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Espanola Goes Down Fighting In Five Sets To Goddard

by Reporter / Nov 15, 2016 / comments

Espanola Goes Down Fighting In Five Sets To Goddard

By George Morse Sports and Outdoors

There were tears at the end of the match when the Espanola Valley High School volleyball team lost to Goddard High School 26-24, 17-25, 25-21, 22-25, 10-15 in the quarterfinals of the Class 5A state volleyball tournament Nov. 11 at the Santa Ana Star Center.

Udall Introduces Legislation to Abolish the Federal Election Commission

by Reporter / Mar 02, 2016 / comments

U.S. Senator Tom Udall introduced legislation to abolish the broken Federal Election Commission (FEC) and replace it with a new agency empowered to crack down on campaign finance violations. The new Federal Election Administration would be established to avoid the partisan gridlock that currently prevents the FEC from doing its job and enforcing our election laws. Udall is a champion for fair elections that are free of unlimited and undisclosed special interest money, and is the lead sponsor of a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, as well as other flawed campaign finance decisions.

Española Valley Junior Wrestling State Results

by Reporter / Mar 02, 2016 / comments

The Española Valley Junior Wrestling Team participated in the New Mexico State Championships February 26th & 27th with a successful demonstration of athletic skill.  State Champions: Devin Atencio, Elijah Martinez, Jonathan Romero; State Runners Up: Cruz Sandoval, Adryan Triana, Damian Gonzales; 3rd place: Izzy Maestas; 4th place: Stephen Montoya, Noah Maez, Andrew Gonzales. Members of the team also participated in National Wrestling Tournaments in El Paso, Texas and Denver, Colorado.  2015 – 2016 National Champions: Elijah Martinez (2 time); Devin Atencio, Jonathan Romero.  Other National Placers: Cruz Sandoval (2nd place - 2 time); Devin Atencio (2nd place); Adryan Triana (3rd place); Landon Atencio (6th place – 2 time); and Noah Maez (5th place). 

Masquerade Sale March 3rd & 4th

by Reporter / Feb 29, 2016 / comments
Presbyterian Española Hospital Auxiliary is sponsoring a $5.00 Masquerade Jewelry Sale Thursday, March 3rd from7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Friday, March 4th from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Hospital Lobby. Money raised from this event goes for Scholarships for students pursuing a career in a health-related field and for the purchase of Hospital equipment.

Letter to the Editor: The Nursing Home from Heaven

by Reporter / Feb 24, 2016 / comments

I am writing to express my gratitude and appreciation to Sombrillo Skilled Nursing Center in Los Alamos, New Mexico. My mom, who just turned 89 last week, has been living at Sombrillo for the last year and a half.  During this time I have been so very impressed with every facet of the facility. I live in New York and even though I come to visit as often as possible, I never have to worry about the care mom is getting.  In fact, the staff feels like family to me and when I arrive or when I check in on the phone, everyone is so friendly and helpful.

Free Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop March 10

by Reporter / Feb 24, 2016 / comments

New Mexico State University’s Sustainable Agriculture Science Center at Alcalde will host its annual fruit-tree-pruning workshop from 1:30 to 4 p.m., Thursday, March 10. The center is located at 371 County Road 40 in Alcalde. “We will have presentations on pruning basics, common training systems and some new development for each species,” said Shengrui Yao, NMSU Extension fruit specialist. “After that, there will be a hands-on session in the field.” The tree species will include apples, peaches, cherries, apricots, plums and blackberries. “Home gardeners, small-acreage farmers and commercial fruit growers are all welcome to attend this event,” Yao said. “However, this workshop is limited to 35 participants.” 

East Rio Arriba Soil & Water Conservation District Annual Meeting Saturday

by Reporter / Feb 15, 2016 / comments

The East Rio Arriba Soil & Water Conservation District, hereby gives notice, that an Annual Meeting, with a focus on watershed health, will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, February 20, 2016, at the Abiquiú Rural Events Center, 122A State Rd. 554, Abiquiú, New Mexico. The general public and interested parties are invited to attend. Agenda items include; A report on East Rio Arriba SWCD’s 2015 activities; A report from the Farm Service Agency and Natural Resource Conservation Service. Chuck Caruso will give a watershed presentation followed by a reporting on current and future Upper Rio Grande Watershed District projects. If you are an    individual with a disability in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the meeting, contact East Rio Arriba Soil & Water District at (505) 753-0477.

Nontraditional Students Receive LANL Foundation Scholarships

by Reporter / Jan 22, 2016 / comments

LANL Foundation has proudly awarded 17 Northern New Mexicans $1000 Regional College/Returning Student scholarships from the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund. These scholarships help nontraditional students return to formal education to expand job opportunities or pursue new careers with a certification or two-year degree from a local, accredited college or university.


Pojoaque River Art Tour Is Looking For Artists

by Reporter / Jan 22, 2016 / comments

The Pojoaque River Art Association is now accepting registrations for the 23rd Annual Studio Tour from artists living in the general geographic area of Pojoaque and Nambe. Dates for the 2016 tour are September 17th and 18th. Artists interested in participating are encouraged to attend upcoming meetings held at 6 pm the 2nd Monday of each month at Than Povi Gallery, located at the Trading Post, San Ildefonso. 

Udall, Heinrich Call on Legislature To Fund Early Education

by Reporter / Jan 19, 2016 / comments

U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich sent a letter to the leaders of the New Mexico House and Senate, formally calling on them to work together to improve the well-being of New Mexico's children. Specifically, Udall and Heinrich urged legislators to bring up and pass a measure that would allow voters to amend the constitution and invest a portion of the state's Land Grant Permanent Fund in the most effective early childhood programs.