Locals 2012: Citizen of the Year & Unsung Heroes. Published yearly by the Valencia County News-Bulletin (Number Nine Media, Inc.). For information, please call (505) 864-4472. Copyright 2012
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Enthusiasm is contagious.
Raising money for the Belen Art League Gallery is a labor of love for Cecilia "CeCe" Aragon and Patti Bucklew.
"When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limits," quotes Shirley Blackwell of President John F. Kennedy. "When power corrupts, poetry cleanses."
It would be difficult not to like Cindy Clark.
"Red rover, red rover send Mrs. Linda right over!" sang a group of fourth- through sixth-grade girls with their arms outstretched and hands linked together.
At first glance, Candace Johnston's room is that of a typical 13-year-old girl. It's not as clean as her mother, Kimberly, would want it.
"One … two … three … Tigers!"
The year was 1969.
One of the first things a 4-H club participant learns is that their projects will take an investment of time and money.
There are just some houses you walk into and know immediately that they are more than bricks and mortar, wires and tile.
Some of the News-Bulletin's Unsung Heroes never really get to reap any benefit for their years of service.
Jim Schnitzler enjoys running for a cause, combining his favorite sport with raising money to help war veterans and youth service organizations.
Since 1995, the News-Bulletin began choosing a Citizen of the Year and honoring Unsung Heroes. They're all people who do things out of the goodness of their hearts, folks who are volunteers and are not paid for their activism. Each year, we like to review the names of the people we've honored as sort of a continuing tribute. Here's an update of those who have been honored as Citizens of the Year:
While the Rio Grande may be the lifeblood of the valley, it can be argued that Tomé Hill is the very foundation of the community.
Every Aug. 15, parishioners of Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church are supposed to attend a very special Mass that the church's pastor describes as "first and foremost a celebration of faith."
Starting in the sixth century, Saint Michael became widely known as the leader of the Army of God and a major force to help prevail over the forces of evil.
The history of Isleta Pueblo is as ancient as the land itself, and as elusive as the great river that runs through the heart of the pueblo.
The shiny, bright green and red food staple of New Mexico shaped the culture that grew along side it by gathering communities together at harvest time.
Early in the morning, men gather to select a well-fed pig.