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Mountain Club Swimmer Julia Chen Of Los Alamos Wins 2017 State Short Course Swim Championship

on March 13, 2017 - 8:36am

Julia Chen of Los Alamos wins 2017 State Short Course Swim Championship. Courtesy photo


Mountain Club swimmer Julia Chen, the daughter of Haidan and Houtong Chen, won the individual high-point First Place in the girls 11-12 age group at the 2017 New Mexico State Short Course Swim Championship.

Swimmers at the state championship meet March 2-5 at West Mesa Aquatic Center in Albuquerque  were limited to seven individual events.

Chen, 12, won three events and finished second in her other four events to take the individual high-point honors.

Subpar Start For Toppers

on March 9, 2017 - 9:50pm
Luke Kirkland takes over as relief pitcher and smokes one down the middle. Photo by Niccolo Snyder/
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The Los Alamos Boys Baseball Team participated in their first home game this season on Thursday against the Hope Christian Huskies. Topper fans were anxious for the start of the season at home. The players were pumped for their abilities to be displayed to their home fans, but they could not get the job done.

The Toppers opened the game with a strong starting nine, including Jacob


Athlete Of The Week: Ramon Roybal

on March 9, 2017 - 4:32pm

Athlete of the Week

Los Alamos High School junior Ramon Roybal

What do you hope to get out of playing basketball in high school?  
To strive and become a better leader on and off the court.

What is your favorite subject in school?

Where do you hope to attend college and what do you want to study?
I hope to attend Colorado State University and study mechanical engineering.

Coach question - What makes this athlete stand out?
Last week Ramon assumed the duties of primary point guard due to injuries. Ramon put together two very nice  games for us.

Registration Opens For Youth Non-contact Rugby

on March 7, 2017 - 8:36am

Rugby ball. Courtesy photo



Los Alamos Rugby Club is starting youth non-contact rugby for ages 6-13. Kids are taught ball handling skills, field awareness, teamwork, safety, and sportsmanship.


This level is co-ed and non-contact, and kids are placed on teams according to age, ability, and what they can play safely. No previous experience in rugby is required.


Practice is 4:30-5:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays starting Monday, March 13, at Upper Pueblo Fields (at the Pueblo Complex, off Diamond Drive). Registration packets and more information will be given out to


Angel Fire Bike Park Opening And Demo Daze Details

on March 7, 2017 - 7:44am

Hilltopper Girls Softball Season Starts Strong

on March 6, 2017 - 5:21pm

Pitcher Savana Luster winds up for a pitch during Saturday's game in Albuquerque. She did an outstanding job of holding the Sartans scoreless for six innings. Photo by John McHale/​

Terri Jaramillo attempts to put the tag on a St. Pius Sartan in the fifth inning of Saturday's game. Photo by John McHale/

Jayde Tucker celebrates victory as the final out walks from the plate. Photo by John McHale/


The Los Alamos Hilltoppers Softball Team opened its season in grand fashion Saturday by sweeping the St.


Scenes And Results: LAHS Boys And Girls Track And Field Teams At Albuquerque Academy Chile Quad

on March 5, 2017 - 11:46pm

Freshman Jazmine Tuning won the high jump with a state qualifying jump of 5' 0". Photo by Blake Wood

Senior Liam Johnson vaulted more than 3 feet higher than any other athlete to win with a pole vault of 13' 9" - a mark which qualified him for the State Championship in May. Photo by Blake Wood

Sophomore Elijah Velesquez is cheered on by teammates as he wins the 300m hurdles in a time of 42.86 seconds. Photo by Blake Wood


In one of the most beautiful days for an opening track & field meet in memory, the Los Alamos High School Boys and Girls teams traveled to Albuquerque

Coyote Killing Contests Bill Passes Key Committee

on March 5, 2017 - 9:19am


SANTA FE -- Sen. Jeff Steinborn passed bipartisan legislation through the Senate Judiciary Committee Saturday to end the practice of coyote killing contests in New Mexico.

“Today New Mexico is one step closer to banning inhumane coyote killing contests. This blood sport serves no purpose in the management of coyotes other than killing for the sake of killing. It’s time to make these contests a thing of the past,” Sen. Steinborn said.

This bill now goes to the senate floor for final passage and then, if passed, to the House for consideration in that body.

Atomic City Road Runners Club Begins 44th Season

on March 5, 2017 - 7:26am
  • 2017 Pace Race Season Begins April 4
The 44th season of the pace race series conducted by the Atomic City Road Runners Club begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 4 at the Canyon Rim Trailhead parking lot across from the Los Alamos Co-operative Market on East Road (State Route # 502).
The Club meets Tuesdays through early October at various locations throughout Los Alamos County.
For more information call 505.672.1639 or visit the Club’s website at

Registration Open For Y Youth Soccer Ages 4-7

on March 4, 2017 - 7:02am

Soccer Season Starts Soon! Courtesy/YMCA

YMCA News:

The Family YMCA’s Little Youth Soccer is an introductory program for youth ages 4-7 that would like to learn the basics of soccer, team participation, and to play a few casual games.

Registration for this program opened March 1. Players will meet twice per week for practice and games, April 17 through May 25.

Volunteer Coaches, Asst. Coaches and Team Parents are needed. There is a coaches training clinic 6-7:30 p.m., March 10 in the Y Gym.

To register your child for soccer, come by the Y at 1450 Iris St. Cost is $62 / $41 for Y Members.

Students Learn To Ski And Snowboard At Pajarito

on March 2, 2017 - 4:26pm

Students get a lift up the mountain Wednesday during their training class. Photo by John McHale/

Fifth graders get some assistance to reach the top of Pajarito Mountain. Photo by John McHale/

A student takes a spill in the snow. Photo by John McHale/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Pajarito Mountain has taught youngsters how to ski and snowboard for many years but for the last three years, business has skyrocketed at the Snowsports School.

Not only does the school coordinate with all five elementary schools in Los Alamos to

Athlete Of The Week: Cade Gasway

on March 2, 2017 - 4:14pm

Althlete of the Week, basketball player Cade Gasway. Photo by John Mchale/


What do you hope to get out of playing basketball in high school?

​Gain experience working as a team and mkae some great memories playing with teammates.

​What is your favorite subject in school?.

Science (in general). Taking Forensic Science right now.

Where do you hope to attend college and what do you want to study?

​Looking at Adam's State in Alamosa, Colo. Study computer

Coach question-what makes this athlete stand out?

​Well, for one thing...he's 6'8"?! Last week

Register For Los Alamos Senior Olympic Games

on March 2, 2017 - 10:03am
Los Alamos Senior Olympic athletes. Courtesy photo
Anyone 50 years of age or older may register for the 2017 local Senior Olympic Games, which are April, 13 through May 15.
Regististration is open through March 31 at the Los Alamos Family YMCA on Iris Street.
The entry fee is $20 regardless of how many events an athlete chooses to participate in and this price includes a t-shirt.
For more information call 505.672.1639.

Los Alamos County Recreation Bond Election Website Updated With Latest Renderings And Costs

on February 28, 2017 - 3:43pm


To provide voters information, Los Alamos County has updated the recreation bond website ( with project information, project costs, a calculator to figure out homeowner’s property tax increase, and renderings of the proposed projects. 

Los Alamos County voters will have the opportunity to vote on the $20 million general obligation bond, to be repaid from property taxes for the purpose of designing, acquiring, constructing, purchasing and improving recreation facilities including a multi-generational pool, splash pad and a recreation center with a

LAHS Varsity And JV 2017 Softball Season Begins

on February 28, 2017 - 11:31am

The 2017 Los Alamos High School Varsity Softball Team, from top left, Mariah Mauro, Kasia Povijua, Reyna Lucero, Katie Wimer, Janessa Gonzales, Claire Bluhm and Shelby Milligan. Middle row from left, Alicia Gonzales, Jayde Tucker, Savana Luster, Terri Jaramillo, Taylor Collins, Megan Romero, Lauren Harris, Katlyn Terp and Jordan Jaramillo. Bottom row from left, Asst. Coach Robbie Harris, Asst. Coach Stephanie Abney and Head Coach Randy Burditt. Not pictured Asst. Coach Randy Hodges. Photo by Hope Jaramillo/

The 2017 Los Alamos High School JV Softball Team, top row from left,

Hilltoppers Open 2017 Baseball Season With Doubleheader Against Sandia Prep: One Win; One Loss

on February 28, 2017 - 8:07am

James Neil is nearly caught off base in the 1st inning of Saturday's game against Sandia Prep. Photo by John McHale/

Matt Wallers is the lead off pitcher for the 2nd game. Photo by John McHale/

Coach Bryan Neal gives Vincent Marcino a fist bump for his double in the 3rd inning. Photo by John McHale/


The los Alamos Hilltoppers baseball team opened its 2017 season Saturday with a doubleheader against the Sandia Prep.

The Sundevils are coming to this game after a very successful 2016 season, while the Toppers are bringing a young


Three Local Champions Emerge In 2017 Knights Of Columbus District Free Throw Contest

on February 27, 2017 - 8:21am
2017 Knights of Columbus District Champions, Bejamin Sanchez - first row, 3rd from left, Lukas Ulibarri - first row, 1st from right and Joshua Woodson, 2nd row, 1st from right. Courtesy photo

2017 Knights of Columbus district participants and Knights of Columbus members. Courtesy photo


The Los Alamos Sacred Heart Council #3137 champions competed against three other northern New Mexico Knights of Columbus Councils in the 2017 Knights of Columbus District Free Throw Contest Feb. 18 at Espanola Middle School Gymnasium.

At the end of the competition, three local

Los Alamos Rams Beat Santa Fe Blue Jackets

on February 26, 2017 - 11:41pm

Sam Fisher picks up a loose puck next to the goal. Photo by John McHale/

Lots of action in front of the goal as from left, Carson Schramm, Jacob Dunwoody, down and Jared Carnes pressure goalie Jay Delany. The Rams had 41 shots on goal. Photo by John McHale/

Jared Carnes gets a close look at the puck. Photo by John McHale/


The Los Alamos Rams Hockey Team just came off a four-game losing streak and was looking for a win Friday night as they traveled to the Genoveva Chavez Community Center Ice Rink in Santa Fe.

The Rams faced off


Registration Opens For YMCA’s Little Youth Basketball

on February 25, 2017 - 6:30am


The Family YMCA’s Little Youth Basketball is an introductory program for youth in grades K-1st who would like to learn the basics of basketball, team participation, and to play a few casual games.

Registration for this program is open until Thursday, March 2. Players will meet twice per week for practice and games, March 7 – April 13, except during Spring Break.

Volunteer Coaches, Asst. Coaches and Team Parents needed.

To register, come by the Y at 1450 Iris St. Cost is $62 / $41 for Y Members.

Annual Benefit Basketball Game Helps New Mexicans

on February 24, 2017 - 3:25pm
Check presentation. Courtesy photo
ALBUQUERQUE ― The New Mexico Senate “Lobos” tip off against the House of Representatives “Aggies” on Wednesday, March 1, at Santa Fe High School.
The hotly-contested game is a fun event for those on the court, on the bench and in the stands. But everyone knows that the real opponent is cancer.
The annual game is an important source of private donations for The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center. Over the past six years, it has raised more than $100,000.
“The proceeds help us to deliver the cutting-edge,

Precision Rifle Team Takes 2nd At Nationals

on February 23, 2017 - 4:45pm
LAHS precision rifle team members Holly Hayes, Samantha Miller, Steffie Nielsen, Jacob Torrez and Jonathan Chavez. Courtesy photo
This past weekend the Los Alamos High School precision rifle team traveled to Alabama to compete in the Navy National Air Rifle Championships.
The team finished second against a field of the top teams from across the nation. Samantha Miller placed second overall in the individual category. Stephanie Nielsen was awarded her distinguished air rifle badge which is a major accomplishment.
By finishing second, the team earns an invitation

Girls High School Lacrosse Registration Today

on February 23, 2017 - 2:51pm
A Girls High School Lacrosse walk-up registration/meet and greet will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday February 23, at 505 Rover Blvd in White Rock.
Registration is open to girls in 8th-12th grades who are interested in playing on a girls-only team. Registration is $125.
For information, contact or visit

Los Alamos Rams Hockey Team Squirts Division Takes Fourth In Colorado Presidents' Day Tournament

on February 22, 2017 - 5:15pm

The Los Alamos Rams hockey team took fourth place in the Littleton, Colo., Presidents' Day Tournament for the Squirts Division. Darren Meadows and Kevin Mitchell watch their sons play on the Los Alamos Rams Peewees team. Photo by Jennifer Davidson

Peewees player Cameron Meadows advances the puck. Photo by Jennifer Davidson 

Squirts player Aryn Ward defends the blue line. Photo by James Chrobocinski

Squirts player Cody Thomas defends the goal. Photo by James Chrobocinski

Squirts players Gavin Mitchel and Tyron Pietryga on defense. Photo by James Chrobocinski

Squirts player Jack

Los Alamos Golf Shop Hours Announced

on February 22, 2017 - 3:36pm