Fri January 11, 2013
Valencia County May Get New Town
BELEN, N.M. (AP) — Voters in a small community in Valencia County will find out if they are one step closer to creating a new town.
KRQE-TV reports that the votes will be canvassed Friday to determine if Rio Communities can incorporate.
In a special election Tuesday, residents in Rio Communities, just east of Belen, voted to incorporate into a new municipality with its own mayor and town council.
Residents in this 4600 square acre area say they want a new town so they could have their own police department.
About 5,200 people live in Rio Communities.