Alibi V.20 No.11 • March 17-23, 2011 
Rita Maldonado

Feature

Granny Get Your Gun

The South Valley’s Rita Maldonado is still bagging elk at age 85

If you lived in Albuquerque’s Atrisco neighborhood a half-century ago, you didn’t want to mess with any of the six Sanchez children. The mother of those kids could drop a deer at 50 yards. She could gut and field-dress an elk. She knew her way around shotguns. She drove a bus for a living.

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