• 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.


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

  • People in the News 05-29-13

    Stephanie Blair, a junior at Los Alamos High School, was recently honored as Rotary Student of the Month for May. Blair is the daughter of Barbara and Stephen Blair.
    Blair, who maintains an exceptional grade point average, is a member of the National Honor Society, as well as Los Alamos Youth Leadership, a program for high school students in which teams design, plan and implement projects that benefit the community throughout the year while building strong relationships with family and friends. Blair’s concern for others is marked by her volunteer service to the Los Alamos Heart Council since 2010.
    She has been a member of the high school’s Girls Varsity Soccer Team since her freshman year and a valuable player on All-District and All-State teams each of those years. In 2012, Blair was named the All-District defensive soccer player of the year and received an honorable mention at All-State soccer competition the year before. An Albuquerque club soccer team on which she played won the state championship in 2009 and was state runner-up last year and in 2010.


  • People In the News 05-15-13

    Amanda Mercer, a junior at Los Alamos High School, was honored as Rotary Student of the Month for April. Mercer is the daughter of Nancy Jo Nicholas and David Mercer and sister of Emily.
    The Rotary Club of Los Alamos selects one student each month of the school year to honor as a Student of the Month.
    In addition to high school seniors, high school juniors are now eligible for the recognition. Students are nominated by their teachers and chosen on the basis of their academic achievement, extra-curricular activities and their service to the community.
    An outstanding student, Mercer is a member of the National Honor Society, as well as Key Club, the high school service and leadership organization sponsored by Kiwanis International.
    In addition to participating annually in science fair competitions, Mercer serves as a student representative on the Board of Directors of the Pajarito Environmental Education Center and is president of the LAHS International Club.
    Mercer has found a place in her life for sports, particularly running.
    She has participated in the Jemez Half-Marathon, the Caldera Half-Marathon, the YMCA High-Altitude Half-Marathon and the Bolder Boulder 10K race every year on Memorial Day in Colorado.

  • Pop psychologist Joyce Brothers dead at 85

    Joyce Brothers, the pop psychologist who pioneered the television advice show in the 1950s and enjoyed a long and prolific career as a syndicated columnist, author, and television and film personality, has died. She was 85.

    Brothers died Monday of respiratory failure in New York City, according to her longtime Los Angeles-based publicist, Sanford Brokaw.

    Brothers first gained fame on a game show and went on to publish 15 books and make cameo appearances on popular shows including "Happy Days" and "The Simpsons." She visited Johnny Carson on "The Tonight Show" nearly 100 times.

    The way Brothers liked to tell it, her multimedia career came about "because we were hungry."

    It was 1955. Her husband, Milton Brothers, was still in medical school and Brothers had just given up her teaching positions at Hunter College and Columbia University to be home with her newborn, firmly believing a child's development depended on it.

    But the young family found itself struggling on her husband's residency income. So Brothers came up with the idea of entering a television quiz show as a contestant.