County Spotlight Bernalillo County is searching for a permanent jail chief that will continue the county’s progress on reforming the Metropolitan Detention Center, County Manager Julie Morgas Baca announced today.Bernalillo County’s award-winning Open Space program offers two free family events this weekend: “Successful Plant Practices and Selecting Materials,” and “Just Before Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth.”The community is invited to help keep Bernalillo County beautiful by being a part of the Great American Cleanup, Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The county is looking for individuals, families, neighborhood associations, sports teams, church groups, military groups, business leaders or anyone else interested in a beautiful community, to adopt a location in their respective areas to do a cleanup. Teams can register at www.bernco.gov/gac. To raise public awareness about the nationwide Drug Take-Back event on April 29, the DEA is collaborating with Bernalillo County and others in hosting a promotional Drug Take-Back event on Tuesday, April 25 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. during “Truckin’ Tuesday” on Civic Plaza. It is a safe, convenient and responsible way of disposing of unused, unwanted or expired medications.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.The Bernalillo County Fire Department is interested in improving how it communicates with the community it serves. The public is invited to take a survey and provide feedback based upon their interactions with the department in both emergency and non-emergency situations. Commissioner Wayne Johnson and community members dedicated a bronze sculpture, Bird Ryders by artist Enrico Embroli, at a special ceremony on Tuesday, April 11 at the Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico.The City of Albuquerque Environmental Health Department, the New Mexico Department of Health and the Bernalillo County Health Protection Section announced today that a stray cat found in North Albuquerque Acres was confirmed to have died of plague. Residents are being asked to be vigilant and report sick or dead animals.Résumés are being accepted from members of the community who wish to participate on committees that will help decide how to spend funding set aside to create a regional behavioral health care system in the Albuquerque-Bernalillo County metro area.The Board of County Commissioners has approved plans to begin construction of two Bernalillo County Public Safety Memorials, one across from the James McGrane, Jr. Public Safety Complex in Tijeras and the other within an existing City of Albuquerque park, just east of the APD John Carrillo Memorial Substation at 8201 Osuna Road NE.