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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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tiny home village meeting format
The Bernalillo County Tiny Home Village has announced the format for its upcoming public meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 at the African American Performing Arts Center, 310 San Pedro Drive NE at Expo New Mexico.
All Bernalillo County pools will close on Aug. 12 for the summer season. However, special swim days are available at select pools and for party rentals. Click the story for details.
tiny home village
Members of the public are invited to attend one of three scheduled public meetings to learn more about the tiny home village project and the proposed locations. Thursday, Aug. 9, 6 p.m., Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center, 501 Elizabeth St. SE Thursday, Aug. 16, 6 p.m., African American Performing Arts Center, 310 San Pedro Dr. NE (on Expo New Mexico Fairgrounds) Saturday, Aug. 18, 10 a.m., Patrick J. Baca Library, 8081 Central Ave. NW.
monthly luncheon
Bernalillo County Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins would like to invite you to her next monthly neighborhood luncheon on Wednesday, August 15, from noon-1:00 p.m., at McKinley Community Center, 3401 Monroe NE. August's speaker will be Bernalillo County Clerk Linda Stover.
mdc cadet graduation
On Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) held a graduation ceremony for the 211th cadet class. Fifteen cadets have passed MDC’s rigorous corrections officer academy and will be sworn in to begin their MDC careers immediately.
tom tenorio softball field name proposal
Bernalillo County is seeking community input on a proposal to name softball field #4 at the Tom Tenorio Softball Complex, located at 2900 Arenal Rd. SW, after Marty Candelaria. Marty is a softball enthusiast and former Bernalillo County employee who dedicated 30 years of his life to making sure that the Tom Tenorio Softball Complex was an enjoyable and safe place for the community.
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.
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.

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Good news about Economic Development in Bernalillo County, specifically two new financial incentive tools—Local LEDA and GRIP. Find out more right here!
Learn more about the Presbyterian Food Pharmacy in the latest Conversations with the Commissioner.
The Third Annual Bosque Chile Festival will take place at the National Hispanic Cultural Center on Aug. 18 starting at 10 a.m.
Come meet Chaos and Mayhem, the two new river otters at the ABQ BioPark Aquarium! The exhibit is now open!
Bernalillo County Open Space is celebrating its 20th anniversary! Check out all the properties and activities BernCo Open Space has to offer.
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.
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