Recreation

Weekly Fishing Report Feb. 18

By GEORGE MORSE
Sports & Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

New Mexico got another dose of winter Tuesday and the colder temperatures are lingering over Northern New Mexico today.

The weather pattern is almost ideal for the weekend angler, with the lousy weather hitting during the middle of the week. Weekends lately have been sunny with above-average temperatures.

There’s a good snowpack building in the mountains. What has been great is we’ve had several snowstorms that have dropped 4-6 inches here in the Espanola Valley that has melted into the ground. The soil conditions here at lower elevations


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Teen Center Hosts Skating Party Friday Night

A group of teens show off their skating skills Friday night at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink. The Youth Mobilizers at the YMCA Teen Center organized the event. The Teen Center is hosting several fun upcoming activities. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, there will be a dance 7-10 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Teen Center and the Teen Center is hosting a pool party 7-10 p.m. March 13 at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com


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Glorieta Camps Prescribed Burn Planned Feb. 18

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Glorieta Camps, The Nature Conservancy’s Rio Grande Water Fund and the Forest Stewards Guild plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including moisture levels, air quality, wind direction and weather forecasts, and initiate a prescribed burn as early as Feb. 18 at Glorieta Camps, west of Pecos.

This burn will be implemented by the All Hands All Lands Burn Team (Burn Team), which is a fully qualified team designed to lead or support prescribed burns across a variety of land jurisdictions in the Water Fund landscapes of Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado.

This


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Mountain Mixers Begin Square Dancing Lessons Sunday

Mountain Mixers begin square dancing lessons at 1:45 p.m. Sunday at the Pueblo Complex. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Now that football season is finished and Super Bowl LIV is history, people might wonder what to do Sunday afternoons.

The Mountain Mixers, in conjunction with the Los Alamos County Parks and Recreation Division, suggest taking square dancing classes. Lessons will be 1:45-3:45 p.m. Sunday through May 3, at the Pueblo Complex gymnasium on Diamond Drive.

The first two classes are free; afterward the cost is $5 per class.

The Mountain Mixers Square Dance Club and the Parks and


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Sipapu Community Benefit Day Is Sunday Jan. 26

Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort in Taos County.Courtesy/Sipapu

SIPAPU News:

VADITO — Sunday is Community Benefit Day at Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort in Taos County.

In its second year, Community Benefit Days is a way for Sipapu to give back to the community by donating a portion of lift ticket sales to a local nonprofit.

This year’s proceeds will benefit MAS Comunidad. The resort pledges to donate 20 percent of lift ticket sales. 

“Sipapu views community involvement as a corporate responsibility. We enthusiastically endorse and are committed to supporting our local community both by giving and


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SFNF Waives Fees In Honor Of Martin Luther King Day

Scene from Santa Fe National Forest. Courtesy/Kyle Maxwell

SFNF News:

SANTA FE — The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will waive fees at many day-use recreation sites and amenities Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, to honor the legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.

All SFNF offices will be closed Jan. 20 for the federal holiday, resuming regular business hours Tuesday, Jan. 21.

Fees will be waived at SFNF sites that normally charge a day-use fee and campgrounds that are not on the recreation.gov system. Since many recreation sites on the SFNF are closed for the winter, visitors are encouraged


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Bandelier Fee Free Martin Luther King Jr. Day

BANDELIER News:

Enjoy Bandelier free of charge on Martin King Luther Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 20.

This Martin Luther King Jr. holiday marks the 25th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy.

Observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off,” MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities.   

Visitors are asked to stay on the trails and take good care of this fragile place that belongs to everyone during their visit to Bandelier.


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Weekly Fishing Report: Jan. 8, 2020

By GEORGE MORSE
Los Alamos Daily Post
Sports and Outdoors

New in 2020, anglers can participate in the New Mexico Trout Challenge.

Participating anglers can earn awards and recognition by catching five trout of different species within New Mexico lakes and river during a calendar year.

The five species of trout are:

  • Rio Grande cutthroat trout;
  • Rainbow trout;
  • Brown trout;
  • Brook trout; and
  • Gila trout.

Rainbow trout will likely be the easiest trout to catch, as they are the species raised in the state fish hatcheries and stocked in water all across the state. Under its winter trout program, the State


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