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Lady Hilltoppers Just One Run Short Against Academy

on March 28, 2019 - 8:12am

It was a perfect day for a softball game as the Los Alamos High School Softball Team played the Albuquerque Academy Chargers Tuesday afternoon at the softball fields in White Rock. These two teams have met many times before and the Chargers have won the majority of the match ups. This game was a wild one as both teams committed many errors, and it was like the teams were on spring break. In the end the Chargers emerged the victors 14-13. Photo by John McHale/ 

Savana Luster worked her way around the bases and slides in ahead of the tag for run number 2 in the first inning.

Secretary Of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver Determines Petition To Overturn Background Check Law Does Not Meet Strict Legal Requirements

on March 25, 2019 - 8:43am

Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver

From the Office of the Secretary of State:

SANTA FE – After a thorough review, Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver determined Thursday that the proposed petition referendum to overturn New Mexico’s background check law does not satisfy the necessary technical and legal requirements of New Mexico law.

On March 7, 2019, the Secretary of State’s Office received a letter from House Republican Floor Leader James Townsend and House Minority Whip Rod Montoya informing the Office of their desire to initiate a referendum petition to overturn the

Los Alamos High Flyers Win State Championship Titles

on March 23, 2019 - 8:47am
The High Flyers gymnastics team of Los Alamos. Courtesy/Don Taylor Photography
Graduating LAHS senior Ashley Bustos is a Level 8 gymnast set to compete in the regional championships April 26-28 in Overland Park, Kan. Courtesy/Rhonda Evenhus
Five High Flyers gymnasts from Los Alamos won state championship titles and 19 others placed either second or third in the New Mexico USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic & Xcel Championships this month.
The five first place winners included Lauren Evenhus, Level 4 vault and balance beam champion, Elena Gallegos, Level 4 balance beam

Los Alamos Golf Course Summer Hours Saturday!

on March 22, 2019 - 3:57pm

AG Hector Balderas Releases NCAA Tournament Bracket; Picks Aggies To Upset #5 Auburn

on March 22, 2019 - 7:54am
 Attorney General Hector Balderas
AG News:
ALBUQUERQUE Attorney General Hector Balderas has released his 2019 NCAA Tournament bracket.
His March Madness picks include the 12th-seeded New Mexico State Aggies springing the upset on 5th-ranked Auburn in the Midwest Regional, and a Western Regional final that pits 4-seed Florida State against 7-seed Nevada.
Ultimately, AG Balderas has chosen a Tobacco Road showdown in the National Championship Game; pitting North Carolina against Duke for the fourth time this season. 

Weekly Fishing Report: March 22

on March 22, 2019 - 7:52am
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
Spring officially began March 20 and the weather has turned warmer recently. Temperatures in Northern New Mexico are in the 50’s and 60’s.
There are still some lakes that are closed to fishing due to unsafe ice conditions, but it shouldn’t be long before most of the lakes are free of ice and open to fishing. Some of the higher small lakes above 9,000 feet will remain frozen until April and even into May.
The cold winter we just had has delayed the blooming of fruit trees here in the Espanola Valley.

2019 National Senior Games June 14-25 In Albuquerque On Track To Beat Record For Athlete Participation

on March 21, 2019 - 10:10am
NSG News:
ALBUQUERQUE The 2019 National Senior Games, June 14-25 in Albuquerque, is on track to beat all previous participation records.
The games are open to athletes age 50 and higher that have qualified in the games last year. However, there are three open categories, where any athlete can compete: the 1,500 meter power walk, the 5K power walk, and the triathlon relay team. Registration for this year’s games closes April 2.
The previous participation records were set at the National Senior Games in Louisville, KY in 2007 and in Orlando, FL in 1999. In those two games,

Lacrosse Returns To Los Alamos

on March 20, 2019 - 8:31am

Peter Janke scoops up a loose ball in the first quartet and heads down field. Lacrosse returned to Los Alamos as the boy's Lacrosse team played the Rio Rancho Raptors this past Saturday at Sullivan Field. The Raptors scored two goals in the first quarter to take the lead, which they never relinquished. The Los Alamos team scored a goal in the second period, which was their only goal for the game. Rio Rancho scored three more goals that closed out the contest 5-1. Photo by John McHale/

Samuel Bond and Micah Garduno both move to the loose ball near the Rio Rancho goal.

More Scenes From Skiesta 2019 On Pajarito Mountain

on March 19, 2019 - 11:10am

Large crowd turns out Saturday for Skiesta 2019 at Pajarito Ski Hill. Photo by Jim ODonnell

Scene from Skiesta 2019 Saturday at Pajarito Ski Hill. Photo by Jim ODonnell

A pair of Tyrannosaurus rex strut their stuff on the slope during Skiesta 2019 Saturday at Pajarito Ski Hill. Photo by Jim ODonnell

Scene from Skiesta 2019 Saturday at Pajarito Ski Hill. Photo by Jim ODonnell

Yikes - taking a tumble Saturday during Skiesta 2019 at Pajarito Ski Hill. Photo by Jim ODonnell

Scene of a reverse backscratcher during Skiesta 2019 Saturday at Pajarito Ski Hill. Photo by Jim ODonnell

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This Week At Pajarito: 18" Of New Snow Predicted

on March 17, 2019 - 10:27pm
Pajarito Ski Hill General Manager Tom Long at Skiesta 2019 Saturday. Courtesy photo
Scene from Skiesta 2019 Saturday at Pajarito Ski Hill. Saturday. Courtesy photo
Pajarito Mountain News:

Pajarito received 11” of snow in this past week and Open Snow is forecasting 18" of new snow this week!

See the Snow Report for the most up-to-date information on what trails and lifts are open. This is updated every morning at 6 a.m. Pajarito is open daily through March 24.See you on the mountain!

Mountain News:

Lift ticket prices are $49 for adults (ages 18-59), $39 for teens (ages 13-18),

Girls U16 LAFC Chaos Win Two In Duke City Soccer

on March 16, 2019 - 11:25am

The U16G Chaos celebrate after a hard-fought 3-1 victory over the Elite FC Orange in Duke City play. Courtesy/LAFS

Sage Wilcox fires a shot on goal in the first half of a tightly contested game. Courtesy/LAFS


By LAFC Coaching Staff
The LAFC U16 Girls Chaos started Duke City Soccer League play with solid wins over both Rio Rapids Burgandy (2-0) and Elite FC Orange (3-1).
In the first game of the season against Rio Burgandy, the Chaos were on their heels for most of the first half as Rio attacked relentlessly both up the middle and on the wings.

2019 Boys T&F Results From Los Lunas Invitational

on March 16, 2019 - 10:33am
Senior, Justin Gilbert. Photo by Jim Stein
The LAHS boys track & field team traveled March 9 to Los Lunas for the Los Lunas Invitational. The boys (and girls) came home victorious from the 10 team contest.
Complete results can be found here.
Los Alamos added two more individual state qualifiers. Senior Justin Gilbert qualified in the discus with a throw of 143' 1" and senior Gabe Holesinger qualified in the high jump by clearing 6' 4".
High point athlete for the Hilltoppers was senior, Dima Tretiak who scored 18 individual points.
The next meet was

Lady Toppers Season Comes To A Close

on March 16, 2019 - 8:53am

Even from the opening tipoff, the Toppers height advantage that they enjoyed all season was at jeopardy. The Highland Hornets had three girls over 6 feet tall and used that advantage to dominant the Toppers. The Hornets closed out the Toppers season with a 62-38 victory. The Toppers played a very strong game but were no match for the strength of the Hornets. The game was played Friday night at the Highland High School in Albuquerque. The Toppers closed the season with a 13-16 record, a vast improvement from last year. Photo by John McHale/

Natalie Gallegos looks to the basket

Topper Ladies Softball Sweeps Capital Jaguars

on March 15, 2019 - 2:56pm

Savanna Luster was the leadoff pitcher in the first game of a doubleheader series against the Capital Jaguars played last Saturday in White Rock. The Toppers easily won the first game 17-7, but the second game turned into a slugfest, with Toppers prevailing 12-11. Photo by John McHale/

Terri Jaramillo goes to the fence to make the catch for the first out in the second inning. Catcher Dailynn Rodrigquez backs her up. Photo by John McHale/

Megan Romero puts the tag on Yvonne Cote for the 3rd out in the third inning. Photo by John McHale/


Los Alamos High School Hockey Team Wins State!

on March 15, 2019 - 10:56am

The Los Alamos Hockey Team won State in a tournament played at the Chaves Community Center in Santa Fe this past Saturday. The Toppers play in the Rio Grande Hockey League, which has teams from New Mexico, Colorado and Texas. The Toppers were the number one seed for the tournament but lost a game to the Amarillo team and had to play Taos to get to the Championship game, which they won 3-5 played on Saturday morning. Then, during Saturday afternoon, the Toppers played the Amarillo Big Texans for the Championship.

LAMS Student Pursues Olympic Dreams

on March 14, 2019 - 5:35pm
Los Alamos Middle School student and mogul skier Stephen Boone training in Telluride, Colo., hopes to join the U.S. ski team and take part in the Olympics. Courtesy photo 
LAMS student Stephen Boone practices his backflip with a full twist last year during a mogul skiing summer camp in Park City, Utah. Courtesy photo 
Los Alamos Daily Post 

Los Alamos Middle School Stephen Boone eighth grader, 14, has big aspirations ... he hopes to one day join the U.S. ski team as a competitive mogul skier and take part in the Olympics.

His father Vance

Local Athletes Qualify For National Competition

on March 13, 2019 - 4:25pm

The Pajarito Mountain Freeride Team poses with other competitors from the Southwest Freeride Series at the 2018 USASA National Championships. Courtesy/Angele Hill
By Angele Hill
Los Alamos

Members of the Pajarito Mountain Freeride Team are headed to Copper Mountain in Summit County, Colo., at the end of March, to compete at the 30th United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association (USASA) National Championships.


Team members, who range in age from 8-years old to young adults, competed this winter in various snowboard and freeki events throughout the Southwest.

Atomic City Road Runners Club Begins 46th Season!

on March 11, 2019 - 9:25am

Scene of members of the Atomic City Road Runners last October on the Canyon Rim Trail preparing for their final Pace Race of the 2018 season. Courtesy photo

ACRR News:

The 46th season of the pace race series conducted by the Atomic City Road Runners Club begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 2 at the Canyon Rim Trailhead parking lot across from the Co+op Market on East Road (N.M. 502).
The Club meets each Tuesday through early October at various locations throughout Los Alamos County and new members of all ages are welcome.
For more information, call 505.672.1639 or visit the Club’s

Los Alamos Bantam Hockey Team Wins Tournament

on March 10, 2019 - 6:31am

The Los Alamos Bantam Hockey Team won the Slapshot Tournament this past weekend in Albuquerque. They defeated the team from Tuscan 2-1 for the victory. Photo by John McHale/

U11 Boys Los Alamos Football Club Photons Win Match

on March 9, 2019 - 1:21pm
The Under-11 boys Los Alamos Football Club Photons competitive team and coaches. Courtesy photo
The Under-11 boys Los Alamos Football Club Photons competitive team qualified for Duke City League's Challenge 1 Group after winning their promotion match against the Rio Rapids Avengers March 2. The team's record of 6-1-1 in the Fall 2018 season qualified them for this opportunity.
The promotion game was an exciting one with both teams being fairly evenly matched, but the Photons were able to come out on top with a final score of 4-3.
Though the kids were clearly

Girls U12 Los Alamos Football Club Lasers 07 Remain In Duke City Soccer Premiere Bracket

on March 9, 2019 - 1:10pm
The Girls U12 Los Alamos Football Club Lasers 07 have been training hard for the past three weeks in the cold and snow with coach Jiri Kubicek in preparation for the start of the spring soccer season in Bernaillo. Their hard work paid off this past weekend when they won their relegation match by a resounding 4-1 over the Atletico Cheetahs. This ensures their third consecutive season playing in the top bracket for their age group, and placing them as the 6th ranked team in the state.

High School Robotics Team Finalists In El Paso

on March 9, 2019 - 10:36am
Members of the High School Robotics Team Project Y and their mentors. Courtesy photo
The High School Robotics Team, Project Y’s robot ‘Jaws’. Courtesy photo
This past weekend, the High School Robotics Team, Project Y, and their robot “Jaws” were Finalists at the first District Competition in El Paso, Texas.
It was the result of incredibly hard work and long hours (even holidays) by the students and mentors. The Game is different every year and this year's challenge Mission: Deep Space was especially fun. They had to build a robot to install hatch panels

Lady Toppers Get Big Sendoff To State Championships

on March 8, 2019 - 8:22pm

The Lady Toppers head off to Highland High School this afternoon in Albuquerque to play the Highland Hornets in the first game of the State Basketball Championships. Head coach Lanse Carter and the students from LAHS are on hand to sendoff the Toppers. Photo by John McHale/

The Lady Toppers heading  off to Highland High School this afternoon in Albuquerque to play the Highland Hornets in the first game of the State Basketball Championships. Photo by John McHale/

Los Alamos Police escort the school bus filled with the Lady Toppers through town this afternoon as

Los Alamos XC Ski Team Takes On Colorado Powerhouses!

on March 8, 2019 - 8:31am
Southwest Nordic Ski team racers posing before their Rocky Mountain Regional Qualifier in Durango a few weeks ago. Southwest was the only team outside of Colorado competing so the kids were proud to have their faces painted with Zia symbols and red and green chiles representing New Mexico! L-R: Diego Leonard, Levi Gibson, Zach Gibson, Luke Gibson, Samantha Baily, Quanah Moseley. Courtesy photo
Levi Gibson, right, skiing hard against competition from Vail in the classic mass start at a Rocky Mountain regional qualifier in Durango.

Los Alamos High School Alumnus Chase Ealey Wins USATF Women’s Shot Put Championship

on March 7, 2019 - 4:43pm
LAHS alumnus Chase Ealey won the women’s shot put event in the Toyota USA Track and Field Indoor Championships Feb. 22-24 at the Toyota USA Track and Field Indoor Championships in New York City. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Daily Post

An 8.8 pound metal ball and a whole lot of hard work have taken former Los Alamos High School athlete Chase Ealey a long way. Ealey won the women’s shot put event in the Toyota USA Track and Field Indoor Championships held Feb. 22-24 New York City. She threw the shot 18.62 meters, which is just over about 61 feet.