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Paradise Hills Park update
Bernalillo County’s Parks and Recreation Department welcomes the public to a community meeting Wednesday, July 27 at 6 to 8 p.m. for an update on the redesign of Paradise Hills Park and Park Lane.
NM House District 69
The Bernalillo County Commission is accepting applications from individuals interested in representing State House District 69, located in parts of Bernalillo, Cibola, McKinley, San Juan, Socorro and Valencia counties.
bernco bernie sheep days
Cowboys and cowgirls, it’s time to strap those boots on and get ready for the Third Annual BernCo Bernie’s Sheep Day and First Impression Youth Day Rodeo. It takes place on Saturday, Aug. 6 at Bernalillo County’s Dennison Park Rodeo Grounds in the South Valley, 7001 Coors Blvd. SW.
New Interim MDC Administrator Named
Experienced management professional Thomas J. Ruiz is the new interim jail administrator until a permanent administrator can be hired at the Metropolitan Detention Center. Ruiz is well-known in the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County criminal justice community, having served as a past administrator of the Second Judicial District Court.
green and red chile
Vendors- Put your applications in now for the Bosque Chile Festival! It's a celebration of food, art, and culture on the Rio Grande. Join in the celebration of the chile harvest on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center! This is a free event and festivities include entertainment, kid’s activities, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, and chef demonstrations.
Bernalillo County Imposes Fire Restrictions in the East Mountains
Continued hot and dry weather has increased the potential for fires in the East Mountain areas of Bernalillo County, prompting open burning restrictions which will put Bernalillo County in line with the Sandia Ranger District who also announced fire restrictions on July 15. These restrictions will remain in effect until adequate precipitation is received, reducing the fire danger and increasing fuel moisture. The Bernalillo County Fire Department will determine when it is safe to resume open burning.
Dog Head Fire Info & Resources for Bernalillo County
Please click on the image above or go to www.bernco.gov/dogheadfire to see a compilation of information and resources for the Dog Head Fire. This page will be updated as new information becomes available.
County Clerk's Office Now Accepting New Passport Applications
Beginning Monday July 11, the Bernalillo County Clerk’s Office will accept new passport applications. The United States Department of State designated the Bernalillo County Clerk’s Office as a passport acceptance facility to help meet high demand in the Albuquerque metropolitan area.
BernCo’s 2016 Summer Lunch Program Starts June 1
Bernalillo County’s 2016 Summer Lunch Program gets under way June 1 at 51 locations throughout the county, offering free healthy meals to children and teens at churches, parks, community centers, apartment complexes and other locations. Vista Grande Community Center in the East Mountains has been added as a new location this year. Bernalillo County will provide nearly 150,000 meals this year. No registration is required for the program, which runs from June 1 to Aug. 5.
The county’s Public Works Division is undertaking a construction project that will result in a four-month relocation of the county Assessor’s Office. The Assessor’s Office will open a temporary customer service center in Downtown Albuquerque at 415 Tijeras Ave. NW on Tuesday, May 3. The temporary office is directly east, across Fifth Street, from the permanent location.

County Video

Cowboys and cowgirls, it’s time to strap those boots on and get ready for the Third Annual BernCo Bernie’s Sheep Day and First Impression Youth Day Rodeo. It takes place on Saturday, Aug. 6 at Bernalillo County’s Dennison Park Rodeo Grounds in the South Valley, 7001 Coors Blvd. SW. The event will run from 9 a.m. ‘til the sheep come home.
The Dog Head Fire started on June 14, 2016 in Torrance County, approximately six miles northwest of Tajique, and on June 15 crossed over into Bernalillo County. In total, 17,912 acres were burned. This video details Bernalillo County's response to the fire, evacuations and cleanup.
On June 21, 2016, Commissioner Lonnie C. Talbert, along with State Representative William Rehm and Fire Division Chief Brian Kadle, cut the ribbon on the new access road to Paseo del Norte that will provide a significant reduction in travel time for fire personnel who respond to fires and other emergencies.
On June 8, 2016, Bernalillo County and federal officials honored two Navy airmen killed in a crash exactly 65 years ago at the site of what is now thealle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge.
In January 2016, work began on the Lomas Chiller Plant, a new water conservation project at the UNM North Golf Course Urban Open Space that will save as much as 14 million gallons of water per year, dramatically reducing the amount of water pumped from Albuquerque’s aquifer for irrigation at the golf course.
Party season is here! Parents, don't be a party to underage drinking. Parents Who Host, Lose the Most.
Join Bernalillo County Parks and Recreation for ‘Teen 3 on 3’ basketball Friday nights from 6 to 10:30 p.m. at the Westside Community Center, 1250 Isleta Blvd SW. The program is free to any kids ages 12 to 19.
Watch this video to see Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins talk with experts about the epidemic of heroin and opiate addiction in our community.
Watch this video to learn all about what the ABC Community School Partnership does and what it means for children in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County. The group is a collaborative efffort of Bernalillo County, the City of Albuquerque and Albuquerque Public Schools.
Join the Bernalillo County Parks and Recreation team this summer! Call (505) 314-0400 for information.
Watch this video from the Bernalillo County Clerk's Office to learn how to become a poll official and get involved in the election process in Bernalillo County.
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  • Register to vote, update your voter registration information, and learn how to become a poll official while supporting local farmers and artisans at the Downtown Growers’ Market.
    Downtown Growers' Market
    810 Copper Ave. NW
    Albuquerque, NM

  • The fun way to work out! No experience needed. Instructor is Marian Rodis. Cost is $6 per class without a pass - or buy a pass and save. Contact Marian at 286-1702 for more infomation or email zumba.mar@hotmail.com .
    Vista Grande Community Center, 15 La Madera Road, Sandia Park NM

  • “History of the Pajarito Neighborhood” Presented by Elaine Luján The Stories of the Middle Rio Grande - Villages of the Rio Grande series is a collection of lectures by local historians designed to bring to life the rich history and cultural traditions of the Albuquerque area from historic Old Town traveling south to the Pueblo of Isleta, one neighborhood at time. The events are free and take place at 10:30 a.m. at the Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta SW, on the fourth Saturday of every month, from February to September 2016. For more information about specific events in the series, please click on the flier. For more information, call (505) 314-0398.
    Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta SW

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Meet Your County Commissioners
Debbie O'Malley

Debbie O'MalleyDistrict 1

Art De La Cruz

Art De La CruzDistrict 2

Maggie Hart Stebbins

Maggie Hart StebbinsDistrict 3

Lonnie C. Talbert

Lonnie C. TalbertDistrict 4

Wayne Johnson

Wayne JohnsonDistrict 5

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