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DOJ Community Meetings

April 22nd, 2014 at 4:22 pm by under Latest Posts

Department of Justice representatives will be meeting with community stakeholders, police officers, and police and city officials to gather insights and recommendations on how APD should be reformed.

DOJ has scheduled the following meetings to provide members of the community at large with the opportunity to have input into this process:

Monday, April 28, 2014
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Alamosa Community Center
6900 Gonzales Road SW
Albuquerque, NM 87121

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Palo Duro Senior Center
5221 Palo Duro NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Community Center
7505 Kathryn SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108

Community members, however, do not need to wait until April 28th to share their concerns or insights about APD and to submit recommendations for implementing reform in APD. DOJ continues to monitor the APD community hotline, which is available for both English and Spanish speakers, 1-855-544-5134, and the APD community email address at community.albuquerque@usdoj.gov.

Individuals who wish to meet with DOJ representatives during the week of April 28th also can schedule meetings through the hotline and community email address.

Nambé names new CEO

April 14th, 2014 at 5:09 pm by under Latest Posts

Nambé has named a new president and CEO.

The Santa Fe based company has chosen Wayne Badovinus to lead the company.

He is the former president and CEO of Williams-Sonoma and Eddie Bauer and most recently headed Nambé’s sales and marketing team.

Nambé’s last CEO left in January to take a job with lifetime brands.

Nambé is a design brand known for home goods made from a distinct metal alloy.

Tingley Beach hosts Clean-Up Day

April 11th, 2014 at 11:09 am by under Latest Posts

Tingley Beach Clean-Up Day is Monday, April 14, from 9 a.m. – noon.

Tingley Beach's Central Pond. Photo by ABQ BioPark.

Tingley Beach’s Central Pond. Photo by ABQ BioPark.

The ABQ BioPark invites all fans of fishing and water birds to help clean up fishing line at the ponds. Those interested should check-in at the Tingley Station.

Volunteers are encouraged to bring hats, sunscreen and work gloves.

BioPark staff and volunteers will be joining in the clean-up day.

“Monofilament is a huge problem out there,” said Amos Arber, the curator who oversees horticulture at Tingley Beach. “We have spent countless hours picking it up so we do not have to spend even more time rescuing entangled birds.”

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Beekeeping Education Program

April 7th, 2014 at 10:44 am by under Latest Posts

The new Certified Beekeepers Apprentice program will provide quality education, taught by experienced beekeepers, on backyard beekeeping in the context of responsible urban farming for the Albuquerque metropolitan area.

It is organized through the New Mexico Beekeepers Association in cooperation with the City of Albuquerque.

The program is planned as a two-year curriculum seeking seven objectives:

  1. Community education and outreach
  2. Consistent training on best practices in beekeeping
  3. Maintain online resources and open beekeeper meetings for education and outreach
  4. Provide mentoring access for beekeepers
  5. Promote the development of healthy, gently hives suitable for an urban environment
  6. Provide volunteers for community hives
  7. Support streamlined approach for managing swarms

Sessions for the 2014 Certified Beekeepers program are scheduled for seven Saturdays: May 10 and 31, June 14 and 28, July 12 and 26, and August 9, 2014.

Each session will include three classroom presentations by recognized local beekeepers and a supervised hands-on segment, using active top-bar and Langstroth honeybee hives, on the premises of the City of Albuquerque’s Open Space Visitors Center at 6500 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Students who complete the two-year curriculum and 40 hours of volunteer service will be awarded their Beekeepers Certification. The cost for the 2014 sessions is $250, which includes a full-color handbook covering the essentials of beekeeping and seven, full-day sessions taught by long-time, experienced beekeepers.

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Support APD Rally

April 6th, 2014 at 12:44 pm by under Latest Posts, Live Events

A protest in support of the Albuquerque Police Department is underway.

KRQE News 13 reporter @KatherineKRQE is there with updates. (Most recent updates first)