Wednesday, June 12 on Style Show: links and Poetry Slam

June 12th, 2013 at 10:06 am by under 2 KASA Style

Quote of the Day

“Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.” –Erica Jong

On New Mexico Style

Colonel Steven Ver Helst came on the show to get the word out about the National Guard and the role it plays in emergencies.

Kristen Soden from Team R&S came on the show to talk about some great power sports gift ideas for Dad’s who like adventure.

Albuquerque Poet Laureate Hakim Bellamy and Slam Master Demian Flores came on the show to talk about “The Southwest Shootout” Poetry Slam competition that is happening this weekend.

Village Inn Regional Manager John Christopher joined us in our Home Builder’s Kitchen to talk about their free pie Wednesdays and some showcased some great pies that would be great for Father’s Day.

In the Community

The commission unanimously passed the ban last night for unincorporated areas of the county. It prohibits fireworks that shoot up or out. Albuquerque’s city council passed a similar ban earlier this month. The county commission vote comes the same day Governor Susana Martinez urged all local governments to pass firework restrictions because of the drought. And the deadline is looming — under state law, cities and counties have to approve drought-based fireworks restrictions at least 20-days before a holiday like July 4th which is now 22 days away.

Some new technology is trying to make public pools in Albuquerque cleaner than ever. Six city pools, including the West Mesa Aquatic Center now have this state of the art ultra-violet light sanitation system. It’s basically a really strong light bulb that shocks and treats the water killing 99.9% of any chlorine-resistant pathogens. The city says it keeps germs out of the water and means fewer chemicals in the pools.

If you’re a breast cancer survivor, here’s a chance for you to learn how to fly fish…for free! The national nonprofit group called “Casting For Recovery” is now accepting applications for their fly-fishing retreat in August.  It’s for breast cancer survivors in any stage of recovery. It’ll be held in Cimarron this August.


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