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Five Los Alamos Young Guns Members Qualify For 2017 Shotgun National Junior Olympics

on May 14, 2017 - 9:14am
Five members of the Los Alamos Young Guns qualified Saturday during trials at the at Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club to compete in the 2017 Shotgun National Junior Olympics June 11-13 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Los Alamos Young Guns members in front row from left, Alison Pimentel, Cade Pimentel and Lauren Williams. Back row from left, Sam Bond and Kevin Dors. Photo by Maire O'Neill/
Los Alamos Young Guns members, parents and coaches celebrate the team members qualifying for Junior Olympics. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Letter To The Editor: Still On Fence About Rec Bond

on May 14, 2017 - 9:14am
Los Alamos
First of all, I love the idea of improving and adding to the recreation facilities in Los Alamos and have no problem paying more taxes to facilitate this.
The problem is with the allocation of funds: Only a little more that five percent ($1.8 million vs $31.6 million) is allocated to for White Rock, even though we have approximately one-third of Los Alamos County's population. I know this issue was brought up in the community forums. When expressing my concerns, several reasons were given to justify the funding discrepancy.
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LAYSL Soccer Tryouts May 15-25

on May 14, 2017 - 5:49am
The Los Alamos Youth Soccer League is holding tryouts for the Fall 2018 season for competitive teams and practice sessions/informational meetings for pre-competitive teams between May 15 and May 25 for boys and girls born 2002 through 2009.
For more information on dates, times and field locations, or to learn more about the comp and pre-comp programs, visit

Letter To The Editor: To Bond Or Not To Bond, That Is The Question

on May 13, 2017 - 3:24pm
Los Alamos
Ralph Chapman’s letter in the Los Alamos Daily Post (link) has been the latest in a long list of well written and thoughtful letters, both pro and con, regarding the Recreation Bond vote. If nothing else, we have once again proven that Los Alamos residents are thoughtful and engaged in our civic governance. I would expect a high “voter turnout”.
I would also offer to compare the discussion up here on The Hill regarding this bond question, which has been driven by engaged residents using their own thoughts, vs.

Boys And Girls Golf Are 3rd Place State Champs

on May 13, 2017 - 6:45am

Both the boys and girls golf teams placed 3rd at the 5A State Golf Championship May 8-9 at Canyon Club in Albuquerque. Results can be found on the NMAA website at The boys, paced by four freshmen and a junior, were only one shot out of 2nd and 10 shots out of the championship won by Artesia. It was a very close competition. Jessica Osden and Leah Mountain were in the top-6 individuals on the girls side. Thus, they both made the all-tournament team. Sean Rau was the top player for the Hilltopper boys. He placed 7th individually--one position out of the all-tournament team.

Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run May 18

on May 12, 2017 - 4:28pm

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department will begin running the torch Thursda, May 18, for the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run.

There may be slight traffic delays as officers begin to run the torch from LAPD along Trinity toward the back-gate and on to Jemez Springs.

LAPD partners with Special Olympics New Mexico to raise money and awareness for local athletes to participate in New Mexico State sponsored athletic competitions.