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Lynette Schurdevin, director of library & information services for the City of Rio Rancho, shows how new equipment at Loma Colorado Main Library easily scans and sorts materials returned to the library. (Rio Rancho Observer—GARY HERRON photo)

RR librarian hopes for bond approval

Lynette Schurdevin, director of library and information services for the City of Rio Rancho, said she’s thoroughly enjoyed her first nine months on the job.

Volunteer dentists treat patients at a previous New Mexico Mission of Mercy dental clinic. The group offers free dental care and is scheduled to provide services in Rio Rancho for two days. (Courtesy photo)

Clinic gives free dental care

Services will be offered at Santa Ana Star Center, 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Police arrest 2 in mail thefts

Police have arrested two subjects on accusations of mail and property theft.

Lawrence D. McClain.

Election questionnaires: County Probate Judge

Incumbent Charles Aguilar is attempting to fend off the challenge of Republican Lawrence McClain in the race for Sandoval County probate judge.

Antonio F. Montoya.

Election questionnaires: County Assessor

Two Rio Ranchoans, Republican incumbent Tom Garcia and Democrat Antonio Montoya, are vying for the position of Sandoval County assessor.

Linda Sanchez Allison.

Election questionnaires: NM House, Dist. 60

Competing for the District 60 House seat are incumbent Tim Lewis, a Republican, and Democrat Linda Sanchez Allison, both of whom were uncontested in the primaries.

Donna I. Tillman.

Election questionnaires: NM House, Dist. 57

Incumbent Republican Jason Harper and Democrat Donna Tillman, both of Rio Rancho, are vying for the New Mexico House District 57 seat — as they did in 2012.

Jesse James Casaus.

Election questionnaires: County Sheriff

Republican incumbent Sheriff Doug Wood faces a challenge in his bid for re-election from a Sandoval County deputy, Democrat Jesse James Casaus.

RR man dies in wreck

Former Rio Rancho High School student Russell Mincey was killed Thursday night in a crash in the Nob Hill area near Central Avenue and Carlisle Boulevard.

Woman charged in carjacking

A Rio Rancho woman is accused of carjacking a man who gave her and a friend a ride earlier this month.