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64th Annual Skiesta is Saturday, March 24

on March 18, 2012 - 10:08pm

 

First the fire, then the dire La Niña forecast...Who’d a thought that Pajarito would have some of the best skiing in the Rockies this season? Come up and celebrate an unlikely and spectacular 2011-2012 ski season

Free Shuttle from LAHS Sullivan Field. Leaves on the Hour 8-5

8:00 am Pinhead Challenge  
All Mountain
Earn Your Turns - skin or skate up, ski down the mountain on established course.

10:00 am Giant Slalom Race  
Aspen Slope
Rip it, and do your best combined time from two runs

11:00 am Sloppy Slalom  
West Beginner
Shake your sillies out on this fun filled course

12:00 pm Tee

Run for Her Life a Big Success Despite Fierce Winds

on March 18, 2012 - 9:37pm

Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Sports News:

Local runners braved cold temperatures today to participate in the second annual Run for Her Life, a 5K and 10K race to raise awareness and funds to fight breast cancer.

The race was presented by the Los Alamos Chapter of Hadassah and Atomic City Roadrunners.

All donations and race proceeds will be donated to Hadassah for breast cancer research, education and treatment.

Kelly Sanchez was the 5K woman's winner with a time of 26:24.  Alexander Romero was the first male finisher as well as the overall 5K race winner with a 19:55 time.
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Hilltopper Graduate to Swim at Division III NCAA Championship

on March 17, 2012 - 5:33pm
Kara Leasure
Kara Leasure, 2008 Los Alamos High School graduate and Bates College senior captain, is set to compete at the 2012 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships on March 21-24, at the Indiana Natatorium in Indianapolis.  Kara won the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) title in the 200 breaststroke on Feb. 19, finishing with a new personal best of 2:21.11, breaking her own Bates record.  She also topped off the regular season by recording national consideration times of 4:35.58 in the 400 individual medley, and a 5:04:09 in her 500 freestyle.
Kara will be
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Lobos Move On To Third Round While Aggies Are Out At March Madness

on March 16, 2012 - 9:12am

The University of New Mexico Lobos have won their second round game in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. The Lobos, in a closely contested game, beat Long Beach 75-68 in Portland Oregon.  The fifth seed Lobos, with a record of 28-6, will move on to the third round of the Western Division Tournament when they take on the fourth seed Louisville Cardinals, with a record of 27-9, in a game scheduled for Saturday at 7:40 PM in Portland Oregon.

Meanwhile, the New Mexico State Aggies where eliminated from the tournament  in a defeated by the University of Indiana.

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President Obama Picks Lobos for Sweet Sixteen

on March 15, 2012 - 9:20am

The 44th President of the United States,  Barack Obama, has picked the University of New Mexico Lobos college basketball team to make it all the way to the NCAA's March Madness Sweet Sixteen Tournament, which begins March 22nd. The Lobos will play Long Beach State tonight (Thursday, March 15) at 4:10PM ET in Portland Oregon. The President went on to predicted that the New Mexico State Aggies would lose to Indiana in tonight's second round match-up scheduled for 9:45PM ET.

Get more of the story from KOAT 7 Albuquerque.

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Japan's Olympic Hopefuls Train in Los Alamos

on March 9, 2012 - 5:00pm

Members of the Japan National Swim Team workout three days a week at LA Fitness. The team is in Los Alamos training at the Larry Walkup Aquatics Center for the upcoming Olympics. Photo by Kent Pegg

Local Youth Help Team Win State Championship Meets

on March 8, 2012 - 12:00am

Charger Aquatics News:

Top row from left, Sara Shiina, Sarah Lott, Kaan Unal, Radhika Iyer.
Bottom row from left, Presley Gao, Katherine Elton, Takuma Shiina, Injie Mourad and not in picture Maria Venneri. Courtesy Photo

The 14 & Under under New Mexico State Short Course Swim Meet was held Feb. 24-26 at West Mesa Aquatic Center in Albuquerque.

Eighteen teams from across New Mexico participated in the 3-day event and 112 different events were raced.

Nine swimmers from the Charger Aquatics – Los Alamos (CAQ-LA) team helped cinch the win that brought the 14 & Under state banner back to Los

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