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Santa Fe National Forest to begin selling fuelwood permits June 27

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Santa Fe National Forest will begin selling personal-use fuelwood permits June 27. Permits can be purchased in person at forest headquarters in Santa Fe and at offices in Española, Coyote, and Cuba. The Jemez District will sell permits over the phone. Fuel wood permit sales were delayed this year because of […]
SANTA FE, NM
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Rio Grande Sun

Española Upgrades Coaches' Salaries

Española Valley High School coaches will be getting a raise this year, in a new simplified stipend schedule. Athletic director Matt Abeyta presented his proposal to the Española School Board at a June 16 meeting, which the board approved unanimously. The total coach stipends will increase the cost...
ESPANOLA, NM
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Rio Grande Sun

Ronchetti to Hold Event in Española

Republican candidate for governor Mark Ronchetti has announced a campaign event to take place in Española on Saturday, June 25. Ronchetti will be at Valdez Park from noon to 2 p.m. A flyer from Ronchetti's campaign announced that there will be food and entertainment at the "Celebration of Española...
ESPANOLA, NM
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Shooting at Española grocery store

ESPAÑOLA, N.M. — Police officers from the Española Police Department are investigating a shooting that happened around 4:00 p.m. A woman was sitting in her car when a car drove by and fired two shots at her vehicle. The two shots hit her in the left arm and shoulder, according to the department.
ESPANOLA, NM
Rio Grande Sun

Midnight Fire Nearly put out by Weekend Rain

The Midnight Fire North of El Rito is in its final stages with 95 percent containment after the weekend’s rainstorms, El Rito Deputy District Ranger Anjie Krall said Monday. The fire was transferred to control of the Carson National Forest for cleanup operations official reports said. The final regular report on the fire was issued Sunday morning and no regular reports will be coming in regarding the Midnight Fire. The Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon fires remain at 72 percent containment and the intensity of the fire was decreasing.
EL RITO, NM
Rio Grande Sun

A Sustained Crisis for Local Sikhs

On Friday afternoon, gusty winds pummeled Gursant Singh as he stood on the side of State Road 106 in Española. He was planted beneath a sign that commemorates the road as the “YOGI BHAJAN MEMORIAL HIGHWAY.”. “I’m hoping that God will do the job for us and just...
ESPANOLA, NM
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Rio Grande Sun

Woman Shot in Center Market Parking Lot

A woman was shot on Tuesday, June 21, around 4 p.m. as she sat in a parked car in the Center Market parking lot at 745 N. Riverside Drive, according to Española police. Neither she nor her attacker have been identified. It appears that there was a verbal exchange...
ESPANOLA, NM
Rio Grande Sun

Española Gym Floor Gets an Upgrade

Edward Medina Gymnasium at Española Valley High School will get an upgrade and a repair in the offseason, with the new floor having flames painted on at both ends and a stain at center court. The Española School Board approved $7,259 in spending to add improvements to the floor...
ESPANOLA, NM
Rio Grande Sun

A Deadly Distemper Outbreak Threatens Dogs in the Valley

The current canine distemper outbreak in the Española valley presents many of the same kinds of challenges brought upon by COVID-19. Dr. Gretchen Yost, a veterinarian at Española Humane, pointed out some parallels between the two diseases: respiratory symptoms, lengthy periods of incubation and contagiousness. Yost has treated...
ESPANOLA, NM
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School District Needs to Explain Inaction

Just a few months into her job as Superintendent of Espanola Public Schools, Holly Martinez, has her first controversy to resolve. Why did the school system not notify law enforcement or find cause after investigating rumors of an inappropriate relationship between a female teacher and a 16-year-old male student when last week on Tuesday, June 14, the police arrested and charged the teacher with two felonies?
ESPANOLA, NM
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Interim Chief Mizel Garcia Appointed as Española Police Chief

Española Mayor John Ramon Vigil appointed Mizel Garcia June 17 to serve as Chief of Police of the Española Police Department. Garcia, who grew up in Española and retired as a commander from Albuquerque Police Department after 26 years, has served as interim Police Chief in Española since April.
ESPANOLA, NM
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Tasty memories of Joe’s Cafe 62 years later

Driving back to Kearney last week from Abiquiu, New Mexico, I made a critical stop in Last Chance, Colorado. Sixty-two years ago this month, my family stopped for supper at Joe’s Cafe in Last Chance. Memories of Joe’s Cafe are razor-sharp, especially on this Father’s Day weekend. That year,...
KEARNEY, NE
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Northern Celebrates Juneteenth with Veterans Luncheon

Northern New Mexico College celebrated Juneteenth, the federal holiday honoring the ending of slavery when colored union troops marched in Galveston Texas, at the Española campus on Saturday. The celebration started with a flag ceremony, with the Juneteenth Freedom Flag raised alongside the United States and New Mexican flags,...
ESPANOLA, NM
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Tewa Women United Presents Herbal Medicine Workshop Series

Tewa Women United offers this four-workshop series as an invitation to come together to learn how to take care of ourselves with herbal medicine while understanding the need to give back to the herbs and their systems of living. As we face ongoing challenges to our health from COVID-19, smoke from wildfires, and changes to our environment seasonally, this traditional knowledge is more important than ever.
ESPANOLA, NM
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NNMC Student Receives 2022 Nightingale Scholarship

ESPAÑOLA — Northern New Mexico College (NNMC) student Alijah Romero is one of 20 recipients of the 2022 Nightingale Scholarship from the New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence. The Nightingale Scholarship is awarded to students who exemplify outstanding and caring leadership and professionalism as a beginning practitioner in...
ESPANOLA, NM
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School Board Kicks Off 2022-23

After spending more than three hours on presentations and a closed session, the Española School Board breezed through 24 action items and a budget adjustment request in the span of 18 minutes during a June 16 board meeting. No dissenting votes were given for any of the items. Graduation...
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