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June 9th, 2017: Local Headlines

//June 9th, 2017: Local Headlines

June 9th, 2017: Local Headlines

Here’s a look at today’s headlines: Friday

Robert Sandoval, a veteran who served in the US Army in Vietnam, was recently presented with a Quilt of Valor by the local quilters guild.  The red white and blue quilt was crafted by master quilter Claudia Toenies.  According to the Quilts of Valor website, a Quilt of Valor is a single lifetime award intended to cover service members and veterans touched by war with the comforting and healing Quilts. 159,201 Quilts have been awarded to date.

New Deming Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Arsenio Romero officially began his term on June 1st.  In addition to a new superintendent, the Deming Schools are facing a number of other changes, including the opening of the new high school and a new middle school now under construction, plus the implementation of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.

New Mexico’s judiciary is taking final steps toward overhauling its bail and pretrial detention system by adopting detailed rules for determining whether defendants remain in jail as they awaiting judgment.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Santa Teresa port of entry seized 20.5 pounds of meth late Sunday night. The estimated street value of the contraband is $656,000.

Almost 350 deer hunting licenses and over 100 javelina licenses that were not allocated during the annual 2017-18 big-game drawing will go on sale at 10 a.m. MDT June 21, only on the Department of Game and Fish website.

New Mexico students will spend less time taking standardized test and will have two additional weeks of learning time under changes announced Tuesday by New Mexico Public Education Secretary Hanna Skandera.

The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission is seeking public input on a proposed increase to electric utility rates for PNM customers.  Public comment hearings will be held at 3 and 6 pm each day: on Monday, June 12th at the Grant County Commission Chambers and Tuesday, June 13th at the Luna County Commission Chambers.

 

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