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Forest Service Resumes Fuelwood Permit Sales At Carson, Cibola, Gila, Lincoln, Santa Fe And Tonto

on October 1, 2019 - 7:33pm


ALBUQUERQUE  – The court-ordered injunction suspending all timber management activities on the five national forests in New Mexico and the Tonto National Forest in Arizona has been modified to allow the personal cutting and collection of fuelwood. 

The Forest Service will resume permit sales immediately.

"We are pleased with this modification, which highlights the fact that we all want to do right by the communities we serve and reduce unnecessary burdens on communities that depend on the national forests for their sustenance," Southwestern Regional Forester Cal Joyner

The Alley Brings Bowling Back To Santa Fe

on September 30, 2019 - 1:02pm
The Alley operators Joey Padilla and Hannah Padilla. Courtesy photo
Courtesy photo
SANTA FE — The Alley Lanes & Lounge, a new entertainment establishment located in the De Vargas Center in Santa Fe announces its grand opening.
An official ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, in celebration.
The Alley offers 12 regulation bowling lanes, six billiard tables, three darts boards, two indoor turf courts for bocce (a smaller version of the classic Italian game), two shuffleboard tables and an arcade with new and classic games.

Zumba Kids Halloween Bash At YMCA Oct. 9

on September 30, 2019 - 7:29am
YMCA News:

The Y is hosting a Zumba Kids Halloween Bash 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 at The Family YMCA.

This is an all ages event from age 4-12. Children younger than 6 must be accompanied by an adult for the entire event.

This community event is free for members and non-members alike.

Scenes From Lucky Duck Day At Urban Park

on September 29, 2019 - 7:45pm

A young competitor encourages her duck along the channel today at the annual Lucky Duck Day sponsored by the Family Strengths Network at Urban Park. This year new events centered around the Lucky Duck completion theme. Photo by John McHale/

A young competitor is given some help launching his duck at a target. Photo by John McHale/

A contestant blows the raft she made down the racecourse. Photo by John McHale/

Contestants are busy making launchers to use in the duck launch completion. Photo by John McHale/

The rafts are

Ferenbaughs; Romero Best Predictors In Pace Race

on September 29, 2019 - 7:26am
Atomic City Road Runners News:
Anna and Bobbie Ferenbaugh and Ted Romero had the best predictions in Tuesday's Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race.
The race was on a fairly-flat 1-mile paved loop mainly on Estante Way in Pajarito Acres. One could run any number of loops but with a requested time of 45 minutes or less. All distances from 1 to 5 miles were done.
The smallest differences between actual and predicted times in seconds adjusted to 3 miles were Anna Ferenbaugh (9 s), Ted Romero (10 s), Bobbie Ferenbaugh (12 s), Seth Thomas (15 s), Sanna Sevanto (16 s), Heidi

Ice Rink Conceptual Designs Unveiled To Community

on September 28, 2019 - 10:01am
From left, John Layman and Tom Wilber of NCA Architects and Planners, County Engineer Eric Martinez and Project Manager Wayne Kohlrust discuss the ice rink improvement project during a public meeting Wednesday night at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Members of the public weigh in on the ice rink improvement project Wednesday evening at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos County Ice Rink will receive new locker rooms and renovated restrooms; initial plans for the

BLM To Open San Pedro For Fuelwood Harvest

on September 28, 2019 - 9:18am
BLM News:
TAOS The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced today that it will conduct a hazardous fuels reduction project in the San Pedro area in order to minimize heavy fuels that are optimal for fuelwood use.
To ensure public safety during removal of fuelwood, this area will be closed to shooting Oct. 18-31. Fuelwood permits will be available for fuelwood removal.  
The San Pedro fuels reduction project is located on BLM lands on the south side of NM Highway 344, approximately 1 mile east of the intersection of NM Highway 14 and NM Highway 344.  
The BLM conducted a

Scouts BSA Troop 2 Hosts Recruitment Event Oct. 2

on September 27, 2019 - 8:34am

In July Scouts BSA Troop 2 set off for a week at Camp Alexander in Colorado. The girls participated in hiking, canoeing, rafting, crafting, shooting and other activities. They also worked on rank advancement and numerous merit badges while at camp. Photo by Halo Golden

Scouts BSA Troop 2 News:

Scouts BSA Troop 2 invites all Los Alamos girls, ages 11-16, to a recruitment event, 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 2, at First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Dr.

The Troop will host team games, roller skating, Dutch oven cooking and s'mores roasting.

Troop 2 was chartered in February 2019 and is

Ray: An Unfair Chase...

on September 27, 2019 - 7:43am
Rio Grande Chapter Sierra Club
It may still come as a surprise that today, in 2019, it is still actually legal in New Mexico to set a steel-jawed leg-hold trap or strangling wire snare in order to catch any one of 16 kinds of native wild animal that includes bobcats, foxes and badgers, for fun and profit.
Trapping is legal nearly statewide with the approval of the State Game Commission by purchasing a $20 license.
In recent years, dozens of hikers' dogs have been caught in traps hidden on land open to the public, including my own.

PEEC: Plant Trees At Bandelier Sept. 28-29

on September 26, 2019 - 12:51pm

Join PEEC, Bandelier and other entities 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 28-29 for a reforestation volunteer project at Bandelier. Pre-registration is required to volunteer for this project. Courtesy/PEEC 

PEEC News:

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center and Bandelier National Monument are looking for volunteers to help with reforestation efforts in the Monument this weekend.

Staff from Bandelier, the U.S. Geological Survey, New Mexico State University and volunteers through PEEC will plant thousands of Ponderosa and Douglas Fir seedlings 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 and Sunday, Sept.

Court-Ordered Injunction Halts Fuelwood Permit Sales

on September 26, 2019 - 10:34am

A pair of Mexican spotted owls. Courtesy/NPS

SFNF News:

Under a recent court-ordered injunction, the five national forests in New Mexico and the Tonto National Forest in Arizona have suspended all permit sales for collecting fuelwood.

The federal court's ruling is related to the recent court-ordered injunction in the case WildEarth Guardians vs. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, et al, concerning the Mexican spotted owl.

In addition to fuelwood permits, the six national forests have also suspended all timber management activities, including stewardship contracts, timber sales, thinning and

Weekly Fishing Report: Sept. 26, 2019

on September 26, 2019 - 8:26am
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
Talk about a change in the weather.
Sunday morning was cold and the sky very clear. The temperature had dropped dramatically in parts of New Mexico with Angel Fire recording a temperature of 17 degrees!
Tuesday morning early the fog was thick down in the Espanola Valley thanks to the cold temperature and high humidity. The air likely reached the dew point where it is 100-percent saturated.
Later this week, a cold front is forecast to move into the Rocky Mountains bringing snow and cooler temperatures.

Los Alamos Ice Hockey Fundraiser Elks Lodge Oct. 5

on September 26, 2019 - 7:39am

SFNF Waives Fees For National Public Lands Day

on September 25, 2019 - 8:15am
SFNF News:
SANTA FE The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will waive fees at many recreation sites and amenities Saturday, Sept. 28, for National Public Lands Day (NPLD).
As the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands, NPLD is a great opportunity for more Americans to get outdoors and connect with their public lands. 
Fees at all national forests and grasslands will be waived at many day-use sites, such as picnic grounds, non-reserve campgrounds and developed trailheads, in cooperation with other federal agencies under the Federal Lands Recreation

Scenes From 2019 LAHS Homecoming Parade

on September 22, 2019 - 4:51pm

Central Avenue is lined with a cheering crowd as the 2019 Los Alamos High School Homecoming Parade gets underway Friday afternoon down Central Avenue. Photo by John McHale/

The Arts Honorary Society Club float wins 1st place. Photo by John McHale/

The Sophomore Class float wins 2nd place. Photo by John McHale/

The Junior Class of 2021 float wins 3rd place. Photo by John McHale/

Topper Marching Band. Photo by John McHale/

The Olions act out with Topper spirit. Photo by John McHale/


Local Little League Reports Missing Revenue

on September 22, 2019 - 2:11pm
Los Alamos Daily Post

The concession revenue generated during this year’s Los Alamos County Little League season is reportedly missing.

The volunteer in charge of collecting and depositing that revenue apparently never deposited it.

League President Magdalen Miller told the Los Alamos Daily Post today that the League Board has reported the situation to the Los Alamos Police Department.

“As Little League President I can say that there are allegations floating around town about the revenue and that our board is cooperating with the police as they

NMDOT’s Aviation Division Joins Experimental Aircraft Association For Land Of Enchantment Fly-In Today

on September 21, 2019 - 11:50am
ALBUQUERQUE The New Mexico Department of Transportation in partnership with the Albuquerque EAA Chapter presents the Land of Enchantment Fly In until 3 p.m. today at the Double Eagle II Airport in Albuquerque. This is a free, family event.
Pilots fly their aircrafts in from around the state and beyond to be judged under such categories as Best Amateur Built Aircraft, Grand Champion, Kids’ Favorite and more.
Spectators will see all types of aircraft, from antique planes to helicopters, gliders and ultralights.

Annual Ullrfest On Pajarito Mountain Today!

on September 21, 2019 - 7:44am


The community is invited to pray to the Norse God of snow for a good ski season in 2019-20 and have some fun at the annual Ullrfest, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Pajarito Mountain Ski Hill.

Ullrfest features live music, lift-served mountain biking and hiking, food from Pajarito Mountain Cafe and a New Mexico Brewfest.

Breweries include:

  • Beer Creek;
  • Canteen;
  • Leaf and Hive;
  • La Reforma;
  • Second St;
  • Bathtub Row;
  • Blue Corn;
  • Red River;
  • Turtle Mountain;
  • 2nd Alarm;
  • Boxing Bear; and
  • Tumbleroot.

Check out the Ullrfest Promo video.

Angel Fire Bike Park Extends Season Through Nov. 3

on September 21, 2019 - 7:13am
The Bike Park at Angel Fire Resort. Courtesy/AFR
The Bike Park at Angel Fire Resort. Courtesy/AFR
Angel Fire Resort News:
Ah yes, autumn. A favorite time of year for a crisp, morning ride through golden glades, kicking up leaves! But seriously, it is gorgeous this time of year at Angel Fire Resort and the Bike Park is extending the season through Nov. 3 weather permitting.

New Trail Opening

Smoke Signals is the newest trail from Angel Fire Bike Park.
Gravity Games Oct.

SFNF Advisory: Weekend Prescribed Burns On Hold

on September 20, 2019 - 4:51pm

SFNF News:

SANTA FEThe Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) is advising the public that the previously announced Stable Canyon prescribed burn scheduled for this weekend and the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed prescribed burn tentatively scheduled for Monday have been postponed.

The SFNF will follow up with additional information once it is available.

Tai Chi Sun Class Offered At BESC Monday

on September 20, 2019 - 2:39pm

The the Betty Ehart Senior Center at 1101 Bathtub Row. Courtesy/LARSO


The Centers for Disease Control or the CDC recommends a seated, Tai Chi course for those with arthritis.

A Tai Chi Sun (pronounced soon) class, open to the community, will take place 10:30 a.m., Monday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

The program is a kickoff to National Fall Prevention Week and designed for fall prevention and overall health and wellness. 

Many illnesses have considerable concern for falls and the addition of a few skills is beneficial, whether one is 30 or 90. 

Day Out Program Director

Traffic Alert: Grand Canyon Closed 7-Noon Saturday

on September 20, 2019 - 10:23am

Map indicating the location of the road closures, the racing route and warning areas. Contact with any concerns. Courtesy/LATMC

Map indicating the location of the road closures, the racing route and warning areas. Contact with any concerns. Courtesy/LATMC

Los Alamos Triatomics Multisport Club News:

Dear White Rock Residents,

The Atomic Man Duathlon (run/bike/run) is taking place at 8 a.m. to approximately noon Saturday, Sept. 21.

The County has issued the organizers (Los Alamos Triatomics Multisport Club) a permit to close Grand Canyon Drive

Weekly Fishing Report: Sept. 20, 2019

on September 20, 2019 - 10:14am
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
In this fishing report, certain species of trout are referred to as “stocked” and “wild.” Anglers may be confused by this or wonder what the difference is.
A “wild” trout is a fish that is the result of natural reproduction in the waters that these fish inhabit. The primary example of a wild trout would be a brown trout.
Brown trout were originally found in Europe and Asia. They were introduced across North America in the late-19th and 20th centuries.

Stable Canyon Prescribed Burn Planned For Weekend

on September 20, 2019 - 10:09am
SFNF News:
SANTA FE Fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are planning to implement the previously announced Stable Canyon prescribed burn on the Jemez Ranger District as early as Saturday if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and forecasted weather, remain favorable.
Crews will use hand and aerial ignitions to treat the 1,595-acre Stable Canyon unit east of Porter Landing. Depending on conditions, it may take up to three days to complete operations on Stable Canyon.
Prescribed fires are one of the most effective

Public Astronomy Dark Night Saturday Sept. 28

on September 19, 2019 - 10:10am

Pajarito Astronomers News:

The Pajarito Astronomers will be holding a County-Sponsored Dark Night starting at 6:45 p.m. (sunset), Saturday, Sept. 28 at Spirio Soccer Field, Overlook Park in White Rock.

Weather permitting, the public is invited to come out, wander among the telescopes and star gaze.

The six planets Mercury, Venus, Jupiter (with its moons), Saturn (and its rings), Neptune and Uranus will potentially be visible during the evening.