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Hike Kitchen Mesa At Ghost Ranch Saturday

on October 15, 2018 - 12:40pm

Hike Kitchen Mesa Trail at Ghost Ranch with Bill Priedhorsky of the Los Alamos Mountaineers. Meet the group at 8 a.m., Saturday at the nature center to carpool to Ghost Ranch. Courtesy photo


PEEC News:


Hike Kitchen Mesa at Ghost Ranch this Saturday, Oct. 20 with Bill Priedhorsky of the Los Alamos Mountaineers.


The Pajarito Environmental Education Center is partnering with the Mountaineers to offer this outing. Kitchen Mesa is a beautiful gypsum-capped high point that stands above the headquarters of Ghost Ranch. Space is limited for this hike and registration is required.


BLM Begins San Pedro Thinning Project

on October 15, 2018 - 9:57am
San Pedro area hazardous fuels thinning begins around Oct. 17. Courtesy/BLM
BLM News:
TAOS – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will begin hazardous fuels thinning in the San Pedro area beginning around Oct. 17 and carry on until Nov. 30.
The thinning project is expected to take 2-6 weeks; however, the exact timing is subject to weather and ground conditions.
The San Pedro fuels reduction project is located on BLM lands on the south side of N.M. 344, approximately one mile east of the intersection of N.M. 14 and N.M.

Hilltoppers Dominate Northern Challenge

on October 15, 2018 - 9:13am
Sports Editor
Los Alamos Daily Post

After a strong showing against out-of-state competition Oct. 6 at the Pat Amato Classic meet in Northglenn, Colo., the Los Alamos High School boys and girls cross country teams stayed local and dominated the Northern Challenge cross country meet Oct. 12 at the Municipal Recreation Complex in Santa Fe.

The Hilltoppers took first place in the boys race with 26 points, easily ahead of second-place Pojoaque Valley High Scchool. The Elks were a distant second with 88 points. Taos High School was third with 145 points.


Los Alamos High School XC Teams Dominate Meet

on October 13, 2018 - 8:52am

The Los Alamos High School Cross Country teams dominated Friday's Northern New Mexico Invite at the Municipal Recreation Center in Santa Fe. The Girls Varsity had six of the top seven finishers, the Boys Varsity took the top three spots, the Girls JV had the top eight finishers and the Boys JV took most of the top spots. Here Freshman Norissa Valdez takes a big early lead in the Girls Varsity race and went on to win this race by a big margin in a time of 20:00. Photo by Blake Wood

Sophomore Rafael Sanchez and Junior Steven Strevell take a turn at high speed at the two mile point of the 5k

Congress Let Land & Water Conservation Fund Expire

on October 13, 2018 - 7:03am
Wildlife Corridor Coordinator
National Wildlife Federation

Valles Caldera is the largest land acquisition in New Mexico made through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), one of the primary tools for protecting our national and local parks and public lands. LWCF contributed over $100 million to acquire the Preserve, help promote recreational opportunities and public access, and conserve habitat for wildlife including elk, mule deer, and mountain lions. And LWCF accomplishes things like this all over America at no cost to taxpayers.

Karen Easton Joins Family YMCA Board

on October 13, 2018 - 6:06am

Karen Easton

Y News:

The Family YMCA’s Board of Directors accepted Karen Easton to its ranks during its Sept. 28 meeting.

Easton and her family have been members of the Y for 14 years.

“We’ve enjoyed a variety of programs offered from fitness to childcare,” she said.

Easton is a community banker with more than 25 years of service and banking experience in management, private banking and wealth management. She is a vice president/branch manager for century Bank. She is a graduate of Portland State University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science.

“Joining the Board

Topper Volleyball Plays Against Espanola Sundevils

on October 13, 2018 - 6:05am

Elise Olivas leads the Topper Volleyball team as they welcome the Espanola Sundevils volleyball team for their match Tuesday night in Griffith Gym. Photo by John McHale/

Janessa Gonzales digs a ball in the first set. Photo by John McHale/

Ariel Edkin spikes a hit over the Sundevil defender in the second set. Photo by John McHale/

Eden Schmierer spikes a ball past the Espanola defender in the second set. Photo by John McHale/

Elise Olivas and Natalie Gallegos team up to block a Sundevil spike. Photo by John McHale/