SANDOVAL COUNTY NEWS

News Archives: 2011 Archives | 2012 Archives

Current Sandoval County News

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.
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 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.

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 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.
Dec 16, 2013
The Sandoval County Labor Management Relations Board will be discussing adoption of proposed Board Regulations at its next meeting to be held on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
Nov 19, 2013
Her caring approach to paramedicine is just one reason District 2 Sandoval County Commissioner Nora Scherzinger selected Tanya Lattin for a Sandoval County Community Hero Award.
Oct 25, 2013
At the UNM Sandoval County Regional Medical Center the artwork chosen to adorn the walls is expected to do more than put patients and visitors at ease. It’s expected to provide a connection with the local Native American communities.
Oct 18, 2013
The Sandoval County Clerk's Office has adopted a system that allows land records to be recorded electronically. The new system will save time and money for title companies, banks, attorneys and others charged with ensuring that land transactions are properly recorded.
Oct 9, 2013

August 1, 2013 was a memorable day for Monica Madrid. That was the day NetEdge LLC—the company Madrid founded roughly nine years earlier—officially merged with Valcom Salt Lake City.

Aug 23, 2013

Sandoval County and the Town of Bernalillo have launched a joint effort to create a plan for  the long-term future of the portion of the Bosque that runs through Bernalillo.

Aug 14, 2013

New Mexico’s Medicaid program has been revamped. It even has a new name: Centennial Care.

Aug 7, 2013

Though she was born and raised in North Dakota, Martha Liebert knows more Sandoval County history than most people who have spent their entire lives here.

Jul 29, 2013

If you like animals, food and fun, you’ll want to be in the Village of Cuba this weekend for the 37th annual Sandoval County Fair.

Jul 19, 2013
The Sandoval County Treasurer’s Office has shown a sizeable increase in the amount of delinquent property taxes collected.
Jul 19, 2013
The Sandoval County Fire Department is offering a unique opportunity to college students pursuing a degree in Fire Science or Emergency Medical Services:  a chance to live and work alongside veteran firefighters and EMTs while completing their education.
Jul 11, 2013

The Sandoval County Health Council is seeking new members. The health council is a board of community volunteers who meet throughout the year with a goal of identifying gaps in health care services throughout Sandoval Council.

Jul 2, 2013

The Sandoval County Commission has approved the renaming of the county’s newest fire station in honor of former Fire Chief Jon Tibbetts.

Jun 19, 2013

Ten local high school students got a financial boost on their way to higher education thanks to a scholarship program initiated through a partnership between Sandoval County and Comcast Corporation. 

Jun 13, 2013

The Sandoval County Commission has banned the sale and use of fireworks in unincorporated areas of the county.

Jun 5, 2013
The Thompson Ridge Fire is still active and poses a threat to adjacent communities. An evacuation order could be issued at anytime.
Jun 3, 2013
Free Legal Fair, Friday, June 7th, at Sandoval County Administration Building.
May 30, 2013
The 170th house to be built by the Greater Albuquerque Habitat for Humanity will be dedicated to former Sandoval County Fire Chief Jon Tibbetts.
May 29, 2013
Sandoval County, New Mexico, May 29, 2013—Sandoval County Commissioner Orlando Lucero is organizing a workshop to address the issue of wild horses in the Placitas area.
May 24, 2013

Some merchants in Jemez Springs are concerned that the fire season will extinguish their businesses even if no actual blazes erupt. The primary message these business owners want to deliver is that even if camping or camp fires are banned, there are still many things to in and around Jemez Springs.

May 20, 2013

The Sandoval County Commission has voiced its support for a program that diverts first-time juvenile offenders from the criminal justice system by having them serve sentences meted out by a jury of their peers.

May 17, 2013
Phillip Rios has been awarded a new three-year contract to serve as Sandoval County Manager.
May 3, 2013

The Sandoval County Commission has proclaimed May Older Americans Month. By making this declaration, the commission is participating in a nationwide tradition dating to 1963.

May 1, 2013

When people stream into the Fiesta Cultural Hispania in Rio Rancho’s Haynes Park on Saturday May 4, 2013, they will be fulfilling the vision of Saith "Si" Budagher.

Apr 30, 2013

The Sandoval County Fire Department has stopped issuing burn permits for the unincorporated areas of Sandoval County. As a result, all open flame sources such as campfires and agricultural burns will be banned until further notice. 

Apr 29, 2013
Torreon Road in Northwestern Sandoval County is closed for construction. The road will remain closed until sometime in October to accommodate completion of this long-awaited crucial project.
Apr 23, 2013
Any Sandoval County resident who needs help with financial, legal or heath-related issues should come to the County Administration Building the evening of Tuesday, April 30, 2013.
Apr 22, 2013
The Sandoval County Senior Program recently recognized three individuals for their tireless efforts in volunteering to make life better for their fellow county residents.
Apr 11, 2013

The Sandoval County Treasurer will have extended office hours starting Monday April 8, 2013 to make it more convenient for citizens who need to come into the office to pay taxes.

Apr 5, 2013

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez has signed two bills that will help New Mexico property owners, and Sandoval County elected officials played a large role in getting the measures passed.

Apr 4, 2013

The County Board of Commissioners has proclaimed April as Alcohol Awareness Month in Sandoval County.

Apr 2, 2013

Groundbreaking for the long-awaited project to reconstruct Torreon Road in Northwestern Sandoval County is set for this Friday April 5, 2013.

Mar 22, 2013

The Sandoval County Board of County Commissioners announce that applications for the 2013 Summer Youth Employment program (SYEP) will be available March 25 through April 5.

Mar 20, 2013

Sandoval County Treasurer Laura M. Montoya says the state legislature has acted to close a property tax loophole that was benefitting large out-of-state developers at the expense of average New Mexico property owners.

Mar 7, 2013

Dianne Maes has been a dedicated public servant for 23 years, and now she has a certificate to prove it.

Mar 4, 2013

We all know the potential dangers of severe weather, but we seldom think about it until after a storm has hit.

Mar 1, 2013

Small children will spend two days mingling with farm animals at Rio Rancho’s Santa Ana Star Center on March 4th and 5th.

Feb 26, 2013

One has a passion for stopping illegal dumping of trash; the other wants to make sure all her fellow citizens always have enough to eat.

Feb 15, 2013

The Valles Caldera Nature Preserve is one of the most recognizable sites in Sandoval County. Its pristine 98,000 acres holds a working cattle ranch in addition to serving a year-round escape for activities ranging from hunting and fishing to hiking, mountain biking and cross-country skiing.

Feb 13, 2013

Sandoval County’s El Zócalo complex has been declared one of the metro area’s “hippest historic places to tie the knot” by Albuquerque the Magazine.

Feb 1, 2013

Tuesday, February 5 is voting day in four school districts across Sandoval County. In addition to electing new school board members, voters in three districts are being asked to approve general obligation bonds and/or mill levies for capital improvement projects.

Jan 11, 2013

Darryl Madalena has been elected to another term as chairman of the Sandoval County Commission.

Jan 11, 2013

The Sandoval County Commission opened its first meeting of 2013 by installing a new fire chief and commending three Sherriff’s deputies for explemary performance over the previous year.
The meeting took place on Thursday, January 10, 2013.

Jan 9, 2013

James H. Maxon will be installed as Sandoval County Fire Chief on Thursday, January 10, 2013 during the regular meeting of the Sandoval County Commission.


© 2014 Copyright Sandoval County, all rights reserved | Website design by Simply Design, Inc.