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Los Lunas Valencia County News Newspaper Archives May 3 1973, Page 1

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Los Lunas Valencia County News (Newspaper) - May 3, 1973, Los Lunas, New Mexico I Valencia county a pressure groups making demands. Before taxes new pressure groups in the school Community Are making educational demands of the District without having carried their fair share of local taxes according to one state legislator interviewed by the state review and assessment committee evaluating problems in the los Lunas school District. The legislator was not identified in the report released last week by the state department of education. The report also said the legislators reaction to the Senate memorial 40 evaluation by a Lay committee was that the report was not objective and dealt primarily with local politics and personalities. Their the legislators comments also reflected that most complaints which led to the state investigation were politically motivated a with racial overtones involved to a lesser the investigation was ordered by Leonard j. Delayo state superintendent of Public instruction after formal complaints about alleged problems in the District had. Besa registered with the governors office Delayon a office and the chief of Public school finance Harry Wugalter last july and in subsequent months. Members of the state committee who conducted interviews with teachers students Board members administrators and school patrons were Ernest Vigil executive assistant miss Nora Chavez coordinator of Public Law 874-815, and Frank ready director of secondary education. The committee investigated complaints including those noted in a petition concerning problems at the Junior High school and those listed in the Senate memorial 40 committee report. They also reviewed and assessed Board operation school administration school Plant facilities school Community relations and the educational program. The state committees report says a the Senate memorial 40 report dealt primarily in continued on Page j pens pals get acquainted at Valencia school. In front Angeline Garcia of Jaramillo school in Belen chats with Dorena Raimondi of Valencia. The third Grade students have exchanged letters and pictures and met for the first time last week in miss Irene Moyas class. Angeline is a student of mrs Amalia Perea 4 444 4 4 4 a 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 county 35 c $ clerk c7#31 volume to n�4�r 4> us urn., . »7�3i 24 May 3, Ito la Post office project delayed a lot of loot stolen from sirs grocery at los Chavez was recovered by los Lunas policeman Larry Garcia when he investigated a parked car on the Mesa West of the Village during routine patrol. Anthony Berni 18, and two juveniles were arrested in connection with the burglary. Additional merchandise was found at the foot of Tome Hill. Berni was arraigned and has been released on $2,000 property Bond. Value of the merchandise was estimated at $1,200. Village policeman Larry Olguin left and Tody Perea investigator for the District attorney examine the stolen goods which included groceries cigarettes watches and stereo tapes. Of the Valley area postal authorities have planned for 26 Rural carriers 21 clerks and eventually to foot carriers. The facility will have parking space for 26 officials and employees and 26 customers. Cost of the building is estimated at More than $400,000. Romero already is planning to split two of the present three Rural routes and since word of the delay in the building project has asked the los Lunas Village Council for permission to set two temporary trailers behind the Post office to provide space for Rural carriers to sort their mail. A even dividing the routes into five or six they will still be heavy a Romero said. A in two years it will have to be done again a he predicted. The los Lunas carriers now serve 2,090 families and cover 174 Miles each Day Romero said. A they Are serving 8,360 with a new Post office building los Lunas postal services probably will be expanded to serve As far North As Isleta. Target Date for los Lunas one half million Dollar Post office facility originally set for october 1974, has been delayed because the corps of engineers which has handled such projects in the past is now out of the picture. Los Lunas postmaster Eloy Romero said the site for the new Post office will be acquired soon but construction will be set Back until 1975. Jim Boyer of . Sen. Joseph Montoya a office told the news the corps of engineers is definitely off the project but there a a Good Chance that negotiations May resume next month. A the postal service will keep us informed a he said. Sites under consideration Are Carson drive at main Street in the Carson Park addition the Southeast Corner of main and los Lentes and the Northeast Corner of main and Luna. Plans Call for a 13,125 Square foot building with 1,300 Square feet available for expansion. Looking ahead to the continuing growth

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