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House Democrats Urge UNM To Come To The Table Before Making Final Sports Cuts Decision

on August 19, 2018 - 6:32am
Rep. Javier Martínez, Mayor Tim Keller and other community leaders Thursday at UNM. Courtesy photo
NMDP News:
ALBUQUERQUE Rep. Javier Martínez (D-Albuquerque) joined Mayor Tim Keller and other community leaders Thursday to urge UNM to bring to the Legislature alternate solutions for the proposed sports cuts before making any final decisions.


“I represent people in this district, in this community, and people across this state for whom soccer and athletics have become a pathway out of poverty, a pathway into jobs, and a pathway to alleviate some of the social ills we deal with

Scenes From Hilltopper Girls Soccer Practice

on August 18, 2018 - 5:26pm

The girls soccer team warms up before their practice Thursday afternoon. They are getting ready for their season to get underway with their first home game to be played at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 25 against Santa Fe Prep. Photo by John McHale/

Ann Cernicek and her coaching staff, Jessica Kubicek-Sutherland, left, Erika Leibrecht, Ann Cernicek, Meghan McDonald, and Dustin Sutherland, talk to the players about the practice routine for the evening. Cernicek will be starting her second season as coach for the Toppers, but has a long history of soccer in Los Alamos.

County And Community Honor Pierotti’s Clowns

on August 18, 2018 - 6:04am

A crowd gathered Tuesday in the Los Alamos County Council Chambers to honor, congratulate and reminisce about the Pierotti's Clowns. The community turned out for the opening of the exhibit about the five-man softball team, which is featured in the lobby of the Municipal Building. The amateur softball team started in 1953 and played for 25 years. All the money they raised from games went to charities.

LAHS Announces Athletic Hall Of Fame 2018 Inductees

on August 17, 2018 - 8:53am
LAHS News:
Individuals who will be inducted into the Los Alamos High School Athletic Hall of Fame include:
  • Elisa Bonner;
  • Jim Higgins;
  • Eric Boland;
  • Steve Kraemer;
  • Mark Morris; and,
  • Alex Kirk.
The induction will be included in the Homecoming weekend festivities Sept. 28-29.

Scenes From Toppers Volleyball Practice

on August 16, 2018 - 11:24am

High School sports 2018-19 season officially began Monday with football, volleyball, cross country and boys and girls soccer practices. The new season promises to be exciting as the Toppers district was reorganized to include Espanola, Pojoaque, Taos and Moriarty. The volleyball team is practicing in Griffith Gym this week. The team has a good turnout with 19 freshman, 11 sophomores, 9 juniors and 6 seniors. Photo by John McHale/

Los Alamos Hilltoppers Head Coach Diana Stokes returns for her third stint with the Toppers and said she is looking forward to a new year with a

LAYSL: Youth Soccer Program Overview

on August 15, 2018 - 7:54am


Did you and your family enjoy watching the World Cup this summer? Is your child eager to play soccer? If so, the following is information about Los Alamos Youth Soccer programs. We hope to see you out on the fields!

Programs range in cost from $75-$275. Players on either the Pre-competitive or Competitive teams must purchase uniforms separately on See the link for more information. 

LAYSL has three programs:

  • ​Recreational League;
  • ​Pre-Competitive Team; and,
  • ​Competitive Team​.

The amount of time involved

Great American Duck Race Aug. 23-26

on August 11, 2018 - 2:41pm
DEMING Albuquerque has hot air balloons, Santa Fe burns Old Man Gloom and Deming has its ducks.
Since 1980, Deming has hosted the annual Great American Duck Race. The 39th edition of the event is Aug. 23-26, 2018 at the McKinley Duck Downs at Courthouse Park in Deming.
The Great American Duck Race, presented by Luna Energy Facility, features our favorite water fowl racing, but also includes the Columbus Electric Co-op Tournament of Ducks Parade, the Mizkan America, Inc.

Community Celebration Of Pierotti’s Clowns Exhibit

on August 10, 2018 - 4:06pm
The original Pierotti's Clowns. Courtesy photo
The Los Alamos History Museum will host a community celebration of Pierotti’s Clowns 4-6 p.m., Tuesday in the Municipal Building lobby. This celebration coincides with the display of the Museum’s latest Municipal Building exhibit, “Pierotti’s Clowns: Creating Community.” The celebration will offer refreshments and memories of the Clowns.
At 4:45 p.m., researchers and family members will share stories of the team, its history, and its influence on the community.

LAMS Tennis Fall Athlete Registration Thursday

on August 8, 2018 - 4:00pm
LAMS News:
Parents of 7th or 8th graders interested in Los Alamos Middle School Tennis should attend the Fall Athlete Registration Meeting 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9 in the LAMS gym.

Information specific to tennis will be disiminated and parents can meet with boys coach Lloyd Wilton, and girls coach Dave Cook. Direct questions to Lloyd Wilton at 505.660.5714 or email him at


Waterbury Best Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

on August 8, 2018 - 9:46am

ACRR News:

Valerie Waterbury had a 3 second error off her predicted time for the top prediction at the weekly pace race Tuesday on the trail behind the Aquatic Center. 

Other accurate predictors were: Libby Nolen, 11, was 15 seconds off as well as the first finisher in the 1 mile road course with a 8:21, Tristan Johnson, 5, and grandmother Heidi Bjorklund were tied at 27 seconds, Jacob Waterbury, 9, recorded a 33 second difference and Jackie Marr was 36 seconds off.

William Strother, 9, was the top male finisher in the 1 mile road course recording a 9:11.

On the 1 mile trail course Logan

Gregg Janecky Of Los Alamos Named Camp Director Of High Cascade Snowboard Camp In Mount Hood, Ore.

on August 6, 2018 - 9:07am
High Cascade Snowboard Camp Mount Hood, Ore., announces the hiring of its new camp director Gregg Janecky, a Los Alamos High School graduate.
Janecky began his HCSC career 10 summers ago as a trampoline monitor and most recently was lead counselor. Along the way he developed the organization's trampoline program and built the Lodge into the center of camp life in government camp.
Outside of camp, Janecky is a career coach with a graduate degree in sports management.

Second Annual Joel M. Williams Tennis Tournament

on August 5, 2018 - 7:17am

Andy Enriquez Of Los Alamos Wins Medals In Junior Olympics For Sport Stacking At Competitions In Iowa

on August 5, 2018 - 6:54am
Andy (Andres) Enriquez wins a bronze medal in the 363 event. He placed 4th in the 333 and 5th in the Cycle event *for 11-12Y. Courtesy photo
Andy (Andres) Enriquez of Los Alamos wins a silver medal in the team relay event. Courtesy photo
Andy (Andres) Enriquez of Los Alamos competed and placed in the 4th, 5th and a bronze for three Junior Olympics for Sport Stacking events in Iowa.
The back story: Enriquez had two mild concussions in 2017- one during a hockey practice and one about a month and a half later while playing basketball.
His PE teacher, Tony

Anthony Vallegos Gets A Hole In One At Bathtub Row Tournament Today

on August 3, 2018 - 11:39am
Anthony Vallegos got a hole in one at the first annual Bathtub Row Tournament benefiting All Citizens First today at Los Alamos Golf Course, as Dana Dattelbaum, Laura Crucet and Larry Rich looked on. Courtesy photo


Hilltopper Softball Golf Fundraiser Aug. 11

on August 2, 2018 - 5:48am


Results Of 44th Annual Los Alamos Triathlon

on July 30, 2018 - 6:44pm

The 44th running of the Los Alamos Triathlon was Saturday and is one of the oldest, continuously running sprint triathlons in the nation that has a unique format of Bike-Swim-Run. This year 122 entrants participated in the landmark event. The winners of the Junior Class: Male - Jonah Pratt, Female - Libby Nolan. Winners for the Elite Class: Male - Robert Browning, Female - Liz Miller. Winners for the Individual Class: Male - Quinn Abfalterer, Female - Whitney Spivey. In the Athena Class: Esther Brunette.

Fishing Los Alamos Reservoir Yields 10 Rainbow Trout

on July 24, 2018 - 8:44am

White Rock resident Dr. Paul Pan took his grandsons, Brian, 15, and Ben, 13, fishing July 20 at the Los Alamos Reservoir. They are visiting from Houston and enjoyed the shady hike. The boys used a variety of baits and casting techniques to bring home 10 rainbow trout. Courtesy photo

Dr. Paul Pan hiking July 20 with his grandsons, Brian, 15, and Ben, 13, to the Los Alamos Reservoir to fish. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Celebrates Five Years

on July 24, 2018 - 8:08am
Professor Robert Romero, owner of the LAB, Los Alamos Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, participates in Friday's class. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Students take part in the anti-bullying class held Friday at the LAB, at 1370 Central Ave. Suite B. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

The LAB, Los Alamos Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, recently celebrated its five-year anniversary.

Weighlifters Win State Records At LWC Championships

on July 23, 2018 - 2:30pm

CrossFit Los Alamos athletes from left, Kim Granzow, Kelly Gill, Tom Bnowidowicz, Mairen Hoch, Kim Laskey and Colin Hoch pose for a picture right before the New Mexico LWC Championships held earlier this month at the Black Box in Santa Fe. Both Laskey and Gill got state records on clean and jerk, snatch. Gill won with a 61 kg snatch and Laskey with a 79 kg clean and jerk. The CrossFit Los Alamos fitness facility is at 278 DP Road. Visit Photo by Connor Hoch/

Los Alamos Tennis Club Men’s 3.5 Team Triumphs In District Playoffs

on July 23, 2018 - 2:25pm
Members of the Los Alamos Tennis Club Men’s 3.5 18-and over USTA team are all smiles after their victory in the United States Tennis Association’s Northern New Mexico District playoffs. From left to right are the Bob Nolen, John Sarracino, Kaarthik Sundar, Cihan Ackay, Todd Rodencal, Xianzhu Tang, Jae Chang, and Kannan Ramaiyan. Photo by Harini Ramakrishnan
Todd Rodencall  of the Los Alamos Tennis Club Men’s 3.5 18-and over USTA hits the winning volley in a doubles match against a team from the Sierra Vista Tennis Complex at the Jerry Cline tennis center in Albuquerque June 6, 2018. Todd

Registration Open At Y For Fall Youth Soccer

on July 22, 2018 - 8:02am
YMCA News:
Registration is open for the YMCA’s developmental co-ed Little Youth Soccer program. Practices and games are two times per week in Los Alamos or White Rock, Aug. 28 through Oct 4.
This program provides and introduction to soccer for girls and boys. Mini-sized balls are used on smaller ball fields to allow players to learn proper dribbling, passing and shooting technique. Focus is on developing coordination and learning the basic rules of the game. The teams are kept small so all get plenty of skills practice and play time.
Volunteer coaches and team parents are needed.

Annual Los Alamos County Triathlons Return July 28

on July 20, 2018 - 10:33am
Back for the 44th year, the Los Alamos County Triathlon is Saturday, July 28, along with the 25th Annual Kids Triathlon and the 2nd Annual Junior Triathlon.
The event is known for its high altitude competition, and is held at a starting elevation of 7,400 feet.
“Whether you’re a first time competitor or one of our regulars, we hope all will come and compete in our high altitude setting,” County Marketing Manager Kelly Stewart said.

McClellan Is Best Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

on July 20, 2018 - 10:23am
Participants in the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race Tuesday on the trail off West Jemez Road. Courtesy photo
ACRR News:
Laura McClellan was the top predictor in the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race on the trail off West Jemez Road (N.M. 501) across from the Laboratory “S” Site at 16 seconds off her predicted time.
Other accurate predictors were: Aurea Rojas with a 20 second differential as well as the top female finisher in the 3 mile trail run at 30:20, Zach Medin at 27 seconds off and the first finisher in the 3 mile road race recording a 22:33, Ryan Smeltzer

An Open Book: What A Great World Cup!

on July 19, 2018 - 9:48am

Los Alamos

To call me a fair-weather soccer fan is an understatement. My interest in the sport is resuscitated during the World Cup, but in the four intervening years, it seems to hibernate, maybe awakened during the Women’s World Cup if we’re in it which, fortunately, we often are. The rest of the quadrennial, I’m an embarrassment to my brother, my children, and most of all, to my native country, Uruguay. When I took my family to visit my birthplace, I prepared them for the inevitable questions by cousins about life in the U.S.

Pierotti’s Clowns: Creating Community Exhibition In Los Alamos County Municipal Building

on July 19, 2018 - 9:46am

An exhibit featuring the Pierotti’s Clowns on dispaly at the Los Alamos Municipal Building. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


By Heather McClenahan
Executive Director
Los Alamos Historical Society

The Los Alamos History Museum is excited to announce that its new exhibit, “Pierotti’s Clowns: Creating Community,” is on display now through December in the Los Alamos County Municipal Building at 1000 Central ave.

Visit this exhibit to learn about the celebrated accomplishments of Pierotti’s Clowns and how this five-man, fast-pitch softball team shaped the development of Los Alamos with