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Rams’ QB Chavez takes aim at leaving Rio Rancho after graduation  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Rio Rancho High School senior quarterback Isaiah Chavez has two goals for this season: to win a state championship and get out of ...



Old fire hoses repurposed for school safety  KOB

Preparing for school shootings has become a very serious reality for students, teachers and first responders.



SPORTS BRIEFS  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Locals among sports hall of fame nominees For the sixth time, the New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame is allowing the public to be a part of ...



PED finalizes medical cannabis rule on school grounds  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — With a new state Public Education Department rule finalized, school districts are in the process of drafting policy for medical cannabis ...



Class 4A’s No. 1 St. Pius Sartans beat Rams in volleyball  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Despite a depleted lineup for their first match of the season, the Rio Rancho High School volleyball team had a good showing in the ...



Parents of Accused Rio Rancho High School Shooter Indicted  U.S. News & World Report

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Parents of a 16-year-old boy accused of firing a gun in a New Mexico high school have been indicted.



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 ...



Wally Salata reflects on his coaching decade at Rio Rancho High School  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Wally Salata made his school's eighth-grade basketball team as a sixth-grader, worked his way onto his high school's varsity team from ...



Parents of accused Rio Rancho High School shooter indicted on fourth-degree felony charges  Las Cruces Sun-News

RIO RANCHO - Parents of a 16-year-old boy accused of firing a gun in a New Mexico high school have been indicted on one count each of contributing to the ...



Officials: No Injuries After Shots Fired At Rio Rancho High School  KRWG

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A shot was fired Thursday on the grounds of a suburban Albuquerque high school on the anniversary of the Parkland, Florida, high.



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 ...



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 ...



Parents of Rio Rancho school shooting suspect charged  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Failure to secure firearm, police say, contributed to delinquency of a minor.



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 ...



Rio Rancho school district looks to drug test for nicotine  KRQE News 13

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – A metro-area district wants to start drug testing student-athletes for nicotine as vaping rates among high school athletes are ...



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 ...



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

The public can now benefit from a New Mexico school district's six-figure collection of instruments from a national non-profit to promote musical education.



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 ...



School year ‘iced’ with Director’s Cup for Cleveland High School  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Thanks mostly to success and good sportsmanship on the playing fields, Cleveland High School has been awarded the New Mexico ...



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Police investigating threat to Rio Rancho High School  KOB 4

J.R. Oppenheim February 21, 2018 06:37 AM. RIO RANCHO, N.M. -- Police are looking into a threat against Rio Rancho High School that emerged online ...



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 ...



RRHS Sports Hall of Fame to add 6; three student-athletes included  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Headed into the Rio Rancho High School Sports Hall of Fame as part of its Class of 2019 are three 2008 graduates, including two who ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Valentine’s Day nightmare at CHS: Francis forced into the fray  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — John Francis, the new director of transportation for Rio Rancho Public Schools, played a co-starring role on the morning of Feb. 14, when ...



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 ...



Intel exec who had key role in start of RRHS passes away  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Intel executive Bill Sheppard, then site manager at the Rio Rancho facility, stood at the front of the Lincoln Middle School gym in May ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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 high school Baseball and Softball teams win tournament titles  KRQE News 13

Rio Rancho held two memorial tournaments this weekends, and both of the host schools would win tournament titles on Saturday. In the Sal Puentes Memorial ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



Storm standout Gabe Legendre is Gatorade’s Player of the Year for NM  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — In its 34th year of honoring the nation's best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company on June 6 announced Gabe Legendre of ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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…



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Local musician, coach set to open for Jay Leno in Sept.  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Don't stop believing" will likely be Tom Gutierrez's opening number as he prepares the crowd at Isleta Resort and Casino on Friday, Sept.



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 ...



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 ...



‘Fly me to the moon….’ Where were you when we landed?  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Rio Ranchoans recall where they were on July 20, 1969 Not everyone alive when man first landed on the moon remembers what they ...



The top high school football players in New Mexico  Las Cruces Sun-News

Ranking the top 5 offensive and defensive players in New Mexico prep football.



Principal has record of success  Albuquerque Journal

BERNALILLO — Tim McCorkle has been a Hornet, a Mustang, a Matador, a Bulldog and, briefly, a retiree. Now he's a Spartan, recently appointed as the new ...



Day 1: RR schools start  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — She didn't come right out and say it, but it's the impression one gets after chatting with Stephanie Nieto on the first day of school at ...



School districts say PED cannabis rule goes too far  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Some districts are worried about requiring employees to administer medical cannabis to students.



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 ...



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 ...



Rams conquer Carlsbad and take home the softball crown  Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE — Kristin Griego Memorial Tournament champs. APS metro champions. District 1-5A champions. No. 1 Class 5A team all season. Wasn't that ...



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 ...



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.



Proud of their heritage  Albuquerque Journal

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



Report: Best high schools in Albuquerque  KOB

Joshua Panas June 19, 2019 03:21 PM. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — U.S. News & World Report ranked the best public high schools in Albuquerque.



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.



Parents of teen accused of firing shot inside school also facing charges  KRQE News 13

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – The parents of the teen accused of firing a gun inside a Rio Rancho high school are also facing charges. Dale and Tamera Owen ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



‘One in a million’ survivor an advocate for CPR  Albuquerque Journal

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Teacher promotes life-saving technique after near-fatal heart attack.



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 ...



Editorial: Your gun, your responsibility  Albuquerque Journal

Criminal charges brought against the parents of the teen accused of shooting a gun in a Rio Rancho high school last spring should be a sobering wake-up call ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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.



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 ...



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