NEWS ARCHIVE 2012
Dec 5, 2012
The Sandoval County Economic Development and Tourism Department is spearheading a Holiday Food Drive to benefit the St. Felix Pantry in Rio Rancho.
Nov 30, 2012
A recount of votes for New Mexico House District 23 will begin on December 4, 2012.
Nov 2, 2012
Early voting ends this Saturday, November 3, 2012. Anyone who hasn’t cast a vote by then can still do so on the traditional Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, 2012.
Nov 2, 2012

Diana Lopez is a role model—and she likes it.

Lopez’s job with the Sandoval County DWI & Prevention program entails visiting schools across throughout the county, giving students the information they need to avoid alcohol, drugs and other types of trouble. And young people pay attention to her even when she’s not working.

Nov 2, 2012
Sandoval County employees are kicking off their annual United Way Campaign by raffling off a set of holiday gift baskets. Anyone can purchase a ticket; you don’t have to be a county employee.
Oct 22, 2012
Sandoval County is making a special effort to fight drug and alcohol abuse this week with its annual Red Ribbon campaign.
Oct 19, 2012
The haze hanging over the Sandoval County sky this week is from a prescribed burn being conducted by the U.S. Forest Service in the Jemez Mountains.
Oct 12, 2012
Sandoval County’s El Zocalo Visitor & Event Center will be hosting its annual Trick or Treat Event on Wednesday, October 31, 2012.
Oct 9, 2012

Anyone who wants to cast an early vote in this fall’s election can now do so.

Votes can be cast in person at the Sandoval County Transit Center, 1500 Idalia Road, Building C, in Bernalillo, from now through November 3.

Sep 25, 2012
Government officials across Sandoval County continue to monitor and guard against the spread of West Nile Virus.
Sep 24, 2012
The Sandoval County Commission has declared the week of September 24th to September 28th Detention Officer/Employee Appreciation Week.
Sep 11, 2012
James Maxon, interim fire chief for Sandoval County, has been named New Mexico Fire Officer of the Year.
Sep 7, 2012
The Sandoval County Commission presented a $13.7 million check to managers of the UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center (SRMC) on Thursday night.
Aug 30, 2012
Nothing makes Evangeline Chavez happier than snapping the perfect photograph—unless it’s selling that photograph and donating the proceeds to one of her favorite charities.
Aug 28, 2012
The First Annual Peña Blanca Sunflower Festival was a big success
Aug 20, 2012
If you want to have some fun while also supporting a fledgling Sandoval County business, drive to Peña Blanca the weekend of August 25 and 26 for the town’s First Annual Sunflower Festival.
Aug 10, 2012
Sandoval County officials had an extremely cordial—and very productive—meeting with Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly last month.
Aug 9, 2012
Sandoval County officials are in the final stages of developing a plan for minimizing the risk associated with wildfires—and they need public input to complete the task.
Jul 30, 2012
Imagine five straight days filled with food, music, dancing, games, rodeos, and more. That’s what you’ll find at 2012 Sandoval County Fair.
Jul 25, 2012
James H. Maxon has been named Interim Fire Chief for Sandoval County. County Manager Philip Rios named Maxon to the post on Wednesday, two days after longtime Sandoval County Fire Chief Jon Tibbetts died in a tragic car accident.
Jul 23, 2012
Sandoval County Fire Chief Jon R. Tibbetts was killed in a car accident at approximately 8:15 this morning, Monday, July 23, 2012.
Jul 18, 2012
After seven years of stops and starts, ground finally has been broken for a dialysis center that will fill a pressing need in the Village of Cuba.
Jul 17, 2012
Most teenagers look for summer jobs with two goals in mind: earning a bit of spending money and gaining some work experience—and usually in that order.
Jul 13, 2012
Saturday, July 14, 2012 is the annual Feast Day at Cochiti Pueblo. The public is invited to attend. For more on the feast, follow this link.
Jun 28, 2012
Sandoval County has received a $5 million federal grant to fund much-needed improvements on Torreon Road.
Jun 21, 2012
The Sandoval County Fire Department has issued a burn ban effective in all parts of unincorporated Sandoval County.
Jun 20, 2012
The Sandoval County Public Works Department has garnered a national award for its innovative approach to managing solid waste.
Jun 14, 2012
The next meeting of Sandoval County Planning & Zoning Commission will include a presentation from the Army Corps of Engineers on Dam Safety, Reservoir Control, Regulatory, Readiness & Contingency Operations, and the Flood Risk Management Program
Jun 12, 2012
The Sandoval County Commission has passed a resolution restricting the sale and use of certain types of fireworks in unincorporated areas of the county.
Jun 8, 2012
Sandoval County Commissioners presented checks for $2,000 to seven outstanding scholars from Bernalillo High School. The annual scholarships are funded by Comcast Corporation through a contract with Sandoval County.
May 24, 2012
The Reappraisal Team from the Sandoval County Assessor’s Office has finished collecting data in Rio Rancho’s Cabezon subdivision and is moving to the area of the city known as Unit 16.
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May 22, 2012
Multiple law enforcement agencies within Sandoval County are joining forces this holiday weekend to deter drunk driving by setting up a DWI checkpoint on the highway leading to Jemez Springs.
May 8, 2012
Polling places across New Mexico are open for early voting, and Sandoval County is no exception.
May 8, 2012
Sandoval County residents still have time to express their opinions on what should be in the county's budget for the 2013 fiscal year.
May 4, 2012
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.
Apr 26, 2012
It's not unusual to walk into a hospital, school or community center and see senior citizens volunteering their time to help keep those places running.
Apr 12, 2012
Public safety officials from across Sandoval County are seeking public input on strategies for minimizing the potential damage from natural disasters or other hazardous incidents that might strike communities within county limits.
Apr 4, 2012
Residents of the Cabezon subdivision in Rio Rancho may spot groups of people in blue polo shirts taking pictures and measuring the dimensions of homes later this month.
Apr 2, 2012
The County Board of Commissioners has proclaimed April as Alcohol Awareness Month in Sandoval County.
Mar 28, 2012
The timeframe for submitting applications for the Sandoval County Summer Youth Employment Program has been expanded to two days.
Mar 21, 2012
Click here for a list of candidates.
Mar 20, 2012
The Sandoval County Board of Commissioners will convene as a Committee of the Whole for a Special Meeting to consider the approval of an RFP Award and Contract Authorization for the Village of Cuba Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade Project Phase 1 and Detention Center Contract and Policies.
Mar 14, 2012
Sandoval County Commission Chairman Darryl F. Madalena has announced that applications for the 2012 Summer Youth Employment program (SYEP) will be available March 19 through March 29.
Feb 28, 2012
The Sandoval County Assessor will be mailing a 2012 Notice of Value to all property owners within the county on Monday, March 5.
Feb 28, 2012
Fire Station Serving Southern Sandoval County and Santa Ana Pueblo Opening March 16.
Feb 28, 2012
The Sandoval County Economic Development and Tourism Department wants your historic photos
Feb 17, 2012
Freeform Way and Forest Lane in the Placitas area have been scheduled for road improvements including new asphalt pavement and storm water drainage improvements.
Feb 10, 2012
The Sandoval County Senior Program will hold two public hearings to provide information regarding available services and identify the needs of senior citizens.
Feb 2, 2012
Voting precinct maps for the February 7 Rio Rancho School Bond and Mill Levy Election are available on the county's website.
Jan 18, 2012
The Sandoval County Commission has approved a meeting and holiday calendar for 2012.
Jan 13, 2012
District 5 Commissioner Darryl Madalena has been elected chairman of the Sandoval County Commission for 2012.
Jan 13, 2012
Sandoval County taxpayers are responding positively to a new online payment system adopted by the County Treasurer's Office.
Jan 5, 2012
Finding information about property in Sandoval County just got a lot easier thanks to the County Assessor's redesigned website.
Jan 3, 2012
The January 12, 2012 meeting of the Sandoval County Planning & Zoning Commission will be held in the County Transit Facility.