Salazar Says He Will Run One More Time


It’s official; Representative Nick Salazar has declared his intention to run for reelection this year setting the stage for what may be the most watched primary race in June.

Wednesday morning representative Salazar visited with press at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe to inform them that he has decided to go ahead and run for reelection this year. This announcement comes after Rio Arriba County Commissioner Barney Trujillo earlier announced his intention to run for the State House District 40 seat…

Community Meets To Discuss Drivers License Bills


Drivers licenses and immigration are a hot issue at the New Mexico Legislature this year and the discussion on the various proposals to solve the problem were discussed in Espanola.

On Friday, Jan. 22 Councilor Michelle Martinez helped to organize a community discussion on the impact of the various proposed legislation on the local community. Headlining the event was Representative Debbie Rodella and Somos Un Pueblo Unido, an immigrant advocacy group…

Valley Leaders Kick Off Legislative Session: Reveal Priorities



The 2016 legislative session is underway in Santa Fe and with just 30 days to pass a budget and address some major issues facing New Mexico, area lawmakers are already hard at work.

Read on to learn what projects each of them are working on and for scenes from Tuesday’s legislative kick off.

NM Senate Democrats: Just The Facts About REAL ID


Senate Majority Leader Michael S. Sanchez NM Senate Democrats: Just The Facts About REAL ID Submitted by Carol A. Clark  SANTA FE – Senate Majority Leader Michael S. Sanchez, D-29-Valencia, Bernalillo, has requested to disseminate the following information to the public regarding the validity of New Mexico drivers licenses and the associated “Real ID” issue.  Attached are eight documents from different […]

Statement From Senate Democratic Leaders On Governor’s “Bottlegate” Situation

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Statement From Senate Democratic Leaders On Governor’s “Bottlegate” Situation SANTA FE ― Legislative leaders released the following statements regarding the Governor’s holiday party incident. All statements of opinion are those of the elected officials.  Statement of Sen. Michael S. Sanchez, Senator Majority Leader: “The recent incident involving Gov. Susana Martinez’s activities at the El Dorado Hotel in Santa Fe, […]

Legislators Listen To Water Concerns


The Rio Arriba Association of Water Users invited area legislators to attend a “water meeting” on Thursday, Dec. 3 at the Chamita Community Center to discuss issues, challenges and some possible ideas and solutions with representatives from surrounding county water systems…

The Forgotten Vet of the New Mexico Prison Riot


The Forgotten Vet of the New Mexico Prison Riot ESPAÑOLA  – Growing up in Española with a profound sense of community, Floyd Garcia knew he wanted to serve his country and state after graduating high school. Garcia enlisted in the New Mexico National Guard in 1978 and was assigned to the 3631st Automotive Repair Unit […]

Governor Signs Capital Outlay Legislation

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Governor Signs Capital Outlay Legislation SANTA FE – Completing a roller coaster ride for the dozens of communities who stood to benefit, Wednesday Gov. Susana Martinez signed the capital outlay legislation that was passed in the recent legislative Special Session. The package includes over $3.5 million dollars for the greater Espanola Valley, as well as […]