The new residential development proposed west of Albuquerque called "Santolina" won't leave my mind. The 14,000-acre spread is designed for 38,000 homes when it is completed.
Articles for the ‘La Vida’ Category
Command Sgt. Maj. Karen Martin is retiring after spending more than a quarter of a century in service to our state and nation. She began her terminal leave earlier this month.
Oh, hello spring. So you're here again? I remember you from last year, and the year before that and the year before that … four decades of years before that if you want to be precise.
A Valencia County young woman was eye witness to some of the most historical international news that happened in 2014.
Passing by on the highway, it really doesn't look much different than any other subdivision. The lots closest to the road have several large metal buildings on them that house businesses, while residential lots march east towards the bosque.
I hug people and people hug me. That's how life works around these parts.
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 â€• a twist that has certainly made this documentary series a television touchstone for years to come.
Presented by the Valencia Flying and Retrieval Society
While doing stunt work on the Steven Seagal movie "Keeper," Jim Burleson struck up an conversation with the stunt coordinator Dickey Beer.
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.
"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."
Walking up to Toby Sanchez's two-story adobe home on South Main Street in Belen, it's hard to imagine the history and memories housed within those walls.
Somebody bought a book for me. I know in the grand scheme of things that's not nearly as exciting as the whole dress thing or the llamas, but in my world, books are pretty much the only way into my cold, black heart.
Their existence has been the subject of debate for thousands of years. Do mythical half-human, half-fish creatures populate the deeps?
I'm celebrating my greatest achievement today, the birth of my son, Jeremy. He was born on Kirtland Air Force Base 29 years ago. It was the greatest day of my life.
(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.)
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.