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PNM Home Energy Hunt Gives Fifth-Graders across NM Real Skills

October 31, 2014 Non-Local News Releases
What is energy? Can you measure energy if you can't see it? Fifth-graders across New Mexico are receiving instructions and their own personal kit for launching a home energy hunt. From Nov. 3 to 7, PNM is bringing energy efficiency kits to 4,500 fifth-graders in cities across New Mexico including Alamogordo, Belen, Clayton, Los Lunas, Bosque Farms, Silver City, Deming, Las Vegas and Lordsburg.…

Cobre School Board, 102914 part 2-Hurley Crosswalk

By Margaret Hopper

In a follow-up to the paragraph on the letter of information between the Town of Hurley and Cobre schools regarding the crosswalk at Hurley Elementary School, Cobre's superintendent, Robert Mendoza, offered more comment and said he would be pleased if more information went out on the work being planned.

According to Mendoza, the school and town have been working, for the past two months or longer, on the changes that should make peak traffic periods smoother and safer for everyone. Read more...

Silver City Public Library celebrates new mobile digital lab

Article and Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

At the Silver City Public Library on Thursday afternoon, a couple of dozen laptop computers were set up for viewing and use in the conference room.

People chatted as they sat in front of the computers and waited for the celebration to begin. Some ate cake and fruit, and drank juice. 


NM 152 Kingston Roadway is Open and passable to the Public

Las Cruces - The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District One office has made the necessary roadway repairs throughout NM 152 that was initially closed due to flooding in September of 2014.

The NMDOT has lifted the closure for NM 152 in Kingston as crew members have repaired various sections of the roadway in order to have it passable and safe for the traveling public. However, the NMDOT will need to continue with minor repair work along the shoulders on NM 152, which will occur over the next several weeks. As work progresses motorist may encounter intermittent lane closures and reduction of speed within the work zone. Read more...

Center for Gender Equity Opens at WNMU


Article and Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

This morning, Oct. 30, 2014, the WNMU Center for Gender Equity opened at Western New Mexico University.


Professor Emma Bailey, who along with Professor Lydia Huerta, were the main movers and shakers behind the effort, described the time to get the center up and running as a "relatively quick journey. Dr. Huerta and I put together a minor in gender equity and had the idea behind the center. Last May, we put together a proposal for the center. We went to Dr. (Joseph) Shepard (WNMU president), and he immediately gave us the go ahead." Read more...

Main topic of the Cobre School Board meeting was expenditures

By Margaret Hopper

The Cobre school board met at the District Office on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 with all five directors attending. President Toy Sepulveda opened the meeting at 7:05 p.m., saying the earlier 6:00 closed session included discussion on student identifiable issues, limited personnel and goals for the superintendent. No decisions had been made.

Under Administration, Superintendent Robert Mendoza recommended the board approve the September list of checks paid, which amounted to $1,039,118.50 of operational funds. Some of the largest items were the payroll clearing accounts of $439,686.78 on September 9 and $433,334.77 on September 25, and PNM Electric and Gas Service, $37,503. City of Bayard received $13,737.87 for water use and related services, and two checks for fleet fueling amounted to $5,917.33. A lot of school supplies and paper, communications and news services were in the mix. Read more...

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