Editors Note: The story has been corrected to reflect that Dylan's time during their last relay competing against each other was 26.02 seconds and Joshua's was 23.57. Additionally, Joshua has been swimming for the high school team for four years.   Read more

The 1880 Luna Mansion, political center of yesterdays’ Territorial New Mexico and today’s vibrant Valencia County, where our statehood was negotiated, where 19th and 20th century rich and famous were wined and dined and where 20th and 21st century families came to celebrate birthdays, annive… Read more

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After more than a year of wearing face masks, social distancing nd working and learning from home, the COVID-19 pandemic is still prevalent in most communities. Read more

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BELEN — They might be sock stealers or even bed hoggers, but our pets are our best friends, our comforting companions and an integral part of our families. Read more

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As the COVID-19 pandemic reached its one-year anniversary, there has been a lot of focus on physical well-being. As the world has turned on its head in the last year, the mental toll of the pandemic exacerbated the issues of stress management. Read more

“Dirt is cheaper in the country!” Everyone who lived in New Mexico in the 1980s remembers this clever slogan used to advertise Casey Luna’s Ford and Mercury dealership on N.M. 314 just north of Belen. Read more

TOME—Valencia Community Gardens, a non-profit based in Tomé, received an unexpected donation of hundreds of bags of organic garden soil, starter soil, planter soil and seed starting kits from the Lowe’s home improvement store in Los Lunas. Read more

BELEN — There are turkeys catching feathers, penguins dodging snowflakes, sparkly unicorns, green bears and a whole host of other fun, fanciful creations. Read more

Music and dancing have been vital parts of Hispanic culture since Spanish colonial times in New Mexico. Filled with happiness, dancers enjoy a time and a place where everything in life seems aligned in perfect harmony. For a moment, all cares seem to vanish, replaced by joy and a sense of on… Read more


The year 2020 began as it has for the past 20 or so years, with the annual World’s Largest Matanza hosted by the Hispano Chamber of Valencia County in January. As the months passed, the number of events came to a halt as the novel coronavirus spread across the globe. Included in this photo a… Read more