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Vroom Vroom Through the Village

Too many cars, too many speeders, not enough sharing

By Carolyn Carlson Thousands upon thousands of vehicles, whispers of speed cameras, a new municipal judge and extending a development moratorium were the highlights of the last two meetings of the Village of Los Ranchos Board of Trustees. Zoom Around At their Jan. 11 regular meeting, Village trustees heard about the tens of thousands of…

Sadness In Los Ranchos

By Carolyn Carlson For many residents of the village of Los Ranchos, Judge Diane Albert was more than just their municipal judge. In many ways she was a bit of the spirit of Los Ranchos. When the news of the murder-suicide of Albert and her husband Eric Pinkerton made its way across the news and…

Bury Me Please

Begone Electric Wires, with Enough Money

By Carolyn Carlson Pleas for a lobbyist, a silly debate about the need for current Village transportation data and the dream of burying PNM lines were the most interesting moments during the rather sedate Village of Los Ranchos trustees meeting held Oct. 12. Spend Money To Get Money Apparently, Los Ranchos does not have a…

Yay For Open Space!

Instead of boos, the Village of Los Ranchos governing table faced a happy crowd at its special meeting held Monday, Aug. 29. The single agenda item was an $8 million general obligation bond question for open space land purchases. The question will be put on the upcoming November ballot. Money For Beauty Mayor Don Lopez,…

The ugly side of the Lavender Village is showing

Public outcry prompts development decision deferral in Los Ranchos

Village of Los Ranchos Trustees were on a roll deferring agenda items at its August 10 meeting. They deferred a controversial residential subdivision approval at Guadalupe Trail and Chavez Road until November and deferred voting on a couple of moratoriums against some proposed developments around Fourth and Osuna. But yanking agenda items didn’t quash the…

Large development plan creates hot time in the Lavender Village

Residents may be too late to stop permitted projects

There were a couple of rabble-rousing Village of Los Ranchos meetings held over the last few weeks. The July 13 meeting was standing room only, with some name calling, lots of clapping and a petition with about 600 signatures opposing high-density development in The Lavender Village. It went so long into the moonlight it had…