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Libraries Struggle - Rio Grande Sun
National Library Week runs from April 12 through 18. In the digital age that we alternately curse and celebrate, local libraries are more important than ever. They deserve our support, so the people, books and entertainment materials they house will be ...
From the Farm to the Table - Rio Grande Sun
More than 270 elementary school students from the Española School District and Mesa Vista School District learned how the food they eat and drink gets to the grocery store shelves. The April 9 event was organized by Marcella Talamante, regional agent for ...
Northern Tuition Hiked Again - Rio Grande Sun
Despite facing a 14 percent increase in 2013, students at Northern New Mexico College will see another spike in tuition next school year. Facing a $2 million reduction in the budget next fiscal year, the Board of Regents voted to increase tuition at an ...
Española Excels at Capital - Rio Grande Sun
The Española Valley boys and girls track and field teams competed at the Jaguar Invitational hosted by Capital High School. As has been the case with previous meets, the Sundevils and Lady Sundevils did well April 11 in the field events. “That’s been ...
Pojoaque Shines At Jaguar Invite - Rio Grande Sun
The Pojoaque Valley High School boys and girls track and field teams continued to turn in state-qualifying performances April 11 at the Jaguar Invitational track and field meet. With numerous delays, the meet was more of a marathon than a sprint, with team ...
Two Found Dead Inside Burned Car - Rio Grande Sun
State Police are investigating the deaths of two people found in a burning car Sunday, near Coyote. The bodies, burned far beyond recognition, have not been identified. Officers were not able to find any obvious causes of death, according to E911 Dispatch ...
Northern Should Learn - Rio Grande Sun
Northern New Mexico College has once again acted without having all the information needed to make a proper decision. Without going to the state legislature first, regents voted in January to change its name from college to university. A month later they ...
Fresh Face on the Force - Rio Grande Sun
After Mayor Alice Lucero anointed the Española Police Department’s newest uncertified police officer, he was given over to his new brothers in blue. “Thank you all,” Chief Richard Gallegos said March 10. “He’s ours now.” Gallegos said Cory ...
Officials Examine Ways to Improve Graduation Rate - Rio Grande Sun
Local school officials are looking at improving academic and career counseling services for students, in an effort to improve the Española School District’s graduation rate. Española School Board member Ruben Archuleta, at an April 1 Board meeting ...
More Questions Than Answers Surround Director's Departure - Rio Grande Sun
Not all is as it appears when it comes to former Planning and Zoning director Russell Naranjo’s departure from employment with the city of Española. A resignation letter surfaced for Naranjo, time stamped several hours after City Manager Kelly Duran ...
Principal: Spare Faculty - Rio Grande Sun
As Española School District officials proceed with the budget process for next fiscal year, one principal is asking them not to cut his school’s faculty. Fairview Elementary Principal Roberto Archuleta addressed Board members, at a March 25 Board ...
College Files Suit Against Housing Co. - Rio Grande Sun
Northern New Mexico College officials filed suit against a collegiate housing company, claiming the college should not pay more than $600,000, because a contract signed by both parties was invalidated. Northern attorneys, Mark Basham and Peter Dwyer, filed ...
Española Athletes Excel In Santa Fe Field Events - Rio Grande Sun
Española Valley High School’s Marcos Flores keeps throwing the javelin farther with every track and field meet in which he participates. He has taken first place in every meet. A starting guard on the Española boys basketball team, he began the track ...
Public Input Welcome - Rio Grande Sun
I am writing in response to Ms Julie Bennett’s and Mr. Bob Walsh’s letter to the editor (Rio Grande SUN, “Let the Public Speak,” March 26, 2015, page A7). It is always good to hear from members from the community about the Cuatro Villas Project.
McCurdy Drops Doubleheader - Rio Grande Sun
The McCurdy Charter School softball team lost a doubleheader 20-4, 24-11, to Taos High School, March 24, at McCurdy. Despite speculation that McCurdy would not field a softball team this season, the Lady Bobcats are back in action with a new coach and many ...