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Hilltopper Sports Update

on May 11, 2012 - 8:41am

Hilltopper Softball vs Los Lunas, loss, 0-9; vs Del Norte, loss 1-5 - The Hilltoppers have been eliminated from the State Championships.

Track & Field, Boys and Girls are District Champions!

Hilltopper Softball vs St. Pius X, win, 5-4

Hilltopper Baseball vs Miyamura, 1st game, loss, 0-4, 2nd game loss, 1-5

Hilltopper Tennis, Girls are District champions!


Girls Softball State Championship Today @ 8 a.m. and noon

on May 10, 2012 - 7:51am

The Hilltoppers Softball Team. Photo by Alan Kirk


The six seed Lady Hilltoppers take on the third seed  Los Lunas's Lady Tigers this morning at 8am at Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho. The State Championchip is a double elimination tournament. Win or loss against Los Lunas, the Hilltopper's second game starts at 12 noon. Both games will be broadcast live on KRSN AM 1490 and online at



on May 9, 2012 - 10:53pm


Courtesy Photo of start of the ACRR Pace Race on Tuesday night.

Ted Romero was the best pace-race predictor in running the trails in Potrillo Canyon and to the Estante Overlook, being only 7 seconds off his prediction for the 3 miles.

All but the last of the 16 runners in the weekly Tuesday pace race finished before it started to rain, and the last runner finished just before it poured hard with hail!

In the 3 mile run the next best predictors after Ted Romero were family members Nathan (52 s off), Alexander, and Daniel (both 71 s off). Alexander and Daniel

Forest Hosts Public Field Trips Into Southwest Jemez Mountains Landscape Restoration Area

on May 9, 2012 - 10:00pm

The Santa Fe National Forest is hosting three educational field trips into the Southwest Jemez Mountains Landscape Restoration project area.

These field trips are designed to provide on-the-ground information about the project. Participants will be guided through the area to see and learn about existing conditions, desired conditions, ecosystem function, treatments that have been accomplished, and engage in interactive conversation with Forest personnel about the project.

“We are in the process of drafting a proposal to treat approximately 110,000 acres of

Bandelier Advising of Upcoming Closure May 22 or 23

on May 9, 2012 - 4:26pm

Jason Lott, Superintendent of Bandelier National Monument, has announced that the main visitor area in Frijoles Canyon will be closed for at least part of the day on either Tuesday, May 22 or Wednesday, May 23. 

“We will be having very large pieces of equipment working in the canyon that day to install an interim crossing of the creek,” he said. “We are not certain yet which day, or at what time, this work will happen, but we want to minimize the impacts on our visitors.” 

Anyone planning a visit to the park on either of those days should keep an eye on information sources for updated

Police Out Score Firefighters Saturday

on May 7, 2012 - 11:19pm

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Police Capt. Randy Foster hits a triple against Los Alamos Fire Department "pitcher" Jerry Adair during a softball competition at Overlook Park Saturday, that went down to the wire, before the police team prevailed 26-25 following nine hard fought innings. Photo by Shayna Whitaker

"Catcher" Connie Salazar of the Los Alamos Police Department throws a ball back to the pitcher while "Umpire" Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider contemplates whether it was a ball or a strike. Fire Chief Troy Hughes is at first base. Photo by Shayna Whitaker

Spectators Riley and Spenser Foster

Chamber Golf Tournament to Benefit United Way

on May 7, 2012 - 1:59am

On Friday, May 11, the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is hosting a golf tournament to benefit the United Way of Northern New Mexico (serving Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties).

The tournament will be a “shot gun start” at 1pm at the beautiful Black Mesa Golf Course. Black Mesa is ranked 4 nationally and are pleased to be able to invite the public.

You need not be a Chamber of Commerce member to play.

United Way’s mission is to engage human and financial resources to improve the quality of life of the people in the communities they serve in Northern New Mexico.United Way reports that 22