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BLM Facilities Closed During Government Shutdown

on January 22, 2018 - 9:20am

BLM News:

Access to Majority of Bureau of Land Management Public Lands to Remain Open

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During the lapse of appropriations and the subsequent shutdown of the federal government, the majority of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) public lands across the country will remain as accessible as possible while still following all applicable laws and procedures.

BLM roads, trails, campgrounds, boat ramps and recreation sites will remain accessible to visitors, but emergency and rescue services will be limited.

All BLM facilities on public lands, however, will be closed. Also note that

Topper Wrestling Team Wins District 2-5A Title

on January 22, 2018 - 9:20am
Israel Gallis and his Del Norte opponent in a head lock. Gallis lost this match 4-6. Photo by John McHale/
Damian Gonzales flips hit opponent to gain control. He won this match. Photo by John McHale/
Gloria Ramos did not win this match but had a good showing. Photo by John McHale/
By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post
A sweep of the district trial against the Española Valley Sundevils and Del Norte Knights on Wednesday afternoon in Griffith Gymnasium earned the Los Alamos Hilltopper Wrestling team the outright

This Week At Pajarito Mountain

on January 22, 2018 - 5:27am

Pajarito got three inches in the recent storm. Courtesy photo

SKI News:

Pajarito got three inches in the recent storm, snow is in the extended forecast and the mountain crews are ready to open more terrain with more snow.


Mountain News:

*Current Lift ticket prices are $24 for all ages. Pajarito Mountain has Mushroom, Zero Road East and the Beginner’s area open. The NEW Magic Carpet and the Beginner Lift are open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for daily operations.

For the snow report and ticket info, click here.

Upcoming Events (click here for our calendar):


High Flyers Win At Winter Invitational

on January 21, 2018 - 7:05am
High Flyers Gymnastics team group photo. Courtesy photo
The High Flyers Level 2 gymnastics team from Los Alamos won first place team last weekend at the Winter Invitational held at Eagle Ridge Gymnastics in Rio Rancho.
The 11 girls on the team, who range in age from 6 through 10, were competing in their second ever meet. In individual awards, Lauren Evenhus placed first all-around with a score of 36.025 and also took home first place medals on uneven bars, balance beam, and floor exercise.
Cora Perkins placed second on uneven bars and balance beam, while Emily

Most Of Bandelier Closed During Government Shutdown

on January 20, 2018 - 7:35am

Most of Bandelier National Monument is closed to visitor use due to the current situation with the budget of the federal government. Courtesy/NPS


As of today, Saturday, Jan. 20, most of Bandelier National Monument will be closed to visitor use due to the current situation with the budget of the federal government.

The closure is necessary for visitor safety and preservation of the fragile archeological and natural resources. The closure will last until the budget situation allows for park staff to return to duty.

Southwest Nordic Ski Club Qualifier Results

on January 20, 2018 - 6:41am
Axel Niklasson of Los Alamos leads skiers from Durango, Crested Butte and Boulder Nordic Clubs in his group during freestyle mass start race. Courtesy/Southwest Nordic Ski Club
From left, Los Alamos skiers Mila Moseley, Axel Niklasson, Liv Niklasson, Quanah Moseley, Madalyn Baily and Samantha Baily. Courtesy/Southwest Nordic Ski Club
What a difference a year and more experience makes. That was evident for the kids on the Southwest Nordic Ski Club (SWNSC) team who traveled to the Rocky Mountain Nordic (RMN) Junior National Qualifier (JNQ), Jan.

Del Norte Lady Knights Beat Toppers 39-36

on January 20, 2018 - 6:16am

The Lady Toppers tipped off against the Del Norte Lady Knights Tuesday evening in Griffith Gymnasium. The teams were evenly matched and the lead changed hands back and forth all evening. The knights were able to take the lead in the final minutes of the game and won 39-36. Photo by John McHale/

Natalie Gallegos takes a jump shop in the first period; she scored 6 points for the game. Photo by John McHale/

Becca Green turns the corner under the Topper basket on her way to score two points, she had 8 points for the game and was a force on both offense and defense.