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  • 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 – 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.

  • Democratic National Convention kicks off Monday * Top Dems set to speak in Denver

    Late Friday, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois selected Delaware Sen. Joe Biden to be his vice presidential running mate. Many say Biden balances Obama’s relative inexperience in foreign and defense issues.

    Biden, 65, was elected to the Senate at the age of 29 in 1973.

    With the decision of a running mate wrapped up, attention turns to the four-day long 2008 Democratic National Convention beginning Monday at the Pepsi Center in downtown Denver.


    William Aaron Beyer passed away in Los Alamos, NM, on August 16, 2008, with his wife of nearly 53 years and son by his side. He was born in Altoona, PA, on November 9, 1924, the son of Francis David Beyer and Frances Murdock Beyer. Bill grew up in Tyrone, PA, and entered the Army Air Corp. during WWII and subsequently graduated from OCS at Fort Benning, GA as a 2nd Lieutenant.

  • Lab disputes runoff water standard

    A disagreement has arisen between Los Alamos National Laboratory and one of its water regulators.

    The New Mexico Environment Department said this week they would ask the state Water Quality Control Commission to dismiss a petition from the Department of Energy and Los Alamos National Security LLC that appeals the department’s water quality standard for storm water runoff.

  • Central Avenue construction gets underway

    Construction crews dotted Central Avenue as revamping of the Central Avenue pedestrian crossings and streetscape project began this past Thursday.

    According to the county website, the purpose of the project is to ensure pedestrian safety on that busy stretch of road; provide access and compliance with the American Disabilities Act; and encourage downtown revitalization and economic development.