MainStreet gets BNSF grant for tourism

The Belen MainStreet Partnership this week was awarded a $3,500 grant from Burlington Northern Santa Fe for tourism promotion. The grant will be used to design, publish and distribute a brochure to promote railroad tourism throughout New Mexico. The brochure will be distributed to hotels, restaurants and tourism hotspots throughout the state. Belen MainStreet has […]

MainStreet gets state tourism grant

The Belen MainStreet Partnership has been awarded a $10,000 grant to promote tourism in Belen. The New Mexico Tourism Department awarded the money to the MainStreet group after it submitted a proposal to promote tourism from Belen to Santa Fe using the New Mexico Rail Runner Express. The grant will involve cooperation between the various […]

Schwarzenegger films ‘The Last Stand’

Former California governor and Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger is in Belen during the month of November filing The Last Stand, a movie about a small bordertown sheriff who takes on drug kingpin who just escaped from FBI custody. The Last Stand — a film that has brought Jaimie Alexander, Johnny Knoxville and Luis Guzman to […]

Udall visits Belen for MainStreet kickoff

United States Sen. Tom Udall visited Belen today to help kick off the New Mexico MainStreet program, an economic development effort lead by locals and supported by the state that’s seeking to revitalize downtown Belen. Udall met with several business owners in the proposed MainStreet district — the physical area of focus for the local […]