Old city hall roof restoration to start

Thanks to a new $15,000 grant from PNM, the Belen MainStreet Partnership and City of Belen will begin restoration of the leaky roof at old city hall. “Belen was recently recognized as an emerging MainStreet community,” Gov. Susana Martinez said during the announcement on December 18, “And is working to develop its distinctive characteristics, like […]

Community garden gets grant

From PNM: The PNM Resources Foundation announced grants to 32 organizations, 29 across New Mexico and three in Texas, conducting projects which promote environmental stewardship and/or community improvements of public spaces. Grants totaling $300,000 will be awarded in honor of the PNM Resources Foundation’s 30th anniversary. Community members will be able to enjoy the benefits […]

MainStreet works to restore old city hall

The Belen MainStreet Partnership has undertaken a multi-phased process to restore old city hall on Becker Avenue in Belen. The old city hall is a Works Progress Administration project, originally constructed during the Great Depression. Over the years, the building housed city hall, the fire department, police department and the municipal court. The building has […]

Country & Americana Festival is August 17

CELEBRATE BELEN COUNTRY & AMERICANA MUSIC FESTIVAL – A BENEFIT FOR OUR VETERANS WHEN: SATURDAY, AUGUST 17th, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm WHERE: BELEN’S BECKER STREET FROM SECOND to FIFTH STREETS This first Celebrate Belen Music event offers music, art, food, & New Mexico wine & beer in a street festival setting on Belen’s downtown […]

‘The Last Stand’ hits theaters

The Last Stand, filmed in Belen last fall, was released this weekend in theaters around the country. The Last Stand, which brought Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jaimie Alexander, Johnny Knoxville and Luis Guzman to Belen, was filmed along Becker Avenue in downtown, where a set was constructed among Belen’s historic buildings. The set included the construction of […]

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 […]