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‘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 
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.

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

GFNY Hosts Santa Fe Cycling Marathon June 23

on June 11, 2019 - 8:59am
GFNY racers. Courtesy photo


GFNY Santa Fe is the newest race in the global series of 20 cycling marathons on four continents, and only the second in the United States.

The race starts at 7 a.m. June 23 on the Plaza in downtown Santa Fe, with a post-ride awards ceremony and party at the Scottish Rite Temple.

Join riders from around the world for a 75 mile/7,100 foot elevation gain race for the GFNY North American Championship, or for a timed non-competitive ride of 61 miles/3,500 foot elevation gain. Registration is $190.

There are great prizes in age catagories from 18 to

Purgatory Employees Sweep Ski Industry Awards

on June 11, 2019 - 7:56am
Map of Purgatory Resort. Courtesy/PR
DURANGO, Colo. Following a historic 2018-19 ski season, Purgatory Resort announces several employees were recently honored with industry awards in ski area management. Purgatory is proud to recognize the following outstanding employees and their achievements:
For the second year running, Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) awards Groomer of the Year to a Purgatory Resort employee. These awards honor athletes, on-mountain professionals and industry veterans whose expertise is critical to the success of the Colorado ski industry.

Daly Has Perfect Prediction In Weekly Pace Race

on June 9, 2019 - 9:01pm
Runners take off Tuesday in the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race near the Aquatics Center. Courtesy/ACRR
Scene from the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race Tuesday near the Aquatics Center. Courtesy/ACRR
Scene from the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race Tuesday near the Aquatics Center. Courtesy/ACRR
ACRR News:
Steve Daly had a perfect prediction of 10:30 in the weekly pace race Tuesday near the Aquatic Center.
Other accurate predictors are:
  • Anders Medin, 9, at 2 seconds off;
  • Libby Nolan, 12, with a 3 second differential and top finisher in the 1

LAHS Practice Field Landscaping Begins Monday

on June 7, 2019 - 5:43pm

It may look like a safe place to practice, but the Los Alamos High School practice field is filled with holes and bare patches. Starting Monday, these unsafe conditions will be remedied. Los Alamos Public Schools has contracted with Los Alamos Landscaping & More, LLC for work on this field adjacent to Griffith Gymnasium. The project is scheduled to take 75 days or longer. The scope of work will include top dressing, reseeding and installing sod in areas of the field that are safety concerns, according to Tommy Castillo, director of facilities.

Los Alamos Hilltopper Standout Jared Mang Picked In 2019 Major League Baseball Draft Wednesday

on June 7, 2019 - 7:49am

Former Topper star Jared Mang picked Wednesday in the 2019 Major League Baseball draft gives a big smile to the hometown folks. He'll be playing with the Detroit Tigers. Photo by John McHale/


Former Los Alamos High School baseball star Jared Mang was picked Wednesday in the 18th round of the 2019 Major League Baseball draft. He will be playing with the Detroit Tigers.

Mang, 22, has been playing for the University of New Mexico Lobos baseball team for the past four years as starter in the outfield and team captain for the 2019 season.

A four-year standout for

Scenes From Los Alamos Softball Standouts Alicia Gonzales And Janessa Gonzales On All-State Team

on June 5, 2019 - 6:59am

Alicia Gonzales and Janessa Gonzales were selected by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association to the All-Star Softball Team. The games were played Monday and Tuesday at Cleveland High School Softball Complex in Albuquerque. Alicia on the left and Janessa visit in the dugout during Monday's game. Photo by John McHale/

Janessa Gonzales playing right field backs up a play to the second baseman in the second inning. Photo by John McHale/

Alicia Gonzales makes a diving catch in the fifth inning for the third out. Photo by John McHale/


NMHU Vatos Rugby Wins 3rd National Championship

on June 4, 2019 - 3:31pm
The Highlands Vatos rugby club won its third national championship June 2 in Philadelphia. Courtesy photo
NMHU News:
LAS VEGAS, NM The New Mexico Highlands University Vatos rugby club won another national championship June 2 in Philadelphia at the 2019 national tournament.
It was the third time in five years the Vatos were victorious at the national level, with the club taking home national titles in 2015 and 2016.
The Vatos beat Claremont College, the defending national champs, 17-12 in the June 2 national championship game in the National Small College Rugby Organization

Los Alamos Youth Lacrosse Hosts Open Practices At Overlook Park 6-7 P.M. Tuesdays Starting Today

on June 4, 2019 - 10:32am


Los Alamos Youth Lacrosse will be having open summer practices 6-7 p.m. starting today and every Tuesday this entire summer at Dara Jones Field at Overlook Park in White Rock.

All ages and skill levels are welcome to participate.

Anyone who has ever wanted to try lacrosse is encouraged to come by and check it out. Lacrosse sticks will be available to use for all new athletes.

Alicia Gonzales; Janessa Gonzales Represent Los Alamos On NE All-Star Softball Team For North Vs South

on June 4, 2019 - 10:22am

Alicia Gonzales and Janessa Gonzales were chosen to play for the NE All-Star Softball Team. The games are June 3-4 at Cleveland High School softball fields. Let’s Go Toppers! Courtesy photo

Scenes From 2019 LAPD Special Olympics Torch Run

on May 31, 2019 - 7:53am

Special Olympics athletes, police officers, police personnel and American Legion Post 90 representatives gather for a group photo Thursday morning prior to the start of the annual 42-mile Torch Run up Trinity Drive and all the way to Jemez Springs. Photo by John McHale/

Local Special Olympics Chairman Cmdr. Oliver Morris briefs Special Olympics athletes, gathered Thursday morning with Police Chief Dino Sgambellone, on the day's events ahead of the 42-mile Torch Run. Photo by John McHale/

Special Olympics athletes from left, Micah McCown, Sam Zimmerly and Addy

Los Alamos Sports Association Honors Top Athletes

on May 29, 2019 - 5:58pm

The Los Alamos Sports Association, an organization of the media personalities for Los Alamos sporting events made up of Gene Mortinsen - the voice of the Toppers, John McHale of the Los Alamos Daily Post, Mike Maez of KRSN, Rick Picard of KRSN and Phil Scherer of the Monitor present awards recently for the top male and female athletes of the year. The LASA members attend or follow all sporting events in Los Alamos and are in a very good position the pick the top athletes each year.

Law Enforcement Torch Run For Special Olympics

on May 29, 2019 - 10:49am

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department will be running the torch to Jemez Springs to raise money and awareness for Special Olympic athletes in Los Alamos and New Mexico.

This is the 51st year of Special Olympics and the Law Enforcement Torch Run that occurs each May.

LAPD will begin shorlty after 7 a.m. Thursday running the torch about 42 milesto Jemez Springs. There will be minor traffic delays at about 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. on Trinity Drive and West Jemez Road as runners mke their way out of Los Alamos.

Albuquerque Isotopes Train With JacksonWink’s Incredible Adaptive MMA In New Partnership Today

on May 29, 2019 - 10:34am

MMA News:
The Albuquerque Isotopes will train 1-2 p.m. today at 301 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Ave. NE in Albuquerque with JacksonWink’s Incredible Adaptive MMA in a new partnership ahead of Friday’s MMA Night at Isotopes Park.
Coach Greg Jackson, Coach Mike Winklejohn and professional fighters will facilitate the training.
Visit to learn more about Incredible Adaptive MMA.

Los Alamos SLAM 4th Grade Division Shines At ‘Shootout on the Rio’

on May 28, 2019 - 3:46pm

The Los Alamos SLAM 4th Grade Division placed 3rd May 17-19 in the ‘Shootout on the Rio’ AAU 4th grade basketball tournament. Team members front row from left, Daylen Holt, Ben Brousseau, Mike Velasquez-Saiz, Jordan Herrera and Terran Robertson. Back row from left, Thomas Trujillo, Hunter Dare and Beau Herring Coaches from left, Deangelo Holt, Pat Brousseau and Katie Herring. Not pictured are Will Gartz and Ian Vest. “This little ‘Band of Warriors’ played their hearts out. Thanks for a wonderful season!” –Coach Brousseau. Courtesy photo

Scenes From 14th Annual Jemez Mountain Trail Runs

on May 26, 2019 - 7:28am
Runners in the 14th annual Jemez Mountain Trail Runs take off at the start of the 50-k race at 6 a.m. Saturday at the Posse Lodge. It is one of three runs that include a 50 mile, 50k and 15 mile race. The finishes for all three races throughout the afternoon were at the Posse Lodge. Photo by Ken Hanson
Runners arrive at the Pajarito Ski Lodge Aide Station for water, snacks and encouragement from some of the many volunteers. Photo by Jenn
The Musgrave sisters stop for a quick bite Saturday at the Ski Lodge Aide Station during the Jemez Mountain Trail Runs.

K Of C Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament June 22

on May 24, 2019 - 9:22am

Annual Splash N Dash Series Begins May 29

on May 24, 2019 - 8:23am

Scene from a previous Splash n Dash event. Courtesy/Triatomics

Scene from a previous Splash n Dash event. Courtesy/Triatomics

Scene from a previous Splash n Dash event. Courtesy/Triatomics

Triatomics News:

The Los Alamos Triatomics Multisports Club ( invites athletes to participate in the annual Splash n Dash series (swim+run) starting Wednesday May 29. 

This year, the club is hosting six Splash n Dash events continuing past the Los Alamos Triathlon. The additional dates for Splash n Dash events are June 12, June 26, July 10, July 24 and Aug. 7.

This event is excellent

LAHS Senior Karyssa Garcia Signs Letter Of Intent

on May 23, 2019 - 4:34pm

Karyssa Garcia signed a letter of intent to New Mexico State University and the New Mexico State Cheerleading Squad Thursday in the Lobby of Los Alamos High School. On hand to witness the signing from left, Cheerleading Coach April Maestas, mom Krystal Quintana Garcia, Karyssa Garcia, Dad Isaac Garcia and brother Jacob Garcia. Photo by John McHale/

Gibson Best Predictor; Top Finisher In Pace Race

on May 23, 2019 - 6:44am
Runners gather for the ACRR weekly pace race Tuesday on Burnt Mesa Trail in Bandelier. Courtesy/ACRR
Runners take off in the ACRR weekly pace race Tuesday on Burnt Mesa Trail in Bandelier. Courtesy/ACRR
ACRR News:
Levi Gibson, 8, is the best predictor and top finisher in the 1 mile distance in the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race with a 6 second differential and a time of 7:32 Tuesday on Burnt Mesa Trail in Bandelier National Monument.
Other accurate predictors include:
  • Aurea Rojas at 8 seconds off;
  • Mariela Vargas recording a 26 second difference;
  • Diego Leonard and