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Valles Caldera Trust Releases Landscape and Restoration Stewardship Plan Draft EIS

on August 12, 2013 - 1:37pm

Valles Caldera Trust Releases Landscape and Restoration Stewardship Plan Draft EIS
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JEMEZ SPRINGS --- The Valles Caldera Trust (Trust) has released a 10-year plan for the proposed stewardship of the Valles Caldera National Preserve (preserve.)

The Landscape Restoration and Stewardship Plan (Stewardship Plan) Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) details a number of actions aimed at reducing the potential for severe burning and moving the forest to a more sustainable and resilient condition.

Tami Martinson of Los Alamos Scores Second Career Hole In One

on August 12, 2013 - 1:29pm

LAGC News:

Tami Martinson of Los Alamos scored her second career hole in one Sunday at the Los Alamos Golf Course. 

Witnessing her great shot were husband Drew Martinson, along with Wayne and Lynn Taylor. 

Martinson was playing from the red tees on the 15th hole, which measures 146 yards and she hit a 6 iron for her perfect shot.  

Los Alamos Father and Daughter Take First in USA Cycling National Championships

on August 10, 2013 - 7:33am
Neal Pederson, left, Michelle Pederson, right, of Los Alamos with Aaron Gwin who won the Pro Men’s category and is the fastest and most well know downhill racer in the world. Courtesy photo
Michelle Pederson crossing the finish line. Courtesy photo


Neal Pederson and his daughter, Michelle Pederson of Los Alamos were both winners in their age categories at the USA National Championships Downhill Mountain Bike race last Sunday in Angel Fire.

Michele won the junior women’s 15-18 race and Neal did the same in the men’s 45-49 event.

Michelle bested her field by more than two


Paulina Burnside Nails Pace Race Prediction

on August 8, 2013 - 7:57am
Pace Race runners round the bend in Tuesday's race. Courtesy photo


Pace racers try to predict their run and walk times for known course  lengths. Tuesday night, Paulina Burnside aced her prediction on the three mile Turkey Trot course in the Bayo Canyon/North Mesa area.

One and two mile courses also were available, but two of the next three best predictions were also on the longest course. Bill Rice, Roxana Candia and Paul Elkins had respective errors of 24, 28, and 30 seconds.

Fastest finishers for the one mile course were Patricia Burnside (9:29) and Elkins (14:50),

Column: Sports-Specific Training vs Training Function

on August 8, 2013 - 7:21am
Sports-Specific Training vs Training Function

Sports performance is the result of coordinated movement. Pedaling a bicycle, casting a fly rod, swinging a tennis racquet or golf club, and hiking up a mountain all require multiple muscles working together in a specific sequence to create action.

If any link in this chain of musculoskeletal function is not ideal you may experience early fatigue, pain, inefficient technique, loss of power and injury.

The repetitive nature of sport can create muscle compensations and imbalances.