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The Family YMCA's Summer Y Camp & 2018-2019 After-School Programs Registration Drive Begins Monday

on March 2, 2018 - 8:01am

YMCA News:

Registration for The Family YMCA’s Summer Y Camp and 2018-2019 After School programs begins at 8 a.m. Monday, March 5 at the Y at 1450 Iris St.

During the registration drive, March 5 through May 4, each program’s $25 registration fee is waived. Also, the Y is hosting an Early Bird Y Camp special, March 5-31, where $100 will be taken off the “All Summer” registration option.

Financial assistance applications are available for both programs and can be accessed at or at the Y’s front desk.

Full fee registration begins May 5. For more information contact the Y at

100 Days Of Winter Grand Prize Winner Announced

on March 1, 2018 - 10:43am

The Los Alamos County Community Services Department wrapped up their collaborative 100 Days of Winter program Feb. 26. 
Over 1,000 programming guides were distributed throughout Los Alamos County between November and February, encouraging residents and visitors to get out and active during the winter months. With just under 200 online participants, and over 260 entries for the Grand Prize, many shared photos of the wide variety of ways they were inspired to stay local and enjoy all the Los Alamos area has to offer.
Congratulations to our Grand Prize winner Danna

Forecast Pushes Santa Fe Watershed Prescribed Burn Into Next Week

on March 1, 2018 - 7:19am
SFNF News:
SANTA FE  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) anticipate favorable conditions by the middle of next week to conduct a two-day prescribed burn in the Santa Fe Watershed. 
Fire managers anticipated starting the prescribed burn Friday until the latest weather forecast prompted the decision to delay. 
Conditions such as fuel moisture levels, air quality, and winds and weather forecasts, collectively play a part in the decision.
The 755-acre treatment area is approximately three miles east of the City of Santa Fe on the south end between Nichols and

PCA: Pajarito Mountain Land Transfer Concerns Are Easy To Resolve

on February 28, 2018 - 7:14am
Pajarito Conservation Alliance News:

As many citizens are aware, the complete ownership of Pajarito Mountain is planned for transfer to a private company, Pajarito Recreation, LLC (PRLLC).
This has been controversial due to concerns about public access for non-skiing activities and natural resource conservation, which we have previously expressed ourselves.

We emphasize that PCA strongly supports all the uses of the mountain, including specifically downhill skiing and mountain biking as well as hiking, running, cross-country skiing, etc.

Learn About Family Scouting Opportunities March 6

on February 28, 2018 - 6:29am

County Releases RFPs For Two Recreation Projects

on February 28, 2018 - 6:28am

Public Works Director Philo Shelton



Los Alamos Daily Post


Four Los Alamos County recreation Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) are moving forward.


The County release Request For Proposals (RFP) for the design of the splash pad at Pinon Park and the kiddie pool at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center. The RFP for the improvements at the Los Alamos County Golf Course also is expected to be issued next week.


A study continues on the shade structure at the ice rink.

Weekly Fishing Report Feb. 27

on February 27, 2018 - 6:52am
By George Morse
Los Alamos Daily Post
Sports and Outdoors
The weather last week was warm, but it has turned colder this week. There have been some good snow storms just to the north of us.
Wolf Creek Ski Area has received over 50 inches of snow in the past seven days and more is forecast later this week. Colder temperatures than we have been experiencing are forecast for the rest of this coming week. Any snow we get to help alleviate the lack of snow in December and January will be most welcome. There was considerable snow covering the Jemez Mountains Tuesday (2/20) and this will

8th Annual Run For Your Life 5k & 10K Race April 22

on February 26, 2018 - 9:41am
RFYL News:
The 8th annual Run For Your Life 5k and 10K Race is 9 a.m. Sunday, April 22, starting at East Park (502) in Los Alamos.
For questions, call 505.672.1639.
A printable Registration form is available on the following link:

This Week At Pajarito

on February 26, 2018 - 8:08am
Courtesy photo
Current Lift ticket prices are $24 for all ages! Pajarito Mountain currently has Mushroom, Zero Road East, and the Beginner’s area open. The NEW Magic Carpet and the Beginner Lift are open for daily operations from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
For the snow report and ticket info, click here.
Upcoming Events (click here for our calendar):
March 17 at Pajarito will be the 70th Annual Skiesta. Skiesta is a long-standing tradition at Pajarito Mountain. The very first Skiesta was held in 1948 and featured music, costumes and a 50 cent hot dog lunch.

FSN: Zumba Kids Jr. Class Preview Monday

on February 25, 2018 - 6:56am


FSN News:

Family Strengths Network will have a free preview of its new class: Zumba Kids Jr, 3-3:45 p.m. Monday Feb. 26 at Family Strengths Network, 3540 Orange St.

The class officially begins Monday, March 5 and is designed for kids ages 2.5-5 years and their parents/guardians.

Zumba® Kids, Jr classes are rockin', high-energy dance parties packed with kid friendly routines. They break down steps, add games, activities and cultural exploration elements into the class structure.

Preston Brown & Ryan McNiel Make Rugby All-Star Team

on February 24, 2018 - 4:52pm

Preston Brown. Courtesy photo

Ryan McNiel. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos Nukes rugby team players Preston Brown and Ryan McNiel have been selected to play with the New Mexico All-Star High School team March 1-3 in Las Vegas, Nev., at the Las Vegas Invitational Tournament.

The tournament is billed as the largest rugby tournament in North America and will be played alongside the USA Sevens annual international tournament. The LVI is considered the premier U.S. rugby event and features athletes and match-ups across a wide range of divisions and age groups.

This is Brown’s third

SFNF: Cuba Ranger District Chaparral Piles Prescribed Burn To Start

on February 24, 2018 - 6:14am
SFNF News:
SANTA FE  To take advantage of favorable conditions, to include fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather forecasts, fire managers on the Cuba Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) expect to begin ignitions on Chaparral piles to reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire.
Weather permitting, crews are expected to treat up to 49 acres of the Chaparral piles.    
The Chaparral piles area is located along Forest Service Road 539, two miles south of the Rancho del Chaparral Girl Scout Camp.

Youth Conservation Corps Job Applications Closing

on February 23, 2018 - 4:34pm

Deadline to apply for Y Summer Youth Conservation Corps trail repair program is 8 a.m. Monday, March 12. Courtesy/YMCA

YMCA News:

The deadline to turn in applications for The Family YMCA’s Summer Youth Conservation Corps trail repair program is 8 a.m. Monday, March 12.

Applications turned in earlier are appreciated.

Applications may be turned in at the Los Alamos and Española YMCA teen centers by close of business Friday, March 9, or delivered 8 a.m. Monday, March 12 to The Family YMCA, 1450 Iris St. in Los Alamos.

The Y is hiring up to 40 positions.

Enchanted Forest Open For Skiing & Snowshoeing

on February 23, 2018 - 6:59am

Enchanted Forest in 1985 in Red River. Courtesy photo

SKI News:

This is the first year since Enchanted Forest opened in 1985 in Red River that it has remained closed ... until last weekend.
Fresh snow last week and additional new snow Tuesday has made conditions very nice for skiing on the "inner loop".
More snow is expected for a possible 6 inches of new snow on the trails. By today we will be out grooming and the chance for good skiing this weekend is high! We may see unseasonably warm temperatures again next week so grab your skinny skis and come on out while you still can.

Pajarito Receives 10 Inches So Far ... More Expected

on February 22, 2018 - 10:22am
Courtesy/Pajarito Mountain
Pajarito Mountain Ski Area in Los Alamos received 10 inches of snow with this latest storm, and it's still snowing today!
Pajarito Mountain Cafe is open 8 a.m. through 4 p.m., with breakfast burritos, a legendary bacon green chili double cheeseburger for lunch, chili cheese fries and giant cookies in the afternoon. There is something on the menu that everyone can enjoy.
Lift tickets are $24 for all ages.

Bandelier And Valles Caldera On 2-Hour Delay Today

on February 22, 2018 - 7:39am


Both Bandelier National Monument and the Valles Caldera National Preserve are on a 2-hour delayed start time due to winter weather conditions.

Girls Scouts Hosts Camp CEO April 6-8

on February 21, 2018 - 3:37pm


Courtesy photo




It’s time to get your G.I.R.L. on! Unleash your go-getter, innovator, risk-taker and leaderTM powers at Camp CEO weekend.


The camp kicks off 5:30-9 p.m. Friday, April 6 and continues 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, April 7 and 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 8, at Camp Elliott Barker, 79 Westridge Road in Angel Fire.


Camp CEO will provide girls with empowering activities and mentoring from professional women.

Santa Fe Watershed Prescribed Burn Feb. 26

on February 21, 2018 - 3:33pm
SFNF News:
SANTA FE  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, and winds and weather forecasts to conduct a two-day prescribed burn in the Santa Fe Watershed. Possibly starting Monday, Feb. 26.  
The 755-acre treatment area is approximately three miles east of the City of Santa Fe on the south end between Nichols and McClure Reservoirs.
Impacts from the hand and aerial ignitions are expected to be minimal due to this being a second entry prescribed burn into this particular

YMCA: Little Youth Basketball Registration Grades K-1st Open Until March 2

on February 21, 2018 - 11:54am
YMCA News:
Registration is open for the YMCA’s developmental co-ed Little Youth Basketball program.
Practices and games are two times per week in Los Alamos or White Rock March 6 through April 19.
This program provides and introduction to basketball for girls and boys. Mini-sized balls will be used on 8’ baskets to allow players to learn proper shooting technique. Focus will be on developing coordination and learning the basic rules of the game.
Volunteer coaches and team parents needed. The Y keeps the teams small so all get plenty of skills practice and play time.

Sipapu Gets 10 Inches Of Powder With More Coming

on February 20, 2018 - 1:00pm
Courtesy/Sipapu Ski Resort
SKI News:
VADITO Sipapu Ski Resort near Taos, received 10 inches of fresh powder overnight with additional snow in the forecast this week.
Again, Sipapu leads the state for the second time in five days with the most fresh snowfall in the past 24 hours!
Sipapu is open daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with 22 trails, two terrain parks, and four lifts turning.
On Feb. 24, Sipapu and the Santa Fe Ski Team invite skiers, snowboarders, and telemarkers of all ages and abilities to participate in the

Weekly Fishing Report: Feb. 20

on February 20, 2018 - 10:20am
Los Alamos Daily Post
Sports and Outdoors
The warm weather last week opened up more fishing locations for anglers in Northern New Mexico.
Many lakes that had been closed to fishing because of unsafe ice conditions now have open water that allows for bank fishing and it has been good.
Hopefully, anglers called ahead and took advantage of these conditions, which are unusual for February. During this time of year, the fishing is often better during the middle of day when the sun has warmed the water a little bit.

70th Annual Skiesta At Pajarito March 17

on February 19, 2018 - 3:17pm
Pajarito Mountain. Courtesy photo

Pajarito Mountain. Courtesy photo


March 17 at Pajarito will be the 70th Annual Skiesta.

Skiesta is a long-standing tradition at Pajarito Mountain.  The very first Skiesta was held in 1948 and featured music, costumes and a 50 cent hot dog lunch.

Since it’s very humble beginnings, Skiesta has been a wacky spring event that celebrates the unique mountain culture of Los Alamos and the wonderful sport of skiing (all types—snowboarding included!).

This year there will be beer from six New Mexico Craft Breweries, a costume contest,

CrossFit Los Alamos Hosts 14 Teams Across State

on February 19, 2018 - 1:26pm

Competitors hang from the pull up bars and bring their knees to their chest at a recent competition at CrossFit Los Alamos held in conjunction with 30 other sites around the country. Photo by RJ Montaño/


Everyone got into the spirit at CrossFit Los Alamos. Photo by RJ Montaño/



Los Alamos Daily Post


Great music, huge crowds, delicious food, and healthy competition were on display at CrossFit Los Alamos for the inaugural New WODs (Workout of the Day) On The Block competition Feb.

Celebrate How Presidents Shaped National Parks

on February 19, 2018 - 9:08am

The Theodore Roosevelt Memorial is on a small island in the Potomac River. Congress approved funds in 1960 and the memorial was dedicated Oct. 27, 1967. Courtesy/NPF

National Park Foundation:

As we observe Presidents Day, the National Park Foundation remembers the leaders who helped shape the nation’s public lands.

The lessons of conservation and protection passed down by these trailblazing Presidents have given us the beautiful parks that we know and love.

For example, President Lincoln set aside a large section of the Yosemite Valley for public use – the first time that had ever been

SFNF: President’s Day Holiday Closure, Feb. 19

on February 18, 2018 - 9:58am
SFNF News:
SANTA FE All Santa Fe National Forest offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 19, in observance of President’s Day. Forest offices will resume regular business hours Tuesday, Feb. 20.
In honor of President’s Day, the Santa Fe National Forest will waive fees at many day-use recreation sites and amenities Monday, Feb. 19.
Fees will be waived at Santa Fe National Forest sites that normally charge a day-use fee and campgrounds that are not on the National Recreation Reservation System. Since many recreation sites on the Santa Fe National Forest are closed for the winter,