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Topper Boys And Girls Diving Teams Win Home Meet

on December 10, 2019 - 7:47am

Branden Stidham scored 238.00 points in the diving portion of the Bill Hudson Memorial Invite to win first place for the boys Friday evening at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center. The Boys team posted a first place finish as there were no other teams represented at the competition. Branden has already qualified for the state meet. Photo by John McHale/

Kyle Hater scored 224.40 points to take second place in the diving completion. Hater has already qualified for the state meet. Photo by John McHale/

Griffin Stidham scored 221.40 points to win third place.

Outdoor Recreation Division Has Awarded First-Ever Grants Aimed At Growing Outdoor Economy

on December 9, 2019 - 7:58am
SANTA FE The New Mexico Economic Development Department's Outdoor Recreation Division has awarded the first-ever grants to business start-up organizations aimed at growing the outdoor economy.
The awards of $50,000 each will go to the San Juan College Enterprise Center in Farmington and to Creative Startups, which is proposing an initiative to serve as many as a dozen rural communities. Both were chosen for their regional focus to help outdoor recreation startups in the service, retail, and manufacturing spaces.
"My administration is clear that the outdoor recreation

SFNF Seeks Public Comment On Proposed Exploratory Core Drilling Project In Sangre De Cristo Mountains

on December 9, 2019 - 7:43am
SFNF News:
SANTA FE The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) is soliciting public input on a proposal from Comexico LLC to conduct exploratory core drilling on previously identified mineral deposits – primarily copper, lead and zinc – on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. 
The SFNF will host a public meeting 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 at Pecos High School on N.M. 63 to share information about the Comexico proposal and the NEPA process and to give the public an opportunity to ask questions and provide comments.
Comexico, a registered New Mexico

2019 New Mexico Bowl: Central Michigan University & San Diego State University Face Off Dec. 21

on December 8, 2019 - 2:21pm


ALBUQUERQUE – During Selection Sunday today, the New Mexico Bowl announced that San Diego State University and Central Michigan University will face off Saturday, Dec. 21 in Albuquerque.

The New Mexico Bowl will kick off the collegiate bowl season for the fourteenth year, airing on ESPN at noon MST (2 p.m. EST) live from Dreamstyle Stadium.

‘We are very happy with another really good matchup in the New Mexico Bowl, two outstanding teams in the midst of excellent seasons,” said New Mexico Bowl Executive Director Jeff Siembieda.

SFNF Las Vegas District Office Closed Dec. 13

on December 8, 2019 - 8:21am
SFNF News:
SANTA FE The Las Vegas office of the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will be closed to the public Friday, Dec. 13 to accommodate an in-service day for employees.
The Las Vegas office will resume regular business hours Monday, Dec. 16.
Forest Headquarters in Santa Fe and district offices in Pecos, Espanola, Jemez Springs, Cuba and Coyote will remain open during regular business hours Dec. 13.
For additional information, contact the Pecos District Office at 505.757.6121 or the Las Vegas District Office at 505.425.3534.

SFNF Implements Joaquin Piles Prescribed Burn

on December 7, 2019 - 6:25pm
SFNF News:
SANTA FE Fire managers on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) are taking advantage of favorable conditions, including snow pack, fuel moisture levels, air quality, wind and weather forecasts, to burn piles of woody debris on the previously announced Joaquin project area this week.
Ignitions may continue over the weekend and into next week, depending on the weather.
The unit is approximately 648 acres, located about 7 miles north of the community of Gilman west of Forest Road (FR) 376 and south of FR 534. 
Prescribed fire is one of the

Topper Basketball Plays In Capitol City Tournament

on December 7, 2019 - 7:37am

Brian Irwin goes in for a layup in the 2nd quarter and is in heavy traffic. The Topper boys played the Santa Fe High Demons in the first game of the tournament and lost 61-24 to the Demons who dominated the game on both offense and defense. The Toppers moved into the consolation side of the bracket after their loss. The Bobby Rodriquez Capitol City Tournament is an annual tournament played in the Toby Roybal Gymnasium on the campus of the Santa Fe High School. Photo by John McHale/

Gavin Campos has the ball stripped as he makes an attempt for a shot.