Articles for the ‘Locals 2012’ Category
The boarded-up buildings and fields of weeds lining Belen's Main Street tell the story better than mere words ever could. For some years now, hard times have been knocking at the door in many parts of Valencia County.
Picture this: a metal steam-powered machine rumbling across the Rio Grande Valley for the first time and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway building Harvey Houses across the state to accommodate everyone from passengers to railroaders.
When Dr. Karen Phillips walked into the exam room nearly 10 years ago, she was flabbergasted by what she saw.
In business, the bottom line is profit.
One Los Lunas program aims to hold small business owners' hands through the growing pains they face in the beginning years as a home-based business.
Since Susan Brooke spends many of her waking hours working on her art, she's not what one would call a hobbyist.
What does it take to be successful in business?
In the midst of the lazy, winding waterway of the Rio Grande lies an ecological system that a lot of people have come to know as a place for a peaceful stroll or a quiet horseback ride.
Imagine what the Middle Rio Grande Valley looked like to the first people who inhabited the area, and the explorers who came in the 16th century.
It is a silent and strong force that runs through the heart of our community. Stealthy, subtle, often ignored, yet vital as the air we breathe.
When a Valencia County farmer gets ready to irrigate a field next spring, he might not be thinking about all the people who helped route the water to the land, or the hundreds of years of work it took to create the ditch system that brings water to each farm.
Tractors rattle down main streets and country roads, verdant fields yawn in pale morning light, cattle graze lazily, fat bellied goats bleat cheerfully and small produce stands gleam along the roadways.
Red or green?