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romaTickets for the 2014 Mother’s Day Home Tour are now available!

Tickets are $15 online until May 1, 2014 or $20 at the door.

Get your tickets now!


Public welcome at Monday, Wednesday sessions

Bernalillo County– Bernalillo County seeks community feedback at the final two public meetings on the future infrastructure needs of the county.

Bernalillo County has a continuous, six-year Capital Improvement Plan. The Capital Improvement Plan provides a link between the needs and visions of the public and the county’s capital funding. This plan will be presented at community meetings Monday and Wednesday evenings.

Details include:

April 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m.: Capital Improvement Program Public Meeting, Lt. William Sibrava Memorial Substation, 10401 Holly Ave. N.E.

April 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m.: Capital Improvement Program Public Meeting, Raymond G. Sanchez Community Center, 9800 4th Street N.W.

For more information about the county’s capital improvement planning program, contact Clay Campbell at (505) 224-2151 or visit

Dear Fellow New Mexican,

The wildfire season is here, which means it’s more important than ever for each of us to do our part to protect our communities from unintended fires.

Learning about wildfire danger and being prepared can help reduce the threat of fires to our natural surroundings, our homes, and businesses. This is why I launched the “Wildfire Preparedness & Prevention Resource Center” on my website, which includes prevention tips, best practices to protect homes and businesses, active wildfire information, and more. Continue Reading »

DISABILITY AWARENESS WALK will be taking place Saturday, April 26th at Tiguex Park.

Event set-up will begin at 6:30 am, participants will start to arrive at 9am, and the event will conclude at approximately 12 noon. There will be no roads blocked and no road closures. The event will take place exclusively within the park and participants will walk on the walking path inside of the park. There will be live music, an emcee making announcements, games, and refreshments.

Please call me with any questions or concerns you may have.

Thank you,

Rubette Baldonado

Community Outreach Coordinator

Ability Connection New Mexico

Office: 505-268-5076

Fax: 505 266 2068



Dear Neighbors,

At 2 a.m. this morning I scared off a thief going through my vehicle. Judging from what I saw and the reek of cologne left in his wake, he was in his late teens or early 20′s, all dressed in black (in other words, not a casual passer-by but someone dressed for the occasion). I live across from Mary Fox Park and he ran west through the park when I yelled at him. While there was nothing of value to steal in my truck, he did leave behind a CD collection that I assume was stolen from someone else (unless his musical tastes lean toward Enya, Sara McLaughlin, Tracy Chapman, and The Doors).

If anyone is missing a khaki colored, hard-covered CD case full of CDs with some of the above artists, please call Laura at 259-5098. Thank you.

historical society

always free & open to the public

Free parking south of the Albuquerque Museum

APRIL 27, 2014 2 P.M.



Former State Senator Dede Feldman

Come learn about the NM Legislature from our speaker, former State Senator Dede Feldman who served from 1996 – 2012. She will sign copies of her recent book. Dede knows about the deals, handshakes, compromises and surprises that make the Roundhouse go round. Continue Reading »


WHO: County Commission Chair Debbie O’Malley,
Representatives from UNM School of Architecture and Planning

WHEN: Monday, April 14 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: UNM School of Architecture and Planning/Gallery, 2401 Central Avenue SE, Albuquerque, NM 87131

Bernalillo County has decided to implement the Little Free Libraries concept around the county.

As a result, the county partnered with the UNM School of Architecture and Planning to design a

prototype little library. The design winner will be announced at this event. Continue Reading »

April 13, 2014
Contact: City Councilor Isaac Benton, District 2, 553-5675
City Councilor Isaac Benton Calls for Focus on Social Services for Public Safety
City Councilor Isaac Benton is calling for the City of Albuquerque to expand programs addressing homelessness, substance abuse and mental health treatment. His proposals include:
• Cooperation with Bernalillo County and other partners to better coordinate and improve substance abuse and mental health treatment, especially as these relate to public safety and the corrections system;
• Funding for the City-run “winter emergency shelter” to operate year-round;
• Increased budget for the Albuquerque Heading Home program to double or triple the number of individuals served;
• Additional funding for the Workforce Housing Trust Fund to continue to help construct affordable housing in the city.
Much attention has been given to the proposed reforms to APD and the Police Oversight Commission (POC); Benton strongly supports the Department of Justice and Police Oversight Task Force recommendations. He believes that addressing social needs is equally important. Council has authority over the City budget. “We have a responsibility to adopt and to fund changes to civilian police oversight and the other recommendations of the Department of Justice. It is also imperative that we attend to the related and underlying social needs such as homelessness and mental illness,” Benton stated.
The Council is currently reviewing the FY 2015 operating budget. Funding for Social Service programs in the budget was cut four years ago and has only been partially restored. Benton says he is hopeful that he will find support for further increasing funding for these programs. He explained, “We all know that the City’s operating budget has been tight for years and this year is no different. I think strategic increases in funding are now in order. Better partnerships with non-governmental organizations and other governmental agencies are also key to more effective use of our social services and public safety resources.”
Benton has worked for years with various homeless service providers in his district, and understands where the shortfalls lie. As part of the annual budget process, he is working to refine estimates of funding needs and to identify additional resources. Benton will be meeting with representatives of Bernalillo County in the coming days to discuss their substance abuse programs and the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) prisoner release policies.
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If you’re ready to step into spring and get into the Great American Outdoors then plan ahead for National Park Week 2014.

Usually during National Park Week we get free access to parks for the whole week. This year they seem to be cutting back, as the free admission to parks is only on the opening weekend: April 19 & 20.

Still, those fee-free days mean you can enter every one of the country’s 400+ national parks for free – and we’ve got plenty to choose from here in New Mexico! Continue Reading »

Free concert Saturday, April 19 from 6-10:30 p.m.

Bernalillo County – Bernalillo County is proud to present a free concert and stargazing event on Saturday, April 19 at Bachechi Open Space.

The “Jazz Under the Stars” event features music, activities for children, high-powered telescopes, prizes and nature walks at Bachechi Open Space, a 27-acre farm along the Rio Grande bosque.

“Jazz Under the Stars is a great family event, and I want to encourage our community to get to know Bernalillo County’s excellent Open Space program,” Commission Chair Debbie O’Malley says.

Guitarist Ambrose Rivera is scheduled to perform at this free event. Guests are welcome to bring a picnic dinner and enjoy an evening of music under New Mexico’s night sky. (Please note that alcohol is not allowed on county property.)

“Jazz Under the Stars” is hosted by Bernalillo County Open Space, The Albuquerque Astronomical Society and 103.7 The Oasis.

For more information please contact Colleen McRoberts at 505.314.0398 or visit

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