🌱 Ecological Waste Disposal + Safety Rules updated for Flow of Lights

Hello everyone. It’s Helen Eckhard, your presenter at the Daily. Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening on the ground, including:

  • Albuquerque’s Solid Waste Management Department announces “green waste” pickup dates.
  • New safety regulations have been issued for the River of Lights event.
  • Families in need receive Thanksgiving meals.

But first today’s weather:

A lot of sun. High: 51 Low: 27.

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Here are the top 3 stories today in Albuquerque:

  1. After a late summer and fall of rain and garden weeds, you may have bagged a lot of leftover weeds, leaves, grass clippings or other “green debris” in your yard. The City of Albuquerque offers a service to help residents dispose of green waste. Albuquerque’s Solid Waste Management Department is providing free green waste pickup Monday, November 28th through Friday, December 9th. (Albuquerque Journal)
  2. The city of Albuquerque announced new safety regulations following the tragic death of a seven-year-old Albuquerque boy nearly a year ago outside of the River of Lights event. According to Metro Security Division CABQ chief Scott Blackledge, Central at Tingley will be closed to pedestrian crossings during the River of Lights event. Crowds are diverted under the Bosque cycle path. (KOB 4)
  3. On Saturday, 160 families received food for a Thanksgiving meal. A group of local businesses and non-profit organizations volunteered at the handout event. co-owner of Trendz beauty supply, Christina Davis, helped organize the event. Families could also receive gift cards. (KRQE News 13)

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Today in Albuquerque:

  • A benefit concert for Shea Perry At St. Paul Lutheran Church (7:00 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • As part of a pop-up Thanksgiving campaign through the end of November, you can come and adopt any animal, regardless of age, at the Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society for just $25. The shelter is completely full and needs adoptive families, puppies, kittens and cats. Brighten up this holiday season with a new furry companion by your side. (Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society via Facebook)
  • The City of Albuquerque, @newmexicoutd, and the Albuquerque Convention Center team up to host World Cup Watch Parties at Civic Plaza! Catch all the action on the Plaza’s 16 x 30 foot high definition video display. It starts on November 21 at 12 noon. (City of Albuquerque via Instagram)
  • The Santa Fe Police Department is excited to be a part of this year’s Northern New Mexico Toy Drive. The event benefits children in the community and throughout northern New Mexico. To learn how you can contribute and to see upcoming events, go to this link. (Santa Fe Police Department via Facebook)

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You’re all caught up for today. I’ll be in your inbox tomorrow with your next update!

Helen Eckard

About me: Helen Eckhard is a Marketing Associate at Lightning Media Partners. Outside of work, she enjoys building crosswords, knitting, or devising increasingly sophisticated methods to kill characters in her crime novels.