A retired Belen Schools administrator and educator is hoping his experience and vision will help the newest city in Valencia County become a prosperous and viable community.
Los Lunas Fire Department Capt. John Gabaldon, 38, has big shoes to fill. He will be the new fire chief after Chief Atalino "Lito" Chavez retires at the end of the month.
Good food, good people, good music and good weather all came together Saturday to make the 15th annual Hispano Chamber of Valencia County Matanza a success.
This year's election season for local education boards is coming to a close, with Election Day, Tuesday, Feb. 3, less than a week away. There are 15 candidates who filed for seats on the Los Lunas and Belen boards of education, and the University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus Advisory Board.
Joseph R. Byers, a candidate for Los Lunas Board of Education, and his son, Donivan, were escorted from the Los Lunas High School gym Saturday by school resource officer Joe Griego, during a high school boys basketball game.
As the old water tank near Interstate 25 and the Camino del Llano exit started to come down last week, some residents and Belen High School alumni were stunned that the eagle painted on the tank was being destroyed.
Mike Moreno is proud to have grown up and to live in Belen, a city to which he gives his time, his labor and his heart. Moreno was named the Greater Belen Chamber of Commerce's Citizen of the Year at Saturday's annual installation banquet.
The Belen Consolidated Schools superintendent found himself at home channel surfing Tuesday morning, after receiving a letter from the school board putting him on paid administrative leave.
A special needs educational assistant at Belen High School is sitting behind bars, charged with allegedly having a sexual relationship with one of her students, sending him provocative pictures and serving him alcohol.
For many, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a time for service and remembrance. Roughly three dozen people in the community came to the Heart of Belen Plaza Monday to enjoy musical performances and speeches, honoring and celebrating King's message.
As Los Lunas Fire Chief Atalino "Lito" Chavez gazes around his office at photographs, certificates of appreciation and a host of other memorabilia commemorating his 38 years in the fire service, he hesitates for a moment.
It's an odd numbered year, so that means state legislators will be hammering out a budget and new laws for 60 days straight when the session starts next Tuesday.
The bus-loads of district spelling bee winners ran late on the cold, wet morning of the Valencia County Spelling Bee Tuesday, but the competition flew and Gil Sanchez Elementary sixth-grader Jace McNabb won first place in the fifth round.
More than three dozen Valencia County fire and EMS personnel rushed to the scene of a fictional helicopter crash at the old ALCO in Belen Sunday afternoon.
A local funeral director is fired up after the Belen City Council unanimously approved a special-use zone permit for a crematory in the Hub City.
Valencia County commissioners managed to reorganize themselves Monday morning, but there were a few bumps and odd turns along the way.
The Los Lunas Board of Education held a work session Tuesday to iron out details for its superintendent search.
Members of two different families getting a bite to eat at McDonald's in Bosque Farms were accosted by two men who wanted to take cuts in line last week.
As the year 2014 draws to a close, the Valencia County News-Bulletin takes a look at people and issues which were interesting and important this year — some of which may continue to be important as we head into 2015.