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Mandi Torrez, New Mexico’s 2020 Teacher of the Year, spoke before the Legislative Education Study Committee about many of the issues she sees plaguing students in her classroom and across the state.

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Rio Arriba County officials will move forward with levying a tax to pay for the voter-approved vocational trade program at Northern New Mexico College’s El Rito campus, a couple weeks after the same question went missing from ballots in Taos County.

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A grand jury indicted former Rio Arriba Sheriff’s Office deputy Jeremy Barnes Nov. 13 over his May tasing of a 15-year-old student with special needs who had been called to the Española Valley High School administrative offices for allegedly possessing a cannabis product.

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Officials still are not sure why a question to use tax dollars to fund vocational programs at Northern New Mexico College was left off of voters’ ballots in Taos County.

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First Judicial District Court Judge Jason Lidyard denied a request by District Attorney Marco Serna’s office to recuse himself from Henrietta Trujillo’s Northern New Mexico College embezzlement case.

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A candidate for the Dulce School Board is considering contesting the results of the election after she lost by only one vote to her opponent.

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The first time Eddie Maestas rode a steer, everything went black. He can remember getting on the steer, telling his friends he was ready for them to release the animal from the gate, and then nothing. For three or four years every time he rode everything went black.

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When Maggy Parra graduates, she plans on studying nursing at either Arizona State University or Colorado State University, with the hope of one day working as a fully-licensed registered nurse.

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A plan to create a community college tax district to serve students in five local school districts is now in jeopardy, because the question was missing from some of the ballots.

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Youth reigned supreme during the 2019 Española School Board elections, with 28-year-old Jeremy Maestas and 20-year-old Brandon Bustos winning their respective districts.

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Rio Arriba County officials have accused an Española School Board member and a candidate of allegedly intimidating and coercing voters at a polling site. Now, the state Office of the Attorney General is investigating the allegations.

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As the Española School District continues working on an agreement for student resource officers (SROs) at its schools, state lawmakers met at Northern New Mexico College to discuss policing in schools and listen to experts in the field.

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In a forum hosted by the local teachers’ union, candidates for the Española School Board discussed some of the main issues currently plaguing the Española School District, especially difficulty keeping teachers and students around.

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Rio Arriba County elected officials and management continue to reach out to voters to discuss the three general obligation bond questions totaling $30 million that will appear on the Nov. 5 ballot, but some voters say they have hesitation in voting yes on funding County road projects.

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The football field at Española Valley High School—which cost over $1 million dollars by the time it was finished—will have to undergo significant repairs because many parts of the field are inaccessible to people with disabilities.

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Española Police Department interim chief Roger Jimenez wants to open a dialogue with parents before formally entering a Memorandum of Understanding between his Department and the Española School District.

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Early voting for school districts has begun and will run until Nov. 2. Voting sites, dates and times can be found at the Rio Arriba County website.

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Northern New Mexico College will be hosting a Community Day on Friday run by the nonprofit Service, Employment, Redevelopment (SER).

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Following the high-profile arrest and tasing of an Española Valley High School student with special needs, Española School Disrict officials are finalizing an agreement with the Española Police Department to have two student resource officers (SRO’s) at its schools.

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As a result of failing to submit several budget reports on time, officials from McCurdy Charter School were called to present in front of the New Mexico Public Education Commission on Sept. 20.

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After one month in the classroom, Janan Talmadge already loves teaching children at Velarde Elementary.

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Over a month after it was originally due, the McCurdy Charter School Governance Board reviewed its end-of-year financial report on Sept. 18, although it did little to lessen the confusion surrounding the School’s finances.

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Though the Española Public Library’s attendance numbers dipped in Fiscal Year 2019, staff continues to push a flood of events and programs to promote community engagement and keep the Library in the running for often-competitive state and federal funding.

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The Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s deputy who used a taser on a 15-year-old special education student may soon find himself wearing handcuffs now that New Mexico Office of the Attorney General has filed charges Monday, accusing him of child abuse and battery.

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Henrietta Trujillo, 63, of Corrales, tried to plead guilty to embezzlement of over $20,000 Monday, but First Judicial District Court Judge Jason Lidyard rejected the plea arrangement.

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Kit Carson Electric Cooperative Chief Executive Officer Luis Reyes stood in front of a large, nearly empty dirt lot Sept. 13 and spoke to a crowd of just under 100 people about the new 1.5 megawatt solar array that will soon generate electricity for Northern New Mexico College’s El Rito campus.

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In the past year, McCurdy Charter School officials have consistently failed to submit on time budgetary reports to the state Public Education Department.

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When Cipriano Vigil was eight years old, he taught himself to play guitar by sneaking out to dances with a pencil and paper and taking notes on how the guitar player moved his fingers.

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The Española School Board will have at least one new face after its election on Nov. 5. after candidates for every school board in the state filed their candidacy on Tuesday.

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At the city of Española-run school supply drive and touch-a-truck on Aug. 4, Mormon missionaries and church members distributed backpacks, operated religious carnival games, and staffed an evangelizing booth in the Plaza de Española’s prime real estate just in front of the supply distribution area.

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The 6th Annual Abiquiú Equine Expo will include at least eight workshops and demonstrations ranging from saddle selection to packing a horse or mule for work.

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Officials from the Española School District and New Mexico Public Education Department reversed their decision on the District’s Board of Finance — again.

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It has been over two months since Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy Barnes tased a 15-year-old special education student at Española Valley High School. His internal affairs investigation is on-going, but a review by his supervisors said his behavior might have made the student feel …