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Saving energy and money

Deborah Fox-News-Bulletin photo: Homeowners Debbie Christensen and Michel Richard bought a 22 panel photovoltaic solar system to shrink their carbon footprint and their electricity costs.

If wasted home heating and cooling appeared as dollar bills flying out from under doors, slipping out through window frames and swept away by the wind, most people would chase after their cash.

College bound

Pavlos Panagopolous, a Belen-based financial planner for 28 years, says college savings programs are a better option than student loans.

With summertime ending, many young people are looking at moving on to the next chapter of their lives — whether that chapter includes college or simply moving out of their parents' home and on their own.

Hundreds of jobs coming to Los Lunas

Deborah Fox-News-Bulletin photo: At the Accurate Machine & Tool Co. ground-breaking ceremony in Los Lunas are, from left, Los Lunas Economic Development manager Ralph Mims, Accurate Machine & Tool Co. officer Greg Pluemer, N.M. Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela, Gov. Susana Martinez, Julie Pluemer, Accurate Machine & Tool Co. officer Steve Pluemer, his daughter, Nikki, and wife, Julia.

Gov. Susana Martinez announced 250 well-paying jobs coming to the Los Lunas area at a ground-breaking ceremony Wednesday in Los Morros Business Park for Accurate Machine & Tool Co.

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.

Anaya, Otero collaborate on book

Another bilingual children’s book, “How Chile Came to New Mexico,” by native author, Rudolfo Anaya, was published this week by Rio Grande Books. The Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts will host a book-signing event Saturday.

The Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts is hosting a book signing event for New Mexico's premiere Hispanic author Rudolfo Anaya, for his latest children's book, "How Chile Came to New Mexico."

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.