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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.

County Spotlight

mdc holiday party for children
On Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) will hold a holiday party for the children of the inmates currently housed at the facility. The event will be held at the South Valley Multi-Purpose Center. This is the 31st year that Bernalillo County has invited inmates’ children to celebrate the holiday season at a special event. This year’s festivities will include lots of holiday treats, arts and crafts, face painting, entertainment and visits with Santa.
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.
probate court meet and greet
All are welcome to come meet the incoming and outgoing probate judges on Friday, Dec. 14 from 3-5 p.m. on the sixth floor of One Civic Plaza. Please email probate@bernco.gov if you have any questions.
sheriff raises
The Board of County Commissioners has approved a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Bernalillo County Deputy Sheriff’s Association to increase pay for uniformed officers as an encouragement to stay on the job. The new hourly rate for deputies 2nd class will start at $22/hr, deputy 1st class will make $30/hr sergeants $35/hr, and lieutenants $41.50/hr.
pyskoty swearing-in
A ceremonial swearing-in was held on Friday, Dec. 7 for newly-elected County Commissioner, Charlene E. Pyskoty (Peh-skoh’-tee) as the newest member of the Board of County Commissioners. Commissioner Pyskoty is a mental health therapist in private practice in Albuquerque and is a resident of Tijeras in the East Mountains. Before becoming a commissioner, Pyskoty served on the Bernalillo County DWI Planning Council and the New Mexico Counselors Association. Commissioner Pyskoty will be officially sworn-in on Jan. 1, 2019.
gun dialog
County Commission Chair Steven Michael Quezada and Vice Chair Lonnie Talbert hosted a group of representatives from public safety, behavioral health, education, gun owners, gun rights advocates and victims of gun violence at the Hiland Theater on Dec. 4, 2018 to begin a gun safety dialogue.
veterans outreach
Bernalillo County Assessor's Office Veterans Outreach kicks off Dec. 20, 2018 in partnership with the New Mexico Department of Veteran Services. Learn about the property tax saving programs available to you as a veteran or a surviving spouse. For more information call us at (505) 222-3700.

County Video

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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  • See flier for program details.
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 NM-333, Tijeras
    12/17/2018 12:00 PM - 12/17/2018 1:30 PM

  • See flier for program details and prices.
    Los Vecincos Community Center, 478 NM-333, Tijeras
    12/17/2018 1:30 PM - 12/17/2018 2:30 PM

  • Please be advised that the Addiction Treatment Advisory Board will meet on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. The meeting will be held 5901 Zuni Rd. SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87108, Conference Room C.
    5901 Zuni Rd. SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87108, Conference Room C
    12/17/2018 4:30 PM

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