Geology and Fossils of Mesa Prieta

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Geology and Fossils of Mesa Prieta    *Tuesday, July 28th, 2015, 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Historic Los Luceros, Alcalde, NM. Suggested donation – $5 Lecture by Scott Aby ALCALDE – Like many mesas in New Mexico, Black Mesa is topped by a thin layer of lava, which is resistant to erosion. That is why these […]

Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project Tours: Available During Spanish Market

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Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project Tours: Available During Spanish Market Tuesday, July 21, Thursday, July 23 and Sunday, July 26 at 9:00 am VELARDE – In celebration of Santa Fe’s Spanish Market, the Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project is offering tours of some of the most impressive images of Spanish Colonial era petroglyphs on the Wells Petroglyph […]

Superintendent To Hold Community Meeting In Velarde To Discuss School’s Future

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Superintendent To Hold Community Meeting In Velarde To Discuss School’s Future ESPANOLA – Española Public Schools Interim Superintendent Bobbie Gutierrez announced Tuesday afternoon that the school district will host a community meeting at Velarde Elementary School on Monday, June 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the school’s gymnasium to discuss the pending closure of Velarde Elementary […]

School District Appeal Denied. Velarde Elementary to Stay Open

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Española Public Schools Board of Education voted in February to consolidate Velarde elementary with Alcalde Elementary and sent the request to the State’s Public Education Department (PED) for approval. After several months of deliberation PED Secretary Hanna Skandera declined the request in a letter dated May 22 and delivered to the Superintendent on June 3. Last week the school district filed an appeal with PED and on Tuesday that appeal was denied. Read on for the full story of the letter and next steps by the School Board.