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Sunday Update: Rain Provides Relief ... Keeps Fire On Valles Caldera At 495 Acres

on June 17, 2018 - 2:46pm

Rain aides firefighters in keeping blaze at 495 acres overnight on the Valles Caldera. Photo by John McHale/


VCNP News:

Saturday’s rain aided firefighting efforts and kept the San Antonio Fire at 495 acres on the Valles Caldera National Preserve.

The lightning-caused fire is burning within the northwest area of the Preserve. Fire activity was moderate with spots of creeping flames and smoldering timber. The historic cabin within the fire perimeter and the weather station and natural gas pipeline near the fire remain intact and unaffected by the fire.

The Albuquerque

Update: Fire In Valles Caldera At 495 Acres

on June 16, 2018 - 4:58pm



VCNP News:

  • Moisture slows San Antonio Fire on Valles Caldera


The lightning-caused San Antonio Fire on Valles Caldera National Preserve has grown to 495 acres and is within the northwest area of the preserve between Valle San Antonio and the northern boundary.

Firefighters were able to establish hand line along the north and southwestern flanks of the fire. In addition, air support dropped retardant lines along the fire perimeter. Today’s forecasted rain and higher humidity are expected to aid in firefighting efforts.

The Albuquerque Zone Incident Management Type 3

Valles Caldera Open To Visitors Despite Fire

on June 16, 2018 - 8:58am

Santa Fe National Forest Espanola District Ranger Sandy Hurlocker, left, VCNP Chief of Interpretation & Education Kimberly DeVall and VCNP Superintendent Jorge Silva-Banuelos watch smoke Friday afternoon from the San Antonio Fire from a spot along San Antonio Creek. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

A tree burns Friday afternoon in the San Antonio Fire on the Valles Caldera National Preserve as Los Alamos Daily Post staff were escorted close to the fire area. Photo by John McHale/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Valles Caldera National

Council Postpones Contract For Kiddie Pool Design

on June 15, 2018 - 5:18pm

County Engineer Eric Martinez
Los Alamos Daily Post
Uncertainties surrounding the new managing contract for Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) pushed Los Alamos County Council to apply the brakes on the kiddie pool capital improvement project.
During the regular County Council meeting Tuesday, June 12, Council passed a motion to postpone approving the services agreement with FBT Architects for the design of the kiddie pool addition at Larry R. Walkup Center until the taxable status of the new LANL contract is known.

Father’s Day At Pajarito

on June 15, 2018 - 5:00pm
Father and son duo Tom and Tommy Long in winter at Pajarito Mountain. Courtesy photo

With Father's Day approaching, we thought it'd be fun to mention a father-son duo who enjoy working together and playing together at Pajarito Mountain -- Tom and Tommy Long.

Tom is a 50-year ski industry veteran and has been working at Pajarito for the past 14 years. Tommy began working at Pajarito in 2009.

While working at Pajarito, Tommy has learned a lot from his dad, including running a successful business, maintaining the property, hard work and dedication all while honing

British Soccer Camps June 18-22 And July 16-20

on June 15, 2018 - 4:33pm
YMCA News:
Challenger Sports have teamed up with The Family YMCA in Los Alamos to bring the most popular soccer camp program in the country to this community.
Challenger’s British Soccer Camp will take place in Los Alamos June 18-22 and July 16-20. With programs for all ages and abilities, local players will be coached by one of Challenger’s 1,100 International soccer coaches.
This British Soccer Camp will provide local players with an opportunity to learn, grow and share a positive and educational camp experience, which not only develops success on the field, but also