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Column: Knee Injuries and Alignment

on January 26, 2013 - 7:40am

By Jessica Kisiel M.S.

Contrary to popular belief your knee is not a fragile joint. It is designed to run, jump, ski and perform all the activities you ask of it. The knee is actually a simple joint with a complex job.

Acting as a hinge joint, the knee flexes and extends the lower leg. The complexity of the joint lies in its role in coordinating and synchronizing the movement between the hip and ankle.

Your body is linked together in a kinetic chain and works as a unit. No joint or muscle works in isolation.

Fusion Series 2 Hockey Game Feb. 9 at Ice Rink

on January 25, 2013 - 7:45am


The Los Alamos County Ice Rink is hosting the second Annual Winter Classis Fusion Series 2 hockey game between the New Mexico Renegades and the Wichita Thunder Saturday, Feb. 9.

The New Mexico Renegades is a Junior A team located in Rio Rancho and a member of the WSHL's Mountain Division.

Public skating will be open 1–3:30 p.m., before the Renegades take the ice at 4 p.m. For additional information, contact the Ice Rink at (505) 662-4500.



LAHS Wins Pecos Invitational

on January 23, 2013 - 11:09am

LAHS senior Ben Mitsunaga. Photo by Roger Brewer


LAHS senior Aaron Hinojos. Photo by Roger Brewer


LAHS News:


Los Alamos entered both Varsity and Junior Varsity wrestling teams Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Pecos Invitational.


The LAHS-V cruised to a team victory in the tourney. LAHS-V and JV placed 12 wrestlers in either the finals or consolation finals of their weight class.


LAHS medalists with associated finals result:

  • Dominique Montoya 4th, lost 3-9
  • John Michael Romero 2nd, lost by pin
  • Chandler Lauritzen 1st, won 9-8
  • Aaron Hinojos 3rd, win by pin
  • Ben Mitsunaga 3rd, win 11-0

Hilltopper Girls Down Bernalillo 58-24

on January 23, 2013 - 10:05am

Erin Kirk with short jump shot over defender. Photo by Alan Kirk

Kiana Zerr works for shot. Photo by Alan Kirk

Amber Logan scores on layup. Photo by Alan Kirk

Dr. Paul Bauer Featured Speaker at Jan. 26 Los Alamos Geological Society Banquet

on January 23, 2013 - 8:34am

LAGS News:

Dr. Paul Bauer of the New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources is the featured speaker for the Los Alamos Geological Society's 2013 Banquet.

The community is invited to attend the event, which begins at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Christian Church, 92 East Road, and at 7 p.m., Bauer will present his talk.

Titled “Down the Rio Grande: A Paddler’s Perspective of Rocks and Rapids,” Bauer’s presentation is a geo-photo-journey down the northern Rio Grande, with an emphasis on the river hydrogeology and the evolution of the sublime landscape.

It will include some

There's a New Team in Town ... The Pajarito Mountain Freeride Team!

on January 22, 2013 - 8:47am

The Pajarito Mountain Freeride Team last weekend in Red River before their competition back row from left, Coach Marshall Jansen, Cade Van Etten and Austin Salmon. Front row from left, Coach Tony Hinojosa, Charlie Herrmann, Kyle Cash, Steven Calhoun, Vikki Lee and Carmen Bouquin. So far, three skiers/boarders have qualified for Nationals. Courtesy photo

PMFT News:

There's a new team in town ... The Pajarito Mountain Freeride Team!

It is a competitive ski and snowboard team that trains at Pajarito Mountain and competes in the USASA Southwest Freeride Series.

Events include Rail Jams,


Park Service Employees Cross Paths Between Bandelier and Dry Tortugas

on January 20, 2013 - 9:33am

At left, the ruins of Tyuonyi Village at Bandelier National Monument and Beach Day at Dry Tortugas. Photos Courtesy of the National Park Service


Park Service Employees Cross Paths Between Bandelier and Dry Tortugas
By Kirsten Laskey

In a perfect example of coincidence, Glenn Simpson, acting administrative officer at Bandelier National Monument, is preparing to leave the park’s canyons and mesas for the islands and coral reefs of Dry Tortugas, a National Park in the Florida Keys.

Meanwhile, Kelly Clark, an employee at Dry Tortugas, traveled to Bandelier National Monument for a temporary