Scenes From Hilltopper Football Practice Thursday

Head Coach Garett Williams checks his athletes before practice. The practice Thursday on the grass adjacent to Griffith Gymnasium is broken into four pods with nine players in each pod and one coach per pod this week. Changes are expected next week. The team has three practices a week. There was a good turnout of 33 player for this practice Thursday where social distancing and mask wearing are adhered to. Photo by John McHale/

The practice was a light workout focused on maintaining fitness for the expected season this spring. Photo by John McHale/

Coach Williams


Los Alamos Youth Mountain Biking Team Hits Trails

Los Alamos Middle School riders from left, Head Coach Mary Grow, Coach Monica Witt, Noah Bane, Ian Vest, Colter Witt, Cam McDonald, Calvin Grow, Sam Allen, Ensley Jorgenson, Hyla McKown (not pictured Coach Jon McDonald, Mikey Bane, Ben Foley). Courtesy photo

Los Alamos High School riders from left, Head Coach Mary Grow, Carter Watkins, Esther Grow, Addy Witt, Nathan McCulloch, Seth Javernick, Haiden Jorgenson, Josh Grow, Tommy Oldham, Josh Moulton, Coach Travis Moulton (Not pictured Coach Justin Jorgenson, Coach Eric Witt, Benjamin Jean, Logan Perez). Courtesy photo




On The Job In Los Alamos: Athlete Sam Zimmerly And Cmdr. Morris Working Special Olympics Booth At Farmers Market

On the job in Los Alamos is multi-sport athlete Sam Zimmerly, 19, with Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris raising money for Special Olympics Thursday at the Farmers Market. Though this year’s Torch Run was canceled due to COVID restrictions, Zimmerly and Morris wanted to keep the torch burning by selling T-shirts for $20, hats $25 and challenge coins $10. The dynamic duo helped Special Olympics raise nearly $800 this week. ‘We want to thank the community for their support of this program,’ Morris and Zimmerly said. To purchase T-shirts, hats and challenge coins to support Special Olympics, email


Weekly Fishing Report: Oct. 13, 2020

Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

Now is a great time to plan a fall fishing trip.

The colors of fall are at their peak, with aspen and oak displaying their rich golds and reds. The temperatures are comfortable, with warm days and cool nights.

Streamflows are low throughout Northern New Mexico. Fall is the time that brown trout begin to spawn and the larger fish are more active during the day. It’s a good time to catch a trophy brown trout.

Try to limit the number of brown trout you kill, as these are wild fish and the population depends on natural reproduction.

The State Game and


Justice Department Awards Nearly $20 Million To Help Jurisdictions Track Offenders And Protect Young Athletes

DOJ News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Office of Justice Programs’ Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART Office) Wednesday announced it has awarded nearly $16.8 million to help states, U.S. territories and tribal communities develop and improve their systems to register and track sex offenders and nearly $1 million to maintain the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website.

The awards will help jurisdictions meet the requirements of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), Title I of the Adam Walsh Child Protection


Scenes From LAHS Girls Cross Country Team Practice

Los Alamos High School Girls Cross Country Coach Kathy Hipwood speaks Wednesday with athlete Kamaya Ronning before beginning warm ups. The team practices around Los Alamos and this practice is on the road below Anderson Overlook. Each pod covers about 5 miles including some hill surges and long intervals. The team was scheduled to compete at Rio Ranch High School Saturday in Albuquerque, but the meet was canceled per governor’s heath emergency orders – a huge disappointment for the team. Photo by John

Coach Kathy Hipwood oversees the warm-up routine for the first


NMAA Postpones Fall Sports Per Governor’s Orders

Interview today with New Mexico Activities Association Executive Director Sally Marquez. Courtesy/NMAA

NMAA News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Due to the announcement this afternoon from Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham that interscholastic athletics cannot take place during the Fall Semester because of COVID-19 related public health concerns, the New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA) has been forced to postpone its Volleyball, Cross Country and Fall Golf seasons.

“This is an extremely sad day for students across New Mexico,” NMAA Executive Director Sally Marquez said. “We were planning and hoping


Weekly Fishing Report: Oct. 6, 2020

Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

Big game hunting seasons for firearms will be going on most of October, so expect to see lots of hunters in the forest.

Campgrounds and dispersed camping areas should have a lot of hunting camps. There will probably be lots of ATVs on Forest Service roads.

Most New Mexico State Parks opened for overnight camping Oct. 1 to New Mexico residents only. Reservations are required. El Vado Lake State Park, Pecos Canyon State Park, Morphy Lake State Park and Manzano Mountains State Park are still closed to overnight camping. Most state parks are now


Scenes Of LAHS 2020 Homecoming King & Queen & Court

Los Alamos High School 2020 Homecoming Queen Tia Hartzol and King Noah Bridgewater crowned Friday evening in a coronation ceremony held at Sullivan Field. The king and queen and their court were selected in an online vote by the LAHS students making it a Stay@Home-Coming rather than the traditional Homecoming festivities due to the pandemic. The event was conducted following social distancing guidelines. Photo by John McHale/

LAHS 2020 Homecoming Court, Queen Tia Hartzol and King Noah Bridgedgewater, center, and from left, Michaela Gonzalez and Konstantin Nelson, Jenna


New Mexico Fishing And Stocking Reports For Oct. 3, 2020

Aaron Montano and Amaia Franco of Roswell caught a 20-inch rainbow trout using peach salmon Power-Bait at Grindstone Reservoir. Courtesy/NMGF

Odessa Paul of Albuquerque caught a 16-inch brown trout on the Rio Chama using a nightcrawler on the Chama River. Courtesy.NMGF

NMGF News:

Take the Bass Challenge 

To promote bass fishing opportunities in New Mexico and encourage anglers to branch out and discover new fishing waters and bass species, anglers can now participate in the New Mexico Bass Challenge. 

Catch the four bass species listed below that are found in and inhabit lakes within New Mexico