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Firefighters raise awareness - Rio Grande Sun
Española Firefighter John Wickersham has a singular goal for October: sell 400 T-shirts to raise $3,000 for the Breast Care Fund at the Española Hospital. He already hit the halfway mark, but he still wants to sell out of the Firefighter’s Union Breast ...
Horsemen beat Elks in Pojoaque - Rio Grande Sun
The Pojoaque Valley High School football team played a good half of a football game, which wasn’t enough to defeat the St. Michael’s High School Horsemen Oct. 10 in Pojoaque. Trailing just 14-7 at halftime, the Elks should have had all the momentum ...
Grant aims to curb youth drug use - Rio Grande Sun
City officials received a $100,000 grant from a New Mexico organization to keep more students away from drugs. After identifying Española as one of the areas most plagued by substance abuse problems in the state, Las Cruces-based High Intensity Drug ...
Lady Sundevils learn lesson in Los Alamos - Rio Grande Sun
The Española Valley High School volleyball team learned a lesson in humility in their 25-11, 22-25, 25-17, 25-21 victory over Los Alamos High School, Oct. 8 in Los Alamos. “If we go out with our heads too high, a good team will come back and beat us ...
Students lack necessary supplies - Rio Grande Sun
It is well into the academic year and schools throughout the Española School District are still missing the supplies necessary to educate students. During public participation at the Oct. 8 Board meeting, current and former employees of Sombrillo ...
Young poets get work published - Rio Grande Sun
A number of Española District elementary students became published authors for poems they wrote during spring 2013 for a national competition. Students from Karen Naranjo’s third-grade class at Alcalde Elementary submitted poems to the National Schools ...
Things looking up for Pojoaque cross country teams - Rio Grande Sun
The Pojoaque Valley High School girls cross country team took second place at the Northern New Mexico Challenge meet Oct. 10 in Santa Fe. The meet was originally scheduled to be at Santa Fe’s Municipal Recreation Center, but rain in the City Different ...
District sees small student increase - Rio Grande Sun
The New Mexico Public Education Department’s deadline to report enrollment numbers has just passed and Española School District administrators said 3,916 students are enrolled in their schools, this is an increase of 104 form this time last year.
Española listed as 'most dangerous city' - Rio Grande Sun
Besides being the lowrider capital of the world, Española has earned a new title — most dangerous city in New Mexico, according to the most recent available crime statistics by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. North Carolina-based home security ...
Police to enforce tint, noise ordinance - Rio Grande Sun
Some local drivers might soon be required to retint their car windows, as police plan to tighten the enforcement of the city’s tint ordinance. Española Police Department Deputy Chief Miguel Maez said the existing city ordinance that limits the amount of ...
Mayor sets sights on another city manager candidate - Rio Grande Sun
For the fifth time in five months, city officials are crossing their fingers that the latest city manager appointment will stick. After Assistant Santa Fe County Manager Tony Flores, the fourth appointee to the position, ultimately declined the city’s ...
Answering the call of duty - Rio Grande Sun
Rio Arriba County’s emergency manager’s most recent vacation was cut short thanks to the call of duty. The floodwaters that inundated parts of Rio Arriba County in late July prompted Rio Arriba County Emergency Preparedness Director Mateo DeVargas to ...
Tigers claim homecoming victory over Sundevils - Rio Grande Sun
The Española Valley High School football team didn’t bow their heads after a 49-20 loss to Taos Oct. 3, for Taos’s homecoming game. The Sundevils had battled throughout the game. Turnovers and injuries, along with an outstanding performance by the ...
True External Investigation - Rio Grande Sun
Rio Arriba County just can’t get a handle on who rents what community center to whom and when. In a redeux of the Maria Montoya scandal of a scant two years ago, County employee and political operative Elias Fresquez appears to be trying his hand at it.
Teen Walkout Not - Rio Grande Sun
The Española School District could take some lessons from some of our smooth politicians. The administration’s reaction to a small contingent of hungry and frustrated high school students who staged a walk-out Sept. 30 was on the heavy side. A ...