Greek culture celebrated at annual festival

[1] State Responds to New CDC Guidelines for Schools This morning, there are new guidelines from the CDC regarding extracurricular activities in schools. The CDC suggests they should be canceled or kept virtually as COVID cases rise. According to the CDC, activities considered “high risk” include bands, choirs and sports like soccer and wrestling. The state activities association says that “while these new guidelines are concerning, they trust New Mexico leaders to make the right decisions and hope that the mental well-being of students will also be taken into account” . The state’s Department of Public Education has not said whether it will adopt the new CDC guidelines.

[2] Mark Gooch sentenced to life for murder of Mennonite woman The airman convicted of murdering a Mennonite woman from Farmington will spend the rest of his life in prison. Investigators say Mark Gooch kidnapped Sasha Krause in 2020 and drove her to a remote area outside of Flagstaff, AZ, where he killed her. At sentencing on Wednesday, a representative read a statement on behalf of Krause’s mother. Gooch also spoke at the sentencing, expressing his condolences but never admitting guilt. Investigators believe he killed Krause out of resentment for the church.

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