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Pony Club Collecting Children's Items

on March 1, 2013 - 6:40am
Pony Club member Brenna Graham on her horse Bailey at the Las Cruces Horse Trials in November.
Graham took 4th in her division. Courtesy/LAPC


The Los Alamos Pony Club is collecting donations of children’s items that the club will tag to sell at the upcoming Little Forest resale.

Contributions are tax deductible and the club is willing to pick up donated items through March 7. The profits will fund club ptrojects. Contact Samara Graham at 662-1617 or

Hilltopper Girls Down Capital in District Tournament 57-33

on February 28, 2013 - 11:12am
Anna Scott takes a shot. Photo by Alan Kirk

Hilltopper News

The  Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team bested Capital in District Tournament 57-33 Tuesday.

After Tuesdsay's victory, the  Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team will face the Española Valley Sundevils in the semifinal round of the District 2-4A tournament tonight.

The Sundevils and the Hilltoppers have each won one of two previous matchups.

The winner of tonight’s game in Española, will advance to the district tournament championship game.

Kianna Zerr and Mckenzie Logan fight for loose ball.

Y Summer Programs Help Youth Get Outdoors and Learn New Skills

on February 28, 2013 - 9:12am
Campers visit with alpacas during a YMCA field trip. Courtesy/YMCA

iCare about Gardening campers tend their plants. Courtesy/YMCA

YMCA News:

The Family YMCA is encouraging parents to help keep their kids physically active and mentally engaged by signing them up for any of the Y’s summer youth development programs.

Registration opens for summer programs March 1, and the registration fee is waived for parents who sign up from March 1 through April 30. The Y offers financial assistance so that no one is turned away for inability to pay.

Registration is also open for next year’s after-school

Skiesta! is Saturday at Ski Hill Followed by Acoustic Set at Pajarito Brew Pub

on February 27, 2013 - 7:23am

Editor's note: Ryan McGarvey will play an acoustic set from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Pajarito Brew Pub, 614 Trinity Dr., Saturday after Skiesta!


New Mexico’s 13 National Parks = Visitors, Money, Jobs

on February 26, 2013 - 3:51pm

New Mexico national parks. Courtesy/NPS


NPS News:

DENVER – A new National Park Service report shows that nearly 1.5 million national park visitors in New Mexico in 2011 spent $102 million and supported 1,538jobs in the state.

Nationwide, visitors to the 398 units of the National Park System had a combined $30 billion economic benefit that supported 252,000 jobs.

“The national parks of New Mexico are exceptional and varied places – from the ancient mystery of Chaco Canyon to the wondrous geology of Carlsbad Caverns.

The attraction of these 13 natural and cultural crown jewels as

Los Alamos Runner Tackles Marathon Des Sables

on February 26, 2013 - 10:51am
Garth Reader running in the Desert RATS ultra-marathon in Utah. Courtesy photo


Marathon Des Sables is not for the faint of heart. The ultra-race typically spans 156 miles across the Sahara Desert and features sweltering temperatures well above 100 degrees.

It gets better. racers not only run through this scorching environment, they also must do so with all their supplies strapped to their backs.

Los Alamos resident Garth Reader was intrigued.