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Griego hoping to draw in businesses

Deborah Fox-News-Bulletin photo: Los Lunas Mayor Charles Griego is available during his new office hours from 8:30 to 10 a.m., Monday through Friday.

Los Lunas Mayor Charles Griego has been busy his first month in office. Every morning before going to work, he has gone to the village administrative offices to meet with department heads about concerns voters expressed to him on the campaign trail.

Governor announces Children Advocacy Center

Deborah Fox-News-Bulletin photo: Gov. Susana Martinez held a press conference at the Henry Perea Building in Los Lunas Friday to sign an executive order directing CYFD to establish a Valencia County Child Advocacy Center as one of her initiatives to end child abuse in New Mexico. She is joined by state Reps. Kelly Fajardo, Alonzo Baldonado, to her left, and Vickie Perea, to her right.

Hoping to reduce the number of child abuse cases in the state, Gov. Susana Martinez signed an executive order directing the Children Youth and Families Department to establish a Child Advocacy Center pilot program in Valencia County.

Transitional housing is helpful

Deborah Fox-News-Bulletin photo: Juliet Sanchez, the housing coordinator at Valencia Shelter Services, helps women and children secure safe and permanent housing.

Home is a refuge, a place to feel secure. For victims of domestic violence, finding a safe home can seem like a mirage, but the Valencia Shelter Services' Transitional Housing program makes home sweet home a real deal.

LL council looks to increase GRT

Los Lunas village residents might see a rise in taxes on their purchases in 2015 when the village will be able to add a three-eighths of 1 percent sales tax to recoup revenue losses from the Hold Harmless Act.

Women’s History Month

Photo courtesy of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum: Eleanor Roosevelt is pictured speaking at the dedication of the Roosevelt estate in Hyde Park, New York, as a national historic site on April 12, 1946. President Harry S. Truman is seen seated behind Mrs. Roosevelt.

In honor of Women's History Month, the Business Women of Valencia County shared some of their thoughts about women they admire.

2012 election continues to be challenged

An old dispute concerning the election of Los Lunas Village Councilor Amanda Perea to the Council District 1 seat two years ago was resuscitated by opponent Helen Y. Cole this month.

LL residents asked to give their opinion

Los Lunas residents are being asked what type of businesses they want in the village, such as retail stores, entertainment facilities, and what employment opportunities they feel are needed.

LLE students learn to eat right

Deborah Fox-News-Bulletin photo: Los Lunas Elementary second-graders Alex Baca, left, and Aleigha Romero, right, are learning about the nutritional value of fruits and vegetables. They are enjoying the school’s fruit and veggie competition which started in mid-January.

News flash: kids like vegetables. If given a chance to try different varieties, children will eat more of them. That's been the experience at Los Lunas Elementary School, where a fruit and vegetable competition was launched mid-January.

LL Board of Ed considering new grad policy

The Los Lunas Board of Education is considering creating a new policy that would act as a safety net for graduation requirements, and hopes the New Mexico Public Education Department will accept it.

Photo could be Billy the Kid

Submitted photo: Ray John de Aragon was given this photograph, believed to be Billy the Kid, by his father, Maximo de Aragon, who was given it by his friend, Bonifacio Baca Jr. The picture was passed down through the Baca family from Saturnino Baca. It was taken in 1880.

Billy the Kid may be an outlaw to many people, but for native Los Lunas author, Ray John de Aragon, the Kid aka William H. Bonney was someone his family knew.

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Garden Friend by Barbara C. Arnold

Capturing that certain something in a landscape at just the right time of day when color is imbued with fantastic hues, or that chance appearance of wildlife, that's what photographers William Pearson and Barbara C. Arnold strive to achieve.