(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 retired engineer from Sandia National Laboratories and vice-president of the Valencia County Historical Society. He is the author of five books on the history of New Mexico, including "Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem in the Rio Abajo," co-edited with Dr. Richard Melzer. Opinions expressed in this and all columns of La Historia del Rio Abajo are the author's only and not necessarily those of the Valencia County Historical Society or any other group or individual.)
Articles for the ‘La Vida’ Category
In my 44 years of life, I've done a lot of things and, when I think about it more, there's a lot of things I haven't done — intentionally or not.
Vases of flowers decorate the comfortably furnished living room and formal dining room of Don and Pauline Taylor's residence off Los Cerritos Road in Los Lunas.
I’ll be honest. When the AMC television network announced that “Breaking Bad"” creator/writer Vince Gilligan was spinning off a prequel (pre-sequel for you folks not in show business) called "Better Call Saul," I was not overtly excited.
So, it's happening. Try as I might to ignore the signs and portents, it's really happening.
There's nothing quite like watching the moon rise into the unsullied New Mexico night sky as seen through the smoke hole of a teepee. At least according to local teepee maker Steve Honeycutt.
Meadow Lake Kids Club: NMSU Valencia County Extension providing youth development program in Meadow Lake
Nestled against the Manzano Mountains east of Los Lunas is one of the poorest communities in Valencia County. With 47 percent of its 4,500 residents living below poverty level, Meadow Lake is struggling to maintain its identity as a community.
Getting tangled up in electric cords, earphone wires, camera straps, computer case and purse straps happens more than I care to admit.
Whether it's building a tent from a couple of blankets and a sofa or sneaking them that extra cookie or two or getting that extra long hug from those tiny but strong arms, being a grandparent is one of the most amazing milestones everyone should cherish.
History lives on the pottery of R. Diane Martinez, a longtime Bosque Farms resident. The blood of her Tarahumara Indian ancestors guides her hand in the art of pottery making.
This story tells a little about some of the people who lived in Valencia County and passed away during 2014. If your loved one isn't listed, that is because his or her obituary didn't provide enough details to tell the story.
New Year's Day has always been one of my favorite holidays of the holiday season.
I really shouldn't listen to the radio anymore. Yes, for you Millennials out there, radio is still a thing.
With words they extract the most basic, essential nuances of the human experience — love and loss, joy and freedom, worry, doubt and outrage.
I'm like a hungry dog with a bone when I get a new book that I'm anxious to read. Over the weekend I devoured, "An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States" by historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz.
Taste the difference in beans cooked in traditional micaceous pottery and other foods made in ceramic cookware at Tomé Art Gallery’s special demonstration, “Art in Action,” from noon to 4…[Read more]