• Pioneering Astronaut Scott Carpenter Dead at 88
  • Births 10-06-13

    Sept. 21 — A girl. Emelina Ortiz, born to Elyza and Daniel Ortiz.
    Sept. 21 — A girl. Annalia Trujillo, born to Angelia Bustos and Anthony Trujillo.
    Sept. 22 — A girl. Catherine Nicole Dallmann, born to Laura Stonehill and Nicholas Dallmann.
    Sept. 24 — A girl. Serenity Arya Allander, born to Joslynn MacNeilage and Sean Allander.
    Oct. 1 — A boy. Jace Jaryd Marquez, born to Agatha and Jaryd Marquez. 

  • People In the News 10-06-13

    Air Force Airman William J. Kressin graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.
    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
    Kressin is the son of Paul and Mary Ann Kressin of Los Alamos. He graduated from a home-school program in 2011.

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    Leadership New Mexico has selected Robert Bransford, facilities and procurement manager at Los Alamos National Bank as the local leader from Los Alamos to be a part of the 29 participants in the 2013-2014 Connect New Mexico Program: “The Next Generation of Leadership.”

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  • Best-selling author Tom Clancy has died at age 66

    NEW YORK (AP) — Best-selling author Tom Clancy, whose wildly successful technological thrillers made him one of the biggest publishing phenomena of his time, has died. He was 66.

    Clancy arrived on best-seller lists in 1984 with "The Hunt for Red October." He sold the manuscript to the first publisher he tried, the Naval Institute Press, which had never bought original fiction.

    A string of other best-sellers soon followed, including "Red Storm Rising," ''Patriot Games," ''The Cardinal of the Kremlin," ''Clear and Present Danger," ''The Sum of All Fears," and "Without Remorse."

    Clancy had said his dream had been simply to publish a book, hopefully a good one, so that he would be in the Library of Congress catalog. Four of his books, "The Hunt for Red October," ''Patriot Games," ''Clear and Present Danger," and "the Sum of All Fears" were later made into movies, with a fifth based on his desk-jockey CIA hero, "Jack Ryan," set for release later this year.

  • NM survivor of Bataan Death March dies at age 95

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man who was a survivor of World War II's infamous Bataan Death March has died at the age of 95.

    Family members say Vicente Ojinaga died Monday at his home in Santa Fe.

    Born in Santa Rita, N.M., Ojinaga enlisted in the military a few years after graduating high school and was sent to the Philippines.

    He became one of 75,000 Filipino and American soldiers, including 1,800 New Mexicans, who were taken captive by the Japanese when the U.S. forces surrendered in the province of Bataan and Corregidor Island in April 1942.

    In all, tens of thousands of troops were forced to march to Japanese prison camps in what became known as the Bataan Death March.

    Ojinaga was held captive for 3 ½ years before being released.

  • Births 09-29-13

    Sept. 17 — A boy, Nicholas Garcia, born to Andrea Roybal and Joey Garcia.

  • People In the News 09-19-13

    Holly Catherine Erickson, of Los Alamos, enrolls at Clemson University. Erickson is majoring in General Engineering. She is among more than 3,200 freshmen at Clemson for the fall semester.

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    New Mexico School for the Arts senior, Mohit Dubey, has been named a Semifinalist in the 59th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The program provides academically talented high school seniors an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,000 National Merit Scholarships worth about $35 million that will be offered next spring.
    Los Alamos native Dubey, 17, has been a student at NMSA for three years. He is the son of two immigrated scientists. His passion for music earned him admission to the only statewide charter school focused on the arts. Dubey has also been recognized for his academic excellent in science.
    Last year, he won a Sandia National Laboratories award for the “most creative and innovative project.” He was also a finalist in the Supercomputing Challenge competition in April of this year for designing an app to lead the visually impaired by sound.
    In addition to his significant commitment to academic and artistic studies, Dubey works at the Santa Fe Children’s Museum and has been a violinist and guest conductor at the Santa Fe Youth Symphony Orchestra for more than three years. 

  • Former Heavyweight Champion Ken Norton Dies
  • People In the News 09-11-13

    Leadership New Mexico announces that Michael Brandt, associate director at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Al Hernandez, senior commercial banker at Los Alamos National Bank and Jason Lott, superintendent/state coordinator for the National Park Service — Bandelier National Monument are among the 41 leaders from across the state selected to participate in the 2013-2014 Core Program.
    This is the 18th class for the Leadership New Mexico Core Program.
    Open to all citizens of the state, Leadership New Mexico’s Core Program involves leaders who represent the various geographic regions and communities, from the public, private, government and nonprofit sectors.
    Employers, community organizations, local leadership programs, or individuals may nominate candidates who demonstrate outstanding leadership potential. Individuals may also nominate themselves. 

  • Births 09-08-13

    Aug. 24 — A girl, Kavya Sage Reiten, born to Suchitra Ramani-Reiten and Matthew Reiten
    Aug. 26 — A girl, Kristen Marie Charonko, born to Cami and John Charonko
    Sept. 1 — A boy, Noah Steven Gomez, born to Lauren Guillen and Jesse Gomez