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Hilltopper Girls Soccer Beats Del Norte

on October 1, 2017 - 8:28am

Alissia Haagenstad finds the traffic hard to get through at mid field during Saturday's game against the Del Norte Knights at Sullivan Field. Photo by John McHale/

Elsa Gram beat the goalie in the first half for a goal. Photo by John McHale/
By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post

After an hour of rain and lightning delays to start the game Saturday, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers (11-3, 1-0 District 2-5A) Girls Soccer team scored early and held off the Del Norte Knights (3-10, 0-1 District 2-5A) for the 2-0 game shortened by weather.


Scenes From Homecoming Festivities At Sullivan Field

on September 30, 2017 - 5:19pm

The 2017 Los Alamos High School Sports Hall of Fame inductees from left, Don Reed, Larry Baca, Ann Stewart, Amy Eilert-Lyman, Angie Smith Morris and Jana Geisler. Not pictured are Mike Lebby, Kris Lundgaard and Mike Walters, who is being honored posthumously. Photo by John McHale/

The LAHS NJROTC Color Guard. Photo by John McHale/

The Los Alamos High School Marching Band performs during the homecoming game. Photo by John McHale/

A scene from the homecoming game Friday at Sullivan Field. Photo by John McHale/

A scene from the

It's A Good Time For Seeing Tarantulas In Bandelier – And Lots Of Other Places In New Mexico

on September 30, 2017 - 5:47am
Tarantulas found in the Bandelier National Monument area. Courtesy/NPS Photo
NPS News:
Around here, in Bandelier National Monument and many other parts of New Mexico, everyone starts noticing tarantulas about this time of year. 
Autumn is the time when males mature and start out on their quest to find a mate. This exposes them to many dangers, from hawks and skunks, which want to eat them, to fast-moving cars, to people who just find them creepy and may think they should be squashed. 
Tarantulas have been around for more than 16 million years, and comprise more than 900

Sevanto Is Best Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

on September 28, 2017 - 9:21am
Courtesy photo
ACRR News:
Sanna Sevanto was the top predictor as well the fastest female finisher on the 3 mile trail course in the weekly pace race held on the trails behind the Aquatic Center. 
She had a 22 second difference under her predicted time from her actual time of 27:20. Other accurate predictors were: Tamara Jurado at 24 seconds off, Ryan Smeltzer with a 32 second differential and the top finisher on the 3 mile course with a time of 23:47, Zach Medin recorded a 33 second difference, and Laura Woodroffe was 44 seconds off.
On the 1 mile paved course Citla Nava was

Weekly Fishing Report: Sept. 28

on September 28, 2017 - 9:19am
By George Morse
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
It’s definitely beginning to feel like fall. I’ve had reports of bull elk bugling and the leaves on the aspen trees are beginning to turn. Time to be outdoors and experience the beauty of fall here in Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado.
Before getting started on the fishing report, I’d like to make a comment on something that has been bugging me for a long time.

Nature Center Talk: Sally King Presents Bandelier’s Recent Pika Population Research

on September 28, 2017 - 8:34am

An adult pika perched on a rock. Photo by Sally King/NPS

PEEC News:

What does the future hold for pikas in the Jemez Mountains? Bandelier Interpretive Ranger Sally King will share results from recent research on the elusive American Pika at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3 in the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road.

This presentation is free thanks to the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and Bandelier National Monument.

King will discuss the natural history of this remarkable critter and share photos and newly released data from studies conducted at Bandelier.

Enjoy Bandelier And Other Public Lands With No Entrance Fee On National Public Lands Day Saturday

on September 28, 2017 - 6:45am
Take a walk to see Ancestral Pueblo dwellings on Bandelier's Main Loop Trail. Courtesy/NPS
NPS News:
Often just known as NPLD, National Public Lands Day (Sept. 30) is generally billed as the nation's largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands.
Saturday, Sept. 30, thousands of people will do volunteer work such as trail maintenance and litter pickup, while others make a special point of taking the day to enjoy the public lands that belong to everyone. To celebrate this special day, many federal lands, and some state parks as well, offer free admission.
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