Too many times I have watched flooding in Belen. When State Rep. Rebecca Dow spoke out a couple weeks ago about the infrastructure problem of New Mexico she was spot on! I would think that there is a better way to protect communities like Belen from flooding. I heard one businessman in Belen say on TV that ‘know one cares about us’. I do not all the ins and outs of this situation but when it happens time and time again, something needs to improve. Rural New Mexico needs help from the Governor and the legislature. There is an excellent core of State Senators and Representatives in rural New Mexico, but they cannot do it alone. The state does not begin and end in Albuquerque and Santa Fe.