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Nov 26, 2014
Dottie Hu's generous spirit comes through anytime you speak with her, and it’s what convinced AARP New Mexico to give her its 2014 Andrus Award for Community Service. The award is named AARP Founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, whose motto—To serve, Not to be Served—still guides the organization.
Nov 6, 2014
Sandoval County Treasurer Laura M. Montoya will have Tax Researcher Liaisons visiting Senior Centers throughout the county to assist with questions regarding tax bills. They also will be accepting tax payments by check, money order, credit card or debit card.
Nov 3, 2014
Treasurer Montoya is implementing a new pilot program that will consist of two Tax Researchers visiting county Senior Centers to answer any tax questions and accept and receipt tax payments.
Oct 29, 2014
So far, the project has resulted in $29 million added to the county’s tax roll. However, that doesn’t mean individual county residents are seeing spikes in the taxable value of their property. In fact, Garcia says, this additional value was a contributing factor in the lowering of tax rates for the 2014 tax year.
Oct 29, 2014
“This mapping application is part of my ongoing effort to make all information in the assessor’s office more accessible to the taxpaying public,” Sandoval County Assessor Tom Garcia said.
Oct 28, 2014
“Whether you choose to vote early, or on the traditional Election Day, reviewing a sample ballot before arriving at your polling place can save you some time in the voting booth,” County Clerk Eileen Garbagni said. “This year’s ballot has several proposed constitutional amendments and bond questions that voters probably will want to read carefully before making a decision. Some early voters have told us it took them up to 15 minutes to go through the entire ballot.”
Oct 27, 2014
Throughout the week, members of the county’s DWI Prevention Program staff will visit schools across the county to raise awareness about the need to avoid abuse of drugs and alcohol and to live an overall healthy lifestyle.
Oct 16, 2014
"We have three main reasons for appealing this injunction, the most important of which is our belief that the federal court does not have legal authority to intervene in this local election, because the plaintiffs did not have standing to sue," Sandoval County Clerk Eileen Garbagni said.
Oct 7, 2014
Election Day is November 4, 2014, but you don't have to wait until then to cast your vote. The absentee/early voting period kicked off on Tuesday, October 07, 2014.
Aug 22, 2014
The wine festival will be held Labor Day Weekend, August 30th through September 1st from noon to 7pm in the Town of Bernalillo.
Aug 22, 2014
“We’re very excited to receive this grant, which will help us market our local attractions in accordance with the state Tourism Department’s New Mexico True brand,” said Sandoval County Tourism Manager Amy Griffin.
Aug 15, 2014
While restrictions are being lifted, the fire department still requires certain parameters be in place before any open burning can occur. Those parameters are spelled out in “Open Burning Info” section of the fire department’s website.
Aug 12, 2014
The U.S. Forest Service is seeking public input on two projects that are designed to ensure the long-term health of forest lands in and around Sandoval County.
Jul 31, 2014
The event, scheduled for Friday August 8, 2014, will not be your typical health fair. There will be numerous healthcare providers offering free health screenings—checking blood pressure, cholesterol and other vital measurements. Children will be able to get free vaccinations, as long as their parents remember to bring current shots records. However, there also will be many more things to do.
Jul 23, 2014
The Sandoval County Fire Department created this 11-week program as a means of helping county residents understand how fire and emergency medical personnel go about their jobs. “We hope this program will enhance the public’s awareness of the department’s capabilities, as well as its limitation,” Sandoval County Fire Chief James Maxon said.
Jul 22, 2014
The Sandoval County Health Council has received a Shining Star Award from HealthInsight New Mexico for its commitment to ensuring that county residents receive quality health care.
Jul 18, 2014
The 2014 Sandoval County Fair runs Wednesday, July 30 through Saturday, August 3 in the beautiful Village of Cuba, New Mexico. That’s more than 50 hours of activities for people of all ages and a wide range of interests.
Jul 11, 2014
Pueblo Feast Days are named after the Pueblos’ patron saint. These are among the few days of the year that the Pueblos are open to the public for visitors to see the reverent dances and songs performed in honor of those patron saints.
Jul 3, 2014
Sandoval County residents can register their cell phones and work phones—or even sign up for email alerts—by going to the county’s website and clicking the CODE RED logo at the bottom of the homepage.
Jun 20, 2014
The next free clinic is scheduled for October 23 – 26, 2014 at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho. That location prompted the Sandoval County Commission to direct dollars from the county’s Indigent Funds, which earmarked for health care needs for low-income residents, to help support the clinic.
Jun 12, 2014
On June 4, 2014, the Sandoval County Senior Program staff hosted a luncheon in honor of the volunteers who make and donate quilts for Project Linus. The quilts bring comfort to children in crisis situations.
Jun 9, 2014
The commission’s order bans the sale and use of missile-type rockets, helicopters, aerial spinners, stick-type rockets and all exploding devices that can be heard while standing on the ground within the unincorporated areas of Sandoval County.
It also limits the use of sparkling and smoke-type fireworks—whether they burn on the ground or are held in a person’s hand—to areas that are paved or barren or that have a readily accessible source of water for use by the homeowner or general public.
Jun 6, 2014
Lindda Simon was recently named the Direct Services Employee of the Year by the New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness. She was feted at the coalition’s 3rd Annual Housing for All Conference on May 7, 2014 in Albuquerque.
May 29, 2014
The Sandoval County Community Health Profile covers topics related to the health and well being of county residents. Subjects range from the rate at which county residents die from chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes or cancer, to how well-equipped various segments of the county’s population are to fight off such conditions. There also is a section listing community health resources.
May 20, 2014
The lunch program at the Meadowlark Senior Center will be offered at alternate locations while the center is closed for renovations from June 1 until the end of August.
May 20, 2014
The Valles Caldera National Preserve has launched a series of new programs for the summer season, including programs that allow mountain bikers and horse riders to traverse designated trails through the preserve during the day and then camp overnight.
May 15, 2014
Fred Marquez was very instrumental in the successful management of the Torreon Road Rehabilitation Project. His dedication and attention to detail resulted in the project completing 6 months ahead of schedule and $280,000 under budget.
May 5, 2014
John Singletary and Erik Pino-Perez, both seniors at Independence High School, will launch their anti-DWI app Wednesday, May 3, 2014, with a demo at the Sandoval County Administration Building. The demo is scheduled for 3:00 pm in the county commission chambers, which is on the third floor of the administration building, 1500 Idalia Road, Building D, in Bernalillo.
May 2, 2014
The Mid-Region Metropolitan Planning Organization is hosting public meetings on the Future of Transportation at 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at the Haynes Community Center, 2006 Grande Blvd., in Rio Rancho.
May 2, 2014
Sandoval County voters can start casting ballots for this year's primary elections on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. That's when the period for absentee voting—both by mail and in-person—begins.
The regularly scheduled Primary Election Day is June 3, 2014.
May 1, 2014
"The Tourism Department chose several stunning locations in Sandoval County to feature in our New Mexico True ad campaign," Tourism Secretary Monique Jacobson said. "Places like Spence Hot Springs, Tent Rocks National Monument and the Valles Caldera fit beautifully in the New Mexico True brand because they genuinely represent adventure steeped in culture and our philosophy of "site-doing, not just sight-seeing."
Apr 28, 2014
Potentially hazardous conditions have prompted the Sandoval County Fire Chief to impose a ban on opening burning in the unincorporated areas of the county.
Feb 20, 2014
More than 200 Sandoval County taxpayers have benefited from a new provision in state law that makes it easier for low-income elderly and disabled citizens to keep the assessed value of their homes from rising. And the county assessor hopes a series of free workshops will make even more residents aware of this potential benefit.
Feb 17, 2014
The Sandoval County Treasurer will have extended office hours starting Monday, April 7, 2014 to make it more convenient for citizens who need to come into the office to pay taxes.
Feb 11, 2014
For devoting most of her adult life to helping youngsters get a head start in life, Lucy Gutierrez of Sandia Pueblo has been named the latest Sandoval County Community Hero.
Feb 5, 2014
A new dental clinic will open in the Sandoval County Health Commons on Monday, February 10, 2014.
Jan 17, 2014
The Sandoval County Commission has accepted a detailed report outlining strategies boosting economic development.
Jan 14, 2014
Detective Olga Guymon is known throughout the Sheriff's Office as someone who "maintains a high level of commitment day in and day out; exhibits discipline and stays focused on goals with a determination to complete her assignments."
For that, Detective Guymon was named Sandoval County Deputy of the Year.