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BernCo Bernie to Present Bernalillo County Day at Legislature

Tuesday event features fun trivia, entertainment and more

Bernalillo County – Bernalillo County’s official mascot, BernCo Bernie, is travelling to Santa Fe Tuesday to help present Bernalillo County Day at the New Mexico Legislature.

Tuesday’s event in the State Capitol Rotunda will feature exhibits, trivia and more from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event will highlight Bernalillo County’s strong agricultural heritage and ongoing efforts to create jobs and improve the quality of life for all county residents.

At noon, county officials will deliver remarks and present a light-hearted Bernalillo County “We’re More Than You Think” Top 10 List.

Examples include:

No. 9: Did you know…Bernalillo County’s Public Art Program includes 296 pieces from the mountains to the valley?

One of the most interesting pieces is the La Corriente De Valle mural by Joe Stephenson and Working Classroom – the largest mural in the metro area at more than 2,000 square feet, telling the history of Bernalillo County’s South Valley.

Entertainment will be provided by Bernalillo County performers Ana Maria and iDance. Refreshments including cupcakes, chips and local salsa will also be provided.

Pictured: Bernie on the road.


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About Bernalillo County

Bernalillo County is 1,160 square miles and is New Mexico’s most populous county with more than 674,000 residents. Bernalillo County government provides a wide range of public services to residents who live in Albuquerque, Los Ranchos and Tijeras and the 111,000 residents who live outside the village and city limits in the unincorporated areas of the county. Bernalillo County employs approximately 2,500 people and has an annual operating budget and capital investments of more than $500 million. Elected officials include five county commissioners, assessor, clerk, probate judge, sheriff and treasurer.