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Silver Leaf Branches Out With The Farm Stand

By Devin D. O’Leary Silver Leaf Farms has been a locally owned source for fresh produce in Corrales for the past 12 years. The farm grows USDA Certified Organic and pesticide-free vegetables for local farmers’ markets, fine restaurants, premium grocers and schools located throughout the Albuquerque/Santa Fe area. The folks behind Silver Leaf Farms have…

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“The tumult and the shouting dies…” Right? We are post-election, post-WorldSeries and sniffing around food-ish notions for this month’s major event.But first, I did indeed enjoy my early vote on Halloween. No line, a row ofsmiling poll workers, banter with the guy at table no. 7, a swift filling of the ballot,fully masked, cheers and…

Cottonwood Tree Removal Necessary for Safety and Liability Purposes

By Diane Joy Schmidt A beloved cottonwood that graced Corrales Road at Uva Road to the west was cut down onSeptember 7th. Irate tree lovers left notes and flowers on the stump for weeks, includingprominent cardboard signs, one read ‘murderer.’ A final note provocatively asked “WTF?”Did this impressive tree have to be completely cut down?…

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Bernalillo

Anderson Parcel Could Be Good Move for Growers’ Market

Although the Village has been in negotiations for years to buy the three-acre Gonzales tract next to the bank, a different, lesser-known two-acre parcel next to the post office may be acquired as early as next month. The vacant land adjacent to the post office’s property line would be used to relocate the Corrales Growers’…

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The adorable “lesser Goldfinches,” a name with which I take issue, are eatingevery Nyjer seed I can afford and more….as the temperature plummets. In thepast, I seem to recall their leaving for a few weeks as cold hit, but now I amhonor bound to keep them going. Ravens fly in low from the river each…

MLG Wins Big Statewide, But In Sandoval… Just Barely

Governor’s margin narrowed across rural New Mexico

For a while, Mark Ronchetti’s campaign seemed almost certain it could win over a majority of voters and be one of the few Republicans in the country to oust an incumbent Democratic governor in a red wave that ultimately never came. There were even polls (by Republican-leaning firms) showing Ronchetti within striking distance of Democrat…

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Placitas

Governor Makes Surprise Breakfast Stop at The Range in Bernalillo

“Best Breakfast” helps fuel gov’s last campaign days

Being a candidate in a statewide election takes a lot of energy, especially in the final days of a nail-biter campaign like the current governor’s race in New Mexico. Incumbent Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham made an unannounced stop at The Range Cafe in Bernalillo on Friday morning, taking in a quick breakfast and surprising morning…

Long-time Dem Retires From State House 23, GOP Seizes Opportunity

After State House Rep Daymon Ely decided to step down from the seat earlier this year, Republicans saw an opening to flip the House District 23 seat held by Ely since 2016. Republican Alan Martinez bested Democrat Ramon Montano for the Democratic House seat in a 54-46 percent margin. Ely, a Corrales lawyer, told the…

Long-time Dem Retires From State House 23, GOP Seizes Opportunity

Republican Alan Martinez prepares for legislative session

After State House Rep Daymon Ely decided to step down from the seat earlier this year, Republicans saw an opening to flip the House District 23 seat held by Ely since 2016. Republican Alan Martinez bested Democrat Ramon Montano for the Democratic House seat in a 54-46 percent margin. Ely, a Corrales lawyer, told the…

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Rio Rancho

Dem. Cates Ousts 20-Year Republican Powdrell-Culbert in State House 44

Just over 200 votes made the difference

Kathleen Cates joins a Democratic majority in the State House after flipping 20-year Republican incumbent Jane Powdrell-Culbert in House District 44. During her campaign, Democrat Kathleen Cates received the support of prominent Corrales citizens and organizations like Sierra Club, Planned Parenthood, Veterans & Military Families Caucus and NM Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO Teamsters Local 492.…

Sandoval County Keeps Its Sheriff

Democratic Incumbent Promises to Focus on Drug Trade

Democratic incumbent Jesse James Casaus of Placitas won the title of sheriff again Tuesday night, beating out Republican challenger Darrell Keith Elder. Both candidates had decades of experience coming into the race, Casaus himself has been in law enforcement for over 20 years and is a former state police officer. Casaus kept the seat in…

Bruch and Meek Keep Seats On Commission

Democrat Katherine Bruch successfully ran for reelection as Sandoval County Commissioner in District 1. In an interview with Corrales Comment lamented the bipartisan cooperation of the past. “We’d walk in, and we’d see our friends and neighbors working there from both parties and recognize that they are there to serve all of us and do…

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Corrales

Coverage of Corrales news is provided by our sister publication, the Corrales Comment.


  • Silver Leaf Branches Out With The Farm Stand
    by Corrales Comment Staff on December 7, 2022 at 12:55 am

    By Devin D. O’Leary Silver Leaf Farms has been a locally owned source for fresh produce in Corrales for the past 12 years. The farm grows USDA Certified Organic and pesticide-free vegetables for local farmers’ markets, fine restaurants, premium grocers and schools located throughout the Albuquerque/Santa Fe area. The folks behind Silver Leaf Farms have The post Silver Leaf Branches Out With The Farm Stand appeared first on The Corrales Comment.

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    by Corrales Comment Staff on November 30, 2022 at 2:41 am

    The adorable “lesser Goldfinches,” a name with which I take issue, are eatingevery Nyjer seed I can afford and more….as the temperature plummets. In thepast, I seem to recall their leaving for a few weeks as cold hit, but now I amhonor bound to keep them going. Ravens fly in low from the river each The post News-y appeared first on The Corrales Comment.

  • Anderson Parcel Could Be Good Move for Growers’ Market
    by Jeff Radford on November 30, 2022 at 2:38 am

    Although the Village has been in negotiations for years to buy the three-acre Gonzales tract next to the bank, a different, lesser-known two-acre parcel next to the post office may be acquired as early as next month. The vacant land adjacent to the post office’s property line would be used to relocate the Corrales Growers’ The post Anderson Parcel Could Be Good Move for Growers’ Market appeared first on The Corrales Comment.

  • Cottonwood Tree Removal Necessary for Safety and Liability Purposes
    by Corrales Comment Staff on November 30, 2022 at 2:34 am

    By Diane Joy Schmidt A beloved cottonwood that graced Corrales Road at Uva Road to the west was cut down onSeptember 7th. Irate tree lovers left notes and flowers on the stump for weeks, includingprominent cardboard signs, one read ‘murderer.’ A final note provocatively asked “WTF?”Did this impressive tree have to be completely cut down? The post Cottonwood Tree Removal Necessary for Safety and Liability Purposes appeared first on The Corrales Comment.

  • News-y
    by Corrales Comment Staff on November 30, 2022 at 2:32 am

    “The tumult and the shouting dies…” Right? We are post-election, post-WorldSeries and sniffing around food-ish notions for this month’s major event.But first, I did indeed enjoy my early vote on Halloween. No line, a row ofsmiling poll workers, banter with the guy at table no. 7, a swift filling of the ballot,fully masked, cheers and The post News-y appeared first on The Corrales Comment.

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