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BF employees to get raises next year

Bosque Farms village councilors unanimously approved a preliminary budget for its next fiscal year that included a small raise for employees and called for the village to shoulder more of the health insurance costs.

Democrat candidates debate local, state issues

Two dozen Democratic candidates running for local and state offices turned out for a candidate forum hosted by the Valencia County Federation of Democratic Women last Thursday. The offices range from state representative to county officials to various judgeships.

A survivor's story: Joy Lovato

(The Valencia County News-Bulletin and Valencia Shelter Services are partnering to commemorate the 25 years of service VSS has provided to domestic violence victims and to the community. In the coming months, 25 articles recounting the history, highlighting the services, telling survivors' stories and profiling those who have contributed to VSS's history and continued success will be featured. The series will conclude in October, when VSS will officially recognize its 25th anniversary during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.)

Little free library unveiled

Julia M. Dendinger-News-Bulletin photo: Dedicating the Rio Communities Little Free Library to the public, city resident and a member of the Founder’s Group Bobby Caldwell said he hopes to see the small, book-laden boxes spread into all the neighborhoods of the county’s newest city.

It was a quick but heartfelt dedication ceremony Saturday afternoon, as nearly a dozen Rio Communities residents and supporters gathered in the city hall parking lot to welcome the newest addition to the county's newest city.

Passion play

Julia M. Dendinger-News-Bulletin photo: Mother Mary cradles Jesus after he was taken down from the cross. Rebecca Granger and Chuck Kent portray, Mary and Jesus, respectively, two of the central characters in “Death of the Messiah.”

It is the story of one man's death and suffering. But it is also the story of the salvation of mankind. While the Passion Play recounts Jesus' last days, it's what comes after that is the message.

County to consider solar overlay zoning

With the interest in solar development rising in Valencia County, Valencia County planner Jacobo Martinez wants to move zoning in a direction that will allow such development but protect the property as well.