• 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

  • '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.

  • People In the News 12-08-13

    Kyle Stephens, of Los Alamos, is a member of the 2013 LSC Championship football team. With the win over Texas A&M-Commerce, the Greyhounds clinch a share of the Lone Star Conference title, marking their first LSC championship since the 1991 season.
    The Greyhounds shared the LSC South title in 1999 and 2000, but haven’t won the overall title since posting a 7-3-1 record with a 5-1 LSC mark in 1991.
    Eastern has not won seven games in a season since going 8-3 in the 2002 season.
    The Hounds 6 game win streak is the longest current streak in the LSC and the first time for the program since opening the 1998 season at 7-0.
    ENMU is a NCAA Division II institution, affiliated with the Lone Star Conference. 

  • Lou Reed, iconic punk poet, dead at 71

    NEW YORK (AP) — Lou Reed was a pioneer for countless bands who didn't worry about their next hit single.

    Reed, who died Sunday at age 71, radically challenged rock's founding promise of good times and public celebration. As leader of the Velvet Underground and as a solo artist, he was the father of indie rock, and an ancestor of punk, New Wave and the alternative rock movements of the 1970s, '80s and beyond.

    He influenced generations of musicians from David Bowie and R.E.M. to Talking Heads and Sonic Youth.

    "The first Velvet Underground record sold 30,000 copies in the first five years," Brian Eno, who produced albums by Roxy Music and Talking Heads among others, once said. "I think everyone who bought one of those 30,000 copies started a band!"

  • People In the News 10-27-13

    Nathan Clements, 16, son of Bradford and Jane Clements, of Los Alamos traveled to Emporia State University in Emporia, Kan., for the 58th Annual George R R Pflaum Debate tournament and placed first in varsity and second in junior varsity divisions as part of the Concordia debaters team.

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    Girl Scout Troop 97 announces Jessica Hall, Shannon Irwin and Maia Menefee of Los Alamos have earned the Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest award that for girls ages 11-14.
    Each cadette worked to complete a series of leadership challenges and an extensive service project in her community. It takes a minimum of 40 hours of preparation, planning, and work to accomplish the Silver Award goals a girl sets for herself.
    To earn the Silver Award, Hall, Irwin and Menefee completed a project that involved building a Little Free Library, 1325 43rd St. It is a “take a book, return a book” with a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up books to share.
    To learn more about Little Free Libraries, visit littlefreelibrary.org/.

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