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Scenes From Hazmat Challenge At LANL

on August 24, 2019 - 10:43am

The entrance to the Los Alamos Hazardous Training Facility located on Laboratory property. The facility is one of the most complete in the United States and draws participant for all over the United States and abroad. Photo by John McHale/

A Hazmat Team working in a decimation exercise following an event. Photo by John McHale/

A team from Los Alamos work the Voodoo simulation of a biological lab found by a hotel manager in his hotel. The biolab was in the process of creating rabies powder from rabid bats to be spared in the public. Photo by John

Hawks Football Team Holding Car Wash This Morning

on August 24, 2019 - 10:03am

Members of the Los Alamos Middle School Hawks Football Team are hosting a carwash this morning at the Shell Station on Trinity Drive and Oppenheimer and are shown here making LAFD vehicles shine. Photo by John McHale/

Los Alamos Tennis Club Hosts Williams Tournament

on August 23, 2019 - 7:35am

The Los Alamos Tennis Club hosted the 3rd annual Joel Williams Tournament this past weekend at Urban Park Tennis Courts. The tournament has been played continually for almost 60 years and draws some of the best players from Northern New Mexico. Thirty-two players signed up to participate in this year's event including high school, adults and both male and female. The tournament offers a full slate of events for the participants. Alan Williams was the winner in the Mens A Singles over David Rutherford 6-4, 6-7 and 6-2. The match took 3 hours and was characterized by high-level points.

LAHS Girls Varsity Soccer 2019 Season Kicks Off

on August 22, 2019 - 7:54am
Varsity Assistant Coach Erika Leibrecht made an open pass upfield to teamate Hannah Gram. The Los Alamos High School Girls Varsity Soccer kicked of the 2019 season with a scrimmage between the Varsity and JV teams, followed by the annual alumni game. The Varsity Team is lead by Head Coach Ann Cernicek and Assistant Coach Erika Leibrecht. The JV team is lead by Coach Jessica Kubicek-Sutherland. Dustin Sutherland is the fitness coach and John Whitton is the goalie coach for both teams. Photo by Nate Limback
JV Coach Jessica Kubicek-Sutherland makes a defensive run as Charlie Ulrich sprints

Marr Is Best Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

on August 22, 2019 - 7:05am
Runners prepare for the weekly pace race Tuesday at the North Mesa Picnic Grounds. Courtesy/ACRR


ACRR News: 

Duane Marr was the top predictor at 12 seconds off his predicted time in the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race Tuesday at the North Mesa Picnic Grounds on North Mesa.

Other accurate predictors are:
  • Cliff Stanley with a 27 second differential;
  • Mary Snow at 36 seconds off;
  • Jackie Marr recording a 39 second difference;
  • Ted Atkins at 51 seconds off;
  • Levi Gibson, 8, is the first finisher in the 1 mile distance with a time of 7:48;
  • Anna Ferenbaugh, 10, the best

Great American Duck Race Aug. 22-25

on August 22, 2019 - 6:33am
DNM News:
The 40th annual Great American Duck Race begins tonight and runs throough Sunday, Aug. 25 at Luna County Courthouse Park in Deming.
There will be food, arts and crafts vendors, live music and of course, the best duck racing action on wet and dry tracks in the United States.
“Racing through the Stars” is already racing through the Internet space as the 2019 theme and official logo with many events that share the “space” theme in 2019.
This year’s theme was the work of Jerran Duty.

The Family YMCA Announces New Sports, Youth & Family Director Espinoza

on August 20, 2019 - 5:02pm

Sharleen Espinoza

Y News:

The Los Alamos Family YMCA announced that Sharleen Espinoza has accepted the position of Sports, Youth & Family director; she will begin her new position immediately.

Espinoza has worked for The Family YMCA since 2012, first as a Welcome Center representative and then as the Member Services coordinator before leaving last year to continue her education.

The Y said that she is passionate about coaching youth sports and has extensive coaching experience working with elementary-aged children through young adults.

Atomic Man Duathlon Race In White Rock Sept. 21

on August 18, 2019 - 9:02am

Atomic Man and friends invite athletes to participate in the Atomic Man Duathlon race Sept. 21 in White Rock. Courtesy/LATC

Scene from a previous Atomic Man Duathlon race in White Rock. Courtesy/LATC

Scene from a previous Atomic Man Duathlon race in White Rock. Courtesy/LATC

LATC News:

The Los Alamos Triatomics Club invites athletes to participate in the Atomic Man Duathlon race Saturday Sept. 21 in White Rock. 

The race features two events:
  • The Little Boy (4K run, 12K Bike,  4K run); and
  • The Fat Man (5K run, 40K bike, 10K run).
The event starts from the Pinon Elementary School

Pedal Los Pueblos MS Bike Ride Aug 22-23

on August 17, 2019 - 7:51am

Ted Romero Is Top Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

on August 15, 2019 - 7:33am
Runners gather for the ACRR weekly pace race Tuesday on the Lower Water Canyon Trail in White Rock. Courtesy photo
Scene from ACRR weekly pace race Tuesday on the Lower Water Canyon Trail in White Rock. Courtesy photo
ACRR News:
Ted Romero was the best predictor in the Atomic City Road Runner weekly pace race Tuesday on the Lower Water Canyon Trail in White Rock with at 6 second differential from his predicted time. 
Other accurate predictors are:
  • Ryan Smeltzer at 29 seconds off as well as the top finisher on the 3 mile course at 23:34;
  • Charles Ferenbaugh and Cliff Stanley

2019 Hilltopper Golf Tourney Saturday Sept. 14

on August 13, 2019 - 2:27pm

Scenes From 2019 Los Alamos County Rodeo

on August 13, 2019 - 8:42am

The cowboys arrive at Brewer Arena Saturday afternoon for the start of the 2019 Los Alamos County Rodeo, a two-day event hosted by the County of Los Alamos Parks and Recreation Department. Photo by John McHale/

The colors mark the opening of the 2019 rodeo. Photo by John McHale/

Cowboys pause to offer a prayer for a safe rodeo. Photo by John McHale/

A cowboy throws a rope to catch a calf and after caught the cowboy releases the rope and calf. Photo by John McHale/

Another cowboy throws a rope to catch a calf.

Lead Director Of Special Olympics Seeks To Focus On Character Qualities Of Its Global Athletes

on August 13, 2019 - 8:41am
CMRW News:
The Special Olympics began in 1968 and has amassed more than 6,000,000 athletes around the world.
Today, there are programs in more than 170 nations with numerous sporting events occurring globally. In a new interview with C.M. Rubin, Founder of CMRubinWorld, Lead Director of the Special Olympics International Board, Professor William P. Alford, says he’d personally like to see a few innovations by the organization in the future.
“I would hope that we can expand our efforts to show the world the courage, the ingenuity, the determination, the humor, the comradeship,

LATC 3rd Annual Joel M. Williams Memorial Tennis Tournament Aug. 17-18

on August 12, 2019 - 8:15am

Meet BMX Racer Kyrina Deschamp Of Los Alamos

on August 8, 2019 - 8:16pm
Kyrina Deschamp. Courtesy photo
Kyrina Deschamp has been working hard this summer on her BMX bike
This past summer Deschamp spent most her time racing her BMx bike at Duke City BMX as well as other tracks throughout New Mexico and the southwest.
In March she competed in the USABMX spring nationals in Albuquerque and took home the first place title in her first nationals event.
She began the summer race season competing at Duke City BMX, she traveled to Las Vegas, Nev., to compete in the USABMX Las Vegas Nationals in July.

N3B Employees Raise Over $12,000 For LA Cares

on August 7, 2019 - 12:59pm

N3B employees organized and held the First Annual Danny Nichols Golf Tournament in July at the Los Alamos County Golf Course. In addition to organizing the tournament, employees participated in teams and competed for closest to the pin hole and longest drive contests. Employees and sponsors generously donated to the cause and raised more than $12,000 for LA Cares, a local independent organization, providing help to the needy of Los Alamos County with food and financial aid assistance for utilities or rent payments. Courtesy photo

Libby Nolen Top Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

on August 7, 2019 - 12:53pm

Runners wait for the rain to ease for the weekly pace race Tuesday at East Park. Courtesy photo

Waiting for the race to begin. Courtesy photo

ACRR News:

Libby Nolen, 12, is the top predictor in the weekly pace race held Tuesday at rainy East Park with a 52 second differential from her predicted time.
Other accurate predictors are:
  • Ted Romero at 54 seconds off and also the fastest finisher on the 3 mile course at 23:36;
  • Mark Bjorklund with a 64 second difference;
  • Jacqueline Nolan was 144 seconds off; and
  • Lynn Bjorklund recorded a 214 second differential.
Accurate predictors on the 1

Hilltopper Football Season Gets Underway

on August 7, 2019 - 9:45am

Hilltopper football season preparations are underway and the first home game is scheduled for Aug. 30 against Taos. Hilltopper team members registered and turned in their health records before being issued a locker and equipment. The team had a light practice Monday afternoon. Here Tyler Weiss (foreground), and Antonio Vigil attach a guard cap to their helmets, which provides an extra layer of injury protection and worn by each player during practice. Photo by John McHale/

On The Job In Los Alamos: Math Teachers & Coach

on August 6, 2019 - 5:13pm

On the job in Los Alamos this afternoon during lunch at the Blue Window Bistro are a group of Los Alamos High School math teachers, and at right, wrestling coach Lawrence Wilson. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LAYSL Fall Soccer Registration Now Open Online

on August 5, 2019 - 7:18am

Gibson Top Predictor & 3 Mile Finisher In Pace Race

on August 4, 2019 - 7:26am
Runners prepare for the ACRR weekly pace race Tuesday on the west end of Canyon Rim Trail near Smiths Marketplace. Courtesy/ACRR
ACRR News:
Travis Gibson was the top predictor with a 3 second error as well as the best finisher in the 3 mile distance with a time of 19:27 in the Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race Tuesday on the west end of the Canyon Rim Trail near Smith’s Marketplace. 
Other accurate predictors are:
  • Ryan Smeltzer with a 5 second differential;
  • Mark Bjorklund at 16 seconds off;
  • Roxana Candia, 8, Adrian Medin and Luke Gibson, 7, with a 24 second tie.

Class Of 2019 Los Alamos High School Athletic Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced

on August 2, 2019 - 4:33pm

LAHS Athletics Department:

During Homecoming weekend 2019, the Los Alamos High School Athletic Department will be inducting its 6th Hall of Fame Class. 

Inductees will be invited to join the Homecoming Pep Rally and Parade Friday, Sept. 20 and will be introduced at the football game that evening.

A banquet will be held in their honor at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at LAHS. This event is open to the public. Tickets for $25 will be available at the LAHS Athletic Office.

The Inductees for the Class of 2019:

  • Bruce Cottrell;
  • Kris Monaghan;
  • Ann Cernicek;
  • Molly Cernicek;
  • Aubrey Jones-Woahn;
  • Eddie

Los Alamos Aquatomics Team Shines At Long Course State Championships 2019

on August 1, 2019 - 9:26am
Los Alamos Aquatomics 2nd place winners at New Mexico Swimming Long Course Championships 2019 held July 25-28 at the Aquatics Center in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo
High point champions in individual events for their age group of 11-12, swimmers Sophia Pieck and Duncan Henderson with Coach Mark Scott. Courtesy photo
By Coach Mark Scott
Los Alamos Aquatomics
Normally, for a meet summary I would focus on a few swimmers that performed at high levels, and at one point I had more tha three pages of must mention individual swimmer highlights for the Aquatomics.
However, this

LARSO Hosts 8 Ball Pool Tournament Aug. 8

on August 1, 2019 - 8:40am

The Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization (LARSO), which operates both the Los Alamos and White Rock senior centers, will host an 8 ball pool tournament during the Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo. The tournament is 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 8. There is a $5 fee and players of all ages are welcome and encouraged to participate. To register or for more information, call 505.672.9548 or 505.662.8920. The Los Alamos Senior Center is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Courtesy/LARSO

Public Comment Sought On Draft Environmental Assessment For Clovis Shooting Range Construction

on August 1, 2019 - 7:49am
NMGF News:
CLOVIS The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is seeking public comment on a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for construction of the Clovis Wing-shooting Complex and Archery Range at Ned Houk Park.
The EA analyzes potential effects on physical, biological and cultural resources and socioeconomic conditions that may result from the implementation of the project. The EA also incorporates other federal, state and local environmental policies and regulations and is prepared in accordance with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) National Environmental Policy Act