Going into the June 5 election, Rio Arriba County and the northern Santa Fe county region had one of the most senior and politically powerful legislative delegations in New Mexico. That changed Tuesday night with the election results leaving our region with a full slate of freshmen legislators taking over from a senior group…
Today is Election Day!
Today, June 5, 2018 is election day! The major political parties in New Mexico and seven other states are going to the polls today to select their nominees for the November general election. In certain races there are no general election challengers so today is the election that counts…
In a legal move that may eliminate the need for a special legislative session anytime soon, the New Mexico House and Senate leadership filed a petition in the New Mexico Supreme Court against Governor Susana Martinez, alleging her vetoes of specific state entity budgets earlier this month were unconstitutional and therefore should be voided.
Governor Martinez vetoed several items from the budget passed by the New Mexico Legislature in what she says was an effort to force the Democratic led body to renegotiate the budget with her. But what is drawing the legal challenge is that unlike a typical line-item veto, where a governor may veto funding for a specific project or line-item, this year Governor Martinez vetoed all funding for entire state entities created by the New Mexico Constitution.
City & Community Developing New Comprehensive Plan By ROBERT NARANJO The City of Espanola has contracted with CZB, LLC based in Park City, UT and Virginia to produce a long range Comprehensive Plan working with the city’s Planning and Land Use Department (PLUD), and a Steering Committee made up of city and area residents. This […]
Governor Issues Proclamation For Special Session To Begin Today At Noon STATE News: SANTA FE — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has issued the following proclamation calling for a Special Session of the Legislature to begin at noon today: WHEREAS, ARTICLE IV, SECTION 6 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF NEW MEXICO PROVIDES THAT SPECIAL SESSIONS OF […]
Nambe Native U.S. Congressman Speaks At Dem Convention Staff Report Last week the Valley Daily Post highlighted Nambe native Samuel LeDoux who attended the Republican National Convention as a delegate and had the distinction of announcing the New Mexico delegation’s votes for Donald Trump. This week another Nambe resident is in the national spotlight […]
US Citizenship and Immigration Services District Director Mario Ortiz speaks to the candidates for citizenship Monday. Courtesy photo of the National Park Service Naturalization Ceremony at Bandelier On The 4th of July Staff Report On July 4th, the traditional day when Americans celebrate freedom and independence, Bandelier National Monument once again partnered with the United […]
Last Friday, as reported in the Valley Daily Post HERE, Mayor Alice Lucero placed City Manager Kelly Duran on administrative leave and appointed Mark Duran as interim City Manager. In initial reports Mayor Lucero was not available for comment.
On Sunday evening received a response from Mayor Lucero in which she provided the following statement…
This past Saturday evening eight of the nine candidates running for Española City Council faced off in a candidate forum jointly sponsored by the Valley Daily Post, It Takes A Valley (ITAV) and KDCE Radio.
Candidates introduced themselves to an audience made up of supporters and interest…