Justice for Native Farmers
Class action settlement to benefit New Mexicans
The U.S. District Court approved the Keepseagle v. Vilsack class action settlement of $760 million. Lawyers sought out potential claimants for that money—including people in New Mexico.
Ortiz y Pino
The Great Teacher Debate
Guv to tie schools and pay to test scores
New Mexico lawmakers are considering a proposal from the Martinez administration to link teacher evaluations to student test scores. It will be a huge topic in the coming 30-day legislative session set to begin Tuesday, Jan. 17.
100 Birthday Spankings for New Mexico
President William H. Taft signed the proclamation declaring New Mexico the 47th state on Jan. 6, 1912.
Cable Board Speaks Up
In an unprecedented move, the Cable Franchise and Hearing Board stepped into the fray over who will operate the city's public access TV channels. With a unanimous vote on Thursday, Jan. 5, the board backed Quote ... Unquote, Inc., the nonprofit that ran the channels for three decades before losing its contract.
Odds & Ends
Funny because it happens to someone else.
Kid Goat Yoga
Yogis practice surrounded by playful goats.
Space Science: International Asterioid Day
Learn about asterioids, NASA's mission to the asteroid belt and what is known about asteroid impacts on Earth. Registration recommended.
VerticalStripe via Morguefile
Learn the basics of swing dance without a partner. Go online for the entrance password.
Laughter Yoga Wellness Group
A unique form of meditation combining unconditional laughter with a blend of deep breathing exercises, creative visualizations with role playing and simple stretches.
Bosque Wild: Guided Nature Walk
A moderately strenuous guided hike through the riverside-cottonwood forest and along the banks of the Rio Grande. Registration recommended.
New Mexico Hempfest
Presentations from industry leaders, as well as exhibitors and vendors showcasing products and services. Vendors are licensed producers, dispensaries, nutrient companies, medical clinics, health and wellness providers and more.