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Milestones

  • Phillips named February Student of the Month

    Emma Phillips, a junior at Los Alamos High School, was recently honored as February’s Rotary Student of the Month. Phillips is the daughter of David and Edie May Phillips and sister of Nate and Elyse.
    The Rotary Club of Los Alamos selects one student each month of the school year to honor as a Student of the Month. This year’s recipients reflect a combination of both LAHS seniors and juniors; next year, only juniors will be recognized in hopes of inspiring their interest in Rotary programs that fall during the summer following junior year. Students are nominated by their teachers and chosen on the basis of their academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, and, in particular, their service to the community.
    Phillips’s involvement in school and church activities demonstrates the important role community service plays in her life. With interests in serving the disadvantaged, Phillips has traveled with the youth group from her church, Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran, to feed homeless people in Denver. Through similar church activities, she has had the opportunity to cook meals for the needy at St. Elizabeth Shelter in Santa Fe, which provides emergency lodging, food and counseling for the homeless.

  • Birth Announcements 03-09-14

    Jan. 16 — A girl, Ariana Magdalena Martinez, born to Monica and David Martinez
    Jan. 17 — A boy, Rohan Quillen Goff, born to Jaipriya and George Goff
    Jan. 17 — A girl, Sylvia Francis White, born to Desiree and Joshua White
    Jan. 31 — Twin boys, Collin Bennett Clayton and Owen William Clayton, born to Julie and Derik Clayton
    Jan. 31 — A girl, Emma Caroline Bittner, born to Sarah Brew and Douglas Bittner
    Feb. 1 — A boy, Dedrick John Tso, born to Darlene Martinez and Dylan Tso
    Feb. 4 — A boy, Anselm Marcelo Weickert Jaime, born to Franziska and Marcelo Weickert Jaime
    Feb. 4 — A girl, Avaya Armijo, born to Saravena and Timothy Armijo
    Feb. 4 — A girl, Hazel Martha Brookshire, born to Claudia and Joshua Brookshire
    Feb. 14 — A boy, Gabriel Arthur William Kelley, born to Mary McGee and Robert Kelley
    Feb. 16 — A boy, Eli James Brelsford-Coon, born to Christa Brelsford and Ethan Coon
    Feb. 17 — A boy, Francisco Perea, born to Maria and Francisco Perea
    Feb. 18 — A boy, Herschel Oeyee Paa Whiteman, born to Jeriolyn and Daniel Whiteman
    Feb. 19 — A girl, Christiane Aubrey May Bacik, born to Michelle and John Paul Bacik

  • People In The News 03-02-14

    Shelby Marie Courtright, of Los Alamos, was named to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Deans’ List/Honor Roll for the fall semester of the 2013-14 academic year. Courtright is a senior nutrition and health sciences major in the College of Education and Human Sciences.

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    Kathryn Hemphill, of Los Alamos, received academic honors from the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University by making the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester.

  • People In The News 02-12-14

    Jacob Holesinger, a student at Los Alamos High School, has been selected to represent New Mexico as a National Youth Delegate to the 2014 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University.
    Holesinger joins a select group of 250 students from across the country to participate in an intensive study week-long of leadership in environmental science and conservation.
     Holesinger was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in leadership in the sciences and conservation studies.
    The Washington Youth Summit on the Environment will be June 22-27.

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    Nolan K. Bell, of Los Alamos, was named to Fort Lewis College’s Dean’s List for the Fall 2013 semester. Bell’s major is Sociology/Human Services — Criminology Option.

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    James Coburn, of Los Alamos, has been named to the Academic Honor Roll for Bloc two and three of the current school year at Colorado Timberland Academy boarding school. Coburn is the son of Steven Coburn of Los Alamos.

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    Jenny Tumas, of Los Alamos, whose major is Political Science, has been named to the Dean’s List at Clemson University for the fall 2013 semester.

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  • Births 01-28-14

    Oct. 25 — A boy, Austin Grant Watkins, born to Heath and Alison Watkins
    Dec. 17 — A girl, Reya Padma Thulasidasan, born to Namrata Menon and Sunil Thulasidasan
    Dec. 27 — A boy, Andrew William Brown, born to Ann Marie and William F. Brown
    Dec. 27 — A girl, Aubriana Corine Trujillo, born to Alissa Trujillo
    Jan. 1 — A boy, Lucas James Epperson, born to Amelia and Adam Epperson
    Jan. 3 — A boy, Joel Donald Francisco, born to Mary and Eric Francisco
    Jan. 4 — A girl, Kamrynn Kololia Wilson, born to Puataunofo Barber and Nikolaus Wilson
    Jan. 9 — A boy, Carlos Becerra, born to Katrina Gonzales and Charles Becerra
    Jan. 10 — A boy, Conner Charles Hollowell, born to Brittany and Benjamin Hollowell
    Jan. 12 — A boy, Jonathan Michael Maskaly, born to Karlene and Garry Maskaly
    Jan. 14 — A girl, Lily Lucy Yarotski, born to Eleonora and Dmitry Yarotski
    Jan. 15 — A boy, Jude Martinez, born to Ericka Velasquez and Jason Martinez

  • People In The News 01-28-14

    Nathan Phillips, a senior at Los Alamos High School, was recognized in the recent issue of National Ski Patrol magazine for receiving a Silver Merit Star for being the runner up for Outstanding Young Adult Patroller in the country.
    Phillips has been on the Pajarito Mountain Ski Patrol for four years helping provide safe snow sport recreation on the mountain. He and the rest of the local Young Adult Ski Patrol are attending the Rocky Mountain Division Young Adult seminar at Winterpark, Colo., this March.
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    Aubrie Powell, of Los Alamos, has been named to the Dean’s List for the Fall Semester 2013 at Baldwin Wallace University.
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    Prospective Pacific Lutheran University student Haley Bridgewater, from Los Alamos High School, has been awarded a President’s Scholarship worth $22,000 a year — along with the opportunity to earn more.
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    Tristan Goodwin, of Los Alamos, has been accepted to Cornell College, a private liberal arts college located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, and also earned the King Scholarship.
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    Hae Chung, a Los Alamos resident and a student at the prestigious Pratt Institute, was among more than 1,000 students who made the President’s List in the Fall 2013 semester.
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  • People In The News 01-09-14

    Dennis Erickson, of Los Alamos, was re-elected to the California Lutheran University Board of Regents.
    Erickson, a retired physicist, will serve a three-year term on the 31-member board responsible for guiding the policies of the university.

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    The following Los Alamos students were named to Eastern New Mexico University’s Deans List for the Fall 2013 Semester: Amethyst Collins, Anna Day, Amanda Dermer, Samara Fellows, Ian Forsyth, Luke Johnson, Alexandria L’Esperance, Katie Lofton, Matthew Morgan, Jessica Roberts, Kyle Stephens, Steven Williams and Mariah Zerr. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours with a GPA between 3.25 and 4.00.

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    Former Los Alamos resident Bryan Cort was recently awarded the Master of Science degree in psychology from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Cort is currently employed as a research associate with Haskins Laboratory in New Haven, Conn. He is the son of Barbara Katz of White Rock.

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    Jaime Benage, of Los Alamos, graduated from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo. on Dec. 31. Benage received a BS with a major in chemistry.

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    Micaela McCormick, of Los Alamos, graduated from Eastern New Mexico University on Dec. 14.

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  • People In The News 01-08-14

    Nichole Kluk graduated from the University of Colorado Denver with a Masters of
    Business Administration in December 2013. Kluk is employed by the Colorado Rockies Baseball Club as an assistant in Group Outbound Sales. Kluk is the daughter of Emily and Mike Kluk of White Rock.

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    Michael Leslie, a 2009 graduate of Los Alamos High School, graduated on Dec. 14 with Highest Honors from the College of Education at New Mexico State University.
    Leslie received his bachelor of science in kinesiology with an emphasis on exercise science.
    He has completed all requirements for medical school where he hopes to pursue a career in emergency medicine.
    Leslie graduated a Crimson Scholar with a 4.0 GPA and worked as a scribe at Mountain View Regional Medical Center in Las Cruces. He also received the NMSU Alumni Association Outstanding Graduate award for the College of Education, as well as the Denise Briggs Outstanding Senior Award.
    As a freshman, Leslie was awarded the Medical Auxiliary Scholarship provided by the Los Alamos Medical Center Hospital Auxiliary. He is the son of Paul and Carolyn Leslie of White Rock.

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  • Births 01-07-14

    Nov. 5 — A boy, Westyn Kyle Moore, born to Jessica Evelyn Howze and Kyle Steven Moore
    Nov. 6 — A boy, Nehemiah Liam Gallegos born to Stephanie Sandoval and Patricio Gallegos
    Nov. 7 — A boy, Ocean Chen, born to Chih-Chun Chien and Chang-Yu Chen
    Nov. 8 — A boy, Craig A. Cisneros, born to Veronica Pacheco and Craig D. Cisneros
    Nov. 20 — A girl, Aubrey Arooshi, born to Mumu Mahbub and Towfiq Ahmed
    Nov. 24 — A girl, Adrianna Addison Montoya, born to Renee K. Martinez and Anthony Montoya
    Nov. 28 — A boy, Isaac Jacob Joseph Gurule, born to Gwen and James Gurule
    Dec. 3 — A girl, Ava Valdez, born to Martina Valdez and Fabian Trujillo
    Dec. 5 — A boy, Luke-Ryan Christopher C’de Baca, born to Nicole Howze and Joe C’de Baca
    Dec. 10 — A girl, Antoinette Montoya, born to Annette
    Herrera and Anthony Montoya
    Dec. 16 — A girl, Adelynne Yvonne Cunningham, born to Kelsey and Christopher
    Cunningham 

  • 'Lawrence of Arabia' star Peter O'Toole dead at 81

    LONDON (AP) — Known on the one hand for his starring role in "Lawrence of Arabia," leading tribesmen in daring attacks across the desert wastes, and on the other for his headlong charges into drunken debauchery, Peter O'Toole was one of the most magnetic, charismatic and fun figures in British acting.

    O'Toole, who died Saturday at age 81 at the private Wellington Hospital in London after a long bout of illness, was nominated a record eight times for an Academy Award without taking home a single statue.

    He was fearsomely handsome, with burning blue eyes and a penchant for hard living which long outlived his decision to give up alcohol. Broadcaster Michael Parkinson told Sky News television it was hard to be too sad about his passing.

    "Peter didn't leave much of life unlived, did he?" he said.

    A reformed — but unrepentant — hell-raiser, O'Toole long suffered from ill health. Always thin, he had grown wraithlike in later years, his famously handsome face eroded by years of outrageous drinking.

    But nothing diminished his flamboyant manner and candor.