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“Early Morning Harvest,” an acrylic painting by Nicholas Montaño, is the chosen image for this year’s wine festival in Bernalillo. (Courtesy of the New Mexico Wine Festival at Bernalillo)

Fine vintages on show at NM Wine Festival

Wineries from across the state will be showing off their finest vintages in Bernalillo this weekend during the 27th annual New Mexico Wine Festival.

Jim Thompson/Journal
Students at Ernest Stapleton Elementary on the way to lunch walk by the “marble man” outside the art class and near the central office. When the Rio Rancho school district formed 20 years ago, the elementary was an all-portable campus inherited from the Albuquerque district.

RRPS celebrates, 20 years on

Spiders, snakes, nearly bare coffers, empty kitchens and more students than available space awaited …

Rosalie Rayburn/Journal
This cluster mailbox on Wheelers Peak in Rivers Edge III was one of several hit by vandals in recent days. Police said they also received reports of mailboxes being hit in Rivers Edge II.

Vandals target mailboxes

Police in Rio Rancho are warning residents not to put outgoing mail in streetside mailboxes after a rash of vandalism… more »