LEDA to Assist Growing Family Owned Steel Fabricating Company Expansion to Algodones, NM

Pictured (left to right): Wayne Johnson, Sandoval County Manager, Katherine Bruch, Sandoval County Commissioner, Michael Meek, Sandoval County Commission Chairman, Dave Heil, Sandoval County Commission Vice-Chair, Joel Loes, Klinger Constructors, Veronica Akins, VP Akins Manufacturing, Shawn Akins, President, Akins Manufacturing and John C. Shepard, Senior Planner, Consensus Planning. Thursday, May 26, 2022 – Groundbreaking festivities in Algodones were marked with … Read More

Twenty-year volunteer talks about Project Linus

04/13/2022 One Sandoval County volunteer who helps low-income and abused children by offering them a handmade blanket for comfort, is celebrating her 20th year in service. Dottie Hu, Sandoval County Project Linus Coordinator, said she was inspired to help with this program after a group of friends explained the significance of what Project Linus does several years ago. “I had … Read More

Jemez Springs restaurant remains the hub for its community

03/28/2022 Jemez Springs – One Sandoval County restaurant with over 100 years of history is still thriving after facing the uncertainty of a global pandemic. With a recent change in leadership, the Los Ojos Restaurant and Saloon is busier than ever said new owner Monique Alton. Alton, who took over this bustling restaurant from her parents in June of 2021, … Read More

County, Bernalillo officials hold simulation highlighting DWI crash scene, dangers

03/17/2022 – Story by Matt Hollinshead with the Rio Rancho Observer Sandoval County officials pulled up to the site of a brutal crash involving two wrecked vehicles, leaving the occupants injured and pleading for help. And with a report of possible injuries, a helicopter landed at the scene, ready to airlift the patients to a nearby hospital. One of the drivers … Read More

Sandoval County enacts incentive program to stop illegal dumping

03/11/2022 – By Anna Padilla with KRQE News 13 SANDOVAL COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – Illegal dumping remains a problem in Sandoval County, but now there’s an incentive for residents to clean it up. Commissioner Dave Heil has set aside $10,000 for his discretionary funds for a new incentive program. “Maybe we can come up with a program that can get people, maybe … Read More

Communicating through the power of food

                                      By Stephen Montoya BERNALILLO – After honing his craft in some of the culinary world’s most prestigious arenas, Chef John Chacon returns home to the Land of Enchantment to pay his knowledge forward. Originally from northern New Mexico, Chacon said he found a spark for the culinary arts from a young age. “In 94 and 95 I started … Read More

Local business prides itself on the freedom it gives its artists

By Stephen Montoya CORRALES – Most locally run businesses will attribute any success they receive to following a series of rules and guidelines. However, there is one business in the heart of the Village of Corrales that prides itself on not following any rules whatsoever.   The Village Print Shop, located at 4605 Corrales Road has been dancing to the beat … Read More

County OKs replenishing economic development funds

By Matt Hollinshead for the Rio Rancho Observer BERNALILLO — Seeing continued job growth it supported in recent years, the Sandoval County Commission unanimously approved a resolution to replenish the county’s economic development funds Wednesday. The new money comes from economic development projects, frequently payments in lieu of taxes that companies make under industrial revenue bonds. Commission Vice Chairman Dave … Read More

Commissioner serves with insurance authority

Sandoval County Commissioner Michael Meek has been elected to the New Mexico County Insurance Authority board of directors. NMCIA members vote on directors in three population categories Jan. 18. Meek was elected in the Class A population. All directors will serve a two-year term. NMCIA is a county insurance pool that provides coverage for workers’ compensation, property, liability and law … Read More

County wins first audit and accountability award

Sandoval County won its first audit and accountability award at the state level during Thursday’s New Mexico Counties Legislative Conference, according to a press release from NMC. NMC and State Auditor Brian Colón presented awards to Sandoval County and six other New Mexico counties for their work on financial audits for Fiscal Year 2020, per the release. The release also … Read More