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  • Balderas troubled over altered audit

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — State Auditor Hector Balderas is questioning why a state agency provided his office with a behavioral health audit report that was altered to remove a conclusion that auditors found no “credible allegations of fraud” in a review of case files for more than a dozen providers under investigation for potential misconduct.
    Balderas obtained a subpoena last week from a district judge in Santa Fe to try to shed more light on the revisions made by the Human Services Department.

  • Looking Back - Nov. 29, 2013

    In 1963

    Wednesday, Nov. 27 — Inasmuch as a number of patrons of Carnegie Public Library are delinquent in returning borrowed books, it has become necessary to go beyond the usual postal card and letter reminders asking that books be returned. The City attorney has been consulted to the effect that the materials are city property and City police may aid in repossessing books and periodicals long overdue. Charges may be filed in district court and fines or jail terms may be imposed.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - Nov. 29, 2013

    Speaker to discuss Guantanamo tonight

    Amnesty International group 463 will host Veterans for Peace activist Elliott Adams,  at 7 p.m. Nov 29 in the lobby of the El Fidel Hotel.  He will discuss “Guantanamo;  a necessary evil or a national disgrace.” All are welcome to this free exchange of ideas on an important national issue..

  • 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.”