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Screams can be heard coming from a dark room filled with debris from a natural disaster that has left some unprepared Rio Rancho residents incapacitated or disoriented.

                      Mother finally gets late daughter’s car back

  • By Argen Marie Duncan
    Editor

                       Rescue team gets first-ever search dogs

  • By Stephen Montoya
    Assistant editor

Imagine asking the world’s most successful people what the secret to their success was and putting all of that information together in a book to enlighten others.

    Jujitsu student uses his training to push through Parkinson’s

  • By Gary Herron
    Staff Writer

After more than two decades of law enforcement — which includes countless pursuits, being shot at and numerous crisis negotiations, some of which didn’t end with everyone coming out alive — Lt. Brett Denison has retired from the Rio Rancho Police Department.

A stray dog runs out to a car that has just battled up the slope of a washed-out dirt road without a street sign.

  • By Stephen Montoya
    Assistant Editor

A faint smile of joy can be seen on Independence High School social worker and counselor Carol White’s face as she looks at a room full of donated items she will distribute to students in need this Christmas.

  • By Dustan Copeland
    Special to the Observer

Commander Elaine Mitchell of the Disabled American Veterans District 5 in Rio Rancho was honored for her service to veterans by U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan at an event held at Golden Corral in Albuquerque on Nov. 10, the day before Veterans Day.

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  • By Gary Herron
    Editor

The standout star of season 10 (summer of 2015) of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” was without a doubt “Piff the Magic Dragon,” along with what is billed as the first magic-performing Chihuahua, “Mr. Piffles.”

Rio Rancho author talks about his second book and time as a door gunner in the Vietnam War

  • By Stephen Montoya

The Observer’s continuing coverage of homelessness at the high school level in RR 

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           Domestic violence survivor becomes her own boss 

Tom Lemaster and his grandson Will McGuire inspect a beehive in Lemaster’s back yard. Lemaster and McGuire both placed at last month’s New Mexico State Fair for the taste and color of their honey.

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  • By Gregory Lay
    Observer staff writer

Attention, women over 40: Doctors at Presbyterian Cancer Care in Rio Rancho want to speak with you. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which means that they want to speak with women to help them avoid an unnecessary battle with cancer.

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Marion Lustig is not one for accolades, awards or recognition, that’s why she said she was surprised to receive an award for 22 years of volunteer work at Storehouse West.

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  • By Gregory Lay
    Observer staff writer

“Never Forgotten” was the theme of Rio Rancho’s ceremony on the 16th anniversary of the 2001 September 11 terrorist attacks at Vista Verde Memorial Park.

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  • By Gregory Lay
    Observer staff writer

The Rio Rancho Observer has added Gregory Lay to its reporting staff, covering Sandoval County government, local law enforcement, and feature stories.

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ALBUQUERQUE — Food, rides, prizes, face painting — and did we mention food? It’s that time of season again: It’s time for the New Mexico State Fair.

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Most people 60 and older can tell you they remember where they were when JFK was assassinated back in 1963, and probably what they remember about his brother’s and Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassinations nearly five years later.

Customers at a local restaurant got more than a cup a coffee with their breakfast last Wednesday when a group of police officers entered the dining room.