Noticias-Jan. 7, 2010

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• A fund has been set up for Antonia Apodaca, a longtime local musician whose house was destroyed in a fire. Contributions can be made to the fund at Community First Bank.

• The Grand Avenue project was suspended on Friday, Dec. 17 and construction operations will resume in March 2011 contingent on winter weather according to NMDOT District Four and Fisher Sand and Gravel. For more information, call Anthony Martinez, Project Manager at 454-3690 or Kenny Lujan, District Four Public Information Officer at 617-5900.

• The San Miguel County DWI Safe-Ride-Home Service operates from 8 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. Call 429-0336 for service.

• The Northeast Regional Education Cooperative, based out of New Mexico Highlands University, is recruiting recent area high school dropouts. If you are a recent dropout and are interested in taking free online courses to complete your diploma, contact Student Outreach Specialist Lorenzo E. Márquez at 426-2232. There are currently 59 courses offered from IDEAL-NM. The courses are all taught online by New Mexico certified teachers. Current high school students wishing to take credit recovery courses, advanced placement courses or select electives may also qualify.

• DVDs of Robertson High School’s 2010 graduation are available for purchase. For more information, call the school’s office at 454-5770, ext. 212, or 429-2897. Proceeds of the sale will go to the 2011 graduating class