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LLE students learn to eat right

Deborah Fox-News-Bulletin photo: Los Lunas Elementary second-graders Alex Baca, left, and Aleigha Romero, right, are learning about the nutritional value of fruits and vegetables. They are enjoying the school’s fruit and veggie competition which started in mid-January.

News flash: kids like vegetables. If given a chance to try different varieties, children will eat more of them. That's been the experience at Los Lunas Elementary School, where a fruit and vegetable competition was launched mid-January.

Election Guide 2014

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Election Guide 2014;  Published by the Valencia County News-Bulletin. Copyright 2014

RC residents voice concerns of transparency

What began as a meeting about the effort to potentially disincorporate the city of Rio Communities grew into several residents and a city councilor airing frustrations about what they say is a lack of transparency with certain members of the current governing body.

VSS started with a vision and a need for services

(The Valencia County News-Bulletin and Valencia Shelter Services are partnering to commemorate the 25 years of service VSS has provided to domestic violence victims and to the community. In the coming months, 25 articles recounting the history, highlighting the services, telling survivors' stories and profiling those who have contributed to VSS's history and continued success will be featured. The series will conclude in October, when VSS will officially recognize its 25th anniversary during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.)

LL Board of Ed considering new grad policy

The Los Lunas Board of Education is considering creating a new policy that would act as a safety net for graduation requirements, and hopes the New Mexico Public Education Department will accept it.

Fire-season flare-ups

Clara Garcia-News-Bulletin photo: Jesse Carrillo, a firefighter with the Rio Grande Estates Fire Department, races to stop flames from engulfing a shed Monday. Firefighters were able to contain the three-acre grass fire north of Belen off N.M. 314 within an hour or so, but flames did destroy at least three sheds. Fire officials are still unsure what caused the fire.

As the warmer-than-usual temperatures make it feel more like spring than winter, Valencia County fire officials are scrambling to try and contain what they are calling yet another early fire season.