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.
As Global Fashion Technologies plans on setting up shop in the old Solo Cup manufacturing plant south of Rio Communities, the city of Belen is doing what it can to help the company.
For the second year in a row, Valencia County has received an unmodified opinion on its annual financial audit.
A heavy tarp attached to chain link fencing surrounds construction work at Los Lunas High School so students can safely attend classes while Phase II of the school is being built.
A Los Lunas woman was found guilty of second-degree murder and dueling, a fourth-degree felony, last week for fatally stabbing her estranged boyfriend in the neck in the summer of 2013.
Valencia County might see a new 911 dispatch center as early as 2016. That's the goal of Shirley Valdez, director of the Valencia Regional Emergency Communication Center.
With a unanimous vote, Valencia County commissioners approved the sale of bonds that will put nearly $7.4 million into the general fund before the end of next month.