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Following what he calls the “innovative practices” of a neighboring school district, Belen Consolidated Schools Superintendent Lawrence Sanchez says if the district is able to clear just a few more hurdles, Belen High School students could be in hybrid learning as early as Monday, March 8 — …

EDITOR'S NOTE: Since this story was published, Belen Consolidated Schools plan for hybrid learning at the secondary level has changed significantly. 

A piece of state legislation intended to get the Valencia County hospital project back on track has cleared its first major hurdle of the 2021 legislative session.

It could be as simple as a note or a favorite candy bar — just a little something to let the members of the Class of 2021 know while this might be a far from ideal senior year, they are still supported and celebrated.

Knowing food can be scarce for Valencia County families and sometimes even harder to come by during the pandemic, local volunteers and organizations are making use of a federal program to get nutritious, fresh food into the hands of those who need it most.

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LOS LUNAS — The Los Lunas Board of Education voted 4-1 Tuesday to send students back to the classroom for in-person learning starting at the high school level and then with middle school and elementary school after.

New Mexico school children who qualify for free or reduced-price meals and who continue in the remote or hybrid learning model for the 2020-2021 school year will share more than $27 million in additional monthly benefits through the Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer program.

Four Los Lunas residents have been arrested and charged in connection to a double homicide in Meadow Lake.

BELEN—About 20 people were present outside of the Belen Consolidated Schools administration building on Tuesday as part of a protest against the district’s target dates for re-entry to hybrid learning.

TOME—Valencia Community Gardens, a non-profit based in Tomé, received an unexpected donation of hundreds of bags of organic garden soil, starter soil, planter soil and seed starting kits from the Lowe’s home improvement store in Los Lunas.

BELEN — There are turkeys catching feathers, penguins dodging snowflakes, sparkly unicorns, green bears and a whole host of other fun, fanciful creations.