About Us

The Rio Rancho Observer is a locally owned and operated community newspaper, dedicated to serving the city of Rio Rancho and Southern Sandoval County through the highest professional business and journalistic standards. The RRO is published weekly on Sundays, including holidays – and online at rrobserver.com.

We are politically independent and welcome community submissions from all points of view. The Rio Rancho Observer is a member of the Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce, the New Mexico Press Association, the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government and the National Newspaper Association, and a supporter of the Sandoval Economic Alliance.

Each week, our dedicated professional staff pours an enormous amount of creativity, passion and hard work into the creation of your community newspaper. But ultimately it is our advertisers that make the Rio Rancho Observer and rrobserver.com possible. So, please tell them you saw them in the RRO!

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