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Pajarito Trail Fest Draws More Than 100 Runners

Elizabeth Turner is the winner among women runners of Saturday’s Pajarito Trail Fest 10 K race. Photo by Jim Stein

Rosy-cheeked kids were all smiles after Toddler Dash and Big Kid Challenge runs at Saturday’s Pajarito Trail Fest. Photo by Beth Bowman

PAJARITO TRAIL FEST News:

More than 100 runners participated in the 6th Annual Pajarito Trail Fest held Saturday at Pajarito Mountain. Sunshine, early fall colors and re-built trails awaited runners for a fine day of running.

Runners from as far as Estes Park, Colo., and Silver City came to run the challenging course. Children had fun


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Los Alamos School of Gymnastics Celebrates National Gymnastics Day

Athletes at Los Alamos School of Gymnastics. Courtesy/Minesh Bacrania Photography

LASG News:

  • “Gymnastics provides a great foundation for building strength, flexibility and fitness and also for life skills, enhancing self-esteem and goal-setting abilities.”  -USA Gymnastics

Los Alamos School of Gymnastics (LASG) joined USA Gymnastics and its member clubs across the nation Saturday, Sept. 22 to celebrate National Gymnastics Day.

National Gymnastics Day is an annual event to showcase the sport of gymnastics and to encourage and promote physical fitness and good nutrition among


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Los Alamos High School Football C-Team Wins Again

Coach Marco V. Lucero reports that Monday Sept. 17, the Los Alamos High School Hilltoppers Football C-team traveled to Moriarty to take on the Pintos. Despite the the fact that the Toppers lost their first string quarterback in the beginning of the third quarter, the Toppers went on to win 40-20. Cory Schramm went out with a head injury. Topper running back Marcos Vigil led all scorers with four touchdowns. Lane Saunders had two touchdowns to his credit. The defense also showed up and had tree turnovers. Defensive corner Alex Delamarter had two interceptions in the game. This brings the C-team


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Visitors Suffer Heat Related Illness at Bandelier

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BANDELIER News:

Today at approximately 2:45 p.m., Bandelier National Monument rangers responded to a report of two visitors from England suffering from what appeared to be heat exhaustion at the top of Alcove House located on the Main Loop Trail in Frijoles Canyon.

Bandelier staff called the Los Alamos Fire Department Technical Rescue Team from Station 5 to assist in evacuating the couple from the top of the steep trail.

The severity of the couple’s heat related illness was lessened by two visitors, one a physician from Taos and the other a nurse, who provided medical assistance


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Clark & Kendall’s Weekend Preview Sept. 20

This week’s preview is sponsored by www.fyila.com

Pajarito Trail Fest on Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 22 and 23

6th annual Pajarito Trail Fest at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area

Trail Runs start at 9 a.m. Saturday with 10 km and 15 mile. Event also features kids fun runs with Toddler 100-yard dash starting at 11:30 a.m. and Big Kid Challenge, which includes run up/down on marked course on Beginner slopes. Dirty Du Duathon starts at 10 a.m. Sunday and includes 4.5 Km Run, 14km bike ride and another 4.5 km run. http://www.fitfunfeminine.com/pajaritotrailfest/

HOMECOMING SEPT. 21
Toppers Homecoming


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Pajarito Trail Fest Runs This Weekend

View from Pajarito Mountain. Courtesy photo

PAJARITO MOUNTAIN News:

Kick into Fall with the 6th annual Pajarito Trail Fest, which is happening Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 22 and 23 at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area, with 10 Km and 15 Mile trail runs scheduled for Saturday and a Dirty Du Trail Duathlon Sunday.

Trail Runs start at 9 a.m. Saturday. The event also will feature kids’ fun runs with a Toddler 100-yard dash starting at 11:30 a.m. and Big Kid Challenge, which includes run up/down on marked course on Beginner Slopes.

Dirty Du Duathon starts at 10 a.m. Sunday and includes a 4.5 km run, 14 km


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Kinkead & Kluegel Top Predictors in Lollipop Pace Race

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ATOMIC CITY ROAD RUNNERS News:
 
There was a tie for the best predictor of the figure eight cross country race through the canyons near the round-about at twilight time. 
 
Sue Kinkead and Lynn Kluegel both were 66 secs off their times, and Georgia Pedicini was a close second with 69 secs off the time.
 
Winners of the one mile were Georgia Pedicini, 14:32 and Roy Cope, 18:53. The three mile winners were Ted Romero, 24:12 and Nikol Strother with 24:17.
 
Everyone earned a lollipop for their efforts on this difficult course.
 
Next pace race: Big

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Valles Caldera Expands Rabbit Mountain Access

Valles Caldera Trust News:

The Valles Caldera Trust has expanded public access and use to the Rabbit Mountain area of the Valles Caldera National Preserve.  

Free  hiking, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing will now be available on all existing logging roads and trails including Coyote Call trail.

Rabbit Mountain is bordered by New Mexico Highway 4, Bandelier National Monument, and the Santa Fe National Forest. 

Access to the expanded area is possible from Forest Roads 289, 268 and 36. Overnight camping, the use of motorized vehicles, or any other outdoor recreation


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Public Invited to Comment on Future of Transportation to Bandelier

 
Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott with sign on N.M. 4. Photo by Rod Torrez 
 
BANDELIER News:
 
The National Park Service (NPS) at Bandelier National Monument is developing a Transportation Plan/ Environmental Assessment to improve transportation conditions in Bandelier National Monument. 
 
The public and interested agencies are encouraged to attend one of two open house workshops Monday or Tuesday to learn about the Plan/EA and comment early in the planning process.
 
Attendees will learn about the current status of this effort and park staff

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Colorado’s Chimney Rock to Become National Monument

Chimney Rock, Colo. Courtesy

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, R-Colo., Wednesday praised the decision by President Obama to designate Chimney Rock as a national monument. The president will use his authority under the Antiquities Act of 1906 to make the designation.

“Chimney Rock contains the rare combination of a spectacular geologic formation with extraordinary cultural, historical and archeological significance. Coloradans have made it clear that those attributes should be matched with national monument status,” Bennet said. “It will be an extraordinary boost for


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KinderHoops Basketball Registration Closes Sept. 28

FAMILY YMCA News:

Registration for KinderHoops Basketball is open until Sept. 28 at the Family YMCA.

This is an introductory basketball program for boys and girls ages four to six.

Practices and games will be twice a week Oct. 8 to Nov. 16 in Los Alamos and White Rock.

Players will learn basketball basics of dribbling, passing, shooting, and the joy of the game from volunteer parent/coaches.

Cost is $45 for Y Members and $60 for Program only Members. Call, click, or come by for more information.

Financial assistance is available thanks to the United Way of Northern New Mexico and the YMCA Annual Strong


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Atomic City Transit Proposes Pilot Ski Hill Bus Route

Public Works Director Philo Shelton and Transportation Division Manager Nancy Talley presented plans for a computer-aided dispatch system and a pilot program for a route to Pajarito Mountain Ski Hill to Los Alamos County Council Tuesday night at Fire Station 3 in White Rock. The service to Bandelier National Monument runs March through November. The pilot service to Pajarito Mountain Ski Hill would run from December through February. As described, bus service would be available on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays.

The Ski Hill route would start at the Visitor’s Center in White


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LAHS Fall Golf Invitational Draws 16 Schools

Aislinn McDonald putting for a birdie on hole 9 for the Los Alamos High School girls team. Photo by Mike Lippiatt

The Los Alamos High School Fall Golf Invitational included 115 golfers from 16 different schools.

The LAHS girls golf team earned its first state qualifying leg of the 2012/2013 season. Three qualifying legs are required to get to state. It’s a good position to be with 11 tournaments to compete in between now and next April, said Coach Mike Lippiatt, adding that the team only needs two more qualifiers. Aislinn McDonald and Bri Sanderson led the Topper girls charge with 93 and 95


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Local Teen Whitewater Kayaker Wins the Colorado River Gore Canyon Race

Jessie Bohn, a senior at Los Alamos High School, was the youngest competitor and had the fastest time in the women’s kayak division in the Gore Canyon Race held on Aug. 18, 2012.

Jessie also had the fastest women’s time down the course and was awarded “Queen of Gore Race 2012”.

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The Gore Canyon Race is held every August on the the Class IV-V Section of Gore Canyon on the Colorado River near Kremmling, Colorado.

The down river race is for kayaks, rafts and any other river craft that can make it through the canyon’s rapids. The race is approximately five


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Hilltopper Volleyball Loses 5th Game 15-13 to St. Pius, Drops Match 3-2

Hilltopper Volleyball Team member Erin Kirk with kill shot. The Hilltoppers lost their 5th Game 15-13 Saturday to St. Pius, dropping the match 3-2. Photo by Alan Kirk
Hilltoppers Mikala Pigue and Claire Stewart with block at net. Photo by Alan Kirk

Hilltopper Savannah Romero provides Claire Stewart with quick set. Photo by Alan Kirk

Hilltopper Morgan Schake digs serve for return. Photo by Alan Kirk


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Hilltopper Volleyball Team Loses to Piedra Vista 3-1

Los Alamos High School Hilltoppers Volleyball Team members Claire Stewart and Brianna Montano on Block at net. The team lost 3-1 Saturday to Piedra Vista. Photo by Alan Kirk

Hilltopper Morgan Schake setting teammate with pass. Photo by Alan Kirk

Hilltopper Erin Kirk blocks at net. Photo by Alan Kirk

Hilltopper Samantha Fenner with kill shot at net. Photo by Alan Kirk


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Hilltopper Volleyball Team Beats Pojoaque 3-0

Los Alamos Hilltopper Danielle Ortiz on floor for dig. The Hilltoppers beat Pojoaque 3-0 Saturday in Piedra Vista tournament. Photo by Alan Kirk

Hilltopper Claire Stewart at net for block. Photo by Alan Kirk

Hilltopper Savannah Romero gives quick set to Samantha Fenner. Photo by Alan Kirk

Hilltoppers Dannielle Ortiz and Ashley Flores return serve. Photo by Alan Kirk


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YMCA Fall Adult Volleyball League Registration Underway

FAMILY YMCA News:
 
The Family YMCA is taking registrations for the Fall Adult Volleyball League.
 
Games will be 1-4 p.m. Sundays Oct. 7 through Nov. 18 at the YMCA, 1450 Iris St.
 
This is a casual 4 on 4 co-ed league for ages 16 and older. Price per player is $20 or $15 for Y members.
 
Get some friends together, choose a captain and witty team name, and come down to the Y to play some fun volleyball matches.
 
Scholarships available thanks to The Family YMCA annual fundraising campaign.
 
For more information, call, click, or stop by. Contact YMCA Sports and Adventure

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