CEO of controversial animal shelter resigns
Jack Hagerman, CEO of the Santa Fe Animal Sanctuary and Humane Society, has stepped down from the board less than two years after taking the position. Shelter philanthropy director Pamela Weis Powell said SFR Hagerman’s last day was July 31. The board is currently looking for an interim CEO. “We are really in transition,” says Weas-Powell. “Rest in peace with Jack. Operations are still business as usual, everything is as it was at the shelter and we are moving forward to work with the Santa Fe community and encourage their support during this time. SFAS also welcomed a new board member, Elizabeth Mr. Rice announced. Recently, several board members resigned following unrest at shelters under Hagerman’s leadership.
One of the points of contention during Hagerman’s tenure was the shelter’s inactive cat capture, neutering, and release program (this service is now available at the shelter in a modified way). ). Hagerman writes a regular animal column for SFR and sparked a backlash in April with an article about cats. “I can see firsthand how challenging it is for a director or CEO to manage it,” former director Rita Worthington, who has served on the board for nine years, told SFR. rice field. “We were trying to implement a program that was statistically successful nationally,” Hagerman said, but “didn’t prove to work well in our small community. The resulting protests and backlash were negligible.” It didn’t.” The cat riot had a significant impact on the New Mexico Feline Society, whose executive director Bobby Heller told SFR that cat intake was “a man of faith.” is said to have doubled. [the Santa Fe Animal Shelter] Those who turned away or were turned away took their cats to the felines instead. She said she was optimistic now that “the balance will be restored.” “Overall, I think the board will do everything in its power to ensure the right choices and the right steps forward,” Heller said. Actress Ali McGraw, a longtime Shelter supporter, echoed her optimism in her interview with SFR, stating: “What we have all learned over the past few months is that the people of Santa Fiennes are passionate about their animals, their community shelters and their humane society. This is a step in the right direction. We sincerely hope that it will be reflected in further support for our animals and our most important organizations.”
SFPS Signs Private Special Contract
Despite having an approved contract with an outside company for special education services, the Santa Fe Public Schools withdrew from it and instead used payroll incentives to pay for the program during the next school year. We plan to hire our own staff. In June, the SFPS School Board approved a $1.5 million contract with Professional Education Services to address the chronic problem of filling jobs for special education students. However, local chapters of the National Education Association Labor Union opposed the plan, and after negotiations with the union, on July 21, SFPS Superintendent Hilario “Larry” Chavez may join the program instead. established a bonus of $10,000 to $20,000 for an employee. “At the end of the day, it’s the kids in the classroom that are the problem,” Chavez told SFR. Trade union representatives agree. “It is never a good idea to outsource public education,” says NEA Santa Fe Union President Grace Meyer. “Especially for commercial organizations.” The change in strategy seems to be paying off so far. Mr. Chavez reports that all four vacant teaching positions in the special education program have been filled and one social worker position has been vacated. The district has yet to fill all eight instructional assistant positions, but Chavez said the district is actively recruiting and has several staff ready for the start of the new school year. Stated.
PNM Creates New Thermal Assistance Fund
Record-breaking temperatures in New Mexico this summer have boosted power usage, and yesterday reported two record system peaks in the last month, according to PNM. The company announced that it has allocated $250,000 to a new PNM Summer Heating Subsidy Fund, available to verified income customers who are having trouble paying their bills, in response to rising electricity prices. Customers can request help from him at PNM.com/help until September 30th. You can also apply for billing assistance through the PNM Good Neighbor Fund. To keep your electric bill down in hot weather, PNM offers the following tips: Raise the thermostat, and according to the news release, “Each time you raise the temperature, you’ll save 1-2% on your utility bills while still staying comfortable.” Sends cool air to frequently used spaces. Close the blinds during the hottest hours of the day. Avoid using the dishwasher, washer and dryer in the late afternoon or evening. Grill outdoors if possible. Find more tips here and book your home energy ‘diagnosis’.
State Authorities Launch Infant Mortality Prevention Campaign
Authorities in three states announced new initiatives this week to combat Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID). It is one of the leading causes of infant deaths in New Mexico and in the United States, accounting for 19.7% of all infant deaths in New Mexico, according to a news release. Mexico. Deaths from SUID often occur while the baby is asleep or in a sleeping area and are often due to accidental suffocation. The new Safe Sleep Campaign will focus on education and outreach efforts on safe sleep conditions, officials said. “Parents want to do everything possible to keep their babies safe,” Elizabeth Groginsky, chief cabinet secretary of the Ministry of Early Childhood Education and Care, said in a statement. “That is why we employ a multi-targeted approach to ensure that families, community organizations, medical and infant specialists have the knowledge they need about sleep. Babies should sleep alone, on their backs, in cribs or baskets without soft toys, pillows, bumpers or blankets.” It is part of the support activities that have been carried out. “These deaths are unimaginable tragedies and cannot be prevented,” Teresa Casados, Acting Secretary of the Department of Children, Youth and Family Services, said in a statement. “Informing parents about how to protect their babies is a straightforward way to reduce mortality,” she said.
CBS News visits New Mexico for a behind-the-scenes look at the homecoming of a Mexican wolf cub. Chris Van Cleave reports on the newborn wolf cubs’ recent journey, from breeding in New York to introducing them to new families in burrows in the Gila National Forest, New Mexico. Not only will he see lots of cute close-up photos of the puppies, but he will also report on the threats the endangered Mexican wolf continues to face and the ongoing opposition to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Mexican wolf recovery program. . If this segment whets your auditory appetite, in May national geographic Also, an episode of the podcast covered the settlement of wolves (and the history of the doctrine) in the American Doula Wilderness.
Dunit, New Mexico
NPR previews second season of AMC hit filmed in New Mexico dark winds, Based on Tony Hillerman’s Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee detective stories. Starring: Zahn McClarnon, Kiowa Gordon, Jessica Matten Dark Winds” The second season opener, Wonders of the Unknown, launches tonight on AMC+ and on regular AMC August 6 (preview here). NPR said, “In adapting Hillerman’s work, the show’s makers kept the gist of his ’70s material, but went beyond simple police drama to capture the truth about Navajo life.” I also hope to do so,” he said, adding that “these objectives are not fully reflected.” mesh. The series is a bit old-fashioned and lacks a modern snap. reserved dog, A better freewheeling show about Native Americans, unaffected by the mystery novels of 50 years ago. George R.R. Martin and Robert Redford said, dark winds“executive producer. Martin referred to the second season in a recent post on his blog, saying he thinks it’s “even better than the first.” And in his ICYMI last spring, SFR took a closer look at his first native American film studio, Camel Rock Studios. dark winds was taken. To the beat of New Mexico detective stories, cowboy and indian Magazine interviewed New Mexico crime writer Michael McGarity, a longtime Santa Fe resident, about writing, New Mexico, and the American West. McGarritty’s new novel, long agowas published last month. new york times Crime critic Sarah Weinman described it as “more a family story than a crime novel” and “loved it unconditionally, almost sucked me in”. [it] sit down at once. ”
If the pipe fits the person
vox Adopt the ubiquitous oppenheimer What to investigate to cover new areas trend In the magazine, it is written as Oppenheimer Core. “Most people on the internet see Oppenheimer as a gothic look, but the Oppenheimer core is more than just wearing black.” trend “The Oppenheimer Core is as classic as it is wearing a dark suit, but with a soft edge that symbolizes the scientist’s confusion,” he explains. trend Gives many examples.Indeed, according to voxOppenheimer is “this summer’s surprise fashion movie,” but not for a reason. Robert J. Oppenheimer’s father, Julius, has been described as “one of the most knowledgeable ‘dough’ men” in New York. American Prometheus, the biography on which the film of Christopher Nolan was based. Authors Kai Byrd and Martin J. Sherwin write that Julius Oppenheimer “always dressed for the role in white high-collared shirts, modest ties, and dark business suits.” writing.Oppenheimer costume designer Ellen Mirojinik vox She was struck by how consistent Robert J. Oppenheimer’s style was throughout her life, but changed only slightly during her stay in Los Alamos to take off her waistcoat and adapt to the New Mexico desert. .
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