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Beautiful Bernalillo County

Welcome to Bernalillo County

A great deal of county information and services can be accessed online for your convenience. Residents can find everything from tax records to marriage licences from bernco.gov. Take a look around and if you need help please feel free to contact us.

Bernalillo County Behavioral Health Initiative

Behavioral Health Initiative
Bernalillo County, the City of Albuquerque and the State of New Mexico have committed themselves to improving residents’ lives and the public’s safety by strategically evaluating and enhancing resources for mental health and substance abuse treatment.

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Memorial Day Pool Schedule
Bernalillo County Aquatics Department’s three seasonal pools and the Alameda Spray Park are open daily until 5 p.m. for the summer starting this Saturday, May 27 through Aug. 7. BernCo’s pools and spray park offers families opportunities for swim lessons, water aerobics, slides and much more to enjoy in the summer heat. Residents can also rent the pools after 5 p.m. for parties and other gatherings.
County Manager Opens Labor Negotiations with Employee Unions
County Manager Julie Morgas Baca seeks common ground and common sense as BernCo opens negotiations with three employee unions as the county enters a new era of greater efficiency. The county formally opened contract negotiations with the three unions recently, as the contracts between the county and the unions are coming to an end.
Crisis teams announcement
A new program created by the Behavioral Health Initiative will change the way the Albuquerque Police Department [APD] and the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department [BCSO] respond to priority one, 911 calls with someone experiencing a behavioral health crisis who is not violent. Once the pilot program begins, the Mobile Crisis Teams will be the “go to” first responders, consisting of a Crisis Intervention Unit deputy or officer paired with a masters’ level behavioral health clinician.
property tax scam
Residents in Bernalillo County have been targeted by scammers over the phone trying to steal credit card and banking information, claiming to be from the Bernalillo County Treasurer’s Office. Residents should never provide their credit card or banking information to unsolicited callers.
A major water conservation project is complete at the University of New Mexico North Golf Course Urban Open Space, and is expected to save as much as 14 million gallons of water a year. The project went online April 17 and has already saved more than 1.5 million gallons of water, dramatically reducing the amount of water pumped from Albuquerque’s aquifer to irrigate the popular golf course and open space.
55 Homeless Individuals to Receive Permanent Supportive Housing
The Behavioral Health Initiative introduced a permanent solution for those who have been stuck in the revolving doors of mental health services, or who have fallen through the cracks; housing coupled with intense case management through the Community Connections program.
Parents Who Host
Parents who give alcohol to their teen’s friends under any circumstances, even in their own homes, are breaking the law. Parents who knowingly allow a person under 21 to remain in their home or on their property while consuming or possessing alcoholic beverages can be prosecuted.

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Bernalillo County Treasurer Nancy M. Bearce and her staff would like to thank everyone for making this tax season go smoothly.
The Water Conservation Project at the UNM North Golf Course that uses recycled water from the UNM Chiller Plant to water the golf course is now complete. The program estimates that there will be 14 million gallons in water savings annually that will be used to water the course.
The Behavioral Health Initiative introduced a permanent solution for those who have been stuck in the revolving doors of mental health services, or who have fallen through the cracks; housing coupled with intense case management through the Community Connections program.
Commissioner Lonnie Talbert and the Bernalillo County Arts Board along with Bernalillo County Manager Julie Morgas Baca and Deputy County Manager for Community Services, Vince Murphy, cut the ribbon for Christopher Weed's Coneflower Sculpture Garden at the Paradise Hills Community Center Annex.
Teen 3 on 3 Basketball is one of Bernalillo County's successful programs for teens. The program invites teenagers ages 12 to 19 to the Westside Community Center for basketball, a free dinner, and a life skills workshop on Friday nights. Learn more about the program by watching this video.
Watch this video of the April 11 dedication and ribbon cutting of the Bird Ryders sculpture created by artist Enrico Embroli and funded by 1% for the Arts in Bernalillo County.
The South Valley Gateway Park was renamed the Dolores Huerta Gateway Park during a dedication ceremony Saturday, April 1. The park was renamed to honor Dolores Huerta’s lifelong activism for dignity and equality to laborers, immigrants, women and all others whose voices are silenced by injustice.
Bernalillo County Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins interviews Bob Cleavall, Jim Tilley and Charlotte Rode who are members of the Youth Sports Commission about the initiatives and programs they are working on to improve the lives of Albuquerque/Bernalillo County student athletes.
Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins hosted a news conference March 28 on the Behavioral Health Initiative and three new administrative resolutions.
Watch this video to learn more about a Tiny Home Village intitative currently being pursued by Bernalillo County.
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  • Enjoy Open Gym Indoor Soccer on Saturday nights at Los Vecinos Community Center. For ages 16 and up. $12 membership fee. Questions? Call (505) 314-0240.
    Location:
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 NM-333, Tijeras

  • Plant Walk - The lush environment is one of the main characteristics that makes Carlito Springs so special with the piñon-juniper and ponderosa forest to a historic orchard and abundant ornamental plants. Join Master Naturalists in learning about these beautiful plants.
    Location:
    Carlito Springs Open Space

  • Open gym basketball is available Wednesday nights and Saturday mid-mornings. The gym is open to ages 16 and up. Cost is $12 yearly membership fee. For more information, call (505) 314-0240.
    Location:
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 NM-333, Tijeras, NM

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