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Fusion Multisport Provides Ski/Snowboard Tuning

on December 18, 2014 - 11:58am

The ski and snowboard tuning shop at Fusion Multisport, 106 Central Park Square. Courtesy photo
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Well the snow is finally falling. Could this be the year Los Alamos breaks out of its 3-year snow drought? Predictions say yes but regardless, there will be snow somewhere. 

This means it’s time to get those boards in shape. Fusion Multisport at 106 Central Park Square in the heart of Los Alamos provides ski and snowboard tuning. Fusion Multisport does all manner of base and edge work from a simple hot wax to base and edge replacements.

Winter Solstice Sunrise Walk At Bandelier Sunday

on December 18, 2014 - 9:08am

The eastern sky driving into Bandelier National Monument at about 7 a.m. Dec. 22, 2012 for the winter solstice. Photo by TK Thompson


All over the world, people have kept track of the passing of the seasons with markers built into such things as structures, stones and the horizon.

At Bandelier, there are several places that may mark the position of the sun on dates including the solstices and equinoxes. One of them is the entryway to Tyuonyi, the large pueblo in Frijoles Canyon. Sunday, Dec. 21, is this year's Winter Solstice.

Council Honors Los Alamos Coaches And Proclaims Dec. 17 'Rob & Kathy Hipwood Day'

on December 16, 2014 - 7:51pm

Councilor David Izraelevitz, right, on behalf of the Los Alamos County Council this evening presented a proclamation to Los Alamos High School coaches Rob and Kathy Hipwood. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

It was standing room only in Council Chambers this evening as local athletes turned out in droves to see their coaches Rob and Kathy Hipwood of Los Alamos High School honored by the County Council for their many achievements. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos County Council recognized Los Alamos High School coaches Rob and Kathy Hipwood as Girls'

Olympic Gymnast Phoebe Mills Visits High Flyers Gym

on December 16, 2014 - 10:48am
Olympic Medal Winning gymnast Phoebe Mills with two of her admirers. Mills signed autographs and talked with aspiring young gymnasts Monday evening at High Flyers Gym at 15th Street and Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos. Mills was in town to attend a LANL Foundation sponsored meeting to bring the World Indigenous Games to New Mexico. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Mills signs an autograph for a young gymnast while a parent checks out her Olympic Medal. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Young gymnasts and their parents wait in line to get Phoebe Mills' autograph

Valles Caldera Prescribed Burn Dec. 16-17

on December 16, 2014 - 10:35am

VCT News:

The Valles Caldera Trust is planning to implement a prescribed pile burn today and Wednesday, Dec. 17.

The prescribed pile burn will be on 75 acres of the Valles Caldera National Preserve, north of N.M. 4 in the Banco Bonito area near mile marker 30. The purpose of the burn is to reduce hazardous fuels and the chance for future catastrophic fire and for the restoration of fire in a fire-adapted ecosystem.

Because of the location and elevation, smoke from the burn may be visible from all directions coming into the Jemez Mountains area.

Espanola Sombrillo Vikings Win Three Championship Tournament Titles

on December 16, 2014 - 10:15am

The Espanola Sombrillo Vikings won their third championship title Dec. 11 in the tournament at Sombrillo Elementary School in Espanola. Teams that participated in the tournament include Espanola, Fairview, San Juan, McCurdy, Holy Cross, Orange Crush and Sombrillo. Coach James Lujan with his team members at the recent tournament, hosted by Sombrillo, include Daniel Bobadilla, Ricky Jimenez, Sean Esquibel, Edgar Hernandez, Jesse Montoya, Leon Esquibel, Luis Quezada, Zack Hall, Bryan Valerio, Diego Martinez, Javin Lujan, Jorge Maganalles and Melaki Jones. Courtesy photo

Espanola Sombrillo