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Surrounded by sights

Courtesy of Robert Christensen: Belen photographer Robert Christensen has spent four decades recording buildings across the state, including several here in Valencia County, such as this image of a morada in Tomé.

When most people refer to vernacular, they are referencing the common language of a region or area that is filled with colorful slang and creative phrases. But vernacular has another, less well-known meaning.

Legislators gearing up for 2014 30-day session

When the 30-day legislative session begins next week, the primary focus at the Roundhouse will be on the state's budget. But at least two legislators representing Valencia County are hoping to get on the governor's call with bills addressing needs within the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department.

Hospital issue to be heard by new judge

What was supposed to be a straight-forward hearing in the ongoing legal battle over a hospital in Valencia County ended with the chief judge of the 13th Judicial District disqualifying the entire district from hearing arguments.

THE ROAD TO RECOVERY

Julia M. Dendinger-News-Bulletin photo: Flanked by family, Edward Davis, center, happily received three different academic scholarships at the University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus scholarship recognition reception in October. His brother, Armondo Holguin, right, and Holguin’s fiancee, Miranda Loo, left, attended the banquet with Davis.

(Editor's note: This is the last of a year-long monthly series about how alcohol and drug addiction affects the community and how those affected work to achieve a better life.)

Concerns raised about VDS patients

Two area counselors who made the transition from Valencia Counseling Services to Valle del Sol New Mexico earlier this year say the situation at the Los Lunas mental health facility is short-changing clients and delivering poor care.