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2017 Los Alamos Senior Olympics 5K And 10K Results

on April 18, 2017 - 7:12am
At the starting line on the Meadow Lane/Rover Boulevard loop in White Rock. Courtesy photo
Below are the results of the 5K and 10K run results of the 2017 Los Alamos Senior Olympics:
PARTICIPANT          5K RACE TIME          10K RACE TIME          GENDER          AGE GROUP
Laura McClellan               26:12                         52:53                     Female                50-54
Darla Thompson               27:39                        55:11                      Female                50-54
Beth Davenport                35:33                       

Daily Postcard: Hitter Jayde Tucker Clears Fence

on April 18, 2017 - 6:09am

After hitting a fence-clearing home run, Los Alamos hitter Jayde Tucker approaches home plate amid cheers from her team during the April 8 softball game against Espanola. Photo by John Denne

Make Up Baseball Camp In Los Alamos

on April 17, 2017 - 12:31pm

Fleming: Urban Bike Path Update

on April 17, 2017 - 10:58am
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Los Alamos
Last May, after attending a few county meetings on the plan of this town, I was a little depressed thinking about all the people making decisions about this town that don't actually live here. 
With a spark of activism, I wrote to the Los Alamos Daily Post what I wanted as a local mom and business owner – which was an urban bike path to connect the town's historical landmarks, small businesses and residential areas – the "oh-so-needed vein of the town" is how I phrased it – for tourists and locals alike. (read article here)
I emailed my

Los Alamos School Of Gymnastics Wins State!

on April 16, 2017 - 9:21am
Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers Gold Platinum Team. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers from Los Alamos School of Gymnastics on North Mesa brought home gold from the March 19 New Mexico State Championships at G-Force Gymnastics in West Albuquerque. 
They won first place team in both the Gold and Platinum divisions of competition, against many much larger teams. (To calculate team scores, the top three gymnasts in each event count.) They also won eight all around medals and 34 individual event medals. 
They qualified 10 Platinum and Gold gymnasts to go on to the

7th Annual Run For Her Life Race Results

on April 15, 2017 - 6:45am
Hadassah News:
All proceeds in Sunday's 7th Annual Run For Her Life 5K and 10K Races at East Park in Los Alamos were donated to Breast Cancer research.
In the 5K race, the top female finisher was Tammie Nelson with a time of 23:15 and the first male was Scott Valdez recording a 20:12. 
Erica Baron had a 40:12 for best female finisher in the 10K distance and Nathan Knapp was top male with a time of 40:12.
Race Results

Men 5K, 19 and under:

  • 44:19.30 Emmitt Tibbitts, White Rock
Men 5K, 20-29
  • 33:21 Daniel Livingston, Los Alamos
Men 5K, 30-39
  • 53:55 Michael Fensin, Los Alamos

LAHS Boys Golf Shootout In The Desert Results

on April 14, 2017 - 12:46pm
The LAHS golf teams competed in the Shootout in the Desert Monday, April 10, at the Canyon Club at Four Hills in ABQ.
The tournament was put on by the Sun Country Section of the PGA and was designed to bring the best teams from New Mexico together in one event, regardless of school classification.
Team Results
  • 1. Cleveland, 304
  • 2. Piedra Vista, 323
  • 3. St. Michael's, 325
  • t4. Hope Christian, 332
  • t4. Los Lunas, 332
  • 6. Los Alamos, 335
  • 7. Farmington, 369
  • 8. St. Pius, 376
  • 9. Sandia Prep, 397
  • 10. Valencia, 475
  • 11. Cottonwood Classical, 538
  • 12. Robertson, No Team Score
Top Individuals

Voters To Consider Multi-Generational Pool

on April 13, 2017 - 10:27pm

A rendering of the potential multi-generational pool. Courtesy Image ​


Los Alamos Daily Post
A multi-generational pool at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center is one of the projects included in the Los Alamos recreation bond. If voters pass the bond, the pool would offer features for infants to senior citizens to enjoy.
While all the features are conceptual at this point, Community Services Director Brian Brogan said typical characteristics for these pools include zero depth entry, water slides and lazy rivers.

Los Alamos High School Athletes Liam Johnson And Liz Lockhart Sign Letters of Intent

on April 13, 2017 - 3:56pm

​Two of the outstanding athletes at Los Alamos High School signed letters of intent Wednesday. Liam Johnson signed to go to the University of Northern Colorado to participate in the men's track and field program and Liz Lockhart will attend Colorado State University, Pueblo to participate in the women's track team. Photo by John McHale/


Scenes From Los Alamos Boys And Girls Tennis Matches Against Robertson

on April 13, 2017 - 3:26pm

The doubles team of Thomas Chadwick, left, chosen player of the match, and Martin Naud won their match 7-5, 6-2 Tuesday at Urban Park. Photo by John McHale/

Lauryn Anaya returns the ball in her match against Lauren Fulgenzi. Photo by John McHale/




Tuesday, the Los Alamos High School boys and girls tennis teams played matches against the Robertson tennis teams. The girl’s matches were played at the Mesa Courts and the boys were at Urban Park Courts.  


The Robertson tennis teams have been a dynasty in the tennis world of New Mexico for


Toppers Slam Robertson In Tennis Matches Tuesday

on April 13, 2017 - 8:52am
Andrew Tang sets up for his serve during his doubles match. Photo by Niccolo Snyder/
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Los Alamos Daily Post
On Tuesday, April 11, the Topper Boy’s Tennis team took on Robertson in a head to head clash at Urban Park Tennis Courts.
The day was set up with six singles matches and three doubles. The Topper boys fought hard in all of their matches trying to get the extra advantage in every situation. The weather was not bad per say during the several matches, but it did not live up to the sunny expectation.

Zach Medin Is Top Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

on April 13, 2017 - 8:37am
Zach Medin is the top predictor in Tuesday's weekly pace race along the pollution control plant road. Courtesy photo

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Zach Medin is the top predictor in the weekly pace race Tuesday on the pollution control plant road at the bottom of Main Hill Road with an 11 second difference from his predicted time. 
Other accurate predictors were: Scot Halverson and John Ullmann tied at 13 seconds off, Nicholas Parra-Vasquez with a 19 second differential, Ian Cunningham at 24 seconds off and Kevin Love recording a 26 second difference.
On the 1 mile course 8 year old

Los Alamos Golf Course Temporary Schedule Announced

on April 12, 2017 - 5:40pm

Golf Course News:

The Los Alamos Golf Course will be closed for State Varsity High School Matches until 3 p.m. Monday, then open after 3 p.m. for regular play. The Pro Shop will be open regular hours (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

The course will be closed all day Tuesday for routine Spring golf course maintenance. The driving range and the Pro Shop will not be open Tuesday.

Cottonwood on the Greens restaurant inside the Golf Course Community Building will remain open for breakfast, lunch and dinner both days.

Los Alamos Nukes Play Montezuma Friday

on April 12, 2017 - 5:31pm

Friday night is rugby night at Sullivan Field. The Los Alamos Nukes are slated to play Montezuma at 7 p.m. The Nukes beat Montezuma at the High Desert Classic Tournament in Albuquerque earlier in the season and are eager for a rematch. There also will be another youth exhibition game. The Los Alamos Teen Center will host a team social after the game. Admission to the game is free. Photo by Corrina Hughes

LA Bombshells Rugby In Round Robin Tournament

on April 12, 2017 - 3:09pm

Los Alamos Bombshells Under-19 Girls Rugby Team play San Juan Spartans in a round robin tournament Saturday at Sullivan Field. Photo by Corrina Hughes

Stephanie Nielsen runs the ball followed by Lexi Tepley and Kaidin Liming. Photo by Corrina Hughes

Bombshells playing San Juan Spartans Saturday at Sullivan Field. Photo by Corrina Hughes

Teammates lift Celina Jeffries during Saturday's tournament at Sullivan Field. Photo by Corrrina Hughes

Celina Jeffries takes off during Saturday's rugby game between the Los Alamos Bombshells and the South Valley Pink Panthers. Photo by Corrina Hughes


Toppers Baseball Beats Española In Doubleheader

on April 12, 2017 - 7:40am
All smiles for the Toppers as they get ready for the 2nd game. Photo by John McHale/
Travis Gonzales slides into 3rd base well ahead of the throw in the 1st inning. Photo by John McHale/
Jayson Rutten was the lead off pitcher for the second game. Photo by John McHale/
Arthur Steinkamp slides into 2nd just under the tag in the 2nd period. Photo by John McHale/
The Topper baseball team played a doubleheader in Espanola against the Sun Devils. 
The Sun Devils are always a strong baseball team and the games

David Kratzer And Mariela Saenz Are Top Predictors In First Pace Race Of 44th Season!

on April 12, 2017 - 7:33am
After a day filled with snow showers and wind Tuesday, April 4, the weather turned sunny and bright for the beginning of the Atomic City Road Runners 44th Annual Pace Race, which drew a large crowd of enthusiastic runners and walkers. Courtesy photo
David Kratzer and Mariela Saenz were the top predictors in the opening pace race of the Atomic City Road Runners 44th season Tuesday, April 4 along the Canyon Rim Trail. Courtesy photo


David Kratzer and Mariela Saenz were the top predictors in the opening pace race of the Atomic City Road Runners 44th season Tuesday, April 4.

Los Alamos Youth Soccer League Hosts Annual Meeting At Mesa Public Library April 24

on April 12, 2017 - 6:00am


The Los Alamos Youth Soccer League is holdng its Annual Meeting 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, April 24 in meeting room 3 at Mesa Public Library. The meeting is open to the public.

Topic items on the agenda:

Revised By-Laws
  • A proposed change to the By-Laws will be voted upon. The major changes are: creation of another Board position, changes to accommodate the Club/Academy training methods, reassignment of secretary duties, various editorial changes.
Developmental Model
  • The new ‘Developmental Model’ will be discussed.
Recreation Facilities Bond
  • Information regarding the upcoming Bond vote will

Results Of Hilltoppers Softball vs Española

on April 11, 2017 - 5:11pm
In the 8th inning, Shelby Milligan dives for 1st base and was safe. Photo by John McHale/
The Catcher, Jayde Tucker smacked an over the fence home run in the 5th inning. Photo by John McHale/
The short stop, Lauren Harris catches the throw fron home plate but not in time for the tag in the 4th inning. Photo by John McHale/
The Toppers softball team played a double hitter in Espanola this past Saturday. 
Espanola and Los Alamos are neck-n-neck in the District standings and a sweep of these games would put Los Alamos in the

Tuff Riders Bike And Outdoor Gear Swap June 10

on April 11, 2017 - 9:36am

Bikes and gear went quickly in the first few hours of last year’s swap. Courtesy photo


The 6th Annual Bike and Outdoor Gear Swap, a fundraiser for the Los Alamos Tuff Riders, is 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 10 at 170 Central Park Square, three doors down from Bathtub Row Brewery Co-op.

This free event is the perfect venue to sell items that would otherwise collect dust in the closet, shed or garage. Those looking for gear to help enjoy the summer are likely to find what they need at a great price.

LAHS Boys Tennis Team Honors Coach Lloyd Wilton

on April 10, 2017 - 6:16pm

The Los Alamos High School Boys Tennis Team pays homage to their Coach Lloyd Wilton, (Big Papa) today at Urban Park. Wilton is kneeling in front of a picture the team put on the wall of him from his days as a student at LAHS. Photo by Marianne Anaya

Girls Rugby Plays Saturday At Sullivan Field

on April 7, 2017 - 5:18pm

Los Alamos Bombshells under-19 girls' rugby team will play in a round robin tournament Saturday at Sullivan Field. Photo by Corrinna Hughes

YMCA Little Youth Soccer Registration Ends April 11 - Season Starts April 17

on April 7, 2017 - 10:53am
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 ends April 11. Players will meet twice per week for practice and games, April 17 – May 25.
Volunteer Coaches, Asst. Coaches and Team Parents are needed.
Cost is $62 / $41 for Y Members. Please contact Jeremy Smith, the Sports & Adventure Director with any questions. As always, financial assistance is available thanks to the YMCA Annual Campaign.

Sipapu Ski Resort First To Open Last To Close

on April 7, 2017 - 7:51am
The lodge at Sipapu Ski Resort. Photo by Albert Graves

SKI News:

Known as the New Mexico ski resort that is first to open and last to close, Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort will once again achieve that status for the 14th consecutive year. The last weekend for operations is this Saturday and Sunday.

Ski for a great cause! Sipapu is offering FREE lift tickets Saturday and Sunday with a donation of any amount to the La Jicarita Food Basket, a local organization dedicated to stopping hunger in Northern New Mexico. All donations will be taken at the Ticket Office in exchange for a free lift ticket.

Athlete Of The Week: LAHS Freshman Henry Poston

on April 6, 2017 - 9:50am

Athlete of the Week: Los Alamos High School freshman Henry Poston. Photo by Blake Wood


Athlete Of The Week: Freshman Henry Poston:

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

  • Win a State championship
  • NCAA golf scholarship
  • Strong friendships with teammates

What is your favorite subject in school?

  • PE

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

  • University of Michigan
  • Business

Coach question - What makes this athlete stand out?
Henry won the Albuquerque Academy Invite against a very strong field. He is passionate about golf.