Sandoval County Launches Veterans Hiring Initiative

Sandoval County has launched an initiative to improve the chances of qualified military veterans being hired for county jobs. The county commission adopted a resolution approving the initiative at its May 7, 2015 meeting. The resolution said the initiative reflects the commission’s desire to “honor our veterans.” The program does not offer any job guarantees for veterans. However, it does … Read More

County Commission Awards Comcast Scholarships

Four Bernalillo 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. The County Commission presented the students with checks ranging from $2,500 to $1,000 at its June 4, 2015 meeting. Each year, Comcast funds scholarships for high-achieving students at Bernalillo High … Read More

Have Fun, Win Prizes While Supporting Economic Development

There’s still time to purchase tickets for the inaugural Sandoval Economic Alliance Gala. The gala will take place Friday, June 5, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort in Bernalillo. A golf tournament is scheduled for the following day at the resort’s Twin Warriors Golf Club. The Sandoval Economic Alliance (SEA) is a private, not-for-profit economic development corporation established to … Read More

Officials to Address “State of the County” at Chamber Breakfast

An update on county operations—from the assessor’s reappraisal project to electronic documents recording initiative in the clerk’s office—is on tap at the Rio Rancho Chamber of Commerce’s Regional Issues Breakfast on Thursday, May 21, 2015. Five top county officials are slated to provide updates on their operations, staring with County Manager Phillip Rios, who will describe some of the efforts … Read More

Elk Trail Road in the La Cueva Area Closed through Friday

La Cueva area motorists are advised that Elk Trail Road will be closed to all through traffic at the Elk Trail Crossing to perform construction work within the roadway. The public is encouraged to seek alternate routes as this area will be restricted to construction personnel and people who live on Elk Trail Road. Alternate routes will be marked with … Read More

Police Agencies Running DWI Checkpoints across Sandoval County

The Sandoval County DWI Task Force will set up checkpoints at different locations across the county between today and Sunday, May 24, 2015. “We don’t want to disclose the locations or the times of the checkpoints,” said Diane Irwin, executive administrator of the county’s DWI and Prevention Program, “but they will be in different parts of the county.” Officers working … Read More

Sheriff’s Department Supporting Public Safety Day

The Sandoval County Sheriff’s Department will be among dozens of law enforcement agencies gathering in the Intel parking lot on Saturday, May 16, 2015 for the Public Safety Day and Recruitment Event. This is a chance for citizens to meet with law enforcement personnel in a relaxed atmosphere to learn more about how these agencies serve the community. It’s also … Read More

Join the Celebration for Older Americans Month

The Sandoval County Senior Program is hosting a series of activities throughout the month of May in recognition of Older Americans Month. Each year, the county participates in this nationwide celebration that acknowledges the significant contributions that senior citizens have made, and continue to make, to ensure a better life for future generations. Thisy year’s acknowledgement includes a proclamation issued … Read More

The Valles Caldera’s New Managers Want to Meet You

Did you know that one of Sandoval County’s biggest playgrounds is about to become a National Park? The Valles Caldera National Preserve is one of seven sites across the country that Congress designated as new National Parks last December. For the past 15 years, the 89,000-acre preserve—which was carved out of the ground by a volcanic explosion more than 1 … Read More

Treasurer’s Office Doing Outreach During Tax Payment Season

Due to the overwhelming success of last year’s community outreach program, Sandoval County Treasurer Laura M. Montoya is sending staff to multiple locations to assist with property tax questions and accept payments. Representatives of the Treasurer’s office also will share the goals and accomplishments that the Treasurer and her team have fulfilled over the past year. “I hope this outreach … Read More