On The Job In Los Alamos: At Beanie’s Bike Shop

On the job in Los Alamos Thursday afternoon is Rhiannon McIntyre holding Beanie of Beanie’s Bike Shop at 2101 Trinity Dr. Ste. A. McIntyre and her husband Ryan opened for business January 2019 ‘to help Los Alamos keep riding’. The shop is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.. Tuesday through Sunday. To make an appointment, call 505.695.1206. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/


NMAA Postpones State Spirit Championships And Suspends All Activity And Spring Sports Programs Until Further Notice

NMAA News:

ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Activities Association and its Board of Directors has postponed the State Spirit Championships and suspended all activity programs and spring athletic programs until further notice. 

This includes practices as well as contests/events. The State Basketball Championships will continue with final games being played tomorrow.  

This decision is based on the evolving COVID-19 public health threat and the Public Education Department’s announcement that schools will be closed for three weeks starting on Monday.

The NMAA staff will remain in constant


Postponed: Coffee With A Cop And Athletes


LAPD News:
The Los Alamos Police Department has announced that next week’s Coffee with a Cop and Special Olympics Athletes at Starbucks will be postponed based on precautions related to the Coronavirus.
“On Wednesday, March 11, we received an official statement from Special Olympics that they would be suspending all fundraising efforts for their athletes until March 31 at which point they will re-evaluate the situation,” Cmdr. Oliver Morris said.
LAPD was notified today that Starbucks also will be taking the same precautions, “to protect the health and well-being of our customers


No Fans At NMAA State Basketball Championships

NMAA News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Per the guidance of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and recommendations from both the Departments of Health and Public Education, the 2020 NMAA State Basketball Championships will move forward without fans. 

Games will be played at both Dreamstyle Arena and the Santa Ana Star Center throughout the remainder of the event as originally scheduled. 

Only team members, officials, and essential facility and tournament workers will be allowed in the buildings.  Members of the media will not be allowed entrance to either facility. 

Although spectators will not be able to attend


Los Alamos Toppers Top Albuquerque Chargers 10-9

The Topper softball team traveled Saturday to Albuquerque to play the Albuquerque Academy Chargers. The Toppers jumped out to a 8-0 lead by the fifth inning and the Chargers mounted a run, which brought the score to 9-9 by the sixth inning. The Toppers rallied to score the winning run in the seventh inning. The Toppers batting was the deciding factor with two home runs, one by Katie Wimer, pictured celebrating as she rounds first on her way home as the third batter in the first inning, which set the mood for a run at the plate scoring five runs in the second inning. Photo by John McHale/


Topper Boys And Girls Track & Field Teams Kick Off Season Meet With First Place Wins And Many State Qualifiers

Video highlights of Topper Boys and Girls Track and Field Teams competing Saturday in Los Lunas. By Nate

The Topper Boys and Girls Track and Field Teams kicked off the season Saturday in Los Lunas. Both the girls and boys teams took first place in the meet with numerous state qualifiers. Here Jorda Tucker runs the second leg of the 4×200 meter relay. Photo by Nate Limback/  

Liam Harper qualifies for State in the high jump, clearing 6’2″. Photo by Nate Limback/  

Bailey Yost takes first place in the 100 meter hurdles.


Toppers Win Season Opener With Shut Out

The Topper baseball team played this weekend in the Andres Arguello Tournament at St Pius in Albuquerque. For the first game, the Toppers played the Santa Fe Demons Thursday and won 10-0 in five innings. The Toppers played a solid game led by the pitching of Taylor Drake, pictured, who was credited with eight strike outs and allowed only one hit for the game. The Toppers lost the second game to Albuquerque Academy 7-0 and won the third game 12-5 over Gallop to finish the tournament. Photo by John McHale/

The Topper bats were hot, scoring five runs in the first inning and had the runs


LACF Invites Applications For Youth Sports Grants

LACF News:

The Los Alamos Community Foundation (LACF) is now accepting grant applications requesting up to $1,500 to fund competitive youth sports activities in Los Alamos County.

Organizations are invited to apply for funding for projects that build leadership skills in youth through achievement in competitive team sports. Youth served by the program must be located in Los Alamos County and/or attend Los Alamos public schools and be between the ages of 5-18 years old.

Visit the foundation’s website at to complete an application. Applications are due by 5 p.m. April 15,


Los Alamos Aquatomics Win Spirit Award For Outstanding Team Spirit & Sportsmanship At Swimming B Championship

Los Alamos Aquatomics at Feb. 29-March 1 Swimming B Championships. Courtesy/LAA

The Aquatomics win the Spirit Award for outstanding team spirit and sportsmanship. Courtesy/LAA

LAA News:

The Los Alamos Aquatomics participated in the New Mexico Swimming B Championship meet Feb. 29 to March 1 at the University of New Mexico .

The team placed fourth overall (with 12 swimmers) and won the Spirit Award for outstanding team spirit and sportsmanship.

Every swimmer scored points and placed in the top 8 in at least two events. The team had 13 first place finishes, 73 best times and several state cut times


Cardboard Derby And Pond Skimming Events At Sipapu

Scene from the annual Cardboard Derby scheduled for Sunday, March 15 at Sipapu. Courtesy/Sipapu

Scene from the annual pond skimming contest across ‘Lake Sipapu’ scheduled for March 21. Courtesy/Sipapu


Spring at Sipapu means events, and two of the biggest, most anticipated are on tap this month.

First up Sunday, March 15, the annual celebration of all things duct tape, cardboard and twine: The Cardboard Derby. This zany contest of any and all kinds of cardboard vessels vying for a shot at glory is always a fun day.

Second is the March 21 Pond Skimming Contest across the handmade “Lake