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Students should be encouraged to take technical programs  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — With the beginning of the school year underway, it's a good time to remind ourselves of the big picture. For years, academic success ...



DA to review Cibola High School Halloween incident  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The District Attorney's Office said Thursday it will conduct a review of Albuquerque Public Schools' documentation and records ...



ABQ man slain during robbery on tribal lands  Albuquerque Journal

Copyright © 2019 Albuquerque Journal. A couple of beers. That's what the FBI says a young man and teenage boy from the Navajo Nation took off with after ...



‘Cultural assault’ alleged in Cibola High student protest  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — About 30 students protested outside Cibola High School Wednesday morning in response to incidents at the school last week that ...



APS announces training, other changes following Cibola incident  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque Public Schools is moving forward with promised remedies after a racially charged incident at Cibola High School stirred ...



Students, parents speak out against Cibola High teacher racism incident  KRQE News 13

Frustrated parents and students let loose on Albuquerque school board members, upset over a racial incident at Cibola High School involving a teacher and two ...



Bernalillo County DA to review Cibola High School racism incident  KRQE News 13

The Bernalillo County District Attorney's office says it will review documentation and record from Albuquerque Public Schools surrounding a Cibola High School ...



Cibola High teacher on leave for alleged "cultural" remark, hair cutting incident  KRQE News 13

An Albuquerque high school teacher has been placed on paid leave after being accused of making a “culturally insensitive” remark toward a student, then ...



Cibola High's 'Cougar Closet' seeks holiday gifts for loved ones  KOB

Emily Jaceks December 12, 2018 06:53 AM. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—A unique boutique is the newest place to shop at Cibola High School, catering to students ...



Navajo president, others call for APS action  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Cibola teacher still on leave after claims of cultural.



A teacher called a Native American teen a ‘bloody Indian’ and cut another’s braid, students say  Washington Post

The teacher is no longer with the district, Albuquerque Public Schools confirmed.



Cibola High School Choir sings Christmas classics  KRQE News 13

It's Christmas Day. Cibola High School choir performed two songs for KRQE's Christmas Carols and Wishes special.



ACLU puts pressure on APS to address racism after Cibola High incident  KRQE News 13

KRQE News 13 is learning more about the racist remark and inappropriate actions by an Albuquerque Public Schools teacher over Halloween, as the ACLU ...



Cibola students sympathize with teacher accused of misconduct  KOB

Albuquerque Public Schools recently severed ties from Cibola High School teacher who allegedly violated the rights of two students.



Cibola teacher accused of misconduct still on APS payroll  KOB

According to documents obtained by KOB, the Cibola teacher accused of cutting one girl's braid and calling another a 'bloody Indian' was put on leave, not fired.



APS forum heats up over charges of racism  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Navajo student, alleged target of abuse, pushes for change.



APS superintendent apologizes for Cibola racial incident  KRQE News 13

Amidst an apology from the district and comments from many others blasting a Cibola High School teacher accused in a racist incident, some parents have ...



Threats at Cibola spur investigation by APD  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two Cibola High School students were investigated by Albuquerque police Friday for alleged threats of violence. One of those threats ...



Teacher at center of Halloween incident no longer with APS  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Navajo student at Cibola High School had been called a 'bloody Indian'



Brown (Cibola) out for season at Florida State  Albuquerque Journal

Amaya Brown's freshman season at Florida State has come to a premature end. The Seminoles guard from Cibola High School on Sunday suffered a ...



Family seeks public’s help locating vehicle that hit and killed 15-year-old  KRQE News 13

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Family and friends of a 15-year-old boy who was killed in a hit-and-run near Cottonwood Mall are afraid the driver is going to ...



Suspect search continues as family mourns teen killed in hit-and-run  KRQE News 13

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Friends and family gathered Wednesday night to remember the life of a 15-year-old Cibola High School student hit and killed ...



Cibola High School teacher remembered  KOAT Albuquerque

Cibola High School honored one of their teachers that passed away unexpectedly at the age of 42.



School events canceled over heated rivalry  KOB 4

Cibola High School was vandalized Monday and school events are canceled at both Cibola and Volcano Vista high over rising tension between students at ...



Yodice: Josh Montoya will always cherish his HR on the day his father died  Albuquerque Journal

It's a short porch, the left-field fence at the Cibola High School baseball field. On March 21, Josh Montoya, a junior outfielder for the Cougars, launched a fly ball ...



Family, friends remember 15-year-old killed in hit-and-run crash  KOB

People who knew 15-year-old Manny Tapia said he had a bright future.



New Mexico Teacher Accused of Calling a Native Student a "Bloody Indian" and Cutting Another's Hair on Halloween  TeenVogue.com

During a class on Halloween, a New Mexico high school teacher allegedly called a Native student a "bloody Indian" and cut another student's braid.



Halloween class goes awry; Dog food, taunts, and assaults on a student’s hair  Indian Country Today Media Network

A New-Mexico teacher cut one student's hair and said a culturally insensitive remark to the other.



Hair-cutting teacher resigns; school district pressured to make real changes  Indian Country Today Media Network

This story has been corrected since its first publication. The New-Mexico teacher who cut a Native student's hair and called the Navajo student a “bloody Indian” ...



Cibola cheerleaders raising money to perform at the Citrus Bowl  KOB

Kassi Nelson October 22, 2018 12:57 AM. The Cibola High school cheer team is used to cheering on their Cougars under those bright stadium lights.



NM Gameday Player of the Week: Cibola's Jerome Baca  KOB

Brandon Ortega October 30, 2018 11:23 PM. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— Cibola High School's Jerome Baca is the New Mexico Gameday Player of the Week.



Cibola High School coach who suffered paralyzing injuries is back on the field  KOAT Albuquerque

Soccer coach who suffered paralyzing injury is coaching again.



Cibola High students taking donations for Texas school impacted by Harvey  KRQE News 13

Students at Cibola High School are helping a Texas high school devastated by Hurricane Harvey.



July 18 Morning Rush: Police search for suspects believed to be involved in hit-and-run that killed teen  KRQE News 13

1.Police are asking the public to be on the lookout for the people believed to be involved in a hit-and-run that killed a 15-year-old boy. A vigil took place at the ...



Man arrested in connection to hit-and-run that killed 15-year-old  KOB

Christina Rodriguez July 30, 2019 07:16 PM. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A man was arrested Monday in connection to a hit-and-run crash that killed 15-year-old ...



Alan Branch’s journey from Cibola to Super Bowl Champion  KRQE News 13

It is hard to miss him in a crowd. Alan Branch is six foot six and 345 pounds. His massive frame hints of what was once his life's work.



N.M. teacher accused of cutting Native American student's braid, calling another 'bloody Indian'  Washington Times

A high school teacher in New Mexico is now out of a job after students accused her of cutting a female Native American student's hair and calling another a ...



Metro Youth Art Exhibit opens next week  Albuquerque Journal

The annual APS Metro Youth Art Exhibit, featuring more than 550 works of high school and middle school students, starts Friday and runs through April 8.



Clarke resigns as Cibola soccer coach  Albuquerque Journal

Just two months before the 2018 season was set to begin, Cibola High School boys soccer coach Cameron Clarke has resigned. The resignation, Clarke told ...



Hair-cutting teacher resigns; school district pressured to make changes  Navajo-Hopi Observer

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The New-Mexico teacher who cut a Native student's hair and called the Navajo student a “bloody Indian” no longer works for the ...



APD arrests man in 2008 cold case beating that left Cibola student in coma  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Some nine years after a Cibola High School senior was beaten nearly to death with a shovel in her West Side home, Albuquerque ...



Teachers cut high school students’ hair in separate incidents: one fired, one arrested  WLOX

(RNN) - Teachers in recent incidents have taken out scissors and cut students' hair. One teacher, in California, was arrested and the other teacher, in New ...



APS Class of 2019 Graduation Schedule  KRQE News 13

Graduation ceremonies for most Albuquerque Public Schools students are set for the week of May 13.



Rivas likely to go early in MLS SuperDraft  Albuquerque Journal

Sometime shortly after noon today, Cibola graduate Sergio Rivas will walk across a stage in Chicago and don a Major League Soccer uniform after his selection ...



RRHS Sports Hall of Fame to add 6; three student-athletes included  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Headed into the Rio Rancho High School Sports Hall of Fame as part of its Class of 2019 are three 2008 graduates, including two who ...



Shooting threat cancels Cibola High homecoming dance  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — About the time many students had finished posing for customary pictures, a threat on social media ended Cibola High School's ...



Storm standout Gabe Legendre is Gatorade’s Player of the Year for NM  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — In its 34th year of honoring the nation's best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company on June 6 announced Gabe Legendre of ...



19-year-old hit by car now paralyzed; family raises money for treatment  KRQE News 13

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A 19-year-old hit by a car on Central, left paralyzed. He can't get long-term treatment in New Mexico, so his family is working to ...



APD acknowledges longer chase of stolen truck  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Police suspect GMC hit, killed 15-year-old boy in intersection.



See student-built robots battle at Vex competition  Las Cruces Sun-News

NMSU hosted 50 teams of elementary, middle- and high-school students for annual robotics competition.



Vehicular homicide person of interest has lengthy criminal history  KRQE News 13

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – He was arrested in connection with the vehicle that may have been involved in a deadly hit-and-run that killed a Cibola High ...



Coach gets into fight with opposing team's player, police report says  KOB 4

A Cibola High School football coach has resigned after police said he got into a locker room fight with a player.



Remnants at OT Circus Gallery, Albuquerque  Weekly Alibi

A small group exhibit featuring the art of Arlaina Ash, Connor Schneider and Helen Juliet Atkins for one night only with local vendors.



Cibola welcomes Alan Branch back home, inducts him into athletic hall of fame  Albuquerque Journal

Now more than ever, Alan Branch is clearly a man in full. On Wednesday afternoon, he was given the mother of all homecomings. Already with four kids, a wife, ...



Suspect in truck theft to stay in jail  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A 30-year-old man accused of stealing the truck that authorities suspect was used in a deadly hit-and-run crash will remain in jail as ...



Local musician, coach set to open for Jay Leno in Sept.  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Don't stop believing" will likely be Tom Gutierrez's opening number as he prepares the crowd at Isleta Resort and Casino on Friday, Sept.



APS working to make 2019 a better year  Albuquerque Journal

This time of year is an opportunity for reflection on the past and hope for the future. There is a confluence of events that can mean a real change for public ...



Cibola teacher charged with touching student  ABQ Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A Cibola High School teacher was charged with criminal sexual contact of a minor on Thursday, KRQE reports. According to a criminal ...



Cibola inducts 2 into Hall of Fame  Albuquerque Journal

She goes by another name today, but on the east wall of the Cibola High School gymnasium, the name of Connie Vau will forever be enshrined.



Attacker who beat woman with shovel to be sentenced today  Albuquerque Journal

The story of a 17-year-old Cibola High School student beaten with a shovel in her West Side home in 2008 has captivated the community and made national ...



Sergio Rivas receives warm welcome home after MLS draft  KRQE News 13

Former Cibola High School Soccer stand out Sergio Rivas was selected by the San Jose Earthquakes in the second round of this years MLS Super Draft.



Editorial: Deadly July puts ABQ too far from Vision Zero city  Albuquerque Journal

Walking home from the movies shouldn't be considered risky behavior. But this is Albuquerque in 2019, and the tragic July 17 death of 15-year-old Manuel ...



2019 Football Friday Night  KRQE News 13

Football players, coaches, cheerleaders, the band… it's time for Football Friday Night, sponsored by New Mexico Ford Dealers. All the highlights are on FOX ...



School board hears about awards, transportation deficit  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — The Rio Rancho Public Schools Board of Education recognized three people for exceptional efforts to help students succeed at its ...



Video: Justin Hansen prison attack stemmed from his ‘high profile case’  KRQE News 13

It was November 26, and Justin Hansen had only been at the Las Cruces prison for a week when an inmate attacked him.



Cibola grad helping NBC tell the stories of the Olympics  Albuquerque Journal

Gadi Schwartz hasn't had his Olympic moment just yet. After years of hard work and training earned him a coveted invite to Brazil for the Summer Games, the ...



Man accused of beating high school student spotted at Isotopes game  KOB

A man accused of beating a Cibola High School student with a shovel was spotted at an Isotopes game. Now, the district attorney's office wants Justin Hansen's ...



New Mexico Girls Basketball POY: Amaya Brown  USA TODAY High School Sports

The Gatorade State Girls Basketball Players of the Year were selected based on athletic production and impact in the 2015-16 fall season. Each winner also ...



APD: Family’s dog shot after alerting neighbor to potential burglar  KRQE News 13

An Albuquerque family's German Shepherd was shot doing exactly what dogs are supposed to do: protect.



Cibola soccer coach returns from paralyzing injury  Albuquerque Journal

Of the many physical remnants from that terrible day, the most visible of them is the scar on the back of his once broken neck. There are others, of course.…



Day 1: RR schools start  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — She didn't come right out and say it, but it's the impression one gets after chatting with Stephanie Nieto on the first day of school at ...



Arrest finally made in brutal beating after victim recalls suspect's name  KOAT Albuquerque

A man is under arrest for a brutal 2008 beating after the victim recalled his name. Brittani Marcell was 17 years old when a man almost beat her to death with a ...



Former Bear, Ram Kayla Peterson enjoys working as hoops official  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — The following paragraph, which appeared in a guest column by Dana Pappas, commissioner of officials for the New Mexico Activities ...



State Police: Justin Hansen recovering after attack in prison  KRQE News 13

Justin Hansen is recovering after an attack in prison.



APS ballot includes money for design and construction  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Technology, classroom equipment also among special election priorities.



Once cases close, State Police work to destroy evidence  KRQE News 13

It's a delicate balance—preserving criminal evidence for thousands of cases without being overrun by it all.



Intention and Impact – Fall Class of 2018  UNM Newsroom

Nearly 2000 students will earn their degrees from The University of New Mexico as part of the Fall Class of 2018 – each one with an inspirational story sure to ...



Several arrests made for threats to New Mexico schools  KOB 4

These threats come more than one week after a gunman opened fire at a Florida high school and killed 17 people, sparking a new debate nationally over gun ...



Former New Mexico State baseball player honored during Walk to Defeat ALS  Las Cruces Sun-News

Former New Mexico State baseball player Todd Watkins was diagnosed with ALS in January. On Saturday he was recognized by the Aggies during an ALS ...



Cibola’s Amaya Brown commits to play hoops at Florida State  Albuquerque Journal

The secret Amaya Brown has been carrying around for six days became part of the public domain Wednesday. Cibola High School's dynamic 5-foot-11 ...



Judge denies request to reduce Justin Hansen’s sentence  KRQE News 13

Justin Hansen will not be getting a reduced sentence.



Suspects in school shooting threats can legally purchase guns once they turn 18  KOAT Albuquerque

In the wake of the Florida shooting, over a dozen New Mexico schools have received threats.



Cibola basketball star Amaya Brown enjoys recruiting  Albuquerque Journal

Phase I is complete. At least, the first phase of Phase I is complete. For a huge chunk of September, Amaya Brown opened her front door and entertained visiting ...



New Mexico United lose 2-1 on the road to Reno  UNM Daily Lobo

"All things must pass — none of life's strings can last." So sang George Harrison on his seminal composition in 1970, and so ended New Mexico United's ...



October 30 Morning Rush: Justin Hansen requests his 2008 shovel beating sentence be reduced  KRQE News 13

A hearing is set in early December for the man who nearly beat to death a Cibola High School student. He's now asking a judge to reconsider his sentence ...



Man in shovel attack wants sentence reduced  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The man convicted of beating a high school student with a shovel in a crime that went unsolved for nearly a decade is asking an ...



Judge denies Justin Hansen’s request for reduced sentence  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Hansen had claimed that his kids were suffering without him.



Teen seriously injured in motorcycle crash to graduate high school  KOAT Albuquerque

Two years after a motorcycle critically injured Gary Esquibel, he's finally getting his diploma.



AP finds the NRA gave $7 million to hundreds of schools  Albuquerque Journal

The National Rifle Association has dramatically increased its funding to schools in recent years amid a national debate over guns and school violence, ...



Closing the PARCC: Opinions differ on removal of test  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — The PARCC education assessment has met its demise. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Jan. 2 ordered the state's Public Education ...



Sexual abuse accusations against Justin Hansen trigger BCSO investigation  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office detectives are investigating Justin Hansen – the man recently convicted of almost beating a ...



July 31 Evening Rush: Man facing murder charges in car wash shooting  KRQE News 13

1. Police have identified a man wanted for murder. They're looking for Jerred Holguin. He's facing a murder charge after a shooting at a car wash near San ...



West Mesa selects football coach  Albuquerque Journal

Five years ago, Anthony Ansotigue thought he was ready. He interviewed to be Cibola High School's head football coach, thought this was his time. "I was ready ...



Cold case suspect released from jail until trial  KOAT Albuquerque

In 2008 Marcell, then a Cibola High School student, went home to meet her mother for lunch when police say Hansen attacked her with a shovel.



RRPD officer to carry the torch in Abu Dhabi  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — It's a pretty good life these days for Rio Rancho Police Officer Ben Sanchez: He does what he loves, and he loves what he does.



One-on-One: Meet Emile G. Gonzales  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Small-business person of the year Emile Gonzales began her construction business by doing small remodels.



After years of pain, an ending  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The man accused of beating a teenage girl with a shovel inside her West Side home in 2008 pleaded no contest Thursday to ...



Prep notes: Pay raises coming in 2019-20 for officials  Albuquerque Journal

High school officials are getting a raise. Basketball officials in particular are going to receive a hefty pay bump, with men and women working varsity games ...



Mother of cold case suspect believes he's innocent  KOB

Prosecutors say Hansen used a shovel to beat then-17-year-old Brittani Marcell in 2008. Hansen was arrested and charged last July when investigators say they ...



NM students demand action, join national school safety movement  KOB 4

The students, who themselves suffered a horrific school shooting back in December that took the lives of two classmates, hosted a "walk up" event Wednesday.



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