The Daily Word in coyotes, concealed baseball bats and the history of mourning attire
According to Mayor Berry, APD faces a shortage of 200 officers (or one-fifth of its police force) owing to changes in New Mexico’s government employee retirement schedule; officers who retire in 2015 will receive fewer benefits than those retiring this year.
The reward for information on the killing of Tasmanian devil Jasper is now $10,000. Yesterday, the Mayor's Office reached out to the Australian zoo that Jasper was on loan from. If you have any information about this crime, please contact Crime Stoppers at call 843-7867.
Nationwide scrutiny of Job Corps follows an investigative report; claims about the Albuquerque site include fraudulent certifications, testing problems, violence and illegal drug use.
A Rio Rancho man who stands accused of armed robberies had a baseball bat hidden in his pants.
State lawmakers were briefed about ebola readiness yesterday.
Residents of Bosque Farms are on the alert for hungry coyotes.
City officials held the first of several community meetings to discuss oversight of Albuquerque Police Department's use of force.
CSA Group has consolidated its photovoltaic certification and testing facilities here in New Mexico.
Two folks from Burque caught fish at Navajo Lake by using “LED light-up pink fishing poles.”
Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire is now on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. According to the exhibit overview, "The thematic exhibition is organized chronologically and features mourning dress from 1815 to 1915 ..." Death Becomes Her runs through February 1, 2015.
The Daily Word 4.15.11: Ides of April
A man and his pig.
Bosque Farms cop investigated for stealing stuff from the department. Third in a year.
Tornado kills two in Oklahoma.
Meat contaminated with nasty bacteria.
Indiana House committee passes immigration bill.
World's first 3-D porno movie.
Arizona approves 'Birther' bill.
Brooke Mueller tries to pawn watch and stereo.
Marilyn Manson wants to be in Charles Manson biopic with Lindsay Lohan.
The Russians Are Coming
Hays Honey and Apple Farm
Ken Hays is wild about bees. He began beekeeping as a hobby in 1968. He would continue working as an air traffic controller until 1988, when the bees claimed him full time. With fellow beekeepers Joe Wesbrook and Andy Duran, Hays covers New Mexico with more than 150 hives and gathers a thousand pounds of honey every week. They collect spicy tamarisk (salt cedar) honey from Socorro, mesquite from T or C, sweet clover from “up north,” desert candle from southern New Mexico, and varieties including early and late summer, floral and more. With permission from farmers, the Bureau of Land Management and the forest service, he places hives on land where the pollination often benefits the local agriculture and flora. The honeys range in color from pale gold to deep amber, and their flavors reflect the bees’ foraging areas.