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Kirtland AFB Air And Space Fiesta May 18

on April 21, 2019 - 7:24am
 
KAFB News:
 
KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, NM The Kirtland Air and Space Fiesta, May 18, featuring the Air Force Thunderbirds, will offer on-base parking and free shuttles from base parking to the event.
 
Shuttle bus service from the designated parking lots will run continuously 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to the Air Show entrance. Guests without a base (DoD/DOE) ID card must enter through the Eubank Gate. There will also be open parking spots south of the VA/Kirtland hospital near Bullhead Park.

Santa Fe National Forest Issues Safety Reminders For Easter Weekend Visitors

on April 20, 2019 - 10:10am

The Santa Fe National Forest issues safety reminders for Easter weekend. Courtesy/SFNF

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Warmer temperatures and a holiday weekend are expected to draw visitors to trails, campgrounds and other popular sites on the Santa Fe National Forest this weekend. If you decide to celebrate Easter or Passover in the great outdoors ... make safety your top priority.

While this winter brought above-average moisture and snowpack to much of the SFNF, Northern New Mexico is entering the 2019 fire season. Unattended campfires are the leading human cause of wildfire.

Easter Schedule For Museums And Historic Sites

on April 20, 2019 - 9:41am
Jemez Historic Site, San Jose Mission Church. Photo by Richard Hasbrouck/Courtesy/NM Dept. of Cultural Affairs
 
NMDCA News:
 
SANTA FE  The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs announces that Jemez historic sites and four museums will be open Easter Sunday, while other properties will be closed.
 
The Los Luceros Historic Site will host an Easter egg hunt today, April 20.
 
Saturday of Easter weekend, Los Luceros Historic site is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Families are invited to bring their own picnic to enjoy on the grounds.

Hunting And Fishing Groups File Final Comments Opposing Clean Water Rollback

on April 20, 2019 - 8:24am
TRCP News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Dozens of national, regional, and local hunting and fishing groups have submitted final comments on the EPA’s proposed rollback of Clean Water Act protections for 50 percent of wetlands and 18 percent of stream miles in the U.S.
 
Their comments underscore the potential economic consequences for rural communities and outdoor recreation businesses and the species that stand to lose habitat if clean water standards are weakened.
 
The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership has also mobilized more than 3,500 individual sportsmen and women to submit

Wildfire Day & Elks Annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday

on April 19, 2019 - 10:40am
Sparky the Fie Dog greets visitors during Wildfire Day 2018. Courtesy photo

From left, Smokey Bear, Elroy the Elk, Sparky the Fire Dog and the Easter bunny are expected to be on hand at the annual Elk’s Easter Egg Hunt and Wildfire Day 2019 Saturday at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
Central Avenue between Oppenheimer and 20th Street will be closed 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 20 in support of the combined efforts of the Fire Department, Los Alamos Elks Lodge and many more to present the community with a safe and fun event – the annual Elk’s Easter Egg Hunt

The Family YMCA Kathak Class April 21

on April 19, 2019 - 10:24am

Bjorklund Has Perfect Prediction In Weekly Pace Race

on April 18, 2019 - 8:46am
A crowd gathers for the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race early Tuesday evening on the trail just north of Brewer Rodeo Area on North Mesa. Courtesy/ACRR
 
Runners take off in the weekly pace race early Tuesday evening on the trail just north of Brewer Rodeo Area on North Mesa. Courtesy/ACRR

ACRR News:

 
Lynn Bjorklund had a perfect prediction of the 24:00 minute time recorded in the 3 mile distance on the course in the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race Tuesday on the trail just north of Brewer Rodeo Area on North Mesa.
 
Other accurate predictors include:
  • Ted Romero

Learn About ‘Ringing Rocks’ Of Southwest Friday

on April 17, 2019 - 3:51pm

Join Ron Barber at the Los Alamos Nature Center Friday evening to learn about the Stone Calendar Project and the ‘Ringing Rocks’ of the Southwest. Courtesy/PEEC

 

PEEC News:

 

Join Ron Barber at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 7 p.m., Friday to hear about the “ringing rocks” found in the Southwest and northern Mexico.

 

Barber combined a love of nature and science to start the Stone Calendar Project and study rock art sites throughout the region, identifying glyphs that mark specific times of the year using light and shadow interactions.

Bike & Outdoor Gear Swap At Pueblo Gym May 18

on April 17, 2019 - 11:29am

Scenes From Annual Holi Festival At Fuller Lodge

on April 17, 2019 - 8:36am

Sirphey hosted the annual Holi festival Sunday at Fuller Lodge with lots of color, music, food and drinks for all ages. Holi is the most colorful festival on earth, wherein communities come together for food, music, and of course, a color fight. And Unquarked hosted a beer garden with wines and brews from New Mexico breweries and wineries. At the event, Dance Arts Los Alamos instructor Neslihan Caren-Zeytun leads the crowd in dances. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
Scene from the color fight during the Holi festival Sunday behind Fuller Lodge. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 

Proposed Jim Billen Trail: Last Week To Comment; Public Hearing Set For April 25

on April 17, 2019 - 7:56am
Map with highlighted section in yellow shown on the existing Pueblo Canyon Rim Trail details the proposed segment of the trail to be re-named Jim Billen Trail. Courtesy/LAC
 
COUNTY News:
 
Individuals have one more week to submit comments “for” or “against” a citizen petition to re-name a segment of the Pueblo Canyon Rim Trail as the “Jim Billen Trail.” Billen passed away April 14, 2018.
 
Under County Code, a public hearing must be held prior to naming or re-naming any County facility – or in this case, a trail – after a deceased individual, and such a request can only be considered

Bandelier Entrance Fee Waived Saturday April 20

on April 15, 2019 - 11:06am

BANDELIER News:

All across the country, National Park Service areas will be celebrating National Park Week April 20-28.

To kick off this special week, all National Park areas that charge entrance fees including Bandelier, will be free of charge Saturday, April 20.

As well, merchandise in the Western National Parks Association park store in the Bandelier Visitor Center will be discounted 15 percent and visitors may join a ranger for a guided walk on the Main Loop Trail either at 10:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. to celebrate!

Spring break is a busy time at Bandelier so visitors may want to come in the

Los Alamos County; Local Business Offer Education For Safe And Fun Dog Walking Excursions

on April 12, 2019 - 7:33am
Nik Ramburn and Cait Fischer with one of their dogs. Ramburn and Fischer recently started their business, Good Dog Pack Hikes and Training. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Spring’s arrival means warmer temperatures and longer days and as a result signifies the growing desire of pet owners to click the leash on their pets and head to the trails.

But before dogs and their owners head off on their hikes or walks, there are a few things to keep in mind.

Los Alamos County Code includes the following requirements:

Weekly Fishing Report: April 11

on April 11, 2019 - 7:56am
By GEORGE MORSE
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
The weather Tuesday was as nice a spring day as you could ask for here in Northern New Mexico, with highs in the 70’s and the wind not blowing too hard.
 
The forecast is for colder weather to make a return by the weekend and for highs to be only in the 40’s with strong winds and possibly snow. Heavy snow could happen at higher elevations. Welcome to springtime in the Rockies.
 
The snowpack is still very impressive in the mountains.

Nolan Has Perfect Prediction In Weekly Pace Race

on April 11, 2019 - 7:54am
The race is on Tuesday in the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race on the lower Bayo Canyon Road at the bottom of Main Hill Road. Courtesy/ACRR
 
Scene from the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race Tuesday on the lower Bayo Canyon Road at the bottom of Main Hill Road. Courtesy/ACRRCourtesy/ACRR
 
ACRR News:
 
Logan Nolen, 8, had a perfect prediction with a 13:14 time in the 1 mile race in the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race Tuesday on the lower Bayo Canyon Road at the bottom of Main Hill Road. 
 
Other accurate predictors were: Tony Borek with a 11 second difference; Lynn

Chamisa Elementary Hosts Glow Run April 26

on April 10, 2019 - 2:12pm
LAPS News:
 
Lace up your running shoes and join in the fun at the Chamisa Elementary Glow Run April 26. Open to children and adults, runners and walkers can choose between a 5k or a one mile course.
 
All particpants will receive glow jewelry, snacks and water. They will also be entered to win great door prizes. An exciting part of the evening is the Underwater Glow Tunnel. The black light underwater-scape will be available to anyone there that night.
 
In addition, the Hillstompers will be on hand to entertain runners and supporters.
 
“It will be a lot of fun for everyone,”

Game & Fish Offers Special Hunter Education Camps

on April 10, 2019 - 8:05am
Courtesy photo
 
NMGF News:
 
The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is providing hands-on training in which participants earn a hunter education certification.
 
Camp Thunderbird near Mimbres
 
The camp is open to youths ages 10 and over who are accompanied by an adult. It will be conducted the weekend of April 26-28, at the beautiful Camp Thunderbird in the Gila National Forest. Lodging and meals are free and all equipment is provided.
 
Registration is open for this camp opportunity and will close April 12 or when filled.
 
Participants must complete and return the

Valles Caldera National Preserve Lifts Restriction

on April 7, 2019 - 9:22am

Most of the snow in the Valle Grande has melted at Valles Caldera National Preserve. Courtesy/VCNP

 

VCNP News:

Jemez Springs — Valles Caldera National Preserve has lifted the restriction for vehicle access from N.M. 4 to the entrance station.

Most of the snow in the Valle Grande has melted, but snow can be found on the north-sloped trails, such as South Mountain, Coyote Call and Valle Grande. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and mountain biking are permitted.

Visitors are advised to use extreme caution while recreating in lower portions of the Valle Grande as the ground is

Discover Aha Moments In Los Alamos ... Gateway To Three National Parks

on April 6, 2019 - 1:40pm
COUNTY News:
 
As home to a national laboratory for 75-plus years, Los Alamos is known as the place where discoveries are made—both inside the lab and in the mountains, forests and mesas that surround it.
 
The gateway to three National Parks, Los Alamos is the ideal spring destination for those looking to celebrate the great outdoors during National Parks Week, which runs April 20–28.
 
“As a hub for outdoor adventurers seeking ‘aha moments,’ Los Alamos is steeped in history and full of opportunities to get back to nature and explore,” County Marketing Manager said Kelly Stewart.

Weekly Fishing Report: April 4

on April 4, 2019 - 8:41am
By GEORGE MORSE
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
The new license year began April 1 and you will need to purchase a 2019-2020 fishing license or fishing and game hunting license now. They are available from license vendors across the state, State Game and Fish Department offices and online.
 
Winter made a brief but strong return over the weekend, with the weather Sunday (3/31) being particularly nasty with strong winds, snow and cold temperatures. This coming week is supposed to be relatively warm and the fishing should improve as the water warms up.

Aaron Jackson Is Top Predictor In Atomic City Road Runners Club First Pace Race Of 46th Season

on April 3, 2019 - 10:28am

Nearly 50 people of all ages and capabilities participated in the Atomic City Road Runners first pace race of the 2019  season early Tuesday evening on the Canyon Rim Trail. Courtesy/ACRR

Scene from the first Atomic City Road Runners pace race of the 2019 season early Tuesday evening on the Canyon Rim Trail. Courtesy/ACRR

Scene from the first Atomic City Road Runners pace race of the 2019 season Tuesday evening on the Canyon Rim Trail. Courtesy/ACRR

ACRR News:

Aaron Jackson is the best predictor at 2 seconds off his stated time in the opening pace race of the 2019 season held on the

Governor Creates New Outdoor Recreation Division

on April 2, 2019 - 5:49pm
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, center, signs into law a new initiative to boost the marketing of New Mexico’s outdoor recreation industries and create a division in the Economic Development Department to grow outdoor businesses. Courtesy photo
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has signed into law a new initiative to boost the marketing of New Mexico’s outdoor recreation industries and create a division in the Economic Development Department to grow outdoor businesses.
 
The Legislature has appropriated an initial $200,000 to launch the Outdoor Recreation Division as

NMMNHS Hosts ‘This Is Your Brain’ Dance April 19

on April 2, 2019 - 9:34am
Dinosaur at Dusk outside the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. Courtesy/NMDCA

NMMNHS News:

ALBUQUERQUE ― Want a great way to rejuvenate after a long work week? Unwind, relax, hit the dance floor, and learn about what dancing does to your brain at the “This is your Brain on Dance” happening 6-10:30 p.m., Friday, April 19 at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science.

“In addition to just being a fun-filled way to start your weekend, this dance offers a little more,” Museum Executive Director Margie Marino said.

Weekly Fishing Report: April 1

on April 1, 2019 - 8:45am
By GEORGE MORSE
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
With apricot trees blooming all over the Espanola Valley, spring is definitely here. People with allergies are starting to suffer as juniper pollen fills the air. The spring winds are starting to blow and the snow is starting to melt. The lower elevation snowpack is disappearing rapidly. A lot of snow still remains at high elevations thanks to our wet winter. Rivers are beginning to rise and soon some spring flowers like daffodils and tulips will begin to bloom if they haven’t already.
 
We may still get some more spring

Pajarito Mountain Opens Saturday-Sunday April 6-7

on April 1, 2019 - 7:18am

View looking toward lift 4 this morning at Pajarito Mountain. Courtesy/webcam

View of Beginners Hill this morning at Pajarito Mountain. Courtesy/webcam

View of Beginners Lift this morning at Pajarito Mountain. Courtesy/webcam

PAJARITO MOUNTAIN News:

Pajarito is closed for the week, but will reopen Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7.

Refer to this Snow Report updated at 6 a.m. daily for the most up-to-date information on what trails and lifts are open.

Mountain News:

Spring Super Season lift tickets are now available at Pajarito!

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