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Hub City expects small GRT bump

Anticipating a modest increase in revenues, the Belen City Council unanimously approved a preliminary 2014-15 fiscal year budget last week that would represent a 6.18 percent increase to the general fund.

Volunteers making a difference

Clara Garcia-News-Bulletin photo: Joe Sambrano, a linesman with PNM, places a bat house at El Corazon de Belen Garden Park on top of a pole during the company’s Day of Service. The bat house will help with the insects in the area.

While some people might not have the monetary means to contribute to their favorite charity or local organization, most can pitch in their time and effort for a good cause.

Rebuilding begins at thrift store

Eleven months after someone intentionally set fire to Adelante's Bargain Square, the local nonprofit agency is finally moving forward with rebuilding its Belen thrift store.

200 acres destroyed by bosque blaze

Clara Garcia-News-Bulletin photo: A firefighter watches as a fire destroys part of the bosque on Friday. More than 90 fire personnel responded to the Pino Fire Friday afternoon, protecting more than a dozen structures in Southern Valencia County and Northern Socorro County. A Jarales brush truck was destroyed when the winds caught firefighters off guard. Two firefighters received minor injuries.

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.

Holding onto hope

Courtesy of the Lardner family: With the support of her family, friends and the community, Nicole Lardner, center, is making strides in recovering from a severe brain injury she sustained from a car accident in October. Pictured with Nicole is her sister, Michelle, left, and her mother, Janice, right.

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.