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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...

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,”...

Conservation candidates won elections, now must rise to address challenges like climate change

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Following the Nov. 8 election, New Mexico will now have a congressional delegation consisting of strong advocates of conservation and public lands.

Democrat Gabe Vasquez joins incumbent U.S. Reps. Melanie Stansbury and Teresa Leger Fernández representing New Mexicans in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Mark Allison with New Mexico Wild and Greg Peters with Conservation Voters of New Mexico said Vasquez’s election was an important win for public lands.

Allison highlighted Vasquez’s resume, including working for New Mexico Wildlife Federation and the Wilderness Society.

“He’s an avid outdoorsman,” Allison said. “I think he is closely associated in the public’s mind...

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.

NMSP investigating homicide on UNM campus

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ALBUQUERQUE – The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was recently requested to investigate a homicide on the main campus of the University of New Mexico.

State Police investigators learned that at around 3 am on Nov. 19  there was an altercation between a 19-year-old male and a 21-year-old male.  During the altercation, both individuals sustained gunshot wounds.  The 19-year-old was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Office of the Medical Investigator and the 21-year-old male was transported to an area hospital for treatment.  His current condition is not known.

The 19-year-old will not be identified until the next of kin has been properly notified.


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