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The Ranches celebrates 70th

Clara Garcia - News-Bulletin:  Joe Baca, left, a resident of the Boys Ranch from 1971-78, brought his daughter, Sarah, center, to the 70th anniversary celebration of the ranch. Baca, along with Bobby Wallace, right, the president of the The Ranches Foundation, grew up at the Boys Ranch, learning how be successful.

Joe Baca learned how to be who he is today with the help of the New Mexico Boys Ranch. On July 26, Baca, as well as a number of other former and current ranch residents, supporters and community members, joined together to celebrate what is now known as The Ranches' 70th anniversary.

Ham radio operator says hobby saved his life

Most ham radio operators who took part in the 24-hour field day event at Sen. Willie Chavez State Park in Belen this weekend were there to have a little fun, test their knowledge and to communicate with others across the country.