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Bandelier Celebrates The Great American Campout – Star Gazing And Free Camping June 22

on June 19, 2019 - 7:37am
Juniper Campground at Bandelier National Monument. Photo by Stephen Fehnel
NPS News:
Saturday is the date of a nationwide event, the Great American Campout, sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation to encourage people to enjoy and protect wildlife and the outdoors.  
At Bandelier, camping will be free at Juniper Campground that night, except for the group sites. Non-group sites are first-come, first-served.

Bankens Mountain Martial Arts Annual Picnic July 13

on June 18, 2019 - 8:44am
BMMA News:
Bankens Mountain Martial Arts is hosting its annual martial arts picnic Saturday, July 13 at the Urban Park Pavilion.
The picnic is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chairs, blankets or whatever they prefer to sit on.
BMMA is providing all the burgers, hot dogs and side dishes (some vegetarian options will be available), as well as cake for dessert and bottled water. Anyone prefering something different to drink is welcome to bring a cooler. (This is a non-alcoholic event).
Bankens Mountain Martial Arts is excited to have

Pierotti Family Scholarship Extends History Of Helping Community

on June 17, 2019 - 8:46pm
Kiwanis Scholarship Committee Chairman Dennis Gill presents a Lou and Lee Pierotti Scholarship check to Jillian Bennett while her father, Langdon Bennett, looks on. Courtesy/Kiwanis Club 
Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos

Editor’s Note: Over the next few weeks, the 11 graduating seniors chosen for 2019 scholarships handed out by the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos will be speaking to the club about their plans for the future. Seven of the scholarships awarded will be funded by Kiwanis itself. The other four are family-financed.

Scenes From Softball Little League District Championship Games Played In Los Alamos

on June 17, 2019 - 7:54pm

Both teams pose for a photo at the conclusion of the second game of the District Championship hosted by Los Alamos County Little League played on Lou Caveglia Field at the North Mesa Sports Complex. The Los Alamos All Stars played the Pojoaque All Stars in the best of 3 game series on this past Saturday and Sunday. Game one was won by the Pojoaque All Stars 6-5. The game was close but the aggressive base running kept the Los Alamos team on edge the entire game.

Kudos To Volunteer Trail Maintenance Crew At VCNP

on June 17, 2019 - 12:21pm

Scene from the spring maintenance work on trails at the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Courtesy photo

Scene from the spring maintenance work on trails at the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Courtesy photo

Los Amigos de Valles Caldera News:

Volunteers from Los Amigos de Valles Caldera and the New Mexico Cross Country Ski Club performed spring maintenance May 13-17 on five roads and trails on the Valles Caldera National Preserve.

NMCCSC Trails Chair and Los Amigos Member Sam Beard  and Los Amigos Vice Chair Jim Counce planned and led the work project.

Pagosa Springs Duathlon July 13

on June 17, 2019 - 9:59am

NMAA To Sanction Girls Wrestling Division

on June 14, 2019 - 8:01am
NMAA News:
ALBUQUERQUE The New Mexico Activities Association Board of Directors unanimously approved a proposal to sanction a girls wrestling division that will end with a state championship event beginning with the 2019-2020 school year.
Here are some key points regarding girls wrestling in New Mexico:
 *Note that the exact format for the State Championship is subject to changes:
  • The sport has grown from 79 participants in 2017 to 165 in 2019
  • An exhibition event has been held each of the last two years in conjunction with the boys’ state tournament
  • New Mexico is the 18th