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.
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The graduation season kicked off last weekend for high school with three commencement ceremonies and lots of other activities.
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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.
The Rev. John Rech, pastor of the Mountainside Methodist Church in Cedar Crest, and his flock have good reason to be proud of their sparkling new activity center, which they affectionately call the "MAC."
A federal civil-rights lawsuit against Torrance County was essentially placed on hold Wednesday — at least temporarily — when the County Commission voted to reconsider its decision last month not to renew a license for the county's only topless club.
Torrance County Manager Joy Ansley's attorney and representatives of the Attorney General's Office met with an Albuquerque judge late last month to ask if he would agree to hear the state's criminal case against Ansley.
About 150 people gathered in front of Mountainair City Hall Tuesday for a ceremony honoring police Officer Stephen Sandlin, who was killed 25 years ago at the age of 21. The case has never been solved.
The leaders of Torrance County's two main political parties have come out strongly against the County Commission for its support of Manager Joy Ansley, who, along with a friend, is accused of 10 felony counts of fraud, conspiracy to commit fraud and falsifying public documents.
The final public meeting before a draft sector plan for the area along Old Route 66 from Sedillo Hill east to the Santa Fe County line will be held Wednesday.
After being closed for most of March and April, the historic dining room at the historic Shaffer Hotel in Mountainair has reopened its doors. Business has been brisk.
Some five dozen members and friends of the Sandia Tea Party gathered in Edgewood on Saturday afternoon and just about the only surprise was that George W. Bush was subjected to far more criticism than Barack Obama — although there certainly was no love lost for the current president.
There's a lot that goes on at Moriarty High School.
Nathan Cowan is a senior at Estancia High School. He is also vice chair of the Torrance County Democratic Party.
A tenor, a soprano and the music director of the Santa Fe Opera will perform an original work at Moriarty High School on Friday evening, the last stop on the world famous opera's spring tour around New Mexico and Texas.
The Torrance County Commission took no action on the status of the county manager at its meeting on Wednesday, although the panel did go behind closed doors to discuss her legal and employment situation.
More than most people could ever imagine, Tijeras Mayor Gloria Chavez knows all too well the pain and devastation that can be inflicted by firearms that find their way into the wrong hands. Over the years, it is a lesson she has learned firsthand, a knowledge driven home both from within and from outside her extended family.