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Duane Marr Is Top Predictor

ATOMIC CITY ROAD RUNNERS News

Twenty five runners took advantage of cloudy weather to compete for best time predictions on the one and three mile Turkey Trot pace race courses in Bayo Canyon and on North Mesa Tuesday night.    

Surprisingly, all but two runners completed the 3 mile distance in less time than they predicted.  The three best predictors were:  Duane Marr, 15 second error; Alexander Romero, 18 second error; and Ted Romero, 30 second error.   Fastest male and female runners on the one mile course were Erik Leonard , 9:15, and Georgia Pedicini, 16:02, while


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Local Athletes Travel to Competitive Swim Camp

Swimmers have fun in the aquarium at the L.L. Bean Flagship Store in Leweston, Maine from left, Connor Shcultz, Sarah Lott, Radhika Iyer and Isabelle Runde. Courtesy photo
 
By Wendy Lott

Eight swimmers from the Charger Aquatics – Los Alamos swim team attended a unique competitive swim camp June 16-24 at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.

Swimmers include Maria Venneri, 15, Connor Schultz, 16, Sam Harris, 15, Sarah Lott, 14, Isabelle Runde, 14, Kaan Unal, 13, Radhika Iyer, 12 and Sara Shiina, 12.  

The camp offered the swimmers the latest information in training, stroke technique,


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Ribbon Cut on North Mesa Disc Golf Course

Los Alamos County Parks and Trails Division Superintendant Jeff Humpton cuts the ribbon to the entrance of the North Mesa Disc Golf Course Saturday. The Los Alamos County Parks and Recreation Dvision held the ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil the newly renovated North Mesa Disc Golf Course. A tournament was held after the ceremony with participants from Los Alamos, White Rock and a few non-locals. Visit http://www.dgcoursereview.com/course.php?id=4854&mode=ci for a course description and map. The course is free to the public and open year round. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com


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YMCA Soccer Season Registration Now Open!

Registration is open for this year’s Los Alamos Family YMCA Soccer programs.

UK Soccer Camp for ages 4-16 is July 30-Aug. 3.

The six-week season for Fall YMCA KinderKick Soccer for ages 3-4 and 5-6 starts Aug 27.

The 4 on 4 Indoor Soccer Tournament for youth (10-14), high school and adult divisions runs July 21-22.

For more information, visit www.laymca.org.


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2012 High Mountain Mudfest Mud Volleyball Tournament Set for July 21

Courtesy/LAC

The Los Alamos County Recreation Division is hosting the 8th Annual High Mountain Mudfest Mud Volleyball Tournament Saturday, July 21 at the North Mesa Mud Pits.

Games start at 9 a.m., and each team must have six to 12 players, with a minimum of four women.

The cost is $130 per team. The deadline for registration is 5 p.m., Thursday July 19.

For more information, contact the Recreation Division at 505-662-8173, lacrec@lacnm.us or visit www.losalamosnm.us/rec.

 

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Bandelier Reduces Fire Restrictions to Stage I

BANDELIER News:

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Bandelier National Monument Superintendent Jason Lott has announced that effective this evening, Stage II Fire Restrictions no longer apply for Bandelier National Monument.

These restrictions are reduced to Stage I in light of the increase in moisture and reduction of fire danger.

Under Stage I Fire Restrictions, smoking outside of vehicles, open campfires outside of developed campsites, and fireworks are prohibited.

The use of campfires or charcoal grills is allowed in developed sites only, but not in the backcountry; in addition to vehicles, smoking


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Flooding Washes Away Bandelier’s Temporary Bridges

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Report about Wednesday’s storm from Bandelier National Monument via Facebook:

The storm that came through this area Wednesday evening brought flooding that temporarily closed N.M. 501 and sections of N.M. 4.

The new ashy-black mud along Frijoles Creek shows how high the water was running here.

The trails are open, and lots of people are visiting, but the three temporary bridges along the trail to Alcove House and the second bridge on the Falls Trail washed away – time for wet feet!

This storm was mostly in the upper parts of the canyons –


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Los Alamos Aquatomics Meet Honors Nick Nogar

Dalton Smith doing the butterfly at the Nick Nogar Memorial Invitation Swim Meet in June. Photo by Doug Wedman

Los Alamos Aquatomics hosted the Nick Nogar Memorial Invitation Swim Meet June 23-24, at the Walkup Aquatic Center.

Swimmers from as far away as Texas were among the 175 swimmers from 11 teams who participated in the event.

This meet was dedicated to Nick Nogar, a former Los Alamos High School, University of New Mexico and U.S. Masters swimmer.

Nogar was a devoted supporter of swimming at all levels. He served the Aquatomics in many capacities, as president and perennial member of the board


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Viloria has Perfect Prediction on July 3 Pace Race

ATOMIC CITY ROAD RUNNERS CLUB News:
Weekly pace race held July 3. Courtesy photo
 
Isolina Viloria had a perfect prediction and also was the first female finisher in the 1 mile trail run on the trail behind the Aquatic Center.
 
Duane Marr had a six second differential and Anya Gonzales was 99 seconds off.
 
On the 1 mile paved course, Zachary Medin came in first with a time of 7:00. Eight-year-old Erik Leonard was first on the 1 mile trail course in 10:34. 
 
Jackie Marr was the first female on the 1 mile paved course with a time of 15:25.
 
On the 3.2 mile course held on the

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County Hosts Ponderosa Putt-Putt Tournament

The Los Alamos County Recreation Division will present the Ponderosa Putt-Putt Tournament at 6 p.m., Wednesday July 25 at East Park.

Putt-Putt registration forms are available at the Aquatic Center and must be returned to the Aquatic Center.

The deadline for pre-registration is 5 p.m., Monday July 23.

Registration is limited to 20 participants per age category.

Age categories are separated as follows:

  • 5-7 Years
  • 8-11 Years
  • 12+ Years

For more information, contact the Recreation Division at 505-662-8173, lacrec@lacnm.us or www.losalamosnm.us/rec.

 


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Get Ready for 38th Annual Los Alamos Triathlon

Join the Los Alamos Recreation Division Saturday, Aug. 18, as it presents the 38th Annual Los Alamos Triathlon in all its glory.

The 20k bike ride is back to its old course of challenging climbs and beautiful scenery; then jump in the pool (feet first) for a 400 meter swim; and conclude with the 5K run from the Aquatic Center to the First Baptist Church on Diamond Drive and then turning around and running back to the Aquatic Center.

The Los Alamos triathlon was organized by Bill and Maureen Hudson in 1975 and is the longest running continuous triathlon in the country.

Following the event, join the celebration


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Crowd Joins YMCA’s Firecracker Run

A large crowd participated in the Los Alamos Family YMCA’s 2012 Independence Day Firecracker 5K Family Fun Run that began at 8 a.m. Wednesday in front of the “Y” on Iris Street. The event was sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank, Southwest Safety Services and Los Alamos Medical Center. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 
Linda Daily, executive director of the Los Alamos Family YMCA, posts Wednesday’s race winners. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 
Adrian Larsen and her shadow were the top woman finisher. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

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County Horse Show July 7 at Brewer Arena

LOS ALAMOS COUNTY RECREATION News:

Courtesy/LAC

The Los Alamos County Recreation Division will present the Los Alamos County Horse Show at 9 a.m., Saturday July 7 at Brewer Arena.

Horse Show registration forms are available at the Aquatic Center or www.losalamosnm.us/rec.

All registration forms must be returned to the Aquatic Center. The deadline for pre-registration is 5 p.m., Thursday July 5.

Pre-Registration: $5 class entry per participant (by July 5.)

Late Registration: $8 class entry per participant (after July 5.)

Family Registration: $30 per family. Families are three or more


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Volunteers Needed Now for Y’s Firecracker Fun Run & Children’s Parade

FAMILY YMCA News:

The Family YMCA needs volunteers to help with its Independence Day Firecracker 5K Family Fun Run and Children’s Parade on July 4.

Sign up to help at the YMCA or call 662-3100 for more information.

Registration fee for Runners is $20 in June, $30 in July, and $10 for youth 12 & Under.

Canyon Road will be closed from 15th Street to Central Avenue from approximately 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. July 4 for the Family YMCA’s Independence Day Firecracker 5K Family Fun Run.

There will be traffic control on 15th Street from Iris Street to Canyon Road and on Canyon Road from Central Avenue to Los


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Valles Caldera Trust Releases Draft Environmental Impact Statement

VALLES CALDERA TRUST News

Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

The Valles Caldera Trust (Trust) released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Public Access and Use Plan (PAUP) aimed at expanding visitor access to the Valles Caldera National Preserve (preserve). The plan describes six alternatives for the development of facilities and infrastructure on the landscape including sites for a visitor center. The DEIS describes possible effects and environmental impacts each alternative may have on the preserve. A complete version of the DEIS is available at www.vallescaldera.gov


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Registration Open for Family YMCA Independence Day 5K Family Fun Run

FAMILY YMCA News:
 
Registration is open for the annual Family YMCA Independence Day 5k Family Fun Run.
 
The fee is $20 in June / $30 in July. The race starts at 8 a.m., Wednesday July 4.
 
Prizes will be given for top male and female runners as well as for top costume, stroller, dog and others chosen at random.
 
The Y needs volunteers to help with the race. Sign up on-line or at the Y at the corner of 15th Street and Iris Street.
 
The annual Children’s Parade will begin at 11 a.m., following the race.

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Local Golf Pro Plays Around the Clock for Charity

PGA Golf Pro Donnie Torres is raising money for golfing programs for youth and the Rotary Club of Los Alamos in his “Longest Day Longest Play” fundraiser. He teed off at 5:30 a.m. Thursday and continued playing until sunset. Torres’ daughter Samantha drove him around the golf course and kept his score throughout the event. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Golf Course Pro Donnie Torres prepares to tee off on his 12th 1st Hole of the day. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Donnie Torres midway through Hole #7. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com


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