After careful consideration, the Observer is ready to weigh in on the question of Sandoval County Assessor Tom Garcia’s work performance.

In the midst of a county election cycle, the Observer would like to set the record straight on one item concerning a candidate’s sign hanging on the north wall of the building we inhabit.

One thing’s for certain, if you have ever graduated from high school it is definitely a milestone you will never forget.

Many times news organization will walk away from a breaking scene feeling like they’ve wasted their time if it turns out to be a false alarm.

In the light of the recent city election and with upcoming state and county elections, the Observer would like to set the record straight on the issue of endorsements.

It can be a challenge for any state legislator to get a bill he/she sponsored through the many tiers that make up the Legislature, especially in a 30-day session.

Anyone learning how to play the game of chess usually makes the rookie mistake of not thinking a few moves in advance. A player may find instant gratification taking a knight with a pawn but not see the inherent danger they are in if they follow through with the move exposing a more valuable piece.

The holidays always bring out the giving in people and many places like Storehouse West, St. Felix Pantry and Goodwill bulk up on staff in anticipation of an influx of goods.

When we respond to “How’s it going?” with “Another day in paradise” or “Living the dream,” that’s a subtle way to let people know how fortunate we are to be vertical for another day.

Rio Rancho and communities across the nation will pay tribute this coming Saturday to the millions of veterans who’ve served in our country’s military as we commemorate Veterans Day.

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) is beginning the second year of the #MyReasonWhy campaign, designed to showcase the tremendous value that high school sports and activities offer to students.

Most reporters do their upmost to stay informed and ask questions on the public’s behalf. For many of us this is a given, but there are times when transparency or lack thereof can slow down communication and the public’s understanding of a particular issue.

We’re one week into “Domestic Violence Awareness Month,” observed nationally each year to raise attention to the problem and the need to support organizations that provide service to victims of abuse and their families, as well as to celebrate the survivors.

How does a local government get viable information regarding what the citizens it serves think is going well or would benefit from improvement? How does a local government ensure that a vocal minority viewpoint is not dominating discussions pertaining to decision-making, priority setting, or…

We firmly believe a quality education is important for everyone, and although sometimes the schools and teachers in the City of Vision aren’t receiving all A’s, nor the high schools attaining 100 percent graduation, we are confident our administrators and teachers are doing the best job they can.

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