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Bernalillo County Behavioral Health Initiative

Behavioral Health Initiative
Bernalillo County, the City of Albuquerque and the State of New Mexico have committed themselves to improving residents’ lives and the public’s safety by strategically evaluating and enhancing resources for mental health and substance abuse treatment.

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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bosque chile fest
The 3rd annual Bosque Chile Festival will open for one day on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Food vendors, artisans, chef demos, poetry slam, kids’ activities, and music highlight the events at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. The annual Bosque Chile Festival is a unique celebration of food, art and culture in New Mexico’s Middle Rio Grande Valley.
ban burn rescinded
With the arrival of the monsoon season the fire danger in the unincorporated areas of Bernalillo has decreased to an acceptable level. The Bernalillo County Commission has voted to rescind the open burning restrictions that were imposed on April 11, 2018, for all unincorporated areas of Bernalillo County outside the city limits of Albuquerque.
bcysc to host south dakota delegation
The Bernalillo County Youth Services Center, a national model site for the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative (JDAI), is hosting a delegation from three counties in South Dakota on August 16 and 17. South Dakota attendees include juvenile justice system stakeholders, South Dakota schools, law enforcement and community-based service agencies.
new energy measure approved
The Bernalillo County Commission approved an ordinance that will allow commercial property owners to get approved loans for renewable and energy efficiency improvement projects. The approval created the Bernalillo County Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) financing program.
county manager's contract extended
The Board of County Commissioners has extended the employment contract of County Manager Julie Morgas Baca. The new contract will take effect Oct. 3, 2018 and extend through Oct. 3, 2022.
completed treasurer audit
Just over a year from taking office, Treasurer Nancy Bearce announces the Treasurer’s Office accomplishment of a fully compliant and clean internal audit completed in January 2018. Local accounting company, REDW, conducted the internal audit using selected processes of the county’s Investment Policy and found the Bernalillo County Treasurer’s Office to be in full compliance with established policies and laws.
tiny home village meeting format
The Bernalillo County Tiny Home Village has announced the format for its upcoming public meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 at the African American Performing Arts Center, 310 San Pedro Drive NE at Expo New Mexico.
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.
tiny home village
Members of the public are invited to attend one of three scheduled public meetings to learn more about the tiny home village project and the proposed locations. Thursday, Aug. 9, 6 p.m., Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center, 501 Elizabeth St. SE Thursday, Aug. 16, 6 p.m., African American Performing Arts Center, 310 San Pedro Dr. NE (on Expo New Mexico Fairgrounds) Saturday, Aug. 18, 10 a.m., Patrick J. Baca Library, 8081 Central Ave. NW.
monthly luncheon
Bernalillo County Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins would like to invite you to her next monthly neighborhood luncheon on Wednesday, August 15, from noon-1:00 p.m., at McKinley Community Center, 3401 Monroe NE. August's speaker will be Bernalillo County Clerk Linda Stover.
mdc cadet graduation
On Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) held a graduation ceremony for the 211th cadet class. Fifteen cadets have passed MDC’s rigorous corrections officer academy and will be sworn in to begin their MDC careers immediately.
tom tenorio softball field name proposal
Bernalillo County is seeking community input on a proposal to name softball field #4 at the Tom Tenorio Softball Complex, located at 2900 Arenal Rd. SW, after Marty Candelaria. Marty is a softball enthusiast and former Bernalillo County employee who dedicated 30 years of his life to making sure that the Tom Tenorio Softball Complex was an enjoyable and safe place for the community.
bachechi art installation
The Bernalillo County Arts Board is looking for artists to create up to three art installations at Bachechi Open Space for the 20th anniversary celebration event of Bernalillo County Open Space on Sept. 28, 2018. Artists must submit proposals by July 20 to be considered. Artists in all stages of their careers are encouraged to apply, but must reside in Bernalillo County. Finalists will be announced on Aug. 1.

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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.
The Third Annual Bosque Chile Festival will take place at the National Hispanic Cultural Center on Aug. 18 starting at 10 a.m.
Come meet Chaos and Mayhem, the two new river otters at the ABQ BioPark Aquarium! The exhibit is now open!
Bernalillo County Open Space is celebrating its 20th anniversary! Check out all the properties and activities BernCo Open Space has to offer.
Bernalillo County has expanded its 12-year-old methadone program to include enrolling detainees not currently enrolled in the program and create a continuum of care when they are released to help save lives, reduce recidivism and reduce the revolving door syndrome affecting the facility and the community.
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  • Please be advised that the Bernalillo County Labor Relations Board scheduled to meet on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018 at 1 p.m. has been CANCELLED.
    Location:
    Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Government Center building, One Civic Plaza NW, Tenth (10th) Floor, county manager’s Conference Room B, Albuquerque, NM 87102
    Time:
    8/17/2018 1:00 PM

  • Join in the celebration of the chile harvest on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. This event will offer entertainment, kids’ activities, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, beer, wine, , agricultural workshops, chef demonstrations and more. Like us on Facebook and receive up-to-date info about the Bosque Chile Festival, www.facebook.com/bosquechilefestival. For more information vist ww.bernco.gov/bosquechilefestival, email bosquechilefestival@bernco.gov or call (505) 468-1418.
    Location:
    National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St. SW
    Time:
    8/18/2018 10:00 AM

  • Members of the public are invited to attend one of three scheduled public meetings beginning next week to learn more about the tiny home village project and the proposed locations.
    Location:
    Patrick J. Baca Library, 8081 Central Ave. NW
    Time:
    8/18/2018 10:00 AM

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