The New Mexico state engineer has denied an application by Aquifer Science LLC to take 717 acre-feet of water out of the Sandia Underwater Water Basin in the East Mountains.
The town of Estancia will be looking for a new mayor less than a year since the last one had been elected.
Winter came a little early this year to the Estancia Valley and East Mountains.
An emotional five-hour preliminary examination concluded with Judge Mateo "Matt" Page ruling there was probable cause to bring Morgan Dunkle,23, to trial for first degree murder, attempted first degree murder and aggravated fleeing of a law enforcement officer.
Medicare open enrollment for 2015 continues through Dec. 7.
Some people were surprised that the Republican won control of the New Mexico House of Representatives in the Nov. 4 general election.
The Estancia Valley Solid Waste Authority began 15 years ago with a joint powers agreement between six entities — Torrance County, Moriarty, Estancia, Encino, Willard and Mountainair. Four years ago Vaughn joined the club, and next week two more entities are up for consideration.
The Moriarty-Edgewood School District — like all New Mexico school districts — is working at the transition to Common Core standards the state adopted for primary education last year.
Veterans Day was Tuesday, the students of Moriarty Elementary pulled out the stops to say thank you to not only the veterans in their lives, but anyone who has ever served in the military.
Major road construction often frustrates nearby business owners, who struggle to persuade customers to hazard the hassles of closed lanes and traffic cones, but in the case of Clines Corners retail center, the end of roadwork doesn't signal the end of the concerns.
There are a lot of people in the Estancia Valley who remember when the rails of the old New Mexico Central Railroad were pulled up in 1974.
Torrance County government is seeing red as every position up for election was won by the Republican Party.
With late votes still coming in, it's looking like Republican will be taking control of the New Mexico House of Representatives.
Throughout most of the year, residents living in the high-risk East Mountains are strongly encouraged to report any signs of fire or smoke. However, last week, Karen Takai, the public information officer for the Sandia Ranger District, was hoping residents of the Manzanita Mountains knew not to panic or call the fire department. In any case, roughly 50 firefighters were already on the scene.
The first time Jo White told her stories at Wildlife West Nature Park and Zoo she sat on a hay bale in an open field with a clear view of Moriarty to the east and the Sandia Mountains to the west. That was 22 years ago.
A man has been charged with an open count of murder in the first degree and an attempt to commit a felony (another first-degree murder) following an altercation at Club 203 east of Moriarty in the early morning hours of Oct. 25.
Regardless of who wins the Nov. 4 election, residents will see a familiar face sitting in the Torrance County Commission District 1 seat. Incumbent Lonnie Freyburger, a Democrat, will face off against former commissioner Jim Frost, a Republican. Frost served on the county commission from 2003 to 2010 before term limits went into effect. After sitting out a term he is seeking to return.
Halloween brings out the fun in nearly everyone, and that was true with the Haunted Trail and Trick-or-Treat event at Vista Grande Community Center last Friday.