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Milestones

  • Former NM Gov. David Cargo dies at age 84

    David F. Cargo, a maverick Republican who became the youngest governor of New Mexico and served two terms in the turbulent 1960s, died Friday at the age of 84.

    Cargo had been in an Albuquerque nursing home for about two years following a stroke, but he had remained active. He suddenly fell ill following a day of Fourth of July activities and died after being taken to an Albuquerque hospital, his son Patrick Cargo of Dallas told The Associated Press.

    Cargo's son remembered his father's bigger-than-life personality, his humor and love for helping people.

    "He was really one of a kind," the younger Cargo said. "We actually saw him last week. He was doing great, he had good energy and he looked really good. We were very thankful that we got to spend time with him."

    Known as "Lonesome Dave," Cargo championed the film industry as economic development and established the first state film commission. He also was an early advocate of a policy for apportioning legislative seats that has altered the political landscape in New Mexico over several decades.

  • People In the News 06-20-13

    Los Alamos Chapter of Hadassah members Charlie Thorn and Andi Kron, were honored with the Los Alamos chapter of Hadassah as the top nonprofit organization in the Vecinos Volunteers program of 2012. These volunteers logged the highest number of hours of service of any group and were awarded $8,000. The award ceremony took place June 12 at Fuller Lodge.

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    Colleen Fearey, of Los Alamos has earned Highest Honors for the spring semester of the 2012-2013 academic year at the University of New Hampshire. Students named to the Dean’s List are those who have earned recognition through their superior scholastic performance.

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    Haley Ball, a 2012 graduate of Los Alamos High School made the Dean’s List for Spring 2013 in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Northern Arizona University.

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    Adam Nekimken, of Los Alamos participated in Gonzaga University’s graduation exercises during the commencement ceremony on May 12 in Spokane’s Veterans’ Memorial Arena. Nekimken graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering.

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    Paula Barclay, Cindia Hogan and Tammy Lu Olinger have recently been presented with the RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award.  This award honors top producing Realtors.®
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  • Birth Announcements 06-16-13

    June 2 — A boy, Aiden Deker Dye, born to Brandi Burnett and  Kayden Dye
    June 9 — A boy, Ollie Ethan Jacquez, born to Claire and Edward Jacquez
    June 9 — A girl, Evelyn Rose Bauman, born to Carly and Jacob Bauman

  • People In the News 06-16-13

    The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation awarded Nathanial Matteson with the June Ettinger Memorial Scholarship. Matteson’s winning essay was written about the book, “Think Big”, authored by Dr. Ben Carson.
    Matteson’s essay tells the story of the author inspiring a young boy, both though a life saving surgery and a sharing of passion, to reach his full potential. Matteson will attend the University of New Mexico with plans to one day become a surgeon.
    He is the son of Allen and Linda Matteson, of Los Alamos.
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    Christopher Andrew Collord, of Los Alamos, graduated with a masters of science degree in computer Science from James Madison University in Virginia on May 4.
    Collord was among 3,600 students who received undergraduate, masters, educational specialist and doctoral degrees.
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    Miranda Olinger, of Los Alamos, was named to the Dean’s List at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn., for the spring semester.
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    Colorado Timberline Academy in Durango, Colo., announces the following students made the academic honor roll: Petr Przybyski and James Coburn of Los Alamos. Przybyski is the son of Anne Przybyski of Los Alamos. Coburn is the son of Martha Perkins, of Santa Fe and Steven Coburn, of Los Alamos.
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  • People In the News 06-12-13

    Kayla R. Nelson, a 2006 graduate of Los Alamos High School and a 2010 graduate of New Mexico State University, graduated from the University of California — Davis Law School with a juris doctorate degree on May 17. Kayla is the daughter of Tim and Linda Nelson of Los Alamos. 

  • People In the News 06-09-13

    The American Chemical Society announces, Kevin Gao has qualified to compete for one of four spots on the United States team bound for the 45th International Chemistry Olympiad, to be this year in Moscow, July 15-24.
    Gao is a senior at Los Alamos High School. He will spend two weeks at an intensive chemistry study camp at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado and at the conclusion the top four students will be named as members of the team.

    Ian Forsyth, of Los Alamos, has been granted the Green and Silver Presidential Scholarship to attend Eastern New Mexico University.
    Forsyth is a freshman who graduated from Los Alamos High School.
    The Presidential Scholarship covers tuition, fees, residence hall charges, and a $500 cash award per semester for a total of approximately $7,600 per year. The scholarship is only awarded to 10 students per year.

    Tessa Snyder from Los Alamos High School has been selected to Rosemont Leadership Institute’s inaugural class.
    Nearly 270 highly qualified high school juniors from across New Mexico applied to be a RLI Scholar, which includes a $25,000 scholarship to attend either University of New Mexico of New Mexico State University.

  • Birth Announcements 06-09-13

    May 31 — A boy, Alexandru Nicolas Bernard, born to Stephanie and Marcel Remillieux
    May 24 — A boy, Anthony Shawn Maestas, born to Donna and Anthony Maestas
    May 26 — A girl, Cora Leigh Mark, born to Zoe and Jesse Mark
    May 28 — A boy, Chad Ray Villalobos, born to Nicole and Ray Villalobos
    May 30 — A boy, Noah Jerome Vigil, born to Maureen Armijo and Vincent Vigil
    May 31 — A boy, Kyson Paul Peterson, born to Heather and Paul Peterson
     

  • Jean Stapleton, TV's Edith Bunker, dies at 90

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jean Stapleton's Edith Bunker was such an offbeat, irresistible charmer that we had to love her. And because she loved her bombastic husband Archie, we made room for him and TV's daring "All in the Family."

    It took an actress as smart and deft as Stapleton to create the character that Archie called "dingbat," giving a tender core to a sitcom that tested viewers with its bigoted American family man and blunt take on social issues.

    Stapleton, 90, who died Friday of natural causes at her New York City home, was the sweet, trusting counterpoint to Carroll O'Connor's irascible Archie on the 1970s groundbreaking show from producers Norman Lear and Bud Yorkin.

    "No one gave more profound 'How to be a Human Being' lessons than Jean Stapleton," Lear said Saturday.

    While Edith faced problems, including a breast cancer scare, with strength, it was the demanding Archie who presented her greatest challenge. Stapleton made her much more than a doormat, but the actress was concerned about what the character might convey.

  • Birth Announcements 06-02-13

    May 16 – A boy, Ethan Ace Montoya, born to Melissa Montoya
     

  • People in the News 05-30-13

    Melissa Martinez, of Los Alamos, was recently inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Martinez was initiated at New Mexico Highlands University.

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    Julia A. Kautz, of Los Alamos, will receive a bachelor’s of science, civil engineering degree from Oregon State University on June 15.