Letter To The Editor: Dear Grumpy Hiker…

Los Alamos

Dear Grumpy Hiker (i.e. Bruce Warren),

I appreciate and concur with most of your observations and your citations for trail etiquette.

Simply stated, all trail users should follow “Share the Trail” guidelines and RESPECT other users. I too have observed a significant uptick in trail usage during the COVID-19 pandemic.

I am thrilled to see more folks using our trail resources to maintain happiness and sanity. However, respect other users is the core tenant.

I am not going to generalize like Bruce, but I have witnessed many “slower” trail users treating the trails as private


Letter To The Editor: Just How Far Is 6 Feet, Anyway?

Bruce Warren
Los Alamos

The recent article in the Post regarding trail etiquette, (link), was timely, but could use some reinforcement.

I use the local trails most every day, and have seen a sizable increase in trail usage since the lock-down. Most of the hikers I meet on the trail try to observe social distancing. Many bicyclists and runners, not so much.

Just because you are moving faster than others does not mean you own the trail. Quite the contrary. To reiterate the trail right-of-way rules: bikers yield to everyone, hikers yield to equestrians.

Most bikers and some runners I’ve met on the trail


NDI New Mexico Delivers Over 750 Online Dance Classes

Students stretch and practice the ‘V-sit’ for jazz class. NDI New Mexico’s Super Wonderful Summer (online) as well as the Afterschool programs delivered via Zoom keep dancers inspired and moving at home. Courtesy/NDI


NDI News:

Inspiring Children and Families, NDI New Mexico Delivers Over 750 Online Dance Classes.

These online classes are helping me develop into a much stronger dancer as well as teaching me more about dance each day. I thought I would thank you and let you know how amazing this online program has been, and I’m really enjoying it so far, and can’t wait for more. — Dakota,


SFNF: Take Care Of Santa Fe National Forest This Fourth Of July Weekend No Fireworks, No Campfires, Leave No Trace

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) is preparing for big crowds this Fourth of July holiday weekend as more and more people seek solace from COVID-19 in nature

All are welcome, but if you plan to spend the holiday camping, hiking or otherwise enjoying your public lands, please do so responsibly.

Although the monsoons are expected soon, New Mexico is still in fire season. Moderate to severe drought conditions with well-below-normal rainfall and above-average temperatures translate to elevated fire risk across northern New Mexico, and fire managers do not expect that to


2020 Century Bank City Golf Championship Results

Los Alamos County Golf Course at 4244 Diamond Dr. Courtesy/LAC

Los Alamos Golf Association

The 73rd Los Alamos City Championship was held June 27 and 28.

Introduced for the first time in a Los Alamos competition was the World Golf Scoring System. The system factored in slope and course rating with handicaps to yield a World Golf handicap for all players.

There was a lot of exciting play for the two days. Scoring was very tight among the participants. Following the completion of the event the Los Alamos City Championship shootout took place.

The shoot-out takes the winners of each


New Mexico Fishing And Stocking Report: July 1


NMGF News:

We hope you enjoy this special Aquatic Education edition of the fishing report. Every fishing excursion can be turned into an educational opportunity for children and adults alike.

The activities outlined below can be utilized to learn more about the fish we pursue and the habitats they rely on, which in turn can make us better anglers. Happy fishing!

Dissecting A Fish And Identifying It’s Internal Body Parts

Fishing is a great way to spend a day outdoors with children, but it can also be an opportunity to teach them a little more than just how to catch and clean fish.


Santa Fe Botanical Garden Announces Staff Changes Amid Pandemic … Persisting During Difficult Times

Lavender daisies blooming at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden at 715 Camino Lejo. Courtesy/SFBG 

Santa Fe Botanical Garden News:

SANTA FE – The Board of Directors and professional staff of the Santa Fe Botanical Garden have worked continuously since early March to confront the difficult financial and operational challenges of the ongoing pandemic crisis. 

Board Chair Scott McIntyre said today that “the staff has been particularly resourceful, flexible, and determined to preserve the physical Garden intact and support our ongoing programs. We owe them a great debt of gratitude for persisting


American Red Cross Offers Ways To Stay Safe During Fourth Of July Celebrations Due To Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

Red Cross News:

ALBUQUERQUE — The Fourth of July is just ahead, a time when people typically enjoy the summer holiday with backyard barbecues, fireworks or water fun.

But this year, celebrating Independence Day will be different due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The American Red Cross offers safety tips you can follow.

“If your community is reopening, it’s important to know which safety measures to take as you venture out in public,” said American Red Cross Regional CEO Kurt Kroemer. “Follow these coronavirus precautions.”

  • Continue to social distance by staying 6 feet away from others,


Weekly Fishing Report: June 30, 2020

Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Fourth of July holiday weekend is coming up and this is traditionally one of the busiest weekends for camping and fishing as families seek relief from the heat.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic combined with high fire danger and dry conditions, there will be a number of restrictions in place on campers and anglers.

Overnight camping is not allowed at any of New Mexico’s state parks. Most state parks are limited to day use only.

Fenton Lake State Park in the Jemez Mountains and Bluewater Lake State Park near Grants remain closed.

Most developed


American Flag Scavenger Hunt With County Rec Division


The Los Alamos County Recreation Division is seeking community members to place American flags throughout White Rock and Los Alamos as part of a community scavenger hunt. 

The American Flag scavenger hunt is something fun to do while walking around neighborhoods, the downtown area in Los Alamos and throughout white Rock.

Free 6” x 12” American flags are available to pick up at the Walkup Aquatic Center, Los Alamos Golf Course, Mesa Public Library, White Rock Branch Library and the Los Alamos Municipal Building.

How many American flags will be found?

For additional information,