Author Archive

Anaya, Otero collaborate on book

Another bilingual children’s book, “How Chile Came to New Mexico,” by native author, Rudolfo Anaya, was published this week by Rio Grande Books. The Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts will host a book-signing event Saturday.

The Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts is hosting a book signing event for New Mexico's premiere Hispanic author Rudolfo Anaya, for his latest children's book, "How Chile Came to New Mexico."

Passion with pottery

Deborah Fox-News-Bulletin photo: Micaceous pottery has mica within it that conducts heat evenly throughout the pot.

An encounter with a famous Native American potter on a lonely highway north of Española was serendipitous for Tomé potter Vilis Shipman.

LL Schools grades better

In the state's A-F grading system, seven out of 16 Los Lunas Schools went up a grade or more this year, plus the district has the only A-graded school in Valencia County.

Roundup Ready alfalfa

Deborah Fox-News-Bulletin photo: Dolly Wallace, of Wallace Quarter Horses in Bosque Farms, stands with their stallion “Harley.” Wallace won’t risk feeding their horses Roundup Ready alfalfa because of potential digestion problems.

For better or for worse, genetically-modified crops have come to Valencia County. In particular, a GM variety of alfalfa, the county's No. 1 hay crop.

Announcement to be made at LL Museum of Heritage and Arts

Submitted photo: A potsherd of pottery Mound polychrome, produced at the site of the same name.

The Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts will have a special guest Saturday, Aug. 2, anthropologist David A. Phillips Jr., the curator of archaeology at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology and a research associate professor of anthropology at the University of New Mexico.

Roundup ready alfalfa

Deborah Fox-News-Bulletin photo: Genetically modified alfalfa looks identical to conventional alfalfa. Mitch Vergeer, a Los Lunas farmer, grows both conventional alfalfa and is trying the genetically altered Roundup Ready alfalfa.

(Editor's note: This the first of a series of articles about the genetically-modified alfalfa being grown across the country and right here in Valencia County.)

Vialpando, wife, in car accident

Former Los Lunas mayor Robert Vialpando and his wife, Doris, a fine arts teacher at Los Lunas High School, were in a car crash on U.S. 380 driving east to Carrizozo late last month.

Children cooking with Dr. Cleo

Deborah Fox-News-Bulletin photo: Chef Jason Diaz, from Hotel Cascada in Albuquerque, taught a group of children how to cook a tasty and healthy meal during Dr. Cleo’s Cooking Club event at Safe Site Child Development Inc. The event was coordinated by First Choice Community Healthcare in Los Lunas and Molina Healthcare in Albuquerque.

It was hot in the large kitchen at Safe Site Child Development Inc., but a group of eager children didn't seem to mind. They were participating in Dr. Cleo's Cooking Club and learning how to cook a healthy meal from chef Jason Diaz.

Test drives raises funds for VHS

Deborah Fox-News-Bulletin photo: Valencia High School seniors, from left, Giselle Garcia and Uriel Urquijo, and Renaissance Coordinator Diane Silva receive a check for $5,740 from Brad Francis for student extracurricular programs. VHS Principal Darian Jaramilo is pictured at the far right.

Test-driving spiffy new cars to raise money for local students sounds like a pretty good deal. Valencia High School scored almost $6,000 by getting nearly 300 people to take a test drive.