Monthly Archives June 2019

Like-new musical instruments for sale to benefit Rio Rancho Schools

The public can now benefit from a New Mexico school district’s six-figure collection of instruments from a national non-profit to promote musical education.

Now that the school year is over, several of the high-end pianos and orchestral instruments are going up for sale at a discounted price.

“Music should be a right for every child to be able to participate in,” Rockley Family Foundation Director Tobin Rockley said.

The foundation started that mission in the state last year by bringing its music education initiative to Rio Rancho Public Schools.

“The foundation approached us early in the year and outfitted a piano lab here at Rio Rancho High School, and supplied teaching pianos for a lot of our faculty in the district,” RRPS Executive Director of Fine Arts Kurt Schmidt stated.

RRPS is now...

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Cheers to more beers

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Over the past few years, Sandoval County has been witness to a boom in brew houses.

In fact, last year the Observer met with some our local brewers and brewery owners to discuss how much the business model for this liquid industry has changed.

One of the big factors to consider when a new brewery announces its opening is the financial impact each one has locally. For the most part, our local brew industry is run by locals, which aids with our economy.

Now it seems the yet-to-open Ex Novo Brewery in the Village of Corrales is the latest in a slew of breweries that has the potential to make an economic impact...

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