Articles for the ‘La Vida’ Category

THE ROAD TO RECOVERY

Julia M. Dendinger-News-Bulletin photo: Flanked by family, Edward Davis, center, happily received three different academic scholarships at the University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus scholarship recognition reception in October. His brother, Armondo Holguin, right, and Holguin’s fiancee, Miranda Loo, left, attended the banquet with Davis.

(Editor's note: This is the last of a year-long monthly series about how alcohol and drug addiction affects the community and how those affected work to achieve a better life.)

Works of faith

Photos courtesy of the Zengerly family: David Zengerly is sitting beside his prize-winning model of the San Miguel Church in Socorro.

[subscriber-content] David Zengerly was only 44 years old when he suffered a major heart attack and underwent open heart surgery in 1982. He survived, but his doctors ordered him to…[Read more]

THE ROAD TO RECOVERY

Julia M. Dendinger-News-Bulletin photo: This is just one of the unmarked bottles of pills found on a regular basis when drug search warrants are served at homes around Valencia County. This particular pill is for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, but for someone without the disorder, it still produces a high.

(Editor's note: This is the 11th of a year-long monthly series about how alcohol and drug addiction affects the community and how those affected work to achieve a better life.)

Harvey Girls captured on the big screen

News-Bulletin file photo: The Belen Harvey House Museum was the inspiration of the documentary about the Harvey Girls. The filmmaker visited the museum while she was in college and gained a lot of information for the movie.

Tales about taming America's Wild West don't often include women. But, beginning in the 1880s, more than 100,000 young women left home to work as waitresses in restaurants along the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway lines.

The road to recovery

Julia M. Dendinger-News-Bulletin photo: Anyone looking for help can follow the signs to the Seeking Serenity Al-Anon group that meets at 6 p.m. every Tuesday at the Los Lunas Wellness Center, 3445 Lambros Loop.

(Editor's note: This is the 10th of a year-long monthly series about how alcohol and drug addiction affects the community and how those affected work to achieve a better life.)

Photo philosopher

Margo Wagner photo:  An angel, Leaf Bright, is shown in a nationally-recognized photo taken by El Cerro photographer Margo Wagner. The photograph shows and angel on Route 66 at Pyramid Peak outside of Gallup looking for gas for her Ford Mustang,

Photographer Margo Wagner gained national recognition for a series of angel photos she took in Gallup. Now she's focusing her lens on Valencia County.

THE ROAD TO RECOVERY

Julia M. Dendinger-News-Bulletin photo: A changed man, Michael Armijo stands in front of the church he calls home — Calvary Chapel Rio Grande Valley. Now a certified chaplain, Armijo supports people working to overcome addiction and helps run the Belen church’s New Thirst addiction meetings. Armijo is part of a group working to establish the Valencia County Re-entry Network, a support system for men and women re-entering the community after being incarcerated.

(Editor's note: This is the ninth of a year-long monthly series about how alcohol and drug addiction affects the community and how those affected work to achieve a better life.)