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An internal Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative email from 2017 shows that the Co-op could have saved at least half-a-million dollars by 2022 if a plan by the former general manager to build a 7.5 megawatt solar array had not been scrapped.

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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.

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After about three-and-a-half years of planning, bidding and public presentations, the city of Española and nonprofit Chicanos Por La Causa have withdrawn from a $1.4 million federal grant that was meant to fund the Food Hub project.

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By hiring the Blue Bus, officials from the Village of Angel Fire hope to expand public transportation and tourism throughout the ski resorts and recreational parks in the Enchanted Circle.

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The pilgrimage to El Santuario de Chimayó is an annual tradition in the Española Valley, and this year was no exception. Throughout the day, young and old made the trek to the Santuario. Some were walking as a symbol of faith, and others were walking in memory of loved ones they had lost in …

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The final two students in the Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative Spanish Spelling Bee sparred for 27 rounds before a winner could be declared in the competition.

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A Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Office report alleges that a Rio Arriba County Detention Center employee is romantically involved with a former inmate accused of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and that she encouraged other jail inmates to attack the victim after he testified in court.

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The Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Office received a notice of tort claim from the Sandoval Law Firm regarding a use of force incident that occurred March 2 at the Family Dollar in Chimayó. Deputy Joseph Aquino was arresting another man in the parking lot when an employee of the store, George V…

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The Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees voted to reject a series of bylaw changes from appearing on the ballot in the upcoming June elections.

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The Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees unanimously voted to approve a contract March 22 to hire a consulting firm to conduct a system-wide meter study.

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   The Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees limited the number of member-owners allowed to speak during the time for public comment at the March 22 regular Board meeting. Those turned away wished to speak about the recent proposed bylaw changes made by four of the Co-op trustees.

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The Rio Arriba County Commission held its first work session to discuss the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year budget Monday with Finance Department Director Christine Montaño and Assistant Finance Director Guadalupe Mercure.

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New Mexico House District 41 Rep. Susan Herrera, D-Embudo, said she foresees a “Rio Arriba Renaissance” following the 2019 legislative session, which saw a $1 billion budget surplus and a Democratic-controlled House of Representatives that made it relatively easy for her to achieve her goals.

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A bill that would have transferred the assessing authority for certain oil and gas pipelines from the state to county assessors failed March 8 to move past a hearing in the House Taxation and Revenue Committee.

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While some Democratic lawmakers on the New Mexico House Judiciary Committee have taken the position that voting is an inherent right held by all New Mexicans, they ultimately agreed that the right should not go beyond the walls of the Corrections Department.

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Three members of the Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees have proposed changes to the Co-op bylaws that would allow mail-in voting, impose term limits on trustees, limit trustee compensation and make the trustee-at-large position elected by member-owners.

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The Rio Arriba County Commission passed a resolution in support of a Senate bill that would allow the state’s Oil Conservation Division and Commission to penalize companies that break the Oil and Gas Act.

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Members of the Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees received $138,813 in cash and other expenses related to attending Board and committee meetings and other Co-op related activities in 2018.

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The Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees passed a new operational policy to regulate net metering payments for consumers and member-owners who generate their own electricity with solar panel systems or other renewable energy sources.

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Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative member-owners are questioning why a Rio Arriba County official is allowed to use a County-owned vehicle to travel to a Co-op Board of Trustees meeting.

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A bill to allow member-owners of rural electric cooperatives to meet quorum requirements with mail-in and proxy ballots passed through a state legislative committee Jan. 31, with the support of 10 of its 12 members.

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