While I understand the need for the LoboAlerts advisory text messages, something really needs to be done about the timeliness of them, or lack thereof.

Golden Pride experienced an armed robbery at 6:24 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8, and this was first communicated via a LoboAlerts email message at 8 p.m. that evening. However, this email was followed by a text message nearly seven hours later at 2:55 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9 — eight and a half hours after the original event occurred.

This is not the first time I have been woken up in the middle of the night to be alerted about an event happening long before. The email alert was timely, why not the text as well?

Brian Vineyard

UNM Staff