2014 Citizen of the Year – Charles Cox: Lifelong firefighter, Vietnam veteran, VFW post commander and Boy Scout troop master

News-Bulletin file photo: Charles Cox, a volunteer with the Belen Fire Department, is also the department's nationally-certified fire investigator. Cox retired after 34 years with the Aberdeen Proving Ground Fire Department.

Not many people can say they have lived their entire lives helping their community, serving their country, assisting veterans and shaping the lives of youths to become responsible adults and future leaders.

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300 manufacturing jobs coming to Valencia County

Come this spring, 300 new jobs will be available in Valencia County thanks to Global Fashion Technologies, Inc., a clothing manufacturing company that will be operating and headquartered at the old Solo Cup facility south of Rio Communities.

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Tomé Art Gallery, Belen Art League celebrate Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos — Day of the Dead — is a Mexican holiday celebrated in Mexico, Latin America, the United States, Canada and around the world on Nov. 1.

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Correction

In the Oct. 23 edition of the Valencia County News-Bulletin’s Election Guide, the candidates in the County Commission District 1 race were misidentified. The Republican candidate is Rowena Tachias; and…[Read more]

Local student levitates to national STEM competition in Washington, D.C.

Deborah Fox-News-Bulletin photo: Makayla Gates’ science fair project was selected to compete in the national Broadcom MASTERS competition in Washington, D.C.

PERALTA – Young inventor Makayla Gates, of Peralta, knows something about levitation. Small stones or sand particles can be held in the air as if by magic using sound waves,…[Read more]

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Railroad club out of Belen Harvey House

Miles and miles of miniature mainline railroad tracks, model railroad engines, tiny towns folk doing everything from farming to flying kites and small replicas of local establishments will soon need a new home.

Expo looks to revitalize employment, local business

In an effort to assist people in finding a job, aid local businesses in finding employees, help everyone learn more about local enterprises and revitalize the local economy, a business expo is being organized for all that and more.