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SFNF: Cut-Your-Own Christmas Tree Permits On Sale Nov. 25; 4th Graders May Get One Tree Free

on November 13, 2019 - 10:22am
SFNF permits to cut own Christmas tree go on sale Monday. Courtesy photo
SFNF News:
SANTA FE Permits to cut your own Christmas tree on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) go on sale Monday, Nov. 25, at Forest Headquarters in Santa Fe and at all Ranger District offices
As part of the “Every Kid Outdoors” initiative, every fourth grader is eligible for a free holiday tree permit. In order to redeem the free permit, the student must present a valid Every Kid Outdoors pass, downloadable at
Accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18,

Weekly Fishing Report Nov. 13

on November 13, 2019 - 5:51am
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
The weather has turned sharply colder, especially in Eastern New Mexico. Anglers should be aware that several waters in the northeast are now closed to angling for the winter.
Maxwell Lake 13, the Charette Lakes and Clayton Lake are closed to protect migrating waterfowl.
Birdwatchers will enjoy these locations. Waterfowl are not the only birds that may be viewed. Raptors, including bald eagles, follow these flocks of waterfowl as they migrate south.
A nice road trip or perhaps overnight stay this time of year is a

Gold Edges Green In Toppers Swimming Intrasquad

on November 12, 2019 - 10:57am
Senior Co-Captain Maddie Ovaska. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos High School Hilltoppers swimmers opened their 2019-20 campaign with the annual Green Gold intrasquad meet Nov. 2 at Larry Walkup Aquatic Center. 
Gold narrowly edged out Green, 340-334, in the combined scores. Green beat Gold in the boys’ tally, 148 to 143, while Gold won the girls’ competition, 197-186, over the Green team.
Several personal bests were achieved, and many swimmers beat their times from last year’s intrasquad meet. Rookies gained confidence in preparation for future meets.
Four swimmers

Topper Volleyball Undefeated In District Play

on November 11, 2019 - 10:10pm

LAHS Girls Topper Volleyball finished the season Saturday night with a 9-0 record and a 3-2 victory in the District Tournament Championship. Photo by John McHale/


Los Alamos completed a clean sweep of District opponents and finished the season with a 9-0 record and a 3-2 victory in the District Tournament Championship game played Saturday night in Griffith Gymnasium.

The Toppers kept things interesting dropping the first two sets before taking control in the last three.


Family YMCA Announces Fall & Winter Programs

on November 11, 2019 - 4:56pm

Here are listings and details for The Family YMCA's Fall and Winter programs, along with a coupon. Courtesy/YMCA

PEEC: Full Moon Hike And Potluck Dinner Wednesday

on November 11, 2019 - 2:59pm

PEEC, astrophysicist Galen Gisler and hiker Jean Dewart host a full moon hike and potluck dinner Wednesday. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Photo by Beth Cortright

PEEC News:

The community is invited to join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, astrophysicist Galen Gisler and avid hiker Jean Dewart of the Los Alamos Mountaineers Wednesday Nov. 13 for a full moon night hike and potluck dinner.

Participants will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road, for the potluck dinner. PEEC will provide water, cups, plates and utensils.

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