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Hilltopper Football Earns Postseason Awards

on December 1, 2017 - 6:05pm

Hilltoppers Head Coach Garrett Williams addresses the audience at the 2017 Sports Awards Banquet. Photo By John McHale

Hilltopper MVP Jack Stewart with Head Coach Garrett Williams. Photo by John McHale


By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post

Hilltopper athletes were honored at the end of the season awards banquet Nov. 17 at Crossroads Bible Church, where the coaching staff handed out team awards, as well as district honors.

Two players had their names called multiple times.


Hilltoppers Girls Basketball Falls To Belen Eagles

on December 1, 2017 - 5:23pm

The 'Topper girls basketball team once again takes to the floor to play the Belen's Eagles Thursday in Griffith Gym. The 'Toppers are in need of a victory but the Eagles had other plans. The Eagles took control of the game early and did not look back on their way to a 65-37 score. Photo by John McHale/

Alex Calderon tries to break through the Eagles defense under the 'Toppers basket in the first quarter. Photo by John McHale/

Rebecca Green gets a shot off in the first quarter with pressure from an Eagles defender.

Stick Structures Pose Hazards On Santa Fe National Forest ... So Who’s Building Them And Why?

on December 1, 2017 - 3:13pm

One of several stick structures found on the Santa Fe National Forest. Courtesy/USDA Forest Service

A SFNF recreation specialist inspects a stick structure near Aspen Vista. Courtesy/USDA Forest Service

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – The number of human-built conical stick structures – some as tall as two stories and 20 feet or more in diameter – popping up on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) seems to be on the rise, and Forest Service officials are wondering why.

They also are concerned about the significant health and safety hazards posed by these structures.

This week, employees from the

LAHS Boys Basketball Falls To Bernalillo Spartans

on November 30, 2017 - 9:11pm

Los Alamos Hilltoppers Boys Basketball Head Coach Mike Kluk gathers up the team before playing against the Bernalillo Spartans in Bernalillo. The Spartans were in their best form and their offense and defense was too much for the 'Toppers. On offense, the Spartans' shooting was spot on; they made 12, three point shots. On defense, they made many turnovers, which added to the 'Toppers' problems. The final score was 39-70. Photo by John McHale/

Antonio Trujillo chases after a loose ball under the 'Topper goal. Photo by John McHale/

Troy Hammock tries for a jump

Los Alamos County Named Bicycle Friendly!

on November 30, 2017 - 12:38pm


Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognized Los Alamos County with a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly CommunitySM (BFC) award, joining more than 400 visionary communities from across the country.

With the announcement of 65 new and renewing BFCs today, Los Alamos County joins a leading group of communities, in all 50 states, that are transforming our neighborhoods.

“We applaud these communities for making bicycling a safe and convenient option for transportation and recreation,” said Bill Nesper, executive director at the League of American Bicyclists.

Bandelier Main Loop Trail Closed For Helicopter Work

on November 29, 2017 - 2:24pm
Helicopter carrying thousand-pound bags of dirt and rocks for work on the Frey Trail in Frijoles Canyon, Bandelier National Monument. Courtesy/NPS
In late October, a portion of the Main Loop Trail in Bandelier National Monument was closed for safety during a 3-day operation in which more than 150,000 pounds of dirt and rocks were helicoptered to the Frey Trail for use in trail reconstruction. 
This project will continue Monday, Dec. 4, weather permitting, and is expected to last 4-6 days.

Weekly Fishing Report: Nov. 29

on November 29, 2017 - 2:20pm
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
The weather remained unseasonably warm and dry last week. There are reports of changes in the weather for this coming week. Temperatures may drop to what would be normal for this time of year.
The fishing picked up at Abiquiu Lake last week and there were finally reports of trout being caught. This could be due to the recent stocking of fingerling rainbow trout. Larger predatory fish can be attracted to the area where these fish were stocked.