The Board of Trustees elected Larry Pugh a life trustee of the College, a rare distinction that recognizes his lifelong contributions to Colby and its board. Larry is now among only three life trustees, including former Colby President Bill Cotter and Paula Crane Lunder (wife of Peter Lunder). The board celebrated Larry and his service at a dinner held in his honor in October, attended by friends, family, classmates, and his fellow board members. Congratulations are definitely in order to you, Larry! * It is with sadness that we report the passing of Daniel Yarchin in California, September 2012. Our sympathy to his family. * Brian Stompe writes that I misquoted where he does his salmon fishing—off the Marin coast, which is the county north of the Golden Gate Bridge, not the Maine coast. My apologies. Brian says that the East Coast Atlantic salmon are endangered due to all the damming and pollution of East Coast rivers. “They’re trying to rebuild runs of Atlantic salmon in some rivers and we wish them luck. There are still fairly large runs of Chinook salmon and some coho salmon in the Sacramento and Kalamath Rivers and some other coastal rivers. The Kalamath runs have been threatened by several antiquated dams that the owners of the dams, the states of California and Oregon, the Indian tribes, conservationists, fishermen, and farmers all agree should be taken down, which would greatly improve the Kalamath as a salmon producer. We hope that gets done by 2020, and I hope I’m around to see it! I’m ‘Big SIR’ for our Branch 134, Sons in Retirement, busy with Little Brothers, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, and hauling manure for the flower and vegetable gardens.” * Hope Palmer Bramhall, an “Army brat,” writes that she and husband Peter returned to Anchorage in September after 60 years. She had come to Colby from Alaska before it was a state and hated having to spend her senior year at Anchorage High School after three years at Bayside HS on Long Island. This trip back took them to Elmendorf Air Force Base (her dad was in the Joint Command) and the incredible Denali National Park with its grizzlies, moose, Dall sheep, and eagles. The highlight of the trip was seeing and flying around Denali (Mount McKinley) on four consecutive days in brilliant sunshine. Afterwards on to Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, and Haines (a raft trip down one of only two rivers in Alaska where five varieties of salmon spawn). * On October 19 Kathy McConaughy Zambello and the Sortors, Lunders, and Weys were in Waterville to celebrate Larry Pugh’s being named a life trustee of the College. Among the speakers were former President Cotter and Bro. The next day they were privileged to be included in the spectacular kick-off for Colby’s bicentennial, including a talk by Doris Kearns Goodwin ’64. * From Don Dunbar: “Wife Susan and I are in our Vero Beach condo, Moorings, Fla., for the first time as Susan recently retired from medicine. I hope to get to Winter Haven to see the baseball team and to look up my old roommate Justin Cross. I like this outdoor living and the tax situation here. I am ready to sign up. The best to my classmates and to my other roommate, Bill Haggett, and wife Sally.” * A short note from Joan Hagan Atwood: “I was reelected to another four-year term as register of probate of Sagadahoc County. Love my job!” * My family (daughter in Somers, N.Y., and her twin sister in Orleans, France) and I spent Christmas together in France. We all enjoyed the different cultural Christmas happenings, not only in Orleans, but also in Paris. Now, after February break, it is back to Darien High School and my French and Latin classes.