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The Korean War has often been termed the “forgotten war,” so it’s understandable that a local veteran could also have forgotten some of the things he did and saw while there almost 70 years ago.

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The rumble of a V8 racecar engine vibrates the houses on a quiet street in the Western Hills section of Rio Rancho.

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PLACITAS — Wild pintos graze less than 300 yards away from the Las Huertas neighborhood on the Buffalo Tract, a patch of private land just north of Placitas.

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A local Girl Scout recently stitched together a personal way to show appreciation to men and women who protect Rio Rancho: Quilts donated to the fire and police departments.

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A flurry of flags placed in the ground at Vista Verde Cemetery to memorialize the nearly 3,000 people lost in the 9/11 terrorist attacks 17 years ago swayed as a crowd of local residents placed their hands over their hearts during a rendition of Taps last Tuesday.

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BERNALILLO — A feeling of dread used to overcome single mother of two Ancilla Quintana every time she saw a rain cloud form over her small Bernalillo home.

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ALBUQUERQUE —When Rio Rancho resident Douglas Rhodes prepares for a trip, the sky is literally the limit — or 14,000 feet to be exact.

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JEMEZ PUEBLO — The ancient style of a northern Native American tribe’s drum beat echoes throughout the Jemez Pueblo valley during sacred ceremonies.

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CORRALES — Every artist has a signature that defines his or her vision and interpretation of the surrounding world. What makes jewelry maker Carlos Sanchez’s work unique is he has never really seen a single piece he has created.

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It is not uncommon for someone who is blind to have a Seeing Eye dog help compensate for their sight, but have you ever head of a Seeing Eye human help a blind dog?

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BERNALILLO — When it comes to addiction, needles are usually the last thing those in recovery expect to aid with their rehabilitation.

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The City of Vision and Mayor Gregg Hull welcomed 21 teens from Germany on June 29, marking the 20th year Eleonore Kluge has brought students ages 13-17 to Rio Rancho from that country.

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CORRALES — A giant 15-foot guitar looms in the corner of a woodworking shop behind a music store off of the main drag in Corrales.

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Cancer Support Now will host its first Rio Rancho breast cancer support meeting Tuesday at Community of Joy Lutheran Church, at Northern Boulevard and Saratoga Drive.

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After 15 years on the editorial side of the newspaper business, Rio Rancho Observer editor Argen Marie Duncan is taking on a new role as editor/publisher.

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The somber tone of patriotism accompanied a rendition of “Taps” as those in attendance at Rio Rancho’s Veterans Monument Park last Monday took time to reflect on and honor our service men and women.