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NMDA presents the 'New Mexico Taste the Tradition Holiday Lookbook'

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LAS CRUCES – With the holiday season right around the corner, it is time to start thinking about gifts for your loved ones, making it the perfect time to think local. And there is no better gift than a homegrown item from New Mexico. The New Mexico Department of Agriculture presents the New Mexico Taste the Tradition...

Teacher of the Month returns

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Hozho Academy teacher is this month’s  recipient

Each month, Camille’s Sidewalk Café recognizes one local teacher within the Gallup area for his or her determination to help students go above and beyond. Prospective teachers are nominated by students who feel they deserve to be recognized.

This month, Amanda O’Leary, who has worked at Hozho Academy for three years, is the recipient of the Teacher of the Month.

In an interview with the Sun, O’Leary said she had no intention of being a teacher when she started college in Wisconsin. Instead, she wanted to be an oceanographer. But when she realized that might be difficult with the nearest ocean being over 700 miles away from...

Revised event permit limits will include health, safety criteria

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Events held in city parks next year will have to meet a few new standards the city plans to impose to limit crowds, noise and intrusion into surrounding neighborhoods.

In the past, permits have only addressed food preparation and things that directly affect city property, such as street closures for block parties, or security when alcohol will be served.

“We treat all of the venues where special events may occur the same. There is really nothing in [the existing ordinance] that explicitly allows tailoring of the permit to the reality of a specific venue,” City Attorney Curtis Hayes said.

The new rules will take into consideration factors like anticipated attendance and event...

New Mexico launches Environmental Crimes Task Force

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ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Environment Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency convened New Mexico’s first Environmental Crimes Task Force on Nov. 9.

The goal of the Environmental Crimes Task Force is to increase federal, tribal and state cooperation in investigating and prosecuting criminal violations of environmental laws. In pursuit of this goal, the Task Force will meet regularly with members from agencies to disseminate actionable intelligence and coordinate responses to address those individuals and entities who threaten the nation’s health and environment by violating such laws.

Violating environmental laws—including, but not limited to, the federal...

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 today’s in-demand fields, and be prepared for careers of the future, on Nov. 14.

This new effort unites key agencies of the Biden-Harris Administration to strengthen the connection between K-12 education, postsecondary education, and workforce programs. With the support of the $120 billion dollars dedicated to K-12 education in the American Rescue Plan and Perkins...

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