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Bernalillo County offers free sand, bags for flash flooding prep

July 4th, 2014 at 10:43 am by under Latest Posts

With the beginning of monsoon rains, Bernalillo County is reminding residents that sandbags can help to stop water from rushing into yards and onto property during flash-flooding.

“The Bernalillo County Fire Department knows how devastating flooding can be,” says Deputy Fire Chief Greg Perez. “Preparing ahead of time can make a huge difference in stopping fast-moving flash flood waters before any damage occurs”

BernCo Public Works is providing the sand and the Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority (AMAFCA) is providing the bags.

Residents will need to fill and transport their own bags.

Sand and bags are available at:

South Valley Fire Stations North Valley Fire Stations
Station 32–1701 Arenal SW Station 30–6697 4th St. NW
Station 33–3909 Barcelona SW Station 31–9819 2nd St. NW
Station 34–2801 Don Felipe SW Station 35–11700 Paseo Del Norte NE
Station 38–3610 Prince SE Station 36–501 Bear Canyon Lane NE

East Mountain Fire Stations
Station 40–48 Public School Rd. Tijeras
Station 41–10838 Highway 337
Station 43–4 Dressage Rd.
Station 46–25 Frost Rd.

Especially during this monsoon season, residents are reminded to stay away from ditches and arroyos. Rains in the foothills and the mountains will cause high water levels in the ditches and arroyos all over the valley, so caution is advised anywhere fast water may be flowing.

Residents who need more information should call the Bernalillo County Fire Department’s administration offices at (505) 468-1310.

Santa Fe County offers $1 cab rides home for Fourth of July

July 3rd, 2014 at 3:44 pm by under Latest Posts

The Santa Fe County DWI Program is offering a special $1 Cab Ride Home rate on Friday, July 4th. People can take the cab home from a bar or party for just $1 (normal rates are $5 for 1-2 riders and $10 for 3 or more riders).

The Santa Fe County DWI Program subsidizes up to $25 for cab rides with funds from the liquor excise tax, so riders pay a nominal rate for a SaFe ride home.

The Cab Ride Home program rate schedule will resume on Saturday, July 5,

Bernalillo County offers Tavern Taxi for July 4th

July 3rd, 2014 at 3:30 pm by under Latest Posts

The Tavern Taxi program is once again offering free rides to and from your favorite restaurant or bar on the 4th of July, July 04, 2014.

Residents can designate their sober driver in advance, and take advantage of the free rides by calling 505-999-1400 for pick-up. The server or bartender calls for the taxi when the patron is ready to go home. Reservations are encouraged.

Bernalillo County Department of Substance Abuse and the New Mexico Hospitality Retailers Association are collaborating to support the Taxi Tavern program.

Twisted Mojo to perform Sunday in Rio Rancho

July 3rd, 2014 at 10:42 am by under Latest Posts

Summer Music Series in Rio Rancho continues Sunday, July 6, at Haynes Park located at 2006 Grande Boulevard.

Twisted Mojo is set to perform this week.

The concerts, put on by Rio Rancho Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department, will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday through August.

Participants are welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic.



Lakes, state parks reopen for 4th of July

July 3rd, 2014 at 9:00 am by under Latest Posts

state parks

If you still don’t have plans for your 4th of July weekend, heading to one of the state’s recently reopened lakes is now an option.

El Vado Lake and Heron Lake State Park reopened to the public Thursday. Those areas offer day use and camping.

Some other areas will remain closed due to low water levels.

State park officials are reminding people that fireworks are prohibited, even on the 4th of July.