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September 20, 2018
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First News: Teenager said to be rescued (Listen)
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Reports from Albuquerque say a 15-year-old boy has been rescued by helicopter after he broke his leg on a weekend hike. He was among a group of five that became stuck on a steep slope in the Sandia foothills. KOAT-TV reports the other four are uninjured and will be walked down the mountain when rescuers reach them. The authorities say it appears they got off a trail and tried climbing. But they were not equipped with the proper equipment and called for help Sunday after the boy fell and broke his leg.

Heading into the weekend, former PRC member Jerome Block Jr. was remanded to the custody of a diagnostic center in Los Lunas for the next sixty days over his conviction on a number of felony counts. After this, the court will reconsider his sentencing. Judge Michael Vigil in Santa Fe had earlier given Block the chance to avoid some, if not all, of a possible prison sentence if he completed drug court. Within weeks of starting the program, Block racked up a number of infractions which got him thrown out. Originally, the state has asked for Block to be sentenced to 4-and-a-half years in prison.

Santa Fe's Food Depot is set to get a $1 million contribution to build a new food warehouse. It comes from Barbara Hall, who is a member of the nonprofit's board of directors. The funds will go toward building a facility that can store more food than the existing 6,000-square-foot warehouse can handle. The organization provides food to more than 100 partner agencies who in turn provide some 5 million meals a year for the needy.

The financial details for the city's purchase of the old St. Catherine's Indian School campus will be considered at tonight's meeting of Santa Fe's Finance Committee. Finance Director Mel Morgan will present the plan for buying the 11-acre tract that's been appraised at $1.9 million. Current plans are for the city to acquire the property and then lease it to the charter New Mexico School for the Arts.

A bit of gubernatorial pro forma business has been put on hold by the New Mexico Supreme Court. Today should have seen Governor Martinez issuing a proclamation publicly calling for a primary election for the state House of Representatives. The high court intervened on Friday as new redistricting boundaries remain an open question. Oral arguments from all the affected parties will be heard by the court on February 7th. Candidate filing of nominating petitions are due March 20th.

Weather for Santa Fe - sunny and dry most of this week with a gradual cooling trend in play. Today will be the warmest of the period with highs in the low 50s falling to the low 40s by Friday.

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