School board elections set for next Tuesday

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.

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Belen, Los Lunas, UNM-VC Election Guide

Election Information Election Day: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 3 Absentee voting: To request an absentee application, stop by the Valencia County Clerk’s office, 444 Luna Ave. Los…[Read more]

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Moreno named chamber’s Citizen of the Year

(Clara Garcia-News-Bulletin photo) Mike Moreno, a volunteer at the Belen Harvey House Museum, the Belen Public Library, Belen MainStreet Partnership and who is working on opening a non-profit gallery in the Hub City, was named the Greater Belen Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year. Pictured, from left, are Anna Duran, the chamber’s past president; Mike Moreno, Citizen of the Year; Tom Greer, chamber president; and Rhona Baca Espinoza, the chamber’s executive director.

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.

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Fire districts train for mass casualty incident

(Julia M. Dendinger-News-Bulletin photo) After a long afternoon of training, firefighters and emergency medical personnel walk through the smoke-filled ALCO building in Belen Sunday. The smoke, like the victims, was fake but it still helped prepare county firefighters and EMTs for a possible mass casualty incident.

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.

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