Quote of the Day
“When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.” –Sonia Croquette
On New Mexico Style
Boys and Girls Club Communications Director, Katie Hunter, joined us on the show to talk about the upcoming fundraiser, The Don Chalmer’s Golf with Friends Tournament. She also talked about how the Boys and Girls Club impacts the youth in the community.
Dr. Dean Bair from Bair Medical Spa came on the show to talk about the Smart-Skin CO2 laser used for wrinkle treatment, age spots, redness, and overall rejuvenation.
Paul McGuire of the Bureau of Land Management came on the show to speak about the Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Program, that happening to control the nearly 40,000 wild horses roaming the western states.
Chef Bochenski from Anasazi Restaurant joined us in our Builder’s Source Kitchen to talk about the new small plates menu at the restaurant and cooks up some of the new dishes.
In the Community
Get ready to pay more for your water bill if you live in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County. Starting the beginning of next month the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority is raising rates five percent. That means most folks will pay $4.66 more a month. But if you don’t use a lot of water…your bill could go down about 40 cents a month. The water authority says it needs money to fix old pipes and the sewage treatment plant.
US News and World Report has ranked 13 New Mexico high schools among the top high schools in the nation for science, technology, engineering and math — or “stem.” Here in Albuquerque, four schools made the grade. They are Early College Academy, La Cueva, Eldorado, and Cibola High.
US News and World Report has also ranked New Mexico as one of the top ten fastest aging states in the country. Meaning the number of retirees living in the land of enchantment is on the rise. Senior citizens living New Mexico has increased more than 30% in 13 years and people 65 and older make up nearly 14% of the state’s population, many of those live below poverty level.