The Española Police Department interviewed an Española city councilor in connection to allegations that a person or group has been creating fake profiles on Facebook in order to stalk and harass city officials and a former Rio Grande SUN reporter.
Española City Councilor John Ramon Vigil is charged with three counts of felony bribery and a misdemeanor count of refusing to aid an officer in connection with a Fairview man trying to garner favors from Vigil over a condemned house on North McCurdy Road.
Rio Arriba County residents who have not received a Personal Identification Number (PIN) for filling out the Census should wait to fill out their form until they receive one.
Advocates for survivors of domestic violence in New Mexico worry that as the COVID-19 pandemic deepens, Native women facing violence at home are scared to go to shelters, where they may face a higher risk of contracting the virus.
For the Roller children, visiting their parents in Santa Clara Pueblo has become quite an ordeal, though it is worth all the trouble to make sure they don’t lose their elders.
As people around the country debate the costs and benefits of lifting shelter-in-place orders and reopening, public health officials in Rio Arriba County maintain that residents need to continue staying home and keeping their distance.
Española Fitness Studio Owner Tana Beverwyk-Abouda was washing dishes the afternoon of April 8 when a friend texted her and told her to immediately visit the New Mexico Workforce Connections website.
Immigrants throughout Rio Arriba County are grappling with a combination of fear and anger as they try to weather the COVID-19 storm without protection or financial assistance from the government.
Three weeks after the New Mexico Supreme Court halted most evictions in the state during the COVID-19 pandemic, no landlords who own property in Rio Arriba County appear to have pursued evictions of any tenants.
Española Police Department officials say Española City Councilor Dennis Tim Salazar’s recent push for a city-wide curfew put them in unnecessary danger, because enforcing it would make them break social distancing guidelines more often than they need to.