Albuquerque en New Plan For ABQBioPark Mimics Rivers Of The World <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 01:11:55 +0000 Rita Daniels 47422 at New Plan For ABQBioPark Mimics Rivers Of The World Utility inadvertently diverted irrigation water <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">The water utility in Albuquerque inadvertently diverted farmers&#39; irrigation water from the Rio Grande for more than a week in late June and used it for the city&#39;s drinking water supplies.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">The Albuquerque Journal reports (<a href=""></a>) that John Stomp, chief operating officer of the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility, acknowledged the improper diversions and agreed to pay back the farmers.</span></p> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 15:25:38 +0000 Albuquerque Journal 15184 at Utility inadvertently diverted irrigation water Schott to close 'flagship' solar plant <p>Schott Solar will be closing its 200,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Albuquerque.</p><p>The company once billed the plant as its flagship facility in North America. It produces photovoltaic panels and thermal receivers for large-scale solar power plants.</p><p>More than 200 people work there. They were told Thursday about the closure.</p><p>Schott spokesman Matthew Kraft declined to immediately provide details about why the company was ending operations in Albuquerque.</p> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 13:18:17 +0000 Susan Montoya Bryan, The Associated Press 14934 at Officials to close bosque in three counties <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">High fire danger has prompted officials to close the wooded area along the Rio Grande in Sandoval, Valencia and Socorro counties.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">The closure will take effect Friday morning. The area will remain closed until further notice.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">With a full closure, all paths and ditch roads near the bosque will be off limits.</span></p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 12:47:26 +0000 The Associated Press 14782 at Officials to close bosque in three counties Group concerned about NM bear management <p>Conservationists are accusing state wildlife managers of trying to eliminate the black bear population in the mountains that border Albuquerque.</p><p>Sandia Mountain BearWatch contends state Game and Fish Department logs show the agency has trapped and either removed or killed 49 bears between 2010 and 2011.</p><p>The group accuses the agency of trying to remove the animals to reduce the number of nuisance calls.</p><p>The agency disputes the accusations, saying the number of bears removed or killed by vehicles stands at less than 20 for the two years.</p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 13:14:38 +0000 The Associated Press 14452 at