Articles for the ‘Community & Growth’ Category

Riding our roads

Barron Jones-News-Bulletin photo: Most of the money needed to fix roads and streets are funded through the state, but local municipalities and the county need to come up with matching funds to help pay for the project.

Driving through Valencia County, it's almost impossible not to notice the pot holes and the faded traffic-control markings defacing many of the area's municipal streets, county roads and state highways.

Fighting the fires

Clara Garcia-News-Bulletin photo: Valencia County Fire Chief Steven Gonzales says the amount of volunteers the county depends on has decreased over the year, making the need for more career firefighters more important.

Every day, there are public servants who help save people from fires, help put out fires and they go to sites where something bad happens, such as car accidents, structure fires, heart attacks, strokes and other events that might need attendance by firefighters.