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U.S. Department of Education launches new initiative to support career-connected learning

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WASHINGTON D.C. –  The U.S. Department of Education announced the launch of “Raise the Bar: Unlocking Career Success,” a new Biden-Harris Administration initiative supported by the Departments of Commerce and Labor to increase and expand access to high-quality training programs to help young Americans pursue jobs in...

GMCS school receives national recognition

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SANTA FE – Two New Mexico schools have been named National ESEA Distinguished Schools after being nominated by the state Public Education Department.

The honor goes to:

Wagon Mound Elementary School, serving 43 students in the Wagon Mound Public School District, and

John F. Kennedy Middle School, serving 715 students in Gallup-McKinley County Schools.

“These two schools exemplify the important work in education that is taking place in our state as we continue to close the achievement gap,” Public Education Secretary Kurt Steinhaus said. “We congratulate the efforts of students, educators and families in these Gallup and Wagon Mound communities. They spotlight excellence...

Gov. Lujan Grisham announces launch of groundbreaking new child care search tool

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SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and the New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department announced on Nov. 15 the launch of a new child care search platform designed to help New Mexico families find child care that fits their needs. The Child Care Finder allows parents and caregivers to search for one of the over 1,000 child care programs statewide, filtering by proximity, age of child, quality rating, tuition, language, program type, and more.

“Making sure that every New Mexico family and child has access to affordable quality child care is a cornerstone of the work of this administration, and we are committed to continuing to close remaining barriers to access,”...

Unscheduled water outage Nov. 23

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An unscheduled water outage in the 334 block of Philippine Avenue, 328 - 332 block of Apache Circle, and the 6656 block of Park Avenue will take place from 9 am to 4:30 pm on Nov. 23.

Surrounding areas may experience low water pressure.

The Water Department will be repairing a service line in the area and will need to shut off the water in order to do their work safely.

Any questions please call Utility Dispatch at (505) 863-1200.

Democrats dominate

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Election results breakdown

Undersheriff James Maiorano III rode to victory Nov. 8, besting challenger Lt. Elreno Henio for the McKinley County Sheriff post with 67% of the vote (12,401).

The races followed a statewide Democrat lean, as Henio was the only Republican on the ballot for county offices.

“It was a really clean race. Elreno Henio and I work together on a daily basis at the sheriff’s office. There were no negative ads, there was no scare campaigns between Henio and I, and I think that’s great,” Maiorano said. “He called to congratulate me, which I deeply respect.”

Maiorano’s top priority is getting the department staffed up once he takes over in...

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