The City of Española Public Works committee April 6 held a brief meeting, during which members heard updates from city departments and one public comment but otherwise took no action.
The Española City Council unanimously approved April 8 the appointment of former city attorney Martin Martinez to the vacant Municipal Court judge position at a special meeting. Martinez will fill the position vacated by Stephen Salazar, who resigned under a cloud of controversy.
The Española City Council voted March 23 to approve a loan refinancing, a vehicle purchase and the installation of a new heating/cooling system at the Crisis Center of Northern New Mexico.
An off-duty Rio Arriba County sheriff’s deputy and an Española man faced off in the Dandy Burger parking lot, following a road rage incident.
A house at 815B Calle Olivas was demolished without a permit and the debris has not yet been cleared, leaving a public nuisance and encouraging residents to dump other household wastes on the lot.
The City of Española was granted in December 2020 an emergency restraining order against Kelly Cook Armstrong after Armstrong threatened to block City access to the sewage lift station next to Santa Clara Bridge. The city must use an easement through her property, called Levee Service Ro…
After a chaotic online convention Sunday evening, Democratic Party of Rio Arriba’s members are challenging the election of Rio Arriba County officers.
Mortgage Finance Authority has started round three of the COVID-19 housing cost assistance program, providing up to $1,500 a month for three months to eligible mortgage payers or renters.
Former Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative employee Teresa Chavez filed suit March 12 against the Co-op as well as former board member John Tapia for sexual discrimination. She was fired Feb. 8, 2021.
The Española City Council voted to table a proposed rent increase on the Crisis Center of Northern New Mexico at its March 9 meeting. The rent was set to increase $143 in exchange for the Crisis Center’s use of an additional 500 square feet previously designated as a city police substati…
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.
Nationwide, only about 4 percent of firefighters are women. At the Española Fire Department, it’s more than double that, with two of the 17 firefighters on the payroll, or 11 percent, being women. Firefighter Maggie Hart recently passed her Firefighter I & II training, making her the …