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Former Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s deputy Joseph Aquino plans to file an charge of discrimination with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission after he said he was inequitably treated by the Office.

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A volunteer fire department member is alleging the Rio Arriba County fire marshal made a racist comment about Native Americans after the volunteer and fire marshal left a scene of a chimney fire.

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Former Española City Manager David Valdez used over $4,000 of his previous employer’s funds at casinos in 2015, according to credit card statements from the Colorado City Metropolitan District.

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Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy Barnes stopped and forced another driver to the ground in the median of U.S. Highway 285 in Hernandez July 8 after he said he saw the man drive dangerously. Barnes was off-duty at the time and in plain clothes.

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The city of Española had its first fatal shooting of the year Aug. 8 when a homeowner shot an armed intruder.

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An Aug. 7 event at the future site of the Española Lowrider Museum showcased potential exhibit layouts and featured speeches from Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and a slew of community leaders from Rio Arriba County.

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Rio Arriba County Public Works Building Maintenance Supervisor Jacob Montoya crashed a County truck at the end of November 2018, but multiple County officials deny having any insurance documents or accident reports related to the crash, despite the County government paying nearly $5,000 to r…

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials closed Abiquiú Lake Tuesday after they discovered a blue-green algae bloom in the reservoir, a press release states.

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The Rio Arriba Board of County Commissioners passed a resolution finalizing the language and dollar amounts for three bond questions voters will decide whether or not to approve in the upcoming Nov. 5 General Election.

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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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At the city of Española-run school supply drive and touch-a-truck on Aug. 4, Mormon missionaries and church members distributed backpacks, operated religious carnival games, and staffed an evangelizing booth in the Plaza de Española’s prime real estate just in front of the supply distribution area.

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Law enforcement agencies including the Española Police Department, the New Mexico State Police and the Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Office served an early morning warrant Tuesday with support from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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About 70 community members attended a peace vigil to support the proposed Española Pathways Shelter Aug. 1 at a potential location for the homeless shelter on North Railroad Avenue.

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The 6th Annual Abiquiú Equine Expo will include at least eight workshops and demonstrations ranging from saddle selection to packing a horse or mule for work.

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A former city of Española employee has filed a lawsuit against the city government claiming she faced retaliation and other mistreatment after she reported nearly $18,000 missing from the city’s utilities vault.

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When Tiffani Archuleta walked onto the auction floor at the 66th Annual Rio Arriba County Fair, her large black grand champion County-bred steer did not want to cooperate.

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Española Deputy Fire Chief Eric Tafoya found himself in the hot seat after the Española Firefighter Union IAFF Local 4399 filed a grievance alleging that he failed to follow the progressive discipline policy and favored some firefighters over others.

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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 city of Española is facing a new lawsuit for an August 2017 incident where former Española Police Department officer Eric Gallant allegedly broke the arm of Jason Martinez, during an arrest over a possession charge.

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A first-of-its-kind AmeriCorps program in Rio Arriba County will train 15 people who are in recovery from substance abuse disorder to become certified peer support workers and use their lived experience to help others dealing with the disease.

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The two newest members of the Rio Arriba County Board of Commissioners drew lots to see who would extend his term by two years July 22 at the New Mexico Secretary of State’s Office.

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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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Officials from the Española School District and New Mexico Public Education Department reversed their decision on the District’s Board of Finance — again.

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Española Fire Department Deputy Chief Eric Tafoya is earning vacation time at a more than twice the city employee rate, but Human Resources Director Sally Baxter refused to provide an explanation for the compensation.

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It has been over two months since Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy Barnes tased a 15-year-old special education student at Española Valley High School. His internal affairs investigation is on-going, but a review by his supervisors said his behavior might have made the student feel …

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Long after the votes were cast in the 2019 Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative elections, the balance of power between two competing factions on the Co-op Board of Trustees was still unclear. SUN Staff Writer Amanda Martinez was there every step of the way.

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Former Española mayor Richard Lucero is defending himself against allegations that he sexually assaulted a former Boy Scouts of America member and employee in the 1980s.

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In its first zoning appeal hearing since 2017, the Española City Council upheld the Planning and Zoning Commission’s denial of Commissioner Ed Hunter’s request for a special use permit to operate a powder coating business out of his property in the city’s residential zone.

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Former Northern New Mexico College finance director Henrietta Trujillo was charged with embezzlement of over $20,000 by the First Judicial District Attorney’s Office in Santa Fe.

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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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Despite a purported attempt to distance the 50th Española Valley Fiesta from celebration of Spanish Conquistador and war criminal Juan de Oñate, speakers at the festival skirted and outright denied historical Spanish atrocities against local Pueblo peoples.

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One month after an Española Valley High School student was tased three times by Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jeremy Barnes, the top security official at Española School District was let go from his 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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A hearing is expected in August on a petition filed in First Judicial District Court regarding a request for a grand jury investigation of the North Central Solid Waste Authority.

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The Española City Council voted 7-1 to fire City Manager David Valdez at its Tuesday meeting amid two separate investigations into alleged theft from a city vault and discrepancies in his accounting in Colorado City, Colo., where he previously worked as district manager.