Sports & Rec

Geological Society Meeting at 7:30 p.m. Today


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

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Jerry Bower Memorial 5K Run Results

Start of the Race. Courtesy photo

Editor’s Note: Story Updated May 14, 2012

ACRR News:

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;
2,Ted Williams,01:10:19.00,Los

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Practice Taiji at Ashley Pond

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

What: Taiji

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

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Dick Knows Trails

Los Alamos County Parks Division Manager, Dick McIntyre and Open Space Specialist, Craig Martin, review trail building plans and schedules. Photo by Greg Kendall/

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

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Hilltopper Sports Update

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!

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Girls Softball State Championship Today @ 8 a.m. and noon

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

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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

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Forest Hosts Public Field Trips Into Southwest Jemez Mountains Landscape Restoration Area


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

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Bandelier Advising of Upcoming Closure May 22 or 23

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

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Police Out Score Firefighters Saturday

LAPD News:

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

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Chamber Golf Tournament to Benefit United Way

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

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Hasbrouck Wins Bandelier Photo Contest

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

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Hilltopper Softball Team Beats St. Pius 5-4, First Round of State Tournament, Advances to Play Los Lunas!

Danci Smith catches a grounder. Photo by Alan Kirk
Micaela Christensen catching third strike. Photo by Alan Kirk
Monica Teter throwing a pitch. Photo by Alan Kirk
Amy Gutierrez hitting a single. Photo by Alan Kirk
Monica Teter bunts moving runners. Photo by Alan Kirk
Ari Larkin bunts scoring runner from third. Photo by Alan Kirk
Kristen Christensen scores. Photo by Alan Kirk
Los Alamos Baseball Legend Bun Ryan speaks to team after victory. Photo by Alan Kirk

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Shuffleboard Senior Olympic Results

Don Dudziak (front) and David Bullock (back) compete in Air Gun pistol competition last Wednesday. Final results will be announced after air gun competition is completed with the rifle event this Wednesday. Courtesy Photo
This week’s LASOG (Los Alamos Senior Olympic Games) events:
  • 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

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Atomic Man Duathlon 2012 Results

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

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Dog Jog 2012 Results

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.


Andrew Sutton21:33
Viggi Saga22:02
Leanne Smith22:24
Thomas Chadwick24:08
David Telles24:10
Susan Hanson24:52
Christopher Fontes25:25
Duncan Fuehne

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Police Win Money for Special Olympics during Benefit Basketball Game

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

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Local Police Up 37-29 Against Espanola Police at Half Time in Benefit Basketball Game

 Los Alamos Police Lt. Jason Wardlow Herrera, #9, during half time in the benefit basketball game between Los Alamos Police and Espanola Police taking place now at Northern New Mexico College in Espanola. Check a little later for the final score. Cell phone photo by Wayne Torpy 

Los Alamos Police Sgt. Monica Salazar, at right, during half time in today’s benefit game. LAPD has designated the Special Olympics as the recipient of proceeds raised from this game. Check a little later for the final score. Cell phone photo by Wayne Torpy


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