Birthday blessings

Clara Garcia-News-Bulletin photo: Grandma Joanne Luna, left, daughter, Lorraine Lindbloom, right, and granddaughter Gianna Lindbloom, center, all share more than a normal family bond. All three were born on July 2.

A baby girl named Gianna Ryan Lindbloom was born on Tuesday, July 2 — exactly 29 years after her mom, Lorraine, was born, and 52 years after her grandmother, Joanne, was born.

Public input sought for mill levy

A little more than a year after getting a voter-approved quarter mill increase to property taxes, the Valencia Soil and Water Conservation District is turning to the public to find out what its constituents want to see done with the money.

Cowboy Country

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LLPD probes suspicious Sunday death

Los Lunas police are asking for the public's help in locating a man who they believe might have some information regarding a possible homicide that occurred over the weekend.

Otero retires after 11 years on the bench

District Court Judge Violet Otero Retiring

Her love for the law won't stop when she steps off the bench tomorrow for the very last time, but 13th Judicial District Court Judge Violet Otero says it's time to hang up her robe and retire.

Tax increase implemented to aid budget

There's no way to sugar coat the situation. Valencia County commissioners voted to increase gross receipts taxes countywide by a half percent in order to avoid a nearly $1.8 million shortfall at the end of the next fiscal year.

The winning ticket

Photo courtesy of New Mexico Lottery: Holding up a mock New Mexico Lottery Scratcher, local photographer Adrienne Kozacek is one of six New Mexico photographers who have their images featured on New Mexico Lottery’s “I Love New Mexico” Scratcher series that focuses on New Mexico landmarks.

It's a fair assumption that when those looking to hit it big with a New Mexico Lottery Scratcher are scraping away, the image in the background doesn't really register.