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LA Mountaineers Climbing School Starts March 26

on February 26, 2013 - 8:27am
2012 Climbing School students learning to lead at Gallows Edge near White Rock. Courtesy/LA Mountaineers

2010 Climbing School student starting a rappel at the Playground near White Rock.
Courtesy/LA Mountaineers



Many people learn how to rock climb the hard way. If you ask them how they learned to climb, their answers might include “my buddy, Ernie,” “it was a great day, but,” and “the best thing in my life.”

You may also hear phrases like “but I kept at it anyway,” “after that I went back and bought better (shoes, harness, rope),” and “we didn’t really know what we

Ice Rink Officially CLOSED for the Season

on February 25, 2013 - 2:28pm


The warmer weather is resulting in severe melting on the north side of the Los Alamos County Ice Rink and gapping between the ice and the boards.

Due to these unsafe ice conditions, the Ice Rink is officially CLOSED for the season.


District 2-4A Basketball Tournament Begins

on February 25, 2013 - 9:12am

LAHS News:

The Los Alamos Boys Varsity Basketball team will play at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25 at Santa Fe High.

If they win, they will travel to Espanola for a 7 p.m. game Tuesday, Feb. 26.

The Los Alamos Girls Varsity Basketball team will host the winner between Bernalillo and Capital High at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26.

This is the start of the District 2-4A tournament



Los Alamos Hilltoppers 2013 State Meet Results

on February 25, 2013 - 7:57am

Hilltopper Sarah Lott earned a bronze medal at the 2013 State Swimming and Diving Championships in Albuquerque Saturday. Courtesy photo

LAHS News:

Los Alamos Hilltoppers 2013 State Meet Results:

Hilltopper Sarah Lott brought home a bronze medal over the weekend from the 2013 State Swimming and Diving Championships.

Lott finished in third place in the 200-yard freestyle. Her time of 1:55.80 was her personal best and just 0:00.08 away from setting a new Los Alamos High School school record.

Lott also medaled in the 500-yard freestyle, coming in fourth place with a time of 5:16.48.



Valles Caldera Trust Awarded $545,000 For Solar Powered Shuttle System

on February 23, 2013 - 12:40pm

VCT News:

JEMEZ SPRINGS—Valles Caldera Trust has been awarded a $545,000 federal grant that will allow visitors to tour the Valles Caldera National Preserve in the quiet comfort of a solar powered all-electric shuttle bus.

The grant is one of 29 awarded nationally by the Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in the Parks Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Authority.

The grant will fund the purchase of an all-electric 26-passenger ADA-compliant shuttle bus to replace two gasoline-powered 12-passenger vans currently in use.

Construction of a solar photovoltaic

LAHS Swimmers Compete in State Finals Today

on February 23, 2013 - 10:43am

LAHS News:

The New Mexico High School State Swimming Championship is being held this weekend at Albuquerque Academy, with teams from all over the state sending their best to represent their schools. 

Each swimmer must qualify for the event they are competing in prior to the state meet, and are allowed to swim in only two individual events and two relays. 

The top 16 swimmers from the qualifying round go on to compete for team points during the finals – which is happening today.

The Los Alamos High School Swim Team looked great Friday during prelims, putting in some great swims and


Ryan McGarvey Band Plays Skiesta March 2

on February 22, 2013 - 9:23am

Ryan McGarvey


Come see what's in the air at Pajarito Mountain March 2 during the 65th annual winter celebration Skiesta!

The event includes snow games for all ages, local craft beer and live music featuring Ryan McGarvey.

In a relatively short amount of time, McGarvey has not only gained a national and international fan base, but also admiration from his personal idols.

McGarvey has shared the bill with such top name act's as Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, B.B. King, Joe Bonamassa, Gov't Mule, The Fabulous Thunderbirds among many others.

His debut CD release "Forward In