Recreation

Weekly Fishing Report: Nov. 7, 2019

By GEORGE MORSE
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Most of the stocking activity last week took place in Southern New Mexico.
 
This is part of the “Winter Trout Water” program of the State Game and Fish Department.
 
Rainbow trout are stocked in ponds, lakes and rivers in the southern part of the state during the cooler months of the year to provide trout fishing in areas where trout are not normally found. These waters become too warm during the summer months for trout to survive.
 
There are not a lot of fishing reports this time of year as a lot of outdoor enthusiasts turn

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TrapFree New Mexico Map Details Cruel Incidents

WEG News:
 
SANTA FE — Monday, conservation and animal protection groups as part of the TrapFree New Mexico coalition have released a map detailing trapping incidents around the state.
 
The map shows trapping’s toll all across New Mexico, demonstrating that trapping is an ongoing problem for companion animals, endangered species and law enforcement alike.
 
The trapping incident map includes detailed descriptions, locations, dates, and photos of events involving family dogs, Mexican gray wolves and illegally set traps. Other incidents include outdoor recreationists

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Local Elks Lodge Supports Los Alamos Ice Hockey

The Los Alamos Elks Lodge presents an $858 check in proceeds from a fundraising dinner in September to the Los Alamos Hockey Association last week during a special gathering. From left, Presley Haight, Elks Exalted Ruler Tim Haight, LAHA President Bob Nolen, Elks Head Chef Steve Remde and Matthew Haight. The Elks plan on hosting another fundraising dinner for LAHA before the season is over. LAHA is naming the Elks the title sponsor for its first time Hull Hockey Camp, Nov. 22-24 at the Los Alamos County Rink as well as a title sponsor for the historical Holiday of Hockey Festival,


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Governor: 4th Grader Asher Dean Of Arroyo Seco Wins 2019 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Essay Contest

Courtesy image

STATE NEWS:

SANTA FE – Gov. Lujan Grisham and the Carson National Forest announced today that Asher Dean, a fourth grader from Arroyos del Norte Elementary in Arroyo Seco, as the winner of the 2019 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Essay Contest.

Hundreds of essays were submitted to the contest, for which fourth graders from around New Mexico were invited to write about why they love New Mexico’s forests and public lands in line with the theme of the 2019 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, “Delivering Enchantment!”

With his winning entry, Dean has won a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel


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Santa Fe City Becomes 10th Jurisdiction To Pass Resolution Supporting Wildlife Corridors

Santa Fe City Board of Commisioners. Courtesy/HECHO
 
HECHO News:
 
SANTA FE The City of Santa Fe voted unanimously Oct. 30 to pass a resolution supporting the protection of wildlife corridors in the upper Rio Grande Basin, as well as supporting pending legislation to protect wildlife corridors nationwide.
 
The City becomes the 10th jurisdiction in New Mexico to support such a resolution, joining Mora, Colfax, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe County, Taos County, as well as the Town of Taos, the Village of Pecos, and the City of Española.
 
The resolution encourages the U.S. Forest

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SFNF Fuelwood Permit Sales At Pueblo Of Jemez Welcome Center Saturdays Only In November

SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE Sales of Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) fuelwood permits and other Forest Service products at the Pueblo of Jemez Welcome Center, also known as the Walatowa Visitor Center, will be limited to Saturdays only for the month of November.
 
Normally, the Pueblo of Jemez Welcome Center, located at 7413 N.M. 4 on Jemez Pueblo, has a Forest Service employee onsite Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays seasonally to sell permits and provide visitors with information about the forest. Due to a staffing issue, the SFNF is able to staff the Pueblo of Jemez Welcome Center on Saturdays

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CrossFit Los Alamos Keeps Cranking Out Champions

Kelly Gill competing in the New Mexico State Games at Gainz Fitness in Albuquerque. Courtesy/CFLA
 
Shawn McGrane competing in the New Mexico State Games at Gainz Fitness in Albuquerque. Courtesy/CFLA
 
Kim Granzow competing in the New Mexico State Games at Gainz Fitness in Albuquerque. Courtesy/CFLA
 
 
By JOHN WILCOX
Owner of CFLA
CrossFit-Level 2 Trainer
 
During the weekend of Oct. 26, six local athletes competed in two different weighlifting events in Albuquerque.
 
Kim Granzow, Kelly Gill and Shawn McGrane competed in the New Mexico State Games at Gainz

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Environmental Services Division: Consequences Can Be UnBEARable

Black Bear. Courtesy/turpentinecreek.org

COUNTY News:

Bears hibernate not because of the cold but because there is a lack of food during the winter months.

To get the 20,000 calories a day while fattening up before hibernation, a bear would need to eat about 200 ounces of acorns, 78 pounds of blueberries, nearly 25,000 tent caterpillars or 25 cups of birdfeeder filled with black oil sunflower seeds.
 
Bears are not out to cause problems. Black bears are very smart and will do their best to take advantage of all the easy-to-get-at calories we make available such as accessible garbage, bird

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Sipapu Resort Makes Ski History Today

Sipapu Resort opened for the season today – making ski history in opening nearly a month ahead of its usual schedule. Sipapu is recognized for having the longest ski season in New Mexico, being the first to open for the season and one of the last to close. Sipapu is the seventh ski resort to open in the U.S. this season. ‘The slope conditions are not your normal early season conditions,’ Sipapu general manager John Paul Bradley said. ‘With the cold temps and natural snow adding to snowmaking efforts, my first run on Thumper today was a legitimate great run! We even had people camp out overnight to get


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