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Belen Fire Chief Nathan Godfrey, left, and interim Deputy Fire Chief Charles Cox, right, congratulates Michael Wessels, center, on his promotion to captain.

 

Clara Garcia | News-Bulletin photo
Belen Fire Chief Nathan Godfrey, left, and interim Deputy Fire Chief Charles Cox, right, congratulates Jacob Ward and his wife, Christine, center, on his promotion to lieutenant on the Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) team at the Belen Alexander Regional Airport. Other new firefighters on the team include Brandon Stubben, Julian Rivas-Nava, Chris Contreras, Jared Geherty and James Silva.

Clara Garcia | News-Bulletin photo
Belen Fire Chief Nathan Godfrey, left, and interim Deputy Fire Chief Charles Cox, right, congratulates Kenneth Vance, center, on his promotion to fire marshal.

Clara Garcia | News-Bulletin photo
Belen Fire Chief Nathan Godfrey, left, and interim Deputy Fire Chief Charles Cox, right, congratulates Christopher Martinez, center, on his promotion to lieutenant.

Clara Garcia | News-Bulletin photo
Belen Fire Chief Nathan Godfrey, left, and interim Deputy Fire Chief Charles Cox, right, congratulates Stephen Carbajal, with his wife, Larissa, center, a recently-hired BFD firefighter. Other new firefighters at the BFD include Luiz Belmudez, Kevin Garcia, Jose Molina Gonzales and Nathan Gonzales.

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Clara Garcia is the editor and publisher of the Valencia County News-Bulletin.
She 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.