Skip directly to content



With Community’s Help ... Los Alamos Can Become Hockeyville USA!

on February 22, 2019 - 7:36am

LAHA News:

Fans of Los Alamos can help the Los Alamos Hockey Association (LAHA) make our community the next Hockeyville USA.

The association is participating in a contest, sponsored by Kraft, to show the Los Alamos ice rink embodies the spirit of Kraft Hockeyville USA with a grand prize of $150,000 in rink upgrades and the opportunity to host an NHL exhibition game.

With help from the Los Alamos Historical Society, the hockey association has prepared an entry story for the contest about the long, compelling history of hockey in Los Alamos, which dates to the days of the Los Alamos Ranch

Los Alamos Hockey’s History Of Energetic Volunteers

on February 21, 2019 - 3:57pm
Los Alamos Ranch School students playing hockey on the pond. Courtesy/Los Alamos Historical Society
Los Alamos Historical Society

Hockey has been part of Los Alamos for more than 100 years.

One of the most iconic historic pictures in the community’s history is of a match at the Los Alamos Ranch School, with the students at the prestigious all-boys prep school playing hockey on a pond—in shorts, which they wore year ‘round. The Los Alamos History Museum proudly displays a set of hockey shin guards from those active boys.

Los Alamos, of course, is most famous as

Preparations For Dreamcatcher Gymnastics Invitational

on February 20, 2019 - 2:28pm

Parents and gymnasts gathered last weekend to make final preparations for this weekend’s Dreamcatcher Gymnastics Invitational, hosted by Los Alamos High Flyers. Parents created shout-out candy and toy gifts and will be selling flower bouquets to help support the competitive program. The Dreamcatcher Invitational will be held Friday through Sunday at the Santa Fe Convention Center. Nearly 800 female athletes ranging in age from 5 through 18 including 45 from High Flyers, and 3,000 spectators are expected.

Lady Hilltoppers Narrowly Fall To Sundevils

on February 20, 2019 - 7:21am
The Toppers are welcomed onto the floor Saturday night at Griffith Gymnasium to play a game against the Espanola Sundevils. This was the second meeting for these teams, and the first game was played in Espanola and the Toppers won. The Toppers were looking to repeat that win, but the Sundevils came out with a fierce defense, which caused the Toppers to miss shots and led to many turnovers. The game was close throughout, but in the end a Sundevil score in the last few seconds of the game gave them the win 46-44. Photo by John McHale/
Natalie Gallegos hits for two in the

Toppers Fade In Fourth Quarter

on February 20, 2019 - 6:55am
The Toppers parade onto the court in the Edward Madenia Gym in Espanola to face the Sundevils last Friday night. This was the second meeting for these teams and the Toppers were hoping to reverse the outcome this time but that was not to be, as they lost 63-81. In spite of scoring the most points all season it was not enough for a win. Photo by John McHale/
Gavin Campos was the high point man for the Toppers with 19 points. Here he goes up for a layup and is closely guarded by Justino Rascon and Gabriel Serrano. Photo by John McHale/

LAHS Varsity Cheerleaders Win 1st At Heart Of Gold

on February 20, 2019 - 6:44am

Los Alamos High School Varsity Cheerleaders won 1st place at the Heart of Gold competition Saturday, Feb. 16 at Los Lunas High School. Bottom row from left, Kaitlin Sanchez, Karyssa Garcia and Haileigh Walkoviak and top row from left, Savanna Martin, Angel Sanchez and Reya DiCarlo. Not pictured, Kristina Armstrong, Haley Adams-Brown, Kay Mueller and Andres Vigil. Courtesy photo

Ice Rink Opens 4 p.m. For Hockey Practice Only

on February 19, 2019 - 2:16pm

Los Alamos County Ice Rink. Courtesy/LAC


The Los Alamos County Ice Rink will open at 4 p.m. today for hockey practice only.

Adult skate and public skate will resume Wednesday ... presuming no significant additional snowfall occurs overnight.

Topper Wrestling Team Wins District

on February 18, 2019 - 6:20pm

The Topper Wrestling Team proudly displays their first place trophy at the district match Saturday in Griffith Gymnasium. The Toppers finished with 205.5 points ahead of Taos with 176 points. The Toppers wrestle Friday and Saturday in the State Meet at the Santa Anna Star Center in Rio Rancho. Photo by John McHale/
Sports & Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
The Los Alamos High School wrestling team will send 13 wrestlers to the Class 4A state wrestling championships Friday and Saturday at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.
The Hilltoppers hosted

Los Alamos Hilltopper Standouts Jared And Conner Mang Are Now Standouts For UNM Lobos

on February 18, 2019 - 2:41pm

Jared Mang, a former Topper baseball star, has been playing for the University of New Mexico Lobos baseball team for the past four years as starter in the outfield. For the 2019 season, Jared has been named captain of the team. His goal is to lead the team to a Mountain West Title by demonstrating through example. He has great expectations for the team and said he believes the team has the potential to succeed. In the 2018 season, cut short by an injury, Mang was selected to the All Conference First Team for the MW. He also was named to the pre-season All-Mountain West Team.

Pajarito Is Open For President’s Day Today

on February 18, 2019 - 6:43am

Scene early this morning at Pajarito Mountain. Courtesy/webcam


Pajarito is open for President’s Day today and Open Snow is calling for 23” of new snow in the next five days with 4” in the next 24 hours.

Pajarito will re-open Wednesday through Sunday. Refer to the Pajarito Snow Report for the most up-to-date information on what trails and lifts are open. This report is updated at 6 a.m. daily.

Lift ticket prices are valid through March 18th.

High Flyers To Host Dreamcatcher Invitational

on February 17, 2019 - 10:25am
Scene from the event last year. Courtesy photo
Scene from the event last year. Courtesy photo
Gymnastics fans can see the best female competitors in the state in action later this month when High Flyers Gymnastics hosts the Dreamcatcher Invitational.
Scheduled for Feb. 22-24 at the Santa Fe Convention Center, the annual gymnastics meet draws young women from across the state and region to compete for individual and team honors. This year’s meet will start Friday night and continue throughout the weekend, ending late Sunday afternoon.

Scenes From Topper District 2-4A Diving Meet

on February 15, 2019 - 4:32pm

The Topper diving teams won both sides of the diving portion of the District 2-4A swimming competition Saturday in the Genoveva Chavez Community Center in Santa Fe. Their next meet is the State Competition Feb. 22-23 in the Natatorium on the campus of Albuquerque Academy. The Toppers are sending eight divers to State. Pictured is Daniel Fryer who won the men's diving competition with a score of 377.55. Photo by John McHale/

Emma Mooday competing in the district meet won first place on the girls side. She had 324.6 points. Photo by John McHale/

Kyle Hatler was

Los Alamos SLAM Basketball Tryouts Feb. 24

on February 14, 2019 - 3:57pm


Los Alamos Slam Basketball tryouts and meeting for girls and boys in grades fourth through eighth is 1:30-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 at Griffith Gymnasium.

High school and SLAM coaches will be there to discuss the upcoming season. Los Alamos Slam is supported by the Hilltopper Basketball Association.


Weekly Fishing Report: Feb. 13

on February 13, 2019 - 8:55am
Sports & Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
There were several days recently with strong winds. This time of the year the wind can be a major factor when it comes to fishing lakes that have not frozen over. It pays to check on the weather if you are planning a fishing trip. It can be spring one day and winter the next.
More lakes will open to fishing March 1 in Northeast New Mexico. The Charette Lakes, Clayton Lake and Maxwell Lake 13 will open for fishing.
Morphy Lake State Park near Mora has been closed for months for repairs on the dam.

Scenes From Toppers Swim Meet

on February 13, 2019 - 7:25am

The Topper swimmers check the heat sheets to get their event and lane assignment prior to the meet and write them on their arms and legs as notes. The Topper boy's team scored 564 points to win their side of the meet and the girl's scored 643 points to win theirs. There were 16 State Qualifying times posted from this meet. The State Swimming Meet is Feb. 22-23 in the Natatorium on the Albuquerque Academy Campus. The Topper's will be a strong competitor in the State Meet. Photo by John McHale/

Orion Henderson swimming the back stroke in the 200 yard medley relay, which finished

Los Alamos Wrestlers Take First At District 2-4A Duals

on February 12, 2019 - 11:24am

The LAHS wrestling team took first place at the District 2-4A Duals tournament Saturday at Pojoaque Valley High School defeating Moriarty, Espanola Valley, Pojoaque Valley and Taos in head-to-head competition. Photo by George Morse/


Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos High School wrestling team took first place at the District 2-4A Duals championship Saturday at Pojoaque Valley High School.

The Hilltoppers defeated Espanola Valley High School, Moriarty High School, Pojoaque Valley High School and Taos High School in head-to-head


Hilltopper Swimmers/Divers Continue District Streak

on February 12, 2019 - 6:21am
The Hilltoppers girls team won the district meet for the 6th consecutive year. Courtesy photo
Class of 2019 seniors district champs, from left, Evan Ortega, Jillian Bennett, Nick Berndt, Dylan Ma, Isaac Brogan, Sonyia Williams and Meredith McBranch. Courtesy photo
The Los Alamos Hilltoppers swimming and diving teams rolled to their 6th consecutive District 2 titles Saturday, Feb. 9 at Genoveva Chavez Community Center in Santa Fe.
The girls amassed 643 points to double runner-up Santa Fe Prep’s 289 points in the team standings.

New Class Trains For Pajarito Mountain Ski Patrol

on February 11, 2019 - 9:31am
Volunteer Pajarito Mountain Ski Patrol group photo in front of Aspen House on Pajarito Mountain, back row from left, instructors Bart Daly, Kathy Brooks, Greg Cagle, patroller Jonathan Doorn and candidates Hermann Geppert-Kleinrath, Malcolm Burns, Jon Dempster and Eva Tourangeau. Front row from left, candidates Kelsey Beisman, Fritz Devendorf and instructor Roman Gallegos. Photo by Verena Geppert-Kleinrath
Celebratory gathering in the lodge, from left, Patroller Allison Chan and candidates Jon Dempster, Malcolm Burns, Dana Duke, Kelsey Beisman, Eva Tourangeau and Hermann Geppert-Kleinrath.

Spectators Urged To Wear Green For Lady Hilltoppers

on February 11, 2019 - 8:49am

The Topper girls following their game Thursday night in the Ben Lujan Gymnasium in Pojoaque. The Toppers and Elkettes were in a tie for first place in the district before the game. The Toppers won 55-48, taking over the top spot in the district. They are encouraging spectators to wear green at their big game Saturday at Griffith Gym. Photo by John McHale/


The Los Alamos Lady Hilltoppers have a big game at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 in Griffith Gymnasium against the Espanola Lady Sundevils.

The Lady Hilltoppers would like everyone to show their support for the home

Los Alamos Middle School Cheerleaders Win First Place At Demon Throw Down At Santa Fe High School

on February 11, 2019 - 7:39am
Los Alamos Middle School Hawks Cheerleaders win first place in the Demon Throw Down competition Saturday at Santa Fe High School. Courtesy photo

Speed And Guts Combine For Different Kind Of World Championship Ski Event At Angel Fire Resort

on February 10, 2019 - 1:40pm

Scene from annual shoval race this weekend at Angel Fire Resort. Courtesy/Angel Fire Resort

Scene from annual shoval race this weekend at Angel Fire Resort. Courtesy/Angel Fire Resort

Scene from annual shoval race this weekend at Angel Fire Resort. Courtesy/Angel Fire Resort

Watch shovel race video here. Courtesy/Angel Fire Resort


  • Racers Top 64 MPH In Quest for Shovel Race Crown At Angel Fire Resort

ANGEL FIRE – Hundreds of spectators and daredevils converged this weekend on the slopes of Angel Fire Resort ( a New Mexico ski resort, as competitors of


Los Alamos Ski Racing Team Practices At Pajarito

on February 10, 2019 - 10:22am
Members of the Los Alamos Ski Racing Team and coaches gather for a photo on the deck at Pajarito Mountain Ski Lodge before Saturday morning practice. Good weather and good snow make for excellent conditions for the team practices. Blue jackets are visible as they streak across Pajarito Mountain terrain. Photo RMOrtiz

LA School Of Gymnastics Competes At G-Force Meet

on February 9, 2019 - 9:15am
Diamond and Platinum team girls line up at the start of the competition. Courtesy photo
Gymnasts Caris Hatler, front, and Danielle Trullue stretch before the meet. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers from Los Alamos School of Gymnastics on North Mesa opened their 2019 competitive season in January at G Force gymnastics on Albuquerque’s west side.
One hundred and fifty gymnasts from nine teams across New Mexico and Texas competed in the Xcel competition.
Both Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers Diamond and Platinum teams won first in the team competition.

Topper Hockey Team Beats Telluride Miners 5-1

on February 9, 2019 - 8:47am

John Charles takes a shot on goalie Caleb Hobbs in the third game of a four game series played at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink last weekend. This game was played against the Telluride Miners. The Toppers won 5-1. They also won the first game against the Miners 6-5 and two games against the team from Durango, completing their weekend sweep. These wins and a very sucessful season of 12-2-2, put the Toppers at the top of the charts in the New Mexico Division of the Rio Grand Hockey League. These games played in Los Alamos close out the home games for the season.

Topper Girls Score Big Victory Over Elkettes ... Los Alamos Is Now The Team To Beat In District 2-4A

on February 9, 2019 - 7:05am

The Topper girls pose for a photo following their game Thursday night in the Ben Lujan Gymnasium in Pojoaque. The Toppers and Elkettes were in a tie for first place in the district before the game. The Toppers won 55-48, taking over the top spot in the district. Photo by John McHale/

Michaela Gonzales turns the corner on her way to the bucket. She had eight points for the night and was a force at both ends of the court. Photo by John McHale/
Sports & Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
The Los Alamos High School girls basketball team took