In one weekend the weather changed, the time changed and my home decor changed from my preferred minimalistic, well-organized style to what resembles a cross between a winter wonderland and an explosion of merriment in Santa’s workshop. Read more

While holding court recently, I was approached by a defendant who politely inquired as to when Rio Communities was going to “get a real courtroom.” I informed the curious individual that we did have a courtroom and they were, in fact, sitting in it as we spoke. Read more

Last month I invited y’all to our Car Art Contest and, every not so subtly, suggested everyone vote for my entry. And yay, I won! Read more

I always find it interesting revisiting my logbook of phone calls, emails and site visits at the end of each season. Always curious, what was the most common topic? Is it the same as last year? Any new up and comers? Read more

I’m not sure if I’m carrying out a sneaky act of self-promotion or a last-ditch effort to fulfill my commitment. Maybe I knew that if I did one, I could do the other. Read more

There are a lot of things going wrong in the world. Global warming, plastics and many others. One issue that we need to deal with is the misuse of pesticides. Pesticides are weapons of mass destruction and should almost never be used. Read more

The first time I walked into the News-Bulletin building was in 1991 — two years after I graduated high school and while a student at UNM-Valencia. Read more

I have been asked many times as a judge to require a person to go to treatment. Many families want their sons, daughters, husbands or wives to attend court-mandated treatment. Read more

A while back I came across an advertisement for a class that claimed to help you learn to paint what is inside of you. Read more

In the fall of 2001, our beloved family cat, Normandy, passed away at age 20. Seeing that in writing makes me realize how much “life” happened in those 20 years. Read more

I guess this is my chance for a formal introduction. My name is Cameron Goeldner and I’m the new sports reporter at the Valencia County-News Bulletin. I’ve only been on the job a week now, so you may not have seen me around yet, but that will soon change. Read more

Fall is close; so close you can almost smell it! The amazing aroma of green chile roasting is the first indicator to any New Mexican the season is about to change. Read more

Q: I received a summons for mediation, what does that mean? Read more

It was three decades ago in 1989 when my classmates and I at Belen High School walked up onto the stage and received our diplomas. Some days, it doesn’t seem like that long ago, and others it seems like forever ago. Read more

Being a part of the Belen Art District reminds me of a group exercise I once did. Everyone was in a line massaging the next person’s back. After a few minutes, the person at the rear would go to the front of the line. Each participant paid it forward and received it back at the same time. Read more

In a letter to his daughter in 1784, Benjamin Franklin complained his fellow members in the Society of the Cincinnati, a military fraternity made up of officers from the revolutionary war, frustrated him. Read more

Question: Half of my ash tree looks ok, but the other half looks completely dead. What could be the problem? Is it going to get worse or better? — Mike N., Placitas Read more

On July 2, 2019, Valencia County District and Magistrate courts will join the Sandoval County and Cibola County courts in the first combined 13th Judicial Criminal Justice Coordinating Council. Read more

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