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House Democrats Urge UNM To Come To The Table Before Making Final Sports Cuts Decision

on August 19, 2018 - 6:32am
Rep. Javier Martínez, Mayor Tim Keller and other community leaders Thursday at UNM. Courtesy photo
NMDP News:
ALBUQUERQUE Rep. Javier Martínez (D-Albuquerque) joined Mayor Tim Keller and other community leaders Thursday to urge UNM to bring to the Legislature alternate solutions for the proposed sports cuts before making any final decisions.


“I represent people in this district, in this community, and people across this state for whom soccer and athletics have become a pathway out of poverty, a pathway into jobs, and a pathway to alleviate some of the social ills we deal with

Scenes From Hilltopper Girls Soccer Practice

on August 18, 2018 - 5:26pm

The girls soccer team warms up before their practice Thursday afternoon. They are getting ready for their season to get underway with their first home game to be played at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 25 against Santa Fe Prep. Photo by John McHale/

Ann Cernicek and her coaching staff, Jessica Kubicek-Sutherland, left, Erika Leibrecht, Ann Cernicek, Meghan McDonald, and Dustin Sutherland, talk to the players about the practice routine for the evening. Cernicek will be starting her second season as coach for the Toppers, but has a long history of soccer in Los Alamos.

County And Community Honor Pierotti’s Clowns

on August 18, 2018 - 6:04am

A crowd gathered Tuesday in the Los Alamos County Council Chambers to honor, congratulate and reminisce about the Pierotti's Clowns. The community turned out for the opening of the exhibit about the five-man softball team, which is featured in the lobby of the Municipal Building. The amateur softball team started in 1953 and played for 25 years. All the money they raised from games went to charities.

LAHS Announces Athletic Hall Of Fame 2018 Inductees

on August 17, 2018 - 8:53am
LAHS News:
Individuals who will be inducted into the Los Alamos High School Athletic Hall of Fame include:
  • Elisa Bonner;
  • Jim Higgins;
  • Eric Boland;
  • Steve Kraemer;
  • Mark Morris; and,
  • Alex Kirk.
The induction will be included in the Homecoming weekend festivities Sept. 28-29.

Scenes From Toppers Volleyball Practice

on August 16, 2018 - 11:24am

High School sports 2018-19 season officially began Monday with football, volleyball, cross country and boys and girls soccer practices. The new season promises to be exciting as the Toppers district was reorganized to include Espanola, Pojoaque, Taos and Moriarty. The volleyball team is practicing in Griffith Gym this week. The team has a good turnout with 19 freshman, 11 sophomores, 9 juniors and 6 seniors. Photo by John McHale/

Los Alamos Hilltoppers Head Coach Diana Stokes returns for her third stint with the Toppers and said she is looking forward to a new year with a

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument Closed Until Further Notice Due To Severe Weather Damage

on August 15, 2018 - 8:11am
BLM News:
ALBUQUERQUE Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument is closed due to severe weather damage to the access road, trails and facilities.
The Monument will be closed until further notice while road maintenance and reconstruction of trail segments take place.
For other hiking opportunities in the area, contact BLM Outdoor Recreation Planner Jamie Garcia at 505.761.8787.

LAYSL: Youth Soccer Program Overview

on August 15, 2018 - 7:54am


Did you and your family enjoy watching the World Cup this summer? Is your child eager to play soccer? If so, the following is information about Los Alamos Youth Soccer programs. We hope to see you out on the fields!

Programs range in cost from $75-$275. Players on either the Pre-competitive or Competitive teams must purchase uniforms separately on See the link for more information. 

LAYSL has three programs:

  • ​Recreational League;
  • ​Pre-Competitive Team; and,
  • ​Competitive Team​.

The amount of time involved