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Saving energy and money

Deborah Fox-News-Bulletin photo: Homeowners Debbie Christensen and Michel Richard bought a 22 panel photovoltaic solar system to shrink their carbon footprint and their electricity costs.

If wasted home heating and cooling appeared as dollar bills flying out from under doors, slipping out through window frames and swept away by the wind, most people would chase after their cash.

Hundreds of jobs coming to Los Lunas

Deborah Fox-News-Bulletin photo: At the Accurate Machine & Tool Co. ground-breaking ceremony in Los Lunas are, from left, Los Lunas Economic Development manager Ralph Mims, Accurate Machine & Tool Co. officer Greg Pluemer, N.M. Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela, Gov. Susana Martinez, Julie Pluemer, Accurate Machine & Tool Co. officer Steve Pluemer, his daughter, Nikki, and wife, Julia.

Gov. Susana Martinez announced 250 well-paying jobs coming to the Los Lunas area at a ground-breaking ceremony Wednesday in Los Morros Business Park for Accurate Machine & Tool Co.

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.)