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Belen Schools planning for a new, diverse agricultural farm

(Julia M. Dendinger-News-Bulletin photo) Pointing out where various features of the Belen Consolidated Schools’ future ag farm will be, Belen High School ag teacher and Future Farmers of America sponsor Justin Brown, right, says the farm will be an asset not only to students but the community as a whole. BHS FFA Chapter reporter Cody Wakefield, in the background, said he is looking forward to getting the greenhouse up and going.

Right now, 1617 River Road is a quiet, idyllic park. Later this summer, it will begin the transformation into a long-awaited agricultural farm for the Belen Consolidated Schools' Future Farmers of America program.

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Avalon, Lovelace proposing hospital facilities

Building a hospital in Valencia County has been a topic of contentious discussion and debate for more than eight years, and no one seems any closer to delivering a health care facility than they were in 2006.

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Commissioners approve agreement regarding Belen's recycling program

The Valencia County commissioners approved an agreement with the city of Belen to help pay for the municipality's recycling program for another year, but not without an oddly split vote.

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County adjusts budget to reflect updated revenues

Several county employees who were looking forward to receiving a pay raise this new fiscal year will have to do without one after it was announced that this year's property tax revenues are estimated to be lower than initially estimated.

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Living Cross Ambulance’s attorney asking court to reconsider decision

It's been nearly three years since the legal battle between a local ambulance company and a handful of government agencies has reared its head, but now it has returned in the form of a motion to reconsider from the company's attorney.

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