NMGF: Hunt Season Closure On Social Media Hoax

NMGF News:

SANTA FE — Despite false rumors floating around on social media, the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish reassures New Mexico hunters the results of the 2020-2021 big-game draw will be released by April 29, 2020, if not earlier.

Over the past week, there have been prank posts on social media stating that the 2020-2021 hunting season in New Mexico has been canceled. This is false, and the Department recommends not clicking on the links provided in this or any other hoax.

Director Michael Sloane stated “the Department is working diligently to audit the draw and provide results as soon


USDA: New Mexico National Forests Begin Orderly Closure Of Developed Recreation Sites; Visitors Still Welcome

View of Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the Carson National Forest, which is one of the five national forests in New Mexico to begin the orderly closure of developed recreation sites. Courtesy photo

USDA News:

SANTA FE – The five national forests in New Mexico, including the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF), will begin the orderly closure of developed recreation sites as early as today, March 23, to protect public health and safety and align with state and local measures already in place to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.

Although campgrounds, day-use sites, restrooms and other developed recreation


Scenes From Disc Golf Games On North Mesa Sunday

The Los Alamos County Parks and Recreation Department has provided the community with a Disc Golf Course near the North Mesa Picnic Grounds on North Mesa. The course was designed to meet the standards of the sport, so the course is an official course to be enjoyed by the community. Photo by John McHale/

Dawna Russon and her friends enjoy a round of disc golf Saturday afternoon. Russon tees off from the area marked by the orange flag on the 7th basket target. Photo by John McHale/

Victor Medina makes a throw from the spot his disc landed on the course on his way to the 7th


Topper Freshman Luke Gonzales Photographs Dog Teddy With His GoPro Camera Romping Down By The River

Los Alamos High School Freshman Luke Gonzales explains that while school is canceled due to the pandemic, he likes to get outside with his dog Teddy and this morning he photographed Teddy with his GoPro playing in the river. Photo by Luke Gonzales

Teddy playing this morning down by the river. Photo by Luke Gonzales


Local Golfers Get In Some Solo Practice Saturday

Even though the golf course is officially closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a few golfers managed to get in some practice and take advantage of nice weather Saturday at the Los Alamos County Golf Course. Here John Heineman chips the ball to the pin in hole #4. Photo by John McHale/

Todd Kankowski practices on the driving range Saturday at the Los Alamos County Golf Course. Photo by John McHale/


SFNF Suspends Prescribed Burns During COVID-19 Outbreak

Prescribed burns are postponed until further notice on the Santa Fe National Forest. Courtesy/SFNF

SFNF News:

SANTA FE — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Santa Fe National Forest has announced that all planned prescribed burns have been postponed until further notice. 

Potential smoke impacts to the public are always considered in prescribed fire and wildfire management.

The decision to postpone ignitions will:

  • prevent any effects from smoke that might further endanger at-risk members of our communities; and
  • reduce exposure for Forest Service employees, cooperators and other resources


Family YMCA Provides Free Online Fitness Classes

The Y is offering free online classes modified so that no fitness equipment is required, but will include suggested everyday household items such as this broom for toning. Screenshot/LADP 

The Family YMCA News:

The Family YMCA is now offering live virtual classes online during this time of social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The schedule of virtual classes is published on the Y website and includes classes like Power Up, Insanity, Silver Sneakers, Yoga, Stretching, Zumba, Toning, Hi-Lo, Cardio Kickboxing and Power HIIT!.

All classes will be modified so that no fitness equipment


Bandelier Issues Closure Updates Due To COVID-19

Bandelier National Monument closes Visitor Center, Ranger led programs and all group campsites at Juniper and Ponderosa campgrounds to protect public health and slow the spread of COVID-19 novel coronavirus. Courtesy/BNM


Bandelier National Monument closed the Visitor Center and Ranger led programs Tuesday to protect public health and slow the spread of COVID-19 novel coronavirus.

Beginning immediately and until further notice, Bandelier has closed all group campsites at Juniper and Ponderosa campgrounds. Bandelier also has suspended all park and camp entrance fees


Weekly Fishing Report: March 19, 2020

Sports & Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

The most important news for anglers is the coronavirus. This serious, communicable disease and the efforts to halt its spread has affected all aspects of our lives.

Schools are closed, public events canceled and bars and restaurants are shutting down or restricting their services.

Anyone who has been to a grocery store since last week has seen the empty shelves. People are being urged to stay home and distance themselves from other people (social distancing).

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has ordered all state parks closed