The Purple Day kickstarted campaign to help abused children By Christina Stock Vision Editor On April 3, the community came together to kickstart the fundraising campaign for Royal Family KIDS of New Mexico summer camp. Toys and money were donated by the public, businesses and churches. According to RFK, 39 out of 75 children have been sponsored so far. The goal is to take all 75 children to a summer camp, where most of these children will enjoy one week of childhood that they never had before. In addition to sponsors and donations, RFK needs councilors and volunteers to help with organizing ahead of time and at camp. Today, in Part II of the article, RFK camp director Tabitha Denny talks about details of the camp and volunteers. “It is a one-to-two ratio for councilors,” Denny said. “If we have one councilor to two campers. At a minimum we have to have 35 councilors, but then, we have to have support staff as well. We usually will take 75 to 100 volunteers … [Read more...] about Royal Family KIDS of New Mexico, part II
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Marie C. Baca Albuquerque Journal Published 4:59 PM EST Dec 24, 2018 "The Twelve Days of Christmas" is a classic holiday carol that tells the story of an individual receiving increasingly extravagant gifts from a true love. But what would it cost to procure those items from New Mexico businesses? About $4,000 on the low side, according to an Albuquerque Journal analysis. Specifically, a "partridge in a pear tree" will cost around $50. Jericho Nursery near Osuna Road NE in Albuquerque sells a five gallon Bartlett pear tree for $49.99. But you'll have to hurry, because, as of Dec. 18, only one pear tree was in stock, and the store doesn't expect to have more for sale until spring. Though Chukar partridges have been sighted in New Mexico in the past, the state's Game and Fish Department says you'll have better luck with the closely related quail. New Mexico is home to four species of quail, and you can observe them for free. Forget "two turtle doves," because the ABQ BioPark Zoo … [Read more...] about How much does it cost to buy all ’12 Days of Christmas’ in New Mexico?
Published 11:13 pm CDT, Tuesday, October 2, 2018 SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is investigating a fish die-off in the upper Pecos River in northern New Mexico. The Las Vegas Optic reports the reported fish die-off from the village of Pecos to Cowles is affecting brown and rainbow trout. Officials say it is being attributed to stress induced by low water conditions and poor water quality throughout late summer and early fall. Most of the fish observed were adult brown trout and a few were rainbow trout. The department expects more fish to die through the fall as brown trout undergo spawning stress and water flows continue to be very low. Officials say waters that have been affected by die-offs will be restocked when water conditions are suitable. ___ Information from: Las Vegas Optic, http://www.lasvegasoptic.com … [Read more...] about New Mexico officials probing fish die-off in Pecos River
Cassie McClure For Pulse Published 2:00 p.m. UTC Aug 15, 2018 It may not be obvious in a mostly bone-dry Las Cruces that New Mexico has a thriving fishing community. But there are plenty of chances to snag a catch in our local area. Both Young Pond at Young Park, 1905 Nevada Ave., and Alumni Pond, located on the New Mexico State University campus, next to the Pan American Center, are stocked with everything from trout to catfish by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. “Just to get out during the week, we have tons of fun at the little lake at NMSU,” said Angel Peña, Rio Bravo Program Director for the Conservation Lands Foundation. “We can pack up a picnic, a dog and head out for the evening — great time, super affordable and best part is that we can sneak in some fishing after work in between dinner and my daughter's homework.” Peña, who is also a board member of Friends of Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks, said … [Read more...] about Everything you need to know to get started fishing in New Mexico
Updated 11:10 am CDT, Thursday, July 26, 2018 RATON, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico authorities say a man was seriously injured in a bear attack that ended with the man shooting the animal. Conservation officers with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish say the attack happened Wednesday southeast of Raton, a community near the New Mexico-Colorado border. They say the man was walking his dogs when the bear attacked. The 36-year-old man was flown to an Albuquerque hospital due to the severity of his injuries, including a bite to his leg. Authorities had no details on his condition but said he was able to draw his handgun and shoot the bear, killing it. MySA News Videos Now Playing: Now Playing Man assaulted, shot near North Side high school, police say Media: San Antonio Express-News SAPD: 2 drivers arrested following officer-involved crash outside Redneck Heaven Media: San Antonio Express-News Police investigating body found dumped off SW side … [Read more...] about New Mexico man shoots bear after being injured in attack