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Los Alamos Rams Take On El Paso Coronado Thunderbirds At County Ice Rink Saturday

on January 8, 2017 - 10:38am

Griffin Matuszak fires the puck past the El Paso goalie in the 2nd period. Photo by John McHale/

Ben Roback picks a loose puck behind the El Paso Goal in the 2nd period. Photo by John McHale/

Jake Dunwoody tries to maintain control of the puck near the El Paso goal in the 2nd period. Photo by John McHale/


The Los Alamos Rams played the El Paso Coronado Thunderbirds in a two game series Saturday at the Los Alamos County Ice rink. 

The first game was played at 9 a.m. and the second game at 7 a.m.


Los Alamos Beats Pojoaque To Even Record

on January 8, 2017 - 9:19am
Los Alamos’ Ramon Roybal drives to the basket. Photo by George Morse/
Los Alamos’ Isaac Fason shoots for the basket. Photo by George Morse/
Sports and Outdoors Reporter
Los Alamos Daily Post

In a game that the Los Alamos High School boys basketball team needed to win, the Hilltoppers took care of business and defeated Pojoaque Valley High School 56-50 Jan. 3 at Pojoaque to even their record at 6-6 for the season.

“This is a tough place to come into and win,” LAHS Coach Mike Kluk said. “It was pretty much a must win for us.


Mountaineers Offer Weekend Snow Sport Outing

on January 7, 2017 - 6:46am
The Los Alamos Mountaineers are heading to Monarch Pass, on the continental divide in Colorado, for a weekend of alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing Courtesy photo
Winter has set in with full force in southern Colorado, opening the way for snow adventures of many kinds.
Over the upcoming MLK weekend, the Los Alamos Mountaineers will head north to take advantage of the snow, now five feet deep at Monarch Pass. They will make their base in the small town of Salida, and spend their days doing winter sports in the Monarch Pass area.

Scenes From Thursday's Broomball At Ice Rink

on January 6, 2017 - 9:36am

Players wear tennis shoes and push the ball down the ice with brooms during Thursday's broomball game at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink. Photo by John McHale/

Scene from Thursday's broomball game at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink. Photo by John McHale/

Score! Photo by John McHale/


Players gathered Thursday evening for a rousing game of broomball at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink.

Broomball is a game that incorporates some hockey and soccer strategies.

LAHA Annual Holiday Ice Hockey Festival Underway

on December 29, 2016 - 10:19pm

Gavin DeRoma steals the puck from an Ice Wolf skater at mid ice during play Wednesday at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink. Photo by John McHale
Mathew Wehner Skates to the puck. Photo by John McHale

Jaiden Dawson gathers in the puck. Photo by John McHale


The Los Alamos Hockey Association (LAHA) is hosting the Holiday Ice Hockey Festival Dec. 27-30 at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink.

Geared for younger players, the annual event brings in teams from Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Taos, Austin, Texas and Odessa, Texas.

The line-up includes the Mites playing Dec. 27-28, Peewees Dec.


Backcountry Film Festival At Reel Deal Jan. 26

on December 27, 2016 - 7:12am

PEEC News:

The Backcountry Film Festival is returning to the Reel Deal Theater in Los Alamos for the sixth year in a row.

Produced by the Boise, Idaho based nonprofit Winter Wildlands Alliance, the touring Backcountry Film Festival will make its way to more than 100 locations around the world.

The screening is 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 at the Reel Deal Theater. It will be the only screening in New Mexico.

The Backcountry Film Festival is renowned for its mix of professional and grassroots films – from well-known filmmakers who search backcountry corners across the globe to submit their

Second Annual Red River Skijoring Races Jan. 14-15

on December 26, 2016 - 8:25am

Skijoring in Red River. Courtesy photo



RED RIVER The 2nd Annual Red River Skijoring races in Red River, NM are Saturday, Jan. 14 and Sunday, Jan. 15.

The races start each day at high noon on River Street. This year there also will be an Exhibition Division in which kids and adults can participate.

In skijoring, a skier hangs on to a rope attached to a horse and glides across the snow. It is like horse-drawn waterskiing on snow. Best of all Skijoring is a thrilling spectator sport. With speeds of up to 37 mph, the action is fast-paced and exciting.

High Flyer Gymnastics Takes Home Five Gold Medals

on December 24, 2016 - 11:23am
High Flyers Level 4 gymnasts have successful first meet of the year. Courtesy photo
HFG News:
High Flyers Gymnastics had a successful launch of its 2017 competitive season, taking home five gold medals at the Zia Winter Fiesta Dec. 3 in Santa Fe.
Siena Rolfe placed first all-around in the Level 4 middle age division with a 35.0, beating out her nearest competitor by .45. In the same age division, Emily Smith placed first on balance beam with a score of 9.05.
Sarah Worley took the gold medal on balance beam in the older Level 5 age division, while Mairen Hoch scored an

Athlete Of The Week: LAHS Varsity Basketball Player Antonio Trujillo

on December 24, 2016 - 9:25am
LAHS Athlete of the Week: Antonio Trujillo. Photo by Craig Kelley
Sports News:

This week's Athlete of the Week is Los Alamos High School varsity basketball player Antonio Trujillo.

In the St. Pius game, Trujillo led the team in points scored, rebounds and assists.

In the Eldorado game, he led the team in points scored and assists.

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Hilltopper Sports Roundup

on December 22, 2016 - 12:04pm
Los Alamos Daily Post

A tough week for Hilltoppers’ hoops, Los Alamos wrestlers take third at Panther Classic

It was a tough week for both Los Alamos High School basketball teams. The boys lost two games and their season record fell to 4-4 on the season. The Lady Hilltoppers extended their losing streak to eight games, falling to 3-10 on the season.

The Hilltoppers lost to Albuquerque’s St. Pius X High School 50-38 Dec. 15 at Los Alamos. The Hilltoppers trailed 27-13 at halftime. Los Alamos outscored the Sartans 25-23 in the second half.


Aquatomics Seeks Fond Memories Of Bill Hudson

on December 22, 2016 - 9:39am
Los Alamos Aquatomics will be hosting the second annual Bill Hudson Memorial Open Jan.  28-29. 
Many Los Alamos residents have fond memories of Hudson as a respected icon who left a rich legacy for the community to continue.
In his farewell letter to the community Aug. 9, Hudson said:
“When the swimming pool opened in 1951, I was offered the job of managing the pool and scheduling its use. First, I started swimming lessons … From these programs came my first competitive team, consisting of three students, two boys and one girl.

Council Oks List Of Rec Projects For Bond Election

on December 20, 2016 - 9:43pm

The Los Alamos County Council this evening voted 5-2 to approve a list of recreation projects and directed staff to develop a ballot question in the amount of $20 million for a May 2017 all mail ballot. The list includes Ice Rink improvements, Softball Field improvements at Overlook Park, a new Recreation Center with Ice Rink, a new Multi-generational pool and a Splash Pad at Pinon Park in White Rock. Council also voted to direct staff to develop a plan for advertising and promoting the bond. Councilors David Izraelevitz and Steven Girrens voted against the measure. Photo by Carol A.

Final Los Alamos County Council Meeting Of 2016 Underway ... Recreation Topic Draws Huge Crowd

on December 20, 2016 - 7:08pm

Recreation enthusiasts of all ages pack Los Alamos County Council Chambers this evening for the final Council meeting of the year. Council is considering eight recreation projects for a 2017 bond election and members of the community have turned out to speak on the various projects. The meeting is about to open up for public comment. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Community members fill Council Chambers this evening for the final Council meeting of the year. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Local hockey players turn out for this evening's meeting. Photo by Carol A.

True Tennis Players Even In 20 Degree Weather!

on December 19, 2016 - 7:43pm

Avid tennis players from left, Merete Nieto, John Gregory, Richard Henderson and Bob Nolan brave 20 degree weather Monday morning to play at Pinon Courts in White Rock. Courtesy photo


If there is any question about the seriousness of tennis in Los Alamos, just see that four local players, Bob Nolen, Richard Henderson, John Gregory and Merete Nieto, played Monday morning in 20 degree weather at Pinon Courts in White Rock.

There are about 25 retired adults who play three times a week. They alternate between Los Alamos and White Rock.

The Los Alamos Tennis Club

Los Alamos County Council To Review Final Report On Eight Proposed Capital Improvement Projects Tuesday

on December 19, 2016 - 4:55pm
The Dekker Perich Sabatini (DPS) team, the group contracted to scope, develop concepts and put together cost estimates for the County’s proposed recreation projects, will give its final presentation at the Los Alamos County Council Tuesday, Dec. 20 meeting.
The DPS team will give detailed opinions of probable costs as well as projected operations and maintenance costs for the eight proposed recreation projects.

The report the County Council will review and discuss is available at:

The Dec. 20 County Council meeting is 6 p.m.

Jemez Mountain Trail Races Registration Opens

on December 16, 2016 - 5:12pm
Race start. Courtesy photo
JMTR News:
The 12th Annual Jemez Mountain Trails Races are scheduled for Saturday, May 20, 2017.
Registration for the 15 Miler, 50 kilometer, and 50 mile options are now open. Two changes for this years races are (1) registration for the 15 miler opens December 16, and (2) the 50k and 50mile races will be run in the counter-clockwise direction.
These races fill up quickly. Register soon at:
The Jemez Mountain Trail Races are a wonderful community event that take full advantage of our beautiful

Jingle Bell Rock ‘N Run Saturday

on December 16, 2016 - 2:31pm
Students from the Los Alamos High School will be playing holiday tunes for the runners at the Second Annual Jingle Bell Rock 'N Roll Run this Saturday, Dec. 17. Courtesy photo

LAHS News:

The Los Alamos High School Band is hosting the Second Annual Jingle Bell Rock 'N Roll Run this Saturday, Dec. 17 to raise money for the LAHS band program. The fun run includes the choice of a 5K or 1 mile run and is modeled after the popular Rock and Roll marathons by featuring live music along the routes. Students from the Los Alamos High School will be playing holiday tunes for the runners.

Costs are

Pajarito Mountain Announces Holiday Season Hours

on December 12, 2016 - 9:34am

Pajarito Mountain will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily for the holiday season. Courtesy photo

SKI News:

Pajarito Mountain will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily for the holiday season beginning Dec. 16 through Jan. 2.

With the kids out of school, this is a great time to bring the whole family up to the mountain to make memories. The snowmaking crew is working hard to open more terrain and snow is in the forecast for this evening.

Power Passes and Power Products can be purchased through Dec. 16. Power Products include the Power Card (the ultimate discount card, valid at all of the partner resorts),

Los Alamos NJROTC Defeats Granbury MCJROTC

on December 10, 2016 - 8:54am
Fourth seed Los Alamos NJROTC defeated fifth seed Granbury MCJROTC 1522 to 1498 in the quarter final game of the National Air Rifle League Precision Tournament.
Los Alamos NJROTC will advance to the semi-final game to take on top seed Georgia Competitive Shooters.

In just two years of league play Los Alamos NJROTC and Granbury MCJROTC have seemingly become rivals. Both last year and this year the two teams finished in the top three of the JROTC Champions Division during the regular season.

Los Alamos Derby Dames Skate School Jan. 6

on December 10, 2016 - 8:44am

Way To Go LAMS Hawks!

on December 9, 2016 - 9:28am

The Los Alamos Middle School Hawks Wrestling Team came in 2nd this past weekend at the Los Lunas Dual Tournament! The Hawks Faced Belen in the first round beating them 82-24. They beat the All-Stars 96-6. The Hawks then faced Rio Rancho Middle School in the semi finals. In a close match, Los Alamos beat Rio Rancho 57-51 to make it to the finals. In the 1st place final, The Hawks faced off with Los Lunas Middle School. The Hawks came up just short of beating Los Lunas, and fell 54-51. It was a great effort by the Hawks Wrestling team.

Demons Destroy Toppers While JV Defeats Them

on December 8, 2016 - 7:35am
Becca Green (55) battles for the ball against Santa Fe. Photo by Niccolo Snyder/
Student Intern
Los Alamos Daily Post
The Toppers Varsity played a 32-minute game without once taking the lead over the Santa Fe Demons Tuesday night at Griffith Gymnasium in Los Alamos.
Unfortunately, the Toppers couldn’t get the edge in their game and suffered a 13-point loss to Santa Fe. During the game the Toppers showed hustle and spirit but couldn’t get their shots off.

Toppers Trounce Scorpions

on December 2, 2016 - 8:49am
Brandon Duran zooms past the Scorpions defense leading to a 2-point play. Photo by Niccolo Snyder/
Student Intern
Los Alamos Daily Post

Not many games go as swimmingly as you expect, but the two wins the Topper teams shared over the Scorpions sure seemed like a walk in the park.

The first set of the two wins was the JV game in which the boys wheeled past Moriarty with a 26 point win. The boy’s lost their advantage at times but kept a comfortable lead during most of the game.


The Towering Toppers

on December 1, 2016 - 8:51am
Michael Naranjo and Adam Paulson line up for a free throw. Courtesy photo
Student Intern
Los Alamos Daily Post
This season’s Los Alamos High School Boys Basketball team went head to head in a clash with Valencia High School Nov. 22 in Griffith Gymasium.
The Toppers C team was first to go and fell to Valencia 40-32. The game was hard fought, but the Jaguars got the edge in the end.
The JV was up next and looked hyped up for their first match of the season. The Toppers struggled in the first half with scoring.

Los Alamos Golf Course Closes For Season

on November 30, 2016 - 1:17pm


Los Alamos Golf Course has closed for the season effective Nov. 29.

The turf grass has entered into a dormant period and does not readily repair itself. The decision to close the golf course, at this time, has been made in an effort to protect the course and create the best possible playing conditions when it reopens.

Play will resume as soon as weather and turf conditions allow. This past year Los Alamos Golf Course experienced terrific playing conditions throughout the season. Thanks to all for understanding. 

The Los Alamos Golf Shop will remain open, new golf shop hours