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Illegal dumping

Julia M. Dendinger-News-Bulletin photo: Valencia County Community Services Director Jacobo Martinez, left,  talks about the urgent need to clean up illegal dumping across the county as Belen Magistrate John Chavez, right, listens.

A full jar of green olives, a black leather shoe, a child's musical toy, a brown and pink fleece blanket, shards of glass, a pair of jeans embroidered with a heart and rainbow, crumbling books and tires.

County jail undergoes evaluation

What do you do with a problem like the county jail? That's the question that has plagued Valencia County commissioners for years, and they are possibly one step closer to a solution.

AL post gets a makeover

Julia M. Dendinger-News-Bulletin photo: Working hard on his day off, The Home Depot associate Deurell Bussell nails down plywood on the roof of a shade cover at the Secundino Baldonado American Legion, Post 81, in Belen. The post received about $10,000 in materials and supplies, as well as hundreds of free man hours from The Home Depot Foundation. The foundation assists veterans, their families and organizations in need with repairs and renovations.

Earlier this month, the only American Legion Post in Valencia County got a makeover. While it's not immediately obvious by looking at the exterior, the Secundino Baldonado American Legion, Post 81, received new paint, light fixtures, cabinets and shade structure over an existing patio.