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Dash on the Ditch back in LL

Submitted photo: The second annual Dash on the Ditch fundraiser will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Heritage Park. The event raises money for the nonprofit organization, La Vida Felicidad, which provides free and reduced-rate programs and services to Valencia County children, adults with disabilities, and senior citizens.

It's time to put on the running shoes for the second annual Dash on the Ditch fundraiser at Heritage Park in Los Lunas from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5.

Sanchez writes ‘Freaking Green’

Deborah Fox-News-Bulletin photo: Local author Laura Sanchez will be at the Los Lunas Hastings from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, signing and discussing her first novel, “Freaking Green,” a humorous story about a family who inherits $5 million if they can reduce their carbon footprint by 80 percent.

How might a family react to a $5 million inheritance that hinges on their ability to reduce their carbon footprint? That's the story line of Los Lunas author Laura Sanchez's first novel, "Freaking Green."

LL bond sale better than expected

The Los Lunas' general obligation bond sale went better than school officials expected, although it did not beat last year's interest rate of less than 2 percent. This year's general obligation bond sold for $6 million and carries a 2.74 interest rate.

Young composer chosen to perform own piece

Deborah Fox-News-Bulletin photo: Young composer and pianist Andreas Landstedt, 12, will perform a solo concert of his winning song, “Winter Toccata,” at the National Hispanic Cultural Center Albuquerque Journal Theater at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1. He is one of 17 young  composers selected out of 130 submissions in the state’s Hey Mozart competition.

Los Lunas resident Andreas Landstedt, an eighth-grader at the School of Dreams Academy, is one of 17 preteen composers selected for the 2013 New Mexico Hey Mozart! project, a statewide program that encourages children to create music.

Annual field day was a success

Deborah Fox-News-Bulletin photo: VEGETABLE SPECIALIST Stephanie Walker, from New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service, gave a presentation on mechanized chile harvesting last week at the Los Lunas Plant Material Center in Los Lunas. It was a feature in the annual field day, produced in partnership with NMSU and NRCS.

There was a large turnout for the field day at the Plant Materials Center in Los Lunas earlier this month. The educational event is popular with local gardeners, commercial growers and retail shop owners.

LL files suit against Belen, county over mill levy

Claiming that the Valencia County Commission illegally delegated its authority by allowing the city of Belen to choose a health-care provider for a hospital in the Hub City, the village of Los Lunas has filed a complaint asking the court for an injunction.

Vet’s dog goes missing

Deborah Fox-News-Bulletin photo: Belen resident Nick Ford, and girlfriend, Ann Rupprecht have been searching for Hooter since he went missing last week.

A man's best friend is missing. Vietnam veteran Nick Ford's service dog is lost and nothing has been right for the veteran since.