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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

Toppers Thrash Tigers

on January 10, 2018 - 6:56pm

Ivan Balakirev thrilled spectators with a slam dunk in the first quarter as the Toppers took on a long standing foe, the Taos Tigers Tuesday evening in Griffith Gymnasium. As usual with the meeting of these two teams, the action was fast and furious. This game was no exception, but the Toppers were to emerge victorious 82-62. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The Topper defense kept the Tiger offense off balance throughout the game. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Hilltoppers took out some

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UNM Lobo Hockey To Visit Los Alamos Saturday

on January 10, 2018 - 2:21pm

SPORTS News:

The University of New Mexico Men’s Hockey team will invade the Los Alamos County Ice Rink at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13 for an inter-squad scrimmage.

The Lobos will travel back to Albuquerque after the scrimmage to host Dallas Baptist University in an 8 p.m. tilt. There is no cost to attend the scrimmage.

The Lobos are 12-1-1 on the season and ranked 8 in the country in Division-III hockey while averaging 6.5 goals a game.

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Purgatory Gets 7 Inches Of Snow Since Midnight

on January 10, 2018 - 12:56pm
The scene at Purgatory Resort today in Durango, Colo., with Engineer Mountain in the background. Courtesy/Purgatory Resort
 
SKI News:
 
Purgatory Resort in Durango, Colo. has received seven inches of snow since midnight and more is in the forecast today.
 
Nearly 40 percent of Purgatory's terrain is now open, with new trails on the backside of the mountain opening today, thanks to the new snow.
 
Purgatory has received a foot of snow in the past four days.
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