May 6th, 2013 at 12:45 pm by Hawa Konte under Community Affairs, News
A new campaign to curb underage drinking launches Monday.
It’s called MyInstead and it’s a new interactive website designed to tell kids about how drinking can be dangerous.
New Mexico is at the top of the list of states where kids have a drink before the age of 13.
The campaign includes TV commercials and the website.
”So this whole campaign was built around you know attracting kids with social media website,” Melissa Dosher with NMDOT said. “It’s also interactive, it gives them a chance to produce their own videos and upload them so we’re hoping that this really attracts kids.”
Governor Martinez is expected to unveil the new campaign at Bernalillo Middle School.
May 5th, 2013 at 3:56 pm by Hawa Konte under Community Affairs, News
One of the most popular sites at Bandelier National Monument is now back open just in time for the weekend.
The public can again visit the Alcove House site along Frijoles Canyon.
The site was closed last month to concerns over structural stability of the Kiva.
The walls have loosened and there are other signs of severe erosion.
The Kiva is now fenced off, but visitors can still climb the ladders.
Another closure is planned in late fall, when crews will repair the cracks in the Kiva walls.
May 1st, 2013 at 11:22 am by Hawa Konte under Community Affairs, News
Widening and other construction begins Monday on Alameda between I-25 and Wyoming.
Crews will be installing a traffic signal at San Pedro first.
Then crews will be adding to the storm drainage system and widening intersections.
The $5.4 million project also includes additional travel lanes to cut down on rush-hour traffic.
April 30th, 2013 at 10:35 am by Hawa Konte under Community Affairs, News
Albuquerque residents will be able to give feedback on a list of potential transit routes for UNM, CNM and Sunport Transit Tuesday.
If you want to give officials an idea of what the best route will be, there is a public meeting Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The meeting is going to be held at the Loma Linda Community Center on Yale Boulevard in southeast Albuquerque.
April 30th, 2013 at 10:04 am by Hawa Konte under Community Affairs, News
New Mexicans will have the chance to learn about climate change Tuesday, with short films, poetry and other presentations.
Climate Connections goes from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the South Broadway Cultural Center on Broadway, just south of Coal.
Poet laureate Hakim Bellamy will be there, along with scientists from Los Alamos National Lab and other government agencies.
It’s free to go.
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