The 5 Facts You Need to Know
1. Spotty showers will continue to favor northern and western New Mexico through most of the day before gradually pushing further east overnight. Expect low elevation rain and mountain snow to develop on and off through Saturday morning.
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2. The governor will likely start looking for a new secretary of tax and revenue after the now former secretary stepped down amid controversy. Demesia Padilla is accused of doing of being a thief and tax cheat. Whistleblowers, within her department, sparked an investigation saying she tried to derail an audit of a company she used to the books for. Investigators want to know if Padilla siphoned more than $25,000 from the Bernalillo company while she was the secretary.
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3. Less than 10 days before Christmas and the community will come together again to remember the young victims tragically killed during a murder-suicide in the Four Hills area. The three children, all under the ages of 10, were siblings. You can honor their memory at 5:30 Friday night in a circle of love at Manzano Mesa Elementary. A candlelight vigil will follow.
4. Police are searching for the vandals who destroyed the work of a Santa Fe artist. Kevin Sears says someone knocked over eight of his sculptures at his studio off airport road. One weighed 900 pounds. The value of the art is about $22,000.
5. It may not be long before a church for cowboys could be right here in the metro. Cowboy and Pastor Curt Miller says he’s inspired to open what would be the first Cowboy Church in Bosque Farms. They sing, share stories, and deliver sermons that relate to western living. The Cowboy Church movement started in Texas.
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