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First RR High graduating class marks 20 years  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Rio Rancho High School Class of '99 alumna Ana Maria Riggle still has fond memories of baggy pants, the British band Oasis and finally ...



Like-new musical instruments for sale to benefit Rio Rancho Schools  KRQE News 13

RIO RANCHO, NM (KRQE) - The public can now benefit from a New Mexico school district's six-figure collection of instruments from a national non-profit to ...



Parents, players get heated at 7-on-7 football game  KOB

A 7-on-7 matchup between Volcano Vista High School and Rio Rancho High School turned ugly Tuesday night.



RR principals worry over low math scores, behavior issues  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Mental health and math proficiency were the common denominators — pun intended — during a 4½-hour meeting of the Rio Rancho ...



CLEVELAND vs RIO RANCHO: A decade of competiton  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Now that the 2018-19 school year is over, Cleveland High School has been "in business" for a full decade. Does it seem like 10 years to ...



RRPS board asks state for full transportation funding  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — There was a lot of money talk at Monday's meeting of the Rio Rancho Public Schools Board of Education. There was also talk about a ...



Congratulation to the graduates of 2019  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — The Observer would like to congratulate and wish the best of luck to the nearly 1200 students graduating from Rio Rancho Public ...



TODDfather decides to retire from RRHS Athletics Department  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Rio Rancho High School fans have understood for the past few years that if a Rams athletic event is going on and Ken Todd isn't there, ...



Foreign-exchange students talk about their journey to RR  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Imagine leaving the comfort of your home, saying good-bye to your friends, family and societal norms, in exchange for a chance to study ...



Cleveland HS shooting suspect to get treatment until deemed competent  KRQE News 13

The teenager accused of firing off a gun inside a Rio Rancho high school, setting off a panic, is not competent to stand trial for now.



RR girl named Military Youth of the Year for New Mexico  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Growing up in a military family, Tayla Oliver learned the importance of respect and responsibility from a young age. After working at ...



Teacher named ‘Best Director’  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Rio Rancho High School's drama teacher, Gael Natal, earned the title of Best Director for her work on the production "Beauty and the ...



Magdalena Schools to add indigenous curriculum | Community  El Defensor Chieftain

An initiative to incorporate additional Native American studies into social studies courses was introduced at a public hearing and community input session at ...



eSports season for New Mexico high schools starts soon  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — The computer room within the Media Room, or library, at Rio Rancho High School is dark and noisy. Within are close to two-dozen ...



Teacher’s passing a ‘great loss’ for Rio Rancho High  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — A beloved former Rio Rancho High School science teacher who died on Thanksgiving Day at the age of 49 is being remembered by ...



Winning high school percussionist to perform in concert  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — The Albuquerque Concert Band will be performing a free show at the Eldorado High School Performing Arts Center this Sunday from 3 to ...



Rio Rancho High’s girls tennis team wins 1-5A title  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — It's no secret that almost every sports varsity team in the city has competed for a state championship, and most of them have won that ...



Police: Teen planned to shoot ex-girlfriend at Rio Rancho high school  Santa Fe New Mexican

ALBUQUERQUE — A note found in a 16-year-old boy's pocket indicated that he had planned to kill his ex-girlfriend and others on Valentine's Day, when he fired ...



RRPS board hears of added funds; student fees unresolved  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — With the 2018-19 school year winding down, the Rio Rancho Public Schools Board of Education — with only one more scheduled ...



Rio Rancho and Cleveland baseball teams win opening games in best-of-three first round  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Anticipating a rainy Friday, which turned out to be accurate, the Rio Rancho High School baseball team began its best-of-three series ...



New Mexico school shooting: Teen involved detained for mental health evaluation  Las Cruces Sun-News

RIO RANCHO - A teen who authorities say fired a gun at a New Mexico school and intended to kill his ex-girlfriend has been ordered to remain in detention ...



Rio Rancho boys alone in first after three 1-5A games  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — How did this happen, fans of the Rio Rancho High School boys basketball team have a right to ask. The Rams' coach said before the ...



Board reluctant to see students charged game admission fees  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Once Rio Rancho Public Schools did away with the "student *service* fee" heading into the 2019-20 school year, Executive Director of ...



Four college players from RR in bowl games  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Four of nine former Rio Rancho high school football players are headed with their Division I teams to postseason bowl games; the other ...



Dogs relieve stress at RRHS  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — With the two-week holiday break approaching, students at Rio Rancho High School were able to relax for a few moments last week, ...



Armed security guards patrol Rio Rancho school campuses  KRQE News 13

Rio Rancho Schools now have armed guards on their campuses. In November the school board approved a measure to provide at least 12 security officers at ...



Storm are APS Metro baseball champs  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — The Cleveland High School baseball team won its first APS Metro Championship on the diamond Saturday at Rio Rancho High School, ...



Armed School Guards And Too Few Counselors Spark Concerns In Rio Rancho  KUNM

School districts in New Mexico have options when it comes to trying to protect students and staff from violence. Rio Rancho Public Schools recently rolled.



RRPS wants to add gunshot alert systems  Albuquerque Journal

The Rio Rancho Public Schools Board of Education re-numbered its list of capital outlay priorities for the upcoming state legislature, including $1.5 million for ...



Former Ram to lead the Sartans; man she replaces heads to the Cleveland Storm  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — A former Ram has a new head coaching job, thanks to a Rio Ranchoan leaving that post — but taking a new one here in Rio Rancho, ...



RRPS loses a board member  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — A Rio Rancho school board member is leaving. The Rio Rancho Public Schools Board of Education learned at its Monday evening ...



Rams baseball is now No. 1, and coach is No. 2 (in all-time wins)  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Thanks to their stunning 7-1 victory over two-time defending big-school diamond champ La Cueva last Saturday, the Rio Rancho High ...



Senior juggles school, toddler and still graduates on time  Albuquerque Journal

Ashley Napalitano isn't the first Rio Rancho High School graduate to give birth before accepting her diploma — and she won't be the last. “I'm still gonna ...



School board hears about awards, transportation deficit  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — The Rio Rancho Public Schools Board of Education recognized three people for exceptional efforts to help students succeed at its ...



Rams baseball team off to best start in history, 7-0  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Off to its best start since 2001, before the bulk of this year's players were born, the Rio Rancho High School baseball team followed up its ...



Rio Rancho Public Schools plan to install new security tech  KOB

The Rio Rancho Public Schools District is beefing up security with plans to install a gunshot detection system in Cleveland and Rio Rancho High Schools.



Saluting local teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — To salute area teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week last week, the Rio Rancho Observer asked administrators at the city's two largest ...



First Clay, now David: DP wins Gatorade honor for New Mexico  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — In its 34th year of honoring the nation's best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company announced last week that David Patterson of ...



Prep softball: Rio Rancho uses long ball to capture Metro tourney  Albuquerque Journal

It seemed appropriate that to earn a trophy of these oversized proportions, you oughta go big. That's what the Rio Rancho High School softball team did on ...



Police investigating threat to Rio Rancho High School  KOB 4

"We take all threats seriously and are actively investigating this matter," Rio Rancho Police Department wrote on its Twitter account Tuesday night.



From the ashes (Student overcomes 2 bouts of cancer, graduates on time)  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Much like the fabled phoenix rose from the ashes, Rio Rancho High School senior Ashley Doerr pushed through cancer to graduate with ...



Rio Rancho students could face discipline for social media use  KRQE News 13

A warning of potential discipline and charges for Rio Rancho students who use social media in a destructive way, even if it didn't happen on school grounds.



RRPS, city choosing appointees to fill official positions  Albuquerque Journal

Mom, former teacher joins school board. The Rio Rancho Public Schools Board of Education opted to select Katherine Covey, the first of four interviewees, to fill ...



Rams are APS Metro softball champs  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — The Rio Rancho High School softball team belted four home runs Saturday morning in an 11-2 victory over top-seeded Volcano Vista to ...



SEA: No. 1 priority is retention, expansion through community opportunities  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — It seems SEA has gone to the dogs, attendees saw Thursday morning, at the monthly NAIOP Roundtable in Rio Rancho at Presbyterian ...



Cleveland HS shooting suspect’s competency to stand trial questioned  KRQE News 13

The attorney for the teen who shot a gun inside a Rio Rancho High School on Valentine's Day said his client may not be competent to stand trial, according to ...



Students caught sneaking e-cigarettes into Rio Rancho schools  KOB

Colton Shone September 12, 2018 05:34 PM. RIO RANCHO, N.M. - In a side-by-side comparison of a flash drive and a Juul e-cigarette, it can be hard to tell the ...



Storm boys win two games, Rams boys drop two games  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — By the time Rio Rancho High School coach Wally Salata learned Volcano Vista had been defeated at Atrisco Heritage Academy, it was ...



Rio Rancho mourns loss of one of its own, multi-sport standout Romell Jordan  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — It wasn't the kind of news a man likes to hear on his 57th or any birthday: A young man he helped raise had taken his own life. But that's…



Hobbs ends Rams girls’ season … again  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — The ninth-seeded Rio Rancho High School girls basketball team had one of its best offensive quarters of the season Tuesday afternoon ...



City’s varsity track & field teams get off to great starts  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Clovis and Los Alamos high schools won the inaugural 12-team boys and girls track meets, respectively, of the season, the Cleveland ...



SPORTS DIGEST: Summer sports camps and so much more  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Storm and Rams lose to Eagles in state tennis The Cleveland High School boys tennis team defeated District 1-5A foe and No. 7 Volcano ...



Woman charged in 2017 crash that killed Rio Rancho teacher  KRQE News 13

A beloved Rio Rancho teacher who has been fighting for his life, has died. This comes after police say he was hit by an impaired driver 17 months ago.



SPORTS DIGEST: There are plenty of summer camps coming your way  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Short night for 'La Bala' Cleveland High alum and now Las Vegas-based welterweight Brian Mendoza maintained his perfect record with ...



Search warrant sheds light on motive behind Cleveland HS shooting  KRQE News 13

New court documents are offering a look at the motive of a 16-year-old student who police say opened fire inside a Rio Rancho high school Thursday morning.



Storm basketball teams’ title hopes sizzled in the Ring of Fire  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — The Cleveland High girls basketball team has a state tournament first-round game this evening in Farmington against the Scorpios.



Teen raises mental-health awareness with club award  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Laine Spurlock, a junior at Rio Rancho High School, recently earned a $6000 scholarship and the title of the Youth of the Year, presented ...



SPORTS DIGEST: Lots of activities going on  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Runners end first season with OT loss Postponed from its original date of Feb. 23 because of snow, the New Mexico Runners indoor ...



Let’s take a look at what happened here in 2018  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — As we prepare to enter 2019, the Observer takes a look back at the biggest stories of 2018, including elections, a history-making approval ...



Athlete becomes rapper, actor to make the world better  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — He used to be the fastest; now he's the freshest. At least, that's what the notes from Adren Britton's album “No Capping” proclaim.



Gutierrez scores 29 in win over ’Dogs  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Rio Rancho High School senior guard Laura Gutierrez seemingly didn't mind missing her first four shots lofted from behind the arc ...



Residents fight cell tower near homes  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — A proposal to place a Verizon cellular tower in a residential area has some locals concerned for their property value and safety.



Former Bear, Ram Kayla Peterson enjoys working as hoops official  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — The following paragraph, which appeared in a guest column by Dana Pappas, commissioner of officials for the New Mexico Activities ...



Rio Rancho teen rapper gaining attention for new song  KRQE News 13

A Rio Rancho teenager's already impressive music career has just hit a new high. His new song is getting more attention than he ever expected.



Yet another Patterson leads Rio Rancho hoops  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO – The not-quite-regulation basketball court in the backyard of the Patterson home was a fertile playground for the four boys who shared a roof ...



Proud of their heritage  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Native American students fit in at Rio Rancho high schools.



RRPD officer to carry the torch in Abu Dhabi  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — It's a pretty good life these days for Rio Rancho Police Officer Ben Sanchez: He does what he loves, and he loves what he does.



Sundevils Win Consolation at Rio Rancho | Sports  Rio Grande Sun

Española Valley High School head basketball coach James Branch said his team has been a bit on the down side coming into their trip to Rio Rancho High ...



Rio Rancho School Board Approves Plan To Arm School Guards  KUNM

The Rio Rancho school board voted 4-1 Monday evening to put guns in the hands of school security guards. The measure is aimed at keeping students safe in.



Oñate High School Choir takes Manhattan  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — 25 singers from Las Cruces school perform at Carnegie Hall.



Classes resume at Cleveland High School nearly a week after shooting  KRQE News 13

Wednesday, students at Cleveland High School will head back to class for the first time since a student fired a gun inside of the school nearly one week ago.



Vocational renaissance  Albuquerque Journal

Rio Rancho High School is seen in an aerial shot. The school system will soon increase its offerings in vocational training, which will qualify students for jobs ...



Different Vu of the world: Visiting Vietnam after years away  Albuquerque Journal

“Go travel — you'll learn a lot,” says Huu Vu, an assistant volleyball coach at Rio Rancho High School, who recently returned from a cruise with his wife, Nancy.



Public Education Department ratings just ‘empty names’  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — It is no secret New Mexico has high-performing schools and low-performing schools, just like every other large public school system or ...



Seniors get nominations for academies  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Two Rio Rancho students and two Bernalillo students have received congressional nominations for *service* academies. U.S. Sens.



Athletes compete in first McLaren Cup for suicide awareness  KRQE News 13

Some of the metro's fittest families put the pedal to the metal to raise awareness for suicide prevention in New Mexico.



Black teacher looks at MLK Jr. relevance, changes in society  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — So, is the late Martin Luther King Jr. still relevant in this ever-changing 21st century, Cleveland High School social studies and junior ...



Prep notes: Puentes baseball tourney field is loaded  Albuquerque Journal

In the many years of the Sal Puentes/Rio Rancho High School baseball tournament, there has probably never been a field as stacked as the one organizers ...



State Champions were crowned on Saturday for NM High School Cross Country  KRQE News 13

The 2018 High School State Cross Country Championships ran on Saturday at Rio Rancho High School. Here are the top 5 finishers in class 5A for boys and ...



Closing the PARCC: Opinions differ on removal of test  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — The PARCC education assessment has met its demise. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Jan. 2 ordered the state's Public Education ...



BWW Feature: Nominations Announced for 2019 New Mexico High School Musical Theatre Enchantment Awards  Broadway World

In addition to performances from schools nominated for production prizes, the Best Actor and Best Actress nominees perform for judges live that night.



Lady Sundevils Leave Rio Rancho With an Identity  Rio Grande Sun

In their latest road trip, this time to the City of Vision for the Rio Rancho Girls Basketball Invitational, the Española Valley High School girls basketball team came ...



RRPS, city moving forward with plans for new elementary school  KRQE News 13

They're calling it a collaboration that Rio Rancho has never seen before; multiple agencies coming together to re-develop an entire part of the city.



Shot fired at Cleveland High School; no reported injuries  Santa Fe New Mexican

A shot was fired Thursday at Cleveland High School on the anniversary of the Parkland, Florida high school massacre but police said no one was injured and a ...



An officer and a gentlewoman: RRHS alum joins Santa Fe PD  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Five-foot-two, eyes of blue … and a 28-year-old Rio Rancho woman who fits that description was recently trained and hired to work for ...



Jalene Berger Allstate Holiday Hoops tournament tipped off Thursday  KRQE News 13

Rio Rancho High School tipped off their annual Jalene Berger Allstate Holiday Hoops tournament on Thursday. Here are the scores:



True Britt: The search for truth leads to an interest in journalism  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — You may have noticed a new "Observer intern" this past month in the paper; well. I would like to introduce myself. Hi, my name is Amanda ...



Volleyball: Veteran Rams roll in district opener  Albuquerque Journal

If it seems as though things have been quiet with the Rio Rancho High School volleyball program in recent years, you'd be right to think that. For this storied ...



County residents express outrage over assessor hiring cousin  Albuquerque Journal

BERNALILLO — Nepotism was the overall theme at last week's Sandoval County Commission meeting during the public comment portion of the agenda. One by ...



Obituary: Matthew Griffiths Farley  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Matthew Griffiths Farley, age 49, a resident of Albuquerque, N.M., passed away peacefully on Thanksgiving, Nov. 22. Matthew was hit by ...



Rio Rancho Jamboree: Dulce and Mesa Vista Boys Finish Top 5  Rio Grande Sun

If the 2018 Rio Rancho Jamboree Oct. 20 was any indication of how the state meet may turn out, then two programs left Rio Rancho High School feeling ...



Lobo basketball takes over Rio Rancho High School  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO — Sitting in the first few rows of the bleachers at Rio Rancho High School's basketball gym on Tuesday afternoon were several Rams basketball ...



Taos sprinter, fighting illness, sets personal records in 200, 400 meters  Santa Fe New Mexican

Vigil had a good week, settling on a college too pursue track an field events — Adams State College in Alamosa, Colo.



Storm doubles duo gets all the way to semis in state tennis tournament  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE — Battling the wind and cold as much as their opponents on the other side of the net, Rio Rancho's state tennis tournament contingent had a ...



Mistakes Costly for Lady Lobos in Loss to No. 7 Santa Rosa  Rio Grande Sun

Escalante head coach Henry Gettler could only manage a small smirk as he sat on the bench and watched the mistakes pile up in the third set of the Lady.



Rio Rancho School Board To Vote On Arming School Guards  KUNM

In response to deadly school shootings across the nation, the Rio Rancho Public School Board is considering arming school security guards. A vote is.



Class 4A baseball: St. Pius’ Walker no-hits Belen in quarters  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO — St. Pius starting pitcher Hayden Walker turned in a performance for the ages Thursday in the Class 4A state baseball quarterfinals at Rio ...



Prep basketball roundup: Los Lunas girls stave off Gallup  Albuquerque Journal

LOS LUNAS – Round one to Los Lunas. The Tigers, led by their senior point guard and several impact sophomores, won the girls portion of the Village of Los ...



Lawmakers point state to new educational future  New Mexico Political Report

It was a good year for education. Whether it was great depended on who you asked. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and legislative leaders, both Democratic and ...



For KC's Harrison, love for running leads to higher goals  Navajo Times

RIO RANCHO, N.M.. Special to the Times | Curtis Ray Benally. Kirtland Central Bronco Kashon Harrison leads the boys race during the New Mexico Class 4A ...



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