Articles for the ‘La Vida’ Category

PAINTING THE TOWN

Deborah Fox-News-Bulletin photo: Los Chavez native Jerry Glaser never thought of himself as an artist, but an art class in high school made him take art seriously.

Valencia County has its own budding Walt Disney in Jerry Glaser, a Los Lunas artist who grew up in Los Chavez.

Surrounded by sights

Courtesy of Robert Christensen: Belen photographer Robert Christensen has spent four decades recording buildings across the state, including several here in Valencia County, such as this image of a morada in Tomé.

When most people refer to vernacular, they are referencing the common language of a region or area that is filled with colorful slang and creative phrases. But vernacular has another, less well-known meaning.

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.

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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.