Articles for the ‘La Vida’ Category

The road to recovery

Julia M. Dendinger-News-Bulletin photo: Told he would never walk again, Matthew Brant has beaten many odds in his life. Not only standing, but standing clean and sober for a year now, Brant is a graduate of the intensive outpatient program offered by Partners in Wellness at The Recovery and Wellness Center in Los Lunas.

(Editor's note: This is the sixth 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.)

UNM-Valencia announces the Class of 2013

The faculty and staff of the University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus announced the graduating Class of 2013. This year's class marks the largest graduating class in the history of the campus with 208 students receiving associate degrees and certificates.

Summerfest

News-Bulletin file photos: Summerfest is the premier car show in the village of Los Lunas. The car show begins Saturday and awards will be given at 2:30 p.m.

Save gas and enjoy free family fun at the three-day, 16th annual Los Lunas Summerfest at Heritage Park, Friday to Sunday, June 7-9.

Summertime fun in Valencia County

The city of Belen is hosting its summer recreation programs from 8 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, June 11 through Friday, July 19. Activities will be for children ages 5 to 13. Registration is $75 per child, which includes swimming every Friday, except July 5, all field trip admissions, arts and craft supplies and 88 hours of paid supervision..

Library programs

Things are going to get a bit dirty for participants of the Belen Public Library's Summer Reading Program "Dig into Reading," Tuesday, June 4, through Tuesday, July 30.

Summer Food Service Programs

Whether it's a nutritious breakfast or a warm lunch, children between the ages of 1 and 18 once again can receive free meals at multiple sites throughout Valencia County school districts.

The road to recovery

Julia M. Dendinger-News-Bulletin photos: Birthday cards and pictures serve as meager decorations to Nadine Lujan’s bunk in her cell at the Valencia County Detention Center in Los Lunas. Because of her alcoholism and meth use, she is behind bars and her three young children are in foster care.

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

The road to recovery

Julia M. Dendinger-News-Bulletin photo: Arik Montoya and Lacrisha Armijo, left, both 17, Rachel Martin, 16 and James Pike, 18, right, relax with free after-prom popcorn and drinks as they wait for the movie to start at the Starlight theater in Los Lunas. To give local youth something to do after the dance, the theater opens its doors to all three high schools and showed several movies for free.

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