Makayla Grijalva | News-Bulletin photo: The Los Lunas Splash Pad is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday, this summer.


Makayla Grijalva | News-Bulletin photo: A young girl enjoys the splash pad at Daniel Fernandez Memorial Park in Los Lunas, which completed construction shortly prior to the start of pandemic related restrictions in March 2020.

First Kill

Submitted photo: Hailey Olguin, 13, of Jarales, shot her first Oryx in its heart on June 4 off range near White Sands Missile Range.

Happy Birthday

Submitted photo: Inez Baker, who is a resident at BeeHive Homes of Bosque Farms, will celebration her 103rd birthday on Sunday, June 13.

Jay Torrez Scholarship

Submitted photo: The Jay Torrez Memorial Scholarship recipients are, from left, Annalicia Sena, School of Dreams Academy; Ryan Rindels, Valencia High School; Regina Chavez, Jay Torrez’ mother; Andre Jaramillo, CNM; Vincent Otero, Los Lunas High School; Jennifer Tortorella, Los Lunas High School. Not pictured is Cristobal Ortiz, Valencia High School. The students received $500 each from the Jay Torrez Memorial Scholarship Fund. Jay Torrez was a profession stunt man in the film industry.

Big fish

Photo courtesy of N.M. Game and Fish: Robert Toledo, of Los Lunas, caught an 18-inch brown trout using a black leech fly on the San Juan River.

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