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Arianna Balderas, 15, gets a hug from Caitlin Anderson, left, after Arianna was recognized for raising $2,850 for the Assistance Dogs of the West. Training the dogs and raising funds for them has also helped Arianna, who has Down syndrome, develop agility, muscle tone, balance, independence and pride.

Angels Among Us: Unsung heroes

Teen girl and senior citizen recognized for contributions to the community

Alamosa Elementary School fourth-grade students Juaquin Sanchez and Zia Martinez watch as Ziggy, a three-legged paraplegic kitten, scoots along the floor using a suspension walker crafted by the students

Rolling with Ziggy

Disabled kitten finds cool friends – and new wheels – at Alamosa Elementary

Merrillee Dolan, left, in 1971 with Catherine Albright, then president of the Albuquerque chapter of the National Organization for Women. Dolan was seen as an energetic, local pioneer of NOW. (Albuquerque Journal File Photo)

Goodbye to a feminist friend

Merrillee Dolan fought for women’s rights, lived life at full volume

James Furey, 28, was a popular waiter at the Olive Garden on San Mateo NE. He had been in relatively good health but collapsed because of an electrolyte imbalance Sept. 25 and was pronounced dead Sept. 30. His organs were donated.

A GoFundMe Heartbreak

Thousands raised for young waiter who died, but family hasn’t received money