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Whitney Spivey Of Los Alamos, NM Women Sweep Podium At 2020 U.S. Snowshoe Racing National Championships

New Mexico women take the podium at the 2020 U.S. Snowshoe Racing National Championships in Leadville, Colo., from left, Amber Zimmerman – second place, Michelle Hummel – first place and Whitney Spivey – third place. Courtesy/American Trail Running Association

Michelle Hummel leads the field at the start of the championships in Leadville, Colo. with Amber Zimmerman, black shirt and Whitney Spivey of Los Alamos in the pink vest. Photo by Mike Cleveland

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For the first time in the 20-year history of the U.S. Snowshoe Racing National Championships, three women


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Community Invited To Coffee With A Cop & Athlete

LAPD Press Release:

The community is invited to join the Los Alamos Police Department for its “Coffee with a Cop” event, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, at Starbucks on Central Avenue.

Starbucks and LAPD wish to strengthen the community by having conversations that matter.

Coffee with a Cop is a casual atmosphere where citizens and visitors can have conversations with local police officers and share community concerns and break down any barriers to find mutually beneficial goals for Los Alamos.

The Los Alamos Police Department also will be sharing why they choose to partner with Special


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Los Alamos Hockey Team Finishes Season At 15-9

Andrew Jackson fires a shot past the Albuquerque Bears Goalie Michael Teel for the 2nd goal in a game played weekend in the Genoveva Chavez Center in Santa Fe. The Los Alamos Hockey Team participated in the Rio Grande High School Hockey League Varsity Year End Tournament. Teams from Texas, Colorado and New Mexico participated in the double elimination tournament. LA’s first game was against the Albuquerque Bears, which they won 6-3. The next game was against the Durango Demons, which they lost 5-2 and the final game was against the Rio Ranch Cougars, which they also lost 4-3. This would conclude


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Toppers Close Out Season In Taos

Video clip of the Toppers final game of the 2020 season. Video by JohnMcHale/ladailypost.com

Gavin Campos tries to break through the Taos Defense in the third-round game of the 2-4A District Tournament Thursday evening in Taos. The Toppers led the first quarter and tied at half but fell behind and were not able to regroup to take the lead. Taos won the contest 69-59. This finishes the season for the Toppers ending with a record of 7-12. This was the final game for Topper seniors, # 1 Matthew Owen, #2 Gavin Campos, #3 Luc Chavez, #13 Brian Owen and #24 Sahib Khalsa. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com


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Update: JFK Memorial Ticket Booth At Sullivan Field

The John F. Kennedy Memorial ticket booth at Sullivan Field prior to a football game in the fall of 2019.  The two square plaques on the sides provide details on the Presidential visit. Courtesy

Historic Preservation Advisory Board News:

The John F. Kennedy (JFK) Memorial ticket booth at Sullivan Field has been demolished. Never fear, though, because there is a nice plan for preserving and restoring this important piece of the unique history of Los Alamos.

President John F. Kennedy visited Los Alamos Dec. 7, 1962. He visited the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory to discuss Project Rover, the


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Council Honors Los Alamos Head Golf Pro Michael Phillips

From left, Los Alamos Golf Course Manager Mike Lippiatt, Interim CSD Director Linda Matteson, Head Golf Pro Michael Phillips, County Councilor Randall Ryti and Parks and Recreation Division Manager Dan Erickson show off Phillips’ two Top 50 Kids Coach awards. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
kirsten@ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Head Golf Professional Michael Phillips is a multi-award winner. Not only does Phillips hold numerous awards but he is a two-time recipient of the Top 50 Kids Coach by U.S. Golf, which is the highest distinction


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Toppers Defeat Pojoaque Elks 63-57

Video by Nate Limback/ladailypost.com

Harrison Frank goes coast-to-coast for the score that put the Toppers in the lead in the 4th quarter and the Toppers held the lead against the Elks until the final buzzer, winning 63-57. This was the second round of the district playoffs Tuesday evening in Ben Lujan Gymnasium in Pojoaque. This is the 3rd meeting of these teams with the Elks winning both previous games by a narrow margin. The Toppers now progress to the 3rd round game against the Taos Tigers at 6 p.m. Thursday in Taos. Harrison was the top scorer of the game with 27 points, which included 6-3’s for


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Local Residents Take Gold At Arizona Senior Olympics

Members of the Four Corners Team, from left, Chris Ortega, Jack Rogers, Mark Johnson, Roger Russell, Dan Marshall and Victor Valenzuela. Photo by Cathy Peralta

White Rock athlete Victor Valenzuela, right, demonstrates his vertical skills. Photo by Cathy Peralta

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White Rock residents Victor Valenzuela (#55) and Chris Ortega (#30) took Gold Saturday, Feb. 15 in the 70-74 year age group basketball tournament at the Arizona Senior Olympics.

Valenzuela and Ortega were joined with other members from the Four Corners area for the multi-day event held in Phoenix, Ariz.

These are the


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2020 Knights Of Columbus Free Throw Results

2020 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship participants and coaches. Courtesy/KofC

Scene from the 2020 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship Feb. 2 at Griffith Gym. Courtesy/KofC

Scene from the 2020 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship Feb. 2 at Griffith Gym. Courtesy/KofC

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Four boys and five girls, ages 9 to 14, were named local champions of the 2020 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship and have earned the right to compete at the district level.

Each contestant was allowed 15 free throw attempts in the contests. Ties were settled by successive rounds of


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Los Alamos Freeride Skiers Top The Competition

Los Alamos High School Senior Charlie Ulrich on top of the podium Sunday at Taos Ski Valley. Courtesy photo

Mountain Elementary 5th grader Ian McLean on top of the podium Sunday at Monarch Mountain. Courtesy photo

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Over the weekend two young Los Alamos skiers, Charlotte (Charlie) Ulrich and Ian McClean, had big wins in National and Regional Junior Freeride Tour events. 

Los Alamos High School Senior Charlotte (Charlie) Ulrich took first place in the Taos Junior Freeride National Tour event, in the female 15-18 category. Athletes pre-qualify for National Tour events based on their


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