Belen funeral service hopes to build crematory

BELEN, N.M. (KRQE) – A company trying to build a crematorium in Belen will try again.

Noblin Funeral Services had asked the Belen city council to approve a zone change which would allow them to build the crematory in their current building on Renikein.

But residents were opposed because the property sits right next to parks and homes.

The council turned down the request.

Now the company has filed an appeal in district court.

The judge will decide if the council acted properly. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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