New Mexico just got the opportunity to share its tourism story with up to 20 million households. Read on for more on that and five more things to know for Tuesday.
What’s next for Sports Authority’s ABQ locations?
The sporting goods retailer has two locations in the Duke City, one at Winrock Town Center and one at Cottonwood Mall. Sports Authority filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month, and lawyers for the retailer recently said the company abandoned its reorganization plan, which creditors wouldn’t accept, and instead will sell its assets to a number of interested buyers. So what happens if Sports Authority closes its Albuquerque stores? Reporter Stephanie Guzman talked with brokers about what might happen with those high-profile spaces.
Duke City company lands $25M for military tech
A new piece of military technology is slated to be produced in Albuquerque in 2016 and 2017, and one local company will see $25 million because of it. The technology, which will be produced by Aquila Group, consists of 2,860 radiation kit readers and 282,000 dosimeters for delivery to the Army National Guard. The dosimeters are worn on a service member’s wrist when he or she is in the field. Reporter Joe Cardillo has more.
Viewpoint: ART ‘bus boondoggle’ faces legal scrutiny
We’ve heard more reader feedback about Albuquerque Rapid Transit than any other issue in my time at ABF. Readers are talking about a Viewpoint submissionwe published Monday from D. Dowd Muska of the Rio Grande Foundation about two lawsuits that were filed over issues regarding ART.
Bryan Cranston still loves Albuquerque
So he told the Albuquerque Journal’s Washington bureau chief Michael Coleman at the White House Correspondents Dinner. Cranston said he comes back to New Mexico frequently and may be in town again soon. (And yes, he still has a house in the Duke City.)
NM launches anti-child abuse campaign
New Mexico has one of the lowest child well-being rates in the nation, and business leaders are getting involved in the conversation about how to change that in hopes of building a better future for our state. Now, the state Children, Youth and Families Department is launching a new anti-child abuse campaign with the aim of bringing the community together around the issue, the Associated Press reports. Commercials for the campaign will star UFC fighter Carlos Condit. But high-profile New Mexico Catholic leaders are already telling the AP that the state should instead be spending its resources on education and fighting poverty.
AND: NM’s tourism story goes national
The weekly TV show “New Mexico True Television” will be distributed to a national audience starting July 1. The show, produced by CliffDweller Digital in cooperation with the New Mexico Tourism Department, has aired regionally for two years. Now, it will air in multiple time periods weekly on a new cable channel, Fun Roads TV, which will be distributed to 20 million households nationally through DISH Network and in Florida via Comcast. “The New Mexico True brand has been hugely successful in bringing visitors to New Mexico, and we’re proud to share the brand and all it represents with the entire nation through this popular TV show,” said Executive Producer Richard Holcomb.
By: Rachel Sams (Albuquerque Business First)
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