To throw out the statistic of Belen Consolidated Schools' 57 percent recent graduation rate for 2013 is to miss a big part of the picture, says Superintendent Ron Marquez.
Valencia County Commissioner have asked the courts to not force the issue of a health care facilities contract three commissioners accidentally signed last July.
A federal lawsuit filed more than a year ago against the Valencia County Detention Center by an inmate has been settled this week for $1.6 million.
You could smell the cooking pork and garlic all the way from Christopher Road Saturday morning.
The Valencia County Commission may have unknowingly signed a blank check last year — to the tune of $22 million — in the form of a contract with a health care provider for the hospital.
A new ordinance in the county will give farmers and residents more flexible hours for open burning and sets penalties for those who may be a danger to the public.
The failure of a gross receipts tax to prop up the budget for the Valencia County Detention Center is being called "an absolute disaster for the county," by one commissioner.
When the gavel was struck to adjourn Tuesday's special meeting of the Belen Board of Education, the district kept a superintendent but lost another long-time board member.
It's all about working together, said Mike Ogas, the newly elected president of the Los Lunas Chamber of Commerce.
When most people refer to vernacular, they are referencing the common language of a region or area that is filled with colorful slang and creative phrases. But vernacular has another, less well-known meaning.
When the 30-day legislative session begins next week, the primary focus at the Roundhouse will be on the state's budget. But at least two legislators representing Valencia County are hoping to get on the governor's call with bills addressing needs within the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department.
After two public hearings and impassioned pleas on both sides of the issue, a proposal to ban late-term abortions in Valencia County has been rejected.
What was supposed to be a straight-forward hearing in the ongoing legal battle over a hospital in Valencia County ended with the chief judge of the 13th Judicial District disqualifying the entire district from hearing arguments.
Acrid black smoke filled the sky over Tomé Sunday afternoon as part of a beloved local business burned.
He has been a city manager, a presidential appointee and a lot of things in between. And now Jeff Condrey, 58, can add Valencia County manager to his long list of administrative positions.
Starting in July, Valencia County residents will probably see a small increase in the gross receipts taxes they pay on purchases made in the unincorporated areas of the county.
December 16 is now a special day in the city of Belen — it is a day that honors a native son, who has been called an institution.
(Editor's note: This is the last of a year-long monthly series about how alcohol and drug addiction affects the community and how those affected work to achieve a better life.)
Just more than three years ago, a program quietly came to Valencia County that has resulted in greater public health.