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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.

County Spotlight

open burning ban
The fire danger across Bernalillo County is expected to be very high due to extreme drought with the fire season starting earlier than normal. So the BernCo Commission voted on April 10, 2018, to ban the use of open fires, campfires, and smoking in the unincorporated areas of Bernalillo County for the next 180 days.
new online vendor tool
The Bernalillo County General Services Division has developed a new self-service online tool that will help vendors navigate the accounts payable process.
bernco program wins state award
The Bernalillo County T3on3N basketball program has been honored as the state youth program of the year by the New Mexico Recreation and Parks Association (NMRPA).
bernco bernie book release
Bernalillo County, along with the New Mexico Tourism Department and Albuquerque Public Schools, presented BernCo Bernie’s third book, The Adventures of BernCo Bernie – Out and About in Bernalillo County at an official book launch held Friday, April 13. The book, which is the third in the series, can be checked out at all city/county public libraries.
county budget approved
The Bernalillo County Commission, by a 4 – 0 vote approved the county biennial budget for fiscal years 2019 and 2020 at its administrative meeting on April 10, 2018.
child abuse prevention month
At its meeting on April 10, the Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners hereby recognized April 2018 as Child Abuse Prevention Month and called upon all citizens to increase their participation and support of the community’s efforts to keep children safe, happy, and healthy.
information technology employees recognized
On April 10, 2018, the Bernalillo County Commission honored Larry Munoz and Nicholas Davis for their immediate response and onsite technical support to the City of Farmington on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, when the city was severely impacted by a ransomware attack causing widespread computer encryption and massive operational disruption.
precription drug take-back day
At its meeting on April 10, the Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners recognized Saturday, April 28, 2018, as Drug Take-Back Day in Bernalillo County and encourages everyone to drop off their unused medicines between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
national county government month
Test your BernCo knowledge during National County Government Month. Check back each week in April for some trivia you might not realize about Bernalillo County!
phone scam
It has come to the attention of Bernalillo County officials that scammers are now using the Metropolitan Detention Center’s phone number, as an attempt to defraud the public of money. The scammers appear to be using a long-time ploy, telling the person who answers the phone that their relative has suffered an accident of some kind and needs money to be sent to them in order to get out of jail.
great american cleanup
The community is invited to help keep Bernalillo County beautiful by being a part of the Great American Cleanup happening most weekends in April, and May. Everyone can participate and can adopt a location in the community to do a cleanup.
notice of value
Bernalillo County Assessor Tanya R. Giddings announces that the Assessors’ Office will send out 264,987 real property 2018 notices of value (NOV), including manufactured homes, to all property owners beginning March 29, informing them of their net taxable value of their property as of Jan.1, 2018.
carlito springs closed
Carlito Springs Open Space is closed until further notice for renovations. The project will involve improvements to the road leading to the spring, a potable water system, fire suppression and wastewater disposal system at the structures located at the spring along with a forest health plan.
road construction begins
Construction on the Second Street Southwest Corridor Improvement Project is now underway. It is expected to be complete by the end of November 2018.
blake
Blake Road to the west of the Coors Boulevard and Blake Road intersection will be temporarily closed to traffic in both westbound and eastbound directions beginning Wednesday, Jan. 31.
assessor veteran outreach
Join the Bernalillo County Assessor's Office on the third Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. of every month for a veteran's outreach session. The sessions will be held at the Assessor's Office at 501 Tijeras NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87102.

County Video

Bernalillo County Treasurer Nancy Bearce expains the different ways property owners can pay the second half of their property tax, which is due by April 10.
Bernalillo County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III wants you to know that it is against the law for telemarketers to call you and ask for payment by money transfer services, pre-paid debit card or cash re-load cards or by electronic checks. Please watch this video to learn about a common telemarketing scam.
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.
District 4 Commissioner Lonnie Talbert cuts the ribbon on the new Skyview Park on Nov. 2 in NW Bernalillo County.
The "Reels & Wheels: The Making of a Public Art Project" documentary follows the Reels and Wheels commission by the Arts Board and the design/build process by artist Howard Meehan and culminates with the dedication of the piece in front of the Hiland Theater on Central Avenue on historic Route 66.
Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins interviews Katrina Hotrum-Lopez, BernCo's Behavioral Health director, and Dr. Andrew Hsi, Director of the Institute for Resilience, Health and Justice, about the behavioral health programs currently in place and where we are headed in the near future.
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