Rio Arriba County Sheriff James Lujan made moves to end the police blotter at the Aug. 6 Española/Rio Arriba County E-911 Board meeting.
A letter written by an Albuquerque attorney states two members of the Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees allegedly broke Co-op policies regarding employee confidentiality and sexual harassment.
A Rio Arriba County volunteer firefighter wrote a letter to the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office alleging County Fire Marshal Carlos Esquibel does not meet state requirements to receive pension benefits as a volunteer firefighter.
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.
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…
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.
A previous version of this story incorrectly reported that the Fryes’ attorney Lisa Cummings did not respond to Marcus Montoya's request for mediation. This version has been updated.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas has taken legal action against Rio Arriba County Sheriff James Lujan in Balderas’s pursuit to review a May 10 Taser incident involving Deputy Jeremy Barnes at Española Valley High School.
For Española native Jacob Torres, what he sees on his daily commute to work is something that just never seems to get old. The goosebumps resurface nearly every day.
The Rio Arriba County Detention Center has been hit with another notice of tort claim, after Matthew Vigil who was an inmate at the jail, suffered a cardiac event and was severely brain damaged.
An empty pasture in Tierra Amarilla will soon be the site of a meat processing facility expected to bring eight jobs to the area over the next five years.
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…
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.
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.
The Rio Arriba County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution April 30 to recommend Public Works Director Napoleon Garcia to serve on the New Mexico State Game Commission.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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…
As people prepare for the annual pilgrimage to El Santuario de Chimayó, law enforcement and emergency services are ready to put months of planning into action.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.