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       the Rail Runner commuter train passenger station at Belén, New Mexico in March 2007
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        Valencia County gov't
a few important people
Valencia County events

City of Belén, New Mexico
places to eat
businesses
media
construction trades
local lodging
culture & history
organizations

City of Rio Communities

Village of Los Lunas, NM
West Los Lunas, NM

north of Belén
south of Belén

Rio Grande River Valley


color seal of the State of New Mexico [est. 1912]            county map of New Mexico highlighting Valencia County            color seal of Valencia County, New Mexico [est. 1852]

The area became part of the United States in 1846, and Valencia County was established
1 September 1852 as part of New Mexico Territory. New Mexico became a state in 1912.
The 4,542-square mile Cibola County split off in June 1981.
Valencia County, New Mexico covers 1067.6 square miles; population: 76,569 (2012 estimate).

Valencia County, NM entry at Wikipedia

Valencia County official website
County Commissioner [District I] Mary J. Andersen [2011-2014]
former D1 Commissioner Pedro G. Rael 2007-2010
County Commissioner [District II] Alicia Aguilar [2013-2016], Vice Chair 2013
former D2 Commissioner Georgia Otero-Kirkham 2005-2012
County Commissioner [District III] Lawrence R. Romero [2011-2014]
former D3 Commissioner David R. Medina 2007-2010
County Commissioner [District IV] Charles Eaton [Dem; 2013-2016], Chair 2013
former D4 Commissioner Ron Gentry 2005-2012
County Commissioner [District V] Jhonathan Aragon [GOP; appointed 8/2013-2014]
former D5 Commissioner Donald E. Holliday [Dem; 2009-2013] won re-election in 2012, resigned June 2013 (moving)

Sheriff Dept. 24-hour dispatch phone 505-866-2460  County Sheriff Louis Burkhard [GOP; 2011-2014]
former County Sheriff Rene S. Rivera 2007-2010

Valencia Regional Emergency Communications Center aka '911'
sign up for the free 'reverse 911' local emergency notification system operated by VRECC

County Manager {appointed} Bruce Swingle
former County Manager Eric Zamora
County Clerk Peggy Carabajal [GOP; 2013-2016]
former County Clerk Sally Perea 2005-2012
County Bureau of Elections
[ last update this section 9/2013 ]

U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis report on Valencia County, New Mexico
Valencia County [NM] Chamber of Commerce
Valencia County [NM] Hispano Chamber of Commerce [est. 1998]
Business Women of Valencia County
Valencia County Literacy Council [est. 1987]
Valencia County Soil & Water Conservation District

Democratic Party of New Mexico
Democratic Party of Valencia County, New Mexico
Valencia County for Bernie Sanders on Facebook
Valencia County Federation of Democratic Women
Medical Care Advocates of Valencia County hospital advocacy group []

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich [since 2013; Dem]
official webpagecampaign websiteentry at Wikipedia
Martin Heinrich for U.S. Senate bumper sticker

U.S. Senator Tom Udall [since 2009; Dem] is up for re-election in 2014
official webpageentry at Wikipediacampaign website
Tom Udall U.S. Senator for New Mexico bumper sticker

Michelle Lujan Grisham, U.S. Congresswoman N.M. 1st District [since 2013; Dem], re-election campaign website
meathead Republican Steve Pearce, incumbent U.S. Congress N.M. 2nd District
Ben R. Luján, U.S. Congressman N.M. 3rd District [Dem] re-election campaign website

U.S. Congress N.M. 2nd District 2014 Democratic candidate Roxanne 'Rocky' Lara campaign website - based in Carlsbad       U.S. Congress N.M. 2nd District 2014 Democratic candidate attorney Leslie Endean-Singh campaign website - based in Alamogordo

New Mexico Legislature website

NM Senator for District 29: Michael S. Sanchez [since 1993; Majority Leader since 2005; Dem]
official websiteWikipediacampaign websitelaw firm

NM Senator for District 30 {Cibola, Socorro & Valencia}: Clemente Sanchez [since 2013; Dem]*
official website • no campaign website

NM Senator for District 39 {Bernalillo, Santa Fe, San Miguel, Torrance, Valencia & Lincoln counties}
current Senator Ted Barela of Estancia [apptd 4/2015; GOP]
official websitecampaign website
2016 Democratic candidate for Senate District 39 Ambrose Castellano of San Miguel County
campaign website
2016 Democratic candidate for Senate District 39 Huie Ley of Pecos area, San Miguel County
business website
former District 39 State Senator Phil A. Griego [1997-2015; Dem] resigned to avoid ethics investigation

NM Legislator for District 7 {Valencia County}: Kelly K. Fajardo [since 2013; GOP]
2016 Democratic candidate for NM D-07 Arturo A. Fierro [ann May 2016]
2014 Democratic candidate for NM D-07 Teresa Smith de Cherif, MD

NM Legislator for District 8 {Valencia County}: Alonzo Baldonado [since 2011; GOP]

NM Legislator for District 49 {Catron, Socorro & south Valencia}: Don L. Tripp [since 1999; GOP]

NM Legislator for District 50 {Bernalillo, Santa Fe, Torrance & Valencia}: Vickie Perea [since 2013; GOP]*
2014 Democratic candidate for NM District 50 Matthew McQueen: campaign website

NM Legislator for District 69 {Bernalillo, Cibola, McKinley, San Juan, Valencia, Socorro}: W. Ken Martinez [since 1999; Dem]

New Mexico 13th District Court - Valencia County
Lemuel L. Martinez, 13th N.M. Judicial District Attorney [sworn 2000]
Law Access free legal clinic [second Thursday each month]

weekly Valencia County News-Bulletin newspaper [est. 1910 as twice-weekly, cut to weekly 4/2013] in Belén, New Mexico

daily Albuquerque [NM] Journal newspaper

University of New Mexico Valencia Campus [est. 1981, moved 1986] in Tomé, New Mexico
Living Cross Ambulance Service {located in Bosque Farms, New Mexico}
Valencia County Arts! [est. 2006]
Habitat For Humanity of Valencia County, New Mexico [est. 1995, shut down 2011]
New Mexico Water Service Co. [est. 2002] serving parts of Bernalillo, Sierra & Valencia Counties

The pre-1937 route of Route 66 {west to east} runs from Grants, NM and cuts southward on present-day NM Highway 6 toward Los Lunas, NM where it runs along Main Street and crosses the Rio Grande River. It then turns northward on present-day NM Highway 47 thru Bosque Farms and the new town of Peralta, and up to present-day NM Highway 147, where it turns east and re-crosses the Rio Grande, passing the Pueblo of Isleta Tuei to present-day NM Highway 314 (Isleta Blvd.), and turning northward toward Albuquerque.

Rick Walker's New Mexico Route 66 Research Page
Route 66 Pages at Spirit of America Bookstore

Valencia County, New Mexico History book by Margaret Espinosa McDonald & Richard Melzer  "Valencia County, New Mexico: History Through The
Photographer's Lens" [2002]
by Margaret Espinosa McDonald & Richard Melzer

Donning Co. hardcover [12/2002] out of print/rare

A Few Important People

U.S. Congressman Joe Baca [Dem-CA43] was born in Belén, New Mexico

developer Tom Greer currently lives in Tomé {with son & wife Cindy}
FastForward Realty & Property Devt.
Horizons Enterprises Inc, Belen, NM
Rail Café & Bakery [2007-2009], 202 Desoto Avenue {next to the RailRunner station} in Belén, NM
board member/past president Greater Belén Chamber of Commerce
NM State Director at Concerned Veterans for America [est. 4/2012]
partner in Ecoponex Systems [est. 2014] zero-footprint farm in Belén, NM

author/philosopher/revolutionary G.E. Nordell of Rio Communities, New Mexico
official websitephilosophy/activism websites"Working Minds" Source Document
weblog {est. 10/2005}detective novels"Hollywood Tales" book {pending}

hard-working Democratic Party volunteer Mark Rosenblum [died April 2017]

There is NO hospital in Valencia County, New Mexico {2017}

Valencia County 24-Hour/Emergency Health Care Forum at NMU-VC in March 2016
group headed by Nicholas 'Nick' Blea, acting chairman: 505/565-7238 + nicholasblea@gmail.com
Medical Care Advocates of Valencia County (MCA-VC) = formed 3/2016, website up 4/2017


There is NO pickup point for Fedex in Valencia County, New Mexico {2015}
There are three Mon-Fri Fedex Express outdoor drop boxes in Los Lunas {2015}


Bank of America removed all but ONE A.T.M. kiosk (at the Wye) in Valencia County, New Mexico {2011}

Events in Valencia County, New Mexico
GOLD STAR: largest event in Valencia County and the world's largest matanza - 20,000 tickets sold in 2014  Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's Annual Matanza [Jan 2015 = #15] in Belén, NM
6x6 Rodeo [Feb-March] in Belén, NM
municipal elections for Valencia County are in early March
V.F.R.S. St. Patrick's Day Hot Air Balloon Rallye & Film Festival [March 2016 = #32] moved to Belén in 2014
Hub City Music Fest [May] in Downtown Belén, NM
Tim Lardner Memorial Golf Tourney [May 2015 = #5] at Tierra Del Sol Golf Club in Rio Communities :: flyer!
R.G.E. Fire Department Auxiliary Independence Day Barbeque [July 2015 = #13]
Valencia County Sheriff's Posse Rodeo [August] in Belén, NM
Valencia County Community Expo [August 2016 = #8] sponsored by FFA & 4H
Our Lady of Belén Fiestas [est. 1794 = August]
Desert Willow Festival [Aug 2016] at Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area
Rio Communities Pioneer Days Parade & Picnic [September 2015 = #2] :: flyer! { 2016 parade cancelled 5/2016 }

Rio Abajo Days rodeo & festival [last Saturday in September; 2013 = #11] {website gone}
Bilbo Baggins' Birthday Party [Rio Abajo Weekend 2010 = #1] at Belén Library

Greater Belén Business Expo [Oct 2014 = #1]
Belén Alexander Airport Fly-In & Open House [Oct 2014 = #5] - {2014 brochure}
Rio Communities Health Fair [Oct 2015 = #1] :: flyer!
Mariachi Concert with Symphony [Dec 2013 = #8] fundraiser for L.L.H.S. Marching Band

OCCUPY Belén used to meet every Saturday 1pm-3pm at Becker Park on Reinken Avenue

OCCUPY Los Lunas meets every Sunday at 10am at the Main Street River Bridge


seal of the City of Belén in New Mexico (color)
City of Belén, New Mexico
[est. 1740, incorp. 1918]

Belén was founded in 1740, and the name is the Spanish equivalent of Bethlehem (the traditional birthplace of
Jesus of Nazareth); the city was incorporated in 1918. Belén is located about 30 miles south of Albuquerque,
New Mexico
and is accessible from the north & south via Interstate 25 and by NM Highway 314 and NM Highway 47.
City of Belén, New Mexico covers 4.7 square miles; official elevation: 4,808 feet.
Population: 7,040 (about the same as 1950).

New city motto: "Defending XVIIth Century values for 300 years!"

City of Belén, New Mexico official website
Belén, NM entry at Wikipedia
Mayor Jerah R. Cordova {promoted 3/2014}
City Councilor Wayne Gallegos {term 2008-2016}
City Councilor David J. Carter {term 2012-2016}
City Councilor Frank Ortega {term 2014-2018}
City Councilor Darleen Aragon {term 2014-2018}

prior Mayor Rudy Jaramillo {term 2010-2014}
prior Mayor Ronnie Torres {not running 2010, third/lost in 2012}
temporary City Councilor Audrey Vallejos appointed to 2014; placed third in the election
former City Councilor Jerah R. Cordova {elected 3/2010, Mayor 3/2014}
former City Councilor Mary T. Aragon {elected 3/2010}
former City Councilor Rudy Jaramillo {re-elected 3/2008, Mayor 3/2010, not run 2014}
former City Councilor Lorenzo Carrillo {appointed? 3/2010, replaced 3/2012}
former City Councilor David Lopez {ousted 2010}
former City Councilor Terese Ulivarri {ousted 2010}

Jay Ruybalid, City Manager (2015)
Leona Vigil, City Clerk (2015)
Municipal Judge Kathy Savilla {fifth term 3/2014}
Mary Lucy Baca, Interim City Manager (2010)
former City Manager Sally Garley [retired 3/2010]
[ last update 6/2015 ]

expanded hours 2012: Wednesdays 8am-4:30pm, Saturdays 8am-11:30am; does not accept glass or scrap metal  City of Belen Recycling Program {at the yard just southwest of the Main Street Overpass}

Belén [NM] Consolidated School District
Superintendent of Schools Max E. Perez (2017)
School Board District 1: Max Cordova [elected 2/2015]
School Board District 2: Tom Wisneski, Vice-President {re-elected 2/2015}
School Board District 3: Larry Lindberg [elected 2/2011], President (2016)
School Board District 4: Jim Danner [Dem; elected 2/2017]
School Board District 5: Elizabeth 'Lisa' Chavez [Dem; elected 2/2017]

former Superintendent of Schools Patricia S. Rael, EdD [gone 2016?]
prior Superintendent of Schools Kenny Griego
former School Board member Sam Chavez {2003-2015}
former School Board member Lorraine Espinosa [2011-2015]
former School Board president Jamie Goldberg {did not run in 2011}
former School Board member Julian Luna {did not run in 2011}
former School Board member Adrian Pino [elected 2003, resigned 11/2013]
former School Board member Dolores Lola Quintana [2003-2017]
{ last update 2/2017 }

Greater Belén [NM] Chamber of Commerce
City of Barstow, California's April 2007 proclamation of 'Sister City' status for Belén, NM
Belén, New Mexico Economic Development Corp.
Bush's Economic Meltdown still affects the Belén city budget: library cuts in April 2010 are improved for 2013: closed Sundays & holidays, Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Thursday evenings 6-8pm, Saturday 10am-2pm  Belén [NM] Public Library  main Belén library telephone 505-966-2600
Friends of The Belén Library [est. 1983]
Valencia County Senior Center in Belén, New Mexico

symbol for airport  Belén/Alexander Airport [est. 1978] official page - on the West Mesa in Belén, New Mexico

General Nathan Twining Observatory [est. 1992] - on the West Mesa in Belén, New Mexico

General Websites & Directories
Belén, NM info at 'Things To Do New Mexico' website
Belén, NM info at New Mexico Directory of Business website
City Data website info for Belén, New Mexico

'Rail Runner Express' Commuter Train from Belén to Bernalillo in New Mexico [launched in 2006, extended to Santa Fe in December 2008]

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company
'Rail Runner Express' Commuter Train from Belén to Bernalillo in New Mexico [launched in 2006]
Rail Café & Bakery [est. 2/2007; closed Summer 2009], 202 Desoto Avenue {next to the RailRunner station} in Belén, NM

Rio Metro Dial-a-Ride weekdays service in Belén, NM
Rio Metro Route 206 bus line [new 3/2011] for Westside of Belén, NM

1932 AT&SF doodlebug railcar 'La Marranita (The Little Pig)' ran 1934-68 - now stored in Downtown Belén, New Mexico  click here for photograph (in a new window)
(built in 1932 by Electro-Motive Corp. as AT&SF baggage-freight motorcar #M-190; 900HP gas engine
replaced by diesel in 1949; retired in 1968; given by C.S.R.M. to City of Belén in 2009)

Places to Eat & Drink
A & W / Long John Silver's fast food, 1304 So. Main Street in Belén, New Mexico
Becker Street Gifts [open 5/2016], 208 Becker Street in Downtown Belén, New Mexico
Becker Street Grill [open 5/2016], 210 Becker Street in Downtown Belén, New Mexico
served beer & wine, Thursday was dollar beer night  Becker Street Pub [1993-2016], 210 Becker Street in Downtown Belén, New Mexico { closed }
Belen Cyber Cafe, 221? So. Main Street in Belén, New Mexico
Blake's Lotaburger Drive-In {76 locations in New Mexico), 799 E. River Road in Belén, New Mexico
Burritos Alinstante [est. 1989] - 4 locations
Burrito Feliz, 633 No. Main Street in Belén, New Mexico { closed 2014 }
Canyon Smokehouse & Restaurant [est. 11/2009], 925 So. Main Street in Downtown Belén, New Mexico
Carolina's Cafe at the Belén Airport {building condemned 11/2009}
Carlos' Cantina & Grill [est. 1933], 629 So. Main Street in Downtown Belén, New Mexico
Carmona's Mexican Food, on Hwy 47, then on So. Main Street in Belén, New Mexico { closed 2009 }
Casa de Abo Gallery & Las Hermanas Coffee Shop on Reinken Avenue in Belén, New Mexico { closed 6/2010 }
Casa de Pizza [est. 1973], 1128 So. Main Street in Belén, New Mexico
Casa Salaz Mexican Restaurant, 835 So. Main Street in Belén, New Mexico
China King Super Buffet, 418 So. Main Street in Belén, New Mexico
Chucky's Wings [opened 2010, closed 2011], 721 No. Main Street in Belén, New Mexico
closed Sundays; chili cheese fries is a meal by itself; meat default is cooked very well  Circle T Drive-In Restaurants [est. 1958] - 2 locations in Belén, New Mexico
Dolly's Burritos, 707 So. Main Street in Belén, New Mexico
Donut King, 1322 No. Frontage Road in Belén, New Mexico
Elite Cafe {next door to the gym} { closed 2008 }
open 1130am every day, newly open for breakfast Sat-Sun 830am-1130am, green chiles are pecan-smoked  Fat Sat's serves Boyd's Coffee  Fat Sat's has a full bar setup  Fat Sat's Bar & Grill [est 1/2009], 53 I-25 Bypass north of Belén, New Mexico
Frances' Restaurant, 908 So. Main Street in Belén, New Mexico { closed 2015 }
building under construction since late 2009   opening someday?: 24-hour German bakery, 116 So. Main Street in Downtown Belén, New Mexico
open Thursday to Sunday; good food, plus beer & wine & evening entertainment  serving beer &  wine  Harla May's Fat Boy Grill [est. 2004; closed 2015] in the historic Ońate Theatre [built 1932] in Downtown Belén, New Mexico
GOLD STAR: Winter Hours: 3pm-9pm daily   craft beers brewed in-house, including very popular green chile IPA  Hub City Brewing Co. [open 11/2016], 202 Desoto Avenue {next to Railrunner Station} in Belén, New Mexico  11/2016
Hub City Grill [open 10/2016], 19388 Highway 314 in Belén, New Mexico  10/2016
Jake and Andre's Restaurant on Camino del Llano in West Belén, New Mexico { closed 2009 }
Hot-N-Ready and other pizzas, Caesar Wings, soda  Little Caesars® Pizza [chain est. 1959, franchise open 3/2013], 600 No. Main Street in Belén, New Mexico
Manny's Railroad Club bar in Downtown Belén, New Mexico
McDonald's franchise, 503 No. Main Street in Downtown Belén, New Mexico
Montano's Restaurant, 317 So. Main Street in Downtown Belén, New Mexico
Moonrakers Sports Bar & Grill [opened March 2013, closed 2014], 2100 Camino del Llano in West Belén, New Mexico { closed }
Nancy's Mesa Steakhouse & Lounge in Belén, New Mexico { closed since 2005 }
Next Level Raspados y Antojitos (Snow Cones & Snacks) [open 2016], 219 Main Street in Downtown Belén, New Mexico
open 6am; offers mocha, cappuccino, frappuccino, espresso & iced coffee - plus donuts, patries & bagels  Perk It Up coffee shop [opened 11/2013], 520 Baca Avenue in Downtown Belén, New Mexico
Peace of Pie food truck - call 459-1659 for location
classic-style diner, open 24/7 (for the railroad workers)  Rio Grande Diner serves Farmer Brothers Coffee, imported from Los Angeles  Penny's Rio Grande Diner [est. 1994], 2101 Camino del Llano at I-25 exit 191 in West Belén, New Mexico
Pescado Loco seafood restaurant [est. 10/2008], 925 So. Main Street in Belén, New Mexico
Pete's Cafe [est. 1949], 105 No. First Street in Downtown Belén, New Mexico
Pit Stop Grill at Road Runner Pit Stop [added 10/2013], 51 I-25 Bypass north of Belén, New Mexico
Po' Boy's Smoke Shack BBQ [est. Jan 2008], 325 So. Main Street in Downtown Belén, New Mexico
family environment, open Sunday to Friday; breakfast specials M-F, lunch specials M-F  Rita's New Mexican Restaurant serves Farmer Brothers Coffee, imported from Los Angeles  Rita's New Mexican Restaurant, 221 So. Main Street in Downtown Belén, New Mexico
Rumors Bar & Grill [2006-2010; formerly Fiorello's Italian Grill], 921 E. River Road in Belén, New Mexico { closed }
Rutilio's New Mexican Restaurant #1 [est. 1993], 455 No. Main Street in Belén, New Mexico
Sheriff's Posse Cafe [est. 1991] at the Rodeo Arena on I-25 Bypass north of Belén, New Mexico
Silva's Stromboli Pizza, on Main Street in Belén, New Mexico { closed 2006 }
Star of Belen Restaurant [est. 2009, formerly Bandito's], 528 Becker Avenue in Downtown Belén, New Mexico
wonderful folks; open 7am=9pm M-F, 9am-9pm Sat-Sun, new breakfast to 11am; closed at 706 Main Street, moved to bigger space in September 2013  Subway Sandwiches in Belén serves Seattle's Best Coffee  Subway Sandwiches franchise, 459 No. Main Street in Belén, New Mexico
Tajmahal Zesty Curries Indian Cuisine [opened 2006], 325 So. Main Street in Belén, New Mexico

Belén Businesses
sponsor on 1350-AM KABQ progressive talk radio  Belen Computers and Design [est. 2005] in Belén, New Mexico
Valencia Animal Clinic [est. 1965], 1533 E. River Road in Belén, New Mexico
T & D Windshield Repair Mobile Service of Belén, New Mexico
Alco Stores [chain est. 1901], 630 E. Reinken Road { opened 1980, closed 2011 }
Don Chavez y Gilbert's Terra Patre Sheep Preserve
Costanza Apple Orchard [est. 1962] in Belén, New Mexico
Treasured Book [est. 2000] custom bookbinders of Belén, New Mexico
Advanced Environmental Solutions, Inc. on the West Mesa in Belén, New Mexico
Mesa Gardens cactus nursery [est. 1970] in Belén, New Mexico
Auge's Used Cars & Service [est. 1946], 800 E. River Road in Belén, New Mexico
Family Dollar [chain est. 1959] #5669, 164 Caldwell Avenue (off Reinken) in Belen, NM
LoPresti Aviation - relocating to Belén/Alexander Airport {ann 2006; status unclear 2010}
Desert Green {fertilizer} Products on Highway 116 in South Belén, New Mexico
high-speed broadband and wireless service for Belén, Bernardo, Bosque, Casa Colorada, Jarales, Los Chavez, Los Nutria, Los Trujillo, Pueblitos, Rio Communities, Tomé, Tierra Grande & Veguita  RioCities Internet [est. 2011] in Belén, New Mexico
Business Print Center, home business in Belén, New Mexico

Downtown Belén Businesses
Able Information Technologies, Inc. [opened 12/2007], 520 Becker Avenue in Downtown Belén, New Mexico
Amor Flowers, 315 W. Reinken Avenue in Downtown Belén, New Mexico
Aridien, Inc., 409 So. First Street in Downtown Belén, New Mexico { dead website 2010 }
Belén [NM] Goju Ryu Karate [est. 1988], 101 Becker Ave in Downtown Belén, New Mexico
Belén [NM] Print Shop, 201 W. Reinken Avenue in Downtown Belén, New Mexico { closed 2012 }
Buckland/Leader Pharmacy [est. 1909], 600 Dalies Avenue in Downtown Belén, New Mexico
Family Dollar [chain est. 1959] Store [open 7/2015], 708 So. Main Street in Belen, NM
Culp's Western Wear in Downtown Belén, New Mexico
Financial Network of Belén, New Mexico, 511 W. Reinken Avenue
Luccas Greene - State Farm Insurance agent in Belén, New Mexico
Lowe's Market {chain est. 1964}, 601 E. Reinken Avenue in Belén, New Mexico
New Mexico Water Service Co., 401 Horner Street in Downtown Belén, New Mexico
Noblin Funeral Service [formerly Riverside Funeral Home, est. 1997], 418 W. Reinken Avenue in Belén
Snap Fitness 24-7 [franchise opening 3/2014], 651 West Chavez Avenue, near the Post Office in Belén
Sugar Bowl Lanes {bowling} [1954-2009] in Downtown Belén, New Mexico

Main Street Belén Businesses
The Original Baca Auto [est. 1949], 1301 So. Main Street in Belén, New Mexico { closed April 2009 }
GOLD STAR: open 630am-11pm; free delivery ($25 minimum) began January 2014  Adam's Nice & Fresh Market, 804 So. Main Street in Belén, New Mexico   Adam's Market in Belén, New Mexico phone 505-864-3565
Belen Express Recycling [est. 10/2008], 628 So. Main Street {at Camino del Llano} in Belén, New Mexico {closed in 2014}
Sierra Cleaners, 325 So. Main Street in Downtown Belén, New Mexico
Adrian's Printing [est. 1986], 205 So. Main Street in Downtown Belén, New Mexico
Self Defense New Mexico [est. 2006], 121 So. Main Street in Downtown Belén, New Mexico { dead website 2011 }
Elite Muscle Gym & Fitness Center, 115 So. Main Street in Downtown Belén, New Mexico {site parked}
Small Business Computing, 113 So. Main Street in Downtown Belén, New Mexico

Hub Furniture and Carpet, [est. 1949], 204 No. Main Street in Downtown Belén, New Mexico
David's Boots & Men's Wear, 223 No. Main Street in Downtown Belén, New Mexico
Sachs 5th Auction [est. 1998], 225 No. Main Street in Downtown Belén, New Mexico
Bernie's Fashions, Notions, Etc. 301 No. Main Street at Reinken in Downtown Belén, New Mexico
Walgreen Drug Store, 315 No. Main Street in Downtown Belén, New Mexico
Brown Tire Co. 521 No. Main Street in Downtown Belén, New Mexico { closed 2012 }
Romero Funeral Home [est. 1936], 609 No. Main Street in Downtown Belén, New Mexico
Gilbert Garcia & Son Locksmith, 610 No. Main Street in Downtown Belén, New Mexico
Discount Mattress Furniture Company, 830 No. Main Street in Downtown Belén, New Mexico

Businesses North of Belén
Rancho Cielo development outside Belén, New Mexico {overpass construction halted 2/2010}
Signet Solar, Inc. of California factory & solar farm at Rancho Cielo { cancelled April 2010 }
Sheriff's Posse Cafe [est. 1991] at the Rodeo Arena on I-25 Bypass south of Belén, New Mexico
Roadrunner Pit Stop & Coyote Liquor c-store [est. 2007], 51 I-25 Bypass north of Belén, New Mexico
Pit Stop Grill at Road Runner Pit Stop [added 10/2013], 51 I-25 Bypass north of Belén, New Mexico
Fat Sat's Bar & Grill [est 1/2009], on I-25 Bypass north of Belén, NM
Belén Sand & Gravel

    Bank of Belén, New Mexico [est. 1992]    announced in
September 2006
changing its name to
    MyBank {with a leaf}    

  Ranchers Banks [est. 1960] of Belén, NM {9 branches in New Mexico} - RanchersBanks.com domain given up   and     First State Bank of New Mexico [est. 1922] - FSBNM.com domain given up  announced in
December 2005
their merger
to form the new
First Community Bank of New Mexico [formed 12/2005] - fcbNM.com domain given up    
which wasacquired inJanuary 2011 by
U.S. Bancorp.

  


Businesses north on Highway 314
mostly in the Los Chaves community

Charlie's Paint & Body Shop [est. 1967] off Highway 314 in Belén, New Mexico
GOLD STAR: Craig Tires fixes your flat tire for FREE! (2015)  Craig Independent Tire Co. [est. 1981], 19236 Highway 314 in Belén, New Mexico
Hub City Grill [open 10/2016], 19388 Highway 314 in Belén, New Mexico  10/2016
Monarch Equipment, Inc. 1330 No. Gabaldón Road in Belén, New Mexico
Native Sun Nursery on Highway 314 north of Belén, New Mexico { closed early 2010 }
Sandy's Nursery [4/2012-Fall 2013] on Highway 314 north of Belén, New Mexico
GOLD STAR: very good neighbors; do excellent work  Daylight Electric & Appliance Inc. [est. 1997], 19533 Highway 314 in Belén, New Mexico
Sears Hometown Store, 19554 Highway 314 in Belén, New Mexico
New Mexico Tractor Sales (John Deere Equipment Dealer), 19560 Highway 314 in Belén, New Mexico
Valley Tractor (New Holland Equipment Dealer), 19687 Highway 314 in Belén, New Mexico

Local Media
K.A.B.Q. 1350-AM progressive talk radio in Albuquerque, NM
K.A.R.S. 860-AM 'The Heart of New Mexico' radio in Belén, NM
K.B.N.M. 98.7-FM 'The Eagle' radio station [est. 3/2006] in Belén, NM
K.L.V.O. 97.7-FM 'Radio Lobo' Spanish-language radio in Belén , NM
K.V.L.K. 90.9-FM {& K.Q.L.V. 105.5-FM} 'K-Love' Christian radio in Belén, NM

weekly Valencia County News-Bulletin newspaper [est. 1910 as twice-weekly, cut to weekly 4/2013] in Belén, NM


Agriculture & Construction Trades
Belén, NM area contractors list
Belén [NM] Glass & Mirror, 701 No. Main Street in Downtown Belén, New Mexico
B & D Glass & Mirror in Downtown Belén, New Mexico
BLACK STAR: owners and employees here are reactionary pin-heads  C.E.M.C.O. Turbo VSI Crushers [est. 1962] in Belén, New Mexico
D.L.M. Roofing [est. 1995] in Belén, New Mexico  D.L.M. Roofing [est. 1995] in Belén, New Mexico is Daniel Lucero - phone 505-252-1215
INFO: 606 Baca Avenue - open 8-5 Mon thru Sat - phone 505/864-4478  Tabet Lumber & Concrete True Value Hardware in Downtown Belén, New Mexico
New Mexico Travertine Quarry [est. 1985] in West Belén, New Mexico
BLACK STAR: employees here are racist pin-heads  Ranchero Builders Supply in Belén, NM
Sisneros Brothers Mfg. [est. 1990] in Belén, New Mexico
Sol Energy solar hardware installation & maintenance in Belén, New Mexico  Sol Energy in Belén, New Mexico is Jeremy Martinez - phone 505-319-3318
Valley Fence Co. in Albuquerque & Belén, NM


Local Lodging
former Best Western Motel, on Camino del Llano at I-25 exit 191 in West Belén, NM
derelict Freeway Inn Motel in Belén, NM { closed since 2006, torn down 2013 }
Holiday Inn Express, 2110 Camino del Llano at I-25 exit 191 in West Belén, NM
Hub Motel, 601 No. Main Street in Downtown Belén, NM
La Mirada Hotel B&B & RV Park in West Belén, NM {website given up 2014}
derelict Mesa Inn Motel in Belén, NM { closed since 2005; new roof 10/2013 }
Super 8 Motel [est. 1990], 428 So. Main Street in Downtown Belén, NM
Chavez Estate B&B [built circa 1912, opened 2009], 1207 So. Main Street in Downtown Belén, NM

Culture & History

Belen Harvey House Museum: admission is free (donations accepted); closed Monday, open 12:30-3:30pm Tues-Sat, 1-3pm on Sunday  Harvey House Museum [built 1910], 104 No. First Street in Belén, New Mexico

100th Anniversary History of the Belén, New Mexico Harvey House articles
in the Valencia County News-Bulletin, June 2010
Part 1 (June 2) is gone •• Part 2 (June 9)

Harvey House Restaurants Page at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Bookstore

Harvey Girls book by Lesley Poling-Kempes  "The Harvey Girls: Women Who Opened the West" [1989]
by Lesley Poling-Kempes

Treasure Chest 9x6 pb [9/91] for $10.17
Paragon House 9x6 pb [9/91] out of print/used
Paragon House hardcover [11/89] out of print/used
Images of America Fred Harvey Houses of the Southwest book by Richard Melzer  "Images of America: Fred Harvey Houses of The Southwest" [2008]
by Richard Melzer

Arcadia Publng 9x6½ pb [11/2008] for $14.95
Touring The West With The Fred Harvey Company book by Paul & Kathleen Nickens  "Touring The West With The Fred Harvey Co. & The Santa Fe Railway"
[2008] by Paul & Kathleen Nickens

Schiffer Publng 11x8½ pb [11/2008] for $21.36
Appetite For America, Fred Harvey book by Stephen Fried  "Appetite For America: How Visionary Businessman Fred Harvey Built A
Railroad Hospitality Empire That Civilized The Wild West" [2010]
by Stephen Fried

Bantam 9¼x6 pb [5/2011] for $12.24
Bantam 9¼x6½ hardcover [3/2010] for $17.82
Belen, New Mexico book from Images of America  "Belen, New Mexico (Images of America)" [2013]
by Baldwin G. Burr

Arcadia Publng 9¼x6½ pb [10/2013] for $17.54

historic Felipe Chavez Hacienda [built 1860] in Downtown Belén, NM
historic Central Hotel [est. 1909] in Downtown Belén, NM
Judy Chicago's gallery in the historic Belén Hotel [est. 1909] in Downtown Belén, NM
historic Ońate Theatre [built 1932] in Downtown Belén, NM {now Harla May's Fat Boy Grill [est. 2004]}
historic Central Theater [built ??] in Downtown Belén, NM {now Hub Furniture [est. 1949]}

Carol Fisher Fine Art Photography in Belén, New Mexico
Butch Phillips Photography in Belén, NM
Belén [NM] Art League [est. 1956]
Trails End Framing & Gallery in Downtown Belén, New Mexico
Jasmin's Treasure online gallery [est. 2009] of Belén, New Mexico
artist Brent Jeffrey Thomas of Belén, New Mexico
Visual Escapes - photography by Heidi Small of Belén, New Mexico
phone 505-861-5815  Richard E. Schnitkey, environmental photography
artist David Coker teaches at UNM-VC

Hollywood actress Gloria Castillo {Kadison}
born in Belén, NM in 1935; credits [1954-67] at IMDbWikipedia

Belén, New Mexico resident DeForest W. 'Bud' Colegrove
Wall Street's War with Middle Class America book by James L. Marsis & DeForest W. Colegrove  
"Wall Street's War With Middle America: A Thirty Year History" [2013]
by James L. Marsis & Dr. DeForest W. Colegrove

Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [12/2013] for $4.99
CreateSpace 7¾x5 pb [11/2013] for $10.80

Bill Martin, Magic & Escape Artist of Belén, New Mexico

sci-fi author Walter Jon Williams of Belén, New Mexico
browse booksWikipedia entryofficial homepage

Organizations
Belén [NM] Elks Lodge #2499 on Highway 314
Masons Rio Abajo Lodge #17
Belén [NM] Moose Lodge #1680, 19482 Highway 314 (in Los Chavez}
La Merced Moose Family Center Lodge 2550 & Chapter 2210 in Rio Communities
American Legion Secundino Maldonado Post 81, ?? Baca Avenue {moved 9/2012} in Downtown Belén, New Mexico
National Guard Armory {3rd Battalion, 200th Air Defense Artillery; est. 1949} in Belén, New Mexico
Our Lady of Belén Parish Catholic Church [est. 1793]
Belén, New Mexico Resiliency Corps {survey website}
Rotary Club of Belén, New Mexico [est. 1937]
Valencia Flying and Retrieval Society {hot air ballooning}

New Mexico Boys & Girls Ranches [est. 1944] south of Belén, New Mexico
....

seal of the City of Rio Communities in New Mexico (color)
City of Rio Communities [est. 1 July 2013]
[same 87002 ZIP code as Belén, New Mexico]

Several land development companies began selling lots across the river from Belén, New Mexico in the 1960s, collectively named the Rio Communities.
Rapid growth slowed at the end of the century, and essentually halted due to the G.O.P. Economic Meltdown of 2008. A few energized locals built a demand
for self-rule (versus lousy services under Valencia County), and a special election in January 2013 won passage for cityhood.
{Only 1,063 voters of 5,000 residents participated, but the 672 to 391 count came out 63 percent for versus 37 percent against incorporation.}
The official population of Rio Communities is 5,476 (4/2016).

sign up for the free 'reverse 911' local emergency notification system operated by Valencia County

City Hall is now at 360 Rio Communities Blvd.; office hours are 9am-1pm Tuesday & Wednesday & Thursday
official City of Rio Communities telephone number:  official City of Rio Communities telephone number (new 1/2014) 505-861-6803
Rio Communities, New Mexico [est. 5/2013] entry at Wikipedia
entry for Rio Communities, New Mexico at CityData website
City of Rio Communities, New Mexico official website [est. 2/2014]
often-updated City of Rio Communities Facebook page

The Rio Communities City Council public meetings are on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month - at 6pm
Mayor Gwinn's cell phone (9/2013) 505-264-3412  Mayor Mark P. Gwinn [2013-2017] • official email
Councilor Brown's telephone (2/2016) 505-864-0718  Councilor William 'Bill' Brown [elected 2016-2018] • official email
Councilor Gutjahr's telephone (2/2016) 505-864-6908  Councilor Peggy Gutjahr [appointed 10/2014, re-elected 2016-2020] • official email
Councilor Sais's telephone (2/2016) 505-966-6168  Councilor Arturo Sais [elected 2016-2020] • official email
Councilor Thomas Scroggins [appointed 4/2016 to fill the seat that had been vacated by Councilor Stasi] • official email

former Councilor Robert Chavez [appointed 2/2015-3/2016]
former Councilor Kaylon Northcutt [7/2013-8/2014] - left town
former Councilor Mary Lee Serna [2013-3/2016]
former Councilor Cyndi Sluder [7/2013-12/2014] - resigned
former Councilor Frank Stasi [2013-3/2016] - resigned

BLACK STAR: tends to insult workers/volunteers to their face, at which point several have resigned  City Manager Bob Skerry [hired 2015]
City Clerk / Court Clerk Lisa Adair [hired 6/2015]
former City Clerk Marilyn Winters [volunteer 1/2014 to 6/2015]
City Treasurer Celina Benavidez (hired 1/2017)
former City Treasurer Marilyn Winters (2015-2016)
former City Treasurer Gordon Warrick (2013-2014)
Election Clerk Marilyn Winters (2014)

Planning & Zoning Commission
Planning & Zoning member Dennis Kintzler [appointed 5/2016]
Planning & Zoning member L.E. Rubin [appointed 4/2016]
Planning & Zoning member Robert Teague [appointed 1/2017]
Planning & Zoning member John Thompson (2017)
Planning & Zoning member Lawrence Gordon (2017)
former Planning & Zoning Commissioner Jim Winters
former Planning & Zoning member Arturo Sais {elected to City Council 3/2016}
former Planning & Zoning Commissioner Bob Skerry {hired as City Manager 2015}

full-time Code Enforcer Preston Craig [hired 2015, resigned 2/2017]
city webpageofficial email  Code Enforcer 's office telephone (2/2016) 505-861-6804

Municipal Magistrate Heather Benevidez [elected 3/2013 & 3/2015]
city webpage

Rio Communities [NM] Economic Development Commission
Economic Development Commission - Frank Logan, chair (2015)
city webpageindependent RC Economic Development Committee website

ELECTION 5 March 2014: The Valencia County municipal elections results are incumbent Mayor Mark Gwinn beat repeat challenger Michael Vallejos;
incumbent City Magistrate Heather Benevidez beat George Moscona; and the incumbent City Council members Frank Stasi & Cynthia Sluder
beat challengers Judge John W. Pope & Richard Garcia for the two open seats.

ELECTION 1 March 2016: Bill Brown won the open 2-year seat with 291 votes. There were three candidates for the two 4-year open seats (due to Staci's resignation):
Gutjahr won re-election with 291 votes; Arturo Sais won the 4-year open seat with 235 votes; and Thomas Scroggins placed third with 103 votes.

Rio Communities Family Wellness Fair [April 2016 = #1]

Tim Lardner Memorial Golf Tourney May 2015 = #5] at Tierra Del Sol Golf Club in Rio Communities :: flyer!

R.G.E. Fire Department Auxiliary Independence Day Barbeque [Saturday 2 July 2016 = #14]
NOTE: the Annual Barbeque is postponed until the firehouse kitchen rebuild is completed - probably Summer 2017.

Rio Communities Pioneer Days Parade & Picnic [September 2015 = #2] :: flyer! { 2016 parade cancelled 5/2016 }

Rio Communities Health Fair [Oct 2016 = #2] :: flyer!


Sheriff Dept. 24-hour dispatch phone 505/866-2460  Valencia County Sheriff
Sheriff Deputy Roque 'Rocky' Fernandez was assigned here in July 2016 (per contract for 40 hours per week)

Sheriff Dept. 24-hour dispatch phone 505/866-2460, fire station phone 505/864-6161  Rio Grande Estates Fire Dept. [est. 1962], 108 Rio Communities Blvd.
Fire Station Auxiliary - Yvonne Gonzales, president
Valencia County Fire Dept. Burn Line phone 505/866-2036 {rev 3/2017}  Valencia County Fire Department Burn Line {changed 3/2017}

Rio Communities View phone 505-864-5960  Rio Communities View local newsletter [2014-2017] - Clarke Metcalf, editor • email/signup/thankyou
Rio Communities Assn. [est. 4/1965, closed 12/2015] in Rio Communities, New Mexico
Valley Improvement Assn. office phone 505-864-6654  Valley Improvement Assn. of the Rio Communities [NM], 386 Rio Communities Blvd.
Rio Communities Senior Center office phone 505-864-7500  Valencia County Del Rio Senior Center, 351 Rio Communities Blvd. in Rio Communities, New Mexico

Medical Care Advocates of Valencia County - hospital advocacy group []

Tierra del Sol Golf & Country Club [est. 1968] in Rio Communities, New Mexico
Cafe del Sol: available for banquets & weddings at the Tierra del Sol Golf Club in Rio Communities, New Mexico
New Mexico Water Service Co. [est. 2002] serving parts of Bernalillo, Sierra & Valencia Counties
Cliff's Mobile Mechanic Service based in Rio Communities, New Mexico  Cliff's Mobile Mechanic Service phone 505-440-2883
Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area [est. 2003], 2424 Highway 47, in Rio Communities, New Mexico
Friends of Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area [est. 2008]
Desert Willow Festival [Aug 2016] at Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area
Paul's Son Signs & Graphics 2357 Highway 47 in Rio Communities, New Mexico
Old Mill Western Mercantile [took over Arroyo Feed 10/2010], 2353 Highway 47 in Rio Communities
Big Mike's Taqueria & More [opened 9/2011], 2350 Highway 47 in Rio Communities, New Mexico

Dollar General Store #11785 [opened 1/2010], 109 Rio Communities Blvd.
Abundant Grace Free Store [moved 8/2011], 203 Rio Communities Blvd. in Rio Communities, New Mexico
award-winning dentist Joe R. Wilson DDS, PC, 205 Rio Communities Blvd. in Rio Communities, New Mexico
La Merced Moose Family Center Lodge 2550 & Chapter 2210, 306 Rio Communities Blvd.
M&M Respiratory Services, 385 Rio Communities Blvd. in Rio Communities, New Mexico
Rio Communities Service [est. 1971], 400 Rio Communities Blvd.  Rio Communities Service phone 505-864-6362, open M-F 8am-5pm
The Art Center at Rio Communities [opened 10/2008], 480 Rio Communities Blvd.
Goldie's Diner [4/2012 - 4/2014], 480 Rio Communities Blvd.
Dimes Diner [4/2014 - 4/2015], 480 Rio Communities Blvd.
LeftOver’s Kafe [6/2015-9/2015], 480 Rio Communities Blvd.
River Market & Bakery, 480 Rio Communities Blvd. [ closed ]
Belén Mennonite Church, 862 Rio Communities Blvd. in Rio Communities, New Mexico
Bar-G-Bar Buffalo & Longhorn Ranch in Rio Communities, New Mexico
Casa de Vida Retreat Center, 700 Western Drive (off Hwy. 304) in Rio Communities, New Mexico
Yucca Self Storage, 2260 Highway 304 in Rio Communities, New Mexico
AAA Estate Sales by Jo, 2290 Highway 304 in Rio Communities
P & W Auto Services, 2308 Highway 304 in Rio Communities, New Mexico

The Terrain
where exactly IS Belén, New Mexico? (from Mapquest)
a map of the Belén, NM area (from Mapquest)

photos taken December 2004 from atop the west mesa
looking northlooking eastlooking south
the far whitish water tank in the enlarged middle picture (3" down, 1½" from right) is adjacent to my house


official seal of the Village of Los Lunas, New Mexico
Village of Los Lunas, New Mexico 87031  [incorp. 1928]
The name of Los Lunas is derived from the land-grant-era Luna family. The county seat was moved to Los Lunas in 1876, and the village
was incorporated in 1928. Los Lunas is located about 20 miles south of Albuquerque, New Mexico and is accessible from the north & south
via Interstate 25 and NM Highway 314 and NM Highway 47.
Village of Los Lunas, New Mexico covers 10.0 square miles.
Population: 12,000 (2004 estimate); official elevation: 4,852 feet.

Los Lunas is crossed by a pre-1937 portion of Old Route 66, which route includes NM Highway 47 south from Albuquerque
and Main Street {NM Highway 6} in Los Lunas, continuing westward toward Laguna and Grants, NM

Village of Los Lunas, New Mexico official website
Los Lunas, NM entry at Wikipedia
Mayor Charles Griego {promoted 3/2014}
prior Mayor Robert Vialpando {elected 3/2010-3/2014}
former Mayor Louis Huning {replaced 3/2010}
Village Councilor District 1 Amanda M. Perea {elected 3/2012}
District 1 photo-finish recount? Helen Y. Cole
former Councilor District 1 Cecilia C.C. Castillo {3/2004-3/2012}
Village Councilor District 2 Gino Romero {elected 3/2014}
former Village Councilor District 2 Charles Griego {3/20006-3/2014}
Village Councilor District 3 Gerard Saiz {re-elected 3/2008, unopposed 3/2012}
Village Councilor District 4 Paulette S. Montoya {elected 3/2014}
former Village Councilor District 4 Richard Lovato {3/2006-3/2014}
Municipal Judge Avilio Chavez {elected 3/2014}
prior Municipal Judge Jeff Aragon {3/2006-3/2014}
[ last update 3/2014 ]

Los Lunas [NM] Public Library
Valencia County Fred Luna Senior Center in Los Lunas, New Mexico

City Data website info for Los Lunas, New Mexico
Los Lunas, NM info at New Mexico Directory of Business website
Web City Profile pages about Los Lunas, NM

BLACK STAR: The Los Lunas Chamber of Commerce announced in June 2015 that due to falling membership and lack of volunteer participation, it is cancelling the annual Summerfest and closing its office, pending renewed activity and-or re-invention of the organization  Los Lunas Chamber of Commerce, 3447 Lambros Loop in Los Lunas, New Mexico

Los Lunas [NM] Schools
Bernard R. Saiz, superintendent [since July 2009]
School Board District 1: Charles Tabet [elected 2/2011]
School Board District 2: Kelly Chavez [elected 2/2011]
School Board District 3: Georgia Otero-Kirkham [re-elected 2/2017]
School Board District 4: Shaun Gibson [elected 2/2011]
School Board District 5: Arthur 'Art' Castillo [elected 2/2017]
former School Board member Robert Archuletta, Jr. [2011-2017]
former School Board member Dan Gross [appointed Aug 2009]
former School Board member Ed Hernandez [2004-2011]
former School Board president Maria M. Marez [2003-2011]
former School Board member Christopher D. 'Chris' Martinez [2007-2015?]
former School Board member Frank A. Otero [2007-2011]
[ last update 2/2017 ]

'Rail Runner Express' Commuter Train from Belén to Santa Fe in New Mexico [launched in 2006]

Rio Metro Dial-a-Ride weekdays service in Los Lunas, NM
Rio Metro Route 207 bus line for Main Street & West Los Lunas, NM
Rio Metro Route 209 bus line to Valencia Campus of U.N.M.

Los Lunas, New Mexico book from Images of America  
"Los Lunas, New Mexico (Images of America)" [2012]
by Baldwin G. Burr

Arcadia Publng 9¼x6½ pb [6/2012] for $16.49

painter Jim Anderson of Los Lunas, New Mexico
The Arches Bed & Breakfast [2008-2012] in Los Lunas, New Mexico
Double P Tack [est. 1994] in Los Lunas, New Mexico
mariachi performer Romano Enrique of Los Lunas, New Mexico
Route 66 Society for The Arts [est. 2003] in Los Lunas, New Mexico {website gone}
K.A.G.M. 106.3-FM 'Power 106' hip-hop radio {formerly K.Y.L.Z. top-40 rock} in Los Lunas, New Mexico
Norman Chambers Contractor LLC in Los Lunas, New Mexico
A.C Disposal Services, Inc. {locally owned} in Los Lunas  A.C Disposal Services phone 505-866-1010
Cornerstone Plumbing, LLC, 532 Rosie G. Otero Road (PO Box 154) in Los Lunas, New Mexico  Cornerstone Plumbing is based in Albuquerque - phone 505-250-8805

Los Lunas - I-25 Freeway to Highway 314
Pro Cycle Motorsports [opening 2013?], on Emilio Lopez Loop in Los Lunas, New Mexico
Home Depot Store #3511 [opened 2003], 1800 Main Street NW in Los Lunas, New Mexico
Nutrishop Nutrition & Weight Loss Store [opening 2014?], 1800 Main Street NW in Los Lunas, New Mexico
Eye Associates of New Mexico [est. 1976] Los Lunas Office, 1603 Main Street SW
Lowe's Hardware [opened mid-2010], 1600 Main Street NW in Los Lunas, New Mexico
Mattress Firm {chain} moving nearby 2013 in Los Lunas, New Mexico
Snap Fitness 24-7 [franchise open 2013], 1400 Main Street NW, near Applebee's in Los Lunas
Los Lunas Family Eye Care - Dr. Don Leach & Dr. Sharon Pacheco, 943 Main Street SW in Los Lunas, New Mexico
Graphic Arts Station - signs, 785 Main Street SW in Los Lunas, NM
GOLD STAR: Michael Sanchez is also a State Senator [since 1993; Dem] and the current Senate Majority Leader  Michael S. Sanchez Law Firm, 505 Main Street SW in Los Lunas, NM

Los Lunas - Highway 314 to the river
Andrew Barreras at A.D.B. Realty, 223 So. State Highway 314 in Los Lunas, New Mexico
Family Dollar [chain est. 1959] #6031, 411 So. State Highway 314 in Los Lunas, NM
Gerald Chavez Realty [est. 1975], 511 So. State Highway 314 in Los Lunas, New Mexico
Dollar Tree #2702 [chain est. 1953], 701 Main Street SE - behind Village Inn in Los Lunas, New Mexico
Rodney Baca - Farmer's Insurance agent, 1202 Main Street NE in Los Lunas, New Mexico
attorney Elias Barela, 1504 Juan Perea in Los Lunas, New Mexico
Law office of Griego & Guggino, 435 Luna Avenue SE in Los Lunas, New Mexico (across from the Old Courthouse)

RAKS Building Supply [est. 4/1986], 108 Carson Drive in Los Lunas {next to the Post Office} & Socorro & Albuquerque in New Mexico

Los Lunas - east of the Rio Grande
Edeal Dairy Farms of Los Lunas, New Mexico
Cowboy Cleaners is real serious about recycling  Cowboy Cleaners, 2225 Main Street SE in Los Lunas, New Mexico
Hastings Ent. - books, videos, music, games - 2341 No. Main Street in Los Lunas, New Mexico  { closing 6/2016 }
Albertsons Market #919, 2351 Main Street SE in Los Lunas, New Mexico
Staples Office Supplies, 2353 Main Street SE in Los Lunas, NM  { closed 3/2016 }
specialty is High Mountain Pińon Coffee  Bosque Coffee Roasters at The Branch, 2357 Main Street in Los Lunas, New Mexico
Big 5 Sporting Goods, 2359 Main Street SE in Los Lunas, New Mexico
Rio Grande Insurance - Los Lunas branch, 2424 Main Street NE in Los Lunas, New Mexico
Performance Computers LLC [est. 2003], 2510 Main Street (at the Wye) in Los Lunas, New Mexico
Smith's Food & Drug Center, 2580 Main Street NE in Los Lunas, New Mexico
Family Dollar [chain est. 1959] store #10131, 3110 State Highway 47 in Los Lunas, NM
Bristles Art Supplies, 3455 State Highway 47 in Los Lunas, New Mexico
Valencia Western Mercantile [est. 1990], 3469 State Highway 47 in Los Lunas, New Mexico
Guns & Gold Pawn [est. 2011], 3476 New Mexico 47 in Los Lunas, New Mexico
BLACK STAR: sadly, owner Dennis Schlessinger died of a heart attack in 2016 and the business is closed  Manzano Plumbing & Heating [1996-2016] in Los Lunas, New Mexico
Priority Plumbing & Heating, Inc. in Los Lunas, New Mexico

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Los Lunas Park on Highway 314
Henry Perea Center for Recovery and Wellness, 750 Morris Road near State Road 314 in Los Lunas, New Mexico
Central New Mexico Correctional Facility [est. 1980] on Highway 314 in Los Lunas, New Mexico

Aliberto's Mexican Food [opened 2010], 3476 State Highway 47 {at the old KFC} in Los Lunas, New Mexico
Applebee's Restaurant {chain} [opened 12/2013], 1540 W. Main Street in Los Lunas, NM
Arby's {chain} 601 E. Main Street in Los Lunas, NM
 serving beer & wine  Asahi Sushi Restaurant, 143 Highway 314 SW in Los Lunas, New Mexico
Aurelia's Mi Chante Restaurant, 325 W. Main Street {Route 66} in Los Lunas, New Mexico {closed 2008}
Benny's II Restaurant, 1503 W. Main Street {Route 66} in Los Lunas, New Mexico
Blake's Lotaburger Drive-In {76 locations in New Mexico), Hwy 314 at Main Street {Route 66} in Los Lunas, New Mexico
Bob's Burgers chain [opened 1/2010], 2520 E. Main Street at Valencia Wye in Los Lunas, New Mexico
Casa de Pizza, 221 Highway 314 SW in Los Lunas, New Mexico
Cooper Family Restaurant [est. 2011], 1603 W. Main Street {Route 66} in Los Lunas, New Mexico
Country Inn bar [est. 1946], 203 Main Street SW {Route 66} in Los Lunas, New Mexico {demolished 2011}
Crystal Ranch Steakhouse & Saloon in Los Lunas, New Mexico {closed 2009}
Diane's Parkside Diner on Hwy 314 {moved to Belén in 2007, closed 2008}
Dion's Pizza [est. 10/2002], 3460 E. Main Street in Los Lunas, New Mexico
El Sarape #3 Restaurant [opened 1/2009], 325 W. Main Street {Route 66} in Los Lunas, New Mexico {closed 2012}
K-Bob's Restaurant in Los Lunas, New Mexico {closed Summer 2007}
Hot-N-Ready and other pizzas, Caesar Wings, soda  Little Caesers® Pizza [chain est. 1959], 2510 E. Main Street {at the Wye} in Los Lunas, New Mexico
The Luna Mansion has a full bar setup, they sell lots of champagne  The Luna Mansion [built 1881] Restaurant [opened 1977; new owners 2009], 110 W. Main Street in Los Lunas, New Mexico
EVERYTHING is handmade  coffee at Manny's Fine Pastries is from Kona, Hawai'i  Manny's Fine Pastries, 515 E. Main Street in Los Lunas, New Mexico
McDonald's, 652 E. Main Street in Downtown Los Lunas, New Mexico
The Red Balloon Family Restaurant in Los Lunas, New Mexico {closed Spring 2007}
nine beers on tap from Tractor Brewery and others, also bottled beer & wine  Ribs hickory-smoked pit bar-b-q [est. 1991] - Los Lunas, New Mexico location
GOLD STAR: best sopaipillas in town; very attentive waitstaff, big portions, good prices; the salsa for very fresh chips is handmade and waterless (thicker than catsup)  Rutilio's New Mexican Restaurant #2 [est. 7/2012], 2350 E. Main Street in Los Lunas, New Mexico
Teofilo's Restaurante [built 1914, opened 1985], 144 W. Main Street {Route 66} in Los Lunas, New Mexico
GOLD STAR: good food, good prices, beer & wine; the green chili salsa has a wonderful bite & aftertaste (use sparingly)  T.J.'s New Mexican Restaurant [est. 2008], 235 Highway 314 SW in Los Lunas, New Mexico
brew their own Tractor Beer, also serve wine; food at adjacent Ribs BBQ  Tractor Brewing Co. [est. 1999] in Los Lunas, New Mexico
Village Cafe [est. 7/2016], 223 Highway 314 SW in Los Lunas, New Mexico
Village Inn [1994-12/2014], 703 Main Street SW in Los Lunas, New Mexico
Weck's {chain est. 1991} for Breakfast & Lunch [open 6/2010], 3463 Highway 47 in Los Lunas, New Mexico

Francisco's Marble on Highway 47 in Los Lunas, New Mexico
Atlas Truss on Highway 47 in Los Lunas, New Mexico
Manzano Landscaping on Highway 47 in Los Lunas, New Mexico
Jason's Breakfast & Lunch Cafe [est. 2006] on Highway 47 in Los Lunas, New Mexico {closed 2009}
Garden Gate Day Spa on Highway 47 in Los Lunas, New Mexico
Soil Secrets / Trees That Please / Arboretum Tomé [est. 1986] in Los Lunas, New Mexico

Meadow Lake development, east of Los Lunas, NM
Meadow Lake Parks Area Assn.
Manzano Energy Park, LLC [approved 10/2010] under Private Energy Systems, Inc. of MN
Valencia County Senior Center in Meadow Lake, New Mexico

Huning Ranch housing development {grand opening Oct 2005} west of Los Lunas, NM
Los Morros Business Park in West Los Lunas, NM
Tillery Buick-Pontiac-GMC [moved from Rio Communities in 2008]
Merillat Industries [new factory 2007] in West Los Lunas, NM { factory closed Summer 2011 }
WalMart/WongMart big box store [opened 2003]
Mitchell Theatres [new owners 7/2012] Starlight Cinema 8 in West Los Lunas, NM
Western Skies Inn & Suites in West Los Lunas, NM
Brad Francis Chevrolet in West Los Lunas, NM
Brad Francis Ford in West Los Lunas, NM
Mariscos Altamar Seafood & Mexican Cuisine [opened Oct 2013], 2250 Sun Ranch Village Loop SW in West Los Lunas, NM
Wild Mustang Steakhouse [opened 2007, closed Spring 2008] in West Los Lunas, NM
Panda Express Gourmet Chinese Food, 2260 Main Street NW in West Los Lunas, NM
Chili's Restaurant in Los Lunas has a full bar setup  Chili's Restaurant {franchise}, 2240 Sun Ranch Village Loop SW in West Los Lunas, NM
Duke City Redi-Mix [branch opened 4/2007] in West Los Lunas, NM
PNM's 5-megawatt solar farm [est. 6/2011] in West Los Lunas, NM
Jubilee Los Lunas active adult community [est. 2011], 640 Promenade Trail SW in West Los Lunas, NM

Towns North of Belén, NM

City of Albuquerque, New Mexico [est. 1706] Travel Links Page
Albuquerque, New Mexico Food & Beverage Page


The Pueblo of Isleta Tuei [est. circa 1300]
Isleta Pueblo Governor Robert Benavidez
Isleta Business Corporation [est. 1/2011]
Venture Commerce Center office building, 9680 Eagle Ranch Road {near Cottonwood Mall} in NW Albuquerque
Isleta Pueblo [NM] Feast Day in August
St. Augustine Church [est. 1613, rebuilt 1716] at Isleta Pueblo
Village Cafe, 73 Tribal Road 56 in Isleta Pueblo
Leno's Smoke Shop {tax-free cigarettes} on Highway 47 in Isleta
Li'l Island Tobacco & Coffee Store {tax-free cigarettes} on Highway 47 at Tribal Road 3 in Isleta

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino [est. 1971] franchise south of Albuequerque, NM [opened 6/2010, closed 6/2013] at former Isleta Casino      The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
reverted to
Isleta Resort & Casino in July 2013
      Isleta resort & Casino reopened in July 2013
Chile Ristra Café & Deli at Isleta Resort
Chill Ice Cream & Coffee Bar at Isleta Resort
Daubers Grill fast food at Isleta Resort
Embers Steakhouse at Isleta Resort
Main Showroom events schedule at Isleta Resort
The Spa at Isleta Resort
Tiwa Café at Isleta Resort
Triple Sevens Saloon at Isleta Resort

Isleta Eagle Golf Club & 9-hole golf course
Isleta Fun Connection family entertainment [opened July 2006]
Isleta Lakes Recreation Area & RV Park
Palace West 'Little' Casino off I-25 Freeway exit 209 at Isleta Pueblo

Village of Bosque Farms [est. April 1975]
Population: 3,900 (2004 estimate); official elevation: 4,865 feet.
Village of Bosque Farms, New Mexico official website
Bosque Farms, NM entry at Wikipedia
Mayor Robert 'Bob' Knowlton {uncontested 3/2012}
former Mayor Wayne Ake {elected 2004 & 2008, won for council 2012}
Village Councilor William 'Bill' Kennedy {re-elected 3/2010, uncontested 3/2014}
Village Councilor Wayne Ake {uncontested 3/2012}
Village Councilor Russell Walkup {elected 3/2010, uncontested 3/2014}
Village Councilor Dolly Wallace {re-elected 3/2008 & uncontested 3/2012}
former Councilor Virgil Proctor {not running 2010}
former Councilor Robert 'Bob' Knowlton {re-elected 3/2008, promoted 3/2012}
Municipal Judge R. Lar Thomas {unopposed 3/2012}
[ last update 3/2014 ]

Bosque Farms [NM] Public Library [est. 1980]
Valencia County Senior Center in Bosque Farms, New Mexico

Bosque Farms Bowl
Bosque Farms [NM] Community Fair [Aug 2006 = #67]
Bosque Fiber Fest [Dec 2012 = #4] in Bosque Farms, New Mexico
Bosque Farms [NM] Rodeo Assn.
Lone Mountain Contracting, Inc. in Bosque Farms, New Mexico
C & P Statuary factory in Bosque Farms, New Mexico
Alora's Handpainted Tile Murals in Bosque Farms, New Mexico
Lazer Wash car wash of Bosque Farms, New Mexico {broken website 9/2007}
New Mexico Propane in Bosque Farms, New Mexico
Edith Duven Flaherty of Bosque Farms, New Mexico: browse booksauthor page
author-poet Mary Fogarty of Bosque Farms, New Mexico: booksbooksite
The Paddock Saddlery [est. 2007] in Bosque Farms, New Mexico
Rock-It-Stonescapes, 1690 Bosque Farms Blvd. in Bosque Farms, New Mexico
Ray Sego Insulation Co. of Bosque Farms, New Mexico
national chain with 1,000 stores in 44 states, including six in New Mexico  T.S.C. / Tractor Supply Company [opened 1/2012], 890 Bosque Farms Blvd.
Wise Recycling LLC [opened 3/2012], 1220 Bosque Farms Blvd. {at Jiffy Lube} in Bosque Farms, New Mexico
Cowboy Camelids Alpaca Ranch & Gift Shop [est. 2010] in Bosque Farms, New Mexico

K.Q.L.V. 105.5-FM {& K.V.L.K. 90.9-FM} 'K-Love' Christian radio in Bosque Farms, New Mexico
K.T.E.G. 104.7-FM 'The Edge' rock radio in Bosque Farms, New Mexico
LaMont's Wild West Buffalo in Bosque Farms, New Mexico

Aiman's Mediterranean & American Grill [est. 2009], 595 Bosque Farms Blvd. in Bosque Farms, New Mexico
Benny's Restaurant, 1675 Bosque Farms Blvd. {Highway 47} in Bosque Farms, New Mexico
Blake's Lotaburger Drive-In {76 locations in New Mexico), 1395 Bosque Farms Blvd. {Highway 47}
JL's Country Kitchen [est. 2006] in Bosque Farms, NM {closed ?}
GOLD STAR: their tomato-based table salsa is very sharp/hot, just like New Mexicans like  Sopa's Restaurant, 1700 Bosque Farms Blvd. {Highway 47} in Bosque Farms, New Mexico
Southwest Grill Restaurant, 275 Bosque Farms Blvd. {Highway 47} in Bosque Farms, New Mexico
Teriyaki Express, 1540 E Bosque Farms Blvd in Bosque Farms, New Mexico
Wake Up!! Coffee 2 Go in Bosque Farms, New Mexico

Town of Peralta, New Mexico 87042 [incorp. March 2007]
Population: 3,750 (2000 census); official elevation: 4,859 feet.
Peralta, NM entry at Wikipedia
City Data entry for Peralta, New Mexico
Mayor Bryan Olguin {elected 3/2008 & 3/2012}
Town Councilor Tracey Aragon {unopposed 3/2012}
Town Councilor Leon Otero {term 2007-2018}
Town Councilor Joseph Romero {term 2007-2018}
Town Councilor Kori Taylor {appointed 2013, elected 2014 to 2016}
Paul Kinzelman, last-minute candidate for Peralta Town Council
former Councilor Ginger Shoemaker {appointed 5/2012, resigned 2013}
former Town Councilor Lorenzo Moya {unopposed 3/2012, resigned 4/2012}
former Councilor Christian Garcia {re-elected 3/2008, not run 2012}
former Councilor Nancy 'Pug' Burge {re-elected 3/2008, not run 2012}
Municipal Judge David Young {elected 3/2012}
[ last update 3/2014 ]

Motor Car Mall {auto repair} in Peralta, New Mexico
phone 505-565-2539  W.S.F. Tack in Peralta, New Mexico
El Picoso Restaurant, 3552 Highway 47 in Peralta, New Mexico
phone 505-865-9700  T.W.S 24-Hour Towing in Peralta, New Mexico
phone 505-869-3980  CG's Concrete, Inc.

Community of Tomé Land Grant, New Mexico 87060
[est. 1650 & again in 1739]

Tomé-Adelino, NM population: 2,200 (2000 census).
Tomé-Adelino Community entry at Wikipedia
Tomé-Adelino Volunteer Fire Dept. [] official County webpage
Tomé-Adelino Baseball Field [est. 2015]
Tomé [NM] Art Gallery 2930 Highway 47 in Tomé, New Mexico
Pacifico Clay Works at the Tomé [NM] Art Gallery in Tomé, New Mexico
Fiesta Tomé pa' Todos [Sept 2007] in Tomé-Adelino, New Mexico
Los King Pizza, 2813 Highway 47 in Tomé, New Mexico {closed Spring 2013}
Don Mario's Grill & Carry, 3072 Highway 47 in Tomé, New Mexico
Garcia Family Farms around Tomé Land Grant, New Mexico
writer Lowell Tollefson of Tomé, New Mexico
Manzerro Plaza & Business Center
Inn of The Phoenix B&B [est. 2008] in Tomé, New Mexico

Camino Real Winery [est. 2008] of Los Lunas & Tomé, New Mexico

University of New Mexico Valencia Campus [est. 1986] in Tomé, New Mexico
New Mexico Film Festival [Feb 2013 = #2] at U.N.M. - Valencia Campus
American Assn. of University Professors - UNM Valencia Chapter [last update 2004, geo-mirror 2009]
Bizzell's C-store 2606 Highway 47 between Tomé & Rio Communities {closed again}

poet Tony Sanchez of Las Maravillas, New Mexico
"Poetry of New Mexico" book [2007] by T. Sanchez

west of Los Lunas, New Mexico
Rodeaway Ranch {west of Los Lunas on Highway 6} 505/865-5066
Los Lunas Decalogue 'Mystery Stone' {west of Los Lunas, New Mexico}

Pottery Mound prehistoric pueblo site [circa 1350-1500] {west of Los Lunas}
"Kiva Art of The Anasazi At Pottery Mound" [1975] by Frank C. Hibben
"New Perspectives On Pottery Mound Pueblo" [2007] by Polly Schaafsma

Community of Los Chavez, New Mexico 87002 [founded 1739]
along NM Highway 314 north of Belén; population: 5,033 (2000 census).
Los Chavez Community entry at Wikipedia
Los Chavez Community Assn. [est. 2009]
Los Chavez, New Mexico Volunteer Fire Dept. [est. 1962]
symbol for airport  Mid-Valley Airpark on Highway 314 in Los Chavez, New Mexico
Old Mill Western Mercantile, 19763 Highway 314 in Los Chavez, New Mexico
Toby's Doors [est. 1972], 19707 Highway 314 in Los Chavez, New Mexico
Valley Tractor - New Holland & Bush Hog sales, 19687 Highway 314 in Los Chavez, New Mexico
Perfection Sheet Metal, 19525 Highway 314 in Los Chavez, New Mexico
Belén [NM] Moose Lodge #1680, 19482 Highway 314 in Los Chavez, New Mexico
Sandia Self Storage, 19461 Highway 314 in Los Chavez, New Mexico


Communities South of Belén, New Mexico

Rio Grande Industrial Park on NM Highway 304
Lhoist-ChemicalLime plant in Rio Grande Industrial Park
Süd-Chemie of Germany was acquired by Clariant in April 2011
Clariant Healthcare Packaging factory [renamed 2011] in Rio Grande Industrial Park
Rio Abajo Adobe School [est. 1970, closed 6/2006] in Rio Grande Industrial Park
Solo Cup Company factory in Rio Grande Industrial Park { plant closed 3/2009, 215 jobs lost }
Avonite was merged with Aristech in 2003: factory still in Rio Grande Industrial Park
HydroCut, Inc. industrial water-jet cutting in Rio Grande Industrial Park
Mesa Oil - petroleum recycling plant [est. 2003] in Rio Grande Industrial Park
Valencia Energy Facility 152MW gasfired peak power provider [est. 2008] in Rio Grande Industrial Park
Desert Sky Ranch - equine retirement & boarding

Jarales, New Mexico 87023

Valencia Flour Mill, Ltd. in Jarales, NM
Built in 1914 as the Jarales Trading Post & Rolling Mill; burnt & rebuilt 1933; dormant from 1983;
reopened in 1990 by grandson Jose Cordova; restored & updated in 1999.

article in 1 Jan 2005 issue of the Valencia County News-Bulletin is no longer online

Veguita, New Mexico 87062
Pareo Farms: Mountain View Dairy & Belgian horses in Veguita, New Mexico
Veguita [NM] Trading Post on Highway 304
radio station KVNM-LP 101.1 FM "low power FM Xian music station" [est. 1/2015] - phone 505/414-0825

Richard Fagerlund of Veguita, New Mexico
'Ask The Bugman' websiteBugman's Bug Club [new 2013]Richard Fagerlund Page at Amazon

Las Nutrias, New Mexico 87062


Tierra Grande Improvement Assn.
Natural Burial New Mexico [] at the Valencia-Socorro County border

Bosque, New Mexico 87006
Adobe Builder of Bosque, New Mexico
Romero Country Store in Bosque, New Mexico (polling place in 2012 elections)
Double LL Farm [est. 1986] in Bosque, New Mexico
Sisneros-Torres Vineyards - Evita Wines, on Winery Road in Bosque-Sabinal, New Mexico
Black & White Dairy, south of Bosque, New Mexico

City of Socorro, New Mexico 87801 [founded circa 1620, incorp. 1884]
Socorro County [NM] Chamber of Commerce
more detail on the Socorro, New Mexico area


The Rio Grande River Valley
El Camino Real National Historic Trail
El Camino Real Intl. Heritage Center [opened Nov 2005]

Great River / Rio Grande book by Paul Horgan  "Great River: The Rio Grande In North American History" [1954]
by Paul Horgan {won the Bancroft Prize and Pulitzer Prize for History}

Volume 1: Indians & Spain, Volume 2: Mexico & The United States
Kindle Edition from Wesleyan [4/2012] for $14.29
Wesleyan 8½x5½ pb [10/91] for $21.79
Holt, Rinehart & Winston 8½x5¾ hardcover [5/71] out of print/used
Rinehart & Co. 9½x6¾ hardcover [1954] out of print/many used
Royal Road / El Camino Real  "The Royal Road: El Camino Real From Mexico City To Santa Fe" [1998]
by Douglas Preston & José Antonio Esquibel, photographs by Christine Preston

Univ NM Press 8¾x10½ pb [6/98] out of print/used
Univ NM Press 9x10¾ hardcover [6/98] out of print/used
Rio Grande book  "Rio Grande: From The Rocky Mountains To The Gulf of Mexico" [1999]
by Peter Lourie

Boyds Mills Press 8x10 pb [9/2000] for $9.95
Boyds Mills Press 8¼x10¼ YA hardcover [2/99] for $17.95
Rio Grande, Eagle's View book by by Barbara McIntyre & Adriel Heisey  "The Rio Grande: An Eagle's View" [2011]
Edited by Barbara McIntyre, Aerial photography by Adriel Heisey, Foreword by Robert Redford

WildEarth Guardians 11½x10½ hardcover [7/2011] for $47.25
Reining in the Rio Grande book by Fred Phillips, G. Emlen Hall & Mary Black  "Reining In The Rio Grande: People, Land, and Water" [2011]
by Fred M. Phillips, G. Emlen Hall & Mary E. Black

Univ New Mexico Press 9x6 hardcover [7/2011] for $23.76
True Tales of the Rio Abajo book edited by Richard Melzer & John Taylor  "A River Runs Through Us: True Tales of The Rio Abajo" [2015]
Edited by Richard Melzer & John Taylor

Rio Grande Books 9x6 pb [4/2015] for $21.95

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