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Dr. Rebecca Hammon From Los Alamos Running Boston Marathon to Raise Funds for Her Hospital

on April 14, 2014 - 3:37pm
Rebecca Hammon and her dad, Duncan Hammon, at the Los Alamos Dog Jog last summer in White Rock. Courtesy photo
 
Rebecca Hammon, left, and a Team Eye and Ear teammate posed with Bill, the Heartbreak Hill Gorilla, during a 20-mile training run.Courtesy photo
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Rebecca Hammon grew up in Los Alamos watching her dad, Duncan Hammon, run marathons. As a bored kid, she swore she’d never be a runner. That changed in the summer of 2012 when Hammon took up running as a way to get some exercise.

Lobos' Alex Kirk Declares For NBA Draft!

on April 11, 2014 - 1:50pm

Alex Kirk

SPORTS News:

The Kirk Family of Los Alamos just told the Los Alamos Daily Post that Lobos basketball player Alex Kirk will forgo his senior season and declare for the NBA Draft.

is a graduate of Los Alamos High School and will graduate from the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque in May with a business degree.

His father Alan Kirk, a longtime Los Alamos coach, addressed his son's decision to go pro.

"Alex has an opportunity to pursue a dream and we support him in his decision," Kirk said.

Kirk will begin tryouts for NBA this summer.

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Walkup Aquatic Center Busy 9:30-11:30 a.m. Friday

on April 10, 2014 - 1:44pm

The Walkup Aquatic Center will be very busy with kids Friday. Courtesy/LAC

COUNTY News:

The Walkup Aquatic Center will host 275 4th and 5th grade recreation swimmers 9:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, April 11. The pool will be extremely busy during that time period.

Both the obstacle course and the diving boards will be open.

Kids will pack the pool 9:30-11:30 a.m., Friday at the Walkup Aquatic Center. Courtesy/LAC

LAHS Annual Spring Invite Tees Off Monday

on April 10, 2014 - 10:21am

SPORTS News:

Los Alamos High School Golf's annual Spring Invite is set with a 9 a.m. shotgun Monday, April 14.

Coach Mike Lippiatt said there is a pretty light field this year.

"We had a bunch of teams signed up over one month ago but now this week a lot of the coaches are emailing me, telling me they forgot next week was their schools spring break ... so they’re dropping out," he said. "I’m pretty sure some spring breaks changed this year because we’ve had our spring invite on the same Monday for the past four years and we’ve never had this conflict."

There will still be seven to nine

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Senior Olympics Registration Deadline Extended

on April 9, 2014 - 11:05am

SENIOR OLYMPICS News:

The 2014 Los Alamos Senior Olympics has extended the registration deadline. Register at the Family YMCA.

The Olympics begin April 11 with the basketball free throw, three point shot, and Frisbee accuracy and end May 10 with the softball throw, soccer kick, and Frisbee distance with a number of events held in the one month period in between.

Sport rules are available through the State Games website: http://nmseniorolympics.org/rules/

Athletes must be 50+ by Dec. 31, 2014 to compete. Call local coordinator Ann ReVelle for information at 505.662.3526 or e-mail

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Renowned Canyoneer to Speak at Los Alamos Mountaineers Meeting April 16

on April 9, 2014 - 9:49am
Los Alamos Mountaineer member rappelling in Birch Hollow Canyon outside Zion National Park. Courtesy/LA Mountaineers
 
A group of Los Alamos Mountaineers preparing for a rappel in Birch Hollow Canyon, outside Zion National Park. Courtesy/LA Mountaineers
 
LA MOUNTAINEERS News:

The April program of the Los Alamos Mountaineers will feature a free talk by Rich Carlson, regarded as perhaps the most renowned canyoneer in the United States.

Carlson will present his talk at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at Fuller Lodge, following the business portion of the Mountaineers’ meeting.

Krohn and Kratzer Tie For Best Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

on April 9, 2014 - 8:33am
Runners, walkers and riders in last spring's weekly Pace Race. File photo
 
ACR News:
 
This week's Pace Race was held on the Lower Bayo Canyon Road near the Route 4 and 502 junction and Susan Krohn and David Kratzer were the top predictors at 18 seconds off their estimated time. 
 
They were followed by Erik Leonard with a 20 second differential with Bill Rice and Bob Reedy next tied at 24 seconds off.
 
Ted Romero was the fastest finisher in the 1 mile run with a time of 6:25 with Isolina Viloria the top female at 10:06. In the 3 mile run Nikol Strother had the best time of 20:44
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