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Closure Order Rescinded For Continental Divide Trail

on October 3, 2017 - 4:43pm
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  The Santa Fe National Forest has rescinded the closure order for a segment of the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) on the Coyote Ranger District effective at 8 a.m. today, Oct. 3.
 
The CDT from the Ojitos Trailhead at Scull Bridge on the Chama River to the CDT crossing at NM Highway 96 was closed on July 26 to provide for public safety as fire crews worked on the lightning-caused Ojitos Fire on the boundary of the Chama River Canyon Wilderness. 
 
Although the Ojitos Fire passed through the CDT area, known locally as Ojitos Trail #298, weeks ago, Forest Service

Bandelier Celebrates Fall Fiesta Saturday

on October 3, 2017 - 7:31am

Caroline Lovato, jewelry maker, Santo Domingo Pueblo. Courtesy/NPS

Toyas, potters from Jemez Pueblo. Courtesy/NPS

BANDELIER News:

This Saturday, Oct. 7, visitors are invited to spend a fine autumn day in Frijoles Canyon at Bandelier's annual Fall Fiesta, 11-3 at the park Visitor Center.

Each weekend through the summer, Pueblo cultural demonstrators showcase their work at the park. For the Fall Fiesta, all these artists are invited to come on the one day, sell their crafts, and talk with visitors. In addition, it's also a chance for the artists to visit with each other.

Handmade items

PEEC: Thank You To Los Alamos Rotary Club

on October 2, 2017 - 1:49pm
Thank you Rotarians! Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
A hearty group of Los Alamos Rotarians came to the Los Alamos Nature Center, Saturday Sept. 23, to help construct a new nature play area.
 
They worked through rain and wind and sun to stain logs for the new sandbox. Other volunteers, including local Eagle Scout candidate Junseo Kim, joined in as well, digging holes in which to place the logs.

The Rotarians also donated funds towards new planter benches being installed between the nature play area and the landscaped gardens at the nature center.

BLM: Annual Adjustment To Drilling Permit Fee

on October 2, 2017 - 7:40am
BLM News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  As directed by Congress, the Bureau of Land Management will adjust the fee it charges to process oil and gas drilling permits on public and Indian lands for inflation, effective Oct. 1. That adjustment will increase the fee by $180, to $9,790.
 
The non-refundable processing fee is collected when an oil and gas operator submits a drilling permit, called an Application for Permit to Drill, and is required whether or not a particular permit is subsequently approved.

Geology Outing With Patrick Rowe Oct. 14

on October 2, 2017 - 6:20am
A Pebble Pup and parent show off what they found while exploring the windmill site with Patrick Rowe last fall. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Local geologist Patrick Rowe will lead an outing to the Cabezon Peak area in search of geological treasures at two sites Saturday, Oct. 14.

Participants can expect to find minerals and marine fossils at the windmill site, and Shark’s Tooth Ridge is aptly named for the fossilized teeth from five species of Cretaceous Period sharks that the group will find.

Need A Reason To Support Public Lands? Here’s 8,000

on October 1, 2017 - 2:22pm

NPLD News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In honor of National Public Lands Day, Trout Unlimited is celebrating by releasing 8,000 reasons public lands are important.

The responses come from individuals from across the country who signed a petition in support of keeping public lands in public hands and gave their own personal reasons why these lands matter to them.

The petition will be sent to the White House and members of Congress and caps off a month-long celebration of public lands which features thirty public land locations throughout the country. “30 Great American Places” highlighted some of

It's A Good Time For Seeing Tarantulas In Bandelier – And Lots Of Other Places In New Mexico

on September 30, 2017 - 5:47am
Tarantulas found in the Bandelier National Monument area. Courtesy/NPS Photo
 
NPS News:
 
Around here, in Bandelier National Monument and many other parts of New Mexico, everyone starts noticing tarantulas about this time of year. 
 
Autumn is the time when males mature and start out on their quest to find a mate. This exposes them to many dangers, from hawks and skunks, which want to eat them, to fast-moving cars, to people who just find them creepy and may think they should be squashed. 
 
Tarantulas have been around for more than 16 million years, and comprise more than 900

Sevanto Is Best Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

on September 28, 2017 - 9:21am
Courtesy photo
 
ACRR News:
 
Sanna Sevanto was the top predictor as well the fastest female finisher on the 3 mile trail course in the weekly pace race held on the trails behind the Aquatic Center. 
 
She had a 22 second difference under her predicted time from her actual time of 27:20. Other accurate predictors were: Tamara Jurado at 24 seconds off, Ryan Smeltzer with a 32 second differential and the top finisher on the 3 mile course with a time of 23:47, Zach Medin recorded a 33 second difference, and Laura Woodroffe was 44 seconds off.
 
On the 1 mile paved course Citla Nava was

Weekly Fishing Report: Sept. 28

on September 28, 2017 - 9:19am
By George Morse
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
It’s definitely beginning to feel like fall. I’ve had reports of bull elk bugling and the leaves on the aspen trees are beginning to turn. Time to be outdoors and experience the beauty of fall here in Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado.
 
Before getting started on the fishing report, I’d like to make a comment on something that has been bugging me for a long time.

Nature Center Talk: Sally King Presents Bandelier’s Recent Pika Population Research

on September 28, 2017 - 8:34am

An adult pika perched on a rock. Photo by Sally King/NPS

PEEC News:

What does the future hold for pikas in the Jemez Mountains? Bandelier Interpretive Ranger Sally King will share results from recent research on the elusive American Pika at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3 in the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road.

This presentation is free thanks to the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and Bandelier National Monument.

King will discuss the natural history of this remarkable critter and share photos and newly released data from studies conducted at Bandelier.

Enjoy Bandelier And Other Public Lands With No Entrance Fee On National Public Lands Day Saturday

on September 28, 2017 - 6:45am
Take a walk to see Ancestral Pueblo dwellings on Bandelier's Main Loop Trail. Courtesy/NPS
 
NPS News:
 
Often just known as NPLD, National Public Lands Day (Sept. 30) is generally billed as the nation's largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands.
 
Saturday, Sept. 30, thousands of people will do volunteer work such as trail maintenance and litter pickup, while others make a special point of taking the day to enjoy the public lands that belong to everyone. To celebrate this special day, many federal lands, and some state parks as well, offer free admission.
 
At Bandelier

PEEC Organizes Natural Arch Hike Oct. 8

on September 27, 2017 - 9:21am
Natural Arch. Photo by Chris Swanson
 
PEEC News:
 
Have you seen the rather elusive natural arch? Sunday, Oct. 8, avid hiker Chris Swanson will lead an afternoon hike to the local window rock. This hike is about two miles round trip with around 400 feet of elevation gain.
 
To participate, register online at www.peecnature.org. Afterward, meet Chris and other hikers at 1 p.m., Oct. 8 at Mitchell Trailhead (corner of Arizona and 45th streets). Participants need to bring water, snacks, hat, sunscreen and good hiking shoes or boots.
 
Swanson is a long time avid hiker and trail runner

Prescribed Fire Training Planned In October On Bureau Of Land Management And State Trust Lands

on September 26, 2017 - 7:01am
BLM News:
 
PENASCO  Taos BLM, the New Mexico State Land Office, The Nature Conservancy’s Fire Learning Network, and the Forest Stewards Guild are organizing a prescribed fire training exchange (TREX) to safely return fire to approximately 500 acres of ponderosa pine and piñon-juniper forests state trust and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands west of Peñasco.
 
This burn is training new firefighters who will be working alongside highly qualified and experienced firefighters. The TREX also offers advanced training opportunities in a learning environment.

Secretary Zinke Declares October National Hunting And Fishing Month

on September 26, 2017 - 6:53am
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke
 
DOI News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has declared October will officially be recognized as National Hunting and Fishing Month at the Department. National Hunting and Fishing Day – is Sept. 23 each year.
 
Zinke championed the order to recognize the lasting and positive impact of hunters and anglers on wildlife and habitat conservation in America. This order comes on the heels of several major sportsmen actions from Interior including Wednesday'sannouncement of the addition of 600 acres of land in Arizona's

Prescribed Fire Planned In Gallinas Canyon

on September 25, 2017 - 7:02am

SFNF News:

Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest plan to conduct a prescribed burn in Gallinas Canyon on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District. The planned burn will include a combination of pile burning and broadcast burning.

The window for the Gallinas Canyon prescribed burn will open Sept. 28 and extend through Dec. 31, 2017. The decision to burn will be dependent on favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, weather forecasts, and available resources.

The 800-acre Gallinas Canyon treatment area is located approximately 20 miles west/southwest of Las Vegas.

Scenes From Lucky Ducky Carnival At FSN

on September 24, 2017 - 7:29am
Saturday was the annual Luckey Ducky Day at Los Alamos Family Strengths Network on Orange Street. The fundraiser attracted hordes of kids and their grownups for a day of funfilled activities. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scenes from Lucky Ducky Day. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scenes from Lucky Ducky Day. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scenes from Lucky Ducky Day. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scenes from Lucky Ducky Day. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scenes from Lucky Ducky Day. Photo by Bonnie J.

UWNNM Board Conducts Site Visit At FSN

on September 24, 2017 - 7:25am

United Way of Northern New Mexico Board members conducted a site visit Sept. 12 at the Family Strengths Network at 3540 Orange St., which receives United Way funding. From left, UWNNM Executive Director Kristy Ortega, UWNNM Treasurer Dr. Cindy Rooney, FSN Executive Director Carie Fanning and UWNNM board member David Trujillo. FSN is a private, non-profit organization that has served the families of Los Alamos and Northern New Mexico since 1989 through its Family Resource Center and programs.

EAA Young Eagles First Flight Takes Off Oct. 14

on September 23, 2017 - 8:37am
Pilot Roger Smith at last year's event in which local young people, ages 8 to 17 have the chance to take to the skies. This year's event is the morning of Saturday, Oct. 14. Courtesy photo
 
EAA News:
 
Local young people, ages 8 to 17 will have a chance to take to the skies in the morning of Saturday, Oct. 14 as Northern New Mexico, Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 691 hosts a Young Eagles Flight Rally at the Los Alamos Airport (KLAM).
 
If the weather doesn’t allow for flying on the planned date, the event will be held the following Saturday, Oct. 21.
 
The rally is

Valles Caldera Hosts Elk Festival

on September 23, 2017 - 5:57am
Two bull elk are fighting one another during the rut season. Courtesy/NPS
 
Children listen to an expert explain how elk antlers grow. Courtesy/NPS
 
JEMEZ SPRINGS — Valles Caldera National Preserve is home to one of the largest elk herds in New Mexico. Each fall, the sound of elk bugling in the mountains marks the start of their mating season, known as the ‘rut’.
 
To celebrate the upcoming elk rut and to learn about this fascinating creature, the National Park Service will host the 9th Annual Jemez Mountains Elk Festival 2-6 p.m. Sept. 30 at the preserve. 
 
This free,

Fall Festivals Around New Mexico

on September 22, 2017 - 1:49pm
NMTD News:
 
SANTA FE  The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta may be the most well known, but fall is full of fairs and festivals all across New Mexico.
 
The New Mexico Tourism Department has created a roundup of some of the best fall events happening this season. From harvest fests to Oktoberfests, there is something for everyone in all four corners of the state.
 
Highlights from the New Mexico True Fall Festivals & Event calendar include:
 
Steampunk Spectacular in Madrid (Sept. 23): There will be live entertainment, workshops, a costume contest, and a live action role-play of a murder

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Announces $1,103,088 For New Mexico Parks And Outdoor Recreation

on September 22, 2017 - 1:43pm
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke
 
DOI News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke Sept. 21 announced that $1,103,088 will be distributed to the state of New Mexico for outdoor recreation and conservation projects from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which is funded through offshore oil and gas leasing.
 
This was part of $94.3 million distributed across all 50 states, U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.

Burnish And Nolan Tie For Best Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

on September 22, 2017 - 6:21am
ACRR News:
 
Wendee Brunish and Jacqueline Nolan were both 3 seconds off their predicted time in the weekly pace race held on the Sach Cowan/Quemazon Nature Trails for top prediction. 
 
Other accurate predictors were: Sanna Sevanto with a 22 second differential as well as fastest female on the 3 mile course with a time of 32:37, Sue Elkins recording a 30 second error, and Paul Elkins with a 48 second difference.
 
Nikol Strother was the best finisher on the 1 mile paved course at 7:20 and 8 year old William Strother was the fastest male with a time of 9:33. Brian Newnam was the top

YMCA: Don’t Let Fear Of Falls Hold You Back

on September 22, 2017 - 6:06am
FAMILY YMCA News:
 
Each year on the first day of fall, national organizations from the Falls Free Coalition and the National Council on Aging (NCOA) join together for National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, a day of action to help raise awareness and prevention of falls in Los Alamos County.
 
Friday, Sept. 22, The Family YMCA is asking older adults, caregivers, family members and health care professionals in Los Alamos to unite to raise awareness to prevent falls among older adults.
 
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an older adult in the U.S.

Lightning Strikes Los Alamos Golf Course Trees

on September 21, 2017 - 9:43am

Lightning struck a tree around 4:30 p.m. Sunday near Tee 12 at the Los Alamos Golf Course. Reports are that a golfer near the strike was knocked off his feet but uninjured and the sound from the strike heard over in Quemazon. The lightning appears to have jumped to a smaller tree a few feet away. Excavated dirt is visible at the base of the tree where the lightning exited at the ground. Photo by Kerry Habiger

Los Alamos County Golf Pro Jim Phillips stands on Tee 12 Monday near where it appears the same lightning bolt that hit the tall tree at left, also struck this smaller tree growing a few

Canada's Paralympic Swim Team Visits Bandelier

on September 21, 2017 - 7:15am

The Canadian Paralympic Swim Team visited Bandalier National Monument Tuesday where they met with Superintendent Jason Lott, far left. The team is in Los Alamos training for the upcoming 2017 World Para Swimming Championships in Mexico City. Photo courtesy NPS

 

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