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Hawks Rule At Taos Middle School Tournament

on November 13, 2017 - 9:15am

The Los Alamos Middle School Hawks wrestling team traveled to Taos this weekend and came away with a 1st place win in the Taos Middle School Tournament. As a team they blew away the competition. The Hawks scored 315 total team points, almost doubling second place Memorial who scored 162 points. Taking first for the Hawks was, Landon Atencio, Cesar Santizo, Joe Archuleta, Teke Nieto, Lance Rivera and Solomon Roybal.

State Auditor Releases Audit Of UNM Athletics

on November 13, 2017 - 6:12am
State Auditor Tim Keller
ALBUQUERQUE  State Auditor Tim Keller released a special audit of the University of New Mexico (UNM) Athletics Department Friday and its related institutions including the UNM Foundation and the Lobo Club.
The Office of the State Auditor (OSA) initiated the audit in May after receiving multiple complaints from concerned citizens.

Hilltoppers Finish 2nd At Barney Swimming Relays

on November 13, 2017 - 6:00am
The Los Alamos High School Swimming and Diving team finished 2nd in both the girls and boys competition Saturday at the 36th Annual Barney Relays at Albuquerque Academy. Host Academy won.
The Toppers won two relays: the boys 200 butterfly relay (senior Alex Bullock, junior Presley Gao, junior Dylan Ma and 8th grader Andy Corliss), and the girls 4 x 100 individual medley relay (junior Jillian Bennett, freshman Katherine Elton, 8th grader Julia Chen and senior co-captain Sara Shiina.)
The Hilltoppers picked up state meet qualifying standards in three events:
  • The girls 200 freestyle

On The Job In Los Alamos: Power Up Class At YMCA

on November 12, 2017 - 6:12am

On the job in Los Alamos is YMCA Fitness Instructor Emily Schmidt leading a Power Up Class Thursday afternoon at the YMCA Express in Central Park Square. Besides Power Up, Schmidt teaches a variety of fitness classes including TRX and yoga. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Jordan Herrera Ties For MVP In Northern New Mexico Children's Football League

on November 11, 2017 - 4:47pm

Los Alamos Extreme Division 2 youth football team member Jordan Herrera tied for most valuable player in the 12-team Northern New Mexico Children's Football League. Herrera’s final stats for the eight-game regular season were 16 touchdowns and 1,102 running yards. Adding in his three playoff games and the Nov. 4 all-star game, he ended the season with 20 touchdowns and 1,503 rushing yards. Courtesy photo

Parks & Recreation Board Presents Recommendations On Tennis Courts Plan

on November 11, 2017 - 7:29am

Parks and Recreation Board Chair Melanee Hand presents the board's recommendation regarding the local tennis courts to Los Alamos County Council Tuesday night in Council Chambers. Council requested in January the board evaluate issues and form recommendations for the following items: a location for a tennis court facility, the appropriate number of courts and appropriate community support.

Hilltopper Basketball Red Chile Powder Fundraiser

on November 10, 2017 - 11:23am

Sharon Lucero, left, and Jenny Gallegos are busy filling bags with a pound of red chile. Courtesy photo

Bags of red chile that volunteers have filled are ready for sale and awaiting pick up. Courtesy photo
The Hilltopper Basketball red chile powder fundraiser is under way. Each Lady Basketball player, C team JV and Varsity player will be given 20 red chile bags to sell.
All proceeds from this fundraiser will help defray the cost of expenses within the basketball program.
The donation for each bag of chile would be a minimum of $12 for each 1-pound bag.