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DPS Charges Establishents With Selling Alcoholic Beverages to Minors

DPS Charges Establishents With Selling Alcoholic Beverages to Minors

The Department of Public Safety Special Investigations Agents of the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office busted Jambo Café in Santa Fe for serving alcoholic beverages to a minor Friday, July 12.

 

On the minor compliance operation, the minor operatives visited sixteen locations of which one location served alcoholic beverages to minor operatives. Jambo Café located on Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe has been given a citation for providing alcohol to a minor.

 

“We have underage operatives that go into establishments and try to purchase alcoholic beverages,” said Tony Lynn, DPS Representative, “The underage kid went into Jambo Café and ordered a beer, the waitress came back and served the beer into a glass without asking for an ID,”

 

AG's Office Recognizes Military Consumer Protection Day

AG's Office Recognizes Military Consumer Protection Day

In the next few months, the New Mexico Attorney Genral’s office will focus multiple consume rising issues relating to military staff. They will be hosting an AG's Office Recognizes Military Consumer Protection Day.

 

Due to their steady income, mobile lifestyle, and ability to be held to higher standards of debt repayment under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, service members are highly susceptible to a number of scams.

 

The topics that the AG’s Office will discuss include homeownership preservation, scams and identity theft, and borrowing money.

 

 

The Consumer Protection Division (CPD) of the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office acts on behalf of the public to enforce consumer protection laws and prevents and detects unfair, deceptive, and unlawful practices that injure consumers and harm businesses that operate lawfully in the marketplace according to the New Mexico Attorney General.

 

New Restrictions at Los Alamos National Laboratory

New Restrictions at Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory is now restricting complete access on Pajarito Road to only Laboratory badge holders effective Monday, August 12.

 

With this new enforcement, Laboratory staff and subcontractors will no longer be able to allow access to family members or other non-Laboratory personnel.

 

“Our Laboratory and security access procedures are continually reviewed and updated to ensure we provide a secure working environment for our employees and visitors,” said Michael Lansing, the Laboratory’s Associate Director for Security and Safeguards. “Entry to the Pajarito Corridor provides access to our most sensitive areas and now is restricted to those with a valid reason and badge to enter this area.”

NMED Lifts “Precautionary Boil Water Advisory” for Colfax County

NMED Lifts “Precautionary Boil Water Advisory” for Colfax County

The New Mexico Environment Department’s (NMED) Drinking Water Bureau is lifting the “precautionary boil water advisory” for the Maxwell Water System Water System located in Colfax County.

 

NMED issued the precautionary advisory on February 11, 2013 regarding low pressures in the water supply within the distribution system.

 

This advisory only applied to customers served by the Maxwell Water System and did not extend to any other surrounding water systems or communities.

 

As a precaution, Maxwell Water System consumers were advised to seek an alternate source of drinking water, such as bottled water, or boil the water for five minutes before drinking, cooking and dishwashing. The drinking water system has since been able to maintain sufficient water and pressure allowing the advisory to be lifted.

Unemployment in NM increases while other metro areas recover

Unemployment in NM increases while other metro areas recover

The latest report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statisitcs did not reveal promising numbers for New Mexico’s unemployed. The four major metropolitan areas in NM experienced an increase in unemployment from May.

Statewide, the jobless rate grew to 6.4 percent from its lower rate of 6.2 in May. Albuquerque, Farmington, Las Cruces, and Santa Fe all experienced a slight increase in unemployment rates while the number of those looking for jobs fell.

While this report did not reveal promising numbers for New Mexico, jobless rates were lower in 253 of the nation’s 372 major metro areas.

Although New Mexico’s unemployment rate was slightly higher in the past month, from May 2012 to May 2013, there was a one percent growth rate in the state. This is representative of how short-term fluctuations in these numbers can still lead to long-term growth.

Highlands University Awarded $80,000 for Teacher Education

Highlands University Awarded $80,000 for Teacher Education

New Mexico Highlands University School of Education was awarded $80,000 for Memorial Middle School teachers to pursue advanced degrees at Highlands.

The state grant will fund the university’s new FAST (Friday Academy for Standards- Basing Teaching) program as well as a developmental program for middle school teachers.

The FAST Program will fund 12 hours of graduate credit hours at Highlands in the 2013 – 2014 school year for 22 Memorial Middle School teachers who hold bachelor’s degrees.

Belinda Laumbach, School of Education interim dean and Center for Professional Development director, authored the grant along with new education professor Craig Castleman. Laumbach credits Castleman with developing the concept for FAST.

“Las Vegas City Schools was chosen as a partner to participate in FAST because the district has a four-day workweek, and teachers are required to participate in professional development on some Fridays,” Laumbach said.

NM launches new Film Trails Map website

NM launches new Film Trails Map website

New Mexico has just unveiled a website with its new Film Trails Map.

The map will help travelers plan trips to the Land of Enchantment based on hit television shows like “Breaking Bad.” Feature films shot in the state will also be highlighted on the website.

Tourism officials say they are hoping the fascination with the big screen and TV series will help draw more people to New Mexico.

“This website is going to help people see New Mexico through a different lens, especially those who like movies,” said Tourism spokesperson Veronica Valencia.

More than 600 films have been produced around New Mexico, including the much anticipated Johnny Depp film “The Lone Ranger” which hits theaters on July 3rd.

The map can now be accessed at www.newmexico.org/filmtrails.