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  • Giving Day: Lab celebrates gifts of time and money

    The elements smiled on Los Alamos National Laboratory’s United Way employee giving campaign Wednesday.

    After recent years of wind, rain and even snow, the annual kickoff for the lab’s United Way campaign, now including a volunteer recognition event, met with mild conditions and plentiful sunshine.

    “We’ve always run these programs separately,” said Debbi Worsonick, community programs officer and lab lead for the United Way and LANL Volunteer program.

  • County Council holds strategic planning meeting

    The council has been busy with various meetings, which have focused on topics such as the skate park and the municipal building site, but somehow they found time last Friday to hold a daylong strategic planning meeting.

    The council’s first order of business was a discussion and update to council and the community on the management action plans for the strategic goals and objectives.

  • Legislators meet on lab cleanup and energy programs

    The Radioactive and Hazardous Materials Committee of the New Mexico State Legislature begins two days of hearings in the area with a meeting Thursday in Española and Los Alamos on Friday.

    “During these two days, we will continue our efforts to explore New Mexico’s role in providing energy to its own citizens, the region and the nation in the future,” said Chairman Representative John A. Heaton (D-Carlsbad) in a press relese.

  • 15th and Trinity chosen for municipal building site

    Plans for a new municipal building inched closer to getting underway last night after the council decided to look at the 15th and Trinity site as the new location for the building.

    Council Chair Jim Hall moved that Council direct the staff to complete the procurement process for RFP No. 2008-1637 and bring forward to Council a contract for the design build of the municipal building at 15th and Trinity and the affiliated construction and development agreements and that the proposer complete the following activities;

  • The ever-changing world of libraries

    A lot has changed since Jerilynn Christiansen worked as Library Specialist I in the mathematics and physics library at Princeton University. Card catalogues have vanished, microfilm is untouched and the computer has become the key resource.

    Christiansen changed along with the evolutions in libraries, creating a career that started at the University of Utah and currently exists at the Mesa Public Library, where she has been for 20 years.

  • Democratic National Convention calls for unity

    DENVER – The mantra of the Democratic National Convention calls for members to come together behind Sen. Barack Obama for president and former rival Sen. Hillary Clinton did just that Tuesday evening.

    Calling herself a proud supporter of Barack Obama, Clinton addressed her adoring fans who made up roughly half the convention delegates. “If they want a different America for themselves and their families then they need to vote for Barack Obama,” she said.

  • New Mexico treated with importance at Democratic National Convention

    DENVER – New Mexico’s Debra Haaland from Laguna Pueblo near Albuquerque was one of just four first-time delegates invited to officially greet presumptive first lady Michelle Obama’s plane Sunday.

  • One that got away: Deep Web Technology keeps growing

    SANTA FE – Deep Web Technologies, a company born in Los Alamos in 2002, continues to thrive two years after moving to Santa Fe. The company now has 20 employees, up from 12 at that time.

    Company founder and President Abe Lederman still lives in White Rock and commutes to Santa Fe. With two children in the Los Alamos Schools, he has no plans to relocate. He’s happy with the arrangement, he said during an interview in his office Monday.

  • Residents voice their opinions on Municipal Building plans

    White Rock and Los Alamos residents got their chance to be heard last night at the County Council meeting held at the Town Hall in White Rock.

    The special session was held so that concerned residents could voice their opinions and concerns regarding the new municipal building slated to be built near Ashley Pond. They also got to speak out about the proposed 15th and Trinity location.

    Assistant County Administrator Anthony Mortillaro presented a slide show, which outlined the history of the project and how it came to be.

  • MONTOYA

    MONTOYA – Angelo Wayne Montoya, 26, a resident of Albuquerque and originally of Santa Cruz, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 23, 2008. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Trinidad Montoya and maternal grandfather, Ben Valdez.