The First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Drive (adjacent to Sullivan Field) has hosted the Friday night skate program called “United Skates” for 50 years. May 11th was the true golden anniversary of the skate program.
Photo by Don Casperson.
The Early Session – 3rd graders and younger with parents. Photo by Don Casperson.
Doing the limbo on skates! Photo by Don Casperson.
Read the earlier story HERE.
The Hilltoppers Girls Team with their State Championship banner and trophy. The girls team took the 4A state title for the fourth straight year, despite only having a #3 seed going in. “The overall ‘theme’ of the State Meet was that all our athletes came through with spectacular performances when it really counted. All us coaches couldn’t be more proud of them!” Asistant Coach Blake Wood said. Photo by Blake Wood
Amy Neal hands off to Chase Ealey in the 4×100 m relay final. Chase Ealey was 4A high point athlete of the meet, winning individual State Championships
LOS ALAMOS GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY News
The next meeting of the Los Alamos Geological Society is 7:30 p.m., today at the Christian Church, 92 East Road. The speaker is Dr. Catherine Plesko.
The Society’s May 2012 field trip is set for the Ojo Caliente area Saturday, May 19. The group will meet at 7:50 a.m. in the Sullivan Field parking lot and will visit the Joseph mine and a large pre-pueblo Native American site.
Plan on bringing rock breaking equipment, storage items to protect small specimens, a hand lens, sunscreen, water, snacks, lunch, eye protection, camera and whatever else may be needed
Start of the Race. Courtesy photo
Editor’s Note: Story Updated May 14, 2012
The Jerry Bower Memorial 5K Race was held on Saturday, May 12th, 2012 for the Alzheimer’s Association starting and ending at the Betty Ehart Senior Center and running the streets just North of downtown Los Alamos. Below are the results:
Men 5Km, 19 and under
1,Chris Buntain,00:22:14.01,Los Alamos;
Men 5Km, 20-29
1,James Keane,00:27:35.62,Los Alamos;
Men 5Km, 50-59
1,Gregory Buntain,00:44:25.00,Los Alamos;
Men 5Km, 60-69
1,Steve Shook,00:31:37.59,Los Alamos;
Join a local group practicing Taiji and Qigong three times a week at Ashley Pond.
There is no charge for the program and no previous experience is necessary.
When: June through October
- Mondays 7-8 p.m.
- Thursdays 11 a.m.-noon
- Saturdays 11 a.m.-noon
Where: Ashley Pond
Who: Adults and children age 8 and older
- No previous experience is necessary
Follow along. Beginning with a walk around the pond, followed by simple stretching and the Taiji Qigong 18 Form routine. Go over the Yang-style 24 Form Taiji sequence twice, with limited instructions. Ending with another
Sports Community Education
Los Alamos County Parks Division Manager, Dick McIntyre and Open Space Specialist, Craig Martin, review trail building plans and schedules. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com
By Greg Kendall
Dick McIntyre has been involved in the creation of several impressive community trail systems. On the wall in McIntyre’s office are a host of photos displaying trails he has had a hand in creating. His latest project, the Canyon Rim Trail, is only partially completed, with the first of three major segments in use.
In August of 2010, the first segment of the Canyon Rim opened to the
Hilltopper Softball vs Los Lunas, loss, 0-9; vs Del Norte, loss 1-5 – The Hilltoppers have been eliminated from the State Championships.
Track & Field, Boys and Girls are District Champions!
Hilltopper Softball vs St. Pius X, win, 5-4
Hilltopper Baseball vs Miyamura, 1st game, loss, 0-4, 2nd game loss, 1-5
Hilltopper Tennis, Girls are District champions!
The Hilltoppers Softball Team. Photo by Alan Kirk
The six seed Lady Hilltoppers take on the third seed Los Lunas’s Lady Tigers this morning at 8am at Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho. The State Championchip is a double elimination tournament. Win or loss against Los Lunas, the Hilltopper’s second game starts at 12 noon. Both games will be broadcast live on KRSN AM 1490 and online at http://www.krsnam1490.com.
ATOMIC CITY ROAD RUNNERS News
Courtesy Photo of start of the ACRR Pace Race on Tuesday night.
Ted Romero was the best pace-race predictor in running the trails in Potrillo Canyon and to the Estante Overlook, being only 7 seconds off his prediction for the 3 miles.
All but the last of the 16 runners in the weekly Tuesday pace race finished before it started to rain, and the last runner finished just before it poured hard with hail!
In the 3 mile run the next best predictors after Ted Romero were family members Nathan (52 s off), Alexander, and Daniel (both 71 s off). Alexander and Daniel Romero were the fastest
The Santa Fe National Forest is hosting three educational field trips into the Southwest Jemez Mountains Landscape Restoration project area.
These field trips are designed to provide on-the-ground information about the project. Participants will be guided through the area to see and learn about existing conditions, desired conditions, ecosystem function, treatments that have been accomplished, and engage in interactive conversation with Forest personnel about the project.
“We are in the process of drafting a proposal to treat approximately 110,000
Jason Lott, Superintendent of Bandelier National Monument, has announced that the main visitor area in Frijoles Canyon will be closed for at least part of the day on either Tuesday, May 22 or Wednesday, May 23.
“We will be having very large pieces of equipment working in the canyon that day to install an interim crossing of the creek,” he said. “We are not certain yet which day, or at what time, this work will happen, but we want to minimize the impacts on our visitors.”
Anyone planning a visit to the park on either of those days should keep an eye on information sources for updated information
Los Alamos Police Capt. Randy Foster hits a triple against Los Alamos Fire Department “pitcher” Jerry Adair during a softball competition at Overlook Park Saturday, that went down to the wire, before the police team prevailed 26-25 following nine hard fought innings. Photo by Shayna Whitaker
“Catcher” Connie Salazar of the Los Alamos Police Department throws a ball back to the pitcher while “Umpire” Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider contemplates whether it was a ball or a strike. Fire Chief Troy Hughes is at first base. Photo by Shayna Whitaker
Sports Public Safety Fire
On Friday, May 11, the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is hosting a golf tournament to benefit the United Way of Northern New Mexico (serving Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties).
The tournament will be a “shot gun start” at 1pm at the beautiful Black Mesa Golf Course. Black Mesa is ranked 4 nationally and are pleased to be able to invite the public.
You need not be a Chamber of Commerce member to play.
United Way’s mission is to engage human and financial resources to improve the quality of life of the people in the communities they serve in Northern New Mexico.United Way reports that 22 local, direct-service
Richard T. Hasbrouck of Truchas won first place in the 2013 Bandelier Annual Pass Photo and Art competition. His winning photo was among 96 entries submitted by 33 photographers and artists from across the United States and exhibited at Fuller Lodge recently. Hasbrouck, a retired electrical engineer from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, won an annual park pass, a copy of the award-winning movie Sky Island, narrated by Meryl Streep and N. Scott Momaday and he and his family also will receive a personal tour of Bandelier National Monument guided by Park Superintendent Jason Lott. Courtesy/Richard
Hilltopper Softball Team Beats St. Pius 5-4, First Round of State Tournament, Advances to Play Los Lunas!
- Wednesday, May 2 ,LASC 9-11 am; Air Gun (rifle: standing & supported): David Bullock, Don Dudziak, Ann ReVelle
- Wednesday, May 2 BESC at noon; Talent (solo reading): Inez Ross
- Saturday, May 5, Sullivan and Mesa Fields 8-11 am; Track & Field: Mary Billen, Margaret
The 2012 Atomic Man Duathlon was held on Sunday, April 29th. Pet Pangaea, a sponsor of the 2012 Atomic Man Duathlon, has made race photos available to the public.
Eighty two individuals and nine teams from across New Mexico and as far away as Barboursville, West Virgina, competed in this years running and Bicycling event. The event include a “Fat Man” long course and a “Little Boy” short course.
Top Fat Man male finishers were Mike Rahmer of Tijaras (2:10), James Webster, Albuquerque (2:14) and Todd Rinner (2:20).
Top Fat Man female finishers were Caroline Colonna of
The 2012 Friends of the Shelter Dog Jog was held Saturday, April 28th. Dog Jog sponsor Pet Pangaea has provided photos and results from this years jog. The 2012 Los Alamos Dog Jog was coordinated by the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club, Mountain Canine Corps, and the Atomic City Roadrunners as a fund raising benefit for the Friends of the Shelter.
More photos can be found at the Pet Pangaea’s Dog Jog Photos website.
Sports Community County
The Hilltopper Softball Team was seated #6 and will play a home game in White Rock against St. Pius at 11:30 a.m. Saturday May 5. Photo by Alan Kirk
Los Alamos Police were up 37-29 at half time in today’s exhibition basketball game against Espanola Police but the final score ended at Espanola Police 71, Los Alamos Police 65. The game was played in the gymnasium at Northern New Mexico College in Espanola and raised $288 for Special Olympics. “It was a great game that raised money to benefit a very worthy cause … we had a good crowd and everyone had a good time so it was a very successful event,” said Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy, adding that next year’s game will be played in Los Alamos. Cell phone photo by Wayne