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Cowboy coach

Julia M. Dendinger-News-Bulletin photo: From atop his quarter horse stallion, Hollywood, Troy Rogers gets ready for a throw at a steer. Rogers is a versatility ranch/stock horse and working cow horse competitor, clinician and coach living in Los Trujillos, south of Belen.

The horse's hooves fall softly on the loose arena sand. The occasional creak of the saddle carries on the breeze as the equine and rider move in tandem, working a cow back and forth against the back wall of the cedar plank-lined pen.

Public input sought for mill levy

A little more than a year after getting a voter-approved quarter mill increase to property taxes, the Valencia Soil and Water Conservation District is turning to the public to find out what its constituents want to see done with the money.

People and Places

Becoming a step family is weird So, my kids are someone’s stepchildren now. That’s weird, right? Well, maybe not weird for you, but it’s pretty weird for me. This situation…[Read more]

County talks about setting priorities

Only a handful of residents turned out Monday for the first of six public workshops being held to get the word out about an increase in gross receipts taxes to help the county meet budget priorities. The seven priorities were created in partnership with the public.

Tax increase implemented to aid budget

There's no way to sugar coat the situation. Valencia County commissioners voted to increase gross receipts taxes countywide by a half percent in order to avoid a nearly $1.8 million shortfall at the end of the next fiscal year.