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New Mexico True Certified Products At ABQ Sunport

on January 17, 2017 - 9:01am

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STATE News:

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Tourism Department is partnering with Avila Retail to bring attention to products that are 100 percent made and manufactured in New Mexico.

These products, all members of the department’s New Mexico True Certified program (NMTC), are featured in three outlets at the Albuquerque International Sunport owned by Avila Retail - Greetings from New Mexico, Earth Spirit and the ABQ2GO kiosk.
 
The three-month campaign, running mid-January through mid-March, includes attractive and compelling window displays and kiosks encouraging shoppers to “Buy

Benefit Spaghetti Dinner, Dance & Bake Sale For Gabriel Huerta Jan. 27

on January 16, 2017 - 10:14am

Los Alamos’ Alex Kirk Signs With Anadolu Efes

on January 16, 2017 - 9:56am

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SPORTS News:

Alex Kirk of Los Alamos has signed with Anadolu Efes Sports Club, a Turkish professional basketball team based in Istanbul, Turkey. He'll be with the team Thursday in Barcelona, Spain.

Anadolu Efes is the most successful club in the history of the Turkish Basketball Super League, having won the league's championship 13 times.

The home of Anadolu Efes S.K. is the Abdi İpekçi Arena in Istanbul, which has a seating capacity of 12,270 people for basketball games. The club has its own practice facility built in 1982 in the district of Bahçelievler.

Los Alamos Youth Lacrosse Registration Is Jan. 17

on January 15, 2017 - 8:22pm

Registration for youth and high school lacrosse teams is Tuesday at the White Rock Branch Library. Courtesy photo

LACROSSE News:

Walk-in registration for youth and high school lacrosse teams is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 in the multipurpose room of the White Rock Branch Library, 10 Sherwood Blvd.

Students age 9 through high school seniors are welcome. Although there is currently not a separate girls’ program, girls are welcome to play in a coed environment.

A registration form may be obtained during walk-in registration, or can be downloaded at http://www.laylax.org.

Practices are

Los Alamos Sports Weekly Wrap-up

on January 15, 2017 - 12:22pm
By GEORGE MORSE
Sports and Outdoors Reporter
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos High School boys basketball team picked up two big victories last week that should help them when it’s time for the seedings for the Class 5A state basketball tournament. The Hilltoppers beat Class 5A rival Belen High School 52-49 Jan. 6 at Belen, avenging an earlier 44-33 loss to the Eagles Dec. 28 at the Poe Corn tournament in Roswell. One day later, Jan. 7, Los Alamos beat Class 6A Santa Fe High School 55-53 in overtime.

“Those were two great wins for us,” Los Alamos Coach Michael Kluk said.

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Athlete Of The Week: Senior Kaitlin Bennett

on January 15, 2017 - 7:34am
Althlete of the Week, swimmer Kaitlen Bennett. Courtesy photo

HILLTOPPER News:

Sport - Swimming

Favorite subject - Sports medicine

Where do you want to attend school --  I want to attend Northern Arizona University under their honors program and study exercise science.

Kaitlin Bennett lead the Hilltoppers at the Lubbock Swim Invitational Jan. 6-7.

Bennett captured first place in the 50 free (24.79) and the 100 free (54.04), she also helped on the girls medley relay team and the 200 freestyle quartet.

Bennett is ranked among the league leaders in New Mexico High School swimming and

Backcountry Film Festival Inspires Winter Adventurers To Seek Snow Less Traveled

on January 12, 2017 - 5:13pm

Stillshot from China, A Skier’s Journey, one of nine short films featured in this year’s Backcountry Film Festival. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Tickets go on sale today for the Backcountry Film Festival, made possible by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and the Reel Deal Theater. Produced by the Boise-based nonprofit Winter Wildlands Alliance, the touring Backcountry Film Festival will make its way to more than 100 locations around the world. The screening at the Reel Deal at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 will be the only one in New Mexico.

The Pajarito Brewpub will be selling

LAHS Senior Kaitlin Bennett Leads Hilltoppers At Lubbock Swim Invitational

on January 11, 2017 - 2:06pm

LAHS Senior Kaitlin Bennett takes first in the 50 free and 100 free.

 SPORTS News:

The Los Alamos High School Hilltoppers Swimming and Diving teams competed Jan. 6-7 at the Lubbock High School Swimming and Diving Invitational at the Pete Ragus Aquatic Center in Lubbock, Texas.  

The invitational was a very competitive high school meet, drawing 500 swimmers and divers from across Texas, with teams from greater Dallas, Midland and El Paso.

The Hilltoppers finished 8th among 20 teams in the girls and 11th among 21 teams in the boys.

Four individual Hilltoppers and two relays finished in the

Invitation To Join Los Alamos Ski Racing Team

on January 9, 2017 - 7:14am

Los Alamos Ski Racing Club provides 10-day and 20-day training programs to young skiers. Courtesy/LASRC

SKI News:

Young skiers, ages 7 to 18 years old, are invited to join the Los Alamos Ski Racing Club. Training is conducted by licensed and trained coaches.

The 10-Day Program is committed to improving the athletes’ skiing while having fun. At the same time, athletes are exposed to competitive Alpine Ski Racing.

The 20-Day Program is dedicated to developing competitive Alpine Ski Racers.

Los Alamos Hilltoppers Prevail Over Santa Fe Demons

on January 8, 2017 - 1:51pm

The big man at 6' 8", Cade Gasway goes up for an attempt dunk in the first quarter of Saturday's game in which the Los Alamos Hilltoppers played host to the Santa Fe Demons in Griffith Gymnasium. The game proved to be very competive in every way, with both teams playing their best. The game ended in a tie and with 4 minutes left in the overtime period, the Hilltoppers prevailed and won by just 2 pionts at 55-53. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Cade Gasway was a force under the basket, gabbing rebounds and blocking shots during Saturday night's game against the Santa Fe Demons at
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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/ladailypost.com

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

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

SPORTS News:

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.

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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/ladailypost.com
 
Los Alamos’ Isaac Fason shoots for the basket. Photo by George Morse/ladailypost.com
 
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.

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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
 
MOUNTAINEER News:
 
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.
 
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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/ladailypost.com

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

Score! Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

SPORTS News:

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

SPORTS News:

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.

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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

 

SKIJORING News:

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
By GEORGE MORSE
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.

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Aquatomics Seeks Fond Memories Of Bill Hudson

on December 22, 2016 - 9:39am
SPORTS News:
 
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/ladailypost.com

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

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

SPORTS AND RECREATION News:

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
COUNTY News:
 
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: losalamosbondprojects2017.com/newsroom/

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

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