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Los Alamos To Host National Swim Teams

on January 18, 2018 - 10:15am

Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center at 2760 Canyon Road. Courtesy/Los Alamos County


By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post
Swimmers from the Meiji University out of Tokyo, Japan will host their training camp at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center in Los Alamos. Wendy Lott of the Aquatic Center said the athletes are preparing to qualify for the Japanese Swimming Federation National Team to participate in competitions leading up to the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
The dates are not confirmed, Lott said, but they are tentatively set for late February to early March

Topper Hoops Split Series With Southern Teams

on January 16, 2018 - 1:33pm

Ramon Roybal goes in for a layup in the first period. Roybal was the high point shooter for the Toppers with 19 points. The Toppers played Artesia Friday night in Griffith Gymnasium and won 70-62. Photo by John McHale/

Michael Naranjo had a big night on both defense and offense and he was credited with 15 points. Photo by John McHale/

Coach Mike Kluke is interviewed after the game by Los Alamos Daily Post Sports Editor RJ Montaño. Photo by John McHale/


By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post

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Los Alamos Ski Racing Team Competes At Purgatory

on January 16, 2018 - 1:14pm

Los Alamos Ski Racing Team Competes at Purgatory. Members from left, Jack Harris, Chris Schembri, Koji Park, Jackson Boone, Liam Brown, Alex Pantea, Silas Brown, Coach Lisa Kimura, Aidan Ortiz, Kyle Park and not pictured Will Hamilton. Photo by RMOrtiz

Los Alamos School Of Gymnastics Meet Results

on January 16, 2018 - 1:05pm
Sara Gardner, left, and Colette Bibeault, second from left, at the meet. Courtesy photo
LAAT News:
Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers opened their competitive season this past weekend in Rio Rancho. More than 400 gymnasts from 15 New Mexico teams competed.
In the Xcel competition, Los Alamos’ Diamond team won the team competition. Chantel Bibeault took the all-around gold with a 36.15. She also took silver in all four individual events with, 9.00 on vault, 8.95 on bars, 9.05 on beam, and 9.15 on floor. Team mate Hannah Gram took gold on bars and beam with 9.05 and 9.10 respectively.

LAHS Boys Close 2nd, Girls 3rd At Albuquerque Academy Invitational Swim/Dive

on January 16, 2018 - 7:25am
Junior Jillian Bennett grabbed top honors in the 100 breaststroke. Courtesy photo
The Los Alamos High School swimming and diving teams travelled to Albuquerque Academy for the 20th Annual Academy Invitational Jan. 12-13.
The boys team finished runner-up to Academy by a close 872-842 tally, while the girls team finished 3rd behind host Academy and Clovis. The meet attracted 23 teams.
The lone winner for the Hilltoppers was junior Jillian Bennett who took her specialty, the 100 breast, in a 1:10.43 win over Academy senior Sewit Yohannes.
Senior Alana Goodwin

Upcoming Events At Pajarito Mountain

on January 15, 2018 - 6:34pm
Pajarito Mountain has Mushroom, Zero Road East and the Beginner’s area open. The NEW Magic Carpet and the Beginner Lift are open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for daily operations.
For the snow report and ticket info, click here. Lift ticket prices are $24 for all ages.
Upcoming Events (click here for our calendar):
  • Jan. 20 features Pajarito’s ongoing Beer & Band series. Enjoy live music 3-5 p.m. from Smooth Santana Tribute Band and local craft beer from Bathtub Row Brewing Co-Op starting at noon.
  • Feb.

BLM Waives Most Day Use Fees Monday

on January 13, 2018 - 8:13am
BLM News:
WASHINGTON, D.C.  In order to increase recreational access to public land, the Bureau of Land Management will waive recreation-related fees for visitors to public lands on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jan. 15, 2018.
“On Monday, to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the BLM invites families to spend the day together enjoying America’s rich public lands heritage,” Brain Steed, BLM Deputy Director said. “Most of these lands are just a short drive from your community.