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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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The new Bernalillo County Animal Care and Resource Center held its grand opening at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Jan. 14, 2019.
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Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, legislative director for the New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence, has been selected and sworn in as the state senator for District 16. Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, a former UNM Law School professor and recent U.S. congressional candidate, was chosen by the Bernalillo County Commission at a special meeting, approved on a 5 to 0 vote and immediately sworn into office by County Clerk Linda Stover.
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The State of New Mexico’s First Session of the 54th Legislature begins at noon on Jan. 15, 2019 in Santa Fe. Bernalillo County has a number of legislative priorities for the upcoming session that encompass two areas – Capital Outlay and Policy.
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District 3 Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins is the new chair of the Bernalillo County Commission. District 1 Commissioner Debbie O’Malley is the new vice chair.
monthly luncheon
BernCo Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins invites you to her next monthly neighborhood luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 12 -1 p.m., at McKinley Community Center, 3401 Monroe NE. The speaker this month will be Barbara Peterson, APS School Board, District 4. Barbara will discuss the upcoming APS Bond Issue Election.
On Jan. 8, 2019, the Bernalillo County Commission approved a new contract with the Association of Federal, State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the union representing Bernalillo County’s (AFSCME Council 18, Local 3908).
revenue bonds approved for apartment complex
Bernalillo County Commissioners approved the issuance of $8 million in multi-family housing revenue bonds for the Valle del Rio Apartments in the southwest part of the county. Residents eligible for workforce housing can live in this 58-unit affordable housing project which will be located near Bridge Blvd. and Orchard Garden Rd.
mail-in election
County Clerk Linda Stover wants to remind residents of Bernalillo County that the Albuquerque Public School Special Election is an “all-mail ballot election.” The Clerk’s Office will mail an absentee ballot to all registered voters within the school district. The first day of mailing out ballots will be Jan. 8, 2019 and concludes on or before Jan.15, 2019.
changes to juvenile records policy
The Bernalillo County Youth Services Center is announcing revised state juvenile detention standards that impact the release of juvenile records to the public. Effective Jan. 1, 2019, changes to the state juvenile detention standards, which are issued by the Children Youth and Families Department, require that a juvenile’s parent/guardian/custodian or the court grant permission in writing before there is any release of information to the public, including records and images. The State of New Mexico’s Children Youth and Families Department regulates all juvenile detention centers in the state.
minimum wage increase
On Jan. 1, employees who work in the unincorporated area of Bernalillo County, outside of the city limits, received a minimum wage cost of living increase from $8.85 to $9.05 per hour.
assessor veteran's outreach
This is the second year Bernalillo County Assessor Tanya R. Giddings has partnered with the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (NMDVS) to host a series of veteran outreach events at the BernCo Assessor’s Office located downtown at 501 Tijeras NW. The first outreach kicks off on Dec. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the series of four events continues on the third Thursday of every month through March 2019.
new probate court services
The BernCo probate court is now offering the option of scheduling appointments for customers. Call (505) 468-1229 or email the staff at probate@bernco.gov in order to learn when appointments are being made and how to proceed. Walk-ins are still welcome during office hours. In addition, the Court of Wills, Estates and Probate is now offering links to the forms needed to start the probate process on its website.
Bernco Assessor
The Bernalillo County Assessor’s Office announces that the forms to report 2018 information for business personal property, livestock and manufactured homes have been sent out and the deadline to submit these completed reports to the Assessor’s Office is Feb. 28, 2019.

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On Jan. 1, 2019, five Bernalillo County officials were sworn in at the Hiland Theater. They are: Commissioner Debbie O'Malley, District 1; Commmissioner Charlene E. Pyskoty, District 5; Assessor Tanya R. Giddings; Probate Judge Cristy J. Carbon-Gaul; Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III.
Learn more about the annual BernCo Bernie Sheep Day & First Impression Youth Rodeo that took place at Dennison Park Rodeo Grounds in Bernalillo County's South Valley.
On Nov. 14, 2018, BernCo Commission Chair Steven Michael Quezada and the Bernalillo County Arts Board held a ribbon-cutting of “Vecinos,” a sculpture by Mark Horst and Working Classroom at Dolores Huerta Gateway Park. The profiles of the 10 South Valley citizens featured in the sculpture will be repainted in a different color scheme up to twice a year.
Bernalillo County is proud to kick off its 2018 United Way campaign. Watch the video to find out why our employees give.
Bernalillo County Treasurer Nancy Bearce reminds property owners in Bernalillo County that the 1st half of their property taxes are due on November 10 and become delinquent after December 10. There are a variety of ways you can pay your bill.
The ABQ Indian Center has reached out to Bernalillo County to offer a 1.38 acre property it owns as a site for the county's first Tiny Home Village.
On Sept. 27, 2018, Bernalillo County held a community memorial service for unclaimed/indigent persons at Fairview Cemetery, 700 Yale SE. The Bernalillo County General Services Division administers the Unclaimed/Indigent Cremation Program for deceased persons who have passed away within the geographical boundaries of the county.
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.
Good news about Economic Development in Bernalillo County, specifically two new financial incentive tools—Local LEDA and GRIP. Find out more right here!
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  • The Bernalillo County Arts Board will meet on Dec. 19 at 2:30 p.m. at Union Square, 111 Union Sq. St. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102, 3rd floor environmental health conference room
    111 Union Sq. St. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102, 3rd floor environmental health conference room
    1/16/2019 2:30 PM

  • Please be advised that the Bernalillo County Detention Facility Oversight Board will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at Union Square, 111 Union Square SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102, First Floor conference room.
    Union Square, 111 Union Square SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102, First Floor conference room
    1/16/2019 4:30 PM

  • Free open gym volleyball for ages 16+ at Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 NM-333, Tijeras. Every Tuesday and Wednesday evening from 6:15-8:15 and Saturday from 1:15-3:15 p.m. Call (505) 314-0240 for more info.
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 NM-333, Tijeras
    1/16/2019 6:15 PM - 1/16/2019 8:15 PM

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