When Jerah Cordova isn't working his full-time job, he's giving his full attention to his duties as the new mayor of the city of Belen.
Christmas might be a whole eight months away, but it's come early this year for the city of Belen by way of a long-awaited gift of the famous Bugg Lights.
With more than 90 personnel and hundreds of acres on fire, the Pino Fire, which started in Bosque Friday afternoon, firefighters were able to protect more than a dozen structures threatened by flames.
Belen Mayor Jerah Cordova says he wants someone who has strong leadership abilities and a deep understanding of city government as the next city manager.
While Nicole Lardner will never be who she was before, her family says she's making huge strides after a car accident nearly took her life almost six months ago.
When you're fighting crime, law enforcement has come to realize that any and every device available could help — especially if it can fly.
An investigation into an officer-involved shooting in Los Lunas continues as the suspect is recovering in an Albuquerque hospital.
When Luke Padilla isn't in school, wrestling or playing baseball and basketball, he's busy having fun and learning how to become a responsible citizen and a leader in the Boys and Girls Club of Valencia County.
Naithan Gurule might be the village of Los Lunas' youngest ever police chief, but with his years of experience on the force, he says he's more than ready for the challenge.
"It feels like Christmas," said Rev. Stephen Schultz, pastor of Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church, when one of five oil paintings the church owns was revealed Friday after being conserved for an upcoming exhibit.
After an hour and a half of questioning three applicants to fill a judicial vacancy in district court, two names will be sent to the governor for consideration.
Where can you walk down the street and get a glimpse of stars such as Morgan Freeman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kevin Costner, Claire Daines or Forest Whitaker? In Hollywood, yes, but over the past several years, Belen has been the place where they all come to make their movies.
A 15-year-old teenager charged with killing his friend last month has been indicted by a Valencia County grand jury and could be sentenced as an adult if he's convicted.
The judicial nominating commission will interview three local attorneys who have applied to fill the judicial vacancy in the 13th Judicial District Court, Division III, due to the retirement of William Sanchez.
Jerah Cordova has been elected to be the next mayor of the city of Belen. With 55 percent of the vote, the 30-year-old Hub City native, beat out Wayne Gallegos, who received 45 percent of the vote.
The newest municipality in Valencia County re-elected the old guard to move the city of Rio Communities forward.
With a 3-2 vote, the Rio Communities City Council passed a resolution supporting the transfer of the Rio Grande Estates Fire Department from the county to the city.
In an effort to beautify the Hub City, Belen officials are once again trying to work with homeowners before the city is forced to demolish their property.
What began as a meeting about the effort to potentially disincorporate the city of Rio Communities grew into several residents and a city councilor airing frustrations about what they say is a lack of transparency with certain members of the current governing body.