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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

mdc hiring event
On Tuesday, July 24, 2018, the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) will hold a hiring event, in hopes of filling dozens of currently vacant positions at the facility. Tuesday’s event will be held at the South Valley Multipurpose Center, where applicants can take part in on-site interviews for a variety of positions, including corrections officers, corrections techs and social services and food services employees.
mental health
Bernalillo County officials today welcomed results of an extensive Legislative Finance Committee study on crime in Bernalillo County, noting that the committee’s report endorses many of the collaborative ”best-practice” initiatives adopted by the county’s criminal justice partners over the past three years. The report highlights several of Bernalillo County's recent initiatives, such as the new jail re-entry and behavioral health programs.
sunport boulevard public meeting
An environmental assessment on extending Sunport Boulevard and improving Woodward Road has been completed and the public will have an opportunity to receive a project update and offer comment at a hearing scheduled Thursday, July 19 at the Mountain View Community Center, 201 Prosperity Ave. SE. Community members not able to attend the public hearing in person can watch it live on the county’s YouTube channel.
mdc inmates sickened
Just before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, six inmates at the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) were sickened by an unknown substance. Three inmates were transported to UNMH. Their injuries are considered nonlife-threatening. An investigation into the incident is now underway by MDC staff and the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office.
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.
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.
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.

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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  • Join us every Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. for Summer Family Fun Days. This free, family-fun activity features themed and educational weekly crafts and experiments. Check the flier for specific monthly themes.
    Bachechi Open Space, 9251 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
    7/22/2018 12:00 PM - 7/22/2018 5:00 PM

  • Please be advised that the Bernalillo County Labor Relations Board will meet on Friday, July 23 2018 at 1 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Government Center building, One Civic Plaza NW, Tenth (10th) Floor, county manager’s Conference Room B, Albuquerque, NM 87102.
    Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Government Center building, One Civic Plaza NW, Tenth (10th) Floor, county manager’s Conference Room B, Albuquerque, NM 87102
    7/23/2018 1:00 PM

  • This new Creative Youth Music class is for 11 to 14 year olds. Taught by Robin Giebelhausen Ph.D. Questions? Call (505) 314-0176. Free.
    Westside Community Center, 1250 Isleta SW
    7/23/2018 5:00 PM - 7/23/2018 6:00 PM

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