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LAHS NJROTC Competes In Border Shootout

on January 26, 2015 - 12:01pm

LAHS NJROTC Precision Team. Courtesy photo


The LAHS NJROTC precision and sporter marksmanship teams, coached by LCDR Shumaker, travelled to Farmington to compete in the Border Shootout match.

The precision team, consisting of cadets Samantha Miller, Joanna O'Neill, Samuel Wolfe and David Murphy placed first out of 17 teams with Wolfe placing 4th individually. The precision team's placing in this match qualified them for the Civilian Marksmanship Program's 3 Position Air Rifle Regional Championship in April.

To see full results, go to the Orion scoring website.

Los Alamos Aquatomics Shine At Home Meet

on January 26, 2015 - 6:08am

Kalen Melton swims breaststroke at 2015 LAA Winter Open. Photo by Doug Wedman

Alex Jaegers takes off in the 200 backstroke at the 2015 LAA Winter Open. Photo by Doug Wedman


The Los Alamos Aquatomics hosted their Winter Open Meet this weekend at Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center. The event saw 246 swimmers from teams as far away as Carlsbad. 

The Aquatomics had 52 participants, and posted some impressive swims.

High-point winners for the Aquatomics were: Allison Amrani (2nd 8&U girls), Emily McLaughlin (3rd  8&U girls), Andy Corliss (2nd 9-10 boys), Beth Short (3rd  11-12


Scenes From Pajarito Mountain's Season Opening

on January 25, 2015 - 12:26pm
Pajarito Mountain Ski Area opened Saturday for the first time this season and is open today. Photo by Robert Beberniss  
Eager skiers line up for the chair lift Saturday. Photo by Jim O'Donnell
Skiers try out Pajarito Mountain Saturday. Photo by Jim O'Donnell
Skiers and snowboarders of all ages hit the slopes Saturday. Photo by Robert Beberniss 
View from Pajarito Mountain. Photo by Jim O'Donnell
Opening day draws big turnout. Photo by Robert Beberniss

Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers Compete In Xcel Meet

on January 25, 2015 - 11:36am


Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers traveled to Belen last weekend to compete in an Xcel meet. Anna Clark won the Platinum competition with a 36.00 all-around. Clark also took gold on bars with 9.10 and beam with 8.80.

Ramya Stevens took the bronze in the all-around with 35.60. Stevens tied Clark for the gold on bars also scoring a 9.10. Stevens also took the bronze on floor (9.30), vault (9.00) and beam (8.20). Suyana Ferreira took gold on vault with 9.20. Ferreira also took bronze on bars (8.90). Carley Stilwell took silver on floor (9.40) and on vault (9.20).

In the gold

Dealing With And Enjoying Winter At Bandelier

on January 24, 2015 - 9:46am

New snow on the mesa tops and San Miguel Mountains at Bandelier. Courtesy/NPS

Snow falling on the canyon walls and Ponderosa Pines in Frijoles Canyon at Bandelier. Courtesy/NPS


With the steep entrance road, stairs among the cavates, and other potential hazards for visitors, sometimes on wintry days the Frijoles Canyon area of Bandelier National Monument around the Visitor Center just cannot avoid being closed to allow the staff to clear away the snow.

Just like school districts, Bandelier has to decide very early in the morning whether there must be a delay or closure,

Humana Athlete Of The Month: Inez Ross Of Los Alamos

on January 24, 2015 - 9:17am

Inez Ross


Inez Ross of Los Alamos is a self-described "wild and crazy 84-year-old retired teacher, writer, jogger, star gazer, tap dancer and ukulele player" who enjoys traveling to state and national senior games with fellow runner Carolyn Robinson of Santa Fe. Ross trains for the 5K by jogging up and down the streets of Los Alamos.

New Mexico Senior Olympics offers talent as well as sport competitions, and Ross performs dramatic readings by dressing in period costume and addressing a six foot mannequin bearing the face of Kit Carson or sometimes Jane Austen's Mr.

Pajarito Mountain Ski Area Opens Saturday!

on January 22, 2015 - 3:10pm

This morning at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area. Courtesy of Stacey Glaser/Sipapu


This morning at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area. Courtesy of Stacey Glaser/Sipapu

PMSA News:


Pajarito Mountain Ski Area (PMSA) just announced that after picking up seven inches of snow Wednesday, the Los Alamos Ski Area will open most of its mountain this Saturday and Sunday.


Mountain officials are reporting a 26-inch base on powder and packed powder conditions.