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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.

BernCo's Future Animal Care and Resource Center

Animal Shelter Rendering
Bernalillo County is building a new Animal Care and Resource Center to better serve the public with animal rescue and adoptions, educational and training classes for people and animals, spay and neuter programs, and support services.

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Residents looking for fun activities for the kids, at a reasonable price, during the holiday break need to look no further than a county community center. All county centers have activities daily, starting on Dec. 18. End dates for sessions and times vary by community center.
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Residents in the unincorporated areas of Bernalillo County can take advantage of free spay and neuter services.
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Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins invites the community to her monthly neighborhood luncheon on Wednesday, Dec. 20, noon to 1 p.m., at the McKinley Community Center, 3401 Monroe NE.
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Thanks to the generosity of many Bernalillo County employees, 408 disadvantaged Albuquerque Public Schools kids will be receiving gifts this holiday season. The children come from various ABC Community School affiliate schools in each commission district of the county.
Youth Services Center
This week, the Bernalillo County Youth Services Center is hosting a delegation from St. Louis County, Missouri to highlight the county’s model efforts in managing juvenile justice reform.
On Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017, the Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners will proclaim 2018 as the Year of Don Perkins in Bernalillo County in honor of the University of New Mexico alumnus, Dallas Cowboy National Football League star, and dedicated community servant.
Four firefighters from the Bernalillo County Fire Department (BCFD) are in Aztec, N.M. to assist local personnel with grievance counseling in the wake of the recent tragedy.
BCFD Sends Crew to California
The Bernalillo County Fire Department, along with the Albuquerque, Corrales, Sandoval County and Los Alamos County Fire departments are on their way to assist with the wildfires in California.
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Bernalillo County Assessor Tanya R. Giddings would like to remind all veterans living in the county of the veteran tax exemptions that may help reduce their property taxes. Veterans are encouraged to apply before April 30, 2018 in order to receive the exemption for tax year 2018.
Debbie O'Malley
The Bernalillo County Commission approved the minimum wage cost of living increase from $8.70 to $8.85 per hour. This wage increase affects employees who work within the unincorporated area of Bernalillo County, outside of the city limits. The increase will take effect on Jan. 1, 2018.

County Video

District 4 Commissioner Lonnie Talbert cuts the ribbon on the new Skyview Park on Nov. 2 in NW Bernalillo County.
The "Reels & Wheels: The Making of a Public Art Project" documentary follows the Reels and Wheels commission by the Arts Board and the design/build process by artist Howard Meehan and culminates with the dedication of the piece in front of the Hiland Theater on Central Avenue on historic Route 66.
Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins interviews Katrina Hotrum-Lopez, BernCo's Behavioral Health director, and Dr. Andrew Hsi, Director of the Institute for Resilience, Health and Justice, about the behavioral health programs currently in place and where we are headed in the near future.
Bernalillo County Treasurer Nancy M. Bearce shows you how the Treasurer's Office collects and disperses your property taxes. She also answers some FAQ's on paying your property taxes. The first half of your tax payment is due on Nov. 10.
Bernalillo County, along with the public safety community, formally presented the second of two Bernalillo County public safety memorials to the community at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 19, at 6:15 p.m. The memorial is located at 8201 Osuna Road NE in the Arroyo del Oso Park, adjacent to the Albuquerque Police Department John Carrillo Memorial Fire Substation.
Bernalillo County, along with the public safety community, formally presented the first of two Bernalillo County public safety memorials to the community at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 23 at a site across the roadway from the Deputy James McGrane Public Safety Center.
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  • Enjoy Pickleball for those ages 50 +. Free on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. Call (505) 468-7341 for more info.
    South Valley Multipurpose Center, 2008 Larrazolo Rd. SW
    12/17/2017 12:00 PM - 12/17/2017 4:00 PM

  • Hey kids in grades K-8! Join us Dec. 18-21, Dec. 26-29 and Jan. 2 for a Winter Break Escape at Los Vecinos Community Center. The cost is $12 per day (credit and check only) which does not include the cost of mandatory field trips (cash only). Bring a sack lunch! Questions? Call (505) 314-0240.
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 and a half Old Highway 66, Tijeras
    12/18/2017 7:00 AM - 12/21/2017 6:00 PM

  • Must bring a sack lunch and snack. $12 each day per child. For more information, call the community center at (505) 314-0245.
    Paradise Hills Community Center, 5901 Paradise Blvd. NW
    12/18/2017 7:00 AM - 12/18/2017 6:00 PM

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