Despite cloudy weather and a downpour of rain, the bulk of attendees at the 13th annual Valencia County Hispano Chamber of Commerce Matanza were in hog heaven Saturday.
He's a hound dog, a heart breaker, a hunka' hunka' burnin' love — no, he's not Elvis Presely, but he just might be the next best thing.
On a brisk, December afternoon in Nob Hill, pale winter sunlight illuminates musician Keith Sanchez, brightening his already warm presence as he explains his musical journey from the Southwest to El Salvador and back again.
The days are short and the weather is cold, but thanks to Jump-Um-Ups in Los Lunas, kids and parents have a few more options when it comes to entertainment.
Walking into Veronica's Hair Studio in Los Lunas, you are greeted immediately by stylist Veronica Montoya's "little helper," 3-year-old Shontelle Montoya, her youngest daughter.
One thing most people agree on is that for your birthday, you should have a little fun.
The art of weaving is becoming a rare skill in the Pueblo of Isleta, but is as vital to the community's cultural heritage and preservation as the traditional clothing that require the intricately woven red, white and green belts, hair and leg ties.
In the Isleta Pueblo tribal elections, held Nov. 24, current First Lt. Gov. Edward Paul Torres Sr. was elected as the pueblo's new governor in a race against Robert L. Lucero and Leonard Abeita.
In Valencia County, the name Rutilio's just might be another word for delicious, and for the residents of Los Lunas, the delicious just got a little bit closer to their front door.
Le Bon Gifts, nestled along Becker Avenue in the Heart of Belen, is a cozy cottage of a shop with a neat little yard and a welcoming entryway.
The Pueblo of Isleta announced Wednesday that it has decided to end its affiliation with the Hard Rock brand.
Legendary potter Stella Teller sits in her studio connected to her Isleta Pueblo home, her smooth, almost clay-like hands working agilely on an un-fired Navajo storyteller doll.
Connie Elsberry is bringing her own "dance immersion program" to the youth of Valencia County at In2Dance Company in Los Lunas.
"When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limits," quotes Shirley Blackwell of President John F. Kennedy. "When power corrupts, poetry cleanses."
The history of Isleta Pueblo is as ancient as the land itself, and as elusive as the great river that runs through the heart of the pueblo.
They grow it, you pick it.
Tractors rattle down main streets and country roads, verdant fields yawn in pale morning light, cattle graze lazily, fat bellied goats bleat cheerfully and small produce stands gleam along the roadways.
The sound of rattle, rattle, hiss, rattle, rattle, hiss is a common tune at Belen stencil artist Kevin Harding's garage studio.
The weather is cooling off and winter is approaching, but few realize that autumn is an ideal time for planting several types of vegetation.