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Scenes From NNMYF All Stars Weekend

on November 8, 2017 - 8:40am

Eight teams played at  the Northern New Mexico Youth Football All Stars Weekend at St. Michael's in Santa Fe Nov. 4-5 including this Blue Crush team that won their game 19-0 Saturday against the Orange Crush team. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Extreme Division 2 youth football players were part of the All Stars Blue Crush team which won their game 16-7. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Extremes youth football players were part of the Division 3 Blue Crush All-Stars team who won their game 13-12 against the Orange Crush team. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Extremes Division 4 players were part of the

Sipapu Ski Resort’s Opening Day Postponed

on November 7, 2017 - 3:57pm

Sipapu Snow Castle Feb. 18. Photo by Albert Graves/Courtesy Sipapu Ski Resort

SKI News:

VADITO  Sipapu Ski Resort officials announced the ski area is delaying its opening a week due to unseasonably warm temperatures. 

The resort was originally scheduled to open Saturday, Nov. 11, one of the earliest openings in resort history. 

Temperatures will drop again this week, which is ideal for snowmaking, and snow is in the forecast  for tonight,Tues., Nov.

Weekly Fishing Report Nov. 7

on November 7, 2017 - 3:41pm
By GEORGE MORSE
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

There have been a lot of birds of prey migrating down the Rio Grande recently. I’ve seen several large raptors like red-tailed hawks and northern harriers circling the bosque. A sharp-shinned hawk actually killed a bird in our back yard. Eagles should start to show up around Abiquiu Lake soon and thre are usually some that spend the winter along the Rio Grande. Keep an eye out for them.

Last week I took a cue from one of our readers and fished the Rio Grande between Rinconada and Pilar. The fishing was excellent.

CROP Hunger Walk And Turkey Trot Nov. 19

on November 7, 2017 - 10:21am
The planning committee for the Nov. 19 Los Alamos CROP Hunger Walk and Turkey Trot includes, from lef, top, Becky Chamberlin, Jeanne Butler, Ted Williams, Cynthia Biddlecomb, Lynn Wysocki-Smith and Wendee Brunish. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
The Los Alamos CROP Hunger Walk and Turkey Trot is two weeks away. In these final days, T-shirts have been designed and ordered, prize turkeys and pies will soon be ordered, the route is planned and the venue is reserved.
 
All that is needed now are walkers, runners and donors to register and start raising funds in support of eradicating

Hike To Scenic Window Rock For Your Health

on November 7, 2017 - 5:39am

The Window Rock formation on the Española Ranger District. Courtesy/USDA Forest Service

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) and El Centro Family Health Clinics are sponsoring a hike Saturday, Nov. 18, on the Window Rock Trail, as part of a health initiative called Forest Your Health. 

Forest Your Health promotes healthy habits by encouraging community members in the Española area to hike, mountain bike and ride horses along area trails.

NMSP Helicopter Crew Locates Lost Hunter

on November 6, 2017 - 4:31pm
NMSP News:
 
PECOS – On the morning of Monday Oct. 23, members of the New Mexico State Police Aircraft Section were called to assist a search and rescue team attempting to locate a lost hunter in the mountains north of Pecos.
 
The 64-year-old hunter did not return as planned from his hunting trip and had spent the previous two nights alone, enduring freezing temperatures in the high mountains of the Pecos Wilderness.
 
Shortly after arriving on scene, the NMSP flight crew located the hunter seated next to a tree in an open meadow at approximately 10,200 feet.

YMCA Wants You To Join Their Team!

on November 6, 2017 - 3:17pm

Parks & Rec Board Reviews Capital Projects Thursday

on November 6, 2017 - 12:08pm

COUNTY News:

Capital projects for Golf Course Improvements, Ice Rink Improvements, Pinon Park Splash Pad and a Kiddie Pool that were moved forward by County Council at their Aug. 8 meeting will be discussed by the Parks and Recreation Board this Thursday, Nov. 9.

The Board is expected to make recommendations about the projects that will be forwarded to the Council to consider at their Council meeting Dec. 5.

The public is welcome to attend and give public comments to the Board this Thursday. The meeting is 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers.

For additional background, visit

Bandelier Reminds Hikers: Beware Of Burned Trees!

on November 5, 2017 - 5:51am

Dead, falling and fallen trees in an area severely burned by the Las Conchas Fire of 2011. Courtesy/NPS

BANDELIER News:

One day in October, a hiker in Bandelier National Monument's backcountry stopped along Frijoles Creek to have lunch and cool her feet in the water. She took off her backpack and put it just behind her on the creek bank. A breeze came up, and she heard a sharp CRAACCK right overhead.

Sierra Club; PEEC: Pueblo Canyon Geology Walk

on November 3, 2017 - 10:27am

 

Pueblo Canyon. Photo by Jamie O’Rourke

PEEC News:

Geologist Elaine Jacobs will lead hikers 12:30-2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8 along the south rim of Pueblo Canyon. This free outing is made possible thanks to the Sierra Club and Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC).

This afternoon guided walk will start at East Park, follow the paved trail along the canyon rim, and continue along the unpaved portion of trail to the Los Alamos Airport Terminal. Along the way, the group will explore volcanism and landscape evolution in the Jemez Volcanic Field.

SFNF May Conduct Prescribed Burn On French Mesa

on November 3, 2017 - 8:13am

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Fire managers on the Coyote Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest hope to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and forecasted weather, to conduct the previously announced French Mesa prescribed burn as early as Monday, Nov. 6.

The French Mesa treatment area totals 5,041 acres approximately 10 miles north of the community of Gallina and may take three to four days to complete.

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

LAPD: Hunting Season In Full Swing

on November 3, 2017 - 7:24am

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department wants to remind residents that the fall hunting season is in full swing and will continue through the spring.

Hunting Safety Tips for Non-Hunters

If you feel uneasy about outdoor recreation during hunting season, follow these common sense rules and (with a few fashionable swaths of hunter blaze orange fabric) you can continue to enjoy the outdoors.

  • Identify hunting seasons and lands open to hunting. Learn about where and when hunting is taking place and plan your recreation activities accordingly.
  • Wear bright clothing (like hunter blaze orange).

Hiking The Grand Canyon Nov. 8

on November 1, 2017 - 9:05am

Los Alamos Extreme Youth Football Team Goes To State

on October 31, 2017 - 2:19pm

Los Alamos Extreme Youth Football Division 2 team is headed for the state competition Nov. 11-12 in Santa Fe after finishing second in the Zia Bowl last weekend. They took second place in a tough final game against the Capital Jaguars. With only three returning players from last year, coaches congratulated the players for playing with so much heart and qualifying for state. Courtesy photo

Youth football commissioner Zeke Villegas presents the third place trophy to Los Alamos Extreme Division 1 flag football team at the Zia Bowl. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Extreme Division 1 team.

Y Youth Basketball Registration Extended To Nov. 3

on October 31, 2017 - 9:20am
YMCA News:
 
The Family YMCA’s Youth Basketball program is a skills developmental program for youth in grades 1-6 that would like to learn the fundamentals of basketball, team participation, and to play a few games.
 
Registration for this program is open until Nov. 3. Players will be placed on teams based on their local school and will meet there twice a week for practice Nov. 6 – Feb. 2.
 
Games are Saturdays Dec. 9 – Feb. 3. Teams for grades 1-2 are co-ed, with boys and girls spilt for grades 3-4 and grades 5-6. Volunteer Coaches, Asst. Coaches and Team Parents are needed.

Udall, Heinrich Challenge Proposal To Raise National Park Visitor Fees While Cutting Budgets

on October 30, 2017 - 7:35am

U.S. SENATE News:
  • Senators: ‘Fee increases … will price out many visitors and deny American families the opportunity to visit and experience some of our nation’s most popular and iconic national parks’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich joined a group of 11 Democratic senators in writing to Department of Interior (DOI) Secretary Ryan Zinke requesting that he withdraw his proposal to dramatically increase national park entrance fees, especially while he proposes to cut the National Park Service budget by over $300 million.

The senators asked Zinke to provide Congress

Scenes From Valles Caldera Prescribed Burn

on October 26, 2017 - 9:36am

View of the prescribed burn Wednesday at the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

View of prescribed burn near Las Conchas. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument Unavailable For Two Days In November

on October 26, 2017 - 6:00am
BLM News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  The Bureau of Land Management is announcing that Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument will be unavailable for two days in November.
 
The Monument is unavailable for public visitation Nov. 1 at the request of the Cochiti Pueblo, which manages the Monument in cooperation with the BLM. The Monument also will be unavailable Nov. 23 in observance of Thanksgiving.
 
For more information, contact Monument Manager Jamie Garcia at 505.761.8787.

Weekly Fishing Report Oct. 24

on October 24, 2017 - 2:52pm
By GEORGE MORSE
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Rio Chama below Heron Dam was my destination last week. The fishing conditions were noticeably different from the last time I had been there a month ago. The streamflow was much lower and they were no longer releasing water from beneath Heron Dam. Surprisingly, there were other anglers on the water.

I hiked downstream a ways from the dam. The fishing was kind of slow, so I went a little farther downstream than usual. Still, no fish.

A pool behind a large boulder in the middle of the river looked promising and there were some

Girl Scout Troop 10384 Hosts Activity Day Nov. 10

on October 24, 2017 - 7:31am

COMMUNITY News:

 

Girl Scout Troop 10384 is hosting Activity Day 1:30-4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10 at the Unitarian Church.

Activity Day is a day full of fun and educational activities for children ages 4- 9. The troop will teach children about the environment, animals and other household activities.

During Activity Day, certain scouts will hold stations teaching about specific things including plant life cycles, baking, caring for pets and other topics.

 

Sipapu Starts Making Snow ... 19 Days To Ski Season!

on October 23, 2017 - 4:27pm

Even Chuck the dog is all excited to kick off ski season. Courtesy/Sipapu

SIPAPU News:

  • The Race to be the First in New Mexico to Open Has Begun!

VADITO – The sprint to open New Mexico's ski slopes has officially begun. Sipapu Ski Resort started making snow at 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 through 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 22.  Mountain crews anticipate making more snow this week as the resort prepares for opening day, Saturday, Nov. 11. 

Sipapu’s crews were able to use 17 snow guns and make snow on intermediate and beginner trails Butterfly, Thumper and Lower Bambi and plan to continue these efforts

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Valles Caldera Begins Prescribed Burn Wednesday

on October 23, 2017 - 4:04pm
VCNP News:
 
JEMEZ SPRINGS – Valles Caldera National Preserve will initiate a prescribed burn project Oct. 25, dependent upon suitable weather and fuel conditions.
 
The prescribed burn will take place within an approximately 2,330-acre project area in the Banco Bonito district of the preserve – north of N.M. 4 near mile marker 30. The burn operations will be completed within a 3-10 day period. Brief traffic delays may occur during this time, but are not expected to cause road closures or disrupt visitor activities elsewhere on the preserve. 
 
Through the prescribed burn, National

Portion Of Main Trail At Bandelier Closed For Helicopter Operations Oct. 23-27

on October 23, 2017 - 6:34am

BANDELIER News:

Beginning this morning, Oct. 23, and continuing for about four days, parts of the popular Main Loop Trail in Bandelier National Monument will be closed for visitor safety during operations in which a helicopter will be carrying many sling loads of dirt and gravel for a trail project.

From 6 a.m. today through the completion of that part of the work around Oct. 27, the Main Loop Trail will be closed from the northern edge of Tyuonyi Pueblo to the top of the stairs at Long House.

Fall Color Road Bike Ride Oct. 29

on October 23, 2017 - 6:13am

The bike ride Sunday will pass through Jemez Springs, where cottonwoods showcase their brilliantly yellow leaves. Photo by ©Phillip Noll/ravenmountain.com

PEEC/LAM News:

Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and the Los Alamos Mountaineers (LAM) are partnering to offer a road ride Sunday, Oct. 29 from Jemez Springs to the Gilman Tunnels and back.

Join Ross Lemons on a paved ride to enjoy fall colors, great company and colorful geology.

This trip is a bicycle ride on paved roads from Jemez Springs to the Gilman Tunnels and back.

Daily Postcard: Fall Afternoon On The Chama River

on October 23, 2017 - 4:42am

Daily Postcard: The Chama river glistens in the afternoon sun. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

 

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