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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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urn-building class thanked
Bernalillo County, in conjunction with the New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services and Daniels Family Funeral Services, will thank Valley High School students who built urns for unclaimed veterans who will be interred in Santa Fe on Oct. 4.
sugar skull run registration open
Registration is now open for the 5th Annual BernCo Sugar Skull Fun Run. The Dia de los Muertos-themed race will take place on Sunday, Oct. 28 and begins at 9:30 a.m. at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Participants can register for the 5k or 10k fun runs. The race route will follow the Bosque Trail south toward Rio Bravo Boulevard. Walkers and pets are also welcome to participate. Register online today at www.BernCo.gov/RunBernCo.
absentee ballot requests accepted now
County Clerk Linda Stover wants to remind voters that absentee applications are currently being accepted for the Nov. 6, 2018 general election. Absentee applications can be completed online at nmvote.org, or requested by calling 243-VOTE (8683). Absentee ballots will be sent out starting on Tuesday, Oct. 9 and will continue to be sent until Friday, Nov. 2.
commission supports medicaid buy in option
Bernalillo County Commissioners gave their approval to a resolution backing more affordable health care for uninsured New Mexicans through a Medicaid buy-in plan. The resolution, sponsored by Commission Chair, Steven Michael Quezada, will be sent to the state legislature and governor in support of a public option buy-in for health care coverage under the Medicaid program.
new union contract for YSC employees
The Bernalillo County Commission has approved a new contract with the Association of Federal, State, County and Municipal Employees, the union representing Bernalillo County’s Youth Services Center employees. Under the new agreement, AFSCME represented employees will receive a one-time payout of $2,000.
east mountain celebration
District 5 County Commissioner James Smith welcomes the community to the 2018 East Mountain Celebration, a family-friendly event, Sunday, Sept. 23 from 12-4 p.m. at Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 NM-333, in Tijeras.
commissioner stebbins monthly luncheon
District 3 Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins would like to invite all to her next monthly neighborhood luncheon on Wednesday, September 19 from noon to 1 p.m. at McKinley Community Center. This month's speaker is Enrique Cardiel, Urban Extension Coordinator in the Bernalillo County Office of Senior and Social Services and BernCo's representative on the International District Healthy Communities Coalition.
indigent burlal
Bernalillo County, in conjunction with Daniels Family Funeral Services, will honor Bernalillo County unclaimed and indigent residents with a public memorial burial ceremony later this month. Click the story for a link to the list of decedents.
splashpad
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.

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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.
Join Commissioner Quezada and City Councilor Klarissa J. Peña for the Put Your Best Foot Forward 2-Day Career Event on Sept. 11 and 14. All employers at the event will be actively hiring.
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.
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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  • Los Vecinos Community Center is the site of Rockin' Violin Lessons on Tuesday and Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m. Classes are $20 per month. Questions? call (505) 314-0240. Participants who don't have their own violins will be given the option to rent one.
    Location:
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 NM-333, Tijeras
    Time:
    9/18/2018 5:00 PM - 11/8/2018 6:00 PM

  • Writing in a journal is a way to hold on to a memory. Words are a meaningful way to capture a feeling. A poem or just a few words -- can add to a drawing, be lyrics to a song or just be enjoyed. This event is free, but registration is required by clicking the link below.
    Location:
    Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
    Time:
    9/19/2018 2:30 AM - 9/19/2018 4:00 AM

  • The Bernalillo County Public Arts Board will meet on Sept. 19, 2018. Please see attached agenda.
    Location:
    County Assessor’s Office, 1st Floor Admin Conference Room501 Tijeras NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
    Time:
    9/19/2018 2:30 PM

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