Belen, NMKOAT 7

Cemetery fire causes farm to evacuate horses

BELEN, N.M. — The tight knit community of Belen came together to help save a farm. On Saturday, the Cemetery fire began to burn feet from Double-LL Farms. "It started on the south end of the Bosque, right before you go across the Rio Grande River and the drainage ditch. Then after that it just exploded," said W.L. Mooring, owner of Double LL Farms. "With us not having any grass, or where the horses have took dumps, all that ash was coming over here and catching us on fire. At any given time there was 50 to 60 little fires going on our property."
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Rainy forecast for Belen? Jump on it!

(BELEN, NM) Tuesday is set to be rainy in Belen, according to the National Weather Service, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay inside. Check out these ideas for ways to make the most of it, along with your four-day forecast.
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Diesel lookout: Survey shows some Belen stations charging $0.39 extra

(BELEN, NM) You could be saving up to $0.39 per gallon on diesel in Belen, according to a recent price survey. The survey, which looked at prices across the Belen area on Tuesday, found that Conoco at 102 Rio Communities Blvdhad the cheapest advertised diesel, at just $2.99 per gallon. By comparison, the most expensive station in the area was Love's Travel Stop at 1903 Camino Del Llano, which listed a per-gallon price of $3.38.
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Belen Weather Forecast For The Week Ahead

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Belen: Wednesday, June 16: Sunny during the day; while partly cloudy overnight; Thursday, June 17: Sunny during the day; while partly cloudy overnight; Friday, June 18: Mostly sunny during the day; while mostly cloudy overnight; Saturday, June 19: Mostly sunny
Tucumcari, NMQuay County Sun

Investigation turns up missing man

The investigation of a report of a wrong-way driver on Interstate 40 east of Tucumcari turned up a missing or endangered man from Los Lunas. According to a report from the Quay County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were sent the morning of June 8 to mile marker 336 on I-40 to investigate an elderly wrong-way driver going east on the westbound lanes. The vehicle eventually exited and began traveling east in the correct lanes.
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Belen gas price comparison: Cheapest gas in the area

(BELEN, NM) For bargain hunters there may be no better target than gas, with the cheapest station in the Belen area offering savings of $0.24 per gallon. According to a survey by GasBuddy, Love's Travel Stop at 1903 Camino Del Llano was the cheapest station in the area, with regular listed at $2.75 per gallon at the pumps Wednesday. That was compared to Phillips 66 at 1304 S Main St, where a gallon of regular was selling for $2.99.
Belen, NMKOAT 7

Fire south of Belen burns over 300 acres, residents prepared to evacuate

BOSQUE, N.M. — The fire that started around noon on Saturday has burned more than 300 acres. For many residents in the area, it’s too close for comfort. “No, like I said we had never been this close in the whole lifetime we have been here. The 45-50 years that I have been here,” said long time resident Louie Baca.
Belen, NMKOAT 7

Fire south of Belen burns on both sides of Rio Grande

A fire that ignited Saturday afternoon south of Belen continues to burn along both sides of the Rio Grande, near the Valencia County/Socorro County line. Valencia County assistant Fire Chief Jaime Gonzales told Action 7 News that the fire has burned an estimated 100 acres, and has zero percent containment. The fire began on the west side of the Rio Grande and jumped over to the east side.
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Crews trying to contain wildfire south Belen

BELEN, N.M. (AP) — A wildfire south of Belen that jumped the Rio Grande has residents preparing for a possible evacuation. Valencia County Fire Department officials say the blaze, which has burned 0.47 square miles (1.2 square kilometers), was at zero containment as of early Sunday. The fire was first...
Veguita, NMNews-Bulletin

Large bosque fire burning north of Veguita

UPDATE 4: (8 p.m., 6/13/21) As of 6:30 p.m., Sunday, June 13, Valencia County Fire Department Assistant Chief Jaime Gonzales is reporting the Cemetery Fire is 20 percent contained and fire personnel have kept the blaze to 319 acres. “Throughout the day, on the west side there was a lot...