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Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, the Southwest’s first urban wildlife refuge, will serve as an urban oasis for both wildlife and people.

On a former dairy farm just a few miles south of New Mexico’s largest metropolitan area, the refuge fulfills the goals of President Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors initiative to work with community partners to establish a 21st century conservation ethic and reconnect people, especially young people, to the natural world. The new refuge was established due to the partnership efforts of many in the community that recognized the importance of having a wildlife refuge in this urban setting. 

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  • One new softball field and one totally renovated field are ready for use at Tom Tenorio Park in the county’s South Valley. The new fields were built after concerns from neighbors were raised over ...

  • Bernalillo County’s 2018 Summer Lunch Program is being honored for 45 years of participation in the summer food program in New Mexico. The New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department along ...

  • Dignitaries from the University of New Mexico, the State of New Mexico, Bernalillo County, and the UNM North Neighborhood Association will plant a tree and bury a time capsule marking the 20th annive...

Community Services
  • Open Gym Volleyball for ages 16 plus. Membership fee is $12, or free for veterans and 60 years old and up.
    Location:
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 NM-333, Tijeras
    Time:
    6/19/2018 6:15 PM - 6/19/2018 8:15 PM

  • Enjoy Pickleball for those ages 50 +. Free on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. Call (505) 468-7341 for more info.
    Location:
    South Valley Multi-Purpose Senior Center, 2008 Larrazolo SW
    Time:
    6/20/2018 12:00 PM - 6/20/2018 4:30 PM

  • Join us Wednesdays from 12:30 to 4 p.m. for a tin class for those ages 50 +. Class size is limited to 20 and all participants must bring their own tools. Questions? call (505) 468-7341.
    Location:
    South Valley Multi-Purpose Senior Center, 2008 Larrazolo SW
    Time:
    6/20/2018 12:30 PM - 6/20/2018 4:00 PM

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