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  • Weather - Nov. 29, 2013

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 54. Southwest wind 10-15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 27.

    Saturday
    Sunny, with a high near 54. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 25.

    Sunday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 49. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 26.

    Monday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 28.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:50 a.m. to 4:48 p.m.

  • Jail Log - Nov. 29, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Nov. 15 and Nov. 21:

    Johnny Trujillo, 53, 6-day commitment  
    Felix Romo, 42, criminal solicitation
    Eristeo Cornelio, 52, aggravated DWI, fourth, driving on suspended-revoked license, open container
    Joseph Vigil, 59, aggravated DWI fourth, driving on suspended revoked license
    David Leyba, 32, failure to pay child support, failure to appear, failure to pay.

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Nov. 29, 2013

    The Associated Press

    ABQ schools retooling policy

    ALBUQUERQUE — Albuquerque’s public school district is retooling its social media policy.
    The effort comes on the heels of a recent flap involving Superintendent Winston Brooks but  reports that the district says the overhaul has been in the making for a long time.
    Brooks recently apologized for Twitter posts that included comparing the state education secretary to farm animals.

  • Educational opportunities
  • East board fuming over audit

    For several years, Las Vegas City Schools has been behind on its financial audits.

    This time they’re blaming the auditor. During a board meeting late last week, the board directed Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez to ask Albuquerque-based Griego Professional Services to turn in the 2011-12 school year audit this past Friday to the State Auditors Office. McNellis-Martinez also expressed her concern over the work and timeliness of Griego Professional Services and the resulting problems the district has had because of the delay.

  • Preparing a Feast
  • Bus driver apologizes for speeding

    The West Las Vegas bus driver who was cited earlier this month for speeding and reckless driving while taking students home says he was distracted and shouldn’t have returned to work so soon after his house burned down.

    “I would like to let the West Las Vegas District, community and parents know I never intended to put any one of my students I transport in any danger,” said John Lujan. “The children’s safety comes first at all times.”

  • El Sombrero continues tradition

    Helen Rivera knows about giving back to the community and saying thanks. Rivera, owner of El Sombrero restaurant, will continue her tradition of offering free Thanksgiving meals from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday at the eatery located at 825 Mills Ave.

    Rivera started offering the free traditional Thanksgiving meal in 1996 when she first purchased the business. Since then the tradition has grown with hundreds going in for a free meal.

  • Judge refuses to block teacher evals

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A state District Court judge is refusing to block Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration from continuing to implement a new system for evaluating teachers.

    According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, Judge C. Shannon Baca’s order issued Friday says the Public Education Department has authority under state law to impose an evaluation system of its own design.

  • Several local stores to be open on Thanksgiving

    If you’re in the mood for some holiday shopping after your Thanksgiving meal, you’re in luck.

    Bealls and Wal-Mart are opening their doors at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, while Sears will open at 7 p.m. And if last year is any indication, there will surely be lots of shoppers lined up waiting to take advantage of the blockbuster deals the stores are having. Sales will continue Friday and throughout the weekend.