After going back and forth for weeks with sometimes-acrimonious testimony in the air, the Edgewood Town Council last Wednesday adopted an ordinance that changes the way minor subdivisions will be approved in the future.
The Moriarty-Edgewood School District will get a temporary superintendent while its school board looks for a permanent replacement for Karen Couch, who is leaving the district.
Once upon a time, longer ago than anyone can remember, a few hundred people settled in the area that today is known as the Tijeras Pueblo. They would stay for more than 100 years.
Gardens in the Estancia Valley haven't yet produced much of a crop so far this year, but that's not stopping organizers of the new Estancia Valley Farmers Market.
If you live in the East Mountains long enough, you'll eventually have a bear story or two to tell.
The Bernalillo County Commission will consider adopting an ordinance at its June 25 meeting that will institute a fee on utility companies that use county right-of-way to run water, sewer, electric and communications lines.
Linda Stogner, M.D., a tried-and-true family physician, loves her job at the Esperanza Family Health Center in Estancia and everything about it — her patients, her colleagues, the sense of community and giving that the position provides.
Edgewood's quadruped population increased by one last week with the arrival of a two-month old porcupine at Wildlife West, a local zoo and refuge center for native animals that are unable to successfully function in the wild.
Just a few years ago, the future looked grim for Talking Talons Youth Leadership. The nonprofit organization had lost grants worth about $250,000 and had to give up its headquarters building in Tijeras, which also served as a zoo for its unique collection of raptors, reptiles and bats.
People who want to come to Moriarty's City Park to light fireworks this Fourth of July will be out of luck this year — extreme drought has killed the event that has become a tradition over the past several years.
It will probably come as no surprise that water levels in Estancia Valley wells have dropped precipitously, particularly as the drought persists.
When the Moriarty-Edgewood School District last had to go looking for a superintendent, the search took about six months and met with some bumps in the road.
What we have come to know as Memorial Day started from the ancient tradition of decorating a fallen soldier's grave, but it wasn't until after the Civil War that a day was dedicated to remembering those who died during war.
After a lengthy and often emotional public hearing, the Edgewood Town Council last week seemed no closer to changing the rules to make it easier for "minor subdivisions" to take place.
Schools’ grades may be affected
The graduation season kicked off last weekend for high school with three commencement ceremonies and lots of other activities.
Seeking new, young members
The Torrance County Commission and the Estancia Valley Solid Waste Authority board of directors held a joint meeting with the public last Saturday, ostensibly to discuss long-range finances. The topic, however, was often overshadowed by the hostility some residents feel toward the agencies and the disdain some EVSWA board members show toward their critics.
Two brothers were convicted May 9 of felony charges connected to a scheme in which they stole $440,000 from an elderly Edgewood couple in bogus real-estate investment deals.
More than likely you've seen it, maybe even hundreds of times. For 10 years now, the giant polished aluminum sculpture of a yucca on the north side of Interstate 40 has greeted or surprised motorists driving into Albuquerque from the East Mountains, the Estancia Valley and points beyond.