CARICOM to push positions on key issues as COP21 enters second week

first_imgThe need for an Internationally legally binding agreement;A long-term temperature goal of below 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels;Loss and damage to be included as a separate and distinct element from Adaptation in the agreementA strong commitment by developed countries to scale up financingSpecial circumstances of Small Island and Low-lying developing States recognisedThe REDD Plus agreement should be anchored in the agreementProvisions to support the adaptation needs of vulnerable developing countries >#CARICOMatCOP21, Paris France: CARICOM Ministers of Government and Negotiators met Monday to set the stage for a final push in negotiations around several key issues at COP 21 in Paris, France.The Region has strong negotiating positions on several key issues, including: CARICOM Climate Change Ministers meet to chart way forward CARICOM, Australia strengthen ties Mar 10, 2016 A final agreement is expected by Friday 11 December. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… You may be interested in… After successful COP 21 CARICOM Climate Change Ministers… Feb 12, 2016 Feb 12, 2016 Jul 5, 2016 Suriname President encourages Region to diversify economic… Ensure implementation of Paris Agreement provisionsCaribbean Community (CARICOM) Chairman, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart of Barbados, on Tuesday applauded the historic adoption of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and called for its provisions to be implemented. The task now is to ensure that the provisions of this legally-binding Agreement are implemented.  The international community must now retain…December 15, 2015In “Barbados”CARICOM negotiators push key issues as COP 21 releases draft agreementAs negotiators review a preliminary draft agreement issued Wednesday at the UN Climate Change conference, COP 21, in Paris, CARICOM Ministers and Heads of delegations are pressing for outstanding concerns to be adequately represented in the final outcome agreement, due on Friday. At the top of the list is the…December 9, 2015In “CARICOM”Strong regional collaboration credited for CARICOM’s successful Climate Change campaign  CARICOM’s well prepared and experienced team of negotiators, and a focused, unified campaign, helped the Caribbean Community get its red line climate change issues all represented in the final Agreement at the just ended Climate Change conference, COP 21, in Paris, France. And, CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has…December 18, 2015In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

Progress slowing, time running out to reach 2020 HIV targets – UNAIDS warns

first_img The Caribbean’s Remarkable Response to COVID-19 GENEVA, 18 July 2018—UNAIDS is issuing countries with a stark wake-up call. In a new report, launched (on Wednesday) in Paris, France, at an event co-hosted with Coalition PLUS, UNAIDS warns that the global response to HIV is at a precarious point. At the halfway point to the 2020 targets, the report, Miles to go—closing gaps, breaking barriers, righting injustices, warns that the pace of progress is not matching global ambition. It calls for immediate action to put the world on course to reach critical 2020 targets. “We are sounding the alarm,” said Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS. “Entire regions are falling behind, the huge gains we made for children are not being sustained, women are still most affected, resources are still not matching political commitments and key populations continue to be ignored. All these elements are halting progress and urgently need to be addressed head-on.” HIV prevention crisis Dec 3, 2019 Progress, but impact of HIV prevention response inadequate, particularly among key populations – PANCAP EvaluationThe Caribbean has made progress in responding to the HIV epidemic, but an evaluation done last year has found that the impact of the prevention response has been inadequate, particularly among key populations. Of concern, according to the Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV/AIDS (PANCAP), is that the annual number of…January 22, 2019In “CARICOM”UN adopts declaration on ending AIDSUNITED NATIONS, CMC – The United Nations Wednesday adopted a progressive, new and actionable Political Declaration on Ending AIDS which includes a set of specific, time-bound targets that must be reached by 2020 to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals. The declaration…June 9, 2016In “CARICOM”Collaborate on innovations to reach key populations – NAPS Managers, civil society advised (PANCAP Coordinating Unit, CARICOM Secretariat) The Pan-Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) commenced the Seventh Meeting of National AIDS Programme (NAP) Managers and Key Partners in Port-of-Spain, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on Monday, 11 March 2019. The meeting was hosted 22 months ahead of the end of 2020…March 13, 2019In “Associate Member States”Share this on WhatsApp CARICOM Special Rapporteur Wants More Access for Persons… Global new HIV infections have declined by just 18% in the past seven years, from 2.2 million in 2010 to 1.8 million in 2017. Although this is nearly half the number of new infections compared to the peak in 1996 (3.4 million), the decline is not quick enough to reach the target of fewer than 500 000 by 2020. The reduction in new HIV infections has been strongest in the region most affected by HIV, eastern and southern Africa, where new HIV infections have been reduced by 30% since 2010. However, new HIV infections are rising in around 50 countries. In eastern Europe and central Asia the annual number of new HIV infections has doubled, and new HIV infections have increased by more than a quarter in the Middle East and North Africa over the past 20 years. Treatment scale-up should not be taken for granted Due to the impact of antiretroviral therapy roll-out, the number of AIDS-related deaths is the lowest this century (940 000), having dropped below 1 million for the first time in 2016. Yet, the current pace of decline is not fast enough to reach the 2020 target of fewer than 500 000 AIDS-related deaths. In just one year, an additional 2.3 million people were newly accessing treatment. This is the largest annual increase to date, bringing the total number of people on treatment to 21.7 million. Almost 60% of the 36.9 million people living with HIV were on treatment in 2017, an important achievement, but to reach the 30 million target there needs to be an annual increase of 2.8 million people, and there are indications that the rate of scale-up is slowing down. West and central Africa lagging behind Just 26% of children and 41% of adults living with HIV had access to treatment in western and central Africa in 2017, compared to 59% of children and 66% of adults in eastern and southern Africa. Since 2010, AIDS-related deaths have fallen by 24% in western and central Africa, compared to a 42% decline in eastern and southern Africa. Nigeria has more than half (51%) of the HIV burden in the region and there has been little progress in reducing new HIV infections in recent years. New HIV infections declined by only 5% (9000) in seven years (from 179 000 to 170 000) and only one in three people living with HIV is on treatment (33%), although HIV treatment coverage has increased from just 24% two years ago. Progress for children has slowed The report shows that the gains made for children are not being sustained. New HIV infections among children have declined by only 8% in the past two years, only half (52%) of all children living with HIV are getting treatment and 110 000 children died of AIDS-related illnesses in 2017. Although 80% of pregnant women living with HIV had access to antiretroviral medicines to prevent transmission of HIV to their child in 2017, an unacceptable 180 000 children acquired HIV during birth or breastfeeding—far away from the target of fewer than 40 000 by the end of 2018. “One child becoming infected with HIV or one child dying of AIDS is one too many,” said Mr Sidibé. “Ending the AIDS epidemic is not a foregone conclusion and the world needs to heed this wake-up call and kick-start an acceleration plan to reach the targets.” Key populations account for almost half of all new HIV infections worldwide The report also shows that key populations are not being considered enough in HIV programming. Key populations and their sexual partners account for 47% of new HIV infections worldwide and 97% of new HIV infections in eastern Europe and central Asia, where one third of new HIV infections are among people who inject drugs. “The right to health for all is non-negotiable,” said Mr Sidibé. “Sex workers, gay men and other men who have sex with men, prisoners, migrants, refugees and transgender people are more affected by HIV but are still being left out from HIV programmes. More investments are needed in reaching these key populations.” Half of all sex workers in Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, South Africa and Zimbabwe are living with HIV. The risk of acquiring HIV is 13 times higher for female sex workers, 27 times higher among men who have sex with men, 23 times higher among people who inject drugs and 12 times higher for transgender women. “Communities are echoing UNAIDS’ call,” said Vincent Pelletier, positive leader and Executive Director of Coalition PLUS. “We need universal access to adapted prevention services, and protection from discrimination. We call upon world leaders to match commitments with funding, in both donor and implementing countries.” Stigma and discrimination persist Discrimination by health-care workers, law enforcement, teachers, employers, parents, religious leaders and community members is preventing young people, people living with HIV and key populations from accessing HIV prevention, treatment and other sexual and reproductive health services. Across 19 countries, one in five people living with HIV responding to surveys reported being denied health care and one in five people living with HIV avoided visiting a health facility for fear of stigma or discrimination related to their HIV status. In five of 13 countries with available data, more than 40% of people said they think that children living with HIV should not be able to attend school with children who are HIV-negative. New agenda needed to stop violence against women In 2017, around 58% of all new HIV infections among adults more than 15 years old were among women and 6600 young women between the ages of 15 and 24 years became infected with HIV every week. Increased vulnerability to HIV has been linked to violence. More than one in three women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence, often at the hands of their intimate partners. “Inequality, a lack of empowerment and violence against women are human rights violations and are continuing to fuel new HIV infections,” said Mr Sidibé. “We must not let up in our efforts to address and root out harassment, abuse and violence, whether at home, in the community or in the workplace.” 90–90–90 can and must be achieved There has been progress towards the 90–90–90 targets. Three quarters (75%) of all people living with HIV now know their HIV status; of the people who know their status, 79% were accessing treatment in 2017, and of the people accessing treatment, 81% had supressed viral loads. Six countries, Botswana, Cambodia, Denmark, Eswatini, Namibia and the Netherlands, have already reached the 90–90–90 targets and seven more countries are on track. The largest gap is in the first 90; in western and central Africa, for example, only 48% of people living with HIV know their status. A big year for the response to tuberculosis There have been gains in treating and diagnosing HIV among people with tuberculosis (TB)—around nine out of 10 people with TB who are diagnosed with HIV are on treatment. However, TB is still the biggest killer of people living with HIV and three out of five people starting HIV treatment are not screened, tested or treated for TB. The United Nations High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis in September 2018 is an opportunity to bolster momentum around reaching the TB/HIV targets. The cost of inaction Around US$ 20.6 billion was available for the AIDS response in 2017—a rise of 8% since 2016 and 80% of the 2020 target set by the United Nations General Assembly. However, there were no significant new commitments and as a result the one-year rise in resources is unlikely to continue. Achieving the 2020 targets will only be possible if investments from both donor and domestic sources increase. Ways forward From townships in southern Africa to remote villages in the Amazon to mega-cities in Asia, the dozens of innovations contained within the pages of the report show that collaboration between health systems and individual communities can successfully reduce stigma and discrimination and deliver services to the vast majority of the people who need them the most. These innovative approaches continue to drive the solutions needed to achieve the 2020 targets. When combination HIV prevention—including condoms and voluntary medical male circumcision—is pursued at scale, population-level declines in new HIV infections are achieved. Oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is having an impact, particularly among key populations. Offering HIV testing and counselling to family members and the sexual partners of people diagnosed with HIV has significantly improved testing access. Eastern and southern Africa has seen significant domestic and international investments coupled with strong political commitment and community engagement and is showing significant progress in achieving the 2020 targets. “For every challenge there is a solution,” said Mr Sidibé. “It is the responsibility of political leaders, national governments and the international community to make sufficient financial investments and establish the legal and policy environments needed to bring the work of innovators to the global scale. Doing so will create the momentum needed to reach the targets by 2020.” In 2017, an estimated: 36.9 million [31.1 million–43.9 million] people globally were living with HIV 21.7 million [19.1 million–22.6 million] people were accessing treatment 1.8 million [1.4 million–2.4 million] people became newly infected with HIV 940 000 [670 000–1.3 million] people died from AIDS-related illnesses UNAIDS The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) leads and inspires the world to achieve its shared vision of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths. UNAIDS unites the efforts of 11 UN organizations—UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, UN Women, ILO, UNESCO, WHO and the World Bank—and works closely with global and national partners towards ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more at unaids.org and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. 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Haiti’s new Prime Minister takes office

first_img Prime Minister Céant has had a long involvement in Haitian politics and was a presidential candidate in 2016. Sep 27, 2018 President Moise announces new prime minister(PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, CMC) – President Jovenel Moise Tuesday announced Jean Michel Lapin, who once served as a courier in the public administration, to be the new prime minister of this French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country. Lapin, who had been serving as acting prime minister ever since 93 of the 103…April 10, 2019In “CARICOM”Haiti names new prime ministerPORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Feb 23, CMC – President Jovenel Moise says he has appointed Dr. Jack Guy Lafontant , a professor of gastroenterology at the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of the State University of Haiti (UEH) as the country’s new Prime Minister. He replaces Enex Jean-Charles, who submitted…February 24, 2017In “CARICOM”PM Holness Congratulates Haiti’s new Prime MinisterOPM, Kingston, Jamaica  –  Prime Minister Andrew Holness this afternoon expressed his congratulations to the Honourable Jean-Henry Céant on his appointment as Prime Minister of the Republic of Haiti. In his capacity as Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Mr Holness, in an official letter expressed CARICOM’s commitment to continued partnership with…September 20, 2018In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Haiti’s new Prime Minister Jean-Henry Céant has been sworn into Office. President Jovenel Moise on Tuesday led the official swearing-in ceremony at the National Palace in Port au Prince. The Ceremony followed the President’s announcement on Sunday that he had selected Céant after consultations with the two branches of Parliament. The announcement came three weeks after former Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant resigned amid violent and deadly protests sparked by a  proposal to significantly increase fuel prices.center_img Au Palais national pour prendre part à la cérémonie de présentation officielle à la Nation du Premier Ministre nommé, @jeanhenryceant, à qui je présente tous mes vœux de succès. pic.twitter.com/h74JIz9q8A— Président Jovenel Moïse (@moisejovenel) August 7, 2018 You may be interested in… UNGA – President Jovenel Moise of Haiti (Summary of… last_img read more

Affinia Group Realigns Corporate Finance Team, Announces Staff Additions

first_imgANN ARBOR, MI – Following last week’s news announcing a restructured marketing operation, today Affinia Group announced that it has added two new members to its corporate finance team and also realigned the duties of some existing corporate finance managers. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “This finance team, under the leadership of our CFO Thomas Madden, will assure that we stay on course to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers and our investors,” said Terry McCormack, Affinia’s president and chief executive officer. “Our comprehensive restructuring program continues to move forward according to plan. As we achieve our immediate goals, we will continue to implement organizational change that will position us for success with our longer-range strategic initiatives.” The company has appointed David Shears to the position of director of internal audit, and Mark Trinske to the position of director of investor, public and government relations. Shears joins Affinia Group from Metaldyne Corp., a privately held auto parts manufacturer, where he served as director of internal audit services. At Affinia, he will be responsible for global internal auditing. Mark Trinske will be responsible for the flow of financial and strategic information to investors, press and public. Trinske will also provide a liaison to various governmental agencies. He was formerly with ProQuest Co., where he held the position of vice president, investor relations. Under the newly aligned corporate finance structure, Pat Flanagan has been promoted from corporate controller to chief accounting and financial compliance officer. In this expanded role, Flanagan will be responsible for, among other things, compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements. Advertisement Walt Nevolis, formerly Affinia’s director of audit and compliance, has been named director, IT business office. Nevolis will be responsible for IT corporate compliance, corporate technology investments and will interface with IT providers. Nevolis will also serve as a financial analyst to the company’s business architecture group. Chuck Mendeljian, vice president of customer financial services, will join the finance department in the same capacity. Mendeljian’s extensive experience in the analysis and management of customer credit will result in closer integration within the finance department. “These changes greatly strengthen our audit, communications and compliance functions,” said Thomas Madden, Affinia Group’s chief financial officer. “With these additions and this realignment, our finance organization is well positioned to support our current growth as well as our long-range strategic initiatives.” For more information about Affinia, go to: http://www.affiniagroup.com.last_img read more

Polaris Systems Adds to Sales Staff

first_imgDeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  GREENSBORO, NC — Polaris Systems, a Greensboro, NC-based software development company, has announced the addition of Robert Hillman to its sales management staff. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Hillman has been involved in the high-performance industry with notable companies in Ohio and Florida. His background includes experience in sales, management and IT capacities. He brings a wide breadth of knowledge and understanding of both the daily and strategic business of warehouses, shops and retail operations. His racing background includes drag race, circle track and boats, including offshore and inboards. Hillman will be responsible for sales in the southeast region. Polaris Systems provides specific software solutions to automotive engine rebuilders, machine shops, diesel and fuel injection shops and distributors, heavy duty truck and fleet shops and high-performance manufacturers and distributors. The company provides three basic software packages for small, medium and large businesses. For more information about Polaris Systems, visit: www.polarissystems.com.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisementlast_img read more

New Sales and Marketing Chief for Cooper Unit

first_imgWith more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  FINDLAY, Ohio — Cooper Tire & Rubber has made a management change in its Mexican business unit, appointing David Vujanov as marketing and sales director for Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. de Mexico SA de CV.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Vujanov replaces Chris Barbara, the previous marketing director for the Mexican unit who is returning to Cooper’s Findlay, Ohio, headquarters. Vujanov joined Cooper Mexico as director of sales in March. (Tire Review),Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business. last_img read more

Angel Fire Bike Park Extends Season Through Nov. 3

first_imgAngel Fire Resort News: The Bike Park at Angel Fire Resort. Courtesy/AFR The Bike Park at Angel Fire Resort. Courtesy/AFR Ah yes, autumn. A favorite time of year for a crisp, morning ride through golden glades, kicking up leaves! But seriously, it is gorgeous this time of year at Angel Fire Resort and the Bike Park is extending the season through Nov. 3 weather permitting. New Trail Opening More Information can be found at www.angelfireresort.com. Events:  Gravity Games Oct. 12: Angel Fire Bike Park’s Annual Gravity Games celebrates mountain biking with fun competitions, great prizes and tons of gravity. Bring the whole family to enjoy a bike-filled day of fun. The Bike Park at Angel Fire Resort. Courtesy/AFR The Bike Park at Angel Fire Resort. Courtesy/AFR Smoke Signals is the newest trail from Angel Fire Bike Park. Fire 5 Final Race of the Season Oct. 13-14: Angel Fire Bike Park’s Fire 5 is the premier downhill race series in the Rocky Mountains presented by Schwalbe. This series consists of three unique downhill races held at Angel Fire Bike Park throughout the bike season. Amateurs and pros alike are invited to join in one or all three races. The Bike Park at Angel Fire Resort. Courtesy/AFRlast_img read more

Jemez Mountains Electric Co-op Building For Future

first_imgConstruction underway at Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative, Inc. Photo by James R. Mountain/valleydailypost.comInterim General Manager Andrew J. Chavez shows a rendering of the Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative, Inc. construction project. Photo by James R. Mountain/valleydailypost.com By JAMES R. MOUNTAINValley Daily PostJemez Mountains Electric Cooperative, Inc. broke ground in May on new buildingConstruction of a new home for the Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative, Inc. (JMEC) is well underway.JMEC was finally able to break ground in the spring after concluding a Request for Proposal process that was vetted back to May of 2017 and awarded to general contractor Bradbury Stamm Construction for the design-build of the new facility. Several changes occurred in May at JMEC with the beginning of construction and the appointment of Interim General Manager Andrew J. Chavez.Chavez took over after GM Donna Montoya-Trujillo submitted her resignation in early May. Chavez brings several years of experience as an employee at JMEC including serving for 11 years as director of Information Technology. Taking on the interim role of GM, Chavez expressed his excitement with the projects and forward path of JMEC.“I certainly look forward to the future of Jemez Mountain Electric Cooperative, the undertakings of the Board, the quality of services, and the affordable services JMEC provides in power,” he said.  The Valley Daily Post recently visited with Chavez and toured construction progress on the new building to replace the outdated facility.“The original building has served its purpose. A new building is well deserved for the community,” Chavez said.The new 2-story building will encompass approximately 31,000 square feet and house updated facilities and the appropriate technological infrastructure necessary to best service JMEC customers into the future. The completion date is scheduled for the end of summer 2020.Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative (JMEC) was founded in 1947. The co-op began as a small hydropower generating station in Jemez Springs serving three families. Today, JMEC is the largest electric co-op in the state serving consumers in the five counties of Rio Arriba, Santa Fe, San Juan, McKinley and Sandoval. The current building was engineered and built in 1960.last_img read more

Posts From The Road: Split Rock Lighthouse

first_imgThere are numerous scenic stops along the way but one of the most picturesque is Split Rock Lighthouse. The lighthouse stands tall creating a beautiful scene for visitors. Split Rock Lighthouse opened in 1910. During construction there were no roads leading to the area so all materials were shipped in and lifted up by a steam powered derrick. The lighthouse was deactivated in 1969. The property today is a state park. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com The North Shore Scenic Drive, or Minnesota Highway 61, is a scenic route that starts in Duluth, MN running in a northeasterly direction along the shores of Lake Superior for more than 150 mile to the Canadian border. Editor’s note: Longtime Los Alamos photographer Gary Warren and his wife Marilyn are traveling around the country and he shares his photographs, which appear in the ‘Posts from the Road’ series published in the Sunday edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post. By GARY WARRENPhotographerFormerly of Los Alamos center_img The lighthouse stands 54 feet high. The building to the left is the Fog Signal Building, which is equipped with two huge fog horns. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com The rocky Lake Superior shoreline gives visitors a spectacular view of Split Rock Lighthouse sitting atop a 130 cliff over the lake. The beacon from the lighthouse was visible for 22 miles. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com A view from Highway 61 gives visitors a nice view of the Split Rock Lighthouse, which sits high on a cliff overlooking Lake superior. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.comlast_img read more