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Los Alamos NJROTC Takes Home Seven Trophies From Texas Tech University Drill Competition

on March 27, 2015 - 3:22pm
Los Alamos NJROTC front row from left, Jared Rodriguez and R. Michael Purdy, middle row from left, Thomas Hanlon, Derek Janetzky, Gianna Maggiore, Leander Murphy, William Whitman, Ben Hanlon and Lauren Partin. Back row from left, Jonathan Schueler, John Valdiviez, Austin Estrada, Andres Maestas, Rigel Baron, Sam Wolfe, Madison Gaetjens and Mikyla Smith. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos NJROTC Color Guard from left, Ben Hanlon, Rigel Baron, Gianna Maggiore and Lauren Partin. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) took home seven

High Flyers Gymnasts Win At State Meet

on March 27, 2015 - 8:05am

Los Alamos High Flyers including Emily Smith, middle front, who won first place at the New Mexico State Level 2 Junior Olympic gymnastics championships March 7 in Albuquerque, becoming the first ever all-around state champion at High Flyers Gymnastics. Smith also claimed the state event championship titles on vault and floor exercise. Three other girls earned honors as event state champions: in separate age divisions Megan Martinez and Valarie Valdez placed first on Level 2 balance beam, and Sofia Enriquez won on Level 3 uneven bars with a score of 9.45. Photo by Don Taylor



Pecos National Historical Park Comes Alive With Tension And Noise Of Civil War In The West

on March 27, 2015 - 7:45am
PNHP News:
Pecos National Historical Park is set to come alive with the tension and noise of the Civil War in the West, complete with artillery demonstrations, music by a fife and drum corps, a look at period military medicine, and the chance to interact with costumed interpreters who demonstrate both camp and homefront life. 
The Pecos NHP Civil War Weekend activities are Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29. The weekend’s events will highlight the 153rd anniversary of the Civil War Battle of Glorieta Pass, referred to by some as the “Gettysburg of the West.”

New Mexico and the

Los Alamos High School Basketball All District, State, North/South Selections Announced

on March 26, 2015 - 8:27pm


The Los Alamos High School Athletics Department has announced the All District, All State, and North/South Basketball Awards.

All District:

Boys Basketball:

  •  2nd Team All District: Antonio Trujillo and Jack Stewart

Girls Basketball:

  • 1st Team All District: Ashlynn Trujillo and Amber Logan
  • 2nd Team All District: Makaela Jones and Ashley Logan
  • Honorable Mention All District: Sofia Roybal, Hannah Sledzik, and Jordan Duran

All State:

  • 2nd Team All State : Ashlynn Trujillo

North/ South All Star Team:

  • North All Star Team: Amber Logan

Congratulations to all of these student athletes for


Rio Grande Trail Commission To Study Corridor For 500-Mile Rio Grande Trail

on March 26, 2015 - 12:14pm

That rock that was in the middle of the Blue Dot Trail isn't there anymore. In fact, the trail is in great shape from rim to river, and March and April are the best time to take a walk in White Rock Canyon. Photo/Text by Craig Martin



The 2015 Legislature passed a bill, HB 563, creating a Rio Grande Trail Commission to study a corridor for the proposed Rio Grande Trail. The 500-mile trail would extend from the Colorado to Texas borders using existing trails and creating new ones.

Never mentioned in the proposal is the existing Los Alamos County River

Pajarito Rippers Compete At Purgatory

on March 26, 2015 - 10:03am

Los Alamos Ski Racing Team 'Pajarito Rippers' gathered for a photo after competing at Purgatory Durango Mountain Resort last weekend in Southern Series Giant Slalom and Slalom races. Courtesy photo

LAHS Seeks Hall Of Fame Nominations

on March 25, 2015 - 11:26am


The Los Alamos High School Athletic Department is accepting nominations for its 2015 Hall of Fame Class.

Nomination forms can be found on the LAHS Athletic Department website or picked up in the Athletic Office at Los Alamos High School, 1300 Diamond Dr.

There are three categories for nominations: 

  • Former athlete;
  • Former coach (head, assistant, volunteer from mid school or high school); and
  • Contributor to LAPS athletics. 

A contributor could include but is not limited to educator, manager, media, medical, official, trainer, volunteer, athletic director, assistant and volunteer