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East Route 66 Public Meeting

Join us at Los Vecinos Community Center on Feb. 20 from 6-8 p.m. to discuss the East Route 66 Sector Development Plan.
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Bernalillo County Expands Training & Education Services for Traumatic Brain Injuries and Cultural Competencies

On Feb. 4 BernCo Vice Chair Commissioner Charlene Pyskoty joined the county manager and the Department of Behavioral Health Service’s providers for the award of $1 million for training & education programs in the community.
commissioner pyskoty, county manager julie morgas baca and a big check

BernCo Commission Elects New Chair and Vice Chair

District 5 Commissioner Charlene Pyskoty is the new vice chair. District 4 Commissioner Lonnie Talbert is the new chair.
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BernCo Commission Passes Resolution Consenting to Continued Resettlement of Refugees in Bernalillo County

Bernalillo County continues to welcome refugees facing religious, ethnic, and political persecution.
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Board Acknowledges Bernalillo County's Health and Wellness Coordinator Chris Bois

The Board of County Commissioners would like to acknowledge Bernalillo County's Health and Wellness Coordinator, Chris Bois for his outstanding work in creating awareness on the importance of employee health and for organizing the Fall Fitness Friday campaign.

East Mountain Celebration 2019 Recap

Check out a video recapping last year's East Mountain Celebration!

Winter Weather Preparedness

Be prepared for the next winter storm and learn more about road priority for snow removal.
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Cañon de Carnué Land Grant's 200th Anniversary Celebrated by BernCo Commissioners

On Nov. 12 the Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners applauded and recognized the 200-year celebration of the re-settlement of the Cañon de Carnué Land Grant in the year 1819.
Cañon de Carnué Land Grant group

Metropolitan Air Support Unit Recognized by BernCo Commissioners

On Oct. 29 the BernCo Commissioners acknowledged the Metropolitan Air Support Unit for nearly 20 years of providing essential airborne public safety services to the community.
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Bonds Approved for Two Apartment Complex Projects

County commissioners approved project revenue bonds for two Section 8 and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) apartment complexes.

Carlito Springs Open Space Project Phase Two Receives Funding

County Commissioners approved funding for up to $2 million for phase two of the Carlito Springs Open Space renovations project in the East Mountains.
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Commissioner Highlights Gun Laws as Hunting Season Approaches

BernCo District 5 Commissioner Charlene Pyskoty is urging those who want to discharge firearms in the county to be careful and respectful around residents’ property and livestock.
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BernCo Dedicates Public Art

Bernalillo County’s newest public art will be dedicated at a ceremony on Thursday, July 25 at 10 a.m. at the Vista Grande Community Center in the East Mountains. The two-part sculpture is titled, “Living Landscape” and is the brainchild and creation of artist Karen Yank.
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Law Enforcement Memorial 2019: Civic Plaza

On May 28, 2019, Commissioner Charlene Pyskoty spoke at a memorial on Civic Plaza to honor fallen officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice and lost their lives line of duty.
Law Enforcement Memorial 2019: Civic Plaza

County Backs House Bill 324 Protecting Firefighters

Bernalillo County leadership is supporting the governor’s signing of House Bill 324 adding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to the list of conditions that can be covered by worker’s compensation.

Bernalillo County’s Behavioral Health Initiative to Partner with Mayor Keller to Keep Westside Shelter Open Year-Round

On Feb. 28, Commissioner Charlene Pyskoty and County Manager Julie Morgas Baca joined other city and county officials and shelter managers to cement a new partnership that keeps the Westside Emergency Housing Center open year-round and increases access to services.
westside shelter

District Judge Rules in County Water Rights Battle

State District Judge Shannon Bacon has rejected an application for an East Mountain developer to access more than 100 million gallons of groundwater.

Video of Commissioner Pyskoty's Swearing In

Catch this short video of new Bernalillo County District 5 Commissioner Charlene E. Pyskoty's swearing in on Jan. 1, 2019.
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Commissioner Pyskoty Sworn In Jan. 1

Five Bernalillo County elected officials were sworn into office Jan. 1, 2019 at the Hiland Theater in Albuquerque.
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  • Bernalillo County Planning & Development Services Department is hosting a public meeting regarding expansion of the East Route 66 Sector Development Plan (adopted in 2018) to include more properties ...

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  • Join the Whispering Pines Book Club for lively discussion of the characters, themes and plots of our selected reading list. The Book Club meets the third Wednesday of every month from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Call (505) 281-8003 for more information.
    Whispering Pines Senior Center, 6 Lark Rd., Tijeras
    2/19/2020 12:30 PM - 2/19/2020 1:30 PM

  • Join us Mondays and Thursdays from 12 to 1:30 for Home School P.E. for kids ages 6-14. See fliyer for cost and semesters.
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 and a half, Old Highway 66, Tijeras
    2/20/2020 12:00 PM - 2/20/2020 1:30 PM

  • This workshop will review the draft plan.
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 1/2 Old Hwy 66, Tijeras
    2/20/2020 6:00 PM - 2/20/2020 8:00 PM

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