Monthly Archives March 2019

Rio Rancho’s newest ‘suite’ spot

This is a rendering of what will be The Suites at Rio Rancho, a 32,000 square foot skilled nursing facility on Westside Boulevard, which should be open by the end of May. (Rendering courtesy of Adam Herrington)

Construction on a new 32,000-square-foot skilled nursing facility on Westside Boulevard is well underway, according to Adam Harrington, chief financial officer for the project.

According to Harrington, the new building, named The Suites at Rio Rancho, has been under construction for six months with plans to open by the end of May.

The Suites at Rio Rancho is being constructed with a $6.5 million construction budget, and is planned to have 47 beds upon completion.

Harrington did not comment on how many jobs this facility may create.

When asked about the need for this type of facility...

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She Smiles Through Cancer Diagnosis In Charming Instagram Posts

RIO RANCHO, NM — What would Marge Simpson, G.I. Jane and Fräulein Maria from "The Sound of Music" do if they received a breast cancer diagnosis? Beth Pendergrass, of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, is portraying those characters and others in Instagram posts to help lift her spirits as she fights the disease.

Pendergrass has channeled Lucille Ball, Barbra Streisand, Robin Williams’ Mrs. Doubtfire, Marilyn Monroe and Sleeping Beauty. Her favorite impersonation is the silent film icon Charlie Chaplin, who wrote one of her favorite songs, "Smile," which is particularly apropos given her goal with the Instagram posts.

Her parade of stars on Instagram started as a joke last year after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She began losing her hair, so she cut it short...

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