Rio Arriba County

Rio Arriba County, New Mexico

PO Box 127
Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575
Phone: (505) 588-7255
Fax: (505) 588-7418

On the central northern border of NM, northwest of Santa Fe; original county; organized Jan 9, 1852 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: Spanish 'upper river,' the Spanish designation for the upper Rio Grande in NM

Area (sq mi):: 5896.10 (land 5857.63; water 38.47) Population per square mile: 7.00
Population 2005: 40,828 State rank: 13 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.90%; 1990-2000 19.90% Population 2000: 41,190 (White 13.60%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 72.90%; Asian 0.10%; Other 42.90%). Foreign born: 3.70%. Median age: 34.50
Income 2000: per capita $14,263; median household $29,429; Population below poverty level: 20.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,035-$20,720
Unemployment (2004): 6.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.00% Median travel time to work: 28.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 44.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Rio Arriba County had the least amount of cases dismissed, coming in at 18 percent.
He was caught after a high-speed chase by the Rio Arriba County Police.
Aiken was reported by Bailey (1928) to have collected a specimen near Tierra Amarilla in Rio Arriba County south of Chama in September 1874.
Less than 30 miles north is Rio Arriba County, home to drug- and crime-plagued Espanola, whose main drag is a mix of fast-food restaurants, boarded-up businesses, a casino-hotel and a Wal-Mart.
Shortly after arriving, I knocked on the door of a funky house right beside the crowded main drag of Espanola, a working class town in Rio Arriba County that was a hotbed of struggles for social justice in the 1960s and 1970s.
Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, jumps out as one county to pay attention to, with 47 typical entries over the past 10 years.
At the time, Marxist terrorist Reies Lopez Tijerina was embroiled in a reign of terror in New Mexico, having stormed the Rio Arriba County courthouse in New Mexico at the head of 150 other armed terrorists, killing a police officer, shooting another man, and taking 20 people hostage, all in an effort to establish "exclusive and supreme jurisdiction within our territorial jurisdiction, over all persons and property situated therein, to the exclusion of all other countries and governments.
These markets are: Hesperia-Apple Valley-Victorville, Los Angeles, and Riverside-San Bernardino, California; Idaho Falls and Sandpoint, Idaho; Reno, Nevada; Rio Arriba County, Roswell-Artesia, and Santa Fe, New Mexico; Corvallis, Deschutes, Ontario, Portland, and Salem, Oregon; El Paso, Texas; Ogden, and Provo-Orem, Utah; and Spokane, Washington.
In 1967, the land-grant question flared into violence when a band of armed farmers and ranchers temporarily seized the Rio Arriba County Courthouse.
On June 6, 1967, 20 "Chicanos" (the politically correct term) armed with rifles and pistols stormed the Rio Arriba County courthouse near the Carson National Forest in northern New Mexico.
The Interfaith-Leadership for the Empowerment of All People (Interfaith-LEAP) in Rio Arriba County received $5,000 from the Frost Foundation.
With an investment of $168,795 a year for up to five years, and seven AmeriCorps VISTA members on the ground, the Rio Arriba County Health and Human Services Department AmeriCorps VISTA program will provide assistance and support to a network of providers who treat and assist individuals negatively affected by opioid abuse.