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Highly Anticipated Annual Los Alamos County Triathlons Return With New Junior Triathlon

on July 14, 2017 - 2:57pm

COUNTY News:

Two long-standing Los Alamos County races—the 43rd Annual Los Alamos Triathlon and the 24th Annual Kids Triathlon—return Saturday, July 29 with the addition of a brand new for 2017 race, the 1st Annual Junior Triathlon.

The Los Alamos Triathlon is one of the oldest, continuously-running sprint triathlons that has a unique format of Bike-Swim-Run. It offers a challenging bike course with rolling hills, surrounded by beautiful mountain vistas. The bike leg is followed by a pool swim and ends with a run that heads north on Diamond Drive and ends at the Aquatic Center.

Summertime At Pajarito Mountain Means Live Music, Craft Beer And Award-Winning Mountain Biking!

on July 14, 2017 - 10:16am
PAJARITO MOUNTAIN News:
 
Pajarito Mountain’s summer is in full swing with more exciting events planned through September. Enjoy craft beer from Bathtub Row Brewing, live music, New Mexico-inspired dishes, and incredible mountain biking adventures!  
 
Pajarito is a four-time winner as a top five resort in the Southwest by the MTBparksRider’s Choice Awards.
 
The Los Alamos Ski Club hosts multiple Beer and Band events, featuring local craft beer and talented musicians, along with lift-served mountain bike trails, plus Pajarito’s Café serving up excellent New Mexican cuisine.
 
Beer &

Senior Lifetime NPS Passes $10 Until Aug. 28

on July 13, 2017 - 5:22am

Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott 

BANDELIER News:

Bandelier National Monument Superintendent Jason Lott suggests anyone 62 or older and thinking about buying a National Parks Lifetime Senior Pass do so before Aug. 28 at Bandelier.

“That’s when the price of the pass will increase from $10 to $80,” Lott said. “After that, it will cost $20 a year for a senior pass or $80 for a lifetime senior pass.”

The passes grant U.S. citizens and permanent residents age 62 or older access to more than 2,000 national parks and recreational facilities, including those run by the U.S.

Trudolyubov Top Predictor, First Finisher In Pace Race

on July 12, 2017 - 2:40pm
Courtesy photo
 
ACRR News:
 
Sergey Trudolyubov was the top predictor as well as the fastest finisher on the 3 mile course held near the Canyon Road and 15th Street junction at 7 seconds off his predicted time and a recorded time of 24:53. 
 
Other accurate predictors were: Mark Bjorklund with a 17 second difference, Laura Woodroffe at 21 seconds off, Denisse Ortiz-Acoste recording a 24 second difference, and Ted Williams at 42 seconds off.
 
7 year old Diego Leonard was the best finisher on the 1 mile course at 7:46 and 9 year old Savanna Strother was the top female recording a

Heinrich, Udall On Support For National Monuments

on July 12, 2017 - 6:28am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall at press conference Tuesday outside the U.S. Capitol. Courtesy photo

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich at press conference Tuesday outside the U.S. Capitol. Courtesy photo

U.S. SENATE News:

  • More than 2.5 million comments were submitted opposing the Department of the Interior’s unprecedented national monument review.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich led a press conference outside the U.S. Capitol with U.S. Sen.

Daily Postcard: Los Alamos Reservoir

on July 12, 2017 - 5:43am

Daily Postcard: Los Alamos Reservoir is back to its old self bringing memories to many of fishing days gone by. Photo by Avery Neal

Weekly Fishing Report: July 11

on July 11, 2017 - 2:00pm
By GEORGE MORSE
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

As the weather continues to be hot and dry with widely scattered thunderstorms, the fishing in the lakes and rivers is slowing down as the water warms and streamflows drop. This time of the year the best fishing is often to be had early in the morning or late in the evening.

One of the better spots to try would be the Rio Grande. The streamflow has dropped to less than normal from the Colorado state border all the way down to Velarde. Spinners like the Panther Martin are a good choice under the present conditions.

Morse: The Brown Trout In New Mexico

on July 11, 2017 - 10:09am
Brown trout, like this 25-incher from the Rio Chama, thrive and reproduce naturally in many of New Mexico’s rivers and streams. Photo by George Morse
 
By GEORGE MORSE 
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
After nearly 50 years of angling in New Mexico, I have seen a lot of changes in the fishing regulations concerning the number of fish an angler could keep (the daily limit). The first year I moved here (1968) the daily limit was a very liberal 12 fish-per-day for trout.
 
A few years later, there was an interesting change in the bag limit.

Letter To The Editor: Thank You From YMCA

on July 10, 2017 - 8:30am
By FAMILY YMCA
Los Alamos
 
I would like to thank everyone who helped make The Family YMCA's 5K Fun Run on July 4 such a fun and successful event. We had over 200 participants that ran, walked, and jogged with costumes, dogs, and kids in strollers.
 
Thank you to the sponsors - Los Alamos Medical Center, Los Alamos National Bank, and Southwest Safety Services of Santa Fe. 
 
Over 40 items we donated by local businesses for top finishers and random door prizes.

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument Will Be Unavailable For Visitation For Three Days

on July 7, 2017 - 8:40am
BLM News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), in cooperation with the Pueblo de Cochiti (Pueblo), announces that Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (Monument) will be unavailable for public visitation July 13 and 14, as well as July 25.
 
These three days and future days will allow the BLM to assess and work on special projects within the Monument, ultimately providing visitors with a more enjoyable recreation experience, and the Pueblo will have access to the Monument on days that are significant to them.
 
The Monument was created in 2001 with a provision that

More Scenes From LAPD VS LAFD Softball Game

on July 6, 2017 - 7:20am

Los Alamos Police Department team supporters including fans of Uncle Det. Matt Lyon at Tuesday's annual 4th of July softball game against the Los Alamos Fire Department. This year the LAFD won the game. Photo by Kateri Morris

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone keeps score at Tuesday's softball game. Photo by Kateri Morris

Los Alamos Police Cpl. David Boe pitches at Tuesday's softball game. Photo by Kateri Morris

Los Alamos Fire Department softball players at Tuesday's game against the Los Alamos Police Department. Photo by Kateri Morris

Los Alamos Police Cpl.

Drowning Victim Recovered From Cochiti Lake

on July 5, 2017 - 8:02pm
NMSP News:
 
SANDOVAL COUNTY -- Today, the body of Ariel Gonzalez-Vasquez, 34, of Albuquerque was recovered from Cochiti Lake.
 
Gonzalez-Vasquez was reported to have been in the water swimming when large waves and wind made the swimming difficult and he sank and never resurfaced.
 
The New Mexico State Police were asked to assist with a possible drowning victim Saturday at Cochiti Lake, just south of Santa Fe. At approximately 6:30 p.m., July 1, the Sandoval County Sheriff's Department requested the assistance of the NMSP Dive Team to locate the victim within the lake.

Scenes From LAPD VS. LAFD July 4 Softball Game

on July 5, 2017 - 9:00am

Softball players from Los Alamos Police Department and Los Alamos Fire Department after Tuesday's game which LAFD won. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone, left, and Los Alamos Fire Department Chief Troy Hughes following the annual Independence Day softball game between the two departments. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

LAPD Sgt. Daniel Roberts is off and running at Tuesday's softball game between local police and firefighters. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Fire Department Chief Troy Hughes up to bat at Tuesday's

Best Place To Fish During Holidays? Off Beaten Path

on July 5, 2017 - 8:31am
A section of the Rio Grande between Pilar and Velarde is a great fishing spot. Courtesy Photo​
 
By GEORGE MORSE
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
The fishing on holidays like July 4 can be crowded. Campgrounds fill up fast and the shores of the lakes and easily-accessed spots on the river can be lined with anglers.
 
One way to get away from the crowds and to find some room to fish is to invest in some shoe leather and hike to less-accessible areas of rivers.
 
Even stretches of river like the Rio Grande between Pilar and Velarde long the highway will have portions of the
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Scenes From Bandelier Naturalization Ceremony

on July 5, 2017 - 8:14am

Fifteen newly-sworn United States citizens at Bandelier National Monument Tuesday with Superintendent Jason Lott, far right, and Los Alamos County Council Chair David Izraelevitz, second from right, who was the guest speaker. Courtesy photo

Nicholas Maestas, left, representing U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan and Los Alamos County Council Chair David Izraelevitz at Tuesday's naturalization ceremony at Banderlier. Courtesy photo

Some of the new United States citizens being sworn in at Tuesday's naturalization ceremony at Bandelier National Monument. Courtesy photo

Representing VFW Post 8874

Scenes From Today's Family Y Firecracker Fun Run

on July 4, 2017 - 1:53pm

Two of the Incredibles, aka Matt Schmidt and his son Adam, zoom through today's Family YMCA's 5K Firecracker Fun Run and Walk in downtown Los Alamos. Prizes were awarded to the top male and female finishers in Kid, Youth, Adult, Adult 60+, and Dog Jogger categories. The best Costumed Participant will win Bagels-for-a-Year from Ruby K’s. ​Runners and walkers started in the YMCA parking lot, turned north on 15th St.

NMSP: Positive Identification Made For Missing Hiker Paris Shane Wallace

on July 4, 2017 - 10:28am
NMSP News:
  • The Office of the Medical Investigator has confirmed and positively identified the body recovered in the below search and rescue mission as that of Paris Shane Wallace.
 
On the evening of Wednesday, June 14, 2017, New Mexico State Police officers were contacted by Mitzi Wallace of Clifton, Colorado, who wanted to report her husband was missing. Mrs. Wallace stated her husband, Paris Shane Wallace, 52, had gone hiking in the Espanola/Taos, NM area. Her last contact with him was the day prior, June 13, 2017, around 11:30 a.m. Mrs. Wallace stated she expected Mr.

Tennis Lessons Behind UNM-LA Every Wednesday

on July 4, 2017 - 8:26am

Los Alamos Triatomics Announces Upcoming Activities

on July 4, 2017 - 7:53am
SPORTS News:
 
Thanks to everyone who raced, volunteered or both at last Sunday's Atomic Man Duathlon. Here is a schedule for upcoming activities.
 
1.) Tuesday Night Time Trials-Next Tuesday there will not be a time trial on the July 4th holiday. The next time trial will be Tuesday July 11 on the White Rock to top of Ancho Canyon course at 6 p.m. 
 
Meet at 5:50 p.m., on the bike path at the intersection of Monte Rey Drive North and State Road 4 to get your name on the list.

Video Highlights Importance Of National Monuments

on July 3, 2017 - 8:59am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) released a video highlighting the economic impact that national monuments have had in their states and across the country.
 
In April, President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at rescinding national monument designations made by President Obama under the Antiquities Act.

Senators Introduce Strongest Legislative Package Of Sportsmen’s Priorities In Years

on July 3, 2017 - 8:05am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Only hours ahead of their departure for the Fourth of July recess, Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), and a bipartisan group of senators introduced S. 1514, a strong package of bills that would benefit fish and wildlife habitat nationwide, while funding critical watershed restoration efforts in the Mid-Atlantic and improving access for recreational shooters on public lands.

The legislation would:

  • Reauthorize the North American Wetlands Conservation Act—a grant program through which each federal dollar invested is matched an average of

Topper Football Youth Camp July 10-11

on July 2, 2017 - 7:21am

YMCA 5K Fun Run July 4

on July 2, 2017 - 7:11am
 
YMCA News:
 
The Family YMCA in Los Alamos is hosting its annual Firecracker 5K Family Fun Run Tuesday, July 4.
 
The 5K is open to all ages that want to walk, run, or jog in this festive event. Prizes will go to the top male and female finishers in Kid, Youth, Adult, Adult 60+, and Dog Jogger. The best Costumed Participant will win Bagels-for-a-Year from Ruby K’s. All participants will get the annual Fun Run t-shirt and are eligible to win one of many great door prizes.
 
The 5K race route starts in the YMCA parking lot, turns north on 15th St. to Canyon Rd., west on Canyon Rd.

Celebrate Fourth Of July On Santa Fe National Forest But 'Know Before You Go'

on June 30, 2017 - 7:54am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) is ready to welcome the large number of visitors who traditionally celebrate Independence Day weekend in the great outdoors. 
 
But if you decide to take advantage of the recreational opportunities on the SFNF, it’s always good to “Know Before You Go” (https://www.fs.fed.us/visit/know-before-you-go).
 
The SFNF remains in Stage 1 fire restrictions. Campfires are allowed only in developed campgrounds and picnic areas with established fire rings and grills.

Los Alamos Nature Center's Summer Holiday Hours

on June 30, 2017 - 7:52am
Water Canyon is one of the beautiful hikes that is part of the second Passport to the Pajarito Plateau. Photo by Beth Cortright
 
PEEC News:
 
The Los Alamos Nature Center will be closed Tuesday, July 4, which is a great time to use the free Los Alamos Trails App to find a fun hike.
 
Take your Passport to the Pajarito Plateau with you, find the rubbing plates, and get even closer to your next prize. There are different prizes for hiking two, five, eight, 12 and 16 trails in the passport booklet. It is fun for all ages.
 
The Los Alamos Nature Center will resume regular hours 10 a.m.

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