San Juan County, NM – On Saturday, December 13th deputies and officers from the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office, New Mexico State Police and Farmington Police Department participated in the Shop with a Cop program. Kmart graciously hosted the event and provided the children with breakfast.
We realize that many times the only contact a child has with an officer is during an emotionally charged event. We want our local youth to know that our officers truly care about them. This program is an annual tradition, focused on fostering that positive relationship.
The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office Foundation Board raises money throughout the year, through the charitable donations of local businesses. All collected funds are allocated 100% for the children. The Board then partners with local schools and non-profit groups to nominate children based on their current situation.
Each child was allotted $100 to shop for clothing necessities and a few toys of their choosing. This year, approximately 39 deputies and officers were able to provide 101 youth and teens a Christmas experience that they would otherwise not get the opportunity to experience.
One particular family of six walked over three miles from their home, to the store to participate in the event.
Poo Lagoon - Call to Action
By Jim Dahlberg
At our planning meeting last week we discussed the best approaches to lobby the county to reject the business license application for the Bar 7 Ranch RV Park. There certainly was renewed opposition energy with many of you coming forward with your concerns about a transient worker RV park and accompanying sewage lagoon coming into an established residential area.
On Monday, December 8th, Bar 7 Ranch RV Park (Bar 7 LLC out of Roswell , NM ) made application with the San Juan County Community Development Department for the business license. So the clock started ticking for the 30-day review period on the 8th and in order to be considered, our comments must be submitted before January 7th.
Larry Hathaway, the Development Department's manager, is the "administrator" for processing the application. If you recall, Larry gave testimony at the hearing that there " . . . are guidelines, but they are more than that, there [are] provisions and regulations." Mr. Hathaway will now be collecting all the pertinent information regarding the application to make sure all the provisions and regulations are addressed. So we have a point person who will review our comments and include his findings in the Department's recommendation to the county executive officers.
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