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🌱 City Plans For Hotels to Housing + Museum Art Educator Honored

Hello all. I’m back with your new edition of the Albuquerque Daily. Here’s all the community news you need to know right now.

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Mild with sun and clouds. High: 60 Low: 39.

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Here are the top three stories today in Albuquerque:

  1. As part of an effort to add 5,000 housing units by 2025, Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller announced plans to convert hotels that will overall house up to 1,000 people. The city will host an informal meeting to discuss the plans on Tuesday, Dec. 6th (KOAT New Mexico)
  2. Albuquerque native Elena Baca was named Museum Education Art Educator of the Year. The award honors educators in museum education for their dedication and contributions to the field. Baca currently works at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. ()
  3. The ABQ Biopark welcomed its first new penguin chick since the penguin exhibit opened in 2019. After closing in October due to the risk of avian flu, the penguin exhibit is once again open to the public with limited access. (KRQE)

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Today in Albuquerque:

  • Library Book Club At Albuquerque Garden Center (2:00 PM)
  • Board Of Education Community Conversations At Albuquerque High School (6:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • Not sure what to do with your children’s letters to Santa? Take the kids to drop off their letters at the Central & Our Public Library! The special post box will be available now through Dec. 17. (City of Albuquerque via Instagram)
  • Do you have any guns that you’d like to get rid of? Several nonprofits are partnering up to host a gun buyback event at the La Mesa Presbyterian Church on Dec. 10. (KRQE News 13)
  • Would you like to serve for two weeks in the New Mexico House of Representatives? Bernalillo County is seeking someone to represent Wester Side Albuquerque until the end of the year. ()

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Now you’re in the loop and ready to start this Monday! I’ll be back soon with your next update.

β€” Helen Eckhart

About me: Helen Eckhard is a marketing associate at Lightning Media Partners. Outside of work, she enjoys constructing crossword puzzles, knitting, or devising increasingly crafty ways to kill off characters in her mystery novels.

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