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County Worker Arrested for Aggravated DWI - Rio Grande Sun
A top-ranking and politically connected Rio Arriba County employee resigned after being arrested, Oct. 1. Former County public information officer Carlos Trujillo submitted his resignation following an arrest for driving under the influence. Trujillo is ...
School Threat Causes Closure, Confusion - Rio Grande Sun
Española Valley High School students had the day off Wednesday (10/7) after a McCurdy Charter School student allegedly made a shooting threat to take place that day. Conflicting answers show it is not clear which law enforcement agency advised the closure.
$45,000 Only the Start - Rio Grande Sun
While the city of Santa Fe closed public restrooms in the Sandoval Parking garage downtown, Rio Arriba County was in construction mode to open some in Chimayó. Clearly this hasn’t been properly thought out. All County leaders had to do was ask the city ...
Right to Attorney - Rio Grande Sun
The U.S. Constitution’s Sixth Amendment guarantees a citizen’s right to legal representation. The 1966 Miranda Rights are read to everyone when they’re arrested. It promises an attorney if you can’t afford to hire your own. In New Mexico a woefully ...
Good Samaritan Returns Lost Money - Rio Grande Sun
When James Esparza saw a plastic pouch laying on the side of the road Oct. 1 in La Mesilla, he figured it was just a sheaf of insurance papers. When he finally looked in the envelope, he found it contained more than $4,000 in a series of envelopes, he said ...
Bobcats Finish 3rd in Santa Fe Indian School Tournament - Rio Grande Sun
(SUNfoto by Andrew Martinez) McCurdy Charter School Bobcats junior setter Amanda Romero strikes the volleyball past Tucumcari High School Rattlers junior hitters Kayla Cherry (left) and Ryanne Lopez during McCurdy’s 3-0 victory, Oct. 3, over the Rattlers ...
Pojoaque, Española, Dulce Battle in Braves Invitational - Rio Grande Sun
With District meets less than a month away and cross country invitational fields getting larger, three northern New Mexico high schools saw different improvements from their teams, Oct. 2 at the Santa Fe Indian School John Grimley Invitational in the Kewa ...
Española Valley 60, Taos 16: Sundevils Grab Record Win - Rio Grande Sun
(SUNfoto by Andrew Martinez) Española Valley High School Sundevils senior quarterback Marcos Flores (center) rushes toward the Taos High School Tigers’ end zone, while being chased by Tigers junior defensive back Ryan McCarty, and followed by teammate ...
Watching Restaurant Inspections - Rio Grande Sun
Kudos are due to your newspaper for its regular printing of problems encountered in some restaurants, drive-ins, cafes and other food vendors such as gas stations and trailers converted for retail fast food sales and others in such types of business.
Española Valley Fills Long-Vacant Trainer Position After 18 Months - Rio Grande Sun
Española Valley High School has finally found an athletic trainer after an 18-month-long search. David Maldonado, a 2015 New Mexico State University athletic training graduate, will fill the role for the 2015-16 academic year. “I really like what they ...
Persecuting Panhandlers - Rio Grande Sun
Panhandling in all forms is a national problem. Transients, homeless and poor often work streets and parking lots in cities large and small seeking donations. Some of these panhandlers are seriously trying to buy their next meal. For others, it’s a vocation.
City, Pueblo at Odds Over Lines - Rio Grande Sun
City of Española leaders are refusing to pay a $1 million demand imposed by Santa Clara Pueblo officials, who allege the city’s utility lines trespass on tribal land. Pueblo officials have requested the United States Attorney’s Office for the District ...
Northern Can, Must - Rio Grande Sun
The impending “retirement” of Northern New Mexico College President Rusty Barceló gives the Board of Regents an opportunity to turn this ship around, albeit much like an oil supertanker, slowly. Barceló’s hiring four years ago brought in a new era ...
$40,000 Restrooms in Works - Rio Grande Sun
Children playing at La Arbolera Community Center playground won’t have to compete with the seniors visiting the site to use the restroom. Rio Arriba County crews recently started preparing the site for installation of a $40,800 pre-fabricated outdoor ...
Child Molester Gets 20 Years Probation - Rio Grande Sun
A 22-year-old Española man will be on supervised probation for the next 20 years, following his guilty plea, to two counts of criminal sexual contact of a child under 13, after he molested a 2-year-old boy. District Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer sentenced ...