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Joe H. Avila - Rio Grande Sun
Joe H. Avila, 95, a resident of Chimayó, born July 27, 1921 and passed away on Saturday, November 12, 2016. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Carmen Perez; daughter, Annette B. Avila; father and mother-in-law, Ramon and Pablita Jaramillo ...
Edward L. Wilson “Kooney” - Rio Grande Sun
Edward L. Wilson “Kooney,” 75, a resident of Española, passed away of a short illness on Sunday, November 20, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Hazel Wilson; brother, Lloyd Wilson, sister, Shirley Denton. Since retiring in 2007 ...
Eric J. Ortega - Rio Grande Sun
Eric J. Ortega, 46, a resident of Dixon, went to be with our dear Lord on Saturday, November 19, 2016. Eric was preceded in death by his father, Robert Eugene Ortega; brother, Benito Ortega; grandmother, Elvira R. Lopez; uncles, Gilbert C. Lopez and Joe A.
Johnny O. Atencio - Rio Grande Sun
Johnny O. Atencio, 76, a lifelong resident of Dixon, passed away of a lengthy illness surrounded by his loving family on Monday, November 14, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents Querino and Corina Atencio; in-laws, Enrique and Frances Vigil ...
Kidnapping Claim Turns Into Heroin, Meth Bust - Rio Grande Sun
What started out as a case of possible kidnapping, Nov. 25, ended up with the seizure of 4.4 pounds of heroin by State Police agents. Goldyne Duran’s unnamed 14-year-old son reported his mother, 35, as kidnapped at 4 a.m., Nov. 25, by three ...
City Leases Water Rights To Help Silvery Minnow - Rio Grande Sun
In an effort to maintain the habitat of the endangered Rio Grande silvery minnow and provide water to farmers for next year’s harvest, the city of Española has agreed to lease water rights to the Bureau of Reclamation for $44,100. The Rio ...
Second Murder Trial Begins - Rio Grande Sun
Nicholas Ortiz’s second trial, on charges of killing an El Rancho family of three in June 2011, started Tuesday morning with the prosecutor describing his view of the events and the defense casting doubt on Ortiz’s alleged accomplices.
Board Claims PED ‘Bullying’ District - Rio Grande Sun
The Española School Board voted Monday night to have Superintendent Eric Martinez write a letter to the Public Education Department, refuting the reasons listed for the Department’s takeover of the Board’s finances. The Board voted 3-2 ...
District Names New Assoc. Super. - Rio Grande Sun
Española School District Superintendent Eric Martinez added a new member to his executive team when he increased one director’s pay to nearly six figures, reflecting a promotion to associate superintendent. Shortly after taking over as the ...
Pojoaque Wrestling Starts with Full Team - Rio Grande Sun
Tucked beneath the bleachers in Ben Lujan gymnasium, Pojoaque Valley High School’s old weight room was bustling with activity, Nov. 28. Lined with mats in Santa Fe High School’s blue and yellow colors, donated to Pojoaque Athletic Director Matt ...
Naked, Hallucinating Man Threatens to Burn Cars - Rio Grande Sun
The police blotter is published to give readers an abridged look at criminal activity in their community and neighborhood. It is simply an illustration of what local law enforcement, funded by taxpayers, must deal with daily throughout the Española ...
Center Offers Teens More Than a Thanksgiving Meal - Rio Grande Sun
Propping himself up on crutches, Christian Cordova carefully moves between the tables at the YMCA Teen Center in Española, laughing with, and giving dap to his friends. Cordova, 15, is very active with the Center, volunteering his time to ...
Wastewater Project Complete - Rio Grande Sun
A $1.2 million project to upgrade the city of Española’s Wastewater Treatment Plant at 308 Lower San Pedro Road is complete. The plant’s ultraviolet disinfection system is deadlier, more energy efficient and easier to maintain.
Concerned about Fracking - Rio Grande Sun
I am a native Santa Fean. I write because of my concerns for the 343,439 acres in Rio Arriba County that have become exposed sites to oil and gas leasing. I am opposed to the continued practices associated with hydraulic fracturing, which continues ...
Community Leaders Take on Drug Problem - Rio Grande Sun
Congratulations and our thanks to Lupe Salazar, David Barton and Tucker Brown for creating a possible life-saving option for local drug addicts. Barrios Unidos opened its doors in early November, offering a new alternative to drug addiction treatment.