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September 19, 2018
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First News: Santa Fe Public Schools superintendent has been fired. (listen)
(KSFR) - The superintendent of Santa Fe public schools has been fired. The school board took the action in a late-night vote last night. Three new members of the school board voted to terminate Bobbie Gutierrez while two long-time members voted to keep Gutierrez. Board members are not saying why Gutierrez was fired but it's been no secret that several of the newest members have been critical of her. Gutierrez has worked for the Santa Fe school system for 20 years and has been superintendent since 2008. The school board is giving her some $168,000 in severance pay.

A retired state judge has arrived at a conclusion about redistricting state representative seats in the Santa Fe area. Rep. Brian Egolf of Santa Fe says the biggest change in the plan means that he will no longer represent the community of Eldorado. It had previously been part of his district. If the new plan moves forward without opposition, State Rep. Rhonda King would represent Eldorado. Meanwhile, Egolf would retain the balance of his constituency.

Egolf will join State Sen. Peter Wirth for a public town hall meeting tonight at the Farmers Market in the Rail Yard. The lawmakers say they will recap key actions taken by the legislature during the recent 30-day session and will summarize the redrawing of political boundaries. The town hall will be at 6 tonight at the Farmers Market.

Santa Fe police are saying the "suspicious' death of a woman over the weekend at a Don Gaspar street property is still under investigation. 49-year-old Karen Dunn Smith was found at the scene Saturday inside an RV with grievous bodily injuries from which she later died at Christus St. Vincent Regional Hospital. The owner of the property is Warren Buck, who last year was charged with aggravated assault following his shooting of another man with a crossbow. An autopsy on Dunn-Smith's body is scheduled for today which police hope will shed light on the cause of her injuries.

Most recently joining a growing list of state lawmakers who have announced they will not seek re-election in November is republican state senator Mark Boitano of Albuquerque. Boitano has served for 16 years and says he has always believed in term limits and thus will move on. He's the 3rd of the senate's 14 republicans to make such a move since the legislative session ended. Of democrats, state senator Dede Feldman of Albuquerque has also recently said she won't run for her office again.

Weather for Santa Fe - partly cloudy at times today with highs in the mid 40s. And batten down the hatches says meteorologist Brian Guyer with the National Weather Service in Albuquerque .*****clip. Wednesday should be clear with much calmer breezes and a high in the upper 40s.
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