Shooting range wins a round

The smaller of two legal cases concerning the Single Action Shooting Society's location in Edgewood known as the Founder's Ranch was ruled in favor of the defendant — SASS. The plaintiffs — residents of County Road 102— requested a writ of mandamus against SASS.

Now he’s Sen. Barela

Surrounded by family and friends, former Estancia mayor Ted Barela took the oath of office last Friday to become the first state senator from Torrance County in more than 40 years.

Land permit change OK'd for quarry

During a public hearing that was more Ironman triathlon than mere marathon in length, PG Enterprises of Albuquerque received a zone change of its land located at 19274 U.S. 60 near the Salinas National Monument Abo ruins that allows the company to operate a gravel quarry on the property.

Fire crews help out in community

When crews of the Edgewood Volunteer Fire District went to help a resident on Ridge Road who had fallen out of his wheelchair in January they noticed he did not have a wheelchair ramp on his house. The fire district, with the International Association of Fire Fighters union No. 4366 taking the lead, went out the man's residence on the morning of Feb. 21 and built the ramp for him.

Estancia ex-mayor in Senate

SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez picked former Estancia mayor Ted Barela to fill a vacancy in the New Mexico Senate last Friday, a decision that cuts into the Democrats' majority in the chamber but does not change the balance of power.

Life’s possibilities

With Torrance County being one of the poorest counties in the state, it is easy for high-school students to fall into the trap of thinking there are little opportunities for them to succeed once their school days are over.

Easter events

While Easter conjures visions of the Easter Bunny and tasty chocolate eggs, it is also the highest of Christian holy days. Easter falls on the first Sunday following the first full moon following the first day of spring or what the prayer book says the date is for it that year.