The Valencia County News-Bulletin is a locally owned and operated community newspaper, dedicated to serving Valencia County since 1910 through the highest journalistic and professional business standards. The VCNB is published weekly on Thursdays, including holidays — and online at news-bulletin.com.

Our office hours are from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. We are politically independent, and welcome community submissions from all points of view.

The Valencia County News-Bulletin, an award winning newspaper is a member of the Greater Belen Chamber of Commerce, the Hispano Chamber of Valencia County, the New Mexico Press Association, the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government and the National Newspaper Association.

Our dedicated, professional staff pours an enormous amount of creativity, passion and hard work into the creation of your community newspaper. But ultimately, it is our advertisers who make the Valencia County News-Bulletin & News-Bulletin.com possible. So, please tell them you saw them in the VCNB!

Clara Garcia

Clara Garcia

News-Bulletin Editor

Clara Garcia is the editor and publisher of the Valencia County News-Bulletin. Clara is a native of the city of Belen, beginning her journalism career at the News-Bulletin in 1998 as the crime and courts reporter. During her time at the paper, Clara has won numerous awards for her writing, photography and typography and design both from the National Newspaper Association and the New Mexico Press Association. She is also past president of  the New Mexico Press Association.

Julia Dendinger

Julia Dendinger

News-Bulletin Assistant Editor

Julia M. Dendinger began working at the VCNB in 2006. She covers Valencia County government, Belen Consolidated Schools and the village of Bosque Farms. She is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists Rio Grande chapter’s board of directors

Makayla Grijalva

Makayla Grijalva

News-Bulletin Staff Writer

Makayla Grijalva was born and raised in Las Cruces. She is a 2020 graduate of The University of New Mexico, where she studied multimedia journalism, political science and history. She covers the village of Los Lunas, Los Lunas Schools, SODA and the town of Peralta.

Mike Powers

Mike Powers

News-Bulletin Sports Writer

Mike Powers spent more than 40 years as a television news and sports anchor, mostly in the Albuquerque market. He has won numerous awards including New Mexico Sportscaster of the Year. He covers a wide range of sports, including the Valencia County prep scene.

Bobbi Chandler

Bobbi Chandler

Advertising Consultant

Bobbi Chandler, a native of Oklahoma, began working at the News-Bulletin in 2014. She can help you with your advertising needs in the VCNB and special sections.