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PAINTING THE TOWN

Deborah Fox-News-Bulletin photo: Los Chavez native Jerry Glaser never thought of himself as an artist, but an art class in high school made him take art seriously.

Valencia County has its own budding Walt Disney in Jerry Glaser, a Los Lunas artist who grew up in Los Chavez.

Los Lunas expands its park system

Neighborhood parks offer opportunities to exercise and enjoy the beauty of nature. The Los Lunas Parks and Recreation and Open Space departments are dedicated to improving parks and creating enjoyable trails for residents of all ages.

Forest Good wins LL spelling bee

Deborah Fox-News-Bulletin photo: The top three spellers at the Los Lunas Schools Spelling Bee are, from left, first-place winner Forest Good, Julia Aragon, second place; and Dylan Lassard, third place.

Plagiarism, vestigial, neticate, a word meaning the rules of Internet conduct, — these were some of the words used in the Los Lunas Schools spelling bee last Thursday, which is part of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Chavez resigns from LL board

Kelly Chavez Resigns from board

Los Lunas Board of Education member Kelly Chavez has resigned from her position in District 2 to accept a promotion that would relocate her to another part of the state.

LL nurse named best in state

Deborah Fox-News-Bulletin photo: Yolanda Morales, of Los Lunas, won the Excellence in Advanced Practice award from the New Mexico Nursing Excellence awards program.

Coming from a small, poor community in Silver City, Advanced Practice Nurse Yolanda Morales understands the economic struggle and minimal health care available in rural areas.

LL fire department delivers food

Deborah Fox-News-Bulletin photo: Volunteer and career firefighters from the Los Lunas Fire Department provide boxes of food and turkeys for Thanksgiving dinner to members of the community.

Boxes of Thanksgiving dinner turkeys and other food items were delivered Monday by the Los Lunas Fire Department to families who might otherwise go without.

Saving sheltered animals

Deborah Fox-News-Bulletin photo: Valencia County teens Danielle Wheat, left, and Rose McClellan, right, volunteer to raise money to transport unwanted pets from the Valencia County Animal Shelter to no-kill shelters in Colorado and Utah.

Local teenagers were out on Los Lunas Main Street Saturday, with hand-painted signs asking for donations and encouraging people to adopt pets from the Valencia County Animal Shelter.