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Los Lunas Teacher of the Year

Deborah Fox-News-Bulletin photo: Sonia Allen, of Ann Parish Elementary, was chosen by Los Lunas Schools’ Teacher of the Year. Allen taught kindergarten for five years and fourth grade for three years. She is now the academic coach, assisting other teachers enhance their skills and promote student engagement and learning.

The brilliant smile of Sonia Allen shines as she greets visitors and extends her hand to them. Her bright office is busy with frequent traffic from students and teachers coming for her assistance.

RGE teacher hopes to see injured son walk again

Every parent's nightmare is an injury to their child. For single mother, Veronica Baca, a teacher at Raymond Gabaldon Elementary School, that nightmare came true. Her son, Marc Baca, 22, was rushed to the hospital on March 11 after taking a fall from the roof of his grandparent's house in Albuquerque.

Future pediatrician graduates high school

Deborah Fox-News-Bulletin photo: Miranda Chavez, a graduating senior at Los Lunas High School, was selected one of  175 applicants for a place in the 2014 cohort of the University of New Mexico’s Combined BA/MD Degree Program.

Many young people change their minds a few times about what they want to be when they grow up, but Miranda Chavez, a senior at Los Lunas High School, hasn't wavered about what she wants for her future.

Decision not yet made on LL hospital

After a lawsuit opposing the county's decision to award mill levy money for a hospital in Belen was dismissed, it's unclear whether or not a medical facility will be built in Los Lunas.

Wounded Warrior Project Run helps soldiers

The Wounded Warrior Project provides free programs and services for soldiers injured in the wars since 9-11 and helps them build successful lives. To raise money for the project, local marathon runner Jim Schnitzler, organized the Believe in Heroes Memorial Day Run.

SODA's top students talk about their futures

Graduating seniors today are not like graduates in their parents' time. Some of today's seniors are graduating with several hours of college credit or even associates degrees along with their high school diplomas.

Loving Legos at the Los Lunas Library

Deborah Fox-News-Bulletin photo: Jude Benjamin Lopez builds a house with a frontyard and tree as well as a flower bush using Lego building bricks.

Children seated with heads bowed in concentration over brightly colored snap-on bricks are pulling ideas from their young minds to build houses, automobiles and other structures concocted from their imaginations.

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.