Valencia County May Get New Town

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.

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