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Keith Riesberg.

Red-light cameras stay until Dec. ’15

Controversial red-light cameras and unmanned speed vehicles will stay in Rio Rancho until at least December 2015.

This possibly abandoned campsite sits about 100 feet south of Southern Boulevard and several blocks west of city boundaries. (Rio Rancho Observer—Sterling Fluharty photo)

County aims to encourage development in RR Estates

BERNALILLO — Sandoval County could enact new zoning requirements next year for the parcels west of Rio Rancho, and implement new strategies and incentives for development of that region as part of its proposed Rio Rancho Estates Area Plan.

How big is backlog of CYFD cases?

The local Children, Youth and Families Department says it had a backlog of fewer than 300 cases this spring, and closed 145 during a recent blitz, but CYFD archives indicate hundreds more cases since 2007 possibly slipped through the cracks.

Rookie teacher Cheriee Spill loads books into a cabinet for her second-graders. (Rio Rancho Observer—GARY HERRON photo)

It’s that time of year: Teachers, students head back to school

Monday marks the first day of school for Rio Rancho elementary students, and two Enchanted Hills Elementary teachers are on the same page in one regard: Parents who are involved in their kids’ education help make those kids successful.

Negotiations resume

The ongoing contract negotiations between Rio Rancho Public Schools (RRPS) and the Rio Rancho School Employees Union (RRSEU) resumed Aug. 7 after a two-month delay, during which the school district filed a Prohibitive Practice Complaint against the union for failure to negotiate.

2 restaurants open

Two new restaurants opened in Rio Rancho’s Unser Gateway on Friday, near Wellspring Avenue and Unser Boulevard.

This maps shows the location of new retail stores coming into the Plaza at Enchanted Hills. (Rio Rancho Observer—NANCY CHAVEZ graphic)

Big-name retailers coming to RR

Residents of Enchanted Hills will soon have more shopping options as several stores are poised to break ground with new construction at the Plaza at Enchanted Hills, on the west side of NM 528, across the highway from Walmart.

Frederica 'Teddy' McOuat.

Frederica ‘Teddy’ McOuat

Frederica Lucille (Teddy) McOuat passed away after a brief illness on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, in Tallahassee, Fla.

Irene C. Green.

Irene C. Green

Irene C. Green, age 92, of Oshkosh, Wis., and formerly of Rio Rancho, N.M., died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Eden Meadows in Oshkosh.

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