Sandoval County Treasurer Laura M. Montoya modifies methods to assist taxpayers remotely

March 22, 2020 BERNALILLO, NM- Press Contact: Stephen Montoya, 867-7640 505-867-7584 SANDOVAL COUNTY, NM- Sandoval County Treasurer Laura M. Montoya announces the temporary modification of the Treasurer’s Office schedule of operations for the week of March 22, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Upon Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s executive order, Sandoval County was pro-active in minimizing staff and … Read More

County jail seeks accreditation

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — As Sandoval County Detention Center undergoes renovations, it becomes more qualified to receive accreditation from the New Mexico Counties nonprofit for the first time. Jail Director Gilbert Armendariz applied for the accreditation and awaits review from the NMC board in May. He said he sees no reason why the application wouldn’t be accepted. “The detention center … Read More

Site promotes tourism, business

(By Amy Byres Staff Reporter for the Rio Rancho Observer) RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Sandoval County’s Tourism Department surfs to the modern age with the launch of its new website, “We knew there was a role for tourism to serve in the county as an economic sector,” said Director of County Business and Economic Development Dora M. Dominguez. She said … Read More

SEA hires new CEO

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — A community development specialist with the New Mexico Economic Development Department is tapped to become the new Sandoval Economic Alliance leaders. SEA announced Tuesday that Fred Shepherd had accepted the position of president and CEO. Shepherd is scheduled to join SEA’s staff officially Dec. 16. “I am honored to be chosen to lead the Sandoval Economic Alliance … Read More

Holiday Craft Fair Dec. 6

Sandoval County will be hosting a craft fair on Dec. 6 on the first floor of building D, on 1500 Idalia Road in the town of Bernalillo. Sandoval County has officially sold out of booths for the Dec. 6 event. THE OVERVIEW OF BOOTH ASSIGNMENTS: Those who requested electrical spaces have been placed in close proximity to a standard electrical … Read More

Jail renovations on budget, on time

By Argen Marie Duncan Rio Rancho Observer Editor BERNALILLO — Sandoval County Detention Center renovations are proceeding on budget and on schedule to finish in 2021, the jail director told county commissioners Thursday night. Among the newest improvements was a body scanner detention officers would use to start checking people going into the secure areas in a few days, Director … Read More