• Births 10-05-14

    Sept. 24: A girl, Violet Joy Durham, born Abbey and Matt Durham
    Sept. 26: A girl, Emma Matsuzaki Chien, born to Yan-Ting Chien and Hiroko Matsuzaki
    Sept. 29: A girl, Lily Anne Christine Montoya, born to Leanne and Jemuel Montoya
    Sept. 29: A boy, Joseph Garcia, Jr., born Amber Ocaña and Joseph Garcia

  • Births 09-28-14

    Sept. 4: A girl, Aly Rose Martinez, born to Audrey R. and Dennis T. Martinez
    A boy, Graham David Casleton, born to Emily and David Casleton
    Sept. 5: A girl, Felicity Rose Dinkel, born to Maria and Dominic Dinkel
    Sept. 13: A girl, Adelheid Kristin Weis, born to Danielle K. Hauck and Eric M. Weis
    A girl, Amelia May Rebecca Robinson, born to Holly and Joseph Robinson
    A girl, Ari Snow Nakaoka, born to Kendra Pientka and Tyler Nakaoka
    A girl, Brooke Teresita Martinez, born to Bridgette and Frank Martinez
    Sept. 23: Brian Grange Cardon, born to Taylor and Jamie Cardon 

  • Champion-Springfield Wedding


    Carol Lynn Champion and Zachary Jay Springfield were married Aug. 9 in Annapolis, Maryland surrounded by family and friends. The groom is the son of Steve and Ellie Springfield, of White Rock.
    The wedding and reception took place at the Governor Calvert House in Annapolis, Maryland. The bridesmaids were Stephanie Rulon (bride’s sister), Lindsey Springfield (groom’s sister) and friends Kristyn Riggs, Rachel Massara and Megan Kuhn-McKearin.
    The groomsmen were Brad Springfield (groom’s brother), Jack Champion (bride’s brother) and friends Sean Bowyer, Pat Pellette and Deepak Aggarwal. The bride is a graduate of Jefferson Township
    High School 2003 in New Jersey, and Rutger’s University 2007 and 2008.
    She works as a CPA tax accountant for Ernst and Young LLP. The groom is a graduate of Los Alamos High School 2001 and New Mexico State University 2006 and 2007. He works as a CPA auditor for Delloite and Touche LLP.
    Following a honeymoon to Boston and Lisbon, Portugal, the couple resides and works in Madrid, Spain. 

  • Engagement 08-19-14


    Ken and Jennifer Holmes of Los Alamos announce the engagement of their daughter, Royceleen Loqa Holmes to Sergiu Nedevschi, son of Sergiu and Anca Nedevschi of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The bride, also the daughter of the late Kathlyn Qilapupui of Banganoi, Solomon Islands, graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and is employed as marketing coordinator for Tarana Wireless in Berkeley, California. The groom also graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and is co-founder and executive vice president of Tarana Wireless. The couple will be married on Aug. 24 at the Presidio in San Francisco, California. They will make their home in El Cerrito, California.

  • Birth Announcements 08-17-14

    July 16: A boy, Xavier Marcelino Montoya, born to Jenneka and Jesse Montoya
    July 19: A boy, Aradhit Ghosh, born to Sheuti and Koushik Ghosh
    July 21: A boy, Leonard Victor Gallegos, III, born to Melissa and Leonard Gallegos
    July 30: A boy, Levi August Kai Gartz, born to Stacey and David Gartz
    Aug. 4: A boy, Diego Noel Colon, born to Anna and Louis Colon

  • People In the News 07-29-14

    Kristin Christensen, of Los Alamos, was named to the Dean’s List of Distinction in recognition of her outstanding scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year at the University of Northern Colorado. 

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    Erin Dinehart, of Los Alamos, graduated from the University of Dallas in May with a bachelor’s of science degree in biochemistry. Dinehart was one of approximately 250 students to receive a degree from the university during its spring 2014 commencement ceremony.

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    Zachary Mang, of Los Alamos, received a bachelor’s of science degree in Health Sciences from Southwestern Oklahoma State University this summer.  

  • Births 07-20-14


    June 22: A boy, Callum Beckett Smith, born to Nicole and Brandon Smith

    July 14: A boy, Joshua David Heft, born to Geraldine and David Heft

    July 14: A boy, Al’xander Martinez, born to Jessica and Alex Martinez

    July 15: A girl, Zaylyn Alena Sanchez, born to Marlina Lucero and Jason Sanchez

    July 15: A boy, Josiah Nathaniel Hernandez, born Katrina Padilla and Isaac Hernandez

  • Fulgenzi’s 70th anniversary



     Lawrence and Connie Fulgenzi were married on May 6, 1944 at Our Lady of Sorrow Church in Las Vegas, N.M. while Lawrence was on leave from the Navy. 

    They celebrated their 70th anniversary with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who traveled from Texas and Colorado. 

    The celebration was held at La Choza restaurant in Santa Fe. Lawrence and Connie have resided together in Los Alamos since 1946.

  • Pierottis celebrate their 70th

    It was love at first sight in the early 1940s when Lou Pierotti set eyes on Lee Ruffini across the counter at the Wonder Bar in Walsenburg, Colorado, where Lou was working. They have been together for 70 years spending more than 60 of those years in Los Alamos.
    On June 12, 1944, the two were married in the Catholic Chapel at Lowry Air Force Base in Denver. Lou was a sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps, stationed at Lowry Field, while Lee was working as a medical assistant in Walsenburg after having attending the University of Colorado.
    After Lou was discharged from the service in January 1946, they made their home in Walsenburg, moving first to White Rock and then to Los Alamos in the early 1950s.
    For more than 30 years the two worked side by side. Lou and Lee first owned and operated Pierotti’s Soda Bar in the Community Center until 1966. In the beginning Lou cooked and Lee waited tables. In 1967 they opened Pierotti’s Floral Shop on Central Avenue with Lee as head floral designer. They retired in 1984, and continue to make their home in Los Alamos.

  • People In The News 06-25-14

    Garret Nelson was promoted to captain in the United States Marine Corps on June 6. Capt. Nelson is a 2004 graduate of Los Alamos High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the United States Naval Academy in 2010. He is currently stationed at Marine Air Corp New River, North Carolina.  He is assigned to Squadron HMLA 167, where he pilots the AH-1W Super Cobra.
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    Robin Caroline Yoshida, a Sociology major, was named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. Yoshida, a resident of Los Alamos, is a member of the class of 2015.
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    Laura Wendelberger, of Los Alamos has been named to the Dean’s List in the University of Notre Dame’s First Year of Studies for outstanding scholarship during the spring 2014 semester.
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    Leslie Bucklin, Vanessa Espinoza, Phil Martinez, Jessica Roberts and Allison Washburn, all of Los Alamos, graduated from Eastern New Mexico University on May 10.
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    Ariel Koh, of Los Alamos has been awarded $5,000 scholarships each by National Security Technologies, LLC (NSTec), to encourage interest in science and engineering. Koh plans to attend Georgia Institute of Technology for mechanical engineering.