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Milestones

  • Births 03-17-13

    Los Alamos Medical Center reported the following births:

    • Feb. 4: A boy, Raymond Roy Farrar, born to Rachael Saenz and Chris Farrar
    • Feb. 13: A boy, Antonio Leroy Montoya, born to Leanne and Jemuel Montoya
    • Feb. 13: A boy, Emmett Grant Hanks, born to Michelle and Brandon Hanks
    • Feb. 15: A girl, Jayla Vest, born to Angela and Devan Vest
    • Feb. 16: A girl, Claire Baumbach, born to Amber and Ryan Baumbach
    • Feb. 23: A girl, Emmalynn Martinez, born to Dyna Trujillo and Joseph Martinez
    • Feb. 25: A boy, William Scott Nelson, born to Katherine and Andrew Nelson
    • Feb. 26: A boy, Kash Nicholas Preston, born to Annette and Daniel Preston
    • March 3: A boy, David James Gurule, born to Jennifer Espinoza and James B. Gurule
    • March 6: A girl, Cora June Melton, born to Kylene and William Melton
    • March 7: A boy, Glynn Michael Taylor, born to Laura and Stuart Taylor
    • March 8: A boy, Noah Richard Walker, born to Kimberly and Andrew Walker

  • People In the News 03-17-13

    Suzanne M. Birdsell, a resident of Los Alamos, has been named to first honors on the Clark University dean’s list. This selection marks outstanding academic achievement during the Fall 2012 semester.

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    Erin Dinehart, a senior biochemistry major from Los Alamos, has been named to the University of Dallas dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester for earning a semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

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    The Southwest District of Kiwanis had its annual mid-year conference at the La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe March 2. Representatives from Los Alamos’ two K-Kids Clubs (Aspen and Barranca Elementary) and Builders Club at the middle school, were invited to make their presentations describing their club’s activities.
    Representatives and their clubs are as follows: Katherine Elton, president of Aspen Elementary K-Kids Club; Neha Sadasivan, president of Barranca Elementary K-Kids Club; and Esperanza Tapia, president of the Middle School Builders Club. Don Casperson is the Kiwanis advisor for all the Los Alamos clubs; Audrey Juliani is the Barranca staff advisor; and Sharon Allen is the Aspen staff advisor. All the clubs are helping to support Project Eliminate, a Kiwanis three-year initiative to try and rid the world of neonatal tetanus.

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  • Koop, who transformed surgeon general post, dies--VIDEO EXTRA

    With his long silver beard and uniform with braided trim, former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop became one of the most recognizable figures of the Reagan era — and one of the most unexpectedly enduring.

    His nomination in 1981 met a wall of opposition from women's groups and liberal politicians, who complained President Ronald Reagan selected Koop, a pediatric surgeon and evangelical Christian from Philadelphia, only because of his conservative views, especially his staunch opposition to abortion.

    Soon, though, he was a hero to AIDS activists, who chanted "Koop, Koop" at his appearances but booed other officials. And when he left his post in 1989, he left behind a landscape where AIDS was a top research and educational priority, smoking was considered a public health hazard, and access to abortion remained largely intact.

  • Births 02-10-13

    Los Alamos Medical Center reported the following births:

    • Jan. 17: A girl, Camdyn Kayce Wilcox, born to Dinah and Nicholas Wilcox
    • Jan. 23: A girl, Yarely Fierro Martinez, born to Cynthia Martinez and Jesus Fierro Villarreal
    • Jan. 22: A boy, Taseun Vigil, born to Linda Vigil

  • People In the News 02-10-13

    Adam Nekimken, a resident of Los Alamos, has earned placement on the Gonzaga University president’s list for fall semester 2012. Students must earn a 3.7 to 4.0 grade-point average to be listed.
    Gonzaga University is a humanistic, private Catholic University providing a Jesuit education to more than 7,500 students.

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    First National Bank of Santa Fe announces the promotion of Becky Farnham, senior mortgage loan originator, to vice president. Farnham has been a mortgage loan originator at First National Bank of Santa Fe for 11 years.
    She has lived and worked in Northern New Mexico for more than 37 years and has more than 24 years of financial and mortgage lending experience. She has designed, built and remodeled several homes over the past 18 years. Farnham is known for her customer service and responsiveness and works from application to closing.

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  • Sellers named to board

    The Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails, the state’s largest nonprofit serving girls, elected Los Alamos National Lab Deputy Laboratory Director Elizabeth (Beth) Sellers to serve on the Board of Directors.
    At its annual meeting, the members of the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails also elected Karen Bergren from Taos and Stacey Niver, a junior at Eldorado High School in Albuquerque each to two-year terms.
    “The Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails and our members are fortunate to have so many selfless leaders who are willing to share their talents to strengthen our organization through their service on the Board of Directors,” said Peggy Sanchez Mills, CEO of the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails.
    Sellers has been a resident of Los Alamos since 2011. Prior to coming to Los Alamos, she was responsible for strategic development and business development in Bethesda, Md.; and also worked in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
    Sellers has served on the board of directors for the Idaho Regional Medical Center and participated in several non-profit organizations including Women in Science and Engineering.
    Sellers joined the board because, “There are numerous needs in New Mexico and I believe Girl Scouts will enable girls to envision a new and different future by exposing them to new and different experiences.”

  • Milestones: People in the News 01-27-13

    Colorado Timberline Academy announces that James Coburn, son of Steven Coburn of Los Alamos and Martha C. Perkins of Santa Fe, has been named to the academic honor roll for blocs one and three. The honor roll distinction specifies that a student must have a 3.0 grade point average with nothing below a B, for an academic bloc, a period of four or five weeks. There are seven blocs in a school year.

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    Maria McTeigue, of Los Alamos, a student at Los Alamos High School, has been nominated to represent New Mexico as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2013 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University.
    McTeigue has been awarded the opportunity to join a select group of 250 students from across the country to participate in an intensive week-long study of journalism and media. McTeigue was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in journalism and media studies.
    The Washington Journalism and Media Conference will be July 7-July 12.

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  • People In the News 01-20-13

    The University of Minnesota Duluth has announced its dean’s list for fall semester 2012. Students on the dean’s list have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
    Los Alamos resident Stephanie Bronkhorst, is attending the College of Liberal Arts, seeking a bachelor’s degree in English. Bronkhorst was named to the dean’s list.

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    Emily Katherine Funsten, daughter of Herbert and Ann Funsten of Los Alamos, was named to the dean’s list during the fall 2012 term at Middlebury College. The dean’s list is the second highest recognition for academic achievement at the liberal arts institution in Vermont. Funsten is majoring in neuroscience.
    To be selected for the dean’s list, students must carry a full course load of four or more classes during the semester, achieve a grade point average of 3.3 or higher and earn no grade lower than a B-.

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    Michelle Boerigter, daughter of Dr. Stephen and Kathleen Boerigter of Los Alamos, was named to the dean’s list for the second semester of the 2012-13 school year at Hope College. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must have a minimum 3.5 grade point average. 

  • Births 01-20-13

    Los Alamos Medical Center reported the following births:

    • Jan. 2: A girl, Ilianna Marie Huerta, born to Celina Trujillo and Paul Huerta
    • Jan. 4: A boy, Thomas Quinn Houlton, born to Paige and Andrew Houlton
    • Jan. 10: A boy, Dash Ilir Harris, born to Morgan and Joseph Harris

  • Ahrens receives award

    Daniel Ahrens displays the first-ever Hubba Bubba Junior Award. Ahrens responsibility and quick thinking has caused Los Alamos High School, in conjunction with Assets In Action, to recognize students nominated anonymously by LAHS staff for making the school a great place everyday.