Posts From The Road: Dead Horse Ranch State Park

Lagoon and Pier: Fishermen fish from a pier at one of the three lagoons at Dead Horse Ranch State Park near Cottonwood, Ariz. The large cottonwood trees surround the picnic area in the distance. Photo by Gary Warren/

Campground: Our campsite in the campground at Dead Horse Ranch State Park. There are tent sites as well as cabins to rent while staying at the park. Photo by Gary Warren/


Formerly of Los Alamos

Dead Horse Ranch State Park is just outside of Cottonwood, Ariz. on the Verde River.

One may wonder the origin of the name Dead Horse


Century Bank Joins Fun Of Backcountry Film Festival

Century Bank’s Tim Branch hands a Backcountry Film Festival sponsorship to PEEC Executive Director Katie Bruell. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Century Bank is again sponsoring the Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s (PEEC) showing of the Backcountry Film Festival from the Winter Wildlands Alliance.

The screening is 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, with the streaming link live for 72 hours for ticket-holders.

And exciting news just in! Thanks to Century Bank, ticket holders will receive one free drink from the Pajarito Brewpub and Grill plus a discount code for 15 percent off their food and drink


Pajarito Mountain Cafe Launches New Online Food Ordering

Pajarito Mountain Cafe is open 11 a.m, to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday exclusively for outdoor seating on the patio or takeout. Courtesy/Pajarito Mountain


Pajarito Mountain Cafe has launched a new online food ordering system.

Guests may visit to order food online. The system will alert guests when the food is ready. 

The cafe is open 11 a.m, to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Featuring exclusively outdoor seating on the patio or takeout, guests can enjoy a variety of options from the menu. 

Pajarito Mountain hopes to open the mountain for winter


Ice Rink Expands Skate Development Sessions Jan. 18

Los Alamos County Ice Rink at 4475 West Road. Photo by John McHale/


The Los Alamos County Ice Rink is adding Skater Development Sessions to its schedule starting Jan. 18 through Feb. 14.

The Sessions are available by reservation via phone only, with no more than 10 people per session.

Reservations can be made one day in advance and will be limited to four individuals or one household if calling for a family larger than four.

To make a reservation for a skate session, call the Ice Rink 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 505.662.4500; voicemails and emails will not be accepted as confirmed


Weekly Fishing Report: Jan. 13, 2021

Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

The drought in New Mexico continues. The weather has been cold enough to expand the ice-fishing opportunities here, but very little snow to go along with the cold weather.

The latest storm saw much of Northern New Mexico receive only a little bit of snow, while the City of Hobbs down in Southeastern New Mexico received eight inches of snow.

The storms have been very fickle and hit-or-miss (mostly missed) this winter.

Our neighbor to the north, Colorado, is also suffering from drought, particularly Southwestern Colorado.

The 2021-2022


SFNF Waives Fees In Honor Of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

MLK Day on Monday, Jan. 18: A national day of service … ‘A day on, not a day off’… Courtesy image

SFNF News:

…SFNF Offices Closed for Federal Holiday

SANTA FE – The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will waive fees at many day-use recreation sites Monday, Jan. 18 to honor the legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.

All SFNF offices will be closed Jan. 18 for the federal holiday, resuming virtual business hours Tuesday, Jan. 19.

This year is the 26th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the civil rights leader’s life and legacy. Observed on the third Monday


NMGF: Raffle For Gould’s Turkey Enhancement Licenses

New Mexico Game and Fish will raffle a permit to hunt one Gould’s gobbler. Courtesy/SFGC

NMGF News:

One authorization to hunt Gould’s turkey will be raffled by the New Mexico Game and Fish Department (NMGF) with the assistance of the New Mexico National Wild Turkey Federation.

The winner will receive a permit to hunt one Gould’s gobbler, as well as a spring turkey license with two tags for open units.

Tickets must be purchased on or before March 13, 2021.

2021 Gould’s Turkey Raffle

All proceeds from enhancement hunts are used solely for habitat enhancement, conservation, research and management


SFNF: Prescribed Burn In Pacheco Canyon Underway

Prescribed burn underway today in Pacheco Canyon. File photo

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Favorable conditions today allowed fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest to proceed with the previously announced Pacheco Canyon prescribed pile burn on the Española Ranger District.

The 106-acre pile burn is part of the larger Pacheco Canyon Forest Resiliency Project, a 2,042-acre forest restoration project that was instrumental in keeping the lightning-caused Medio Fire from crossing Forest Road (FR) 102 and threatening significant values at risk, including the Santa Fe ski basin and municipal


Los Alamos Head Golf Professional Michael Phillips Garners 2021 Top 50 Kids Coach Award For Third Straight Year

Head Golf Professional Michael Phillips demonstrates the proper putting grip to Matthew Slowik, left, and Gabe Mamula during a lesson last July on the practice putting green at Los Alamos County Golf Course. 2021 marks Phillips’ third year in a row winning the Top 50 Kids Coach Award. Photo by John McHale/


Los Alamos Community Services Department congratulates Head Golf Professional Michael Phillips for once again being named as a Masters Kid Coach – 2021 marks the third year in a row that he has won the Top 50 Kids Coach Award.

“I have been fortunate to work with Michael