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Race Volunteers Needed

on November 29, 2012 - 11:30am

YES Corp youth on a campout last year. Courtesy/YMCA


  • Event to Support Youth Programs

Race guides, set-up and registration volunteers are needed to assist with The Family YMCA’s Holiday Half Marathon and Festive 5K set for Dec. 8.

Helpers are asked to call the Y as soon as possible at 662-3100 so staff may plan for needs. Volunteers can work from one to three hours in shifts starting at 7:30 a.m. for this event that will benefit youth programs.


In 2011, the Y served a total of 3,067 youth and teens in 77 youth programs.

The Y provides scholarships to

Aquatomics Swimmers Set New State Record!

on November 29, 2012 - 8:42am

CHAMPIONS New state record holders, from left, Andy Corliss, Wayne Williams, Matias Rougier and Ming-Yuan Lo of Los Alamos Aquatomics. Courtesy photo

LAA News:

The Los Alamos Aquatomics 8 & Under boys relay team set a New Mexico State Record in the 100 short course yards Freestyle Relay.

Champions Andy Corliss, Wayne Williams, Matias Rougier and Ming-Yuan Lo set the new state record during the STAR (Sudden Thunder Aquatic Racers) Veteran's Day Classic Swim Meet held Nov. 9-10 in Rio Rancho.

The boys finished with a blistering time of 1:05.23, beating the previous New Mexico State Record


Hilltopper Girls Basketball Loses Opener to St. Mikes 52-46

on November 28, 2012 - 10:54am

Toppers surround ball. Photo by Alan Kirk

McKenzie Logan takes shot. Photo by Alan Kirk

Erin Kirk and Marrisa Larribas block shot. Photo by Alan Kirk

Marrisa Larribas scores on post shot. Photo by Alan Kirk

Tiger Trot Raises Nearly $10,000 for Aspen Elementary

on November 27, 2012 - 5:58am
Duncan Fuehne and Thomas Chadwick. Courtesy Photo

Final results are in for Aspen Elementary School's Tiger Trot fundraiser held in October - the event raised early $10,000 for the school.
The Aspen Elementary School PTO would like to thank the local businesses who provided prizes and incentives for the top fundraising kids and staff. 

"Thanks to Los Alamos National Bank, Charla Glasco, CB Fox, Home Run Pizza, Bob's Bodacious BBQ, The Coffee House, Papa Murphy's Pizza, Reel Deal Cinema, REMAX, Metzger's, Pyramid Cafe, Subway, LA Fitness, Dixie Girl Restaurant, Hill Diner

Hike Ancho Rapids to Red Dot Dec. 1

on November 26, 2012 - 5:52am

Ancho Canyon. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Join Paul Arendt for a winter hike in White Rock Canyon 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1.

Hikers will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the bottom of Piedra Loop where hikers park for the Red Dot Trail and car pool to a parking area three miles south of White Rock.

From this second parking area, the hike will proceed eastward - eventually dropping into Ancho Canyon. Hikers will proceed along Ancho Canyon until its terminus at Ancho Rapids in the Rio Grande.

There will be some interesting rock formations to observe in the lower portions of Ancho Canyon, as

Register for YMCA's Half Marathon & Festive 5K

on November 25, 2012 - 5:14am

YMCA News:

Registration is underway for The Family YMCA’s Half Marathon & Festive 5K set for 9 a.m., Dec. 8.

The event is a YMCA fundraiser in support of youth programs. 

Registration can be done at the Y, online at or at

Registration cost for the Half Marathon: $60 in November, $70 in December, $20 Youth (16 and under)

Registration cost for the 5K: $30 in November, $40 in December, $10 Youth (16 and under)

The race starts and ends at The Family YMCA, 1450 Iris St. in Los Alamos: Click here to view a map of the route

Prizes will

Los Alamos Geological Society to Feature Kirt Kempter

on November 20, 2012 - 7:30am

Geologist Kirt Kempter

LAGS News:

The next meeting of the Los Alamos Geological Society will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20 at the Christian Church, 92 East Road, Los Alamos.

The featured speaker is Kirt Kempter, a field geologist, photographer and teacher based in Santa Fe. 

A Fulbright Fellow, Kempter has led many geologic expeditions to Bryce, Zion and Grand Canyon National Parks, and has published numerous maps and articles on the geology of the American Southwest.

He received his Ph.D. in geology from the University of Texas.


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