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Letters to the Editor (3/5/15)

These contests must end Editor: Since September 2014 and through the rest of this month, more than 30 coyote killing contests will have taken place in New Mexico. Yet another…[Read more]

Noticias (3/5/15)

ARTS THURSDAY, MARCH 5 JOIN THE RIO GRANDE Valencia Poets for poetry on the first Thursday of every month at 6 p.m.. at Perk It Up, 520 Baca, in Belen….[Read more]

Noticias (2/26/15)

ARTS THURSDAY, FEB. 26 VALENCIA COUNTY WOODCARVERS Club meets from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Belen Community Center at Eagle Park. They offer free woodcarving instruction at any level….[Read more]

Noticias (2/19/15)

ARTS THURSDAY, FEB. 19 A LEGO CLUB meets at 6 p.m. every third Thursday of the month at the Los Lunas Public Library. VALENCIA COUNTY WOODCARVERS Club meets from 1…[Read more]

Letters to the Editor (2/19/15)

They need to learn to read Editor: Sen. Michael Sanchez has raised an important issue, but perhaps he hasn’t been listening either. There are prerequisites to attend law school, aren’t…[Read more]

Prep Swimming: LLHS swimmers solid at district, move on to state

The Los Lunas and Valencia swim teams concluded their regular seasons with solid performances Saturday at the District 1 championship meet at Albuquerque Academy.

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American Buffalo population is strong thanks, in part, to local couple

Monte Fastnacht, of Bosque Farms, who, with his wife, Lana, own La Mont Wild West Buffalo and Yak, LLC, stands with Rising Thunder, a famous white buffalo, which was given the Native American name of Xilyma, a Totonac name meaning “thunder that rolls over the mountains.”

(La Historia del Rio Abajo is a regular column about Valencia County history written by members of the Valencia County Historical Society. The author of this month's column is a retired engineer from Sandia National Laboratories and vice-president of the Valencia County Historical Society. He is the author of five books on the history of New Mexico, including "Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem in the Rio Abajo," co-edited with Dr. Richard Melzer. Opinions expressed in this and all columns of La Historia del Rio Abajo are the author's only and not necessarily those of the Valencia County Historical Society or any other group or individual.)

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Noticias (2/12/15)

ARTS THURSDAY, FEB. 12 VALENCIA COUNTY WOODCARVERS Club meets from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Belen Community Center at Eagle Park. They offer free woodcarving instruction at any level….[Read more]