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  • Empty Bowls set for March 16

    The FAN Club Wednesday night was actually a prelude to an event happening on March 16, the Empty Bowls fundraising project, happening at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.
    The event benefits Self-Help Inc., a not-for-profit organization that helps New Mexico residents through programs that promote self-reliance.
    For $15, attendees to the March event can pick out a hand-made bowl created by Self-Help Inc. and enjoy a soup lunch, courtesy of participating local restaurants. There will be a silent auction sponsored by KRSN.
    Donations of bread and cookies are needed. If you are interested in helping out, you can call KRSN at 663-1490 and ask for Gillian. If you want to know more about Self Help, log onto selfhelpla.org.
    Wednesday’s event featured a variety of empty bowls that will be given away at the March event. 

  • NM Citizens Advisory Board OKs recommendations

    The Northern New Mexico Citizens’ Advisory Board approved three of four draft recommendations at its meeting last week in Pojoaque.
    According to NNMCAB spokesman William Alexander, recommendations that passed were:
    • Evaluation of storage options for legacy waste that could result from expansion of the WIPP disposal mission;
    • Budget that is related to technology research and development for site clean-up; and
    • EM-SAAB recommendation that DOE place more emphasis and priority on evaluation of technologies that could make recycling excess materials cost effective.
    The NNMCAB also drafted and approved a recommendation regarding the 33 Shafts that are located at LANL, requesting that DOE address the permanent disposition of the 33 Shafts at Material Disposal Area G.
    During the public comment period, the NNMCAB heard comments from Jeanne Green on the PF-4 facility, Green provided the board with a memo from the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board from Nov. 23, 2012. Green asked that the board look into providing a recommendation on the PF-4 Facility.

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  • NNMCAB OKs recommendations

     

    The Northern New Mexico Citizens' Advisory Board approved three of four draft recommendations at its meeting last week in Pojoaque.

    According to NNMCAB spokesman William Alexander, recommendations that passed were: 

    • Evaluation of storage options for legacy waste that could result from expansion of the WIPP disposal mission;

    • Budget that is related to technology research and development for site clean-up; and

    • EM-SAAB recommendation that DOE place more emphasis and priority on evaluation of technologies that could make recycling excess materials cost effective.

    The NNMCAB also drafted and approved a recommendation regarding the 33 Shafts that are located at LANL, requesting that DOE address the permanent disposition of the 33 Shafts at Material Disposal Area G.

    During the public comment period, the NNMCAB heard comments from Jeanne Green on the PF-4 facility, Green provided the board with a memo from the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board from Nov. 23, 2012. Green asked that the board look into providing a recommendation on the PF-4 Facility.

  • LAMC gains accreditation from Joint Commission

     

    Los Alamos Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals. The accreditation award recognizes (name of organization)’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.

    Los Alamos Medical Center (LAMC) underwent a rigorous unannounced on-site survey in October of 2012. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated LAMC for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.

    "In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, Los Alamos Medical Center has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients," says Mark Pelletier, R.N., M.S., executive director, Hospital Programs, Accreditation and Certification Services, The Joint Commission. “Accreditation is a voluntary process and I commend (organization) for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”

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  • Update 02-06-13

    Movie premier

    The premier of Los Alamos resident Samantha Filer’s films, “The Sword of Arundel,” will be at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at the First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Dr. The show is free.

    Council meeting

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers.

    Sierra Club

    Mariel Nanasi, executive director of New Energy Economy, will speak on “Securing a future without coal in New Mexico,” at the LASE/Sierra Club meeting at 7 p.m. today in media room 203, building two at UNM-LA.

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    'Topper Revue

    ’Topper Revue will be at 7 p.m. Friday. The performance includes 16 acts, ranging from dance and song to a variety of skits and comedy. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youth, available at the door.

    Free Film Series

     Mesa Public Library presents the Free Film Series, featuring “Rear Window,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. 

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