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A worker crosses the lavender fields at Los Poblanos Organic Farm in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque on Friday. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)

Harvest time

Cut lavender could be seen in stacks on the trimmed plants Friday as members of the production team harvested it in the fields of Los Poblanos Organic Farm in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque.

11th-graders at head of class on standardized tests

More than half of Rio Rancho students are proficient or better in math and reading, with the exception of 10th-graders, according to data released by the state this week.

Council denies zone change

Concerns include consistent procedure and proper platting

Jeff Spiegel and Katie Gardner plan to open an Italian deli near M’Tucci’s Kitchina on Albuquerque’s West Side. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)

NY-style deli heads for the West Side

The people behind M’Tucci’s Kitchina restaurant are looking to give Albuquerque’s West Side some additional Italian flavor.