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Fencing Classes Resume at YMCA

on August 30, 2012 - 11:50pm
 
FAMILY YMCA News:
 
The fencing classes at The Family YMCA will resume Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 6:30 p.m. for beginning fencing and 7:30 p.m. for the advanced class.
 
A beginning class for students starts at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct 2. The class will focus on basic footwork and blade skills.
 
Register at The Family YMCA at 662-3100 or laymca.org. The cost is $24 per month for Y members or $36 per month for fencing program only members. All equipment is provided by the Y.
 
For additional information, contact Tom Hill (672-1058).
 
Financial Assistance is available thanks to the

Officials Break Ground on Golf Course Community Building

on August 25, 2012 - 10:58am

Breaking ground at a ceremony Friday morning for the new Golf Course Community Building at the Los Alamos County Golf Course are from left, contractor Cameron Cheney, project architect Ross Small, County Council Vice Chair Geoff Rodgers, citizen Jason Rodgers, project sponsor Dennis McCloskey, Councilor Fran Berting, Councilor David Izraelevitz, former Councilor Mike Wheeler, golf pro Donnie Torres, golf champion Evie Griggs and Community & Economic Development Director Anne Laurent. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com  

A crowd gathers at the golf course Friday for the groundbreaking

Candia Has a Perfect Prediction

on August 24, 2012 - 11:20pm
ATOMIC CITY ROAD RUNNERS CLUB News:
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Roxana Candia was perfect in her prediction/finish of 23.30 and was also the fastest female on the 3 mile course, which was held in the La Senda area of White Rock.
 
Ted Romero was the top male runner in the 3 mile race at 19:47 and had an excellent prediction of 8 seconds off.
 
Other noted predictors were: Matt Fair at 9 seconds off; Steve Shook with a 12 second differential; Katie Gattiker at 26 seconds off; and Tom Sandford recording a 33 second delta.
 
On the 1 mile course Sue Kinkead was the top female finisher at 10:28 and

Public Scoping Underway for Bandelier Transportation Plan

on August 23, 2012 - 1:43pm

Bandelier NP News:

The National Park Service has initiated the process to complete a Transportation Plan/Environmental Assessment to improve transportation conditions at Bandelier National Monument.

Over three decades, a number of studies and workshops have documented transportation and congestion management challenges at Bandelier National Monument, including traffic congestion at the park entrance and a lack of adequate parking in Frijoles Canyon.

Recent fires and flooding have reduced available parking in Frijoles Canyon, creating more challenges to transportation at the park.

To

Clark & Kendall's Weekend Preview: Aug. 23, 2012

on August 23, 2012 - 11:28am

A cake walk is one of the events at the VFW Family Day fundraiser on Saturday. Courtesy photo

This week's preview is sponsored by www.fyila.com

Wildflower Walk with PEEC Thursday 5:30 p.m.
Join Chick Keller, curator of PEEC’s Jemez Mountain Herbarium, for an easy walk to learn the names of local wildflowers. A plant list will be provided so participants can keep track of what they see. Meet at PEEC at 5:30 p.m to carpool or caravan to the location. Free, no registration required
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Author Speaks 7 p.m. Thursday at Mesa Public Library
New Mexico Centennial Children’s author and Coretta Scott

Join Council for Golf Course Building Groundbreaking

on August 20, 2012 - 2:15am

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LOS ALAMOS COUNTY News:

The public is invited to join the Los Alamos County Council at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24 for the groundbreaking of the new Golf Course Community Building.

Refreshments will be served.

Road Closure Sunday for 19th Annual Kids Triathlon

on August 18, 2012 - 10:22pm

LOS ALAMOS RECREATION DIVISION News:

The Los Alamos Recreation Division will be holding the 19th annual Kids Triathlon Sunday, Aug. 19.

The following road closure will be in effect: Canyon Road will be closed from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 15th Street to Central Avenue.

Canyon Road will reopen at 3 p.m. from 15th Street to Central Avenue.


 

 

County Line Highlights Dedication & Groundbreaking

on August 18, 2012 - 12:34pm

LOS ALAMOS COUNTY News

Council Meeting on Tuesday

What's on the agenda? A discussion about management options for the new Creative District is likely to be the main discussion when the meeting begins in Chambers at 7 p.m. - streamed live on our Council webpage and broadcast on PAC-8 television, too! Download the agenda here: http://www.losalamosnm.us/gov/council/Pages/default.aspx

Art Dedication at the Justice Center on Wednesday

Have you seen it yet? The "Scale of Justice" will be formally dedicated by the Arts in Public Places Board at 3 p.m. in front of the Justice Center.

Cruise the Caldera Aug. 25

on August 16, 2012 - 9:32am

VCNP News:

Cruise the Caldera

Explore more than 60 miles of roads on the Valles Caldera National Preserve by Mountain Bike Saturday, Aug. 25.

This event will happen only once this season, and it is open for all ages and abilities.

Participants can ride from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at one of two entrances; Banco Bonito Staging area, mile marker 30 off N.M. 4 or the Valle Grande Staging Area mile marker 39.2 off N.M. 4.

New this year, the Preserve has combined this event with the Twilight Mountain Bike Ride, which starts only at the Valle Grande entrance, to allow cyclists the choice of

Aquatomics Place 11 in Long Course Championship

on August 15, 2012 - 9:44am

AQUATOMICS News:

The Four Corners Aquatic Team and New Mexico Swimming hosted the New Mexico Long Course State Championships Swim Meet July 19-22, at the Farmington Aquatic Center in Farmington.

A total of 446 swimmers from 22 teams attended.

The Los Alamos Aquatomics had 23 swimmers attend the championship meet; several of whom scored points for the team by finishing in the top eight in their events:         

  • Jillian Bennett scored 2 points
  • Kaitlin Bennett scored 4 points
  • Max Corliss scored 5 points
  • Alana Goodwin scored 5 points
  • Nick Greenfield scored 5 points
  • Ian Jaegers scored 11 points

The Valles Caldera Deserves a Rim Trail

on August 14, 2012 - 7:35am

Yvonne Delamater of Los Alamos looks out over the Valles. Courtesy photo

LOS ALAMOS MOUNTAINEERS News:

The Valles Caldera deserves a trail around its rim. At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 in Fuller Lodge, Historian Dorothy Hoard will tell of her 12-year still unfinished odyssey to make the dream a reality.

The resurgent dome of the Valles Caldera is, geologically speaking, very young. Its structure is largely intact. 

It is also a small caldera, a mere 13 to 15 miles in diameter, so it is easy the see its bowl-shape depression atop a mountain. 

These attributes led a small group of

Heron Lake Paddle Festival is Aug. 10-12

on August 9, 2012 - 10:14pm

Editor's Note: This story was first published on July 29, 2012

Near the Heron Lake Paddle Festival Center at the launching site with a beach campground.in background. Courtesy photo
 

The Heron Lake Paddle Festival is set for Aug. 10, 11 and 12. Heron Lake State Park is 11 miles west of Tierra Amarilla via U.S. highways 64 and 84 and N.M. 95.

This three day event includes canoe and kayak clinics, demos and races among other activities such as a used gear sale.

The Paddle Festival site is in the Ridge Rock area of Heron Lake State Park - just west of the dam.

Heron Lake is a no-wake lake

Leonard is Top Predictor in Weekly Pace Race

on August 9, 2012 - 9:02pm

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ATOMIC ROAD RUNNERS News:

Erik Leonard was the fastest for the 1-mile predict-your-time pace race in 8:14 and was only one second off his prediction.

A total of 41 people did the weekly Tuesday pace races, which were held on paved roads in Pajarito Acres under cloudy skies.

For the one mile course, the fastest female runner was Michelle Jones (9:39). The best female predictors were Inez Ross (10 s off her prediction), Darby Kellum and D J Kliesen (both 13 s). Zach Leonard did the 1 mile run in 8:16, and Morgan Jones did 10:47.

For the 2.8 mile course, the fastest

Fall KinderKick Soccer Registration Ends Aug. 17

on August 6, 2012 - 4:26pm

FAMILY YMCA News:

Registration is open until Aug. 17 for the YMCA Fall KinderKick Soccer program for ages three to four and five to six.

The Season runs Aug. 27 to Oct. 4. Practice and games are twice a week for six weeks in White Rock and Los Alamos.

Volunteer Coaches, Asst. Coaches and Team Parents are needed. Price is $45 for Y Members and $60 for Program Only Members and includes a high quality soccer jersey.

Call 662-3100, visit www.laymca.org or stop by the Family YMCA at 15th Street and Iris Street for more information.

 

 

Vargas is Top Predictor in Weekly Pace Race

on August 1, 2012 - 10:53pm
ATOMIC CITY ROAD RUNNERS News:
 
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Lisabeth Alfaro Vargas was the top predictor in the weekly pace race at 6 seconds off her predicted time. 
 
The run started at Fireman Park at the junction of 45th Street and Arizona Avenue and ran through the Western Area including the Perimeter Trail.
 
Other top predictors were Bob Westervelt with a 18 second differential, Katie Gattiker recording 51 seconds off and Ted Romero 67 seconds off his estimate.
 
On the one mile course Daniel Romero was the first male at 5:27 and Isolina Viloma was the top female with a time of 9:04.

Los Alamos Bridge Club Hosts Regional Tournament

on August 1, 2012 - 7:40am

LOS ALAMOS BRIDGE CLUB News:

The Los Alamos unit of the American Contract Bridge League held its annual sectional bridge tournament July 27-29 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. There were 148 tables in play over the three day event, 19 tables better than 2011. Of the 154 participants, 117 came from out of town including 44 from Santa Fe, 37 from Albuquerque, 14 from Taos, 10 from Texas, six from Arizona, four from Colorado and two from California. Cliff Rudy was tournament chairman. Gary Zeiger from Phoenix directed. Courtesy photo

Registration for Fall YMCA Racquetball Starts Wednesday

on July 30, 2012 - 9:48pm
 
LOS ALAMOS FAMILY YMCA News:
 
 
The Fall Racquetball League has four skill level divisions. Registration is Aug. 1 to 29 and the season is Sept. 4 to Nov. 16.
 
Players will be matched against other players with similar experience levels and will have games scheduled each week in the 10-week season culminating in a tournament.
 
Cost is $30 for Y members and $45 just for the program.
 
Adult Co-ed Volleyball League will be a casual/recreational 4-on-4 season consisting of six weeks of games and final tournament at the YMCA.
 
Sundays 1-3 p.m. from Oct. 7 to Nov.

Kinkead and Kluegel Tie for Best Predictor in Weekly Pace Race

on July 27, 2012 - 1:13am
ATOMIC CITY ROAD RUNNERS News:
 
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Six pace race participants tied for three top delta times in this week's race held on American Springs Road in the Jemez Mountains.
 
Sue Kinkead and Lynn Kluegel tied for best prediction at 24 seconds off their predicted time. 
 
Dara McKinney and Christie Kelly each had a 28 second differential and Katie Gattiker and Bob Edgar both came in at 33 seconds off.
 
Daniel Romero was the fastest male finisher on the one mile course at 6:24. 
 
Holly Trellue was the top female with a time of 12:39.
 
On the three mile course, Orion

Enjoy Putt-Putt and the Muppets at East Park Tonight

on July 25, 2012 - 10:17am

COUNTY News:

The Ponderosa Putt-Putt Tournament is 6-7:30 p.m., today (Wednesday, July 25) at East Park.

Participants will test their skills at the Ponderosa Putt-Putt Tournament. The tournament is broken into three age groups, 5-7, 8-11 and 12+.

Prizes will be awarded for first through third place in each age group.

Call 662-8173 for more information.  

The Movies in the Parks is 7:45-10 p.m. today (Wednesday, July 25) at East Park.

The 2012 Series features The Muppets. Bring blankets, pajamas and snacks to watch the movie under the stars.  

Weather cancelations are made an hour

UK Soccer Camp Starts Next Week

on July 23, 2012 - 10:43pm
 
The Family YMCA is hosting the UK Soccer Camp program next week July 30 – Aug 3 at North Mesa Field for youth ages 4-16.
 
The cost for half days (9 a.m. to noon) is $100 and a $160 for full days (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.). The full day program is for youth ages 8-16 only.
 
This is a great program for soccer players of all experience levels with a focus on individual skills development and teamwork. Scholarships are available through funding from United Way.
 
Sign up at the YMCA or online at http://www.laymca.org/sports.shtml.
 

Athletes Play Dirty at Mud Volleyball Tournament

on July 22, 2012 - 12:00pm

Mud flies as players race to return a volley during the Los Alamos County Community Service Department's Mud Volleyball Tournament coordinated by the Recreation Division Saturday at North Mesa Park. Photo by Sal Zapien/ladailypost.com

Some players opt to dip in the mud to cool off. Photo by Sal Zapien/ladailypost.com

.Members from team "Da Bumpin Uglies" opt for one more dip after their final game. Photo by Sal Zapien/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Fire Department washes mud off the players. Photo by Sal Zapien/ladailypost.com

Editor's Note: Check out a full slideshow from Saturday's mudfest

Duane Marr Is Top Predictor

on July 18, 2012 - 10:21pm

ATOMIC CITY ROAD RUNNERS News

Twenty five runners took advantage of cloudy weather to compete for best time predictions on the one and three mile Turkey Trot pace race courses in Bayo Canyon and on North Mesa Tuesday night.    

Surprisingly, all but two runners completed the 3 mile distance in less time than they predicted.  The three best predictors were:  Duane Marr, 15 second error; Alexander Romero, 18 second error; and Ted Romero, 30 second error.

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Pajarito Mountain Event Set For July 28

on July 17, 2012 - 6:30am

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