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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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open space celebrates 20 years
Bernalillo County will mark the 20th anniversary of its Open Space program on Friday, Sept. 28, at the Bachechi Open Space property. An outdoor evening of art, culture and open space will begin at 5 p.m. and run until 9 p.m. Activities include nature walks with Master Naturalist program volunteers, traditional New Mexican music, land art exhibits, a campfire with s’mores and storytelling, informational booths, a video history of the Open Space program, and food trucks.
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.
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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Experience the 1800s along El Camino Real at the El Camino Real Trade Fair happening Sunday, October 21 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd. SW. At this free, family-friendly event there will be living history reenactments and interactions, demonstrations, entertainment, educational sessions, food trucks, and artisan vendors.
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.
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.
Bernalillo County Open Space is celebrating its 20th anniversary! Check out all the properties and activities BernCo Open Space has to offer.
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  • Are you up for ceramics? Join us every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Paradise Hills Community Center Annex for ceramics! You must bring your own supplies and there is a $16 monthly fee.
    Location:
    Paradise Hills Community Center Annex, 6001 Paradise Blvd. NW
    Time:
    9/25/2018 9:00 AM - 9/25/2018 1:00 PM

  • Bernalillo County's new mobile voting unit will be on Civic Plaza as part of the county's involvement in National Voter Registration Day. There will also be live DJs, food trucks and more as the Bernalillo County Clerk's office assists residents in registering to vote before the upcoming general election on Nov. 6.
    Location:
    Civic Plaza
    Time:
    9/25/2018 10:00 AM - 9/25/2018 2:00 PM

  • Please be advised that the Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners will meet in closed session on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 at 2:30 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.
    Location:
    Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Government Center building, One Civic Plaza NW, Tenth (10th) Floor, county manager’s Conference Room B, Albuquerque, NM 87102
    Time:
    9/25/2018 2:30 PM

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