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Folks Out For A Buggy Ride In Pajarito Acres

on July 21, 2018 - 2:36pm
 
Folks out for a buggy ride today in Pajarito Acres. Photo by Carole Watanabe

Lightning Sparks Venado Fire In Jemez Ranger District

on July 21, 2018 - 2:19pm

SFNF News:

Lightning sparked the Venado Fire Firday in the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest.

Details:

  • Start Date: July 20
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Size: 20 acres
  • Location: Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest
  • Containment: 0 Percnet
  • Fuel: Ponderosa Pine
  • Weather: Light winds, clear skies
  • Resources on scene: 2 engines, 2 utility vehicles, 20-person Santa Fe Hotshot crew, 20-person Aravaipa crew.

Situation: The fire is in a remote location on Mesa Venado and in an adjacent drainage area, 1 mile and a half north of Deer Creek Landing, and three quarters of a mile east of

Holy Ghost Canyon Road To Close For Repairs Beginning July 23

on July 21, 2018 - 8:15am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  For public safety reasons, Forest Road 122 of Holy Ghost Canyon will close to vehicle access beginning July 23 primarily for major road repairs.
 
The gate to the Holy Ghost Canyon will close to the public for about three weeks, which places the anticipated reopening on or about Aug. 10.
 
The Holy Ghost Campground, Trailhead and Group Area is located in the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) and will be inaccessible by vehicle during the closure period.    
 
“Safety is our top priority, therefore any member of the public

Annual Los Alamos County Triathlons Return July 28

on July 20, 2018 - 10:33am
COUNTY News:
 
Back for the 44th year, the Los Alamos County Triathlon is Saturday, July 28, along with the 25th Annual Kids Triathlon and the 2nd Annual Junior Triathlon.
 
The event is known for its high altitude competition, and is held at a starting elevation of 7,400 feet.
 
“Whether you’re a first time competitor or one of our regulars, we hope all will come and compete in our high altitude setting,” County Marketing Manager Kelly Stewart said.

McClellan Is Best Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

on July 20, 2018 - 10:23am
Participants in the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race Tuesday on the trail off West Jemez Road. Courtesy photo
 
ACRR News:
 
Laura McClellan was the top predictor in the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race on the trail off West Jemez Road (N.M. 501) across from the Laboratory “S” Site at 16 seconds off her predicted time.
 
Other accurate predictors were: Aurea Rojas with a 20 second differential as well as the top female finisher in the 3 mile trail run at 30:20, Zach Medin at 27 seconds off and the first finisher in the 3 mile road race recording a 22:33, Ryan Smeltzer

SFNF: Aragon Fire Update

on July 20, 2018 - 6:53am
Aragon Fire Update:
 
Start Date: July 12
 
Cause: Lightning
 
Size: 150 acres, 50 of which are by fire crew hand ignitions
 
Location: Cuba Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest
 
Containment: 0%
 
Fuel: Ponderosa Pine
 
Weather: warm temperatures, 20% chance for rain
 
Resources: 15 personnel
 
Situation: The fire is in a remote location East of Gallina Peak and West of the Rio Chama Wilderness in the Aragon Spring Area. Fire behavior is low to moderate. Current fire behavior is favorable to improve forest health. Fire managers continue to monitor the area.

Weekly Fishing Report: July 18

on July 18, 2018 - 8:44am
By GEORGE MORSE
Los Alamos Daily Post
Sports and Outdoors
 
The monsoon rains have started and most of the fishing spots on Santa Fe National Forest and Carson National forest that had been closed are now open to anglers. More good news is that you can now have campfires on both National Forest lands. Campfires help to make camping out an even more enjoyable experience.
 
Fishing during these summer rainstorms can be good as they can quickly cool the water, raise the streamflow and trigger the fish into biting. Pack some rain gear, but do take cover if there is lightening.
 
The rain

Tips When Exercising In The Heat

on July 17, 2018 - 12:35pm

By Stacey Castille

Wellness Director

The Family YMCA

 

The “hot” dog days of summer have arrived! We at The Family YMCA would like to remind you to take appropriate steps to stay safe while being active in these high temperatures. Our bodies have to work much harder to stay cool in hot weather so you might not be able to run or bike as fast or as far as you might in cooler temperatures. Make sure you listen to your body and follow these steps to avoid heat related illnesses.

  • Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of fluids throughout your day, not just when you are exercising.

A.B.L.E. At Full Body Health And Fitness July 20

on July 17, 2018 - 12:08pm

Sarah Downs and Nik Allen are brand ambassadors for A.B.L.E New Mexico. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

One portable fitness tool and you are A.B.L.E to do anything. Sarah Downs and Nik Allen have brought a revolutionary product, A.B.L.E, to Los Alamos that is sure to peak the interest of many fitness gurus.

Downs will share tips about Fitness and the A.B.L.E product 4-7 p.m., July 20 at UNM-LA during the Full Body Health and Fitness Event. At the event guests will have a chance to win a package of gifts from Sarah Downs and Nik Allen.

Message For LAPS Parents and Guardians From Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus

on July 17, 2018 - 7:31am
By KURT STEINHAUS
LAPD Superintendent

Dear LAPS Parents and Guardians,

Hope your summer is going well. With less than a month before school starts (
school calendar), you may be looking for fresh ideas to encourage safe outside play and reduce screen time. If yes, here are some activities to share with your children.

Growing up in Los Alamos, I have fond memories of playing these games during the month of July and wanted to share this positive experience. In today's world of ever-present phones and technology, these outside activities may be more important than ever.

Bandelier, Valles Caldera Lift Fire Restrictions Monday!

on July 15, 2018 - 9:10pm

NPS News:

Due to several days of higher humidity and rain, Bandelier National Monument and the Valles Caldera National Preserve will lift fire restrictions, including backcountry closures, at 8 a.m. Monday.

In addition, special use permittees and commercial use operators may resume their normal activities within the two National Park Service units.

“Even though the monsoons have begun, we’re still in drought conditions,” VCNP Superintendent Jorge Silva-Bañuelos said. “We ask that visitors continue to take appropriate precautions while enjoying our national parks and national forests.”

Scenes From YMCA Science Of Fitness Class

on July 14, 2018 - 8:41pm

Family YMCA instructors Carrie Garcia, left, and Warapha Prime lead a group of individuals in a warm up during a PiYo class today at Ashley Pond Park. The class, which combines pilates and yoga, was part of ScienceFest and educated participants on the science behind fitness. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

A group of participants warm up at the start of the PiYo class today at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

YMCA Instructor Emily Christiansen demonstrates an exercise routine during today's PiYo class. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

YMCA Instructor

Los Alamos All-Stars Baseball U-10 Team Travels To Los Lunas For State Tournament

on July 14, 2018 - 4:30pm

The Los Alamos All-Stars U-10 baseball team traveled to Los Lunas this weekend to play in the State Tournament. Although they did not make it to the finals, they fought hard and endured high temperatures. Players on the roster are: Terran Robertson, Boaz Martinez, Brodi Miller, Derek Rodriguez, Aden Garcia, Adrian Oshel, Ben Dattelbaum, Dylan Baca, Ethan Martinez, Graeme Martinez, Hayden Watkins, Jacob Sisneros, Robert Anderson and Taelin Stanfield. Coaches are Marcus Miller, Isaac Martinez and Jose Rodriguez. Photo by Rhonda Evenhus

Lightning Sparks Aragon Fire In Cuba Ranger District

on July 13, 2018 - 9:09pm

SFNF News:

Lightning sparked a fire today in the Cuba Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest

Start Date: July 13

Cause: Lightning

Size: 5 acres

Location: Cuba Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest

Containment: 0 percent

Fuel: Ponderosa Pine

Weather: Cloudy with thunderstorms and lightning

Resources: seven personnel on UTVs

Situation: The fire is in a remote location East of Gallina Peak and West of the Rio Chama Wilderness in the Aragon Spring Area. The fire received precipitation. Personnel scouted for containment lines and will continue through the weekend.

Federal Agencies Partner To Offer First Tour Of Los Alamos Manhattan Project Facilities

on July 13, 2018 - 6:36pm
Battleship bunker: Build in 1944, the Battleship Bunker supported implosion diagnostic tests for Fat Man. The building is known as a battleship building because the bunker’s west end is bow-shaped and shielded with a steel plate. Courtesy/NNSA
 
Pond cabin: Tours of historic sites featured a visit to the Pond Cabin, which served as an office for Emilio Segrè’s Radioactivity Group studying plutonium during the Manhattan Project. Courtesy/NNSA
 

HISTORICAL PARK News:

 The U. S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration’s Los Alamos Field Office and Los Alamos National

SFNF: Sarca Fire Update

on July 13, 2018 - 8:03am
SFNF Sarca Fire Update:
 
Start Date: July 7
 
Cause: Lightning
 
Size: 7 acres
 
Location: Agua Sarca drainage area of the Pecos Wilderness - Santa Fe National Forest
 
Containment: 0%
 
Fuel: ponderosa pine and other mixed conifer
 
Weather: Cloudy with rain storms approaching
 
Situation: Due to the combination of the fire being inside the Pecos wilderness area, the steep and rocky terrain, and precipitation and lightning, fire managers are monitoring the fire by aircraft. Smoke visible along 285/84 corridor, Espanola, Pojoaque and Tesuque areas
 
Smoke/Air Quality: Smoke

Governor Announces Sixth Consecutive Year Of Record-Breaking Tourism Growth

on July 13, 2018 - 7:36am
Gov. Susana Martinez announces New Mexico's 2017 visitation numbers Wednesday in Albuquerque at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Courtesy photo
 
STATE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Gov. Susana Martinez announced Wednesday that 35.4 million trips were taken in New Mexico in 2017 – breaking the record set in 2016 of 34.4 million by one million visits. This growth marks a rise of 5.6 million trips over 2010, a 19 percent increase since Martinez took office in 2011, and the sixth straight year New Mexico has shattered its record.
 
“When more people come to New Mexico it means they’re spending

Barranca Mesa Pool Celebrates 50 Years

on July 12, 2018 - 4:03pm
Jorg and Brigit Jensen at Barranca Mesa Pool, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this month. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
Barranca Mesa Pool is busy with activity. The pool will hold a 50th birthday bash 5-7 p.m. July 21. Photo Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Barranca Mesa Pool is so much more than a body of water for families can keep cool in during the summer months.

The Corliss Family Is All Wet And Loving It

on July 12, 2018 - 3:31pm
Los Alamos swimmers Andy Corliss, left, and his brother Max during a recent interview with the Los Alamos Daily Post. The Corliss brothers are competing in the Speedo Sectional Meet this week in Gresham, Ore. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

It’s all about swimming in the Corliss family. When two competitive swimmers meet and marry, it’s not very surprising that their two boys are just as passionate about the sport as they are.

Max, 15 and Andy, 13, will compete this weekend in the 2018 Speedo Sectional

Council Proclaims July 11-15 ScienceFest Weekend And July 14 Discovery Day In Los Alamos County

on July 12, 2018 - 8:14am

Los Alamos County Councilor Morrie Pongratz presents a proclamation declaring July 11-15 Los Alamos ScienceFest Weekend and Saturday, July 14 as Discovery Day in Los Alamos County to Los Alamos MainStreet Director Lauren McDaniel during Tuesday evening’s Council meeting. The proclamation states that 11 years ago, the Council voiced its desire to establish a signature tourism event that would set Los Alamos apart from any other place in the nation, as well as provide a wonderful venue for the community to gather downtown.

Marr Is Best Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

on July 12, 2018 - 7:58am
Duane Marr was the top predictor in the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race Tuesday on the trails behind the Aquatic Center and on Canyon Road. Courtesy photo
 
Courtesy photo
 
ACRR News:
 
Duane Marr was the top predictor in the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race Tuesday on the trails behind the Aquatic Center and on Canyon Road with a 6 second differential from his predicted time.
 
Other accurate predictors were Zach Medin at 8 seconds off, Aurea Rojas with a 17 second difference as well as the first finisher in the 3 mile road run at 25:43, Lindsay Gibson recorded

Weekly Fishing Report: July 11

on July 11, 2018 - 6:40am
By GEORGE MORSE
Los Alamos Daily Post
Sports and Outdoors
 
Anglers have some good news to celebrate this week. Santa Fe National Forest lifted its closure July 9 and all outdoor activities like fishing, hiking and camping are now permitted again on Santa Fe National Forest lands. The closure had been enacted June 1 because of the extreme fire conditions due to the hot and dry weather. Recent rainfall and the start of the summer monsoon season prompted the reopening of Santa Fe National Forest.
 
Carson National Forest, which had closed its lands June 27 due to the extreme fire danger,

Scenes From Jemez Springs Independence Day Parade

on July 9, 2018 - 5:21pm

The Los Alamos Hill Stompers, stomping away in the park during the annual 4th of July Parade in Jemez Springs. Photo by George Chandler

A crowd of supporters marching for Democratic House Dist. 43 candidate Christine Chandler of Los Alamos in the Jemez Springs 4th of July Parade. Photo by George Chandler

House Dist. 43 candidate Christine Chandler of Los Alamos distributes icy treats to thirsty spectators during the 4th of July Parade in Jemez Springs. Photo by George Chandler

The flag. Photo by George Chandler

Marchers. Photo by George Chandler

Hummingbird Music Camp. Photo by George

Los Alamos County Drops To Stage I Fire Restrictions ... Local Trails Now Open!

on July 9, 2018 - 1:41pm

COUNTY News:

Effective immediately, Los Alamos County has dropped from Stage III to Stage I Fire Restrictions, opening the Los Alamos County Trail Network and open spaces.

Northern New Mexico’s extreme drought conditions that led to Stage III Restrictions should soon see some much-needed relief with the seasonal monsoons beginning across the state. Several criteria are used to determine when to implement fire restrictions, including current and predicted weather, as well as fuel moistures.

Santa Fe National Forest Reopens Monday!

on July 8, 2018 - 8:13am

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Due to several days of higher humidity and rain, the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will lift the closure order and stage 2 fire restrictions at 8 a.m. Monday, July 9 for the first time since entering full forest closure June 1.
 

The forest remained closed for public safety and forest health reasons until conditions improved to acceptable levels, according to forest leadership.

“We noticed conditions starting to improve two weeks ago when moisture levels increased due to higher humidity,” SFNF Supervisor James Melonas said.

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