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Hub City expects small GRT bump

Anticipating a modest increase in revenues, the Belen City Council unanimously approved a preliminary 2014-15 fiscal year budget last week that would represent a 6.18 percent increase to the general fund.

RGE teacher hopes to see injured son walk again

Every parent's nightmare is an injury to their child. For single mother, Veronica Baca, a teacher at Raymond Gabaldon Elementary School, that nightmare came true. Her son, Marc Baca, 22, was rushed to the hospital on March 11 after taking a fall from the roof of his grandparent's house in Albuquerque.

Veguita medical clinic on hold

The proposed medical clinic in Veguita is temporarily on hold, at least until the New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration's Local Government Division approves the funding.

Future pediatrician graduates high school

Deborah Fox-News-Bulletin photo: Miranda Chavez, a graduating senior at Los Lunas High School, was selected one of  175 applicants for a place in the 2014 cohort of the University of New Mexico’s Combined BA/MD Degree Program.

Many young people change their minds a few times about what they want to be when they grow up, but Miranda Chavez, a senior at Los Lunas High School, hasn't wavered about what she wants for her future.

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.

Decision not yet made on LL hospital

After a lawsuit opposing the county's decision to award mill levy money for a hospital in Belen was dismissed, it's unclear whether or not a medical facility will be built in Los Lunas.

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.)

Wounded Warrior Project Run helps soldiers

The Wounded Warrior Project provides free programs and services for soldiers injured in the wars since 9-11 and helps them build successful lives. To raise money for the project, local marathon runner Jim Schnitzler, organized the Believe in Heroes Memorial Day Run.