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BernCo Pools and Spray Parks Now Open

pools open may 25
The county’s four pools, plus the spray park will open for the season providing a safe and enjoyable way to beat the New Mexico heat.

Movies in the Park Program Starts June 2

movies in the park
Bernalillo County's popular Movies in the Park is currently ongoing and runs most weekends through Aug. 10.

Summer Lunch Program Runs May 29 - Aug. 2

summer lunch program
The ABC Community School Partnership is providing free and nutritious meals through Aug. 2 at locations throughout the county for youth aged one - 18 years. No registration is required in order to receive a meal.

Treasurer Nancy M. Bearce Thanks Property Owners for Paying Taxes on Time

property taxes
Bernalillo County Treasurer Nancy Bearce thanks Bernalillo County property owners for paying their taxes on time this tax season.

BernCo's Animal Care and Resource Center

Animal Shelter Rendering
Bernalillo County's new Animal Care and Resource Center is now open 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

job fair
Bernalillo County Commissioner Steven Michael Quezada is inviting employers throughout the county to sign up and come on down to his annual job fair.
mdc hiring event july 17
On Wednesday, July 17, the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) will host a hiring event, held at the American Legion, 1201 Mountain Rd. NE, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Applicants can speak with MDC recruiters, who can share their first-hand experiences about serving in many different roles at the facility. On-site interviews will also be conducted.
The Air Force Research Lab’s Tech Engagement Office today announced the launch of the Enterprize Challenge, a new program designed to connect local businesses with the Air Force to develop creative and viable solutions to some of the Air Force’s current needs here in New Mexico. Top solutions will share in $30,000 in prize money and will receive additional business assistance that could lead to a contract.
Bernalillo County is accepting applications until July 29 at 5 p.m. by nonprofit agencies seeking 2020 capital-outlay funding from the state.
poetry through the seasons at bachechi open space
The summer edition of Poetry Through The Seasons is set for Wednesday, July 17 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. at Bachechi Open Space in the North Valley. The course, led by poets and instructors Cynthia Grady and Sharon Sivinski, includes writing prompts along with walks to strengthen poetic voices through detailed observations of the natural world. Participants should bring a notebook, pen or pencil, and a favorite nature poem to the class.
behavioral health initiative logo
On July 2, 2019, BernCo announced its newest behavioral health program, the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion program [LEAD]. Bernalillo County LEAD will serve individuals living with a substance use disorder or serious mental illness who typically cycle in and out of the criminal justice system for low-level crimes that are committed in order to sustain their addictions.
Bernalillo County Seal
We want to hear what you think about our proposed Paid Time Off Ordinance for businesses within the unincorporated areas of Bernalillo County.
County Commission Approves Design and Name Of New County Building
Bernalillo County commissioners approved the design-build development phase for the renovation of the Alvarado Square building which will be the new home of the Bernalillo County government offices. Approval of the design means the $45.7 million project can now move on to a final design and construction phase. Commissioners also approved the official name for the new government center: Bernalillo County @ Alvarado Square.
plastic bags
The Board of Commissioners approved an ordinance to ban single-use plastic bags and Styrofoam (polystyrene) containers in the unincorporated areas of Bernalillo County, outside the city limits of Albuquerque. The ban, which will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, requires that retail establishments not provide at the point of sale, single-use plastic carryout bags or single-use polystyrene containers to any customer.
Bosque Chile Festival Set for Aug. 17
Registration for artisans, value-added producers/growers, food trucks, and both amateur and professional cooks for the “chicharron challenge” is now open for the Fourth Annual Bosque Chile Festival, taking place on Aug. 17 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.
la familia growers market returns every friday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
South Valley MainStreet and Bernalillo County host La Familia Growers’ Market every Friday, at 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Dolores Huerta Gateway Park, 100 Isleta Boulevard SW. The La Familia Growers’ Market at Dolores Huerta Park returns for its sixth year. Local growers and independent artisans will be offering their fresh and unique creations each week.
summer lunch program
Bernalillo County’s 2019 Summer Lunch Program will begin Wednesday, May 29 and will run until Aug. 2. BernCo will provide nearly 150,000 meals this year. No registration is required for the program. Program Rules: - Participants must be one to 18 years of age to receive a meal. - Meals or individual food items cannot be taken from the site. - Participants must receive an entire meal, including milk. - All meals are issued on a first come, first served basis.
Bernalillo County’s popular Movies in the Park series is showing from June through August, with family-friendly nights and family-friendly movies.

County Video

Lobo Little League in Albuquerque is the only little league in the State of New Mexico that hosts "Challenger Baseball,"an adaptive baseball program for individuals with physical and intellectual challenges. The program was recently honored by Bernalillo County Commission. In the Challenger Division, coaches, parents, and volunteers from across Bernalillo County devote countless hours to giving children with all levels of ability the opportunity to play youth baseball on a real team.
The annual event is to thank the Arts Board members for volunteering their time and honor former members for their years of service. Artist and Albuquerque Academy teacher Louis Schalk and Master Photographer Oscar Lozoya are honored for their service.
The Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office and the Albuquerque Police Department honor fallen officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice and lost their lives line of duty. Bernalillo County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III and Commissioner Charlene Pyskoty address the audience along with Albuquerque Police Chief Michael Geier and Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller.
Bernalillo County is proud to announce the completion of Phase II of the renovation project at the South Valley Pool and Splashpad.
Watch how Bernalillo County Behavioral Health Services is working to ensure individuals with behavioral health needs are being stably housed and improving services in the community that will stabilize individuals and prevent crisis.
See how the Bernalillo County Behavioral Health Services Department is working with Crisis Services to Improve response to an individual in behavioral health crisis and link them to appropriate stabilization and recovery services while minimizing involvement of the criminal justice system and emergency rooms in addition to improving services in the community that will stabilize individuals and prevent crisis.
Graduation season is around the corner! This is a thirty second public service announcement reminding parents not to host graduation parties where teenagers are allowed to consume alcohol.
Get all the feels from our new Bernalillo County Animal Care Services spot about adopting dogs, cats and more from our new Animal Care and Resource Center!
This micro documentary tells the history of the Dahl Sheep coming to New Mexico with Francisco de Coronado, how the eight sheep came to be on the Bernalillo County seal, and the branding of BernCo Bernie.
The Behavioral Health Initiative touches people from all walks of life. This piece introduces you to three folks from different walks of life what are being helped by the Behavioral Health Initiative in Bernalillo County, NM. Bernalillo County Manager Julie Morgas Baca and Behavioral Health Director, Katrina Hotrum talk about the issues and how the county is trying to make sure no one falls through the cracks.
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  • Free. For adults and senior citizens.
    Location:
    Paradise Hill Community Center, 5901 Paradise NW
    Time:
    7/17/2019 9:00 AM - 7/17/2019 12:15 PM

  • Please join us for this free event as we combine writing prompts with walks surrounding Bachechi Open Space to strengthen our poetic voices through detailed observation of the natural world. Participants are asked to bring a notebook, pen or pencil, and a favorite nature poem to class. Register at the link below.
    Location:
    Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
    Time:
    7/17/2019 10:00 AM - 7/17/2019 11:30 AM

  • Please join us as we combine writing prompts with walks surrounding Bachechi Open Space to strengthen our poetic voices through detailed observation of the natural world. Participants are asked to bring a notebook, pen or pencil, and a favorite nature poem to class.
    Location:
    Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande NW
    Time:
    7/17/2019 10:00 AM - 7/17/2019 11:30 AM

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