Standing next to his attorney and parents, 15-year-old Brandon Villalobos, who is charged with killing his 12-year-old friend, Alex Madrid, was silent with his head down during his first court appearance Thursday.
Standing next to his attorney and parents, 15-year-old Brandon Villalobos, who is charged with killing his 12-year-old friend, Alex Madrid, was silent with his head down during his first court…[Read more]
As the warmer-than-usual temperatures make it feel more like spring than winter, Valencia County fire officials are scrambling to try and contain what they are calling yet another early fire season.
The eight candidates vying to be the next leaders of the city of Belen gathered Tuesday for a forum hosted by the Greater Belen Chamber of Commerce.
More than 70 years ago, a "country lady" from Adelino married the guy down the road who, when they met, seemed to only be interested in "combing his hair in the sunshine."
A man who police and prosecutors say was driving drunk last month, killing a father of three and injuring one of his daughters, has been indicted by a Valencia County grand jury.
After more than two decades presiding in the 13th Judicial District Court, Judge William "Bill" Sanchez will soon hang up his robe and put down his gavel when he retires at the end of February.
With the city being less than a year old and services such as a library a long way down the road, one Rio Communities' resident is hoping his idea will help bring the community together while giving everyone the opportunity to read.
When the community hears about school shootings, such as the tragic incident in Roswell last month when two youngsters were shot by a fellow classmate, it's usually a school resource officer who is first to respond to the scene.
From the days when Donald Honeyfield's great-grandfather moved to northern New Mexico to homestead, the state has undergone many changes.
Life was good for Danny and Naeomi Sanchez and their three children on their Jarales farm, but now it will never be the same.
When Lenore Peña walks out of Belen City Hall tomorrow on her 61st birthday, her present to herself is a long-awaited and bitter-sweet retirement.
As election season gets into full swing, one municipal judge candidate is feeling what dirty politics is like.
John R. Chavez left Valencia County years ago for a career in the Army, but after retiring, he's returned home to continue serving in his hometown.
For the second time in less than a year, a Belen funeral home owner has been denied a zone change that would have allowed him to build a crematory on his property.
A man who has spent most of his life serving his community and his country has been named the Greater Belen Chamber of Commerce's Citizen of the Year.
After a three-month investigation into counterfeit money being passed in numerous Belen businesses, police have arrested and charged two suspects and hope to make more arrests soon.
A man who has spent five months of his 18-year sentence for killing his family while drinking and driving asked a judge for a reduced sentence so he can participate in a prison treatment program.
The debate about whether a local funeral director should be able to build a crematorium on his property was heard by the city council Monday, but a final decision for a zone change won't be made until later this month.
When Kris Hessinger noticed a fire at his neighbor's property Saturday, he didn't think it would turn into something that big.