Eldorado Area Water & Sanitation District’s general manager resigned from a previous position in Madison, Wis., amid concerns over his handling of several water quality issues, according to former members of the Madison Board of Water Commissioners.
The 1st Judicial District Court’s Public Defender Department has raised concerns about a bill introduced in the state Legislature last week that would make it a felony for the family member of an abused child to fail to report the abuse.
To help boost morale in the wake of former Sheriff Greg Solano’s fall from grace, Santa Fe County Sheriff Robert Garcia has promoted 12 people within the department since November, and says two more promotions are on the horizon.
Jenn Jevertson is the program manager at New Mexico Gay-Straight Alliance Network, a programcreated by the Santa Fe Mountain Center, a Tesuque nonprofit. The Gay-Straight Alliance Network organizes free events and trainings to help youth develop strength and leadership skills.
At a release hearing for Julio Cesar-Rueda earlier this month, the woman he is accused of raping at a New Year’s Eve party told 1st Judicial District Judge Michael Vigil she was terrified at the possibility of Cesar-Rueda’s bond being reduced.
Although the Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society had approximately a 13 percent drop in owner surrenders in 2010 compared to the prior year, the shelter isn’t ready to celebrate. Last year also brought a 4.3 percent increase in the number of stray pets brought to the shelter—a figure that accompanied a disturbing new trend.
The family of the Santa Fe County Adult Detention Facility inmate who died of an apparent suicide plans to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the county, according to Richard Martinez, a paralegal at The Rothstein Law Firm.
Forensic technicians didn’t come up with a match to known offender Richard Fresquez when they ran DNA from a 2002 Taos rape case, and six weeks later, Fresquez bludgeoned and stabbed 22-year-old LeAnne Martinez to death and absconded to California in her Mustang.