Recreation

PEEC Offers Second Hike in Fire Recovery Series

The Upper Crossing at Frijoles Canyon. Courtesy photo

PEEC News:

Chick Keller will lead a “Frijoles Canyon Devastation and Recovery Interpretive Hike” Sunday, Sept. 16. The hike is free and open to the public, with no registration required. 

Participants should meet at 8 a.m. at Ponderosa Campground, near the intersection of N.M. 501 and N.M. 4. 

The hike will first go about 1.5 miles to the rim of Frijoles Canyon, through moderate burn damage and one badly flood-damaged site.  Participants who wish to continue will hike down into the canyon to Upper Crossing, and then bushwhack


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Bob Weeks Top Predictor in Weekly Pace Race

ATOMIC ROAD RUNNERS News:
 
Bob Weeks was only 3 seconds off his prediction at Tuesday’s pace race.
 
There were many good predictions in the weekly Tuesday pace race in Pajarito Acres. There were 28 people who competed. The course was a fairly-flat one mile paved-loop mainly on Estante Way.
 
One could run any number of loops but with a requested predicted time of 45 minutes or less. All distances from 1 to 5 miles were done. Most did 1 or 3 miles.
 
The fastest for 1 mile were Duncan Fuehne (6:49), Sue Kinkead and Lynn Kluegel (both 13:43). The faster 3-mile runners were Roxana

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National Park Service to Host Two Public Meetings

Courtesy/BNM
 
BANDELIER News:
 
The National Park Service (NPS) has initiated a process to complete a Transportation Plan/Environmental Assessment (plan/EA) to improve transportation conditions in Bandelier National Monument.
 
In an effort to inform the public and solicit input regarding the plan/EA, NPS will be hosting two public meetings.
 
The format of the public meetings will include a brief (30-minute) open house followed by a presentation about the project and a question/answer session.
 
Park staff will be available to discuss the plan/EA and answer

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Los Alamos Golf Course Community Building Construction Begins Tuesday

COUNTY News:

The start of construction for the Golf Course Community Building begins Tuesday, Sept. 4.  

Contractor Gerald Martin will be fencing off the southern half of the parking lot.

Patrons to the golf course will be allowed to park in a single row of angled spaces in the main lot and in the overflow parking lot on the west side of the driving range.  

There is existing signage directing traffic to the overflow parking lot. The contractor will be using a portion of the overflow parking lot as a staging area for their equipment. 

The contractor is required to abide by the county


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Fencing Classes Resume at YMCA

 
FAMILY YMCA News:
 
The fencing classes at The Family YMCA will resume Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 6:30 p.m. for beginning fencing and 7:30 p.m. for the advanced class.
 
A beginning class for students starts at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct 2. The class will focus on basic footwork and blade skills.
 
Register at The Family YMCA at 662-3100 or laymca.org. The cost is $24 per month for Y members or $36 per month for fencing program only members. All equipment is provided by the Y.
 
For additional information, contact Tom Hill (672-1058).
 
Financial Assistance is available thanks

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Officials Break Ground on Golf Course Community Building

Breaking ground at a ceremony Friday morning for the new Golf Course Community Building at the Los Alamos County Golf Course are from left, contractor Cameron Cheney, project architect Ross Small, County Council Vice Chair Geoff Rodgers, citizen Jason Rodgers, project sponsor Dennis McCloskey, Councilor Fran Berting, Councilor David Izraelevitz, former Councilor Mike Wheeler, golf pro Donnie Torres, golf champion Evie Griggs and Community & Economic Development Director Anne Laurent. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com  

A crowd gathers at the golf course Friday for


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Candia Has a Perfect Prediction

ATOMIC CITY ROAD RUNNERS CLUB News:
Courtesy photo
 
Roxana Candia was perfect in her prediction/finish of 23.30 and was also the fastest female on the 3 mile course, which was held in the La Senda area of White Rock.
 
Ted Romero was the top male runner in the 3 mile race at 19:47 and had an excellent prediction of 8 seconds off.
 
Other noted predictors were: Matt Fair at 9 seconds off; Steve Shook with a 12 second differential; Katie Gattiker at 26 seconds off; and Tom Sandford recording a 33 second delta.
 
On the 1 mile course Sue Kinkead was the top female finisher at

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Public Scoping Underway for Bandelier Transportation Plan

Bandelier NP News:

The National Park Service has initiated the process to complete a Transportation Plan/Environmental Assessment to improve transportation conditions at Bandelier National Monument.

Over three decades, a number of studies and workshops have documented transportation and congestion management challenges at Bandelier National Monument, including traffic congestion at the park entrance and a lack of adequate parking in Frijoles Canyon.

Recent fires and flooding have reduced available parking in Frijoles Canyon, creating more challenges to transportation at the


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Clark & Kendall’s Weekend Preview: Aug. 23, 2012

A cake walk is one of the events at the VFW Family Day fundraiser on Saturday. Courtesy photo

This week’s preview is sponsored by www.fyila.com

Wildflower Walk with PEEC Thursday 5:30 p.m.
Join Chick Keller, curator of PEEC’s Jemez Mountain Herbarium, for an easy walk to learn the names of local wildflowers. A plant list will be provided so participants can keep track of what they see. Meet at PEEC at 5:30 p.m to carpool or caravan to the location. Free, no registration required
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Author Speaks 7 p.m. Thursday at Mesa Public Library
New Mexico Centennial Children’s author and Coretta Scott


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