Articles for the ‘La Vida’ Category

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.)

Free Falling

Submitted photos: Skydivers Emily Cano, Steven Stoffan, Laura Stiles and Chris Wendel take flight above the Skydive New Mexico drop zone in Belen.

The sensation of flight has intrigued humans since the Greek tale of Icarus, who escaped Crete with wings made of wax that failed him when he flew too close to the sun.