WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., joined Commerce Committee Chairman John D. Rockefeller today to commend the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for taking action against a company for making marketing claims about its product’s ability to reduce the risk of concussions that were not supported by sound scientific evidence.
Cruise the Caldera
Explore more than 60 miles of roads on the Valles Caldera National Preserve by Mountain Bike Saturday, Aug. 25.
This event will happen only once this season, and it is open for all ages and abilities.
Participants can ride from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at one of two entrances; Banco Bonito Staging area, mile marker 30 off N.M. 4 or the Valle Grande Staging Area mile marker 39.2 off N.M. 4.
New this year, the Preserve has combined this event with the Twilight Mountain Bike Ride, which starts only at the Valle Grande entrance, to allow cyclists the choice of extending their ride
The Four Corners Aquatic Team and New Mexico Swimming hosted the New Mexico Long Course State Championships Swim Meet July 19-22, at the Farmington Aquatic Center in Farmington.
A total of 446 swimmers from 22 teams attended.
The Los Alamos Aquatomics had 23 swimmers attend the championship meet; several of whom scored points for the team by finishing in the top eight in their events:
- Jillian Bennett scored 2 points
- Kaitlin Bennett scored 4 points
- Max Corliss scored 5 points
- Alana Goodwin scored 5 points
- Nick Greenfield
Yvonne Delamater of Los Alamos looks out over the Valles. Courtesy photo
LOS ALAMOS MOUNTAINEERS News:
The Valles Caldera deserves a trail around its rim. At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 in Fuller Lodge, Historian Dorothy Hoard will tell of her 12-year still unfinished odyssey to make the dream a reality.
The resurgent dome of the Valles Caldera is, geologically speaking, very young. Its structure is largely intact.
It is also a small caldera, a mere 13 to 15 miles in diameter, so it is easy the see its bowl-shape depression atop a mountain.
These attributes led a small group of dedicated
Community Education Recreation
More than 75 Los Alamos Public Schools coaches met Sunday, Aug. 5 at Griffith Gym to hear presentations by County Transportation Director Keith Rosenbaum; Los Alamos High School Principal Sandra Warnock, Athletic Secretary Kim Smith, Athletic Director Vicki Nelms and Wade Salem from Character Matters who presented Professional Development to the coaches on the Character Matters program. Courtesy/LAPS
Editor’s Note: This story was first published on July 29, 2012
Near the Heron Lake Paddle Festival Center at the launching site with a beach campground.in background. Courtesy photo
The Heron Lake Paddle Festival is set for Aug. 10, 11 and 12. Heron Lake State Park is 11 miles west of Tierra Amarilla via U.S. highways 64 and 84 and N.M. 95.
This three day event includes canoe and kayak clinics, demos and races among other activities such as a used gear sale.
The Paddle Festival site is in the Ridge Rock area of Heron Lake State Park – just west of the dam.
Heron Lake is a no-wake lake
ATOMIC ROAD RUNNERS News:
Erik Leonard was the fastest for the 1-mile predict-your-time pace race in 8:14 and was only one second off his prediction.
A total of 41 people did the weekly Tuesday pace races, which were held on paved roads in Pajarito Acres under cloudy skies.
For the one mile course, the fastest female runner was Michelle Jones (9:39). The best female predictors were Inez Ross (10 s off her prediction), Darby Kellum and D J Kliesen (both 13 s). Zach Leonard did the 1 mile run in 8:16, and Morgan Jones did 10:47.
For the 2.8 mile course, the fastest runners were Ted Romero
Unicyclist Max Schulze of Los Alamos, second from left, on the awards platform in Italy as the World Champion – Observed Trials. Photo by Roland Schulze
Los Alamos unicyclist Max Schulze has returned home from the Unicycle World Championships held last month in Italy, as an undisputed World Champion.
"The highlights from the competition for me are that mostly the entire event is a great experience," Schulze said. "Getting to see friends from across the world who share the common passion of unicycling is amazing. It is like we are all a gigantic family for two weeks every
FAMILY YMCA News:
Registration is open until Aug. 17 for the YMCA Fall KinderKick Soccer program for ages three to four and five to six.
The Season runs Aug. 27 to Oct. 4. Practice and games are twice a week for six weeks in White Rock and Los Alamos.
Volunteer Coaches, Asst. Coaches and Team Parents are needed. Price is $45 for Y Members and $60 for Program Only Members and includes a high quality soccer jersey.
Call 662-3100, visit www.laymca.org or stop by the Family YMCA at 15th Street and Iris Street for more information.
CAQ long-course state champions, top row from left, Kaan Unal, Connor Schultz, Maria Venneri, Sarah Lott and Sam Harris, middle row from left, Coach Beverly Leasure and Isabelle Runde and bottom row from left, Radhika Iyer, Takuma Shiina and Sara Shiina. Photo by Wendy Lott
By Wendy Lott
Qualifying swimmers from the Charger Aquatics team here in Los Alamos arrived in California Wednesday to compete in the 2012 Senior Zone Championship meet that begins today, Aug. 2, and runs through Sunday, Aug. 5.
Map of Western Region states. Courtesy
Maria Venneri, 15, Sam Harris, 16, Connor Schultz,
LOS ALAMOS BRIDGE CLUB News:
The Los Alamos unit of the American Contract Bridge League held its annual sectional bridge tournament July 27-29 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. There were 148 tables in play over the three day event, 19 tables better than 2011. Of the 154 participants, 117 came from out of town including 44 from Santa Fe, 37 from Albuquerque, 14 from Taos, 10 from Texas, six from Arizona, four from Colorado and two from California. Cliff Rudy was tournament chairman. Gary Zeiger from Phoenix directed. Courtesy photo
By Billy Wilton
When Tanner Stewart grabbed around a child-sized tennis racket, he began to smile.
“The big rackets are really heavy,” said Tanner, who is in the 4 to 7 age group session of the Quick Start Tennis Program. “I like swinging the smaller rackets, I can hit the ball and it’s more fun.”
Tanner was among the 16 children in the 4 to 7 year olds who participated in the Los Alamos County tennis program that ran from July 9 to July 19 at the Canyon Tennis Courts.
Following the younger group is an 8-11 year old session which had 14 participants. All equipment
The Ponderosa Putt-Putt Tournament is 6-7:30 p.m., today (Wednesday, July 25) at East Park.
Participants will test their skills at the Ponderosa Putt-Putt Tournament. The tournament is broken into three age groups, 5-7, 8-11 and 12+.
Prizes will be awarded for first through third place in each age group.
Call 662-8173 for more information.
The Movies in the Parks is 7:45-10 p.m. today (Wednesday, July 25) at East Park.
The 2012 Series features The Muppets. Bring blankets, pajamas and snacks to watch the movie under the stars.
Weather cancelations are made
Entertainment County Recreation
With global attention focusing on London for the Games of the 30th Olympiad, a parallel competition of superlative ability has gone largely unnoticed.
I’m referring, of course, to the Microbial Olympics, a truth-based but (largely) fictional test of microbial abilities published in Nature Reviews Microbiology.
For the contributors, it’s an exercise in extreme – and occasionally cringe-inducing – punnery: Bacillus Bill and Salmonella Sam serve as announcers, and a spherical contestant is said to be
Sports National Laboratory
Some of you may know me as just a unicyclist around Los Alamos. My name is Maxwell Schulze and I grew up in Los Alamos and graduated high school in 2010.
I have been unicycling for around eight or nine years and in January 2010, I traveled to New Zealand for the 2010 15th annual Unicycle World Championships known as UNICON XV.
There I competed in an event known as observed trials, which involves the navigation
Mud flies as players race to return a volley during the Los Alamos County Community Service Department’s Mud Volleyball Tournament coordinated by the Recreation Division Saturday at North Mesa Park. Photo by Sal Zapien/ladailypost.com
Some players opt to dip in the mud to cool off. Photo by Sal Zapien/ladailypost.com
.Members from team “Da Bumpin Uglies” opt for one more dip after their final game. Photo by Sal Zapien/ladailypost.com
Los Alamos Fire Department washes mud off the players. Photo by Sal Zapien/ladailypost.com
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