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Movies in the Park Series Returns

movies in the park
Bernalillo County Parks and Recreation is again hosting its popular and family-friendly series Movies in the Park this summer from June 2 through Aug. 11 at various locations throughout the county.

County Pools and Spray Parks Are Now Open

alameda spray park
Bernalillo County swimming pools and the Alameda Spray Park are now open. The South Valley Pool and Splash Pad will not open until sometime in July as construction continues on the splash pad and bath house.

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.

County Spotlight

splash pad ribbon-cutting
The ribbon cutting and opening of the brand new South Valley Splash Pad will take place on Friday, July 20 at 11:30 a.m. and all ages are welcome! There will be free giveaways, hot dogs and beverages while supplies last, and to celebrate the opening we will be offering FREE ADMISSION all day!
open spaces reopened
Bernalillo County’s East Mountain open space properties will be reopened starting Friday, July 13, at 8 a.m. Due to the recent monsoon rains, and increased humidity, Ojito de San Antonio, Sandia Knolls, Sedillo Ridge and Sabino Canyon Open Space Properties will be reopen for public use. Please note that Carlito Springs will remain closed for previously ongoing renovations.
sunport boulevard public meeting
The environmental assessment that addresses extending Sunport Boulevard between I-25 and Broadway Boulevard and improvements to Woodward Road between 2nd Street and Broadway Boulevard has been completed. A public hearing is scheduled for Thursday, July 19 at the Mountain View Community Center, 201 Prosperity Ave. SE. An open house will take place from 6 – 6:30 p.m. and a formal presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by a public comment period. Spanish translation will be provided at the hearing.
bosque chile festival
Registration for artisans, food trucks, cooks for the “chicharron challenge” and volunteers is now open for the 2018 version of the Bosque Chile Festival. The third annual Bosque Chile Festival is a unique celebration of food, art and culture in New Mexico’s Middle Rio Grande Valley.
vitality works ground breaking
Vitality Works broke ground on the planned expansion of its manufacturing plant at 8500 Bluewater Rd., NW the morning of July 9. Vitality Works received $7 million in industrial revenue bonds (IRB) from the county and those bonds were administered in February of 2018. The IRB funding is to be used to construct and equip the expanded facility.
river otter exhibit opens
On July 3 Bernalillo County Commission Chair, Steven Michael Quezada cut the ribbon on the new river otter exhibit at the Albuquerque BioPark. The new exhibit was made possible with $2 million in general obligation bonds put forth by the county commission and approved by voters in 2014.
bachechi art installation
The Bernalillo County Arts Board is looking for artists to create up to three art installations at Bachechi Open Space for the 20th anniversary celebration event of Bernalillo County Open Space on Sept. 28, 2018. Artists must submit proposals by July 20 to be considered. Artists in all stages of their careers are encouraged to apply, but must reside in Bernalillo County. Finalists will be announced on Aug. 1.
new mobile voting unit
Bernalillo County Clerk Linda Stover would like to announce that a mobile voting unit will be utilized for the 2018 general election. The mobile voting unit will be placed at or near a different senior facility throughout Bernalillo County each day during early voting from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. and is open to all qualified registered Bernalillo County voters.
open burning ban
The fire danger across Bernalillo County is expected to be very high due to extreme drought with the fire season starting earlier than normal. So the BernCo Commission voted on April 10, 2018, to ban the use of open fires, campfires, and smoking in the unincorporated areas of Bernalillo County for the next 180 days.

County Video

Come meet Chaos and Mayhem, the two new river otters at the ABQ BioPark Aquarium! The exhibit is now open!
It's the next best thing to a drive-in movie! Enjoy movies under the stars with our Movies in the Park series all summer long!
Bernalillo County's Summer Lunch Program provides free lunches for kids all throughout Bernalillo County. Watch to learn more.
Bernalillo County Open Space is celebrating its 20th anniversary! Check out all the properties and activities BernCo Open Space has to offer.
Bernalillo County Treasurer Nancy Bearce expains the different ways property owners can pay the second half of their property tax, which is due by April 10.
Bernalillo County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III wants you to know that it is against the law for telemarketers to call you and ask for payment by money transfer services, pre-paid debit card or cash re-load cards or by electronic checks. Please watch this video to learn about a common telemarketing scam.
Bernalillo County has expanded its 12-year-old methadone program to include enrolling detainees not currently enrolled in the program and create a continuum of care when they are released to help save lives, reduce recidivism and reduce the revolving door syndrome affecting the facility and the community.
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.
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  • Please be advised that the Bernalillo County Audit Committee will meet on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be held in the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Government Center, 10th Floor, Conference Room B; One Civic Plaza NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102.
    Location:
    Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Government Center, 10th Floor, Conference Room B; One Civic Plaza NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
    Time:
    7/18/2018 9:00 AM

  • 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.
    Location:
    South Valley Multi-Purpose Senior Center, 2008 Larrazolo SW
    Time:
    7/18/2018 12:00 PM - 7/18/2018 4:30 PM

  • Join us Wednesdays from 12:30 to 4 p.m. for a tin class for those ages 50 +. Class size is limited to 20 and all participants must bring their own tools. Questions? call (505) 468-7341.
    Location:
    South Valley Multi-Purpose Senior Center, 2008 Larrazolo SW
    Time:
    7/18/2018 12:30 PM - 7/18/2018 4:00 PM

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