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Weekly Fishing Report: Jan. 13, 2021

By GEORGE MORSE
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


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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/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News:

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


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NMAA Esports Adds FIFA 21, Madden NFL 21 To Line-Up

NMAA Executive Director Sally Marquez

NMAA News:

ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Activities Association, in partnership with the NFHS Network and PlayVS, will be expanding the game titles offered for the 2021 Esports Season to include FIFA 21 and Madden NFL 21.

Previously, the NMAA Esports line-up included only League of Legends, Rocket League and SMITE.

Two of the most popular sports titles in the world, FIFA and Madden, boast real professional football and soccer players on their actual professional teams.

NFHS Network Vice President Mark Koski

EA’s long-running sport simulation franchises


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Scenes Of Hockey Practice At Los Alamos County Ice Rink

Hockey practice is underway at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink with three sessions an evening for various age groups. The sessions practice social distancing and face mask wearing and COVID-19 guidelines that allow for 10 skaters on the ice at a time, including coaches and players. The Pee Wees had the first session Tuesday evening as Coach Blake Nolen has his players practicing several routines. Here Logan Nolan is practicing his slap-shots, while the coach watches. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Adis Back hits a slap-shot during practice. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Cecelia


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Weekly Fishing Report: Jan. 5, 2021

By GEORGE MORSE
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

Happy New Year!

Overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2020 elections this past year, there is an ongoing situation that will have a direct effect on the fishing opportunities for the coming year.

New Mexico is in the grip of a severe, ongoing drought that is affecting the entire state. A large portion of New Mexico from north to south is suffering from exceptional drought conditions.

Streamflows this past year were exceptionally low. The upper Rio Grande was little more than a mountain stream with flows of only about 30 cubic-feet-per


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Weekly Fishing Report: Dec. 29, 2020

By GEORGE MORSE
Sports and Outdoors

Los Alamos Daily Post

Happy New Year.

This will be the final fishing report of 2020 – a year unlike any other for a variety of reasons.

Of course, the gorilla in the room was the COVID-19 pandemic. It led to the closure of New Mexico’s State Parks, including many of the most popular fishing destinations in the state.

Just how much New Mexicans value their fishing and other outdoor activities became quickly apparent. With sporting events and games canceled or restricted to having no fans, people flocked to the outdoors for their recreation.

Places where there was


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Scenes From Tennis Games At Urban Park Sunday

Bob Koehler returns a ball to Owen Dooley during a game of tennis Sunday at the courts at Urban Park. The day drew out a number of tennis players on various courts. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Takuma Shiina makes a great net return to Sergey Kurennay and Rachel Morneau during a game Sunday at Urban Park. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

B. Wakeford returns the serve from Sergye Kurennay. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Owen Dooley strokes a ball to return it to Bob Koehler. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Takuma Shiina makes a diving attempt to return the serve from Sergye


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Weekly Fishing Report: Dec. 23, 2020

By GEORGE MORSE
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

Merry Christmas!

New Mexico’s State Parks remain open for day use to New Mexico residents only.

Lakes in Northern New Mexico are starting to freeze-up, but in most cases the ice is not yet thick enough to allow ice fishing. Now is a good time to plan a trip to Southern New Mexico. The weather is usually warmer. State parks are a little less-crowded, as are National Parks and Monuments.

The state Game and Fish Department stocks many of the small municipal lakes and ponds with catchable-size rainbow trout between 9-12 inches long during the winter.


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Los Alamos County Ice Rink Opens With Limits Saturday

The Los Alamos County Ice Rink opens Saturday, Dec. 26 at 4475 West Road. Courtesy/LAC

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Ice Rink will open Saturday, Dec. 26 as a “Close Contact Business” under the current Public Health Order(PHO).

Los  Alamos County Community Services Department (CSD) would like to thank County Council Chair Sara Scott in her efforts of contacting the Governor’s Office, supporting us to get the ice rink open. CSD also would like to thank other members of the public who also contacted the Governor’s office to support the opening of this important outdoor asset.

Community Skater


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Weekly Fishing Report: Dec. 16, 2020

By GEORGE MORSE
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

With below-freezing temperatures forecast this week, it won’t be long before the ice-fishing season gets into full swing here in Northern New Mexico.

Currently, none of the popular destinations for ice fishing are open as the ice is still considered unsafe for fishing.

New Mexico State Parks are open for day use only, usually between the hours of 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Only New Mexico residents may use the facilities. Masks must be worn and social distancing practiced.

Many people are surprised that there is ice fishing in New Mexico and that temperatures


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