Recreation

Aquatomics Place 11 in Long Course Championship

AQUATOMICS News:

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

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The Valles Caldera Deserves a Rim Trail

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


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Heron Lake Paddle Festival is Aug. 10-12

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


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Leonard is Top Predictor in Weekly Pace Race

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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


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Fall KinderKick Soccer Registration Ends Aug. 17

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.

 

 


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Vargas is Top Predictor in Weekly Pace Race

ATOMIC CITY ROAD RUNNERS News:
 
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Lisabeth Alfaro Vargas was the top predictor in the weekly pace race at 6 seconds off her predicted time. 
 
The run started at Fireman Park at the junction of 45th Street and Arizona Avenue and ran through the Western Area including the Perimeter Trail.
 
Other top predictors were Bob Westervelt with a 18 second differential, Katie Gattiker recording 51 seconds off and Ted Romero 67 seconds off his estimate.
 
On the one mile course Daniel Romero was the first male at 5:27 and Isolina Viloma was the top

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Los Alamos Bridge Club Hosts Regional Tournament

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


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Registration for Fall YMCA Racquetball Starts Wednesday

 
LOS ALAMOS FAMILY YMCA News:
 
 
The Fall Racquetball League has four skill level divisions. Registration is Aug. 1 to 29 and the season is Sept. 4 to Nov. 16.
 
Players will be matched against other players with similar experience levels and will have games scheduled each week in the 10-week season culminating in a tournament.
 
Cost is $30 for Y members and $45 just for the program.
 
Adult Co-ed Volleyball League will be a casual/recreational 4-on-4 season consisting of six weeks of games and final tournament at the YMCA.
 
Sundays 1-3 p.m. from Oct. 7 to Nov.

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Kinkead and Kluegel Tie for Best Predictor in Weekly Pace Race

ATOMIC CITY ROAD RUNNERS News:
 
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Six pace race participants tied for three top delta times in this week’s race held on American Springs Road in the Jemez Mountains.
 
Sue Kinkead and Lynn Kluegel tied for best prediction at 24 seconds off their predicted time. 
 
Dara McKinney and Christie Kelly each had a 28 second differential and Katie Gattiker and Bob Edgar both came in at 33 seconds off.
 
Daniel Romero was the fastest male finisher on the one mile course at 6:24. 
 
Holly Trellue was the top female with a time of 12:39.

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Enjoy Putt-Putt and the Muppets at East Park Tonight

COUNTY News:

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


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