A proposed Tour of the Twins is on hold.
In truth, "on hold" is a bit of an overstatement.
The tour has run into a stonewall; they are yet to admit that the tour has even been proposed.
The tour was first proposed with the idea of a tour of the twins in anticipation of an upcoming school bond issue election. For reasons that would probably make more sense to a public relations manipulation expert than they do to me, APS' award winning website is calling it a School Improvement Election, link.
If by "school improvement" you mean spending a million dollars every few years remodeling administrative offices on the top floor, then yeah, the bond issue is about improving schools.
This though, if the tour would actually lead people to believe that they could trust the leadership of the APS to spend their hard earned dollars frugally, a tour would be the most effective thing they could do, to insure passage of the quarter Billion dollar bond issue.
KOAT and Target 7 having done their part in covering up the Marty Esquivel scandal (they have yet to even report it!), has no interest in touring the towers with their cameras either.
Owner and general manager Mary Lynn Roper, I believe, is covering NM Broadcasters Association President and CEO Paula Maes' ass.
Maes was a heavy hitter on the board when the cover up of the felony criminal misconduct in the leadership of the police force began. Maes wants very much for people never to know that she once said, she would never agree to any audit that individually named incompetent or corrupt senior administrators.
KOB TV also claims to "investigate" and won't. Having done their part in covering up the Marty Esquivel scandal, they intend to cover up reckless spending in the towers.
If she would like to pass the blame, or someone else accept it the blame for KOB's relentless refusal to inform the democracy with regard to APS' ethics, standards and accountability crisis, I would be happy to post that person's photo instead.
photos Mark Bralley