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Valles Caldera National Preserve Lifts Restriction

on April 7, 2019 - 9:22am

Most of the snow in the Valle Grande has melted at Valles Caldera National Preserve. Courtesy/VCNP

 

VCNP News:

Jemez Springs — Valles Caldera National Preserve has lifted the restriction for vehicle access from N.M. 4 to the entrance station.

Most of the snow in the Valle Grande has melted, but snow can be found on the north-sloped trails, such as South Mountain, Coyote Call and Valle Grande. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and mountain biking are permitted.

Visitors are advised to use extreme caution while recreating in lower portions of the Valle Grande as the ground is

Discover Aha Moments In Los Alamos ... Gateway To Three National Parks

on April 6, 2019 - 1:40pm
COUNTY News:
 
As home to a national laboratory for 75-plus years, Los Alamos is known as the place where discoveries are made—both inside the lab and in the mountains, forests and mesas that surround it.
 
The gateway to three National Parks, Los Alamos is the ideal spring destination for those looking to celebrate the great outdoors during National Parks Week, which runs April 20–28.
 
“As a hub for outdoor adventurers seeking ‘aha moments,’ Los Alamos is steeped in history and full of opportunities to get back to nature and explore,” County Marketing Manager said Kelly Stewart.

Weekly Fishing Report: April 4

on April 4, 2019 - 8:41am
By GEORGE MORSE
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
The new license year began April 1 and you will need to purchase a 2019-2020 fishing license or fishing and game hunting license now. They are available from license vendors across the state, State Game and Fish Department offices and online.
 
Winter made a brief but strong return over the weekend, with the weather Sunday (3/31) being particularly nasty with strong winds, snow and cold temperatures. This coming week is supposed to be relatively warm and the fishing should improve as the water warms up.

Aaron Jackson Is Top Predictor In Atomic City Road Runners Club First Pace Race Of 46th Season

on April 3, 2019 - 10:28am

Nearly 50 people of all ages and capabilities participated in the Atomic City Road Runners first pace race of the 2019  season early Tuesday evening on the Canyon Rim Trail. Courtesy/ACRR

Scene from the first Atomic City Road Runners pace race of the 2019 season early Tuesday evening on the Canyon Rim Trail. Courtesy/ACRR

Scene from the first Atomic City Road Runners pace race of the 2019 season Tuesday evening on the Canyon Rim Trail. Courtesy/ACRR

ACRR News:

Aaron Jackson is the best predictor at 2 seconds off his stated time in the opening pace race of the 2019 season held on the

Governor Creates New Outdoor Recreation Division

on April 2, 2019 - 5:49pm
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, center, signs into law a new initiative to boost the marketing of New Mexico’s outdoor recreation industries and create a division in the Economic Development Department to grow outdoor businesses. Courtesy photo
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has signed into law a new initiative to boost the marketing of New Mexico’s outdoor recreation industries and create a division in the Economic Development Department to grow outdoor businesses.
 
The Legislature has appropriated an initial $200,000 to launch the Outdoor Recreation Division as

NMMNHS Hosts ‘This Is Your Brain’ Dance April 19

on April 2, 2019 - 9:34am
Dinosaur at Dusk outside the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. Courtesy/NMDCA

NMMNHS News:

ALBUQUERQUE ― Want a great way to rejuvenate after a long work week? Unwind, relax, hit the dance floor, and learn about what dancing does to your brain at the “This is your Brain on Dance” happening 6-10:30 p.m., Friday, April 19 at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science.

“In addition to just being a fun-filled way to start your weekend, this dance offers a little more,” Museum Executive Director Margie Marino said.

Weekly Fishing Report: April 1

on April 1, 2019 - 8:45am
By GEORGE MORSE
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
With apricot trees blooming all over the Espanola Valley, spring is definitely here. People with allergies are starting to suffer as juniper pollen fills the air. The spring winds are starting to blow and the snow is starting to melt. The lower elevation snowpack is disappearing rapidly. A lot of snow still remains at high elevations thanks to our wet winter. Rivers are beginning to rise and soon some spring flowers like daffodils and tulips will begin to bloom if they haven’t already.
 
We may still get some more spring

Pajarito Mountain Opens Saturday-Sunday April 6-7

on April 1, 2019 - 7:18am

View looking toward lift 4 this morning at Pajarito Mountain. Courtesy/webcam

View of Beginners Hill this morning at Pajarito Mountain. Courtesy/webcam

View of Beginners Lift this morning at Pajarito Mountain. Courtesy/webcam

PAJARITO MOUNTAIN News:

Pajarito is closed for the week, but will reopen Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7.

Refer to this Snow Report updated at 6 a.m. daily for the most up-to-date information on what trails and lifts are open.

Mountain News:

Spring Super Season lift tickets are now available at Pajarito!

SFNF: Prescribed Burn In Santa Fe Watershed

on March 30, 2019 - 11:31am
Fire managers may conduct a prescribed burn as early as Tuesday near the Nichols Reservoir on the Santa Fe National Forest. Courtesy photo 
 
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to proceed with the previously announced prescribed burn near Nichols Reservoir in the lower Santa Fe Municipal Watershed as early as April 2, if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, wind direction and weather forecasts, remain favorable.
 
Up to 500 acres, including 50 acres of piles, will be treated with hand and aerial ignitions.

Game & Fish: Expect Roadblocks Statewide During Hunting And Fishing Seasons

on March 30, 2019 - 10:46am
NMG&F News:
 
SANTA FE The Department of Game and Fish will conduct roadblocks throughout the state during hunting and fishing seasons to collect harvest data and to detect wildlife law violations.
 
The 2019-2020 hunting and fishing season begins April 1. All hunters and anglers are required to purchase a new license before hunting and fishing. Anglers can expect roadblocks throughout the summer. Guides and outfitters are also reminded that new registration is required.
 
Youth turkey season begins April 12 and the general season begins April 15. For more information, please consult

Volunteers Sought For Public Lands Clean Up Event

on March 28, 2019 - 4:26pm

BLM News:

SANTA FE – The Bureau of Land Management New Mexico, in partnership with Santa Fe County,  is seeking volunteers for an upcoming public lands clean up event in the Santa Fe area.

The event is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 13 in the Camel Tracks Shooting Range area near County Road 56.

“We’ll be cleaning up debris from shooting activities, as well as household trash that has been illegally dumped in the area,” said Justin Dean, BLM Law Enforcement officer and organizer of the event.

The clean up is open to the public and families are encouraged to participate.

“This is a great

Public Invited To Meet Los Alamos Golf Course Staff

on March 28, 2019 - 8:59am
The public is invited to the 2019 Los Alamos Golf Course (LAGC) staff meet & greet gathering 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4 at Cottonwood on the Greens at 4244 Diamond Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAFD Issues Wildfire Day 2019 Call For Vendors

on March 27, 2019 - 6:44pm

Seen here at LAFD’s Wildfire Day 2018, Smokey Bear, Elroy the Elk, Sparky the Fire Dog and the Easter Bunny may attend Wildfire Day 2019 Saturday, April 20 at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy/LAFD

LAFD News:

The Los Alamos Fire Department (LAFD) is seeking vendors interested in hosting food or other informational booths at Wildfire Day 2019, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20 at Ashley Pond Park.

Wildfire Day is a fun event for the entire family with Easter Egg hunt, bicycle safety course, LAPD bomb truck, public safety vehicles, Smokey Bear, Sparky the Fire Dog and much more.

Wildfire Day is a

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

Scene from

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

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