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Local Horse Show Winners Announced

on July 24, 2013 - 7:58am


The Los Alamos County Recreation Division presented the Los Alamos County Horse Show Saturday, July 20 at Brewer Arena.

Los Alamos County Horse Show 2013 Overall winners:

  • 9 and Under First Place, Sammy Balsamo

  • Second Place, Bella Blair

  • 10-13 First Place, Marion Balsamo

  • Second Place, Mireya Martinez

  • 14-18 First Place, Juliet Balsamo

  • Second Place, Julia Montoya

  • Adult First Place, Lisa McClellan

  • Second Place, David Ramsay

For a full list of Class’s and categories, visit For additional information, contact the Recreation Division at 505-662-8173 or

Valles Caldera Trust Seeks Public Input

on July 23, 2013 - 8:26am

VCT News:

JEMEZ SPRINGSThe Valles Caldera Trust is asking for public input as the staff continues its efforts to establish a comprehensive strategy for future public access on the Valles Caldera National Preserve.

The trust is preparing a Transportation Recreation and Suitability Study (TRSS) to develop the permanent transportation and recreation infrastructure beyond the future visitor center. A critical piece of that study is to acquire public feedback on several topics related to transportation, recreation and infrastructure development.

“Ever since we began the public access and use

Third Splash n Dash Wednesday

on July 23, 2013 - 8:13am

TMC News:

The Triatomics’ Splash n Dash #3 will be this Wednesday night. Registration will open at 6:30 p.m. at the back of the Aquatic Center and the first swimmer pushes off at 7 p.m

This is a free event sponsored by the Triatomics Multisports Club, LA County Parks and Rec, and Los Alamos National Bank. 

There are three courses this year, a 400M swim and 5K run, a 200M swim and 3K run, and for athletes ages 6 to 12, a 100M swim and 1.3 mile run.

For more information on the Splash n Dash or the Triatomics, visit

Clovis Clobbers Los Alamos in Roller Derby Action Saturday Night

on July 21, 2013 - 8:04am

Derby action Saturday Night. Clovis wears red, Los Alamos is in silver. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

Clovis jammer breaks out of the pack. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/


Spectators and players braved a thunderstorm as the Los Alamos M'Atom Bombs hosted the Dirty Curry Prairie Dollz from Clovis Saturday night.

Down a player after an injury in the first half, the Bombs fell to the Clovis team 54-45 during the action-pack competition at Los Alamos Ice Rink.

Clovis got out to an early lead, but Los Alamos came battling back to within six points of the


Rio Grande Turns Into Rusty River

on July 21, 2013 - 7:57am

The water flowing in the Rio Grande below Overlook Park in White Rock Saturday afternoon looked more like rust colored mud. A local hiker spotted the interesting sight and contacted the Los Alamos Daily Post to take photos to share with our readers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Big Brothers/Big Sisters Golf Tournament Saturday

on July 19, 2013 - 9:36am

BBBS News:

Saturday will mark the second year for the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Northern New Mexico Golf Tournament. The tournament will take place at The Los Alamos Municipal Golf Course (LAGC).

The main focus of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Northern New Mexico is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Fundraising endeavors ensure the group has increased capacity to respond to increased needs in this community.