Espanola, NM

Rio Grande Sun

Late Española City Official 'Was a Born Leader'

“He was born a leader,” Muhammad Imtiaz Hussain said of his younger brother, Muhammad Afzaal Hussain, who was shot and killed less than a block from their apartment building in Albuquerque. Muhammad Afzaal led the planning and land use department in the City of Española, 90 miles away.
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Santa Fe cremation company gets $150K in LEDA funding

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A unique Santa Fe cremation company is getting thousands to expand. The company called Parting Stone processes cremated remains into smooth stones. They use technology developed with the help of Los Alamos National Lab. Right now, the company is growing and has built relationships with about 600 funeral homes across the […]
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Lynn Bjorklund Is Best Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

Runners gather Tuesday for the ACRR weekly pace race at Fireman’s Park at 45th Street and Arizona Avenue. Courtesy/ACRR. Lynn Bjorklund was the top predictor in the Atomic City Road Runners (ACRR) weekly pace race held at Fireman’s Park at 45th Street and Arizona Avenue at 7 seconds off her predicted time.

Police find man shot to death at a Santa Fe park

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Santa Fe Police are investigating a death at Ragle Park Wednesday. Police say around 4:37 a.m. Wednesday officers responded to the park for a man down call. Officials say when officers arrived at the park they found a man who had suffered what police say was at least one fatal gunshot […]
Rio Grande Sun

Suspect Arrested and Charged with Murder of Española Planning Director

Suspect Arrested and Charged with Murder of Española Planning Director. After weeks of fear and confusion in Albuquerque’s Muslim community, police arrested Muhammad Atif Syed, 51, on Monday night and charged him with the murders of Española’s planning and land use director, Muhammad Afzaal Hussain, 27, and another man, Aftab Hussein, 41.
Rio Grande Sun

Locals of All Ages Learn About Exotic Animals at the Library

On Aug. 4, Española Public Library was filled with curiosity and excitement as local children and adults had the opportunity to learn about exotic animals from rainforests around the world including birds, reptiles and insects. Exotics of the Rainforest is an organization that provides entertainment and education to people...
Rio Grande Sun

You Can't Get Away With Murder

If there is light at the end of the dark tunnel of the senseless, barbaric murder of Muhammad Afzaal Hussain, Española’s director of planning and land use, it is the glimmer of hope that the man police identified as the “primary suspect” Tuesday in the death of Hussain and that of Aftab Hussein has been apprehended.
Santa Fe Reporter

Heavy Petting: Time for the Big Cool Down

Summer is in full swing, y’all. We’ve had some really hot days lately, and while the monsoons have temporarily cooled things down, we’re still experiencing record-high temperatures—which could be a recipe for disaster for our four-legged friends. Dogs aren’t as adept at regulating themselves during hot...
KRQE News 13

Bear Fest returns to Los Alamos

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (KRQE) – The Bear Fest is returning to Los Alamos at the end of the month. It’s the perfect chance to learn all about bears. The Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s annual Bear Festival starts Friday, August 25 with “Bears, Beers, and Bites.” It features a discussion about black bears, beer, or wine from Bathtub Row Brewery and d’oeuvers that represents food bears eat in the wild.

Follow Council Direction And Save Trees And Money

This letter is to provide my input to the Parks & Rec Board and to the community in general with respect to the County Consultant’s schemes for enlarging the golf course footprint. In the public meeting I attended, I was led to believe that the impetus for the consultant’s work was to address a safety issue that had been raised about the possibility of golfers being struck by balls hit on the driving range. The County Council directed the development of alternatives for addressing the issue. In doing so, the Council motion clearly stated that planning should be done with an eye to “minimizing impacts to existing trails and open space to the greatest extent possible”. As I understand it, the PRB voted in July to endorse the option presented that had maximum impact on open space and trails — the opposite of what Council’s motion intended. I hope you will reconsider.

2022 Los Alamos County Fair And Rodeo This Weekend!

Scene from the 2021 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo Parade on Central Avenue. Courtesy photo. The community is invited to join Los Alamos County and other partnering organizations Aug. 11-14 for exhibits, the Friday Night Concert, the parade, a fair at Ashley Pond Park, Summer Arts & Crafts Fair at Fuller Lodge, the Rodeo at Brewer Arena, and much more!

Homicide investigation at Ragle Park in Santa Fe

SANTA FE, N.M. — Santa Fe Police Department is investigating a homicide shooting that happened at Ragle Park. A deputy dispatched to the park a little after 4:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. After arriving, deputies found a man dead from at least one gunshot wound. The victim has been identified...