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Milestones

  • People in the News 12-18-11

    Jack B. Henderson Construction Company Incorporated has hired Mark Moreno, project manager and Kimberly Licano, administrative assistant to support their Arizona operations specific to the local microelectronics industry. Additionally Lionel Torrez, safety representative and Taylor Cardon, project manager have been hired to support JBH work in Los Alamos.
    J. B. Henderson Construction Company, Inc is a General and Mechanical Contractor serving New Mexico and Arizona.

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    Lora Chastain of Los Alamos has accepted membership in Golden Key International Honour Society and was honored during a recent induction ceremony at Oklahoma State University.

  • Christopher Hitchens, militant pundit, dies at 62

    Cancer weakened, but did not soften Christopher Hitchens. He did not repent or forgive or ask for pity. As if granted diplomatic immunity, his mind's eye looked plainly upon the attack and counterattack of disease and treatments that robbed him of his hair, his stamina, his speaking voice and eventually his life.

    "I love the imagery of struggle," he wrote about his illness in an August 2010 essay in Vanity Fair. "I sometimes wish I were suffering in a good cause, or risking my life for the good of others, instead of just being a gravely endangered patient."

  • 3 women accept Nobel Peace Prize

    OSLO, Norway (AP) — Three women who fought injustice, dictatorship and sexual violence in Liberia and Yemen accepted the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize on Saturday, calling on repressed women worldwide to rise up against male supremacy.

    "My sisters, my daughters, my friends — find your voice," Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said after collecting her Nobel diploma and medal at a ceremony in Oslo.

    Johnson Sirleaf, Africa's first democratically elected female president, shared the award with women's rights campaigner Leymah Gbowee, also from Liberia, and Tawakkul Karman, a female icon of the protest movement in Yemen.

  • Wedding: McDonald-McCloskey

    Dennis and Susan McCloskey of  Los Alamos are happy to announce the wedding of their son Michael. Michael and Mariah McDonald of Albuquerque were married this fall at Lake Tahoe, Nev. Ceremony and reception were held at the Cal/Neva resort, lakeside at sunset.
    Michael’s best man was Robert McAtee. His groomsmen were Nathan Sandoval, Jason Rothrock, Dr. Brett Kothe, Colin Ford, Michael Sheffield and Cody Martin.  
    Mariah and Michael are 2006 graduates of NMSU.  Mariah is a recreation facility manager for the town of Truckee-Donner, Calif. Michael is a PGA golf professional and marketing assistant for the Championship Golf Course in Incline Village-Tahoe, Nev. The couple live in Incline Village.

  • People in the News 12-04-11

    Army Pvt. Wade A. Archuleta has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat and field maneuvers and tactics.
    Archuleta is the son of Patrick Archuleta of Los Alamos.
    He is a 2010 graduate of Los Alamos High School.

  • Births 11-27-11

    The following births were reported at Los
    Alamos Medical Center:

    • Nov. 6: A girl, Isabella Rae Valdez, born to Katarina Valdez and Bences Hernandez
    • Nov. 11: A girl, Sarah Emma Martinez, born to Cherylann and Brian Martinez
    • Nov. 11: A girl, Kylie Janae Torres, born to Kelly and Fabian Torres
    • Nov. 15: A girl, Lexi Kiran Oyenque, born to Stephanie and Jeremy Oyenque
    • Nov. 16: A girl, Ashlynn Nevaeh Torrez, born to Veronica Marrufo and Matthew Torrez
    • Nov. 16: A boy, Maksim Knezevic, born Ana Mihajlovic and Marko Kenezvic
    • Nov. 18: A girl, Paige Aleja Trujillo, born to Ronda and Cody Trujillo

  • People in the News 11-27-11

    Cody Martin, son of David and Beverly Martin  and brother of Zoe and Matthew Martin, recently passed the bar exam of the State of Texas and was sworn in as an attorney in that state.
    Martin, a 2003 graduate of Los Alamos High School, a graduate of Arizona State University and a graduate of the University of New Mexico Law School, is establishing a law practice in Houston.

  • Wedding: April Gregory and Matt Lavy

    Cindy Kelley of Los Alamos and Jerry Gregory of Española are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, April Gregory to Matt Lavy, son of Sharon and Arthur Lavy of Lamy.
        April received her bachelor’s degree at Colorado Tech University and works at Los Alamos National Laboratory.  Matt also works at Los Alamos National Laboratory. They share a love for riding motorcycles during their free time.

  • People in the News 11-20-11

    Jenny Lauren Tumas of Los Alamos is experiencing life in Canada this semester as a participant in Clemson University’s Study Abroad program. Tumas is majoring in communication studies.

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    Kimberly Boerigter, a Hope College sophomore from Los Alamos participated in the Pull, one of the nation’s oldest college traditions. She was the moraler for the class of 2014 team. The Pull, first held in 1898, is an annual fall highlight at Hope. Boerigter is the daughter of Stephen and Kathleen Boerigter and is a graduate of Los Alamos High School.

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  • Courtney Gartz-Roger Miller

    Courtney Jill Gartz and Roger Lucas Miller will be married on Nov. 19, 2011 in Bountiful, Utah Temple of the Church of Latter-Day Saints.
    Parents of the bride are Roger and Connie Gartz of Los Alamos. Parents of the groom are Jane and Kent MIller of Ogden, UT.
    Courtney received her bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and Master of Education degree from the Unversity of Virginia and teaches elementary education in Virginia.