Wind Briefing Thursday April, 21 2022

Event Overview While a strong jet stream moving across New Mexico is common this time of year, the weather scenario on Friday will be especially conducive to widespread damaging winds. The Jet stream will strengthen Friday as it dips over the American Southwest and crosses into the state while a powerful low pressure system bears down on the central Rockies. … Read More

Bosque Fire near Jarales in Valencia County.

This will be a pinned post for the Active Bosque fire at the South end of Valencia County near Jarales Road & St. Thomas. All updates and instructions will be here. ** FINAL FIRE UPDATE 4/24**Via Valencia County Fire Department FINAL FIRE UPDATE We are happy to report that both the Big Hole and Simona Fires are now 100% contained.We … Read More

Spring Clean Dumpster Available

On April 30th through May 1st and again on May 7th through May 8th there will be a 30 foot dumpster courtesy of the City of Belen and AC Disposal Company at the Park on 10th and Ross Streets. Citizens can throw any unwanted trash from their properties. Dumpsters will be available until filled. Please no motor oil, hazardous chemicals, refrigerators with freon, or vehicle parts.

The City of Belen Community Preservation Department has teamed up with AC Disposal Services to give our citizens additional opportunities to dispose of their unwanted items at no charge. On April 30th – May 1st and again on May 7th – May 8th there will be a 30 foot dumpster at the City park at Ross and 10th street. The … Read More

Valencia County Burn Ban Notice

Due to ongoing drought, severe fire danger, and serious lack of resources throughout New Mexico; Valencia County, village of Los Lunas, City of Belen, Peralta, Bosque Farms, and Rio Communities are implementing an open burn ban effective April 18, 2022 and will remain in effect for 30 days or until conditions change to reduce the fire danger, at which time … Read More

Big Hole Fire Updates and Information

FIRE UPDATE APRIL 21st The Big Hole Fire is now 95% contained and we still have resources continuing work in that area. FIRE UPDATE April 18th The fire is now 80% contained and crews will be out working today. There are 77 personnel still assigned to this fire. April 15th Big Hole Fire Update The Big Hole Fire, located on … Read More

Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program

A new water benefit, the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP), is available to help households with water and wastewater costs, announced the New Mexico Human Services Department. LIHWAP is a temporary, federally-funded water assistance program for low-income households to help offset the costs of water and wastewater bills. Payments will be made to vendors on behalf of households.  Eligible … Read More

Fire Evacuations

The City of Belen would like to notify residents living in the area affected by the fire to evacuate as soon as possible. Do not place your family at risk. Emergency crews are responding. If you need a location to stay, the Belen Community Center is being set up as a shelter. Valencia County Sheriff’s Posse is mobilizing for animal … Read More

AC Disposal Route Change

All Friday residential routes will now be picked up on Thursdays, starting Thursday April 14th. Please be sure to have carts out by 7am. Again this change will be a permanent change and all Friday residential routes will be picked up on Thursdays starting Thursday, April 14th. If you have any questions please call City Hall at 505-966-2734 for more … Read More

Employee Appreciation Committee to Host Community Yard Sale

Saturday and Sunday, April 2nd & 3rd, the City of Belen Employee Appreciation Committee will host a Community Yard Sale at Anna Becker Park. The Yard Sale will run from 8am-2pm and you are welcome to join in and sell your unwanted items. If you would like to reserve a spot please call 505-966-2734 by April 1st. There is a … Read More

State of New Mexico Volunteer Month Proclamation

The month of April, 2022 has been declared Volunteer Appreciation Month by Governor Michelle Lujan Grasham today. Together, the State of New Mxico, the Department of Workforce Solutions, and the Aging and Long-Term Services Department celebrate the 4,700 senior volunteers who continue to give back to their communities. New Mexico is projected to be the fourth largest state in terms … Read More