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Results Of YMCA Firecracker 5K Family Fun Run

on July 5, 2015 - 1:33pm

Runners take off down 15th Street in Saturday's annual YMCA Firecracker 5K Family Fun Run. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

This pair catches air during Saturday's annual YMCA Firecracker 5K Family Fun Run. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Corey White of Carlsbad rounds the turn and heads for the finish line Saturday to win the YMCA Firecracker 5K Family Fun Run in the Mens 5 Km 30-34 age category.  Photo by KayLinda Crawford/


YMCA News:

A large crowd participated in the Family YMCA Annual Firecracker 5K Family Fun Run in downtown Los Alamos as part

PEEC Summer Family Evening Is All About Goats

on July 5, 2015 - 12:25pm
Goats like this one will visit the Nature Center Wednesday, July 8. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

What is it like to raise goats on a small scale farm? What uses are there for goat milk?

At this week’s Summer Family Evening at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 8 at the Nature Center, Jessie Ross of Gypsy Mountain Ranch and Deb Wood of Second Bloom Farm will be around to answer these questions. 

Learn how to make cheese, lotion, soap, and more. Even better, the presenters will bring some of their goats – both big and small – to demonstrate the different breeds that thrive on the Pajarito Plateau.

Annual Lavender In Valley Festival July 11-12

on July 5, 2015 - 12:15pm
A visitor to Purple Adobe Lavender Farm takes a close look in the fields. Courtesy photo


Purple Adobe Lavender Farm and other participating businesses invite the public to join them at the Annual Lavender in the Valley Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 11-12. The Farm is between mile markers 210 and 211 on Hwy. 84 in Abiquiu.

It’s an invitation to spend a magical summer day, in a magical spot nestled in the beautiful Chama River Valley, celebrating the abundance and glory of lavender and community.

“Last year’s festival was such a success due in part to the large amount of

Monsoon Surge With Flash Flooding Possible

on July 5, 2015 - 11:32am


NWS News:

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Albuquerque reports a monsoon moisture surge with flash flooding and possible main stem river rises.

A very moist, unstable atmosphere is in place over New Mexico and will get a boost through Tuesday as a strong front moves into the area. The heaviest rainfall is expected to focus along and east of the Continental Divide through Tuesday.

Key Impacts:

  • Slow moving and repeated thunderstorms will result in locally heavy rainfall with flash flooding possible, especially in areas that have already seen heavy rain the past several

Eighteen Candidates Become US Citizens During Bandelier's July 4 Naturalization Ceremony

on July 5, 2015 - 10:18am

During Saturday's Naturalization ceremony at Bandelier, 18 candidates from nine countries took the oath to become citizens of the United States. Photo by Leland Lehman/ Photo by Leland Lehman/

USCIS Officer Peter Rechkemmer opens Saturday's Naturalization ceremony at Bandelier. Photo by Leland Lehman/
Chief US District Judge The Honorable M. Christina Armijo officiates at Saturday.s Naturalization Ceremony at Bandelier. Photo by Leland Lehman/
Special guest speaker Stephanie Sydoriak. Photo by Leland Lehman/