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Los Alamos Ski Racing Team Practices At Pajarito

on February 10, 2019 - 10:22am
Members of the Los Alamos Ski Racing Team and coaches gather for a photo on the deck at Pajarito Mountain Ski Lodge before Saturday morning practice. Good weather and good snow make for excellent conditions for the team practices. Blue jackets are visible as they streak across Pajarito Mountain terrain. Photo RMOrtiz

Big Brothers Big Sisters Hosts Community Game Night

on February 7, 2019 - 11:48am

BBBS News:

Big Brothers Big Sisters is hosting a community game night 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

The community is invited attend and play board games and video games in the Planetarium.

Big Brothers Big Sisters serves 56 children in the Los Alamos and White Rock communities through its community based and school based programs.

The organization is always looking for quality volunteers interested in defending the potential of local youth.

Taiji 12 Weeks Of Instruction Begins Feb. 9

on February 7, 2019 - 9:39am

Local YMCA Participates In Y Day At Legislature

on February 5, 2019 - 6:29pm

Gov. Michellle Lujan Grisham, center, with YMCA Youth In Government representatives today at the State Capitol including elected Youth Governor Lucas Gatterman behind her right shoulder during Y Day at the legislature. Representatives from The Family YMCA in Los Alamos Attended the special event at which governor read a proclamation naming Feb 5, 2019 ‘Y Day’ at the Legislature. Photo by Diana Martinez/YMCA

CEO Rob Wilkinson, left, of The Family YMCA in Los Alamos with Operations Director Marc Lewis of the YMCA of Central NM and Y Government Relations Representative Judy Barrett Miller

SFNF: La Jara Prescribed Burn Planned Today

on February 5, 2019 - 8:44am

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 winds and weather forecasts to initiate a prescribed burn in the La Jara vicinity on the Cuba Ranger District today through March 15 as conditions allow.

A total of 79 acres may be treated in the area just east of the community of La Jara.

Prescribed fires are one of the most effective tools available to resource managers for restoring fire dependent ecosystems.

This Week at Pajarito

on February 3, 2019 - 5:22pm

PAJARITO MOUNTAIN News:

 

Open Snow is calling for 5” of new snow in the next five days and Pajarito is open for Wednesday through Sunday operations.

 

Click Snow Report for the most up-to-date information on what trails and lifts are open. This is updated at 6 a.m. diaily.

 

Mountain News: 

Lift ticket prices are valid through March 18. Prices are $49 for adults (ages 18-59), $39 for teens (ages 13-18), $39 for children (ages 6-12) and $24 seniors (65-79). Half day ticket prices are valid through March 18th. Prices are $39 for adults, $33 for teens, $27 for children and $33 seniors.

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SFNF: Piles Burns In Jemez Ranger District Feb. 4-14

on February 2, 2019 - 12:13pm

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – To take advantage of favorable conditions, to include fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) expect to begin ignitions on piles between Feb. 4 and Feb. 14 to reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire.

Weather permitting, crews plan to treat up to 475 acres of piles three to eight miles northeast of Jemez Springs.

The piles will be burned as three different operations:

  • The Pino West piles are approximately five miles northeast of Jemez Springs along the north end of

Daily Postcard: Pajarito Mountain Welcomes Skiers

on January 30, 2019 - 7:40am

Daily Postcard: Pajarito Mountain is open Wednesdays through Sundays and guests lucky enough to be 70 years old and better get a free lift ticket every day. Pajarito Mountain Café is open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Main Lodge on days when lifts are turning. Courtesy/Pajarito

Weekly Fishing Report: Jan. 29

on January 29, 2019 - 12:19pm

By GEORGE MORSE
Los Alamos Daily Post
Sports and Outdoors

The New Mexico Big Game Hunting Rules and Information for the 2019-2020 season is now available online. In it are instructions for how to apply for a big-game license in the annual drawing.

Big-game licenses in New Mexico are distributed through an annual drawing. New Mexico has some of the best big-game hunting in the United States with numerous trophy-class animals taken annually by hunters. Visit the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish website: www.wildlife.state.nm.us

The deadline to send in your application for the

Southwest Nordic Ski Club Embraces Great Winter

on January 29, 2019 - 8:22am
SWN Ski Kids finishing a ski practice at Crested Butte Thanksgiving Camp. Courtesy photo
 
Southwest Nordic Ski Club members participating in the adult ski clinics at Crested Butte Thanksgiving Camp. Courtesy photo
 

SKI News:

Southwest Nordic Ski Club and Ski Kids group began the season with the Thanksgiving Nordic Ski Camp in Crested Butte, Colo.

More than 50 people from the club went up for the events with 18 adults taking clinics, nine Ski Kids in the kids camp and three Ski Kids in the junior training camp.

After three days of clinics and training (and a fun Thanksgiving Day

Letter To The Editor: Hell’s Hole Hysteria Irrational ... Proposed Action Unreasonable

on January 27, 2019 - 1:26pm
By KEI DAVIS
Los Alamos
 
Following the publication of articles regarding the perceived hazards of a well-known cave known as Hell’s Hole in White Rock Canyon, culminating in this one, a  group of local adults hastened to investigate before Los Alamos County destroys and makes unaccessible some unspecified fraction of it.
 
Our party was a subset of a loose-knit local community of what might be best characterized as outdoors persons, with interests ranging variously over rock climbing, canyoneering, caving, hiking, boating, etc.

Bandelier National Monument Reopens Wednesday!

on January 27, 2019 - 1:04pm

Bandelier reopens 9 a.m. Wednesday to the public. Courtesy/NPS

BANDELIER News:

With the enactment of the continuing resolution, staff at Bandelier National Monument will resume regular operations Wednesday, Jan. 30.

Winter Visitor Center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and staff is working diligently to safely clean sidewalks and trails of ice and snow that accumulated during the 5-week federal government shutdown.

“Warmer days and cold nights have left a dense blanket of icy white on everything,” Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott said.

Adult Mentors Sought For Y Reach & Rise Program

on January 27, 2019 - 9:08am
The Family YMCA is looking for mentors for its Reach and Rise® program. Courtesy photo
 
By DIANNA REICHELT
Reach and Rise® Director
The Family YMCA

According to the website, www.census.gov/prod/2011pubs/acsbr10-05, nationally, approximately one in five youth live in poverty and are at-risk of being negatively impacted by crime, drugs and violence that keep them from reaching a productive adulthood. Los Alamos is not immune to these problems, and many youth in our community also fall into these risk categories. 

Poverty is not the only risk factor for youth achieving their potential.

Angel Fire Resort Shovel Races Feb. 8-9

on January 27, 2019 - 9:07am
Scene from Angel Fire Resort Shovel Races. Courtesy photo
 

Scene from Angel Fire Resort Shovel Races. Courtesy photo
 
Scene from Angel Fire Resort Shovel Races. Courtesy photo
 
AFR News:
 
ANGEL FIRE The Angel Fire Resort World Championship Shovel Races is turning 40!
 
Do you have what it takes to win a World Championship title? That’s what many competitors are asking themselves as they begin to wax up their shovel for the 40th Annual Angel Fire Resort World Championship Shovel Races.

Valles Caldera National Preserve Reopens Today!

on January 27, 2019 - 7:50am

The Valle Grande. Courtesy/VCNP

VCNP News:

JEMEZ SPRINGS – Valles Caldera National Preserve will reopen the main gate and entrance station and resume normal winter hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Jan. 27.

Cross-country skiers and snowshoers are invited to be among the first to break snow in the preserve’s 1.5 to 4 feet of snow.

The Coyote Call and Valle Grande trails will remain closed until the parking areas can be plowed for safe parking.

The preserve road from the highway to the entrance station has been plowed, but drivers should expect snow packed and icy road conditions.

It’s Hip To Be Square! Mountain Mixers Offer Square Dance Lessons

on January 26, 2019 - 10:35am

Mountain Mixers Square Dance Club to hold dance lessons Sunday. Courtesy photo

By THOMAS A. KELLEY
Mountain Mixers Square Dance Club

My wife and I have been square dancing for 40 years. When people learn this they almost invariably say, “Oh yes I did that back in elementary school, or middle school.” 

Well square dancing has changed and evolved since then into what we call modern square dancing today.

The community is invited to come experience modern square dancing through set of classes that the Mountain Mixers Square Dance Club and the Los Alamos County Parks and Recreation are

Daily Postcard: Beginners Hill At Pajarito Mountain

on January 25, 2019 - 8:04am

Daily Postcard: View of Beginners Hill from the top of Pajarito Lodge. Pajarito is now open Wednesdays through Sundays. Lifts open include Mother, Spruce, Beginner and Magic Carpet. The Aspen Lift and Townsight Lifts are closed indefinitely. Lift Tickets: Adult: $49, Teen: $42, Child: $34, Senior: $42. Guests in 5th grade and younger and age 70 or better ski free every day at Pajarito. The Rental, Snowsports School, Retail Shop and Pajarito Café are open. See hours of operation. Courtesy/Pajarito Mountain Webcam

County Grooms Golf Course For XC Skiing

on January 24, 2019 - 10:46am

Southwest Nordic Ski Club’s Kids’ Ski group practices on freshly groomed trails Wednesday at the Los Alamos County Golf Course. Courtesy/SNSC

Members of the Southwest Nordic Ski Kids Team practicing skate (left, facing the viewer) and classic (right, skiing away from viewer) techniques on the freshly groomed xc ski trails Wednesday on the Los Alamos County Golf Course. Courtesy/SNSC

Southwest Nordic Ski Club News:

Los Alamos County Open Space Division has responded to a multitude of requests from the community for grooming on the golf course by collaborating with Southwest Nordic Ski Club

Weekly Fishing Report

on January 23, 2019 - 7:09am
By GEORGE MORSE
Los Alamos Daily Post
Sports And Outdoors
 
The most recent storm brought more snow to Los Alamos and the Jemez Mountains. This snowfall was heavy and wet, which is why despite being a much lower total in terms of inches than the previous heavy snowfall, it was enough to collapse the awning at the Sonic Drive In.
 
This heavy, wet snow is especially beneficial for our snowpack because it holds more water than the dry, fluffy snow so dearly loved by deep powder skiers.

Second Taos Ski Valley Avalanche Victim Corey Borg-Massanari Has Died

on January 22, 2019 - 1:34pm

Corey Borg of Vail, Colo. – shown here in his Facebook profile picture. The photo is dated June 2018. Courtesy photo/Corey Borg Facebook page

By CODY HOOKS and YVONNE PESQUERA
chooks@taosnews.com, socialmedia@taosnews.com

  • Family Confirms Death, Organ Donation Of 22-Year-Old

Updated Monday (Jan. 21) at 4:40 p.m. : New Mexico Donor Services confirmed the death of 22-year-old Corey Borg-Massanari in a press release. 

Corey Borg

The family of  Corey Borg-Massanari (Vail, Colo.) began announcing on social media Sunday (Jan. 20) that Borg is the second skier who was buried on Thursday (Jan.

Backcountry Film Festival In Los Alamos Jan. 24

on January 21, 2019 - 5:08pm

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos is known for its incredible outdoor offerings, and this January, visitors and locals can experience the wonder of the winter outdoor experience on the big screen at the Backcountry Film Festival, taking place Jan. 24 at the Reel Deal Theater.

The Reel Deal Theater, a family owned and operated theater in business since 2003, is an active community partner, frequently hosting fundraisers and giving back to the community.

Hear A Californian’s Forays Into Ice & Alpinism Tuesday

on January 21, 2019 - 4:17pm

Jonathan Regele will discuss how he fell in love with ice and alpinism at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the nature center. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

A southern Californian might be the least likely person to fall in love with ice and alpine climbing, but that’s exactly what happened to Jonathan Regele.

Learn about how he got involved in these sports at the January Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22 at the nature center.

Snow was a novelty to Regele as a kid, but in late high school and college he became interested in rock climbing and mountaineering.

Want To Be Healthier? YMCA Coaches Can Help!

on January 21, 2019 - 8:20am
YMCA Health Coaches Tessa Dowell, left, and Emily Schmidt. Courtesy photo
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

It is simple to say that the key to better health is eating healthy food and exercising but actually achieving a healthier lifestyle is sometimes easier said than done.

The Los Alamos Family YMCA Health Coaches Emily Schmidt and Tessa Dowell are here to assist.

A Health Coach, according to Schmidt, is a wellness professional who works with clients one-on-one or in group settings to help them achieve their personal wellness goals including weight

This Week At Pajarito: Open MLK Holiday Monday!

on January 20, 2019 - 10:17pm

Pajarito Mountain Ski Area is open Wednesday through, but this week also is open Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Photo by Vint Miller

Pajarito Mountain News:

Pajarito Mountain Ski Area is open for Wednesday-Sunday operations, but this week also is open Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Lift ticket prices are valid through March 18. Prices are $49 for adults (ages 18-59), $39 for teens (ages 13-18), $39 for children (ages 6-12) and $24 seniors (65-79). Half day ticket prices are valid through March 18. Prices are $39 for adults, $33 for teens, $27 for children and $33 seniors.

Scenes From Atomic City Winter Classic

on January 20, 2019 - 12:27pm

The third annual Atomic City Winter Classic Hockey Tournament is underway at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink. Ten teams are participating in the three-day tourney, including two teams in C division, four in B division and four in A division. Finals got underway at 7:30 a.m. today. There is still public skating 1:30-3:45 p.m. today. The Los Alamos Cooperative Market is hosting a food booth and Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op has a beer garden set up. About 100 spectators watched the action on the ice Saturday evening. Photo by Mike Lippiatt

Scene from the third annual Atomic City Winter Classic

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