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BernCo Open Space Events This Fall

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Check out the amazing events taking place at Bernalillo County Open Space properties this fall!

BernCo's Animal Care and Resource Center

Animal Shelter Rendering
The new BernCo Animal Care and Resource Center will be open from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays with adoptions from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center will be closed on Sundays, Mondays and all Bernalillo County holidays.

County Spotlight

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County Commissioner Charlene Pyskoty is hosting the East Mountain Celebration on Sunday, Sept. 22 from noon to 5 p.m. at Los Vecinos Community Center. This free outdoor event includes entertainment, jumpers, a zip line, games, food trucks and, for the first time, a wine and beer garden.
On September 24, 2019, Americans will celebrate National Voter Registration Day with a massive 50-state effort to register voters. Sadly, every year millions of Americans find themselves unable to vote because they have not registered or forgot to update their voter registration. People move, change their name and simply forget to update their voter registration.
commissioner hart stebbins monthly luncheon
Bernalillo County commission chair Maggie Hart Stebbins would like to invite you to her next monthly neighborhood luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 25, from noon-1 p.m. at McKinley Community Center, 3401 Monroe NE. The speakers will be Kyle Hartsock, Chief Investigator-Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office, Kyle Woods, Deputy-Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, and Bryce Pittenger, State of New Mexico-Children, Youth & Families. They will talk about child exploitation, the BernCo Sheriff’s Office Ghost Unit and Youth Transitional Living (YTL) services.
county manager reading to kids
The Bernalillo County Department of Behavioral Health Services administers over 20 different programs within the community, aimed at improving behavioral health outcomes. Peanut Butter & Jelly (PB&J) Family Services is one of the providers working to reduce Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE). PB&J is working daily to provide wrap-around support to vulnerable families in order to end multi-generational cycles of child abuse and neglect, incarceration, and poverty.
fall family fun days
Bernalillo County Open Space and Cottonwood Gulch Explorations are hosting Fall Family Fun Days every Sunday through November, noon – 5 p.m. at Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Boulevard NW.
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Bernalillo County Fire and Rescue, under the leadership of Fire Chief Greg Perez, is working to achieve the highest level of professionalism and efficiency on behalf of those it serves. Recently, the department began an international accreditation process facilitated by the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE).
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Read a proposed amendment to the adopted paid time off ordinance and leave a public comment.
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The Bernalillo County Animal Care and Resource Center rabies clinic time and day will be changed from Tuesdays from 1 – 2 p.m. to Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The start date for this change is Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. The cost is $10 per animal (dogs and cats) for a one year vaccination.
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On Aug. 20 the BernCo Commission approved a paid time off ordinance that will mandate business owners in the unincorporated areas of the county, with two or more employees, to provide paid leave. The ordinance will take effect on July 1, 2020.
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On Saturday, Aug. 17, BernCo Commissioner Quezada and City Councilor Peña hosted the grand opening of the County Behavioral Health Initiative (BHI) funded Peer Drop-In Center.
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The community within Bernalillo County has joined efforts to clean the community’s streets of needles and syringes, to make Bernalillo County a safe place to work and play. Since the advent of these efforts, over 13,000 needles have been reported and picked-up by various organizations including volunteers, city, and county workers.
la familia growers market returns every friday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
South Valley MainStreet and Bernalillo County host La Familia Growers’ Market every Friday, at 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Dolores Huerta Gateway Park, 100 Isleta Boulevard SW. The La Familia Growers’ Market at Dolores Huerta Park returns for its sixth year. Local growers and independent artisans will be offering their fresh and unique creations each week.

County Video

On September 19, 2019, Bernalillo County laid to rest 80 unclaimed and indigent residents at a community memorial burial service. Bernalillo County administers the Unclaimed/Indigent Cremation Program for deceased persons who have passed away within the geographical boundaries of Bernalillo County.
The Behavioral Health Initiative, working with the Planning and Development Services Department created an App that will help track "Sharps" needles that have been either discarded or placed in drop boxes located around the City and the County. This is a collaborative effort that includes the County, the City of Albuquerque, local neighborhood groups including the Bernalillo County Health Council and the State of New Mexico.
Bernalillo County Treasurer Nancy Bearce interviews Pamela Klenck, the Delinquent Accounts Supervisor about rules and regulations concerning delinquent property taxes.
BernCo Commissioner Steven Michael Quezada and ABQ City Councilor Klarissa Pena talk about new and exciting development happening on the Southwest Mesa.
Did you know Bernalillo County has instituted a ban on the use of glyphosate? County efforts to maintain weed growth include large-scale machine mowing and the traditional hand tools and pulling methods.
Residents need to be aware that weed growth on their own property, including the setback area (that portion of public land along the road between the private property line and the curb or pavement that is driven by automotive traffic, Bernalillo County Code Section 66-225 (c)), needs to be maintained by the residents themselves.
A time lapse video of the demolition of the top half of the Alvarado Square Annex, future home of the new state-of-the-art Commission Chambers at Bernalillo County @ Alvarado Square.
If you have filed a protest on your Notice of Value and are wondering “What is next?” watch this short video to learn what you can expect from the Bernalillo County Assessor’s office. If you still have questions, contact our office at 505-222-3700 or visit our website at www.bernco.gov/assessor.
Lobo Little League in Albuquerque is the only little league in the State of New Mexico that hosts "Challenger Baseball,"an adaptive baseball program for individuals with physical and intellectual challenges. The program was recently honored by Bernalillo County Commission. In the Challenger Division, coaches, parents, and volunteers from across Bernalillo County devote countless hours to giving children with all levels of ability the opportunity to play youth baseball on a real team.
Watch how Bernalillo County Behavioral Health Services is working to ensure individuals with behavioral health needs are being stably housed and improving services in the community that will stabilize individuals and prevent crisis.
See how the Bernalillo County Behavioral Health Services Department is working with Crisis Services to Improve response to an individual in behavioral health crisis and link them to appropriate stabilization and recovery services while minimizing involvement of the criminal justice system and emergency rooms in addition to improving services in the community that will stabilize individuals and prevent crisis.
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.
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  • Location:
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 1/2 Old Hwy. 66, Tijeras
    Time:
    9/22/2019 12:00 PM - 9/22/2019 5:00 PM

  • Join us for Fall Family Fun Days each Sunday at Bachechi Open Space from noon to 5 p.m. This month's theme is Tracking. Learn how to identify wildlife by its footprints, scat and sounds. Every scene tells a story, and reading the scene in nature can help you determine what took place. Did an animal run through here? Was it chasing something? What did it eat as its most recent meal? Learn how you can become a trained tracker!
    Location:
    Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
    Time:
    9/22/2019 12:00 PM - 9/22/2019 5:00 PM

  • Westside Community Center is offering FREE youth and adult guitar classes from Sept. 9 through Oct. 19! They take place every Sunday fron noon to 1 p.m. and every Tuesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Call (505) 314-0176 for more information.
    Location:
    Westside Community Center, 250 Isleta Blvd.
    Time:
    9/22/2019 6:30 PM - 9/22/2019 7:30 PM

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