1. Former congressman and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Manuel Lujan Jr. has passed away at the age of 90. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued a statement on the death of the late congressman Friday.
Full Story: Former congressman Manuel Lujan Jr. passes away
2. This weekend will be mainly dry with just the slight chance of a shower over the northern mountains. Sunday will be the driest day of the weekend with sunny skies and mild temperatures. A storm system moves in Monday and Tuesday with widespread rain and high mountain snow.
Full Story: Mark’s Friday Evening Forecast
3. Albuquerque Public Schools must come up with a plan to cover $160,000 in unpaid lunches. The district says most of the debt is from families not filling out free or reduced lunch applications. At one time, students with lunchroom debt would get a partial meal, but a new bill requires students to be given a full meal whether they have money or not.
4. A New Mexico man is facing aggravated DWI charges after a State Police officer spotted his car turning around outside a DWI checkpoint. She plowed into him to keep him from driving the wrong way into traffic. The officer was okay.
5. It appears many voters are still forming their own opinion on Governor Michele Lujan Grisham. The firm Morning Consult puts the Democratic governor at the bottom of the list with a 41% rating.
The Evening’s Top Stories:
- Memorial service for Albuquerque mailman, Jose ‘Pepe’ Hernandez
- Border militia group sets up on new property after kicked off old site
- Police look at brakes after truck rams into cars, killing 4
- City: No timetable to build sales tax-funded zoo parking structure
- Presbyterian Hospital celebration honors organ donors
- Gathering of Nations underway at Tingley Coliseum
- City of Albuquerque plants more trees to bring back urban forest
- 2019 City Nature Challenge kicks off in Bernalillo County
- Finalists announced for New Mexico’s next state ornament
- Eastbound one-lane loop ramp to open on Rio Bravo Monday
- Rabid skunks confirmed in eastern New Mexico
- Purgatory Ski Resort extends season into May
- NM BioPark Society shares video of armadillo on running wheel