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Daily Postcard: Morning View From Anderson Overlook

on November 10, 2019 - 6:59am

Daily Postcard: Early morning view Tuesday from Anderson Overlook. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Hilltopper Boys & Girls XC 2019 State Champions!

on November 9, 2019 - 11:20pm

The Hilltopper Boys and Girls Cross Country 2019 State Champions gather together today for a victory photo with their coaches. Photo by Blake Wood

Hilltopper Boys XC Are 2019 State Champions!

on November 9, 2019 - 11:08pm
The State Champion Hilltopper Boys Cross Country team defeats Albuquerque Academy 43-40. Photo by Blake Wood
Junior Rafael Sanchez mixes it up with two Hope Christian runners at the 2 mile point in the 5k race. Photo by Blake Wood

Sophomore Wakei Hettinga strides down a steep hill at the halfway point, followed by sophomore teammate Keith Bridge. Photo by Blake Wood


The Hilltopper Boys Cross Country team achieved an upset win Saturday over rival Albuquerque Academy at the New Mexico 4A State Championship at Rio Rancho High School.

A mere two weeks ago, the 'Topper


Hilltopper Girls XC Are 2019 State Champions!

on November 9, 2019 - 10:41pm
The State Champion Hilltopper Girls Cross Country team defeats Albuquerque Academy 53-30. Photo by Blake Wood
Sophomore Norissa Valdez, right, and freshman Sophie Chadwick lead the race from the start and finished 1-2 respectively, only a stride apart in the 4A Girls Championship race. Photo by Blake Wood
Junior Lidia Appell and freshman Emma Montoya were the 3rd and 4th 'Topper finishers in 7th and 9th place overall, respectively. Photo by Blake Wood
The Hilltopper Girls demonstrated today that they are, by far, the best cross country team in New Mexico, easily winning

Topper Boys Soccer Places Second At State

on November 9, 2019 - 9:08pm

The Topper boys soccer team places second after falling to the Los Lunas Tigers 2-1 in the championship match played Friday morning at the Bernalillo Soccer Complex. The Tigers were first to get on the score board in the first half on a penalty kick. Then the Toppers scored in the second half on a penalty kick. The Tigers scored almost immediately after the Topper’s scored, which was the game winner. Both teams played a very strong defensive game that kept the score low. The game was very physical and hard fought on both sides of the ball. Photo by John McHale/ 


Topper Girls Soccer Ends Season In State Quarterfinals

on November 9, 2019 - 1:18pm

Alyssa Parker fights for the ball against a Tiger defender. Photo by John McHale/

Andrea Soto lines up for a shot on goal in the second half. Photo by Nate Limback/


The Hilltopper Girls Soccer Team ended its season Wednesday in the State Quarterfinals against the Aztec Tigers at the Bernalillo Soccer Complex.

The Toppers fell 3-5 after a hard-fought match. Rainy conditions plagued most of the 90-minute match, leading to slippery and cold conditions on the field.

The Tigers scored three quick goals in the first half, but the Topper kept playing


Topper Girls XC Win 2019 State Championship!

on November 9, 2019 - 12:52pm
Los Alamos High School Topper girls today win the 2019 Laguna Burger Girls 4A State Cross Country Championship! Albuquerque Academy came in second followed by Hope Christian. Check back for more details and photos. Courtesy/LAPS

New Video Highlights Local Small Business Saturday

on November 9, 2019 - 8:44am

View Small Business Saturday commercial now showing at the Reel Deal Theater, click here. Courtesy/Chamber


Small Business Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 30, is an opportunity for community members to show support and appreciation for local small businesses.

View Small Business Saturday commercial now showing at the Reel Deal Theater, click here.

How to be a part of Small Business Saturday

You can participate in as much or as little of Small Business Saturday as you like!


Register NOW for FREE to participate in Los Alamos & White Rock Small Business Saturday

Annual Hunger Walk And Turkey Trot Nov. 24

on November 9, 2019 - 7:33am
Los Alamos

Grab your running shoes and limber up … the Annual Los Alamos CROP Hunger Walk and Turkey Trot is coming up soon!

Sunday, Nov. 24, walkers and runners will gather at 1 p.m. in the Los Alamos Middle School cafeteria to register for the event and the drawing, turn in their sponsor donations, grab a t-shirt, and warm up. By 2 p.m., they will be lined up in front of the school, waiting for the starting gun.

The annual route remains the same, providing both shorter and longer options.


North Central Regional Transit District 255 Mountain Trail Fares Waived Nov. 11 To Honor Veterans Day

on November 9, 2019 - 6:33am

RTD News:


In partnership with the Santa Fe National Forest and to honor the nation’s veterans and their families, the North Central Regional Transit District will waive fares for all on its RTD Blue Bus 255 Mountain Trail route Monday, Nov. 11.


The RTD Mountain Trail provides year-round public transit service from downtown Santa Fe up Hyde Park Road, to trailheads through the Santa Fe National Forest concluding at Ski Santa Fe.


On Veterans Day, the Santa Fe National Forest will waive fees at many recreation sites.

LAHS Boys Soccer Wins Semi-Final Against St. Pius

on November 9, 2019 - 6:17am

Los Alamos high school boys soccer team won the semi-final game against St. Pius. The score was tied 1-1 through regulation time and two overtime periods. Jaxson Martines saved 2 out of 5 to secure the win for the Toppers. The boys also pulled out an impressive win Wednesday, Nov. 6 against Hope Christian in the quarter-finals 4-0. They played in the rain for the entire game. Their outstanding ball movement and team play has been the key to their success so far. Charlie Hill in quarterfinals at Hope Christian. Photo by Bruce Hill

Nilesh Mukundan in quarter finals at Hope Christian. Photo by

Parks & Rec Reviews Recreation Capital Projects Nov. 14

on November 9, 2019 - 6:03am
The public is invited to attend the Parks and Recreation Board meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 in Room 110 at the Municipal Building. 1000 Central Ave.
The board will review designs for three recreation facility projects that include the Kiddie/Multigenerational Pool at the Aquatic Center, Piñon Park Splash Pad and Golf Course Irrigation Improvements.
For those unable to attend the meeting, presentations will be available for viewing Nov. 14 on the Public Works Projects webpage:

Bandelier Will Be Fee Free On Veterans Day

on November 9, 2019 - 5:59am
Bandelier National Monument is entrance fee free Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11. Courtesy/BNM
Veterans Day is a time to honor all those who have served in the nation’s military.
To commemorate, Bandelier and other National Park areas all over the country that regularly charge entrance fees, will be fee free on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11.
As usual on fee free days, the Western National Parks Association (WNPA) will be offering a 15 percent discount on everything at the park store in the Bandelier Visitor Center in Frijoles Canyon Monday as well.

UI Operations Center Closed Veterans Day

on November 9, 2019 - 5:59am
ALBUQUERQUE All New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions’ offices, including the Unemployment Insurance Operations Center, will be closed Monday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day.
The department urges claimants to plan accordingly.
The Unemployment Insurance Tax & Claims System ( will remain available Monday. Customer Service Agents in the Unemployment Insurance Operations Center will be available when normal business hours resume at 8 a.m., Tuesday, Nov.

Bill Nye Experiment Night At Bradbury Friday Nov. 15

on November 9, 2019 - 5:58am
Bradbury Science Museum at 1350 Central Ave. Courtesy/BSM

BSMA News:

It’s Bill Nye Experiment Night Friday, Nov. 15 at the Bradbury Science Museum, 1350 Central Ave.

Hosted by the Bradbury Science Museum Association Teen Advisory Board, Bill Nye Experiment Night provides teens the opportunity to perform experiments featured in Bill Nye videos.

The event includes free food.

The BSMA Teen Advisory Board was created in 2018 by Los Alamos High School senior Eleanor Henderson for her Girl Scout Gold Award project.

LAFRW Meets On Oppenheimer Drive Noon Thursday

on November 9, 2019 - 5:58am

GOP News:

The local chapter of Los Alamos Federated Republican Women will have its next meeting at noon Thursday, Nov. 14 in the lower level Patio Room at 1001 Oppenheimer Dr.

The meeting is open to all registered Republican women and men.

Shona Neff and Terra Fullbright will be reporting on their recent attendance at the 2019 NMFRW Biennial Convention.

Direct questions to Shona Neff at 505.672.1456.

NWS: Today’s High Near 61; Tonight’s Low Around 32

on November 9, 2019 - 5:57am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 61 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 32. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Fog Settles Over Barrancas Canyon

on November 9, 2019 - 5:56am

Daily Postcard: Barrancas Canyon and Rio Grande Valley in fog Friday at sunrise. Photo by Cornell Wright

View Mercury Transit From Overlook Park Monday

on November 8, 2019 - 7:16pm
Composite time-series image of a past Mercury Transit. Courtesy/NASA.
For the Pajarito Astronomers

The Pajarito Astronomers is offering the community an opportunity to view the Transit of Mercury Monday morning, Nov 11, at Overlook Park in White Rock.

Mercury transits are rare events in which the planet Mercury passes directly in front of the Sun as seen from Earth. The planet appears as a tiny black dot, only 13 arc seconds in size, against the face of the Sun.

Thousands Of New Mexicans Call For Wildlife Protections In Santa Fe; Carson National Forest Plans

on November 8, 2019 - 6:05pm
S360 News:
SANTA FE A diverse coalition of New Mexico conservation organizations, sportsmen and women and public land advocates, called for stronger protection of critical wildlife habitat, clean water and wildlife migration corridors in the Upper Rio Grande Watershed.
The group delivered more than 23,000 public comments to the U.S. Forest Service calling for improvements to the Carson and Santa Fe National Forests’ land management plans.
The New Mexico Wildlife Federation, Trout Unlimited, Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, Defenders of Wildlife, New Mexico Wild, National

PEEC: Nature Center Family Fun Tuesday Evening

on November 8, 2019 - 2:49pm

Head to the Los Alamos Nature Center Tuesday, Nov. 12 for PEEC’s monthly Family Star Party and Family Night. The evening will kick off at 5:30 p.m. Both programs are free thanks to PEEC’s sponsors New Mexico Bank & Trust and Kiwanis Club.


PEEC News:


Head to the Los Alamos Nature Center Tuesday, Nov. 12 for an evening of family fun.


The night will kick off at 5:30 p.m. with a Family Star Party in the planetarium and continue 6-7 p.m. with Family Night.


Both of these programs take place on the second Tuesday of every month and are free thanks to PEEC’s sponsors:

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SFNF Waives Fees On Veterans Day

on November 8, 2019 - 2:37pm
SFNF News:
SANTA FE The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will waive fees at many recreation sites on Veterans Day Monday, Nov. 11, in honor of Americans who have served in the armed services.
All SFNF offices will be closed that day in observance of the federal holiday. Normal business hours will resume Tuesday, Nov. 12.
The Forest Service participates in fee-free days with other federal agencies to commemorate holidays and encourage Americans to visit their public lands. Veterans Day is the final fee-free day for 2019. The next fee-free day will be Martin Luther King, Jr.

November Prism Now Online

on November 8, 2019 - 2:35pm

Click the image below to read Prism online.

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall To Join Veterans Day Ceremony In Española Honoring Service Of New Mexico Veterans

on November 8, 2019 - 2:33pm

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall 

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall:

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall will deliver remarks and participate in a ceremony Monday honoring New Mexico’s veterans and commemorating fallen service members at the Española Veterans’ Memorial Wall.

“I am grateful to join the Española community in honoring New Mexico’s veterans,” Udall said. “New Mexico is a state with a proud tradition of military service. Veterans, service members, and their families bind our communities together and inspire us with their patriotism.