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Big-horned Sheep Spotted In Frijoles Canyon

Big-horned sheep were spotted today in Frijoles Canyon at Bandelier National Monument by employee Rob Harper. In 2014 and again in 2016, a few dozen big-horned sheep were released just outside the southwest boundary of Bandelier. By early this year, a half dozen sheep were seen several times near the Upper Falls on the Park’s Falls Trail. Courtesy/NPS

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LAHS Athlete Of The Week: Phillip Martin

LAHS Athlete of the Week Phillip Martin. Photo by Blake Wood

SPORTS News:

Los Alamos High School junior Phillip Martin has been selected the Athlete of the Week.

What is your favorite subject? 

Physics.

What do you hope to get out of running Cross Country for LAHS?

I run cross country to be part of a great community at my school, full of really caring and supportive people. So not only do I hope to watch my teammates and myself improve, but I also hope to form strong, long-lasting friendships.

Where do you want to go to college and what do you want to study?

I want to go to Cornell University to study


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Good Weather And Great Results Characterize Jemez Mountain Trail Runs

Dwight Rabe of Holloman AFB is the first runner of the day to cross the finish-line in Saturday’s Jemez Mountain Trail Runs. Photo by RJ Montaño/ladailypost.com​
 
Top three female finishers of the 15-mile race, from left, Amber Dagel, Madeleine Carey and Kay Ulrich. Photo by RJ Montaño/ladailypost.com
 
By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
A Friday filled with cold weather, wind, and a morning snow storm lead to near perfect conditions for the 12th annual Jemez Mountain Trail Runs Saturday. The event drew 613 people to run in either the 15-mile, 50-Kilometer,

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Letter To The Editor: Rec Bond Plea To County Council – Can’t We Compromise?

By LAUREN GRIFFITH
Los Alamos

Following the recent recreation bond election outcome, I wondered if there is a possible compromise that we could look at. 

From discussions with and reading opinions by ‘no’ voters, it sounds like there were two main issues with the bond (I realize there were others, but these seemed to be the biggest):

a) it was ‘all or nothing’ and many of them might have been happy with some of the projects, but not all of them; and

b) it was going to increase property taxes, resulting in debt for us and future generations. 

I have to say, I wholeheartedly agree with the frustration


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‘100 Days Of Summer’ Kicks Off Friday!

COUNTY News:

“100 Days of Summer” kicks off Friday on Los Alamos County.

Get out. Get active. That’s the theme for this new collaborative program from Community Services, with lots of fun things to see and do in this community all summer long.

Check out the full booklet of information on the Community Services webpage here, and learn how to win prizes.

Also, booklets are availble Friday night at the Community Services table at the summer concert at Ashley Pond Park along with other free promotional items celebrating all the days of summer in Los Alamos.


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Los Alamos Young Guns Compete In Raton

Los Alamos Young Guns Youth Shotgun Team members, from left, Chris Garcia, Michael Patchett, Kevin Dors, Derek Laintz, Sam Bond, Cade Pimentel and Alison Pimentel competed in the New Mexico High School Amateur Trap Association Championships May 6-7 in Raton. Alison Pimentel placed second in the 16 yards handicap event, second in the 19 yards handicap event and third overall for the year. Kevin Dors placed second overall for junior varsity and Derek Laintz placed third overall for junior varsity. Photo by Kathryn Smith


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Tristan Johnson Has Perfect Prediction In Pace Race

Runners in Tuesday’s Pace Race gather in Rendija Canyon. Courtesy/ACRR

SPORTS News:

 
Tristan Johnson, 4, had a perfect prediction in the 1 mile race, recording a time of 14:30 in the Atomic City Road Runners weekly Pace Race Tuesday in Rendija Canyon.
 
Other accurate predictors include:
  • Heidi Bjorklund at 15 seconds off;
  • 6-year-old Julian Ortiz with a 36 second difference;
  • Jackie Marr at 51 seconds off; and
  • Nikol Strother with a  69 second difference.
 
On the 1 mile course, 7-year-old Diego Leonard was the top finisher recording 8:00 and 9-year-old Savanna Strother

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Voters Reject Recreation Bond By 486 Votes

Scene this evening in Council Chambers as community members wait for election results. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Los Alamos County Clerk Naomi Maestas announces election results this evening in Council Chambers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
​Los Alamos Daily Post
 

The results were close but in the end Los Alamos voters did not pass the $23 million general bond election question.

 

The ballot question failed by 486 votes. There were 3,446 ballots for the bond and 3,932 ballots against it. A total of 7,383 ballots were returned


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Voters Defeat Los Alamos Recreation Bond

Los Alamos County voters defeat the Recreation Bond in the 2017 Special Election. The vote is 3,446 for to 3,932 against. Slightly more than half of the 13,484 registered voters cast ballots in this election, according to Senior Deputy Clerk Adrianna Ortiz. The Los Alamos Daily Post will publish the full story at ladailypost.com. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Crowd watches this evening in Council Chambers as the election results are announced. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com


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Voting Closes For 2017 Recreation Bond Election

Voting has closed this evening at 7 p.m. in the 2017 Special Election on the Recreation Bond. The lobby of the Los ALamos County Municipal Building is empty at the moment. The results are expected to be announced by the County Clerk between 7:30 and 8 p.m. so check back at ladailypost.com for updates. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


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LAFC Bomb Capture Silver In Durango Shootout

Back row from the left, Aiden Martinez, Karl Sinkula, Alex Livescu, Yeanoo Park, Wyatt Cionek, Callum Mitchell and Matthew Patchett. Middle row from the left, Kason Ostic, Nicholas McGrane, Aiden Richardson, Dylan Marciano, Kyle Jerkatis and Caemeron Cole. Front, Caleb Langenbrunner. Courtesy photo

SPORTS News:

 

The Boys Under-12 LAFC Bomb narrowly missed winning Gold in the Durango Shootout soccer tournament, May 13-14, losing 4-3 in a golden goal double overtime to the Bernalillo Titans.
 
On the way to the Silver bracket finals, the Bomb tied the AYSO United Armour 1-1, defeated

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Letter To The Editor: Walk/Drive Your YES Vote On Rec Bond To County Clerk’s Office By 7 p.m. Today

By RAO GARIMELLA
Los Alamos

Today is the last day to vote on the Rec Bond. It’s too late to mail it in but you can hand carry it to the County Clerk’s Office.

There has been a healthy, vigorous debate on the issue but in the end I urge you to keep in mind the saying that “PERFECT IS THE ENEMY OF GOOD!” 

So I encourage you to vote YES or we will all be waiting for another decade before the community has the energy to organize such a campaign again.


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Letter To The Editor: Let’s Support The Amenities That Make Our Community Better For Everyone!

By Andrea and Greg Cunningham
Los Alamos

As Recreation Bond ballots are due tomorrow, we want to remind everyone to get their ballots in and encourage you to vote “Yes” on the bond.

Those opposed to the bond seem to have two main arguments against it:

  • Need: they state there is not a need for the projects that are proposed; and
  • Cost: our taxes and the cost are too high.

We feel that both arguments are incorrect as we look to the future of our community. As a parent, we can say there is definitely a need!! When we first moved to Los Alamos almost 25 years ago, we were surprised that more of the capital improvements


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Pajarito Mountain Announces Upcoming Events

PAJARITO MOUNTAIN News:

Pajarito Mountain Ski Area has announced several upcoming events:

  • The Pajarito Mountain Cafe re-opens for business 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and will be open at that time every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and on event days throughout the summer.
  • The Bike and Hike event of the season is 1-6 p.m., Saturday.
  • Summerfest is Saturday, June 10, with live music, bike races, a dozen New Mexico craft breweries and more. Details are available at skipajarito.com.
 

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Pinon Park Pool Prepares For May 27 Opening Day!

Pinon Park Pool staff gather Saturday for Orientation Day. Courtesy photo

PINON PARK POOL News:

Pinon Park Pool is ready for swimmers to jump in and start the 2017 swim season this Saturday, May 27, at 104 Bryce Ave., in White Rock.

Pool Manager and lifeguard, Jeremy Goettee reports, “The water looks fantastic. It’s going to be an awesome swim season this year. The new pool pump installed in 2016 is producing crystal-clear water.”

Pool members held a work party over the weekend to complete final tasks in preparation for a fun-filled summer. The pool’s slides, kids play area, lounges and picnic tables


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Letter To The Editor: Walk Your Rec Ballot In Today Or Tomorrow … And Please Vote Yes!

By KRISTIN HENDERSON, J.D.
Los Alamos

You can still vote on the Rec Bond if you walk your ballot in today or tomorrow. I am voting yes and i hope you do, too.

In a small town like ours, a Bond question can be won – or lost – by just one vote, or a small handful of votes. Your vote will make a difference.
 
You can turn your ballot in, in person at this point, at the Municipal Building at 10th & Central, on the 2nd floor, in the County Clerk’s Office. It has to be in the Clerk’s Office before 7 p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday.
 
While it’s true that property taxes would go up by about $18/ month for

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Anna Zhang Is Girl’s Swimming Official Of The Year

Mountain Club Swimming Coach Anna Zhang

SPORTS News:

The National Federation Officials Association has selected Mountain Club Swimming Coach Anna Zhang of Los Alamos as the 2016-2017 Girl’s Swimming Official of the Year for the state of New Mexico.

The National Federation of State High School Associations annually recognizes up to 20 officials in each state for the outstanding service they provide for young people participating in high school sports across the country.

Zhang is both an official for the New Mexico Activities Association and New Mexico Swimming.


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Public Invited To Los Alamos County Municipal Building To View Election Night Results Tuesday

COUNTY News:

Members of the public are invited to gather Tuesday evening at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave., to view election results on the Recreational Bond.

Council Chambers and the lobby will be open. Results are not expected to be posted until after 7:30 p.m. Once available, the unofficial results will be projected onto the screen in Council Chambers and the LCDs in the lobby. Printouts also will be made available.

Unofficial results also will be posted to the Clerk’s webpage and Facebook.

For additional information, contact the County Clerk’s office at 505.662.8010


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More Scenes From LAAC’s 2017 Kite Festival

A young kite flyer gets some assistance during the Los Alamos Arts Council’s Kite Festival Saturday in Overlook Park. Photo by Mairen Hoch

A kite enthusiast works to get her kite to take flight. Photo by Mairen Hoch

A kite gets a colorful design put on it during the kite building workshop Saturday at Overlook Park. The workshop was part of Los Alamos Arts Council’s annual Kite Festival. Photo by Mairen Hoch

The kite workshop was busy Saturday. Photo by Mairen Hoch

Vivian Sintay flies her kite high during the Kite Festival Saturday. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Yuma Wang


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