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Paseo Del Norte Alternate Routes

September 1st, 2014 at 5:19 pm by under Latest Posts

When access from westbound Paseo Del Norte is closed, Those traveling from the northeast heights who usually use Paseo Del Norte to access Jefferson will need to use one of the following alternative routes:

  1. Alameda to Jefferson
  2. Paseo Del Norte to San Pedro, south on San Pedro to San Antonio, west on San Antonio to Jefferson
  3. Paseo Del Norte to 2nd Street, 2nd Street south to Osuna, Osuna east to Jefferson

These routes may already be congested, so the DOT encourages everyone to give themselves 15-30 minutes extra to reach their destination for the first few days of the new alignment.

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UNM to test emergency systems Tuesday

September 1st, 2014 at 1:55 pm by under Latest Posts

UNM is sounding the alarm, but not to worry the university says it’s just a test. They said it will test its emergency notification Tuesday.

According to their website, the test will include all parts of the university’s warning system which will cover sirens, emails, text messaging, social media pages and web page.

School officials said they test their system at the beginning of each semester to familiarize the campus community of its various systems.

$1 cab rides offered for Zozobra

August 28th, 2014 at 6:12 pm by under Latest Posts

The Santa Fe County DWI Program is providing a $1 cab ride Home from a bar or party this special Zozobra Friday night. Take a Cab Ride Home from a bar or party Friday night. Call 438-0000.

The reduced rate rides start at 5:30 on Friday and end at 2:30 early Saturday morning. The normal rate for the subsidized ride home is $5 per cab for 1-2 riders and $10 per cab for 3 or more and runs from 5:30 PM to 2:30 AM Friday and Saturday nights. The DWI Program offsets the first $25 of these cab rides home. Patrons are responsible for the portion of the fare over $25.

Law enforcement agencies in Santa Fe County are conducting several checkpoints this week and next. In addition to these sobriety checks there will be extra officers on the highways and streets reminding you to Think Safe. Don’t drink and drive.

FBI offers $2,000 reward in ABQ hate crime case

August 28th, 2014 at 5:14 pm by under Latest Posts

The FBI is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for attacking and robbing an Albuquerque woman while yelling obscenities about Muslims.

The FBI, which is working closely with the Albuquerque Police Department on this case, is investigating this incident as a hate crime.

On June 5, 2014, an unknown masked man forced his way into the victim’s home in Albuquerque

The victim said the suspect punched her in the head and stomach while yelling obscenities about Muslims. The victim and her family are not Muslim, and immigrated to the United States in 2008.

The victim said the man ordered her to show him where her gold and money were located. A substantial amount of gold and cash was reportedly stolen.

The suspect also tore up citizenship papers belonging to the victim and her family.

“A man forcing himself into a woman’s home, beating her up and robbing her, is a crime that should make people angry,” said Carol K.O. Lee, Special Agent in Charge of the Albuquerque FBI Division. “When such an attacker also denigrates what he perceives to be his victim’s religion, it should make all Americans feel disgusted. The FBI and the Albuquerque Police Department take this crime very seriously, and we will leave no stone unturned until we bring this culprit to justice.”

The suspect is described as being approximately 5’9″ to 5’10″ with a pale complexion, blue eyes, and large muscles. He wore a black ski mask that covered his whole head (except for his eyes), blue winter gloves, a baggy, yellow short-sleeved polo shirt with no markings, and blue jeans.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the FBI in Albuquerque at (505) 889-1300 (24 hours) or Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at (505) 843-STOP.
Tips also can be submitted online at https://tips.fbi.gov.

An FBI wanted poster can be downloaded from: http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seeking-info/hate-crime-investigation-2/view

Detailed information about the FBI’s Civil Rights Program, including the fight against hate crimes, can be found at: http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/investigate/civilrights

Group plans rally in support of immigration reform

August 11th, 2014 at 8:45 pm by under Latest Posts

A Santa Fe group calling for support of immigrants in the country illegally plans to march outside the temporary holding facility in Artesia.

The group is also calling for immigration reform

The Santa Fe-based advocacy group called Somos un Pueblo Unido says it will hold a prayer rally and march this Sunday.

In Artesia, more than 600 woman and children are awaiting deportation or asylum.Right now hundreds of those detained remain in quarantine after two cases of chicken pox.