Vegas, N.M.

The event is free to the public.

During this evening event, visitors will be guided through the fort, and, through a series of vignettes performed by costumed actors and interpreters, will discover the intimate and compelling stories of those that once lived and worked at the fort.

Tour times are 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Flash photography is allowed


Return Of Old Lincoln Days: ‘Last Escape Of Billy The Kid’

From the performance ‘The Last Escape of Billy the Kid’. Courtesy/NMDCA


Lincoln Historic Site will once again come alive with the return of Old Lincoln Days Aug. 6-8 in the village of Lincoln, some 57 miles west of Roswell. 

Experience history where it happened with three days of fun for all ages in one of the most legendary towns in America.  

Take a trip to New Mexico during the 1870s and 1880s and explore museums and historic buildings, interact with living historians, enjoy activities, watch a reenactment of one Lincoln’s many bloody gun-battles, learn about the town’s history


Aquatic Center Closed For Remodeling Aug. 7 – Sept. 12


The Aquatic Center will be closed beginning Saturday, Aug. 7 and is expected to remain closed through Sunday, Sept. 12, and re-opening Monday Sep. 13.

During that time, crews will be working on the front desk area, entry way, new flooring, and replacement of the main pool sand filtration tanks and fire sprinkler heads.

There will be no building access during the closure nor other swimming pool site locations offered.

Passes will be extended for 3 months.

Front counter operations will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Suite 200 at the Municipal Building for recreation programs, locker and pass


Lift-Served Mountain Biking Opens At Purgatory Resort

Purgatory Express, Lift 1, for lift-served mountain biking opens today, July 22. Courtesy/Purgatory Resort


Purgatory Resort announces the opening of Purgatory Express (Lift 1) for lift-served mountain biking today, July 22.

Purgatory installed 14 new Deason Built MTB carriers for increased capacity and efficiency to safely transport riders and their equipment to Durango’s only lift-served downhill mountain bike flow trail.

Purgatory’s Bike Park features podium-quality terrain for all abilities and serves as the gateway to over 400 miles of high alpine singletrack


Priscila Rosa Is Top Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

Dedicated runners gather Tuesday in Quemazon for the weekly pace race after a loud, wet thunderstorm. Courtesy/ACRR

Runners relax after the July 20 pace race held in the Quemazon Complex after a major thunderstorm. Courtesy/ACRR

ACRR News:

Priscila Rosa is the best predictor at 16 seconds off as well as the first female finisher with a time of 34:44 in the 3 mile distance in the weekly pace Tuesday in the Quemazon Complex after a major thunderstorm. 

Other accurate predictors are: Erofili Kardoulaki with a 27 second differential; Laura McClellan at 47 seconds off; Jan Velechovsky with a 103 second


Weekly Fishing Report: July 19, 2021

Sports & Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

New Mexico continues to benefit from seasonal monsoon moisture. Although there have been some flooding problems in some parts of the state, for the most part the moisture has benefitted both fish and anglers. Stream flows are higher than they were last year and water temperatures are cooler.

Reservations for camping sites at New Mexico State Parks may be made by calling 877.667.7787 for reservations. Some campsites may be open on a first come, first served basis. It is beneficial to check the state parks website for conditions at individual


Sen. Heinrich Joins Interior Secretary Haaland As She Accepts Largest Wilderness Land Donation In U.S. History

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich


WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) traveled to the Sabinoso Wilderness Saturday to join U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland as she accepted the largest wilderness land donation in U.S. history.

The donation from the Trust for Public Land to the American people is in Cañon Ciruela, adjacent to the Sabinoso Wilderness in San Miguel County.

U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland 

“I am grateful for Secretary Haaland’s support of the largest wilderness land donation in U.S. history, which will open


Bandelier Offers Public Programs For Summer 2021

The San Miguel Mountains (viewed from Burro Trail) on Bandelier’s western boundary represent another episode of volcanism in the park’s history. Courtesy/NPS


Bandelier National Monument will begin offering a variety of programs to the public this summer.

“As COVID restrictions have relaxed, Bandelier is anxious to provide the programming visitors want so they can learn more about this park’s amazing resources. We invite the public to include one or more of these activities in their planned visit to Bandelier,” Acting Superintendent Dennis Milligan said.

Cultural Demonstration


Spots Still Open For Guided Wilderness Hike At Bandelier!

View of Alamo Canyon in Bandelier National Monument. Courtesy/NPS


There are still spots open for this Saturday’s guided wilderness hike at Bandelier National Monument.

The community is invited to join Ranger Mark on a guided hike into Bandelier’s wilderness. Learn about the principles of “Leave No Trace”, history of wilderness in the U.S. and how to be safe while recreating in a wilderness all while enjoying challenging terrain, sweeping mesa tops, lush canyons, isolated archeological sites and so much more in Bandelier.

Hikes range 2 to 16 miles and participants must wear


Community Invited To Share Fitness Passion As Y Instructor

The Y needs TRX and LesMills instructors, may be able to help new instructors with certification expenses. Courtesy/Y

Y News:

Are you fit, enthusiastic and love helping the community?

Would you like to take your fitness journey to the next level?

Then we are looking for you! The Y needs more TRX and LesMills instructors. We may be able to help you with your certification expenses.

For more information, contact Y Wellness Manager Sylvie Johnson at 505.570.4208.