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Aquatomics Waffle Breakfast Oct. 21

on October 17, 2017 - 5:15am

Hilltoppers Take Charge At Albuquerque Academy

on October 16, 2017 - 9:37pm

Arturo Rodriguez makes a shirt tail tackle on a Charger ball carrier. Photo by John McHale/

This Charger tackler finds himself surrounded by Hilltoppers early in the game. Photo by John McHale/


By RJ Montaño

Los Alamos Daily Post

ALBUQUERQUE – It only took three quarters of play for the Los Alamos Hilltoppers (5-3, 1-1 district 2-5A) football team to beat the Albuquerque Academy Chargers (2-6, 1-1 district 2-5A) 50-0 on a beautiful Saturday afternoon underneath the Sandia Mountain setting.

Academy set up the


County Council Receives Update On MPNHP

on October 16, 2017 - 8:59am

Los Alamos Site Manager of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park Charlie Strickfaden provides an update on the park during the Oct. 10 County Council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Staff Report

​Work is progressing on the Manhattan Project National Historical Park (MPNHP), the Los Alamos County Council learned during its regular meeting Oct. 10. The park's Site Manager Charlie Strickfaden gave a short presentation to the Council about the park. 

​In his presentation, Strickfaden identified the draft version of the park's purpose:  “Managed in partnership by the

Hilltoppers Volleyball Loses To Capital Jaguars

on October 13, 2017 - 4:17pm

Sophia Salazar digs out a returned ball in the first set against the Lady Capital Jaguars Wednesday in Griffth Gymnasium. The Hilltoppers lost all their sets 22-25, 15-25 and 14-25. Photo by John McHale/

Natalie Gallegos and Sophia Salazar block a returned ball at the net. Photo by John McHale/

The team celebrates a blocked spike during the second set. Photo by John McHale/

Elise Olivas' spike kills a ball during the second set. Photo by John McHale/

In the third set, Coach Deedi Stokes gathers the team together for a pep talk.

Registration Opens For 11th Elementary Mile Run

on October 13, 2017 - 3:51pm

By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos High School boys and girls cross country teams are now accepting registrations for the 11th Annual Elementary Mile Run, which is 4:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20. This free event will take place between the girls and boy’s varsity cross country meets at the Los Alamos County Golf Course.

“We started it just to provide a means for younger kids to see and participate in the great sport of cross country.

Hilltopper Boys Golf Enjoys Winning Streak

on October 13, 2017 - 3:43pm

Members of the Hilltopper Golf Tournament hold up their second place trophy from the Grants tournament. Courtesy photo 


By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post


ALBUQUERQUE – The Los Alamos Hilltopper boy’s golf team continues their impressive run claiming a second invitational out of three in the fall season.


Winning the Los Alamos Invite, and placing second to Piedra Vista at the Grants Invite, Los Alamos stole the show running away with the APS Golf Invitational Monday at the Ladera Golf Course on Albuquerque’s westside.

The ‘Toppers were lead by Henry


LAFD Elite Combat Challenge Team Reaches High

on October 12, 2017 - 9:00am

Los Alamos Fire Department Driver-Engineer Gregg Hecathorn opens the hood on the Department's burn car prop while demonstrating how firefighters extinguish vehicle fires during a training demonstration Monday for the community. Hecathorn normally drives and runs the truck's pump panel but opted to ‘play’ a little. He is a member of the LAFD Firefighter Combat Challenge Team. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Los Alamos Fire Department Firefighter Combat Challenge Team members, from left, Aron Williams, Kevin Kamplain, Gregg Hecathorn, David Apodaca and John Bialy after taking third