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Hilltopper Volleyball Falls To Santa Fe

on September 15, 2017 - 4:58pm

The Hilltopper Volleyball Team greets the Santa Fe High School Demons for their match up Wednesday night at Griffith Gymnasium. The Demons were old rivals when they were in district 5A but they have now moved to district 6A. The Demon's record is 5-1 and they are on a winning streak. The Hilltoppers are struggling with a record of 2-5 and are in need of a win. That did not happen Wednesday night; the Hilltoppers lost 3-1. Photo by John McHale/

Elodie Theillez reaches to return the ball in the first set. Photo by John McHale/



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Hanford Site Manager Selected For MPNHP

on September 15, 2017 - 10:18am
Becky Burghart
NPS News:
DENVER — The National Park Service (NPS) has announced that Becky Burghart has been selected as the Site Manager for the Hanford location of Manhattan Project National Historical Park.
Burghart is the Chief of Interpretation at White Sands National Monument in Alamogordo, which is adjacent to White Sands Missile Range, home of the Trinity site where the world’s first atomic bomb explosion occurred in July 1945 as part of the Manhattan Project.
She started her career with the National Park Service (NPS) as a seasonal park ranger at Mesa Verde National

Valles Caldera Entrance Road Improvements Continue

on September 15, 2017 - 9:52am

VCNP News: 

JEMEZ SPRINGS — Valles Caldera National Preserve will continue making improvements to the preserve’s main entrance road starting Monday, Sept. 18 through Thursday, Sept. 28. 

The road improvement work is being implemented using Congressional funding provided to the National Park Service to reduce its deferred maintenance backlog. Visitors can expect minor traffic delays; one lane of the road will remain open while the road work occurs over the next two weeks. Flagmen will control the flow of traffic keeping all visitors and staff safe.

The road improvements will start at the

Trout Are Plentiful In Chama River

on September 14, 2017 - 2:33pm
The Chama River flows through a beautiful canyon above El Vado Lake. Photo by George Morse/
Fish are biting including these three rainbow trout caught this morning in the Chama River. Photo by George Morse/
The Chama River Canyon below Heron Dam. Photo by George Morse/
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

It had been over a month since I had last gone fishing. I needed to get away and I needed to catch some fish. I also needed to give my legs a workout after too many weeks of sitting and writing stories about high school sports.

House Natural Resources Committee Passed Sportsmen’s Package

on September 14, 2017 - 9:08am
Congressman Steve Pearce
WASHINGTON, D.C.  The House Natural Resources Subcommittee passed H.R. 3668, the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act, or SHARE Act.
“The tradition and culture of hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting is under attack all across the West. Here in New Mexico, we are all too familiar with the impacts of decreased access and overly burdensome regulations on federal lands. It is vital to protect the lifestyle and rights of sportsmen and women,” Rep. Pearce said.

Sonja Behnke Best Predictor In Tuesdays Pace Race

on September 14, 2017 - 8:18am

Courtesy photo
ACRR News:
For Tuesday's pace race, Sonja Behnke predicted well and was only 9 seconds off for her predictions for 3 miles.
There were 28 people who competed in the weekly pace race. The course was a fairly-flat 1-mile paved-loop mainly on Estante Way in Pajarito Acres. One could run any number of loops but with a requested time of 45 minutes or less. All distances from 1 to 5 miles were done.
The fastest female and male runners for 1 mile were Savannah Strothers (9:06) and Brian Newman (10:26). For 2 miles, the fastest were Tamara Jurado (21:05) and Linda Vance