Smoke from the Conejos Fire is visible from US Highway 550, San Ysidro and Jemez Pueblo. Historically, low-intensity wildfires burned through southwestern dry conifer forests like the SFNF every seven to 15 years on average as part of a natural cycle that removed leaf litter, eradicated disease and thinned the understory, making room for new growth and improving habitat for wildlife. SANTA FE ― The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) discovered a lightning-caused ignition Monday night on Conejos Peak on the Jemez Ranger District adjacent to Forest Road 266 and about 4 miles northeast of the Paliza Campground and 5 miles from the community of Ponderosa. Smoke-sensitive individuals and people with respiratory problems or heart disease are encouraged to take precautionary measures. Information on air quality and protecting your health by using the 5-3-1 visibility method can be found online at the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) website at https://nmtracking.org/fire. People with health concerns can also call NMDOH at 505.827.0006 for additional information. Given current conditions, including forecasted weather, and the location of the fire, fire managers are considering using the Conejos Fire to bring positive benefits to the landscape, including removing the dead and down fuels that have accumulated on the forest floor. Fire updates are posted on the New Mexico Fire Information website at www.nmfireinfo.com, www.facebook.com/SantaFeNF and Twitter @SantafeNF. For additional information about the Conejos Fire, please contact the Jemez Ranger District at 575.829.3535. For information on the HEPA filter loan program, go to https://facnm.org/smoke#smokeanchor5. SFNF News: Estimated at 3-5 acres, the Conejos Fire is creeping and slowly backing in primarily ponderosa pine forest.
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 82 with mostly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 58. Courtesy/NWS
For more details about Angel Fire trail opening updates, winter rates, and reservations go to www.angelfireresort.comor call 855.923.7387. Courtesy/AngelFireResort AFR News: The family-friendly resort kicks off ski season this Friday, Dec. 13, with a 52” of natural snow. The mountain operations team has also been taking advantage of the colder temperatures throughout the past four weeks making snow in anticipation of this year’s opening. Snow updates and 24-hour live webcams can be accessed here: https://www.angelfireresort.com/snow-report/ ANGEL FIRE ― Angel Fire Resort in northern New Mexico, has benefited from late fall storms that have tracked over the southwest. Courtesy/AngelFireResort With more than 85 skiable acres, Liberation Terrain Park, four chairlifts and two moving carpets, and two of the four-lanes of the Polar Coaster Tubing Hill all open this Friday, resort officials are celebrating the return of the winter ski season. Courtesy/AngelFireResort “We’ve been working around the clock to get our mountain ready for the winter season. We anticipate with the natural storms and continued cold temperatures for our snowmaking, we will be able to announce several more trail openings very soon and look forward to a great season,” said Angel Fire Resort Marketing Director Greg Ralph.Five Things To Know About Angel Fire Resort’s Opening Weekend:Opening Day Free Giveaways and Mug Club: Be first on the Chile Express Chairlift to have your photo taken with our Opening Day Banner. Also, if you’re one of the first twenty people on the lift you will receive a free Angel Fire Resort beanie. Join us for our first ever Opening Day Mug Club Kick-off at the Village Haus (9 am – 5pm) sponsored by Odell Brewing. $35 gets you in the club with your own mug, first beer on us. Then $1 off all drafts after that for the remainder of the season. We’ll even wash and store your mug at the Village Haus for your next visit. Courtesy/AngelFireResort The storms are providing the northern New Mexican mountains with a few inches of consistent snow with each storm. With forecasters predicting winter will gain additional momentum in February and March, Angel Fire Resort is planning to keep the ski mountain open through March 22, 2020. The longer season ties into many southern states Spring Break calendars. Discounted Season Pass for Teachers: Teachers (K-12) nationwide can pick up a season pass to the resort for $99 if purchased by Dec. 12. This pays for itself with just two days of skiing. The Teacher Pass increases to $199 starting Dec. 13. To purchase the Teacher Pass or any other Season Pass, click here: Not Just for Skiers: For winter adventure beyond skiing and snowboarding, check out Angel Fire Resort’s tubing hill (the Polar Coaster complete with a 700’ surface lift to take the hiking out of tubing), a traditional sledding hill, snowshoe rentals, indoor pools, and a hot tub. The Village of Angel Fire also offers horse-drawn sleigh rides, ice fishing, snowmobile tours, and dinner rides. Click here, for reservations and pricing. If Christmas shopping is more on your mind than skiing, visit Winter Sports. The ski and clothing company will be offering a heavily discounted Opening Weekend sale on ski and apparel equipment. Weekend Lodging: To kick off this season the resort is offering a special discounted opening weekend lodging rate for $99 a night at the hotel and 15 percent off managed properties and the RV Resort. Needs to be purchased online before Dec. 14, click here. Kids 6 and Under and 5thGraders Ski Free: All season long kids 6 and younger and all 5th-grade students ski for free. Additionally, seniors ski for just $29.
GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Toshinori Muto and Kenichi Kuboya are fourth, two strokes back of Hwang. Tour money leader Hiroyuki Fujita shot a 71 to sit in a tie for 12th among eight golfers, including Ryo Ishikawa, at 8-under-par 208. GEISEI, KOCHI PREF. – First-round coleader Hwang Jung Gon of South Korea shot a 68 on Saturday to enter the final round of the Casio World Open in pole position, one stroke ahead of Kunihiro Kamii and countryman Kim Kyung Tae.Hwang carded four birdies without a bogey to lower his three-day total to 13-under-par 203 at Kochi Kuroshio Country Club. A 20-year-old in his second season on the JGTO tour, Hwang has one career victory but had never entered the final round in the lead. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5
Rich Fury/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — The FX television network, home to several series Louis C.K. produces, has cut ties with the comic and actor in the wake of allegations of sexual misconduct, allegations C.K. himself confirmed.FX and FX Productions issued a joint statement, declaring they’re “ending our association with Louis C.K. We are cancelling the overall deal between FX Productions and his production company, Pig Newton. He will no longer serve as executive producer or receive compensation on any of the four shows we were producing with him — Better Things, Baskets, One Mississippi and The Cops.” The Cops is an animated series that was scheduled to debut in 2018 on TBS. The network is said to have suspended production on it as well.A New York Times article Thursday alleged five women were subjected to unwanted sexual advances in 2002, 2003 and 2005 from Louis C.K., who pleasured himself in front of them. C.K. on Friday confirmed the allegations in a lengthy statement, declaring “These stories are true.” He also expressed remorse for his actions and regret for any hurt he caused.The statement from FX Networks and FX Productions goes on to say they were unaware of the incidents described in the New York Times story, adding, “As far as we know, his behavior over the past 8 years on all five series he has produced for FX Networks and/or FX Productions has been professional. However, now is not the time for him to make television shows. Now is the time for him to honestly address the women who have come forth to speak about their painful experiences, a process which he began today with his public statement.”Also Friday, Louis C.K.’s longtime agent and publicist, Lewis Kay, tweeted: “As of today, I no longer represent Louis C.K.” C.K.’s management company, 3 Arts Management, has also reportedly dropped him as a client.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Related