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RC begins infrastructure planning for next five years

For the first time as a municipality, Rio Communities city councilors unanimously approved the Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan that gives residents and legislators a clear picture of the direction of the city for the next five years.

Northcutt resigns from RC Council

Kaylon Northcutt, one of the first four residents elected to serve on the Rio Communities City Council, resigned his position a little more than a year into his term.

Illegal dumping

Julia M. Dendinger-News-Bulletin photo: A beautiful view of the Manzano Mountains is marred by illegal dumping in the community of Monterey Park. Items such as old furniture, tires, household trash and dead animals are thrown in the desert just a few hundred feet from people’s homes.

Sometimes you find out who your friends really are the hard way. Brett Garner found out he trusted the wrong person when he got a court summons in June for illegal dumping. To say he was surprised was an understatement.

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.