Corrales Farm Hub Central to Indigenous Food System

Two greenhouses to be added next year

This fall, as you drive through Corrales and see the many farms harvesting the last of the fall crop, you might easily pass by a small plot of land just past San Ysidro church that is doing big things. Not only is this farmland growing crops, but they are growing minds and spirits too! The…

Local News


Multi-Use Facility Committee to Finalize Survey

Panel, which meets again Dec. 7, wants to hear from you

After having been asked to participate in a community survey by the Village’s Comprehensive Planning…

Mustang Summit Comes to Corrales

Event part of EQUUS Film & Arts Festival

EQUUS Film & Arts Fest is galloping its way into Corrales and Albuquerque on Nov. 16-19. …

Sandoval County

County Calls on Lawmakers to Address Behavioral and Mental Health

Sandoval County Commission sets priorities for 2024 legislative session

As noted by one member of the public during the Nov. 8 Sandoval County Commission meeting, matters relating to addressing mental and behavioral health made up four of the top five issues listed as legislative priorities for the 2024 session.  While County Manager Wayne Johnson told commissioners the 16 priorities…

Farmers Will Go Another Growing Season Without Siphon

MRGCD chief says Corrales is prioritized

Farmers in Corrales will have to rely on pumps, and the whims of Mother Nature, to get through one more growing season before the Corrales Siphon can be replaced. That was the bad news delivered by Jason Casuga, chief engineer and CEO of the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District, to…


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Los Ranchos

Los Ranchos Development Spurs Voters to Elect New Mayor

Craig unseats Lopez in four-way race

By Ryan Lowery, For the Corrales Comment Elections are decided by voters, but two mayoral candidates in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque agree that it was a 12-acre plot of land — and what’s being built on it — that cost the incumbent mayor the seat he’s held for more than…

Craig Wins Mayoral Election

Kueffer, Reinow win trustee seats

Incumbent Mayor Don Lopez lost his job by a large margin to outspoken opponent Joe Craig. Lopez also came in behind two other contenders sitting Trustees Gilbert Benavides and George Radnovich.


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Winter Craft Show is Dec. 1-3

Event at old church in its 35th year

The 35th Annual Winter Craft Show gives an opportunity for Christmas shoppers to pick up a unique gift for a friend or family member. The show runs Dec. 1-3 at the historic Old San Ysidro Church.  A news release says that about 40 of New Mexico’s finest artists, many of…

Survey Suggested for Multi-Use Facility

Committee wants to hear from everybody

The work of a second ad hoc committee to define plans for a proposed Multi-Use Facility to include a space for performing arts, is far from finished, as more input is being sought before the committee’s six-month term expires in April.  At the Multi-Use Facilities Committee’s Oct. 19 meeting, committee…


Upcoming Events

Nov. 19: 1 p.m. Christmas de Los Caballos Parade Nov. 25: all day: Small Business Saturday 5:30 p.m. Tree Lighting at Village Offices Dec. 1-3: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Winter Craft Show, Old Church Dec. 2: Starlight Parade, 5:30 p.m. St. Nick Night, 6 p.m., TopForm Arena Dec. 4:…

Corrales Chronicles: I didn’t know that!

A postcard from the south end of the village

Did you know that this is what the south end of Corrales once looked like?  This aerial photo above was reprinted on a postcard; the reverse side notes that the photograph was taken by Joel Barrett, whose family moved to Corrales around 1950. Barrett came to study at the university…



Multi-Use Facility and Public Support

 Before building a new public structure, gaining public awareness and support of it makes sense and is always desirable as public property and funding will be involved. The MUF and ACE (Arts Community Education; formerly Performing Arts) committees and Mayor Fahey have all supported this. The MUF conceptual design presented to…

Farmland Preservation Entwined with Village

By Jeff Radford. Almost 20 years ago, Corrales became the first municipality in New Mexico to start a farmland preservation program using $2.5 million in voter-approved general obligation bonds to protect prime farmland from development into subdivisions. The wisdom of that decision by voters here has been made abundantly clear,…