Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service Earns National Recognition

Executive Director Sarah Rochester


Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service (LAVNS) has been named to HomeCare Elite™ as one of the top Home Care Agencies in the nation for 2012.

The HomeCare Elite™ is an annual compilation of the most successful home care providers in the United States.

This award is based on Quality of Care, Quality Improvement, (comparison with previous year), Patient Experience, Implementation of Process Measures and Financial Performance. Read More

New Companies Get Boost from Los Alamos National Security

  • Venture Acceleration Fund awards help region’s businesses grow

Two local biotech start ups, a water and power company and a hardware inventor are the latest recipients of $165,000 in Venture Acceleration Fund (VAF) awards from Los Alamos National Security, LLC.

Mustomo, Inc., IX Power, Synfolia, and Tape-Ease will receive funding to take their products and services to the next development level.

Three of the four companies are commercializing technology and intellectual property developed by New Mexico’s national laboratories and educational institutions.

“Although the program Read More

P&Z Approves Hospice Site Plan with Conditions

Planning and Zoning Commissioners in Council Chambers Wednesday, Nov. 14 from left, Vice Chair Anne Nobile, Chair Fred Roach, Commissioner Avivah Smith-Nelson, Commissioner Pete Sheehey and Commissioner Cathy Mockler. Commissioners Ralph Phelps, Deborah Gill and David Sherrill were absent. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

Planning and Zoning Commissioners on Nov. 14 considered a request for approval of an amendment to a site plan for the Los Alamos Visiting Nurses (LAVNS) Hospice Campus Site Plan to be located at 2202 Canyon Dr.

Architect Doug Cook representing Read More

Column: If We Must Have Scandals And Dramas…

If We Must Have Scandals And Dramas…
Column by Elena Yang

At least, let’s glean some lessons from the political and business news of this week. 

I am struck, yet again, by the cosmic distance between the top management and the rest of the working crowd. 

And as usual, a good portion of this distance is caused by the monstrous ego of the manager/leader. 

But ego cannot flourish without the implicit or explicit consent of its audience. 

(I did plan to continue sharing more thoughts on diversity/multiculturalism. However, sometimes, current news demands immediate attention. Read More

Co-owners Cut Ribbon on Warm Hearts Yarn

Co-owner Katie Brousseau cuts the red ribbon on Warm Hearts Yarn Friday morning as co-owners, left, and pull each end of the ribbon tight. Warm Hearts Yarn is a craft and gift boutique at 35 Rover Blvd., in the former White Rock Visitors Center space. The company’s goal is to provide high quality, affordable yarn and crafting supplies to its customers as well as a variety of training classes. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Warm Hearts Yarn co-owners Heidi Narum, left, and Katie Brousseau. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff Report

A crowd of community members gathered Read More

E2 Consulting Engineers Hosts Open House

Rob Dunham, left, Dane Anderson and Vanessa Vanover Hatfield of E2 Consulting Engineers, during an open house Wednesday in White Rock. Photo by Katy Korkos/LACC


E2 Consulting Engineers, Inc. held an open house at its office at 35 Rover Blvd., Ste. A in White Rock.

E2  offers a full spectrum of professional services, including facility operations, engineering and design, environmental engineering, and project and construction management.

Founded in 1988, E2 currently has a staff of 235 engineers, scientists and technical specialists in offices and project sites throughout Read More

Holiday Arts and Craft Fair Draws Hundreds

Lots of shopping took place at Saturday’s Holiday Arts and Craft Fair at Crossroads Bible Church. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon

Jewelry artist MJ Oref, owner of Earth Godess Enterprises, models her work during Saturday’s Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon

Staff Report

Hundreds of people shopped the Los Alamos Arts Council’s Holiday Arts and Craft Fair Saturday at Crossroads Bible Church.

The annual Holiday Fair is held indoors the Saturday before Thanksgiving and features more than Read More

YMCA Expanding into Central Park Square

YMCA News:

The Los Alamos Family YMCA announced Friday to members that “we will be opening the “Y Express” in late January. This is a 3,600-square-foot facility located close to our main Y, in the Central Park Square building. We will be converting spaces 140 and 143, where Shear Genius and the Democratic Party are currently housed, which is east of the former KRSN space.

The Y Express is needed, due to current overcrowded classes, such as Zumba and Power Up. Some folks are turned away in some classes.

The email letter to members from CEO Linda Daly and Board Read More

Saturday’s Holiday Arts and Craft Fair Offers Unique Shopping Opportunities

LAAC News:

The Los Alamos Arts Council is presenting its annual Holiday Arts and Craft Fair 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17.

The new venue for this year’s fair is the Crossroads Bible Church, Hwy 502, East Entry to Los Alamos, between Hilltop House Hotel and the Airport, south side of road.

Community members are invited to seize this opportunity to do all of their holiday shopping at this event, plus benefit an organization that brings to town numerous events throughout the year, such as Brown Bag Concerts, Kite Festival, Pumpkin Glow and Coffeehouse.

The Los Alamos Arts Council has Read More

Four U.S. Organizations Receive 2012 Baldrige National Quality Award


WASHINGTON, D.C.—Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank Thursday named four U.S. organizations as recipients of the 2012 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest Presidential honor for performance excellence through innovation, improvement and visionary leadership.

The winners in this, the 25th anniversary year of the award, represent four different sectors, one repeat recipient and a health network recognized for the same honor earned previously by its flagship hospital.

The 2012 Baldrige Award recipients—listed with their Read More

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