SANTA FE – The New Mexico State Police Chief, Pete Kassetas has announced his retirement from the NMSP. Kassetas had begun his career with the NMSP in Grants.

If you haven’t had a flu shot, the CDC recommends still getting vaccinated. The flu season typically peaks in February and can continue as late as May.

Spirit of Cibola spotlight



Dear Editor;

Last year round about this time, I wrote a column about resolutions and how, well for me anyway, they are often broken.

The United States Congress have several leadership roles, roles which affect how our congress and legislative abilities as a county work.


The Grants High School boys’ varsity lost their first game in the Gallup invite to the Hobbs Eagles by a score of 76-65 on Thursday, Jan. 3.

The lady Pirates lost two of three in the Rumble in the Jungle Tournament held at Aztec High School this past weekend and are currently 5-10 as they are prepping for the start of district play.

SANTA FE – The Laguna-Acoma High School lady Hawks put together two and three-quarter games before succumbing to host Santa Fe Indian School in the championship round losing by a final score of 58-


Welcome baby Isaias Gabriel! Cibola General Hospital’s first baby of 2019 was born January 1, at 8:25 a.m.

Our students studied hard and we're very proud of them.

MainStreet Executive Director Will Yarbrough displays the newly added steps on the historical caboose located at City Hall Park.


A graveside service for Janice Rosamund Stephenson, 67, will be held on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at 1 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, N.M.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019, 10:00 am. at Wyoming Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109 for Mark Ellis Andrews, 63, of Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

Funeral services for Harrison (Harry) Jorden, 83, of Grants, N.M. will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. Visitation will be at 10 a.m., services following at 11 a.m.

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