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Letters to the Editor (3/26/15)

MLK vigil was a success Editor: The Belen Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Multicultural Commission just celebrated our 22nd annual candlelight vigil. The vigil is the culmination of a year…[Read more]

Noticias (3/26/15)

ARTS THURSDAY, MARCH 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]

Deaths and Funerals (3/19/15)

John Paul Baca 1964-2015 Retired Assistant Fire Chief John Paul Baca of Veguita, received his last call on Friday, March 13, 2015. Paul passed away suddenly at his place of…[Read more]

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Noticias (3/19/15)

ARTS THURSDAY, MARCH 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 (3/12/15)

Social promotion fails Editor: It was good news from Santa Fe recently when the Senate’s Public Affairs Committee stopped the House approved bill that called for retaining third-graders who don’t…[Read more]

Noticias (3/12/15)

ARTS THURSDAY, MARCH 12 NEW MEXICO SPECIAL Orchestra plays at 6:30 p.m. at the Belen Community Center at Eagle Park. For information, call Gair, 864-3749. VALENCIA COUNTY WOODCARVERS Club meets…[Read more]

Belen native finds her star behind the camera

(Submitted photo) The Belen Spanish Choir makes a special appearance in Kara Sach’s short film, “Milagros,” which is about a boy  who wants to dress up like the Virgin de Guadalupe for the annual parade honoring her. Needless to say, the boy’s father and the towns folk are not too happy about his choice.

"Film has the power to change lives for the better," says Belen-born Kara Baca Sachs. "I feel a need to tell stories that impact people's lives by showing them that the barriers, problems and difficulties that we all face are opportunities to grow, improve and achieve our dreams. Growing up in such a unique culture definitely informed my work and the way I see the world."

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