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Comment by Granjero on August 14, 2012 at 7:58am
On the one hand I'm a bit disappointed about the heirs decision to sell to suncal in the first place. If they were gonna sell it, keep it in new Mexico. The history of atrisco goes back before Albuquerque existed and since I live, hike and have a son attending atrisco academy, i have a passing interest in the area.

On the other hand, a million bucks a year could go a long way in preserving and helping the atrisco community.... Eh.
Comment by ramon t on August 14, 2012 at 8:33am

Why can't ABCWUA take over that tiny water utility?  Is it money?  Because they certainly can take over other water utilities.  They did complete a hostile takeover of NM Utilities   

Comment by Camian on August 14, 2012 at 8:54am

"Right now about 80 percent of the state's fourth-grade students cannot read at fourth-grade proficiency levels...."  I am so disturbed and scared for our children's futures. 


On the other hand, I love the The Daily Lobo article - what a fun read!

Thanks!

Comment by Ron Da Bomb on August 14, 2012 at 9:15am

Literally Lovely Video!

Comment by Izquierdo on August 14, 2012 at 9:56am

On free books: Why can't state government or the private sector create tutoring sessions for children and their parents who want to learn to read, using volunteers. Such literacy programs seem moribund at the moment.

Comment by once banned twice shy on August 14, 2012 at 10:32am

Hell, about 80 percent of the state's adults cannot read at fourth-grade proficiency levels. 

Comment by Izquierdo on August 14, 2012 at 11:17am

Exactly my point. If the other 20 percent had a family of four to work with we could get this done in no time.

Comment by Johnny_Mango on August 14, 2012 at 3:03pm

We have placed new books in the hands of young children for the last 40 years.  The programs have always been welcomed by everyone involved and went under various names like "Right to Read," etc.  Glad to see we're doing it again.

@Izquierdo - There ARE tutoring programs at many school...especially those where illiteracy and "reading readiness" is a problem.  We certainly could use more.

@OBTS - I often wonder about reading levels myself.  I think the Journal tests out to about a 4th grade level and the NYT somewhere in the range of 9th grade.  Who says what is 4th grade level?  Many times newspapers decrease their readability level for the sake of attracting more customers.  The truth is, many newspapers have become too difficult for most ad...

Comment by Izquierdo on August 16, 2012 at 7:00pm

Good points, Johnny. I'd like to tutor a group of two, three or four Spanish speakers who can't speak English, but I just don't have time, at least for another couple of years. 

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