Benteele "Aunt Geeny" Baldini, of Rio Communities, who was a member of La Merced WOTM Chapter 2210 and a retired secretary and bookkeeper at Trailways Bus Co., died on Jan. 1.
For drought-stricken Valencia County, 2013 was a lucky number, bringing 11.36 inches of precipitation — about 148 percent of the local average of 7.67.
As drought continues to challenge New Mexico's agriculture, New Mexico State University's Agricultural Experiment Station's research indicates teff forage to be a premium alternative crop that is heat resistant and requires less water to thrive.
It was an exciting 12 months here in Valencia County. There was a new city that formed, murder trials completed, lives cut short and history made.
Roy and Geraldine Jaramillo, of Veguita, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 28.
Los Lunas and Belen both landed All-State selections in football and volleyball, which were recently announced by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.
Elias and Elena Calles, of Adelino, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Oct. 19.
A pair of Valencia County football players were named finalists for the Class 3A/4A Player of the Year award, while all three county high school football coaches are up for Coach of the Year honors at the Albuquerque Football Coaches Association All-Metro Football award banquet this weekend.