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Weekly Fishing Report: Feb. 20

on February 20, 2018 - 10:20am
Los Alamos Daily Post
Sports and Outdoors
The warm weather last week opened up more fishing locations for anglers in Northern New Mexico.
Many lakes that had been closed to fishing because of unsafe ice conditions now have open water that allows for bank fishing and it has been good.
Hopefully, anglers called ahead and took advantage of these conditions, which are unusual for February. During this time of year, the fishing is often better during the middle of day when the sun has warmed the water a little bit.

Middle School Baseball Meeting Wednesday

on February 20, 2018 - 10:18am
LAMS News:
There will be a meeting for all interested 7th and 8th grade baseball players and their parents 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21 at the White Rock Branch Library.
We will discuss the expectations, practice and play schedule and the expected costs and for the spring program.

LAHS Graduates Olguin And Kirk In Tokyo

on February 20, 2018 - 5:32am

Two Los Alamos High School graduates, each making the community proud in very different ways, meet up at Disney Tokyo in Japan; A1C Danekah Olguin who is serving with the U.S. Air Force in Tokyo and Alex Kirk who is playing professional basketball with Alvark Tokyo. Courtesy photo

LAHS Competes In 2018 State High School Swimming And Diving Championships In Albuquerque

on February 19, 2018 - 3:51pm
Junior Jillian Bennett celebrates new school record in 100 breast with Hilltoppers assistant Megan Rains. Courtesy photo
2018 state boys 400 free relay team members Alex Bullock, top left, Ethan Aulwes, center, Nick Berndt, bottom left, and Ian Jaegers. Courtesy photo
The Los Alamos Hilltoppers swimming and diving teams traveled Friday and Saturday to the 2018 New Mexico State High School Championships at Albuquerque Academy.
The Los Alamos girls and boys teams finished 6th and 9th respectively:
Many athletes achieved personal best performances.
For the

70th Annual Skiesta At Pajarito March 17

on February 19, 2018 - 3:17pm
Pajarito Mountain. Courtesy photo

Pajarito Mountain. Courtesy photo


March 17 at Pajarito will be the 70th Annual Skiesta.

Skiesta is a long-standing tradition at Pajarito Mountain.  The very first Skiesta was held in 1948 and featured music, costumes and a 50 cent hot dog lunch.

Since it’s very humble beginnings, Skiesta has been a wacky spring event that celebrates the unique mountain culture of Los Alamos and the wonderful sport of skiing (all types—snowboarding included!).

This year there will be beer from six New Mexico Craft Breweries, a costume contest,

Hilltoppers Wrestling Earns Individual Title At State

on February 19, 2018 - 2:53pm

Hilltopper Devin Atencio wins his final match against Matthew Sanchez of St. Pius to claim the 2017 106-lb weight class State Championship. Photo by John McHale/


Devin Atencio wrestling Matthew Sanchez of St. Pius. Atencio won a 6-2 decision. Photo by John McHale/



Los Alamos Daily Post


RIO RANCHO – “I’m proud of these kids.” That’s what Head Coach James Hatt said before his Los Alamos Hilltoppers entered the medal round of the New Mexico Activities Association’s state wrestling meet.
In just a year, the ‘Toppers

'Toppers Divers Compete At State

on February 19, 2018 - 2:35pm

Mychael Garcia in the New Mexico State Diving Competition Friday and Saturday at the Albuquerque Academy Natatorium. Garcia finished in 12th place. The boys' team finished in ninth place. Photo by John McHale/

Emme Mooday dives during the girls' portion of the state competition. The girls finished sixth in the competition and Mooday finished in 11th place. Photo by John McHale/

Kyle Hatler performs a dive and finished in 10th place in the boys diving. Photo by John McHale/

Anna Clark performs her dive and finished in 12th place.