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Lana Martin Discusses Her Attempt To Climb Mount Elbrus During Mountaineers Meeting Tuesday

on July 20, 2019 - 11:19am
Lana Martin dicusses her attempt at climbing Mount Elbrus at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting. The talk is free to attend. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
Hear about Lana Martin’s attempt at climbing Mount Elbrus, the tallest peak in Europe, at the Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting Tuesday, July 23.
 
This talk will start at about 7:15 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center. The Mountaineers’ meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and cover information about upcoming outings. The event is free to attend and is open to the public.
 
In celebration of her fiftieth birthday,

NMG&F: Apply For Sandhill Crane & Pheasant Hunts

on July 19, 2019 - 6:52am
Sandhill crane. Courtesy/wikipedia.com
 
NMGF News:
 
SANTA FE The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is now accepting applications for special sandhill crane and pheasant permits.
 
Applications can be made online at the department’s website or over the telephone with the department’s information center, 1.888.248.6866. The application deadline for special sandhill crane and pheasant permits is 5 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 21.
 
Information about pheasant and sandhill crane draw hunts is available in the department’s 2019-20 Small Game Hunting Rules and Information Booklet.
 

Los Alamos Little League 9, 10 And 11 All Stars Make It To Semi Finals In State Tournament In Clovis

on July 17, 2019 - 5:37pm

The Los Alamos Little League 9, 10 and 11 All Stars team. Photo by Connor Hoch/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Los Alamos Little League 9, 10 and 11 All Stars made it all the way to the semi finals during the state tournament in Clovis.

“The boys did a great job,” Los Alamos Little League President Magdalen Miller said. “They got fourth out of nine districts (during) the semifinals.”

She explained the team started playing Friday, July 12, against Enchantment Little League from Las Cruces. Los Alamos lost 9-4. This, Miller said, put the team in the “loser’s bracket.”

Saturday, July 13, Los

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Knights Of Columbus Hosts 20th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament At Los Alamos Golf Course

on July 14, 2019 - 7:14am
Scene of sponsor signs for the 20th Annual Knights of Columbus Scholarship Golf Tournament. Courtesy/KOC
 
KOC News:
 
The 20th Annual Knights of Columbus Scholarship Golf Tournament was held June 22 at the Los Alamos County Golf Course.
 
Forty eight golfers participated in a four-person scramble to help raise money for graduating Los Alamos High School seniors from the class of 2020.
 
The golf tournament was successful because of sponsorship from many local families, merchants, and corporations.

Purgatory Hosts Town Series Enduro MTB Races

on July 12, 2019 - 7:58am
Purgatory’s Bike Park. Courtesy/Purgatory
 
PURGATORY News:
 
Purgatory Resort is hosting Town Series Enduro MTB Races, Wednesday, July 17 at Purgatory’s Bike Park in Durango, Colo.
 
After the epic 2018/19 ski season, Purgatory’s Bike Park continues to open trails as conditions allow. Purgatory also continues to develop lift-access biking for recreational mountain bike enthusiasts, including the addition of two new expert trails, Links and Pirate.
 
Purgatory is in the process of building its first lift-served downhill trail for beginners, Shangrila, which is estimated to be

Suazo; Stanley Tie For Best Predictor In Pace Race

on July 10, 2019 - 9:40am
ACRR News: 
 
Cliff Stanley and Aurora Suazo, 9, tied for top predictor with a 12 second differential in the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race on the Los Alamos County Golf Course maintenance road.
 
Other accurate predictors are:
  • Ryan Smeltzer with 16 seconds off and also best finisher in the 3 mile distance recording a 23:57;
  • Mark Bjorklund with a 20 second difference;
  • Ted Atkins with 27 seconds off; and
  • Kathy Daly and Charles Ferenbaugh tied at 30 seconds.
On the 1 mile course:
  • Nate Pratt, 10, was the top male finisher with a time of 8:27; and
  • Priscila Rosa was the first

Los Alamos County Little League 8-10 Year Olds Play Espanola For District 1 Title

on July 9, 2019 - 7:23am

The Los Alamos Little League Allstars ages 8, 9 and 10 played the Espanola Allstars for the District 1 title this past Wednesday evening on the Lou Caveglia Field at the North Mesa Sports Complex. The lead changed many times and at the end of regulation play, 6 innings, the score was tied 10-10. This prompted two extra innings. In the 8th inning the Espanola team scored 8 runs to win the District title and a trip to the state playoffs to be played in Albuquerque July 12. After the game the teams posed for a red/green photo. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Josh Gartz flies into home
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Branson Wins 4th Straight Top Dog Award; Owner Steven Strevell Wins 2nd Top Male Runner Age 12-17

on July 6, 2019 - 2:25pm

Runners take off on the 4th of July in the annual YMCA Firecracker 5K Fun Run. Courtesy photo 

Local runner Steven Strevell and his dog Branson run on the 4th of July in the YMCA Firecracker 5K race. As the most famous runner, Branson won the Top Dog Award for the fourth year in a row and his owner, Strevell won the Top Male Award age 12-17 for the second year in a row. Courtesy photo

Local ultramarathon runner, sports photographer and Los Alamos High School Cross Country Assistant Coach Blake Wood, left, won the Top Male age 60+ in the 2019 YMCA Firecracker Fun Run 5K race. Courtesy photo

2019 YMCA Firecracker Fun Run Results

on July 6, 2019 - 1:02pm

Scene at the finish line of the 2019 annual 4th of July YMCA Firecracker Fun Run on 15th Street. Courtesy/YMCA

YMCA News:

Results of the 2019 annual 4th of July YMCA Firecracker Fun Run:

5 Km Men, 9 & under

  • 1,25:31.66,Thomas Daligault, Los Alamos
  • 2,25:55.93,Koen Christensen, White Rock
  • 3,28:27.08,Oliver Saenz, Los Alamos
  • 4,30:33.05,Marcus Kolman, Los Alamos
  • 5,32:24.85,Tomas Soto, Los Alamos
  • 6,35:53.19,Turin Wedel, Los Alamos
  • 7,37:47.48,Zach Branchf, Boston, MA
  • 8,38:59.72,Moody Zachary, Los Alamos
  • 9,39:15.47, Logan Nolen, Los Alamos
  • 10,42:31.93,Ferenbaugh Robbie, Los Alamos
  • 11,46:08.01, Wangler

Scenes From 2019 YMCA Firecracker Fun Run

on July 4, 2019 - 1:50pm

Runners near the finish line during this morning's annual July 4th Firecracker Fun Run hosted by The Family YMCA. Prizes go to the top male and female finishers in Kid, Youth, Adult, Adult 60+, Stroller (with a kid) and Dog Jogger. The best Costumed Participant wins Bagels-for-a-Year from Ruby K’s. All participants get the annual Fun Run t-shirt and are eligible to win one of many great door prizes. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Scene from the Firecracker Fun Run this morning along 15th Street. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Scene from the Firecracker Fun Run this morning

Los Alamos County Little League 9-11 Year Olds Win District ... Head To State Tournament!

on July 4, 2019 - 7:42am

The Los Alamos County Little League hosted a three day baseball tournament this past week played at the North Mesa Sports Complex. Tuesday evening the 9-10-11 year old Little League teams played a final game on the Upper Minors Field. The Los Alamos team played the team from Espanola at 6 p.m. Both teams played very hard, but the pitching and strong hitting of the Los Alamos team was no match for the Espanola team and they won the game 14-4 and the District 1 title. The Los Alamos team will represent District 1 at the upcoming state tournament. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

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Scenes From Los Alamos Tennis Club Step Up Doubles League At Urban Park Courts Thursday

on June 29, 2019 - 12:39pm

Jaine Gomez returns a ball in a match played Thursday at the Urban Park Courts ... recently resurfaced courtesy of the County Parks and Recreation Department ... and they look great. The Los Alamos Tennis Club is hosting the Step Up Doubles League played 6:30-8:30 p.m., Thursdays featuring some of the top players from Northern New Mexico, mostly residing in Los Alamos. The program runs for 10 weeks and this match marks the 5th week. More information can be obtained from the LATC website, or by calling Tony Ballard at 505.610.5109. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

David Rutherford returns
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LAYF And Cheerleading Fall Registration Now Open

on June 29, 2019 - 7:00am

Members of Los Alamos Youth Football, cheerleaders and coaches. Courtesy/Don Taylor

SPORTS News:

Los Alamos Youth Football and Cheerleading registration is now open for our fall 2019 season.
 
Ages 4-12 can come participate in building athleticism, teamwork and fun! You don't have to have any experience, as our coaches will train up kids, teaching them proper form and safety while out on the field or cheering on the sidelines.
 
Last year both division 1 was undefeated and division 3 lost one game, but both teams came in first place, winning the championship over all in the league,
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Car Wash Underway Today & Saturday At Sullivan Field

on June 28, 2019 - 11:14am

A car wash is underway until noon and again 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today with the same hours Saturday in the parking lot at Sullivan Field. Cars cost $8 and trucks cast $10 and all proceeds go to support the volleyball program at Los Alamos High School. Courtesy photo

Scene from the car wash underway until noon and again 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today with the same hours Saturday in the parking lot at Sullivan Field. Cars cost $8 and trucks cast $10 and all proceeds go to support the volleyball program at Los Alamos High School. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene from the car wash underway

Marr Has Perfect Prediction In Weekly Pace Race

on June 26, 2019 - 7:29am

ACRR News:

Jackie Marr had a perfect prediction in the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race Tuesday on Barranca Mesa in the Deer Trap Mesa race. 

Other accurate predictors include:

  • Duane Marr with a 6 second differential;
  • Michael Cooper recording a 55 second differential;
  • Sean Thomas at 63 seconds off;
  • Mark Bjorklund at 72 seconds off;
  • On the 1 mile course Jonah Pratt, 12, was the first finisher at 8:41 and Sarah Stangl recorded a 9:41 for top female finisher;
  • On the 2 mile course Zach Medin was first with a time of 16:37. Roxana Candia finished first in the female category at 20:37; and
  • On

SFCC: Automotive Technology Center Groundbreaking

on June 24, 2019 - 4:52pm

Hilltoppers 2019 Fall Sports Schedules Announced

on June 24, 2019 - 10:13am

Los Alamos High School football players take to the field in 2018. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

SPORTS News:

Hilltopper Football Fall Schedule: 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 23 at Espanola; 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 30 Home v. Taos; 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 6, Home v. Pojoaque; 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 13, at Bloomfield; 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20, Home v. Gallup; 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28 at Hope Christian; 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 4, at Valencia; 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18, Home v. Santa Fe High; 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25 at Home v. Capital; 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 1 at Del Norte.

LAHS boys soccer scene. Photo
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Ted Romero Top Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

on June 22, 2019 - 12:01pm
Ted Romero, left, is the best predictor in the ACRR pace race Tuesday on Power Line Trail. Here Romero and other runners gather at the start of the race. Courtesy/ACRR

A family participates in the ACRR pace race Tuesday on Power Line Trail off N.M. 4. Courtesy/ACRR
 
ACRR News:
 
Ted Romero is the best predictor in the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race Tuesday on Power Line Trail off N.M. 4 at 1 second off his predicted time.
 
Other accurate predictors:
  • Sean Thomas at 4 seconds off;
  • Noah Saenz, 7, had a 18 second differential; and
  • Michael Cooper recorded 20 second

Mountaineers: Extreme Skier Tom Jungst June 25

on June 22, 2019 - 10:19am
Hear about Tom Jungst’s adventures as an extreme skier at the June Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 25 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
Learn about Tom Jungst’s experiences as an extreme skier and climber at the Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 25 at the Los Alamos Nature Center, at 2600 Canyon Road.
 
The meeting begin at 7 p.m. and covers information about upcoming outings. The event is free to attend and open to the public.
 
Jungst took extreme skiing to another level in the early 1980s by combining his

‘The Pacemakers’ Rocking National Senior Olympics!

on June 21, 2019 - 6:33am

Chris Ortega and Victor Valenzuela of Los Alamos are playing in the National Senior Olympics in Albuquerque in the 70-74 age group in basketball. They have won 3, lost 1 and play in the semifinals today. The team name is ‘The Pacemakers’ comprised of two players Ortega and  Valenzuela, two players from Arizona and one from Albuquerque. Courtesy photo

Bankens Mountain Martial Arts Annual Picnic July 13

on June 18, 2019 - 8:44am
BMMA News:
 
Bankens Mountain Martial Arts is hosting its annual martial arts picnic Saturday, July 13 at the Urban Park Pavilion.
 
The picnic is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chairs, blankets or whatever they prefer to sit on.
 
BMMA is providing all the burgers, hot dogs and side dishes (some vegetarian options will be available), as well as cake for dessert and bottled water. Anyone prefering something different to drink is welcome to bring a cooler. (This is a non-alcoholic event).
 
Bankens Mountain Martial Arts is excited to have

Pierotti Family Scholarship Extends History Of Helping Community

on June 17, 2019 - 8:46pm
Kiwanis Scholarship Committee Chairman Dennis Gill presents a Lou and Lee Pierotti Scholarship check to Jillian Bennett while her father, Langdon Bennett, looks on. Courtesy/Kiwanis Club 
 
By CHARMIAN SCHALLER
Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos

Editor’s Note: Over the next few weeks, the 11 graduating seniors chosen for 2019 scholarships handed out by the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos will be speaking to the club about their plans for the future. Seven of the scholarships awarded will be funded by Kiwanis itself. The other four are family-financed.

Scenes From Softball Little League District Championship Games Played In Los Alamos

on June 17, 2019 - 7:54pm

Both teams pose for a photo at the conclusion of the second game of the District Championship hosted by Los Alamos County Little League played on Lou Caveglia Field at the North Mesa Sports Complex. The Los Alamos All Stars played the Pojoaque All Stars in the best of 3 game series on this past Saturday and Sunday. Game one was won by the Pojoaque All Stars 6-5. The game was close but the aggressive base running kept the Los Alamos team on edge the entire game.
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Pagosa Springs Duathlon July 13

on June 17, 2019 - 9:59am

NMAA To Sanction Girls Wrestling Division

on June 14, 2019 - 8:01am
NMAA News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE The New Mexico Activities Association Board of Directors unanimously approved a proposal to sanction a girls wrestling division that will end with a state championship event beginning with the 2019-2020 school year.
 
Here are some key points regarding girls wrestling in New Mexico:
 
 *Note that the exact format for the State Championship is subject to changes:
 
  • The sport has grown from 79 participants in 2017 to 165 in 2019
  • An exhibition event has been held each of the last two years in conjunction with the boys’ state tournament
  • New Mexico is the 18th

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