Clara Garcia | News-Bulletin Editor

Former Belen mayor sued for defamation, harassment

A Belen businessman and president of the Belen MainStreet Partnership has filed a lawsuit against Jerah Cordova, claiming the former mayor continues to harass him and make defamatory comments about him.

Jay Peters filed the lawsuit in the 13th Judicial Court on Feb. 7, asking for damages for defamation and harassment as well as an injunction to stop Cordova from further conduct.

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Gurule retiring as Los Lunas police chief

LOS LUNAS — Naithan Gurule always wanted to either be a police officer or a school teacher.

As he prepares to turn in his badge on Friday after 20 years of service as a police officer, and retiring as chief of police in Los Lunas, Gurule’s dream of making an impact in the lives of youth is soon to become a reality.

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