Recreation

Posts From The Road: Dinosaur National Monument

Quarry Exhibit Hall: The Quarry Exhibit Hall is home to the ‘Wall of Bones’ , which contains hundreds of dinosaur fossils. The quarry began in 1909 when Earl Douglass discovered exposed dinosaur bones in the area. The current visitors center and Quarry Exhibit Hall opened in 2011. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

Exhibit Hall and Cliff: A view of the excavated cliff revealing dinosaur bones on the interior of the exhibit hall and the exterior where no excavation has been performed. The site became Dinosaur National Monument in 1915. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

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Scenes From 2022 Lucky Ducky Day At FSN

Everything was just ducky at the Family Strengths Network (FSN) Saturday for the Lucky Ducky Carnival. A family fun event with rubber duck races, raffles, bounce house, carnival games, silent auction, and more, it was a great time for all ages. The event raises funds for the nonprofit organization. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Choosing a duck for the games. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Let’s make music. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

At the bottom of the slide. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Look what’s for sale at the Silent Auction. Read More

Heinrich: Get Outside On Public Lands Day

By SEN. MARTIN HEINRICH
New Mexico

Today is National Public Lands Day, a great time to visit one of New Mexico’s incredible national parks, monuments, forests, and wilderness areas—most have waived their entrance fees to mark the occasion. 

The outdoors has always been at the center of my life. When other kids were playing baseball, I was catching snapping turtles to keep as pets. After college, I served in AmeriCorps with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in New Mexico and worked on the effort to restore the Mexican wolf. Later, I became an outfitter guide, taking young people into the backcountry Read More

Scenes From Boese Brew Co. Oktobe(e)rfest At Pond

All decked out for the Boese Brew Co. Oktobe(e)rfest event underway this evening and Saturday, Sept. 24 at Ashley Pond Park. Tonight’s featured bands are Gary BlackChild & The Ghost Train and Igor and the Red Elvises. The two-day event includes food vendors, beer tastings from five fantastic New Mexico breweries, a costume contest, a kids’ bounce house, and more! Saturday the gates open at 2:30 p.m. with featured bands Swing Time Polka, DK and the Affordables and Katy P and The Business. The biergarten on Saturday will include brews from Boese, Bathtub Row, Santa Fe Brewery, Tractor, and Read More

Topper Sports Schedule: Sept. 27 – Oct. 1, 2022

LAHS SPORTS News:

The Los Alamos High School Hilltopper Sports Schedule for Tuesday, Sept. 27 through Saturday, Oct. 1:

Sept. 27 Tuesday

  • Girls Soccer vs Bosque Prep Home – 4 p.m. Broadcast on Daily Post YouTube Channel

Oct. 1 Saturday

  • Boys Soccer vs ABQ Academy Away – 11 a.m.
  • Volleyball vs ABQ Academy Home – 12 p.m.
  • Girls Soccer vs ABQ Academy Away – 1 p.m.
  • Football vs Bernalillo Home – 4 p.m. Broadcast on Daily Post You Tube Channel

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Heinrich To Attend National Public Lands Day Celebration At Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument Saturday Sept. 24

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

U.S. SENATE News:

TAOS — At 11 a.m. MT, Saturday, Sept. 24, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will join Trust for Public Land (TPL) President Diane Regas, U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Tracy Stone-Manning to celebrate National Public Lands Day at the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument in Taos.

The leaders will highlight how public lands and conservation benefits from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) have contributed to the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument and the region.

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Help Support Kiwanis Fireworks Extravaganza & 2022 Pumpkin Glow And Show

KIWANIS News:

The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos is once again bringing its fireworks extravaganza back to Los Alamos.

This year the fireworks extravaganza will be a part of the Glow and Show event scheduled for Oct. 29, at Overlook Park. This event will consist of a pumpkin glow along with various other entertainment activities (in partnership with Los Alamos County and other community groups) and, of course, FIREWORKS.

The Kiwanis Club is rounding up support and sponsorships specifically for the fireworks portion of the show.  As there will be no “donations” taken at the entrance to the park, it Read More

BLM Hosts Public Meetings For Development Of Shooting Ranges In Santa Fe County

BLM News:

TAOS — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Taos Field Office invites the public to attend upcoming public meetings for the proposed recreational target shootings ranges on public lands located within Santa Fe County.

Aug. 25, the BLM published a Federal Register notice announcing its intent to amend the Taos Resource Management Plan to consider the development of the recreational target shooting ranges on public lands in the Santa Fe area. The proposal aims to reduce urban interface and user conflicts adjacent to private lands and public trails.  

The Federal Register notice also Read More

Bandelier To Waive Entrance Fees Saturday Sept. 24

Upper Frijoles Canyon. Courtesy/NPS

NPS News:

Saturday, Sept. 24 is an entrance fee free day for everyone providing no cost access to all of America’s National Park Service (NPS) sites including Bandelier National Monument in celebration of National Public Lands Day (NPLD).

NPLD was established in 1994 and is traditionally known as the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands. It celebrates the connection between people and green space in their community, inspires environmental stewardship, and encourages use of open space for education, recreation, and health Read More

Weekly Fishing Report: Sept. 22, 2022

By GEORGE MORSE
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

National Hunting and Fishing Day is Saturday, Sept. 24. Anglers may fish any public waters in the state without a fishing license.

All other regulations such as angling methods, bag and possession limits and size limits still apply. A good day to introduce those new to fishing or for out-of-state guests to fish without having to purchase a non-resident license.

As previously noted, the popular Pecos River drainage is open again. This includes Pecos Canyon State Park. It is now being stocked again. Pecos Canyon was stocked twice last week Read More

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