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Los Alamos Nature Center Open For Holidays

on February 12, 2018 - 4:14pm
Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
This Wednesday is a great time to fall in love with nature or just rekindle this relationship, and the Los Alamos Nature Center can help.
 
The nature center will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Valentine's Day, a great day to visit the animals or use the Los Alamos Trails App to find a good Valentine's Day hike.
 
The nature center also will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and President's Day as well as 1-4 p.m. this Sunday.

This Week At Pajarito

on February 12, 2018 - 12:35pm
MOUNTAIN News:
 
Pajarito Mountain has Mushroom, Zero Road East and the Beginner’s area open.
 
The NEW Magic Carpet and the Beginner Lift are open for daily operations 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and lift ticket prices are $24 for all ages.
 
For the snow report and ticket info, click here.
 
Upcoming Events (click here for our calendar):
 
March 17 at Pajarito will be the 70th Annual Skiesta. Skiesta is a long-standing tradition at Pajarito Mountain. The very first Skiesta was held in 1948 and featured music, costumes and a 50 cent hot dog lunch.

Los Alamos Golf Course Opening Friday Feb. 16!

on February 11, 2018 - 1:32am

Los Alamos County Golf Course opens for play Friday. Courtesy/LAC

COUNTY News:

With this winter's unseasonably warm weather, Los Alamos County Community Services Department staff is working to open the Golf Course earlier than expected.

Beginning Friday, Feb. 16, the Golf Course is open for play (weather and course conditions permitting). The community is invited to come on out and enjoy the fresh air.

Check out the County website for more information about the Golf Course and to book tee-times here.

Los Alamos Police Chief Addresses Sportsmen’s Club Annual Banquet

on February 9, 2018 - 8:46am

Los Alamos Chief of Police Dino Sgambellone answers questions Thursday evening at the Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club annual banquet. Sgambellone addressed club members on crime statistics for the County, LAPD's active shooter training program and concealed carry issues. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club President Steve McKelvey, left, listens to guest speaker LAPD Chief Dino Sgambellone Thursday evening at the Club's annual banquet. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Newly-elected officers for Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club, from left, President Steve

Weekly Fishing Report: Feb. 9

on February 9, 2018 - 8:21am
By GEORGE MORSE
Los Alamos Daily Post
Sports and Outdoors
 
We had some snow and very cold temperatures over the weekend. The snow was most welcome because snowpacks throughout New Mexico are well below normal. The recent storm helped but we need many more. Even with the 23 inches of snow they received at Wolf Creek Pass over the weekend, the snowpack there is well below normal. Most areas throughout the state where the snowpack is measured are reporting snow depths less than 50-percent of normal.
 
If you would like to check on snow depths here in New Mexico, the National Resource

YMCA: Think You Don’t Have High Blood Pressure? Think Again

on February 9, 2018 - 8:20am
New blood pressure guidelines make American Heart Month the perfect time for a check-up. Courtesy photo
 
FAMILY YMCA News:
 
February is American Heart Month, and as a leading community-based organization committed to improving the nation’s health, The Family YMCA urges everyone in Los Alamos to get a blood pressure screening.
 
Revised blood pressure guidelines from American Heart Association mean that nearly half of all Americans (46 percent) have high blood pressure.
 
High blood pressure is often referred to as “The Silent Killer” because there are typically no warning signs or

County Refreshes Neighborhood Parks

on February 8, 2018 - 8:04am
Parks Superintendent Jeff Humpton points out the improvements planned for the pocket park on Walnut Street. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
Parks and Recreation Division Manager Chris Wilson checks out the park on Ridgeway. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Los Alamos pocket parks are prized possessions; they are enjoyed by joggers, hikers, bicyclists and dog walkers, plus the tot lots with playground equipment are hot spots for young children and their parents.
 
Parks and Recreation Division

Pajarito Young Adult Ski Patrollers Attend Jamboree

on February 8, 2018 - 6:53am

Young Adult Ski Patrollers from Pajarito Mountain, Sandia Peak, Loveland, Hesperus, Powerhorn and Winter Park pose with Telluride Ski Patrol Snow Safety Supervisor Jon Tukman around a compressed gas Avalauncher on a high ridge at Telluride. Photo by Eric Schaller

Pajarito Mountain Young Adult Ski Patrollers, from left, Jon Doorn, Elyse Phillips and Natalie Aulwes celebrate the gift of a 105mm Howitzer spent shell casing that was given to them by the Telluride Ski Patrol. The high explosive round was used to make the slopes safer for the skiing public at Telluride Ski Resort.

This Week At Pajarito Mountain

on January 29, 2018 - 9:24am
PAJARITO MOUNTAIN News:
 
Pajarito Mountain has Mushroom, Zero Road East and the Beginner’s area open. The NEW Magic Carpet and the Beginner Lift are open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for daily operations.
 
Lift ticket prices are $24 for all ages. For the snow report and ticket info, click here.
 
Upcoming Events (click here for our calendar):
 
The Feb. 3, USASA Southwest Freeride Series slalom and giant slalom competition has been moved to Sipapu. Find out more at SouthwestFreerideSeries.com or here.
 
Feb. 10 features Pajarito’s ongoing Beer & Band series.

10th Annual K2 Women’s Weekend Benefit At The Tub

on January 26, 2018 - 10:23am
Courtesy photo
 
K2WW News:
 
The 10th annual K2 Women’s Weekend to benefit the Anita Salas Memorial Fund will go on despite the lack of snow.
 
In place of events Feb. 9-10, a DJ dance party is at 5 p.m. Feb. 10, at Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op in Central Park Square. The event will feature the Co-Op’s tasty brews and flavorful food from Los Alamos’ own Secret City Kitchen.
 
Help fundraise by participating in the auction and raffles for cool prizes and merchandise.

Weekly Fishing Report: Jan. 26

on January 26, 2018 - 6:13am
By GEORGE MORSE
Los Alamos Daily Post
Sports and Outdoors
 
We had some snow and very cold temperatures last weekend. The snow was most welcome because snowpacks throughout New Mexico are well below normal. The recent storm helped but we need many more.

Even with the 23 inches of snow they received at Wolf Creek Pass, the snowpack there is well below normal. Most areas throughout the state where the snowpack is measured are reporting snow depths less than 50 percent of normal.

If you would like to check on snow depths here in New Mexico, the National Resource Conservation Service (link)

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Bandelier

on January 26, 2018 - 5:59am

On the job are staff at Bandelier all happy to be back and welcoming visitors after the government shut down. Courtesy/NPS

Bandelier Celebrates ‘Year Of The Bird’

on January 25, 2018 - 10:11am
Bandelier has chosen a local bird to celebrate each month in 2018, the Year of the Bird, and the bird for January is the raven. Courtesy/NPS
 
BANDELIER News:
 
In October 1918, a profoundly important law was passed – the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. It made it unlawful to pursue, hunt, take, capture, kill, or sell birds listed in the Act as migratory birds.   
 
It came into being in a time when the survival of many bird species was threatened by the commercial trade in birds and especially bird feathers.
 
Since 2018 is the centennial of the Act, people all over the world are

Udall, Heinrich Urge Secretary Zinke To Keep Public Lands In Public Hands

on January 25, 2018 - 7:34am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall led a letter, also signed by Sen. Martin Heinrich, urging Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to keep public lands public by prohibiting widespread sale and transfer of public lands.
 
The senators asked Zinke to uphold the Department of the Interior's responsibility to retain America's public lands so every American can continue to access public lands.
 
In response to a growing movement by some states to sell or transfer federal lands to states or give states management authority, a coalition of sportsmen, hunters, anglers, hikers,

Bandelier National Monument Welcomes Visitors After Government Shutdown

on January 24, 2018 - 5:16pm

Courtesy/NPS

BANDELIER News:

Following the enactment of the continuing resolution, the staff at Bandelier National Monument is happy to be back on duty and welcomes visitors to come and visit the park. The winter has been very dry, so most trails are open and clear of snow.

A few very determined hikers have gone out overnight backpacking, but the short days and low night temperatures encourage most people to stick to dayhikes. Birdwatchers and photographers are enjoying the quiet days and the low angle of the sunlight. 

“It’s a good time to visit Bandelier, with this year’s mild weather and sunny

Sipapu Ski Resort Receives 14 Inches Of Snow

on January 24, 2018 - 7:44am
Butterfly trailCourtesy John Paul Bradley/Sipapu Ski Resort
 
SKI News:
 
It's a powder day at Sipapu Ski Resort near Taos as Sipapu has received a total of 14 inches of snow.
 
The resort has 14 trails open and is operating four lifts daily. For more information on mountain conditions, visit the website
 
This past weekend, Sipapu hosted two terrain park events: the Don Diego Slopestyle Competition and King of the Hill.
 
Discounted lift ticket specials are available online: Car Load Wednesdays & Local Appreciation Day, 2 for 1 Tuesdays and more.

Register For Intro To Fencing For Beginners Feb. 1

on January 23, 2018 - 9:43am

Courtesy/YMCA

Y News:

The Family YMCA will open registration for the Intro to Fencing for beginners class Thursday, Feb 1.

Class begins Tuesday, March 6 and runs for three months. Class size is limited to 10 each year. Cost for the three-month program is $120/$90 for Y Members
 
The beginning class for students (Ages 10+) with no previous fencing experience meets each Tuesday at 6:30pm in the Y gym. The class will focus on basic footwork and blade skills, in both foil and epee, leading into actual fencing bouts. The season will finish May 29 with a tournament.

BLM Facilities Closed During Government Shutdown

on January 22, 2018 - 9:20am
 

BLM News:

Access to Majority of Bureau of Land Management Public Lands to Remain Open

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During the lapse of appropriations and the subsequent shutdown of the federal government, the majority of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) public lands across the country will remain as accessible as possible while still following all applicable laws and procedures.

BLM roads, trails, campgrounds, boat ramps and recreation sites will remain accessible to visitors, but emergency and rescue services will be limited.

All BLM facilities on public lands, however, will be closed. Also note that

This Week At Pajarito Mountain

on January 22, 2018 - 5:27am

Pajarito got three inches in the recent storm. Courtesy photo

SKI News:

Pajarito got three inches in the recent storm, snow is in the extended forecast and the mountain crews are ready to open more terrain with more snow.

 

Mountain News:

*Current Lift ticket prices are $24 for all ages. Pajarito Mountain has Mushroom, Zero Road East and the Beginner’s area open. The NEW Magic Carpet and the Beginner Lift are open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for daily operations.

For the snow report and ticket info, click here.

Upcoming Events (click here for our calendar):

*Feb.

Most Of Bandelier Closed During Government Shutdown

on January 20, 2018 - 7:35am

Most of Bandelier National Monument is closed to visitor use due to the current situation with the budget of the federal government. Courtesy/NPS

BANDELIER News:

As of today, Saturday, Jan. 20, most of Bandelier National Monument will be closed to visitor use due to the current situation with the budget of the federal government.

The closure is necessary for visitor safety and preservation of the fragile archeological and natural resources. The closure will last until the budget situation allows for park staff to return to duty.

Upcoming Events At Pajarito Mountain

on January 15, 2018 - 6:34pm
 
PAJARITO MOUNTAIN News:
 
Pajarito Mountain has Mushroom, Zero Road East and the Beginner’s area open. The NEW Magic Carpet and the Beginner Lift are open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for daily operations.
 
For the snow report and ticket info, click here. Lift ticket prices are $24 for all ages.
 
Upcoming Events (click here for our calendar):
  • Jan. 20 features Pajarito’s ongoing Beer & Band series. Enjoy live music 3-5 p.m. from Smooth Santana Tribute Band and local craft beer from Bathtub Row Brewing Co-Op starting at noon.
  • Feb.

BLM Waives Most Day Use Fees Monday

on January 13, 2018 - 8:13am
BLM News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  In order to increase recreational access to public land, the Bureau of Land Management will waive recreation-related fees for visitors to public lands on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jan. 15, 2018.
 
“On Monday, to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the BLM invites families to spend the day together enjoying America’s rich public lands heritage,” Brain Steed, BLM Deputy Director said. “Most of these lands are just a short drive from your community.

Bandelier To Celebrate First 2018 Fee Free Day Monday

on January 13, 2018 - 8:02am
NPS News:
 
Every year the National Park Service (NPS) offers several days when the public is invited to visit fee free - that is, no entrance fees are charged.
 
Bandelier National Monument and the other approximately 120 NPS areas that charge entrance fees invite everyone to enjoy this year's first fee-free day Monday, Jan. 15, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It will also be fee free at lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management, the US Forest Service, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Bureau of Reclamation. 
 
"Mid-January is usually a very quiet time at Bandelier,"

Mountaineers: A Month In South Africa: Climbing, Cuisine, Culture, More Climbing And Critters Jan. 23

on January 12, 2018 - 8:10am
Sarah Gustafson of Los Alamos climbing at Waterfall Boven in South Africa. Courtesy/Los Alamos Mountaineers
 
MOUNTAINEER News:
 
The Los Alamos Mountaineers monthly program features a talk by Los Alamos residents Sarah and John Gustafson describing their trip to South Africa in August 2017, including climbing at Waterfall Boven, consorting with penguins, cruising for lions, contemplating South African culture, and consuming exquisite cuisine.

The meeting is Tuesday. Jan. 23 in the planetarium at the Los Alamos Nature Center on Canyon Road.

Nine Inches Of Snow At Purgatory Resort

on January 12, 2018 - 6:56am
Grady James enjoying Tuesday's snow at Purgatory Resort. Courtesy/Purgatory Resort
 
SKI News:
 
Purgatory Resort received 9 inches of snow Tuesday and a total of 14 inches of snow in the past four days.
 
The new snow comes just at the right time for the mountain team to be able to open more terrain for MLK weekend festivities, including Purgatory's annual Winterfest - a festival that celebrates *WINTER* with Snowcat Dinner Excursions, snowcat scenic tours, skiing and riding, and more.
 
Purgatory offers discounted lift tickets at the ticket window, plus online specials when

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