Creating works of art to honor veterans is what the Art Wall at the American Legion Post 81 in Belen is all about.
Articles for the ‘La Vida’ Category
For more than 60 years, Pete's Cafe has been more than just a place to eat some of the most sought-after authentic New Mexican cuisine — it has become part of Belen's culture, its traditions.
Have you ever felt like you went back in time, but then you realize you're too young to have memories of this era?
Recently, Irish rock band U2 released their 13th studio album, “Songs of Innocence” to a lot of controversy. The controversy didn’t come from a song with suggestive lyrics or a…[Read more]
For the past 11 years, the Greater Belen Chamber of Commerce has brought the Rio Abajo community together with a festival that has something for everyone.
Nobody goes hungry when you have chickens. I lived on a farm and we always had something to eat; hard-boiled, fried, scrambled or omelettes, quiche, egg salad or fried egg…[Read more]
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.
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.
Apparently after 20 years, "The Edge" is still sharp.
Some of my favorite memories as a journalist were of interviewing musicians. As a music columnist, writer and reviewer for several publications in Albuquerque, I interviewed dozens of musicians over…[Read more]
After months of preparation, one of the county's most anticipated summertime events starts next week.
An encounter with a famous Native American potter on a lonely highway north of Española was serendipitous for Tomé potter Vilis Shipman.
School of Dreams Academy is fast becoming an early college high school.