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Tuff Riders Bike & Outdoor Gear Swap Saturday

on May 16, 2019 - 7:38am
TUFF RIDERS News:
 
The 8th Annual Bike and Outdoor Gear Swap is 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 18 and at a different location this year: the Pueblo Gym at 1900 Diamond Dr.
 
This free event is the perfect venue to sell items that would otherwise collect dust in the closet, shed or garage, and participating helps support the Los Alamos Tuff Riders.
 
Those who are looking for gear to help them enjoy the summer are likely to find what they need at a great price. The Tuff Riders will have knowledgeable volunteers, including bike mechanics, on hand to help.
 
The swap isn’t limited to

Roxana Candia Top Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

on May 16, 2019 - 7:07am
Participants gather Tuesday evening in the Quemazon Development for the Atomic City Road Runner weekly pace race. Courtesy/ACRR
 
Participants gather Tuesday evening in the Quemazon Development for the Atomic City Road Runner weekly pace race. Courtesy/ACRR
 
ACRR News:
 
Roxana Candia was the best predictor in the Atomic City Road Runner weekly pace race Tuesday evening in the Quemazon Development with a 9 second differential off her predicated time as well as the top female finisher on the 1 mile course with a recorded time of 8:53.  
 
Other accurate predictors:
  • Zach Medin at 11

Let’s Go Fly A Kite With Los Alamos Arts Council!

on May 15, 2019 - 5:53pm

Scene from a past Kite Festival. Courtesy photo

Scene from a past Kite Festival. Courtesy photo

LAAC News:

Come one, come all! It’s time to fly kites! Los Alamos Arts Council presents the 22nd Annual Kite Festival. Kids of all ages are invited to the Spiro Soccer Fields at Overlook Park in White Rock.

The arts council  will hold Kite Building workshops noon to 2 p.m. Saturday May 18 and Sunday May 19.

Los Alamos Arts Council volunteers will help children build kites, or just give them guidance in designing a kite if they are of the age that they just want to color.

After the kite is

Help Wanted: Volunteers For Trail Workday On SFNF

on May 15, 2019 - 4:55pm

Volunteers are need for a June 9 workday that will focus on the Perimeter Trail (Forest Trail 290) between Water Canyon and Canon de Valle Trails along N.M. 501 in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) and Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) invite the community to show one of their popular trails a little love by volunteering for a trails workday Sunday, June 9.

The June 9 workday will focus on the Perimeter Trail (Forest Trail 290) between Water Canyon and Canon de Valle Trails along N.M. 501 in Los Alamos.

SFNF May Launch Rowe Mesa Burn Thursday

on May 15, 2019 - 11:19am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE Ignitions on the previously announced East Rowe Mesa Phase II prescribed burn could begin as early as Thursday, May 16, if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather, remain favorable.
 
Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are looking at a window between May 16 and May 20 to conduct the 293-acre burn. The project area is located east of State Highway 34 along Rowe Mesa, 10 miles south of Pecos, NM, and south of I-25. Crews will use hand ignitions to reduce the risk of wildfire, improve wildlife habitat and improve forest health.

BLM Rescinds Authorization For Vegetation Removal In Wilderness Study Areas Following SUWA Lawsuit

on May 15, 2019 - 7:43am
Cedar Ridge, within the Desolation Canyon Wilderness Study Area on the Tavaputs Plateau, where the Bureau of Land Management had planned to remove pinyon pine and juniper trees via heavy machinery. Courtesy (c) Ray Bloxham/Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance
 
BLM News:
 
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah Last week, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) withdrew a 2018 decision authorizing the destruction of more than 2,500 acres of pinyon pine and juniper trees within the Desolation Canyon and Jack Canyon Wilderness Study Areas (WSA) in the Tavaputs Plateau region of eastern Carbon County, Utah.  
 

Weekly Fishing Report: May 15

on May 15, 2019 - 6:32am
By GEORGE MORSE
Los Alamos Daily Post
Sports and Outdoors

Driving down to Albuquerque last weekend, it was impossible not to notice just how green the landscape was. After 50 years in New Mexico, it was hard to remember when, if ever, it had been this way. Parts of the landscape were a shimmering emerald where last year they were a dusty brown.

On the return trip from Albuquerque the skies opened up and there was a big, beautiful double rainbow around Santa Domingo Pueblo. The landscape turned a beautiful color as the light from the setting sun took on a golden glow.

Valles Caldera National Preserve Delays Start Of Summer Hours; Opening Of Backcountry Vehicle Route

on May 14, 2019 - 6:57pm

Daylight shines through where the spring runoff washed out a culvert. Nathan Plants/NPS

A section of the main route through the center of the preserve has been marked as unsafe to travel across. Photo by Nathan Plants/NPS

VCNP News:

JEMEZ SPRINGS — Due to seasonal staff hiring delays and road damage from spring runoff, Valles Caldera National Preserve will delay the start of its extended summer hours and will offer a reduced vehicle route.

A backlog in government background clearances has delayed the arrival of seasonal National Park Service staff needed to operate the extended hours

Santa Fe National Forest Issues Temporary Closure Order For East Fork Trail 137 During Restoration Project

on May 13, 2019 - 11:42am

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) today issued an order temporarily closing a 3-mile segment of Forest Trail 137, also known as the East Fork Trail, to protect public health and safety while crews work on a 178-acre unit of the Southwest Jemez Mountains (SWJM) Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project.

The closure starts at the East Fork Trailhead off N.M. 4 and extends thre miles to the east. The restricted area includes the picnic area at the East Fork Trailhead and 300 feet on either side of that 3-mile segment of the trail.

Crews will be conducting

PEEC: Full Moon Hike May 17

on May 13, 2019 - 6:52am
Join PEEC for a full-moon hike and potluck at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Beth Cortright from last spring’s full moon hike at Tsankawi Ruins. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
Take a full moon hike Friday, May 17 with the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, astrophysicist Galen Gisler and hiker Jean Dewart Friday.
 
Before the hike, participants will gather at 5:30 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center on Canyon Road for a social potluck dinner. Registration is required for this outing and space is limited, so sign up soon!
 
PEEC will provide water,

Daily Postcard: Panoramic View From Main Hill

on May 13, 2019 - 6:15am

Daily Postcard: Panoramic view recentlly from Anderson Overlook off Main Hill Road. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Bandelier Shuttles Begin Rolling Thursday May 16

on May 10, 2019 - 6:46pm

Bandelier National Monument shuttles start back up Thursday for the 2019 season. Courtesy/NPS
 
BANDELIER News:
 
It's been a busy spring at Bandelier National Monument and the parking lot in Frijoles Canyon is filling up! The wait is over ... shuttles will start back up this Thursday, May 16. 
 
The shuttles are free, have really big windows to take in the scenery along the way, and run seven days a week from this May 16 through Oct 16. Starting at 9 a.m., they leave the White Rock Visitor Center every half hour on weekdays and every twenty minutes on weekends.
 
Every run stops at

Snow Covers Valles Caldera National Preserve Today

on May 10, 2019 - 5:57pm

A May snowstorm today covers the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Photo by Nina Thayer

YMCA Hires Reichelt As Member Services Director

on May 9, 2019 - 3:55pm

Dianna Reichelt

YMCA News:

The Family YMCA has hired Dianna Reichelt in the position of member services director. Reichelt begins her new new position May 13. 

Reichelt has been the Reach and Rise director with the Y since 2015. She said that she loves Northern New Mexico and has made it not only her passion, but her life’s work, to serve the individuals who live in this area.

Reichelt resides with her husband Daniel, son Owen and their three dogs, and is looking forward to continuing the high level of care provided to Y members and guests.

Leonard And Buck Tie In Weekly Pace Race

on May 9, 2019 - 8:52am
Courtesy photo
 
Courtesy photo
 
ACRR News:

Diego Leonard, 9, and Sydney Buck, 12, tied for best prediction at 6 seconds off their predicted time in the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race Tuesday on Arizona Avenue and the Perimeter Trail area.

Other accurate predictors were: Aaron Jackson at a 12 second differential; Leeza Trudolyubov, 7, 15 seconds off; Laura McClellan with a 20 second difference; and Logan Nolan, 9, at 27 seconds off.

Levi Gibson, 8, was the top finisher in the 1 mile distance with a time of 7:42 and Libby Nolen, 12, was the first female at 9:01.

On the 3

Weekly Fishing Report: May 9

on May 9, 2019 - 7:33am
By GEORGE MORSE
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Streamflows in Northern New Mexico remain very high and fishing is difficult in the major rivers.
 
The streamflows in the smaller tributaries is high but appears to be dropping slightly. Some snow is forecast for later this week at very high elevations above 10,000 feet, so places like Hopewell Lake and the Canjilon Lakes will likely still be hard to reach and possibly still iced over. Streamflows are likely to stay high for at least another two weeks, but some of the smaller streams are offering good fishing now.
 
The

SFNF Plans Burn On Cuba Ranger District

on May 7, 2019 - 3:11pm
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 and weather forecasts, to conduct a prescribed burn today on the Jacquez unit of the Moya treatment area on the Cuba Ranger District.
 
The 1,140-acre unit is just west of the community of Llaves and east of the community of Lindrith. The Jacquez unit prescribed burn is designed to remove dead forest fuels, provide community protection and promote forest health.
 
Prescribed fires are always managed with firefighter and

Angel Fire Resort: Teacher Appreciation Week Sale

on May 7, 2019 - 8:18am

Courtesy/Angel Fire Resort

SKI News:

ANGEL FIRE – Making ski-industry history, the return of the first-ever Teacher Pass will offer all teachers K-12 one of the best full season ski pass discounts in the country.  

Angel Fire Resort has announced that the 2019-2020 Teacher Pass, a season pass for all teachers K-12 nationwide is now available at the heavily discounted price of just $99.

The Teacher Pass is designed to thank educators for the work they do with students and to make skiing easier and offer more value for teachers and their families during the ski season.

Valles Caldera Plans Prescribed Burns

on May 6, 2019 - 6:02pm

Valles Caldera National Preserve. Courtesy/NPS

VCNP News:

JEMEZ SPRINGS – Valles Caldera National Preserve will initiate prescribed burn projects beginning later this week and early next week, dependent upon suitable weather and fuel conditions.

The prescribed burns will take place within a 630-acre project area in Banco Bonito and a 112-acre area on Cerro Seco. Both locations are within the western half of the preserve. The burn operations will be completed within a 3-10 day period.

Daily Postcard: Spring Comes To Pajarito Mountain

on May 6, 2019 - 6:53am

Daily Postcard: The view early this morning from the top of the Lodge on Pajarito Mountain shows a smattering of snow is all that remains on Beginners Hill from the 2018-19 ski season, as spring comes to the mountain. Courtesy/Pajarito Mountain Webcam

Jazzercise Program Celebrates 50th Anniversary

on May 5, 2019 - 8:08am

Now that’s a plank! A mother and daughter demonstrate a super plank during the 50th anniversary of Jazzercise and its national theme ‘Strong as a Mother’. Local Jazzercise programs offer a free week of classes during May. Courtesy photo

By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN
Los Alamos

Fifty is looking good in White Rock and Espanola, as the local Jazzercise programs nationally celebrate a 50th anniversary and a theme for May called, “Strong as a Mother.” The fun phrase can be seen on t-shirts, tanks and other apparel.

To celebrate, the White Rock program is offering a free week of Jazzercise May 1-31 for

Gibson Has Perfect Prediction In Weekly Pace Race

on May 4, 2019 - 5:06pm

Scene from the ACRR weekly pace race Tuesday on the Canada del Buey Trail in White Rock. Courtesy photo

Scene from the ACRR weekly pace race Tuesday on the Canada del Buey Trail in White Rock. Courtesy photo

ACRR News:

 
Zach Gibson, 9, had a perfect prediction of 7:21 on the 1 mile course in the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race Tuesday on the Canada del Buey Trail in White Rock. 
 
Other accurate predictors include:
  • Lynn Bjorklund at 1 second off her predicted time as well as the first female finisher on the 3 mile course recording a 23:31;
  • Aurea Rojas with a 5 second

New Mexico Game & Fish: Special Hunter Education Camp At Camp Tres Ritos Near Mora

on May 4, 2019 - 12:00pm
The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish offers hunter education camp for youth. Courtesy/NMG&F
 
NMG&F News:
 
The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is offering a special hunter education camp where youth can receive hands-on training and earn their hunter education certification.
 
The camp is open to youth ages 10 to 17 who are accompanied by a registered adult. It will be conducted the weekend of June 7-9, at the Boy Scout’s Camp Tres Ritos near Mora.
 
Meals are free and participants will tent-camp on the property.

Pacheco Canyon Prescribed Burn Pushed To Sunday

on May 4, 2019 - 11:49am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE After studying conditions, including fuel moisture levels, weather forecasts, air quality and wind direction, fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) have decided to delay the previously announced Pacheco Canyon prescribed burn until Sunday, May 5.
 
Fire managers will continue to monitor conditions and will not proceed with the Pacheco Canyon burn if conditions are not optimal.
 
The 500-acre unit is adjacent to Forest Road 102, approximately 6 miles east of Tesuque Pueblo and 3 miles west of Ski Santa Fe.

SFNF Fire Managers Planning Pacheco Canyon Prescribed Burn Saturday

on May 3, 2019 - 6:15pm
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) may proceed with the previously announced Pacheco Canyon prescribed burn Saturday, May 4, if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, wind direction and weather forecasts, are favorable.
 
The 500-acre unit is adjacent to Forest Road 102, approximately 6 miles east of Tesuque Pueblo and 3 miles west of Ski Santa Fe. Hand and aerial ignitions will be completed in one day.
 
Smoke will likely be visible from Santa Fe, Tesuque, Nambe, Los Alamos and Pojoaque as well as the I-25 and US 285/84 corridors.

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