No one is turning cartwheels at Belen Consolidated Schools after last week's release of school grades, but no one is throwing in the towel either.
The Valencia County commissioners have decided to revisit the debate about how to handle trash pick up.
Two local municipalities have joined Valencia County in requesting Amtrak study the possibility of bringing its passenger train the Southwest Chief, through the city of Belen and then on to points south and west.
Citizen objections about a local rail crossing closure pulled Valencia County into the fray, pushing the commissioners to consider whether the county should be responsible for the road that crosses the tracks.
It was 1939 and if you were a youngster who was fleet of foot, you could take home a cash prize of 50 cents. If you were lucky enough to scare up a speedy toad, you could win a whole dollar.
For what may be the first time ever, taxes got a round of applause at last week's county commission meeting.
A Bosque Farms lawyer and municipal judge was nominated by the Republican Party of New Mexico to run for the 13th Judicial District Court Division VI judgeship in November's general election.
Earlier this month, the Valencia County manager brought what he described as a "kind of obscure, proactive resolution" to the county commissioners for consideration.
Get out your poodle skirts and slick back your pompadours. There's gonna' be a dance party.
A zone change on 40 acres in Los Chavez that has been bouncing around the system since 2008 has been granted what looks to be the last time.
The horse's hooves fall softly on the loose arena sand. The occasional creak of the saddle carries on the breeze as the equine and rider move in tandem, working a cow back and forth against the back wall of the cedar plank-lined pen.
It's time for New Mexico to be practical, pragmatic and bold says one Albuquerque real estate broker.
A little more than a year after getting a voter-approved quarter mill increase to property taxes, the Valencia Soil and Water Conservation District is turning to the public to find out what its constituents want to see done with the money.
After hearing that several village residents had questions and concerns about Bosque Farms taking on the treatment of sewage from neighboring Peralta, Bosque Farms Mayor Bob Knowlton has organized a special public workshop on the subject.
After several starts and stops, canceled procurements and even a lawsuit, it looks like curb-side trash pick up may see the light of day in unincorporated Valencia County.
When an American flag becomes too faded and worn to be flown, it should be respectfully retired in one of two ways — it is either buried or burned.
They are a bunch of pretty little birds that are making a pretty big mess.
A new gas-fired power plant on Belen's west mesa got the green light from the New Mexico Public Regulations Commission late last week. The PRC's approval was the last step before the construction on the plant could begin.
It's been called the Stanley Cup of the school bus world.