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Alma D' Arte to hold a School Board Meeting despite removal of public comment

Alma D' Arte to hold a School Board Meeting Today, despite removal of public comment. A protest is scheduled to include former teachers, students and staff concerns regarding possible closure of the school. 

Las Cruces, New Mexico–Alma D' Arte to hold a School Board Meeting Today, despite removal of public comment. A protest is scheduled to include former teachers, students and staff concerns regarding possible closure of the school.

This comes after several turbulent actions taken of current school administrator Dr. Adam Amador; to include his wife calling the police on a student during a regular school board meeting in an attempt to get him banned. 

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Five NM ag businesses set to exhibit at 2024 NRA Show

The Show for Foodservice provides opportunity to showcase products on world stage in Chicago

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show comes to Chicago, Illinois May 18-21, 2024 and is the go-to event for the foodservice industry. For New Mexico food and beverage producers that are foodservice ready and looking to distribute throughout the U.S. and internationally, New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA) marketing staff assists with connecting them to supply chain buyers such as distributors. NMDA will facilitate the presence of five New Mexico companies at the 2024 NRA trade show, including Best in the West Brands, Bueno Foods, Loma Vista Products, Worthington Pecans and Zia Hatch Chile Company. 

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House And Senate Republicans Stand Against Mandatory 5-day School Week

HOUSE AND SENATE REPUBLICANS STAND AGAINST MANDATORY 5-DAY SCHOOL WEEK, CITING MISGUIDED POLICIES AND NEGATIVE IMPACTS ON COMMUNITIES

SANTA FE, NM – House and Senate Republicans today voiced their continuing opposition to the Public Education Department’s (PED) recent rule change that will effectively eliminate the four-day school week option for districts across the state.   This opposition was expressed in a letter to PED Cabinet Secretary Arsenio Romero   that was signed by every member of the House and Senate Republican Caucuses. 

This new rule change, which PED has presented as a mere update to an existing but unenforced 180-day mandate, has been met with strong criticism from Republican lawmakers who represent those school districts that will be most negatively impacted by this new mandate.   The letter to the Cabinet Secretary outlined several key concerns, including stating that PED’s characterization that this new rule change is an update is a misrepresentation of the facts. "It is disingenuous to suggest that this rule is a simple update," said Rep. Gail Armstrong (R-Magdalena). "The previous 180-day mandate has not been enforced since its inception, and the underlying law was repealed 12 years ago. It is time for the rule to be repealed, not updated,” she stated.

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NMDA animal feed recall New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Texas

Recalled products include chicken, swine, cattle and horse feed 

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Today the New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA) has issued an advisory following a manufacturer recall of chicken, swine, cattle and horse feed products. While the 11 recalled feed products were not found at distributors in New Mexico, some of the products were distributed in the nearby states of Arizona, Colorado and Texas. 

NMDA has issued a recall advisory in order to alert New Mexico livestock owners who may have purchased the recalled feed products.

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Traffic Report for the week of April 14 to 21, 2024

In all construction zones, motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, and use extreme caution, as well as continue to be cautious of heavy equipment and construction personnel in the area. PLEASE NOTE: Conditions are subject to change without notice. Double fines for speeding in work zones may be in effect.

White Sands Missile Range Notification

For information regarding closures, you may call WSMR at 678-1178 or 678-2222 for updates.

Interstates:

Date St. Business Loop Roundabout Project, T or C CN1101231/32

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NMDOT Introduces Work Zone Safety Mascot “Zippy” the Roadrunner

ZippyDistrict6Santa Fe, NM – The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) is excited to introduce the newest member of the NMDOT team, “Zippy” the roadrunner mascot!  Zippy is dedicated to promoting work zone safety across the State of New Mexico, and will raise awareness around work zone safety, educate drivers, and share messages about the importance of staying safe in work zones.  

Zippy’s introduction coincides with the start of National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) on April 15, and the roadrunner educator will be sharing safety messages for the next several months. Zippy will be featured on NMDOT social media and through a variety of other communication channels.

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Virtual Information Session on Military Service Academy Nominations Process

NEXT WEEK: N.M. Congressional Delegation To Host Virtual Information Session on Military Service Academy Nominations Process

ALBUQUERQUE – At 6:00 p.m. MT on Thursday, April 18, U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Luján, and U.S. Representatives Melanie Stansbury, Teresa Leger Fernández, and Gabe Vasquez will host a Virtual Q&A Session for New Mexicans interested in attending a U.S. Military Service Academy. 

The conversation is an opportunity for high school students and recent graduates to ask questions about the nomination process for appointment to U.S. Military Service Academies. The New Mexico delegation will be accepting online applications for nominations to enter an academy in Fall 2025. 

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RPNM Demands Governor Take Action to Secure NM's Southern Border

APRIL 11—The Republican Party of New Mexico strongly supports the state Senate Republican Caucus in their call for Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham to prioritize border security should she convene a Special Session under the pretext of "public safety.” This appeal arises in response to recent events that highlight an escalation of the crisis at New Mexico’s Southern border, driven by increased border reinforcements from neighboring states.

This letter illustrates the most recent effort in a sequence of Republican attempts urging the Governor to address the worsening crisis at the Southern border that both she and the Democratic legislature in New Mexico have chosen to ignore and neglect, even until now.

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