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Summer Kicks Off With Summerfest At Pajarito June 8

on May 23, 2019 - 6:19am

Pajarito Mountain Ski Area kicks off its summer season 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 8 with lift-served mountain biking and hiking.
The mountain will feature some exciting new events and fun activities all summer long.
Pajarito Mountain features 1,200 verticle feet of downhill, cross country and freeride mountain bike trails. The 30-trail system is built and maintained almost entirely by local volunteers from Los Alamos.

Toppers Well Represented On All District Teams

on May 22, 2019 - 8:10am

The 2-4A District Baseball and Softball All District Teams have been announced and the Toppers were well represented. The teams were selected by the coaches and officials in District 2-4A. Antonio Gonzales took the top prize by being selected to be Player of the Year for District 24A. Topper baseball head coach Bryan Neal was selected for the top coach of the year. The Topper baseball team had five players on the first team. The players selected to the second team are: Taylor Drake, Walker Eaton, Luke Kirkland, and Grant Watkins.

Scenes From T&F Varsity State Championship

on May 20, 2019 - 5:47pm

Holly Sanchez anchors the girls 4x100 meter relay team that took second place overall in the 2019 NMAA 4A State Track and Field Championship held May 17-18 at the University of New Mexico Dreamstyle Stadium. Sanchez also anchored the winning 4x200 meter relay. The championship held amazing performances by the Los Alamos High School Boys and Girls Track and Field teams, which resulted in 2nd place overall finishes for both teams.

Community Invited To Congratulate LAHS Girls & Boys Golf Teams State Champions At Cottonwood Thursday!

on May 19, 2019 - 7:25am

The Los Alamos High School Girls And Boys Class 4A Golf Teams are the 2019 State Champions and the Los Alamos Golf Association is hosting a party to give the entire community an oppoetunity to congratulate the teams and celebrate their victories. The party is 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Cottonwood on the Greens. Photo by John McHale/ladailypostcom

Los Alamos Lacrosse Takes 3rd Place

on May 17, 2019 - 1:26pm

Los Alamos fought hard in U10's and U12's with the U14's taking 3rd place in the tournament. The mission of Los Alamos Youth Lacrosse is to provide the opportunity for youth in northern New Mexico to play the fast-paced, exciting, and FUN game of lacrosse. We are dedicated to developing lacrosse skills in young athletes of all abilities and are committed to protecting the integrity of the game. We strive to create a positive experience for all players by promoting good sportsmanship, teamwork, and respect for coaches, players, and officials.

Los Alamos Girls Golf Team Wins State Title

on May 17, 2019 - 9:42am

The Topper Girls Golf Team won the 2019 State Gold Tournament for Class 4A played this past Monday and Tuesday on the Pinion Hills Golf Course in Farmington. The Toppers were 18 strokes ahead of the team from Lovington to win the title with two day team scores of 359-348=707. Photo by John McHale/

Jessica Osden won second placed for the tournament with two day scores of 80-73=153. Photo by John McHale/

Jessica Osden putts on hole #8 for a birdie. Photo by John McHale/

Leah Mountain works her way out of a bunker on the 8th hole.

Los Alamos Boys Golf Team Wins State Title

on May 17, 2019 - 9:35am

The 2019 Boys Golf Team takes home the State Championship Title played this past Monday and Tuesday on the Pinion Hills course in Farmington. They finished 34 strokes ahead of the Albuquerque Academy team for the title. Their two day scores were: 310-320=630. Photo by John McHale/

Davis Johnson won a 4th place finish for the tournament. Photo by John McHale/

Davis Johnson was the low stroke player for the Toppers, with two days scores of 74-79=153. Here, Davis takes a chip shot to the #4 green on the second day. Photo by John McHale/


Roxana Candia Top Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

on May 16, 2019 - 7:07am
Participants gather Tuesday evening in the Quemazon Development for the Atomic City Road Runner weekly pace race. Courtesy/ACRR
Participants gather Tuesday evening in the Quemazon Development for the Atomic City Road Runner weekly pace race. Courtesy/ACRR
ACRR News:
Roxana Candia was the best predictor in the Atomic City Road Runner weekly pace race Tuesday evening in the Quemazon Development with a 9 second differential off her predicated time as well as the top female finisher on the 1 mile course with a recorded time of 8:53.  
Other accurate predictors:
  • Zach Medin at 11

Topper Golf Teams Are 2019 State Champions!

on May 15, 2019 - 2:34pm

The Los Alamos High School Girls And Boys Class 4A Golf Teams are the 2019 State Champions. Read the full details and see photos from the scene later at Photo by John McHale/ladailypostcom

Weekly Fishing Report: May 15

on May 15, 2019 - 6:32am
Los Alamos Daily Post
Sports and Outdoors

Driving down to Albuquerque last weekend, it was impossible not to notice just how green the landscape was. After 50 years in New Mexico, it was hard to remember when, if ever, it had been this way. Parts of the landscape were a shimmering emerald where last year they were a dusty brown.

On the return trip from Albuquerque the skies opened up and there was a big, beautiful double rainbow around Santa Domingo Pueblo. The landscape turned a beautiful color as the light from the setting sun took on a golden glow.

Topper Tennis Finishes Season At State

on May 14, 2019 - 10:36am

The Topper girls double team of Mackenzie Cook, foreground, and Alina Bulthuis win their first round match against a doubles team from Academy 6-3 / 6-4, but were eliminated in the second round. The girls team lost 5-2 to Mesilla Valley in the first round. In Topper boys tennis, Thomas Chadwick was the top finisher with a 3rd place finish. The boys team lost in the semifinal to Academy after beating St. Michaels. Photo by John McHale/

Scenes from the girls double team of Alina Bulthuis, foreground, and Mackenzie Cook. Photo by John McHale/

The boys double team

Topper Boys And Girls Track & Field Teams Take Home District Titles

on May 14, 2019 - 9:34am

Topper Boys and Girls Track and Field Teams and coaches gather for a group photo after winning District titles Saturday in Moriarty. Photo by Nate Limback

The Topper Boys and Girls Track and Field Teams took home the District titles Saturday in Moriarty. Both teams finished well in front of their competition, and qualified many athletes for the State meet. The District meet consisted of teams from Los Alamos, Moriarty, Taos, Espanola and Pojoaque.

Los Alamos High School Hires Benito Maestas As Head Boys Basketball Coach For 2019-20 School Year

on May 14, 2019 - 8:34am

New Head Boys Basketball Coach Benito Maestas


The Los Alamos High School Athletic Department has hired Benito Maestas as Head Boys Basketball Coach for the 2019-20 school year. 

For the past two years, Coach Maestas has been the head Boys Basketball Coach at Mesa Vista High School in Ojo Caliente. Prior to coaching at Mesa Vista, he was an assistant coach at Northern New Mexico College.

He also has been an assistant coach for girls basketball teams at both LAHS and McCurdy. Coach Maestas also has coached AAU Basketball for six years throughout New Mexico, Colorado and Texas.


LAHS Senior Elijah Velasquez Signs Letter Of Intent

on May 13, 2019 - 6:49pm

Los Alamos High School senior Elijah Velasquez signed a letter of intent May 2 with Queens University in Charlotte, N.C. to run track, field and cross country. He has been a key member of the LAHS track and cross country teams over the past four years and has emerged as a top contributor throughout his senior season. Velasquez is the defending New Mexico State Champion in the 800m. He will begin attending Queens University in August. Courtesy photo

Topper Baseball Season Ends In State Playoffs

on May 13, 2019 - 12:18pm

The Topper Baseball season ended this past weekend in a best of three series State Playoff games played at Jacob Viarrial field at Pojoaque High School against the Los Lunas Tigers. In the first game, played on Friday afternoon the Toppers struggled on both offense and defense and lost  2-10. The second and third games were played on Saturday.  The Toppers played 17 innings of quality baseball, winning the second game 2-0 but losing the third game in 10 innings 4-5. The Toppers poured out of the dugout to celebrate their victory in the second game when Jake Castile hit a home run for the win.

Daily Postcard: Panoramic View From Main Hill

on May 13, 2019 - 6:15am

Daily Postcard: Panoramic view recentlly from Anderson Overlook off Main Hill Road. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Alex Kirk Ices Two Free-Throws To Seal Alvark Title

on May 11, 2019 - 12:08pm

Los Alamos High School graduate and basketball star Alex Kirk with his father Alan Kirk  Friday in Yokohama Japan as the Alvark Tokyo team repeats as champions of the Japanese B. League after beating the Chiba Jets in the championship game 71-67. Kirk iced two free-throws with 11 seconds left to seal the back-to-back title for Alvark and secure a second consecutive trip to the FIBA Asia Champions Cup later this year. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos High School graduate and basketball star Alex Kirk play on the Alvark Tokyo team, which Friday repeated their win of the Japanese B.

Leonard And Buck Tie In Weekly Pace Race

on May 9, 2019 - 8:52am
Courtesy photo
Courtesy photo
ACRR News:

Diego Leonard, 9, and Sydney Buck, 12, tied for best prediction at 6 seconds off their predicted time in the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race Tuesday on Arizona Avenue and the Perimeter Trail area.

Other accurate predictors were: Aaron Jackson at a 12 second differential; Leeza Trudolyubov, 7, 15 seconds off; Laura McClellan with a 20 second difference; and Logan Nolan, 9, at 27 seconds off.

Levi Gibson, 8, was the top finisher in the 1 mile distance with a time of 7:42 and Libby Nolen, 12, was the first female at 9:01.

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Registration Open For Topper Soccer School 2019

on May 9, 2019 - 8:45am
Scene from at Topper Soccer School. Courtesy photo

Practicing at Topper Soccer School. Courtesy photo
Parents looking for a fun way to introduce their children to the internationally popular sport of soccer will have that opportunity at Topper Soccer School 2019.
Every summer, the Los Alamos High School Boys Soccer Team conducts a fun, educational and active camp for 3 to 9 year old boys and girls.

Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers Compete At Region 3 Xcel Gymnastic Championships In Kansas City

on May 9, 2019 - 8:43am
Hannah Gram on bars. Courtesy photo
Hannah Gram on vault. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers from Los Alamos School of Gymnastics on North Mesa competed Thursday through Sunday in the Region 3 Xcel Regional Championships at Hyvee Arena, in Kansas City, Mo.  
It was a scene of much excitement and high level gymnastics as 1,793 gymnasts from across region 3 competed in their culminating meet of the season. There was representation from 143 teams from New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Arkanas, Wyoming, Oklahoma and the host state of Kansas. 
Los Alamos

LAHS Girls Golf Team Wins 4A District Tournament

on May 8, 2019 - 9:36am

LAHS Golf Team members with their medals and first place trophy, from left, Muira Mowrer, Jessica Osden, Alicia Gonzales, Leah Mountain and Emily Moulton. Courtesy photo
The Los Alamos girls golf team won the 4A District golf tournament Monday in Taos at the Taos Country Club.
Teams from Los Alamos, Hope Christian, Albuquerque Academy, Valley High School, Taos, Highland, Espanola and Del Norte participated in the tournament.
Team scores:
1. Los Alamos - 336
2. Hope Christian - 346
3. Albuquerque Academy - 384
All District Team went to:
1. Jessica

Los Alamos Derby Dames Win Home Bout

on May 7, 2019 - 4:40pm

The Los Alamos Derby Dames (DD) win their home bout against the Las Cruces Santas Saturday evening at the Los Alamos County Ink Rink. As always, the bout was characterized by lots of, pushing, shoving and fierce competition but as time ran out and the bout ended the DD were the winners 125-119. The DD next home bout is Aug. 25 at the Ice Rink against the H.A.R.D. Supernovas. Pictured are two DD blockers trying to contain the Santas jammer, the skater with a star on her helmet, from breaking out of the pack and scoring points. Photo by John McHale/

The DD’s block the Santas

Angel Fire Resort: Teacher Appreciation Week Sale

on May 7, 2019 - 8:18am

Courtesy/Angel Fire Resort

SKI News:

ANGEL FIRE – Making ski-industry history, the return of the first-ever Teacher Pass will offer all teachers K-12 one of the best full season ski pass discounts in the country.  

Angel Fire Resort has announced that the 2019-2020 Teacher Pass, a season pass for all teachers K-12 nationwide is now available at the heavily discounted price of just $99.

The Teacher Pass is designed to thank educators for the work they do with students and to make skiing easier and offer more value for teachers and their families during the ski season.

Los Alamos Softball Advances To State

on May 7, 2019 - 7:48am

The Topper have a cheer before taking to the field in their final games of the season. They faced the Pojoaque Elkettes on the softball field at the Pojoaque High School this past Saturday. The Toppers struggled in the first game and lost 2-12 in five innings. The second game was a much better showing and they won 16-10. Photo by John McHale/


Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos High School softball team got some good news May 5 after having to settle for second place in District 2-4A following a 12-2 loss to Pojoaque Valley High School in the first game


Udall & Wyden Call For End To Doping Of Racehorses

on May 7, 2019 - 6:50am
U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Ron Wyden are introducing the Racehorse Doping Ban Act of 2019. Courtesy/
WASHINGTON, D.C. Ahead of Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) announced that this week they will introduce the Racehorse Doping Ban Act of 2019, which would establish consistent medication rules across the industry and strict doping penalties for horse races already governed by federal law.
“It is past time that Congress stop rewarding the horse racing industry for its inhumane doping