New Mexico prepares for recreational marijuana

One goal of the adult-use cannabis legislation is to ensure the continuance of New Mexico’s medical cannabis program. (Photo by Manuel Romero / NM New Port)

Manuel Romero / NM News Port New Mexico is officially the 16th state to legalize recreational marijuana, and while it was not the first and most likely won’t be the last to do so, one state official believes New Mexico will “be revolutionary” in the cannabis industry.   The legalization came in two pieces of legislation. One law… Continue reading New Mexico prepares for recreational marijuana

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NM schools dealing with increased educator vacancies

Elizabeth Schilling- Photo Courtesy of Elizabeth Schilling

Adam Evarts / NM News Port Elizabeth Schilling looks at her watch: 8:47 a.m. The school day is three minutes away. It has been four months since she took over this kindergarten class after the teacher that began the year resigned. In front of her are 12 desks for her in-person learners, all six feet… Continue reading NM schools dealing with increased educator vacancies

Albuquerque City Council approves lease for Orion Center satellite facility

By Shane Farias / NM News Port New Mexico is set to become the home of a massive satellite facility. The Orion Center is planned to be a four-million-square-foot development built by Theia Group Inc. and its subsidiary company, Group Orion. It will be located on 114 acres of city land adjacent to the Albuquerque… Continue reading Albuquerque City Council approves lease for Orion Center satellite facility

Crowns, Chile and Gators

Cheyenne Kippenberger being announced as 2019 Miss Indian World. Photo courtesy of Emergence Productions.

Outgoing Miss Indian World Cheyenne Kippenberger reflects on her unusual reign Jeanette DeDios / NM News Port Nothing could have prepared Cheyenne Kippenberger, former Miss Seminole, as she stood around her Miss Indian World competitors, all waiting for their names to be called at the Gathering of Nations in 2019. “I was nervous, I was… Continue reading Crowns, Chile and Gators

APS Transitions Back to In-Person Learning, Experimenting As They Go

Kathryn Tkach’s socially distanced classroom at Bellehaven Elementary School. Photo courtesy Kathryn Tkach

By Isabella Baca | NM News Port During the pandemic teachers had to find creative ways to transition from teaching in person to teaching remotely and back again—but different. Although some parents have opted out of face-to-face meetings, choosing to have their children continue distance learning, most APS students went back to school in April.… Continue reading APS Transitions Back to In-Person Learning, Experimenting As They Go

After Much Anticipation, New Mexico High School Football Returns

Tyler Braunhardt / NM News Port After a six-month delay, New Mexico high school football finally returned this spring.  The New Mexico Activities Association voted in 2020 to move fall high school sports to a tentative late-winter/early-spring start. And months of uncertainty, Gov. Michelle Lujan-Grisham decided in February that the state’s COVID numbers had dropped enough… Continue reading After Much Anticipation, New Mexico High School Football Returns

Family proximity quells pandemic baby blues

Dane Vaughn / NM News Port In the weeks preceding the birth of her daughter Oakley, Brianna Tower was separated from her husband by restrictions brought on by the virus outbreak. Days after giving birth in San Antonio, Texas, Tower moved to Albuquerque in order to be closer to her family. “I did end up… Continue reading Family proximity quells pandemic baby blues