Revenue Crisis Forces Rio Arriba Co. To Raise Sales Tax

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Revenue Crisis Forces Rio Arriba Co. To Raise Sales Tax

Staff Report
Thursday morning the Rio Arriba County Commission met in Tierra Amarilla to address the ongoing budget crisis that the county is facing. Top on the Aug. 31 agenda was the consideration of a small increase to what the country charges in gross receipts taxes (GRT), commonly known as sales taxes. In a split decision, the County Commission approved a 3/8 of one percent.

The County’s decision to consider a sales tax increase was largely driven by necessity…

Public Safety Pleas Dominate Naranjo’s Town Hall

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Public Safety Pleas Dominate Naranjo’s Town Hall Commissioner Alex Naranjo, joined by Sheriff James Lujan, Planning and Zoning Director Lucia Sanchez, Public Works Director Napoleon Garcia, and Capital Projects Director Jon Paul Romero, greeted 80 San Pedro/La Mesilla community members at the San Pedro Community Center Thursday night.  Naranjo, who has had multiple town halls […]

School Board, Commission Tackle Affordable Housing

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The Española School Board and Rio Arriba County Commissioners met Monday night for a special joint work session to discuss the Moves 2 Win program, potential land acquisitions and development opportunities, school resource officers, buses and a new program ‘Cooking with Kids.’

Commissioners Recognize Summer Youth Employees

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Commissioners Recognize Summer Youth Employees The Rio Arriba Summer Youth Employees were recognized for their service this summer to the county at Thursday regular meeting of the Rio Arriba County Commission. Fourteen youth were given certificates of appreciation for their hard work and dedication. Commissioner Barney Trujillo commended youth employees, Evelyn Juarez and Leslie Garcia […]