Category: 2022.04.23 | APRIL 23 ISSUE

  • ISSUE 04-23-22 ANTIQUE TRACTOR SHOW MAY 7 AT REC CENTER

    [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Slider_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] The Corrales Antique Tractor Show will return Saturday, May 7 at the Corrales Recreation Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission and parking will be free. On display will be antique tractors and cars. Visitors can also take in the live music and festival food. [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Slider_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Slider_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Slider_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] [siteorigin_widget […]

  • ISSUE 04-23-22 STATE ENGINEER MIKE HAMMAN RE-STARTS WATER PLAN

    [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Slider_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] Corrales’ Mike Hamman, recently retired as executive director of the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District, is now point-man for New Mexico’s long-term water planning. From now to well into the future, availability of water for farming, gardening, landscaping and even drawing a drink from your kitchen tap will be influenced by a plan […]

  • ISSUE 04-23-22 FEAST DAYS MAY 14-15 FOR CORRALES’ PATRON SAINT

    [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Slider_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] A traditional fiesta for the patron saint of Corrales, San Ysidro, is planned for the weekend of May 14-15. It will be highlighted by a procession accompanying a statue of the saint from the Old Church to the new Catholic Church on Corrales Road following a 10 a.m. outdoor mass in front of […]

  • ISSUE 04-23-22 SIGN ORDINANCE GETS OVERHAUL TO BECOME CONSTITUTIONALLY LEGAL

    [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Slider_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] Corrales is no longer violating the U.S. Constitution’s protections for freedom of speech. Until the April 12 Village Council meeting,  Corrales’ Sign Ordinance would have allowed the Village’s code enforcement officer to yank down signs with messages considered objectionable. Without regard to any specific sign controversy, Village Attorney Randy Autio had been warning […]

  • ISSUE 04-23-22 WITH CLIMATE CHANGE, FIRE THREAT ACCELERATES

    [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Slider_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] You’re probably giving more thought —more serious thought— to how you can protect your home from fire as climate change threatens. For years, Corrales Fire Chief Anthony Martinez and Commander Tanya Lattin have advised villagers to prune tree and shrub branches away from parts of your home that could easily catch fire. That […]

  • ISSUE 04-23-22 MOVIE REVIEW

    [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Slider_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] Everything Everywhere All At Once Written and directed by Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert. Starring Michelle Yeoh and Jamie Lee Curtis. Plugs: None Nearest: Cottonwood Mall.  Many years ago I worked at the top of Sandia Mountain. Specifically, I worked at High Finance restaurant, which —like many things from many years […]

  • ISSUE 04-23-22 GOLDEN YEARS

    [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Slider_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] By Laura Smith Last night the phone rang at 2:18 am. I was sound asleep —it was great sleeping weather, the cool air streamed through open windows. By the time I woke up enough to understand that the ringing was real and not part of a dream, the noise had stopped. Unlike the […]

  • ISSUE 04-23-22 MISTLETOE DEMONSTRATION AT LA ENTRADA PARK APRIL 29

    [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Slider_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] A demonstration on how to remove the tree parasite mistletoe will be offered April 29, Arbor Day, in La Entrada Park, outside the Corrales Library. The free event has been arranged by the Corrales Tree Committee, which has warned that “Corrales is facing the loss of its cottonwood forest in the Bosque Preserve […]

  • ISSUE 04-23-22 PLANNING ALREADY UNDER WAY FOR CORRALES HARVEST FESTIVAL

    [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Slider_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] If you want to  help with this fall’s Harvest Festival, you might want to join in planning for it, or at least sign up to volunteer. Meetings are held at the Corrales Senior Center on the third Monday of each month starting at 6 p.m. In recent years, the festival has been sponsored […]

  • ISSUE 04-23-22 MAYOR FAHEY GETS FIRST TIE-BREAK IN NON-CONTROVERSY

    [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Slider_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] Presiding at his first Village Council meeting as mayor, Jim Fahey exercised his first tie-break vote in what was actually a less-than controversial matter: selection of a mayor pro tem. Fahey expressed astonishment, saying he was completely surprised at having to choose who would substitute for him in chairing council meetings when he […]

  • ISSUE 04-23-22 BEN FRANKLIN BIOPIC SPURS MAYLING GARCIA

    [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Slider_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] On the heels of rave reviews for Ken Burns’ PBS documentary Benjamin Franklin earlier this month, Corrales’ Mayling Garcia contacted his production company in Walpole, New Hampshire. Didn’t the four-hour, two-part documentary need her playing the musical instrument he invented, the glass armonica? She is among the few musicians anywhere in the world […]

  • ISSUE 04-23-22 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BIKE FLEET NEEDS MAINTENANCE, REPAIRS

    [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Slider_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] By Stephani Dingreville Corrales Elementary School (CES) is looking to replace its fleet of bicycles in the hopes of upholding a nearly 13-year-old tradition of teaching every student to ride a bike. Physical Education (PE) Coach Leah Dolan explains the importance of the bicycle education program, saying “Though Corrales is covered with many […]

  • ISSUE 04-23-22 BOB PERLS ON CHANGE FOR JUNE PRIMARY ELECTIONS

    [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Slider_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] If your political affiliation is “Independent,” rather thanRepublican, Democrat or Libertarian, you may be able to vote in those parties’ primary elections this summer. A change in state statutes now permits citizens who consider themselves Independents (those who assert “decline to state” affiliation) to temporarily change to Democrat, Republican or Libertarian when they […]

  • ISSUE 04-23-22 ‘READ TO ME’ BOOK DRIVE BEGINS APRIL 30

    [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Slider_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] A drive to collect new or gently used books for pre-school and school-aged children begins Saturday, April 30 and concludes Sunday, May 15. Books can be donated at locations throughout Corrales, including the media room at Corrales Elementary School. On Monday, May 2, Ex Novo Brewery will donate $1 to the “Read to […]

  • ISSUE 04-23-22 SPRING BIKE FAIR APRIL 30, REC CENTER

    [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Slider_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] A Spring Bicycle Fair will be held Saturday morning, April 30 at the Corrales Recreation Center. The event, sponsored by the Corrales Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission, is meant for children and adults focusing on safety, basic repairs, bike etiquette and “rules of the road.” Children aged 4 to 14 can participate in […]

  • ISSUE 04-23-22 LETTERS

    [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Slider_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] Dear Editor: Reading the large article in the April 9, 2022 I found myself scratching my head and trying to understand quite a bit of the thrust of this article. Of course, it was large, covering the front page and also three other pages inside. I guess I’m concerned that the article was […]

  • ISSUE 04-23-22 COMMENTARY

    [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Slider_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] By Barbara Bayer In the April 9 issue of the Corrales Comment, (Commentary, A Mayor’s Perspective) former Mayor Jo Anne Roake referred to the fact that “Animal Services got a new facility, with new kennels and equipment.” In the vein of where you sit is where you stand, I think anyone who thinks […]

  • ISSUE 04-23-22 ‘MUDDING DAY’ AT OLD CHURCH APRIL 30; BRING GLOVES, RAKE

    [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Slider_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] Communal repair and maintenance of the Old Church  and grounds returns Saturday, April 30, organized by the Corrales Historical Society. Volunteers of all ages are needed. Come with gloves, hats, sun screen, shovels, rakes and maybe a trowel with which to apply mud to the courtyard wall in front of the church. The […]

  • ISSUE 04-23-22 TOUGH NEW RULES ON OIL & GAS OPERATIONS CUT METHANE, TOO

    [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Slider_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] Tighter regulations for oil and gas operations in New Mexico were adopted in a ruling of the N.M. Environmental Improvement Board (EIB) in mid-April. The new ozone pollution control standards were  hailed as “historic progress for the health and safety of communities across New Mexico,” according to Jon Goldstein, a former secretary for the […]

  • ISSUE 04-23-22 KANIN’S LEFT OVER CAMPAIGN FUNDS DONATED TO LIBRARY, ANIMAL CONTROL

    [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Slider_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] Leftover campaign funds for Gary Kanin’s unsuccessful run for mayor are being donated to Village government’s Animal Control efforts and to the Corrales Library. At the April 12 Village Council meeting, one of his campaign organizers, Fred Hashimoto, presented a check for $500 to the victorious candidate, Mayor Jim Fahey, to be used […]

  • ISSUE 04-23-22 CORRALES IRRIGATION CANAL FED BY HUGE, LOUD DIESEL-POWERED PUMPS

    [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Slider_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] Pumped by two huge diesel engines on the west bank of the Rio Grande, irrigation water continues to flow onto Corrales fields —for now. But without a helpful monsoon season this summer to replenish reservoirs upstream, farmers here can expect severe reductions in water deliveries from the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy  District (MRGCD), […]

  • ISSUE 04-23-22 WILL CORRALES FINALLY BUY HISTORIC GONZALES FRONTAGE?

    [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Slider_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] Negotiations continue for the Village’s possible purchase of the vacant three acres adjacent to Wells Fargo Bank. The land that fronts Corrales Road is a remnant of the tract farmed by the founder of Corrales, Capitán Juan Gonzales Bas, whose descendants own it to this day. Proponents of the acquisition have been persistent […]