Saturday’s Top Morning Headlines
Albuquerque public schools will name a new superintendent today. There are three candidates up for the job they are Michael Cardona of Houston, Almudena Abeyta of Santa Fe and Luis Valentino of San Francisco. You can get a look at all of their resumes here.
UNM regents approved a plan to increase tuition by 3 percent next year. The plan also gives students incentive to graduate in four years. If a student graduates in eight semesters they will get the last one free. The regents also approved a 4.6 percent fee increase for student initiatives.
The first ever “Great New Mexico Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival” starts this morning. There will be over 20 food trucks on hand along with craft beers to try out. General admission is just $5, kids under 12 get in free.
Cities and farmers depend on water from the Rio Grande could be in for another tough year. Federal officials say the snow pack from the mountains that feed the river is now halfway gone and there has been little rain in the last month. That means federal officials will be managing the waterway for drought for the fifth year