News Briefs: UNM gets national attention for economic growth support

University of New Mexico

UNM gets national attention for economic growth support

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The University of New Mexico is getting national attention for how well it supports economic growth. Wednesday, the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities designated the college as an innovation and economic prosperity university. The organization says the title means that UNM has worked with public and private sectors to foster new technologies and businesses.

Scarface coming to Santa Fe

SANTA FE (KRQE) – Scarface is coming to Santa Fe. Director and actor Al Pacino will answer questions at the center for contemporary arts in July. This coincides with two films he’s debuting around the country. It’s happening July and will cost $75.

Report named New Mexico as most wasteful state

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A new report ranks New Mexico as the most wasteful state when it comes to methane emissions. According to a consulting firm that measured the amount of methane leaked, vented or burned in 2011, New Mexico wasted about 33.7 billion cubic feet at an estimated cost of about $101 million. The data was compiled from the EPA. NASA scientists are still studying the largest bloom of greenhouse gases ever detected in the U.S. located over the four corners region.

New Mexico ranked as difficult state to be a parent

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Being a parent can be tough, but the state you’re living in could make it more difficult according to one study. Wallet-hub ranks New Mexico as dead last in terms of economic and social well being. The study suggest that dads in New Mexico are four times more likely to be living in poverty than fathers in New Hampshire. In terms of health and balancing work though, New Mexico is ranked 11.

Planning departments want to know how you want the county to look

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Albuquerque and Bernalillo County Planning Departments want to know what you think the area should look like in 20 years and they’re holding a series of “A-B-C to Z” workshops to find out. Residents have said they want denser residential zones in some areas and more businesses underneath apartment complexes. There is also a call for more development downtown, uptown and north Coors Boulevard. Those who cannot make the meetings can provide feedback through the project’s online survey.

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