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More than $18,500 was discovered missing from the City of Española’s utilities department April 12, but Española Police Department Officers were not assigned to the investigation until nearly two weeks later. Now, the Attorney General’s Office has taken over the investigation.

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Elections for the Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative District 5 Board of Trustees seat will take place on June 24 at Española Valley High School. Incumbent Victor Salazar will face Dixon-resident Stanley Crawford, an author and garlic farmer.

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The Española School District took on 11 additional distribution sites for the Summer Food Service Program this year after Rio Arriba County stopped participating due to fiscal issues.

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Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jeremy Barnes did not disclose to the County that he had been the subject of an excessive force lawsuit during his time with the Grants Police Department, Sheriff’s Office Maj. Randy Sanches said in a June 10 interview.

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Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy Barnes — who tased an Española Valley High School student in the chest three times on May 10 — never completed any of the training required for a school resource officer (SRO) in the Española School District.

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The Española Police Department currently needs to hire at least four officers to maintain patrol coverage in the city, Department Sgt. George Martinez said May 31.

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The police blotter is published to give readers an abridged look at criminal activity in their community and neighborhood. It is simply an illustration of what local law enforcement, funded by taxpayers, must deal with daily throughout the Española Valley.

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Elections for the Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative District 4 Board of Trustees seat will take place on June 21 at the Co-op offices in Hernandez. Incumbent Lucas Cordova is running against Patrick Herrera, a former Española School Board member.

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It was right after the fifth-period bell last October that Sebastian Montaño lay face down in the grass outside Alamogordo High School, screaming for his mother, as two police officers pinned him to the ground and thrust a Taser in his back.

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The New Mexico Attorney General is investigating and New Mexico Lt. Governor Howie Morales called for additional training for law enforcement after an article in last week’s Rio Grande SUN detailed how Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy Barnes used a Taser on a 15-year-old Española Va…

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Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees President Nick Naranjo appointed members to the Election Committee during the May 24 Board meeting to oversee the three upcoming trustee election in June, but one appointee declined the position.

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The police blotter is published to give readers an abridged look at criminal activity in their community and neighborhood. It is simply an illustration of what local law enforcement, funded by taxpayers, must deal with daily throughout the Española Valley.

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The latest Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative interim general manager is the sixth person to hold the position in less than a decade.

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An Española School District vehicle was stolen from the District Office on Hunter Street May 6, but none of the District’s employees noticed it was missing.

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Española Valley High School Assistant Principal Veronica Dean filed a report with the Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Office after an audit revealed over $53,000 of electronics were unaccounted for within the school.

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Seven months after Rep. Ben Ray Lujan sent two letters inquiring about a property in Santa Fe where radioactive detection equipment was made and radioactive material was stored, the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission has released a response that includes information about decommissi…

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A 15-year-old special education student at Española Valley High School was tased by Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy Barnes on May 10, for allegedly failing to comply with a search.

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The police blotter is published to give readers an abridged look at criminal activity in their community and neighborhood. It is simply an illustration of what local law enforcement, funded by taxpayers, must deal with daily throughout the Española Valley.

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An Española Police Department officer who initiated a pursuit April 29, and was subsequently placed on administrative leave, has not been charged despite providing false information about the incident to the Rio Arriba County Sheriff's Office.

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Española Police Department Deputy Chief Roger Jimenez was none too happy about Rio Arriba County Sheriff James Lujan speaking publicly in opposition to him being promoted to chief of police.

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After 15 months on the job, Donna Montoya-Trujillo resigned her position as general manager of the Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative.

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The police blotter is published to give readers an abridged look at criminal activity in their community and neighborhood. It is simply an illustration of what local law enforcement, funded by taxpayers, must deal with daily throughout the Española Valley.

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Prior to the 2018 Village of Chama election for mayor, Village Clerk Maggie Valdez reported that she received threatening text messages from an unknown telephone number.

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About a mile up the road from Jack Trujillo’s property where he grows alfalfa and raises about 20 head of cattle is a gauge to measure how much water flows into La Puente Ditch.

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The Española City Council refused to promote Deputy Police Chief Roger Jimenez as the leader of the city government’s Department of Public Safety.

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An Española Fire Department officials told councilors at a May 1 Public Safety Committee meeting that they would like city council to implement an ordinance that fines property owners for false alarm calls.

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The police blotter is published to give readers an abridged look at criminal activity in their community and neighborhood. It is simply an illustration of what local law enforcement, funded by taxpayers, must deal with daily throughout the Española Valley.

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Rio Arriba County officials are in negotiations to purchase the building that formerly housed the Española Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

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An Española Valley High School football player claimed he was sexually assaulted, but law enforcement was not notified until months after the initial complaint, a new report from Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Robert Vigil states.

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Maribel Conde, 39, is a cook at Socorro’s Restaurant in Hernandez. She has been in the service industry for nine years since she started as a cook at Northern New Mexico College.

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A Rio Arriba County Detention Center inmate was transported to an Albuquerque-area hospital over the weekend following a seizure, amid claims that jail guards failed to act quickly when the incident first occurred.

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Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees Vice President and District 6 Trustee Leo Marquez said he is “sick and tired” of having information from the private executive session meetings leaked to the public.

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Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative member-owners in three districts will go to the polls in June to elect new members to the Board of Trustees.