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Pajarito Astronomers Dark Night Star Gazing Aug. 8

on August 2, 2015 - 11:06am


The Pajarito Astronomers will be holding a County-Sponsored Dark Night at 8 p.m. (sunset) Saturday, Aug. 8 at Spirio Soccer Field in Overlook Park.

Weather permitting, the public is invited to come out, wander among the telescopes and star gaze. The planets Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn and its rings, Neptune and Uranus may be visible. 

There will be a tour of the summer constellations, and there will be telescope views of double stars, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Viewing will end before midnight.


Valles Caldera PyroClassic XC Bike Race Underway

on August 2, 2015 - 10:21am

Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Photo by KayLinda Crawford/

Staff Report

The second annual Valles Caldera PyroClassic XC Mountain Bike Race got underway this morning.

Considered one of the most scenic and challenging mountain bike races in New Mexico, the race courses for Pro/Cat1, Intermediate/Cat 2, and Beginners/Cat3 cover the stunning landscape of the Valles Caldera National Preserve, winding through valley meadows and climbing over the flanks of the volcanic upheaval of 11,000 foot Redondo Peak.

The PyroClassic offers race categories for everyone.


SFNF Awards $1 Million Plus In Restoration Grants

on July 31, 2015 - 4:53pm

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – As part of its Collaborative Forest Restoration Program, the Santa Fe National Forest has awarded more than $1 million in grants to restore riparian forests and watersheds, allow for the purchase of equipment to better utilize small-diameter trees and conduct the planning analysis for future restoration work.

The grants are going to the following recipients:

  • An award in the amount of $360,000 to Ohkay Owingeh tribe to conduct riparian restoration projects within the jurisdictions of three northern New Mexico Pueblos.
  • An award in the amount of $360,000 to Santa Fe-based

Thrash n' Bash Skate And Music Celebration Aug. 8

on July 31, 2015 - 2:09pm

Los Alamos County 41st Annual Triathlon Needs Volunteers

on July 31, 2015 - 2:04pm
Volunteers ready to work. Courtesy photo
As summer begins to wind down, the Los Alamos County Recreation Department is gearing up once again for the 41st Annual Triathlon to be held Saturday, Aug. 15, as well as the 22nd Annual Kids’ Triathlon taking place Sunday, Aug. 16.
These amazing events rely heavily on the generous support of community volunteers to guide and support racers along the course.
If you are interested in participating as a helper for either of these days, stop by the Walkup Aquatic Center and fill out a volunteer form (available at the front desk), or

$10 Million In Multi-Resort Improvements Unveiled

on July 31, 2015 - 2:00pm
SKI News:
The largest ski area collective in the Southwest is investing $10 million in mountain improvements for the 2015/2016 ski and snowboard season, including three new quads, more trails, and additional snowmaking infrastructure.

James Coleman, managing partner of Pajarito Mountain in Los Alamos, Purgatory Resort in Durango and Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort near Taos was named a partner Tuesday in Arizona Snowbowl in Flagstaff, Ariz., and is now the largest ski area operator in the Southwest.

As part of the announcement, Coleman unveiled a massive $10 million multi-resort capital campaign