One of a kind academy offers classes that rock

CORRALES – Imagine a classroom environment where cranking up a guitar solo is not only encouraged but mandatory to pass the class. Believe it or not, this is the type of curriculum that is offered, among many other guitar related items, at the Strat Academy located in the village of Corrales. The Strat Academy is the brainchild of owner and … Read More

15 Organizations Receive Economic Development Grants (State Funds Projects That Demonstrate Jobs Creation)

SANTA FE, N.M. – Nearly $260,000 has been awarded to 15 local economic development organizations through LEADS, Local Economic Assistance & Development Support, the New Mexico Economic Development Department (EDD) announced today.   Grant amounts ranged from $7,400 to $25,000 and funding is provided on a cost reimbursement basis. Funding provided through LEADS is intended to create jobs through recruitment, retention, expansion, … Read More

Sandoval County sets aside $1 Million to extend business continuity program

Sandoval County, NM – TheSandovalCountyBoard of Commissioners unanimously approved $1 million of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding at the June 17th Commission meeting to extend the county’s business continuity grant program.  These ARPA funds will be used to address the negative economic impacts caused by the public health emergency, which includes harm to small businesses and non-profits. This will be … Read More

N.M. pandemic restrictions gone July 1

Gov. sets ‘Opening Day’ in two weeks, allowing for recent shots to take full effect; aggressive vaccination push will continue SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday confirmed New Mexico will retire its color-coded, county-by-county system and all COVID-19 health restrictions on commercial and day-to-day activity in two weeks, allowing for the thousands of vaccinations administered this week … Read More

Nearly entire state is Turquoise

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health on Wednesday announced the updated statewide COVID-19 map for the two-week period beginning May 5, with 30 New Mexico counties at the Turquoise Level, at which there are the fewest restrictions on commercial and day-to-day activities amid decreased virus risk. The majority of the state’s counties remain at the least restrictive … Read More

Going through the process again

(Kaktus Brewery owner talks about reopening business) By Stephen Montoya BERNALILLO – its standing room only on a sunny Friday afternoon in April, as Kaktus Brewery Owner, Dana Koller, prepares to open his business for a second time.   Koller had to close his brewery back in November of 2020 because of social distancing guidelines mandated by the state during … Read More

An optimistic view for the future

                                         (Bernalillo Mayor takes stock in his community’s history) By Stephen Montoya BERNALILLO – It’s nearly been eleven years since town of Bernalillo Mayor Jack Torres was elected into office. In that time, Torres said he has seen his fair share of change take place throughout a town he has called home since he was a child. “Growing up here … Read More