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Zumbini Class Coming In June

on May 20, 2018 - 1:54pm

COMMUNITY News:

Zumbini, a parent/caregiver and child bonding class begins June 9 at Family Strengths Network (FSN) on Orange Street.

Zumbini is a baby-caregiver bonding class that incorporates music and dancing. It's designed for ages newborn to 4 years of age and their parents/caregivers.
 
Register here to attend a free demo of the class at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 2 at Family Strengths Network.
 
Register here for the class now to receive $5 off the session. Use the code DEMO5OFF.
 
Contact Kate Ramsey for more information at 505.663.6105 or kate.a.ramey@gmail.com.

Pajarito Brewpub & Grill Hosts Beer & Burger Bash

on May 20, 2018 - 8:19am
A crowd gathers Saturday for food, drink and music at the second annual Bands, Burgers & Beer Bash at Pajarito Brewpub & Grill in Mari Mac Plaza. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Family fun Saturday at the Bands, Burgers & Beer Bash at Pajarito Brewpub & Grill. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
Santa Fe band Escape on a Horse entertains the crowd. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
About 10 kinds of beer and cider were available for tasting and purchase at the event. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Mountaineers Talk: Explore Unusual Discovery Of Edgewood Cavern Tuesday Evening

on May 20, 2018 - 7:31am

John T.M. Lyles discusses the unusual discovery of Edgewood Cavern Tuesday at Nature Center. Photo by John Lyles

LA MOUNTAINERS News:

The Los Alamos Mountaineers will host John T.M. Lyles discussing the unusual discovery of Edgewood Cavern, Tuesday at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

Lyles’ presentation follows the regular Mountaineer’s meeting at 7 p.m., which takes about 15 minutes and will cover information about upcoming outings.

In 1970, a new geologic discovery was made in Edgewood when a water-well driller hit a void and dropped his drill bit.

County Offers Employees Choice To Bike To Work

on May 19, 2018 - 5:13pm

County Fleet Manager Pete Mondragon, left, and Deputy Public Works Director Jon Bulthuis stand beside two of the new County government bicycles Friday during the Bike to Work event. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

A number of County employees took part in the Bike to Work event Friday, from left, County Fleet Manager Pete Mondragon, Deputy Public Works Director Jon Bulthuis, Senior Engineer Desirae Lujan, Fleet Mechanic John Roberts, Office Manager Louise Romero, Senior Recreation Leader Brandan Tuning, Recreation Leader Eric Hill and EMS Chief Ben Stone.

State Museums & Historic Sites Offer Free Admission To Active Duty Military & Their Families This Summer

on May 19, 2018 - 5:56am
NMDCA News:
 
SANTA FE  Eight state-run museums and Historic Sites under the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) are joining the 2018 launch of Blue Star Museums, the ninth annual collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2018.
 
A list of participating museums nationwide is available atarts.gov/bluestarmuseums.

‘Know Before You Go’ Into Wilderness Areas

on May 19, 2018 - 5:54am

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) officials urge the public to be prepared and operate safely in wilderness areas.

“Almost every year there are people that require rescue because they weren’t prepared before entering into wilderness areas,” said Diane Prather, Santa Fe National Forest staff officer and Search and Rescue Coordinator. “Individuals were rescued Saturday in a wilderness area because they were lost.  Proper preparation can help hikers avoid the situation and not put rescuers at risk.”

Wilderness areas are managed by the USDA Forest Service to provide

Scenes From 2018 LAPD Special Olympics Law Enforcement 42-Mile Torch Run To Jemez Springs

on May 17, 2018 - 9:54pm

A group of Special Olympics athletes and their Los Alamos Police Department supporters prepare to start the 2018 Torch Run to Jemez Springs this morning, a distance of 42 miles. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Sam Zimmerly carries the Special Olympics torch followed by Jenny Gonzales, Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris, Cpl. Adele McKenzie and Shaylene Stephens on her bicycle. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Longtime Special Olympics athletes Sam Zimmerly and Jenny Gonzales are ready to run the first leg of the torch run. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

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Candia, Gehring Tie For Best Predictor In Pace Race

on May 17, 2018 - 7:21am
Courtesy photo
 
ACRR News:
 
Roxanna Candia was 6 seconds off her predicted time as well as the first place female finisher in the 1 mile distance with a time of 9:07 along with Mandie Gehring who also had a 6 second differential in Tuesday's Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race Tuesday on American Springs Road up in the Jemez.
 
Other accurate predictors were: Zach Medin at 11 seconds off, Aurea Rojas recording a 13 second difference as well as the best female finisher in the 3 mile distance with a 27:13, Travis Gibson at 15 seconds off and the top finisher on the 3 mile course

Daily Postcard: Frey Trail At Bandelier

on May 17, 2018 - 7:03am

Daily Postcard: The Frey Trail switchbacks out of Frijoles Canyon and leads to Juniper Campground at Bandelier. Photo by Sally King

Shuttle Service To Bandelier Begins Thursday May 17

on May 16, 2018 - 4:39pm
One of the Atomic City Transit shuttle buses that will carry visitors from White Rock to Bandelier National Monument May 17 to Oct. 17. Courtesy/NPS
 
BANDELIER News:
 
It's been a very busy spring at Bandelier National Monument. So busy that there's just not enough parking in the Frijoles Canyon parking areas near the Visitor Center! 
 
Shuttle service starts back up Thursday, May 17. As well, the Bandelier Visitor Center hours will lengthen, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. and the Los Alamos County White Rock Visitor Center hours are 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.
 
The shuttles are free, have really big windows

Weekly Fishing Report: May 16

on May 16, 2018 - 10:47am
By GEORGE MORSE
Los Alamos Daily Post
Sports and Outdoors
 
The State Game and Fish Department continued to stock more bigger-than-average rainbow trout last week in selected waters around Northern New Mexico. Because streamflows remain very low for this time of year and the water temperatures in lakes are at an optimum point for both trout and warmwater species, now is a great time to go fishing.
 
Lots of nice trout and increasing numbers of bass and walleye are being landed by anglers.
 
The fishing for smallmouth bass at Abiquiu Lake was good and the bass are cruising in shallow

1st Annual Topper Trot 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run July 7

on May 16, 2018 - 10:45am

NMDOT Releases Draft New Mexico Bike Plan And Will Host Public Meetings

on May 16, 2018 - 7:50am

NMDOT News:

SANTA FE – NMDOT has released the first draft of the Prioritized Statewide Bicycle Network Plan (NM Bike Plan) on the project website and will be hosting three public meetings to share the draft.

Meeting times and dates:

Where: City of Santa Fe Railyard Offices, 500 Market Street, Suite 200 in Santa Fe
When: May 21, 2018
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
 
Where: County Commission Chambers, 845 Motel Bivd., in Las Cruces
When: May 15, 2018
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
 
Where: North Valley Senior Center, 3825 4th S. NM in Albuquerque
When: May 29, 2018
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

These meetings

Registration Open For Two All-New Summer Camps

on May 13, 2018 - 7:53am
PEEC is offering two brand new summer camps this August. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
The Los Alamos Nature Center is offering two brand new summer camps for kids just before they go back to school.
 
Registration is now open for PEEC Pathfinders and PEEC Trailblazers, which will run from Aug. 6-10 and 13-15. Campers can attend the camps for a full week, the half week, or both.
 
“Parents have been asking PEEC to expand our summer programs for years now.

Weekly Fishing Report: May 13

on May 13, 2018 - 7:30am
By George Morse
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

The State Game and Fish Department has resumed its stockings of bigger-than-average rainbow trout throughout Northern New Mexico. These fish will average more than 15 inches in size and provide anglers with a chance to catch a big trout they would not otherwise have.

This program began back in 2014 when trout normally raised and stocked at the Red River Fish Hatchery for stocking in the Shuree Ponds on the Valle Vidal had to be planted elsewhere because drought had degraded the  water quality at the Shuree Ponds to a point where

Forest Increases Public Engagement To Prevent Fires

on May 12, 2018 - 1:20pm

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) personnel will engage the public more often than usual to increase fire prevention awareness and reduce the chances for wildfires while in Stage 2 fire restrictions.

The Stage 2 fire restrictions went into effect across the forest May 7 and will remain until conditions allow forest officials to change or lift the restrictions.

“We’re making a concerted effort on the forest to make sure as much of the public as possible is aware of, and understands, the restrictions we have in place,” SFNF Supervisor James Melonas said.

Summer Begins At Pajarito Mountain May 18

on May 11, 2018 - 4:33pm
Courtesy/Pajarito Mountain
 
MOUNTAIN News:
 
Pajarito Mountain Ski Area kicks off its summer season noon to 4 p.m. Friday, May 18 with lift-served mountain biking and hiking.
 
The mountain will feature exciting new events and fun activities all summer.
 
Pajarito Mountain features 1,200 feet of downhill, cross country and freeride mountain bike trails. The 30-trail system is built and maintained almost entirely by local volunteers from Los Alamos and features dirt and North Shore-style trails ranging from beginner to expert. 
 
Lift-served biking and hiking is available during the

YMCA Holds Y Annual Golf Classic June 1

on May 11, 2018 - 1:51pm

Best Local Hikes In Los Alamos For Children

on May 10, 2018 - 7:59am

Katherine Coggeshall’s children on the Canyon Rim Trail. Courtesy photo

By Katharine Coggeshall
Los Alamos

Hello, sun! It’s finally the season for hiking, and as the new mom on the block I’ve been hunting for the best local hikes for kids.

I’ve discovered quite a few in and around Los Alamos that range from stroller-friendly to toddler-schlepping. (Think of all the calorie burning that will justify the leftover mac-n-cheese you ate.)

Of the many local hikes available, these are my favorites so far.

Kid-Friendly Hikes

Acid Canyon Loop: According to the numbers recorded at the PEEC nature

Younglife Golf Tournament Friday May 18

on May 9, 2018 - 10:47am

Fort Union Announces Junior Ranger Camp 2018

on May 9, 2018 - 10:17am
Scene from previous Junior Ranger Camp. Courtesy photo
 
Scene from previous Junior Ranger Camp. Courtesy photo

NPS News:

Fort Union has announced this year's Junior Ranger Camp at which participants will learn about the history of the fort, how the adobe ruins are preserved and the plants and animals that call Fort Union home.

Junior Ranger Camp Schedule: 

  • Thursday, June 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for 7-9 year olds; and
  • Friday, June 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for 10-12 year olds.

Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. and the Junior Ranger swearing in ceremony is 3:30 p.m.

Hinojosa Top Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

on May 9, 2018 - 9:11am

Scene Atomic City Road Runners Weekly Pace Race Tuesday in Bayo Canyon. Courtesy/ACRR

Scene Atomic City Road Runners Weekly Pace Race Tuesday in Bayo Canyon. Courtesy/ACRR

Scene Atomic City Road Runners Weekly Pace Race Tuesday in Bayo Canyon. Courtesy/ACRR

ACRR News:

Sixty-one runners participated in Tuesday’s Atomic City Road Runners Weekly Pace Race, 1 mile and 3 mile figure 8 courses in Bayo Canyon.

Uvaldo Hinojosa is the best predictor running the 3 mile course with only 14 seconds off.

330-Mile Solo Run To Acknowledge Navajo Who Endured 'Long Walk'

on May 8, 2018 - 3:34pm
WNPA News:
 
TUCSON, Ariz. — May 18, Edison Eskeets, trader at Hubbell Trading Post in Ganado, Arizona on the Navajo Nation, will begin a 330-mile solo run in recognition of the “Long Walk” of the Navajo 150 years ago.
 
Thousands died on the Long Walk, a forced march of over 330 miles, and during their four years of internment at Bosque Redondo in Eastern New Mexico. June 1 marks the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Bosque Redondo, which allowed the Navajo people to return to their homelands.

Heinrich Introduces White Sands National Park Establishment Act

on May 8, 2018 - 9:10am
U.S. Sen Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. Monday, U.S. Sen Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) introduced the White Sands National Park Establishment Act, a bill to designate White Sands National Monument as New Mexico's newest national park.
 
“The vision to create White Sands National Park has been driven by a diverse coalition of community leaders and local elected officials for years.

Kite Festival Takes To The Skies May 19-20

on May 7, 2018 - 4:00pm
A young kite flyer gets some assistance during the Los Alamos Arts Council's 2017 Kite Festival at Overlook Park. Photo by Mairen Hoch
 
The kite workshop was busy during the 2017 Kite Festival at Overlook Park. Photo by Mairen Hoch
 
LAAC News:

 

The Los Alamos Arts Council will again delight the public with a fabulous display and plethora of fancy kites May 19-20 at Overlook Park.

 
Come out to fly, spectate, have a bite of goodies from the food vendors, take in a kite flying lesson, and have your kite doctored or colored!

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