November 4th, 2013 at 12:57 pm by Hawa Konte under Community Affairs, News
If you have questions about the New Mexico’s new mandated standardized tests, Monday night is your chance to get answers.
APS is holding its last scheduled town hall meeting on the topic.
The state now requires students to test in 26 subjects. The goal is to increase graduation rates and improve overall education…
Monday’s meeting is from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the La Cueva High School Performing Arts Center.
November 1st, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Hawa Konte under Community Affairs, News
Toys for Tots program kicks off Friday.
The U.S. Marines are holding a toy drive for residents to donate toys that the will be giving to needy families this Christmas.
The toy drive starts at 10 o’clock Friday morning and runs until 4 p.m.
Residents should bring an unwrapped toy to the Toys R Us on Indian School Road just off of Louisiana in northeast Albuquerque.
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November 1st, 2013 at 2:01 pm by Hawa Konte under News, Wildfires
Fire officials on the Lincoln National Forest’s Sacramento and Smokey Bear Districts plan to resume prescribed burning operations during the months of November and December.
Two projects on the Sacramento Ranger District that firefighters will focus on are located south and east of Cloudcroft, NM include:
- Cox Canyon, 162 acres: slash piles; about 3 miles SE of Cloudcroft
- Spud Forks Piles, 1200 acres: slash piles; 10 miles E of Cloudcroft near County Road C7 (Dry Canyon).
The projects on the Smokey Bear Ranger District are a part of the ongoing collaborative burn program in which multiple land and fire management agencies work together to accomplish critical Wildland Urban Interface treatments. Firefighters from Mescalero, Ruidoso Fire Department, and Lincoln County Volunteer Fire Departments may be observed on these projects, along with the Forest Service personnel. These projects include:
- Section 16, 80 acres: broadcast burning of dry grass and needle cast in the Cedar Creek area, just past the Smokey Bear Ranger Station. This will include the fitness trail, picnic grounds and group campsites 1-3. (Ignitions are planned for November 12-14, but may be postponed if weather conditions are not favorable).
- Perk Grindstone, 80 acres: hand-piled slash unit is located on Raven Ridge, behind Smokey Bear Ranger Station; between Cedar Creek and Brady Canyons. Ignitions will take place when snow is on the ground.
- Slash piles: One to four large slash piles behind the Smokey Bear Ranger Station and along Cedar Creek road will be burned one pile per day, on good ventilation days when snow is on the ground.
October 31st, 2013 at 11:58 am by Hawa Konte under Community Affairs, News
From photojournalist Bob Thomas: Tony Dungy speaks at Albuquerque High School
October 31st, 2013 at 11:34 am by Hawa Konte under Community Affairs, News
Difficult driving conditions are reported on some highways because of the snow.
The state Department of Transportation says areas near Holman, Red River, Agua Fria and Idlewild are snow packed and icy.