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DNCU Raises $5,000 For Big Brothers Big Sisters

on May 3, 2019 - 7:49am
DNCU employees participate in Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl 4 Kids' Sake raising $5,000 for the nonprofit organization. CourtesyDNCU
DNCU News:
SANTA FE—Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative, contributed $5,000 to Bowl 4 Kids’ Sake, benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region.
DNCU created 10 teams of employees, each tasked with creating baskets as a giveaway and fundraiser for credit union members.

SFNF Plans Prescribed Burn On Jemez Ranger District

on May 2, 2019 - 11:47am
SFNF News:
SANTA FE Fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to implement a prescribed burn in the Tent Rocks area between May 11 and June 1, if conditions remain favorable.
The treatment area is approximately 3.5 miles north of Jemez Springs, NM, and less than 1 mile southwest of La Cueva.
Up to 1,520 acres will be treated to reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire, improve wildlife habitat and improve forest health.

Haaland: State Land Commissioner’s Action Reinforces Efforts To Protect Chaco Canyon

on May 1, 2019 - 10:23am
U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland (NM-01) released the following statement Tuesday after New Mexico Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard signed an executive order placing a moratorium on new oil and gas development on state trust land in a buffer zone around Chaco Canyon.
"Land Commissioner Garcia Richard's move to protect heritage sites at Chaco is a great step that reinforces our efforts to protect Chaco on the federal level.

Weekly Fishing Report: May 1

on May 1, 2019 - 7:37am
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

If you drive over the Rio Grande at Otowi Bridge on your way to or from work in Los Alamos, you’ve probably noticed how high the river is flowing.

According to the United States Geological Survey streamflow here Tuesday is at 5,070 cubic-feet-per-second, which is very high for this time of year. Spring runoff is in full swing in Northern New Mexico and likely still weeks away from peaking.

Rivers and streams are swollen with runoff and difficult to fish. The best fishing right now will be found in lakes and reservoirs.

Purgatory Extends Ski Season Into May

on April 30, 2019 - 5:42am
SKI News:
DURANGO, Colo. For the first time in resort history, Purgatory will be open for skiing and snowboarding in May.
Mountain officials have announced that the historic 2018-19 season at Purgatory Resort will conclude after Saturday May 4.
Purgatory Village Express (Lift 1) will be turning 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and officials say they’ll have nearly half of the mountain open, including five terrain parks.

Y Challenger Sports Summer Soccer Camp

on April 29, 2019 - 9:07am
YMCA News:
Challenger Sports have teamed up with The Family YMCA in Los Alamos to bring the most popular soccer camp program in the country to this community.
Challenger’s Soccer Camp is June 17-21 and July 15-19 in Los Alamos. With programs for all ages and abilities, local players will be coached by one of Challenger’s 1,100 International soccer coaches.
This Soccer Camp will provide local players with an opportunity to learn, grow and share a positive and educational camp experience, which not only develops success on the field, but also inspires confidence, happiness and

2019 Los Alamos Dog Jog Sets Tails To Wagging

on April 28, 2019 - 9:47am
Runners take off for the 2019 Los Alamos Dog Jog sponsored by Los Alamos Friends of the Shelter and Campanion Animals Saturday in White Rock. The event has been a Los Alamos tradition for more than 20 years. Runners had a 5K race. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Walkers and their dogs set off from Rover Park on their 2K course. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Walkers keep an eye on their animals during the Dog Jog. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Look! No hands! Runner and three dogs from the Espanola Valley Animal Shelter who ran with him.

Public Weighs In On Proposed ‘Jim Billen Trail’

on April 28, 2019 - 7:31am

A crowd gathers Thursday night at Fuller Lodge to provide input on renaming a segment of the Pueblo Canyon Rim Trail as the Jim Billen Trail. Billen passed away April 14, 2018. Here, a committee of citizens, business owners and boards and commissions members hear a presentation by resident Irene Powell. A citizen petition requested the trail be named in Billen's honor due to his efforts to build this segment of the trail over a six-year period. The committee unanimously voted to recommend Los Alamos County Council approve the name change.

More Scenes From Annual Wildfire Day

on April 27, 2019 - 8:39am

Bandelier fire crew members Erin Todd, Brian Faith, Jeff Lucero and Caleb Johnson share information with the community together with many organizations that participated in Wildfire Day, which the Los Alamos Fire Department held in collaboration with the Elks Lodge #2083 annual Easter Egg Hunt April 20 at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Tammy Jimines

Elroy the Elk aka Bill Gregory. Photo by Tammy Jimines

Fiona driving the fire engine. Photo by Tammy Jimines

Fire engine exploration. Photo by Tammy Jimines

Helicopter exploration. Photo by Tammy Jimines

Kelli and Zachary Maginot enjoying  the

Fourth Annual Rawhide Days In Tucumcari May 3-4

on April 26, 2019 - 5:57am
TUCUMCARI Known as the location for filming the television series “Rawhide,” as well as for its rich history in the Wild West, Tucumcari is the place to be to celebrate history, heritage and family fun this May.
Running May 3-4, the 4th Annual Rawhide Days will feature live music, chuck wagons, celebrity appearances by family members of “Rawhide” cast members, contests, and a rodeo competition, among a variety of festive events.
“Tucumcari has a unique history and we’re honored to be home to the filming of ‘Rawhide,’” said Tucumcari Mayor Ruth Ann Litchfield.

SFCC Invites Public To Reopening Of William C. Witter Fitness Education Center May 9

on April 26, 2019 - 5:36am
SFCC News:
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College invites everyone to the grand reopening of the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center 5-6 p.m. Thursday, May 9.
The festive event will give the public an opportunity to see the many upgrades and improvements made in the interior of the center.
The re-opening will highlight the beautiful, state-of-the art interior changes from Phase One following the passage of the SFCC Bond in February 2018. Members of the public who attend will be given a free one-day pass and refreshments will be served.
Interim President Cecilia

Weekly Fishing Report: April 24

on April 24, 2019 - 1:06pm
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
Although the weather was cool and wet Tuesday, most of the preceding week was warm and dry.
The spring runoff has started to pick up and the streamflows throughout Northern New Mexico have significantly increased. Rivers and streams are running high and will continue to rise well into May.
Fishing streams and rivers during this time can be difficult due to the strong flows and murky conditions, but some big trout can be caught at this time.
This is a great time to fish the larger lakes from the bank, as the trout and

N3B And County Team Up On Adopt-A-Trail

on April 24, 2019 - 9:47am
N3B President/Program Manager Glenn Morgan
Los Alamos County’s Open Space Division has announced that one of its most popular trails – School Canyon Rim Trail – will become the latest addition to its Adopt-a-Trail program, thanks to N3B volunteers wanting to make a difference in Los Alamos.
County Manager Harry Burgess
“We’re very excited to have N3B on board as part of the County’s Adopt-a-Trail program,” County Manager Harry Burgess said.

Golf Course Advisory Subcommittee Meets April 30

on April 23, 2019 - 7:37pm

Los Alamos County Golf Course. File photo


The Los Alamos County Golf Course Advisory Subcommittee is holding its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m., April 30 in the conference room at the Los Alamos Golf Course.

The main topic of discussion is the current rate structure in place for usage and services at the golf course.

This meeting is open to the public.

ACRR Weekly Pace Race For Today Is Canceled

on April 23, 2019 - 6:52pm

ACRR News:
The Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race for today, April 23, scheduled for the Canada de Buey Trail in White Rock has been canceled due to weather conditions.
Next week’s race is at the same location---the Canada de Buey Trail in White Rock starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, just west of Chamisa Elementary School on Meadow Lane.

Tenth Annual Bandelier Chili Cook-Off Results

on April 23, 2019 - 2:44pm

Results of the 10th Annual Bandelier National Monument's Chili Cook-off: Hottest Chili and Best Cornbread - Kim Carrasco; Best Overall Chili - Scott McFarland; and Most Creative Chili - PJ Prashant. Not Pictured: Bestest All-Time-Ever Awe-Inspiring Phenomenal Grand Champion Chili - Jason Lott. Courtesy?BNM

Collecting Antler ‘Sheds’ In Bandelier, Valles Caldera And Other National Park Service Areas Is Illegal

on April 23, 2019 - 8:55am
Collecting antlers is illegal at Bandelier, the Valles Caldera and other National Park Service areas. Courtesy photo
BLM News:
Deer and elk shedding their antlers is a sure sign of spring in the Jemez Mountains. Many people like to collect these “sheds”, which is fine on private land or areas administered by the Bureau of Land Management or the US Forest Service.
However, it is illegal at Bandelier National Monument and in the Valles Caldera National Preserve, as well as other National Park Service areas.
The National Park Service was establish in 1916 and administers NPS

Daily Postcard: Reservoir Canyon Hiking Trail

on April 23, 2019 - 6:48am

Daily Postcard: The popular Reservoir Canyon Hiking Trail was washed out by recent rains and left with some very difficult sections to navigate. Photo by David Hanson

Game & Fish: Big-Game Draw Results Now Available

on April 22, 2019 - 12:34pm
NMGF News:
SANTA FE Hunters who applied for New Mexico big-game licenses will know their draw results early again this spring through the Department of Game and Fish online license system.
Hunters can check their draw results by logging onto their customer account on the department website,
At 6 a.m. today, the department released draw results to customer accounts on the department website, seven days earlier than expected.
At 8 a.m. results and assistance also will be available by phone at (888).248.6866.
In addition, later in the day,

SFNF Postpones Rowe Mesa Prescribed Burn

on April 22, 2019 - 12:28pm

Prescribed burn. Courtesy/NFS

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are postponing the prescribed burn on Rowe Mesa originally planned for this week, primarily due to forecasted weather with showers and thunderstorms expected later today through Wednesday.

Fire managers may reschedule the 293-acre East Rowe Mesa Phase II prescribed burn when conditions on the ground, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather, are more favorable. The Rowe Mesa unit is east of N.M. 34 along Rowe Mesa, 10 miles south of Pecos and south of I-25.

Prescribed fires

Scenes From 2019 Los Alamos County Little League Season Opening Day At Lou Caveglia Field Saturday

on April 22, 2019 - 10:48am

Saturday marked the Opening Day for the Los Alamos County Little League baseball and softball 2019 season. Players, families, and community members kicked off the season at Lou Caveglia Field on North Mesa. Riley Hernandez sings the national anthem during the ceremony, while Little League President James Chrobocinski looks on. Photo by Nate Limback

Topper player Luke Kirkland throws out one of the opening pitches. Members of the boys varsity baseball and girls varsity softball teams took the field to show their support. Photo by Nate Limback

Players run out onto the field as their team’s

Weekly Fishing Report: April 22

on April 22, 2019 - 8:59am
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
The weather last week went from warm to terrible in a hurry. A week ago Tuesday was warm and like spring. The next day, Wednesday, the wind was howling and it was miserable.
Thursday the wind let up just a little, but the cold temperatures that moved in stung your face if you were a spectator at a softball game.
Snow showers moved in and out all day, letting you know winter was not quite ready to let go. Friday was still pretty chilly with lingering rain and snow showers.
Saturday the weather was cool but clearing

Eager Easter Egg Hunters Gather For Eggstravaganza

on April 21, 2019 - 8:29pm
Scenes from the annual Easter Eggstravaganza today at the Los Alamos County Golf Course. New Beginnings Fellowship and the golf course sponsored the event filled with fun activities for various age groups. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Look I found an egg! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Scenes from the Easter Egg Hunt this morning at the Los Alamos Golf Course. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Run for the eggs! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Hey where are all the eggs? Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Scenes from the Easter Egg

SFNF Hosts Glorieta Rock Art Tour May 18

on April 21, 2019 - 7:42am
Rock art on Glorieta Mesa. Courtesy/USDA Forest Service
Rock art on Glorieta Mesa. Courtesy/USDA Forest Service
SFNF News:
SANTA FE The Santa Fe National Forest offers Site Stewards Saturday, May 18, to explore two unusual horizontal rock art panels on Glorieta Mesa.
The petroglyphs are unique in both design and location. Both panels are easily accessible, but the trip will require carpooling in high-clearance vehicles.
Sunscreen, snacks, water and closed-toe shoes are recommended.
The Glorieta Rock Tour is free and open to the public, but if you plan to attend

Registration Open For YMCA Volleyball Grades 3-6

on April 21, 2019 - 7:25am
YMCA News:
Registration is open for the Intro to Volleyball Program for grades 3-6 at The Family YMCA.
This 6 week program will introduce youth to the game of volleyball and teach passing, bumping, setting, serving, and the rules of the game. Practice will be twice per week, 3:45-4:45 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, in the YMCA Gymnasium at 1450 Iris St. Season starts April 23.
Cost is $40/ $30 for Y Members.