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SFNF Waives Fees For National Public Lands Day; Volunteers Needed For Trail Improvement Projects

on September 11, 2017 - 7:19am

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – National Public Lands Day on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) is Saturday, Sept. 30 and volunteers are needed to work on popular multi-use trails that need a little TLC. Or take advantage of the third fee-free day of the year to visit a favorite sites on the forest for free.

National Public Lands Day is the largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands. Last year, more than 200,000 volunteers at 2,600 locations accomplished $18 million in public land improvements.

‘Toppers Sink Pirates In Grants

on September 9, 2017 - 12:48pm

Quarterback Dylan Irish warms up before taking on the Grants Pirates. Photo by RJ Montaño/

Senior Ryan Mcneil breaks into the end zone in the 1st half versus Grants. Photo by RJ Montaño/

By RJ Montaño, Sports Editor
Los Alamos Daily Post

Watch video interview with Coach Williams:

GRANTS – Pillaging, stealing, and exacting revenge are words you would usually associate with a Pirate.


Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Projects To Hold Tours

on September 9, 2017 - 6:29am
MPPP News:
The Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project will hold several upcoming events. 
On Sept.16 and Oct. 15 public tours will be held at the Wells Petroglyph Preserve. The Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project would love to introduce the site to locals, especially those who have never visited. To sign up or read more about it - the following link can be used:
Also, on Sept. 23  we have a special Tour of the Wells Petroglyph Preserve followed by a wine tasting featuring Black Mesa Winery of Velarde with owners Lynda and Jerry Burd.

Beewood At Bandelier Visitor Center

on September 9, 2017 - 6:15am

Beeweed is nearing the end of its time to be blooming, but the ones in the Native Plant Garden behind the Banderlier National Monument Visitor Center still have some flowers. Cleome serrulata also is known as wild spinach (and lots of other names). It is edible, but is particularly well known to Pueblo people as a traditional source for guaco, black vegetable paint used for decorating light-colored pottery. Photo Courtesy NPS

Hilltopper Volleyball Team Falls To St. Mike's

on September 9, 2017 - 6:14am

The 'Topper volleyball team takes the floor for their game against the St. Mike's Lady Horseman Thursday evening at Griffin Gym. The Lady Horseman have been having a good season and came to Los Alamos to continue their winning streak. They were not dissapointed as they won the match 3-1. Photo by John McHale/


Natalie Gallegos spikes the ball toward the St. Mike's players for a kill in the first set. Photo by John McHale/ 


Gracie Swenson digs out a ball in the second set. Photo by John McHale/ 

Elise Olivas sets the ball for a spike kill

Meet Bandelier’s New Wilderness Ranger Bob Loy

on September 8, 2017 - 3:24pm
Bandelier Wilderness Ranger Bob Loy. Courtesy/NPS
Bandelier National Monument recently welcomed their newest seasonal ranger, Colonel (RET) Bob Loy. 
Ranger Loy will serve as the Dorothy Hoard Wilderness Ranger at Bandelier. The position is sponsored by the Friends of Bandelier as a memorial to the founder of the organization, Dorothy Hoard, who was also instrumental in the designation of the Bandelier Wilderness. 
According to Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott, "Many people know of Dorothy because of her guidebook to hiking in the park.

Udall, Heinrich, Luján Urge Zinke To Defer Leases On Land Near Chaco Culture National Historical Park

on September 8, 2017 - 7:11am
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, and U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján urged Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to uphold the agreement to defer all leases on land near Chaco Culture National Historical Park.
The area is currently undergoing review by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to plan the best way to appropriately manage and protect this unique archaeological site and the surrounding land.
The BLM previously agreed to defer all leases within a 10-mile radius of Chaco Canyon until all Tribal