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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.
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.