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Helping to heal

Julia M. Dendinger-News-Bulletin photo: Eileen Williams, left, and Denise Gallegos, right, watch as a memorial dedicated to their brother and son — Charlie Davlin — is revealed at First Baptist Los Lunas.

The congregation of First Baptist Los Lunas wasn't planning to add a fountain to the church's landscaping, but after tragedy struck two families — families that were total strangers to them — it seemed like an obvious thing to do.

Getting the story

Courtesy of Neil Boggs: As John F. Kennedy announced his run for the presidency, Neil Boggs sat just feet away, documenting the event.

He is the man who interviewed kings and presidents, the man who took notes while a few feet away John Kennedy announced he would run for president, the man who witnessed the world change is a nuclear explosion in the remote New Mexico desert.

Illegal dumping

Julia M. Dendinger-News-Bulletin photo: A beautiful view of the Manzano Mountains is marred by illegal dumping in the community of Monterey Park. Items such as old furniture, tires, household trash and dead animals are thrown in the desert just a few hundred feet from people’s homes.

Sometimes you find out who your friends really are the hard way. Brett Garner found out he trusted the wrong person when he got a court summons in June for illegal dumping. To say he was surprised was an understatement.

Illegal dumping

Julia M. Dendinger-News-Bulletin photo: Valencia County Community Services Director Jacobo Martinez, left,  talks about the urgent need to clean up illegal dumping across the county as Belen Magistrate John Chavez, right, listens.

A full jar of green olives, a black leather shoe, a child's musical toy, a brown and pink fleece blanket, shards of glass, a pair of jeans embroidered with a heart and rainbow, crumbling books and tires.