SFNF Waives Recreation Fees For Presidents’ Day Monday, Feb. 15 And Closes Offices For Federal Holiday

SFNF News:

SANTA FE — The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will waive fees at many day-use recreation sites Monday, Feb. 15, to celebrate Presidents’ Day.

All SFNF offices will be closed Monday for the federal holiday, resuming virtual business hours Tuesday, Feb. 16.

The Forest Service participates in fee-free days with other federal agencies to encourage Americans to visit their public lands. Fees will be waived at SFNF sites that normally charge a day-use fee. Since many recreation sites are closed for the winter, visitors are encouraged to check the status or contact the appropriate ranger


Teatro Paraguas Presents ‘Manhattan Glass’ Virtually Feb. 23

Veteran Santa Fe actors Juanita Sena Shannon and Oscar Rodriguez play the roles of Mary and Louis in ‘Manhattan Glass’. Courtesy/Teatro Paraguas


Teatro Paraguas presents Manhattan Glass Feb. 23-Aug. 23., by Santa Fe playwright Joey Chavez, on the Santa Fe-based virtual platform

The performance was recorded in April 2011 at Teatro Paraguas in Santa Fe. Viewings are free and donations are gratefully accepted.

Manhattan Glass is based on the true story of Mary and Louis Hesch (Chavez’s grandparents) who were both tapped to work on the Manhattan Project in Los


Los Alamos County Golf Course Prepping For 2021


Beginning Feb. 15, the Los Alamos County Golf Course Pro Shop will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday.

These hours of operation will be in effect until March 14. 

Golf season passes are also now available to be purchased at the Los Alamos County Golf Course Pro Shop, at 4424 Diamond Dr.Phone 505.662.8139.


New Mexico State Parks Division: Eagle Nest And Fenton Lakes Closed To Ice Fishing Due To Deteriorating Conditions

New Mexico State Parks Division News:

New Mexico State Parks Division has announced that Eagle Nest Lake at Eagle Nest Lake State Park was closed to ice fishing Jan. 4 due to deteriorating ice conditions.

The surface of the lake is closed to all activities. For further information, call 575.377.1594.

The parks division also announced that Fenton Lake State Park closed Fenton Lake today to ice fishing due to deteriorating ice conditions.

All activities on the surface of the lake are prohibited. For more information, call 575.829.3630.



Bureau Of Land Management Implements Mask Requirement Across All Facilities And Buildings Effective Immediately  

BLM News:

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – To protect the health of those who live, work and visit BLM-managed public lands and facilities, and in support of President Biden’s Executive Order on Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask-Wearing, the Bureau of Land Management is immediately implementing a mask requirement for employees, visitors, partners and contractors in all BLM facilities and buildings.

Additionally, masks are required outdoors on public lands where physical distancing is not feasible. 

“Ensuring people use masks when physical distancing is not an option and washing


SFNF Reminds Visitors To Stay Safe In Winter Backcountry

Heading to the backcountry? SFNF encourages visitors to exercise caution and educate themselves about the additional hazards, challenges and safety risks posed by winter recreation. Courtesy/SFNF

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – As backcountry winter sports become more popular, the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) encourages visitors to exercise caution and educate themselves about the additional hazards, challenges and safety risks posed by winter recreation.

The SFNF urges winter recreationists to take safety seriously by following these recommendations:

Learn to recognize avalanche terrain.


View Of Alcove House At Bandelier National Monument

About a mile upstream from Bandelier National Monument Visitor Center, and 140 feet above the canyon floor, is a natural-eroded alcove about 65 feet wide called Alcove House. Visitors can reach it by climbing four long wooden ladders and a series of narrow stone stairs. Alcove House was a place of habitation for Ancestral Pueblo people. They were part of the community of people who also lived in the talus houses and the large village of Tyuonyi. Alcove House was two stories high and had 23 rooms, a kiva and turkey pens. Courtesy/NPS


New Mexico State Parks Director Christy Tafoya To Retire

State Parks Division Director Christy Tafoya


SANTA FE – The Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD), State Parks Division announces the retirement of Director Christy Tafoya effective July 1, 2021 after 25 years of state service.

Director Tafoya’s 25 years are an excellent example of public service and the ability to build a fulfilling career in state government that benefits all New Mexicans.

Director Tafoya was the first female leader of the State Parks Division bringing an extensive background in resource protection, education, and park management to


Weekly Fishing Report: Feb. 1, 2021

Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

February is an in-between month where the weather starts to transition from winter to spring. There can still be some seriously cold weather and heavy snow storms. There can also be some “false spring” days where the temperature will climb into the 60’s and even 70-degrree range.

The buds on some of the deciduous trees will start to swell.  The Siberian elms, which grow like weeds down here in the Española Valley are usually the first that you’ll notice starting to break dormancy. Juniper trees will start to shed pollen and those of us with