Articles for the ‘La Vida’ Category

Back on track: BMRC has a new location, new layout — with the same vision

(Julia M. Dendinger-News-Bulletin photo) Making good time, the scale model of the New Mexico Rail Runner Express crosses one of the bridges in the BMRC model train display, now at its new home in the Mid Valley Airpark.

There was a train derailment earlier this year that many people in the community never saw — after nearly two decades at the Belen Harvey House Museum, the Belen Model Railroad Club lost its lease with the city and was forced to dismantle and remove its multi-room display.

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History of Tomé Hill: Edwin Berry’s legacy

(Photo courtesy of B.G. Burr) Local residents climb Tomé Hill on Good Friday in 1976.

(La Historia del Rio Abajo is a regular column about Valencia County history written by members of the Valencia County Historical Society. The author of this month’s column is a…[Read more]

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Durst documentary makes you think

HBO's "The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst," one of the most talked about TV series of the year, concluded on Sunday night with a flourish seldom seen on American TV ― a twist that has certainly made this documentary series a television touchstone for years to come.

St. Patrick’s Day Balloon Rallye: Celebrating 31st annual balloon rally


People who dream of flying in a hot air balloon will get their chance at the 31st annual St. Patrick's Day Balloon Rallye in Belen this weekend. It's a smaller, less crowded hot air balloon event reminiscent of early Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.

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Belen native finds her star behind the camera

(Submitted photo) The Belen Spanish Choir makes a special appearance in Kara Sach’s short film, “Milagros,” which is about a boy  who wants to dress up like the Virgin de Guadalupe for the annual parade honoring her. Needless to say, the boy’s father and the towns folk are not too happy about his choice.

"Film has the power to change lives for the better," says Belen-born Kara Baca Sachs. "I feel a need to tell stories that impact people's lives by showing them that the barriers, problems and difficulties that we all face are opportunities to grow, improve and achieve our dreams. Growing up in such a unique culture definitely informed my work and the way I see the world."

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