• Review: New Mexico’s education plan best out of 17 proposals

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — New Mexico’s five-year education plan was rated the best among the 17 states that submitted plans to the federal government as of late June, according to an independent review.

    U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos approved the state’s plan on Wednesday under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

    The review by Bellwether Education Partners and the Collaborative for Student Success found New Mexico was the only state to receive the highest marks in the majority of categories — five out of nine. A few of the high marks were in standards and assessments, student success indicators and measures of academic progress. Christopher Ruszkowski, acting secretary for the New Mexico Public Education Department, said the early approval will create “stability and continuity” during the upcoming school year, which begins Monday.

  • James Doss

    James “Danny” Doss passed away May 17. Services May 24 at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, time TBD. Contact the church at 662-5107 for details.

  • Anna D'Anna

        Anna D’Anna

    March 29, 1915 – May 7, 2012

  • Edna Marx

    On May 8, Edna E. Marx passed away at the age of 91 at Los Alamos Medical Center. Edna was born Aug. 9, 1920 in Arena, Wis., as the only child of Oran McIntosh and Charlotte Porter. 

  • Margaret P. Browne

    Margaret P. Browne, a longtime resident of Los Alamos, died peacefully April 27 after a brief illness.  Margaret was born Sept. 15, 1923 in Richmond, Va., the third of four children born to Rev. Leland Jerome Powell and Mabel Richard Powell. She spent her childhood in Norwood, Ohio, where her father was the pastor of a large Baptist church.  
    Growing up, Margaret excelled at both academics and sports, graduating as valedictorian of her high school class. Margaret attended Franklin College in Indiana as an undergraduate and then earned her master’s degree in clinical psychology at Ohio State University. It was there that she met Philip Browne, the brother of one of her friends.  

  • Rosemary O'Connor

    Rosemary Hughes O’Connor, a 66-year resident of Los Alamos, passed away May 1. Born on Dec. 11, 1919 in Boston, Mass. to Thomas Edward and Rose Lennon Hughes, Rosemary was the oldest of four sisters. Early in life, she developed avid interests in classical music and swimming, both of which became lifelong passions. Family and friends universally described her as joyful, unsinkable and with a zeal for life that took her on travels across the world and made everyday tasks part of a grand adventure.

  • Kathleen Shafer

    Kathleen Shafer

    July 16, 1923 - April 22, 2012

    Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. May 11 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Los Alamos.  Kathleen “Kay” Marie (Meissner) Shafer was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Charles Shafer, exactly 14 years to the day.  Interment will follow at Guaje Pines Cemetery.

  • Janet Lucille Fowler

    June 3, 1919 – April 26, 2012
    Janet Lucille Brown Fowler was born on June 3, 1919, in Bucyrus, Ohio, the daughter of Neva and Carl Brown. She graduated from Bucyrus High School in 1937 and moved to Cleveland, where she completed nurse’s training at St. Luke’s Hospital, received her RN degree and then worked there as a nurse.

  • Emma Rosocha

    Emma Rosocha died April 16  after a long illness.  She was born in Oakland, Calif. Jan. 9, 1954 the daughter of William J Riemer and Eunice K. Riemer.
    Her family moved to Gainesville, Fla. when Emma was a year old.  In 1959, her father was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to the University of Tel Aviv, and Emma spent her kindergarten year in Israel.  Back in Florida, she went to the local elementary school until 1963, when the family moved to Maryland, in the Washington, D.C. suburbs.  She attended Montgomery County, Maryland schools until high school.  She joined the Unitarian Church in 1969 when she was 13.

  • Winston L. Dabney

    A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. April 30 at The National Cemetary in Santa Fe. All friends are welcomed to join the family as we lay him in his final resting place.