Articles for the ‘La Vida’ Category

The seeds of history

Deborah Fox-News-Bulletin photo: Los Lunas artist, Nicolas Otero and New Mexico author, Rudolfo Anaya, first worked together on Anaya’s book, “How Hollyhocks Came to New Mexico,” and the book, “How Chile Came to New Mexico.” Otero painted the illustrations for both books. Anaya is holding a retablo created by Otero as a gift for the author.

The scintillating sweet aroma of roasting green chile is a common feature at this time of year. Nothing says New Mexico quite like chile, red or green, and the gas-fired roasting drums can be seen tumbling chile pods all around the state.

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.

County fair

News-Bulletin file photo: The Valencia County Fair has a long history of celebrating the hard work the youth accomplish for raising livestock, such as these cows. The county fair will be held from Saturday, Aug. 16, through Sunday, Aug. 24.

After months of preparation, one of the county's most anticipated summertime events starts next week.

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.

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.

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]