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BernCo Pools and Spray Parks Now Open

pools open may 25
The county’s four pools, plus the spray park will open for the season providing a safe and enjoyable way to beat the New Mexico heat.

Movies in the Park Program Starts June 2

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Bernalillo County's popular Movies in the Park is currently ongoing and runs most weekends through Aug. 10.

Summer Lunch Program Runs May 29 - Aug. 2

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The ABC Community School Partnership is providing free and nutritious meals through Aug. 2 at locations throughout the county for youth aged one - 18 years. No registration is required in order to receive a meal.

Treasurer Nancy M. Bearce Thanks Property Owners for Paying Taxes on Time

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Bernalillo County Treasurer Nancy Bearce thanks Bernalillo County property owners for paying their taxes on time this tax season.

BernCo's Animal Care and Resource Center

Animal Shelter Rendering
Bernalillo County's new Animal Care and Resource Center is now open 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

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Bernalillo County Parks Recreation & Open Space Department is hosting a community meeting on June 19, 2019 to gather input on the plans and the Environmental Assessment for the Prescribed Endemic Refuge Connected Habitat Areas (PERCHA) projects in the South Valley. The projects include construction of wet habitat areas at Sanchez Farm, McEwan Pond, Mountain View Community Center, and Los Padillas Community Center.
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.
BernCo Animal Care and Resource Center Announces New Hours
Beginning June 22, the 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.
Bernalillo County Treasurer Begins Local Community Investment Initiative
Bernalillo County Treasurer Nancy M. Bearce announces the establishment of a Local Community Investment Initiative (LCII) on June 5, 2019. The program invests county funds to local banks at a competitive rate of return. The banks, in turn, lend the money to local businesses and residents. This in turn would inject capital into our local community to continue stimulating our local economy.
BernCo Adds 15 New Land Management Positions as Part of Glyphosate Replacement Option
The Board of Commissioners approved the hiring of 15 new full-time employees for the Bernalillo County Parks, Recreation, & Open Space Department, Land Management Section, budgeting $1.06 million for the glyphosate replacement initiative. The new positions will assist with the projected changes needed for the implementation of a plan to halt the usage of the chemical glyphosate for weed eradication in the county.
BernCo Seeks Input on Naming Future Headquarters
Bernalillo County is seeking public input on the name of its future flagship offices, located at 415 Silver SW in Downtown Albuquerque. The public is able to comment on proposed names for the new flagship headquarters. Several names are listed on BernCo.gov for comment, and residents can make recommendations for other names. The Board of County Commissioners will decide the final name after public comments end.
summer lunch program
Bernalillo County’s 2019 Summer Lunch Program will begin Wednesday, May 29 and will run until Aug. 2. BernCo will provide nearly 150,000 meals this year. No registration is required for the program. Program Rules: - Participants must be one to 18 years of age to receive a meal. - Meals or individual food items cannot be taken from the site. - Participants must receive an entire meal, including milk. - All meals are issued on a first come, first served basis.
Bernalillo County’s popular Movies in the Park series is showing from June through August, with family-friendly nights and family-friendly movies.
county pools open may 25
Bernalillo County's four swimming pools plus the Alameda Spray Park will open Saturday, May 25 at noon. The South Valley Pool and Splash Pad will be featuring a new look as phase II of a renovation project is now complete. The pool now has a new entrance, bathhouse, shade areas, parking lot and updated landscaping. The outdoor pools and spray parks will close for the season on August 2. Swimming is year-round at Rio Grande indoor pool.
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On May 1, the Bernalillo County Assessor’s Office sent out 2019 notice of value (NOV) statements to business owners regarding their business personal property, and to owners of livestock. The notice of value will inform recipients of the assessed value of their personal property as of Jan. 1. While this is not a bill, the Bernalillo County treasurer will use the listed values to calculate property tax bills that will be mailed to property owners in November later this year. If a property owner disagrees with the county assessor’s valuation on their business personal property or livestock, they will have until Thursday, May 30 to file a protest form with the county Assessor’s Office.
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Bernalillo County has a number of legislative priorities for the Legislative session that encompass two areas – Capital Outlay and Policy.

County Video

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.
The annual event is to thank the Arts Board members for volunteering their time and honor former members for their years of service. Artist and Albuquerque Academy teacher Louis Schalk and Master Photographer Oscar Lozoya are honored for their service.
The Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office and the Albuquerque Police Department honor fallen officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice and lost their lives line of duty. Bernalillo County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III and Commissioner Charlene Pyskoty address the audience along with Albuquerque Police Chief Michael Geier and Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller.
Bernalillo County is proud to announce the completion of Phase II of the renovation project at the South Valley Pool and Splashpad.
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.
Graduation season is around the corner! This is a thirty second public service announcement reminding parents not to host graduation parties where teenagers are allowed to consume alcohol.
Get all the feels from our new Bernalillo County Animal Care Services spot about adopting dogs, cats and more from our new Animal Care and Resource Center!
This micro documentary tells the history of the Dahl Sheep coming to New Mexico with Francisco de Coronado, how the eight sheep came to be on the Bernalillo County seal, and the branding of BernCo Bernie.
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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    Paradise Hills Community Center, 5901 Paradise
    6/20/2019 10:15 AM - 6/20/2019 12:15 PM

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    Paradise Hill Community Center, 5901 Paradise NW
    6/21/2019 9:00 AM - 6/21/2019 12:15 PM

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    Paradise Hills Pool, 5901 Paradise Blvd. NW
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