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Los Alamos Seventh Grade Student Kaya Loy Receives 2019 Youth Dorothy Hoard Stewardship Award

on March 25, 2019 - 10:33am

From left, Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott, Emily McLaughlin, 2019 Youth Dorothy Hoard Stewardship Award recipient Kaya Loy and  Ranger Sara Milligan. Courtesy/Friends of Bandelier

Kaya Loy
 
By TERRY FOXX
For the Friends of Bandelier

Friends of Bandelier have instituted a Youth Dorothy Hoard Stewardship Award. This first year of the award is given to an enthusiastic and conservation minded 7th Grader, Kaya Loy. 

Kaya is the daughter of Bob and Laura Loy of Los Alamos.

New Mexico Highlands Media Arts Technology Students Programming App For Los Alamos Trails

on March 24, 2019 - 7:05am

Courtesy/NMHU

 

NMHU News:

 

New Mexico Highlands Media Arts and Technology Department students are programming 19 new scenic trails into a popular mobile app that features trails in the Los Alamos area.

 

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center is making the free app available for hikers and mountain bikers via iOS or Android phones. http://www.nmhu.edu/students-in-media-arts-program-app-for-los-alamos-trails/

New U.S. Department Of The Interior Order Supports Recreational Access To Public Lands

on March 24, 2019 - 6:58am
BLM News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt has directed the BLM to prioritize public access in decisions regarding the disposal and exchange of BLM public lands.
 
Bernhardt signed Secretarial Order 3373, Evaluating Public Access in Bureau of Land Management Land Disposals and Exchanges, to help ensure that BLM public lands, no matter how small, remain in public hands if they are highly valued for outdoor recreation access.
 
“Sportsmen and women across the West will benefit from this Interior Department action to sustain and enhance recreational access to

Pajarito Mountain Receives 5" Of New Snow Friday

on March 23, 2019 - 9:26am

Courtesy/Pajarito

Courtesy/Pajarito
 
PAJARITO News:
 
Pajarito received 5" of new snow Friday and conditions are amazing.
 
Discounted Tickets
 
Spring Super Season lift tickets are now available at Pajarito! Full day ticket are now $39 adults, $29 teens and seniors and $23 for children.
 
Plus, kids 5th grade and younger ski FREE every day at Pajarito!
 
Hours Of Operation
 
Open For Daily Operations: Today-March 24
 
Closed: March 25-29
 
Open For Weekends: March 30-31, April 6-7
 
Scheduled Closing Day: Sunday, April 7

Courtesy/Pajarito

Courtesy/Pajarito

Los Alamos Golf Course Summer Hours Saturday!

on March 22, 2019 - 3:57pm

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich To Introduce Legislation To Establish Bandelier National Park And Preserve

on March 21, 2019 - 10:42am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), announced at a press conference Wednesday afternoon at Bandelier National Monument his intent to introduce legislation to establish the Bandelier National Park and Preserve. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Los Alamos County Councilor David Izraelevitz, left, and Council Chair Sara Scott with Sen. Martin Heinrich Wednesday at the Bandelier press conference to express the Los Alamos community's endorsement of the proposed legislation. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Tribal leaders, wildlife advocates, and northern New Mexico

More Scenes From Skiesta 2019 On Pajarito Mountain

on March 19, 2019 - 11:10am

Large crowd turns out Saturday for Skiesta 2019 at Pajarito Ski Hill. Photo by Jim ODonnell

Scene from Skiesta 2019 Saturday at Pajarito Ski Hill. Photo by Jim ODonnell

A pair of Tyrannosaurus rex strut their stuff on the slope during Skiesta 2019 Saturday at Pajarito Ski Hill. Photo by Jim ODonnell

Scene from Skiesta 2019 Saturday at Pajarito Ski Hill. Photo by Jim ODonnell

Yikes - taking a tumble Saturday during Skiesta 2019 at Pajarito Ski Hill. Photo by Jim ODonnell

Scene of a reverse backscratcher during Skiesta 2019 Saturday at Pajarito Ski Hill. Photo by Jim ODonnell

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SFNF: Seeks Volunteers For Trail Hike/Clean-Up

on March 19, 2019 - 5:11am
Courtesy/SFNF
 
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) is looking for volunteers to hike to scenic Window Rock Sunday, March 31, and help clean up the trail by picking up trash.
 
Part of a health initiative called Forest Your Health in partnership with El Centro Family Health Clinics, the Window Rock hike is an 8-mile roundtrip trek to one of New Mexico’s largest rock spans, a “window” weathered out of an igneous rock wall.
 
The hike will begin at 10 a.m.

Trump Spotted At Skiesta On Pajarito Mountain

on March 18, 2019 - 9:31am

President Donald Trump or his doppelgänger is spotted skiing in tandem Saturday during Skiesta 2019 hosted by the Los Alamos Ski Club on Pajarito Mountain. Photo by Jim ODonnell

This Week At Pajarito: 18" Of New Snow Predicted

on March 17, 2019 - 10:27pm
Pajarito Ski Hill General Manager Tom Long at Skiesta 2019 Saturday. Courtesy photo
 
Scene from Skiesta 2019 Saturday at Pajarito Ski Hill. Saturday. Courtesy photo
 
Pajarito Mountain News:

Pajarito received 11” of snow in this past week and Open Snow is forecasting 18" of new snow this week!

See the Snow Report for the most up-to-date information on what trails and lifts are open. This is updated every morning at 6 a.m. Pajarito is open daily through March 24.See you on the mountain!

Mountain News:

Lift ticket prices are $49 for adults (ages 18-59), $39 for teens (ages 13-18),

Troop 122 Donates $1,000 To Scouts BSA Girl Troop

on March 17, 2019 - 8:00am

From left, Troop 122 Scoutmaster Greg Noeninckx, Troop 122 Committee Chair Rob Merl, Troop 2 Committee Chair Michelle Carr and Troop 2 Scoutmaster Holly Trellue. Courtesy photo

SCOUT News:

Troop 122 is proud to donate $1,000 to Troop 2, the inaugural Scouts BSA girl troop in Los Alamos.

Troop 122 also would like to take this opportunity to thank First United Methodist Church for its support over the past 65 years.

This year the Boy Scouts of America celebrates 108 years of helping youth become better leaders and citizens.

Weekly Fishing Report March 16

on March 16, 2019 - 9:35am
By George Morse
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
The wet winter weather continues this week here in New Mexico. Across the United States, this has been the wettest winter on record, with the state of Tennessee recording its wettest winter ever. This has been great for our state as we recover from years of drought and reservoirs at extremely low levels.
 
Measuring stations for the Natural Resource Conservation Service are all reading above average for snow water equivalent and total precipitation.
 
A rapid melting of the big snowpack and a heavy spring runoff could lead

Scenes From Pi Day At Ashley Pond Park

on March 15, 2019 - 12:34pm

Corbin Greco serves up pie to his teacher and County Councilor Katrina Schmidt during PI Day activities Thursday at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Cody Adams

Severus Redmond, 4, laughs with his father Jordan Redmand. Photo by Cody Adams

Emmitt Tibbits, feeds dessert to Chef Laurence Pena. Photo by Cody Adams

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris breaks out the cuffs as Melanie Weekley brings the pie. Photo by Cody Adams

Rita Sanchez delivers a pie in the face to Activities Coordinator Bernadette Lauritzen. Photo by Cody Adams

Sophie Bathrick-Price pies Teen Center Director George Marsden.

Los Alamos Children's Dentistry Donates $1,800 To Art Council Kite Festival

on March 14, 2019 - 4:36pm

Christine Monteith with Los Alamos Arts Council and Dr. Bill Nichols, owner of Los Alamos Children's Dentistry, hold up a $1,800 check Tuesday at Nichol's office, 751 Trinity Dr. The money will be used to purchase t-shirts for the arts council's Kite Festival. The festival is May 18-19 at Overlook Park in White Rock. Nichols has supported the Kite Festival for three years. 'We enjoy how it's an event for all the little kids in the community .... it's just a really fun, cool event,' he said. Monteith said the arts council appreciates his longtime support.

Senate Votes To Create Outdoor Recreation Division

on March 13, 2019 - 9:16am
By MILAN SIMONICH
The New Mexico Senate voted 38-0 Monday for a bill creating a division of outdoor recreation, one of the favored initiatives of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham.
 
It is not to be a promotional agency but one that would be responsible for building the private-sector economy by helping businesses find ways to draw more visitors to New Mexico's rivers, forests, caverns and peaks.
 
The proposal, Senate Bill 462, next moves to the House of Representatives, where the Democratic leadership will fast-track it.

Atomic City Road Runners Club Begins 46th Season!

on March 11, 2019 - 9:25am

Scene of members of the Atomic City Road Runners last October on the Canyon Rim Trail preparing for their final Pace Race of the 2018 season. Courtesy photo

ACRR News:

 
The 46th season of the pace race series conducted by the Atomic City Road Runners Club begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 2 at the Canyon Rim Trailhead parking lot across from the Co+op Market on East Road (N.M. 502).
 
The Club meets each Tuesday through early October at various locations throughout Los Alamos County and new members of all ages are welcome.
 
For more information, call 505.672.1639 or visit the Club’s

This Week At Pajarito: Open Daily Through March 24

on March 11, 2019 - 8:54am

Snow fencing repairs underway early this morning on Pajarito Mountain, which is open to the public daily through March 24. Courtesy/Mountain Webcam

 

PAJARITO MOUNTAIN News:

Pajarito Mountain Ski Hill received 3” of snow Saturday and is now open daily through March 24.

For the most up-to-date information on which trails and lifts are open, click Snow Report, updated at 6 a.m. daily. Pajarito is open daily through March 24.

Mountain News:

Lift ticket prices are valid through March 18. Prices are $49 for adults (ages 18-59), $39 for teens (ages 13-18), $39 for children (ages 6-12) and $24

Daily Postcard: Pair Of Coyotes Spotted At Bandelier

on March 11, 2019 - 8:02am

Daily Postcard: A pair of coyotes is spotted recently at Bandelier National Monument. Coyotes are significantly larger than foxes and can be mistaken for a large dog like a German Shepard. The tell-tell giveaways are their pointed muzzles and intriguing yellow eyes heavily ringed in black. Photo by Sally King/NPS

Daily Postcard: Pajarito Mountain Now Open Daily For Spring Break Through March 24

on March 9, 2019 - 7:29am

Daily Postcard: Scene looking toward Chair 4 early this morning at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area at 397 Camp May Road in Los Alamos. The mountain is now open daily for spring break through March 24. Courtesy/Mountain Cam

Weekly Fishing Report: March 7

on March 7, 2019 - 12:11pm
By GEORGE MORSE
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Despite a cold snap over the weekend in Eastern New Mexico, ice conditions at several lakes have deteriorated and they have been closed to ice fishing.
 
Eagle Nest Lake has been closed to fishing as the ice is breaking up. Call 575.377.1594 for an update on conditons.
 
Lake Maloya and Lake Alice at Sugarite Canyon State Park near Raton have been closed to ice fishing due to unsafe conditions. Call 575.445.5607 for conditions.
 
Heron Lake and El Vado Lake are both closed to ice fishing due to unsafe ice conditions.

Y Youth Summer Job Application Deadline March 11

on March 7, 2019 - 7:54am
 
YMCA News:
 
The deadline to turn in applications for The Family YMCA’s summer Youth Conservation Corps trail repair program is 8 a.m. Monday, March 11.
 
Applications turned in before this date are appreciated.
 
Applications may be turned in at the Los Alamos and Española YMCA teen centers by close of business Friday, March 8, or delivered by Monday, March 11 to The Family YMCA, 1450 Iris St. in Los Alamos. The Y is open on weekends and applications may be dropped off March 9 and 10, during business hours at 1450 Iris St.
 
The Y is hiring up to 30 positions.

Los Alamos Golf Course Spring Opening!

on March 6, 2019 - 4:05pm

Santa Fe Watershed Prescribed Burn Planned For Mid-March To Restore Forest Health, Reduce Wildfire Risk

on March 6, 2019 - 2:56pm
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, wind direction and weather forecasts, to initiate a prescribed burn in the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed on the Española Ranger District as early as Monday, March 18.  
 
Exact dates will be dependent on fuel conditions on site.
 
Up to 500 acres near Nichols Reservoir in the lower Watershed, including 50 acres of piles, will be treated with hand and aerial ignitions.

Valles Caldera To Restrict Vehicle Access

on March 5, 2019 - 4:35pm

Recent snow scene at the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Courtesy/VCNP

VCNP News:

JEMEZ SPRINGS – Effective immediately, Valles Caldera National Preserve will begin restricting vehicle access along the preserve’s main entrance road. Due to warming temperatures, melting snow is impacting road conditions and high water levels on the East Fork Jemez River are threatening to overtop the road. Visitors may still access the preserve on-foot via the Coyote Call and Valle Grande trailheads, and through access points at pull-outs along N.M. 4.

Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, and

Registration Opens For PEEC’s Summer Camps

on March 2, 2019 - 2:11pm
Registration is open for Backpacking Adventure for Teens, Living Earth Adventure Program and both sessions of Nature Odyssey. Space is limited and the camps are filling up quickly. Courtesy/PEEC
 
Registration is open for PEEC's June Summer Camps. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
Registration is open for all four of the Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s June summer camps.
 
These camps give youth entering fourth through 12th grades the opportunity to get outside this summer to explore the incredible outdoors of the Pajarito Plateau.

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