In The News


Dec 19, 2021

New UNM orthopedic center now open in Rio Rancho

RIO RANCHO – The UNM Center of Excellence for Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation is ready not only to provide medical care but also to ensure that medical students and practitioners


Nov 26, 2021

A Thanksgiving Day Tradition: Pantry, McDonald’s Partner To Provide Free Food

State Rep. Joshua Hernandez speaks with the driver of a car pulling up to McDonald’s on NM 528 for a free meal as, back from left, Sandoval County Commissioner Dave


Oct 25, 2021

40 Under Forty 2021: Joshua Hernandez dedication to New Mexico shows

As a digital marketing manager for Agenda LLC, Hernandez creates messages that reach beyond New Mexico. As a state representative, he now utilizes his voice to boost the state.


Oct 11, 2021

UNM Alumni Association announces award recipients

The University of New Mexico Alumni Asso­ci­a­tion has announced the award recipients of the 2020 – 2021 UNM Alumni Awards. These honorees are a culmination of two years in the


Sep 17, 2021

New map may see Rio Rancho, West Side add legislative power

“There’s no sign of the growth in Rio Rancho slowing down anytime soon,” Hernandez said in an interview Friday. “The home-builder signs as you drive through Rio Rancho – they’re


Aug 19, 2021

Republicans call on governor to convene special session to address violent crime

Republican leaders in the state House of Representatives renewed a call Thursday for Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to convene a special session to tackle violent crime in New Mexico, saying


Jun 30, 2021

New law to reshape NM liquor sales

Republican Rep. Joshua Hernandez of Rio Rancho said he expects the bill to promote the creation of new businesses by lowering the cost of starting a restaurant serving more than


May 9, 2021

RR sees its first National Day of Prayer breakfast

In 1952, President Harry S. Truman signed into law the National Day of Prayer. Sixty-nine years later, Rio Rancho saw its first National Day of Prayer breakfast. The event took


Apr 19, 2021

Legislator spending for projects is disclosed

A top-ranking Senate Republican put most of his money toward improving Paseo del Volcan, a Sandoval County roadway that has long been envisioned as a time-saving bypass road around Albuquerque’s