Media Recognition

KOB TV and Albuquerque Journal Feature Completion of Challenge Trail Extension Project

August 17, 2023 – The U.S. Forest Service officially opened the 5-mile extension to the Challenge Trail, connecting Bill Spring Trail and the former terminus at the Ski Area. Cibola National Forest Trails Manager Russell Berman performed the ribbon cutting after thanking the many volunteers for their hard work over the past two years.

KOB TV was there to document the completion of the trail having done an interim story in November 2022. The Albuquerque Journal ran a front-page article about the project on August 29.

Click on an image above to access the feature.

FOSM Founders Meet Steve Stucker

May 24, 2023 – KOB 4 has been very supportive of FOSM including on-air reports about us and our activities including snowshoe events, Matt Thompson’s Watermelon 100 run, Sim Cook’s Pay it 4Ward appearance, and construction of the Challenge Trail extension.

Steve Stucker briefly interviewed FOSM co-founders Sam Beard and Don Carnicom during a May 24 telecast from Lantern Ridge Farm Market in San Antonito. Air time was short, but Steve, Sam, and Don expressed mutual appreciation for FOSM’s work and support of that work by KOB 4. Sam and Don also presented Steve with a copy of “Field Guide to the Sandias.” Thanks Sam and Don for representing FOSM so well.

Regular viewers of KOB TV know that Steve recently retired from his early morning weatherman duties after 33 years. “Steve Stucker’s Thank You New Mexico Tour” is KOB TV’s way of letting New Mexico say goodbye to Steve and Steve say thanks to New Mexico. As Steve visits locations throughout the state during April and May, live broadcasts feature him discussing local issues with people of the state.

KOB-TV Features Successful 19th Sandia Snowshoe Classic

January 21, 2023 – FOSM is proud to have sponsored this event once again. The day started cold, but the weather and snow conditions were perfect by the time the event began. Details are available here.

Albuquerque Journal features work of FOSM Trail Construction Crew

January 5, 2023 – Today’s edition of the Albuquerque Journal features the work of FOSM’s Trail Building Crew in an excellent article that starts on the front page above the fold. Click on the image above to access the article online. If the link leads to a paywall, you can view a pdf version of the article here.

FOSM Trail Construction Crew Featured on KOB-TV

November 17, 2022 – Click on the image above to hear Jenny Blackmore, leader of our trail construction crew, along with other FOSM members and Cibola National Forest Trail Manager Kerry Wood discuss the Challenge Trail extension project.

KOB TV Features Watermelon 100 Project

Click to watch KOB TV coverage of the Matt’s Watermelon 100 Project.

May 15, 2002 – KOB TV covered Matt Thompson’s extraordinary endeavor throughout the weekend of May 13-15. Matt raised almost $9,000 for FOSM while bringing attention to Sandia’s wonderful trail system by circumnavigating the mountains, ascending and descending several times, in a grueling trek covering over 100 miles and 30,000 feet of elevation gain in 43.5 hours without sleep!

Albuquerque Journal and KOB TV Cover Sandia Snowshoe Classic

Albuquerque Journal published a full-page article about the event in January 30 edition.
KOB-TV did a great job of capturing the fun of the event. Click to watchin a 3-minute video.

January 22, 2023 – The weather forecast was frightful, but that didn’t stop almost 100 intrepid snowshoers from participating in the 18th Sandia Snowshoe Race.

KOB TV Features FOSM Volunteers

October 14, 2021 – Joy Wang of KOB TV’s morning show presented a short video feature on the volunteer work of Friends of the Sandia Mountains that included comments by Sam Beard, Lou Romero, and Rav Nicholson. Click on the image below to watch the feature, which consists of recordings made on September 1 during a Wednesday fence-repair project at Doc Long Picnic Area. Thanks, Joy!

City of Albuquerque features FOSM on GovTV

August 21, 2021 – “FOSM is awesome.” Those were the words of Julie Padilla, Sandia Ranger District Recreation Staff Officer, during a 15-minute video produced by the City of Albuquerque and shown on One Albuquerque Media (GOV TV) on August 21, 2021. Six members of FOSM joined Julie in describing who FOSM is and what we do. You can view the video on the city’s One Albuquerque Volunteer Series YouTube channel by clicking here.

The city also created a webpage devoted to FOSM on its One Albuquerque Volunteers website.