Santa Fe National Forest Enters Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Due To Extreme Drought, Very High Fire Danger

SFNF News:

SANTA FE — The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) is implementing Stage 1 fire restrictions to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfire during extreme drought conditions, historically low fuel moisture levels and very high fire danger.

The Stage 1 restrictions went into effect forest-wide at 6 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23.

The Carson National Forest and the Mount Taylor, Magdalena, Mountainair and Sandia Ranger Districts on the Cibola National Forest also entered Stage 1 fire restrictions Friday, an indication of the widespread risk of unseasonal wildfires across northern New Mexico.


Family YMCA Raffle Benefits Those In Need

Y News:

The Family YMCA is holding a raffle open to those 18 years of age and older during their its fundraising event, where a $20 purchase can win someone $1000.

So far just 54 people have purchased a raffle ticket making the odds of winning very high.

Raffle ticket sales are open until 8 p.m. until Oct. 31 and can be accessed at or by texting YGala20 to 76278.

The Y’s “Be The Light” campaign is an online virtual fundraising event that features a raffle and auction. The event is raising funds to support 300 people on financial assistance at the Y, 200 of which are children.


Annual Calvary Los Alamos Pumpkin Patch Canceled

Scene from a previous Calvary Los Alamos Pumpkin Patch. Courtesy photo

Scene from a previous Calvary Los Alamos Pumpkin Patch. Courtesy photo

Calvary News:

Calvary Los Alamos has hosted a Pumpkin Patch each October for more than 10 years but do to the second wave of COVID-19 have decided that it is not feasible to host it this year.

Calvary had thought of doing a “drive-thru” event but felt that even had too high of a risk. 

The congregation is very saddened by this turn of events and hopes that all of the precious families that have come yearly will understand this decision.

There was much hope and planning


Luna Fire Consumes Over 7,400 Acres Near Chacon

The Luna Fire viewed Tuesday afternoon from the Pajarito Ski Hill parking lot is burning in the Camino Real Ranger District on the Carson National Forest. Source: Photo by Marc Bailey
Wildfire News:
The Luna Fire began Oct. 17 and has burn some 7,412 acres about 2 miles northeast of Chacon in the Camino Real Ranger District on the Carson National Forest.

Latest Details:

Cause: Unknown

Containment: 0%

Fuels: Mixed conifer and spruce tapering to ponderosa pine at lower elevations.

Current status: Fire suppression efforts continue as the Luna Fire remains active in steep terrain.


The Y Online Auction & Fundraising Event Now Open

Watch a video called, ‘How The Family YMCA Cares For Community’, as spoken by staff, produced by Janine Morales and filmed in February before the pandemic here: Courtesy/Y

Auction items in the Y online ‘Gala’ include this necklace donated by Bennett’s Fine Jewelry. Courtesy/Y

Auction items in the Y online ‘Gala’ include this woven rug created and donated by Chris Ortega. Courtesy/Y

Y News:

The Family YMCA is hosting a virtual, online “Gala” for the next two weeks because its March Ball had to be canceled due to the

“We can’t convene in person, so we’re celebrating


Los Alamos Youth Mountain Biking Team Hits Trails

Los Alamos Middle School riders from left, Head Coach Mary Grow, Coach Monica Witt, Noah Bane, Ian Vest, Colter Witt, Cam McDonald, Calvin Grow, Sam Allen, Ensley Jorgenson, Hyla McKown (not pictured Coach Jon McDonald, Mikey Bane, Ben Foley). Courtesy photo

Los Alamos High School riders from left, Head Coach Mary Grow, Carter Watkins, Esther Grow, Addy Witt, Nathan McCulloch, Seth Javernick, Haiden Jorgenson, Josh Grow, Tommy Oldham, Josh Moulton, Coach Travis Moulton (Not pictured Coach Justin Jorgenson, Coach Eric Witt, Benjamin Jean, Logan Perez). Courtesy photo




Walkup Aquatic Center Swim Lessons Resume Oct. 19


The Aquatic Center will begin offering modified semi-private swimming lessons, for levels 2 & 3, limited to two students per class and where the parent is in the water with their child and the instructor teaches from the deck.

Twenty-five minute lessons will be offered Monday/Wednesday & Tuesday/Thursday for $70 (non-refundable).

  • Level 2 Seahorse: Little to no water experience is required. This class introduces children to the water with fun water activities with parent. Class emphasizes safety, floats, glides, rolls, submersion and motor skills.
    • Monday/Wednesdays


Weekly Fishing Report: Oct. 13, 2020

Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

Now is a great time to plan a fall fishing trip.

The colors of fall are at their peak, with aspen and oak displaying their rich golds and reds. The temperatures are comfortable, with warm days and cool nights.

Streamflows are low throughout Northern New Mexico. Fall is the time that brown trout begin to spawn and the larger fish are more active during the day. It’s a good time to catch a trophy brown trout.

Try to limit the number of brown trout you kill, as these are wild fish and the population depends on natural reproduction.

The State Game and