April 24, 2015

New Mexico to spend record $2.75B on public education– Las Cruces Sun News

Spending on early childhood programs and public schools in New Mexico will top $2.75 billion in the coming budget year. That's the largest amount in state history. It will include funding to implement several new initiatives by the state Public Education Department.

According to the Executive Budget Recommendation of the State of New Mexico, the majority of the budget, $2.5 billion, goes to the schools based on a formula that takes into account student body size, school size and special education needs. The rest of the budget is allocated for specific initiatives. -- 4/23/15


Authorities rescue missing hiker in NM, arrest wanted criminal– Las Cruces Sun News

After a multi-agency search, a missing hiker was rescued Tuesday near the Continental Divide in Hidalgo County, according to a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

A coordinator for the Continental Divide Trail reported the missing hiker to U.S. Border Patrol agents at the Deming station. The release says the hiker was lost in the Boot heel of New Mexico. – 4/24/15