The School of Dreams Academy, founded in 2008, has seen a swing in school grades from the New Mexico Department of Education since the new grading system was implemented three years ago.
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."
Los Lunas Schools' Standard Based Assessments reading and math scores improved this year, according to the New Mexico Public Education Department.
Los Lunas might become the new home of a South Valley business that would offer 100 permanent jobs and about 150 temporary construction jobs.
An encounter with a famous Native American potter on a lonely highway north of Española was serendipitous for Tomé potter Vilis Shipman.
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.
From an aerial view, Valencia County is a patchwork of vibrant green alfalfa fields in a tapestry of cropland, pastures and villages.
School of Dreams Academy is fast becoming an early college high school.
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.
The Valencia County Community Expo will kick off events at noon on Saturday, Aug. 2, with a Poker Run.
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.
The School of Dreams Academy 2014-15 budget is on an even keel even after Gov. Susana Martinez's mandated 3 percent salary increase for education staff and an additional 3 percent for licensed educational assistants.
The recently appointed Los Lunas Schools district interim Superintendent Ron Williams abruptly rescinded his new position last week.
(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.)
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.
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-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.
The village of Los Lunas is expanding its governmental computer network to create a private, county-wide network that connects the village, Bosque Farms, Belen and the county's IT divisions in one network for information sharing.
Valencia High School students and staff may be familiar with the new energetic principal, Darian Jaramillo, because she started in May.