With the school year only a few days from starting, Rio Rancho High School Principal Sherri Carver thought a motivational speaker just might be the way to kick the year off right.
Recently, it has come to my attention that with the Albuquerque Journal’s acquisition of the Rio Rancho Observer, the staff at the Observer has been cut down to only three people.
Despite a $600 million surplus and an unemployment rate that has dropped to an almost-respectable 5.1 percent, New Mexico’s economy is in dire shape.
Fake News:Journalism Goes to Hollywood is the theme for a film discussion series at the historic KiMo Theatre in downtown Albuquerque.
Sandoval County District 1 Commissioner James Holden-Rhodes was appointed to his seat last year following incumbent James Dominguez’s mid-term resignation.
The image of a dirty toilet surrounded by ill-scratched graffiti is on display in the background of a meeting room at Esther Bone Memorial Library on Tuesday.
I had three visions of summer this past spring semester: first, it was an adventurous escape from dorm room confinement; second, it was climbing the first rung on the ladder to being a boss-lady; third, it was reconstructing my bank account after all the fast food I consumed to avoid the caf…
Recently, Sandoval Economic Alliance was able to bring Mark Sweeney to the community, thanks to financial support from Don Chalmers Ford, Klinger Constructors, Presbyterian Rust Medical Center, Mike Skolnick and J.R. Allison.
Avalanche Consulting recently made an important recommendation on industry sectors to target that Rio Rancho and Sandoval County have the greatest opportunity to attract.
Like most men, I immediately become apprehensive when my wife sets up a structured date that involves leaving the house and dressing up.
Recently I attended my first meeting as a member of the Observer’s community advisory panel, which helps our local news weekly create fresh and relevant multi-media content in our digital world.
While the federal courts in New York found AMREP, the developer of Rio Rancho, guilty of misrepresentation and deception in sales tactics in March 1977, not everyone in Rio Rancho, or New York, thought everything about the case against AMREP was fair.
Since I began working at the Observer as a reporter, I’ve heard many city officials and residents tell me how great it is to move to and live in the City of Rio Rancho.
“Oh, once I was young and impulsive. I wore every conceivable pin. Went to all the civil rights rallies. Sang all the old union hymns. But now I’ve grown older and wiser. And that’s why I’m turning you in.” — Protest singer Phil Ochs, “Love Me, I’m a Liberal”
It is difficult to imagine, as one drives along NM 528 from Rio Rancho’s south limit to US 550, that the land on both sides of the road has a significant past dating back 8,000 years into pre-recorded history and more than 300 years when Spaniards began keeping land ownership records.
Being a successful economic competitor today is a simple decision: You decide to compete or just sit on the sidelines and watch the parade of economic opportunities go by.
In a recent Rio Rancho Observer editorial titled “Our View: Checking a few steps ahead may save county taxpayers legal fees,” there are some assertions that need a response.
Walking through the doors at PB&J Family Services is an experience not soon forgotten. We were captivated by the energy, sense of purpose and warmth from the employees and volunteers that permeated the entire building and grounds.
With tax reform taken off the agenda by New Mexico’s Democrat legislative leaders, it is clear that the 30-day session will be more about going through the motions and positioning for 2018 than about considering much-needed economic reforms.