• Birth Announcements 08-17-14

    July 16: A boy, Xavier Marcelino Montoya, born to Jenneka and Jesse Montoya
    July 19: A boy, Aradhit Ghosh, born to Sheuti and Koushik Ghosh
    July 21: A boy, Leonard Victor Gallegos, III, born to Melissa and Leonard Gallegos
    July 30: A boy, Levi August Kai Gartz, born to Stacey and David Gartz
    Aug. 4: A boy, Diego Noel Colon, born to Anna and Louis Colon

  • People In the News 07-29-14

    Kristin Christensen, of Los Alamos, was named to the Dean’s List of Distinction in recognition of her outstanding scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year at the University of Northern Colorado. 

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    Erin Dinehart, of Los Alamos, graduated from the University of Dallas in May with a bachelor’s of science degree in biochemistry. Dinehart was one of approximately 250 students to receive a degree from the university during its spring 2014 commencement ceremony.

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    Zachary Mang, of Los Alamos, received a bachelor’s of science degree in Health Sciences from Southwestern Oklahoma State University this summer.  

  • Births 07-20-14


    June 22: A boy, Callum Beckett Smith, born to Nicole and Brandon Smith

    July 14: A boy, Joshua David Heft, born to Geraldine and David Heft

    July 14: A boy, Al’xander Martinez, born to Jessica and Alex Martinez

    July 15: A girl, Zaylyn Alena Sanchez, born to Marlina Lucero and Jason Sanchez

    July 15: A boy, Josiah Nathaniel Hernandez, born Katrina Padilla and Isaac Hernandez

  • Fulgenzi’s 70th anniversary



     Lawrence and Connie Fulgenzi were married on May 6, 1944 at Our Lady of Sorrow Church in Las Vegas, N.M. while Lawrence was on leave from the Navy. 

    They celebrated their 70th anniversary with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who traveled from Texas and Colorado. 

    The celebration was held at La Choza restaurant in Santa Fe. Lawrence and Connie have resided together in Los Alamos since 1946.

  • Pierottis celebrate their 70th

    It was love at first sight in the early 1940s when Lou Pierotti set eyes on Lee Ruffini across the counter at the Wonder Bar in Walsenburg, Colorado, where Lou was working. They have been together for 70 years spending more than 60 of those years in Los Alamos.
    On June 12, 1944, the two were married in the Catholic Chapel at Lowry Air Force Base in Denver. Lou was a sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps, stationed at Lowry Field, while Lee was working as a medical assistant in Walsenburg after having attending the University of Colorado.
    After Lou was discharged from the service in January 1946, they made their home in Walsenburg, moving first to White Rock and then to Los Alamos in the early 1950s.
    For more than 30 years the two worked side by side. Lou and Lee first owned and operated Pierotti’s Soda Bar in the Community Center until 1966. In the beginning Lou cooked and Lee waited tables. In 1967 they opened Pierotti’s Floral Shop on Central Avenue with Lee as head floral designer. They retired in 1984, and continue to make their home in Los Alamos.

  • People In The News 06-25-14

    Garret Nelson was promoted to captain in the United States Marine Corps on June 6. Capt. Nelson is a 2004 graduate of Los Alamos High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the United States Naval Academy in 2010. He is currently stationed at Marine Air Corp New River, North Carolina.  He is assigned to Squadron HMLA 167, where he pilots the AH-1W Super Cobra.
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    Robin Caroline Yoshida, a Sociology major, was named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. Yoshida, a resident of Los Alamos, is a member of the class of 2015.
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    Laura Wendelberger, of Los Alamos has been named to the Dean’s List in the University of Notre Dame’s First Year of Studies for outstanding scholarship during the spring 2014 semester.
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    Leslie Bucklin, Vanessa Espinoza, Phil Martinez, Jessica Roberts and Allison Washburn, all of Los Alamos, graduated from Eastern New Mexico University on May 10.
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    Ariel Koh, of Los Alamos has been awarded $5,000 scholarships each by National Security Technologies, LLC (NSTec), to encourage interest in science and engineering. Koh plans to attend Georgia Institute of Technology for mechanical engineering.  

  • Births 06-22-14


    May 27: A girl, Nixyn Marie Martines, born to Kristen and Jason Martines

    May 28: A girl, Alyssa Lee Brown, born to Amanda Dunwoody and Alex Brown

    May 27: A boy, Brennan Keresey Apperson, born to Meghan Keresey and Jason Apperson

    June 3: A girl, Ruby Charlotte Carpenter, born to Brittany and John Carpenter

    June 9: A girl, Natalie Kathrine Disterhaupt, born to Jennifer and Jason Disterhaupt

    June 13: A boy, Jarrid Paul Sandoval, born to Anna and Heath Sandoval

  • People In the News 06-04-14

    Aubrie Powell, a graduate of Los Alamos High School majoring in music composition, has been named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester 2014 at Baldwin Wallace University, according to Stephen D. Stahl, Provost. Students who receive at least a 3.6 GPA for seven or more graded hours in a single semester are named to the Dean’s List.

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    Nolan Bell, of Los Alamos was named to Fort Lewis College’s Dean’s List for the Spring 2014 semester. Bell’s major is sociology/human services — criminology option. To be eligible for Dean’s List, a student must carry a semester GPA of 3.6 or better in no fewer than 15 credit hours of graded college level work and have completed all work for which they are registered by the end of the semester.

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    Barbara E. Sherrill, of Los Alamos was among the recipients of 48 doctor of physical therapy degrees and 668 master’s degrees conferred by The University of Scranton at its post-baccalaureate commencement on May 31 in the Byron Recreation Complex. Sherrill earned a master’s degree with a major in human resources from The University of Scranton. 

  • Births 5-25-14

    May 4: A boy, Charles William Justice Wolking, born to Emily and Ryan Wolking
    May 4: A girl, Sydney Sihan Chen, born to Pei Huang and Aiping Chen
    May 6: A girl, Eliana Rose Esquibel, born to Melissa and Ben Esquibel
    May 10: A boy, Matthew Rio Martinez, born to Taylor and JP Martinez
    May 17: A boy, Arturo Gabriel Saltos, born to Katrina Guadalupe Nevarez and Arturo Saltos, Jr.
    May 17: A girl, Caroline Elizabeth Eriksen, born to Jennifer Donley and Kristoffer Eriksen

  • People In the News 05-21-14

    The Los Alamos Garden Club will present its 2014 college scholarship to William Andrew Rich, a Los Alamos High School graduating senior. Rich is involved in many extracurricular activities such as football umpire NMAA JV; softball umpire, NMAA JV, middle school, Little League; baseball NMAA JV, middle school, Little League; snowboarding; mountain biking and is a member of the Los Alamos Airsoft team. He plans to attend the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs.
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    The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi announces Cynthia Fuentes of Los Alamos, was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Fuentes was initiated at The University of New Mexico.
    Fuentes is among approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter.
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