Although dropout rates increased slightly and graduation rates remained the same, enrollment numbers in Belen Schools were what caught school administrators' attention.
She sat clutching the letter in her hands, crying.
Belen Schools administrators are on high alert due to a pack of dogs that reportedly mauled a small dog last month, roaming Veguita neighborhoods near La Promesa Elementary School, located in northern Socorro County.
The Casper Baca Rodeo Co. is hosting the Matt Clouser Benefit Rodeo for one of its own professional bull riders.
One Belen High School valedictorian has been named a finalist in the running to be a National Merit Scholar.
For Donald A. Chavez, it's been a long, arduous 30 years worth of work coming to fruition at the New Mexico legislative session.
Trophy poaching and wanton waste of game might result in a fourth degree felony for violators if House Bill 55 is passed.
Belen Schools officials are busy implementing suggestions two board of education members made about making schools safer for students.
The classrooms and halls of Henry T. Jaramillo Community School ring with childhood memories for one Belen native.
With half of Belen's population earning less than 60 percent of the area median income, it's not a surprise that home ownership has declined and renter-occupied housing has increased within the last 10 years.
This classroom doesn't contain row after row of desks and chairs in front of a chalkboard.
There wasn't a swipe of mascara, a brush of blush or a smear of lipstick amongst more than 100 female students, staff and teachers at Belen High School on Thursday.
Even though the month of March is just a few days away, the calendar hanging in Lenore Pena's office has been turned to that page since January.
Residents will have one more place to watch their favorite sports team on the big screen with a beer, steak or a pastry in hand once Moonrakers opens its doors in mid-March on the west side of Interstate 25 in Belen.
The Belen Board of Education voted 3-2 to extend the superintendent's contract for one more year.
In a few quick steps, she walked up to the black microphone, held the dry erase board and marker in her hand and stood over a nearby desk ready to spell.
The first to come down was a burned down home on 13th Street. Then came the vacant Freeway Inn and now two more homes, declared to be public safety hazards, are next in line to be demolished.
When it comes to completing the north Belen interchange, the New Mexico Department of Transportation won't be joining the bandwagon until the funds for the project are in the bank.
The Feil and Ellermeyer building will sit boarded up and vacant a little bit longer, even though a Belen businessman bought the building earlier this month.
There's an easier way to discover that the power in your neighborhood is out besides waking up an hour late to work after your alarm clock failed to go off.