Treasurer’s Office Offers Property Tax Payment Outreach Program

The Sandoval County Treasurer’s Office is reaching out to seniors and other community members in the county to offer one-on-one property tax payment opportunities at local community and senior centers. This program makes property tax payment easy and also helps the County collect taxes in a timely manner. The Sandoval County Treasurer’s Office Outreach Program began in 2014 and was … Read More

County Hires New Director of Public Works

Sandoval County is pleased to announce that Mark Hatzenbuhler has been hired as the new director for the Public Works Department. With more than 25 years of work experience, 11 of which have been with Sandoval County, Hatzenbuhler brings a strong base of experience and knowledge to the Public Works Department. Most recently, Hatzenbuhler served as the assistant director for … Read More

Fire Department Adds K-9’s to Rescue Squad

The Sandoval County Fire Department is proud to announce the addition of two new K-9 team members – Quattro and KT. These two K-9’s, along with their human firefighter handlers, work with the Rio Grande Basin Heavy Technical Rescue Team (Rio Grande Basin HTRT) to do search and rescue work. The Rio Grande Basin HTRT is made up of members … Read More

County Commission Approves Detention Center GRT Increase

On Thursday, March 15, the Sandoval County Board of Commissioners approved two Gross Receipts Tax (GRT) increase ordinances which are intended to fund renovations to the Sandoval County Detention Center. Each of the approved ordinances is for a 1/16th of a percent increase to the GRT for a combined total of a 1/8th of a percent increase. The ordinances both … Read More

Sandoval County Detention Center Hires New Director and Assistant Director

On Thursday, March 1, at the Sandoval County Commission meeting, the County Manager officially announced the hire of Gilbert V. Armendariz as the new Detention Center Director for Sandoval County. Armendariz started with the County on Monday, Feb. 26. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in juvenile corrections, adult corrections, Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) auditing, … Read More

County’s Vehicle Maintenance Manager Driving into Retirement

In 1994, with the housing industry in midst of a downturn, James Aguilar closed his Santa Fe-based home framing business and returned to his roots as a mechanic. He accepted a job with Sandoval County because, “I decided it was time to get something stable.” Twenty three years later, Aguilar, now the county’s manager of vehicle maintenance, is scheduled to … Read More

St. Felix Awarded County Contract to Provide Mobile Food Pantry

The Community Services Division is privileged to announce our expanded partnership and support of St. Felix Pantry, a Sandoval County based nonprofit providing essential services within the community for decades. To help provide low-income residents in rural regions with greater access to healthy foods, the Community Services Division will host the Mobile Food Pantry according to the following schedule: The … Read More

County’s El Zocalo Center hosting rural economic development forum

The last in a series of forums focusing on economic development in rural central New Mexico communities will take place in Bernalillo on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. This forum will focus on the challenges, barriers, smart goals, and assets to formulate a concise framework for the drafting of a regional economic development plan. The meeting is part of a collaborative … Read More

Meeting on artwork for the new Bernalillo Senior Center is Nov. 6

Public officials are in the process of choosing artwork for the new senior center that’s scheduled to open next spring in the Town of Bernalillo—and they’re seeking public input. The only thing decided at this point, is that as much of the art as possible will be works by Sandoval County artists, and they should convey a sense of community. … Read More